obituaries

Michael William Varese, who restored fine furniture in his East Hampton workshop for 35 years and wrote over 300 columns about furniture for The New York Times and Country Living magazine, died on March 27 in Lantana, Fla., at the age of 91.
Charles Garrett, a physicist, author, and educator in scientific research and a 47-year resident of Fithian Lane in East Hampton, died of cardiac failure on Saturday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
Barbara Ann Marasco, a conservationist, gardener, and birdwatcher, died of pneumonia on April 1 in Stuart, Fla., at the age of 82.
Anita Ober, who had had a house in Springs since the late 1960s, died in Philadelphia at the Hahnemann University Hospital on Feb. 2 at the age of 81.
The Star has received word that Wanda Rosado of East Hampton died on Sunday. She was 57.
A memorial service for Daria Deshuk will be held at Guild Hall on April 22 at 7 p.m.
Visiting hours for Barbara Marasco, who died on Saturday in Florida, will be tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
Barbara Tobin Reid, who taught children with learning disabilities at New York’s St. Luke’s Hospital as well as privately until her retirement in 2000, died at her Amagansett house on Wednesday morning, just before her 81st birthday, with her family by her side.
James Rosenquist, a progenitor of Pop Art who expanded its scale and developed a painterly language marked by the juxtaposition of fragmented and disjunctive images, died at home in New York City on Friday after a long illness.
Gregory Luke Armstrong, known by his friends as Greg, died unexpectedly on Saturday at his house on Oakview Highway in East Hampton.
David Patrick O’Shea of Kingston, N.Y., a former resident of East Hampton, died on March 22 of an opiate overdose
Cathy Matus, who grew up walking to the beach in Port Jefferson and rediscovered her love of the beach and nature in Amagansett died at home in Amagansett on March 21.
Arnold T. Rosenberg, who had an extensive career as a food photographer, with work in magazines and newspapers such as Gourmet, Food and Wine, Martha Stewart Living, as well as with columns in The New York Times and cookbooks by Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey, died at Southampton Hospital on March 21 at the age of 85.