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  •     Richard Miller Huber, a professor, historian, lecturer, author, and the editor of more than 30 books, died in his sleep on May 19 in Washington, D.C., surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 92.
        Dr. Huber graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he studied history, and went on to earn a doctorate in American studies from Yale University.

  •     Ruth E. McDonald, an Amagansett native and descendent of the Fithian family of East Hampton, died on May 25 in Boynton Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. She was 84.
        One of 10 children, Mrs. McDonald was born in Amagansett on July 8, 1928, to Herbert K. Anderson and Sybil Rae Fithian.
        After graduating from high school in East Hampton, she married Joseph H. McDonald. The two made their home in East Hampton, raising their four children there.

  •     James DelGrosso, a painter of landscapes, still lifes, and portraits who lived on Fireplace Road in Springs for 27 years, died at home on Friday of complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which he’d had for a year. Eve Eliot, his wife of 23 years, was by his side. He was 72.
        Mr. DelGrosso attended Cooper Union in Manhattan, where he painted in the Abstract Expressionist style that was, he’d said in several interviews, the only way New York painters were working during that time.

  •     Franka Jones, a fine arts consultant and editor for art publications who was a member of the inner circle of Springs artists and art critics during the 1960s, died on Saturday at her East Hampton residence. A long-time resident of Amagansett and East Hampton, she was 74 and had suffered from a pulmonary illness.

  •     James Michael McHale died on Saturday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a brief illness. The cause was heart failure, said Tracy McHale, his wife. Mr. McHale was 46 and had lived in East Hampton for more than 20 years.

  •     Visting hours for Helen Horn, 75, a Sag Harbor resident who died on Sunday, will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A funeral Mass for her will be said tomorrow at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor, with burial to follow in the church cemetery on Brick Kiln Road. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.

  •     The family of the late Miriam L. Brooks of East Hampton has announced a July 20 memorial service for her to be held at the Methodist Church on Pantigo Road in East Hampton at 10 a.m. A reception will follow. All will be welcomed.
        Mrs. Brooks died on Dec. 12 in Binghamton, N.Y. She was 93.

  •     Peter C. Durst of Maidstone Park, East Hampton, and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died on Saturday. He was 59. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •     The Rev. Peter Larsen will officiate at a memorial service for Lysbet Elting Rogers at St. Andrew’s Dune Church on Gin Lane in Southampton on Saturday at 2 p.m. Ms. Rogers, who was known as Bumpy, died on March 7.
        She lived on Highland Terrance in Bridgehampton, and her family has invited friends to join them at her house for a reception following the memorial service.

  •     The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
        Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

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