Joseph B. Modlin

joseph  modlin

June 2, 1969 ~ December 5, 2023

Born in: Smithtown, NY
Resided in: Commack, NY


Visitation: December 10, 2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Commack
2115 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

Second Visitation: December 10, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Commack
2115 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

Mass: December 11, 2023 11:00 am

Christ The King R.C. Church
2 Indian Head Road

Private- Cremation:

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  1. candleTo my dear close friend Joe and permanent member of B1 in the One14. You are a true gentle Giant and a good Man. I will miss my annual New Years Eve call to you remanissing about you responding to my call for help. Rest well my friend.

    • To Stella and Nicole
      My deepest condolences for the loss of Joe. I only knew Joe as a young kid. He was my neighbor growing up across the street on spinner lane for many years. We had a lot of good memories together playing at both our houses. My mom and Stella were also best friend’s for many years. Sending lots of love and hugs to his children

  2. candleCondolences to Karen, Emily and Sarah, I am so sorry. May he rest in peace and continue to watch over his beautiful girls.


    • We may not Lord thy purpose see but all is well that is done by thee. My condolences to the family and friends of Joe one of the best man I have ever known and worked with. I will forever remember you my Director and boss . I pray your soul finds rest, sweet rest and life eternal.. SLEEP IN PEACE MY BROTHER,DIRECTOR AND BOSS.

  4. candleJoe – Our hearts are broken for your family …You were a wonderful friend – co-worker to Rich and a great neighbor- always outside with a big smile on your face whenever we walked by. May you rest in peace and watch over your beautiful daughters ❤️ Love Sue and Rich Ruggero

  5. candleYou were a great partner to have and always had my back. 114 Sector Nora was our office and we worked hard. My deepest condolences to your family. Rest in peace Joe!!

  6. candleI like to extend my condolences Joe’s family and
    friends. Joe gave me the opportunity to work for
    him 5 years ago a fresh new department at a hospital in Glen oaks .Thank You Joe for that Opportunity.

  7. Rest in peace Joe, it was a pleasure knowing you , Thank you for hiring me at Zucker, I really enjoy working there. I was thinking back on the conversations we used to have when I told you my dad was a used car dealer and you told me how you loved cars also. Hopefully you’ll get to see meet my dad up there and both of you can have conversations about cars. I’m very much in disbelief along with everyone else who heard the news about you. All I can say is you were very kind to me and those words that you said to me I will treasure. Rest in peace Joe. 🙏

  8. candleEven though we only hung out a few times , I will treasure the time and conversations we had.
    Rest in peace

  9. Thank you for giving me my first real job I ever had even over some other people who could have deserved it more. You were an amazing boss and person who taught me a lot . My condolences to your family and friends. You will be missed by everybody

  10. Rest in peace dad I love you more than you ever knew. I’ll always make sure to make you proud no matter what. Miss you always but your at peace now💗💗💗💗

  11. You were an amazing father always. I shall love and cherish the moments we had forever. It’s pains me to see your gone but you’re at peace now so let your mind relax you deserve it. I’m going to do big things in life to make you proud.

  12. Karen, Emily, and Sarah, we are so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I didn’t know Joe well, but Karen, you were such a good friend to me when our girls went to Little Lights. Lauren still talks about going to get her nails done with Emily. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Joe was always a friendly face and willing to lend a helping hand when we worked together at Huntington Hospital. We had great conversations. Sending prayers to his family. Rest in peace bud.

  14. Joe, you were one of the neighborhood guys! You were always so sweet & kind. You will be missed by so many. Rest easy now.

  15. candleMy deepest condolences I know Joe and worked with him. He was such a wonderful and kind soul. At the precinct he always demonstrated such gentleness and peacefulness in an environment that could be upside down. It was my pleasure to serve with him and to know him. Joe thank you for always being that light, peace and joy to the world around you, thank you 🙏🏽. To Joe’s family I will prayer that the LORD God would strengthen and comfort each of you always.

  16. My dearest Joseph B.
    Heaven has recieved one amazing human. The favorite! My heart is completely shattered and I pray for your beautiful girls. I will always have so many fond memories with you big guy… Obtaining a tier one With you…parking tickets for having an ugly car….Wondering how long you would take to cross the field to get to a code … Goats ….life-size peeps..a friend named friend. You are finally at peace. And I know you felt the love.The most fondest memory I will have of you is every time you mentioned your daughter’s names you had a huge smile.! My deepest condolence to your family especially emily and sarah karen stella and nicole. I will miss you greatly.

  17. I only knew Joe through kiss dear aunt Patricia. I I followed his family through her. It was always evident were kind and gentle giant. He was my deepest condolences to Karen, Sarah, Emily is dear mother, Stella, sister, Nicole, his grandmother’s cousins, and his aunt Patricia.
    May God give you the strength and courage to move forward as I’m sure Joe would want you to do.

  18. candleJoe. I was so lucky that I had you as a partner. You were the reason why I was able to made it through. There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am. I miss you so much Joe.

  19. We were so fortunate to have you as neighbors on Sheldon Pl. Joe was a good man and was always looking out for the neighborhood. He was a positive influence on our son Matt. Wishing you peace.

  20. I didn’t know Joe personally but I know how much he meant to my family. It’s too bad Joe didn’t realize how many people cared for him. Rest in peace, Joe.

  21. candleMy heartfelt condolences to the Modlin family. Joe, you were always such a sweetheart whenever I would bump into you in our commack neighborhood and at Huntington Hospital. You always greeted me with a warm smile and a bear hug. Rest easy my friend, you will be missed xoxo

  22. May you rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time of need. I knew Joe from working for him in amityville. He was a great boss / leader. You will be missed my birthday buddy.

  23. Big Joe…a loyal friend since our Old Farms days. May you now truly rest in peace. 🙏. To the whole Modlin Family I will prey that God gives you strength

  24. A gentleman and a kind friend, a great cop that helped guide me when I first got on the Job. RIP brother. You will be missed.

  25. candleThe McKee family sending our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers for Joe. May he found God’s peace and love in heaven and be the guardian angel his family needs. May God give his mom (Stella) and the whole Modlin family strength and healing now and the days and years to come.

  26. Words cannot express how I have felt since I learned of Joe’s passing. I have so many fun memories, Joe was a great, kind person. He’s the reason I’m at The Home Depot 31+ years , he was working at Commack and influenced me to apply at Bayshore.

    My prayers are with Stella, Nicole, his wife and beautiful girls. I know he will continue to watch over them as their guardian angel.. 🙏🏼 🤍

  27. candleThe Tsakidis family is so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you all peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Joe rest in peace.

  28. Joey you have brought such joy to your family and friends you will always be remembered for your kindness

  29. candleJoe, it was always nice to see you at work, cleaning up the security booth and getting a chance to talk. It has been an honor to know you and you were always super nice. You will be missed…. and always be remembered in my heart. May your wings glide through the clouds and feel free

  30. Our sincerest condolences to Stella, Nicole and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Joe rest in peace

  31. Joey , I am so broken by your passing .
    May you rest in peace. You were one of my three. I miss you greatly. Love ya big man .

  32. candleWe are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our deepest condolences and love go out to Karen, Emily and Sarah. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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