Lyndon W. English, 73

March 29, 1945 - Feb. 5, 2019
Lyndon W. English, 73, March 29, 1945 - Feb. 5, 2019

Lyndon Wood English, a computer programmer in the early days of the science, died of Alzheimer’s disease at his San Diego home on Feb. 5. Raised in East Hampton Village, he was 73 and had been ill for several years. 

He was born on March 29, 1945, to the former Evelyn Cleaves and Lyndon W. English Sr., who was killed in action in World War II shortly after his Army unit reached France. The younger Lyndon was born at Southampton Hospital a few months after his father’s death.

Known to friends as Lyn, he graduated from East Hampton High School, where he was a standout player of Bonackers basketball, in 1963 and received a degree in computer technology from Michigan State University in 1968. He remained a fan of the university’s basketball and football teams throughout his life. He loved to watch their games on television, and had traveled as far as Maui to cheer them on in person. 

In 1967, he married Marilynn Golcar. The couple raised two children in Michigan until, after tiring of shoveling snow, they moved to Del Mar, near San Diego. They divorced in 1980.

Mr. English worked as a computer technician for several San Diego businesses, including PSA Airlines, and was also a part-time real estate agent.

While visiting his mother, Cleavie, in East Hampton in 1996, he met Teresa Cuomo, a teacher at the Amagansett elementary school, whom he would marry three years later. They split their time between the East End and the West Coast, and loved to travel to exotic locales, play bridge, take bicycle rides, and go dancing.

He was a marathon runner, a golfer, he loved to play the stock market, and he had a laugh that was contagious. 

He is survived by his wife, Teresa English, two daughters, Kimberly Kuhn of Cary, N.C., and Koreen English of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Two stepchildren, Ian Mannino of Sag Harbor and Sara Mannino Kent, of Southampton also survive, as do seven grandchildren. 

A gathering will be held on March 16 in San Diego, followed by a graveside service at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton on May 4. 

The family has suggested donations to Kindred Hospice at curohealthservices.com or the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.