Zigmund J. Helinski

Zigmund J. Helinski of Southold died at his home Aug. 22, 2016. He was 90 years old.

“Ziggy” was born in East Marion Aug. 15, 1926, to Valentine and Constance (née Zywialkowski) and was a graduate of Greenport High School.

He then served for two years in the Army Air Corp and two years in the Merchant Marines.

On July 20, 1952, he married the former Marie Donahue in Southold.

Ziggy enjoyed a career as a parts manager for Tryac Truck & Equipment and an employee of the Southold Town Highway Department.

The lifelong North Fork resident was a communicant of St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold and St. Patrick’s Men’s Club. He was also a member of the Southold Fire Department and its Eagle Hook & Ladder Co., American Merchant Marine Veterans – Peconic Bay Chapter and Catholic War Veterans.

From the mid-1960s to the 1970s, Ziggy served as a Scoutmaster with Southold Troop 6 of the Boy Scouts of America.

Surviving are his wife Marie; five sons, Edward J. Helinski of Anchorage, Alaska, James H Helinski of Berryville, Va., Joseph T. Helinski, Thomas M. Helinski and William E. Helinski all of Southold; a sister Helen Koral and eight grandchildren, Kristen Helinski, James D. Helinski, Marcella Helinski, Christopher Irion, Evelyn Helinski and William L. Helinski, Dennis Swain and Simone Shephard; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where Southold Fire Department services will be held at 7:30 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.  at St. Patrick R.C. Church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorial donations to East End Hospice or Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.