Frank J. Zambriski, a lifelong Riverhead resident, died at his home Feb. 7, 2019, surrounded by his family, at the age of 79.
He was born Dec. 15, 1939, in Southampton to Viola Mary Simeoni and Frank Edward Zambriski. He was a graduate of Riverhead High School’s Class of 1958 and SUNY/Farmingdale Class of 1960.
From Sept. 30, 1963, to June 18, 1965, he served honorably in the United States Army’s 3rd Battalion, 76th Artillery. He was discharged as a Specialist 4 and recognized with Certificates of Achievement, Proficiency and Merit in Radio Mechanic, Headquarters and Service Battery.
On June 12, 1966, he married Patricia Helen Danielowich and together they operated Frank’s Florist on Route 58 in Riverhead. He later worked at Brookhaven National Lab, from which he retired.
In the community, Frank was a member of Riverhead Fire Department, Eagle Hose Co. 4, where he served as captain from 1980 to 1981, Elks Lodge, Polish Town Civic Association and Snowmobile Association and was a communicant of St. Isidore R.C. Church.
Predeceased by his wife, Pat, Aug. 6, 1990, he is survived by his children, Frank J. Zambriski Jr. and Christine Zambriski; daughter-in-law Traci Zambriski and “daughter-in-law” Donna DeTura; his sister, Valerie Zambriski of Australia; and his grandchildren, Matthew Ryan, Madison Paige and Michael Patrick Zambriski.
Visitors were received Feb. 10 at McLaughlin-Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 11 at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead by Father Robert Kuznik. Interment with U.S. Army and Riverhead Fire Department honors followed at St. Isidore R.C. Cemetery.
Those wishing to remember Frank in a special way may make a donation to East End Hospice Kanas Center for Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.
This is a paid notice.