Capt. Harry Clemenz, a Montauk resident who held the longstanding New York State record for a blue marlin caught on rod and reel, died on May 13 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. He was 83.
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.
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.