Celebrity Obituaries

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Josephine McIsaac

November 1, 1935 - June 15, 2018

Phoenicia- Josephine "Josie" McIsaac, 82 formerly of Garfield Road died Friday June 15, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Hospital. She was born November 1, 1935 in New York City, daughter of the late William and Josephine Fiducia Gorman. An area resident since 1960, Josie had formerly worked at Rotron in Woodstock, and had been an Ulster County Home Health Aid. She was an active member of the St....
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Patricia Ford

March 3, 1936 - May 30, 2018

Shandaken- Patricia E. Ford, 82, of Fox Hollow Road, passed away Wednesday May 30, 2018 at the Kingston Hospital after a recent battle with pneumonia. She was born March 3, 1936 daughter of the late John P. and Mary Ellen Wright Staiger. A Native and life long area resident, she had formerly worked for Phoenicia Video Store, IBM, and Rotron. She had been a member of the Shandaken...
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Maria Z. Brooks

January 11, 1933 - May 29, 2018

Phoenicia- Maria Z. Brooks, 85, of Phoenicia passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Northern Dutchess Hospital due to complications from a prolonged heart condition. Her final days were calm and restful and she passed away peacefully in her sleep with family by her side. Maria was born Jan. 11, 1933 in Warsaw Poland, daughter of the late Karol and Irena Jablkowska Zagorski. Her...
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Roger Berryann

June 14, 1956 - May 23, 2018

Mt. Tremper- Roger Berryann, 61, of Schuhose Road died suddenly Wednesday May 23, 2018 at the Kingston Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Margaretville, son of Charlie Berryann, and the late Reita Quick Berryann. A native and life long area resident, he was a graduate of Onteora Central Schools. Roger was a Project Manager for Ametek-Rotron in Woodstock, starting on the...
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Harold Brand

October 10, 1920 - May 15, 2018

Halcott Center- Harold Brand, 97, formerly of Elk Creek Road died peacefully Tuesday May 15, 2018 after a brief stay at Coral Trace Health Care Center in Cape Coral, FL. He was born October 10, 1920 in Brooklyn son of the late George and Marie Goetz Brand. Harold was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force having served in World War II, and again in the Korean...
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Paul Davis

June 17, 1978 - May 10, 2018

Big Indian- Paul Robert Davis, 39 of Big Indian died suddenly at his residence on Thursday May 10, 2018. He was born June 17, 1978 in West Point son of Karen Farrell Davis Johnson and the late Robert Davis. A life time area resident, Paul was a skilled tree trimmer. He enjoyed stream fishing and gardening, however spending time with his children was paramount in his life. He was an...
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Lisa Valentini-Dutcher

May 5, 1957 - May 3, 2018

Shandaken- Lisa Anne Valentini-Dutcher, of Shandaken, NY, laid rest to her body on May 3, 2018 so she could tend to the great gardens of the spirits. She left suddenly, as such an important duty cannot be delayed, yet she waited until her large family was by her side before releasing her spirit. Lisa's primary occupation was being a mom. Within the warm embrace of her 1.5 acre Eden,...
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Anton Kasanof

November 12, 1932 - April 23, 2018

Halcott Center- Anton Noel Kasanof died peacefully Monday morning, April 23, 2018, after losing his long and valiant battle against Parkinson's and its complications. Tony was born in Manhattan on November 12, 1932, and upon graduating from the University of Chicago he served as an officer in the US Marine Corps. After the Marines, Tony became a foreign service officer in the US Department of...
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Edna Griesser

January 11, 1944 - April 20, 2018

Oliverea- Edna Griesser, of Oliverea, NY, died on April 20, 2018 at Albany Medical Center, at the age of 74 after a short battle with cancer. She was born on January 11, 1944 daughter of the late Johanna Rickborn Pape and Carl Pape in Manhattan, NY. After finishing high school, Edna's parents encouraged her to take a summer job in the Catskills. It was at the Alpine Inn, where Edna met her...
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Craig Entwistle

August 6, 1968 - April 17, 2018

Boiceville- Craig Entwistle, 49, of Boiceville, NY formerly of Pearl River, NY died on Tuesday April 17, 2018. Craig was born in Spring Valley, NY on August 6, 1968 and grew up in Pearl River, NY. His love of the Catskill Mountains was born when he became a junior member of the New City Fish and Game Club. The beauty and peacefulness of the mountains drew Craig to move there, where he married...
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Edward Roser

