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Obituaries

Timothy R. Feleppa, 57, Lifelong Music Maker

A lifelong music maker whose mantra was "do it your way," Tim Feleppa died at home in Springs on May 23 of sudden cardiac arrest. He was 57.

Jun 11, 2021
Peter J. Steckowski, 60

The Star has received word that Peter Jay Steckowski, a Marine Corps sergeant who went on to a career in the information technology field, died on Dec. 22. The Amagansett native had most recently been living in Boomer, N.C.

Jun 11, 2021
Dina Lewis, Cook on the Montauk Docks, 88

Dina Chimpoukchis Lewis of Montauk, a cook for many years at the former Steve's Diner and Salivar's restaurant on the hamlet's docks, died in her sleep on May 3 at her winter residence in West Palm Beach, Fla. She had had chronic pain for a number of years.

Jun 11, 2021
Meg Perlman, First Director of the Pollock-Krasner House

Meg Perlman, who was the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center's founding director until 1989, died on June 1 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan at age 71. Her death was attributed to complications of an aortic dissection that occurred in January.

Jun 11, 2021
For Timothy R. Feleppa

A graveside service for Timothy Richard Feleppa will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton. Mr. Feleppa died on May 23. A celebration of his life and music is planned for July 22, which would have been his 58th birthday. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Jun 3, 2021
Meg Perlman

Meg Perlman, a curator who was the founding director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs and later the James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation, died on Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City of complications of an aortic dissection that occurred in January. She was 71 and lived in East Hampton. An obituary for Ms. Perlman will appear in a future issue.

Jun 3, 2021
Marcel Bally, 81

As an engineer, sales manager, photographer, and writer, Marcel Bally's journey in life took him from his home country of Switzerland to Canada, the United States, and several other international destinations. Over the years, he amassed a large portfolio of black-and-white photographs, many of which have been exhibited in shows on the East End.

Jun 3, 2021
Irving Markowitz, Jewish Center of the Hamptons Founding Member, 94

Irving Markowitz, a founding member of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons who served as its president and on its board of directors, died on May 14 in Rockville, Md. He was 94.

Jun 3, 2021
William J. Davis, Former Justice

When William J. Davis was a student at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in the 1940s, his shop teacher "suggested to him early on that, as he was not that good with his hands, he had better study hard and learn something else," his wife, Georgia Hinde, recalled. "He did just that, and he did it very well." It was a story that Mr. Davis, who would go on to become a New York State Supreme Court justice, told often.

May 27, 2021
Irwin Sarason, 85

Irwin Sarason, an art director who left the advertising world in 1980 to devote himself to his properties on the East End, died of lung cancer on Feb. 10 at home in Bridgehampton. He was 85.

May 27, 2021
Scott Leslie Wilson

Scott Leslie Wilson of Wainscott, the owner of a landscaping company, died of complications of leukemia on May 18 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He was 64 and had been ill for more than three years.

May 27, 2021
Pat Lillis, Founder of Elsa's Ark, 70

Pat Lillis, who devoted her life to rescuing and caring for every kind of animal, died at home in East Hampton on April 23, having had cancer for several years. She was 70.

May 27, 2021