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In Memoriam: Ben and Bonnie Krupinski

JBF Editors

June 26, 2018

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Bonnie and Ben at the 2018 James Beard Foundation Gala (Photos: Fortunato M. Ramin and Jeff Gurwin)

The James Beard Foundation was saddened to learn of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of beloved East Hampton builders, restaurateurs, and philanthropists, Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, along with their grandson, earlier this month.

"In addition to being successful builders and community leaders in the Hamptons, Ben and Bonnie opened several cherished restaurants on the East End. One of those restaurants, 1770 House, was honored with three invitations to cook at the James Beard House," said JBF board of trustees chair Frederic Seegal. "They were also incredibly generous at every opportunity."

They will be dearly missed.