Obituaries

Harry F. LaMonda, a dairy farmer at the old Dune Alpin Farm in East Hampton and a World War II Army veteran who served in Japan, died last Thursday at the Riverhead Care Center in Riverhead.
Joan S. Heitner, a retired professor who taught at La Guardia Community College for more than 25 years, died on Sept. 6 in New York City.
William Becker, whose vision and financial savvy helped bring modern European film to American audiences, died of kidney failure at his house in Southampton on Saturday. He was 88.
Michael de Vlaming Flinn, a lawyer and former member of the Connecticut House of Representatives who grew up on Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton, died on Aug. 1 at his house in Greenwich, Conn.
Elizabeth McGuire, who had been a familiar presence in a number of East Hampton’s popular restaurants over the years, died at home on Sept. 8 in Melbourne, Fla.
A memorial service for Jane Stuart Ross, who died on Aug. 16, will be held on Sunday at noon at 1257 Fireplace Road in Springs.
Ryan Patrick Hulse, who grew up in East Hampton and attended East Hampton High School, died on Sunday of the lingering effects of an accident, his mother, Veronica Kehoe, said. Mr. Hulse lived in Ocala, Fla., and would have been 38 on Tuesday. An...

A celebration of the life of Deborah Ann Light, formerly of Amagansett, East Hampton Village, and Sag Harbor, will be held at the Peconic Land Trust's Quail Hill Farm orchard in Amagansett at 4 p.m. A reception will follow.
Samuel A. Klein, a physical education and health teacher who also had a career in sales for the Pitney Bowes corporation, died last Thursday at South­ampton Hospital following a stroke.
At a celebration of the life of William Sokolin in July, his family scattered his ashes off Montauk Point and left a trail of flowers in Gardiner’s Bay, fitting for a man who loved the East End.
A memorial service for Jon P. York will be held at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church next Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Nancy Howarth officiating.
It has been some years since Sydney Butchkes’s art was displayed regularly in galleries, but for decades, in the heyday of the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton and in Arlene Bujese’s eponymous space here, his work, including paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings, was often viewed and reviewed.
Bruce Douglas McKeige, whose love of fishing brought him to Montauk in the 1960s and who had owned an eponymous mortgage and securities firm based in Port Washington, died of pulmonary hypertension on Aug. 15 at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Fla. He was 85 years old.