obituaries

    Beate Sirota Gordon, the author of the key women’s rights aspects in the post-war Japanese Constitution, died of pancreatic cancer at home in Manhattan on Dec. 30. She was 89.     Ms. Gordon, who had summered...
    Joan Mercado, who had worked in the hospitality and travel industries, died last Thursday at 74 in Conroe, Tex., where she was visiting her son, George Mercado, and his family. Her family said she had been in poor health, but her...
Nina Capilets, who spent many summers living near Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett, died shortly after a massive stroke on Dec. 20 in Naples, Fla. She was 89.     One of her five daughters, Corrine Capilets of Amagansett, said...
    Richard I. Mark of East Hollow Road, East Hampton, and New York City died at home in Manhattan on Dec. 17 of congestive heart failure. He was 80.     Mr. Mark had been a tax lawyer and partner, first at KPMG and...
    Elizabeth Marie Dragotta, a lifelong resident of Amagansett and East Hampton, died on Sunday while vacationing with her family in Palm Beach Shores, Fla. She was 74 and had been ill for some time.
    There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for Sandra Cantey, a Wooded Oak Lane,  East Hampton, resident who died on Friday at Southampton Hospital.     An...
    Irene Dynenson Steinman lived through one of the 20th century’s darkest times. The longtime resident of the Northwest area of East Hampton died on Nov. 30 in West Nyack, N.Y. She was 85.     She was born in...
    Juana Maria Bahamondes-Castro of Queens Lane, East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 11 after a yearlong illness. She was 77, having been born in Las Cabras, Chile, on June 12, 1935.     Born to Abraham...
    Louise Turissini, who lived in Noyac year-round from 1968 to 1995, died on Dec. 24 in Indianapolis. She was 96.     Ms. Turissini began visiting Noyac in 1947 with her husband, Dan Turissini. In 1968, they became...