Remembering Those We Lost in 2013

From Sagaponack farmer John C. White who died at 91 to a 23-year-old mother who died in a car accident in East Hampton, we remember those we lost in 2013.

From left, John C. White, Mary Viola Collum, and Judge Bernard Jackson
From left, John C. White, Mary Viola Collum, and Judge Bernard Jackson

The Southampton community mourned many who passed away during this past year and we wanted to remember them as we head into a new year.

This list is by no means complete. If the name of your loved one is missing, please remember them in the comments below. Let's take a moment to remember each and everyone. Their names appear in alphabetical order by last name.

• Don Alexander: On April 6, William Donald Alexander, a retiree and adjunct professor, died at his Southampton home in Southampton. He was 64.

• George Allison Andrews: The former Southampton Village clerk, Andrews died on Nov. 11 at the age of 88.

• Dr. Ralph H. Brancaccio: Brancaccio, a retired medical doctor and resident of Southampton, died in May. He was 96.

• Mary Schuyler Campbell: A longtime Southampton resident who was a retired a teacher and a dog rescuer and a rose enthusiast died May 24 at the age of 73.

• Wesley Carrion: Carrion, 90, died after being pulled out of his burning house in Sag Harbor on Oct. 1. He was a decorated veteran.

Carissa Castillo: Castillo, a 29-year-old Shirley resident and mother of two, died July 25 when the SUV she was behind the wheel of collided with a bus on County Road 39 in Southampton. 

• Mary Viola Collum: The co-proprietor of a family sign business in Southampton and a motel on the Shinnecock Canal, Collum died in July at the age of 85.

• James Damato: A designer and woodworker who lived in Sag Harbor, Damato died May 2 at the age of 50.

• Alice Darden: A longtime Bridgehampton resident, Darden died at the age of 101 on Jan. 23.

• Robert Dash: The abstract impressionist painter, Dash died at his house on the grounds of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, which he founded, on Sept. 14. 

• John E. Dombkowski: Dombkowski, a Sagaponack resident, died in May.

• Kelly A. Doroski: The 23-year-old mother from Sag Harbor was killed in a one-car accident in East Hampton on Feb. 7. She was a devoted mother to her son Joshua Corrigan, who was just 22 months at the time.

• Ed Earle: A longtime resident of Sag Harbor, Earle, 57, passed away at Southampton Hospital on March 15. He was suffering from brain cancer.

 Jessie E. Fanning: The Southampton resident died Feb. 1. 

• Jessie Fick: A lifelong Sag Harbor Village resident, Fisk passed away at the age of 97 on Oct. 15.

• Thomas Goleski: Thomas John "T-Bone" Goleski, of Southampton, died Jan. 8. at his winter home in Stuart, Fla. He was 87.

• Bonnie Gurwicz: Gurwicz, who was an advocate in the fight against ovarian cancer, died in May.

• Edwin HedgesBridgehampton resident Edwin Hedges died April 16 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead at the age of 81. 

Ralph Howell: Howell split his time between Sag Harbor and Fountain Hills, Ariz., died on Sept. 25, 2013 after battling a long illness. He was 81.

• Ben Hull III: The former owner of Hull Chevrolet on Hill Street in Southampton Village died in April.

• Eileen Kenna: Eileen (Gibbons) Kenna, an active member of the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton Village, died in October. She was 77 years old.

• Judge Bernard Jackson: A New York State Supreme Court judge known for paving the way for African-Americans in law enforcement and jurisprudence died Jan. 17 at the age of 86. He was a summer resident of Water Mill.

• Jeanne Krajewski: Krajewski co-owned Judge's Restaurant in Hampton Bays with her husband and was a member of the Nine Holers at Southampton Golf Club. She died April 8 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 87. 

• Robert A. Landrum: A longtime summer resident of Sag Harbor, Landrum died on Dec. 11 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He would have been 49 this month.

• Sen. Frank Lautenberg: U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat and a frequent visitor to Southampton, died June 3 at the age of 89.

• Paul Lipomi: The former Sag Harbor resident was 86 when he passed away in Southampton on March 24.

