William B. Rich III of Cutchogue died on Nov. 27, 2023. He was 78 years old.

Born on April 24, 1945, in Brooklyn, to Adele and William Rich Jr., he attended Hobart College and Fordham Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1969. An avid sailor, he spent a great deal of time on the North Fork of Long Island.

He was predeceased by his wife Karen (Land), stepson, Bruce Land; and Ace. He is survived by his son William Rich IV; daughter, Elizabeth (Rich) Bourne; stepdaughter, Joanna (Land) Rallis; and by five grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, 51400 Main Road, Southold. A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Peter Kelley, will take place at the funeral home at 7 p.m., following visitation.

Memorial donations to the following Group for the East End, the Parkinson’s Foundation or Blue Marine Foundation would be appreciated.