Obituaries

Ed Petrie, the man who gave this town, and Sag Harbor before that, so much to cheer about over his half-century career as a high school boys basketball coach, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 82.
Dean F. Failey, who was the East Hampton Historical Society’s first fulltime director and went on to national prominence as an expert on antiquities for Christie’s Auction House in Manhattan and “Antiques Roadshow” on television, died at home in East Northport on May 19.
Richard D. Katsara, who had been living in East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on April 28 after a long illness. He was 54.
James Hurlburt Evans, who had a long and distinguished career in business management with the Union Pacific Corporation, the Seamen’s Bank for Savings, and Dun and Bradstreet, died on May 11.
Lucy Ann O’Mara of Amagansett, an Irish immigrant who honed her culinary skills as a household staff member in Amagansett and New Haven, died at Southampton Hospital on May 13 of complications from a long illness. She was 73.
Shirley M. Payne, who lived her whole life in Amagansett, died at Southampton Hospital on May 19 after having a heart attack at home. She was 85.
Richard D. Spizzirri, an attorney who lived in Aspen, Colo., and East Hampton, died at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on May 12.
A gathering to celebrate the life of Cliff Follenius will take place at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Sunday.
Lois Kelsey of Noyac, who owned the Inn at Mill Creek restaurant in that hamlet for many years, died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday at the age of 75.