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Obituaries

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Barbara Ann Johnson

Barbara Ann Johnson, who when young began summering on Jefferys Lane in East Hampton Village with her four siblings and her parents, Thomas A. and June Hess Kelly, and who later made the village her year-round home, died at the age of 87 on April 1 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. She had been ill for about a year.

Apr 9, 2020
Ira Washburn, 92

Ira Hedges Washburn Jr., a former Ford Motor Company executive who lived on Windmill Lane in East Hampton, died on March 23 at Peconic Landing in Greenport.

Apr 9, 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
Kathleen Ann Surrey

Kathleen Ann Surrey, a night manager at Montauk Manor for many years, died of liver failure on March 16 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Apr 9, 2020
John Gordon Noakes

John Gordon Noakes, an award-winning advertising executive and a summer resident of Montauk, died on March 23 after having a stroke at a hospital in New Canaan, Conn.

Apr 9, 2020