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  • 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.

    Mr. Payne grew up in Amagansett and was a member of East Hampton High School’s class of 2007. He went on to a two-year program at the Baran Institute of Technology in Connecticut, where he studied auto body repair and painting. After graduating, he worked in the auto body industry and also tended bar.

  • 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.

  • Andrew MacNiven, 24, who had been living in Bethlehem, Pa., following his graduation two years ago from DeSales University, where he had been a versatile member of its varsity track teams, died Saturday.

    His uncle, Tom MacNiven, of East Hampton, said a memorial service will be held at Amagansett’s Indian Wells Beach in the spring.

    A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • East Hampton firefighters were called to an oceanfront West End Road house on Wednesday afternoon after a report of a fire. When the first fire officials arrived on the scene at about 2:40, flames were reportedly coming through the roof.
    J. Toes and J. Padala-Toes to J. and M. Fruin, 18 Dennistoun Drive, Jan. 12, $1,275,000.
    Hand Lane L.L.C. to P. and L. Utsch, 67 Hand Lane, .48 acre, Jan. 20, $4,850,000.
    H. Lorin to K. Cram and I. Pappas, 55 Surf Drive, Dec. 16, $2,900,000.

    130 PD L.L.C. to M. and S. Gordon, 130 Pheasant Drive, 1.73 acres, Dec. 18, $1,800,000.
    M. Davis to 130 Mid Ocean Drive, 130 Mid Ocean Drive, 1.4 acres, Jan. 15, $10,000,000.


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