obituaries

The Rev. Francis B. Creamer Jr., who was the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton for nearly 20 years, died on Sunday at home in Waldoboro, Me., of pancreatic cancer.
Jeremiah Raymond Lester, a potato farmer and master carpenter, died at Southampton Hospital on Monday following a short illness. He was 94.
Robert Curtis, known Bob, a leather designer who set up shops and sold his wares across the East End, died on Feb. 10 from complications related to a 2011 motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed.
Alice Shira Caputo, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Red Hat Society, died on Feb. 18 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton after a long illness.
Mary Huntting Rattray, who died Monday morning on Old Stone Highway in Springs after a long decline precipitated by a stroke some years ago, loved nothing more than to walk the cliffs of Montauk, retracing journeys she had made as a small girl on motoring expeditions with her grandfather, in his Model T, when roads were few and wild grapes were...
As a child Barbara Bishop Bartle spent summers in East Hampton Village in a French provincial house near the corner of Woods Lane and Ocean Avenue.
John Glover Girdler, a summer resident of Montauk, died in his sleep on Feb. 10 at an assisted living facility in Seattle.
Scott Ward Freese, an East Hampton native who had moved to Sebastian, Fla., died on Feb. 3 in Sebastian at the age of 57.
Chester Lamar Lane, a deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton who lived on Spinner Lane, next door to the church, died at Southampton Hospital on Feb. 15.