Visiting Hours: Friday, October 18th, 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. at our West Sayville funeral home.
Funeral service: Saturday, October 19th, 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Sayville.
Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
Jean Tompkins Lap, 98, a resident of Bayport, LI for more than seventy years, died on October 14, 2019. Raised in Manhattan, Jean attended the Lenox School and summered in Sayville. She loved acting and volunteered with the USO during World War II. Mrs. Lap was an extremely active member of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Sayville where she sang in their choir for more than 75 years, served on their Vestry, was a member of their women’s club and managed their thrift shop. Jean was also a member of the Sayville Musical Workshop, volunteered at AHRC, was a longtime civil rights activist and was the face of the Keep Islip Clean campaign as “Auntie Littah.”
Mrs. Lap is survived by her children, Ina of Massachusetts, Ted and his wife Laura of Patchogue, John of Central Islip, Irene Banse of Oakdale, Mary Jean Lap-Bohanick of Bayport, Peter of Huntington and Michele Winters and her husband Tony of Vermont, as well as her eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by her husband Theodoor in 1991 and by her son Christopher in 1988.
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St. Ann's Episcopal Church
257 Middle Rd., Sayville NY 11782