obituaries

Frank J. Forde, a native of Dublin who served in India, Egypt, and Palestine with the British Army before coming to the United States in 1950, died on Sept. 8 at Southampton Hospital at the age of 90. His death was attributed to dehydration and other natural causes.
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.