obituaries

Edmund L. Downes was a huge Nascar fan. He loved watching it on television, and he used to have season tickets to the Dover International Speedway in Delaware, where he would take his family to watch his all-time favorite driver, the late Dale...
Marie Edwards Burkhardt, who was the last of her generation of Amagansett Edwardses, died on May 7 of pneumonia at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach. She was 99. Mrs. Edwards came from a family that was among the first colonists to...
Mary Johnston Evans, who had a successful career in business and was once honored as one of the 200 top corporate women by BusinessWeek magazine, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease on May 5 at the Greens at Cannondale, an assisted-...
Eleanor Dickinson Baker, who was born in Third House, one of three colonial-era buildings on Montauk, died on May 1 at Southampton Hospital. She was 95 and had fallen two weeks earlier. One of five children, Mrs. Baker was born on Dec. 21, 1918,...
    A memorial gathering for Eleanor Leaver, who died on Feb. 16 at the age of 93, will take place at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Leaver, a pen-and-ink illustrator and artist who was known as Chip, lived in...
Leonard R. Mott, a lifelong resident of East Hampton who lived on Austin Road for the last 40 years, died on April 15 at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Mott was a lover of the outdoors, of reading, and of sports, said his daughter, MaryBeth Fisher of...
Mary Klassa, who lived in Montauk as a girl and attended South Fork schools, died on April 3 at Garden City Hospital in Michigan following a stroke. She was 64. She was born Mary Alice McGuire on June 29, 1949, at Southampton Hospital, to William...
Mary Frances Steinberg, a former East Hampton resident and East Hampton Star employee, died on April 27 at home on Staten Island. The family said she died of natural causes. She was 80. A native of Manhattan, where she grew up on the Upper West...
Molly Jo Miller, the former owner of an East Hampton antiques shop, died at home in East Hampton on May 3 at the age of 76. She had had heart problems for several months, her family said. Mrs. Miller, who was known as M.J., and her husband,...