obituaries

    Anna Mirabai Lytton was an ardent reader who had just begun to explore the classics, and a prolific writer and poet. She enjoyed taking photographs and listening to music, and liked to cook with her brother and mother; they were...
    Walter Joseph Smith Jr., a longtime summer resident of Amagansett who was a trial lawyer and partner of a Manhattan firm for some 25 years, died at home in Gainesville, Va., on June 5. He was 77 and had been diagnosed with a brain...
    Rita Layton was full of “beauty, charm, elegance, and grace,” wrote her daughter, Barbara Layton of East Hampton, but she also “had a strength and courage beyond words.”     Ms. Layton died...
Christine Rosemarie Hagen, a native of Germany and a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died of cancer on June 8 after being ill for about 10 years. She was 64.     She and Anthony Hagen, who survives, met in 1969 when she was working...
    Paul Burnham Finney of Bull Path Close in East Hampton, a longtime managing editor of Businessweek and executive editor of Fortune magazine, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease on May 18 at Southampton Hospital. Mr...
    Clair Lewis Johnson, a 20-year resident of Barnes Landing, Springs, who enjoyed boating, fishing, and clamming, died on June 12 in Greenport after a long illness. He was 88.     Mr. Johnson and his wife, the former...

    A memorial service for Harvey Shapiro, the poet and editor, will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Duke Lecture Hall at Stony Brook Southampton College, 239 Montauk Highway, with a reception to follow.     Mr....

    John L. Stuart, a Montauk lobsterman and surfer known as Jeb who died on April 9, will be remembered with a paddleout at the Atlantic Terrace ocean beach on Sunday at 3 p.m.  
    Mina M. Kennedy, “the last of the line of an amazing generation in our family,” her daughter Patti Tuths recalled, died on June 4 at home in East Hampton after a brief illness. She was 96.     Mrs....
    Mary-Anne Szabaga, who taught Spanish at Junior High School 141 in Astoria, Queens, for 31 years before retiring to Montauk, died on May 30 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 70.     Born in...
    Joan B. Ruffins, who started summering at Nineva Beach in Sag Harbor in 1961 and moved there for good in 1992, died of complications from lung cancer on May 31 at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 81 and had been diagnosed...
    Catherine McNally McByrne, a longtime resident of Montauk, died on June 3 following a long illness.     Mrs. McByrne was born Feb. 21 in Manhattan to Patrick McNally and the former Anna McCafferty. She did not like...
    A graveside service will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton at 1 p.m. on Saturday for Alice and Henry Mund, longtime residents of East Hampton. Ms. Mund died on March 10 at the age of 84; her husband died on May 5. He...