It has been some years since Sydney Butchkes’s art was displayed regularly in galleries, but for decades, in the heyday of the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton and in Arlene Bujese’s eponymous space here, his work, including paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings, was often viewed and reviewed.
Bruce Douglas McKeige, whose love of fishing brought him to Montauk in the 1960s and who had owned an eponymous mortgage and securities firm based in Port Washington, died of pulmonary hypertension on Aug. 15 at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Fla. He was 85 years old.
Jon Permenter York, who had been diagnosed with melanoma more than three years ago, died at home in Springs on Aug. 17 at the age of 53. Mr. York, who at one time owned a computer graphics company in Sag Harbor, had two lifelong passions — piloting planes and renovating and selling houses.
William John Kampf, a builder who lived in East Hampton for about 30 years, died at home on Post Street on Aug. 26 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 58 and had been ill with pancreatic cancer for a little over a year.