Obituaries

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.

John Gill Callahan, 74

John Gill Callahan, who had lived and worked in Amagansett and East Hampton for many years, passed away peacefully at his home in Chestertown, Maryland, on April 4, 2019.

Silas Hiscock Sr. Succumbs to Injuries After Raceway Crash

After a practice day crash Saturday afternoon at Riverhead Raceway, Silas Hiscock Sr. of Bridgehampton died of his injuries early Monday morning.

Obituary: Timothy D. Lewis

Timothy D. Lewis, age 71, died in Sarasota, Florida on February 3, 2019. A resident of Sag Harbor and Longboat Key, Florida, Mr. Lewis was...

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