Obituaries

    Mary Kernell, a longtime resident of Amagansett, died early Tuesday morning at Southampton Hospital. She was 87 years old.     A full obituary will appear in next week’s Star.  
    Robert Bennett of Neck Path, Amagansett, died on Tuesday at the age of 77. A celebration of his life will be announced for a date in the late spring, his wife, Anna Mae Bennett, said. An obituary will appear in a future issue....
    The Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor is handling arrangements for James Christensen of Laurel Trail, Sag Harbor, who died on Monday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 91. A...
    “I count myself a lucky survivor and am pleased, as I hope readers will be, with what I’ve done with my time,” Harvey Shapiro wrote in the author’s note of his final book of poems, “The Sights Along...
    William Cathor of Montauk, a retired New York City police officer, died while enroute to Southampton Hospital on Dec. 17. He was 63 had lung cancer for three-and-a-half years.     Mr. Cathor was an army veteran and...
    Like most college students, Grace Kaufman went to class and did her homework.  Unlike most of her classmates, however, she had earned her first academic degree when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Ms. Kaufman, a longtime...
    Catherine O’Neill, who helped found the Women’s Refugee Commission in 1989 and in a long career had worked for the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund among other notable organizations, died on Dec. 26...
    Sandra Cantey, a master gardener who designed the gardens at Home, Sweet Home in East Hampton in the 1970s and was also involved in a number of other village activities, died at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 28 after a long illness...
    Ronald E. Sullivan, a seaman who moved to Montauk to raise his family there, died at home in his sleep on Dec. 21 at 74 years of age. Doctors were uncertain of the cause of death, but his family said he died peacefully.  ...