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Rick Murphy, Throwback Journalist And Columnist, Dies At Age 70

On Tuesday, July 21, at around 6:30 p.m., Mr. Murphy, the former editor of the Independent newspaper based in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He had been hospitalized on Friday and suffered a heart attack on Saturday morning, from which he never regained consciousness.

Gallery owner Mark Humphrey: A Remembrance

For 40 years, the Mark Humphrey Gallery was a Southampton Village fixture. Established in 1980 by Mr. Humphrey and his partner, Larry Rundie, as a purveyor of posters, prints, miscellaneous art objects and framing, the gallery shifted focus several times over the decades and carried works by some of the most successful artists of the last half century. On June 11, Mr. Humphrey died of complications from cancer at The Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Westhampton Beach. He was 71.

Elise Quimby, A Fixture In Bridgehampton, Dies At 85

Elise Pickering Quimby, who left her mark on the Hampton Library as well as her many friends and acquaintances in her adopted Bridgehampton, died on May 3 in Washington, D.C.

Former Bridgehampton Star Bobby Hopson Dies At 48

Robert “Bobby” Hopson, 48, the leading scorer in Bridgehampton High School basketball history, died at his home in Bridgehampton on April 21.

Cheryl Bedini, Longtime Owner of Java Nation, Dies at 55

Cheryl Bedini, Longtime Owner of Java Nation, Dies at 55

Remembering Acclaimed Book Editor and Sag Harbor Resident Robert Loomis

Robert D. Loomis, one of the last of the great post-war book editors, widely admired for his devotion to writers in his more than 50 years at Random House, with a breathtaking roster of prize-winning titles, as many in fiction and non-fiction, died earlier this week in a fall

Remembering Thomas Horn Sr., Sag Harbor’s Longest Serving Fireman

Summertime visitors to Sag Harbor might have thought Thomas W. Horn Sr. lived in the old firehouse next to the Municipal Building on Main Street. After all, he treated the open bay, where he sat behind a card table most evenings chatting with passersby and selling raffle tickets to benefit his pet project, the Sag Harbor Fire Department Museum, as though it was his own front porch. This week, that firehouse is adorned with purple and black bunting as a memorial to Mr. Horn, a 69-year veteran of the department, who died on February 25 at the age of 90 after a short stay at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, his family said. When he died, his five surviving children were at his bedside.

Remembering Tom Horn Sr.

Thomas Horn Sr., the oldest member of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, died Tuesday night. "It is with deep regret that the Sag Harbor...

B. Smith Remembered As Shrewd Businesswoman, Compassionate Friend, Approachable Neighbor

B. Smith, owner of namesake restaurants in New York and Sag Harbor, model, and author died Saturday. She was 70 and had suffered early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Legendary Editor, Alice Mayhew, Dies at 87

The legion of legendary editors who earned fierce loyalty from some of the top authors in the United States was diminished last week by the death of Alice Mayhew. She died on February 4 at 87 at her apartment in Manhattan.
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Andrew Wolcott Sykes

Andrew Wolcott Sykes died on December 13, 2019, in Hamilton, New Jersey, where he recently relocated. Born on August 23, 1950, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to...

James Monaco, 77

James F. Monaco died in the early morning of November 25, 2019, 10 days after his 77th birthday. The cause of death was vascular disease. 

Obituary: Carmine Martino, 94

Carmine Martino, formally of Noyac, died in the Bronx on October 9, 2019. Born to Elvira and Cosimo Martino on July 22, 1925, Mr. Martino...

Famed Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies At 89

Famed cartoonist Gahan Wilson, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died on November 21, 2019.

Duncan McClellan Haile, 76

Duncan McClellan Haile, a gregarious and enthusiastic member of the Sag Harbor community, died on November 4 of complications. During his lengthy hospitalization he completely won the hearts of all his caregivers with his charm and toughness, according to family members.

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