Obituaries from the Daily Mail
August 2004

Transcribed by Susan Malone
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


August 1, 2004 

BARTHOLOMEW NOBILLY
Retired Supply Supervisor

ATHENS--- Bartholomew Nobility of Athens died peacefully at home Friday, July 30, 2004 in the loving care of his family following a lengthy illness.

Born in Clough, County Galway, Ireland, he was the youngest child of James and Mary (Hansberry) Nobilly.

Bart was a graduate of St. Colman’s, Cummer and St. Jarlath’s Argricultural College, Mountbellow, County Galway, Ireland. He received extensive agricultural training in Ireland before emigrating to the United States in 1946. He retired in 1977 from Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Company of Long Island City, NY as a supply supervisor.

Mr. Nobilly has been an Athens resident since 1978. He was a communicant at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Catskill and St. Bridget’s Church in Leeds.

Bart is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Catherine (Cunningham) Nobilly of Athens; his loving daughter, Mary Frances Hatton and son-in-law Gene Hatton of Athens; cherished grandsons Gerard and Michael Hatton of Athens; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Nobilly of Cold Springs, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins throughout the United States and Ireland.

Calling hours will be held at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Monday, Aug. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Bridge Street, Catskill. The Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bart’s memory to the Memorial Fund of St. Patrick’s Church, 19 North Franklin Street, Athens, NY 12015.


August 2, 2004

WALTER J. MARSH
Former Catskill resident

FT. MYERS, FLA--- Walter J. Marsh, 89, of Ft. Myers, Fla., died on July 31, 2004 at Hope Hospice South.

Born on March 20, 1915 in Yonkers, the only child of Walter and Catherine Marsh Sr.

A resident of Ft. Myers since 1961, he had previously lived in Catskill. He was educated in Yonkers and graduated from high school in 1932 in Cairo, where he was the class valedictorian.

Mr. Marsh was employed as a manager and purchasing agent in the lumber industry for 33 years before his retirement in 1979.

A member of the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, San Carlos Council No. 2596, Ft. Myers. He was also active with the Knights of Columbus in Catskill where he served as the Grand Knight.

Mr. Marsh is survived by his wife of 68 years, Catherine Marsh, his son, John W. (Linda G.) Marsh of Aiken, S.C., two daughters, Katherine M. Chappelle of Ft. Myers, Fla., his grandchildren, Cindy Marsh, Greg (Nancy) Marsh, Sherrie (Gus) Bengochea, Wendy (Michael) Mathwich, Rob Brown, Bill Young, Michael (Christine) Young, Robert (Barbara) Bacon III, Kelly (Chris) Kendrick and Roger (Karolyn) Bacon and 15 great grandchildren.

He was the father of the late Jane E. Lamb, who died in 2001.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 at the Church of the Resurrection.

Entombment will follow in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, Fla. 33908.


August 2, 2004

DOROTHY P. NELSON
Licensed practical nurse

WEST COXSACKIE --- Dorothy P. Nelson, 82, of 106 Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died July 31, 2004, at the home of her daughter Cecile J. Clarke after a long illness.

She was born March 27, 1922 in New York City and was the daughter of the late Jack and Cecile (Alex) Mackey.

Mrs. Nelson had been area resident of Greene County for 25 years living in Greenville, Cornwallville, and the West Coxsackie area.

Mrs. Nelson was a member of the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie and loved caring for birds.

During her years of employment she was a practical nurse and medical technician and was employed at Mother Cabrini Hospital in New York City.

Survivors include three sons Nicholas Silvestris of Wallkill, N.Y., Frank Silvestris of Chester, N.Y., and Robert Silvestris of Purling, two daughters, Penny Rivenburg of Catskill and Jackie Clark of Cairo, 18 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Nelson was predeceased by her husband Richard Nelson.

Private cremation took place at the Albany Rural Crematory in Menands.

A memorial service will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at the First Reformed Church of West Coxsackie. The Rev. Paul Peters, pastor, will officiate.

After the memorial service her remains will be interred in the family plot of the Cornwallville Cemetery. Contributions in her memory can be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414. The day of the services, hospice envelopes can be obtained at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc., Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.


August 2, 2004

KENNETH F. WILLIAMS
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS --- Kenneth F. Williams, 63, of 58 N. Washington Street, Athens, died Aug. 1, 2004 at Eden Park Nursing Health Care Center in Catskill.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens are incomplete at this time and are to be announced.


August 3, 2004 

JOHN HOLCOMB
Former Palenville resident

CRANFORD, NJ--- John Sherwood Holcomb, 75, of Cranford, NJ, died on Tuesday, July 27, 2004, due to complications from brain tumor surgery.

Born in Palenville Nov. 13, 1929 he was the son of J. Hobart and Ethel Hobbs Holcomb.

After serving in the US Army Mr. Holcomb was employed by Merck Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey until his retirement due to illness.

Survivors include his son, Sean of Cranford, NJ; his sister, Jean H. Antonelli of Catskill and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Scanlan Holcomb of Cranford, NJ; his parents; and a sister, Shirley H. Wadagnolo of Catskill.

A memorial service was held Friday, July 30 in Cranford.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Holcomb family plot in Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


August 3, 2004 

MIRIAM ROWE
Homemaker

KINGSTON--- Miriam Rowe, 84, formerly of Lawrenceville St., Kingston, NY, died Friday, July 30, 2004, Golden Hill Health Care Center, Kingston.

Mrs. Rowe was born June 26, 1920 in Newburgh, N.Y., the daughter of the late Walter Kelly and Lorna Rowland Kelly.

Mrs. Rowe was married to the late Giles B. Rowe who died Feb. 27, 1988.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and needle crafts.

Survivors include one daughter, Doreen C. Thomas of Kingston; a son, Dennis Rowe of Accord; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson also survived.

Mrs. Rowe is predeceased by two brothers, Virgil Winnie and Richard Winnie.

Funeral services and burial will be conducted in the Shandaken Rural Cemetery and will be private at the discretion of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Keyser & Hamilton Funeral Service Inc., 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, N.Y.


August 3, 2004

HERTA A. WARRINGS
Arrangements incomplete

ROUND TOP--- Herta A. Warrings, 93, of Round Top, died Aug. 2, 2004, at Columbia Greene Long Term Care in Catskill, where she had been a resident since Oct. 29, 2002.

Funeral arrangements are to be announced at a later date and will be under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.


August 4, 2004 

BLAIR W. PLYLER
Avid hunter and angler

VALDOSTA, GA--- Blair W. Plyler, 82, of Ormond Beach, Fla., lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 2, 2004.

Born in Ridgway, Pa., on May 15, 1922, Blair was the son of Lorenzo and Elizabeth Plyler.

He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years. After retiring in May 1970, he moved from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Ormond Beach, Fla., where he resided with his wife Barbara.

Blair loved fishing, hunting, gardening and especially loved the New York Yankees.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; one son, Robert of Kodiak, Alaska; four daughters: Jill Short of West Coxsackie, Pamela Young of DeRidder, La., Becky Woods of Mount Marion and Melissa Almandarez of DeRidder, La.; one stepdaughter, Linda Booker of Valdosta, Ga., 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Jane F. Plyler.

Arrangements will be private and cremation will be done by the Carson McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta, Ga.


August 4, 2004

KENNETH F. WILLIAMS
Retired highway employee

ATHENS--- Kenneth F. Williams, 63, of 58 N. Washington St., Athens, died Aug. 1, 2004, at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, where he had been a resident since July 9, 2004.

Born Feb. 21, 19441, he was the son of the late George H. and Agnes G. (Muchler) Williams.

