Obituaries

M. Grace Steidle of East Hampton died on Sunday at the age of 93. A prayer service will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton at 2 p.m. on Sunday. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
Services for Matthew Lester of Springs, a 17-year-old East Hampton High School student who died on Monday, will begin Friday.
David P. Krusa, a former commercial fisherman who had put as much energy into developing an offshore tilefish harvest as he did writing poetry and fiction, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 4 at home in Montauk.
Polly Kraft, an artist and longtime Wainscott summer resident, died on Jan. 1 at home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., of pancreatic cancer.
Janet Maloney, who in the late 1970s inherited a house on Springs-Fireplace Road that had belonged to her cousin Merrill Millar Lake, died of natural causes at her Manhattan residence on Jan. 4.
Thomas Edmund Andres of Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs died on Sunday at home after an accidental fall.
Tere LoPrete, a book designer whose credits included the first edition of Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” and books by Julia Child, Tom Wolfe, and James Michener, died at home in Wainscott on Dec. 27 surrounded by friends and family.
Ursula Ahnelt-Yezil of Springs died on Jan. 2 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
Ute von Engelhardt, one of the first Pan American World Airways stewardesses and a longtime resident of East Hampton, where she worked at a number of well-known shops, died unexpectedly on Dec. 31 while visiting her sisters in Germany.
Matthew Henry Yuska of Accabonac Road in East Hampton died of pneumonia on Dec. 22 at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook
Irving Schiffman, a former textile executive and a summer resident of East Hampton for more than 50 years, died at his Manhattan residence on Dec. 15 of congestive heart disease.

Daniel Ryan Shields Sr., who had been a painting contractor, an East Hampton Town Parks Department employee, and an Amagansett Fire Department captain, died on Dec. 27 at Southampton Hospital of congestive heart failure and complications of the disease.
Dianne d’Etreillis Roussel, who was an artist and designer from a young age and through Roussel Art Conservation, a family firm, worked on Ronald Reagan’s official White House Christmas ornament and many sculptures at Lincoln Center and Rockefeller Center, died on Dec. 25 at Haven Hospice in New York City of complications of lung cancer.