obituaries

Elizabeth Thunderbird Haile, an elder of the Shinnecock Nation and a founder of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, died at her home on the reservation on Friday.
Jane Stuart Ross, a longtime resident of Springs with deep roots on the South Fork, died on Aug. 16 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Elinor Betty Adams of Medford, whose family owned a fishing cabin in Montauk for nearly 30 years, died on June 23 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center after a heart attack.
James Jereb, a summertime resident of East Hampton who was one of the first owners of a house at the Landfall development in Northwest Woods, died on Aug. 8 at his brother’s house in Philadelphia.
A celebration of Joy Lupoletti’s life will be held at Peconic Landing at 1500 Brecknock Road in Greenport on Saturday afternoon at 2. Ms. Lupoletti, a former East Hampton resident, died on July 14 at the age of 82.
Francis A. Riley Jr. died on Aug. 11 at Southampton Hospital at the age of 78.
Holly Tyson, 68, a longtime summer resident of East Hampton, where she lived at the Lily Pond Lane house of her grandmother, Mrs. Newell J. Ward, died on Aug. 5 at home in Landrum, S.C., from complications of cancer. She was 68.
Lance Christopher McDonald, who grew up in East Hampton and later settled in Redmond, Wash., died at home there on July 20. He was 44 and had first been diagnosed with cancer four years ago..
Word has been received of the death on July 24 of Myrtle F. Blitz, a 26-year summer resident of Montauk, at Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital. She was 85.
Mary DiSabato D’Andrea, a seasonal member of the Wainscott Sewing Society who, with her husband, ran the D’Andrea Motel in Wainscott for nearly 20 years, died on Aug. 3 at the Litchfield Woods Convalescent Home in Torrington, Conn.
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.
Ronald Senkirk, an executive at Ralph Lauren who had a long career in cosmetics, design, and fashion, died of cancer on May 30 at NYU-Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.
Shirley Ardell Ross Ruppel, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died on July 29 at Southampton Hospital.