obituaries

Richard D. Katsara, who had been living in East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on April 28 after a long illness. He was 54.
James Hurlburt Evans, who had a long and distinguished career in business management with the Union Pacific Corporation, the Seamen’s Bank for Savings, and Dun and Bradstreet, died on May 11.
Lucy Ann O’Mara of Amagansett, an Irish immigrant who honed her culinary skills as a household staff member in Amagansett and New Haven, died at Southampton Hospital on May 13 of complications from a long illness. She was 73.
Shirley M. Payne, who lived her whole life in Amagansett, died at Southampton Hospital on May 19 after having a heart attack at home. She was 85.
Richard D. Spizzirri, an attorney who lived in Aspen, Colo., and East Hampton, died at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on May 12.
A gathering to celebrate the life of Cliff Follenius will take place at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Sunday.
Lois Kelsey of Noyac, who owned the Inn at Mill Creek restaurant in that hamlet for many years, died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday at the age of 75.
A Thursday service is being planned for the former East Hampton High School basketball coach, who died on Sunday at the age of 82.
Joseph John Olszewski Sr., a decorated naval veteran of World War II who worked as a crane operator for the Bistrian Gravel Company in East Hampton for 40 years, died on May 12.