Our Obituaries

Robert Casaboom

June 25, 1953 - November 16, 2016

Mt. Tremper- Robert Cossaboom, 63 of Andrew's Lane died November 16, 2016 at his residence. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Robert will be held on Friday at 12 noon at His Word Revealed Church 205 Rt.28 Kingston. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia.
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Karen Lalor-Stack

April 3, 1956 - October 31, 2016

Karen M. Lalor-Stack, 60, of Derry, NH, passed away unexpectedly, with her family by her side, Monday, October 31, 2016, in Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA. She was born in Manhattan, NY on April 3, 1956, a daughter of Vincent and Marilyn (Mahoney) Lalor, and grew up in Sayreville, NJ. Karen worked as an RN for more than 30 years at Mass Eye & Ear in Boston. Earlier in her career, she worked as...
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Thomas Gotimer

November 9, 1923 - October 19, 2016

Thomas Francis Gotimer, 92 of Phoenicia died Wednesday October 19, 2016 at the Golden Hill Nursing Home after a brief stay. He was born November 9, 1923 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn son of the late George and Marion McGinnis Gotimer. He was a graduate of St. John's Prep, Class of '43. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving with the Seabees of Construction Battalion 119 in the Pacific where he was...
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June Garraffa

June 9, 1925 - October 15, 2016

Mt. Tremper- June R. Garraffa, 91 of Wittenberg Road died Saturday October 15, 2016 at the Kingston Hospital. She was born June 9, 1925 in Brooklyn daughter of the late Philip and Caroline Hansen. An area resident since 1969, she had a green thumb in tending to her flower gardens and house plants. She had the opportunity to enjoy some travels. She raised six beautiful children, and for...
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Terry Herdman

March 7, 1961 - October 14, 2016

Phoenicia- Terry Herdman, 55 of Station Road died Friday October 14, 2016 at the Westchester Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 7, 1961 in Margaretville son of Joan Van Etten Herdman Finch, and the late Gerald Herdman. Terry had been employed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at various locations including Belleayre Ski Center,...
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Betty Jean D'Addario

October 2, 1991 - October 13, 2016

Spruceton- Betty Jean D'Addario, 25 of West Kill died suddenly Thursday October 13,2016 in Stamford. She was born October 2, 1991 daughter of Sharon Dowd D'Addario and the late Alfred D'Addario. Born and raised in West Kill she graduated Hunter-Tannersville Central Schools in 2010 and NCOC Auto Mechanics. She had been employed in maintenance at Trailways Bus Company in Kingston from 2011...
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Anthony DeBellis

November 24, 1956 - October 7, 2016

Kingston- Anthony DeBellis, 59 of Pine Street died Friday Oct. 7, 2016 at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in NYC. He was born November 24, 1956 in Copiague, Long Island son of the late Joseph and Antoinette Buffa DeBellis. He had been a career Army veteran who had honorably served his country for over 20 years. He earned: Meritorius Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army...
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Alan D'Addezio

September 6, 1956 - September 26, 2016

Lake Katrine- Alan D'Addezio, 60, of Parish Lane died unexpectedly Monday Sept. 26, 2016 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was born September 6, 1956 in Margaretville son of Lewis D'Addezio and Jean Fichtner. A life long resident of the Catskill Mountains, he was an avid outdoorsman who was skilled at hunting, fishing, and camping. He had been a member of the Bushkill Rod...
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Peter Spiegler

July 9, 1928 - September 14, 2016

Shokan- Peter Spiegler, 88 of Rt. 28 Shokan died Wednesday September 14, 2016 at the Golden Hill Health Related Facility in Kingston after a lengthy illness. He was born July 9,1928 in Germany. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Peter will be announced for a future date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia.
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Debra Lee Van Deusen

May 7, 1958 - September 12, 2016

Kingston- Debra Lee Van Deusen, 58 of Miller Lane died suddenly Monday Sept. 12, 2016 at the Kingston Hospital. She was born May 7, 1958 in Margaretville daughter of the late Robert and Jeanette Carson Hommell. She was a graduate of Onteora High, and had formerly worked as a beautician. She enjoyed the sense of community at Penny Socials, and had a gift and talent for art. Debra focused...
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Karin E Edmondson

September 15, 1943 - August 18, 2016

West Kill Karin Else Edmondson passed away peacefully in her home and gardens in West Kill, New York on Thursday August 18th, 2016. She was surrounded by her two daughters, Elisa Maria and Karin Ursula and their dogs and cat. She was seventy two years old. Karin Else Tomiczek was born September 15th, 1943, daughter of the late Bartholomew and Agnes Golla Tomiczek. She was the youngest...
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Gloria Rotella

August 17, 1954 - July 29, 2016

Woodland Valley- Gloria Rotella, 61 of Woodland Valley Road died Friday July 29, 2016 at the Golden Hill Health Related Facility in Kingston. A native and life long area resident, Gloria loved nature and all of its beauty. She tended to lilies and lilacs in the garden, and had a green thumb with her many house plants. She always had room in her home for animals, and was a talented cook. ...
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Paul Steinfeld

December 28, 1918 - July 16, 2016

Halcott Center- Paul Steinfeld, 97 of Steinfeld Road died peacefully Saturday July 16, 2016 at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany. He was born December 28, 1918 in the Bronx , son of the late Henry and Jennie Cooper Steinfeld. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the 95th Division of the US Army, which liberated the town of Metz in Northern France. Sergeant Steinfeld was...
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Richard Sauer

