obituaries

    James DelGrosso, a painter of landscapes, still lifes, and portraits who lived on Fireplace Road in Springs for 27 years, died at home on Friday of complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease,...
    James Michael McHale died on Saturday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a brief illness. The cause was heart failure, said Tracy McHale, his wife. Mr. McHale was 46 and had lived in East Hampton for more than 20 years.
    John Corwith White Jr., the head of a family that has farmed land in Sagaponack since the early 18th century, died at home in Sagaponack on May 21 surrounded by his family. He was 91.
    The family of the late Miriam L. Brooks of East Hampton has announced a July 20 memorial service for her to be held at the Methodist Church on Pantigo Road in East Hampton at 10 a.m. A reception will follow. All will be welcomed...
    Peter C. Durst of Maidstone Park, East Hampton, and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died on Saturday. He was 59. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced. An obituary will appear in a future issue.  
    Richard Miller Huber, a professor, historian, lecturer, author, and the editor of more than 30 books, died in his sleep on May 19 in Washington, D.C., surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 92.     Dr...
    Ruth E. McDonald, an Amagansett native and descendent of the Fithian family of East Hampton, died on May 25 in Boynton Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. She was 84.     One of 10 children, Mrs. McDonald was...
    Family was most important to Denise May Schramm, who lived for many years on Actors Colony Road on North Haven. Her love of children, no matter whose, attracted all the neighborhood kids, said Robert Schramm, her husband of 61...
    A celebration of the life of Bob Bennett of Amagansett, who died in January, will be held at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett at noon on June 1.     The family has asked that anyone with stories about Mr....