Obituaries

Robert Dash, a painter, gardener, poet and Star columnist for many years, once said all gardens are autobiographical.
    A memorial gathering for Robert Dash, the founder of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, who died in September, will be held there on Sunday at 5 p.m. Several of Mr. Dash’s friends will speak, and afterward clams and Bloody...

    Myron B. Levy of Atlanta, a former East Hampton resident who had helped run Hren’s Nursery here, a business in his late wife’s family, died of a heart attack on May 12 in New Mexico, where he was vacationing. He was 81...
    Jason Henry Pollak, a competitive surfer and practitioner of jujitsu who founded an organization that encouraged young people to offer their time to help those less fortunate, died at Southampton Hospital following an accident. He...
    Richard Maxwell Dunn, a teacher, scholar, and banker who taught at the Ross School and East Hampton High School, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday in New York City. He was 70 and had been ill for 15 months.   ...
    Victoria Kingsley, a psychologist with a practice in East Hampton, died on May 19 in Buffalo, not long after being diagnosed with small-cell cancer. She was 73. Dr. Kingsley saw patients for many years in New York. After leaving...
Albert Edwards Bennett, who was born on Cedar Street in East Hampton and lived all his life there except for Army service in World War II, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on April 30, just shy of his 88th...
Edmund L. Downes was a huge Nascar fan. He loved watching it on television, and he used to have season tickets to the Dover International Speedway in Delaware, where he would take his family to watch his all-time favorite driver, the late Dale...
Marie Edwards Burkhardt, who was the last of her generation of Amagansett Edwardses, died on May 7 of pneumonia at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach. She was 99. Mrs. Edwards came from a family that was among the first colonists to...