Obituaries

Lorraine Helene Gerecke, an active member of the Sag Harbor American Legion Auxiliary, died on April 4 at Southampton Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 87 years old.

Marie Foster, a longtime visitor and then resident of Montauk, died on Friday three weeks after suffering a debilitating heart attack. She was 92.
Anne Santacroce, a career nurse who served on the front lines in Europe as a member of the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, died at home on Jefferson Street in Sag Harbor last Thursday. She was 92.
Josiah T. Hammer, a lifelong fisherman who lived in Springs for most of his 36 years, died of unknown causes.
Margaret M. Gural, who grew up in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on March 20 following a heart attack.
Richard H. O’Brien, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor and a veteran of the Navy, died at Southampton Hospital on Friday after a short illness.
Winifred Peckham Miller, who worked at Mitzi’s Beauty Parlor in Southampton for 40 years and lived in Springs for about as long, died on Aug. 21 of breast cancer

Doris J. Slowey, a native East Hamptoner, died at Southampton Hospital, where she had been a patient for a month, on March 20. She was 90.

John A. Ward, the oldest active volunteer fireman in the state, died at home there on March 15