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  • December’s weather brought “no ice-skating, no sledding, no snowballs or snowmen. Sorry, but that is weather,” Richard G. Hendrickson, the United States Cooperative weather observer in Bridgehampton, wrote at the close of last month.

    That was soon to change, and he knew it. He wrote: “From now on there should be the snow for the children and some ice-skating. Our wind should be from the northwest; 40 m.p.h. and higher is not unusual for January. Maybe Mecox could freeze for a few days for ice-boating.”

  •        Robert E. Lewis, a former Montauk carpenter, rental cottage operator, commercial fisherman, and fishing tackle inventor, died in Rye, N.H., on Dec. 26 of cerebral lymphoma, his family said. Mr. Lewis, who was 93, divided his time between Montauk and Cudjoe Key, Fla.

           He was born on Nov. 17, 1920, in Brooklyn, the second of five children of Robert Edwin Lewis Sr. and the former Mary Maier. He attended Brooklyn public schools.

  •        A former editor of Smithsonian magazine and the author of a novel and three Time Life books, among others, Donald J. Moser died at home in Sag Harbor on Dec. 8. He was 81 and had Parkinson’s disease for a long time.

           Interested in the natural world from the time he was a child, Mr. Moser was a birder, amateur astronomer, and fly fisherman. He became a volunteer for the Wildlife Rescue Center in Hamptons Bays after his retirement.

  •        Frank B. Megginson, who was a co-owner of a flooring and refinishing business in East Hampton called Frank the Floorman, died of lung cancer at home on Harrison Avenue in Springs on Saturday, his family said. He was 82.

           Mr. Megginson married the former Julie Heffernan on Sept. 20, 1975. Mr. and Mrs. Megginson ran Frank the Floorman for 35 years. The business will remain in operation with Mrs. Megginson running it.

  •        Harold M. Weissman, a onetime Montauk charter boat captain who was disabled for much of his adult life after developing cancer during his military service, died on Dec. 31 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fla. He was 78.

  •        Alan William Kennebeck of Fort Worth and formerly of Montauk died on Dec. 29 of esophageal cancer at home while surrounded by loved ones. He was 67.

           Mr. Kennebeck worked in finance and banking, serving as an executive and trust officer at the Bank of Oklahoma, Frank Russell Company, Amcore Bank, and Union Planters.

  •        Virginia M. Morgan, a longtime resident of Amagansett, died on Jan. 2 at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, N.C. She was 104.

           Ms. Morgan was born in Amagansett on Dec. 26, 1909, to Raymond Gardiner See and the former Pauline Edwards. She lived for 91 years on Atlantic Avenue and attended the Amagansett School and East Hampton High School. She worked for many years as a housekeeper for Dr. Huntington Sheldon, who owns the Joshua B. Edwards property on Atlantic Avenue.

  •        Florence Pollikoff, a longtime resident of the Amagansett Lanes and a former New York City teacher, died at home in East Hampton on Dec. 29. She was 87 and had been ill with cancer for several months.

  •        Vera Ladick Napoli, a longtime East Hampton resident and employee of the Bridgehampton National Bank, died at home in East Hampton on New Year’s Day. She was 70 and had been diagnosed with cancer three months ago.

  •     Visiting hours for Thomas Tomossonie Sr. of Noyac Road, Noyac, will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor tonight from 7 to 9. A graveside service for him will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sag Harbor tomorrow at 11 a.m.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

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