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Obituaries

Charles Mac Meyer

Charles Mac Meyer of Hampton Bays, a Suffolk County senior public health sanitarian for 35 years, died on Sunday in St. Louis. The former East Hampton resident was 77 and had been ill for seven months.

Dec 17, 2020
Anton Hallinger, 95

Anton Hallinger of Montauk and Glendale, Queens, died last Thursday at home in Glendale. He had just turned 95 in October and had been in hospice care for only a day, after returning from Long Island Jewish Hospital in Forest Hills to be at home with family members around him.

Dec 17, 2020
Selma Stein, 89

Selma Stein of Manhattan, Springs, and Boca Raton, Fla., died on Nov. 20 at home in Greenwich Village. Ms. Stein, who had been a longtime social worker and who loved the theater, was 89 and had been in diminishing health for five years, her family said.

Dec 11, 2020
Carla Margaret Grimm

Carla Margaret Grimm of Montauk, who had been an employee at the former Gin Beach Market there, died of a heart attack on Nov. 17 at the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Lakeway, Tex. She was 64.

Dec 11, 2020
Robert P. Lawler, 68

Robert P. Lawler, a member of the East Hampton Fire Department's Company No. 6 for 40 years, died of cancer at home here on Dec. 2 in the company of family and friends. He was 68 and had been ill for four years.

Dec 11, 2020
Richard Lawless, 75

Richard Lawless of Springs, a self-employed painter and writer, died on Nov. 23 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 75.

Dec 3, 2020
John J. Mullen, Environmentalist

John J. Mullen, an environmental activist and founding partner of Mullen & McCaffrey Communications, died of a heart attack on Friday at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He was 73.

Dec 3, 2020
Christopher A. Clark

Christopher Avery Clark, a lifelong visitor to Drew Lane in East Hampton and the founder of Clark Construction in New York City, died of congestive heart failure in New York on Sept. 26. He was 62.

Dec 3, 2020
Howard Lebwith, 90, Dentist and Runner

Howard John Lebwith was recognized around town as the dentist who ran, sometimes from his house in Springs all the way to his office on Main Street in East Hampton. Mr. Lebwith died at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on Nov. 20 at the age of 90.

Dec 2, 2020
Robert Stephen Schaeffer, 76

A former vice chairman of the East Hampton Town Planning Board who had been a co-chairman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and an editor at The East Hampton Star before that, Robert S. Schaeffer died on Nov. 17 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. A longtime Wainscott resident, Mr. Schaeffer had been ill with cancer for five years. He was 76.

Nov 30, 2020
Robert S. Schaeffer

Robert S. Schaeffer, a former member and vice chairman of the East Hampton Town Planning Board and a former editor at The East Hampton Star, died Tuesday morning at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Schaeffer was 76. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

Nov 19, 2020
Janet Zobel, 78, World Traveler

The Star had word this week of the death of Janet Zobel of Amagansett and Greenwich Village, on June 29 at N.Y.U. Medical Center in Manhattan. She was 78 and had been given a diagnosis of primary peritoneal cancer five years ago, although she was in remission until this year.

Nov 19, 2020