Services for Henry Lieb, 53, downtown Patchogue’s ‘gentle giant’


A funeral service for Henry Lieb, a popular figure on the social scene in Patchogue who died in an accident near his home in Selden last week, is scheduled for Saturday, July 8.

Friends and family will gather during visitation at the Giove Funeral Home, 1000 Middle Country Road in Selden, from 1-5 p.m.

Lieb, 53, was struck and killed by a vehicle on Tuesday, June 27, while he was riding an electric scooter. He was a talented artist who had worked security at multiple locations in downtown Patchogue and across Long Island, including That Meetball Place in Patchogue and Stony Brook University Hospital.

The community has donated nearly $25,000 at a GoFundMe page established to support his wife Dawn and their daughter Emma.

You can click here to contribute to the fund.

Hundreds of family, friends and others touched by Lieb’s positive energy and powerful energy have taken to social media in the last week to share stories about his life, time and again describing the hulking weightlifter and martial arts enthusiast as “a gentle giant” and generous soul.

“I used to love going to Tuesday night bingo [at That Meetball Place in Patchogue] and seeing Henry working the door or calling numbers,” Ash Ley posted on Lieb’s memory page at the Giove Funeral Home website.

“He was always so friendly, welcoming, and so funny. Always making sure everyone was having a good time. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.”