Obituaries

Helen Marie Coady, who grew up in Wainscott and once worked as a bookkeeper for The East Hampton Star before working as a typesetter in Palm Beach, Fla., died on April 25 at home in Noblesville, Ind. She was 85 and had cancer.
A graveside service for Robert Mott, who died on Dec. 8 at Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island, will be held on May 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Green River Cemetery in Springs. Mr. Mott, who was known as Buzzy, was 66.
Frank E. Thompson, who worked for Sag Harbor Village for 20 years, died of a massive heart attack on April 25. His death occurred while he was walking his beloved chihuahua, Cody, in the backyard of his home in Riverhead. He was 61.
A wake will be held and a Mass will be said for the 19-year-old college student on Sunday in East Hampton.
Sharon E. Gentile of East Hampton “was known by the people in her life to love, laugh, and dance for joy,” her family wrote. She died on April 14 in San Diego following what her family said was a long illness.
Ann Adele Watson, 88, a lifelong resident of East Hampton who had worked at the old East Hampton News Company and the Bank of the Hamptons, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
Summer theater brought Thomas J. O’Mara to the South Fork, and after settling in East Hampton he continued to be involved in community theater for many years, both onstage and building scenery and sets.
Jacqueline Kuykendall, a nearly lifelong Springs resident who was remembered for her many kindnesses and generous spirit, died on April 22 in Pleasanton, Tex., where she had lived for the last two years with a daughter.
A homemaker who raised her four children on Miller Lane West in East Hampton, Loretta M. King was the glue that held her family together, they said.
Mary Ellen Hegarty, who split her time between Glen Head and Montauk, died on Easter morning at home in Glen Head. She was 75 and had had cancer for over eight years.
Jean Ann Hantz of Amagansett and Potsdam, N.Y., who was described by her family as “as survivor of difficult times and an orchestrator of joyful times,” died on April 22 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, N.Y., where she had been in the Memory Care Center for four and a half years.
Jane Van Kovics, a former member of the Sag Harbor Village Board, died on April 14 in Port Charlotte, Fla., where she had retired. She was 94 and had congestive heart failure.
Joseph James Holub of Sag Harbor, a Korean War veteran, died on April 19 at Southampton Hospital at the age of 79.