Obituaries

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.

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.

Hedda Sterne was the only woman in an iconic photograph of an otherwise very masculine group of artists — dubbed “The Irascibles” by a New York art critic

Mr. Cannon, who had cancer for 10 years, died of the disease at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn on April 10. He was 77.

Margaret A. Witty of Springs died on Saturday after a long illness. Called Maggi, Ms. Witty was known as an accomplished musician and singer-songwriter.

A longtime hospice volunteer and the owner, with her husband, of the Morris Studio photography shop in Southampton, Carol Whitney Thomason died at home in Sag Harbor on Friday. She was 63

Gloria M. Sanlorenzo of Agnew Avenue, Montauk, a registered nurse for many years, died at home on Tuesday of brain cancer. She was 84.

Joyce J. Manigo, the district clerk at the Bridgehampton School, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital. She was 52 and lived in Bridgehampton.
Sidney Lumet, who died in Manhattan from lymphoma on Saturday at 86, was the director of more than 40 feature films, including several that have been hailed as landmarks of American cinema.

Harriett Siegel, a longtime Springs resident, died on April 3 in Boca Raton, Fla., after a long illness. She was 70.

Howie Jablow, who had served as Southampton Hospital’s director of respiratory therapy since 1978, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Medical Center after a short illness. A resident of Water Mill, Mr. Jablow was 59 years old.

Queen Davis-Parks, who touched the lives of many East Hamptoners as a teacher at the John M. Marshall Elementary School and as a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church, died at home surrounded by family on April 6. She was 63 and had cancer.