• Dashiel Marder: A Springs native who went missing while spearfishing in Indonesia this past April, was remembered at a memorial service in September. His family owns Marders Landscaping in Bridgehampton.

• Eleanor Massarotti Musarra: A Shinnecock Hills Golf Club member, she died in January at the age of 89.

• Ralph O'Hear: After a long illness, O'Hear, a former Sag Harbor resident, died Aug. 21. He was 46.

• Louis F. ParilloA Water Mill resident, he died in January at the age of 91.

• Shonda Hopson-Pettaway: After battling cancer, Hopson-Pettaway, a Southampton resident, died on April 17. She was 49, and died just two days short of her 50th birthday.

• Ronald Peterson: Peterson, a Southampton resident, taught earth science and general science at Southampton High School and coached the golf team. He died in June at the age of 76.

• Dorothy M. Renna: The 92-year-old from Sag Harbor passed away on July 3 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.

• Jack Rist: A former Southampton Fire Department fire chief and Southampton business owner, passed away in March.

• Charles Rose: Former Water Mill resident Charles F. Rose of Blackwood, New Jersey, died on Jan. 28 at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, of complications of pneumonia and a stroke. He was 77.

• Ted Rosko Jr.: Longtime North Sea firefighter and a former chief who also worked for the Southampton Highway Department, Rosko died in January.

Laurie Saroka: A longtime part of The Hampton Classic Horse Show, Soroka died on Nov. 26 of complications from a chronic spinal cord condition. She was 61.

• Louis Segreti: A decorated World War II Veteran with the Army Air Corps, Segreti lived in Southampton since 1987. He died April 17 at the age of 91.

• Angela Scavarelli: Scavarelli, a devoted mother and grandmother who lived in Southampton, died in February at the age of 88.

• Henry L. Storm:  The Southampton resident died in June at the age of 95.


• Raymond H. Topping Sr.: Topping was a 66-year member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department and its former fire chief. He died Jan. 19 at the age of 85.

• Michael Warchola: Southampton Village resident Michael Warchola, a World War II veteran, died in February at the age of 94.

• Mary Ward: A lifelong Sag Harbor resident, Ward died at home surrounded by her family on Dec. 5. She was 66 and had pancreatic cancer. 

• Roger Westerhoff: A member of the Westerhoff family who owned the long-time Southampton Village staple restaurant John Duck's, he died in April at the age of 78.

• John Corwith White: The head of the Sagaponack farming family and a longtime member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, died May 28. He was 91.

• Violet A. Wines: Wines, who assisted her husband in his three terms as Southampton Village Mayor, died peacefully at home on Dec. 3, at the age of 88.

Cindy Halpern December 31, 2013 at 09:28 AM
Although my mother didn't live on Lomg Island, I do so I will post my mother, Tina Chernick1921-2013, Holocaust Survivor, devoted mother to two sons with Muscular Dystrophy, beloved grandmother and great-grandmother. And a great human being.
Bornhere December 31, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Please don't forget John Westerhoff Jr who left us way too early. He passed away in early September. He was part owner of John Duck's and nephew of the late Roger Westerhoff. He is greatly missed by his family and friends.
Alice R. Martin January 01, 2014 at 12:45 PM
I just learned that Bill ( Buzzy) Clement, originally of Sagaponack, died of pneumonia in Oklahoma at the age of 66. The class of 1965 at Southampton HS. His father Bill Clement was a math teacher at the HS. Buzzy's sister, Penny Clement Williams wrote to me with the information.
SCOTT January 01, 2014 at 06:33 PM
I think this is the nicest thing for people like me and other people that don't live in Southampton anymore like I live in Texas and your paper has surpassed without a doubt the press. Recognizing Shonda, Mr Peterson, Mrs Schuyler, Ed and Ted just to name a few is nice to see that it was a year in review and this is just some of the BRAVEST PEOPLE I have ever met. Mr Pete and Mrs Schuyler she was glad when the bell rang and I was out of their, what great People in their own way, so Thanks for the Memories to all.


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