Obituaries

Siri Reckler had “a larger-than-life personality that filled any room she entered,” her family said. “She drank Scotch, loved a good cocktail party, and threw many fabulous get-togethers on her deck” in Springs, where for...
Frances O’Brien, an affordable-housing advocate and lifelong civic activist both on the South Fork and in New York City, died at her East Hampton residence on Feb. 28. She was 96, and had been in failing health for some time.   ...
David Silver, the founder and former chief executive officer of Regency Home Fashions and a major backer of the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter and of the Ross School, died at home in New York City on Tuesday. He was 75. The cause of death was...
Freddy Plimpton, an artist and designer, died of respiratory failure on Feb. 22 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt. She was 73 and had lived on the South Fork, in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, for 30 years.
Helen E. Sheehy of Amagansett, 87, died on Feb. 16 in Florida. She had gone there to celebrate a granddaughter’s Valentine’s Day engagement party in Jupiter, where, said her family, she had a wonderful time, laughing and dancing with...
Melvin Charles Bennett of Springs, known to most as Chuck, or Mel, died of lung cancer at Southampton Hospital on Feb. 25. He was 61. A mason for many years who most recently worked for the Cozy Cottages in Wainscott, Mr. Bennett was known as an all...
Bill King, a well-known sculptor who first came to East Hampton in 1959, died on Wednesday at the age of 90.
  Antoinette S. Barsdis, a retired custodian with the Sag Harbor School District, died on Friday at Southampton Hospital. She was 76. No cause of death was given.

  Dorothy Margaret Cebulski, who spent summers on the South Fork from childhood before moving here full time over 30 years ago, died in her sleep at home on Napeague on Feb. 15. She was 81 years old.