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Obituaries

Diana Frazer

Diane L. Frazer, who grew up on Old Stone Highway in Springs, died on Sept. 7 in Peoria, Ariz. She was 70 and had been ill for many years, her family said.

Sep 17, 2020
Winifred Robins, 94

Word has been received here of the death of Winifred Anne Robins, a longtime summer resident of Amagansett, who died at home in Stonington, Conn., surrounded by her family, on Dec. 23, 2019. She was 94 years old and had been in declining health for a short time.

Sep 17, 2020
Cile Downs, 93, Artist, Activist

Francile Downs, an abstract painter known for vibrantly colored canvases inspired by East End landscapes and a founder of the Accabonac Protection Committee, died on Aug. 8 at home in Springs.

Sep 17, 2020
James Hewitt, 79, Montauk Restaurateur

Jimmy Hewitt, a storied figure in Montauk and longtime owner of the Shagwong Tavern and several other hospitality businesses in the hamlet, died in Montauk on Sept. 3 surrounded by his family. The cause was congestive heart failure. Mr. Hewitt was 79.

Sep 17, 2020
Gail Sheehy, Journalist and Author

Gail Sheehy, a New York City journalist, commentator, and author who had lived part time in East Hampton until about 2008, died unexpectedly of complications of pneumonia at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Aug. 24. She was 83.

Sep 10, 2020
Dan Budnik, Photographer

Dan Budnik, a photographer whose subjects ranged from artists of the 1950s to the civil rights movement to Native American culture to the baymen of the South Fork, died at an assisted living facility in Tucson, Ariz., on Aug. 14.

Sep 10, 2020
John W. Jurgensen

John W. Jurgensen, a former sergeant in the mounted unit of the New York Police Department, died of pancreatic cancer at home in Montauk on Saturday. He was 74, and had been ill for more than two years. 

Sep 10, 2020
Richard P. Jones, 105

Dick Jones, a veteran media industry executive who traveled the world but never lost his Southern gentleman demeanor, died on Sept. 5 at home in Pompano Beach, Fla., at the age of 105.

Sep 10, 2020
Kathryn G. Graham

Kathryn Goodhart Graham, a psychotherapist and advocate for women's rights, L.B.G.T.Q. rights, and the environment, died after a fall at home in Stamford, Conn., on Aug. 28. Also a resident of Water Mill and New York City, she was 73.

Sep 10, 2020
Arcadi Nebolsine, Professor and Preservationist

Arcadi Nebolsine, a retired professor of English and the humanities and a voice for preservation of cultural landscapes both here and abroad, died on Aug. 21 at the Westhampton Care Center after a long illness. He was 87.

Sep 10, 2020
Thomas Michael Gaines

Thomas Gaines, who worked in pest control but might be a familiar face from years behind the bar at an East Hampton Village pub, died on Aug. 12 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was 71.

Sep 10, 2020
Frederick Butti

Frederick Butti, a real estate broker, died of heart disease at home in East Hampton Village on Aug. 10. He was 75 and had been in declining health for a year. 

Sep 10, 2020