obituaries

Melvin Charles Bennett of Springs, known to most as Chuck, or Mel, died of lung cancer at Southampton Hospital on Feb. 25. He was 61. A mason for many years who most recently worked for the Cozy Cottages in Wainscott, Mr. Bennett was known as an all...
David Silver, the founder and former chief executive officer of Regency Home Fashions and a major backer of the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter and of the Ross School, died at home in New York City on Tuesday. He was 75. The cause of death was...
Helen E. Sheehy of Amagansett, 87, died on Feb. 16 in Florida. She had gone there to celebrate a granddaughter’s Valentine’s Day engagement party in Jupiter, where, said her family, she had a wonderful time, laughing and dancing with...
Bill King, a well-known sculptor who first came to East Hampton in 1959, died on Wednesday at the age of 90.
  The East Hampton Star learned this week of the death on June 10 of Emmy Langer Schaeffer, who summered in East Hampton and Amagansett for over half a century and became a full-time resident of East Hampton in 1993. She had overcome Parkinson...

  Dorothy Margaret Cebulski, who spent summers on the South Fork from childhood before moving here full time over 30 years ago, died in her sleep at home on Napeague on Feb. 15. She was 81 years old.
  Antoinette S. Barsdis, a retired custodian with the Sag Harbor School District, died on Friday at Southampton Hospital. She was 76. No cause of death was given.
  Marjory Dippel Brown earned a degree as a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City and later received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She went on to have a fulfilling 30-year...
Scott A. Fleischer, who lived part time in Springs for 22 years, died at home in Manhattan on Jan. 31, not Feb. 7, as reported here last week.