Barbara Jean Grace Lester, the matriarch of the East Hampton Round Swamp Farm Lester family, died at her house on the farm, on Three Mile Harbor Road, on Jan. 22. She was 89 and had pneumonia.
Richard Madan, a former co-chairman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and a child psychologist in the New York City public schools, died at home in East Hampton on Jan. 23 of unknown causes. He was 85.
He was born in the Bronx on July 3, 1928, the son of Max Madans and the former Rose Porritz, and grew up in that borough. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree at City College, and a master’s degree in psychology at New York University.