Adolph Notel Jr., 78, a restaurateur and antiques shop owner for many years in Amagansett, died in in Taneytown, Md., on Aug. 25 after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He had been in poor health for some time.
Known as Sonny, he was born in Long Island City on Aug. 19, 1934. His family moved to Amagansett in 1947. He attended East Hampton High School and played on the football team. Upon graduating, Mr. Notel enlisted in the Navy, where he served for two years, stationed in Newfoundland.
Anna Stears, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and East Hampton, died at the Westhampton Care Center on Sept. 4 at the age of 86, with her family around her. She had had a series of strokes.
An only child, she was born at home on Meserole Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on Aug. 9, 1927. Her parents, Peter Maniscalco and the former Katerina LaGrassa, moved to Long Island soon after, and she graduated from Amityville High School, where her future husband, Robert V. Stears, was a fellow student.