July 15, 2016

SAUER, Richard M (Rick) a more than forty year resident of West Shokan, passed away on July 15, 2016, at the age of 84. Rick was the dear father of Barbara Bailey and her husband Jody of OK, Michael and his wife Christine of CO, Teresa Sauer and her fiancé Kenyon Keily of MA, John and his wife Cassandra of NY, and Thomas and his wife Christina of NY and the estranged father of Christopher Sauer...
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Laura Groom Fox

August 5, 1968 - June 28, 2016

West Hurley- Laura Groom Fox, 47 , of West Hurley died Tuesday June 28, 2016 at her residence. After moving to Ulster County at the age of three, Laura (aka Mugs) was a lifelong resident of the Catskill Mountains, which she loved. Laura graduated from Onteora Central School in 1985. she attended UCCC and SUNY Cortland. Laura worked at BOCES in Port Ewen for 10 years, and also worked...
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Ronald Westervelt

June 4, 1941 - May 29, 2016

Shokan- Ronald Allan Westervelt, 74, of Shokan, died Sunday May 29, 2016 in North Canaan, CT as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on June 4, 1941 in Orange, NJ. He was the son of the late Allan and Muriel Cook Westervelt. He earned his B.S. at Syracuse University and his M.S. at Ithaca College in music education. He was employed by the Onteora School District from 1963 to...
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Mary McCloskey

September 5, 1931 - May 24, 2016

Phoenicia- Mary V. McCloskey, 84 of Ava Maria Drive died Tuesday May 24, 2016 at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1931 in Passasic, NJ daughter of the late John and Josephine Carroll Kelley. A Phoenicia resident since 2003, she formerly lived most of her life in New Jersey where she had been employed by Prudential Insurance for 20 years. Surviving are...
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Steven T. Stettine

September 26, 1942 - May 16, 2016

Phoenicia- Steven T. Stettine, 73, of Newton Avenue died Monday May 16, 2016 at the Margaretville Hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1942 in New York son of the late Thomas and Clorinda Beresani Stettine. Steve was an area resident for over 50 years. Most of his life, he was a school bus driver for Onteora Central Schools. Steve had a long-standing tradition of providing copious amounts of...
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Thomas Gahan

December 5, 1951 - May 16, 2016

Phoenicia- Thomas Gahan, 64, of Rt. 214 died peacefully at home on Monday May 16, 2016. He was born December 5, 1951 in Brooklyn, son of the late Martin and Helen Donoch Gahan. A lifetime area resident, one of Tom's passions was music. He was a talented guitarist and vocalist who performed in several bands over the years, but most of all enjoyed playing music with his son. Tom...
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Margaret Grant O'Connell

December 22, 1933 - May 12, 2016

Olivebridge- Margaret Grant O'Connell, 82 of Olivebridge, formerly of Pine Hill died Thursday May 12, 2016 at the Kingston Hospital. She was born December 22, 1933 in Clearfield, PA daughter of the late James and Electa Cochrane Grant. Many years ago, Margaret had been a teacher's aide in Brooklyn. Many will remember her as the proprietress of the Pine Hill Tavern. She at one time had...
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Cecelia M. Scanlan

May 3, 2016

West Shokan- Cecelia M. Scanlan of Rt. 28A West Shokan passed away peacefully Tuesday May 3, 2016 at Tenbroeck Commons Nursing Home in Lake Katrine. She was born April 3, 1932 daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Gilnagh Murphy. An area resident since 1965, she was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Singer-Denman Lumber Co. in Boiceville for many years. Cecelia was the devoted wife of...
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Shirley McCausland

August 1, 1930 - March 27, 2016

Mt. Tremper- Early on Easter morning, Shirley Ann (Gruendike) McCausland from Mount Tremper, N.Y. peacefully entered Heaven's gates to walk in the garden of her Lord and Savior. Shirley is the daughter of the late Gilbert and Mabel Gruendike of Churchville, N.Y. After valiantly battling declining health for several years she looked forward to being reunited with her beloved husband Charles,...
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Douglas Clark

February 21, 1929 - March 23, 2016

GERMANTOWN…. Douglas W. Clark, 87, of Church Ave. and formerly of Rion Rd in Chichester died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at his residence. Born February 21, 1929 in Chichester he was the son of the late Orlando and Alma Clark. Doug was employed for over 28 years for the Ulster County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator and later as a Foreman before retiring in 1991. He loved...
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Gerald Setchko

April 20, 1945 - March 15, 2016

Phoenicia- Gerald P. Setchko, 70, of Rt. 28 died Tuesday March 15, 2016 at the Kingston Hospital. He was born April 20, 1945 in Yonkers, son of the late Julius and Rita McCoy Setchko. He proudly served in the US Army. Gerry worked for IBM for over 30 years, and his position took him on several international assignments throughout the world. Even with all those experiences, he was most...
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Genevieve Denney

October 13, 1924 - March 15, 2016

Margaretville- Genevieve Denney, 94 , formerly of Pine Hill died Tuesday March 15, 2016 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center. Born to Thomas Alanson Denney and Clara Alberta Hall on October 13, 1924 In Syracuse, New York. Peggy was educated in the Brookfield School System in Madison County, New York. Peggy worked in the food service/restaurant for the Marriott Hotel at Carrier...
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Janice Santora

