Doug Oakland, the owner of Hampton Bays restaurants Oakland’s and Sundays on the Bay, passed away July 1.
The 52-year-old restaurateur, philanthropist and former school board member suffered from pancreatic cancer.
Oakland lived in Hampton Bays for 25 years. Born and raised in Kings Park, Oakland moved to Hampton Bays and built his life as a successful business owner and public servant. Oakland served on the Hampton Bays Board of Education for six years, from 2007–2013. During his time on the board, Oakland worked to improve the quality of the facilities, completed the successful opening of the new middle school, and increased the graduation rate and offerings for both academic enrichment and athletic programming.
As a businessman, he ran Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina along with Sundays on the Bay. Oakland remained committed to community service; for 19 years, he was a leader in coordinating the Wally Oakland Memorial Shark Tournament, in honor of his father and for the benefit of East End Hospice.
Fishing was Oakland’s favorite pastime. He was also a past president of the local Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club. Oakland is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and children, Doug, Briana, Christian, and Caroline, his mother, Joyce, and his siblings, Gary and Christine.
Visitations are scheduled Sunday, July 5, and Monday, July 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at RJ O’Shea Funeral Home in Hampton Bays.
The funeral is Tuesday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Westhampton Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Southampton Cemetery.