Kathleen A. Chesk Loved Her Vacations to Jamaica

Kathleen A. Chesk, formerly of Oak Bluffs and South Deerfield, died on Jan. 31. She was 72.

Service Thursday for Ruthann Ponte

Ruthann (Duart) Ponte of Oak Bluffs died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 13. She was 73.

Philip L. Swift, 65

Philip L. Swift of Oak Bluffs died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after a long illness. He was 65.

Shirley Krikorian, Enlisted in Women's Army Corps, Loved to Travel

Shirley J. Krikorian died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Feb. 13 in the care of Windemere Nursing Home. She was 91.

Philip Fullin, Oak Bluffs Native, Active in Church and Community

Philip D. Fullin of East Falmouth died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Falmouth Hospital. He was 73.

Dr. Thomas Goethals Jr., Author and Educator, Founded Nathan Mayhew Seminars

Dr. Thomas R. Goethals Jr. died Jan. 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 95 and a longtime resident of West Tisbury.

Dorothy Mello Rose Above Hardship, Found Love in Family

Dorothy Mello died on Jan. 21 as she had lived, with extraordinary strength, dignity and family by her side. She was 90.

Charles Close, Spent Summers in Chilmark, Partner in Mooncusser Cafe

Charles H. Close, a longtime Chilmark summer resident, died at his home in Key West, Fla., on Jan. 22 after a brief illness. He was 79.

Marjory Lott, 101, Had Elegant Charm and Grace, Parasailed on 90th Birthday

Marjory Crist Lott of Bryn Mawr, Pa. died Jan. 31. She was 101.

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