obituaries

Anna Miller Collins, a member of the 12th generation of East Hampton’s Miller family, died at home on Fireplace Road in Springs on June 22. She was 90 and had congestive heart failure.
    Grace Dominy Renkens started her 20-year teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate Leeds, N.Y., at a time when the older children would load the classroom’s coal stove and cook soup for the younger ones’...
    Sheila Carrie Okin, an Amagansett community activist and an East End spiritual leader, died on June 28 at Stony Brook University Medical Center after suffering a stroke and falling two days earlier. She was 75.   ...
    Mary Viola Collum, who with her husband, William Collum, started Collum Signs in Southampton, died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center following a stroke. She was 85 and had spent nearly her entire life in East Hampton and...
    Brenda A. Grodski, a gardener, proprietor of the Long Island Perennial Farm in Riverhead, and a great supporter of veterans’ causes and other charities, died of liver failure on May 18 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She...
    A memorial service is to be announced for James Carley of East Lake Drive, Montauk, who died unexpectedly on Monday in Tulum, Mexico. He was 60. An obituary will appear in a future issue.  
    A graveside service for Ruth E. McDonald, a former East Hampton resident who died on May 25 in Boynton Beach, Fla., will be held on July 15 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. Family and friends have been invited to...
    A graveside service for Dorothy Moss of Mill Hill Lane, East Hampton, who died on Sunday, will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.  
    Wayne Vorpahl, a commercial fisherman who was raised in Amagansett, loved to be on the water, his family said. A bayman for most of his life, he started fishing with his uncle Dan King’s haulseine crew before he was out of...