Recent Stories: Obituaries

Star Staff
July 20, 2017
A celebration of the life of Clara B. Windsor, who died at age 90 on Feb. 24, will take place on July 29 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on James Lane in East Hampton Village.

A celebration of the life of Clara B. Windsor, who died at age 90 on Feb. 24, will take place on July 29 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on James Lane in East Hampton Village. The Very Rev. Denis C. Brunelle will conduct the service at 2:30 p.m., which will be followed by burial of her ashes at about 3:30 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (Lot 47, Section A) on Cooper Lane in the village. All who knew her have been invited to attend. Donations can be made in her name to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton 11937.

Star Staff
July 13, 2017
Edgar C. Grimes Jr., who had cancer, died on June 20 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar, N.Y.

Edgar C. Grimes Jr., who had cancer, died on June 20 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar, N.Y. He was 87 and had been ill for about six months.

A Korean War veteran, he had served as a sergeant in an Army hospital pharmacy in Tokyo from 1949 to 1952. After settling in Spring Valley, N.Y., he worked for 40 years as a supervisor at Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, N.Y., which made vitamins, steroids, and antibiotics.

Star Staff
July 13, 2017
Gloria Appel, an Upper West Sider whose family had been year-round weekenders on the South Fork for over 40 years, died of ovarian cancer at the age of 74 on July 1.

Gloria Appel, an Upper West Sider whose family had been year-round weekenders on the South Fork for over 40 years, died of ovarian cancer at the age of 74 on July 1. She was first diagnosed seven years ago.

Ms. Appel worked for several years as a teacher in Manhattan after receiving an M.A. in English from Hunter College, and then embarked upon a successful career as an adwoman. She retired about eight years ago as executive vice president of Grey Advertising, a global agency with headquarters in the city.

Born in New York City on Aug. 7, 1942, to Sarah Rhodes and Max Gold, she grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended schools there. She graduated from City College of New York before going on to Hunter.

Star Staff
July 13, 2017
John J. Lehmann, who grew up in Sag Harbor and served in the Navy, died at home in Cuba, N.Y., on June 30. He was 27.

John J. Lehmann, who grew up in Sag Harbor and served in the Navy, died at home in Cuba, N.Y., on June 30. He was 27 and took his own life, his family said.

A barbecue in celebration of his life will take place on July 22 at 1 p.m. at Maidstone Park Beach in Springs.

Mr. Lehmann enlisted in the Navy in March 2010, serving until November 2011. He received a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and a Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.

Star Staff
July 13, 2017
Meredith Arnoux of Wainscott died on Saturday.

Meredith Arnoux of Wainscott died on Saturday. She was 69. The family received visitors last night at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral will take place today at 10:30 a.m. at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton. The family has suggested memorial donations in Ms. Arnoux’s name to Fighting Chance, P.O. Box 358, Sag Harbor 11963. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
July 6, 2017

When Eleanor A. Miller was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 12 years ago, she was told she would live another three years at most. She was determined to “fight as long and as much as she could,” her family reported, and with the help of the local organizations Fighting Chance and Lucia’s Angels, survived to see four grandchildren born. She died on June 15 at Southampton Hospital.

Ms. Miller worked as a paraprofessional at East Hampton High School for more than 20 years before her diagnosis. She was active in the Springs Presbyterrian Church, loved to read, cook, and knit, and adored her grandchildren.

Star Staff
July 6, 2017
Marieanne Labbat, who with her husband, Eugene Labbat, owned and ran the East Hampton restaurant Chez Labbat for many years, died at home here on June 20, surrounded by her family and a caregiver, Paulett Waite.

Marieanne Labbat, who with her husband, Eugene Labbat, owned and ran the East Hampton restaurant Chez Labbat for many years, died at home here on June 20, surrounded by her family and a caregiver, Paulett Waite. She was 97 and had been in robust health until the last few years.

Star Staff
July 6, 2017
Patrick James Coyle, who was 42, died on June 20 in Cleveland. The cause of death has not yet been determined, his family said.

As a teenager, Patrick James Coyle worked on the grounds at the Bridgehampton Club and as a caddy at the Maidstone Club, and his love of golf only grew as he got older. A caddy master at the Naples National Golf Club in Florida and the Sand Ridge Golf Club in Cleveland, he had a Professional Golfers Association pro card.

Mr. Coyle, who was 42, died on June 20 in Cleveland. The cause of death has not yet been determined, his family said.

Star Staff
July 6, 2017
Roger Evans, a longtime resident of Montauk and East Hampton who was known informally as the Weatherman, died on June 23 at the Southampton Care Center, where he had spent the last four years of his life.

