Obituaries

Antoinette O’Connor, a part-time resident of Montauk for 43 years who was called both Rose and Toni, died on Dec. 5. She was 85 and had had a respiratory illness for about eight years.
Mike Kirshenbaum, a retired director of personnel for the Department of the Navy, died at Southampton Hospital on Friday at the age of 96. The cause was attributed to congestive heart failure and pneumonia.
Rose Millevolte, an artist who owned and operated Gallery East in East Hampton for 25 years, died in Naples, Fla., on Dec. 20 following what her loved ones described as a “long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Richard Moore Thayer, a Sagaponack resident and former member of the Sagaponack School Board, died at home last Thursday.
William B. Conway, who grew up in Montauk and became a civil engineer and partner in Modjeski and Masters, which specialized in bridge-building, died on Dec. 14 in New Orleans, where he had lived with his family for many years.
William H. Miller, a former resident of Amagansett, where he played in the men’s slow-pitch softball league for many years, died on Dec. 12 in Panama City, Fla.
Pete DeCastro of Springs, a carpenter and builder who was a descendant of Sag Harbor fishermen and whalers, died at home of cancer on Friday evening.
Ann Shengold, an artist and art director who lived on Sherrill Road in East Hampton for several years, died of lung cancer on Nov. 26 at home in Mattituck.
Kathleen Mezynieski, who lived in Wainscott for 50 years, died at South­ampton Hospital last Thursday of kidney failure. She would have been 72 on Saturday.
Robert Roy Metz, who had been the president and C.E.O. of United Media, a licensing and newspaper-syndication company that launched and syndicated the “Garfield” and “Dilbert” comic strips under his leadership, died of pneumonia on Sunday.
Clara LiPani, who was an active and devoted member of St. Terese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk, where she had lived with her family, died on Dec. 3.
Margaret E. Till Edeline, who was a young actress in London before moving to this country, died on Dec. 12 at her daughter’s house in Norfolk, Va.
Gary J. Tweed, who had a house on Robertson Drive on North Haven for 25 years, died on Dec. 9 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City at the age of 70