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  • Despite his young age, Matthew Lester, who was a senior at East Hampton High School, felt a great civic duty, not only to his community, but to the whole world, his parents said.
  • Marie Grace Steidle of Springs, a homemaker and longtime volunteer for a number of worthy causes, died in her sleep at home on Jan. 15 at the age of 93.

  • Robert D. Hildreth, who won a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star as a soldier in Germany during World War II, died at home on Tuesday morning.
  • George Ward Jr., a former Sag Harbor police officer and 29-year Fire Department volunteer, died at his home in the village on Jan. 8 at the age of 75.
  • Roger Dale Myrick of East Hampton died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital. The Myrick family will receive visitors tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, followed by a service at 3.
  • Visiting hours for Clara Hamilton of Amagansett, who died on Jan. 18 at the age of 85, will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral will be held there on Saturday at 11 a.m., with burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery in Amagansett. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Guild Hall has announced the recipients of the 32nd Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be presented at a benefit dinner on March 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan. Eric Fischl, the academy’s president, will host the event with Marty Cohen, chairman of the Guild Hall board, and Andrea Grover, executive director.
  • Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, Joseph Vecsey will return as host for an All Star Comedy show at 8 p.m. His guests will be Harris Stanton (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Comics Unleashed”), Max May (winner of the 2016 Winter Laugh’s Comedy Competition), and Mike Cannon (Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” and MTV). Tickets are $30.
  • The United States Consulate in Hong Kong is currently exhibiting two paintings by Eric Dever, who has a house in Bridgehampton. “NSIBTW-40” is an oil on canvas measuring 72 inches square; “NSIBTW-22” is an oil on linen of the same dimensions.
  • Howard E. Lester Jr., a decorated retired Air Force master sergeant who grew up in East Hampton, died in Portsmouth, N.H., on Saturday. He was 75.

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