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Obituaries

Ed Porco, Former Montauk Resident, Dies of COVID-19

Ed Porco, a former Montauk resident who had been living at Peconic Landing on the North Fork with his wife, Joan, died of COVID-19 on Tuesday at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Mar 27, 2020
John Bice, 76     

John Bice, who had spent a lot of time in East Hampton over the past 20 years, died at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue on March 11. He was 76 and had been ill with pneumonia.     

Mar 25, 2020
Eileen M. Carmona     

Eileen M. Carmona of Oak View Highway in East Hampton died at home on Monday.

Mar 25, 2020
Patricia M. King, 92

Patricia M. King of East Hampton, a retired executive assistant and loving mother, grandmother, and aunt, died at home on Feb. 16 at the age of 92.

Later in her life, in East Hampton, she was known to take daily walks, care for her beloved Yorkies, and knit and attend occasional lunches with friends. She also volunteered at R.S.V.P. in Amagansett.

Mar 19, 2020
Lorraine L. Bittner

Lorraine L. Bittner of Oakview Highway in East Hampton died on March 10 at her daughter’s house in Wake Forest, N.C., where she had been receiving hospice care. She was 83.

Born on Oct. 16, 1936, to Claude Ballance and the former Mildred Scott Parker, she grew up in a house on Abram’s Landing Road in Amagansett and graduated from East Hampton High School. When she was young, the family lived for a time in Connecticut, where her father, a Coast Guardsman, was stationed.

Mar 19, 2020
Michael Loos Jr.

Michael Loos Jr. of Sag Harbor, who had been a goat farmer prior to working in construction on the East End, died on March 1 of respiratory complications from acute myeloid leukemia at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was 54 and had been ill for several years. 

Mar 19, 2020
Joseph Fitzgerald

Joseph Michael Fitzgerald, a custom home builder, died last Thursday of complications from pneumonia at Port St. Lucie Hospital in Jensen Beach, Fla. The former Amagansett resident was 83, and had been ill for three months.     

Mar 12, 2020
Herbert August

Herbert August, an architect and abstract painter, died on Feb. 25 at home in Water Mill. He was 90.     

Mar 12, 2020
Scott R. Bennett, 81

Scott R. Bennett, an Amagansett resident and longtime commercial fishing captain, died at home on Feb. 25 after being ill for several years with multiple afflictions.  

Mar 12, 2020
Joan Harrison, 88     

Joan Harrison, who was employed for almost 20 years in East Hampton as the personal assistant to Anthony Duke, the founder of Boys and Girls Harbor, died on Feb. 27 at home in Fort Collins, Colo. She was 88.     

Mar 12, 2020
Thomas W. Horn Sr., 90

Thomas W. Horn, the oldest member of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, died at Stony Brook South­ampton Hospital on Feb. 25 of congestive heart failure and heart valve stenosis.

Mar 5, 2020
James Lipton, Television Host, Dead at 93

James Lipton, the renowned host of the television series “Inside the Actors Studio,” died on Monday at home in Manhattan.

Mar 5, 2020