Mr. Williams was a lifetime area resident of Athens, a member of the Athens Paddock Club and he loved to bowl and hunt. He recently retired from the Greene County Highway Department.

Survivors include three daughters, and three step-daughters; four sisters, Betty Lyons, Joan Wilson, Agnes Mergendahl and Mary Gransbury; and many grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Brenda Williams on March 13, 2004.

Private cremation will take place on Saturday at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Calling hours are Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens.

Funeral service time to be announced.


August 5, 2004

BRIAN J. AHEARN
Worked on construction of World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty renovation

CAIRO--- Brian J. Ahearn, 47, of Route 145, Cairo, died suddenly, Aug. 2, 2004, at the Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Hudson.

Born in the Bronx July 16, 1957, he was the son of the late Harry and Marjorie (Mulhern) Ahearn.

Mr. Ahearn had been a resident of Cairo for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Union Local 155 of Poughkeepsie and a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo. He was a well-known dry wall taper and took part in the World Trade Center construction and the renovation of the Statue of Liberty.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Gale A. (Ruscito) Ahearn of Cairo; a son, Matthew and a daughter, Veronica Ahearn, both of Cairo; four brothers, Daniel Ahearn of Maryland, Kevin Ahearn of New Jersey, James Ahearn of Palenville and Patrick Ahearn of Germany; two sisters, Karen Zigmantinis and Donna Meyers, both of East Durham; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo with the Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Cairo Cemetery.


August 6, 2004 , August 8, 2004 

EMILE J. AUGER
Tree logger

SOUTH CAIRO--- Emile J. Auger, 72, of 63 Novack Road, South Cairo, died suddenly Aug. 4, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a brief illness.

Hew was born in Canada Aug. 19, 1931 and was the son of the late Alcide and Marierose (Elie) Auger.

Mr. Auger had been an area resident since 1980, he formerly was of Evansville, Vt.

He was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, and loved dirt track racing at Lebanon Valley Speedway and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Estelle M. (Lussier) Auger of South Cairo, six children, Linda Blakslee and her husband Brian of Concord, Vt., Carole Selner and her husband Joe of Round Top, Doris Shastany and her companion John Fabrizio of Acra, Allen Auger and his wife Barbara (Voulo) Auger of Cairo, Diane Auger and her fiancee Steven Bartholomew of Cairo, and Rachel Campbell and her husband Gary of Round Top, two sisters, Alma Boundreau and Mathilde Lareau of Canada, also 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Auger is predeceased by a sister Monique Paradise.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, with Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor the celebrant.

Private cremation will take place Monday afternoon at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Burial of his remains will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, Mountain Ave., Cairo, N.Y. 12413.


August 6, 2004  

JOYCE M. TOPPING
Arrangements incomplete

LEEDS--- Joyce Marie (VanRiper) Topping, formerly of Tannersville, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Arrangements by the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter are incomplete.


August 7, 2004

LOUISE “PAT” SUTTER
Executive secretary

CATSKILL--- Louise “Pat” Sutter, 77, of 104 Wildwing Park, Catskill, died Friday, August 6, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born June 23, 1927 in Albany, New York, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Gladys (Roast) Paddock.

Louise was employed as an executive secretary at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility prior to her retirement in October, 1988. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Catskill. She enjoyed the ballet and horse racing at Saratoga and loved gardening and being with friends and family.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Sutter of Catskill; a daughter, Maurine Sutter of Northampton, Massachusetts; a sister, Ruth Billetter of Lenox, Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Erika Sutter of Manhattan; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, James Paddock, in 2000.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 12 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, William Street, Catskill. Fr. Michael Gorchov, Rector, will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home of Catskill.


August 7, 2004

JOYCE MARIE VAN RIPEN TOPPING
Retired Postmaster

LEEDS--- Joyce Marie Van Ripen Topping, 61, of Leeds, formerly of Tannersville, died August 5, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Hockenberger Van Ripen.

She was a retired U.S. Postmaster with over 20 years of service.

Survivors include her companion, Richard Opp of Leeds; two daughters, Stacia Ann Topping of Reno, Nevada and Adrienne Beth Topping and her husband Philippe Zimmerman of Milburn, New Jersey and three grandchildren, Sophie Rose, Corinne Ruth and Jacob Benjamin Zimmerman.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Aug. 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aston Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main Street, Hunter. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.

Cremation was at the Wiltwyck Rural in Kingston.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Hospital.


August 8, 2004

JEROME L. HARTMAN    
Jewelry store owner

CATSKILL--- Jerome Hartman, 82, of DelRay Beach , Florida, formerly of Catskill, died on July 18, 2004.

Born in Catskill, he was the son of the late Ethel and Benn Hartman.

Mr. Hartman was the owner of Hartman’s Jewelry Store at the corner of Main and Thompson Streets in Catskill until his retirement in 1986. He owned stores in Hudson and Pittsfield, Mass. as well.  He was often seen on Main Street walking to and from Fran’s Specialty Shop owned and operated by his wife Frances from 1955 to 1986. The original Hartman’s Jewelry Store was established by his father in 1920.

Mr. Hartman was a veteran of World War I, having served in the Philippines. He was an avid golfer, a member of Gleneagles Country Club in Florida and of the Catskill Golf Club in Catskill. He was also a member of the Masons and the Elks.

Prior to his retirement, he served on the Board of Managers of the Greene County Memorial Hospital, was chairman of the Greene County Economic Development Group, was active in the Greene County Merchants Group, served on the board of Hudson Binai Brith and was past president of Temple Israel.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances Hartman; three sisters Mildred Joseph, Rita Schiller and Diane Spasaro; two children, Barbara Baum of Syracuse and Phillip Hartman of San Francisco; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Donations in his memory may be made to Temple Israel, Catskill, NY 12414.


August 9, 2004

KATHLEEN M. COHEN
Arrangements incomplete

COXSACKIE--- Kathleen M. Cohen, 57, of Finch Road, Climax, died Friday Aug. 6, 2004 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the W.C. Brady and Sons Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, are incomplete at this time.


August 9, 2004

ROSE VAN DYKE
Arrangements incomplete

CAIRO --- Rose Van Dyke, 61, of Cauterskill Road, Catskill, died Aug. 7, 2004 at Albany Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo, are incomplete at this time.


August 10, 2004 , August 11, 2004, August 12, 2004

KATHLEEN M. COHEN
Businesswoman

COXSACKIE - Kathleen M. Cohen, 58, of Coxsackie, died suddenly Aug. 6, 2004 at home with her loving husband of 33 years, Raymond A. Cohen at her side.

She was born Dec. 23, 1946, at Brady Hospital in Albany the beloved daughter of the late Arthur C. Pelton and Katherine E. Pelton (Barney).

While living in Rensselaer and later moving to Albany she attended Our Lady Help of Christians School and later Mercy High. Through her adult years, she enjoyed competing in car racing at Lebanon Valley Speeday in the 1970's, at that time Powder Puff Race for females, and competed in the drags.

She moved to Greene County and ran three businesses that were successful. Whatever career she pursued, she gave it her all.

She loved music, was very artistic and enjoyed dancing, antiques, boating and C.B.'s. She also became involved at various rallies to support our Troops.

Survivors include her mother-in-law Florence H. Cohen, her brothers, Donald C. Pelton and Arthur W. Pclton Sr. of Coxsackie, niece Sandra J. Pelton, nephew Arthur W. Pelton Jr. as well as many grand nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by Abraham Cohen.

Private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Interment of her remains will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Help Christians
Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are by the W.C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.


