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Obituaries

Bobby Hopson, Star of the Killer Bees, Dies at 48

Bobby Hopson, the Bridgehampton High School basketball team's career scoring leader and a Wagner College standout, died on Tuesday. The cause was diabetes-related.

Apr 25, 2020
Rick A. Del Mastro

Rick Anthony Del Mastro, an executive in the out-of-home advertising industry who was a dedicated family man, civic leader, and philanthropist, died on April 15. A resident of Wainscott, he was 75 and had complications from Covid-19.

Apr 23, 2020
James E. Potter, 86

James E. Potter of East Hampton, an executive with the InterContinental Hotels Group for 32 years, died of heart failure at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on April 14. He was 86.

Apr 23, 2020
Peter Beard, Photographer and Artist, Was 82

His images of the deaths of thousands of elephants and other wildlife Kenya became the basis for the 1965 book "The End of the Game," which influenced a generation of artists and wildlife conservationists.

Apr 23, 2020
Alex Werner, 55

Alex Werner of Sag Harbor, a devoted surf fisherman who was deeply involved in the fishing community here, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital last Thursday.

Apr 16, 2020
Suzanne McFarlane

Suzanne Sayre McFarlane, a former East Hampton resident and descendent of Thomas Sayre, a founder of the Town of Southampton, died on March 8 at Peconic Landing in Greenport. The cause has not been determined, her family said.

Apr 16, 2020
John B. Casale, 99

John B. Casale Jr., a former co-owner of the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, died on April 8 at home in Manchester, Vt.  

Apr 16, 2020
Jan Spoerri, 54

Jan Spoerri, a designer and builder of interactive museum exhibits, died at home on Cedar Street in East Hampton on April 7. He was 54 and had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, 11 months earlier.   

Apr 16, 2020
Dr. Stephen L. Friedes

Stephen L. Friedes, M.D., of East Hampton died of pancreatic cancer at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue on April 7.

Apr 16, 2020
Judith Laughlin, 92

Judith Walker Laughlin, who with her husband, Alexander Mellon Laughlin, owned a house on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton for over seven decades, died at her New York City home on March 31. She was 92 and had been in ill health for a long time.     

Apr 16, 2020
Stephen L. Friedes

Stephen L. Friedes, M.D., of East Hampton died of pancreatic cancer at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue early Tuesday morning.

Apr 9, 2020
George Nicholas, 83

George Nicholas, who, along with his wife, Stacey, was the owner and operator of the Sunset Cove Marina and Cottages on Three Mile Harbor in Maidstone Park, East Hampton, died of complications from a fall on March 28.

Apr 9, 2020