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Robert G. Goelet, 96, of Gardiner’s Island

Robert G. Goelet, a business and civic leader, naturalist, and philanthropist, who with his wife, Alexandra Creel Goelet, had been steward of Gardiner’s Island in East Hampton since the 1980s, died on Oct. 8 at his home in New York City.

Oct 17, 2019
Eugene H. Thommen Jr.

Eugene H. Thommen Jr., an aviation electrician who worked on the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, died on Oct. 9 at the University Hospital in San Antonio, Tex., of complications from a head injury sustained during a fall. The longtime East Hampton resident was 82.

Oct 17, 2019
John C. Specht

John C. Specht, a longtime local bayman who also worked as a carpenter, painter, and groundskeeper, died on Oct. 4 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital at the age of 78.

Oct 17, 2019
Joanne Conforti

Joanne Conforti, an advertising executive who split her time between Manhattan and East Hampton, died at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan on Oct. 8. She was 75 and had Lewy body dementia.

Oct 17, 2019
Phyllis Newman, 86, Actress and Advocate

Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning actress and founder of the Women’s Health Initiative of the Actors Fund, died of primary pulmonary hypertension at her Manhattan home on Sept. 15.

Oct 10, 2019
James Salant, 35

James Salant, an author who lived in Springs as a young boy and returned often to stay with grandparents in Amagansett, died of a heart attack on Aug. 25 in Brooklin, Me.

Oct 10, 2019
Gerald Brenner, 90

Gerald Brenner, a former sales manager for fashion designers, died of a diabetes-related infection at home in East Hampton on Saturday.

Oct 10, 2019
Ernest Clark Jr., 94

Ernest Clark Jr., a former owner of the E.T. Dayton Insurance and Real Estate Agency in East Hampton, died of congestive heart failure at the Moorings Park health care facility in Naples, Fla., on Sept. 25. He was 94.

Oct 10, 2019
For Joanne Conforti

A funeral service for Joanne Conforti of East Hampton will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel at 1076 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Her ashes will be buried at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in East Hampton.

Oct 10, 2019
Patricia Ann Shaw, 70

Patricia Ann Shaw, who helped to shape and organize the East Hampton Independence Party when it was first formed in the early 1990s, died of lung cancer at her Amagansett home last Thursday. She was 70.

Oct 3, 2019