May 3, 1956 - March 14, 2016

Lanesville- Janice Santora,, 59 of Rt. 214 died Monday March 14, 2016 at her residence. She was born in New Rochelle on May 3, 1956 daughter of the late Frank and Albina "Babe" Foglio Santora. Janice graduated Hunter-Tannersville High School, and lived and worked in NYC as a service technician for N.Y.Telephone. She was a past president of the Phoenicia American Legion Post #950...
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Addison Eshbach

November 27, 1938 - March 13, 2016

Chichester- Sgt. Addison A. Eshbach Jr., retired Army died Sunday March 13, 2106 at the Kingston Hospital. He was born November 27, 1938 in Reading,PA son of the late Addison and Jane McCord Eshbach Sr. He had a career in the U S Army that spanned 21 years, and included several world wide assignments. He retired in 1978 and has been an area resident ever since. He has had a variety of...
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Kenneth J. Umhey Sr.

June 12, 1927 - March 9, 2016

Mt. Tremper- Kenneth J. Umhey Sr., 88 of Ingersol Road Mt. Tremper died Wednesday March 9, 2016 at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital. He was born June 12,1927 in Mt. Tremper son of the late Otto and Helene Szekretar Umhey. A native and life long resident,he honorably served in the Army Air Corp from 1945-47. He was a waste management facilitator for IBM for 33 years, having retired in...
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Timothy Sullivan

March 4, 2016

God finally said "Tim, you have suffered enough", and on Friday, March 4, 2016 Tim closed his eyes and took God's hand and went to meet his family members who precede him in death. His parents Timothy and Marjorie Landerhans Sullivan, siblings, Rev. John A. Sullivan and Marjorie Sullivan, and special nephew Patrick Ventimiglia who died in 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 1/2 years...
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Roy Johannessen

January 18, 1934 - March 1, 2016

Westkill- Roy Johannessen, 82 formerly of Westkill died Tuesday March 1, 2016 at the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC. He was born January 18, 1934 in Brooklyn son of the late Tom and Aagot Jacobsen Johannessen . Roy served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 3 bronze stars,Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star with Valor,...
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Ryan Molnar

February 2, 1996 - February 29, 2016

Phoenicia- Ryan S. Molnar, 20 of Main St died Monday February 29, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 2, 1996 son of Steven Molnar and Sandra Hofmeister Molnar. Ryan enjoyed the working outdoors, and was a talented landscaper for Green Scape Co. He was a snow boarding enthusiast, and was also focused on personal fitness and weight training. He enjoyed watching his New England...
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Timothy Warfield

February 27, 2016

Shandaken- Timothy Warfield of Peck Hollow Rd. died Saturday February 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 30,1955 in Hempstead, Long Island son of Barbara Beddies Warfield, and the late David A. Warfield. Formerly of Babylon,NY Tim had been an area resident since 1999. He was an avid NASCAR fan, loved hot rods, and most everything automotive. He was a talented wood worker,...
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Carmelo Barrientos

February 9, 1956 - February 27, 2016

Highmount- Carmelo Barrientos, 60 of Highmount died Saturday February 27, 2016 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born February 9, 1956 in Puerto Rico the son of Carmelo and Carmen Ildefonso Barrientos. Carmelo had been a handyman and maintenance technician at New York University until his illness. He enjoyed tinkering, and could fix anything. He had an appreciation for the beauty...
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Charles "Skip" Weidner

May 16, 1926 - February 20, 2016

West Shokan- Charles "Skip Weidner IV, 89, of Weidner Dr. died peacefully Saturday February 20, 2016 at Woodland Pond Health Care in New Paltz. He was born on the family homestead - Hickory Hill Farm, on May 16, 1926 son of the late Charles and Mabel Davis Weidner III. He was a life long resident who graduated from Kingston High School. He was a veteran of the US Army having served from...
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Marguerite Goodrich

April 24, 1927 - February 16, 2016

Kingston- Marguerite C. Goodrich, 89 , formerly of Guilderland,NY and most recently of Wilbur Ave died peacefully Tuesday February 16, 20016. She was born April 24, 1927 in Jewett daughter of the late Alton and Grace Sweet Cross. She worked for the State of New York as a Principal Accounts Clerk for twenty years. Marguerite was an avid reader, talented landscape painter, crosswords,...
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Ormond "Bill" Grant , Jr.

August 21, 1949 - February 16, 2016

Shokan- Ormond "Bill" Grant, 66 of Twin Oaks, died Tuesday February 16, 2016 at his residence with his family. A life long area resident, he was born August 21, 1949 in Poughkeepsie son of the late Ormond and Mary Elizabeth Rugar Grant Sr. He was a veteran of the United States Army as an MP, having served in VietNam and earned the National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. ...
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David Cobey

November 8, 1966 - February 13, 2016

Shokan- David Lewis Cobey, 49 of Shokan , died suddenly at the Kingston Hospital on Februrary 13 2016. David was born November 8, 1966 in Newburgh . He lived in Milton, until the age of 13 when he moved to Phoenicia with his mother. David was an Onteora High School graduate. He also attend college in Pittsburgh PA. He was employed at Trailways for a number of years , Terry's Deli ...
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Gail Ritz

July 26, 1943 - February 3, 2016

Shokan- Gail Ritz, 72 of Shokan and formerly of Olivebridge for over 26 years died Wednesday January 3, 2016 at the Health Alliance Hospital in Kingston. She was born July 26, 1943 in Union City NJ the daughter of the late John and Florence Mutz Higgins. Gail had been a shuttler on large embroidery machines at Bess Manufacturing in NJ, and later had worked locally at Stucci Embroidery ...
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Lynda Dunn

December 27, 1952 - January 31, 2016

Phoenicia- Lynda B. Dunn, 63 of Jay Street died peacefully Sunday January 31, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loyal care givers. Lynda was born December 27, 1952 in Scarsdale,NY. She previously made her home in Manhattan, and had been an area resident since 1999. Many recall Lynda as part of the staff at Al's Restaurant in Phoenicia. According to her friends, Lynda had two...
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George Derr, Jr.

