obituaries

A graveside memorial service for Stephen A. Steele Sr., an East Hampton native who died on March 30 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va., will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton.
Marie Judith Fenley Esposito of Montauk, who was introduced to the hamlet as a teenager in 1955 when her grandfather built a house on East Lake Drive, died on June 21.
Raymond John Warme of Montauk, a retired construction contractor, died at Stony Brook Hospital on June 26 of complications following surgery.
Susan W. Duke, who grew up in Laredo, Tex., and moved north with her husband to live in Noyac and Sag Harbor for 31 years, died Monday at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quogue.
Ellen G. Fine, who after a successful career at Bloomingdale’s developed nine home furnishings and women’s clothing stores called Fine Design, one of which was on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, died unexpectedly of an aortic dissection on June 7 at her Manhattan office.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow for Alton Terry Gholson, who died on May 31 at the age of 61 in Las Vegas, where he had lived for the past 13 years.
Virginia Natalie Veronica Stier, a Montauk resident who was active in the community and known for her hospitality, died on Sunday, at Southampton Hospital.
Loretta Lynch, a former custodial worker at East Hampton High School whose care extended to all of the students she came in contact with, many of whom called her “Ma,” died on June 6 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla.
Ronald Budd Hildreth, a retired international patent lawyer and law school lecturer, died at home in Montauk on Tuesday. He was 82 and had a stroke, his family said. Mr. Hildreth was in the 11th generation of Southampton Hildreths. He was born on...
A wake for Marie Fenley Esposito, 76, of Montauk will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be said on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. Mrs...
A celebration of the life of Robert L. Peters, a 1969 East Hampton High School graduate who died on Oct. 18 at the age of 64, will be held on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Robbie and Kori Peters’s house at 4 West Way in East Hampton. All will...
Chester Laird Uncapher and his wife earned dual pilot’s licenses in 1975, attending adult-education classes together in the evenings.
Lester Forbell Jr., who was called Zeke by family and friends, died at home on Queens Lane in East Hampton on June 7.