obituaries

Donald David Bennett, a 13th-generation member of the Bennett family and a lifelong East Hampton resident, died at home in East Hampton Village on May 7. He was 77, and had been ill for some time.

Best known in East Hampton for the years he spent as a gas station attendant at the Y Pay More station on Three Mile Harbor Road, Frederick Askin, known as Rick, died on April 25 in Riverhead after a short bout with cancer. He was 58 years old.

Harold Franklin Shepherd, a player in Hamptons real estate during the boom years of the 1980s and ’90s, died of heart failure on Sunday after a long illness. He was 81 years old.

oseph H. Brubaker Jr., an auditor with Aetna Insurance for 30 years, died at home in East Hampton on Sunday of complications from heart disease. He was 76.

Julia Gargiulo, who had been a social worker with the elderly in Greenwich, Conn., and a psychotherapist, died on Friday in Stamford, Conn. Ms. Gargiulo, who lived in East Hampton from 1994 to 2006, was 78 and had ovarian cancer.

Patricia Flach, an artist and designer who lived in New York City and spent her childhood summers in East Hampton, died on Sunday in her sleep following an illness.

Abraham Einhorn, a playwright whose first play, “Agatha Sue I Love You,” was produced on Broadway by George Abbott in 1966, died on May 4 in Laughlin, Nev., of cardiac arrest. He was 85.