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Averill Dayton Geus, Preservationist and Historian

Averill Dayton Geus, who died at home on Old Orchard Lane in East Hampton on Aug. 1, was one of the last of what East Hampton used to call its “great ladies.” In a life distinguished by personal courage and indomitable energy, she wielded considerable political and social influence through the channels of soft power available to women of her generation — as the town’s official historian; as a president of the Ladies Village Improvement Society and of the Suffolk County Historical Society; as curator at Home, Sweet Home Museum; as a teacher, and as an outspoken champion of the preservation of our built heritage.

Aug 24, 2023
Mario Stutterheim

Mario Jose Stutterheim of Amagansett, a classical music announcer at WQXR, WNCN, and WBAI in New York City for over 40 years, died on July 10 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 82.

Aug 17, 2023
Gladys W. Collier, Bridge Grand Master

Gladys Whitridge Collier, a national duplicate bridge champion who twice represented the United States at the World Bridge Championships and was one of the top players on Long Island and in the country, died at home in East Hampton on June 27. She was 101.

Aug 17, 2023
For Richard Ellis Lynn

A memorial gathering for Richard Ellis Lynn of East Hampton will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with visiting hours to begin at 1:30.

Aug 17, 2023
Richard Ekstract, Publishing Executive

Richard Evan Ekstract, a magazine publisher who founded Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, a noted art collector, and a real estate developer, died on Aug. 7 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. A part-time resident of the South Fork for many years, he was 92.

Aug 17, 2023
Richard F. Webb

Dick Webb, who grew up in Montauk and devoted his life to charity and humanitarian work, died on July 18. He was 89.

Aug 10, 2023
Madeleine Hunter 

Madeleine Hunter of East Hampton, who had worked at New York art galleries and for TriStar Pictures in Los Angeles, died of chronic Lyme disease and heart and organ failure on July 21. She was 74.

Aug 10, 2023
Paul Pavia, Sculptor and Painter

Paul Pavia, a scion of art world royalty, died of a heart attack at home in Springs on July 30. He was 52.

Aug 10, 2023
Helen Witty, Cookbook Author

Helen S. Witty, an author of seven cookbooks and a veteran of the Women's Army Corps during World War II, died on July 15 at Peconic Landing in Greenport. Mrs. Witty, who had lived in Springs for many years, was 101.

Aug 10, 2023
Averill Dayton Geus

Averill Dayton Geus died at home in East Hampton on Aug. 1 following a stroke. Ms. Geus, a past president of the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society who was instrumental in establishing its landmarks committee, was 89. 

Aug 10, 2023
Dr. Ronald Halweil 

Dr. Ronald Halweil, a doctor at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for 50 years who had a private practice in New York City and Bayonne, N.J., died at home in Southampton on May 30. He was 80. The cause was glioblastoma. 

Aug 10, 2023
Gay Quarty, 78  

Gay Quarty, an East Hampton native and dedicated volunteer, died on June 21 at Peconic Landing in Greenport. She was 78 and had cancer and dementia.

Aug 10, 2023