obituaries

John Easevoli of Key Largo, Fla., and Amagansett died on Jan. 24 at Southampton Hospital of complications of a heart attack he had had several months earlier.
Clara Hamilton, who had been the secretary of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church for 30 years before she retired about 10 years ago, died on Jan. 18 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, where she had been for six months.
Earl C. Rishel of Water Mill, a gifted musician and trumpeter who taught at Southampton High School for almost 20 years, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on Sunday.
Michael C. Hennessy, 80, a resident of North Haven from 1974 to 1988 who had since moved to Dingle in Ireland’s County Kerry, died at home there on Sunday after a two-year illness.
Susanna Irma Jacob, a tailor, ceramic artist, friend to animals, and involved parishioner at St. Therese de Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk, died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday of pneumonia.
Roger Dale Myrick died on Jan. 21 at Southampton Hospital of complications of a stroke. He was 71 and had been planning to go back to work as chef in March at Cappelletti, a restaurant on Noyac Road in Sag Harbor.
James C. Welsch Jr. of East Hampton and Huntington died at Huntington Hospital on Jan. 20 after a brief illness.
Joseph D. Policano of East Hampton, a retired public relations executive, was well known to regular readers of The East Hampton Star for his near-weekly letters to the editor over many years.
Eugene Lyle Stoler of East Hampton and New York City died at home in the city on Saturday.
Monty Silver, a talent agent whose clients were among the stars of stage and screen, died at his home in Springs on Jan. 19 of bladder cancer. He was 83 and had been ill for 13 months. His family said he had been treasured for his warmth and sharp...
A memorial service will be held on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for Mary Hawke, 89, of Southampton, who died on Jan. 20. Funeral services were held on Jan. 23 at the Southampton Presbyterian Church, followed by private burial in Flemington...
Funeral services for Donald M. Halsey of Fithian Lane, East Hampton, will be held at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church tomorrow.
Harvey M. Spear, an attorney who served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II, died on Jan. 22 at his home in Manhattan.