November 1, 1922 - January 11, 2016

Boiceville- George Raymond Derr, Jr.,93 of Upper Boiceville Road died Monday January 11, 2016 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. He was born on November 1, 1922, and grew up in the parsonage of Friendship Protestant Church with no electricity or indoor plumbing. His work ethic grew from his humble beginnings as George hand delivered mail from the mail train, grew corn and...
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Beatrice 'Betty' Webster

June 23, 1927 - January 11, 2016

Halcott Center- Beatrice M. "Betty" Webster, 88 of Halcott Center died Monday January 11, 2016 at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born June 23, 1927 in Portland, Maine daughter of the late Harris and Emily Moses Cram. Betty was a talented homemaker, who's total focus was on her family. Her home was filled with nurturing love, as well as outstanding...
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Seth Jocelyn, Jr.

September 16, 1930 - January 8, 2016

West Hurley- Seth Jocelyn Jr. of Stone Road died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday January 8, 2016. He was born September 16,1930 in Oliverea son of the late Seth and Millicent Patti Jocelyn Sr. Seth served in the U S Navy and was awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, and the China Service Medal. He maintained a 50 year...
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Catherine Greenberg

April 22, 1927 - December 30, 2015

Canandaigua- Catherine Greenberg, 88 formerly of Cruickshank Road died peacefully Wednesday December 30, 2015 at the M.M.Ewing Continuing Care Center. She was born April 22, 1927 in Oliverea, and is one of the few remaining individuals whose elementary education was at the Oliverea one-room schoolhouse. Catherine was a graduate of Fleischmanns High School Class of 1945. In her early...
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Robert S. Haines

December 3, 1935 - December 12, 2015

Phoenicia- Robert S. Haines, 80, of Main St. died Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born in Catskill December 3, 1935 son of the late Stewart and Vera Wentworth Haines. He was a graduate of Tannersville High School Class of 1954. He then entered the US Air Force and was awarded the National Defense service medal. He had been employed at the Bat Factory in...
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Neil Goodrich

January 13, 1942 - November 30, 2015

Phoenicia- Dr. Neil Goodrich, 74, of Arnold, MD passed away of natural causes on November 30, 2015 in the Catskills Mountains at their beloved family cabin. He attended Hope College in Holland Michigan and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan Dental School in Ann Arbor Michigan. He served in Vietnam as a dentist in 1969. He practiced at Chambers & Goodrich and later Dental...
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James Burke

October 21, 1933 - November 30, 2015

Woodstock- James R. Burke Jr., 82 of Chestnut Hill Road, died Monday November 30, 2015 at the Kingston Hospital. He was born October 21, 1933 in Barberton, OH son of the late James and Julia Jackson Burke Sr. He served as a mineman in the U.S. Navy, (1951-54) followed by serving in the Naval Reserve. He had been an engineer for IBM Kingston having worked in the Research & Development...
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Harriet Rauchut

November 4, 2015

Shandaken- Harriet Rauchut of Rt. 42 died suddenly Wednesday November 4, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident on Rt. 28. She was born December 21, 1939 in Brooklyn daughter of the late Alfred and Veronica Beck Grace. Harriet had been a secretary in New York City for American Re-Insurance for many years. She and her husband Frank had summered in the Catskill's for years having...
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Jerry Bender

November 3, 2015

Mt. Tremper- Gerald " Jerry " Bender of Ingersoll Road died peacefully, and surrounded by the love of his family on November 3, 2015 at the Kingston Hospital. He was born March 8, 1943 in Park Ridge, NJ son of the late Joseph and Marian Brownsell Bender. Jerry owned and operated Mechanic-On-Wheels Rt. 28 Shandaken for 35 years. He has saved numerous motorists, and had lots of joy, in...
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Christine Matteson

September 5, 1945 - November 2, 2015

Boiceville- Christine Matteson, 70, formerly of West Hurley, died Monday November 2, 2015 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck. She was born September 5, 1945 in Elmira daughter of the late Franklin and Elizabeth Back Hurtt. She grew up in Ithaca, graduated Ithaca HS in 1963 and attended Corning Community College. A West Hurley resident since 1978, she had been a teacher's aide...
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Nina Beardsley Johnson

March 26, 1926 - October 26, 2015

Margaretville- Nina Beardsley Johnson, 89 of Main St. died Monday October 26, 2015 at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital. She was born in Millbrook on March 26, 1926 daughter of the late Leon and Lena Kittle Beardsley. A native, and lifelong area resident, Nina was truly an ambassador for the Catskill's Mountain Top. She welcomed friends and neighbors to the Highmount Post office...
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Ruth "Geree" Holton

