Obituaries

Michael Brian Hessler, a retired New York City police officer who lived in Montauk until last year, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Jan. 29 after a long illness. He was 75. In 2000, he moved from Florida to Montauk, where Mr. Hessler...
Jennifer Skemp O’Grady spent nearly every summer of her 72 years in Sagaponack. Her grandfather had purchased a large swath of land running from Daniel’s Lane and Town Line Road down toward the beach. She spent many of her childhood...
A graveside service for Charles Robert Recktenwald of East Hampton, who died on March 25, will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton on May 2 at 1 p.m. Mr. Recktenwald, known as Jed, was 81. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Irene M. O’Neill enjoyed spending time at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, decorating, and entertaining friends, family, and guests at her bed-and-breakfast. “She was out in the Hamptons for 20-plus years, and absolutely loved it...
Dr. Morton Goldfarb, a urologist associated for many years with Brunswick Hospital in Amityville, of which he became medical director, died in Boynton Beach, Fla., on March 11 of lung cancer. He was 88 and had been ill for less than four months. Dr...
Thomas P. Lavinio, who was the owner and operator of Lavinio Pools in Southampton and a pilot and member of the East Hampton Aviation Association, died on March 16 at home on Cedar Crest Road in North Sea. He was 87 and had been in declining health...
Steven J. Pomerantz, a building contractor who was an emergency medical technician with the Montauk Fire Department for 15 years, died at home in Montauk on March 16. The cause was cancer, from which he had suffered for several years, his brother...
Thomas D. Musnicki of Garden City, a native of Bridgehampton, died on Friday at the age of 69. A Mass was said at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton on Tuesday, followed by burial at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton....
Jacqueline Szczepankowski of Wainscott died at home on March 11. She was 85. An obituary will appear in a future issue.