Roger Evans, a longtime resident of Montauk and East Hampton who was known informally as the Weatherman, died on June 23 at the Southampton Care Center, where he had spent the last four years of his life. The cause was complications of pneumonia. Mr. Evans was 71.

Despite a very difficult upbringing and a mental disability, Mr. Evans overcame obstacles with determination and strength, said Gerry Mooney, a manager of the Windmill Village and St. Michael’s housing complexes in East Hampton and Amagansett, respectively. Mr. Evans lived at the Windmill Village II development from 2003 to 2013.  

Star Staff
June 29, 2017
Dr. D’Agostino came to Montauk in 1970 when he was appointed to represent St. John’s University at the New York Ocean Science Laboratory, which researched marine life in Long Island Sound and surrounding waters.

In 1948, 17-year-old Anthony D’Agostino arrived in America from Sicily, speaking only Italian. Determined to obtain a general education diploma, he learned English by spending hours in movie theaters watching Italian films with English subtitles.  He went on to earn bachelor of science, master’s, and doctoral degrees from New York University and to gain international recognition for research on the genetics and nutrition of Homerus americanus, the Atlantic lobster. He died of natural causes on June 20 at Stony Brook University Hospital at the age of 86.

Carissa Katz
June 29, 2017
The patriarch of a farming family that runs one of the largest remaining agricultural operations on the South Fork, Cliff Foster was also an advocate for farming and farm interests on Long Island for decades.

Clifford Hedges Foster, the patriarch of a farming family that runs one of the largest remaining agricultural operations on the South Fork and an advocate for farming and farm interests on Long Island for decades, died on Sunday at home in Sagaponack.

He was 78 and had been in declining health since having a stroke a few years ago.

Mr. Foster was a longtime member and former president of the Long Island Farm Bureau, and also served as the bureau’s state representative. “He had good ideas and was a good, strong leader,” said John L. Halsey, a friend and fellow farmer, who added that Mr. Foster was a passionate “supporter of the role of agriculture in our society.”

Star Staff
June 29, 2017
A memorial service for Roger Evans, a longtime resident of Montauk and more recently of East Hampton, will be held next Thursday at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Ama­gansett.

A memorial service for Roger Evans, a longtime resident of Montauk and more recently of East Hampton, will be held next Thursday at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Ama­gansett. Mr. Evans, who was 71 and had been in failing health, died on Friday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in South­ampton.

An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
June 29, 2017

Kathleen Nancy Danielson died at home on June 19 of an apparently unintentional heroin overdose after a 10-year battle with addiction. A 2007 East Hampton High School graduate, she was 28.

In an effort to overcome addiction, Ms. Danielson had belonged to the Sunday Night Fight Club, sponsored by the Riverhead chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, and also attended a Heroin Anonymous support group known as Spiritually Protected.

She was born in Riverhead on April 25, 1989, to Nancy and Kenneth Danielson and was living with her father in Hampton Bays at the time of her death. He had been a charter boat fisherman, and friends said she inherited his love of the outdoors, especially enjoying surfing, fishing, hiking, and skiing.

Star Staff
June 29, 2017
Mark Anthony Hogg, originally from the island of Jamaica, died on June 4 at his East Hampton residence following a heart attack.

Mark Anthony Hogg, originally from the island of Jamaica, died on June 21 at his East Hampton residence following a heart attack. Mr. Hogg, who had made the East End his home since 1992, was 46.

He was born on June 4, 1971, in the capital city of Kingston, to Neville Hogg and the former Felecita Morrison. At the age of 21, he left Jamaica and moved to Montauk, where he worked as a truck driver. About three years ago, Mr. Hogg relocated to East Hampton.

Star Staff
June 29, 2017
Phyllis Adams, a descendant of two of East Hampton’s early families who led the women’s crafts group of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church for many years, died on June 8 at the Brookdale Assisted Living facility in Augusta, Ga., to which she had moved to be closer to her family.

Phyllis Adams, a descendant of two of East Hampton’s early families who led the women’s crafts group of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church for many years, died on June 8 at the Brookdale Assisted Living facility in Augusta, Ga., to which she had moved to be closer to her family. She was 94 years old.

Mrs. Adams was born in Amagansett on Aug. 28, 1922, one of three daughters of N. Fillmore Miller and the former Jessie Lester, both of Amagansett. In 1940, after graduating from East Hampton High School, she married Carroll Adams, who was called Bud. He died in 1994.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
A memorial service for Andrew Jacobyansky of East Hampton will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on James Lane in East Hampton on Saturday at 11 a.m.