August 7, 1935 - October 19, 2015

Shandaken- Ruth G. Holton, 80 of Rt. 42 died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 7, 1935 in Massachusetts daughter of the late William and Ruth Haliday Wilson. She had been an area resident since 1997, and formerly had been a competitive league bowler, and enjoyed camping and the thrill of solving crossword puzzles. In addition to raising a...
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Grigori J. Gadshian

May 9, 1947 - October 2, 2015

CLARYVILLE…Grigori J. Gadshian, 68, of Denning Rd., died suddenly on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Catskill Medical Center, Harris, N.Y. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany on May 9, 1947 to the late Johannes and Franziska Lydia Messer Gadshian. He was supervisor for many years at Hydro Aluminum in Ellenville and was employed there for forty-two years. Survivors include, his wife of 30 Years,...
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Anne Rysinski

September 29, 2015

PHOENICIA…Anne Rysinski, 76, of Ava Maria Dr., died Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at her family's residence. She was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on April 15, 1939 to the late Sigmund and Anne Borski. She worked many years as a Secretary for Warhl Industries. Survivors include her three daughters, Deborah Rysinski and boyfriend, Kimber Krushinski of Olivebridge, Audrey Rysinski of Pine Hill,...
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Rosetta Close

October 28, 1948 - September 28, 2015

LANESVILLE…Rosetta L. Close, 66, of Stony Rd. passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 28, 2015, at The Pines Rehabilitation Center in Catskill. She was born in Kingston, NY on October 28, 1948, to Eva I. Sweet Quick and the late Herman A. Quick. She graduated from Onteora Central School in 1967. She then continued to work in the Onteora School District for 44 years as Secretary. Rosetta...
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Margaretha Hofmeister

April 8, 1940 - September 24, 2015

Phoenicia- Margaretha "Marietta" Hofmeister, 75 of Main Street died peacefully at her residence with her family at her side on Thursday September 24, 2015. She was born in Holland on April 8, 1940 daughter of the late Joseph and Henriette Hof Kohler. She immigrated in 1962 New Jersey. She also made her home in St. Lucia for two years before settling in Phoenicia in 1974. Marietta was...
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James Scofield

July 3, 1937 - September 22, 2015

Wappingers Falls- James N. Scofield Sr., 78 of Top O Hill Road died peacefully at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born July 3, 1937 in White Plains, son of the late Frank and Rose Fraticelli Scofield. He had been an area resident for more than 50 years. Jim was an electrician and maintenance technician with Merv Blank Heating and Air Conditioning of Mt. Kisco . He had a...
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Eric Hansen

January 29, 1950 - September 21, 2015

Phoenicia- Eric A. Hansen, 65 of Fox Hollow died Monday September 21, 2015 at the Health Alliance Hospital in Kingston. An area resident for over 30 years, he formerly had been a computer analyst at IBM. Eric loved the outdoors, and spent time fishing and hunting. He was a people person who involved himself in local Shandaken politics. Described as a wayward soul, he had hitched...
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Ann Smith

March 3, 1939 - September 5, 2015

Rifton- Ann E. Smith, 76 of Rifton died Saturday September 5, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Ann requested the following sentiment be shared: " My angels are with all of you." A private graveside service will be held at the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery Rt. 28 Allaben. You may share a condolence on Ann's memorial page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com Memorial...
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Leonard Schaefer

September 13, 1934 - September 1, 2015

Union, NJ- Leonard John Schaefer, 80 of Union, NJ and Shandaken,NY died Tuesday September 1, 2015 at the Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ He was born September 13, 1934 in NYC son of the late Leonhard and Veronika Schiegel Schaefer. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1959 to 1961, and received medals as an expert sharpshooter. He made his home in Union...
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Dolores Falkowski

January 17, 1951 - August 25, 2015

Woodland Valley- Dolores A. Falkowski, 64 of Woodland Valley Rd. died suddenly Tuesday as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 28 in Shokan. She was born January 17, 1951 in the Bronx, daughter of Dolores Bransfield, and the late William Zachman. She had been an office associate at First Source in Lake Katrine. An area resident for over 30 years, Dolores prided herself, in...
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Jason Spiotta

August 20, 2015

Boiceville- Jason Spiotta, 45, of Cold Brook Road died suddenly Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Kingston, NY. Jason was born October 30, 1969 in Montclair, NJ, the son of John and Antoinette Spiotta. He graduated Montclair Kimberley Academy and holds a degree from Western Maryland College. Jason met his wife Elizabethanne at the Wholesomes Bagel House in Clinton, NJ, a small restaurant he...
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Marion "Pete" Ballard

August 11, 2015

HALCOTT CENTER….. Marion "Pete" Ballard, 78, of Turk Hollow Rd. died peacefully Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born January 3, 1937 in Halcott Center he was the son of the late Charles and Helen Ballard. A lifetime area resident he for many years owned and operated his own saw mill, Ballard Lumber Company. Active in the community he was a former...
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Bernard Hamling

November 19, 1931 - August 7, 2015

Fleischmanns- Bernard Hamling, 83, of Little Redkill Road died peacefully surrounded by his family at home, his beloved Mytefine Farm in Fleischmanns New York. Bernie was born in Morrilton, Arkansas on November 19, 1931 to the late Albert and Mayme Hamling. He graduated from Catholic High School in Little Rock Arkansas in 1949, went to college at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia and...
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Patricia "Patsy" Maxim

