Walkewicz, Joseph M.

Joseph Michael Walkewicz of Riverhead died there Jan. 17 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 77.

He was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Maspeth, N.Y., to Joseph Marcinanis and Anna Walkewicz. After graduating high school he served as a private in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952.

He married Esperanza Garcia in 1992 in East Meadow. Mr. Walkewicz worked for Federal Express in the customs department at Kennedy International Airport in Brooklyn for 32 years.

He was a member of the American Legion and, according to his family, was "very patriotic."

Mr. Walkewicz is survived by his wife; his children, Victoria Bergold of East Meadow, John Garcia of Riverhead and Janet Campanelli of East Meadow; his sister, Caroline; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held Jan. 20 at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead.