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Obituaries

Florence M. Kirch

"Always thoughtful," Florence M. Kirch "never forgot to acknowledge an important date for family and friends. And with her warmth and easy smile, she made lifelong friends wherever she went, which made for a packed calendar," her family wrote.

Apr 1, 2021
Dorothy Rose Carew

The daughter of two "hard-working immigrant parents," Dorothy Rose Carew of Montauk and East Hampton "knew the value of hard work," her family said, and it was "hard work and determination" that helped her graduate as a registered nurse from Kings County Hospital School of Nursing.

Apr 1, 2021
John Gosman Sr., 87, of Gosman's Dock

He was a driving force in the evolution of Gosman's Dock from a tiny chowder shack on Montauk Harbor to a sprawling complex of restaurants, shops, and wholesale and retail fish markets that has become synonymous with the hamlet. Mr. Gosman died on Saturday at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital of cardiopulmonary arrest resulting from Covid-19 pneumonia.

Mar 25, 2021
Andree Dean, 92

At the age of 45, after her sons left home, Andree Dean returned to Columbia University to earn a B.A. in art History. She then embarked on a career as an art appraiser and buyer for individuals, corporations, and museums. One of her major accomplishments was the acquisition of J.M.W. Turner's "Wreckers off the Coast of Northumberland" for the Yale Museum of British Art in the 1970s.

Mar 24, 2021
Charles R. Limonius, 90

Charles R. Limonius of East Hampton, who with his wife had owned Buckley's Flower Shop and Garden Center for more than 60 years, died at home on Saturday evening, surrounded by his family, who said he'd hurt his back at work a few years ago and had increasing difficulty walking. His son Dennis said that he was all there mentally until almost the end

Mar 24, 2021
Conor Kinney, 33

Conor Kinney, who grew up in Montauk, was one of the original skateboarders who frequented the hamlet's skate park, winning numerous competitions and earning the admiration of many.

Mar 24, 2021
Richard Neil Bristel, Longtime East Hampton Mail Carrier

Richard Neil Bristel, an East Hampton mail carrier for 27 years, "was a reliable worker who rarely took a sick day," his family wrote. He "sought out a quiet, modest life, void of pretension," his children said, but he also had a keen sense of adventure, traveling independently and often spontaneously throughout his life.

Mar 24, 2021
George W. Gowen, Preservationist

George Washington Gowen, a lawyer and the former chairman of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, died of heart failure on March 14 at home in New York City. The longtime East Hampton summer resident was 91.

Mar 24, 2021
Eugene E. Lester, 86, Was Town Supervisor

An East Hampton Town supervisor in the 1970s, he served as deputy Suffolk County treasurer for 24 years and was an associate professor at Suffolk Community College.

Mar 18, 2021
Glenn Feit, 91, Musician and Lawyer

An international corporate attorney, pilot, sailor, and veteran, he enjoyed a remarkable "second act" after taking up the guitar around the time of his 80th birthday. He became one of the most recognized and beloved among the numerous musicians who call the South Fork home.

Mar 18, 2021
Betty Ann Loughead, 92

She "was a steel magnolia in the best sense of the word: pretty and delicate on the outside, strong as steel on the inside," wrote a friend.

Mar 18, 2021
Charles E. Roos, 93, Physicist and Innovator

A particle physicist whose many accomplishments included developing technologies for sorting aluminum from other metals and for the automated sorting of recycled plastic, he died in Nashville on Feb. 20 following a massive stroke.

Mar 18, 2021