Obituaries

    Joseph F. Koster, a man who had a career in marketing and advertising and who also was a playwright and follower of the spiritual teachings of J. Krishnamurti, died of cancer on May 11 in Phoenix. He was 75.     ...

    June R. O’Connor, a resident of Montauk since 1955 who served during World War II in the Navy’s Waves, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, died on Saturday in Massachusetts. She was 88 and had been ill...

    Between 1978 and 2003, the years that Lucy Macdonald lived in East Hampton, she found the local art scene to be a rich environment for her artwork, her family said. Her work was shown at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, Lizan Tops in...
Edmund Carpenter, an anthropologist, art historian, ethnographer, and co-founder with Marshall McLuhan of modern media theory, died on July 1 in Southampton.

Elizabeth Jane Burns, a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, sewing, and crafts, died at Southampton Hospital on July 7 after a 10-month illness.

Estelle Edwards Adams, a former Orient resident who was born in Amagansett in 1913, died on June 17 at Asbury Solomons retirement home in Solomons, Md. She was 97.

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.