Obituaries

Doris Merritt, a founding member and pillar of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett, died last Thursday at home in Amagansett at the age of 80.
John B. McByrne, who vacationed at the East Deck motel in Ditch Plain, Montauk, with his wife, Catherine, and their children every summer in the 1970s and ’80s before they built their dream home on Benson Drive in the hamlet, died on June 9 in Miller Place, to which he had relocated in 2012.
Kathleen Dodge, who retired last year after more than two decades as a teacher’s aide and paraprofessional at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, died at home in East Hampton on June 11.
A memorial service for Andrew Jacobyansky of East Hampton will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on James Lane in East Hampton on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Visiting hours for Russell Jim Smyth, who died on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson, will be on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor.
Dr. Brandon Rogers, a 29-year-old osteopath who interned at Southampton Hospital last year and who became an online singing sensation, died following a car accident in Maryland on June 11.
Ronald B. King, a self-employed landscaper and lifelong resident of East Hampton, died on June 4 at Southampton Hospital. He was 67 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May.
A celebration of the life of Chris Holden of Montauk, who died of a heart attack in May at the age of 52, will take place shortly after Labor Day.
Ian Diner “was a true intellectual,” his family wrote. “He excelled at everything he developed an interest in from argon welding to advanced carpentry, teaching sailing, and exquisite cooking.”
Fred C. Meyer of Sag Harbor and Scotch Plains, N.J., died in Scotch Plains on May 31 at the age of 65. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 19 months ago.
Daniel Hewitt Boerem died at home in Montauk on Friday.
Olivia Beahm, who had taught grade school in Amityville and Bethlehem, Pa., and who had spent time in Montauk on and off since the 1970s, died at the Southampton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on June 4.
Kevin Young, who attended schools in East Hampton and was known as Kip, died on June 2. He was 55.