Obituaries

John F. Rutkowski, the former owner of John’s Pancake House and the Montauk Movie and a Navy veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died of cancer on June 21 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He was 92 and had been ill for two...
Mr. Ecker died on Monday at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead at the age of 92 with members of his family present.
Richard Perry Mark, an engineer who served in the Army infantry during the Korean War, died of lung cancer at the age of 88 last Thursday at Northport (L.I.) Veterans Hospital. He had been sick for six months.
A celebration of the life of Jay Scott, a former Montauk resident who died on May 15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Edward Ecker Park at the west end of Navy Road in Montauk.
Mary Ann M. Klepper, an equestrian, skier, and cook who also was a eucharistic minister, died of lung disease, which she had had for 10 years, on Sunday at her home in Warwick, N.Y. She was 75.
Joseph M. Ritsi, a former Montauk fishing captain and Air Force and Air National Guard veteran, died in his sleep at home in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 27. He was 66. No cause of death was given.
Maurice H. Kouffman, a recipient of Israel’s Medal of Honor who helped start El Al Israel Airlines in 1948 and was a founder of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, died on June 5 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
His family remembered him this week as “a kind and caring soul,” who had a protective instinct and stood up to bullies. “He always watched out for his family,” they said.
A memorial service Lisa Ward, who died on Feb. 5, will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Montauk Community Church.
Mr. Whelan, who was 66, died on Saturday at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
A memorial Mass for Mary Jane Coy Osborne, who died on March 30, will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.
Mrs. Krupinski died in a plane crash off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on June 2 along with her husband, Ben Krupinski, her grandson, William Maerov, and their pilot, Jon Dollard. They had been returning from visiting her granddaughter, Charlotte...
Bernard John Krupinski Jr., who died in a June 2 plane crash, was described as a man who loved his family, friends, and community above all.