Paul R. Sulzinski will be buried at Calverton National Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 AM. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family of Paul Sulzinski Sr. of East Quogue NY are sad to announce his passing on February 21, 2021, he was 79 years old.
Paul was a native New Yorker born in 1942 in Flushing Queens to Stanley and Valerie (Milouski) Sulzinski. Paul’s family moved to Westhampton where he grew up and graduated from Westhampton Beach High School in 1960. Paul began work as an automotive mechanic for Lindenhurst Dodge and was then drafted. In 1964 Paul entered the United States Army aftercompleting Basic Training at Fort Dix in New Jersey. After completion of his Advanced Infantry Training, he was then stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas. Paul went on to become a proud member of the First Infantry Division nicknamed the “Big Red One”. In December of 1964 while on leave, he married his sweetheart Helen Pestone. A few short months later he was deployed to Vietnam where he served in the Tay Ninh Province with the 2nd Battalion of the 33rd Artillery. After his service during the Vietnam War Paul returned home where he and his wife Helen began their life as a married couple. They purchased a home in East Quogue where they raised their children. Among his hobbies Paul was a shooting enthusiast and was member of the Quogue Gun club where he competed in various shooting competitions, even winning the club champion award during his membership. Paul worked as a Marine Mechanic at Raynor Mitchell Marine until his retirement in the 1980’s.
Paul is survived by his children Paul Sulzinski Jr (Sarah), Theodore Sulzinski, Laura Jean Sulzinski. His grandchildren Matthew Sulzinski, Peter Sulzinski, and Christina Kearns. Predeceased by his loving wife Helen Sulzinski, and his brothers Theodore, Stanley, & Steve Sulzinski.
A graveside service is planned for 11am on Thursday February 25, 2021 at the Calverton National Cemetery, a memorial service will be held during the summer of 2021.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to The Southampton Town Animal Shelter Foundation or The Tunnel to Towers Foundation.