Obituaries

Gerard J. Kucker, the owner of a tree removal and contracting company, died at his Sycamore Drive, Springs, home on Feb. 24. He was 57 years old and his family said he had a heart attack.
A service for Frederick B. Onderdonk of Amagansett and Baldwinsville, N.Y., who died on Feb. 21, will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton.
Marie Burns “had a full life,” said her nephew and godson James Burns. Interested in a range of subjects and always busy with something, “she wasn’t able to sleep at night because her mind was always moving on to the next project. She wanted to accomplish something every day.”
Cindy Jones, a well-known hairdresser who worked at salons from South­ampton to Sag Harbor over the years, died on Jan. 12 at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Ralph Carpentier, a well-known landscape painter whose paintings are in public and private collections throughout the country, and the former director of the East Hampton Town Marine Museum, died from complications of diabetes on Feb. 19 at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, N.Y.
Joseph E. Vollers Jr., a former Amagansett resident and pioneer in software systems design, died of esophageal cancer on Feb. 17 at his home in Louisburg, N.C., surrounded by his family.
The Rev. Francis B. Creamer Jr., who was the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton for nearly 20 years, died on Sunday at home in Waldoboro, Me., of pancreatic cancer.
Jeremiah Raymond Lester, a potato farmer and master carpenter, died at Southampton Hospital on Monday following a short illness. He was 94.
Robert Curtis, known Bob, a leather designer who set up shops and sold his wares across the East End, died on Feb. 10 from complications related to a 2011 motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed.