Our Obituaries

James Henry Longhi

December 24, 1929 - October 6, 2017

Accord- James Henry Longhi, 87, of Stony Kill Road died Friday October 6, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Christmas Eve 1929 in Pine Hill, son of the late Richard and Helen Smith Longhi. He was a decorated veteran of the United States Army having been awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and the United Nations Service Medal. He...
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Letty Longhi

March 27, 1959 - September 24, 2017

Woodland Valley - Letty Longhi, of Grandview Acres Road died Sunday surrounded by her family at home after years of battling cancers. She was born March 27, 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland daughter of the late James and Jesse Kernachan Sutherland. She had been employed as a machinist, and she had many skills. Letty was an honorable veteran of the British Royal Signals, and a volunteer with...
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Betty Jane Platt

December 24, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Shandaken- Betty Jane Platt, 90 died Wednesday Aug. 30, 2017 at the Golden Hill Care Center in Kingston where she had been a resident for the past four months, having made her home on Rt. 28 in Shandaken for decades. She was born Christmas Eve 1926 in Chichester daughter of the late Claude and Ella Mae Jones Ashley. A native, and life long area resident, Betty had been a waitress at the...
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Carrie Tintle

February 19, 1979 - August 15, 2017

Glenford- Carrie M. Tintle, 38 died Aug. 15, 2017 at Kingston Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 19, 1979 in Shandaken. She was a resident of the Hudson Valley most of her life and loved her flower gardens, crafting, cooking and bonfires. She will be fondly remembered for her loving nature, her exuberant presence and her beauty. Surviving her are her parents W....
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Albert "Albie" Kirk

April 17, 1933 - August 4, 2017

Phoenicia- Albert "Albie" Kirk of Phoenicia died suddenly Friday August 4, 2017 at TenBroeck Commons Rehabilitation Center in Lake Katrine. He was born April 17, 1933 in Phoenicia, son of the late George and Florence Buchanan Kirk. A native and life long area resident, he was raised in Phoenicia at his Dad's automotive garage. It was those early experiences that enable Albie to fix...
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Joseph P. Esposito

July 12, 1988 - August 1, 2017

New Orleans- Joseph P. Esposito (Lil Joey), 29 died August 1st, 2017. His life was taken while he defended the lives of his friends during a home invasion. Since Joseph was young he was never the type to "stand idly by" when someone needed help. He always stayed true to who he was, leaving this world exactly the way he lived it - as a caring and loyal individual. Born July 1988 at...
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Jesse Johnson

April 18, 1947 - July 25, 2017

Boiceville- Jesse Johnson, 70 ofBeechford Drive died suddenly Tuesday June 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 18, 1947 on Pennsylvania son of the late Walter and Beula Peczek Johnson. Jesse was honorably discharged from the United States Army having served from 1967-69 . He earned the Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He was retired as a tandem driver...
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Ronald Segnini, Sr.

April 11, 1947 - June 19, 2017

Pine Hill- Ronald R. Segnini Sr. 70, of Bonnie View Avenue died Monday June 19, 2017 at the Kingston Hospital after a brief battle with leukemia. He was born April 11, 1947 in Margaretville son of the late Romeo Segnini, and Doris Sprague Segnini Coss. A native, and life long Catskill Mountain's resident, he was a heavy equipment operator for the Ulster County Highway Department for over...
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Erich M. Wilkens, Jr.

September 28, 1968 - June 7, 2017

Arkville- Erich M. Wilkens, Jr. 48 of Pavillion Road died Wednesday June 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born Sept. 28, 1968 in Oneonta son of Erich and Millie Merwin Wilkens Sr. A native and life long Catskill Mountain's resident, he was a chef at Delaware County locations such as : the Bun 'n Cone, T-bar Saloon, and Summerfields. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served on...
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Gus "Kosta" Pappas

October 13, 1934 - May 10, 2017

Halcott Center- Gus "Kosta" Pappas of Wayne, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2017 in Trinity, Florida. He was 82 years old. Gus was born Konstantinos Filippos Papakonstantinou on October 13, 1934 in Kardamena, Kos, Greece, son of the late Angelika and Filippos Papakonstantinou, where he grew up in a farming and fishing community on the Aegean Sea and lived through the Nazi...
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Florence Thomas

