Obituaries

    Richard D. Lyons, whose connection to the South Fork began with his interest in the woman he was to marry, Susan Pilchik Rosenbaum, died on March 13 at their home in Charleston, S.C. He was 84 and suffered from vascular dementia.
    Mark Jay Meyer, known to many who frequented the Amagansett Building Materials company and Village Hardware in East Hampton before that, died of unknown causes on Saturday. He was 50 years old.     A funeral...
    Calvin M. Smith, who was born in the Hayground section of Bridgehampton on Aug. 11, 1927, died of a brain tumor on March 12 at home, across the street from where he was born. He was 85.
    Ann F. Walker, who was a director of nursing at New York Presbyterian’s Babies and Children’s Hospital in New York City before moving to Springs, died at home in Jupiter, Fla., on Sunday. No cause of death was given....
    Gerald E. McCarthy, a retired detective with the New York Police Department and a devoted member of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton, died on March 16 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson....
    Ella N. Collins, a retired nurse who lived on Maidstone Avenue in East Hampton Village with her husband, Irad S. Collins, for many years, died on March 20 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton of...

    A service for Richard T. Johnson, a former Montauk resident who died on Feb. 21 in Greenport, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk.  
    She could have remained forever known as Richard Burton’s first wife, thrown over for Elizabeth Taylor after a slew of other affairs, but Sybil Williams Burton Christopher was not satisfied being a footnote in someone else...
    Elizabeth Elting Rogers, a pianist and jazz aficionado who was known on the South Fork as a person of grace and generosity, died on March 7 at home in Bridgehampton. Her death was caused by a brain aneurism, her family said. She...
    Gloria Joan Rousell of Montauk, a nurse for nearly four decades, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on March 10 of congestive heart failure. She was 90.
    Carol Braider, who with her husband ran a shop in East Hampton in the 1950s called the House of Music and Books and an art gallery that showed work by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Willem and Elaine de Kooning,...
    Ann Duryea Kirk Willard, the eldest daughter of a surgeon general of the United States Army who worked as a summertime physician in Montauk in the 1950s, died on Feb. 16 in Bedford, Mass. She was 93.     She was...

    Thomas P. Peacock, a former assistant general counsel for the City of New York who chaired the successful capital campaign to restore and expand the Amagansett Library in 2004, died of prostate cancer on March 9 in Islamorada, Fla...