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Feb 15, 2017 12:07 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Elizabeth Lee Eastin Dies February 12

Elizabeth Eastin
Feb 21, 2017 3:02 PM

Elizabeth Lee Eastin died early Sunday morning, February 12, 2017, from a pulmonary embolism resulting from a fall on January 22, 2017, in Hampton Bays. She was 47.

Ms. Eastin was born on November 24, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, and spent the majority of her life as a resident of the East End of Long Island. She was a librarian at Rogers Memorial Library and served as the head of reference after starting her work volunteering for the library as a page at 14 years of age. She conveyed her love of books to everyone in her personal and professional life, usually with incredibly fitting book recommendations. In addition to her love of the written word, she was an avid film enthusiast, excellent cake and cookie baker and, often ahead-of-her-time music appreciator.

Ms. Eastin is survived by her mother and father, Donna and Rene Eastin; her sister and sister-in-law, Julie Eastin and Sarah Price; a niece and nephew, Eleanore and Xavier Price Eastin; and her partner of 17 years, James K. Phillips. She also leaves a cat, Izzy, which has been by her side for the past 12 years.

A memorial service was held on Friday, February 17, at Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Elizabeth Eastin Memorial Fund to benefit the Rogers Memorial Library, youcaring.com/rogersmemoriallibrary.

Donations will also be accepted to the Elizabeth Eastin Tribute Fund with LUNGevity, a lung cancer awareness and research organization, to support the lung cancer community as her sister, Julie, battles this disease. To donate visit lungevity.donordrive.com/campaign/elizabetheastin.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton.

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Very sad and shocking news. She was always very helpful when I needed stuff. Most of all I will remember her for her smile. It brightened up the cloudiest of days.Rest In Peace.
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Feb 16, 17 10:42 AM
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So True her smile lite up a room and is what I see in my mind when I think of her. So sorry for her to lose her life at such a young age and to all her family and friends.
By lursagirl (245), southampton on Feb 17, 17 10:36 AM
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Beautiful girl, my heart goes out to her parents & family, so young. So sad. Bless you all.
By JDPD61@AOL.COM (10), HAMPTON BAYS NY on Feb 17, 17 3:58 PM
very, very sweet and always smiling. what a shame.
By braguy (7), Southampton on Feb 22, 17 11:24 AM
So sad...
By Nukiepoo (123), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 1:15 AM