A memorial was held for the late actor Roy Scheider at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday, followed by a screening to benefit Bridgehampton’s Hayground School. Mr. Scheider and his wife Brenda Siemer, were among the co-founders. The benefit featured Mr. Scheider’s documentary about mentors, “Who’s Going to Be There?” starring Danny Glover, and his 1979 film “All that Jazz,” which earned him one of two Oscar nominations.
Coming from as far away as London, Italy and New Zealand, some 250 people attended the memorial put together by Mr. Scheider’s wife and their children, Christian and Molly. The remembrance included a film tribute, speakers Helen Hunt, Joe Pintauro and Jim Henry, among others, a slide show and musical selections.
“It was a beautiful service,” said Hayground Administrative Coordinator Lukas Weinstein, who pointed out that Mr. Scheider’s passion for human rights and equal education became evident as his life was chronicled during the two-hour service.
“If Roy believed in something he never said no,” Mr. Weinstein said, recalling the actor’s efforts to help others.
Mr. Scheider died on February 10 after battling multiple myeloma, a plasma cancer, for several years. He lived in Sag Harbor.