Obituaries

Ellen G. Fine, who after a successful career at Bloomingdale’s developed nine home furnishings and women’s clothing stores called Fine Design, one of which was on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, died unexpectedly of an aortic dissection on June 7 at her Manhattan office.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow for Alton Terry Gholson, who died on May 31 at the age of 61 in Las Vegas, where he had lived for the past 13 years.
Virginia Natalie Veronica Stier, a Montauk resident who was active in the community and known for her hospitality, died on Sunday, at Southampton Hospital.
Loretta Lynch, a former custodial worker at East Hampton High School whose care extended to all of the students she came in contact with, many of whom called her “Ma,” died on June 6 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla.
Ronald Budd Hildreth, a retired international patent lawyer and law school lecturer, died at home in Montauk on Tuesday. He was 82 and had a stroke, his family said. Mr. Hildreth was in the 11th generation of Southampton Hildreths. He was born on...
A wake for Marie Fenley Esposito, 76, of Montauk will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be said on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. Mrs...
A celebration of the life of Robert L. Peters, a 1969 East Hampton High School graduate who died on Oct. 18 at the age of 64, will be held on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Robbie and Kori Peters’s house at 4 West Way in East Hampton. All will...
Chester Laird Uncapher and his wife earned dual pilot’s licenses in 1975, attending adult-education classes together in the evenings.
Lester Forbell Jr., who was called Zeke by family and friends, died at home on Queens Lane in East Hampton on June 7.
Stephen Soreff, a sculptor who had taught design for many years at C.W. Post College of Long Island University, died of lung cancer on April 23 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Sonya Scofield, the nurse at the Montauk School for over 30 years, died on May 25 in Orlando, Fla.
Stephan Edward Deal, a former merchant mariner who lived for 27 years in Montauk, where he worked most recently for Prado Brothers Plumbing and Heating, a division of Marshall & Sons, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on May 20.
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.