Charles B. Slackman, a prolific illustrator whose work appeared in such publications as Esquire, Show, Forbes, Time, and New York magazine, died on May 29 in New York City of lung cancer, 10 days shy of his 81st birthday.
R. Randolph Richardson, a philanthropist whose experiences in the infantry in Germany during World War II affected his personal and political thinking for the rest of his life, died at the age of 89 at home in Amagansett after a long illness.
Capt. Harry Clemenz, a Montauk resident who held the longstanding New York State record for a blue marlin caught on rod and reel, died on May 13 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. He was 83.
Ed Petrie, the man who gave this town, and Sag Harbor before that, so much to cheer about over his half-century career as a high school boys basketball coach, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 82.
Dean F. Failey, who was the East Hampton Historical Society’s first fulltime director and went on to national prominence as an expert on antiquities for Christie’s Auction House in Manhattan and “Antiques Roadshow” on television, died at home in East Northport on May 19.