obituaries

James William Thompson, a Sag Harbor resident who as a Suffolk County Police detective sergeant fought the drug war on Long Island in the 1970s and ’80s and was part of one of the largest drug seizures off the coast of East Hampton, died last Thursday in The Villages, a retirement community in central Florida.
Eric Lance Erwin died on Nov. 26 in Nashville. He was 53 and had been ill with cancer for more than a year.
Peter Schaefer, a graduate of Pierson High School who was a key player on the school’s only state championship basketball team, died on March 17 after collapsing at his home.
Lawrence Shipley Munson, a founder of the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and the author of a book on corporate management that was published in  two editions and many languages, died on Sunday at Brookdale Assisted Living in Salt Lake...
Katharine Topping Babinski, a lifelong resident of Sagaponack, died at her home, which was built by her father in 1909, on March 17.
Donna Marie Passamonte, who lived on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton Village until 2002, died at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on March 16 at the age of 57.
Barbara Peyton of East Hampton died on Monday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
Sean Bos, who grew up in Springs and had worked as a commercial fisherman out of Montauk Harbor at one time, died in Northbrook, Ill., on March 21 of a heart attack, his family said.
Frank Albert Hanna III, the proprietor of Frank Hanna’s International Cleaning Company in East Hampton, an Army veteran and an East Hampton native, died at home here last Thursday.