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Lillian M. Campbell

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  Lillian M. Campbell, a resident of Sag Harbor for the past 30 years, passed away on Friday, August 15, at the age of 96.
  Born to George Christie and Margaret Christie Schwartz in Brooklyn, N.Y., Lillian worked in an ammunition factory during WWII, served as a gray lady while her husband served in the air force, and later in life served as a Columbiette. She was an avid bridge and poker player.
  Mrs. Campbell is predeceased by her husband, Charles C. Campbell, her three sisters, her daughter Barbara Wilson and her son Thomas Keach. She is survived by her son Frank Keach, 7 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 16 nieces and nephews.
  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Church. The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Andrew Church in Sag Harbor or St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Shore.

David Carney

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  David Carney, United Nations economist, died in Southampton, on May 8, 2014. He earned five degrees between 1945 and 1952. His early career included roles as a high school teacher, high school headmaster in Ghana, and statistician in the Nigerian government.
  He arrived in the U.S. in 1953, from Sierra Leone, for a professorship at Lincoln University. He also taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Franklin & Marshall and Antioch colleges and earned a Ph.D.
  Dr. Carney returned to Sierra Leone as government Economic Advisor, starting in 1961. Between 1963 and 1984, he worked in West Africa, East Africa and the West Indies, through the UN agencies of UNDP, WHO and FAO.
  He authored several books on economics, philosophy, religion and a literary memento mori to his wife Helen, after her death in 1976. He was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Rotary International and a lifetime member of the Royal Economic Society.
Dr. Carney retired to Sag Harbor in 1985, to pursue many interests, including collecting books ranging from alternative medicine to philosophy. In this electronic age, Dr. Carney’s personal mission was preservation of the written word. He was always ready with a word of advice for those close to him; writing regular letters to the editor for those farther afield. He had been an active member of the Coalition of Neighborhoods for the Preservation of Sag Harbor and volunteered with the Sag Harbor Food Pantry.
  Dr. Carney was predeceased by his second wife Ellen, and is survived by two children and two grandchildren.
  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bridgehampton Senior Center on August 28, at 11 a.m. The family suggests donations to the Bridgehampton Senior Center in Bridgehampton, the John Jermain Memorial Memorial Library in Sag Harbor or UNICEF. Condolences may be posted on the obituary webpage of Yardley & Pino Funeral Home after Sunday, August 25.

Nancy Lazar

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  Nancy Lazar, born May 18, 1957, died just after dawn on Thursday, August 14, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Peter Lazar, a crew of loving children — Morgan, Chris, his wife Kristina, Jen, and her husband Daniel — and a tireless community of friends and colleagues.
Mrs. Lazar was equally as tough as she was warm-hearted, said her family.
  “She was strong, brave and caring. She battled advanced cancer for over four years and taught many of us how to do so with grace. Her children tried to convince her to write a book entitled ‘Top 10 Ways to Look Hot While You Have Cancer’ and chronicle her recipe for success: get your hair done, dress fashionably, walk three miles every day, always have a pedicure, go to China because you want to, dance on New Year’s, spend every Thursday night on the beach with friends and wake up every morning to say to yourself in the mirror, ‘You’re beautiful. I love you.’”
Mrs. Lazar was notorious for starting food fights, said the family, waking people up early on their birthday, staying up late to watch thunderstorms and jumping out of the closet to scare you.
  “She was a dedicated gardener who loved to spend hours under the sun growing vegetables, which she used to prepare huge and delicious meals,” the family said. “Alongside her family life, Nancy pursued her career in graphic design with tenacity and creativity, and modeled for many young women, including her daughters, how to do so with self-confidence and knowledge of her own self-worth. Nancy’s spirit and favorite traditions will be carried on by her family and friends, but she will be missed immensely,” wrote the family.
During the last year of her life, Mrs. Lazar and her family received support from Lucia’s Angels, a foundation committed to supporting women and their families through late stages of terminal cancer. In lieu of flowers, her family would like to encourage people to donate to this network. More information can be found online atwww.luciasangels.org. Please contact Susie Roden at sroden@southamptonhospital.org with questions.

George P. Blank


George P. Blank, a resident of Sag Harbor for the past 33 years, passed away on August 5, in Southampton Hospital, at the age of 65.

He is survived by his brother, Charles Blank, and his sister in law, Joan Blank of Sag Harbor. Funeral Mass was held at St. Andrews RC Church, Sag Harbor, and burial at St. Andrews Cemetery, Sag Harbor on August 8, 2014.

Marianne Toy


Toy Obit pix246The first thing people noticed about Marianne Toy was her smile.  “She was very pretty,” her oldest daughter, Emily, said this week. It didn’t take much time , though, before the beauty behind the pretty face was evident. Mrs. Toy, who died August 5 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York at the age of 60, was a nurturer.

