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Obituaries December 18

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Bruno William Korsak

Bruno William Korsak of North Haven, died Tuesday, December 9, at Southampton Hospital. He was 76 years old.

Mr. Korsak was born in Southampton on November 24, 1932, the son of Bruno and Victoria Korsak.

A landscaper by trade, he was a 1949 graduate of Pierson High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was a member of Sag Harbor VFW Post 9082.

He was pre-deceased by his sister, Rose Maines.

Services were held on Monday, December 15, at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home. Mass was said on Tuesday, December 16, at St. Andrew R.C. Church. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to Stella Maris Regional Catholic School.

 

Dorothy Espach

Dorothy Espach of Sag Harbor died at her home here on Tuesday, December 2, after suffering ischemic cerebral vascular disease for about 30 months. She was 78 years old. Born on May 6, 1930 in Lynbrook, L.I., she was the daughter of W. Russell and Helen (Stenman) Collins.

Mrs. Espach was an elementary school teacher at districts in Oceanside, L.I., and Southampton before teaching at Sag Harbor Elementary School from 1965 to 1985. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Hofstra College in 1952, and a Master of Science Degree from LIU Southampton.

In retirement she stayed busy with cooking and handiwork, and secured passage on several cruise ships teaching arts and crafts projects with various cruise lines going to Alaska, the Caribbean, and Mexican Riviera, and passing through the Panama Canal. She also cruised the world over the years with her husband, Robert, whom she married August 15, 1954.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by their son Steven Russell Espach.

Interment was at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor.

 

Ira John Fischer

Ira Fischer, formerly of East Hampton, and most recently of La Jolla, Calif., lost his battle with lung cancer on December 8. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Fischer was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 21, 1930. After high school, he joined the Navy and served in the U.S. and Cuba. It was during his service to his country that he perfected his pitching skills. He was a star pitcher for the Navy and would later be drafted by the Chicago Cubs Minor League Baseball system. He later went on to study journalism at New York University.

Mr. Fischer’s career in the service and restaurant industry started at the world famous Copacabana in New York City. He served as Captain of Waiters there for 17 years. He was often chosen to care for the rich, powerful and famous who walked through the door.  Many of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars looked to him to secure what would be a spectacular night out on the town. Among many others, he counted Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis Jr. as close friends during his career at The Copa. He was known for his story-telling when it came to his time there. “I could listen to his Copa stories for hours. I would bring friends home from college and medical school just so they could experience him and the history,” said his youngest son Peter.

After leaving the Copacabana, Mr. Fischer went on to open a number of successful businesses in Nassau County. In the late 1960s, he decided that the East End would be a good place to raise a family and took over Shea’s Tackle Shop & Restaurant in Montauk. In 1970 he opened Snugglers’ Cove in Amagansett.  His pride and joy, however, was The Quiet Clam, which he bought in 1977 and ran for 22 years with his son Tom. He realized the need for an affordable and comfortable family seafood restaurant in The Hamptons. He was hands on all the time and took great pride in his work. He was often seen milling through the dining room with his apron on, providing samples of a new dish he was trying or with live lobster in hand to show the kids. In his eulogy, his son Andrew called him a visionary, always seeing the opportunity around the corner that no one else could.

Although Mr. Fischer was dedicated to his work, his greatest joy was his family. He married the love of his life, Trudy, on July 15, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri. The two went on to raise seven children in the Springs and East Hampton. They were married for 46 years until his wife passed away in 2003. Loyalty and dedication to family, education and service to one’s community were constantly emphasized in the Fischer household. In remembering their father, daughters Donna and Kris talked of his generosity, sense of humor and practicality. “You never knew who would be sitting next to you at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Dad was always lending someone less fortunate a helping hand. He gave them dignity,” they noted.

Mr. Fischer was remembered in a private gathering on Sunday, December 13th at the Yardley & Pino Funeral home in East Hampton. Thereafter he was laid to rest next to his wife Trudy at the Independent Jewish Cemetery on route 114. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Mirman of Las Vegas, Nevada, by eight children: Skip Sussman of Navato, Calif., Dr. Andrew Fischer of Virginia Beach, Va., Donna Hurt, Esq. of Kinnelon, N.J., James Fischer, Esq. of East Hampton and Manhattan, N.Y., Dr. David Fischer of Santa Barbara, Calif., Thomas Fischer of North Haven, N.Y., Dr. Peter Fischer of Wilmington, N.C. and Laguna Beach, Calif., and Kristin Yellin, Esq. of Mission Viejo, Calif. Mr. Fischer is also survived by many grandchildren whom he adored: Blaire, Jessica, Carli, Eliana, Drew, Kathryn, Sailor, Sami, Liam. Zoe, and Hunter. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions to East End Hospice at www.eeh.org.

 

Rose Linsalata

Rose Linsalata, a resident of Noyac for more than 30 years, died at the Westhampton Care Center on Tuesday, December 9. She was 95 years old.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y. on November 25, 1911, she was the daughter of Domenico and Francesco (Cliadio) Chianese.

Mrs. Linsalata was a graduate of PS 45 in the Bronx, and worked in an airplane factory during World War II. She was a member of the Columbiettes.

Mrs. Linsalata was predeceased by her husband, Vincenzo, in 1978. She is survived by children Portia Fitzpatrick of Sag Harbor, Vito Linsalata of Floral Park, L.I. and Dominick Linsalata of Cape Coral, Fla.; and ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 13 nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by siblings Mary Pironti, Tony, Joseph and Anthony.

