obituaries

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.
Word has been received here of the death on Aug. 10 of Mark Jeffrey Cohan of Manhattan and East Hampton. Mr. Cohan, who was 74, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer not long ago.
Jeffrey Slonim of New York City and East Hampton, a journalist and reporter who started his prolific career at Interview magazine, died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York on Oct. 13 as the result of a fall. He was 56 years old.
Margaret Dowdney Watson, a prolific painter who lived and worked in East Hampton and Manhattan, died on Oct. 14 at Flesher’s Fairview Health and Retirement Center in Fairview, N.C.
Shirley Theodora Ford Garrett, who spent her childhood summers in Sag Harbor and retired there in 1996, died at home on Oct. 16. She was 81 and had had Parkinson’s disease for about three years.
Florence Lillian Talmage, an East Hampton native who spent her entire life in the town, died on Oct. 10 at the Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Riverhead, at the age of 86. She had been diagnosed with cancer about a year ago.
Elizabeth Lee White, a Montauk Historical Society president for 20 years who was a charter member of the Montauk Lighthouse Committee when it took over stewardship of the Light, died on Oct. 10 at the age of 76.
Elsie Lawall Treleaven came to know Amagansett as a teenager, when her parents had a summer house on Bluff Road. She learned to sail at the Devon Yacht Club and developed a deep love of the hamlet, eventually returning to live there with her family in the early 1960s.
William Warren Bates, who served the East Hampton and Springs Fire Departments for a combined 58 years and founded Bates Electric, a company still going strong after 50 years in business, died at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 12 of congestive heart failure.
Henriette de Sieyes Montgomery, a devoted environmentalist who headed the board of Group for the South Fork, now known as Group for the East End, for several years in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Sept. 26 at her apartment in Manhattan. She was 93 and had been in declining health.
Louise Riker Edmonds, a Latin teacher at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., for 42 years, died on Sept. 27 at the Sunrise at Ivey Ridge assisted living home in Alpharetta, Ga., where she had recently moved.
Angelina Anna Ross of Sagaponack died on Sept. 30 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Westhampton Beach. She was 73 and had had pancreatic cancer for four years. Donna Ross Levy said her mother had responded well to chemotherapy and survived longer than most who have that illness. “She was a fighter, very strong willed,” Ms. Levy said.
Terry Hoyt, a volunteer emergency medical technician for many years and a former ambulance captain for the Bridgehampton Fire Department, died of cancer at home on Saturday.