obituaries

    Patricia Carey Theinert, a Navy veteran who lost a husband and a grandson in the line of duty, died at home in Bay Point on Aug. 31. She was 87 and had esophageal cancer.     Her “patriotism never waned,...
    Peter O’Brien, a mason contractor who dedicated much of his time to the Amagansett Fire Department for over half a century, died at home on O’Brien Court, a private road off Schellinger Road, on Sept. 5. He was 77...
    A funeral service for Richard Edelstein of Montauk, who died on Saturday of a heart attack, was held at Main Beach, East Hampton on Sunday evening. An obituary will appear in a future issue.  
    Robert Bard Hayes, a carpenter and East Hampton native, died on Aug. 20 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He was 67. No cause of death was given.

    Arlene F. Shepherd of East Hampton and New York City died Sunday. She was 76. A service for her will be at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home at 1076 Madison Avenue in Manhattan at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. An obituary will appear...
    Emily Bodenheimer, a longtime North Haven resident, died at Eastern Long Island Hospital on Aug. 5 of cardiac arrest following hip surgery. Her age is not known; her sister, Arlene Ball Dempsey, said that “she never gave...
    Fred Houseknecht, an Army corporal who was stationed at Camp Hero in Montauk in 1946 and was so taken with the scenery that he never left, becoming a builder who made his mark on the hamlet by constructing Montauk’s first...
    Leslie Schaeffer, a 30-year resident of East Hampton, died on Friday at Stony Brook University Medical Center of a stroke, six weeks after emergency spinal cord surgery for a massive infection. She was 66.     ...

    A funeral Mass for Wally Drobecker of Montauk will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in that hamlet. He died on Saturday at the age of 74. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery in...