Elizabeth Fondaras, for many years a summer resident of East Hampton and a longtime member of the Maidstone Club, died at home in New York City on Aug. 29. She was 96.
Mrs. Fondaras dedicated decades of her life to supporting and expanding the relations between France and the United States through her personal initiatives and by lending her support to organizations with the same goal.
Patricia Carey Theinert, a Navy veteran who lost a husband and a grandson in the line of duty, died at home in Bay Point on Aug. 31. She was 87 and had esophageal cancer.
Her “patriotism never waned,” her family wrote, “even when her grandson First Lt. Joseph J. Theinert was killed in action on June 4, 2010, in Afghanistan. As both a Gold Star wife and a Gold Star grandmother, Pat continued to support our military at every chance.”
Peter O’Brien, a mason contractor who dedicated much of his time to the Amagansett Fire Department for over half a century, died at home on O’Brien Court, a private road off Schellinger Road, on Sept. 5. He was 77 and had a massive heart attack.
Mr. O’Brien was the third generation of the O’Brien family of masons. He worked on many of the East End’s high-profile houses and buildings, his family said, and was consulted by architects and engineers for his ingenuity, creativity, and practicality.
David J. Gilmartin Jr., Eric Bregman, and David J. Gilmartin Sr., former partners at their namesake Southampton law firm, have joined Farrell Fritz in Bridgehampton. Amy M. Murphy has joined the firm’s Hauppauge office.
David J. Gilmartin Jr. specializes in land use, zoning, real estate, commercial matters, and related litigation. He previously served as deputy town attorney and town attorney in Southampton, as well as special assistant district attorney.
Hesch L.L.C. to 2112 Huntting Avenue L.L.C., 35 Huntting Avenue, .62 acre (vacant), July 27, $1,300,000.
Gardenia Partners L.L.C. to S. Golfinos, 156 Buckskill Road, 1.88 acres, July 9, $3,550,000.
P. and D. Priolo to T. and C. Kotz, 100 Cove Hollow Road, .4 acre, July 30, $1,500,000.
C. Dobrow to Bank of America, 30 Alewive Brook Road, 1.4 acres, Dec. 7, $909,584.
J. Gates and R. Moran to M. Sareen, Bull Path, .35 acre, May 11, $2,750,000.
Alexander Peters and Peter Bennett, two regulars in the Ultimate flying disc competitions held on Friday nights at Herrick Park in East Hampton, took part in the Ultimate national championships in Blaine, Minn., over the Labor Day weekend.
The two played on the Brooklyn team, one of 18 in the tournament from all over the country. “It’s one of the toughest tournaments in the world,” Peters said Monday. “It was great. We both played really well.”
Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans.
The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.