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  • Bonnie Lee Cullum, who was the office manager at Robert E. Otto Glass in Wainscott for 33 years, died at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y., on Feb. 4 at the age of 71. She had cancer and been ill for a long time, her family said.

    A 1961 graduate of East Hampton High School, Ms. Cullum worked briefly as an operator for Bell Telephone before joining Otto Glass. She also worked as a secretary at Hampton Tank Gas Services in Bridgehampton for eight years, retiring in 2006.

  • Faye D. Maxey, a retired East Hampton Village dispatcher, died at South­ampton Hospital on Jan. 23. She was 66. No cause of death was provided.

    After graduating from East Hampton High School, Ms. Maxey joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. She lived in Maine for a few years after her military service and then moved back to East Hampton.

    In addition to dispatcher, she had been a member of the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, a special police officer for the village, and a volunteer with the East Hampton Fire Department.

  • Michelle and Mark Sucsy of East Hampton have announced the engagement of their daughter Marielle Soleil Sucsy to John Herbert Ingram Jr.

    Mr. Ingram is the son of John H. Ingram of Olivebridge, N.Y., and the late Yolanda Dale Greene.

    The couple met at the State University at Cobleskill. She attended Delaware Valley College before transferring to earn a bachelor of technology degree in large-animal science. Mr. Ingram has a degree in agricultural engineering from Cobleskill. They both live and work in East Hampton.

  • A celebration of the life of Jerry Ruschmeyer, a former Montauk sportfishing captain who died on Jan. 24, will take place at Hungry Harry’s BBQ Lakehouse in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., on Feb. 21, not Feb. 25, as had been reported in an obituary for him last week.

  • Antoinette D’Angelo, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and North Haven who once ran Sag Harbor’s Emporium Hardware Store with her husband, was a true Rosie the Riveter, joining the war effort by helping manufacture planes for the Navy at the Grumman plant in Bethpage after the United States entered World War II.

    She died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center after a brief illness. She was 92.

  • February 15, 1990

    For the fifth time in the past six years, an East Hampton High School wrestling team is the League Seven champion: The Bonackers clasped the crown here on Friday by narrowly defeating Hampton Bays-Southampton 37-33. The dramatic win, which was not decided until the heavyweight clash between Bonac’s George Morris and the opponent’s Rob Herst, avenged a 33-23 dual meet loss to Hampton Bays-Southampton last year, which marked the first time that East Hampton had not won the league title in five years.

    DiSunno, Graboski, and Shea to G.R.B. Real Estate Holding, 102 Bay View Avenue, .33 acre (vacant), Dec. 3, $110,000.
    D. Scherer to Marnic Atlantic Properties, 72 Atlantic Avenue, 1.1 acres, Dec. 5, $4,500,000.
    J. Snell to J. Bradley and V. Akerman, 71 Jacqueline Drive, .4 acre, Dec. 11, $1,780,000.

    Two Zero Coco L.L.C. to Wilma Wilbur, L.L.C., 113 Farm Field Road, 1.14 acres, Dec. 11, $9,750,000.

    N. and A. Pfeiffer to A. Scavo Jr., 104 Springy Banks Road, Dec. 12, $815,000.

  • Thursday, February 12
    BOYS BASKETBALL, first round, Class C playoffs, Southold at Pierson, 6:15 p.m.

    Saturday, February 14
    WRESTLING, Suffolk County meet, Hofstra University, from 9 a.m., also Sunday.
    BOYS SWIMMING, county meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, February 16
    BOYS BASKETBALL, county Class C championship game, Pierson-Southold winner vs. Stony Brook, William Floyd High School, 3 p.m.

  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

    Authors can email their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line.

    Submissions must be sent in their final versions. Rough drafts will not be accepted. A very short biographical note must be included.

  • Jordan L. Gruzen, an architect whose firm played a significant role in the landscape of New York City, died of cancer on Jan. 27 at home in Manhattan’s Battery Park City on Jan. 27  He was 80 and had been ill for the past year.

    Mr. Gruzen lived in the apartment buildings and houses he designed, including the building on South End Avenue where he died. He summered in Amagansett for more than 50 years, living at Lazy Point for the last eight and building a house on Cranberry Hole Road, which is to be completed in June.

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