Ruth Metell, Devoted to Helping Others

Ruth V. Metell of Oak Bluffs died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 8. She was 93.

Paul Pimentel Dies at 76

Paul Pimentel of Edgartown died in California on Tuesday night. A retired engineer, he was 76.

Joan Svetz Created Beautiful Gardens

Joan I. Svetz of Oak Bluffs died peacefully in Falmouth with her husband of 60 years, John Svetz, by her side. She was 89.

Donald Mayhew Traced Roots to Earliest Island Settlers

Donald Gifford Mayhew of Vineyard Haven died Tuesday at the Cape Cod Hospital. He was 87.

Barry Carroll Led Life of Adventure

Barry Joseph Carroll of Lake Forest, Ill., and East Chop died peacefully on Dec. 23 after a brief illness.

Jim Luther, Master Storyteller Who Loved Flyfishing and Edgartown

C. James Luther died on Jan. 26 at Beaumont senior living facility in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 90.

Dede Lawson-Johnston, Hostess, Philanthropst, Family Matriarch

Dede Lawson-Johnston died peacefully on Jan. 28.

Margaret Siebel Supported Native American Health Programs

Margaret Vaughan Siebel died suddenly on Jan. 1 of aortic dissection with her loving husband Stuart Brown by her side.

Emil Rippcondi, Pilot and Career Air Force Man

Emil (Rip) Rippcondi of Bradenton, Fla. died peacefully on Jan. 20 with his loving daughter Frances by his side.