obituaries

    Kathleen Benbenek died at her East Hampton home on Friday, having just celebrated her 72nd birthday. Ms. Benbenek had received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in January.     A full obituary will appear in The...

    Lorraine M. Krupinski, who as a single mother of three built one of the first houses on Front Street off Gardiner Avenue in Springs in the 1950s, died in her sleep at home on Friday. She had been in declining health and was 87...

    Lynda Ann Early, who spent summers at Ditch Plain, Montauk, as she was growing up and eventually settled in Sag Harbor, died at Home and Hospice Care in Providence, R.I., on June 2. She was 66 and had been diagnosed with soft...

    William S. Jenkins, 93, who was born at home in Amagansett and went to primary school in the original one-room schoolhouse opposite the cemetery on Atlantic Avenue there, died on May 16 at a veterans hospital in Menlo Park, N.J...
     Matthew Howard Miller of Pinetown, N.C., a former resident of Springs who had been a member of its Fire Department and also a house man for the Amagansett Fire Department, died on April 10 following a car crash in Pantego, N.C...
    Preston Jay Kurtz, who ran the Oscar Brill Shoes and Clothing shop in East Hampton for 13 years and worked at Emporium Hardware in Sag Harbor for 25 years, died on May 14 of a heart attack. He was 61.     Mr....
    Visiting hours for Gladys Almeraz, 87, of East Hampton, who died on Sunday, will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A Mass will be said tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at Most...
    John Leone of East Hampton, a professional jazz musician, died on May 12 after a short illness. He was 90. Mr. Leone was known for having played with big bands in New York City and on the South Fork.     As a...
    Kathleen Donato of East Hampton and New York City died on May 21 in her New York apartment. She was 61. Her family said she died in her sleep. No cause of death was given.     Ms. Donato was an analyst for...