obituaries

       Raymond Gerard Kerwin, a 30-year resident of Montauk, died on March 3 at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Marlton, N.J., following a fall that resulted in five months’ infirmity. He was 76.

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       Robert A. MacGarva Jr., a lifelong East Hampton resident, died of kidney failure on Sunday at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson. He was 88.

       A land surveyor and...

       Edward Francis Orr Jr., a longtime South Fork resident and former principal of the Southampton Middle School, died on Feb. 10 at home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he moved in 2005. He was 90.

       Eleanor K. Nagle, who spent many summers in East Hampton in the 1960s and ’70s, died on Feb. 12 in New Rochelle, N.Y., after a bout of pneumonia. She was 101.

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       John de Poo, a man whose zest for life attracted many friends and drew him to master diverse skills, died in Key West, Fla., on Feb. 20. He had been stricken by West Nile encephalitis, but his death was caused...

       Paul Edwin McGuire, who worked for the East Hampton Town Highway Department for 35 years, died on Feb. 26 at his home on Sherrill Road in East Hampton. The cause was congestive heart failure, his family said....

       Ruth Osborn Daisley, who was a member of the 12th generation of Osborns in Wainscott, died at the assisted living facility at Fountains of Lake Pointe Woods in Sarasota, Fla.,  on Feb. 24 of complications...

       S. Staley Tregellas, who spent many summers in East Hampton and was a member of the Maidstone Club for more than 40 years, died last Thursday at the Nathaniel Witherell, a rehabilitation and nursing center in...

    John H. Haessler, a founder of the Seafood Shop in Wainscott, died at home in East Hampton on Friday. He was 68. There will be no funeral service, but a memorial service will be held at a future date. His family has suggested...