Town Council Statement on the Passing of Red McKinney

Profound sadness and shock envelops the East Hampton community upon the tragic loss of Robert “Red” McKinney. The members of the Town Council in unison with all the citizens of our town extend their sincere condolences to his wife Anne, children Shannon, Taren, Kirsten and Ryan, and the entire McKinney family on the death of their loving husband and father.

Red has been described as an East Hampton icon. Known by many as Mr. Old Home Day where he announced the marchers and performers annually at Old Home Day festivities, as an auctioneer raising funds for so many worthwhile causes, as Moderator at Town Meetings, supporting the many charitable works of Rotary, and certainly in politics – a Democrat who always extended a welcoming hand to his many Republican friends, Red's effervescent personality, infectious laugh and good word to all shall be hugely missed.

The Town Council mourns Red McKinney's passing. In recognition of his life and service to this community, our public flags will be flown at half-staff in his memory.

Pete Brown – Chairman

Dean Markham – Vice Chairman

Timothy Feegel

Derek Johnson

Barbara Moore

Mark Philhower

Kevin Reich