Obituaries

Thomas D. Musnicki of Garden City, a native of Bridgehampton, died on March 20 at Winthrop Hospital in Garden City after a short illness. He was 69.
Dorothy Ann Barnes, whom many knew at the Barnes store in Springs, which she and her husband, the late Clarence Barnes Sr., ran for more than 30 years, died at home on Springs-Fireplace Road on March 28. She was 78 and had cancer and chronic...
A memorial service for Robert Farrar Capon, an Episcopal priest who once served at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Chapel in Wading River. Mr. Capon died on Sept. 5, 2013, at...
Jacqueline Szczepankowski was proud of her roots on the South Fork, and they ran deep. In 1686, her ancestor Ezekiel Sandford, a wheelwright, built the original bridge that connected Bridge Lane to Sagg Road, giving Bridgehampton its name. Mrs....
Richard Alan Ensor, a man of diverse accomplishments who lived on the South Fork between the 1970s and the 1990s, died at the hospice division of St. Albans Hospital in Queens on Jan. 24 after having had a stroke six weeks earlier. He was 93.
A graveside service for Charles Robert Recktenwald of East Hampton, who died on March 25, will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton on May 2 at 1 p.m. Mr. Recktenwald, known as Jed, was 81. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
Jennifer Skemp O’Grady spent nearly every summer of her 72 years in Sagaponack. Her grandfather had purchased a large swath of land running from Daniel’s Lane and Town Line Road down toward the beach. She spent many of her childhood...
Michael Brian Hessler, a retired New York City police officer who lived in Montauk until last year, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Jan. 29 after a long illness. He was 75. In 2000, he moved from Florida to Montauk, where Mr. Hessler...
Nella Martin, a homemaker who raised eight children, was known as a crochet expert others called upon for guidance with a project. Though it was a skill she learned early in life, as she grew older she crocheted more frequently. She specialized in...