A memorial service for Andrew Jacobyansky of East Hampton will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on James Lane in East Hampton on Saturday at 11 a.m. Mr. Jacobyansky died on April 26. He was 61.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Carol Frances Brady, who packed a lot into life before being diagnosed with dementia, died on June 14 at the Westhampton Care Center.

Carol Frances Brady, who packed a lot into life before being diagnosed with dementia, died on June 14 at the Westhampton Care Center. A longtime Montauk resident, she was 74 and had been treated successfully for lung cancer that went to her brain.

Ms. Brady was a contestant at 17 on “What’s My Line,” a judo instructor, a fashion model, and a performer for four years with the Mighty Carson Art Players, who did skits on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” Her modeling career, with the Conover Agency, included print and commercial advertising for Dial soap, Wesson Oil, Ultra Brite toothpaste, and Camel cigarettes.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Doris Merritt, a founding member and pillar of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett, died last Thursday at home in Amagansett at the age of 80.

Doris Merritt, a founding member and pillar of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett, died last Thursday at home in Amagansett at the age of 80.  She had been diagnosed in April with lung cancer.

As a child, Mrs. Merritt spent many summers with her family at Lazy Point in Amagansett, and on Oct. 12, 1958, after she and Samuel Merritt were married in Lynbrook, they held their wedding reception there, at Merrill’s Irish Mist.

A Long Islander all her life, Mrs. Merritt was born on Aug. 21, 1936, in  Oceanside, the daughter of John Imbusch and the former Dorothea Schlaefer. She grew up in Lynbrook, graduating from high school there in 1954 and from Hofstra University in 1956.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Visiting hours for Russell Jim Smyth, who died on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson, will be on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor.

Visiting hours for Russell Jim Smyth, who died on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson, will be on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A funeral will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike at 2 p.m.

Mr. Smyth, the owner of the Corner Bar in Sag Harbor and a former North Haven Village Board member, was 68.

An obituary will appear in a future edition.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
John B. McByrne, who vacationed at the East Deck motel in Ditch Plain, Montauk, with his wife, Catherine, and their children every summer in the 1970s and ’80s before they built their dream home on Benson Drive in the hamlet, died on June 9 in Miller Place, to which he had relocated in 2012.

John B. McByrne, who vacationed at the East Deck motel in Ditch Plain, Montauk, with his wife, Catherine, and their children every summer in the 1970s and ’80s before they built their dream home on Benson Drive in the hamlet, died on June 9 in Miller Place, to which he had relocated in 2012. He was 86 and died of natural causes, surrounded by his six children.

Star Staff
June 22, 2017
Kathleen Dodge, who retired last year after more than two decades as a teacher’s aide and paraprofessional at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, died at home in East Hampton on June 11.

Kathleen Dodge, who retired last year after more than two decades as a teacher’s aide and paraprofessional at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, died at home in East Hampton on June 11. She was 70 and had been in declining health.

In addition to being a teacher’s aide, Mrs. Dodge did various other jobs at the school, including that of school librarian, and was well known to a whole generation of children who are now adults.

She also was a member and president of the East Hampton PTA and a longtime member of the Ladies Village Improvement Society. She had been a Girl Scout troop leader and a longstanding member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 19, 2017
Dr. Brandon Rogers, a 29-year-old osteopath who interned at Southampton Hospital last year and who became an online singing sensation, died following a car accident in Maryland on June 11.

A doctor who interned with Southampton Hospital last year and who became an online singing sensation, died following a car accident in Maryland on June 11. His former colleagues on the South Fork are raising money to help his family offset funeral expenses.

Dr. Brandon Rogers, a 29-year-old osteopath, interned at Southampton Hospital from 2015 to 2016. At the time of his death, he was a resident at Riverside Brentwood Medical Center in Newport News, Va.

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
Daniel Hewitt Boerem died at home in Montauk on Friday.

Daniel Hewitt Boerem died at home in Montauk on Friday. He was 102 and had been in excellent health until about a year and a half ago.

Mr. Boerem was an electrician for the Lily-Tulip Cup corporation for 28 years until its College Point, Queens, location was closed in 1965. Two years later he moved to Montauk and opened his own electrical contracting business, having been encouraged to do so by his brother-in-law, Edward Golden Sr., who owned Montauk’s Oceanside Motel. In his leisure time Mr. Boerem enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating.

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
A celebration of the life of Chris Holden of Montauk, who died of a heart attack in May at the age of 52, will take place shortly after Labor Day.

A celebration of the life of Chris Holden of Montauk, who died of a heart attack in May at the age of 52, will take place shortly after Labor Day. An announcement closer to the actual date will appear in a future issue.