Recent Stories: Obituaries

Star staff
May 21, 2015
The well-known sculptor Bill King's life and artistic legacy will be celebrated at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday.

A celebration of the life and artistic legacy of the well-known sculptor Bill King, who died in East Hampton on March 4, will be held at Guild Hall on Saturday at 11 a.m. A reception, organized by Colin Ambrose, will follow.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
A memorial service for Denis O’Connor of Montauk, who died on May 14, will take place Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Water Mill.

A memorial service for Denis O’Connor of Montauk, who died in Port Charlotte, Fla., on May 14, will take place at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Scuttlehole Road in Water Mill.

A celebration of his life will be held in Montauk in July, the date to be announced. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star staff
May 21, 2015

Capt. Harry Clemenz, a Montauk native and charter captain, died at Southampton Hospital on May 13 at the age of 83. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at the Viking Dock on May 30 at 6:30 p.m.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

Star staff
May 21, 2015

A service will be held at noon on Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Amagansett for Lucy Ann O’Mara of that hamlet, who died at Southampton Hospital on May 13. She was 73.

A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

Star staff
May 21, 2015

A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Amagansett tomorrow at 2 p.m. for Shirley M. Payne, a lifelong resident of the hamlet who died at Southampton Hospital on Tuesday.

A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Star.

Star staff
May 21, 2015

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 at Stony Brook University Hospital where he had undergone emergency heart surgery. He was 92.

Star staff
May 21, 2015

Ronald Cunningham, a certified nursing assistant, came to the South Fork as a live-in caregiver a few years ago. He was the “consummate caregiver,” said a friend of 30 years, Tom Patterson of McAlisterville, Pa., Mr. Cunningham’s home base. “It was a labor of love. It was his passion. He would do nothing else.”

Star staff
May 21, 2015

Theodor Marinescu, a longtime resident of Buckskill Road in East Hampton, died on Sunday in Laurens, S.C., of a drug overdose. He was 25.

Her son fought a drug addiction for at least two years, said Violeta Astilean of East Hampton. He had entered rehabilitation, but relapsed.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
Allan Stivers Kahkonen, a master carpenter who worked on several historic restorations in East Hampton, died at his home in Franklin, N.C. He was 79.

A memorial service was held at the First Alliance Church in Franklin, N.C., on Tuesday for Allan Stivers Kahkonen, who died of lung cancer at his home there on May 8. Mr. Kahkonen was a master carpenter who worked on several historic restorations in East Hampton during a 32-year career. He was 79 years old.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
Eileen Ceceil Crichton, a Montauk resident known as Sunny, died on April 24 at Southampton Hospital.

Eileen Ceceil Crichton, a Montauk resident known as Sunny, died on April 24 at Southampton Hospital. She was 78. Her family did not specify the cause of death.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
A memorial celebration for Connie Anderson will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the community center at the St. Michael’s senior citizens housing complex in Amagansett.

A memorial celebration for Connie Anderson will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the community center at the St. Michael’s senior citizens housing complex in Amagansett. Ms. Anderson, who lived in that complex most recently, first summered in Springs in the early 1950s.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
A memorial service for Helen E. Sheehy will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton on May 23 at 2 p.m.

A memorial service for Helen E. Sheehy, an Amagansett resident who died on Feb. 16, will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton on May 23 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the church’s Hoie Hall.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
A memorial for the World War II veteran will be held at his Squaw Road residence in Springs on Sunday.

A memorial for Robert T. Olson, a World War II veteran and lover of the arts who died on Feb. 3 at 93, will be held at his Squaw Road residence in Springs on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
Francis Fleetwood, a well-known East Hampton architect who designed more than 200 houses on the South Fork over his 36-year career, died on Friday of an embolism after a long flight from South America.

Francis Fleetwood, a well-known East Hampton architect who designed more than 200 houses on the South Fork over his 36-year career, died on Friday of an embolism after a long flight from South America. He had just returned home to Wellington, Fla., following a photography trek in Patagonia, his family said.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
Glyn Erwin, who came to Montauk in 1975 as a member of the Air Force stationed at Camp Hero, died at Southampton Hospital on April 18 after a long illness.

Glyn Erwin, who came to Montauk in 1975 as a member of the Air Force stationed at Camp Hero, died at Southampton Hospital on April 18 after a long illness. He was 80.

Daisy Erwin, Mr. Erwin’s wife, said his other Air Force postings were at radar installations in Manchester, N.H., and Lompoc, Calif. He also was an instructor while in the service in Biloxi, Miss., she said.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
James Randolph Stansfield, an artist, educator, and former resident of Amagansett, died on April 11 in Pompton Plains, N.J. He was 93.

James Randolph Stansfield, an artist, educator, and former resident of Amagansett, died on April 11 in Pompton Plains, N.J. He was 93 and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
A funeral Mass will be offered at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton at 10 a.m. on Friday for Joseph J. Olszewski Sr. of East Hampton, who died on May 12.

A funeral Mass will be offered at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East  Hampton at 10 a.m. on Friday for Joseph J. Olszewski Sr. of East Hampton, who died on May 12 at the age of 92. Visiting hours will be held today between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home here. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
Terry Bagley, known to many in Sag Harbor for Bagley Home, a Provence-inspired shop on Main Street, died on the morning of May 6 beneath a cherry tree in full bloom at her Bay Point home with her dog, Noah, by her side.

Terry Bagley, known to many in Sag Harbor for Bagley Home, a Provence-inspired shop on Main Street, died on the morning of May 6 beneath a cherry tree in full bloom at her Bay Point home with her dog, Noah, by her side. She was 77. Friends said her lung cancer had returned.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
Tina Fredericks, the founder of the East Hampton real estate office that bore her name, died on Monday at her East Hampton home overlooking Georgica Pond.

Tina Fredericks, the founder of the East Hampton real estate office that bore her name, died on Monday at her East Hampton home overlooking Georgica Pond. Ms. Fredericks, who was 93, had been ill for several years.

Star staff
May 7, 2015

Elizabeth Sloan Tyler, an artist whose paintings are in corporate and private collections across the United States and Europe, died of heart failure on April 16 at her house on Hand Lane in Amagansett. She was 96. 

Star staff
May 7, 2015

Frank E. Thompson, who worked for Sag Harbor Village for 20 years, died of a massive heart attack on April 25. His death occurred while he was walking his beloved chihuahua, Cody, in the backyard of his home in Riverhead. He was 61.

Star staff
May 7, 2015

Helen Marie Coady, who grew up in Wainscott and once worked as a bookkeeper for The East Hampton Star before working as a typesetter in Palm Beach, Fla., died on April 25 at home in Noblesville, Ind. She was 85 and had cancer.

Star staff
May 7, 2015

Patricia Myers, the first woman to serve the Amagansett Fire District as an emergency medical technician and the former owner, with her husband, of McKendry’s Pub, which operated for a quarter-century on Amagansett’s Main Street, died on April 24 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. She was 85 and experienced complications following pneumonia.

Star staff
May 7, 2015

Philip S. Goodman, who spent six decades as a writer and director of television programs and commercials, feature and documentary films, and theatrical productions, died of cancer on Saturday after an illness of several months. A resident of New York City, he had formerly lived in Amagansett and on North Haven. He was 89.