Paul B. West, a retired patent lawyer who was a longtime summer resident of East Hampton Village, died at home in Manhattan on July 20.
Jean C. Lane, an art professor who, after retiring in 1986, moved to Sag Harbor and devoted much of her time to the fight for clean water, died of lymphoma on April 18 in Seattle.
Kenneth Alan Johnson, an attorney and investment adviser, an athlete and an elder of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, died on July 13 at the age of 57 of amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, which is known as A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Joseph Howard Mintzer, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, died in his sleep on July 22 at the home of his companion, Lucy Silver, in Niantic, Conn.
Leslie M. Walker, a horticulturist who lived in Springs for 35 years, died of an undetermined cause on July 26 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
John Jonas Gruen, a writer, critic of several arts, composer, and photographer who for more than five decades chronicled this country’s loftiest cultural circles, died on July 19 in his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Lois Marie Loewen, a member of East Hampton’s Round Swamp Lester family, died at her Newville, Pa., home on July 23 with her husband of 69 years, the Rev. John C. Loewen, at her side.
Mark S. Handler, a former president and chief operating officer of Macy’s who was instrumental in its transformation from a bargain-hunter’s destination to a fashion emporium, died at his East Hampton house on July 16.
Priscilla Bowden Potter, whose paintings captured the beauty and light of the East End, died in New York City after a brief illness on July 19.