Obituaries

Genevieve F. Hewitt, an author, columnist, and former home building and decorating editor at Good Housekeeping magazine, died on Oct. 26 in Manhattan after a brief illness.
Robert Craig Yardley of Dorset, Vt., who was a standout student-athlete at East Hampton High School and then enjoyed a long career teaching history at his alma mater, died on Oct. 25 at the Albany Medical Center.
hrough his work with the International Rescue Committee, which spanned three decades, Robert P. DeVecchi was credited with helping to save the lives of millions of refugees who fled foreign conflicts. Mr. DeVecchi, who held several leadership roles with the I.R.C. and was recognized with a number of humanitarian awards, died on Oct. 26 at his home...
Alfred Howell Conklin died at home in East Hampton on Monday.
Helen Everett of Sag Harbor, who spent 27 years as an elementary school teacher there and many more years volunteering with Southampton Hospital and the Dominican Family Health Service, died on Oct. 14.
A military memorial service for Margaret F. D’Andrea, followed by the burial of her ashes, will take place on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Friends and family will gather at 11:30 to celebrate her life at the...
E. Virgil Conway, a Montauk native who grew up in one of the original Carl Fisher houses in Upper Shepherd’s Neck and went on to a career of public service, including a key term as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 21.
Lynn Rauch, who spent many summers with her sister, Patricia Story, in East Hampton, died at home in Delray Beach, Fla., on Friday, surrounded by family. The cause was lung cancer.
Robert Louis Peters, a standout high school and college football player who was a jack of all trades as an adult in East Hampton, died on Oct. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had gone to visit a sister.
Oneda P. Dixon of East Hampton lived to be 101 years old, all the while remaining active in her church and the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center and touching the lives of four generations of survivors.
Charles Norman Gould, a longtime veterinarian and founder of the Olde Towne Animal Hospital in Southampton, died at home in Bridgehampton on Oct. 14 after a short illness. He was 80.
Nondita Mason, a retired professor of postcolonial literature and theory at Hunter College, died on Sept. 25 at her Manhattan apartment, one day after returning from a 23-day trip to Italy, Greece, and Turkey with her husband, Bryant Mason.
Harry J. O’Rourke, who grew up in Wainscott and East Hampton Village and had a successful insurance career after serving in the Marine Corps, died on Sept. 29 at Kettering Hospital in Ohio after a short illness.