Obituaries

Alexander Mellon Laughlin Jr., a summer resident of East Hampton who had a career in private equity after working in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, died of a heart attack on June 1 while playing in a United States Senior Golf Association tournament at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton.
Virginia Archer, a longtime Montauk resident and member of the Montauk Community Church choir, died at Southampton Hospital on May 31.
Alton Terry Gholson, who grew up in Bridgehampton and lived in Las Vegas for the past 13 years, died at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas on May 31.
Lester Forbell, a mechanic for the East Hampton Town Highway Department who was known to friends and family as Zeke, died at home on Tuesday.
A memorial service for Fritz Henry Riege, a retired coast guardsman and Montauk resident who died on June 27, 2015, in Anderson, S.C., will be held at the Montauk Community Church on Saturday.
Philip John McSweeney, a commercial fisherman who served as a spokesman for Long Island fishermen’s interests in Washington, D.C., and twice ran for East Hampton Town office, died on May 29 at his home in Corinth, Me.
Pearlina Alberta Moseley, known to many as Sister Mama, died on May 21 at home in Springs. She was 79.
Marie Antoinette Kiembock, a lifelong resident of East Hampton whose plentiful breads and cookies were enjoyed by family and friends, died of cancer on May 19 at her eldest son’s home in Homosassa, Fla., surrounded by family.
A service for Virginia Archer of Montauk, who was known as Bonnie, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Montauk Community Church.