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Luke DeSario, 35

Lucas DeSario, a 2006 graduate of East Hampton High School, died at sea on June 27 after having been missing for several weeks.

Jul 6, 2023
Isabel Spear Hefner, Longtime East Hampton Star Ad Manager

Isabel Spear Hefner, known as Min, passed away peacefully at her home in Amagansett on June 21 after a long encounter with breast cancer, surrounded by her family. She worked in The Star's advertising department for 37 years, retiring from her position as advertising manager in 2020.

Jul 3, 2023
Barbara Anhalt, 80

Barbara Anhalt, who in her more than 50 years here worked at several mainstays of downtown East Hampton, from Guild Hall to Bank of America to the office at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, died of pulmonary artery disease on June 7. She was 80.

Jun 28, 2023
Sheldon Harnick, Broadway Lyricist, 99

Sheldon Harnick, whose wildly successful Broadway musical about an insular Jewish village trying to survive in early 20th-century Czarist Russia has delighted audiences in France, England, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Israel, Germany, Rhodesia, and dozens of other countries where tradition, like the song, runs deep, died on Friday at his Upper West Side apartment.

Jun 28, 2023
Hermann Wayd, 83

Hermann Wayd, an accomplished pastry chef who worked at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk in the 1960s before opening his own restaurant and bakery in that hamlet and later in East Hampton, died on June 17 in Burtonsville, Md. He was 83 and had been in declining health.

Jun 28, 2023
Isabel McSweeney

Isabel McSweeney of Springs, a teacher at the Springs School for many years, died of complications of metastatic lung cancer on June 18 at home in Delray Beach, Fla. She was 78.

Jun 28, 2023
Connie Fox, Leading Abstract Expressionist, 98

A leading Abstract Expressionist painter whose output spanned seven decades, Connie Fox’s work is represented in the Guild Hall Museum, the Parrish Art Museum, and at major museums across the country, including the Brooklyn Museum and the Albright-Knox Gallery, now known as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. She died peacefully at home in East Hampton on June 19

Jun 28, 2023
John R. Lycke

John Roland Lycke, 85, formerly of Montauk, died on Sunday evening at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Ocala, Fla., due to respiratory failure. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

Jun 28, 2023
Barbara Metzger

Barbara Metzger, the author of over three dozen books and a dozen novellas, was a woman of many talents, working at various points in her life as an editor, proofreader, writer of greeting card verses, and an artist. Ms. Metzger, who was known as Bob-E, died on June 21 after a long illness. She was 79.

Jun 28, 2023
Elaine Evans, 84

Elaine Lucille Evans, a career teacher who with her husband bought a house in Springs almost 60 years ago, died in her sleep at home in Brooklyn on June 17. She was 84.

Jun 28, 2023
Joseph McDonald

Joseph A. McDonald, a Montauk native and department manager at Stop and Shop in East Hampton for many years, died on Friday at a medical facility in Manhattan. He was 63 and had cancer.

Jun 22, 2023
Frederick S. Cheesman

Frederick S. Cheesman of East Hampton, who worked on historical texts and research material for university libraries in his career in publishing, died on Feb. 1 at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan of complications of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 77.

Jun 22, 2023