They were mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. Grandmothers and grandfathers. Teachers, health care workers and veterans. Neighbors and friends. The coronavirus has united Long Islanders in grief. Here we remember those who have been lost. If you would like your loved one to be included, please go to newsday.com/submitobituary to tell us their story.
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Richard Rennie: Avid golfer always put family first
There's nothing he wouldn't do for his two children and three sisters, his family said.
Leah Berger: A life lived long and well
A mother, friend and fixture in her community.
Savino (Sal) Chimienti: A man of family and faith
The longtime MTA employee enjoyed classic movies and going to the racetrack, where he was a part owner of several horses with his son.
Constance Nurge: Loved to paint, travel
She also loved to travel, visiting Europe multiple times with her husband of 65 years.
Florence Gertler of Great Neck: Loving mom with a great sense of humor
She knew how to think on her feet. How else would she be able to serve as a tour guide in a country she'd never been to?
Salvatore Puglia of Copiague: Aspiring author with a green thumb
He passed his love for fresh produce on to the community, helping to launch a farmers market in Babylon.
John Lea: Former highway foreman helped family, others
He'd fix his children's cars and homes, build a deck for a neighbor or make a table for a friend.
Anthony DeNoyior: 'A man of steel with a heart of gold'
Deeply devoted to his Catholic faith and service to others, he was an auxiliary police officer and a longtime Little League and travel team baseball coach.
Donald E. Hitter: Holbrook man had a zest for life
Hitter enjoyed kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing and wave running — all after the age of 70.
George, Josephine and Georgie Baltzer: 'They had so much love for each other'
Josephine and George Baltzer brought their son, George Jr., everywhere they went, from the grocery store to Europe.