James E. McGroarty, a carpenter and craftsman who was the first non-Native American to build a canoe, or tomol, for members of the Chumash Indian tribe, died of a massive heart attack at a friend’s house in Santa Ynez, Calif., on June 24.
Arnold M. Cooper, M.D., who practiced psychiatry and psychoanalysis for almost six decades and was internationally acknowledged as an educator and writer in the field, died of lung cancer at Southampton Hospital on June 9 at the age of 88.
Danny DeBoard, a lifelong resident of East Hampton and a longtime employee of the town Parks and Recreation Department, died of cancer on June 14 at Southampton Hospital. He had been diagnosed just a few weeks earlier.
Rose Gillio Enrione, who immigrated from Italy with her mother in 1928 and ran the Holiday Acres Motel on Montauk Highway in East Hampton for many years, died of pneumonia on May 18 at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. She was 90.
Carol Southern Keneas, whose editing style is credited for the success of the “Angelina Ballerina” books as well as a wide range of titles including “Jackson Pollock,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the artist, died on Saturday in New York City of complications of cancer surgery.
Irene K. Towbin, formerly of New York City and West End Road in East Hampton, died on June 10 at a hospice in Galway, Ireland. Diagnosed with a serious illness a year ago, she had not told many people of it. She was not yet 75.