obituaries

Jean-Claude Baker, a charismatic maitre d’hotel and restaurateur who owned Chez Josephine in New York and found sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of his working life at his house in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, died last Thursday...
Raymond Hildreth Halsey, a farmer who owned the Green Thumb farm stand in Water Mill, died on Friday at home on Halsey Lane in that hamlet. He was 88. His family said he had heart problems. One of the last of a generation of potato farmers who found...
Roberta Anne Caglioti, who spent many summers in East Hampton while her husband, Victor Caglioti, worked as a visiting artist at Southampton College, died on Jan. 19 in Westhampton Beach after a struggle for decades with Alzheimer’s disease....
Visiting hours for Marion D. Tuma of Fairfield Drive, Montauk, who died at home on Tuesday, will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Mrs. Tuma was 90. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue....
Jean McGrath of East Hampton died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. She was 89. Visiting hours will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in that...

Raymond Hildreth Halsey, a farmer who was an owner of the Green Thumb in Water Mill, died on Friday at home in that hamlet. He was four days shy of his 89th birthday. A wake will be held at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Southampton on Monday,...
Jesse F. James, a master carpenter who lived on Hog Creek Road in Springs, died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 5 at the age of 81. The cause of death was pulmonary arrest. Mr. James worked for many local builders, among them Wesley Miller, Ed...
John James Stavola Sr., a longtime resident of Montauk, died at home last Thursday. He was 93. Mr. Stavola, who worked as a construction supervisor for the New York Telephone Company, had a summer house in Montauk since the 1960s, and retired...
Alice Cole Lazarus, a longtime summer resident of Barnes Landing in Springs, died on Dec. 27 at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville, Conn. She was 90. Mrs. Lazarus, who was known as Allie, first came to the South Fork with her...
A memorial service will be held on Saturday for Charlotte Rogers Smith of Water Mill, the choir director of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church for more than 40 years and the founder of the Choral Society of the Hamptons. Ms. Smith died of...

Funeral arrangements for John Stavola of Montauk, who died on Friday, have been announced.  Visiting hours will be on Sunday  from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. There will be a prayer service for him at...
Alfred Charles Hines, a retired tool and die maker who made some of the dies for parts of a popular 1950s children’s toy called Robbie the Robot and built a telescope that won a prestigious prize, died in Springs on New Year’s Day. He...
Susan Ellen Akin of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., a part-time resident of Montauk until 2002, died of emphysema on Jan. 3 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. She was 78 and had been in declining health since 2007. Known as Ellen, she was born on...