Anthony ‘Tony’ V. Cocheo of East Marion, formerly of Garden City and Flushing died on Dec. 17, 2017. He was 73 years old.
He was born in New York City on Oct. 27, 1944 to Anthony A. Cocheo and Marie Bottari. He is a graduate of Holy Cross High School and C .W. Post University, where he earned a business degree in 1967.
After working for over 35 years in Manhattan in the men’s retail clothing business as a vice president at Bloomingdale’s, the Custom Shop, and others, he relocated in 2002 to the North Fork and along with his son Greg opened two 7-Eleven stores — one in Southold and another in Mattituck. He was president of the Southold Business Alliance. He received the Father’s Day Counsel Leadership and Dedication award for his service as chairperson from 1992-1995, the Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1980, and the 7-Eleven Retailer Initiative Award in 2011.
An avid runner, tennis player, and cyclist, he led an active life. He completed the New York City Marathon twice and played tennis throughout his life. His family said he always put family first, — the biggest joy in his life was spending time with his six grandchildren. Family meant everything to him.
He is survived by his wife, Luise (Kovacevic), his sons Peter, Gregory and Timothy, his daughters-in-law Jeanette and Taryn and by his grandchildren Courtney, Ava, Samantha, Ella, Charlotte and Andrew.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Cemetery in Greenport.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, N.Y. 11714