obituaries

Edward Black, a longtime resident of the East End and a jack-of-all-trades who worked right up to the end, died of a heart attack on July 15 at Southampton Hospital. He was 77.

Deborah Ann Light, a philanthropist, founding member of the Peconic Land Trust, and a pioneering Wiccan priestess, died on Tuesday in Gainesville, Fla., after a long illness. She was 80.

James S. Marcus, who knew he was an opera buff by the time he was a teenager and went on to become a director of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Guild and chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera itself, died on July 6.
John A. Vassilaros, who enjoyed entertaining friends and family at his Ocean Road house in Bridgehampton, died there of cancer on Friday.
Daniel Kalish, a carpenter and contractor who was a longtime member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, died at his home on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton on Saturday.
Visiting hours for Edward H. Black of East Hampton, who died Wednesday at Southampton Hospital, will be on Friday from 7 to 9 at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
A memorial gathering for Alison Aldredge, a former Ross School early childhood teacher and program director who died of an embolism related to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome on July 5 in Oregon, is being planned for Aug. 23 at a location to be announced on...
Ivernette Wood, a lifelong resident of Springs who some older baymen might remember for her scallop shucking, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on Monday.

Visiting hours for Edward H. Black of East Hampton, who died on Wednesday at Southampton Hospital, will be held Friday at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton from 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service for him will be at a time to be announced at...