obituaries

Dina Merrill, the actress and philanthropist whose own life story was at least as engaging as those of the women she portrayed in more than 25 Hollywood films, died on Monday at her oceanfront house on Highway Behind the Pond in East Hampton.
Loretta Sullivan, who was the first female firefighter, cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor, and emergency medical technician, died at home in Montauk on May 16 of complications of a stroke at the age of 80.
Funeral services for Roma Karp, 93, who died at home in East Hampton on May 5, will be held next Thursday at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.
A celebration of the life of Eileen Mary Kim, formerly of Montauk, will be held next Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. A blessing will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. Ms. Kim died on Feb. 18 at 64 years old.
Linda Lester, a caregiver not only for her family members but for the clients she watched over as a home health aide, died of cancer on May 9 at the San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport.
Betty Eliane Brugger, a longtime Time Inc. staffer who created the company’s iconic HBO logo, died at her East Hampton home on May 13. A year-round resident since 1995, she was diagnosed with cancer about five months ago. She was 86 years old.
Suzanne Obser, an administrator at the Hampton Jitney for some 30 years who also worked with distressed animals, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital of a heart attack.
Lorraine Dorothy-Jean McCann, who lived in Montauk as a girl and worked at the Trail’s End and Blue Marlin restaurants there during summer vacations, died on Jan. 29 at home in Huntington.
Alice Jane Hersh, a 13th-generation East Hamptoner who grew up on an Amagansett farm, died of complications of cancer on May 8 at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.
A memorial service for Herbert E. Field, who died on April 18, will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Springs Fireplace Road.
John Peter Viscardi III died at home in Montauk on May 6 after a long illness. He was 59.
A memorial for Andrew Clark Ingraham Jr., who died on April 5 in Beaufort, S.C., will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Hoie Hall in East Hampton.
Susan Oliner Russotti, an architectural consultant who had a house in Springs, died on April 5 at New York University Hospital in Manhattan of complications of ovarian cancer, her family said.