In 2012 we said goodbye to members of the community who had been active in everything from the school districts to the fire department.
Dr. Jerome Feldstein - Co-founded Temple Beth Emeth in Mt. Sinai in 1986 and Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook in 1965, died Dec. 22 at the age of 85 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Reverend Monsignor John A. McGuire - The Reverend Monsignor of St. Louis De Montfort Roman Catholic Church in Sound Beach passed away in September at the age of 87.
Frank W. Celentano - The long-time Rocky Point resident and World War II veteran died June 12 at the age of 90.
Louis H. Rowehl - World War II veteran and longtime Mt. Sinai Fire Department volunteer and Captain, Louis H. Rowehl, of Mt. Sinai, passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 92.
Ryan Baumgartner - The Rocky Point teen died in an April crash.
Taylor Hotzoglou - The Rocky Point soldier was shot and killed near his Tennessee home in April.
Karen Graham - Graham, 47, of Lake Grove, a math teacher at Mt. Sinai High School, died on Aug. 24 of ovarian cancer, according to an obituary in Newsday.
James Myron Moeller - The former Miller Place school teacher and active East Hampton resident,died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 22. He was 73.
Joseph Caputo - The former Suffolk County Comptroller and Shoreham resident Joseph Caputo died Jan. 6. He was 79.