Stanley Steckowski Jr. of Amagansett, who retired from his job with the East Hampton Town Sanitation Department in 1993, died on Friday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 87 and had been ill with cancer for the past year.
In retirement he enjoyed gardening, but his favorite pastime was fishing, and he loved spending time aboard his boat, his family said.
Mr. Steckowski grew up in Sagaponack, where he was born on Nov. 25, 1926, to Stanley Steckowski and the former Mary Moreski.
He served in the Navy during World War II. On April 18, 1948, he married Edna Mae Parsons, who survives him. The couple moved to Amagansett soon after they were married and had three sons. They are Gilbert Steckowski and Barry Steckowski, both of East Hampton, and Peter Steckowski of Coram. A daughter, Gay, died in infancy.
Mr. Steckowski leaves three grandsons and one granddaughter. Of his eight siblings, he is survived by three sisters: Josephine Arcuri of Center Moriches and Stella Raynor and Marion Santacroce, both of Florida.
A service was held last night at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A private burial of Mr. Steckowski’s ashes will take place at a later date.