Ralph O’Hear, a carpenter and enthusiastic recreational golfer who lived in Sag Harbor, died on Aug. 21 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He was 46.
His family said the cause of death was POEMS syndrome, a rare blood disorder. He had been sick for many years and spent the last five months in the hospital.
Mr. O’Hear was a regular at the Sag Harbor Golf Course and won many trophies for his play.
Christopher William Roberts, an accomplished naturalist and musician and founder of Gardens East, a landscape design business, died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 18 following a pulmonary illness. He was 61.
Mr. Roberts “could identify every bird” and name plants by their Latin designations, said his brother, Don Roberts of Brookhaven. “He loved nature,” Mr. Roberts said.