The man, the myth, the legend, Arthur V. Junge, known as Ding by many Glen Cove natives on Long Island, died on July 29, 2018, at the age of 74. United States Army veteran, Master Electrician, Sea Captain, mechanic, Master Scuba Diver and pilot are just to name a few of his many titles. Above all an extraordinary father, survived by his daughter Valerie, son-in-law Michael Lasser, grandsons Maximilian and Jack, and his canine sidekick Dolly.
He lived an adventurous childhood as a boy from the Landing often seen with a pet crow, local lifeguard and winner of the 1959 “Pop Kinnear” Memorial Cup Race. Fond memories made with the motor head cronies in Orient and Greenport. Many great laughs at Tarpine Airpark in Florida. Peaceful livin’ in NH just one mountain away from his brother Matthew (Sa). Lover of laughter and music, “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone” (1935) by June Carter Cash was his last request. A veterans service will be on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Calverton National Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., open to the public. Followed by a gathering of family and friends nearby on the North Fork.