The private Bridgehampton garden of Stanley and Susan Reifer will be open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.
“The Reifer garden was designed by Jian Guo Xu, a noted Chinese artist, who has created a complex of graceful gardens on five acres that incorporate Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Employing Chinese craftsmen, he has constructed numerous pavilions, bridges, and water features interconnected by winding paths and illuminating viewing points,” the conservancy program said.
Lawrence A. Nelson, formerly of New York and Sag Harbor, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., on June 22. He was 80 and had been ill with liver and bile duct cancer.
Mr. Nelson was born on June 2, 1934, in Detroit. After graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to New York, where he pursued a career in advertising. While living in Sag Harbor, Mr. Nelson was a member of the East Hampton Tennis Club and the Noyac Golf Club.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Nelson of Scottsdale. Burial will be at the family’s plot in Detroit.
John J. Crimmins Sr., an electrician and electrical foreman in New York City with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 3 for more than 40 years, took great pride in his work, his family said. He recently received his 65-year union membership pin. Formerly of Lakeland, Fla., and Mineola, Mr. Crimmins died on Sunday at his daughter’s house in East Hampton, surrounded by family. He was 90.
Frank Salvatore LaBarbera of Springs, who was diagnosed with leukemia eight years ago, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Saturday at the age of 48.
Mr. LaBarbera kept his sense of humor and positive spirit, his family said, despite his health issues. He had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as a child and astounding resiliency throughout several remissions. In fact, said the family, his almost miraculous recoveries led hospital staff to nickname him Wonder Boy.
Mary A. Steere loved to read, and it was almost a rule that conversation at her Beach Hampton house would not begin on the weekends until 5 p.m. had come and gone. First-time guests could be puzzled by the silence as Ms. Steere and various family members pored through their books, thinking that they had perhaps done something to offend.
The truth was just the opposite. Ms. Steere loved to cook and entertain just as much as she enjoyed her novels, though it was clear that there were distinct times when both where appropriate.
Ronald J. Humphreys, a retired East Hampton Village Police officer who was president of its Police Benevolent Association for years, died of renal failure on June 28 at Southampton Hospital. He was 71. Known as “Big Ron,” he was “always on top of the world,” his family said.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.