Obituaries

  Bill King, the celebrated sculptor whose long-limbed appearance was as distinctive as his artwork, died peacefully at home on Saddle Lane in East Hampton on March 4. He was 90. Though he first began spending summers in East Hampton in 1959,...
David G. Bennett, an Amagansett native and a retired Navy captain, died in Eugene, Ore., on Feb. 11 of complications of a stroke he had had a week earlier. He was 79.
A funeral Mass for Irene M. O’Neill of Amagansett will be said on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Mrs. O’Neill died at home on Tuesday. She was 83. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
Richard Alan Ensor, a World War II veteran and actor in East End plays, was a sexton at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton and a vestryman and lay reader at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor. He died on Jan. 24 at the age of 93. A...
Robert Joseph Croghan was a man of intellectual curiosity who mastered a variety of professions, his family said, from biomedical technician to artist’s assistant. A talented carpenter, he was the principal of an East Hampton contracting...
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.