Janet E.W. Gibbons, 91, Played Organ at Church

Janet Elliott Whitehill Gibbons of Oak Bluffs died Dec. 19 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after a brief illness. She was 91. Janet was born...

Jean Knapp of Oak Bluffs Dies at 87, Family Near

Jean Murphy Clancy Knapp of Oak Bluffs, the wife of Dr. J. Walter Knapp, died Tuesday, Dec. 25 at her home, surrounded by family. Born Jean...

Camp Ground’s Carl Anderson Was Friendly Sailor

Carl Branson Anderson, 80, lost a long and courageous battle to cancer on Nov. 20 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with family and friends at...

Herbert Anderson Searle Came to Island for Family

Herb Searle died Dec. 12 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 92. Herb was born on Nov. 22, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to James Herbert Searle...

William Cary Sibert, 86, Was Watercolor Painter

William Cary Sibert, 86, of Raleigh, N.C., died at the home of his daughter, Jane Colby McManus, on Dec. 13, surrounded by his wife Jessie and...

Rose Anthony, Dedicated Island Teacher, Author, Dies at Age 79

It was the spring of 1949, and the dean of students at Emmanuel College in Boston was worried. Chester V. Sweatt, superintendent of the...

Ruth B. Hughes Was Former Oak Bluffs Treasurer

Ruth B. Hughes died Thursday at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Mrs. Hughes served the town of Oak Bluffs for many years and in many capacities....

Julie Hurley Rollins, 73, Was Vineyard Resident

Julie Hurley Rollins, 73, of Venice, Fla., formerly of the Vineyard, died Dec. 17. Born in Cambridge on Oct. 14, 1934, she has been a resident...

John E. Holmes Jr., 60, Kept the Horses Flying

John E. Holmes Jr., of West Wareham, died Nov. 21 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston with his family by his side. He was 60. Born...

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