Obituaries

Enid Roth of New York City and Amagansett, who had a long career in television, died on Jan. 27 at the Bristal, an assisted-living facility in Holtsville. She was 87.
Dorothy Marie Avallone, 85, who had worked in upper management at the Stern’s department store in East Hampton, died of congestive heart failure at Casa de la Luz Hospice in Tucson on Jan. 26.
Christopher Louis Russo, who was the East Hampton Town highway superintendent for 18 years and had been chief of the Amagansett Fire Department and a founder of its ambulance company, died of congestive heart failure at home in Amagansett on Jan. 31, a few days before his 76th birthday.
Maurice Curran, a telecommunications sales executive who took up beekeeping in retirement, died in his sleep on Dec. 21 in Westchester County. He was 60.
William P. Rayner, a watercolorist and travel writer who was the editorial business manager of Condé Nast for 30 years, died in New York City on Jan. 22 at the age of 88.
Leona Needleman, a resident of East Hampton for many years before moving to Pompano Beach, Fla., died in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 31. She was 86.
Geraldine Frances Tomitz, who ran a taxi company and a cake business in Montauk, died in Henderson, Nev., on Dec. 28 of injuries after being hit by a car in a parking lot. She was 79.
May Rodney Kelman, a noted quilter and resident of Sag Harbor for more than 70 years, died last Thursday at the age of 103.
After 38 years in uniform, including for the East Hampton Village Police Department and as a Suffolk County deputy sheriff, Kenneth Lambert died on Jan. 7 in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was 82 and had leukemia.
Kenneth James McFall of East Hampton, who had been recognized repeatedly for his outstanding work as an educator both here and abroad, died on Jan. 17 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue.
Thomas C. Whitehill, a law book editor, graphic designer, and assembler of found objects in an outsider art style, died of a heart attack at home on Hog Creek Road in Springs last Thursday. He was 71.
George Knoblach of Montauk, an accomplished photographer and pioneering spearfisherman, died on Jan. 24 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 92.
Melvin Tublin, who had a house in Springs for over 40 years, died at home in Brooklyn on Jan. 13. He was 90.
Visiting hours for Mary B. Conaty of East Hampton, who died on Sunday, are to be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with a funeral Mass at Most Holy Trinity Church at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, followed by burial at the church cemetery.