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Ahmed Essam Ibrahim, 64, of St. James is (Credit: Erin Geismar)

Ahmed Essam Ibrahim, 64, of St. James is the imam at the Suffolk Islamic Center in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 9, 2011)

People of the Ronkonkomas

As part of our Town Focus: Ronkonkoma series, Erin Geismar is conducting quick interviews of everyone from community leaders to people on the street.

Kenneth Okvist, 48, of Lake Ronkonkoma has been
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Kenneth Okvist, 48, of Lake Ronkonkoma has been a member of the Ronkonkoma Fire Department for 28 years. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Sammy Yamin, 29, of Ronkonkoma, stayed in the
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Sammy Yamin, 29, of Ronkonkoma, stayed in the area after graduating from Stony Brook University. (Dec. 9, 2011)

James Fitzpatrick, 46, of Ronkonkoma is a retired
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

James Fitzpatrick, 46, of Ronkonkoma is a retired NYPD detective. (Dec. 8, 2011)

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Ahmed Essam Ibrahim, 64, of St. James is
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Ahmed Essam Ibrahim, 64, of St. James is the imam at the Suffolk Islamic Center in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Pat Duffield, of Lake Ronkonkoma, has lived in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Pat Duffield, of Lake Ronkonkoma, has lived in the community since 1978. (Dec. 6, 2011)

William
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

William "Woody" Worth, a Ronkonkoma of 12 years, at Bruno's Village Restaurant & Bar in Lake Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Matt Relevo, a Sachem North High School student
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Matt Relevo, a Sachem North High School student who lives in Holbrook, came in second in Z100's Hometown Hero contest. (Dec. 5, 2011)

Doug Brohan, 53, Ronkonkoma, is the owner of
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Doug Brohan, 53, Ronkonkoma, is the owner of Bruno’s Village Restaurant. (Dec. 8, 2011)

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Kathy Easterson, who has lived in Ronkonkoma for
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Kathy Easterson, who has lived in Ronkonkoma for more than 30 years, attends a meeting of the Lake Ronkonkoma Advisory Board. (Nov. 29, 2011)

Dale Spencer, curator of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Dale Spencer, curator of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Museum, has lived in Ronkonkoma since 1979. (Dec. 6, 2011)

Paul Weber has owned Agnew & Taylor Hardware
(Credit: Carl Corry)

Paul Weber has owned Agnew & Taylor Hardware in Lake Ronkonkoma since 1978. (Dec. 1, 2011)

George Schramm is president of the Lake Ronkonkoma
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

George Schramm is president of the Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Association. (Nov. 29, 2011)

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