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Obituaries

For Martin Pettersen

Martin Pettersen of Maidstone Park, who was known as Whitey, died on Friday after a long illness. He was 81. A graveside service and military burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton on Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Peter J. Garry officiating. Visitors will be welcome at the gravesite ceremony. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Feb 18, 2021
Kathleen Thompson, 60

Kathleen Patricia Thompson, who owned FiFi's Franks, a onetime hot dog concession at Main Beach in Sagaponack, died on Oct. 7 at home in Williamsburg, Va. The former East Hampton resident was 60.

Feb 18, 2021
William E. McManus, Dentist and Veteran

William Ellis McManus, a doctor of dental surgery with a practice in East Hampton for many years, died of a Covid-19 infection on Jan. 30 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 80.

Feb 11, 2021
Pamela M. Glennon

Many people will remember Pamela M. Glennon from the stand at Spring Close Farms, which she and her husband, Darryl Glennon, ran on Spring Close Highway in East Hampton until this fall, when they sold it to enjoy retirement.

Feb 11, 2021
Elwyn Richard Harris Jr.

Elwyn Richard Harris Jr., an East Hampton native whose career as a pilot spanned 36 years in the Air Force and the Air National Guard, died on Jan. 23 at home in Brentwood, Tenn. His family was with him. He was 73 and had been ill with cancer for five years.

Feb 11, 2021
Robert F. Schepps

Robert Schepps was one of the first purveyors of bagels on the South Fork, having opened the East Hampton location of Hampton Bagels in 1999 following his success in Hampton Bays and Southampton. His "bagel family," as Mr. Schepps called his customers, reached far and wide, and he often donated bagels to senior citizens centers, food pantries, polar bear plunges, and memorial services.

Feb 11, 2021
John Behan, 76, Remembered as a Hero and Inspiration

Montauk's favorite son, John L. Behan, who, with broad bipartisan support, was the East End's voice in the State Assembly for the better part of two decades, and who, for three years afterward, headed the state's veterans affairs office before retiring from public service in 1999, died in his sleep of a heart attack at home last Thursday at the age of 76.

Feb 3, 2021
Conrad R. Peterson

Over the years, Conrad R. Peterson worked his way up from an apprenticeship to become a master electrician. Known to his family and friends as Sonny, he could also fix just about anything else, from washing machines to screen doors.

Feb 3, 2021
Catherine Greene, 90

Catherine Greene, formerly of Sag Harbor, was known to family and friends as Sweetsie for her kind, welcoming, and comforting nature. An industrious and dedicated child care provider and homemaker, she embodied the line of Scripture "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also," her family said.

Feb 3, 2021
Lottie Hartwell Gaines

Lottie Hartwell Gaines, a former member of the Montclair Board of Education in New Jersey, died last Thursday of complications of a Covid-19 infection at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, N.J. The East Hampton native was 85 and had been ill for three weeks.

Feb 3, 2021
Sean Doyle, 86

Sean Doyle, a native of Ireland and a resident of East Hampton for over four decades, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Jan. 2 after contracting Covid-19 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 86.

Feb 3, 2021
Sylvia Chavkin, 95

Sylvia Chavkin, the founder and organizer of the Poetry Marathon at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett, died at home in Manhattan on Jan. 27 at the age of 95. The cause was Covid-19.

Feb 3, 2021