Jon T. Lake of Cutchogue died Jan. 1 at Southside Hospital. He was 68.
He was born July 22, 1950, to Dorothy and Jack Lake in Staten Island, N.Y.
Mr. Lake earned a two-year degree from Suffolk Community College, served in the U.S. Army for four years and married Kathleen Hanken in 1980 in Cutchogue. While serving in the Army with the military police, he received letters of commendations for standing up for African Americans. He owned Jon Lake and Sons Property Maintenance for 32 years.
His family, especially his grandchildren, were his greatest joy, relatives said.
Mr. Lake was predeceased by his parents and brothers Jerry Lake, formerly of Riverhead, and Jack Lake, formerly of North Carolina. He is survived by his wife; his sister, Harriet Lake; his brother Russell Lake of Hampton Bays; his daughter, Juliet Lake Carlson (David) of Stony Brook; his sons, Matthew and Garrett Lake, both of Cutchogue; his grandchildren, Adam, Olivia, Xavier, Finnleigh and Mia; and two nephews, Jerry Lake Jr. of Wading River and Jonathan Lake of Coram.
A military service took place Jan. 5 at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, which assisted the family with private cremation.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.