Madge T. Lester of Sandra Drive in Springs, who was her husband’s fishing partner and a cook who lent her skills to local restaurants, died at Southampton Hospital on April 17. She was 74 and had been ill for a long time.
She was born on March 20, 1939, in Southport, N.Y., and was adopted by Homer Thayer Heaton and Gay Bernard Heaton. The couple owned Fireplace Lodge, a summer camp at the end of Springs Fireplace Road. Madge Heaton grew up in Springs where she met Stewart Lester, a bayman who also was an offshore lobster fisherman.
Ethel E. Salomon, whose family was among the first to have a house at Sammy’s Beach, East Hampton, and who had worked for Robert Moses at the Long Island Parks Commission, died last Thursday in Boca Raton, Fla., after a long illness, her family said. She was 96.
Ms. Salomon was, on her mother’s, Edith’s, side a descendent of the Young family, which arrived on the North Fork in the 1600s. She was born on April 16, 1917, in the Philippines, where her mother and father, Walter Salomon, lived for a time.