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Obituaries

Virginia Backlund

Virginia W. Backlund, a public health nurse for many years, died at home in East Hampton on Feb. 15. She was 101.

Mar 3, 2022
Kathleen Kirkwood, 62

Kathleen Kirkwood, a fashion entrepreneur known as “the diva of shoulder pads” and a member of the Montauk Historical Society, died on Nov. 5 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

Mar 3, 2022
Darleen Emma Deleski

Darleen Emma Deleski of Sag Harbor, remembered as the “heart of the family,” died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Feb. 13 at the age of 73.

Mar 3, 2022
Susan D’Angelo, 76

Susan Dorothy D’Angelo, who lived on McGuirk Street in East Hampton, died on Nov. 23 at her son Christopher D’Angelo’s home in Rockville Centre. The cause was complications of diabetes.

Mar 3, 2022
Theodore Leroy Meyer

Theodore Leroy Meyer, a well-loved physical education teacher and football and wrestling coach in East Hampton, died on Feb. 25 at his Florida home. He had been living with cancer for the past three years.

Mar 3, 2022
Clarence J. Blowe Jr.

Clarence John Blowe Jr., a veteran of the Marine Corps who grew up in East Hampton, died on Jan. 20 at his residence in Manhattan. He was 65.

Mar 3, 2022
Ronald Balcuns, 61

Ronald Patrick Balcuns of Springs, a master builder and carpenter, died on Feb. 20 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Mar 3, 2022
Beverly Schanzer

Beverly Schanzer, who retired to Sag Harbor after a successful media career that included work as a writer and producer in the CBS news division and at NBC, died on Feb. 14 at Peconic Landing in Greenport. She was 83 and had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Mar 3, 2022
Pamela C. Anderson, 68

Pamela C. Anderson, a retired mathematics assistant at East Hampton High School who coached gymnastics, softball, basketball, volleyball, and a champion bowling team, died of cancer at home in East Hampton on Sunday.

Mar 3, 2022
Robert W. Hettiger

Robert W. Hettiger of East Hampton, an Army veteran and prolific wildlife and combat artist, died of complications from an arterial stent placement at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Feb. 16. He was 73.

Mar 3, 2022
Tony Walton, Noted Production Designer and Director, Dies at 87

Tony Walton, the award-winning director and production designer for theater, film, television, ballet, and opera, who had deep connections to Sag Harbor, died at his apartment in New York City on Wednesday from complications of a stroke. He was 87.

Mar 3, 2022
Vincent Grimes

Vincent Elias Grimes, “the oldest living person born in Montauk,” died on Sunday at home at the age of 93.

Feb 24, 2022