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Obituaries

Nula Thanhauser

When she was in her 60s, Nula Murphy Thanhauser turned her passion for collecting antique and vintage purses into a second career, selling, appraising, and lecturing about them all over the country. She favored the most whimsical of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Egyptian Revival handbags and accessories. At one of her first shows, in 2006 in West Palm Beach, Fla., “customers were six deep in her booth,” Antiques and The Arts Weekly, a trade publication, reported at the time.

Aug 17, 2022
Services and Counseling After Death of Popular Teacher Assistant

Visiting hours for Robin Schiavoni, a popular teaching assistant at Sag Harbor Elementary School who died on Friday, will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m.

Aug 16, 2022
For David P. Hummel

Visiting hours for David P. Hummel, who died at home in Springs on Thursday, will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Masonic and Veterans of Foreign Wars services will immediately follow.

Aug 16, 2022
Melissa Bank

Melissa Bank, an author who taught in the M.F.A. program at Stony Brook Southampton, died of lung cancer at home in East Hampton on Aug. 2.

Aug 11, 2022
Alexander Kabbaz, Noted Shirtmaker

Alexander Kabbaz, a custom shirtmaker whose clients included Leonard Bernstein and Tom Wolfe as well as numerous business titans, world leaders, and celebrities, died in Amagansett on July 21 of a heart attack. He was 72.

Aug 11, 2022
Bernadette Koch

Bernadette Koch, a summer resident of Fairway Place in Montauk, a former model, and a teacher in the New York City public school system for many years, died on July 28 at home in Basking Ridge, N.J. She was 81.

Aug 11, 2022
For James R. Ketcham

Visiting hours for James R. Ketcham of Montauk, a former town justice, will be Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral Mass will be said on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk.

Aug 11, 2022
Ernest D. Wildner-Fox

Ernest D. Wildner-Fox, a Parsons-educated interior designer and artist who lived in Montauk for more than 40 years, died on June 26 after two days of hospice care in Lehigh Acres, Fla., where he had been living since 2017. He was 81.

Aug 11, 2022
Andrew Malone Jr.

Andrew Malone Jr. of East Hampton died on Monday in Southampton. He was 95. Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton is handling arrangements.

Aug 11, 2022
Sue Feleppa, 77

Sue Feleppa, a real estate broker and former restaurateur whose community spirit led her to serve on the board of directors of the Amagansett Village Improvement Society and as chairwoman of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee, died at home in Springs on July 28 of respiratory failure related to lung cancer.

Aug 11, 2022
Georges Briguet, Restaurateur

Georges Briguet, who founded three highly regarded Manhattan restaurants — Le Perigord, Le Perigord Park, and La Reserve — between 1966 and 1983, died of a heart-related illness at home in Montauk on July 26. He was 85.

Aug 11, 2022
Christopher M. Forsberg

Christopher M. Forsberg of Montauk, who used to spend summers at the Ditch Plain hotel owned by his parents and returned to the hamlet full time about 15 years ago, died in his sleep at home on July 13. His cause of death was unknown. He was 49 years old.

Aug 4, 2022