Obituaries

Dr. Leon Peltz, a New York City physician with a 40-year-long attachment to the East End, died at his North Haven home on Jan. 8.
Dorothy Pierson Page Early, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor who was known as Tootsie, died on Dec. 24 at the Westhampton Beach Care Center.
Services for Fred Bock, who died at home in East Hampton on Monday, begin Thursday.
Daisy C. Bowe of East Hampton, a graduate of the Bridgehampton School who returned there to become a much-loved elementary teacher for 33 years, died on Dec. 29 at the Adler Center for Caring in Aldie, Va.
Janine Marie Strong, familiar to many as a dental assistant in East Hampton offices of Dr. Gerald Sexton and later Dr. Michael Edwards, died at home in East Hampton on Saturday.
Leonard Exter Spector, who most recently divided his time between a house on Flaggy Hole Road in Springs and Deer Isle, Me., died on Dec. 12 at Southampton Hospital.
Frances Shilowich, an accountant with the Markowitz and Preische firm in East Hampton for many years before opening her own practice, counted not only many local businesses but also the artist Willem de Kooning among her clients and friends.
Karen Rickenbach Mesiha, 54, a survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, and the daughter of East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and his wife, the former Jean Smith, died of cancer on Dec. 12 at St. Francis Hospital in Flower Hill, a village in Nassau County, after a long illness.
The family of Gilbert E. Kaplan, who died in New York City on New Year’s Day, will receive friends today at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Avenue, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.