Obituaries

Frederick Joseph Knapp, a singer and musician who had a career in industrial shows and, with his wife, the former Penny Leka, later founded a company that trained businesspeople in public speaking, presentation, and dress, died of a heart attack...
Harold Maurice Wit, a lawyer, poet, and longtime resident of East Hampton, died on Dec. 14 at his house in Santa Fe, N.M., after having had several strokes. He was 86. Mr. Wit was an attorney with the Manhattan firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore,...
Robert W. (Buzzy) Mott, a member of East Hampton High School’s class of 1967, and the survivor of a traumatic brain injury in 1985, died just before midnight on Dec. 8, succumbing to complications of pneumonia at the Richmond University...
Arthur Ronald Fisher, who worked in maintenance for 10 years at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk and as a chef in that hamlet and in East Hampton for 28 years before that, died at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., on Monday. He was 72 and had...
Morris Bradt Jr. of Amagansett and Manhattan, a retired management consultant, died on Dec. 6 at his home in the city. He was 92 and had been ill with cancer for a year.

Edward Hannibal, a novelist and advertising executive, died of lung cancer at Southampton Hospital on Saturday after a short illness. He was 78.
A graveside service for Thomas O. Conklin of Bridgehampton will be held on Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. Mr. Conk­lin died on Nov. 26 at the age of 83.
Lammott Walter Cottman, known to most as Cott, died of a stroke in New York City on Nov. 19, a day before his 72nd birthday. Mr. Cottman was a longtime summer resident of Azurest in Sag Harbor, where he stayed with his wife and family at her...
Muriel L. Forsberg split her teenage years between Sayville and Montauk. Her father was a fisherman, and when he was working in the summer and fall, the family lived in Montauk in a house not far from the docks and she attended East Hampton High...