Obituaries

Benjamin A. Havens, 69, a Springs bayman with fisherman forebears back to the 19th century, died at Northport Veterans Hospital on Saturday after a short illness. He was diagnosed with a progressive form of cancer less than two weeks ago.
James D. Griffin, who built a house in Montauk in 1984, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital. He suffered a fatal heart attack after a morning of fishing while heading back into Montauk Harbor, his family said.
A celebration of the life of the late David Carney was held at the Bridgehampton Senior Center last Thursday. A former United Nations economist who retired to Sag Harbor in 1985, Dr. Carney died in Southampton on May 8. Dr. Carney, who arrived in...
Visiting hours for Carl Darenberg Jr., who died on Sunday in Montauk, will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. His funeral will be tomorrow at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in...
A celebration-of-life gathering will be held at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday for Barbara Osborn Babinski Meyer, a lifelong Wainscott resident who died at home on Sunday. She was 89. An obituary will appear in a future...
A funeral for Harold R. Simmons Jr. will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton on Sunday at 3 p.m., with the Rev Denis Brunelle officiating. Mr. Simmons died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 12. He was 74. An obituary for him...
Rena Hewie Stoutt, who owned Jamaica Specialties on North Main Street in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Aug. 12, surrounded by family.
Harold Ralston Simmons Jr., an internationally noted interior designer, died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 12.
Marianne Toy of Sag Harbor Village, whose smile was the first thing people noticed about her, her family said, died on Aug. 5 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Patricia A. Reilly Dunn, who lived on Newtown Lane in East Hampton for 50 years and in that time managed the Sea Spray Inn and worked as a real estate broker at the Windward and Devlin McNiff agencies, died on Aug. 13 at home in Ridge after a brief illness.
Vera Lens Holden, a Montauk resident for over 40 years and one of the first occupants of a Leisurama house in Culloden Shores, died on Aug. 13 in Farmington, Conn.
Walter Galcik Sr., a World War II veteran who was the caretaker of Shadmoor State Park as part of his work for the Town of East Hampton, died at home in Ditch Plain, Montauk, last Thursday.
A celebration of the life of David Carney, a former United Nations economist, educator, and author who worked extensively in Africa and the West Indies before retiring to Sag Harbor in 1985, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Bridgehampton Senior Center.