Richard Balcuns, known to his friends and family as Zeke, died in his sleep on July 29 at home in Hither Hills. A longtime resident of Montauk, he had suffered from heart disease for several years, but his death was unexpected, his family said.
A gathering to celebrate the life of Kevin Callahan, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor who died on Dec. 27, 2014, at the age of 64, will be held on Saturday at the home of his brother Michael Callahan in Sag Harbor.
Anthony Hmielenski, who owned the Sag Harbor Launderette for more than 35 years and built the current laundromat on Main Street there, died on July 28 in a rehabilitation facility in Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Audrey Patricia Pickens, a retired New York City public school guidance counselor, died of cancer on Saturday at her home in Sag Harbor Hills. She was 72 years old and had undergone treatment for many years.
A memorial service for Joseph T. Dembia, who died on Feb. 26 of this year at the age of 93, will be held on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Wainscott Chapel on Wainscott’s Main Street. Mr. Dembia was a summer resident of that hamlet for 58 years.
Patrick J. Schaefer, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, former Marine, and member of the Pierson High School boys basketball team that won a New York State championship in 1978-79, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on July 15.