“She was very caring and concerned about  other people and whatever they were going through,” Emily Toy said. “But she was also very practical and honest. She’d tell you what you needed to know, even if you didn’t want to hear it.”  Testament to a lifetime spent thinking of others, Mrs. Toy took a moment in the throes of her illness to write her family—husband Jerome  and daughters Emily, Rachel and Megan—telling them how lucky she felt to have had such a wonderful family to spend her life loving.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1954 to Ellis Faraday and Mary Burns Faraday, Mrs. Toy was proud to share a birthday, May 29, with President John F. Kennedy.  The family moved to Sag Harbor when she was just 2, and Mrs. Toy spent most of her life, both growing up and for the last 15 years, in the same house across the street from Pierson High School, from which she graduated in 1972.

An array of employment positions kept Mrs. Toy, described by family as a hard worker, busy during her younger years. She ran a cleaning service,  worked as a florist and at area restaurants.

In 1978 she met Jerome Toy in the Corner Bar. The couple married in 1986 and lived for a time on Deering Road. They raised three daughters, and Mrs. Toy worked for the  last 15 years at Hamptons Dental Group.

Despite a full schedule of work, it was her family that was Mrs. Toy’s focus. She loved to cook and play host for family and friends. She was passionate about food and “had a great palate,” Emily Toy said. “Every food snob element I have comes from her.”

Her most cherished moments were spent relaxing and having a good time with loved ones filling her home. She enjoyed the beach and took pleasure in planting flowers in her yard.

Reading was a joy, and “she always had a book going,” said her daughter. Mrs. Toy was especially excited for her daughters  when they expressed interest  and began to follow career paths in the arts.

In addition to her immediate family, Mrs. Toy is survived by her brother William and sister-in-law Mary Faraday of Rockville Centre and their children Kate and Patrick; sister Ellen and her husband Steve Sowa, of Wareham, Massachusetts; and brother  Robert and sister-in-law Laurie Faraday and their daughter Mary. Her parents pre-deceased her.

The family received friends Sunday at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A mass was celebrated Monday at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church , and burial followed at St. Andrew’s cemetery.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Cormaria in Sag Harbor or the Lung Cancer Research Fund.

Lillian L. Kohnken

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A memorial Mass for Lillian L. Kohnken, who died on May 10, will be held at St. Andrew’s Church on Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Anna Sophie Tweed

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Anna Sophie Tweed, born February 12, 1917, died at the age of 97 on July 3, 2014.

Born to Joseph and Anna Koberlein in Heidelberg, Germany, Mrs. Tweed worked as a police school crossing guard in Uniondale, NY, before moving to Sag Harbor, where she lived for the last 20 years.

Mrs. Tweed was married to George H. Tweed, also deceased. She is survived by her son, Gary J. Tweed of North Haven, as well as her grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Regan and Kelley Brooke Tweed; her great-grandchildren, Dylan Tweed Regan and Kelly Claire Regan; and her nieces, Johanna Koberlein and Jeanann Koberlein.

There will be visitation hours held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, on July 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a funeral on July 15, at 10 a.m., at St. Andrews Church in Sag Harbor. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Church, 122 Division Street, Sag Harbor.

Yves Antoine Bourel

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Yves Antoine Bourel, formerly of Sag Harbor and a graduate of Pierson High School, died at Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island Wednesday, July 2. He was 22 years old.

Born in Southampton on November 16, 1991, he was the son of Antoine and Andrea (Fleischer) Bourel.

Mr. Bourel had moved to Rhode Island about one month ago and had recently become a registered representative of the New York Life Insurance Company there. He was exited about the future the career held for him, said his family.

Mr. Bourel was a recent graduate of Salve Regina College in Newport, and received a B.S. degree in global business and economics. He had been a member of the Hampton Lifeguard Association and the East Hampton YMCA Hurricanes swim team.

“He had a love of water and a genuine kind heart,” said his family.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, Chantal Bourel of Boston, Mass.

Visiting was held on Monday at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at St. Andrews Church.

David Carney


David Carney, economist for the UN, and author, died at age 88 on 5/8/14.  He was born in Sierra Leone, W. Africa and retired to Sag Harbor, NY in 1984.  He is survived by daughter Diana, son Billy, and two grandchildren.  Online condolences: yardleypino.com.

Robert L. Carter


Robert L. Carter of McKeesport, Penn.; Brooklyn, N.Y. and Sag Harbor, beloved husband and father passed away peacefully in his room on Memorial Day, May 26, at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joanne Williams Carter, his brother, Kenneth A. Carter of Buffalo, N.Y., his children Tiffany Carter, Janine Carter Chevalier and their spouses, his son Anthony Prendatt-Carter, granddaughter Gabrielle Gale Prendatt-Carter, great-granddaughter Sparkle Maria Gittens and a host of relatives and friends.

A graduate of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, Mr. Carter served his country and his community with honor. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Chelberg Battle Post of the American Legion in Sag Harbor, and sang with the choir of Christ Episcopal Church where he was also Warden of the Vestry for several years.

A private cremation was held on June 2 and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 29, at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor and/or Christ Episcopal Church.