John Leo Retenski Jr., 57, of Deer Park, Long Island, New York on February 18, 2014. Proud U.S. Air Force Veteran. Beloved father of Alexander and Kara. Family and friends visited, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Sunday evening, February 23, 2014, at Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes, 448 West Main Street, Babylon Village, New York. Mr. Retenski's Funeral Service took place, 8:00 pm, Sunday evening at the funeral home. Family and friends met at the funeral home on Monday morning, February 24, 2014, at 11:00 am. Mr. Retenski's funeral procession left the funeral home, at 11:30 am, for Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York where his committal prayers and Military Honors took place. For further information kindly call the funeral home at (631) 669-2400. www.boyd-spencer.com.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.