obituaries

    Fred E. Bird, the captain of the Flying Cloud vessel based in Montauk, a member of the Montauk Boatmen’s Association, and a Korean War veteran, died at his Mulford Avenue residence in that hamlet on Tuesday. He was 85....
    Ann Virginia Phillips, who with her husband owned and operated East Hampton Cleaners on Newtown Lane for more than 25 years beginning in the 1970s, died on July 26 in Homosassa, Fla., following complications related to recent...
    Elizabeth Ann Rea, who married a Springs native and as a full-time homemaker raised four children, two of whom live in East Hampton, died of Parkinson’s disease on July 13 at the Mound Guest Home, an assisted-living facility...
    Charles B. Price Sr., a longtime summer resident of East Hampton, died of pneumonia at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn. on June 29 at the age of 79.     Mr. Price, who also lived in Shelton, Conn., retired in...
    Ronald A. Fleming, who devoted his life to the Amagansett Presbyterian Church after retiring from careers as a teacher and an antiques dealer, died at his Meeting House Lane home in the hamlet on July 13. He had been diagnosed...
    Diana M. Vogel, a poet, writer, and critic whose work appeared under the name D.H. Melhem, died in Long Beach, Calif., on June 15. A former summer resident of Springs, she was 86 and had been in declining health since she had a...
    Word has been received of the death on July 13 of Sue Lynch, who lived in East Hampton as young child. Ms. Lynch died at home in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 64 and had been ill with breast cancer for about a year, said a cousin,...
    Greta A. LaMonda, who had worked as a waitress at the 1770 House in East Hampton and at Sag Harbor Industries, died on July 2 at Southampton Hospital after a short illness. She was 89.     “Family is an...
    Earl Burdette Vorhees Jr., a longtime resident of East Hampton, died at home in Greenport on July 10 following a five-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was 78.     “Husband, father, thespian,...
    Sheila Coffin Bills “had friends around the world, and deserved them,” according to her family. Ms. Bills, a former college professor, died at her house in East Hampton on June 30. She was 92, and had been diagnosed...

    Miriam L. Brooks, an active member of the East Hampton Methodist Church and a resident here for almost 70 years, will be remembered with a memorial service at that church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Family and friends will be welcomed...
James B. Jeffrey, an Episcopal minister whose life work included serving people in prison and patients undergoing medical care in New York area hospitals, establishing the AIDS ministry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital.
Lawrence William Brown, a career ad man who did work for several leading New York agencies and came up with creative campaigns on the South Fork, died on June 29 at Stony Brook University Hospital. The cause was a heart attack and pneumonia, Cabell Smith, a friend, said. He was 68.