METZROTH - Charles Edward Jr., long time resident of Babylon, NY, recently of Sparrowbush, NY, died Tuesday July 31 after a prolonged illness. He was 70. Charlie, known as Professor Metzroth to many, taught mortuary science at SUNY Farmingdale and Nassau Community College and was the proprietor of Metzroth Funeral Home in Babylon, NY. He was proud to serve as a member and Captain in the Argyle Company of the Babylon Fire Dept. A longtime member of the Babylon Lion's Club, he was devoted to their mission of service and was elected District Governor in 1983. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Metzroth; daughter Denise Granniss and her husband Chris, son Kent Metzroth and his partner Michael Buck, stepchildren Martin Murphy and Stacey Jones; grandchildren Justin and Alessandra Granniss and step grandchild, Chelsea Lomardi; sister Jean Chapin and her husband Richard and stepsister Lorraine Montgomery. The family will receive friends Sunday and Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Albrecht, Bruno & O'Shea Funeral Home, 62 Carleton Ave., East Islip where services will be conducted by the Babylon Lion's Club, Sunday, 7pm and the Babylon Fire Dept., Monday 8pm. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations in Charles' memory to the Babylon Lions Club. www.osheafuneral.com
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Published in Newsday on Aug. 3, 2012