obituaries

Elizabeth Bowser, whose lineage and devotion to history propelled her to work for the East Hampton and Eastville Historical Societies and to have an impact on the understanding of Native American, African-American, and colonial crafts and culture, died at the age of 96 at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 17.
Dr. James H. Ryan, a pioneer in the field of psychiatry who helped to introduce the use of film and video technique in teaching the science, died on Dec. 28 at home in East Hampton.
Stuart Vorpahl Jr., a fisherman, historian, former town trustee, secretary of the East Hampton Baymen’s Association, and a descendant of one of East Hampton’s oldest families, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital.
The Star has learned of the death of Geraldine Brulte Campsey, the founder of the popular clothing store Flashbacks, in Sag Harbor, where she was a longtime resident.
Catherine Gagliotti was known as a dedicated teacher who was generous with her time, patient with students, and helpful to colleagues during the 37 years she taught at East Hampton High School.
Russell Drumm, a senior writer for The East Hampton Star, who for 33 years wrote about commercial and recreational fishing among a range of subjects large and small, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital of cancer.
"He was a man of the ages that we will never see again," said Daniel Rodgers, an attorney and advocate for East End commercial fishermen. "He was very easy to underestimate, but he was absolutely brilliant, one of the smartest men I ever met."
Russell Drumm, a senior writer for The East Hampton Star, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital of cancer. He was 68.
Richard Hendrickson, a volunteer with the National Weather Service’s Cooperative Observer Program since he was a teenager, continued to take measurements and readings at his backyard weather station on Lumber Lane until early last year.
Gilbert E. Kaplan, who made his fortune as a publisher in the financial world but gained international renown for conducting Mahler’s Second Symphony, died on New Year’s Day in Manhattan of cancer, at 74.
Linda Tuthill, who had worked as a nurse’s aide at Southampton Hospital, died on Dec. 15 at Peconic Bay Medical Centers in Riverhead.
Joe D. Roberts, a veteran of the Army who spent many years employed by the South Shore Produce Company in Bridgehampton, died of cardiac arrest on Dec. 30 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.
William Hubert Duggan Jr. of Southampton, an attorney with a practice in East Hampton for nearly 40 years who had been a member of the board of directors of Southampton Hospital and Guild Hall in East Hampton, died on Jan. 6 at Southampton Hospital.