Linda L. Lester

Aug. 5, 1942 - May 09, 2017
Linda L. Lester, Aug. 5, 1942 - May 09, 2017

Linda Lester, a caregiver not only for her family members but for the clients she watched over as a home health aide, died of cancer on May 9 at the San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport. She was 74 and had been ill for four months.

Ms. Lester was a native of Amagansett and lived in that hamlet until moving 10 years ago to Marion Lane in East Hampton, where she lived with Tricia and James Brewer, a daughter and son-in-law.

She enjoyed spending time with family, cooking, and going to the beach, they said. A loving, gentle, and soft-spoken woman, she devoted her time to her children and grandchildren.

Born on Aug. 5, 1942, in Southampton, Ms. Lester was a daughter of Paul Wiseman and the former Hedwig Glaser. She graduated from the Amagansett School and East Hampton High School.

As a home health aide, she worked at the Huntting Lane Rest Home here and for the Catholic Guardian Society on the East End, as well as for private clients. Her marriage to Jens Lester of Amagansett ended in divorce.

She is survived by a brother and four sisters, Doreen Wiseman, Paul Wiseman, Norma Hren, and Dorothy Mott of East Hampton, and Joanne Vaughan of Sag Harbor. Also surviving, in addition to Ms. Brewer, are her children Stephen Lester and Mitchell Lester of East Hampton and Debbie Kleinsmith of Sag Harbor. She leaves seven grandchildren.

Ms. Lester was cremated. A service was held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Saturday, the Rev. Steven Howarth of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church presiding.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to San Simeon by the Sound, 61700 Route 48, Greenport 11944, or to the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, 1 Cedar Street, East Hampton 11937.