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Obituaries

Joan Ann Anderson

Joan Ann Anderson, a homemaker, died of cardiac arrest on June 4 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. The Amagansett native was 88.

Jul 8, 2021
Katherine D. Cline, Artist and Designer

Katherine Donan Cline, who had successful careers as a costume designer for the theater, a clothing designer and producer, and a visual artist, died of a stroke on Dec. 21, 2020, at the Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. She was 85 and had been ill for two weeks.

Jul 8, 2021
Betty G. Mazur, 90, Democratic Activist

Betty Mazur was a staunch Democratic political activist, fearless environmentalist, lover of wildlife, intrepid traveler, and a loving, generous, and supportive mother and grandmother, and loyal friend, her family wrote. "She was beloved not just for her winning smile, but her personal and professional selflessness, indefatigability — especially in the face of adversity — and an acute sense of humanity."

Jul 1, 2021
Edward Peller, 82

Edward Peller of East Hampton, who had a career for more than 40 years as a tax specialist for U.S. Trust and volunteered for Meals on Wheels after moving here from Rye Brook, N.Y., died of cancer on June 8 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 82.

Jul 1, 2021
Bruce Goetz, 66

Bruce Richard Goetz, a former custodian at the Springs School, died of metastatic lung cancer on June 11 at his daughter's home in New Hampton, N.Y. An East Hampton resident for many years, he was 66 and had been ill for more than a year.

Jul 1, 2021
Betty Greene Mazur

Betty Greene Mazur, the vice chairwoman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and a member of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on June 16. She was 90. An obituary will appear in a future issue. 

Jun 24, 2021
James H. Overton

James H. Overton of East Hampton, a foreman in the Vector Control Division of Suffolk County's Public Works Department for many years, died of a Covid-19-related illness on April 15. He was 80 and had been ill for three weeks.

Jun 24, 2021
A Memorial Service for Betty Mazur

A memorial service for Betty Mazur, a longtime East Hampton Town Democratic Committee official, will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, at 94 Pantigo Road.

Jun 19, 2021
Dorothy E. Cumby

Dorothy E. Cumby of East Hampton and Swarthmore, Pa., had a long and distinguished career in the legal field, starting as a paralegal and editor of the Fordham Law Review and later clerking for a federal judge before starting her own law firm. She died at home in Swarthmore on May 31 after having cancer for three years. She was 64.

Jun 17, 2021
Elizabeth Warr, 79

Elizabeth Jane Warr, a longtime resident of Montauk who was president of the Friends of the Montauk Library from 1998 to 2004, died of cancer on June 5 at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 79.

Jun 17, 2021
Patricia Saar

Patricia Saar of North Haven, a nurse who later worked in the Springs and East Hampton school systems, died on Sunday after a brief illness. She was 78. Known as Patty, she was a dedicated gardener and nature and animal lover. Whether it was a dog, orphaned baby raccoons, or a flock of chickens, her family said that they cannot recall a time that there weren't animals around the house.

Jun 17, 2021
Ruth A. Johnson

Ruth A. Johnson of East Hampton, a homemaker and longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels, died of heart failure on April 16 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. She was 94, and had been ill for a month.

Jun 17, 2021