Ray D. Lingwood, died on November 22, 2012 at his Water Mill home three days before his 91st birthday. He was born in New Rochelle, NY on November 25, 1921 to Ray and Anna (Hoyette) Lingwood. The family later moved to Southampton.
After graduating Southampton High School in 1939, he worked for Lillywhite’s on Jobs Lane, Southampton and as a carpenter with his father. In 1942 Mr. Lingwood joined the Army Air Corps in August 1942 and served in the Pacific as Sergeant in charge of a photographic unit until January, 1946 when the war ended.
In 1946 he married Anna Kuhlmann and worked at the Western Union Research Lab in Water Mill from 1946 to 1949 and again from 1953 to 1964. From 1949 to 1953 he was a grocer in the original Water Mill Market which he purchased in 1964. In 1971 the business expanded when Mr. Lingwood founded the Bridgehampton IGA. He liked to call it “The Unusual Supermarket” as it specialized in out-of-the ordinary items and friendly, personal service.
Mr. Lingwood, an avid gardener, enjoyed many trips both abroad and domestically. He was a member of Old Town Masonic Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose, Bridgehampton Lions Club, Water Mill Community Club and also served as a trustee and rental agent for the Bridgehampton Community House.
Predeceased by his wife Anna and daughter Karen, who died in infancy, Mr. Lingwood is survived by his children Sharon Lingwood Dickinson and David R. Lingwood, both of Water Mill, grandchildren Joanna, Desiree, Constantine and Justin, and sister Nesta Remkus of Sag Harbor.
Services were held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, Sag Harbor on November 26 and 27. Interment is at Southampton Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to East End Hospice, PO Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.