Recent Stories: Obituaries

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
A memorial service for Sally McGraw of Montauk, who died on Monday, will be held at the Montauk Library next Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

A memorial service for Sally McGraw of Montauk, who died on Monday, will be held at the Montauk Library next Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Gail B. McManus, a former East Hampton resident who moved to Florida with her husband, James McManus, 22 years ago, died at home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., on March 1 from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Gail B. McManus, a former East Hampton resident who moved to Florida with her husband, James McManus, 22 years ago, died at home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., on March 1 from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 63, and had been ill for 15 years.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Jeffrey Edward Fisher of Warwick, N.Y., and Montauk, a history teacher for 30 years and a lifelong blood donor, died on Feb. 22 at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick.

Jeffrey Edward Fisher of Warwick, N.Y., and Montauk, a history teacher for 30 years and a lifelong blood donor, died on Feb. 22 at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. A pulmonary embolism following hip surgery was the cause of death. He was 75.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Ken Robbins, a photographer who lived in Springs, died at home last Thursday.

Ken Robbins, a photographer who lived in Springs, died at home last Thursday. Mr. Robbins, who was 71, had diabetes and had been on dialysis. A full obituary will appear in a future issue. 

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Ruth Andrina Metz of Wainscott, the matriarch of a large extended family and an indomitable bicycle rider until the age of 92, died at home on March 7.

Ruth Andrina Metz of Wainscott, the matriarch of a large extended family and an indomitable bicycle rider until the age of 92, died at home on March 7. She was 97 and had been unwell for about two months.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
Barbara Halliday King, a 12th-generation member of the Schellinger family, died at home on Widow Gavits Road in Sag Harbor on Feb. 18, her 62nd birthday.

Barbara Halliday King, a 12th-generation member of the Schellinger family, died at home on Widow Gavits Road in Sag Harbor on Feb. 18, her 62nd birthday. Her family did not provide a cause of death, but said that Ms. King had been ill for the past 18 months.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
David Joseph Buckley, who settled in East Hampton after serving in the Air Force first at the Montauk station in 1948 and then in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, died in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Friday.

David Joseph Buckley, who settled in East Hampton after serving in the Air Force first at the Montauk station in 1948 and then in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, died in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Friday. He died suddenly after having heart and other health problems over the past 10 years. He was 85.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
David M. King died on Feb. 11 at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 62. His family, friends, and fellow Springs firefighters remembered him as being “fiercely loyal, dedicated, committed, and generous.”

David M. King’s interest in firefighting began at a young age, following in the footsteps of his father, a charter member of the Springs Fire Department. He rose through the ranks to chief in 2015, and was known for putting the safety of the members first and providing the best service possible.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
Fritz Hubner of Montauk died at home on Feb. 17. He was 84 and had been in and out of the hospital for the past few years.

Fritz Hubner of Montauk died at home on Feb. 17. He was 84 and had been in and out of the hospital for the past few years.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
George Damien Mullan, an Irishman who served with the U.S. Air Force in Arizona for three years and ultimately settled in Montauk, died on Feb. 26 in Jupiter, Fla., after a short illness. He was 75.

George Damien Mullan, an Irishman who served with the U.S. Air Force in Arizona for three years and ultimately settled in Montauk, died on Feb. 26 in Jupiter, Fla., after a short illness. He was 75.

Star Staff
March 2, 2017
Clara Bennett Windsor, who traced her roots to the early settlers of East Hampton, died of congestive heart failure on Friday at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville, N.Y. She was 90

Clara Bennett Windsor, who traced her roots to the early settlers of East Hampton, died of congestive heart failure on Friday at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville, N.Y. She was 90.

Star Staff
March 2, 2017
Jose Lenin Sanchez, a resident of Montauk for 32 years, died on Feb. 22 in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he and his wife wintered every year.

Jose Lenin Sanchez, a resident of Montauk for 32 years, died on Feb. 22 in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he and his wife wintered every year. He had a heart attack, one of his daughters, Luney Sanchez-Tubis, said yesterday.

Star Staff
March 2, 2017
Ruth M. Steckowski, who worked for many years at the Amagansett Farmers Market, died on Monday at Southampton Hospital, where she had been admitted the previous day. She was 88.