January 27, 1945 - August 6, 2015

Stamford- Patricia Jones Maxim, 70, of Benjamin Road died peacefully at home on Thursday August 6, 2015. A native and life long area resident, she was born January 27, 1945 in Shandaken, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Townsend Jones. She was an ardent bingo player, who enjoyed the casino and caring for animals. Most of all, she was an adoring grandmother of the children. ...
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Susan "Sue" Tiso

July 17, 1919 - July 24, 2015

Mt. Tremper- Susan "Sue" Tiso of Rt. 212 died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday July 24, 2015 at her residence. Surviving are four children; Charles Tiso, Joseph Tiso, Pam Hammond and Susan Donohue, daughter-in-law, Margaret Tiso. Four grandchildren, Joseph Graig-Tiso, Michael Tiso, Morgan and Hunter Pullen and four great grandchildren; Alexandria and Jack Graig-Tiso and...
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James Fox

December 2, 1960 - July 19, 2015

James A. Fox (Jim / Jimmy), 54, of West Hurley, NY, beloved & adored husband and best friend of Laura (Mugs) Groom Fox and their dog, Bailey, passed on peacefully, Sunday, July 19th at Albany Medical Center with his wife and dear friend, Michele, by his side. Born Dec. 2, 1960, he was the son of the late Albert Fox and Verena (Zwimpfer) Fox and son-in-law of the late Alan and Grace Mickey ...
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Mae Gutmann

November 12, 1911 - June 18, 2015

Mt. Tremper- Mae Gutmann, 103 years old, peacefully went home with the Lord on Thursday June 18, 2015 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. She was born November 12, 1911 in Newark, NJ daughter of the late Alios and Maria Urbanchich Koschir. Mae grew up next door to her future husband Roland Gutmann. She had worked for 17 years as a bookkeeper at a mortgage and...
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Pauline Schlosser

June 7, 1927 - June 9, 2015

Phoenicia- Pauline Schlosser, 88 of Rt. 214 died Tuesday June 9, 2015 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck. She was born June 7, 1927 in Missouri daughter of the late Elza and Marjorie Cable Jackson. An area resident since 1964, she and her late husband Ed lived in the Kinkade Farmhouse, one of the oldest structures in the town. When her children were small, she was active, and a...
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August A. Castiglia

March 14, 1923 - June 7, 2015

Rhinebeck- August A. Castiglia, 92 formerly of Elmont died Sunday June 7, 2015 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home on River Road in Rhinebeck. He was a parimutuel clerk with the New York Racing Assn for approximately 40 years. He was born March 14, 1923 in New York City son of the late Umberto and Mary Fiamma Castiglia. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the US Coast Guard. ...
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Dorothy Kackos

October 7, 1923 - May 17, 2015

Oneonta- Dorothy Kackos, formerly of Oliverea, died Sunday May 17, 2015 at Chestnut Park in Oneonta. She was born October 7, 1923 in Bayone NJ daughter of the late Edward and Anna Nurge Brown. A Catskill Mountain resident for over 50 years, Dorothy appreciated the beauty of nature and the outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, boating, and saltwater fishing. She was talented with handicrafts...
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Paul E Schmiedel

October 3, 1938 - May 17, 2015

Shandaken- Paul E. Schmiedel of Evergreen Dr. died at home on Sunday May 17, 2015. A native, and life long Catskill Mountain resident, he was born October 3, 1938 in Chichester, son of the late Paul and Bea Ticefelt Schmiedel. Many years ago,Paul had worked for Channel Master, FTS, and Belleayre Mountain. He had been a mechanical draftsman for Ametek Rotron in Woodstock for...
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Carmel Emily Buley

January 30, 1927 - May 11, 2015

Daniel Island, SC. - Carmel Emily Buley, a Shandaken resident from 1949 to 2012 died peacefully at home on May 11, 2015. She was born Jan. 30, 1927 in Elizabeth,NJ daughter of the late Hendrik and Maria Hernandez Nicholas. She moved to Shandaken in 1949 when she married Carlton "Pete" Buley and lived there until she moved to Charleston, South Carolina in Dec., 2012. Professionally, ...
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Nanette Forlini

May 7, 1932 - May 4, 2015

Niskayuna- Nanette Forlini, 82 of Rosendale Rd., formerly of Main St. Phoenicia died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday May 4, 2015. She was born May 7, 1932 in N.Y.C. daughter off the late Peter and Domenica Bensi Forlini. A Phoenicia resident since 1947, Nanette was a very active member of the St. Francis de Sales Parish, where she had volunteered many years as...
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Nancy Ballard

February 1, 1940 - April 29, 2015

Halcott Center- Nancy Ballard, 75 of Turk Hollow Road died suddenly Wednesday April 29, 2015 at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital. She was born February 1, 1940 in Delhi daughter of the late Lyle and Edith Hunt Carpenter. Nancy was the matriarch, and her family was paramount to her. A Halcott resident for nearly 60 years, Nancy was an active and outspoken community minded advocate...
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Herbert Moran

April 22, 1934 - April 20, 2015

Fleischmanns- Herbert R. Moran, 80, of Fleischmanns died Monday April 20, 2015 at the Mountainside Residential Care Facility in Margaretville where he had been a resident for a short time. He was born April 22, 1934 in Roxbury, son of the late Daniel and Effie Craft Moran. Herb was a Catskill Mountains native who worked as a laborer at various businesses, including the Feed Mill,and...
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Nevrus "Ike" Ajce

