Obituaries

  • A Family Remembers: Francis J. Purcell II Devoted His Life To Beauty

    Early in his career, Francis J. Purcell II (1941–2014) worked in the stock market, serving in various capacities. There a colleague introduced him to Steven J. Jussel of Arthur S. Vernay Inc, an antiques business at 124 East 55th Street in New York City....

  • Robert Douglas Hunter, Boston School Artist

    Vose Galleries staff announced that after a long and illustrious career, their good friend and relative Robert Douglas Hunter died August 14. Bob, whose grandmother was Gertrude Vose, was coming into Vose Galleries as a student back in the 1940s when the g...

  • Robert H. Ellsworth, 85, Leading Dealer In Chinese Art

    Called the “King of Ming,” Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, 85, who started as a general line dealer but developed a reputation as a leading specialist in Chinese art, died on August 3. The New York Times reported that the Manhattan resident suffered injuries in...

  • Ruth Ellen du Pont Lord, 92, Child Health Expert, Author

    Ruth Ellen du Pont Lord, who wrote a deeply insightful book about her father, collector Henry Francis du Pont, died in New Haven on August 4. Lord, who resided in New Haven and East Lyme, Conn., was 92. “Ruth Lord’s...

  • Cal Wendy, 86; President Of Westchester Enterprises

    Calvin Wendy, who for many years worked quietly behind the scenes as a friendly but forceful presence in the show promotion firm Westchester Enterprises, died on July 7 after a brief illness. Well known to the many antiques dea...

  • Vermont Dealer John Stahura Dies In Crash

    John Stahura, 84, died early in the morning of July 6 when the van he was driving went off the road in Mount Holly. He and his wife Nancy were returning from a buying trip to New York State and departed later than expected. Their vehicle rolled several ...

  • Peter K. Warren, 94, Remembered

    Peter K. Warren, active in the beverage industry for almost 70 years and the man responsible for Pepsi Cola’s market entry into more than 100 countries over three decades, died June 7. He was 94. Recognized by friends and bu...

  • Peter Warren: Longtime Antiques Dealer

    Longtime Wilton, Conn., antiques dealer Peter Warren suffered a heart attack and died on July 7. He celebrated his 94th birthday on June 30, said his daughter and business partner A.J. Warren. A dealer since 1982, he founded Maria and Peter Warren ...

  • Carmen M. Warren Robinson: Artist, Fixture At Shows

    CITY ISLAND, N.Y. — On June 11, after a courageous 22-year struggle with cancer, Peter Warren’s beloved daughter Carmen Maria Warren Robinson took her walk with the Lord; she was just 63 years old...

  • Fae B. Haight, Antiques Dealer

    Fae B. Haight died June 2 at Belmont Manor Nursing Home, as the result of a long decline from Alzheimer’s. Fae was born in Elizabeth, N.J., to Mr and Mrs William S. Bigelow. Fae was raised on Long Island and attended Manhasset High School. She went on to gradua...