obituaries

Ann Adele Watson, 88, a lifelong resident of East Hampton who had worked at the old East Hampton News Company and the Bank of the Hamptons, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
A memorial gathering for John Robert Lemmon, who died on Dec. 5, will take place at the Springs Presbyterian Church on May 9.
Jacqueline Kuykendall, a nearly lifelong Springs resident who was remembered for her many kindnesses and generous spirit, died on April 22 in Pleasanton, Tex., where she had lived for the last two years with a daughter.
Jane Van Kovics, a former member of the Sag Harbor Village Board, died on April 14 in Port Charlotte, Fla., where she had retired. She was 94 and had congestive heart failure.
Jean Ann Hantz of Amagansett and Potsdam, N.Y., who was described by her family as “as survivor of difficult times and an orchestrator of joyful times,” died on April 22 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, N.Y., where she had been in the Memory Care Center for four and a half years.
Joseph James Holub of Sag Harbor, a Korean War veteran, died on April 19 at Southampton Hospital at the age of 79.
A homemaker who raised her four children on Miller Lane West in East Hampton, Loretta M. King was the glue that held her family together, they said.
Mary Ellen Hegarty, who split her time between Glen Head and Montauk, died on Easter morning at home in Glen Head. She was 75 and had had cancer for over eight years.
Sharon E. Gentile of East Hampton “was known by the people in her life to love, laugh, and dance for joy,” her family wrote. She died on April 14 in San Diego following what her family said was a long illness.