Obituaries

LTV to Dedicate Studio in Memory of Bill Fleming

There’s a tree on Main Street in East Hampton dedicated to Bill Fleming, as well as a musical piece commissioned in his memory by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, of which the late East Hampton attorney and philanthropist was a board member. Now, there will be a television studio named in his memory, too.

Bruce DeCastro, 72

Sag Harbor native Bruce DeCastro, son of Alice Catherine Roche and Walter Beckwith DeCastro, died at his home on Franklin Avenue on Sunday, October 21.

Richard Chauncey Wilson, 78

Richard Chauncey Wilson was surrounded by family when he passed away on Sunday, October 7, after a long battle with cancer.

Ira Gasman, 76

The lyricist Ira Gasman, who lived for many years on Partridge Drive in Sag Harbor and contributed columns to The Sag Harbor Express, died October 6 of heart failure. At age 76, he had lived his dream to write for Broadway.

Heather Kilpatrick, 72

Heather Kilpatrick, 72, died on the morning of Thursday, September 20 in the Sag Harbor home she has shared with her husband, Stephen Byers, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Denise Koegel, 64

Denise Koegel (née Theinert), 64, of Merrick, passed away on September 10, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre after a brief illness.

Obituary: George Hansen Jr., 79

George Mossin Hansen Jr., 79. of Blairsville, Ga., formerly of Sag Harbor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 30, 2018, due to complications of Parkinson's disease.

Peter Whelan, 66

Peter Whelan, 66, of Sag Harbor, died at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown on June 16. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer last winter. 

Obituary: Warren Padula, 71

Warren George Padula, 71, of Noyac, a visionary, art warrior, artist, mentor, builder, and creator of a good life, died of heart failure at home on May 27, 2018 with his wife Elaine McKay at his side.

Remembering Joe Pintauro, a Beloved Sag Harbor Playwright

In the late evening hours of Tuesday, May 29, Joe Pintauro died at his home in Sag Harbor, with Greg Therriault — his partner of nearly 40 years — by his side.

Obituary: Sharon (Sherry) Rupert

Sharon B. Rupert (Sherry) daughter of J. Fredrick Rupert and Carolyn B. Rupert, was born May 21, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio, and passed away on May 12, 2018 in her home in Sag Harbor.

Obituary: Marion H. Smith

Marion H. Smith, 86, passed away peacefully due to complications with Parkinson's disease on May 11, 2018.

Obituary: Margaret “P.J.” Bigelow

Margaret “P.J.” Bigelow died after a short illness at her home in Stowe, Vt., on March 26, 2018 surrounded by family.

Obituary: Francis Joseph McPartlin

Francis Joseph McPartlin (“Joe”) passed away on March 19, 2018 at his home surrounded by his devoted family after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Obituary: Audrey Newton Barnett

Audrey Newton Barnett, age 79, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Connecticut.

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