March 25, 1922 - April 16, 2015

Boiceville- Nevrus "Ike" Ajce, 93 of Brunell Drive died Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Kingston Hospital. A native of Fier, Albania, Ike was born on March 25, 1922 to the late Sabri and Fetije (Lindraku) Ajce. A World War II veteran and resolute patriot, Nevrus moved to America to experience and share the American vision in honor of his family. He became a citizen of the United States and...
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Eleanor Spanhake Smith

July 18, 1935 - April 13, 2015

West Hurley- Eleanor Spanhake Smith, 79, of Clover Street died Monday April 13, 2015 at the Golden Hill Nursing Home in Kingston. A native and life long resident, she was born in Wittenberg on July 18, 1935 daughter of the late William and Minerva Lasher Spanhake. For over 42 years, Eleanor had been a legal secretary for Connelly & Connelly Attorney-at Law in Kingston. She enjoyed her...
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Donald Osterhoudt

September 28, 1928 - April 12, 2015

Fleischmanns- Mr. Donald W. Osterhoudt of Schneider Avenue, died on Sunday April 12, 2015 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. He was a native and life long Catskill Mountains resident who was born September 28, 1928 in Arena, son of the late Stanley and Lillian Jones Osterhoudt. Donald was a life member of the Fleischmanns Fire Department. He had been an...
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Michael Anderson

March 28, 2015

Phoenicia- Mike Anderson of Rt. 28 Phoenicia died suddenly Saturday March 28, 2015 at the Kingston Hospital. He was born August 14, 1952 in Manhattan, son of the late Edwin and Gladys Gundersen Anderson. An area resident since 1969, he had been employed as an assistant foreman at William's Lumber. Michael loved the outdoors and the splendor of nature, as evidenced by his many interests....
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Krystyna Drozd

February 21, 1928 - March 10, 2015

Phoenicia- Krystyna Drozd, 87 of Ava Maria Drive died Tuesday March 10, 2015 at the Kingston Hospital. She was born February 21, 1928 in Torun, Poland daughter of the late Roman and Gertruda Szczerbowicz Majewski. She was a talented seamstress who made many many garments. She was a gifted artist who painted with watercolors, as well as creating sketch drawings. Krystyna was a trusted...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Pagano

October 10, 1923 - March 8, 2015

Halcott- Jacqueline "Jackie" Pagano, 91,of Turk Hollow died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. A summer resident since 1953, and a permanent resident since1978 she was the wife of the late Victor M. Pagano who predeceased her in March of 2007, and mother of Gary Pagano who predeceased her in 1993. Jackie worked for approximately thirty years...
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Virginia Houston

May 28, 1947 - March 6, 2015

OLIVEBRIDGE- Virginia P. Houston, 67, of Park Drive died Friday March 6, 2015 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. A lifelong area resident, she was born May 28, 1947 in Kingston daughter of the late Robert and Virginia Teetsel Wirth. She formerly had made her home for many years on Old Rt. 32 in Kingston. She had a passion for photography, and had the skills to capture...
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Alfred Knoth

March 4, 1916 - March 1, 2015

Shandaken- Alfred Knoth, 98 of Hinkley Road died peacefully at home on Sunday March 1, 2015 surrounded by his family. A Shandaken resident for the past two years, he had formerly resided in Kingston, Millbrook, and Long Island. He was a veteran of the US Army Airforce having served during World War II. He was a clerk for the US Postal System in the Bronx for many years. Alfred was a...
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Thomas Vink-Lainas

April 6, 1943 - January 26, 2015

Shokan- Thomas Vink-Lainas, 71 of Rt. 28 died at home Monday evening January 26, 2015. He was born April 6,1943 in Tartu, Estonia he was the son of the late Eduard and Aino Renate Kanep Vink. He has been an area resident for over 30 years, and as a successful graphic artist operated the Eclat award winning Emphasis Group in Kingston until his retirement. He has won many Hudson Valley...
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John E. Pease, Jr.

October 20, 1952 - January 19, 2015

Shokan- John E. Pease Jr. 62 of Rt. 28 died peacefully Monday January 19, 2015 at his residence after a battle with cancer. He was born in Ossining,NY on October 20, 1952 son of the late John and Jean Curry Pease. John had been a mainframe repair technician with IBM for twenty-one years. More recently, he had been an EMT with Mobile Life Support for approximately twelve years. ...
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Mathilde Harian

November 13, 1917 - January 17, 2015

Kingston- Mathilde Harian, 97 formerly of Teaneck New Jersey, died Saturday January 17, 2015 at the Golden Hill Health Facility in Kingston. She was born November 13, 1917 in West New York, NJ daughter of the late Hrand and Nvart Agahan Momjian. She was a graduate of Ridgefield Park High School in New Jersey . She was a talented pianist who loved music and also taking walks. She had a...
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John Fennelly

May 12, 1932 - January 11, 2015

Big Indian- John R. Fennelly, 82 of Big Indian died Sunday at his residence, with family at his side. He was born May 12, 1932 in Kingston, the beloved son of the late Mary Pomeroy. John was a truck driver, having been a member of the Teamsters Local #707. He both grew up, and retired in Big Indian. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army, having served in the Korean War and stationed in...
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Billy Smith

