obituaries

Charles Sheridan Preusse, a former East Hampton resident who served in the Air Force and had a career at the New York Stock Exchange, died on Oct. 3 at the home of one of his sons in Frederick, Md. He was 76 and had pancreatic cancer.
George E. Wyeth learned to love East Hampton while serving with the Air Force at Camp Hero in Montauk, and when he was discharged several years later he returned to the South Fork.
Visiting hours for Florence Talmage of Springs will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
Klaus Kertess, a curator, writer, and art dealer whose enduring influence in the art world began 50 years ago when he opened the Bykert Gallery on East 81st Street, died of a heart attack at home in Manhattan on Saturday.
Elbert T. Edwards, a member of the East Hampton Village Board since 1977 and a 12th-generation member of one of East Hampton's original families, died last Thursday.
Suzanne Ellen Goell, a pianist who had written art and music reviews for The West End Word, a community newspaper in St. Louis, eventually becoming its managing editor and publisher, died at home on Hand’s Creek Road in East Hampton on Sept. 12 of heart failure.
Mary H. Mulholland had been in failing health for a while, but according to her daughter Brigitte M. Lenihan of Springs, that didn’t keep her from enjoying her 89th birthday party, which 50 people attended. She died at home in Springs almost three weeks later, on Sept. 26.
Kent Edward Metz Sr., who grew up in Wainscott and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1968, died on Sept. 17 in a truck accident in Florida.
Jill Beth Sleed of Kingston, N.Y., a daughter of Judy Sleed of East Hampton and the late Joel Sleed, died at the Kingston Hospital on Friday, surrounded by family members and her best friend.