A service for Bobby Charles Shea will be held today at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. The Rev. Denis Brunelle will officiate and a reception will follow at the church hall.
Mr. Shea, 23, the son of Sally Egbert, an artist, and Danny Shea, a musician, was very creative, his family said.
Born in New York City on Jan. 6, 1988, he grew up there and in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School.
As a boy he took up drumming and enjoyed playing with his father. More recently, he studied film editing at the New York Film Academy. He earned a paralegal degree from Manhattan Community College and was to begin studying architecture at the New York Institute of Technology this fall.
Mr. Shea died on Aug. 9 in East Hampton. The cause of death has not been determined, according to his family.
A generous and caring young man, Mr. Shea was quick-witted and very funny, his family said. He loved the water and enjoyed clamming, swimming, and snorkeling. He also loved snowboarding and spent winters close to the slopes in Killington, Vt.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Luigi Colarullo, of East Hampton, his father, who lives in East Hampton and New York, a grandmother, Rose Marie Shea of St. Louis, and by aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mr. Shea was cremated.