Scott Taplin, Chef and Wood Craftsman

Scott E. Taplin died at his home in Manassas, Va. on July 30 from complications of cirrhosis. He was 55.

June DeSilva, Founding Member of Scottish Society

June DeSilva, a longtime resident of Oak Bluffs, died August 2 of brain cancer. She was 80.

Mary Louise Koch, Seamstress and Strong Spirit

After winning many previous battles with cancer, Mary Louise Koch lost her war on July 22. She was 74.

Helen Peacock, 4-H Leader, VFW Auxiliary Member

Helen Curtis Peacock died Monday, August 1 at her home in Oak Bluffs. She was 86.

Alison Reynolds, Hardworking and Vivacious

Alison Beth Reynolds died unexpectedly on July 27 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, where she was born on August 5, 1972.

Services for Cpl. Ronald M. Sparks, Died in Korea in 1951

Cpl. Ronald M. Sparks, United States Army from Cambridge, died while in captivity on May 26, 1951.

Christopher (Kit) Reed, Editor, Gardener, Collector

Christopher (Kit) D. Reed of Cambridge and Vineyard Haven died on July 21. He was at 79. 

Lillian Meleney, Longtime Vineyard Summer Resident

Lillian Rhame Meleney of Westwood and Vineyard Haven died on June 24 after an extended illness. She was 94.

Richard (Rick) Keeler, Founding Incorporator of Dukes County Savings Bank

Richard (Rick) Isaac Keeler died at his home in Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, July 7. He was 88.

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