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  • The 53rd Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day parade was held on Sunday.
  • Bambini Ball

    Put on your dancing shoes and your party clothes. The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre’s Bambini Ball is on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The fun will include music by D.J. Carlos Lama, snacks, puppet shows, and games.

    The ball helps the nonprofit bring puppeteers and performers such as Gustafer Yellowgold, Chinese Theatre Works, and Randy Kaplan to its Sag Harbor space. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $10 for kids. They can be reserved in advance at


    For Little Foodies

  • Walter Channing, who in a peripatetic career was, among other things, a sculptor, a venture capitalist, and a vintner, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton last Thursday at the age of 74. He had suffered from fronto-temporal dementia for several years and died from complications of the disease. His wife and four daughters were at his side.

  • The friends and family of Erik Dimon Payne are mourning his death in an early-morning car accident in Amagansett on Saturday. He was 25.

  • During World War II, Joseph T. Dembia worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where he was regularly relied on for his problem-solving abilities, his family said. It was there that he met his future wife, Connie DePaola. They were married on Nov. 24, 1946. She survives Mr. Dembia, who died at home in Ramsey, N.J., on Feb. 26, as do their three children, Lorraine Tanner of Seymour, Conn., Robert Dembia of Roslyn, and Denise Higgins of West Chesterfield, N.H. Mr. Dembia, a summer resident of Sayre’s Path in Wainscott, was 93.

  • A graveside service for Dorothy McAlpin Bell Scott, who spent much of her early years in East Hampton, will be held tomorrow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. The Rev. Denis C. Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will officiate, at 11 a.m.

    Mrs. Scott died on March 1 at home in Wilmington, N.C. She was 93.

  • Donald B. Katz, an accountant who established a firm on Sag Harbor’s Main Street, died on Sunday at his North Haven residence. He was 85 and had lymphoma.

    Mr. Katz was president of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor for 25 years. A service for him was held there on Tuesday with the Rabbi Noah Leavitt of Baltimore, one of his grandchildren, officiating.

    He relished his role as shofar blower at the temple during the High Holy Days, his family said, and truly loved his family and his life in Sag Harbor.

  • Edward Rossi lived a long life in Springs after his retirement as a mechanic for New York City until his death on March 10 at the age of 98. He was a World War II veteran who had served as an Army technician in Europe and Africa. While earning a certificate in aviation drafting, he worked in the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel in the city.

  • A graveside service for Steven J. Pomerantz of South Fairview Avenue in Montauk will be held this morning at 11 a.m. at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk. Mr. Pomerantz, who was a building contractor and former member of the Montauk Fire Department ambulance company, was 60. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

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