Marlys Gilyard Dohanos, whose personal and professional life in East Hampton began when almost everyone on Main Street recognized each other, died on Christmas Eve at her North Haven home. She was 85 and had been in declining health following numerous surgeries.
A family house on Sammy’s Beach named Sail-Ho brought a young Richard C. Burchell to East Hampton in the mid-1960s. It was one of many ports of call for a man who over 50 years spent 14 years at sea aboard 25 ships.
A former East Hampton resident, John Nasira Sumi of Redondo Beach, Calif., died at Torrance Memorial Hospital in Torrance, Calif., on Dec. 18. He was 94 and had been in failing health for two months.
A service for Gerri Tomitz, 79, formerly of Montauk and more recently of Las Vegas, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Hites Funeral Home in Henderson, Nev.
Marlys Gilyard Dohanos, a longtime East Hampton resident who more recently lived on North Haven, died at home on Dec. 24. She was 85 and her health had been declining.
Kathleen Flannery McFall of East Hampton Village died unexpectedly last Thursday night at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 74 and had generally been in good health.
Kathleen Mott, who had served during World War II with the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, died on Dec. 13 in Cooper, Fla., after recovering from a three-week bout with pneumonia in an assisted-living facility near Fort Lauderdale.
Peter Enrico Rana Jr., who followed his father as an Amagansett barber and was born in his parents’ apartment over the Main Street barbershop, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on Dec. 13.
Deyo Eugene Trowbridge, who taught science at East Hampton High School from 1966 to 1996, died on Dec. 6 at home in Ocala, Fla. He was 75.