obituaries

Frank A. Almeraz of Springs was a union-trained electrician who built his own business from the ground up to support his family and was proud of having worked on several high-profile projects on the South Fork.
Carol Ann Bradley, a 35-year resident of Springs and an active member of St. Peter’s Chapel there, died on Dec. 30.
John G. Nicholas, an advertising executive and producer whose credits included the first television commercials for the Ford Mustang, died of congestive heart failure on Sunday at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn.
George T. Dracker, who made East Hampton his home for almost 70 years and worked as a linotype operator for The East Hampton Star for 14 years, died on Feb. 3 at his house on Dayton Lane.
Lou Howard, who was newspaper publisher and a Suffolk legislator and a New York State assemblyman, died last month at the age of 92.
Francis Timothy McLaughlin, who grew up in Montauk and worked in the hamlet as a plumber for many years, died on Jan. 16 at Brookhaven Hospital.
Randi Thulin Dubin died at home in Springs on Sunday at the age of 61.
E.H. Bonnabeau of Montauk, an Army veteran who worked for the American Tobacco Company for 34 years and later was the golf starter at the Montauk Downs golf course for 14 years, died on Saturday .
Visiting hours for George T. Dracker of Dayton Lane in East Hampton will be on Sunday.
Jack Ingram deLashmet, a renowned landscape architect and garden designer whose sense of humor and courtly Southern manner charmed friends and clients, died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson on Sunday after a long illness.
Frederick Ernest Bock, a Korean War veteran who worked at Grumman Aerospace making parts for the NASA lunar module, died at home in East Hampton on Jan. 11.
John Michael Kennedy, a criminal trial lawyer who gained national attention representing Ivana Trump in her divorce from Donald Trump in the early 1990s, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan on Monday of cancer.
Elizabeth Bowser, whose lineage and devotion to history propelled her to work for the East Hampton and Eastville Historical Societies and to have an impact on the understanding of Native American, African-American, and colonial crafts and culture, died at the age of 96 at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 17.