A former employee of the Sag Harbor 7-Eleven was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with stealing $1,085 from the store’s cash register. The theft occurred on Aug. 10 and was followed by a month-long investigation.
Sag Harbor police said Bernard T. Cooks of Bridgehampton, 33, had been captured on video taking bills from the register, stuffing them into a plastic bag, and tossing the bag into the garbage. He is said to have done this twice. He later went to the garbage and removed the money, according to police.
George Tilghman, who was known as Fletcher and had owned his own upholstery business, Fletcher’s Interiors, in East Hampton, died on Aug. 4 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., after a lengthy illness. He was 75 and had experienced complications from diabetes, according to his wife, Judy Tilghman.
Margaret Myers, who moved year-round to Maidstone Park in East Hampton about 30 years ago, died at her house on Mudford Avenue on Friday. She was 92 and had been in poor health for some time, her family said.
Much of Mrs. Myers’s life was focused around family and friends. Cooking for and entertaining guests were her joy. Coming from an Italian-American family in Queens, she never needed a cookbook to produce lasagna and other dishes, almost without effort. “She was hospitable; everyone was welcome,” said her daughter, Edna Myers of Mastic Beach.
Martha J. Wolford of Springs was found dead on Aug. 29 at her home on Old Stone Highway. According to her only survivor, a niece who came to East Hampton with her husband this week to settle her affairs, she had been dead for some time, possibly weeks, when police went to the house. A gardener had reported not seeing her for a while.
Linda Sylvia Baker, who grew up in Montauk, died on Friday at her home in Cutchogue at the age of 55. She had suffered from back problems and diabetes, said her husband, Paul W. Baker.
Ms. Baker was an artist who created pencil drawings depicting nature scenes. She loved the water, particularly the ocean, her husband said, having grown up near it. Her family moved from Glen Cove to their Leisurama summer home when she was a teen, and she graduated from East Hampton High School in 1978. One of her first jobs was in the ticket booth for Montauk’s Viking Fleet.
Douglas Mulaire, an artist, educator, and fishing and gardening enthusiast, died of pancreatic cancer on Monday at home in East Hampton. He was 65.
A professor of photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, he lived in Brooklyn as well as East Hampton. He “loved the light and beauty of the East End,” his wife, Susan Taylor, wrote.
Joan A. Schellinger was many things — a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a volunteer — and will be remembered as a woman who cared deeply about her family, letting them know they were at the center of her life, they said.
A native of Bridgehampton who lived in Springs for many years, Mrs. Schellinger died on Aug. 30 at Southampton Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was 78 and had cancer.
Anneliese Schieferstein, who lived on Rolling Woods Court in Wainscott for about 25 years, died there last Thursday, five days shy of her 90th birthday. She had been in declining health for some time and in hospice care for about two weeks, said her son, Ernest George Schieferstein Jr.
Irvin Choron, who was “bitten by the Montauk bug when he caught a record-breaking striper off the beach at Atlantic Terrace in the 1960s,” died on Aug. 31 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn. He was 86 and had been ill with pneumonia for a week.
Mr. Choron lived in Rye, N.Y., and had a second home on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk starting in the 1970s, “spending as much time there with his wife and family as possible, casting into the surf on the Hither Hills beaches,” his family said.
A Narcan training session will be held at the Sag Harbor Firehouse on Tuesday night at 6:30. Narcan is a lifesaving antidote to opioid overdoses.
The holidays may be over, but next weekend, many will enjoy a three-day break as we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Two important fund-raisers will be held on the South Fork that weekend, so mark your calendars now.