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Obituaries

Thomas W. Horn Sr., 90

Thomas W. Horn, the oldest member of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, died at Stony Brook South­ampton Hospital on Feb. 25 of congestive heart failure and heart valve stenosis.

Mar 5, 2020
James Lipton, Television Host, Dead at 93

James Lipton, the renowned host of the television series “Inside the Actors Studio,” died on Monday at home in Manhattan.

Mar 5, 2020
Joan Westin Wendt

Joan Westin Wendt, a summer resident of East Hampton, was a childhood survivor of polio, a game show winner, a mother, a hostess, a civic leader, and a successful real estate agent. After a long and quite storied life, Ms. Wendt died of respiratory failure on Feb. 21 at The Gatesworth, an independent living center in Ladue, Mo.

Mar 5, 2020
Marguerite Johnson

Marguerite Fullerton Johnson, the founder of the former Session House Nursery School in East Hampton, died on Feb. 23 at the Woodstock Terrace assisted living facility in Woodstock, Vt. She was 89.   

Mar 5, 2020
For Thomas Horn Sr.

Thomas W. Horn Sr., one of the most familiar faces on Sag Harbor Main Street, where he dutifully sat in front of the firehouse selling raffle tickets and paraphernalia to benefit the village’s Fire Museum on summer evenings, died on Tuesday evening at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Feb 27, 2020
For Scott R. Bennett     

Visiting hours for Scott R. Bennett of Amagansett, a longtime member of the hamlet’s Fire Department, a former East Hampton Town trustee, and a bayman who died on Tuesday, will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A graveside service will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery here, and from 2 to 6 p.m. family and friends will gather at the Amagansett Firehouse. An obituary will appear in a future issue. 

Feb 27, 2020
Eugene Wishod, 88

Eugene L. Wishod, a lawyer who represented Robert David Lion Gardiner in his lengthy legal battle with relatives to regain access to Gardiner’s Island, died on Feb. 14 at home in Ridgefield, Conn.

Feb 27, 2020
Edith F. Storm, 98  

Edith Frischmann Storm, a former Amagansett resident and administrative secretary at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, died on Feb. 13 at Fernandina Beach Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fernandina Beach, Fla.    

Feb 27, 2020
George W. Stewart     

George Walker Stewart of East Hampton, a graphic designer who had a passion for art, theater, and opera, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Saturday.

Feb 27, 2020
George James Gregory

George James Gregory, a former part-time resident of Amagansett and retired college professor who loved fishing on Napeague, died last Thursday at Alaris Health at the Atrium in Jersey City. He was 83 and had complications of dementia.     

Feb 27, 2020
Jack Youngerman, Prominent Artist, Dead at 93

Jack Youngerman, an important American artist for more than six decades, died on Feb. 19 at Stony Brook University Hospital of complications from a fall.

Feb 27, 2020
B. Smith, Style Entrepreneur, Dies at 70

Barbara Elaine Smith, a former model and restaurateur whose sense of style and love for entertaining helped her create a business empire that included books, a magazine, and a television show, died on Saturday of Alzheimer’s disease at home in East Hampton.

Feb 27, 2020