Mass was said at St. Andrew R.C. Church on Monday, December 15. Interment followed at St. Andrew Cemetery.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Columbiettes or Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

Brian Edward Doyle

Brian Edward Doyle, 63, of Dover, New Hampshire, formerly of Sag Harbor, died on Sunday, December 14, of a heart attack in his home in Dover where he lived with his girlfriend, Martine Bishop, and her daughter Nathalie.

Mr. Doyle was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on October 30, 1948 to Madeline and Edward Doyle and spent his formative years summering in Sag Harbor. He graduated from SUNY Stony Brook where he received a bachelors and masters degree in oceanography.

Mr. Doyle was the associate director for the New Hampshire Sea Grant Program and program leader of the UNH Cooperative Extension Sea Grant and Water Resources. He was also an avid golfer and was known for his great love of the game, which he shared fondly with his son Brian Christopher Doyle, and the many friends he met on the links over the years. He was one of the first Junior Club Champions at the Sag Harbor Golf Club and was a member of the Portsmouth Country Club.

In addition to his son, Mr. Doyle is survived by his daughter-in-law Mary Chris, his siblings Maureen Boyan of New Rochelle, Claire Blodorn of Sag Harbor and James Doyle of Palmetto, Fla., along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home today, Thursday December 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass will be said at St. Andrew R.C. Church on Friday, December 19 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery.

 

Sal Vacca

Longtime Sag Harbor resident Sal Vacca died at home on Wednesday, December 10 at the age of 92.

A full obituary will appear next week.

Obituaries December 4

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Stan Bubka

Stan Bubka, longtime member of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, former president of the Sag Harbor Golf Club and proprietor of the Madison Meat Market who would greet both friends and strangers with “Ah Right,” died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday, November 29. He was 91.

Mr. Bubka was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on April 18, 1917 the son of Charles and Alice (Tabachiewich) Bubka.

He moved east and worked at the Bulova Watchcase Factory in Sag Harbor, and upon retiring, ran the Madison Meat Market with his wife Ann, to whom he was married for 67 years. Ann predeceased her husband this past May 18.

Mr. Bubka was active in the community, as a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Sag Harbor Lions Club and as an usher at St. Andrew Church.

He was also a member for 59 years of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department and was a longtime member of the Sag Harbor Golf Club.

“A cup of coffee and a ride through the village were two things Stan really enjoyed,” said his son, Bob.

Mr. Bubka is survived by his children, Bob of East Hampton, Thomas of East Hampton and Nancy Jossely of Norton, Mass.

He is also survived by a sister, Jenny Niegocki of Miller Place, L.I. and a brother, Chester, of Center Moriches.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Robin, Robert, Todd, Jennifer and Lane; and two great-grandchildren Jarrett and Mia.

Visiting was at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 2. A funeral Mass was said on Wednesday, December 3, at St. Andrew R.C. Church, with interment following at St. Andrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department or the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

Dorothy Espach

Dorothy Espach of Sag Harbor died at her home here on Tuesday, December 2. Born on  May 6, 1930 in Lynbrook, L.I., she was the daughter of W. Russell and Helen (Stenman) Collins.

Mrs. Espach was a teacher at Sag Harbor Elementary School until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Espach, and son Steven Espach.

Arrangements are being handled by Yardley and Pino Funeral Home.

A full obituary will appear next week.

 

Peggy Irene Field

Peggy Irene Field, a resident of Sag Harbor for more than 50 years, died at her home here on Friday, November 28. She was 86 years old.

Born in Westbury, L.I. on August 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Jack and Tekla (Hamstrom) Twist.

Mrs. Field was predeceased by her husband, William B. Field, in 1996. She is survived by daughters Susan VanKovics and Adele O’Connell, both of Sag Harbor. She is also survived by step-daughters Frances Hand, Wilma Schaefer, Alice Rozzi and Tekla James, and was pre-deceased by a stepdaughter, Peggy Baranowski.

She is also survived by grandchildren Zacharia O’Connell and Jacob O’Connell.

Services were held at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on December 1, with interment at Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

Maryann H. Power

Maryann H. Power, a resident of Sag Harbor for 25 years, died on Saturday, November 29. She was born on May 10, 1930 in New York City, and had lived in Little Neck, Queens, before moving east.

She had been a longtime employee of the New York City Board of Education before her retirement.

Mrs. Power is survived by her husband, John J. Power, and children Dianne Jamison (Chris), Jack Power (Yao Hong), and Carolyn Kirrane (John). She is also survived by grandchildren Coleen, Hugo, Christopher and Alanna; and great-grandchildren Alyssa and Brendan.

Visiting was at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home onMonday, December 1. A funeral Mass was said on Tuesday at St. Andrew R.C. Church followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Maryann Power’s memory be sent to Father Flanigan’s Boys Town, Box 7000, Boys Town, NE, 68010.

 

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy, a former resident of Sag Harbor, died at Flushing Hospital, Flushing, Queens, on Wednesday, November 26. He was 65 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on November 23, 1943, he was the son of Dr. Robert and Florence (Fuller) Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy was an underwriter for the State Insurance Fund of New York before his retirement. A veteran of the U. S. Army who served in Viet Nam, re was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze and Silver stars.

Mr. Kennedy attended St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Sag Harbor and LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale. He was a graduate of Fordham University.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his father, and children Robert, Jr. of North Babylon, L.I., Sean of Freeport, L.I., Kelly of Port Washington, L.I., and Ryan of Port Washington.

He is also survived by siblings Edward of Miami, Fla., Kevin of East Granby, Conn., Maureen of Olney,Md., and Nancy Beckerman of Mendham, N.J. He is also survived by six grandchildren.

Services were held on Sunday, November 30, at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home. Mass was said at St. Andrew R.C. Church on Monday, followed by interment at St. Andrew Cemetery.