The surfing community gathered at Lashely Beach or “Jetty 4” in Westhampton Beach in February to remember Vincent Zorbo, the son of Fran and Gus Scutari of Syosset.
Zorbo, who grew up in Syosset, passed away one day after his 65th birthday on Feb. 8. He attended grammar school at Locust Grove School followed by middle school at South Woods and graduated from Syosset High School.
In the early ’80s, Zorbo moved to Westhampton Beach and had been an avid surfer for more than three decades. Jetty 4 was Zorbo’s favorite beach and the morning of his funeral, family and friends gathered in the water to honor him with a “paddle out” tribute.
During sunset on the day of Zorbo’s funeral, one of the surfers went back to Jetty 4 where he saw clouds in the sky making a “V” formation. He took a photo and posted it to Facebook writing, “Uncle Vin left his mark….you can see a ‘V’ that encompasses the sun.”
Zorbo is survived by two sons, Justin Zorbo of Montauk and Chris Zorbo of Honolulu. Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, or the Surfrider Foundation, P.O. Box 2681, Amagansett, NY 11930.