Bertha Hopson, the ninth in an East Hampton family of 10 children, who lived here her entire life, died at Southampton Hospital on July 25 as the result of an aneurysm. She was 81.
In 1954, Ms. Hopson was among 12 charter members of East Hampton’s Calvary Baptist Church. She retired only recently from its usher board, after receiving a pin honoring her 55 years of service.
Susan H. Rockford, an attorney and active member of the East End arts community, died of complications of ovarian cancer at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, Fla., on July 15. She was 66.
After retiring as an attorney for the City of New York in 2003, Ms. Rockford moved to Shelter Island, where she rediscovered and nourished her lifelong passion for the arts. Originally a photographer, she turned to abstract painting, creating a series of tactile, multi-textured pieces on canvas and linen.