Robert J. Wheeler III of Aquebogue died on July 10, 2022. He was 44 years old. 

He was born on Jan. 8, 1978 in Southampton to Linda J. (Darnell) and Robert J. Wheeler Jr. He graduated from Southold High School in 1996. He then served in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean Sea from 1997 to 1999.

He worked in several different occupations on the North Fork and in Oregon. 

He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his son Aidan and brother James Wheeler.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Mattituck. Interment will be held on Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer or Kanas Center for Hospice Care would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home.

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