obituaries

Cynthia Straker Pierce, a Sag Harbor resident and an attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C., for 20 years, died on Nov. 30. She was 82.

Eoin Sprott, whose special effects can be seen in films as diverse as “The Wiz” and Woody Allen’s “Zelig,” died of cancer at home in Sag Harbor on Saturday. He was 77.

Eugenia Barbara Desmond, who had worked at the New York Ocean Science Lab in Montauk and sold real estate in the hamlet, died on Dec. 3 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Queens. She was 88.

Felicia M. Hogan, 75, of Wireless Road, East Hampton, died Sunday

Margaret A. Edwards, who lived in East Hampton from infancy until 1966, died on Nov. 11 at home in White Post, Va., after an illness. She was 67.

Ricardo Wiesenberg, who with his wife Hanne Brenken helped save a historic 1891 house on Georgica Road built by William Almy Wheelock, died on Oct. 8 in Vence, France. He was 85 and had Alzheimer’s disease.

Ruth Elizabeth White, an East Hampton resident for seven years who lived most of her adult life in Water Mill, died on Dec. 2

Thomas Grenci, who was responsible for the hundreds of acres of state parkland from Napeague to Montauk from 1958 until 1990, part of that time as the five parks’ sole dedicated State Parks Police officer, died at home in West Melbourne, Fla.

Helen H. Hayes, a custodian at John Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton for many years, died at home in East Hampton on Saturday.