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    Joe Hren III reported that a large “Trees for Sale” sign was stolen from the Hren Nursery on Montauk Highway the night of Oct. 5. The nursery is for sale and is closed.

    Kuesune Brodie of Floyd Street told police last Friday that his $600 leaf blower had been stolen shortly after noon that day. He’d left it on his lawn near the sidewalk for about half an hour while he ran a few errands.

  •     It’s Back! “The Magic Garden”
        WPIX’s “The Magic Garden,” one of the country’s most successful locally produced children’s television shows from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, will be recreated by the original stars at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead on Saturday at 2 p.m.

  •     Edwin Gifford Sr., a public relations pioneer who for many years had a house on Abraham’s Path, East Hampton, died on Sunday of complications of cholangeocarcinoma, a liver cancer, his family said. He was 88.
        His professional life was in New York City but in East Hampton he cherished a quieter cadence in life. Saturdays were spent at the jetty at Maidstone Park fishing for snappers with bamboo poles. If the fishing was good a fire would be made and a breakfast of snapper and fried egg would be served up.

  •     Cheryl K. Lewin, a graphic and interior designer who worked as a creative director for some of the country’s top consumer product companies, including Estee Lauder, died at home in Bridgehampton on Oct. 6 after a long illness with breast cancer.

  •     Franklin U. Gaugler, who stayed on the South Fork after being stationed in Montauk with the Coast Guard, eventually taking over the Blue Marlin restaurant in that hamlet, died at home in Bradenton, Fla., on Oct. 6. The cause was multiple cancers, his family said. He was 74.

  •     Mary Cumming Tiedemann, whose love of art and nature brought her to East Hampton in early 1960s, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Oct. 7 following a stroke. She was 77.
        Ms. Tiedemann loved the arts. She enjoyed painting, photography, and collecting craft art from all over the world. In the 1980s, she became a partner in the Elements Gallery, a craft gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. She had an apartment on Fifth Avenue.

  •     Arlene (Lee) Jackson, a former East Hampton resident who owned and ran the In Essence clothing store in Amagansett, died on Oct. 5 in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 83 and had been ill with Alzheimer’s for seven years.

  •     Robert Sidney Thanhauser Jr., the former majority owner and chief executive officer of Fidelipac, a leading manufacturer of four-track cartridges, died on Sunday at his Main Street, East Hampton, home. He was 71. The cause was lung cancer, his family said.

  •     A funeral service for Patrick A. Malik of Montauk will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in that hamlet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. Mr. Malik, who was 77, died on Sunday.
        Friends and family will gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 tonight. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     A funeral Mass for Joan Shea, who died at home in Montauk on Monday at the age of 82, will be said on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. An obituary for Ms. Shea will appear at a later date.
     

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