Obituaries

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.

DA Pennebaker, Groundbreaking Documentarian, Dies at 94

The Academy Award winning filmmaker DA Pennebaker, who helped define the modern documentary died Thursday at his home in Sag Harbor. He was 94.

Mark McGarry, 52

Mark McGarry, 52, of Sag Harbor, died on July 23. Mr. McGarry was born in Abington, Pennsylvania on June 5, 1967 to John McGarry and...

Celebrated Journalist and Writer Lucette Lagnado Dies at 62

Lucette Lagnado, an award-winning author and longtime journalist at The Wall Street Journal, died on Wednesday, July 10, in New York.

Lucille Claire Covell, 90

Lucille Claire Covell, formerly of Bridgehampton, died June 29, 2019, in hospice care in Florida.

Adolph Altschaeffl, 88

Professor Adolph Altschaeffl, 88, of West Lafayette, Indiana, known to friends and colleagues are “Al,” passed away on April 12, 2019.

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