Obituaries

oseph H. Brubaker Jr., an auditor with Aetna Insurance for 30 years, died at home in East Hampton on Sunday of complications from heart disease. He was 76.

Julia Gargiulo, who had been a social worker with the elderly in Greenwich, Conn., and a psychotherapist, died on Friday in Stamford, Conn. Ms. Gargiulo, who lived in East Hampton from 1994 to 2006, was 78 and had ovarian cancer.

Patricia Flach, an artist and designer who lived in New York City and spent her childhood summers in East Hampton, died on Sunday in her sleep following an illness.

Abraham Einhorn, a playwright whose first play, “Agatha Sue I Love You,” was produced on Broadway by George Abbott in 1966, died on May 4 in Laughlin, Nev., of cardiac arrest. He was 85.

Christopher Taaffe Schiaffino died at home on Muir Boulevard in East Hampton on Friday morning at the age of 35. The cause of death is still unknown, according to his family.

Donald G. Gleasner, who as an importer was among the first to introduce Americans to prefinished plywood, leaving a mark on rec rooms everywhere, died on May 3 at his house on Pheasant Woods Lane in East Hampton. He was 88.

Donald Kennedy, an artist who lived almost his entire life in East Hampton, died in early February of reasons still unknown.

Emma Edwards Parsons, a lifelong resident of Amagansett and an 11th-generation member of the Edwards family, died peacefully at home in Amagansett on April 28. She was 94.