obituaries

A world-renowned pediatric physical therapist, John Chappel’s passion was in the neonatal intensive care unit, his wife, Dr. Christine Ganitsch, said.
Frederick E. Sellers Jr., an East Hampton Town building inspector for 26 years, died in his sleep at home in Cape Coral, Fla., on Aug. 15. He was 78.
Whether it was driving the Montauk ambulance, opening clams at a Montauk party, hauling ice and water for the triathlons, or helping a friend move, Craig S. Tuthill was willing to lend a hand.
Francesco Bologna, a respected artist, frame shop owner, mentor to young painters, and gallerist who showed many local artists, died on Aug. 16 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 89.
Gary Dwayne Reiswig, the longtime owner and restorer of two of East Hampton’s historical inns, died in his New York City apartment on Aug. 20 with his family at his side.
Services for Vonda Kay Miller, 56, who died at home in East Hampton on Monday, will be held tomorrow.
Funeral services for Jane Graboski, an East Hampton resident who died yesterday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton.
Martha M. Buffo, who founded the outreach program at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton, died at her home in that hamlet on Friday, surrounded by family.
Henry E. Dankowski Jr., a farmer, builder, and longtime resident of Wainscott and East Hampton, died on Aug. 10 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
Winifred Goddard, who ran the Grandview Manor inn and restaurants in Montauk with her husband, Sidney Goddard, during the 1950s and ’60s, died in the Masonicare adult home in Wallingford, Conn., on July 1.
Word has been received of the death of Edward Havens Conklin, an 11th-generation Bonacker from one of East Hampton’s founding families, a longtime resident of the South Fork, and a veteran of the Korean War, on June 16 at his home in Southwest Harbor, Me.
Donna Lynn Steckowski, who had been a volunteer emergency medical technician and most recently worked in a CVS pharmacy, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Md.
Mary Maxine Dowling Clark, a front desk clerk at the East Hampton Library in the 1970s and ’80s, died of cardiac arrest on Aug. 3 in Denver, where she had lived for the last eight years.