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Obituaries

Allan Weisbecker, Surfer and Author

The Star has received word that Allan Weisbecker, “a surfer, a seeker, an author, and, above all, a pirate,” in the words of a friend, died on Sept. 24 in Northern California. The cause of death is uncertain. Mr. Weisbecker, who spent many years in Montauk, was 75.

Feb 22, 2024
Allan Abraham Retzky

Allan Abraham Retzky of Amagansett, who came to creative writing later in life and published works of fiction in the pages of The Star and elsewhere, died at home on Saturday with his wife of 61 years, Susan Retzky, at his side. He was 86 and had congestive heart failure.

Feb 15, 2024
Elisabeth Varese

Elisabeth Louise Bastion Varese, who had worked in advertising in New York and London, died last Thursday in Florida. Formerly of East Hampton, she was 101.

Feb 15, 2024
Harry Alan Meeker

Harry Alan Meeker of Springs and Melbourne, Fla., a retired teacher and Korean War veteran, died on Feb. 5 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne after a fall at home. He was 96.

Feb 15, 2024
Patricia Wadzinski

Patricia Wadzinski, a vice president, associate broker, and global real estate adviser for Sotheby’s International Realty in East Hampton, died at home on Talkhouse Walk here on Sunday. She was 74.

Feb 8, 2024
Mary A. Hyer

Mary A. Hyer, who had a 20-year career with Bridgehampton National Bank and volunteered with the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church outreach program, died on Jan. 30 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. A 44-year resident of Amagansett and East Hampton, she was 91.

Feb 8, 2024
Margaret Frances Samet

Margaret Frances Samet, a medical laboratory manager and interior decorator who lived in Amagansett and East Hampton after retiring, died on Dec. 10. She was 96.

Feb 8, 2024
Robert M. Cooper

Robert M. Cooper, who “represented the best of Bonac” and ran the Cooper Trenching Corporation for more than 30 years, died at age 80 on Saturday at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Feb 8, 2024
Bruce E. Lyon

Bruce E. Lyon, formerly of Tyrone Drive in Springs, died at home in North Carolina on Jan. 20 after a long illness. He was 81.

Feb 8, 2024
Loretta Grabowski

Loretta Grabowski of East Hampton, a skilled baker popular with the neighborhood children, died on Saturday at the San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport. She was 91.

Feb 8, 2024
​​Michael R. Dickerson

Michael Robert Dickerson of East Hampton, who was 69 and had worked in real estate, hosted an LTV show, and painted, died on Jan. 31 in hospice care at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

Feb 8, 2024
For Gene Roarick

A service for Marshall Roarick, 92, of East Hampton will be held on Sunday morning at 11:30 at the Presbyterian Church here. Mr. Roarick, who was known as Gene, died on Saturday.

Feb 1, 2024