 August 10, 2004 

GERTRUDE KRUEGER
Arrangements incomplete

ROUND TOP--- Gertrude Krueger, 91, (Aunt Trudie) of Maple Lawn Road, Round Top, and of Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, died Aug. 8, 2004, at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo, are incomplete at this time.


August 10, 2004 , August 11, 2004 

VINCENT R. MANNING
Former Climax resident

SCHENECTADY - Vincent R. Manning, 22, a former resident of Climax, for the past 18 years, now making his residence at 206 Division Street, Schenectady, died suddenly Aug. 7, 2004, at his residence due to a fire.

He was born in Yonkers Sept. 25., 1981, and is the son of John K. and Kirma C. (Balsinte) Manning of Climax.

Prior to his death, he was employed as a clerk in a local supermarket.

Mr. Manning was a graduate of Greenville High School, and was very active in Little League baseball, and basketball, which he played at St. Patrick's in Catskill. He loved video games and fishing.

Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers, John Manning of Ravena, Kenneth and Christopher Manning of Climax, Brian Manning of Beacon, N.Y., three sisters Jaime Lolkema. of Hyde Park, N.Y., Mia Manning of N.J., Ena Manning of Schenectady, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Surviving is his paternal grandmother Jean Manning of Poughkeepsie.

His paternal grandfather John R. Manning pre-deceased him and maternal grandparents Raymond and Ruffina Balsinte. He is predeceased by his infant son Vincent Manning II on Aug. 7, 2004.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from the W.C. Brady's Sons Inc., Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Coxsackie, with Rev. Fr.. J. Moyna, Pastor, the celebrant on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, 9:30 a.m.



August 10, 2004

ROSE MARY VAN DYKE
Registration clerk

CATSKILL--- Rose Mary (Mayo) VanDyke, 61, of Cauterskill Road, Catskill, died suddenly Aug. 7, 2004 after a short illness at Albany Medical Center.

Born Sept. 8, 1942, at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, she was raised in Cairo with her brother Donald K. Mayo until moving to Catskill in 1968.

She was predeceased by both her parents.

Mrs. Van Dyke was a registration clerk at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was an active member of the Catskill Garden Club and the Friends of the Catskill Library. She was also a past member of the Cairo-Durham “Lady Elks”, as well as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Leeds Fire Department.

Survivors include her husband Lloyd Van Dyke of Catskill, her daughters Rose Vining and her husband James of Claverack, Jennifer Miller and her husband Brian of Catskill, her son, Lloyd Van Dyke of Catskill, her grandchildren, Joshua, Christopher, Gregory, Kaitlyn, and Meagan Vining of Claverack, and Brian Miller of Catskill, her cousin Charles Calcagno, her nephews, Franklin Mayo of Washington, Robert Clinkenbeard of Texas, her nieces, Kelly Mayo of Oregon, Connie Gentle of Texas, as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Cairo, with Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor as the celebrant.

Interment will take place in the family plot of St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in her memory.



August 11, 2004

GERTRUDE KRUEGER
Health care giver

ROUND TOP - Gertrude Krueger, 91 (Aunt Trudie), of Maple Lawn Road, Round Top, and of Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, died Aug. 8, 2OO4, at the Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill.

She was born in New York City, July_12, 1913, and was the daughter of. the late Otto and Martha (Lange) Krueger.

Most of her life Gertrude was a health care giver.

She had been an area resident for 13 years and she loved knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include two nieces, Janet Zimzores of Round Top, Alice Wilbur of California, four nephews, Arthur Birtner of Pa., Bernard Krueger of Long Island, Donald and Kenneth Krueger both of Ca., and many grand nieces and grand nephews. She was also survived by many friends of the Eden Park Health Care Center, where she has been a resident of since June 5, 2003.

Besides her parents she is predeceased by two brothers H~ and Bernard Krueger and a sister Edith Birtner.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday from the Richards Funeral Home, P.O. Box 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Funeral service will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Retta Lykens, of the Cairo United Methodist Church officiating.

Private cremation will follow at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.


August 11, 2004

HERTA A. WARRINGS
Loved German music and dancing

PURLING--- Herta A. Warrings, 93, of Mountain Avenue, Purling, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at Columbia Greene Long Term in Catskill where she had been a resident since Oct. 29, 2002.

Born in Germany, Nov. 29, 1910, Mrs. Warrings loved knitting, needlepoint, ,German music, dancing, gardening, and cooking. She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo.

Survivors include her son Egon Brockmann of Blairstown, NJ; a daughter Silke Schmeelk of Round Top; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her ; husband Heinz Warrings; daughter, Rosa Kieweg; son, Heinz Warrings; and a granddaughter, Nancy Young.

Private cremation took place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 14 at 11 :30 a.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo with Pastor Victor Nelson officiating.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cairo, NY or to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.


 
August 11, 2004

ROBERT WEISENBERGER
Attorney

WEST KILL - Robert Weisenberger, 58, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Mass.

Born March 2, 1946 in Flushing, he was the son of the late Karl and Bertha Bendel Weisenberger of Wurtzberg, Germany.

Mr. Weisenberger was an attorney who graduated from American University and DePaul University Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

A mass of the resurrection will be held on Thursday, 9:30 a.m. at St. Theresa's R.C. Church in Windham with the Rev. Fr. James Schiffer officiating.

Interment will follow at the Spruceton Cemetery, West Kill, NY.


August 12, 2004

ELEANOR ANTONELLI
Lifelong Coxsackie resident

COXSACKIE---  Eleanor (Cafaro) Antonelli, 88, formerly of Coxsackie, died Aug. 11, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

She was born Nov. 12, 1915 in Brooklyn, and was the daughter of Angelo and Anne (Klare) Musso.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in Albany.

She was a member of the Coxsackie Republican Club, a lifelong resident of Coxsackie, a communicant of St. Mary’s church, a member of The Steuben Society. She loved dogs, horses, and was an avid gardener and reader.

Survivors include her son Charles and his wife Helena Antonelli of Albany, two grandchildren Paul Antonelli of Amsterdam and Stephanie Longstaff of Albany, three great-grandchildren Brooke Longstaff of Albany, Austin Longstaff of Albany, and Nicholas Antonelli of Amsterdam.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill, with Rev. Fr. J. Murphy, the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Old St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill, next to her late husband Charles Antonelli, who predeceased her in November 1963.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice of Albany County, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, 12205. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.


August 12, 2004

MAE BAITSHOLTS
LPN

DORMANSVILLE--- Mae Baitsholts, 56, of Dormansville, died Aug. 10, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born in Catskill on Jan. 2, 1948, she was the daughter of the James D. and Eleanor (Chamberlain) Baitsholts.

She was an LPN for 25 years at Albany Medical Center and more recently Child’s Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Dormansville United Methodist Church, and was also the church treasurer, a member of the United Methodist Women and the Hiawatha Grange. She had a special love for cats.

Survivors include her two sisters Magdaline Tailman of Resnnelareville and Janice Bodish of Medusa; her two brothers, Lawrence “Buzz” Baitsholts of Missoula, MT., and Robert Baitsholts of the state of Washington, cousins, Ruth Chamberlain, formerly of Dormansville, Francis Zinzow of Selkirk, and Fred Chamberlain Jr., of Delmar, and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her long time companion Frances Swart of Dormansville, N.Y.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Hannacroix Rural Cemetery.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Dormansville United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dormansville United Methodist Church, c/o Laura Palmer, 923 County Route 401, Westerlo, N.Y. 12193.


