obituaries

    George Schellinger Jr., a commercial fisherman, bayman, and member of the Schellinger family of early Amagansett settlers, died at home in Southampton on Jan. 25. The cause was cardiac and respiratory illness. Known as Sonny, he...
    William H.G. Barnett, who taught math at East Hampton High School for 30 years, died of cancer on Jan. 24 at home in Southold. He was 75.      “He was a well-respected and be­loved teacher at East...
    Clarence Leroy Daniels, an East Hampton native and former lobsterman, died of double pneumonia on Jan. 30 in a hospital in Meherrin, Va. He was 85 and had lung disease.     Mr. Daniels joined the merchant marine...
    Ralph E. Batalla, a longtime resident of Springs, died of a heart attack in the yard of his house on Locust Drive during the snowstorm of Jan. 21. He was a “very young 84,” his niece, Teri Valentine, said in an email,...
       “The great thing about working with Life magazine,” John Dominis once said, “was that I was given all the support and money and time, whatever was required, to do almost any kind of work I...
          Michael J. Drucker, a longtime resident of Montauk who came to the hamlet in his early 20s to pursue his passion for deep sea fishing, died on Jan. 18 in Farmington, N.Y., of a pulmonary embolism following...
       Barbara Jean Grace Lester, the matriarch of the East Hampton Round Swamp Farm Lester family, died at her house on the farm, on Three Mile Harbor Road, on Jan. 22. She was 89 and had pneumonia.
       Richard Madan, a former co-chairman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and a child psychologist in the New York City public schools, died at home in East Hampton on Jan. 23 of unknown causes. He was 85...
       Clayton P. Morey, who practiced architecture in East Hampton for more than 40 years, died in his sleep on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was weeks shy of his 86th...