August 3, 1930 - April 22, 2017

Shokan- Florence Julia Thomas, 87, of Church Street. Shokan died April 22, 2017 at Golden Hill in Kingston. She was born August 3, 1930 in Babylon,NY daughter of the late John and Julia Ferris Larned. She was a neighbor and member of the Shokan Reformed Church for over 50 years, and had served as Treasurer, and Elder, a member of the Consistory, and Past President of the Ladies Aid...
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Charlotte Jacobsen

July 13, 1921 - April 19, 2017

Phoenicia- Charlotte Jacobsen, 95 of Woodland Valley Rd died April 19, 2017 at Golden Hill in Kingston. She was born July 13, 1921 in Passaic, NJ daughter of the late Cornelius and Charlotte Mushlit Newman. An area resident since 1950, she and her husband built their home, and were proud to be third generation of Newman Family in Woodland Valley. Active in the arts from the age of 10, she...
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Thomas Nieves

February 26, 1948 - April 5, 2017

Mt. Tremper- Dr. Tomas Nieves of Mt. Tremper died Wednesday April 5, 2017 at home. He was born February 26, 1948 in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico son of the late Lucas and Josefina Cabrera Nieves. Beginning with spending wonderful summers in the Catskills he became full time, and has been an area resident for thirty-five years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, US Army, and National Guard. ...
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Abraham Levine

February 22, 1926 - March 4, 2017

West Shokan- Abraham Levine, 91 of Watson Hollow died March 4, 2017 at the Hospice of Cape Canaveral in Florida. He was born in New York City on February 22, 1926 son of the late Benjamin and Rose Citeman Levine. A graduate of Cooper-Union, Mr. Levine was a civil engineer and executive Vice-President for Tischman Construction in New York City for nearly 26 years. Some of his projects...
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Shirley Finch

November 12, 1930 - February 25, 2017

Halcott Center- Shirley W. Finch, 86 of Elk Creek Road died peacefully at the home of her daughter Kathleen Ballard in Scotia on Saturday February 25, 2017. A native and life long area resident, she was born November 12, 1930 in Halcott daughter of the late Kenneth and Willa Belle Scudder Streeter. Shirley attended the one-room school house in Halcott, and was a roll model to all who...
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Muriel Rope

January 30, 1941 - February 24, 2017

Big Indian- Muriel Rope, 76, of Cruikshank Road, died peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family. She was born January 30, 1941 in Queens, NY, to Richard and Madeline Atkinson Broadhurst. A former resident of Rosedale, Queens she had been an area resident for the past 25 years. She will always be remembered for her love of reading, her ability to make friends wherever she...
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Margaret 'Marge' Lloyd

April 29, 1939 - February 22, 2017

Pine Hill- Marjorie 'Marge' Lloyd, 77, of Elm Street died Wednesday February 22, 2017 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born April 29, 1939 in New York City daughter of the late Dominick and Margaret Schmitt Biase An area resident for decades, Marge was a positive, civic-minded community member. She was supportive, and had formerly been active with: Scouting in Pine...
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Loretta Kappel

March 26, 1918 - February 19, 2017

Lanesville- Mrs. Loretta M. Kappel, 98, of Lanesville, NY, passed away on February 19th, 2017. Mrs. Kappel was born on March 26th, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Kerchoff, one of their ten children. Mrs. Kappel was married to Frederick J. Kappel Sr., also of Brooklyn and they had three children of their own. Loretta and her husband would relocate to...
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Marjorie "Midge" Gossoo

October 24, 1927 - February 18, 2017

Shandaken- Marjorie (Midge) Gossoo, formerly of Rt. 42, died February 18, 2017 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. A resident of Shandaken for over sixty years, she was born October 24, 1927 in Windham, NY, daughter of Byron and Dora (Holcomb) Smith. She was married in 1949 to Mason Gossoo, who predeceased her in 2006. She was predeceased by her sister, Vivian, and brothers Albert, Robert...
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Margaret Rider

