Rita Layton was full of “beauty, charm, elegance, and grace,” wrote her daughter, Barbara Layton of East Hampton, but she also “had a strength and courage beyond words.”
Ms. Layton died at her daughter’s house on June 8 from a rare form of skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma. She was 87.
Christine Rosemarie Hagen, a native of Germany and a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died of cancer on June 8 after being ill for about 10 years. She was 64.
She and Anthony Hagen, who survives, met in 1969 when she was working in London as an au pair for his uncle and aunt. They lived in Munich from 1970 to 1975, and for the next three years in Norway. In 1980 they moved to East Hampton, and to Sag Harbor the following year.
Following Monday's heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Health Department has advised swimmers against bathing at 64 beaches across the county, including Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. No other beaches in East Hampton Town are covered by the advisory, which has to do with bacteria levels related to stormwater runoff.