Carl H. Blasko, Sr., a former longtime resident of Greenport died on July 17, 2016, at Eastern Long Island Hospital. He was 87 years old. Carl had been a tractor-trailer driver for Riverhead Building Supply for 36 years and was a union representative. In the community, he was a 62-year member of the Greenport Fire Department (Standard Hose Company).

He is survived by his wife Betty; four children: Carl Jr. of Cutchogue, Bruce of Greenport, Karen of Southold and Gary of Queensbury, New York; two sisters, Christine Blasko and Leona Smith, both of Riverhead; and seven grandchildren: Tim of Cutchogue, Jayme of Greenport, Gabby of Queensbury, Will of Greenport, Carter of Queensbury, and John and Matthew of Greenport; and great-grandchildren Olivia and Charlotte, both of Cutchogue. He was predeceased by siblings Albert, Steve, Frank, John, William, Bruno,Theresa Mountford, Amelia Bauer and twins Annie and Alec.

Memorial donations may be made to the Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad, Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad or Southold Police Department PBA.

  -Fire News photos by Myron Goldstein