Jimmy Combs Jr., 27, Was a Beacon of Light

James S. (Jimmy) Combs Jr. of Edgartown died unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 2017, while visiting with friends and family in Ohio.

Arthur Lenna, Veteran and Mechanic

Arthur J. Lenna died on March 6 at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was 88 and had been a resident of Martha’s Vineyard for the past 25 years.

Joan Ethier Loved Family, Traveling and Golf

Joan (Alwardt) Ethier died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 5, at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, with her family by her side.

Dan Pinck, Veteran Who Served in OSS

Dan Pinck died in Belmont on Feb. 10 after a long illness. He was 94 and had been a seasonal resident of Chilmark.

Evelyn Simpson, Housekeeper Who Loved Knitting

Evelyn Marie Simpson died peacefully on Feb. 26 at Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Barbara Cottle Child

Barbara Cottle Child died on Sunday, March 3, in Memphis, Tenn.

Erica M. Ponte

Erica M. Ponte of Oak Bluffs died March 2 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Betty Barker Hodges Embraced Healthy Living

Betty Barker Hodges died peacefully at Windemere Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Feb. 15.

Jefferson Crowther, Career Firefighter, Avid Sailor

Jefferson Crowther died in New York city on Feb. 15 after a long illness. He was 73.