Obituaries

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.

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