Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00
John B. Deutsch, formerly of San Diego, CA, and Kings Park, NY, passed away on April 29, 2012 in his 82nd year after a long battle with COPD. Beloved husband of the late Joan (Jerome). Loving father of Eileen (Joe) Pietrofere, Colleen Carone, Maureen Rubin, John B. Jr. (Tammy). Cherished grandfather of Anthony, Melissa, Niles, Julianna, Blake, Kristina, Joey and Seth. Dear brother of the late Morton, Irene Schmitt and the late Mary Ann Giles. Proud uncle to many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He leaves a close dear friend back in San Diego, Gloria Satterwhite. Proud Navy veteran who served his country during the Korean War with his closest longtime Navy buddy Rocky. They have remained great friends through the years along with other Navy veterans in Florida, Pennsylvania and San Diego. John graduated in 1946 from Hempstead High School. He tended bar over the years at Mariners Inn in Northport, Indian Hills Country Club in Fort Salonga, Harbor Inn in Halesite, J & J’s in Huntington Station. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and V.F.W. John loved his San Francisco Giants, NY Giants, NY Rangers, NY Knicks and the ponies. Arrangements were made by the Francis P. DeVine, Oyster Bay. Funeral service at the funeral home. Interment to Island National Cemetery.