August 3, 1933 - January 8, 2015

West Hurley- Billy J. Smith, 81 of Clover Street died Thursday January 8, 2015 at Golden Hill in Kingston. He was born in Windham, August 3, 1933 son of the late Byron and Dora Holcomb Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran having earned the Korean Service Medal with 4 bronze stars, United Nations Service Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. He was a proud member of the Woodstock Ameerican...
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James Marsten

June 6, 1944 - December 31, 2014

Shokan- James Francis Marsten, 70 of Ridge Road died Wednesday December 31, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was born June 6, 1944 in Yonkers, son of the late Francis and Angela Quintano Marsten. Formerly of Long Island, he had been an area resident since 1998. He and his wife owned and operated Wall St. Computer Graphics, Inc for over 25 years. Jim was an...
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Lynne Gribbins Swenson

December 30, 2014

Shokan- Lynne Swenson, 72, long time resident of Markle Road in Shokan died peacefully Tuesday December 30, 2014, surrounded by her family in Phoenicia, at the home of her daughter Julie Berryann. She was born November 11, 1942 in Jamaica, Queens the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Rose Olivant Gribbins. Lynne and her husband Carl "Ed" Swenson were focused on their community, and...
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Joseph Rotella

November 12, 1923 - December 19, 2014

PHOENICIA- Joseph Rotella, 91 of Rt. 214 died Friday December 19, 2014 at the Kingston Hospital. A native and life long area resident, he was born November 12, 1923 in Oliverea, son of the late Joseph and Ella Barley Rotella. Joe was a veteran of the US Army who was inducted in 1943, and earned the American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good...
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Dwayne Bennett

November 6, 1975 - December 14, 2014

Phoenicia- Dwayne Bennett of Herdman Road died suddenly Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. He was born November 6, 1975 in Kingston, son of Judy Ashley and Randy Bennett Sr.. He was a native and life long area resident who graduated from Onteora High School. He served in the U. S. Marine Corp and was honorably discharged in 2001. Dwayne was Level 2 in the electrical assembly department at Rotron...
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Robert Lalor

April 5, 1938 - December 14, 2014

Shandaken- RobertJ. Lalor of Shandaken passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 surrounded by close family and friends. He was born April 5, 1938 in Manhattan, son of the late Vincent and Anna Schiegl Lalor. Robert "Bob" proudly served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Bob spent his professional life working in the computer industry, and it is here that he met and later married the...
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Vivian Every

January 8, 1934 - December 14, 2014

Boiceville- Vivian Every, 80 of Brunell Drive died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was a native and life long resident who was born at home in Wittenberg on January 8,1934, daughter of the late Marshall and Jennie Hill Angevine. Vivian married Arlos Every on May 29, 1953, and they have been a close knit team in raising their family and running their co-founded family...
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Mary Agnes Calrow

September 13, 1929 - December 10, 2014

BOICEVILLE- Mary Agnes Calrow, 85 of DeSilva Road died peacefully at home on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014. She was born in Manhattan on Sept. 13, 1929 daughter of the late Michael and Caroline Townsend McCabe. Formerly of Guttenberg, NJ she had been an area resident since 1985. Mary was a nurturing care giver to many children. Her easy going manner, and skills as a great cook, allowed her...
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Doris Riseley Burns

March 26, 1926 - November 29, 2014

Kingston- Doris Riseley Burns, 88 of Kingston died Saturday November 29, 2014 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center. She was born March 26, 1926 in Liberty,NY daughter of the late Joseph and Cornelia Holtslunder Riseley III. She was a 1944 graduate of Kingston High School. A Kingston resident formerly of Scuddder Avenue since 1939, Doris was a former member of the St. James United Methodist...
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Jacques Pons, Sr.

October 27, 1927 - November 8, 2014

PHOENICIA- Jacques Pons Sr. , 87, of Phoenicia died Saturday November 8, 2014 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born October 27, 1927 in Belgium son of the late Rafhael and Pauline Morell Pons. Formerly making his home in Belgium and Canada, he had been an area resident since 1960. He labored 40 years as an iron worker, retiring in 1982. He appreciated the beauty of nature, and was...
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James Perka

June 27, 1955 - November 2, 2014

Phoenicia- James A. Perka, 58 of Old Rt. 28 died Sunday November 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1955 in Bridgeport. CT son of the late Andrew and Grace Dobi Perka. Formerly he had worked in Fairfield,Connecticut for the CocoCola company, and has been an area resident for the past 12 years. He was an avid NY Yankee's fan,and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and the beauty of...
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John Oakley

July 30, 1964 - November 1, 2014

Glenford- John J. Oakley, 50 of Old Rt. 28 died Saturday November 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1964 in Kingston son of Sally Ann Greene Oakley and the late Elson "Whitey" Oakley Jr. A native and life long resident, he attended Onteora High School. John was a giving, kind, helpful, thoughtful, and loving person who was quick witted and had a wonderful sense of humor. He...
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Gary T. Wisniewski

April 20, 1952 - November 1, 2014

Boiceville- Gary T. Wisniewski of Deerfield Road died Saturday Nov.1, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 20, 1952 in Queens, and had previously been in the insurance industry. Most recently, Gary was a school bus driver for the Onteora Central Schools. He was an avid photographer, focusing on close-up studies, landscapes, and portraits. Additionally he was a licensed pilot and...
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