David Franklin, 86, Photographer

David Franklin for many years owned and operated Vineyard Photo in Edgartown with his wife, Sheila. He had battled Alzheimer’s disease.

Carter Berardi, 23, Compassionate Optimist

Carter Kingman Berardi died unexpectedly on Jan. 12. He was adored and cherished by his family, whose members are devastated by their shared loss.

Peter Daniels, 63, Spent Summers in Chilmark

Peter Daniels died after a brief illness on Dec. 17 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 63.

Harold Erdman, 88, Family Man, Civic Leader

Harold Bulkley Erdman of Princeton, N.J., and Edgartown, died peacefully on Jan. 6 surrounded by his family. He was 88.

Mary Ortiz, 95, Beloved Matriarch

Mary (Betty) Ortiz died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, surrounded by loving family, on Jan. 8. She was 95.

Scott A. Francis, 48, Loved the Ocean

Scott A. Francis of Edgartown died unexpectedly on Dec. 27. He was 48.

Helen Meleney, 81, Taught Physical Education

Helen E. Meleney, a third-generation summer resident of East Chop, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24 in Greenbelt, Md. She was 81.

Joseph Dawicki, 78, Chief Engineer of Nobska

Joseph Frank Dawicki Jr. of Sarasota, Fla., died on Oct. 4. Mr. Dawicki was the last chief engineer aboard the steamer Nobska and thus the man who...

Geraldine Cronig, 89, Nurse

Geraldine Davis Cronig died after a lengthy illness at her home in Oak Bluffs on Dec. 30 with her daughter at her bedside. She was 89.

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