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Obituaries

Randie Wasserman

Randie Wasserman, a freelance designer and illustrator in New York City for many years, died at home in East Hampton on Oct. 27 from complications of a stroke.

Nov 22, 2023
Jaki Jackson

Jaki Jackson, a well-known yoga teacher who had led classes in and around East Hampton for nearly five decades, died at home in Springs on Oct. 22. She was 92.

Nov 16, 2023
Eleanor Whitmore, 98, Was a Pillar of the Community

Eleanor Whitmore of Amagansett, a beloved community volunteer, Sunday school teacher, philanthropist, and education advocate, created “a legacy of an unwavering commitment to countless causes and people close to her heart,” her family wrote. “I don’t feel as if I’ve done anything so wonderful,” Mrs. Whitmore told The Star in a 2005 interview. “I do it because I love to, and I can’t say no.”

Nov 16, 2023
Evelyn Edwards Ludlow Tureski

Evelyn Edwards Ludlow Tureski, a onetime member of the Bridgehampton School Board, died on Nov. 4 at home on Chester Avenue in Bridgehampton. The cause was heart failure. Mrs. Tureski, who had been ill for a year, was 94.

Nov 16, 2023
William Vassiles, 88

William Vassiles of East Hampton, a court stenographer, died on Nov. 3 at his apartment in New York City of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Nov 16, 2023
For Eleanor Whitmore

A celebration of the life of Eleanor Whitmore, the community volunteer and educational advocate for whom the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center was named, will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in East Hampton.

Nov 13, 2023
Frederick Notel Sr.

Frederick Notel Sr., a former sergeant with the East Hampton Town Police Department, a carpenter, a Boy Scout leader, and a jack of all trades, died at home in Springs on Friday. He was 92.

Nov 9, 2023
For Evelyn Ludlow Tureski

Visiting hours for Evelyn Ludlow Tureski of Bridgehampton, who was 94, will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton. A funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

Nov 9, 2023
Doris Brill Karp

Doris Brill Karp, a founding member of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, died in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19, three weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

Nov 9, 2023
Dennis John Bennett

Dennis John Bennett, an Air Force veteran and a devoted patron of the East Hampton Library, died on Oct. 25 at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport. He was 95.

Nov 9, 2023
Capt. Richard MacGarva

Paid Announcement: Capt. Richard MacGarva, USCG (Ret.), died on Oct. 6, 2023, at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose, N.Y.

Nov 3, 2023
Lois E. Wright, 95, Author, LTV Host

Lois Erdmann Wright, who had close relationships with Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, "Little Edie" of Grey Gardens fame, was "an intimate witness to the eccentricities of aristocracy," according to her family. Ms. Wright, an author and longtime LTV host, died of cardiopulmonary arrest and failure to thrive on Oct. 13 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. A nearly lifelong resident of East Hampton, she was 95.

Oct 27, 2023