obituaries

Steven Harry Scheuer, who pioneered the previewing of television programs in newspaper columns and books and helped create the academic field of ­tele­vision history, died on June 1 in New York City of congestive heart failure. He was 88.
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...
A graveside memorial for John Haessler will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton. Mr. Haessler, who was from East Hampton and owned the Seafood Shop in Wainscott for many years, died on Feb....
A memorial gathering for Phyllis and Richard Madan will be held on Saturday. Friends have been invited to stop by and share stories or have a glass of Champagne at 46 Maple Lane in East Hampton from 4 to 8 p.m. The Madans retired to their...
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.
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...