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Obituaries

For Madeleine Sara Cammarata, 40

The family of Madeleine Sara Cammarata of Los Angeles and Sag Harbor will receive visitors on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with Covid protocols in place.

Jan 22, 2021
Charles Waller, 66, 'Sarcastic Folk Artist'

Charles Waller's illustrations, paintings, and assemblages combined whimsy, wit, and humor with sarcasm and social commentary. His work — paintings on distressed tin, embellished bone, layered and textured collage and constructions using vintage objects of iron and wood — appealed to a wide audience and reflected his unique take on life. Mr. Waller died at home in Springs on Jan. 16. He was 66 and had contracted Covid-19 two weeks earlier.

Jan 21, 2021
Mary Jean Bennett

Mary Jean Bennett of East Hampton Village died on Jan. 13 and was buried on Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue of The Star.

Jan 21, 2021
Yuris Murillo Cruz

Yuris Murillo Cruz of Amagansett died on Jan. 13 of injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident in that hamlet. A funeral Mass for the 36-year-old mother of two was said on Tuesday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. An obituary will be published in a future issue.

Jan 21, 2021
Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle, a native of Ireland and a resident of East Hampton for over four decades, died on Jan. 2 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He was 86. A spring memorial will be announced, and an obituary will appear in a future issue.

Jan 21, 2021
Susan Patricof, 77, Philanthropist

A prominent philanthropist, she was a tireless advocate for others, children above all, her family said, devoted to global public health and serving as a powerful voice for those in need. Concerned with politics as well, she campaigned on behalf of candidates and civic causes in which she believed deeply.

Jan 21, 2021
Martin Shepard, 86, Psychiatrist, Publisher

Dr. Martin Shepard, a psychiatrist, author, and, with his wife, Judith Shepard, trailblazing publisher, died with his family around him at home in Noyac on Dec. 17. He was 86 and had been ill for a short time.

Jan 21, 2021
Betty A. Vail, 84

Betty A. Vail loved East Hampton and told her daughter, Marci Vail, that the best day of her life was "the day that she and her parents returned to East Hampton from Baltimore, where her father worked in an airplane factory during World War II."

Jan 21, 2021
Edward C. Kominski, 87

Edward Charles Kominski, who owned and operated a painting and wallpapering business here for almost 40 years, died of end-stage kidney disease at home in East Hampton on Jan. 3. He was 87 and had been ill for 10 years. "In his final days he was visited by numerous loving friends," said his granddaughter Katheryn Cooke-Michel.

Jan 21, 2021
Mary G. Clarke, 70

A longtime fixture in both the cultural and horticultural life of East Hampton, Mary G. Clarke, who also lived in San Antonio, Tex., died on Jan. 13 at her house here. Her son Jonathan said her wish was to be with her family in her final weeks. She was 70 and had been diagnosed with cancer two months ago.

Jan 21, 2021
Gerald Cummins, 94

Gerald Cummins, a respected political consultant who was a campaign adviser to John F. Kennedy in 1960 and ran Hugh Carey's successful gubernatorial campaign in 1974, inherited his passion for politics from his father and grandfather, the latter of whom had been a writer for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Jan 21, 2021
Lenore Brien, 73

Lenore Brien of Rockville Centre and East Hampton died of complications of cancer at home in Rockville Centre on Jan. 11. Her family was with her. She was 73.

Jan 21, 2021