November 28, 1928 - April 13, 2018

West Shokan- Edward F Roser, 89 of Watson Hollow passed away April 13 2018 at Tenbroeck Commons Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 28, 1928 in Flushing, eldest son of the late Edward F and Katherine Lutz Roser. Ed spent his early years living and playing in the field of Flushing Meadows, Long Island. Towards the end of World War II, in November 1945, not yet 18, he enlisted in the...
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Rosemary Fudge

August 1, 1941 - April 11, 2018

Phoenicia- Rosemary Fudge, of Phoenicia died Wednesday April 11, 2108 surrounded by her loving family, at the Kingston Hospital. She was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, daughter of the late John and Rose Petraglia Cartino. Rosemary was a loving and caring person who had worked for Bell Atlantic Telephone Co., Home Health Aides, a volunteer at Family of Woodstock, a homemaker, a dedicated...
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Larry Soler

December 27, 1963 - April 10, 2018

Phoenicia- Larry Soler, 54, of Phoenicia died Tuesday, April 10th at Kingston Hospital after a long illness. He was born December 27, 1963 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Gualberto Soler and Elba Rodriguez. Larry was a graduate of the State University of New York at Delhi. He was a Concierge at the former Barbizon Hotel for Women in New York City, which was converted to condominiums and...
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Robert Meister

August 9, 1938 - March 16, 2018

Mt. Tremper- Robert T Meister, 79, of Mount Tremper, NY died March 16,2018. Born in West Orange New Jersey, he was the son of the late Mildred and George Meister. A kind and understanding man who always wanted the best for his family. Bob enjoyed an oddball sense of humor, hot rods, tending his koi pond, mystery novels and walking his canine sidekick, Charlie. Predeceased by his wife and life...
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Corey J. Kolvenbach

September 27, 1979 - March 12, 2018

COREY J. KOLVENBACH September 27, 1979 – March 12, 2018 Shokan, NY Corey J. Kolvenbach, 38 of Shokan, NY, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY. The son of Annette Lopez Culver and Gary D. Kolvenbach, he was born September 27, 1979 in Port Jervis, NY. Corey graduated Rondout Valley High School in 1997 and attended the State University of New York at New...
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Jody Rossitz

June 28, 1958 - March 6, 2018

Big Indian- John A. "Jody" Rossitz, 59 of Big Indian died Tuesday March 6, 2018 at the Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Kingston on June 28, 1958 the son of John F. and Jane Bedell Rossitz. A native and life long resident, he was a graduate of Onteora High School and Alfred State College. As a senior at OCS he dominated the high hurdles, even breaking his own...
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Martin 'Bud' Eckert

June 22, 1934 - March 1, 2018

West Shokan- Martin L. (Bud) Eckert, 83, of Whispell Road, West Shokan, died on the full moon and first day of meteorological spring, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Kaplan House in Newburgh after a short illness. He was born June 22, 1934, the son of the late Martin A. and Ann (McSpirit) Eckert, and was a lifelong resident of West Shokan. He was a descendant of George Adam Eckert and Jane Weeks,...
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Alan M. Houston

July 31, 1947 - February 25, 2018

Olivebridge- Alan M. Houston, 70 of Park Drive died Sunday February 25, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 31, 1947 in San Francisco, CA son of the late Thomas and Patricia Lubet Houston. An area resident since 2002, he formerly resided in Orange County. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served his country for twenty years. He had been a computer programmer for...
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Bruca Leighton Scudder

November 6, 1925 - February 17, 2018

Big Indian- B. Leighton Scudder, 92 of Rt. 28 died Saturday February 17, 2018 at his son's home in Vestal,NY. He was born November 6, 1925 in Margaretville son of the late Bruce and Ola Lehtonen Scudder. He was a life-time resident of Halcott, having walked from the dairy farm to the one-room school house on Portertown Hill, and eventually transitioning to the big school in Fleischmanns. ...
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William Kelly, Sr.

