Category | Obituaries

H. Richard Stortz

Posted on 15 May 2014

H. Richard Stortz, a resident of North Haven for the past 16 years, passed away on May 10, 2014 at Southampton Hospital. He was 92. Mr. Stortz was born on June 15, 1921 in East Orange, New Jersey, the son of Henry and Anne (Warner) Stortz. He graduated from Clifford High School in East Orange [...]

John de Poo

Posted on 14 March 2014

John de Poo, a wonderful, humorous, and kind man, died on Feb 20, 2014 in Key West, Florida. He was born on April 18, 1924, and was the son of Isabelle Anti de Poo and Dr. Julio de Poo – the founder of de Poo Hospital in Key West. His father and grandfather were both doctors who practiced originally in Havana, Cuba. He was a descendant of the poet Martina Pierra de Poo and explorer Fernando de Poo. John was proud that he had been able to swim in the warm waters of “Playa de Poo” in Asturias, Spain.

Obituaries 2/6/14

Posted on 06 February 2014

Irene Widunas, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the age of 74. She passed away at Stony Brook Hospital of natural causes.

Ms. Widunas was born on February 2, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of John Widunas and Mary Rezgis Widunas Moelter (both deceased). She had one brother, George Widunas, Findlay, OH. She died two days before her 75th birthday.

Obituaries 1/23/14

Posted on 23 January 2014

Helen Miller Daniels passed away at Southampton Hospital on January 16, 2014 due to complications of pneumonia. Mrs. Daniels was a lifelong resident of East Hampton, living her entire 87 years in a radius of one mile and considering herself a true Bonacker. She was born on October 31, 1926 to Wilbur and Frances Miller. Her family tree has also included the Lesters, Bennetts and Collums.

Obituaries 1/16/14

Posted on 16 January 2014

Eileen R. (Mc Partlin) Essay, 71, passed away January 3, 2014 at Southampton Hospital with her family by her side. Mrs. Essay was born in Bridgeport, Conn. August 16 1942 to Frank and Madeline Mc Partlin. Her family moved from Connecticut to Sag Harbor when she was 6 years old. Mrs. Essay attended St. Andrews Parochial School through 8th grade and continued her education at Pierson High School graduating in 1960. She attended Good Counsel College (currently known as Pace University) graduating in 1964 with a degree in English. Shortly after graduating college Mrs. Essay was hired by the Sachem School District in the greater Ronkonkoma area on Long Island. She taught 2nd and 3rd grade at both the Cayuga and Gatelot Elementary Schools.

Obituaries 1/9/14

Posted on 09 January 2014

Longtime magazine journalist and former Smithsonian Magazine editor Don Moser died of cardio-pulmonary arrest at his home in Sag Harbor, December 8. He had had Parkinson’s disease for many years.

Mr. Moser was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932.He was a budding naturalist, falconer, and lover of everything out of doors. He became a lifelong avid birder, amateur astronomer, fly fisherman, and fly rod builder, spending much time with epoxies and varnishes in the basement of his Washington, DC, home trying to avoid what he called “the cat hair problem.”

Obituaries 12/19/13

Posted on 19 December 2013

Betty Jane Hermann, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died at the Hamptons Center in Southampton on December 12. She was 75.

Mrs. Hermann was born in Sag Harbor on July 8, 1938 the daughter of Louis and Hilda (Loper) Bennett. Mrs. Hermann was a member of Pierson High School’s class of 1958. Before her retirement she worked at Sag Harbor Industries.

Obituaries 12/12/13

Posted on 12 December 2013

Mary E. Hamma, a resident of Sag Harbor Village for over 25 years, passed away at Southampton Hospital on December 8. She was 87 years old. The daughter of Irish immigrants, Mary and Michael Fitzpatrick, she was born in the Bronx, NY on October 21, 1926.

Obituaries 12/5/13

Posted on 05 December 2013

Eva Mae McDonald Collins of East Hampton died Tuesday, December 3, at the Westhampton Care Center. She was 88. A funeral is planned for Monday, December 9, at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church in East Hampton. A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition.

Obituaries 11/14/13

Posted on 15 November 2013

Beverly Ann Wolpack, a resident of Sag Harbor for 52 years, died at the Peconic Bay Medical Center on Wednesday, November 6. She was 82.

Born in Hawthorne, N.J. on April 12, 1931, she was the daughter of John Henry Kirkman and Ella (Baker) Kirkman.

Mrs. Wolpack worked as a pharmacy technician, and after retirement volunteered for several organizations, including Welcome Home, Birthright and the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.