Recent Stories: Obituaries

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
Mark S. Handler, a former president and chief operating officer of Macy’s who was instrumental in its transformation from a bargain-hunter’s destination to a fashion emporium, died at his East Hampton house on July 16.

Mark S. Handler, a former president and chief operating officer of Macy’s who was instrumental in its transformation from a bargain-hunter’s destination to a fashion emporium, died at his East Hampton house on July 16.

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
Priscilla Bowden Potter, whose paintings captured the beauty and light of the East End, died in New York City after a brief illness on July 19.

Priscilla Bowden Potter, whose paintings captured the beauty and light of the East End, died in New York City after a brief illness on July 19. She was 76.

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
Robert Barron, a drummer who in the 1940s toured with big bands and played with the likes of Teddy Wilson, Leslie Gart, and Lani McIntyre, died on July 12 at home in Amagansett.

Robert Barron, a drummer who in the 1940s toured with big bands and played with the likes of Teddy Wilson, Leslie Gart, and Lani McIntyre, died on July 12 at home in Amagansett. He was 95 and had been in hospice care.

Mr. Barron was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 24, 1921, and grew up there, marrying his high school sweetheart, Sylvia Katz, on July 13, 1941. They settled in Manhattan.

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
Stewart Pearce, who had a 40-year career with the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center, died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on July 17 with his husband, Kevin Kellogg, at his side.

Stewart Pearce, who had a 40-year career with the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center, died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on July 17 with his husband, Kevin Kellogg, at his side. He was 65, and was diagnosed with lymphoma not long ago.

Star Staff
July 26, 2016

A graveside service for Joseph H. Mintzer, a longtime resident of East Hampton, will be held on Thursday at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. Mr. Mintzer, who was 93, died in his sleep on Friday. A full obituary will appear in a future issue of The Star. 

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
A celebration of the life of Catherine Gagliotti, who died on Jan. 5 at the age of 79, will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett.

A celebration of the life of Catherine Gagliotti, who died on Jan. 5 at the age of 79, will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. Mrs. Gagliotti was a teacher at East Hampton High School for 37 years.

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Visiting hours for James Justice Judge, who lived in East Hampton for many years, will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home in Wantagh.

Visiting hours for James Justice Judge, who lived in East Hampton for many years, will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home in Wantagh. A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Bethpage, followed by burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale. Mr.

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Henry Griffith Parker III, a summer visitor to Amagansett for than 50 years, died on July 9 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. He was 89 and had lived in Madison, N.J.

Henry Griffith Parker III, a summer visitor to Amagansett for than 50 years, died on July 9 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. He was 89 and had lived in Madison, N.J. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, his family said. 

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Joseph Anton Hren Jr., who owned and ran Jos. A. Hren Nurseries in Amagansett, the family business, for 52 years, died on July 6 at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., of renal failure.

Joseph Anton Hren Jr., who owned and ran Jos. A. Hren Nurseries in Amagansett, the family business, for 52 years, died on July 6 at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., of renal failure. He was 75. 

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Joy Evyonne Mayfield, a strong advocate for education and lifelong learning, practiced what she preached through constant reading and travels to India, Europe, Madagascar, and Borneo. A South Fork resident for over 40 years, she died on July 11 at the Hebrew Ho

Joy Evyonne Mayfield, a strong advocate for education and lifelong learning, practiced what she preached through constant reading and travels to India, Europe, Madagascar, and Borneo. A South Fork resident for over 40 years, she died on July 11 at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, N.Y.

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Word has been received of the death of Lindsay Ann Forde, who grew up in East Hampton, in Austin, Tex., on June 27. Her sister, Angela Morrison, said she had been on medication and died following a seizure.

Word has been received of the death of Lindsay Ann Forde, who grew up in East Hampton, in Austin, Tex., on June 27. Her sister, Angela Morrison, said she had been on medication and died following a seizure. The exact cause of death is pending. She was 33. 

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
Lucille F. McMahon, a lifelong Sag Harbor resident known for tending particularly lovely gardens, died in her sleep at home on July 5.

Lucille F. McMahon, a lifelong Sag Harbor resident known for tending particularly lovely gardens, died in her sleep at home on July 5 at the age of 91, one week before her 92nd birthday.

