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Obituaries

Florence M. Bevan

Florence M. Bevan, a Springs School kindergarten teacher for 16 years, died of cancer at home on Shelter Island on Aug. 4. She was 89. 

Aug 12, 2021
Robert Paul Fioresi, 83

Robert Paul Fioresi, a salesman and the owner of a management consulting company, died of heart failure on July 23 while working on his boat in Montauk.   

Aug 5, 2021
John W. Bolton, 77

John W. Bolton of Stuart, Fla., who volunteered for 19 years with the Montauk Fire Department and ambulance company and worked in the construction industry, died of a heart-related illness on July 18 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart.

Aug 5, 2021
Louis J. Trakis, Artist, Teacher

Louis J. Trakis, a prolific sculptor, cartoonist, and teacher whose work reflected deep philosophical commitments to nature, died at home in Southampton on July 7. Also a resident of Brooklyn, he was 94.

Jul 29, 2021
Dorothy M. Sinclair

Dorothy M. Sinclair of Montauk, who taught elementary school for more than 30 years in Syosset, died of an unexpected illness at Stony Brook University Hospital on July 12. Most recently a resident of Greenport, she was 84.

Jul 29, 2021
Catherine Pombo, 91

Catherine Pombo, 91, of East Hampton died at home on June 24.

Jul 29, 2021
Harry de Leyer, Grand Prix Rider

Harry de Leyer, a native of the Netherlands known as "the Galloping Grandfather," attesting to the fact that even in his late 50s he remained a grand prix show-jumping rider to contend with here and abroad, died on June 25 in Stanardsville, Va., at the age of 93.

Jul 29, 2021
Ralph Gene Carter

Ralph Gene Carter had a "wicked sense of humor" and will be remembered for "his love of reggae music, epic parties," and his efforts to win an award in the annual largest pumpkin contest in East Hampton, his family wrote. He died on July 21 at home in East Hampton. He was 66.

Jul 29, 2021
James P. Daly

James P. Daly, who worked in the resort industry in East Hampton, died in his sleep on July 5. The Union, Ky., resident, also formerly of Acton, Mass., was 71 years old.

Jul 22, 2021
Eileen Patricia Eagan

Eileen Patricia Eagan, who worked for the Suffolk County Water Authority for 26 years, died of cancer on June 30 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. Ms. Eagan, who had been living in Springs with her sister, Anne Marie Brierley, was 80.

Jul 22, 2021
Marilyn G. Lukashok, 94

Marilyn Galanter Lukashok of East Hampton and New York City died in her sleep at home in New York on July 12. She was 94.

Jul 22, 2021
Rose DeFina, 88

Rose DeFina first trip to Montauk coincided with a hurricane, but she fell in love with the hamlet, and she and her husband became full-time residents. She died on July 11 at home in Miami. She was 88.

Jul 22, 2021