Obituaries

  • Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire Dealer Spread Beauty, Kindness

    Marjorie Allen, creator of so much beauty, died peacefully at home, overlooking her beloved Squam Lake on November 15. She was born December 25, 1946, grew up in Eastchester, N.Y., and graduated from Eastchester High School. Allen completed a BA in educat...

  • Bill Caskey, Devoted Show Promoter

    Bill Caskey, partner in the show promotions company Caskey Lees, died Thursday, November 20, due to complications from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was 67 years old. Bill was born to Dorothy and Elmer Caskey on February 20, 1947. He spent his early childhood...

  • Oscar, A First In Line Show Regular

    On October 10, Gary Moroch of Providence R.I. lost his dear gentle older Beardie, Oscar. He died naturally and peacefully at home at the age of 14½. Oscar had been a “first in line regular” waiting patiently at s...

  • Lee B. Pirkey, Managed Alice Peck Day Shows

    Lee Pirkey passed on Friday, November 7, at her home in Wiscasset with her daughter, Elizabeth Graff and other family members with her, after a yearlong battle with breast cancer. Born in Absecon, N.J., on June 23, 1935, she was trained for the pipe organ and classical pi...

  • Irvin Basil Boyd Sr, 87; Former Pennsylvania Dealer

    Well-known antiques dealer and collector Irvin Basil Boyd Sr died of congestive heart failure on Monday, October 20, at his home. He was born in Philadelphia where he attended Germantown High School, but did not finish classes there as, at the age of 17, he enlisted...

  • Peter Davidian, 78, Antiques, Americana Dealer

    On September 25, the antiques community lost well-known Cape Cod dealer Peter Davidian, 78, to cancer. Born in Lawrence, Mass., he graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Northeastern University, where he majored in industrial security and law e...

  • N. Pendergast Jones, Managed Winter Antiques Show

    N. Pendergast Jones, a former antiques dealer who managed the Winter Antiques Show during a turbulent period in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died September 15. Known as Penny, Jones came to national prominence participating...

  • Donald Bright Buckley, 90, Dealer Had Keen Eye For Early New England Artifacts

    Don Bright Buckley died September 30 at his home. His beloved wife, Gloria Gregg Buckley, was at his side. Born February 4, 1924, Don grew up in Washington, D.C., and spent summers at Bay Haven on the Chesapeake Bay. His early ...

  • Mark Robert Zaplin Made Western Art His Calling

    Mark Robert Zaplin, 61, died at home in Santa Fe on September 17 after battling cancer for the past five years.  A co-founder of Zaplin-Lampert Gallery in Santa Fe, he was known as an expert in early Santa Fe and Taos School...

  • Marjorie Levitt, 71, Antiques Dealer

    Marjorie Levitt, 71, died on August 22 after courageously fighting a long battle with cancer. Margie owned Give and Take Consignment Shop in Newton for more than 30 years. In addition, she was a well-known dealer at many antiques shows, including Heart-O-T...