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Obituaries

Willard A. Mahar, 91

Willard A. Mahar, a former heavy equipment operator for the Bistrian Gravel Corporation, died of cancer at home in Amagansett on Friday. The Amagansett native was 91 and had been ill for about two years.

Oct 21, 2021
Zachary Cohen, 72

Zach Cohen, a Springs resident who became a dedicated, unelected participant in East Hampton Town government, died on Oct. 7 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 72 and had been ill with glioblastoma for over two years.

Oct 21, 2021
William Pickens III, ‘Gentle Leader,’ 85

William Pickens III, a retired corporate executive and former national director of the N.A.A.C.P., who eventually ran the consulting firm Bill Pickens Associates, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Sept. 27. He was 85.

Oct 21, 2021
Kevin John Keane

Kevin John Keane of East Hampton, an educator who worked for many years with deaf and hearing-impaired students, died of complications of multiple myeloma on Sept. 27 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 74.

Oct 14, 2021
Zachary Cohen

Zachary Cohen of Springs died last Thursday at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 72. A gathering to celebrate his life is planned for Oct. 24 at Duck Creek Farm in Springs.

Oct 14, 2021
For Linda Holmes

A graveside service for Linda Holmes of East Hampton will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery here. Ms. Holmes, who was 77, died last Thursday. An obituary will appear at a later date.

Oct 14, 2021
Tommy Vigorita

John Thomas Vigorita died in his sleep of a drug overdose in the early morning of Sept. 25 at his family home in Amagansett. He was 25.

Oct 7, 2021
Helena Gaviola

Helena Marie Gaviola, who had lived in Montauk for many years, died on Monday at home in Stuart, Fla., where she had lived since 2014. She was 89 and had been ill with cancer for eight years. 

Oct 7, 2021
For Philip G. Spitzer

Funeral services for Philip G. Spitzer of Springs, who died on Tuesday, will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral home in East Hampton on Sunday at noon. The family has requested that all attendees be vaccinated. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Oct 7, 2021
William Earl Frame

William Earl Frame, formerly of Montauk and East Hampton, died at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif., on Sept. 27. He was 68 years old.

Oct 7, 2021
Chet Lane

Chet Lane, an advertising executive, died of colon cancer on Monday at home in Amagansett. He was 87 and had been ill for four years. 

Oct 7, 2021
Marie Fitzgerald Jones

Marie Frances Therese Eileen McDonald Fitzgerald Jones died peacefully at home in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Sept. 15 "in the arms of her niece, Karen Payton, and daughter, Regina Fitzgerald Totaro." She was 89. 

Oct 7, 2021