obituaries

    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...