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Obituaries

John A. Malafronte, 87

John Anthony Malafronte of Settlers Landing, East Hampton, died of metastatic cancer last Thursday at Southampton Hospital. He was 87 and had been ill for only five days, his family said.

Mar 4, 2021
Diane Mayo, Ceramic Sculptor

A maker of colorful and evocative ceramic sculpture, Diane Mayo was a painter before she took her first ceramics class in 1984. It would precipitate a complete transformation in her work for decades to come. Ms. Mayo, who lived and kept a studio in Montauk, died of cancer on the night of Feb. 22.

Mar 4, 2021
Mary-Ann Hobel, 94

Mary-Ann Hobel of Springs and Manhattan, a math and physics whiz who became a successful producer and distributor of documentary and feature films, died at her home in the city on Feb. 3 at the age of 94, surrounded by family.

Feb 24, 2021
August Paul Bouker, Army Veteran

August Paul Bouker, who served in the Army for 16 years and later worked in the construction industry on the East End, died at home in East Hampton on Jan. 29. He was 78 and had complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Feb 24, 2021
Teresa Harrington, 97

Teresa Harrington, an outgoing and well-loved ambassador for all things Montauk who worked at Gosman's restaurant for more than 50 years, died on Feb. 14 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. She was 97.

Feb 24, 2021
For Martin Pettersen

Martin Pettersen of Maidstone Park, who was known as Whitey, died on Friday after a long illness. He was 81. A graveside service and military burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton on Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Peter J. Garry officiating. Visitors will be welcome at the gravesite ceremony. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Feb 18, 2021
Kathleen Thompson, 60

Kathleen Patricia Thompson, who owned FiFi's Franks, a onetime hot dog concession at Main Beach in Sagaponack, died on Oct. 7 at home in Williamsburg, Va. The former East Hampton resident was 60.

Feb 18, 2021
William E. McManus, Dentist and Veteran

William Ellis McManus, a doctor of dental surgery with a practice in East Hampton for many years, died of a Covid-19 infection on Jan. 30 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 80.

Feb 11, 2021
Pamela M. Glennon

Many people will remember Pamela M. Glennon from the stand at Spring Close Farms, which she and her husband, Darryl Glennon, ran on Spring Close Highway in East Hampton until this fall, when they sold it to enjoy retirement.

Feb 11, 2021
Elwyn Richard Harris Jr.

Elwyn Richard Harris Jr., an East Hampton native whose career as a pilot spanned 36 years in the Air Force and the Air National Guard, died on Jan. 23 at home in Brentwood, Tenn. His family was with him. He was 73 and had been ill with cancer for five years.

Feb 11, 2021
Robert F. Schepps

Robert Schepps was one of the first purveyors of bagels on the South Fork, having opened the East Hampton location of Hampton Bagels in 1999 following his success in Hampton Bays and Southampton. His "bagel family," as Mr. Schepps called his customers, reached far and wide, and he often donated bagels to senior citizens centers, food pantries, polar bear plunges, and memorial services.

Feb 11, 2021
John Behan, 76, Remembered as a Hero and Inspiration

Montauk's favorite son, John L. Behan, who, with broad bipartisan support, was the East End's voice in the State Assembly for the better part of two decades, and who, for three years afterward, headed the state's veterans affairs office before retiring from public service in 1999, died in his sleep of a heart attack at home last Thursday at the age of 76.

Feb 3, 2021