Frank H. Swartz, 71, Was Born in Oak Bluffs

Frank H. Swartz, 71, of Baldwinville, formerly of Oak Bluffs, died Nov. 18 in the Hillcrest Nursing Home, Fitchburg, surrounded by his loving...

Teacher Elinor Podesta Never Forgot Her Roots

Elinor Mary DeBettencourt Podesta, 77, of Sheffield, died Saturday, Nov. 24 at her daughter’s home. Elinor was born in Oak Bluffs on March...

Dr. George Sharpe, 90, Summered on Vineyard

Born in Chicago, Ill., in 1917, the older of two sons of immigrant parents, George Sharpe attended Cornell College and the University of...

Orland Alwardt, Whistling Oak Bluffs Mechanic, Dies

Orland S.M. Alwardt died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Nov. 22, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis and pneumonia....

Priscilla Keiper Vincent Was Visitor to Chilmark

Jane Slater

Priscilla Keiper Vincent, 55, of Niskayuna, N.Y., died on Nov. 22 at Ellis Hospital with her loving family by her side. She fought a courageous...

Vineyard Nurse Judy Hatt Loved Family, Animals

Judy Hatt died unexpectedly in her sleep on Sunday, Nov. 25. She was 68. Judy was born in the town of Oak Bluffs on Nov. 15, 1939, the...

Nathaniel Firestone, 81, Was Architect, Veteran

Nathaniel Firestone, of Fort Lee, N.J., and Oak Bluffs, died on Nov. 16 at the age of 81.

Dorothy H. Magsam, 85, Visited Vineyard Often

Dorothy H. Magsam, a frequent visitor to the Vineyard, died Nov. 7 with her daughters by her side at the Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham....

Marcelino (Jose) Blanco, 47, Was Vehicle Operator

Marcelino A. (Jose) Blanco died Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after a long illness. Marcelino was born on August 19, 1960 in...

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