Obituaries July 17


Jean Joseph Hertog

Jean Joseph Hertog, known as “John,” of North Haven died at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore on July 9 after a long illness. He was 53.

He was born June 15, 1955, to Arno and Madeleine (Ballongue) Hertog in Manhattan. He was an only child, and is survived by his mother. Other living relatives include aunts, uncles, and cousins who reside in France and Belgium.

Mr. Hertog attended grammar school at the Lycee Francais in Manhattan and attended high school in both New York and Paris.

His life-long passion was in antique automobiles, particularly the Chrysler 300 “letter cars” that graced the American highways from 1955-1965. He was a world-renowned restorer of these automobiles, and served on the board of directors of the Chrysler 300 Club International. He won numerous awards at car shows across the U.S. for his pristine restorations, as well as several Awards of Appreciation for his work on the club’s website and “good Samaritan” awards for helping club members repair and restore their cars. His favorite aspect of his work with cars, according to his friends and club members, was in the friendships he made through the work.

Mr. Hertog was employed by Suffolk County Probation as a Probation Assistant from September, 2002 until the time of his death. His job was to help people gain access to the Family Court system by first interviewing them, then preparing the appropriate court document such as orders of protection and child support orders. Jill Muir, a 40 year veteran of the department and a co-worker of Mr. Hertog‘s, described him as someone with unparalleled desire to help every client, and superb talent in doing so.

Mr. Hertog was also a great lover of animals. As a “hands on” person, he enjoyed feeding and caring for the myriad animals that were brought to his friend and housemate, Helen Mecagni, who was a wildlife rehabilitator.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July13 at the Yardley-Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Interment of his ashes will be privately held at Oakland Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be directed to Elsa’s Ark, PO Box 2900, East Hampton, NY 11937 or Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry.


Joan P. Wing

Joan P. Wing, a resident of Sag Harbor for 28 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Friday, July 11. She was 77 years old.

Born in Newark, N.J. on January 7, 1931, Ms. Wing was the daughter of Francis and Marion McFadden. Ms. Wing is survived by her daughter, Dorian Baker, of Charleston, West Virginia, and six grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held Tuesday, July 15.

A full obituary will appear next week.