Obituaries

Irene K. Towbin, formerly of New York City and West End Road in East Hampton, died on June 10 at a hospice in Galway, Ireland. Diagnosed with a serious illness a year ago, she had not told many people of it. She was not yet 75.

Susan Ferraris, a Sag Harbor resident for four decades, died at home on Kola Drive on June 29 following a long illness. She was 64.

Mrs. Mayer died at home on Sunday. She was 83 and had been in poor health for the past few years.

Mr. Carpenter, who was known to friends as Ted, was an anthropologist, art historian, and media theorist, among his many callings.

Michael Roesel, an ex-chief of the Bridgehampton Fire Department and former Suffolk County fire coordinator, died at home in Bridgehampton last Thursday at the age of 67.

Alexandra Kazickas was born Alexandra Kalvenas in Panvezys, a small town in Lithuania, on June 17, 1920. She died at home on Egypt Lane in East Hampton on Friday at the age of 91.

Miriam S. Eldar, a retired architect and author who loved to hunt for wild mushrooms, died on May 29 at home in Water Mill. She was 86.

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.

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

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