John Michael Kennedy, a criminal trial lawyer who gained national attention representing Ivana Trump in her divorce from Donald Trump in the early 1990s, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan on Monday of cancer.
Elizabeth Bowser, whose lineage and devotion to history propelled her to work for the East Hampton and Eastville Historical Societies and to have an impact on the understanding of Native American, African-American, and colonial crafts and culture, died at the age of 96 at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 17.
Stuart Vorpahl Jr., a fisherman, historian, former town trustee, secretary of the East Hampton Baymen’s Association, and a descendant of one of East Hampton’s oldest families, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital.
Russell Drumm, a senior writer for The East Hampton Star, who for 33 years wrote about commercial and recreational fishing among a range of subjects large and small, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital of cancer.
"He was a man of the ages that we will never see again," said Daniel Rodgers, an attorney and advocate for East End commercial fishermen. "He was very easy to underestimate, but he was absolutely brilliant, one of the smartest men I ever met."
Richard Hendrickson, a volunteer with the National Weather Service’s Cooperative Observer Program since he was a teenager, continued to take measurements and readings at his backyard weather station on Lumber Lane until early last year.