Leonard Mott, 87

April 30, 1926 - April 15, 2014

Leonard R. Mott, a lifelong resident of East Hampton who lived on Austin Road for the last 40 years, died on April 15 at Southampton Hospital.

Mr. Mott was a lover of the outdoors, of reading, and of sports, said his daughter, MaryBeth Fisher of East Hampton, and a big fan of the New York teams: the Giants, the Knicks, the Rangers, and the once-Brooklyn, now Los Angeles, Dodgers. He retired from long service to the Town of Riverhead, where he was a sewage plant operator, in 1981.

Born in East Hampton on April 30, 1926, to George Mott and the former Bessie Miller, Mr. Mott grew up here and graduated from East Hampton High School. In his youth, he worked as a landscaper, carpenter, and fisherman, said his daughter. But soon after graduation, he was in the Army, stationed in the Philippines during World War II.

Mr. Mott married Dorothy E. Miller on May 14, 1949. She died in 2006.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Civil Service Employees Association, now the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 1000.

In addition to Ms. Fisher, Mr. Mott leaves two other daughters and a son. They are Cathy Byers of Queens, Lynn Overton of East Hampton, and Gary Mott of Riverhead. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 19 nieces and nephews. His four siblings all predeceased him.

Visiting hours took place on April 18 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A graveside service was held the following day at Green River Cemetery in Springs, Stuart Nassauer, the American Legion chaplain, presiding. Mr. Mott was buried next to his wife of 57 years.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, 1 Cedar Street, East Hampton 11937, or American Legion Post 419, 15 Montauk Highway, Amagansett 11930.