Jerry Bares of Hobe Sound, Florida, formerly of Cutchogue, died Oct. 8, 2018 in Florida. He was 77 years old.

Born in New York City on Aug. 21, 1941 to Mary (Vlasak) and Joseph Bares, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to1961.

Formerly of Friday Harbor, Washington, he was a long-time resident of Florida where he was a boat builder and boat painter.

He enjoyed boats and hiking and will be remembered for his love of his sisters his family said in a statement.

He is survived by his sisters Susan Madison of Jamesport and Mary Bares Tubridy of Riverhead.

Interment was in the Calverton National Cemetery on Oct. 12, 2018 with Father Pat McNamara officiating. Military honors were rendered by the U.S. Navy.

DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck assisted the family.