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Robert E. Wilson III

Robert Edmund Wilson III, a professional sailor and yacht broker, died of heart failure and complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder at his home in Beaufort, N.C., on July 21. The former Amagansett resident, who was 73, had been ill for three years.

Aug 15, 2019
John David Hands, 59

John David Hands of Springs, a commercial fisherman who worked for decades up and down the Eastern Seaboard, died on Aug. 7 at East End Hospice.

Aug 15, 2019
Mary Ella Richard

Mary Ella Reutershan Richard, a former East Hampton and Amagansett resident and community leader, died yesterday at Peconic Landing in Greenport.

Ms. Richard was politically active from the 1960s onward, including serving on the East Hampton Town Board. She was a preservation advocate and activist as well, organizing blood drives and pressing for services for the town’s older residents.

A memorial service is to be announced. An obituary will appear in a future issue.


Aug 15, 2019
For Barbara Oeffner

A celebration of the life of Barbara Renkens Oeffner will be held on Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at the East Hampton Methodist Church. Mrs. Oeffner, who grew up in East Hampton and graduated from high school here, died on Jan. 24. She lived in Moore Haven, Fla., but visited family here every year.

Aug 15, 2019
D.A Pennebaker, Filmmaking Giant

In any inventory of the most influential documentary filmmakers, certain names inevitably appear: Dziga Vertov, Robert Flaherty, Marcel Ophuls, Frederick Wiseman, Michael Apted, Errol Morris, Albert and David Maysles, and the Maysles’ contemporary and onetime associate, D.A. Pennebaker.     

Aug 8, 2019
For Daniel Otto

A funeral Mass for Daniel Otto will be said on Saturday at noon at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.

Aug 8, 2019
Ines Wildner-Fox

Ines Angelica Wildner-Fox, a former teacher at the Montauk School who started the school’s English as a foreign language program and co-founded the hamlet’s food pantry, died of pulmonary fibrosis on July 17 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, Fla.     

Aug 8, 2019
Jhony Chumi-Rodas   

Services will be held on Saturday for Jhony Chumi-Rodas, who died in a car crash in Flanders on Sunday night.

Aug 7, 2019
Barbara Curran, 85

Barbara Curran, a retired teacher of English at Lehman College in the Bronx who helped the school found a campus in Hiroshima, died of pneumonia on July 14 at her home in Jensen Beach, Fla. The longtime summer resident of Wainscott was 85.

Aug 1, 2019
Frederick W. Ritz, 85

Frederick W. Ritz, a lifelong resident of Bridgehampton who owned a tree service company and an insurance company and volunteered with the local ambulance corps, died of complications of a stroke on July 18 at Quiogue’s Kanas Center for Hospice Care. He was 85.

Aug 1, 2019