Beverly Dash, who was a supporter of L.G.B.T.Q.+ rights and resources on the South Fork and with her partner was among the first same-sex couples to obtain a domestic partnership here, died on Feb. 14 in the care of a rehabilitation center in Boca Raton, Fla., where she had been living for the last seven years. Formerly of East Hampton, she was 85 and had Parkinson’s disease.
Ms. Dash was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 19, 1938.
She worked as an elementary school teacher for many years in Westchester County and had also been employed at The Star. She was an original board member of the Retreat, the domestic-violence shelter and support agency founded here in 1987.
Ms. Dash leaves her partner of 63 years, Debra Lobel, and a large community of family members and friends in East Hampton, Philadelphia, and Boca Raton. She was cremated and no services are planned at this time.