Ruth M. Steckowski, who worked for many years at the Amagansett Farmers Market, died on Monday at Southampton Hospital, where she had been admitted the previous day. She was 88.
Mrs. Steckowski was born in Bridgehampton on July 25, 1928, to Otto Walker Kessen and the former Anna Hermine Ellison. She graduated from the Bridgehampton School. A bit later, after meeting and marrying Anthony Steckowski, she moved to Amagansett. Her husband died in 1986.
Mrs. Steckowski is survived by six children. They are Dennis Steckowski and Michael Steckowski, both of East Hampton, Ruth Ann Goodale of Amagansett, John Steckowski of Maryland, Stephen Steckowski of Georgia, and Debbie Kirchmer of Pennsylvania. She also leaves 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Alice Maeder of Sag Harbor.
A private graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Amagansett on Saturday with a Presbyterian clergyman officiating.