Obituaries

Caroline Abrams Griffiths may have stood only 5 foot 3 inches tall, but “her strength and resiliency were readily apparent,” her family wrote. “She was that matriarch of the Griffiths family who could cook boiled cake or shift a manual vehicle better than anyone you may know.”
Marie L. Rosso, a teacher and artist who was a longtime Springs resident, died on May 3 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital after an extended illness.
Timothy James Egan of Merritt, N.C., died on April 21 at the Vidant Cancer Center in Greenville, N.C.
William J. O’Connor died at his Montauk home on April 27 of cancer after a long illness.
A memorial for Robert Dennis Anderson, who died on April 21, will be held at the Windmill II community room today at 5 p.m. Windmill II is at 219 Accabonac Road in East Hampton.
A celebration of the life of Peter Lowenstein of Montauk, who died on Friday, will be held at Rick’s Crabby Cowboy on East Lake Drive in Montauk on June 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Steven Paul Marcus of Montauk and Manhattan, a literary critic and a former dean of Columbia College, died on April 25 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at the age of 89. His death, from cardiac arrest, resulted from an infection following a successful operation for a broken hip.
A memorial service and viewing for Marie L. Rosso of Springs, who died last Thursday, are planned for Saturday at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
Judith and Gerson Leiber, 97, died hours apart.
The family of Mae Harden of East Hampton, who died on Tuesday, will receive visitors today from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
Judith Leiber, an internationally known handbag designer, and her husband of 72 years, Gerson Leiber, a noted abstract painter, died on Saturday at home in Springs.
Susan Clark Costabile Bubna, a registered nurse, drama teacher, and Bible study leader who grew up spending summers in Montauk, died on March 22 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., after battling breast cancer for 30 years. She was 6
William Alfred O’Donnell, an active member of the running community and a master swimmer, died at his Cedar Street, East Hampton, home on Monday at the age of 65. His death, attributed to heart failure, was unexpected and occurred in his sleep.
Francis J. Kiernan Sr., known better as Coach or Fran — a World War II veteran and longtime East Hampton High School athletic director and championship-winning coach — died at home in Boynton Beach, Fla., on April 13. He was 107.
Joan E. Damm, a member of the Montauk Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary for many years and its former treasurer, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on April 5 after having been flown there that day because of a brain aneurysm. She was 77.