August 12, 2004 , August 13, 2004, August 14, 2004

NANCY MARIE O’KANE
Executive assistant

LEEDS--- Nancy Marie O’Kane, 69, of Route 67, Leeds (South Cairo), died Aug. 11, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospice, 315 Manning Blvd., Albany, after a long illness.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 23, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary H. (O’Reilly) Aquines.

She had been an area resident since 1971, was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, she loved gardening, and singing.

During her years of employment, she was executive assistant for the New York State Council of School Superintendents at Albany.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, John O’Kane of Leeds, a son, John O’Kane of Albany, a daughter, Maureen Smalley of Littleton, Mass., two brothers, James O’Reilly of Amherst, N.H., Thomas O’Reilly of New Jersey, Etta Hogan of New Jersey, one grandchild Matthew Smalley and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, with Rev. J. Nunan, Pastor will be the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.


August 12, 2004 

STEVEN PEREZ
Toys R Us employee

CAIRO--- Steven Perez, 48, of 579 Main St., Cairo, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 in the Village of Catskill.

Born in New York City May 7, 1956, he was the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Pedro Perez.

Mr. Perez was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo and was employed by Toys R Us. He loved music, movies and nature and history and also enjoyed walking his yellow lab named Mindy.

Survivors include his son, Steven Perez Jr., of Yonkers, N.Y., a brother, Philip Perez of Florida, an uncle Philip Ruggerillo of Riverdale, the Bronx; and a dear companion Irene V. Jones of Cairo.

Calling hours are Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo, one hour prior to the funeral services which will begin at noon at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo officiating the funeral services.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Cairo Cemetery.



August 13, 2004

INGEBORG W. CUTLER
Homemaker

CAIRO--- Ingeborg W. Cutler, 75, of Cairo, died suddenly at her home Aug. 12, 2004.

She was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Germany, daughter of the late Herman and Frieda (Textor) Wagner.

She was a lifelong homemaker and had formerly worked at the old Steven’s Farm Store in Greenville.

Survivors include her husband Herbert F. Cutler, two sons, Gary Cutler and his wife Grace of Schenectady, Brian Cutler and his wife Elise of Herdon, Va., four grandchildren, Daniel, Allison, Dawn, and Gina Cutler also a brother Horst Wagner in Germany.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.



August 13, 2004

ROSE DONATO
Teacher

WINDHAM—Rose Donato, 79, formerly of Windham, died on Aug. 11, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a long illness.

She was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 3, 1925, to Angelo and Anna (Giordano) Taglialatela.

She was a school teacher, teaching at P.S. 212 for the New York City Board of Education.

Survivors include a son, Dominick Donato of Coeymans.

Mrs. Donato was predeceased by her husband John Donato.

Calling hours will 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16 at the Decker Funeral Home.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted 9:30 a.m. at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Windham, with the Rev. James Schhiffer as the celebrant.

Interment will immediately follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.



August 13, 2004

CARMELLA KENNEDY
Formerly of Palenville

ST. JAMES--- Carmella Mildred Hurtado Kennedy, 87, of St. James, N.Y., formerly of Palenville, Queens, and Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004.

She was born April 28, 1917 in Brooklyn.

She was an adjuster for Abraham & Strauss.

She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Hurtado and the late Jack Kennedy, the loving mother of John and Christine Hurtado and Anthony and Evelyn Hurtado, the cherished grandmother of Jennifer and Arthur Zeman and Debra Hurtado, Christopher, Alina and Nathan Blankenship, Peter and Jennifer Hurtado and Michael and Tami, nine great grandchildren, and the devoted sister of Anna Povinelli.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Branch Funeral Home, 190 East Main St., Smithown.

A Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Saints Philip and James Roman Catholic Church. 

Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 40, Palenville, N.Y. 12463, Attn. Father Roger Hall.



August 13, 2004

JOHN J. SMITH           
East Durham resident

EAST DURHAM--- John J. Smith of East Durham died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004.

He was the devoted uncle of Jackie Williams, Patti Marino, Dori Sabella, and cousin of Helen and Micky Shelton.

Mr. Smith will be sadly missed by many friends and neighbors.


 
August 13, 2004 

MADELINE WARRINGTON
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS--- Madeline M. Warrington, 84, of 5 North Washington St., Village of Athens, died suddenly, Aug. 12, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens, are incomplete at this time and will be announced.


 
August 14, 2004

BEATRICE A. COUGHLIN
Ladies Auxiliary member

CLIMAX--- Beatrice A. Coughlin, 95, of Route 26, Climax, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, where she had been a patient since July 26.

She was born in Seymour, Conn., on Aug. 9, 1909, the daughter of the late Robert and Josephine (Pulaski) Howe.

She was communicant of the St. Mary’s R.C. Church of Coxsackie, an area resident since 1951, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Medway-Grapeville Fire Company. She loved to listen to the radio and was blind for over 25 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas A. Coughlin, a former New Baltimore Town Justice, on Feb. 3, 1973. Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her sons Thomas A. Coughlin III and John J. Coughlin.

She is survived by her daughter Helen Lathan of Brooklyn, a sister Stella J. Sauer of Queens, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a niece.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 7-9 p.m., and on Sunday, Aug. 15, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Medway-Grapeville Ladies Fire Auxiliary will hold a service at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m., at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Coxsackie, with the Rev. Fr. J. Moyna as the Celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie, next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Peter’s Hospital I.C.U., South Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208.



August 14, 2004

DOLORES T. MCNAUGHT
Incomplete obituary

ROUND TOP--- Dolores T. McNaught, 64, of County Route 31, Round Top, N.Y. died on Aug. 13, 2004, at her residence with her loved ones at her side and with Hospice representatives also present.

Prayers by Rev. Retta Lykens were offered at her bedside.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo, are to be announced.



August 15, 2004

JOHN (HANS) J. SMITH
East Durham resident

EAST DURHAM--- John J. Smith of East Durham died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004.

He was the loving brother of Dorothy Sabella, the devoted uncle of Jackie Williams, Patti Marino, and Dori Sabella, and cousin of Helen and Micky Shelton.

John will be sadly missed by many loving friends and neighbors.



August 15, 2004

CARLENE JONES STARR
Teacher

FORT MYERS, FL--- Carlene Jones Starr, 87, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Hope Hospice of Shell Point, in Fort Meyers, Fla. She was a longtime resident of Catskill until she moved to Fort Myers in July 2001.

She was born on June 18, 1916, in Oneida, NY, the daughter of the late Anson R. Jones and Ethel Mortice Jones. She was a graduate of Otega Central High School, and since her graduation from the State University College of Teachers at Buffalo in 1947, she enjoyed many years of teaching in the public schools, until her retirement in 1973.

She was a loyal member of the First Reformed Church of Catskill, where she served on numerous committees, including the Women’s Guild of Christian Service, teaching Sunday School, and was their first woman Deacon.

She was an Honorary member of the Fortnightly Club, where she served as Secretary and Treasurer, a member of the Gretchens Club, the Atakekas, and the Monday Club. Other local groups benefiting from her interests were the Girl Scouts, the U.S. Census Bureau, Meals on Wheels, and the Department for the Aging.

She was predeceased by her brother Clyde “Bud” A. Jones, on May 16, 2001.

 She was devoted mother and grandmother, and is survived by her daughter Pamela Starr, formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., grandson Chad Chouinard of Framingham, mass., sister-in-law Carol Becker Jones of Catskill, niece Cynthia Daley of Averill Park, nephews Jeffrey Jones of Catskill and Gregory Jones of Albany, as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

 A Memorial Service will be conducted at the First Reformed Church in Catskill on Friday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m., followed by a committal in the family plot the Catskill Rural Cemetery. Private cremation was conducted in Florida.

