obituaries

Mr. Carpenter, who was known to friends as Ted, was an anthropologist, art historian, and media theorist, among his many callings.

Mrs. Mayer died at home on Sunday. She was 83 and had been in poor health for the past few years.

Irene K. Towbin, formerly of New York City and West End Road in East Hampton, died on June 10 at a hospice in Galway, Ireland. Diagnosed with a serious illness a year ago, she had not told many people of it. She was not yet 75.

Susan Ferraris, a Sag Harbor resident for four decades, died at home on Kola Drive on June 29 following a long illness. She was 64.

Michael Roesel, an ex-chief of the Bridgehampton Fire Department and former Suffolk County fire coordinator, died at home in Bridgehampton last Thursday at the age of 67.

Alexandra Kazickas was born Alexandra Kalvenas in Panvezys, a small town in Lithuania, on June 17, 1920. She died at home on Egypt Lane in East Hampton on Friday at the age of 91.

Miriam S. Eldar, a retired architect and author who loved to hunt for wild mushrooms, died on May 29 at home in Water Mill. She was 86.