February 7, 1925 - February 5, 2018

Forest Hills. Queens- William Kelly Sr. of Brooklyn, NY passed on February 5, 2018. He was born on February 7, 1925 to Michael Kelly Sr., an Irish immigrant to the U.S. and Elizabeth Warton Kelly. He was born at St Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn NY and baptized at St. Matthews also in Brooklyn NY. William's father Michael was a farm hand in Ireland and after his immigration was employed...
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Laurina Gibbs

May 12, 1973 - January 29, 2018

Woodstock- Laurina D. Gibbs, 44 of Yerry Hill Road Woodstock died Monday January 29, 2018 in Rhinebeck. She was born May 12, 1973 in Greenfield, MA daughter of LeRoy and Julie Boutella Gibbs. Laurina was a Human Resources representative at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, and formerly had been on staff at Menla Mountain Retreat Center in Phoenicia. Surviving in addition to her...
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Robert Grennie

December 9, 1919 - January 29, 2018

Oliverea- Robert Grennie, 98 of McKinley Hollow Road died peacefully at his residence on Monday January 29, 2018. He was born in Staten Island on December 9, 1919 son of the late Richard and Anne Monico Grennie. Early in his carrer, he was patrolling with the New York City Board of Water Supply. From 1960 to 1965 he was the Chief Constable in the Town of Shandaken. He was then...
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Kirsten M. Nissen

March 3, 1940 - January 27, 2018

Boiceville- Kirsten M. Warnes Nissen, 77 of Nissen Lane died Saturday Jan. 27, 2018 at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck as a result of progressive Alzheimer's Disease. She was born March 3, 1940 in City Island, NY daughter of the late Dorothea and Charles Warnes. At a young age, the family decided that country life was more their style, and relocated to Boiceville. She was a graduate of...
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Franklyn L. Stone

June 26, 1930 - January 27, 2018

Chichester- Franklyn "Frank" Stone, of Chichester died Saturday January 27, 2018 at his residence. He passed as he lived his life - strong to the end, after a good day and dinner out with his daughter Catherine. He was born June 26, 1930 in Port Chester, NY son of the late Catherine and Franklin Stone. Frank has been an area resident for forty years. He was a veteran of the United...
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Florence K. Nolan

July 16, 1926 - January 23, 2018

Arkville- Florence K. Nolan, 91 of Dry Brook Road died Tuesday January 23, 2018 at the Chestnut Park Care Center in Oneonta after a short three month stay. She was born in Shavertown July 16, 1926 daughter of the late Charles and Kathrine King Ebert. Florence was a native and life long Catskill Mountains resident. She had been employed at a various locations including: both Bailey's...
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Raymond Francis Whitaker

March 22, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Phoenicia- Raymond F. Whitaker, 80, of Ava maria Drive died Saturday January 6, 2018 at the Ten Broeck Cemmons Nursing Center in Lake Katrine. He was born March 22, 1937 in Ridgewood, Queens son of the late Jake and Julia Lasher Whitaker. Surviving are his sons:Raymond, Brian, and Darren, and a daughter Kathleen McCarey. Two sisters: Helen Cordo, and Marilyn Koerner. Four...
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James R. Fensterer

June 26, 1961 - January 1, 2018

Arkville- James R. Fensterer, 56, of Arkville died Monday January 1, 2018 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1961 in Huntington Long Island, son of Kenneth and Dolores (nee) Kreischer Fensterer. Jim had been a twenty year resident of the Catskill Mountains, having formerly made his home in Long Island. He had previously been employed at D & B Engineering in Woodbury,...
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Geraldine Dunham

February 12, 1928 - December 18, 2017

Kingston- Geraldine E. Dunham, 89 of Spring Lake died Monday December 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 12, 1928 in New Kingston, daughter of the late Russell and Myrtle Bush Frasier Sr. She was a resident of Shandaken for over 70 years, before moving to Kingston. Gerry was detail oriented, and fastidiously clean. She was devoted to her children, grand children, and...
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Therese Skala

March 8, 1960 - December 11, 2017

Margaretville- Therese Skala, 57, died Monday December 11, 2017 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. She was born March 8, 1960 in the Margaretville Hospital, daughter of the late James and Helen Mech Miller. She was a native and life long area resident. Teri was devoted to her family, and always taking care of others. She cared for her Mom , Helen Miller, until...
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Rosalie B. Rotella