May 28, 1940 - February 13, 2017

Chichester- Margaret P. Rider, 67, of Willa Lane, Chichester, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, after a battle with cancer. She was born in Big Indian on May 28, 1940, a daughter of the late Patrick and Dorothy Hall Fennelly. A native and lifelong area resident, Margaret worked at the Chichester furniture factory in the 1960s, and was then employed in the food service department of the Onteora...
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Lewis Peck

August 27, 1976 - February 6, 2017

Phoenicia- Lewis E. Peck, 40 of Rt. 28 Phoenicia died Monday February 6, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in a logging accident. Lewie was a native and life long resident who was born in Kingston on August 27, 1976 son of Lois Kaufman Peck and the late Amasa Peck. A graduate of Onteora High School, he was a woodsman and logger, who had a keen sense of nature, and could fix most...
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Helen Myers

April 11, 1924 - February 5, 2017

Fleischmanns- Helen Moran Myers, 92 formerly of the Halcott Rd. died Sunday February 5, 2017 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. A native and life long Catskill Mountains resident, she was born April 11, 1924 in Roxbury daughter of the late Daniel and Effie Mae Craft Moran. Helen was a kind and compassionate individual who put others needs before her own. She...
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Robert F. Cruickshank

July 8, 1924 - February 2, 2017

Big Indian- Robert (Bob) Fraser Cruickshank, Jr., of Big Indian, NY died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital. A longtime resident of Big Indian and Scarsdale, he was born July 8, 1924, the son of Robert F. Cruickshank and Helen (McGovern) Cruickshank and married to Denise (Harkins) Cruickshank who predeceased him, and Linda ...
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Patricia Fitzpatrick

March 4, 1932 - February 1, 2017

Boiceville- Patricia J. Fitzpatrick 84 of Riverdale Ave, Yonkers died Wednesday February 1, 2017 at her daughter's home in Boiceville. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on March 4, 1932 daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Dooley Barry. She immigrated to New York City, and has been a Yonkers resident since 1956. She was a devout catholic and member of St. Margaret of Corona's Parish...
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Helen M. Varecha

June 7, 1919 - January 25, 2017

Phoenicia- Helen M. Varecha (nee Mosovsky) of Phoenicia passed away on Wednesday, January 25th at Kingston Hospital lovingly surrounded by her son Robert Varecha and his wife Priscilla, and several close family members. Helen was born on June 7, 1919 in her beloved New York City. Helen and her husband John (a NYC Fire Captain, now deceased) loved swimming, boating, travel, and after...
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Joseph K. Deppe

December 18, 1962 - January 24, 2017

West Shokan- Joseph K. Deppe, 54, of Lang Road died Tuesday January 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 18, 1962 in Paterson, NJ the son of Jacqualine White Deppe and the late Joseph F. Deppe Jr. An area resident since 2002, he had formerly resided in Clifton NJ. Joe had spent his teenage years growing up in the Adirondack Mountain-Lake George community of Bolton Landing. ...
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Hiltrud Lalor

August 19, 1940 - December 29, 2016

Shandaken- Hiltrud M. Lalor (nee Mendel) of Shandaken passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 lovingly surrounded by her children. She was born on August 19, 1940 in Knetzgau, Germany, daughter of the of the late Wilhelm and Elsa Duering Mendel. Hilt emigrated to New York City on the R.M.S. Queen Mary at the age of seventeen to start a new beginning for herself. It was there where she met...
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Wilfred Vogler

February 14, 1941 - December 24, 2016

Margaretville- Wilfred Vogler , 75 of West Hubble Hill Road died at home with his family by his side on Saturday December 24, 2016. He was born Valentine's Day 1941 in Bremenhaven, Germany son of the late Paul and Katherine Goerbig Vogler. He immigrated to the Us in 1964 and settled in the New York City metro area. Subsequently he made his home in Pine Hill for 17 years, and Florida before...
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Heidi Leard

March 21, 1943 - December 11, 2016

Kingston- Heidi Frank Leard, 73 of Foxhall Avenue died Sunday December 11, 2016 at Vassar Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was born in Jamaica Queens on March 21, 1943 daughter of the late Rudolph and Erica Hahn Frank. A lifelong area resident, Heidi attended the two room schoolhouse in Shandaken, and moved into the 'big school' when Onteora Central School was built. She had formerly...
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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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