Obituaries

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.

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.

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.

Best known in East Hampton for the years he spent as a gas station attendant at the Y Pay More station on Three Mile Harbor Road, Frederick Askin, known as Rick, died on April 25 in Riverhead after a short bout with cancer. He was 58 years old.

Norman E. Smith of Amagansett Drive in East Hampton was a caretaker at Cedar Lawn Cemetery for 25 years, and he was known to friends and clients as a skilled handyman. He died on April 8 of heart failure after being bedridden for some years. He was 79.

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

Laura Serra Roberts, a native of Italy who lived in East Hampton for over three decades, died at home in Atlanta of a heart attack on April 28. She was 81.

Frank Konzet, who lived year round in East Hampton from 1975 to 2005, when he started spending winters with his wife in Sebastian, Fla., died on Sunday of heart failure at age 87

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.