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Obituaries

Arcadi Nebolsine, Professor and Preservationist

Arcadi Nebolsine, a retired professor of English and the humanities and a voice for preservation of cultural landscapes both here and abroad, died on Aug. 21 at the Westhampton Care Center after a long illness. He was 87.

Sep 10, 2020
John W. Jurgensen

John W. Jurgensen, a former sergeant in the mounted unit of the New York Police Department, died of pancreatic cancer at home in Montauk on Saturday. He was 74, and had been ill for more than two years. 

Sep 10, 2020
James Hewitt

James F. Hewitt died last Thursday afternoon in Montauk at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Karen Hewitt. The cause was congestive heart failure. Mr. Hewitt was 79. Am obituary will appear in a future issue.

Sep 10, 2020
Frederick Butti

Frederick Butti, a real estate broker, died of heart disease at home in East Hampton Village on Aug. 10. He was 75 and had been in declining health for a year. 

Sep 10, 2020
Kathryn G. Graham

Kathryn Goodhart Graham, a psychotherapist and advocate for women's rights, L.B.G.T.Q. rights, and the environment, died after a fall at home in Stamford, Conn., on Aug. 28. Also a resident of Water Mill and New York City, she was 73.

Sep 10, 2020
Dan Budnik, Photographer

Dan Budnik, a photographer whose subjects ranged from artists of the 1950s to the civil rights movement to Native American culture to the baymen of the South Fork, died at an assisted living facility in Tucson, Ariz., on Aug. 14.

Sep 10, 2020
John F. McCaffrey, 88

John Francis McCaffrey, “a true son of Wainscott,” his family said, died on Aug. 21 at the Highlands Living Center in Pittsford, N.Y. He was 88 and had a recurrence of pancreatitis. A month earlier he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer.

Sep 3, 2020
Robert P. DeVault

Robert P. DeVault of East Hampton, a Vietnam veteran and artist, interior decorator, carpenter, and entrepreneur, died unexpectedly at home on Aug. 25. He was 65.

Sep 3, 2020
For Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy, a New York journalist and writer of renown who also lived for a time in East Hampton, died on Aug. 24 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Sep 3, 2020
Steven Levin

Steven Levin, a Manhattan commercial real estate developer turned surfer, died at home in Montauk’s Hither Hills on Aug. 20. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, with which he had been afflicted for many years.

Sep 3, 2020
Cintra Carter-Sander

Cintra Carter-Sander of Montauk and Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died on Aug. 3 at home at Marsh Landing in Florida. She had been in failing health for a week.

Sep 3, 2020
Helen L. Burke

Helen Louise Burke of Montauk and Boynton Beach, Fla., died on Aug. 21 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. She was 89. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Sep 3, 2020