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Obituaries

Capt. Richard MacGarva

Paid Announcement: Capt. Richard MacGarva, USCG (Ret.), died on Oct. 6, 2023, at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose, N.Y.

Nov 3, 2023
Lois E. Wright, 95, Author, LTV Host

Lois Erdmann Wright, who had close relationships with Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, "Little Edie" of Grey Gardens fame, was "an intimate witness to the eccentricities of aristocracy," according to her family. Ms. Wright, an author and longtime LTV host, died of cardiopulmonary arrest and failure to thrive on Oct. 13 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. A nearly lifelong resident of East Hampton, she was 95.

Oct 27, 2023
James W. Bennett

James W. Bennett, “a true old-time Bonacker,” his family said, who opened the Bennett Marine boatyard in Springs in the late 1970s, died on Oct. 10 at home on School Street, where he had lived for 69 years. He was 89.

Oct 26, 2023
Edward Bleier, Media Trailblazer

Edward Bleier, an influential television executive, died at his home in East Hampton, where he and his wife had vacationed for over a half-century, on Oct. 17. He had turned 94 the day before.

Oct 26, 2023
Alexander M. Laughlin, 98

Alexander Mellon Laughlin, a retired investment adviser who had been a chairman of the board of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., died on Oct. 4 at his East Hampton house overlooking Hook Pond.

Oct 26, 2023
Karl A. Vermandois

Karl A. Vermandois, an art teacher at the East Hampton Middle School for 25 years whose own work was shown at many East End galleries, died on Oct. 17 at East End Hospice’s Kanas Center in Quiogue after a long illness. He was 83.

Oct 26, 2023
For Elaine Monroe

A celebration of the life of Elaine Monroe, who died at home in Manhattan on Oct. 15, 2022, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel on Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

Oct 19, 2023
Jim Winkler, Guitarist and Draftsman

James Winkler, an architectural draftsman and a talented flamenco and classical guitarist, died at home in Springs on Friday. He was 89 and had Parkinson’s disease.

Oct 19, 2023
Frederick W. Yardley, Springs Educator

Frederick William Yardley, a retired Springs School history teacher and administrator who was at the district for 29 years, died at home in East Hampton on Saturday. He was 88.

Oct 19, 2023
For Frederick William Yardley

Visiting hours for Frederick William Yardley, a retired Springs School history teacher and administrator, will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 11 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's paper. 

Oct 18, 2023
Esteban Cordero

Esteban Cordero, a former ad man born in Argentina who lived part time in East Hampton, died on Sept. 15 in New York City. He was 92.

Oct 12, 2023
Joseph DeCristofaro, 98

Joseph DeCristofaro, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War who was the longest-serving active member of the East Hampton Fire Department, died on Oct. 2 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Oct 12, 2023