Obituaries

Alfred Grella, a Marine Corps veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in World War II, and who had been a professional baseball player with New York Giants farm teams, died at home in Springs yesterday.
Helen Walsh, a 10th-generation descendant of Thomas Talmage, one of East Hampton’s original settlers, died on Sept. 14 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
Allen Bradley Bennett, a Bonacker who grew up in Springs and lived most of his life in Amagansett, died on Aug. 26 at Southampton Hospital.
A Montauk resident, Edward Albee wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," which won the Pulitzer Prize.
Florence Wildner-Fox died in Buenos Aires at the age of 102 on Sept. 7.
Rae Ferren, whose distinctive impressionistic paintings captured the space and light of the East End, died on Sept. 6 at Southampton Hospital. She was 87 and had been ill for several years with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological...
A memorial gathering will be held in Springs on Saturday for Rossetti Perchik, who died on May 7.
Steven Charles Overby, a furniture buyer for Macy’s in New York City for many years who rose to become a senior vice president at the company, died on Sept. 6 at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he had been under care since a home accident at the end of August.
Emily Estes Whalen, an Amagansett resident who had spent the last two years in Quogue, died on Sept. 8 at Southampton Hospital of complications of pneumonia.