obituaries

A memorial for Joy Mayfield, a former East Hampton resident who died on July 11, will be held on Saturday.
A memorial gathering for Dale Booher, an architect and garden designer who lived in East Hampton in the 1970s, will be held on Saturday.
Kate Morgan Wyckoff-Holmes, an artist who lived in Sag Harbor for many years and who specialized in garden design, died at home in Key West, Fla., on Aug. 30.
Kirk White, an interior designer who had a long and illustrious career, initiating the “Room of the Month” window of the W & J Sloane rug and furniture store in Manhattan and designing a complete house inside the store, died at home at Bayberry Close in East Hampton Village on Saturday.
Alfred Grella, a Marine Corps veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in World War II, and who had been a professional baseball player with New York Giants farm teams, died at home in Springs yesterday.
Helen Walsh, a 10th-generation descendant of Thomas Talmage, one of East Hampton’s original settlers, died on Sept. 14 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
Allen Bradley Bennett, a Bonacker who grew up in Springs and lived most of his life in Amagansett, died on Aug. 26 at Southampton Hospital.
A Montauk resident, Edward Albee wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," which won the Pulitzer Prize.
Florence Wildner-Fox died in Buenos Aires at the age of 102 on Sept. 7.
Rae Ferren, whose distinctive impressionistic paintings captured the space and light of the East End, died on Sept. 6 at Southampton Hospital. She was 87 and had been ill for several years with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological...
A memorial gathering will be held in Springs on Saturday for Rossetti Perchik, who died on May 7.
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.