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  • Instructors interested in leading continuing education classes for the East Hampton School District starting in early March have been asked to contact Debbie Mansir with descriptions and details this week. Past offerings have ranged from classes in cooking or bridge to Pilates, yoga, singing, and website design. They are primarily offered in the evening hours at East Hampton High School or Middle School. The next session is set to begin the week of March 10.

  • Douglas Pierson Strong, who had been a Wainscott potato farmer and longtime volunteer with the Bridgehampton Fire Department, died on Sunday at home in Richfield, N.C., at the age of 92. He had had Alzheimer’s disease.

    A 12th generation farmer and volunteer firefighter for over 70 years, Mr. Strong also worked for East Hampton Town and was a member of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.  

  • Jerry Russell Ruschmeyer of New Port Richey, Fla., a Montauker who moved to Florida, where he was the captain of sportfishing boats for many years, died on Jan. 24 at Tampa General Hospital two weeks after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 64 years old.

  • Jean McGrath counted her family among her greatest interests. A mother of three, grandmother of nine, and great-grandmother of eight, she was a knitter, baker, and seamstress who enjoyed embroidery and loved to read.

    Mrs. McGrath worked as a secretary at Windward Realty in East Hampton for nearly a decade and was an administrative assistant at the Stella Maris School in Sag Harbor for over 20 years.

    She died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 19 after an illness of several weeks. She was 89.

  • Denise Parker, an actress and the widow of the abstract painter Ray Parker, who lived in New York’s Greenwich Village and East Hampton, died on Jan. 20 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital following a stroke. She was 86.

  • Peter Remington Nixon, who had been an East Hampton Little League coach and Cub Scout leader when his son was younger and worked as a viticulturist, died on Sunday in Millerton, N.Y. He was 62 and had been ill with cancer for a year.

    “Children just flocked to him,” said Emily Liss, his former wife.

  • A wake for Jeremiah Harrington of East Hampton, who died in a car accident last Thursday in Sarasota, Fla., will be held tomorrow from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, N.Y. A funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, also in Rye.

    An obituary for Mr. Harrington, who was 67 and known as Jerry, will appear in a future issue.


    Kidd Construction to C. and Y. McLaughlin, 6 Old Station Place, .56 acre, Dec. 5, $5,450,000.
    Taxi East Real Estate to 159 Atlantic L.L.C., 159 Atlantic Avenue, .3 acre, Nov. 25, $3,773,000.
    M. Steere (by executor) to D.J. Beach Home L.L.C., 77 Hampton Lane, .23 acre, Dec. 2, $1,675,000.

    L. De Lesseps to 280 Highland Terrace, 280 Highland Terrace, 2.07 acres, Nov. 19, $8,000,000.


  • January 18, 1990

    Two boxing aficionados on The Star staff, Jim Mackin and Lee Minetree, traveled by limousine to Atlantic City, N.J., over the weekend to see the somewhat less than five-minute fight between Gerry Cooney, 32, of Springs, and George Foreman, 41, of Humble, Tex. The bout, billed as “The Preacher and the Puncher,” or “Two Geezers at Caesars,” drew a crowd of 12,000.

  • League Wrestling Tourney

    The League VI wrestling tournament is to be held at East Hampton High School Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

    Steve Tseperkas, East Hampton’s coach, said, “This is the first time in 14 years that we have hosted the leagues, and even though we may have a small squad, we will be competitive in a number of weight classes. The top four in each of the 15 classes are to advance to the county tournament at Hofstra University over the Feb. 14-15 weekend.”

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