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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.

Mary Ellen Wilcox


Mary Ellen Wilcox died Monday, June 9, at her home in Sag Harbor.

She was born on August 7, 1947, to Seeley and Dorothy (Cyr) Wilcox. Her childhood days were spent in Ferrisburg, VT, in the fields and pastures along Little Otter Creek.

She graduated from Vengennes Union High School and Johnson State College, where she was known for her athletic ability. She was one of two women to ever be recognized by the college for female athletic ability.

Later, she earned her master’s degree and professional diploma from Manhattan College, in Riverdale, New York.

Ms. Wicox moved to Westchester County, New York, in 1969, and began her career in education in the Lakeland School district, which spanned a total of 32 years; 10 years as a 6th grade social studies teacher and the remaining time as a guidance counselor in the middle schools.

She is survived by her life partner of 33 years, Ann Wallingford and her beloved King Charles Spaniel, Tucker. She leaves two brothers, Gary, of Liberty, New York, and Marvin (Marty), of Keene, New Hampshire. There are two nieces and three grandnephews. Of significance to her is her chosen family in Kentucky. Brother-in-law Leroy and his wife Barbara Wallingford of Maysville, Kentucky, nephew Darrin Wallingford and daughters Eve and Andie of Lexington, Kentucky, and niece Lisa and husband David Hamm, and sons Tyler and Austin of Maysville, Kentucky.

Her life was so enriched and blessed with numerous friends. She took great comfort and peace in nature through gardening, quietly observing and bonding with special critters.  She frequently said, “Nature centers me.” She also enjoyed cooking, kayaking, biking, watching women’s sports but most importantly being with her friends and family. After moving to Sag Harbor, she became a volunteer at the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, which gave great meaning to her life. She would say, “I came home with so much more than I gave.”

Plans for a memorial service to honor Mary’s life are, at present, incomplete. However, it will be held at the Old Whalers’ Church in Sag Harbor, with the pastor, Mark Phillips officiating.

Memorial donations should be given to either the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, 44 Union Street, P.O Box 1241, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, or to the East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton, NY 11978.

Patrick Noel Moloney

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Patrick Noel Moloney, born in Limerick City, Ireland, passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer on May 14. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth for 50 years, father of five and grandfather of seven, with another grandchild due in August. His brother, William, and sister, Moira, predeceased him in Ireland.

Mr. Moloney was an inveterate sportsman, with a particular interest in hurling, rowing, Irish football, and all forms of Gaelic games. He was an avid golfer, or as he would say, “hacker,” and had his first hole in one at Hampton Hills Golf Club on July 2, 2013, while in the midst of chemotherapy treatment.

He was a member of the New York Athletic Club for 25 years, the Shamrock Golf Club for 35 years, the Smithtown Landing Men’s Golf Association for 41 years, and a lifetime overseas member of the Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland.

Mr. Moloney founded Independent Investors, Inc., in 1983 after spending 25 years in the fiduciary division at Chemical Bank. He and his wife Elizabeth founded The Moloney Family Foundation in 2013 to further their philanthropic ideals.

“He was a true Irishman but never forgot what the United States meant to him,” said the family. “He will be missed by so many.”

A funeral Mass was held at St. Andrews R.C. Church in Sag Harbor on May 17.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the SCA Indian Province, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, or the Lustgarten Foundation.

Robert L. Carter

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Robert L. Carter of McKeesport, Brooklyn, New York and Sag Harbor, beloved husband and father passed away peacefully in his room on Memorial Day, May 27, 2014 at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Joanne Williams Carter, his children Tiffany Carter, Janine Carter and their spouses, his son Anthony Prendatt-Carter, granddaughter Gabrielle Prendatt-Carter and his great-granddaughter Sparkle. Robert Carter served his country and his community with honor and was a member of the Chelberg Battle Post of the American Legion in Sag Harbor. He will always be greatly loved. Robert was 81 years old.

A private cremation is planned, with a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Eastville Community Historical Society, and/or to Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor.