Recent Stories: Obituaries

Star Staff
May 25, 2017

A celebration of the life of Eileen Mary Kim, formerly of Montauk, will be held next Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. A blessing will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. Ms. Kim died on Feb. 18 at 64 years old.

Star Staff
May 25, 2017
Funeral services for Roma Karp, 93, who died at home in East Hampton on May 5, will be held next Thursday at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.

Funeral services for Roma Karp, 93, who died at home in East Hampton on May 5, will be held next Thursday at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Burial will follow at the church cemetery on Cedar Street.

A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
May 25, 2017
George Michael Funk, a custom builder and retail business owner who lived in Montauk for nearly 20 years, died at home in Vero Beach, Fla., on May 5.

George Michael Funk, a custom builder and retail business owner who lived in Montauk for nearly 20 years, died at home in Vero Beach, Fla., on May 5. He was 60 years old. The cause was heart failure, brought on by an aneurysm, said his son, Trevor Funk of Vero Beach and Montauk.

Star Staff
May 25, 2017
Loretta Sullivan, who was the first female firefighter, cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor, and emergency medical technician, died at home in Montauk on May 16 of complications of a stroke at the age of 80.

Loretta Sullivan, who met her American husband-to-be in Scotland, where she grew up and where he was stationed with the Navy at Holy Loch, died at home in Montauk on May 16 of complications of a stroke at the age of 80. She had been ill for only a month.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
Alice Jane Hersh, a 13th-generation East Hamptoner who grew up on an Amagansett farm, died of complications of cancer on May 8 at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Alice Jane Hersh, a 13th-generation East Hamptoner who grew up on an Amagansett farm, died of complications of cancer on May 8 at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. She was 64 and had been ill for four months.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017

Betty Eliane Brugger, a longtime Time Inc. staffer who created the company’s iconic HBO logo, died at her East Hampton home on May 13. A year-round resident since 1995, she was diagnosed with cancer about five months ago. She was 86 years old.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
A memorial for Andrew Clark Ingraham Jr., who died on April 5 in Beaufort, S.C., will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Hoie Hall in East Hampton.

A memorial for Andrew Clark Ingraham Jr., who died on April 5 in Beaufort, S.C., will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Hoie Hall in East Hampton. Mr. Ingraham, who was known as Sandy, was an East Hampton Town attorney in the 1980s.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
A memorial service for Herbert E. Field, who died on April 18, will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Springs Fireplace Road.

A memorial service for Herbert E. Field, who died on April 18, will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Springs Fireplace Road. He will be buried with military honors at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
John Peter Viscardi III died at home in Montauk on May 6 after a long illness. He was 59.

John Peter Viscardi III died at home in Montauk on May 6 after a long illness. He was 59. The family, including his mother, sons, and four siblings, received visitors on May 9 at the Fairchild Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. A funeral Mass was said at noon the next day at St.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
Linda Lester, a caregiver not only for her family members but for the clients she watched over as a home health aide, died of cancer on May 9 at the San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport.

Linda Lester, a caregiver not only for her family members but for the clients she watched over as a home health aide, died of cancer on May 9 at the San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport. She was 74 and had been ill for four months.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
Lorraine Dorothy-Jean McCann, who lived in Montauk as a girl and worked at the Trail’s End and Blue Marlin restaurants there during summer vacations, died on Jan. 29 at home in Huntington.

Lorraine Dorothy-Jean McCann, who lived in Montauk as a girl and worked at the Trail’s End and Blue Marlin restaurants there during summer vacations, died on Jan. 29 at home in Huntington. Her death was unexpected and the cause was not known, her family said. She was 77.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
Suzanne Obser, an administrator at the Hampton Jitney for some 30 years who also worked with distressed animals, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital of a heart attack.

Suzanne Obser, an administrator at the Hampton Jitney for some 30 years who also worked with distressed animals, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital of a heart attack. She was 52 and had a rare heart condition, which was diagnosed when she was 12.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
Florence Ann Lakeman, a familiar presence in Montauk for nearly 50 years, died on April 29 at Southampton Hospital. She was 88 and had been in failing health for about two years, her family said.

Florence Ann Lakeman, a familiar presence in Montauk for nearly 50 years, died on April 29 at Southampton Hospital. She was 88 and had been in failing health for about two years, her family said.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
Maureen Patricia Babin, who grew up in East Hampton but lived for a long time in South Bound Brook, N.J., died on April 26 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville, N.J.

Maureen Patricia Babin, who grew up in East Hampton but lived for a long time in South Bound Brook, N.J., died on April 26 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville, N.J. She was 66 and had been receiving treatment for cancer.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
Nathaniel Wilkins Creamer, whose father, the late Francis B. Creamer Jr., was the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton from 1978 to 1996, died of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson, Md., on April 14, a little over a year after his father’s death.

Nathaniel Wilkins Creamer, whose father, the late Francis B. Creamer Jr., was the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton from 1978 to 1996, died of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson, Md., on April 14, a little over a year after his father’s death. He was 49.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017

Richard G. Wolf, a producer and director of documentary films, television series, and commercials, died of kidney and heart failure on April 30 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 81.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
Susan Oliner Russotti, an architectural consultant who had a house in Springs, died on April 5 at New York University Hospital in Manhattan of complications of ovarian cancer, her family said.

Susan Oliner Russotti, an architectural consultant who had a house in Springs, died on April 5 at New York University Hospital in Manhattan of complications of ovarian cancer, her family said. She was 64 and had been ill for about four years.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
Susann Farrell, the children’s and family services librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor for the last 12 years, died of lung cancer last Thursday at the age of 47.

Susann Farrell, the children’s and family services librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor for the last 12 years, died of lung cancer last Thursday at the age of 47. She died at her home in Flanders, with her family at her side.

Star Staff
May 4, 2017

Andrew Jacobyansky, a former investment banker whose love for opera led him to initiate the live broadcasts from the Met presented at East Hampton’s Guild Hall, died at home of liver failure on April 26, after a long illness. He was 61.

Star Staff
May 4, 2017

Anthony L. Panzeca, who retired with his wife to East Hampton in 1994 to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren, died at Southampton Hospital on April 23. His health had been declining within the past year, his family said. He was 88.

Star Staff
May 4, 2017

Boating and taking his Jeep on the beach with friends were two of David S. Hill’s great joys, his wife, Jean Hill, said this week. He kept a CB radio in his Jeep, and his handle, Snoopy, also became his nickname around town, Mrs. Hill said.

Mr. Hill died on April 11 at South­ampton Hospital after a long illness. He was 80.

Star Staff
May 4, 2017

A graveside service for Timothy Reutershan, a former East Hampton resident who died on Feb. 17 in Tucson, will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton.

Star Staff
May 4, 2017

An East Hampton Village’s resident, Nancy E. O’Brien, died on April 24. She was 91, and had been ill with Alzheimer’s disease for a long time.

Star Staff
May 4, 2017

Patia Rosenberg, a writer, translator, and musicologist who grew up among the New York artists who settled on the South Fork in the 1950s, died on March 20 at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City following a heart attack. She was 74.