Alma West, Lifelong Islander, Cherished Family and Red Sox

Alma R. West died June 1 at Windemere Nursing Home. She was 91.

Christine R. Strimel, Devoted to Family, Friends, and Faith

Christine R. Strimel of Pennsylvania and recently of Edgartown, died peacefully on June 1 at Windemere Nursing Home. She was 82.

John White, Sand Bar Executive Chef, Enjoyed Vineyard Life

John Matthew White of Clermont, Fla. died suddenly on Friday, May 25 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 48.

Charity Randolph, Educator, Member of Wampanoag Tribe and Cottagers

Charity Randolph died on May 27 at Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale, Iowa. She was 90.

Memorial Service for Nancy Tesch

A gathering in memory of Nancy Jean McVeigh Tesch will be held on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church in Edgartown.

Joan Lidel, World Traveler and Passionate Cook

Joan M. Lidel, a longtime summer resident of the Vineyard, died in Vero Beach, Fla. on May 22. She was 87.

Martha Wannamaker, Vineyard Native and Passionate Reader

Martha Wannamaker died at home in Edgartown on May 24, surrounded by family and friends. She was 73.

Richard (Dick) Harding, Veteran, 11th Generation Islander

Richard (Dick) Harding of Lexington died on May 20 after a brief illness. He was 99.

Memorial Service for Helen Viera Gelotte

A memorial celebration gathering for Helen Viera Gelotte will be held Sunday, June 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs.