John Deutsch, a member of the Long Island Junior Soccer League Hall of Fame and a long-time member of the East Islip Soccer Club, has died.

He was 62, passing away on Jan. 20.

Deutsch was inducted into the LIJSL Hall of Fame in 2017.

He nominated by the East Islip Soccer Club. Deutsch grew up playing in the league for the Massapequa Soccer Club. In 1986, he started coaching his children in East Islip and served in the club’s board of directors for a decade. Whatever East Islip needed done, Deutsch has done it for the past three decades, from creating the club newsletter, running the concession stand and setting up the fields.

“For someone who was leaving 15 years ago, he spends an awful lot of time at our fields on the weekends,” East Islip Soccer Club president John Davis said at the time.

Anthony Maresco, then LIJSL president, added: “We are fortunate to have a volunteer like John involved with our league for over 30 years, giving his time to help build a strong foundation in East Islip.“

Deutsch was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Miriam. He is survived by his wife Maureen; his children, Michael (Summer), Daniel (Corey), Robert (Devin) and Kelly (Brian); his grandchildren, Brody, Carter, Tyler, Gavin, Elisabeth, Brendan, Wesley, Layla, Dylan and Charley; his siblings, Edward, James, Joseph and Catherine; and his stepmother Joanie. He is also survived by brothers and sister-in-laws, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 23 from 3-5 p.m. and from 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. at the St. Mary’s R. C. Church (20 Harrison Ave, East Islip, N.Y. 11730).