June 20, 1936 - December 9, 2017

Phoenicia- Rosalie B. Rotella, 81 of School Lane died suddenly Saturday evening December 9, 2017 at the Kingston Hospital. She was born June 20, 1936 in Kingston daughter of the late Edward and Marguerite Sutton Quick. She had been a Shandaken resident for the past 32 years, having formerly made her home in New Paltz and W. Hurley. Rose was an incredibly hard worker. She had been the...
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Kenneth Hughes

March 10, 1934 - December 8, 2017

Olivebridge- Kenneth Hughes, 83 of Olivebridge died Friday December 8, 2017 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center in Kingston. He was born March 10, 1934 in Kingston son of the late John and Bona Perry Hughes. For over forty-five years, Ken has owned and operate Apache Generator as a skilled technician who could fix most every generator, alternator, starter, and small engine. There are...
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Marie Jones

September 13, 1945 - November 25, 2017

Phoenicia- Marie Jones, 72, of Church St. died Saturday November 25, 2017 at her residence after a battle with cancer. She was born September 13, 1945 daughter of the late Merton and Alice Jones. An area resident for many years, she enjoyed sewing and cooking. She loved the beauty of nature as expressed by the Catskill Mountains, and could be found perusing yard sales on the weekends. ...
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Delphine D. Wixon

September 6, 1948 - November 14, 2017

Shandaken- Delphine "Dee" Wixon, 69, of Shandaken died Tuesday November 14, 2017 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was born in Boston Sep. 6, 1948 and was the daughter of loving parents Warren and Catherine Donahue Olsen. Dee had been an area resident for the past three years, having formerly made her home in Salem, NH. Dee was an artistic, caring, and giving...
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Frederick "Joey" Veitch

October 23, 1989 - November 13, 2017

Shandaken- Joey Veitch, 28, of Shandaken died Monday in Poughkeepsie as a result of a homicide. He was born in Huntington, Long Island on October 23, 1989 the son of Frederick and Pamela Hudson Veitch. He was a graduate of Northport High School, and trained as a HVAC technician. Additionally, he was a graduate of the American Barber Institute in Manhattan. Joey and his father opened up...
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Christopher Roser

February 4, 1960 - November 10, 2017

West Shokan- Christopher E. Roser, 57, of West Shokan died peacefully Friday November 10, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Newburgh. A lifetime area resident, he was born February 4, 1960 in Queens, son of Edward Roser, and the late Ellen Henriksen Roser. He was a graduate of Onteora Central Schools Class of '78. Chris went on to serve in the US Navy from 1979 to 1983, and had been...
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Mary Ellen Grant

March 18, 1939 - November 6, 2017

Chichester- MaryEllen Grant, 78, of Rt. 214 died Monday November 6, 2017 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. She was born March 18, 1939 at home in Chichester daughter of the late John and Mary Ellen Wright Staiger. Mary Ellen was a native of the Catskill's and had a reputation as an excellent baker, who was known for her Angel Food cakes with strawberries and...
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Daniel Jaquish

July 7, 1946 - November 4, 2017

Fleischmanns- Daniel T. Jaquish, 71, of Old Rt. 28 died suddenly Saturday November 4, 2017 at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital. A native and life long area resident, he was born July 7, 1946 in the Margaretville Hospital, son of the late Daniel and Anna Meade Jaquish. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Dan was a self-employed business man who owned and operated Jaquish...
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Eleanor T. Gibbons

June 12, 1931 - October 28, 2017

Eleanor T. Gibbons passed at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, NY, on October 28, 2017. She was born on June 12, 1931, daughter of the late John and Anna Morris Gimbut of Brooklyn, NY, and was the older sister to Edward Gimbut of Hillsborough, NJ, and the late Joan Dougherty. She graduated Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn, and Hunter College in NYC, with a Bachelor's degree in...
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Mary McGrath Merck

December 6, 1955 - October 22, 2017

Kingston- Mary McGrath Merck , 61, of Hurley Avenue died Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 at her residence. A native and life long area resident, she was born December 6, 1955 in Kingston daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Riseley McGrath. Mary was a graduate of Onteora Central Schools Class of 1973. She had enjoyed both alpine skiing and golf. Mary had a passion for helping others. She...
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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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