obituaries

    Leane B. Cheek, a retired speechwriter for the New York City Department of Aging, died on Sept. 12 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 78. Mrs. Cheek lived on Augie’s Path in East Hampton for 13 years...
    Luigi Pavia, who grew up on Squaw Road in East Hampton and attended the Springs School and East Hampton High School, died on Saturday in New York City. The cause had not been determined, his family said. He was 44.  ...
    Richard Michael Edelstein of East Hampton, 47, who managed several restaurants and other establishments on the South Fork over the past 20 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Sept. 7. A sister, Marcia Darrow of Pelham, N.Y.,...
    Elizabeth Fondaras, for many years a summer resident of East Hampton and a longtime member of the Maidstone Club, died at home in New York City on Aug. 29. She was 96.     Mrs. Fondaras dedicated decades of her...
    Walter (Wally) Drobecker, fisherman, plumber, party boat and yacht captain, and member of the Montauk Fire Department for over 40 years, died on Sept. 1 at his West Lake Drive, Montauk, house. He was 74 and had Parkinson’s...
    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.