obituaries

A memorial service will be held on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for Mary Hawke, 89, of Southampton, who died on Jan. 20. Funeral services were held on Jan. 23 at the Southampton Presbyterian Church, followed by private burial in Flemington...
Funeral services for Donald M. Halsey of Fithian Lane, East Hampton, will be held at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church tomorrow.
Harvey M. Spear, an attorney who served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II, died on Jan. 22 at his home in Manhattan.
Visiting hours for Victoria M. Carillo of Surfside Drive in Montauk and Key West will be at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Friday.
Despite his young age, Matthew Lester, who was a senior at East Hampton High School, felt a great civic duty, not only to his community, but to the whole world, his parents said.
Robert D. Hildreth, who won a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star as a soldier in Germany during World War II, died at home on Tuesday morning.
Marie Grace Steidle of Springs, a homemaker and longtime volunteer for a number of worthy causes, died in her sleep at home on Jan. 15 at the age of 93.
George Ward Jr., a former Sag Harbor police officer and 29-year Fire Department volunteer, died at his home in the village on Jan. 8 at the age of 75.
Roger Dale Myrick of East Hampton died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital. The Myrick family will receive visitors tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, followed by a service at 3.
Visiting hours for Clara Hamilton of Amagansett, who died on Jan. 18 at the age of 85, will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral will be held there on Saturday at 11 a.m., with burial...
Howard E. Lester Jr., a decorated retired Air Force master sergeant who grew up in East Hampton, died in Portsmouth, N.H., on Saturday. He was 75.
James Leonard Rea, who had a career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, first as a surveyor and then, after several transfers and promotions, in the Soil Conservation Service, died on Dec. 29 at home in Ventura, Calif., of complications following a heart attack.
Barbara Mahoney Brooks, a mother, author, and Georgica Beach fixture who was the matriarch of an informal artist and surfer commune in the earliest days of wave riding there, died of natural causes on Jan. 14 in New York City.