Obituaries

Steven Charles Overby, a furniture buyer for Macy’s in New York City for many years who rose to become a senior vice president at the company, died on Sept. 6 at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he had been under care since a home accident at the end of August.
Emily Estes Whalen, an Amagansett resident who had spent the last two years in Quogue, died on Sept. 8 at Southampton Hospital of complications of pneumonia.
Charles Sheehan, a 32-year employee of the East Hampton Post Office who lived on Oakview Highway here for many years, died of congestive heart failure on Aug. 19 in New Port Richey, Fla.
Cmdr. Stewart R. Graham, a helicopter pioneer who served in the Coast Guard for 26 years, died at home in Naples, Me., on Aug. 13.
John Dana Smith, a financial adviser for Cabot Lodge Securities and a sportsman of broad interests, died in Vero Beach, Fla., on Sept. 5.
A memorial gathering for Suzanne Goell will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 677 Hand’s Creek Road in East Hampton. Ms. Goell, who was 85, died at home in East Hampton on Monday. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
Jim Ryan, a resident of Northwest Woods in East Hampton, died on Aug. 28. He was 79.
Vonda Kay Miller, a member of the Amagansett Miller and Lester families, died at home on Oakview Highway in East Hampton of cancer on Aug. 29. She was 56.
Mary Bernadette Greene of Springs, who had worked at a variety of local jobs, from Sag Harbor to Montauk, died of esophageal cancer on Aug. 28 at East End Hospice’s Kanas Center in Quiogue.

James Norman Flynn, whose experiences as a merchant seaman during World War II included being a prisoner of war for a short time and being presumed dead when he was found on the coast of Yugoslavia after his ship hit a mine, died on June 18 at his brother’s home in Fort Myers, Fla.
Jane Graboski, a member of the Round Swamp Lester clan who was born at home on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton on Oct. 3, 1927, died on Aug. 31 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, where she had been a resident for three years.
Irene A. King, who lived at Lazy Point in Amagansett, died on Aug. 17 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. She had been ill about four months and died from complications of sepsis, her family said.
Claire Dibble White, who worked as an operating room nurse alongside renowned surgeons, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday after a short battle with cancer. She was 80.