 Local arrangements are under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church, 310 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414.



August 15, 2004, August 16, 2004

MADELINE M. WARRINGTON
Beautician

ATHENS--- Madeline M. Warrington, 84, of 5 N. Washington St., Athens, died suddenly on Aug. 12, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

She was born in Athens, NY, on Oct. 8, 1919, and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Rose (Scott) Salvino.

Madeline was a communicant of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Athens. She moved from Catskill to Athens in 1992.

She loved golfing, bowling, and dancing. Prior to retirement in 1986, she was a licensed beautician and was employed by Arthur's Hair Studio in Catskill.

She was the beloved wife of the late Jesse Warrington , who was predeceased her on Dec. 3, 1993.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. William (Judith) A. Palmer, of Athens, her son, Gary and wife Susan Warrington, of Minnesota, six grandchildren, Erin, Kristy, Jeremy, Joshua, and Justin, and three great-grandchildren, Katie, Kefey, and Makenzie. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens, on Monday, Aug. 16, from 4-8 p.m.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m., at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Rte. 385, Athens. Rev. Fr. John Murphy will be the celebrant.

Private cremation will follow at the Albany Rural Crematory, Menands.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the American Heart Association Envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.



August 16, 2004

DOLORES (DOLLY) T. MCNAUGHT
Member of Cairo Methodist Church

CAIRO--- Dolores (Dolly) T. McNaught, 64, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 31, 1940, Mrs. McNaught was a sister that never stopped sharing, a mother who never stopped loving, a grandmother who was great at spoiling, and a friend who never stopped giving and a lady who continued to smile.

She had been involved with the Cairo Methodist Church and enjoyed arts and crafts as well as traveling to see her children. Her fun loving and outgoing nature is going to be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include a sister, Frances Leary of Saratoga, a son, Thomas Soule of Round Top; daughters, Arlene Ryytty of Florida, and Rachel Hildebrand of Oka.; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Richards Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Round Top Methodist Church, the church her husband, Robert McNaught, who predeceased her, built and they were married in. The day of the funeral everyone is asked to meet at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Greene County, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12412. Envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.



August 17, 2004

HERBERT C. ERCEG
Mushroom wholesaler

SAUGERTIES--- Herbert C. Erceg, 83, of Robinson Street, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, he was the son of the late Daniel and Eva Vager Erceg.

He was employed for many years as a wholesaler of mushrooms in and about the tri-state area.

Survivors include one brother: Peter J. Erceg of Marstones Mills, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Erceg was predeceased by six brothers: Marko, John, Anthony, Michael, Walter and Stephen “Chick” Erceg and two sisters: Mary Wolf and Catherine Daly.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Seamon-Wiley Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets.

His funeral procession will from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, then to St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church where a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.

Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.



August 17, 2004

ROBERT J. ‘BOBBY’ RAUCCI
Saugerties resident

SAUGERTIES--- Robert J. “Bobby” Raucci, 56, of Arthur Lane, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 at Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, after a brief illness.

Born April 30, 1948 in Saugerties, he was the son of James T. and Katherine E. Cashara Raucci.

A life long resident of Saugerties, he was a graduate of Saugerties High School, Class of 1966.

He was employed for many years at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park as a Central Issue Manager.

Active in athletics he was a member of the Saugerties Athletic Association, a member of the “Glasco AC” Softball Team that won League Championships 1962, 1965, 1966, 1970, and 1973-1977. He was a former member of the SAA Halfcourt Basketball League and an avid golfer and a Yankee fan.

Besides his parents of Glasco, survivors include his wife, the former Jeanna Parise, three daughters: Daniel Trees, Dana C. Murphy and Dionne M. Raucci al of Saugerties; a brother, James T. Raucci of Glasco and one sister: Rosemarie Smith of Poughkeepsie, an aunt, Fannie Raucci of Glasco; six grandchildren: Tenna and Ayla Trees, Jaclyn and Jillian Murphy, Lea and Evan Diep all of Saugerties; three son in laws: Michael Trees, William Murphy and Joe Diep and several nieces and nephews also survive.

 Calling hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc. corner of Lafayette and John Streets, Saugerties.

 His funeral procession will form 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, then to St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church, where a 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saugerties.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SSA, P.O. Box 51, Saugerties, 12477.



August 18, 2004

MARTHA RHINEHART
Catskill resident

CATSKILL--- Martha Lillian Rhinehart, 88, of 154 Jefferson Heights, Catskill died there Monday, Aug. 16, 2004.

A former resident of 121 Main Street, Mrs. Rhinehart had resided at Eden Park Health Care Center since 1966.

Born July 8, 1916 in Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Rhinehart was the daughter of the late Frederick and Emily Scoville Logan and had lived in Catskill since her marriage to Alvah Rhinehardt on May 28, 1956.

Mrs. Rhinehart is survived by her nephew, Robert C. Rhinehart of Catskill, several great nieces and nephews as well as her dear friend, Edna Bloom of Catskill.

She was predeceased by her husband on June 7, 1970.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Millspaugh Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, will be followed by interment in the family plot in the Catskill Rural Cemetery. The Rev. Vicky Eastland, pastor of the First Reformed Church of Catskill, of which Mrs. Rhinehart was a longtime member will officiate.



August 18, 2004

DOREEN A. SHARKEY
Catskill School District substitute teacher

CATSKILL--- Doreen Agnes Sharkey, 46, of 194 Malden Ave., Palenville, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany.

Born March 25, 1958 in Brooklyn she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ann (Wulff) Dooling.

Mrs. Sharkey was employed as a bookkeeper for Howard Printing in Manhattan. A Palenville resident since 1985, she was an active member of the Simpson Memorial Methodist Church, a Sunday School teacher, church treasurer, Pastor Parish Relations chairperson and Parsonage Committee chairperson. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and most recently, prior to her illness, she was a substitute teacher for the Catskill Central School District.

Survivors include her husband, John J. Sharkey of Palenville; a son, Jack Sharkey of Palenville; daughter, Caitlin Sharkey of Palenville; a sister, Kathleen Pernice and husband John of Palenville; brother, Robert Dooling of Florida; maternal step-mother, Mary Dooling of Floral Park; paternal in-laws, Patrick and Kathleen Sharkey of Queens; four brothers-in-law, Thomas Sharkey and wife Laura of New Jersey, Patrick Sharkey of Newburgh, Joseph Sharkey and wife Tikki of Long Island, and Robert Sharkey of Queens; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, at the Simpson Memorial Methodist Church, Route 32A, Palenville. The Pastor Linda McEatheron will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Palenville Cemetery.



August 19, 2004

IRENE D. MAHER
Communicant of St. Patrick’s Church

CATSKILL--- Irene D. Maher, 90, of 34 Landon Ave., Catskill, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at home.

She was born April 19, 1914 in Catskill, the daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Daisernia) Cooke.

Mrs. Maher was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Rosary-Alter Society.

Survivors include a sister, Julia Romano of West Babylon; two sisters-in-law, Sunny Cooke of Catskill and Muriel Cooke of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Maher was predeceased by her twin brother Cosmo Cooke, Anthony Cooke, Louis Cooke, Michael Cooke, Damien Cooke, Albert Cooke, and three sisters, Jane Applebaum, Irma Sherman, and Mary DeLuca.

Calling hours will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Catskill, will be officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.



August 20, 2004

WILBUR E. ALBRIGHT
Former owner C.A. Albright Sons Garage and Fuel Oil

HANNACROIX--- Wilbur E. Albright, 89, of Hannacroix, died Aug. 19, 2004 at The Firemen’s Home in Hudson, where he has been a resident since March 18, 2003.

