Obituaries

David L. Scott, a restaurateur who vacationed in Montauk for many years and retired there in the late 1990s to fish and cook for family and friends, died after a two-month illness on June 9 at Southampton Hospital. He was 73.

Westa Vespa Delagi, an artist and teacher, died at home in Stuart, Fla., on May 7 at the age of 104.
Leland Jennings Burnett Jr., whose career in electrical engineering included a Saudi Arabian pipeline, designing and installing television stations, and a navigation system for the United States’ Polaris and Poseidon submarines, died on June 11.
William Ford, who grew up in Bridgehampton and went on to become a major in the Army and a decorated veteran of the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, died on April 18 at Walter Reed Hospital. He was 87.
Word has been received here of the death in Arlington, Tex., of Viola O. Tilstra, who was born and brought up in Montauk.
George J. Hoffman, an educator, school administrator, and community activist, died at home in Brooklyn on Sunday.
Visiting hours for John J. Wilson, 85, of East Hampton, who died in Huntington on Sunday, will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
Apart from a year at the Sorbonne in the early 1960s and another living in London in the early 1970s, Laurie M. Adams lived all of her 73 years in New York.
Sondra Lynn of East Hampton, who practiced acupuncture and herbal medicine for many years before being diagnosed with leukemia four years ago, died on June 18 at home. She was 57 and her mother was by her side.