obituaries

Elba Tramontano, a former beauty queen who owned the Park Place Beauty Salon in East Hampton for 35 years, died on April 1 at the Oak Hollow Nursing Center in Middle Island. She was 99 and had Alzheimer’s disease for the last five years. Mrs....
Joyce Ruth Silver, 81, a psychotherapist who had an early career as an artist working in jewelry, textiles, and paint, died at her New York City home on March 5. A part-time Water Mill resident, she had had cancer for two years.
Ralph J. Ficorelli Sr., a co-owner of Suburban Sanitation and a leader in the Sag Harbor American Legion, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. He was 81 and had been ill. Mr. Ficorelli ran Suburban Sanitation in Sag Harbor with Jack McLaughlin....
Thomas D. Musnicki of Garden City, a native of Bridgehampton, died on March 20 at Winthrop Hospital in Garden City after a short illness. He was 69.
Dorothy Ann Barnes, whom many knew at the Barnes store in Springs, which she and her husband, the late Clarence Barnes Sr., ran for more than 30 years, died at home on Springs-Fireplace Road on March 28. She was 78 and had cancer and chronic...
A memorial service for Robert Farrar Capon, an Episcopal priest who once served at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Chapel in Wading River. Mr. Capon died on Sept. 5, 2013, at...
Jacqueline Szczepankowski was proud of her roots on the South Fork, and they ran deep. In 1686, her ancestor Ezekiel Sandford, a wheelwright, built the original bridge that connected Bridge Lane to Sagg Road, giving Bridgehampton its name. Mrs....
Richard Alan Ensor, a man of diverse accomplishments who lived on the South Fork between the 1970s and the 1990s, died at the hospice division of St. Albans Hospital in Queens on Jan. 24 after having had a stroke six weeks earlier. He was 93.
A graveside service for Charles Robert Recktenwald of East Hampton, who died on March 25, will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton on May 2 at 1 p.m. Mr. Recktenwald, known as Jed, was 81. An obituary will appear in a future issue.