obituaries

    Ruth Ratcliffe, who loved everything about the Sag Harbor area and never wanted to leave, her family said, died at home on North Haven on Dec. 23. She was 91 and had lived there for 56 years.     Born in Brooklyn...
    Elizabeth Marie Dragotta, a lifelong resident of Amagansett and East Hampton, died on Sunday while vacationing with her family in Palm Beach Shores, Fla. She was 74 and had been ill for some time.
    Louise Turissini, who lived in Noyac year-round from 1968 to 1995, died on Dec. 24 in Indianapolis. She was 96.     Ms. Turissini began visiting Noyac in 1947 with her husband, Dan Turissini. In 1968, they became...
    Irene Dynenson Steinman lived through one of the 20th century’s darkest times. The longtime resident of the Northwest area of East Hampton died on Nov. 30 in West Nyack, N.Y. She was 85.     She was born in...
    There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for Sandra Cantey, a Wooded Oak Lane,  East Hampton, resident who died on Friday at Southampton Hospital.     An...
    Rosalie Strong Wootten of Taylors, S.C., an East Hampton native and member of one of the town’s founding families, died at home on Dec. 8 of a brain hemorrhage. She was 85.     The only girl in a family of...
    Jonathan L. Auerbach, a resident of and lover of all things Sagaponack for the past 20 years, died of cancer on Nov. 29 in New York City with his family by his side. He was 70 years old.
    Joseph Radon Jr., a veteran of World War II who lived on Ayrshire Place in Springs for over 30 years, died at home on Nov. 5. He was 86 and had emphysema.     He was born in 1926 in New York City, a son of Joseph...
    Visiting hours for Ruth Ratcliffe of North Haven will be held today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A service is to be held at the funeral home at 7:45 p.m. Ms. Ratcliffe died...
    Visiting hours for Ronald E. Sullivan of Montauk, who died on Friday, will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A service is to be held on Saturday at the Montauk...
    Capt. Milton L. Miller Sr., a lifelong commercial fisherman and 12th-generation member of an East Hampton family, died on Sunday in his sleep at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 97.
    Leonard B. Harmon, a retired insurance company owner  and championship bridge player who lived on Jason’s Lane in East Hampton and who was awarded the Purple Heart for an eye injury during World War II, died at home on...
    Jeffrey Brackett Potter died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday after a brief case of pneumonia. He was 94. A resident of East Hampton, he was the author of several books, including an oral biography of Jackson Pollock, “To...