Ute von Engelhardt, one of the first Pan American World Airways stewardesses and a longtime resident of East Hampton, where she worked at a number of well-known shops, died unexpectedly on Dec. 31 while visiting her sisters in Germany.
Daniel Ryan Shields Sr., who had been a painting contractor, an East Hampton Town Parks Department employee, and an Amagansett Fire Department captain, died on Dec. 27 at Southampton Hospital of congestive heart failure and complications of the disease.
Dianne d’Etreillis Roussel, who was an artist and designer from a young age and through Roussel Art Conservation, a family firm, worked on Ronald Reagan’s official White House Christmas ornament and many sculptures at Lincoln Center and Rockefeller Center, died on Dec. 25 at Haven Hospice in New York City of complications of lung cancer.
A graveside service was held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Amagansett on Saturday for Edna Mae Steckowski, 86, who died on Dec. 28 at her Miankoma Lane, Amagansett, home, which she and her husband built in 1950.
Bernard A. Barnes, a longtime teacher and art director in the Newburgh City, N.Y., School District who spent summers on Gardiner Drive in Amagansett for more than 50 years, died of cardiopulmonary arrest on Dec. 16 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Allene Talmage, a teacher at the Springs School for more than 20 years who was known for her dedication to children, the natural world, and the Springs community, died at the age of 93 at Southampton Hospital on Nov. 17.
Marian Ford Pryce, a retired nurse anesthetist who started spending summers in Sag Harbor in 1936 and lived in the Chatfield’s Hill neighborhood, died on Nov. 15 at Stony Brook University Hospital at the age of 82 following a stroke.
Herbert Knoblach, a Montauk resident who was a pioneer in mako shark fishing and had worked at Hither Hills State Park and the Montauk Marine Basin, died at home on Friday of the complications of diabetes.
David Lee, who had owned a jewelry store in Sag Harbor and was active in many facets of the Sag Harbor and East Hampton communities, died on Nov. 29 at the Southampton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.