Visiting hours for Annette MacNiven will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Ms. MacNiven, a world-class mountain-biker, and a runner and swimming instructor, died on Tuesday at Southampton Hospital, where she had been on life support. She was 56.
A celebration of her life is to be held at her house at 7 Knoll Lane in Wainscott on Sept. 27.
East Hampton Town and Village detectives are investigating burglaries that happened over the Labor Day weekend at two local restaurants.
Nichols, on Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village, was burglarized in the early morning hours of Aug. 31, the Sunday of one of the year’s most income-producing weekends. The owner, Ziggy Attias, called police after discovering that his office had been broken into and the safe removed.
Ilie Wacs, a celebrated coat designer and part-time Wainscott Main Street resident, died on Sept. 7 at home in Manhattan. The cause was cancer, his publicist, Susan Arpin, said. He was 86.
From the late 1960s to the 1980s, the women’s coats and suits he designed were frequently seen in The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and other fashion magazines.
Joan Marie Aldrich, who was known as Mimi and with her husband had owned several Sag Harbor businesses, died on Sept. 8 at Scott White Hospital in Temple, Tex., of complications from diabetes. She was 81, and had been ill for some time. Her three children and a number of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were with her at the time of her death, her family said.
Milton M. George, a former commercial fisherman who lived in Amagansett and East Hampton, died on Sept. 9 surrounded by loved ones at his son’s house in Noyac, where he had lived for the past year. He was 88 and had several ailments, including colon cancer and heart problems, his daughter-in-law Susan George said.
Richard B. Hammer, a Springs summer and weekend resident since 1971, died of cancer on Aug. 22 at his retirement home in Naples, Fla. He was 79, and had been diagnosed not long before.
Born on Feb. 26, 1935, Mr. Hammer grew up on Chicago’s South Side, graduating from Navy Pier High School there and then from the University of Illinois Urbana-Cambria, with a B.S. in marketing.
In East Hampton, veterans of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the wars in the Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan marched from Fithian Lane to the memorial green by the Hook Mill, where a brief ceremony was held to remember those who "made the supreme sacrifice in all our wars." Afterward, veterans and onlookers alike were invited to an Armistice Day service at the American Legi