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Kevin Francis Konzet, 68

In describing her father, Kevin Francis Konzet, Catherine Varley returned several times to the word "selfless." "He really cared for others, especially his close friends and family," Ms. Varley said. "He did a lot for the people in his life." That included sharing his love of the water and outdoors with his family, supporting his co-workers in their careers, and moving home to Springs to help care for his father in his final illness.

"He always had a smile on his face," Ms. Varley said. "He brought a lot of happiness to everyone in his life with his easy jokes and conversation."

Dec 1, 2021
Services for Chris (Mac) McErlean

Visiting hours for Chris (Mac) McErlean of Flanders, who grew up in Sag Harbor, will be Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. He will be buried on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery. Mr. McErlean died suddenly on Tuesday while at work. He was 38. An obituary will appear in a future issue of The Star.

Nov 27, 2021
Margaret G. Brubaker

Margaret Brubaker, a former East Hampton Star staff member, died on Nov. 16 at Foulkeways-at-Gwynedd in Gwynned, Pa. She was 84 and had been in declining health.

Nov 24, 2021
Edwin H. Collins

When he was a senior in college, Edwin Collins decided he wanted to take a solo bicycle trip across the United States. He prepared by taking training rides on the East End that started and ended at his parents’ house in Montauk, and he often rode home after midnight, after his dishwashing shift at Gosman’s Dock restaurant. The journey ultimately took him from Portland, Ore., to Beacon Hill in Boston, where he pedaled up to his sister’s apartment and was greeted by cheers from his family.

Nov 24, 2021
For Samuel Joffe

A graveside service for Samuel Joffe of Water Mill was to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Temple Adas Israel’s Chevra Kodetia cemetery in Sag Harbor. Mr. Joffe, who was 97, died at home on Monday. A World War II veteran, he was well known as a baker and pastry chef in East Hampton for many years. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Nov 24, 2021
Robert E. Schenck

Robert Edwin Schenck was an Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War, and later went on to a long career in park design, river studies, and facilities management. Mr. Schenck, formerly of East Hampton, died on Oct. 27 at home in Cary, N.C., with his wife and family by his side. He was 90.

Nov 18, 2021
Myrna Bell Syvertsen

Myrna Bell Syvertsen, who was known as Mimi, died at home on East Lake Drive in Montauk on Nov. 7. She was 80 and had been in declining health for the past year.

Nov 18, 2021
Joanna Rose, Patron of the Arts

Joanna Semel Rose, a philanthropist, collector, and publisher who for decades lived in the 1905 Joseph Greenleaf Thorp-designed house at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton Village, died at her residence in Manhattan on Saturday. She was 90.

Nov 18, 2021
Nakia Rahsaan Mabry

Nakia Rahsaan Mabry, whose passion was working on trucks and cars, died on Nov. 7 in East Hampton. He was 45.

Nov 18, 2021
Linda Larsen German

Linda Larsen German, a fashion and design professional, a onetime executive with the Liz Claiborne company, and a former resident of Water Mill, died of Alzheimer’s disease on Nov. 9 in Mount Vernon, N.Y. She was 70.

Nov 18, 2021
For Ziggy Lutrzykowski

Visiting hours and funeral arrangements have been announced for Zbigniew (Ziggy) Lutrzykowski, an employee of the Bridgehampton School for the last 10 years. He died on Saturday at the age of 48.

Nov 16, 2021
Joseph Kristopowitz

Joseph John Kristopowitz Jr., a native of Wainscott, settled upstate after attending the Central City Business Institute in Syracuse and loved the auto racing scene there. He died at home in Liverpool, N.Y., on Oct. 22 at the age of 72.

Nov 11, 2021