Donald Demarest Spent August Family Vacations on East Chop

Donald Monroe Demarest, formerly of West Springfield, Wallingford, Pa., and most recently a 22-year resident of the Heron Point retirement community...

Barbara Babcock Was Passionate About Travel and New Experiences

Barbara Ann Babcock died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sept. 22 of complications from lung cancer.

Olga Hirshhorn, Art Collector, Philanthropist Dies at 95

The art collector and iconoclast, wife of the late Joseph Hirshhorn of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., died Oct. 3.

Buzz Blankenship, Telephone Lineman, Locksmith, Community Friend

Richard William (Buzz) Blankenship died at home on Sept. 7 at the age of 70. After a life well lived, he will be missed by many, far and wide.

Lee DeVitt, Tireless Volunteer, Children's Book Author

Leona (Lee) Geise DeVitt died quietly on August 11 after a short illness at the age of 93 in Mount Pleasant, Wisc.

Ellen Orleans Dies at 89

Ellen S. Orleans of Vineyard Haven died Sept. 24 at Windemere. She was 89.

Joan Cobb Had Long Ties to the Island

Joan M. Cobb of Bridgewater died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on April 22 at the Braemoor Health Center in Brockton. She was 63.

George Hough 3rd, Distinguished Journalist and Academic

George Anthony Hough 3rd died Sept. 22 at Massachusetts General Hospital after surgery to repair a hip injured in a fall. He was 94.

Red Bates, Innkeeper Who Built Schoolhouse Village

Gordon (Red) Newell Bates died peacefully on Sept. 24 after a period of failing health. He was 81.