Obituaries

Lester Forbell Jr., who was called Zeke by family and friends, died at home on Queens Lane in East Hampton on June 7.
Stephen Soreff, a sculptor who had taught design for many years at C.W. Post College of Long Island University, died of lung cancer on April 23 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Sonya Scofield, the nurse at the Montauk School for over 30 years, died on May 25 in Orlando, Fla.
Stephan Edward Deal, a former merchant mariner who lived for 27 years in Montauk, where he worked most recently for Prado Brothers Plumbing and Heating, a division of Marshall & Sons, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on May 20.
Alexander Mellon Laughlin Jr., a summer resident of East Hampton who had a career in private equity after working in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, died of a heart attack on June 1 while playing in a United States Senior Golf Association tournament at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton.
Virginia Archer, a longtime Montauk resident and member of the Montauk Community Church choir, died at Southampton Hospital on May 31.
Alton Terry Gholson, who grew up in Bridgehampton and lived in Las Vegas for the past 13 years, died at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas on May 31.
Lester Forbell, a mechanic for the East Hampton Town Highway Department who was known to friends and family as Zeke, died at home on Tuesday.
A memorial service for Fritz Henry Riege, a retired coast guardsman and Montauk resident who died on June 27, 2015, in Anderson, S.C., will be held at the Montauk Community Church on Saturday.