Obituaries

Mr. Gauger, who was 86, died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 23 at Southampton Hospital.
Jonathon Hren, whose friends called him Jono when he was growing up in East Hampton, died of lung cancer on March 4 at the Kanas Hospice Center on Quiogue at the age of 66.
A memorial service for Dean F. Kirschner of East Hampton will be held on March 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.
Laura Anne Krupinski, a former model, jewelry designer, and interior decorator, died after being found unresponsive on Feb. 25, at a motel in Hampton Bays where she had been living.
Edwin Lewis Geus, an East Hampton resident for the past 50 years, died on Feb. 25 in Burlingame, Calif. He was 80 and had been ill with multiple myeloma for nine years.
Alice Recktenwald died of complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder at home in East Hampton on Saturday, with her family around her.
Frank Paul Kennedy was among 11 town officers who responded to a New York Police Department request for help from law enforcement personnel in the days after the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The life of Dennis James Snyder will be celebrated with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk on Sunday, a year after his death of heart failure in Florida.
When Amy Sheree Parker was a child, she loved floral design and singing in the choir at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton, where her mother, Queen Davis-Parks, served as a deacon.
Mary Holland Miller, a retired Springs School teacher who became a key figure in understanding the archaeology of East Hampton Town, died on Jan. 22 in Marlborough, Mass.
Leonard L. Cooper of East Hampton, the owner of Cooper Sandblast, who had cancer and had been ill for several years, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 75.
Laura Anne Krupinski, the daughter of the late Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, died on Monday in Hampton Bays, where she lived. She was 53.
George C. Kamper of Southampton, the founder of GCK Enterprises, a construction company, died of cancer on Friday at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was 56, and had been ill for nine months.
Gary Elmer Wood, a house painter who grew up in Springs, died of complications of esophageal cancer at his sister’s house in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 19. He was 55 and had been diagnosed with the disease last month.
Beatrice Joy Petullo, who had worked in the pharmacy at White’s Drug Store in Montauk and been a housekeeper at the Sail Inn in the hamlet for the last eight years, where a celebration of her life is to take place at a later date, died at her...
William Biase of Montauk died on Feb. 14 at Flower Hospital in Dothan, Ala., where he had been living since 2011. The cause was complications of diabetes. He was 61.
Audra Schutte Balcuns, who had been a public safety dispatcher for East Hampton Village and a volunteer emergency medical technician with the Springs Fire Department, died at home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on Feb. 20. Ms. Balcuns, who was 47, had...
Madeline Boddy, a bookkeeper and office manager at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk for many years, died on Jan. 22 at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. She was 87, and had been in good health until just a few...
Christopher Stuart Taylor, a boat builder who most recently worked at Three Mile Harbor Marina in East Hampton, died of a heart attack on Feb. 1 at Southampton Hospital. He was 46.