Brenda Kreichman

Feb. 29, 1924 - July 2, 2012

    Brenda Horland Kreichman loved to dance and play tennis. She enjoyed long, vigorous walks near her house in Springs and on the beach at Maidstone Park with her grandchildren, Kyle and Will K. Schuler and Alex Kreichman.
    Mrs. Kreichman died on July 2 of complications of a neurological disorder. She was 72.
     Mrs. Kreichman was born in Brooklyn to Herb Horland and the former Syd Reicher, and raised in Belle Harbor, Queens, with her twin sister, Jackie.
    As a girl she was a devoted Eddie Fisher fan and cheered on the Brooklyn Dodgers with her friend and caretaker, Brenda Jones.
    She met “the love of her life,” Howie Kreichman, in 1955 at the Henley School in Queens. She went on to Boston University, he joined the Air Force, and on Aug. 20, 1960, the two were married and settled in Massapequa, where they raised two daughters, Juli and Amy.
    Mrs. Kreichman was a sales representative for the Cuisinart Corporation for over a decade. She was proud of her Jewish heritage and a supporter of Israel.
    “She was a gracious hostess and generous friend whose humor, energy, and brisket will be sorely missed,” her family wrote.
    The Kreichmans had a summer house on Napeague starting in the 1980s and moved to Springs full time about 15 years ago.
    In addition to her grandchildren, Mrs. Kreichman is survived by her husband, Howie Kreichman of Springs, and her daughters, Juli Kreichman of New York City and Amy K. Schuler of Lawrenceville, N.J.
    She was buried at Mount Ararat Jewish Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Stephanie Chapman
    Stephanie M. Chapman of Osborne Lane, East Hampton, died at home on Tuesday at the age of 88. The family attributed her death to old age.
    Born in Southampton on Feb. 29, 1924, to Adam Marcincuk and Ladislaa Krelski, Ms. Chapman was the youngest of seven siblings and the only girl. None of her brothers survive.
    She attended school in Southampton and worked as a bookkeeper for Diamond’s Furniture on Main Street in East Hampton for over 40 years. In 1949, she married Henry L. Chapman, who died in 1999. Their two children, Barbara Claflin and John Claflin, both live in East Hampton.
    Mrs. Chapman also helped to raise a granddaughter, Lisa Ugalde Smith, from the time she was 10 years old, and loved taking long walks on Main Beach with her daughter and granddaughter. Ms. Smith now lives in Boston.
     The Chapmans enjoyed traveling together and spent many happy winter months in Cancun, Mexico. After her husband died, Mrs. Chapman liked to drop by at a number of local restaurants, where she was welcomed as a regular.
    A memorial service will be held on Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.  Memorial donations have been suggested for the Animal Rescue Fund by e-mailing Gloria@arfhamptons.org  or to Box 911, Wainscott 11975.
Bonnie Mauro, 82
    Bonnie Jean Addy Mauro, who saw the world as an American Airlines stewardess in the early 1950s, died on July 1 at home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., after an illness. A former part-time resident of Amagansett, she was 82.
    She looked back fondly on being a stewardess, knowing that she had taken part in the glory days of aviation, her family said. When she started, in 1952, having a nursing degree was a prerequisite for the job, her family said, and Ms. Mauro had earned one two years earlier at the White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.
    Born in Newcomerstown in that state on Aug. 30, 1929, to Charles William Addy and Mable Elizabeth Willis Addy, she graduated from Newcomerstown High School.
    She was an operating room nurse for two years before she met her future husband, Frank R. Mauro. They were married in 1953, and in the years that followed Ms. Mauro focused her attention on raising their five children in Fayson Lakes, N.J.
    Ms. Mauro volunteered for leadership positions at Our Lady of the Magnificat Catholic Church and organized and led the school nurse program at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J., during the 1970s.
    In 1974 the Mauros bought a house in Montauk. A few years later they bought one in Amagansett. After her husband died in 2000, she divided her time bet  was held at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius in Palm Beach Gardens. Memorial contributions have been suggested to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978.