obituaries

The Ross School in East Hampton has announced services for Franco Denaro, a cook at the school for 12 years who died on Wednesday.
Arnold J. Cox, a retired police officer who grew up in Sag Harbor, died on May 16 in Dorchester, Mass. He was 58.
Chris Cosich, the founder of Honor Flight Long Island and an Amagansett resident who died on April 21, will be honored posthumously at an event Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Southampton High School on Narrow Lane.
Services for Tyler Miller Valcich, who died on Monday at Southampton Hospital, will be held at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass will be said at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk on Monday at 11 a.m...
Leona Smith, a resident of the Windmill Village II complex in East Hampton, died on May 24 at the age of 84.
Jean Fischer, an animal rights activist and well-known member of the Montauk community, died on May 18 at Southampton Hospital.
Jeremiah Edward Joseph Desmond, a dentist who had lived in Montauk for 40 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday.
Virginia R. Erario, a homemaker who was a foster mother to some 25 babies awaiting adoption even as she was raising her own children, died of congestive heart failure at home in Montauk on May 17. She was 91.
William Rockliff Claxton III, a surfer and lifeguard who loved adventure and his red 1961 MGA sports car, died on April 22 at New York Presbyterian Hospital.