- Visitation: Private
- Location: O'Connell Funeral Home
30 Little Plains Road. Southampton
Died: June 21, 2011
Richard Zaloga of Southampton and Prince Edward Island, Canada died at his home in Hampton Bays on Tuesday, June 21. He was 55. Rich graduated Southampton High School in 1973 and went on to attend Western New England College in Springfield, Mass. He spent many years living aboard his sailboat “Snowgoose” cruising the Bahamas and settling in Key West, Fla., while still living aboard. He was a multi talented musician and artist, working for many years with Larry Rivers and then creating and recording music for friends, creating websites and inventing software applications for private clients as well companies such as Rovenet in Southampton. He was an animal lover having extreme compassion especially for stray wild animals, once befriending a fox he named Lakota at his Canadian residence. He was also a high performance car enthusiast, creating and promoting exotic car rallies over eastern Long Island and even Canada. He recently settled in Prince Edward Island, Canada after building a home and many close relationships there. He is survived by his sister, Deborah Bender, his cousin Christine Zaloga and many other cousins, aunts, and uncles as well as several close friends and his beloved cat “Sweetie”.Rich requested that there be no services but he did want his remains spread in Prince Edward Island, the Bahamas, and a beach in St. Barth, F.W.I. Donations may be made in Richard's memory to East End Hospice, PO Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NMY 11978.