Find us wherever you are!
Subscribe To Smithtown Matters
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
_________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

 



*******************************************************************

Death Notice / Obituary

Tuesday
Jul162019

Obituary - Joan Aird Kremens

Joan Aird Kremens, 81 passed away on June 7th, 2019. Born on February 11th, 1938 in Maspeth, New York, Joan was the second of two daughters to Mary and Joseph Aird. She spent her childhood in Maspeth and summers in Oakdale, NY, where she excelled as a champion swimmer and runner.

In 1956 Joan married her high school sweetheart Chester Kremens and moved to Bay Shore, NY.  They were married for 63 years and had three sons. In 1964, she and Chester started a construction supply company which came to be known as Sure-Set Fasteners, Inc. The company grew from their deep commitment to customer service and their willingness to go above and beyond for their clients. It remains a thriving family business to this day.

The family of five were avid boaters, boating on Long Island Sound, around Shelter Island and in the Bahamas, where they vacationed.

Joan had a keen mind and was an avid reader, delving into history, medical science, current events and anything else that caught her eye. She stayed engaged politically and was a committed Democrat.

In their retirement, Joan and Chet bought an RV. After spending a few years crisscrossing the country, the couple settled into winters in Miami, FL and became solid members of an RV community there.

Joan was a doting grandmother to seven grandchildren — April, Stephen, Chris, Paul, Riley, Charlie and Annabelle, and four great-grandchildren — Olivia and Ayrdrie van Bemmelen, and  Penelope and Parker Kremens. In addition to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she is survived by her loving husband and her children, Chester Jr. (Val), Russell (Karen) and Jim (Laura) as well as her sister Marion Aird and her nieces Jeanine Lobell and Adrienne Amundsen.

A memorial service will be held on August 31st from 1p - 5p in Port Jefferson. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Emily’s List.

Mrs. Kremens’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Kremens Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by The Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home.

Sunday
Jul142019

Obituary Paula G. Wheeler

Paula G. Wheeler 54 of Stony Brook, New York on July 10, 2019. Devoted Member of St. James Lutheran Church. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving Mother of Bryce & Caleb. Cherished daughter of Lottie & the late Paul Gagliardotto.  Loving Daughter in law of   Patricia and the late John. Adored Sister of Debra Barbieri and Desiree Gagliardotto. Friends may call St. James Funeral Home,Inc 829 Middle Country Road,Route 25,St. James on Wednesday July 17, 2019 7-9pm & Thursday July 18, 2019 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Services on Friday July 19, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church, St. James at 10am Interment to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery, Northport. In lieu of flowers, donations to Smithtown Food Pantry, Smithtown, NY Mrs. Wheeler’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Wheeler Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by The Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home.

Sunday
Jul142019

Obituary - Vivian Falk

Falk, Vivian-90, longtime resident of St. James on June 25, 2019. Commander of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sherwood Brothers Post #1152. Loving wife of the late Buddy. Beloved mother of Gregory & Ania Falk & Raymond Falk. Cherished Grandma of David & Lilliana. Adored aunt to many. Visitation was held at St. James Funeral Home, Inc. Route 25, Jericho Turnpike, St. James on Friday June 28, 2019 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Service was held 8pm at the funeral home. Interment on Saturday June 29, 2019, St. James Episcopal Cemetery, St. James, NY.  Mrs. Falk’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Falk Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by The Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home.


Thursday
Jul042019

Obituary - Millie Brown

Brown, Millie 84 of Ronkonkoma, NY passed on June 30, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Brown. Cherished mother of Charles (Lori) Brown, William (Maryann) Brown, Catherine Brown (Douglas Smith), and the late Carol Ann Oaks. Loving Grandmother of thirteen and Great Grandmother of ten. Religious Service was celebrated at Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home. Online guest book at hawkinsanddavisfh.com

Tuesday
Jun252019

Obituary - Veronica H. Lachick

Lachick, Veronica- 98, Long time resident of commack, passed on June 22, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted sister of Stasia Frappied, the late Helen Zehenski, and the late Walter Gyrul. Loving mother of Joseph Lachick and Barbara (the late Steven) Dworkin. Cherished grandma of Joseph, Christopher and great grandma of Joseph, John Anthony, and Olivia. Visitation was held at St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Road, Rt. 25 on Tuesday June 25th, 2019 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Wednesday June 26th 2019, 10 AM at Christ The King R.C.C, Commack, NY. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cutchogue, NY. Mrs. Lachick’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Lachick Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by The Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home.