ROBERTS - Mortimer F. “Morty” of East Northport on November 20, 2023, at 97 years of age. A veteran of the US Navy who served during WWII and a proud member of the Northport American Legion post 694 and the Commack-Elwood VFW post 6293. He will be remembered for his service to the community, as a big fan of the Mets, and enjoyed watching old westerns on TV. He was a true handyman who could fix anything and enjoyed decorating for Christmas the most. Devoted husband of the late Catherine “Kay”. Cherished father of Lynn (Christopher), and Christopher (Dawn). Adoring grandfather of Kelly, Jake, Derek, and Dana. He will be missed also by his many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial visitation Sunday, Dec. 10 from 3:00 - 8:00 pm at Brueggemann Funeral Home - 522 Larkfield Road, East Northport. Funeral Mass Monday, Dec. 11 10:00 am at St. Anthony Of Padua R.C. Church, East Northport. Interment to follow at Long Island National Cemetery. www.bfhli.com
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Tony and Mark
Dear Uncle Morty, the memories of being together come back as we remember you with such fondness , affection and love. Although our hearts are broken we remain lifted by your resilience, honesty, verve, vigor, enthusiasm and living life to its fullest. These are lessons that will always be taken to heart. Cheers to sharing our lives together! We love you. Tony and Mark
Uncle Morty, After my dad, you were the most influential man in my life. Priceless memories of Ross Street, family gatherings at 16 Mansfield Lane, your cars, the birth of your daughter and son, your patriotism and most of all your love and dedication to Aunt Kay and family. You certainly earned your position in "The Greatest Generation". Love, Your nephew Al
Linda and Kevin Reitz
I hear he was a vibrant man with a strong personality. Those are great photos. We wish we had the opportunity to meet him. - Linda and Kevin Reitz
Dear Dad, I cannot begin to express my feelings of loss with your passing. You were always my protector who made me feel safe. Your sense of humor and zest for life will never be forgotten. I was always proud to say, "That's my dad!". Thank-you for always being there for my family and teaching Kelly how to be a left hander in a right handed world. My heart is truly broken. I have so many special and every day memories of you that I will hold in my heart forever. I know that you are now with Mom, which is where you wanted to be, probably dancing the Lindy. Part of me went with you. I will love you forever. With all the love in my heart, Minnie
Uncle Morty, I will miss you and never forget your dedication to our Veterans. Thank you for your support, the memories of family and of course the ever present video. I promise to continue my work on behalf of our Veterans. God bless Uncle, it is your time to rest easy❤️🇺🇸❤️
Dad, No words can fully thank you for your guidance throughout my life. From reminding me to "keep my elbow up" in little league to pushing me ever so slightly to go to Kings Point, to being the best man at my wedding, to being a fantastic Grandfather "Payne" to my children, to always being excited to talk to Dawn on the phone, to calling me Sam all my life (I never knew why, but it always made me feel special.) It took 80 years for you to become a Mets fan, but it was worth the wait!!! It has been my honor to be your son and it always will be. Please give Mom a big hug and kiss for me. Thank you forever for being my DAD! Love, Chris
Mr. Roberts was an amazing advocate and mentor. He will be deeply missed. Sending our love and condolences.
An amazing man who was always there for our Veterans, It is a great loss for his family and our Northport American Legion Post 694, RIP Mort, in heaven with Kate now !
A dear friend and a man of words of wisdom will be so missed me and by many, Love You Morty, Carol Rocco
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