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Tom Kochie, Photographer

Tom Kochie of Sag Harbor, a prolific photographer on the South Fork, died on May 30 at North Shore University Hospital. He was 74.

Jun 8, 2023
For Patricia A. Steffan

Funeral services for Patricia (Patsy) Steffen of Bridgehampton, who died on May 25, will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in that hamlet.

Jun 8, 2023
Lester Gribetz, Bloomingdale’s Executive

Allen Lester Gribetz, an influential figure at the Bloomingdale’s department store for many years, died at home in Manhattan on May 18 after being in home hospice care for five months. He was 93 and had owned houses in Sagaponack, Amagansett, and on Shelter Island.

Jun 8, 2023
For Robert Brierley Loughead Jr.

A memorial for Robert Brierley Loughead Jr., an important figure with the Village Preservation Society and the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, will be held on June 16 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. Mr. Loughead died on Aug. 23, 2022.

Jun 1, 2023
Carlo Grossman

Carlo Grossman, the developer of Amagansett Square, died at home in East Hampton on May 5. Mr. Grossman, who was 90, had Parkinson’s, kidney, and cardiovascular disease.

Jun 1, 2023
Sarah Delson

Sarah Kramer Delson, who had many friends on the South Fork, where she often visited the homes of her mother and brother, died on May 4 at home in San Francisco at the age of 61.

May 25, 2023
Gary L. Bowen

Gary Lidell Bowen, a television director and longtime member of the Directors Guild of America, died on May 10 in Malibu, Calif., where he lived with his wife, Ruth Preven, and their dog, Kimba.

May 25, 2023
John McGrath

John William McGrath of East Hampton and Manhattan, an attorney who was active in politics, died on May 3 in New York. He was 90.

May 25, 2023
Pamela R. Cullum

Pamela Rae Cullum, formerly of East Hampton and a descendant of the King family, which goes back many generations here, died on May 7 at home in Nineveh, N.Y.

May 25, 2023
Elizabeth DeFriest

Betty DeFriest of East Hampton, who was a longtime administrator in the town clerk’s office here, died on May 4 while visiting her daughter in North Carolina. She was 98.

May 25, 2023
Caroline Joyce Whitby, Feminist and Advocate 

Caroline Joyce Whitby, an L.G.B.T.Q.+ activist who was a co-founder of the East End Gay Organization, died on April 22 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. She was 88. A service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett.

May 19, 2023
John W. McCluskey

John William McCluskey, a photographer and magazine publisher, Amagansett resident, and part-time resident of Greece, died on March 21 in Athens. He was 83.

May 18, 2023