Obituaries

Ms. Posillico, a Springs resident, died at Southampton Hospital on June 1 after an illness. She was 79.

Edith Dallas Ernst married into one of the most influential art families of the 20th century, and she became inextricably linked to them and their accomplishments, but she was not one to rest lightly on others’ laurels.

Melvin Eugene Riddick, the treasurer of Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton from 1979 to 1994, died in North Carolina on April 19.

Michael Elwood Gochenour died at home in Delray Beach, Fla., on May 30 after his esophagus ruptured.

John Lockman Helmuth Jr. died on May 15 in Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, two days after having a massive stroke. The former East Hampton resident was 70 years old.

Janice S. Brightwell, whose family was responsible for keeping a large portion of Napeague in a pristine state, died on May 30 at Twomey Hospital in Sumter, S.C.. She was 96.