Obituaries

The Star has received word of the death of James Alan Ruthenberg, who grew up in East Hampton and Bohemia, on April 24 in Roanoke, Va., of cancer. He was 54 and had been living in Roanoke for the last 20 years. “He was kind and generous,...
Robert L. Carter,  a proud veteran who marched in Sag Harbor’s parades whenever he could, died on Memorial Day at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, where he had lived for nearly a year. He was 82 and had Alzheimer...
Jerry Dillon, who grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1955, died in Columbus, Ohio, on May 25. He was 76 and had a long history of pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.
A funeral for Richard G. Ehrlich, the founder and owner of the Clam Bar restaurant on Napeague who died on Saturday of pancreatic cancer, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Road in Southold. Mr. Ehrlich, who was 73,...
George Balasses, who ran Balasses House Antiques in Amagansett with his late wife, Teda Balasses, for over half a century, died at home on Fresh Pond Lane in that hamlet on Tuesday at the age of 97. He had suffered from dementia in the last years...
Berta Jimenez, who emigrated from Guatemala 25 years ago and saw her children achieve the American dream of success, died at home on Accabonac Road in East Hampton on May 20. She was 98 years old, and had been diagnosed with metastasized bone...
Margaret Ann Paxton, who was called Midge, died of pneumonia in Alexandria, Va., on Sunday. She was 69 and had persevered against an autoimmune disorder for many years. Ms. Paxton and her husband, the folksinger Tom Paxton, who were married in...
Jeraldine D. Coyle, a former clerk in the East Hampton Town Assessor’s and Town Clerk’s offices, died of cancer in Naples, Fla., on Saturday. She was 74. Her family’s roots in East Hampton dated back to the 1800s, according to...
Manfred Sobotka, a retired aeronautics and electrical engineer who lived on Round Pond Lane in Sag Harbor for 41 years, died of heart failure on May 4 at Southampton Hospital. He was 84 and had been ill for several years, his family said.