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  •        Robert A. MacGarva Jr., a lifelong East Hampton resident, died of kidney failure on Sunday at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson. He was 88.

           A land surveyor and painting contractor, Mr. MacGarva was born on Feb. 21, 1926, at Dune Alpin Farm in East Hampton, to Robert A. MacGarva Sr. and the former Gertrude McDonald. His father worked for the New York Telephone Company as a line and switchboard supervisor.

  •        Joseph Grosso, who retired as an environmental engineer with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in 2006, died at home in Bradenton, Fla., on Feb. 26, surrounded by family. Mr. Grosso, who had cancer, was 64.

           He had lived in East Hampton from 2000 to 2010.

  •        A personable and caring woman, Mary Ann Miller was like a surrogate mother to many, her son Anthony Miller said. “Everybody in the neighborhood went to my mother. If they wanted to hear the truth, they went to her,” he said.

           After a long illness, Mrs. Miller died of heart failure at home on Morris Park Lane in East Hampton on Feb. 23, her family said. She was 73.

  •        Raymond Gerard Kerwin, a 30-year resident of Montauk, died on March 3 at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Marlton, N.J., following a fall that resulted in five months’ infirmity. He was 76.

           He was born on Jan. 12, 1938, in St. Albans, Queens, to Christopher Kerwin and the former Evelyn Baker. He grew up in Queens with two brothers, Kenneth and Robert, neither of whom survive.

  •        Judith Mary Caputo, a high school science teacher for more than 40 years who split her time between Sag Harbor and Brooklyn, died at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn on Jan. 25. She was 75 and had been ill for the past few years, her family said.

           Mrs. Caputo worked at John Adams, Prospect Heights, and John Jay High Schools, but it was at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn that she met her future husband, Joseph M. Caputo Sr., an accounting teacher and a Sag Harbor native. He survives her.

  •        James Beres, an early pioneer in the lyrical abstraction movement whose work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and who made Sagaponack his home, died in a house fire there early Saturday. He was 71.

           Visiting hours will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor today between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

           A memorial service will be held in Manhattan at a date to be announced.

  • AMAGANSETT
    J. Zwart and D. Wills to B. and M. Brown, 1922 Montauk Highway, .17 acre, Dec. 5, $610,000.
    Byck Designs L.L.C. to R. Sternheim, 75 Leeton Road, .17 acre, Dec. 12, $900,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    P. Bigot to F. and H. Gallo, 444 Brick Kiln Road, 1.4 acres, Jan. 7, $942,500.
    Narrow Lane Realty Co. to A. and E. Yoon, part of 125 Narrow Lane (vacant), Dec. 24, $850,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    Papp Realty Ltd. to 7 Villa L.L.C, 7 Villa Avenue, .53 acre, Dec. 30, $560,000.

  • March 2, 1989
        The Bridgehampton High School Killer Bees proved lethal Saturday as they stung East Hampton 65-63 to win the county small schools basketball championship for the second time in four years.

  • Thursday, March 13
    SOFTBALL, East Hampton at Southampton, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
    BOYS LACROSSE, Patchogue-Medford at East Hampton, scrimmage,  4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 15
    SOFTBALL, Deer Park at East Hampton, scrimmage, 10 a.m.
    BASEBALL, tentative, Southampton at East Hampton, scrimmage, 10 a.m.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Longwood, scimmage, noon.

    Tuesday, March 18
    BOYS LACROSSE, Longwood at East Hampton, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.

  •     HITFest, the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival, has that its Summer Shakespeare program will return to Mulford Farm in East Hampton.

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