James Kreh

James Kreh

James Kreh of Davenport, Fla. and Aquebogue died April 18, 2018 at the age of 83.

The son of Peter and Helen Kreh, Jim was a 1952 graduate of Mattituck High School. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, then worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory before beginning his career as a business owner.

In 1966, Jim opened a Dairy Queen in Mattituck, which later became the landmark Magic Fountain.

In retirement, Jim and Eileen, his wife of 62 years, enjoyed touring the United States in their motor home including visiting Baha, Calif. and Alaska.

Jim is survived by his wife Eileen; his daughter Kerri (Keith) Reda of Cutchogue and four grandchildren: James and Melissa McCabe and Corinne and Dane Reda. His daughter, Kimberly McCabe predeceased him.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, June 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where prayer services will commence at 10 a.m., Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt officiating. Interment, with U.S. Coast Guard honors, will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Memorial donations to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 785517, Topeka, KS 66675 or at

This is a paid notice.