Margaret Bryan Hedges-Yost, a summer resident of Wainscott for many years, died on March 18 in Syracuse following a stroke. She was 102 and had lived in the Menorah Park senior citizens home there for five years.
Mrs. Hedges-Yost, who was known as Peggy, was a psychiatric social worker at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City for several years before moving to Syracuse in 1941 with her husband, Herbert Hedges Jr. There, she went to work for Child and Family Services then chose to stay home to care for their sons.
Steven Allan Whitis, who grew up in East Hampton and attended the East Hampton schools through 11th grade, died in Brookhaven Hospital on March 18 of complications from surgery, his family said. He was 68.
A resident of Medford, he ran E-Z Sewer and Drain on Long Island. He ran Stinky Steve’s when he lived in Hancock, N.Y. He had also lived at different times in Setauket and Coram. In his spare time, he enjoyed drawing and building model cars, his family said.
Adele Haney, who with her husband and other family members worked at the Royal Market, which became the East Hampton I.G.A. Foodliner, died at Southampton Hospital on Friday. She was 93.
Mrs. Haney was a hairdresser who established her own business in the 1950s. In 1960, a year after the Royal Market became the I.G.A., she gave it up to become the store’s cashier and bookkeeper, working alongside her husband and her sister, Margaret Wade, and brother-in-law. She remained in the post until the business was sold in 1998.
Visiting hours for Jean K. Lenahan of South DeWitt Place, Montauk, who died on Monday, will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass will be said for her on Saturday at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk at 10:30 a.m., with burial to follow at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in East Hampton. An obituary for Mrs. Lenahan, who was 76, will appear in a future issue.