obituaries

Roland A. Reich, a former East Hampton resident who had worked for New York Telephone in Manhattan for 42 years, died on Saturday in North Kingston, R.I.
A celebration of the life of Clyde Lyle Jackson, 58, a former Montauk resident who died at home in Exmore, Va., will take place at Sammy’s restaurant in Montauk on Sunday.
There will be a graveside service at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton tomorrow at noon for Margaret Schorsch.
A graveside service for Patricia Young, a clerk at the East Hampton Post Office who died on Dec. 8, will be held Monday at the Jamesport Cemetery on the North Fork.
Sy Coopersmith, a practicing Manhattan psychoanalyst for nearly a half-century and the owner of an East Hampton house for much of that time, died at his home in Great Neck on Nov. 6, at the age of 84.
George Dorsey Brenning, who was among the founders of the East End Gay Organization in the 1970s, died of complications from surgery on Nov. 6 at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Hy Brodsky, a public relations man, jazz historian, and Montauk community activist, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Brodsky, who was 89, had not been ill, his family said.
Jody Lee Kalafut, who grew up in Montauk and with her husband operated Jody’s Country Kitchen on the hamlet’s Main Street from 1978 to 1982, died on Oct. 25 at her East Hampton house.
Joanne Shea Cole, whose family said she dedicated her life to healing practices and service to others, died on Friday in Albany. She was 69 and had pancreatic cancer for three months.