Thomas Lusty, who grew up in Amagansett but moved away from the South Fork after college, died at home in Stuart, Fla., on Jan. 6. He was 64 years old and had had cancer for about a year.
Mr. Lusty founded and was C.E.O. of a pharmaceutical advertising agency in Morristown, N.J., until his recent retirement, called Pace Inc. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling, according to his daughter-in-law, Sara Lusty, who said he was a “devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather . . . a wonderful friend to all.”
Mr. Lusty went to the Amagansett School and East Hampton High School, from which he graduated in 1965. He graduated from the University of Kansas and then served in Long Beach, Calif., with the Navy. He and his first wife were married in 1969; she died in 2002.
Thomas Giles Lusty was born on May 23, 1947, at Southampton Hospital to the former Susan Turner and Thomas Giles Lusty, both of whom died before him. He is survived by Karen McLaughlin of Stuart, Fla., whom he married last year, and by her daughter, Kelly McLaughlin. He is also survived by his children, Thomas G. Lusty II of Lindale, Tex., and Leigh Anne Lusty of Great Meadows, N.J., as well as a sister, Susan Schaefer of Arizona, and a brother, William Lusty of Amagansett.
In Florida, Mr. Lusty was president of the North River Shores Association in Stuart and a vice commodore of the Coconut Point Yacht Club. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stuart, at which a memorial will be held on Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Chuck Dennison officiating.
Mr. Lusty was cremated and his ashes are to be scattered off the coast of eastern Long Island.