Henry August LOHMANN

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LOHMANN - Henry August, 84, on February 9, 2013 in East Patchogue, NY. Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Firefighter and Farmer Emeritus. Henry Lohmann was born the son of a farmer on June 20, 1928 in Bethpage, NY. Predeceased by his daughter June (Lohmann) Durham in 2009, Mr. Lohmann leaves behind his wife of 64 years, June Lohmann, his son, Keith Lohmann, his son-in-law, Thomas Durham, his daughter-in-law, Margaret Lohmann, his grandson, Timothy Durham and his granddaughter, Katarina Lohmann. In addition to the immediate family, he also leaves behind a sister, Alice (Lohmann) Nolan of Brookhaven, NY, a brother-in-law, Alfred Nolan, Sr., five nieces and nephews (Nancy, Alfred Jr., Howard, Robert and Barbara) and their wives, husbands and children. He was a 50-year member of the Brookhaven Fire Department, serving as a Fire Commissioner for 35 years. He was very active with the Cornell Cooperative Extnsion of Suffolk County and won the Long Island Farm Bureau Amherst Davis Memorial Farmer Citizen of The Year award in 1994. He was a charter member of the Northeast Weed Society and a 50+ year member of that organization. He also served as Chairman of the Cornell Cooperative Executive Committee for several years. In later years, he worked with his nephew, Bob (Robert) Nolan, on the same farm that he first moved to in 1952, in addition to mentoring and doting on both his grandchildren, as well as the children of his nephews and nieces. He touched many through his public service, the excellence that he brought to farming, and the love that he gave freely to family. He will be sorely missed. Arrangements entrusted to the Ruland Funeral Home Inc. (South of LIE Ext 63), 500 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, NY. Family to receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Funeral services at 10 am on Thursday at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior on Jayne Avenue in Patchogue, NY.Burial to follow in Woodland Cemetery in Bellport, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Lutheran Church of Our Savior or the Long Island Farm Bureau Memorial Fund.

Published in Newsday on Feb. 13, 2013
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