He was born in Hannacroix on May 23, 1915, and was the son of the late Clarance and Elizabeth (LeJune) Albright.

Mr. Albright was the former owner and operator of the C. A. Albright Sons Garage and Fuel Oil Company from 1850 to 1975.

He was a member of the Coxsackie Masons Ark Lodge F & AM No. 48, and a member of Cornell Hook and Ladder. He loved bowling, golf and most of all he loved softball.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Michael (Judy) Lent of Hannacroix, Mrs. John (Donna) Degnen of West Coxsackie, a son, Eugene Albright and daughter-in-law Jeannene of Hannacroix, and Mrs. Earl (Kim) Hotaling of Coxsackie, a sister, Mrs. Steve (Elsie) Batza of Hannacroix, 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the W. C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Pruiksma officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore, next to his late wife Gloria who predeceased him in 1987.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Firemen’s Home, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, N.Y. 12534.



August 21, 2004

LORRAINE W. CHEWINS
Incomplete obituary

WEST COXSACKIE--- Lorraine W. Chewins, 69, of 508 Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died Aug. 20, 2004 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the W. C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, and are incomplete at this time.



August 22, 2004

LORRAINE W. CHEWINS
Seamstress

WEST COXSACKIE--- Lorraine W. Chewins, 69, of 508 Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died Aug. 20, 2004 at her residence.

She was born in Athens, N.Y. on April 24, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Emma (Guilzon) and Lewis Brush.

Prior to her retirement, she was a seamstress. While residing at Bethany Village she was Secretary/Treasurer of the Bethany Village Association. She loved all crafts, also knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by four children, Thomas Chewins and Cynthia Morgan, both of Coxsackie, Jacqueline A. Tefft of Catskill, John Chewins of Coxsackie; four brothers, Frank Roberts of Cairo, Rev. Eugene Roberts of Fairport, NY, an dJames Bush and Lawrence Bush, both of Florida; two sisters, Pamella Craparetta of Conn., Emily McCarthy of Balston Spa; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will take place Thursday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. Harrison Putnam, Pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Athens officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Catskill Rural Cemetery.



August 22, 2004

KATHERINE MCCAGG
Area resident

Katherine McCagg, 84, formerly of Front St., Hudson, died Aug. 20, 2004 at Green Manor Nursing Home, Ghent, where she had been a resident.

She was born in Glenco Mills, NY, on June 5, 1920 and was the daughter of the late George and Lillian (Hoffman-Coons) Hobbie.

She has been an area resident for over 47 years and was a former communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Hudson.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph T. Rousseau of Hyde Park, NY, and Michael G. Rousseau of Hudson; three daughters, Josephine Carver of Clermont, Janet Winters of Hudson, and Dorothy Rousseau of Stuyvesant Falls; two sisters, Clara Sherman and Frances Johnson, both of Hudson, two brothers, Jacob Hobbie of Wisconsin, and Harry Anthony of Hudson; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and second husband, she was predeceased by a son William W. Rousseau, first husband Joseph Rousseau, brother George Hobbie, and sister Lydia Hobbie Flouton.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call at the Valenti & Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport, on Sunday, Aug. 22, from 2-4 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Diebel of St. John the Evangelist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Cedar Park Cemetery, next to her late husband Bart McCagg, who predeceased her on Nov. 2, 1996.



August 23, 2004, August 24, 2004

JOHN H. STACEY
Coxsackie resident

COXSACKIE--- John H. Stacey, 80, of Stacey Road, Coxsackie, died Aug. 21, 2004 at Montgomery Meadows Nursing Home, Amsterdam, N.Y.

He was born June 18, 1924 in Coxsackie and was the son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Moses) Stacey.

During his days of employment, he was employed by the Frangella Mushroom Company and the Village of Coxsackie.

Survivors include his wife Marie (Burrows) Stacey of Coxsackie, three sons, Robert of New Jersey, Michael of Coxsackie, Richard of Earlton, four daughters, Marilyn Knight of Delmar, Susan Davis of Leeds, Barbara Mendoza of Minnesota, Amy Weeks of Athens, a brother, William Stacey of Coxsackie, two sisters, Helen Tyron and Lila Hayes both of Hannacroix, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Mr. Stacey was predeceased by a son John Jr., daughters Shirley and Joan, a brother Richard.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the W. C. Brady’s Sons inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Harrison Putnam, Pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Athens, officiating.

Interment will take place in the family plot of the Limestreet West Athens Cemetery.



August 24, 2004

STEPHEN M. BRADEN JR.
Beloved son

CAIRO--- Stephen M. Braden Jr., beloved son of Diane and Stephen Sr., died unexpectedly on Aug. 21, 2004.

Stephen was born on Feb. 18, 1985.

Stephen, a graduate of Cairo Durham High School, leaves behind his parents and his brother Jonathan.

He will be missed by his maternal grandparents Mr. And Mrs. George Gulderstern of South Cairo and Mr. And Mrs. Robert Beers of Earlton.

Maternal aunts and uncles include Mr. And Mrs. Jeff Rossano of Earlton, Mrs. Sharon Van Alstyne of Coxsackie and Mr. and Mrs. James Dempsey of Windham.

His paternal aunts and uncles include Mr. and Mrs. Richard Braden of Acra, Mr. Daniel Braden of Acra, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Braden of Lake Katrine.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William P. Braden of Palenville.

Stephen’s zest for living life to the fullest will be remembered forever by his numerous cousins and all who knew him.

Stephen was recently working for Columbia Memorial Hospital of Hudson and Rite Aid of Catskill.

Calling will be 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Richard Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery.


 
August 24, 2004

KATHERINE ‘KITTY’ HILL
Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL--- Katherine “Kitty” Hill, 72, of Catskill, died Sunday evening, Aug. 22, 2004, at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care where she had resided since June 22, 1999. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, are incomplete at this time.



August 25, 2004

KATHERINE ‘KITTY’ HILL
Member of Second Baptist Church

CATSKILL—Katherine “Kitty” Hill, 72, of Catskill, died Sunday evening Aug. 22, 2004 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care where she had resided since June 22, 1999.

Born in Warrenton, Ga., June 16, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Tommy Jones and Lucy May Hill.

For many years Ms. Hill was a housekeeper in private residences throughout Catskill. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include her closest friend, Randy Latimer of Catskill; aunt, Mrs. Charles (Myrie) Nelson of Georgia; uncle, James Hill of Georgia; many cousins, friend, Henrietta Edge of Saugerties and their families; as well as many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday 1 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church, Main Street, Catskill, with Rev. Richard D. Turpin, Pastor, officiating.

Friends and relatives are invited to visitation at the church from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Interment will follow in the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.



August 25, 2004, 26 August 2004

ROSEMARY MATTESON
Manager at former Jamesway department store

CATSKILL--- Rosemary Matteson, 73, of Catskill, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Aug. 13.

Born in Malden March 19, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Catherine Farrell Schaffer.

A graduate of Saugerties High School Mrs. Matteson held various occupations included as the retail manager at the former Jamesway Department Store in Catskill.

She was the wife of the late Robert Daniel Matteson who predeceased her on May 16, 1992.

Survivors include four children. Mrs. Allan (Debra) Zwoboda of Catskill, Mrs. Charles (Diane) Raffiani of Catskill, Daniel J. Matteson and David John Matteson, both of Catskill; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four sisters and four brothers.

Private cremation was conducted at Albany Rural Crematorium on Aug. 24 under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

A committal service will be held Monday, Aug. 30 at the Town of Catskill Cemetery. Those attending may meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. for procession to the cemetery. Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick’s R. C. Church will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.



