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Obituaries

Ernst A. Ebsen Ernst A. Ebsen

Ernst August Ebsen of Montauk, affectionately known as Cookie Man, died on May 9 at the Southampton Care Center soon after a long visit from his wife and daughter. He was 88 and had been ill with Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

May 30, 2019
Franklin A. Russell, 92

Franklin Alexander Russell, a prolific writer of books on nature and animals, died on May 5 at Windmill Village in East Hampton, where he had lived for several years. He had had a stroke some 16 years ago and had been in failing health ever since. He was 92.

May 23, 2019
Amelia Vilar, 85

Amelia Vilar of Springs, a former manager of Nassau Hospital’s food services division, died on May 8 of complications of pneumonia while on vacation in Portugal. She was 85.

May 23, 2019
Vivian Roberts Moss, 99, Television Writer

Vivian Roberts Moss, a television writer and producer from the early days of the medium, died at home in Amagansett on April 16. She was 99. 

Ms. Moss worked in radio first, in Washington, D.C., as a writer for the government during World War II. When the war ended, she returned to her native New York City and married George Willard, an announcer for WMCA radio.

May 23, 2019
Virginia Zabriskie, Gallerist Was 91

Virginia Zabriskie, the founder of the Zabriskie Gallery on East 57th Street in Manhattan, died on May 7 at her home in the city. The part-time resident of East Hampton was 91.

May 23, 2019
Kenneth Rafferty, Charter Boat Captain

Kenneth Leo Rafferty, a charter boat captain, artist, musician, and mason contractor, died at home in Springs in the early hours of last Thursday. He was 75 and had been diagnosed with cancer last year.

May 23, 2019
Ernst A. Ebsen

Ernst A. Ebsen of Montauk died at the Westhampton Care Center last Thursday. He was 88. A memorial ser­vice will be announced by his family. An obituary for him will appear in a future issue.

May 16, 2019
Jackie M. Lattimer

Jacqueline Ann Meacham Lattimer, who was known as Jackie, died at the age of 61 on April 24 while camping, a favorite pursuit, near Carlisle, Pa. Her death was attributed to a heart attack.

May 16, 2019
Anne F. Stewart

Anne Fritts Stewart of Springs and Manhattan died at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side on May 5, of complications following abdominal surgery. She was 80 and had been ill for one day, her family said.

May 16, 2019
Warren H. Phillips, 92

Warren H. Phillips, who died at the age of 92 in his Bridgehampton home on Friday, was widely known as director emeritus of Dow Jones & Company. He had guided it as it became highly profitable, developed European and Asian editions, and expanded into cable television and book publishing.

May 16, 2019
Marilyn Jane Kouffman

Marilyn Jane Kouffman of East Hampton, an actress in Off Broadway productions who appeared on the stage at Guild Hall after moving here in the late 1950s, died of pneumonia at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on April 12.

May 16, 2019