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Obituaries

Joseph Francis DeDeyn     

Joseph Francis DeDeyn, who lived for many years in group homes in East Hampton, died on April 19 of complications from the Covid-19 virus. He was 68.

Apr 30, 2020
Jessica Chew Martin     

Jessica Chew Martin, who grew up in Montauk, died on April 1 at home in Larkhall, Scotland, of complications from Covid-19. Ms. Martin’s father, Thomas Edward Chew, died when she was a baby. She was raised by her mother, Deborah Burdick Chew Coen, and stepfather, Brian Coen. An obituary will appear in a future issue of The Star.

Apr 30, 2020
Mary Elizabeth Falborn

Mary Elizabeth Falborn, a ninth-generation descendant of one of East Hampton’s early families, the Fields, died of complications of cancer treatment on April 20 at Vitas Inpatient Hospice in Rockledge, Fla. The Sag Harbor resident, formerly of East Hampton, was 93 and had been ill for eight months.     

Apr 30, 2020
Walter A. Nelson Jr.

Walter A. Nelson Jr., who grew up on Lake Montauk and founded Montauk Aquaculture Development, died of a brief illness on April 6 at the Bronx home of his daughter Karin O’Connor. He was 82.

Apr 30, 2020
Geraldine S.W. Doyle

Geraldine S. Wasko Doyle, who was a guide at the World’s Fair in Queens and later was the owner-operator of a restaurant and catering businesses, died of Covid-19 on April 24 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. The longtime East Hampton resident, who had lived at the nursing home for about a year, was 86 years old and had been ill for two days.     

Apr 30, 2020
Charles T. Mockler     

Charles Thomas Mockler of Bridgehampton, a self-employed house painter, died of cancer on April 24 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care on Quiogue. He was 68 and had been ill for four months.

Apr 30, 2020
Beryl Bernay, 94, Had Many Talents

Beryl Bernay, a part-time resident of Springs for many years, died in her sleep of complications of Covid-19 on March 29 at the Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan, where she had been living for 16 months. She was 94.

Apr 30, 2020
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