Douglas E. Constant

Douglas E. Constant of Orient died Feb. 4. He was 72.Douglas was born May 10, 1946, to Ethel (Nixon) and Edwin Constant in Brooklyn. He and his wife, Karin, were married April 22, 1972, in Garden City.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University, a master’s degree from Queens College and studied musicology at Merton College in England. He taught elementary instrumental music at Southold public schools for over 30 years.

Douglas was an active member of the Orient Yacht Club for over 30 years, a member of the 3/4 Morgan group and enjoyed driving his Morgan Plus 8. After retiring from teaching, he became a certified personal property appraiser. He also traveled the East Coast with Karin doing antique shows for many years.

He is survived by his wife, of Orient; his daughter, Allyson Babcock of Malvern, Pa.; his son, Christopher Constant of Pelham, N.Y.; his brother, E. Richard Constant of Orient; and four grandchildren.

Visitors were received Feb. 8 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport, where services were also held. The Rev. Roger Joslin officiated. Cremation was private.

Memorial donations may be made to Orient Fire Department Rescue Squad or the Orient Historical Society.