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Obituaries

For Mike Finazzo

Family and friends of Mike Finazzo, who died on April 15, will gather at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk on Saturday at 2 p.m. to celebrate his life. A casual reception will follow at the Clam and Chowder House at Salivar's in Montauk from 3 to 5 p.m.

Jun 17, 2021
For Beryl Bernay

A Zoom memorial and in-person gathering for Beryl Bernay, who died of Covid-19 on March 29, 2020, are planned for next week. Both are being organized by her niece, Carol Gonzales. The memorial will be held on Wednesday from 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Participants will be asked to share reminiscences up to two minutes in length.

Jun 17, 2021
Emily Celina Cullum

Emily Celina Cullum loved being around people and loved helping them, her son, Dell Cullum, wrote, and she did so with pleasure at the Gansett Deli, which she owned and operated in the 1970s and early 1980s, and later in positions at the Lido Motel in Montauk and the Maidstone Club in East Hampton.

Jun 17, 2021
Pamela Choy, 68, Textile Specialist

Pamela Choy, a textile specialist for the fashion industry, an animal lover who was a dedicated volunteer at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, and a spirited lover of life, died at home in New York City on May 24 after a heart attack. She was 68.

Jun 17, 2021
William Urvalek

Mr. Urvalek, widely known as Captain Bill, first came to Montauk in the mid-1970s and began his fishing career in the early 1980s working for the Viking Fleet. At the same time, he worked toward earning his captain's license, which led to the acquisition of his own charter boat, the Karen Sue, named after his wife, who survives. He sold the Karen Sue in 2012 and opened a fiberglass boat repair business.

Jun 17, 2021
Timothy R. Feleppa, 57, Lifelong Music Maker

A lifelong music maker whose mantra was "do it your way," Tim Feleppa died at home in Springs on May 23 of sudden cardiac arrest. He was 57.

Jun 11, 2021
Peter J. Steckowski, 60

The Star has received word that Peter Jay Steckowski, a Marine Corps sergeant who went on to a career in the information technology field, died on Dec. 22. The Amagansett native had most recently been living in Boomer, N.C.

Jun 11, 2021
Dina Lewis, Cook on the Montauk Docks, 88

Dina Chimpoukchis Lewis of Montauk, a cook for many years at the former Steve's Diner and Salivar's restaurant on the hamlet's docks, died in her sleep on May 3 at her winter residence in West Palm Beach, Fla. She had had chronic pain for a number of years.

Jun 11, 2021
Meg Perlman, First Director of the Pollock-Krasner House

Meg Perlman, who was the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center's founding director until 1989, died on June 1 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan at age 71. Her death was attributed to complications of an aortic dissection that occurred in January.

Jun 11, 2021
For Timothy R. Feleppa

A graveside service for Timothy Richard Feleppa will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton. Mr. Feleppa died on May 23. A celebration of his life and music is planned for July 22, which would have been his 58th birthday. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Jun 3, 2021
Meg Perlman

Meg Perlman, a curator who was the founding director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs and later the James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation, died on Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City of complications of an aortic dissection that occurred in January. She was 71 and lived in East Hampton. An obituary for Ms. Perlman will appear in a future issue.

Jun 3, 2021
Marcel Bally, 81

As an engineer, sales manager, photographer, and writer, Marcel Bally's journey in life took him from his home country of Switzerland to Canada, the United States, and several other international destinations. Over the years, he amassed a large portfolio of black-and-white photographs, many of which have been exhibited in shows on the East End.

Jun 3, 2021