Virginia Louise Blakesley, 94

Virginia Louise Blakesley of West Tisbury died at Windermere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was 94.

Gardner Norton Brown Was World War II Bombardier

Gardner Norton Brown, a 30-year resident of Homosassa, Fla., died in his sleep on Feb. 8, 2015. He was 91.

Betty Robichau Began Long Teaching Career in Edgartown

Betty Robichau died on Jan. 23, 2015. She was 98 and was born on Feb. 16, 1916 in Everett to George Doubtfire and Betty Lofgren.

Dr. Calvin Hughes, Sailor, Opthamologist With Long Vineyard Ties

Dr. Calvin T. Hughes Jr. of West Hartford, Conn., died at his home on Jan. 26. He was 88.

Will Monast, Gazette Columnist, Dies at 67

Will Monast died at home in West Tisbury on Feb. 18, surrounded by his family. He had been battling bladder cancer.

Jean Sargent Marched Against War, Was Advocate for Disabled Children

Jean Hopkins Sargent of Vineyard Haven, formerly of Needham, died on Feb. 21.

Ladislav Navratil, 36

Ladislav Navratil of Edgartown died on Feb. 14 following a brief illness at a hospital in Czech Republic. He was 36.

Martha Mains Was Creative Landscaper and Designer

Martha Mary Mains of Beverly died peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Saturday, Feb. 14, following a lengthy illness due to...

Robert W. Sylvia Was Known to Countless Cape and Island Scouts

Robert W. Sylvia, affectionately known as Pesky or Uncle Bob, of East Falmouth, died on Feb. 17 at Falmouth Hospital after a brief illness. He was 86.