obituaries

Growing up Jewish in pre-Hitler Poland with a series of nurses and nannies who sang to him in a Babel of native tongues, Yehuda Nir could read or speak seven languages by the time he was 10. The one that helped save his life, though, he did not...
Donald T. Foley, a fighter pilot during World War II who was instrumental in developing the Montauk Airport and had overseen the opening of nine airport terminals at Newark, LaGuardia, and Kennedy Airports, died at his Montauk home on June 30. He...
Visiting hours for Tom Tillinghast, a former East Hampton resident who died on July 14 in Southold, where he had been living in recent years, will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Burial will be...

A wake for Robert E. Kalbacher, 82, of Springs will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in...
Monte Wolfson, a retail executive who had a key role in engineering some of the most important innovations of the modern apparel industry, died at Calvary Hospital Hospice in the Bronx on July 2 after a brief illness. He was 91.
A memorial service for Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Keller of Montauk, who died in her sleep at home at Camp Hero on Dec. 14, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Nancy Howarth officiating. Mrs. Keller was...
Michael Ehrhardt, a travel writer for Conde Nast for 30 years, died on Feb. 4 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Short Hills, N.J., The Star has learned. A former resident of Old Orchard Lane in East Hampton, he was 64 years old and lived in Roseland, N.J...
Jeffrey Steven Bogetti, 46, died of brain cancer in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 30 following a four-and-a-half-year illness. Mr. Bogetti, a roofing contractor who surfed and passed on his love for the water through his work with the East...
Faith Dewitt Heppenheimer Chase, a summer resident of East Hampton and a direct descendant of William Bradford of the Massachusetts Plymouth Colony, died last Thursday in Tucson after a short illness. She was 80. Ms. Chase, a member of the...
Joseph Kazickas, a summer resident of East Hampton for 55 years, died of kidney failure on July 9 at his home on Egypt Lane. Mr. Kazickas, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, was 96 years old.
William E. Matthews enjoyed fishing, especially freshwater fishing in Maine. He took up decoy carving in his retirement, and he enjoyed golf and photography, but “everything else was secondary to his grandchildren,” his son, Dave...
Brian Gayman, an artist who designed and built a Modernist house in Springs, died on July 1 in Melville. He had been ill for five weeks following a heart attack. He was 65. Mr. Gayman and his wife, Bonnie Rychlak, who survives him and is an...

Visiting hours for Joseph Kazickas, who died Wednesday at home in East Hampton Village at 96, will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral Mass for him will be said Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic...