Judith Ann Militare, who was devoted to community theater here, died of cancer last Thursday. She was 61 and had been ill only a short time.
Ms. Militare worked as a clerk at the Sag Harbor Inn, where she kept a room. It is there she died.
Her real love was theater, said her daughter, Andrea Cartagena of Philadelphia. She managed the stage at the Montauk Theater when Anita Brown was directing, and was stage manager at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton under Richard Liao and, later, Stephan Espach.
Ms. Militare was born in Oneonta, N.Y., on April 22, 1950, the daughter of Anthony P. Savarese and the former Margaret Gleasing. She grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and attended college in Pennsylvania.
As a child, she often traveled to Montauk with her father. The family moved there in 1986. She married Hal Militare, whom she met through the music business in New York City, in 1980. The couple separated.
In addition to Ms. Cartagena, Ms. Militare is survived by another daughter, Marcy Carter of Flanders, and three grandchildren.
Ms. Militare was cremated. Visiting hours were held on Sunday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor.
Memorial contributions were suggested to the John Drew Theater, 158 Main Street, East Hampton 11937, or the Bay Street Theatre, P.O. Box 810, Sag Harbor 11963.