John S. Monastero Jr. of Riverhead died on Jan. 31, 2024, in Riverhead. He was 75.

Born in Brooklyn on Jan. 11, 1949, to John and Concetta Monastero, he graduated from Lafayette High School and Western Connecticut State University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1989, reaching the rank of SH1.

His family said he had a passion for music, theater and photography. He was also a devoted fan of the New York Yankees and Islanders.

Predeceased by his brother John, he is survived by his children Christina Monastero of Spain, Kaisa Paakkari of Finland, Barbara Monestara de las Heras of Spain, John L. Monastero of Oneonta, New York, and Tara Monastero (Scott Hall) of Saratoga Springs, New York. He is also survived by his siblings, Doreen Cappiello and Jerry Monastero and two grandchildren.

McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home is assisting the family. A private cremation will be followed by interment at a later date at Calverton National Cemetery.