obituaries

    Sallie Rae Hammer, described by her family as a 12th-generation Bonacker and known as Aunt Sal, died last Thursday at the age 60 after a long illness.     She had lived in Jonesville, Va., where she died, for the...
    Suzanne May Marks of Treescape Drive in East Hampton and Highland Beach, Fla., died on Jan. 31 in Boca Raton, Fla. At the age of 80. She had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer a little over a year ago.     Ms....
    Betty Barton Evans, a summer resident of Pondview Lane, East Hampton, who worked during World War II for the United States Coordinator of Information, the precursor to the Office of Strategic Services, and who later bred a...
    Pierre Lucien Schoenheimer, a financier and decades-long summer resident of East Hampton, died at his apartment in Manhattan on Jan. 25. The family did not provide a cause of death. He was 79.     Mr. Schoenheimer...
    The Rev. Denis C. Brunelle will officiate at a funeral for Marilyn Johnson of  Springs on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. Ms. Johnson died on Monday at the Westhampton Care Center....

    William J. Hood, a retired senior officer in the Central Intelligence Agency and a writer, died at home in Amagansett early on the morning of Jan. 28. He would have turned 93 on April 19.     During World War II,...
    Kurt Kahofer of Wainscott, a maitre d’ at Herb McCarthy’s Bowden Square, which in its day was one of Southampton’s most popular restaurants, and a fixture for 35 years at the “21” Club in New York...
    Louis C. McDonald, who retired from a career in distribution and freight management to live in Montauk and fish aboard his boat, the Hattaduit, died on Tuesday at home on Old West Lake Drive. He was 77 and had lung cancer, his...
    Asked in 2011 how she felt about turning 100, Elsie Garretson of East Hampton told The East Hampton Star, “I really don’t feel any different. You just go with the years, you keep breathing and living until God says,...