Charles Arthur Ley of Mattituck died April 28 in East Patchogue. He was 96.
He was born Feb. 10, 1923, to Charles Julius and Martha (Albert) Ley in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He later served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
For many years, Mr. Ley resided in Lynbrook, N.Y., where he worked as a manager for U.S. Lumber. He moved to Mattituck in 1986.
He was a member of the “Tuesday Crew,” a band of mostly retired North Fork handymen and tradesmen who spend every week working, for free, at historic sites and museums throughout the area. The Tuesday Crew has repaired and restored the caboose at the Railroad Museum of Long Island, fixed up the Fresnel lens from Little Gull Lighthouse, expanded the East End Seaport Museum and helped relocate an old blacksmith’s hut in Greenport Village, among other efforts.
Predeceased by his wife, Mabel Antoinette Ley, March 2, 2019, Mr. Ley is survived by sons Richard and Kenneth, both of Lynbrook, and Warren, of Laurel.
The family received friends April 30 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Graveside services, with military honors, will take place May 1 at Calverton National Cemetery.
This is a paid notice.