obituaries

Joseph M. Ritsi, a former Montauk fishing captain and Air Force and Air National Guard veteran, died in his sleep at home in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 27. He was 66. No cause of death was given.
Maurice H. Kouffman, a recipient of Israel’s Medal of Honor who helped start El Al Israel Airlines in 1948 and was a founder of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, died on June 5 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
His family remembered him this week as “a kind and caring soul,” who had a protective instinct and stood up to bullies. “He always watched out for his family,” they said.
A memorial service Lisa Ward, who died on Feb. 5, will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Montauk Community Church.
Mr. Whelan, who was 66, died on Saturday at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
A memorial Mass for Mary Jane Coy Osborne, who died on March 30, will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.
Mrs. Krupinski died in a plane crash off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on June 2 along with her husband, Ben Krupinski, her grandson, William Maerov, and their pilot, Jon Dollard. They had been returning from visiting her granddaughter, Charlotte...
Bernard John Krupinski Jr., who died in a June 2 plane crash, was described as a man who loved his family, friends, and community above all.
The family of Ben and Bonnie Krupinski and their grandson, William Maerov, have suggested contributions to the following organizations.
Claire Patricia Pollikoff, who was 19, died on May 31 after being admitted to the intensive care unit at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on May 27. She had been found lying on a trail in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods after an accidental overdose.
Gregory James Fariel, a special education teacher who moved to Amagansett full time in the 1990s to help his family run the Sea Breeze Inn, a bed-and-breakfast on an almost two-acre compound on Atlantic Avenue, died on June 7 at the Hamptons Center...
Virginia R. Sullivan, a resident of Amagansett starting in the 1960s and of East Hampton Village for more than 50 years, died at her New York City home on Friday. She was 99 and had had a stroke in September.
Visiting hours for William E. Segelken Jr., who died at home in East Hampton on Friday, will be held this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.