Ruth M. Steckowski, who worked for many years at the Amagansett Farmers Market, died on Monday at Southampton Hospital, where she had been admitted the previous day. She was 88.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 24, 2017
Viewing for Ed Drohan will begin on Saturday.

The Star has received word of the death on Wednesday of Edward Francis Drohan of Noyac. Mr. Drohan, who was 82, was a member of the Sag Harbor School Board from 2010 to 2013.

Star Staff
February 23, 2017
Barbara J. King, who was born Barbara Halliday, died at her home in Sag Harbor on Saturday. It was Feb. 18, her 62nd birthday.

Barbara J. King, who was born Barbara Halliday, died at her home in Sag Harbor on Saturday. It was Feb. 18, her 62nd birthday. 

Funeral services were held yesterday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton yesterday. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Star.

Star Staff
February 23, 2017
Eileen Mary Kim, a Montauk native and member of the large Kenny family there, died at the age of 64 at home in Queensbury, N.Y., on Feb. 18.

Eileen Mary Kim, a Montauk native and member of the large Kenny family there, died  at the age of 64 at home in Queensbury, N.Y.,  on Feb. 18. Her husband of almost 40 years, John Kim, their three children, a son-in-law, and her 4-month-old grandson were present. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010.

Star Staff
February 23, 2017
A service is to be held today at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor, from 12 to 2 p.m., for Percy King, a former resident of Sag Harbor and East Hampton, who died in his sleep at his apartment in Selden on Feb. 15 of an apparent heart attack. He was 70 years old.

A service is to be held today at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor, from 12 to 2 p.m., for Percy King, a former resident of Sag Harbor and East Hampton, who died in his sleep at his apartment in Selden on Feb. 15 of an apparent heart attack. He was 70 years old.

Star Staff
February 23, 2017
Ted Stanley Hubbard, a Montauk landscaper who was inspired by the natural world and all things Native American, died on Monday in Montauk. Mr. Hubbard, who was 49, was “a free spirit,” his family said, who had traveled across the United States and into Mexico. He settled for a time near Gardner, Colo., where he volunteered at a wolf sanctuary, picked sage, lived in a yurt, and embraced a simple life.

Ted Stanley Hubbard, a Montauk landscaper who was inspired by the natural world and all things Native American, died on Monday in Montauk. Mr. Hubbard, who was 49, was “a free spirit,” his family said, who had traveled across the United States and into Mexico.

Star Staff
February 16, 2017

Betty S. Miller, a lifelong member of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church who was proud of her Bonac roots, died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 27 of congestive heart failure. She was about a month shy of her 87th birthday.

Star Staff
February 16, 2017

David M. King, a former chief and longtime member of the Springs Fire Department and an owner of C.E. King and Sons, an awning and marine canvas company in Springs, died on Saturday morning at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 62. His family received visitors at a firefighters’ service yesterday. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
February 16, 2017

Elspeth Banks Furlaud, an artist and longtime summer resident of Dunemere Lane in East Hampton, died surrounded by her family on Feb. 5 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was 92.

Star Staff
February 16, 2017
A celebration of life for Richard Shumway, a Southampton resident and owner of Atlantic Collaborative Construction Company in Bridgehampton who died on Feb. 8, will be held at the Southampton Inn on Hill Street in Southampton on March 4 at 2 p.m.

A celebration of life for Richard Shumway, a Southampton resident and owner of Atlantic Collaborative Construction Company in Bridgehampton who died on Feb. 8, will be held at the Southampton Inn on Hill Street in Southampton on March 4 at 2 p.m. Mr. Shumway, who was known to friends as Rick, was 66.

Star Staff
February 16, 2017
Gail J. Murphy of Montauk, who worked for John Ecker Inc., a Montauk insurance brokerage from the time she was in high school until her final illness, died at home on Sunday. She was 55 and had had breast cancer for about four years.

Gail J. Murphy of Montauk, who worked for   John Ecker Inc., a Montauk insurance brokerage from the time she was in high school until her final illness, died at home on Sunday. She was 55 and had had breast cancer for about four years.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 12, 2017
Services have been finalized for David M. King, an ex-chief and longtime member of the Springs Fire Department and an owner of C.E. King and Sons in Springs.

Services have been finalized for David M. King, a former chief and longtime member of the Springs Fire Department and an owner of C.E. King and Sons, an awning and marine canvas company in Springs. Mr. King died on Saturday morning at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.