Frances Ann Kalish
Frances Ann Kalish of Bridgehampton, NY, died at her residence at the age of 87 on Friday, July 2. She was born October 5, 1922 in Mattituck, NY to Daniel Ruthinowski and Constance Grazek. Mrs. Kalish earned a registered Nursing Degree from Southampton Hospital school of Nursing in 1943 and went on to receive her PHN at Adelphi University in 1963. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps from June of 1944 to September 1946 in the European Theater during WWII. She worked as a Nurse at Southampton Hospital from 1946-1963, and as a Suffolk County Public Health Nurse from 1963 to 1989 when she retired.
Mrs. Kalish is survived by her husband, Constant W. Kalish, of Bridgehampton. They were married for 64 years. Also surviving are four sons, Anthony of Gambrills, MD; David of Madison, VA; Daniel of Bridgehampton, NY; and Gary of Sag Harbor, NY; and ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held July 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the O’Connell Funeral Home, 30 Little Plains Rd., Southampton. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 5 at 10 a.m. at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary RC Church in Bridgehampton. Interment followed with full military honors at Sacred Hearts RC Cemetery in Southampton. Mrs. Kalish was a 1st Lt. in the United States Army during WWII.
Eleanor Papa Marchu
Eleanor Papa Marchu, daughter of Anthony and Concetta Papa of Tuckahoe, NY, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on July 9. She was 86 years old.
Born on December 15, 1923 in Tuckahoe, NY, she graduated from Tuckahoe High School during World War II. She married Frederick “Fritz” Marchu in 1945 and they had two daughters, Joyce Youngs of Sag Harbor, NY, and Luana Dunn of Johns Creek, GA.
The family lived in Valhalla, NY, later moving to Mt. Kisco to be nearer to Mr. Marchu’s business. After her husband’s death in the mid 1970s, Marchu moved to Newtown, CT, to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren. She later moved to Sag Harbor, NY, to live with her daughter and son-in-law, and finally relocated to Hampton Bays, NY.
She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-laws, as well as two brothers, James Papa of Pompano Beach, FL, and Anthony Papa, Jr. of Scarsdale, NY, five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the Westchester Funeral Home in Eastchester, NY, and a memorial mass will be held in August at Assumption church in Eastchester.
Nancy Love, the literary agent and former magazine editor and writer, died peacefully in New York Hospital with her family by her side on July 10, 2010 at the age of 82 from cancer.
Originally from Philadelphia, she attended Bryn Mawr College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. Writing was a passion of hers from an early age. Even after having two children in the 1950′s she filled her free time with freelance writing. She wrote articles for many publications including Town & Country, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, Savvy, Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She wrote the first guidebook to Philadelphia and became managing editor of Philadelphia Magazine in 1964. She was editor in chief of Boston Magazine and executive editor of Washingtonian Books before moving to New York City to become editor of American Home Magazine and later Cue.
In 1983 she started the Nancy Love Literary Agency where she worked up until her death. The agency will continue with the same name. This year three of her writers’ books were published: “Reset” by Stephen Kinzer, “Brazil on the Rise” by Larry Rohter and “My Brother My Enemy” by Philip Smucker.
Other than work, her passions included spending weekends in her beloved Sag Harbor and travel, most recently to Vietnam, Cuba, Central America and Morocco. Her philosophy was to live life to the fullest and she was determined to travel until she physically could no longer do so.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Judy Love, a retired attorney who resides with her husband, Ron Goldstein, in Cape May, N.J., her son, Steve Love, an artist who lives in Washington state with his wife, Rosie, four grandchildren; Jillian, Alex, Jennifer and Samara, and two great-grandchildren, Griffin and Anika.
In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions may be made to the Writers Emergency Assistance Fund, payable to “ASJA Charitable Trust” 1501 Broadway, Suite 302, New York, NY 10036. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor .
Owen D. Wood
Owen D. Wood of East Hampton, NY died on July 9 at Stony Brook University Hospital at the age of 57. Wood was born on October 8, 1952 in Southampton, NY, to Melville C. Wood and Maureen Wood. He was part of Pierson High School’s class of 1970.
He is survived by his sister Ursula Deamario of East Hampton, NY, brothers Liam of Asheville, NC, Brendan of Sag Harbor, NY, and Aidan of Water Mill, NY, and six nieces and nephews.
Services were held July 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, and Mass was held July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Most holy Trinity Church.
The family asks that donations be made to Sag Harbor and East Hampton Food Pantries or the Most Hold Trinity Outreach Program.