obituaries

Martin Foster Johns, an ardent surfer and fisherman in his hometown of Montauk, died of pneumonia in Sebastian, Fla., on Nov. 10, at the age of 58.
Thomas Stewart Waller, a former Springs resident who ran a computer store in Bridgehampton while living here, died on Nov. 16 in Portland, Ore., of a heart attack. He was 61.
Rosa Rojas “taught about giving and led by example,” her family wrote. She was “a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, who had a deep faith in God.”
David Condie Lamb, a retired naval commander who grew up in East Hampton and New York City, died in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 10, following a series of strokes last summer. He was 87.
Carol M. Mercer, an award-wining garden designer, died on Saturday at home in East Hampton. She was 92.
Confesor Samot, who moved to East Hampton from Isabella, Puerto Rico, in 1971 with his wife and six children, died at home here on Nov. 3. He was 83 and had had Alzheimer’s disease.
Thomas X. Mackey, a retired Sag Harbor Village police lieutenant, died on Nov. 4 at home in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was 55. The cause of death was an apparent heart attack, his brother, Chip Mackey of East Islip, said.
A memorial service for Jack L. Rivkin, a longtime resident of Tyson Lane in East Hampton, will be held today 4 to 7 p.m. at the Angler’s Club of New York at 101 Broad Street in Manhattan.
A memorial service for Elbert Edwards, a member of the East Hampton Village Board and a 12th-generation member of one of East Hampton’s founding families, will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
Louise Meybert, who signed up at Penn Station after World War II to buy land in Montauk with her sister Anne, died at home there on Oct. 26.
Judith Sartorius Seixas, a psychologist who wrote two well-received books on the treatment of alcoholism and was a Springs summer resident since the 1950s, died on Nov. 2 at Sunrise of Weston in Weston, Mass.
Frank J. Forde, a native of Dublin who served in India, Egypt, and Palestine with the British Army before coming to the United States in 1950, died on Sept. 8 at Southampton Hospital at the age of 90. His death was attributed to dehydration and other natural causes.
Delia Yuska, a lifelong resident of East Hampton, died on Oct. 23 at the age of 87.  Her family said Mrs. Yuska, who was born on Nov. 13, 1928, died at home, but declined to provide further information.