August 25, 2004

Linda L. (Linky) Miller
Homemaker

FEURA BUSH--- Linda L. (Linky) Miller, 53, of Feura Bush, died Sunday Aug. 22 at her home.

She was born March 20, 1951 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Lester Dudley and Ada (Quick) Snyder.

She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother and devoted to her family.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kimberly Miller and Jennifer Snyder, and her husband Michael, two grandchildren Kayla Snyder and Mattrix Miller, two sisters, Beverly Bushnell and her husband John and Tina Munoz and her husband William, two brothers, Floyd (Butch) Snyder and Edsel Dudley, a step-mother Betsey Dudley and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Miller was predeceased by her husband Donald K. Miller and a brother John Dudley.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, N.Y. 12803

Funeral services will be 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

As to her wishes she will be cremated and interred with her husband in the Notre Dame Cemetery in So. Hadley, Mass.



August 26, 2004, August 27, 2004

CHARLES W. ANDERSON
Hudson resident

HUDSON—Charles W. Anderson, 70, of 6581 Route 9, Hudson, died Aug. 24, 2004 at his residence after a long illness.

He was born in Ossining, Westchester County, on Aug. 11, 1933 and was the son of the late Gilbert and Virginia (Way) Anderson.

Prior to his retirement he was employed by the Wappinger Central School District for 18 years.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years Mary Anderson of Hudson; two sons, Robert T. Cuatt of New Mexico, Michael C. Cuatt of Florida, five daughters Marie Nicholas of New Jersey, Carolyn Cuatt, Veronica Davie, Teresa Soto all of Hudson, Tara Anderson of Poughkeepsie, two sisters Mary Rocha of Va., Catherine Riley of Pawling, 22 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers Robert and Louis Anderson.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Valenti Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Private cremation will take place Monday at the Albany Rural Crematory in Menands.



August 26, 2004

ROBERT H. BARR
Retired lineman for Long Island Lighting

PALENVILLE--- Robert Henry Barr, 76, of Palenville and Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., formerly of Floral Park, N.Y., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Kingston Hospital.

Born July 8, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y. he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Barr and brother of the late Edward Barr.

Mr. Barr was the loving  and caring husband of Marilyn for the past 55 years.

Mr. Barr served in the Merchant Marines and the US Army. He was a lineman for the Long Island Lighting Company and worked for IBEW Local 25 until retirement. He was a member of the Masons Lodge No. 56, the Eagles, the Moose Lodge, the Elks, the VFW and the Palenville Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife; sister-in-law, Eleanor Barr of Floral Park; daughters, Lynda White and husband Dennis of Daytona Beach Shores, Patricia Garrison and husband Chet of Palenville; son, Robert Barr of Palenville; grandchildren, Byran and Justin White, Marc and wife Natalie Garrison, Shannon Garrison and Addison Barr which will all greatly miss their “Pop.”

Calling hours are Friday 3 to 8 p.m. at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Palenville with interment following in the Palenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, charity or organization of one’s choice.



August 27, 2004

JOYCE MARIE HALVORSEN
Retired Greene County Department of Health

EARLTON--- Joyce Marie Halvorsen, 49, of Earlton, died at her residence on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004.

She was born May 7, 1955 at Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., the daughter of the late Dwayne and Dolly (Mangiocapra) Halvorsen.

A resident of Earlton since 1971, she moved here from Long Island.

She was a graduate of Cairo High School, Class of 1873 and 1975 graduate of Columbia-Greene Community College.

She was employed for 23 years in the Greene County Department of Health retiring in April 2003.

Survivors include her brother John Halversen of Earlton, two nieces Erin Pelton of Catskill, and Gerrianne Halvorsen of Earlton; two nephews Jason Pelton of New Jersey and John Halvorsen of Earlton; a great-niece Kira Pelton of and great nephew Sean Pelton.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


 
August 27, 2004

DOROTHY THORNE
J.J. Newberry’s employee

CATSKILL--- Dorothy Thorne, 82, of Catskill, died Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care where she had been a patient since Oct. 11, 1990.

Mrs. Thorne was born in Cementon on march 23, 1922 to the late Floyd and Agnes LaFrance Merritt.

She was the wife of the late Lansing Thorne who predeceased her 1958.

She devoted the next 32 years to raising her four children and had been an employee of J. J. Newberry’s in Catskill.

Survivors include four children: Mary Ann Thorne, Kathleen Thorne, Lance Thorne, all of Catskill, and Ronald Thorne of Athens; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sister: Marion Lucas, Elizabeth Robinson and Ruth Thorne; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by five brothers in addition to her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be help 2 p.m. Monday Aug. 30 in the Remembrance Chapel of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill, with Rev. Victor Nelson, Pastor of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo officiating.

Calling hours will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Interment will follow in the Kattsbaan Cemetery in Saugerties.



August 27, 2004

MICHAEL F. TUOHY
Chief of Security Blue Chip Casino

WAPPINGER FALLS--- Michael F. Tuohy, 53, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., formerly of Michigan City, Ind., died Aug. 26, at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

He was born in Brooklyn Nov. 8, 1950, son of Mary (McMullen) McGlynn and the late Anthony Tuohy.

Mr. Tuohy was Chief of Security for the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Ind.

He also served in the US Army, and was a member of the Green Berets and was a member of the Durham Valley American Legion Post 1416. He was a lover of life and enjoyed horse racing.

Survivors include his mother Mary (Mullen) McGlynn and his step-father Michael McGlynn of Surprise, four sisters, Eileen Coaghlan and her husband James of Wappinger Falls, Ann Tuohy of East Durham, Mary Lally and her husband Richard of Maybrook, N.Y., Nora Lally of Tampa, Fla., three brothers, Joseph Tuohy and his wife Maureen of Monroe, James Tuohy and his wife Billie of Warwick, Kevin Tuohy, and his wife Francine of Maybrook, N.Y., also several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 state Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home with a 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, East Durham.

Interment will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or to the Community Hospice of their choice.



August 28, 2004

PHILOMENA M. WINTERS
Area resident

SAUGERTIES--- Philomena M. Winters, 85, of Hill St., Saugerties, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at the Kingston Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born Sept. 28, 1918 in Saugerties, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Martineza Frederico.

A lifetime area resident, she was employed at the Cantine Paper Mill for several years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles T. Winters, Jr., in 1970; a son, Michael John Winters, killed in action in Viet Nam in April 1969; and two great-grandsons, Michael John Winters in April 2004, and Joshua Wager.

She was also predeceased by five sisters, Mary Esposito, Anna Schroder, Jenny Hunt, Elizabeth Newkirk, and Antoinette Paradise; and three brothers, Joseph Anthony, and John Frederico.

Survivors include two sons, Charles T. Winters III, and Steven L. Winters, both of Saugerties; two daughters, Charlotte M. Winters of Saugerties, and Vera M. Wager of Catskill; one sister, Lucy R. Terbush of Catskill, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m., at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., Corner of John & Lafayette Streets, Saugerties.

Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barclay Heights, Saugerties.



August 29, 2004

EDITH M. TYLER PENGILLEY

Edith M. Tyler-Pengilley, 47, of Las Vegas, formerly of Saugerties, died Thursday, August 19, 2004 at the Las Vegas General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born Nov. 24, 1957 in Saugerties, she is the daughter of Grace G. Martin Tyler and the late Clarence “Sunny” Tyler.

A graduate of Saugerties High School, Class of 1976, she was employed by Rotron of Woodstock until relocating to Nevada in 1980 where she worked in sales.

