Effraim Baez Jr.
Effraim Baez, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died February 19.
Baez was born in Brooklyn. He was a student at Culinary School. He also volunteered at Peninsula Library's Volunteer Literacy Program.
He is survived by his parents, Effraim Sr. and Carmen Navarro Baez; brother, Christopher; sister, Marlene Soto; nieces, Alicia and Desiree; and nephew, Brandon.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. All other arrangements were kept private.