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
A memorial service is to be announced for Priscilla Bowden Potter of East Hampton and Manhattan, who died on Tuesday morning in New York City.

A memorial service is to be announced for Priscilla Bowden Potter of East Hampton and Manhattan, who died on Tuesday morning in New York City. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
July 20, 2016
Elizabeth I. Carroll of Montauk, 92, died at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on July 12.

Elizabeth I. Carroll of Montauk, 92, died at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on July 12. She had broken her hip in a fall and was in rehabilitation there, but succumbed to complications caused by blood clotting.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
Visiting hours for Elizabeth I. Carroll, a Montauk resident who died on June 11 at the age of 92, will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with a funeral at Yardley and Pino on Saturday morning.

Visiting hours for Elizabeth I. Carroll, a Montauk resident who died on July 12 at the age of 92, will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with a funeral at Yardley and Pino on Saturday at 10 a.m. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor for Kenneth Johnson of Bridgehampton, who died yesterday at the age of 57.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor for Kenneth Johnson of Bridgehampton, who died yesterday at the age of 57. Funeral services will take place on Monday at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church; the time was undecided as of press time.

A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
Marjorie Louise Klingler Jenkins, who was born in Southampton and grew up mainly in Sag Harbor, died on June 30 at the Waterview Hills Nursing Center in Purdys, N.Y.

Marjorie Louise Klingler Jenkins, who was born in Southampton and grew up mainly in Sag Harbor, died on June 30 at the Waterview Hills Nursing Center in Purdys, N.Y. She was 95.

Star Staff
July 11, 2016

A wake for Joseph Hren Jr. will be held at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m., with a fireman's service scheduled for 7 p.m. that day. A funeral is planned for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Amagansett, and burial will be at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in East Hampton.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Alison R. Bernstein, a higher education pioneer who had been a vice president for knowledge, creativity, and freedom at the Ford Foundation, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday, in the company of her dog as well as friends, her partner, and her daughters.

Alison R. Bernstein, a higher education pioneer who had been a vice president for knowledge, creativity, and freedom at the Ford Foundation, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday, in the company of her dog as well as friends, her partner, and her daughters. She was 69 and had had cancer for some 18 months.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Barbara Ann Miller, who had run Barbara Miller Studios, a drapery and slipcover business in East Hampton, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a stroke, her family said.

Barbara Ann Miller, who had run Barbara Miller Studios, a drapery and slipcover business in East Hampton, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a stroke, her family said. Ms. Miller, who had lived in the Avalone Apartments on Fort Pond Road in Montauk, was 72.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Dr. Jerome L. Schulman, a professor emeritus at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and a pioneering virologist in influenza research, died at his New York City home last Thursday at the age of 89.

Dr. Jerome L. Schulman, a professor emeritus at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and a pioneering virologist in influenza research, died at his New York City home last Thursday at the age of 89. Death was attributed to advanced cardiac disease; he had been ill for several years. 

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Renata Dobryn, a potter and freelance carpenter who was born in Argentina and lived in Montauk for the last 30 years, died on June 13 at Stony Brook University Hospital following complications from heart surgery.

Renata Dobryn, a potter and freelance carpenter who was born in Argentina and lived in Montauk for the last 30 years, died on June 13 at Stony Brook University Hospital following complications from heart surgery. She was 79.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
Silvia Tennenbaum, a novelist, occasional journalist, active member of the East Hampton Democratic Party, and a fixture of The Star’s letters pages who lived in Springs for many years, died on June 27 at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania after a brief illness.

Silvia Tennenbaum, a novelist, occasional journalist, active member of the East Hampton  Democratic Party, and a fixture of The Star’s letters pages who lived in Springs for many years, died on June 27 at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania after a brief illness. She was 88.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
A graveside memorial service for Stephen A. Steele Sr., an East Hampton native who died on March 30 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va., will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton.

A graveside memorial service for Stephen A. Steele Sr., an East Hampton native who died on March 30 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va., will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton. Mr. Steele died at the age of 58. His wife, Susan Steele, said he had had heart problems for a long time.