Obituaries

    When Dr. Richard J. Koeppel, a longtime resident of Springs, died of cancer-related causes at Southampton Hospital on Aug. 2, the world lost one of only 10 birdwatchers who can claim to have seen over 7,000 different avian...
    As a teenager, Robert Byrnes lived in the Montauk village located on Fort Pond Bay at the time. It was during Prohibition and he was known to help local bootleggers on occasion.     Mr. Byrnes died at Southampton...
    Andy Neidnig, the runner here whom everyone in the sport looked up to, died Monday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 93.     Aside from a brief period in his mid-40s, Mr. Neidnig, who moved to Sag Harbor when...
    Esther Kartiganer, who began a distinguished career in television as a temporary assistant at CBS and rose through the ranks to become a senior producer with the network’s flagship “60 Minutes” news show, died...
    Albert P. Pontick, a pioneer veterinarian in towns from Riverhead to East Hampton, died on July 24 at the Southampton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, just a few months short of his 99th birthday. The cause was renal...
    Kenneth J. Wilson, a 20-year veteran of the New York Police Department who lived on East Lake Drive in Montauk for more than 30 years, died of melanoma on July 23 at Southampton Hospital. He was 73.
    Visiting hours for Charles T. Re of Wireless Road in East Hampton will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a funeral Mass for him at Most Holy Trinity Catholic...
The family of Skip Cannon, a Montauk resident who died on April 10, 2011, will release his ashes into the Atlantic Ocean during a surfboard paddle-out, at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Those interested in attending have been invited to 69 Surfside Avenue,...
    Nancy Reutershan, a member of East Hampton’s Ladies Village Improvement Society for half a century and a resident since 1948 of the village, died at home on Cedar Court on July 25. She was 84.
    Frank J. Cafiso, who ran North Main Street Cleaners in East Hampton from 1952 to 1995, died at home on July 9 in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. He was 78. The cause was liver cancer, his family said.     Mr. Cafiso...
    Mary Colhoun, an East Hampton resident from 1955 to 1969 and a commercial pilot who logged over 20,000 hours of flight time, died on Sunday at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., surrounded by her family and her partner,...
    Brenda Horland Kreichman loved to dance and play tennis. She enjoyed long, vigorous walks near her house in Springs and on the beach at Maidstone Park with her grandchildren, Kyle and Will K. Schuler and Alex Kreichman.  ...
    Stephanie M. Chapman of Osborne Lane, East Hampton, died at home on Tuesday at the age of 88. The family attributed her death to old age.     Born in Southampton on Feb. 29, 1924, to Adam Marcincuk and Ladislaa...