Remembering Those We Lost in 2013

From legendary rocker Lou Reed to fisherman Donald Alversa who was fatally injured while working offshore, let's take a moment to remember those we lost this year.

From left, Kelly Doroski, Donald Alversa and Eugene Bartell
From left, Kelly Doroski, Donald Alversa and Eugene Bartell

The East Hampton community mourned many who passed away during this past year and we wanted to remember them as we head into a new year.

This list is by no means complete. If the name of your loved one is missing, please remember them in the comments below. Let's take a moment to remember each and everyone. Their names appear in alphabetical order by last name.

Donald Alversa: A Montauk fisherman, Alversa died from injuries he sustained while working aboard a commercial fishing vessel, off the coast of North Carolina, on Sept. 6. 

• Eugenia Rice Bartell: The former community editor of the Montauk Pioneer, Bartell was 75 when she died on April 4.

Wesley Carrion: Carrion, 90, died after being pulled out of his burning house in Sag Harbor on Oct. 1. He was a decorated veteran.

Eva Mae McDonald Collins: An East Hampton resident, Collins died at the Westhampton Care Center on Dec. 3. She was 88. 

• James Damato: A designer and woodworker who lived in Sag Harbor, Damato died May 2 at the age of 50.

Robert Dash: The abstract impressionist painter, Dash died at his house on the grounds of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, which he founded, on Sept. 14. 

Kelly A. Doroski: The 23-year-old mother from Sag Harbor was killed in a one-car accident in East Hampton on Feb. 7. She was a devoted mother to her son Joshua Corrigan, who was just 22 months at the time.

• Ed Earle: A longtime resident of Sag Harbor, Earle, 57, passed away at Southampton Hospital on March 15. He was suffering from brain cancer.

Jessie Fick: A lifelong Sag Harbor Village resident, Fisk passed away at the age of 97 on Oct. 15.

• Bonnie Gurwicz: Gurwicz, who was an advocate in the fight against ovarian cancer, died in May.

• Lee A. Hayes: A Tuskegee Airman during World War II, Hayes was a resident of East Hampton most of his life. He died Dec 4 at the age of 91.

William J. Hood: Hood, a retired senior officer in the Central Intelligence Agency and a writer, died at home in Amagansett on Jan. 28. He was 92.

Robert A. Landrum: A longtime summer resident of Sag Harbor, Landrum died on Dec. 11 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He would have been 49 this month.

• Pascal 'Sax' Leader: East Hampton High School graduate was an artist living in New York City when he died in his apartment on Nov. 30. He was 25. 

• Amanda Glorioso Lee: After a long illness, Lee, an East Hampton High School graduate, died on May 14 at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She was 24.

• Tim Lee: Sixty-year-old Lee was a Springs artist who battled esophageal cancer. He was 60.

• Paul Lipomi: The former Sag Harbor resident was 86 when he passed away in Southampton on March 24.

• Anna Mirabai Lytton: At 14, Anna died after a bicycling accident on June 15 in East Hampton Village, just a week shy of her eighth grade graduation.

Dashiel Marder: A Springs native who went missing while spearfishing in Indonesia this past April, was remembered at a memorial service in September.

• Catherine McNally McByrne: A longtime Montauk resident a 20-year employee of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, she died June 3. 

• Ralph O'Hear: After a long illness, O'Hear, a former Sag Harbor resident, died Aug. 21. He was 46.

Elieen E. Prado: Prado lived in Montauk most of her life, and died at home on Oct. 12. She was 89.  

• Lou Reed: The legendary rocker behind the Velvet Underground died at home in Springs on Oct. 27 six months after undergoing a liver transplant. He was 71. 

• Dorothy M. Renna: The 92-year-old from Sag Harbor passed away on July 3 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.

• Eileen Roaman: A Springs resident who served on the East Hampton Town Planning Board and volunteered throughout the community passed away after a long illness in August. 

Laurie Saroka: The 61-year-old former East Hampton resident died at home of complications from a chronic spinal cord condition on Nov. 26. 

Doris Elizabeth Schwehr: A longtime Montauk resident, Schwehr passed away Nov. 3 at the Hampton Care Center where she had resided for the past few years.  

• Vito Sisti: A well-known figure around Springs, Sisti died suddenly on Feb. 25 at the age of 51.

Samuel J. Spielberg: Spielberg, a 31-year-old father, died in a fiery crash on Feb. 22 in Amagansett when his sport utility vehicle veered off Red Dirt Road, striking trees.  

Raymond H. Topping Sr.: Topping was a 66-year member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department and its former fire chief. He died Jan. 19 at the age of 85.

Mary Ward: A lifelong Sag Harbor resident, Ward died at home surrounded by her family on Dec. 5. She was 66 and had pancreatic cancer. 


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