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For Brian Grinnell

Brian Grinnel to be remembered Saturday and Sunday in Montauk

Jul 3, 2019
John D. Kelly, 72, of Shoreline Aviation

John D. Kelly, who operated the first commuter seaplane flights between Manhattan and East Hampton in the 1990s, died of cancer last Thursday at home in Guilford, Conn. He was 72.

Jul 3, 2019
Barbara Oeffner, 74

Barbara Oeffner, an East Hampton native and a 10th-generation descendant of Nathaniel Dominy, one of the town’s early settlers renowned for his woodworking and clockmaking skills, died on Jan. 24 in Moore Haven, Fla. She was 74.

Jul 3, 2019
Maureen M. Wikane, Dec. 13, 1947 - June 18, 2019 Maureen M. Wikane, Day Care Center Director

Maureen Maran Wikane, the longtime director of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, formerly the East Hampton Day Care Center, whose caring guidance is remembered by numerous East Hampton children, parents, and teachers, died at the East End Hospice Kanas Center in Quiogue on June 18.

Jun 27, 2019
Nina S. Hirschman, Nov 14, 1945 - June 23, 2019 Nina S. Hirschman

Nina Sara Hirschman died on Saturday at her Highland Lane house in East Hampton in the company of her sister, Joan Laufer, and her children, Stephanie Wade and Keith Hirschman. She was 73.

Jun 27, 2019
Hortense Carpentier, Aug. 4, 1925 - June 17, 2019 Hortense Carpentier, 93

Hortense R. Carpentier, a longtime Springs resident whose varied career spanned music, film, literature, real estate, retail, and medicine, died on June 17 at the New York State Veterans Home in upstate Oxford, surrounded by her family. Death was attributed to cardiac pulmonary arrest after a more than four-year illness. She was 93.

Jun 27, 2019
Betty Rose Morici

Betty Rose Morici, who owned Betty’s Bloomers flower shop in Montauk, died of cancer at home in that hamlet on June 14. She was 79 and had been ill for several years.

Jun 27, 2019
Mildred D. Granitz

Mildred Doughty Granitz died at home on the Circle in East Hampton on Friday. She was 98. The family will hold a memorial service at a date to be announced. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Jun 27, 2019
Chick Bills, Nov. 26, 1950 - May 5, 2019 Chick Bills, An Artist, Plus

It is not hyperbole to say there was nothing Chick Bills could not make, fix, or take apart. The East Hampton artist, fabricator, and polymath died at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on May 5. He was 68 and had been in poor health since a heart attack more than three years ago.

Jun 20, 2019
Joseph Scheerer Jr., Sept. 10, 1926 - June 12, 2019 Joseph Scheerer Jr., 92

Joseph Durand Scheerer Jr., a former resident of Amagansett and East Hampton who had a career as a stockbroker and president of a dairy company, died of heart failure on June 12, surrounded by family at his house in Duxbury, Mass. He was 92, and had been ill for only a short time.

Jun 20, 2019