Obituaries

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.
Erika Reider Mark of Manhattan, who owned a house in East Hampton Village for over 30 years and was a member of the East Hampton Tennis Club and the Noyac Golf Club, died in New York City on Tuesday.
Catherine Gagliotti, a retired East Hampton schoolteacher, died at home on Pantigo Road in East Hampton on Tuesday at the age of 79.
Irving Hirschberg, a year-round resident of Amagansett for the last 35 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 30 following a heart attack.
Daisy C. Bowe, who had a positive impact on hundreds of students at the Bridgehampton School over her 30-year career, died on Tuesday.
Patricia Story, the East Hampton High School nurse for 25 years who cared for children with AIDS after her retirement, died on Dec. 13 at Avow Hospice in Naples, Fla.