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Obituaries

Edward Kenneth Simons

Edward Kenneth Simons, who was known as Kenny, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease on Nov. 20 in Naples, Fla. Formerly of Springs, he was 80 and had been diagnosed two years ago.

Dec 8, 2022
Richard Bender, Architect

Richard Bender, an architect and professor of architecture and engineering who lived part time in Amagansett from 1961 to 1990, died on Oct. 8 of metastatic cancer at home in Oakland, Calif. He was 92.

Dec 8, 2022
James J. Arceri

Jim Arceri of Amagansett died of heart failure in the care of East End Hospice in Quiogue on Nov. 19. He was 60.

Dec 1, 2022
Marijane Meaker, Groundbreaking Author

Marijane Meaker, the author of more than 60 books and the founder of the Ashawagh Hall Writers Workshop, died of cardiopulmonary arrest at home on Deep Six Drive in Springs on Nov. 21. She was 95.

Dec 1, 2022
Mitchell Rosenthal, Phoenix House Founder

Mitchell Rosenthal, who lived in East Hampton and Manhattan, died of complications of pneumonia on Nov. 14 at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. An influential psychiatrist in the field of addiction treatment, he was 87.     

Dec 1, 2022
Elizabeth Fasolino, 61, Former Star Arts Editor

Elizabeth Fasolino, 61, The Star’s arts editor for nearly two years, died of a heart attack on Nov. 5 in Gulfport, Fla., eight months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma, for which she was being treated. 

Dec 1, 2022
Janet Van Sickle

Janet Marian Van Sickle, who had lifelong passions for the seashore and horticulture, died at home in Montauk on Nov. 8. She was 86.

Dec 1, 2022
Joseph Dragotta

Joseph Dragotta, a star of the East Hampton High School football team who went on to be a California golf pro, died at home in Pleasanton in that state on Nov. 16. He was 63.

Nov 23, 2022
Norma Mae Edwards

Norma Mae Edwards, a 10th-generation member of the Edwards family in Springs, died at home on Nov. 21. She was 98.

Nov 23, 2022
Janet Van Sickle

Janet Van Sickle, 86, died at home in Montauk on Nov. 8. A celebration of her life will be planned next year.

Nov 23, 2022
For Rose Pizzorno

A memorial service for Rose Pizzorno, a former Springs resident who died on Sept. 20 at the age of 100, will be held on Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Springs Presbyterian Church.

Nov 17, 2022
Alice J. McKay, 87, and Joseph T. McKay, 88

Alice J. McKay and Joseph T. McKay, former residents of Surf Drive in Amagansett, both died one month after their 64th wedding anniversary, Mrs. McKay on Oct. 23 and Mr. McKay on Oct. 14.

Nov 17, 2022