Obituaries

Jesse F. James, a master carpenter who lived on Hog Creek Road in Springs, died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 5 at the age of 81. The cause of death was pulmonary arrest. Mr. James worked for many local builders, among them Wesley Miller, Ed...
John James Stavola Sr., a longtime resident of Montauk, died at home last Thursday. He was 93. Mr. Stavola, who worked as a construction supervisor for the New York Telephone Company, had a summer house in Montauk since the 1960s, and retired...
Alice Cole Lazarus, a longtime summer resident of Barnes Landing in Springs, died on Dec. 27 at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville, Conn. She was 90. Mrs. Lazarus, who was known as Allie, first came to the South Fork with her...
A memorial service will be held on Saturday for Charlotte Rogers Smith of Water Mill, the choir director of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church for more than 40 years and the founder of the Choral Society of the Hamptons. Ms. Smith died of...

Funeral arrangements for John Stavola of Montauk, who died on Friday, have been announced.  Visiting hours will be on Sunday  from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. There will be a prayer service for him at...
Alfred Charles Hines, a retired tool and die maker who made some of the dies for parts of a popular 1950s children’s toy called Robbie the Robot and built a telescope that won a prestigious prize, died in Springs on New Year’s Day. He...
Susan Ellen Akin of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., a part-time resident of Montauk until 2002, died of emphysema on Jan. 3 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. She was 78 and had been in declining health since 2007. Known as Ellen, she was born on...

Yaeko Lawler, who lived in East Hampton with her husband, Thomas H. Lawler, in the late 1950s and early ’60s and kept a house here until the 1990s, died in Bowie, Md., on Dec. 22 after a long illness. She was 82. Mrs. Lawler was born in Osaka...
A memorial service will be held on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Southampton Presbyterian Church for Charlotte Fordham Rogers Smith of Water Mill, who died of pneumonia at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 14 at the age of 95.