obituaries

Lawrence A. Nelson, formerly of New York and Sag Harbor, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., on June 22. He was 80 and had been ill with liver and bile duct cancer. Mr. Nelson was born on June 2, 1934, in Detroit. After graduating from Michigan State...
Mary A. Steere loved to read, and it was almost a rule that conversation at her Beach Hampton house would not begin on the weekends until 5 p.m. had come and gone. First-time guests could be puzzled by the silence as Ms. Steere and various family...
Yves Antoine Bourel, a 22-year-old former Noyac resident, died on July 2 at Newport Hospital in Newport, R.I., after having collapsed the previous day. His family said doctors are not exactly sure why he went into cardiac arrest.
Ronald J. Humphreys, a retired East Hampton Village Police officer who was president of its Police Benevolent Association for years, died of renal failure on June 28 at Southampton Hospital. He was 71. Known as “Big Ron,” he was “...
Eli Wallach, a consummate character actor whose career bridged the acting techniques of the 20th century, died on June 24 at home in Manhattan at the age of 98. Mr. Wallach and his wife, the actress Anne Jackson, had a house in East Hampton for many...
Sandra Steinlauf, a former Montauk columnist for The East Hampton Star, died on May 27 in Boca Raton, Fla., at the age of 73. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three and a half years ago. After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1962...
Elsie J. Edwards, who lived on Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett for 66 of her nearly 93 years, died at home on Friday. Her health had been in decline over the last several months, said her son, Bruce J. Edwards of Richmond, Va. A member of the...
Janet Carolyn Mundus, who was a fixture in Montauk for many years, died at home on Sunday. She was 88. Mrs. Mundus was fun-loving and a hard worker with a keen intellect, her family said, and had been married to Frank Mundus, the celebrated shark...
Nancy Paula Jensen-Norris, an East Hampton native who served for 28 years as a nurse at Southampton Hospital, died on June 21 in Gray, Me. She was 74 and had ovarian cancer for the last five years.