Obituaries

Mary Frances Theban, known as Polly, died of complications of pneumonia on Feb. 16 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 78.
Ruth Marie Harkins, an Amagansett native who had been living in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., since retiring from the United States Postal Service, died on Feb. 21 at Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Fla. She was 90 and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Ann Marie Moylan, who had worked at Southampton Hospital as a nurse and as an manager, died of complications from esophageal cancer on Feb. 16. She was 53.
William B. Fritchman of Brick Kiln Road in Bridgehampton died at home on Jan. 31. He was 95.
Barbara Wersba, a Sag Harbor resident who was the author of more than two dozen books for young people and the founder of the Bookman Press, died on Sunday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. She was 85.
Donald L. Hunting, whose credentials as an active member of the East Hampton community read almost like a catalog of good citizenship, died on Monday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 90.
Ian McNeil Cumming, a part-time East Hampton resident, businessman, and member of the national board of the Nature Conservancy and on the Utah State Boards of Regents, died on Feb. 2 at home in Jackson, Wyo., of a prolonged illness.
For Sandra Jarvis, her children and grandchildren were her life. The resident of Cosdrew Lane, in Northwest Woods, died on Friday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a brief illness. She was 66.
Nancy Ann Reals Perl Benderoth, an artist, designer, and producer of a documentary film that was nominated for an Academy Award, died at her Jericho Road, East Hampton, house on Feb. 6. She was 84.
Dr. Robert Hayes Stackpole of Elizabeth, N.J., and Bluff Road in Amagansett died on Jan. 28 at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth. He was 87.
Nina Walker Wainwright, a graduate of the Brearley School in Manhattan and of Pine Manor College, outside Boston, died at home on Dunemere Lane in East Hampton Village on Friday after a long illness, her family said. She was 88.
Sharon Einsmann of Durham, N.C., died of pulmonary failure there on Monday, at the Treyburn Rehabilitation Center. She was 74 and had been in poor health for some time.
Donald R. Smith of Manhattan and East Hampton died on Nov. 5 of prostate cancer. He was 80.
Lisa Anne Hegner Ward, a Montauk woman who was devoted to her church, her children’s schools, and to East Hampton High School’s basketball teams, died at home on Feb. 5. She was 55.
Deborah Lee Scheffer of Montauk died unexpectedly on Friday at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital of complications related to childbirth. She was 36. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, a newborn.