Survivoers include her mother, Grace G. Martin Tyler of Las Vegas, a son, Travis Tyler Pengilly of Las Vegas; four sisters: Jennifer Tyler of Las Vegas and Connie Tyler, Cindy Andrews and Georgia Teitter, all of Saugerties, one brother, Charles M. “Skip” Tyler of Saugerties, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at the Trinity Cemetery in Saugerties, with the Rev. Karl Ostberg. Pastor of the Saugerties Congregational Church, officiating.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets, Saugerties.



August 30, 2004

MARLO J. CALCATERRA
Linotype operator for N.Y. Daily News

PALENVILLE--- Mario J. Calcaterra, 89, formerly of Palenville, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at the Veterans Administration Connecticut Healcare Systems, West Haven Campus, Conn.

Born in West Hoboken, N.J., on July 16, 1915, he was the son of the late Primo and Amanda Fontata Calcaterra.

In 1937 Mr. Calcaterra enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in Europe and Asia on the USS Neches, USS Beaver, USS Piedmont, and the US New Hampshire. He was honorably discharged in April 1945 as Boilermaker First Class.

Mr. Calcaterra was a life member of the Joyce-Schirick Post 1386, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kingston and the Disabled American Veterans, Palenville.

A longtime resident of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, for 18 years, Mr. Calcaterra was the chief copy cutter and linotype operator for the N.Y. Daily News.

In 1972 he moved to Palenville and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. A resident of Penstock Lane, Lake Katrine since 1984, he was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Kingston. Mr. Calcaterra recently moved to Newtown, Conn.

Survivors include one son, Dennis Calcaterra of Aurora, Colo., one daughter, Jo Ann Durdock of New Milford, Conn., six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Calcaterra was predeceased by his wife Irene T. Calcaterra on Aug. 4, 2003; two brothers, Paul and John Calcaterra.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston.

The funeral will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Palenville.

Interment will be in the Palenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220.



August 30, 2004

EDWIN J. POTTER JR.
Self-employed contractor

ASHLAND--- Edwin J. Potter Jr., 39, of Ashland, died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 in Windham.

He was born April 22, 1965 to Edwin and Betty (Emery) Potter in Sharon, Conn.

He was a self-employed contractor.

Survivors include his children, Cassandra, Bryana, and Adrianna Washock and Tori Potter. He is also survived by his sister Peggy Funk.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 at the Decker Funeral Home.

A complete notice to follow.



August 31, 2004

FRANK DANIEL BROWN
Arrangments incomplete

WEST COXSACKIE--- Frank Daniel Brown, 104, of 9 Peter Bronck Road, West Coxsackie, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Barnwell Health Facility in Valatie.

Born in Brooklyn March 9, 1899, he was the son of the late Edward and Johanna Brown.

During World War II Mr. Brown served with the U.S. Army and prior to his retirement he was employed as an inspector with the American Valve Company of Coxsackie and he was also an area resident of Coxsackie for more than 85 years.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Cosxackie, are incomplete at this time. A more informative obituary will follow.



August 31, 2004 

CLYDE F. FLANSBURG
Arrangements incomplete

COXSACKIE--- Clyde F. Flansburg, 90, formerly of 61 VanDyke Street, Coxsackie, died Aug. 30, 2004 at Barnwell Health Facility, Valatie, after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie are to be announced.



August 31, 2004

FRANCES LOTT MAZZEO
Former owner of Leon’s Restaurant

MELBOURNE, Fla.—Frances Lott Mazzeo, 69, died at her residence.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1934, to Leon and Catherine Dunham in Hensonville. She was predeceased by her parents.

She was a graduate of Windham-Ashland-Jewett High School and attended Albany Business College. Her parents were the former owners of Leon’s Restaurant in Hensonville. She moved to Florida in 2003.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Howell of Indialantic, Fla., her siblings ellen Wood of W. Melbourne, Fla., and brother James Dunham of New Bern, N.C., her grand-daughter Cassidy Joy Howell and 14 nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.



August 31, 2004

VINCENT J. NEESON
Former Haines Falls Resident

ALBANY--- Vincent J. Neeson, 71, died suddenly Friday Aug. 27, 2004 at his residence.

Born in Manhattan he was the son of the late Thomas J. Neeson, retired Battalion Chief of the NYFD and the late Mary A. Cahill Neeson.

Mr. Neeson was a 20 year resident of Albany. Prior to that he resided in Haines Falls from 1963-1984.

He was the cherished and constant companion and caregiver to his late mother until the time of her death on October 20, 2002.

An avid fan of the New York Jets, Brooklyn Dodgers and the Detroit Red Wings, he also enjoyed painting.

As a young man he was a member of the NYCFD Auxiliary. He was also one of the first members to join Haines Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

He held a special place in his heart for the men and women who serve in law enforcement, fire safety, the military and American veterans organizations. He dedicated his life to caring for others and he will be remembered for his constant smile and pleasant manner.

He was the brother of Thomas P. (Ruth) Neeson of Thompson Ridge, N.Y.; Francis J. (Maureen) Neeson or Pearl River, N.Y.; Helen A. (Harry) Mooney of Albany; Cecilia T. (Phillip Emanuel) of Columbus, Ohio, Matthew C. (Terry) Neeson of Albany, Peter X. (Peggy) Neeson of Staten Island and the late Josephine A., Marie G. and Joseph Neeson; sister-in-law of Geraldine Neeson; sister-in-law Geraldine Neeson of Staten Island; nephew of James M. and Catherine Cahill of East Jewett; also survived by 27 nieces and nephews, 31 grand-nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaward Ave., Albany.

Funeral services will be held 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home, then to St. Theresa of Avila Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New York State Volunteer Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, N.Y. 12534, or the WW II Memorial Fund, 900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.



August 31, 2004

EDWIN J. POTTER JR.
Self-employed contractor

ASHLAND--- Edwin J. Potter Jr., 39, of Ashland, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in Windham.

Born April 22, 1965, he is the son of Edwin and Betty (nee Emery) Potter in Sharon, Conn.

He was a self-employed contractor.

Survivors include his children, Cassandra, Bryana, Adrianna Washock and Tori Potter; and a sister, Peggy Funk.

Calling hours are Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham.

Mass of Christian Burial to be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church, Windham, with the Rev. Jeremiah Nunan as celebrant.

Cremation to follow at the Albany Rural Crematory, Albany.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his family, care of Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham, N.Y. 12496 would be greatly appreciated.


 
August 31, 2004

ROBERT CLIFFORD THOMPSON
Avid sportsman

JEWETT--- Robert Clifford Thompson, or “Rocky” to his family and friends, died at the stroke of midnight Saturday, Aug. 28. He was surrounded by the loving embrace of his loving wife and soul mate of 36 years Pamela, and his children Clifton, Rebecca and Jennifer.

He was born March 31, 1948 in Catskill.

He was a plumber by trade. His passions included the ponies, casinos, country music and travel. He was an avid sportsman and looked forward to hunting season every year. Most of all he enjoyed the precious time with his grandchildren Justin, Breanna, Lauren, C.J., Marissa, Taylor and Brandon.

He is also survived by his father, Clifford Hall Thompson of Jewett; sisters, Barbara Andrus of Niskayuna, Elizabeth Holdridge of Florida, Jeanne Soule of Jewett, and Peggy Rappelyea of Lexington.

He was predeceased by his mother Agnes Brinkman Thompson and his brother Clifton Thompson.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, 10 a.m. at the Jewett Presbyterian Church, county Route 17.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at PMB 351, 450 Shrewsbury Plaza, Shrewsbury, NJ 07707-4322 or at www.trfinc.org

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Decker Funeral Home, Windham.


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