Obituaries from the Daily Mail
June 2004

Transcribed by Juanita Bennard
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


June 1, 2004, June 2, 2004 

ROSE GOODRICH
Chambermaid for Mullan’s
 

FREEHOLD---Rose Goodrich. 65, of Freehold and Preston Hollow, died on May 30, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. 

She was born in Schenectady on Nov. 5, 1938, daughter of Charles C. and Olivia (Northrup) Pitt.

She was a chambermaid at Mullan’s in East Durham.

Surviving are a son, Charles Goodrich of Freehold, four sisters, Lillie Wickham of Acra, Florence Mobry of Albany, Olivia Lovano of Mechanicville, Julia Willenbucher of Earlton, a brother, Charles Pitt of Victory, S.C. and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband Vernon Goodrich predeceased her in 1967.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.


June 1, 2004 

WILLIAM H. GRIFFITHS
Former Police Officer

WEST COXSACKIE---William Haswell Griffiths, 76, of Route 81, West Coxsackie, and of Eden Park Health Facility, died May 29, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, after a long illness.

He was born Jan 15, 1928, in Climax, and is the son of the late Charles and Alice H. (Zimmer) Griffiths.

He graduated from Coxsackie High School in 1945 and served for two years in the United States Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the Coxsackie United Methodist Church, 60 year member of the climax Grange, and a member of the American Legion Post 0166 of Coxsackie.

He was employed by the A and P Company for 21 years. He was the manager of the Guilderland store when he left for state employment in 1969.

He was employed by the New York State Office of General Services, at Albany. He was superintendent and manager of various state buildings in Albany, the Capital A.E. Smith building and others, retiring in 1989.

He was a part-time patrolman for the Village of Coxsackie for four years and Coxsackie Town Constable for 30 years.

Appointed to the office of assessor in 1966, he was elected of three terms and served as chairman of the board of assessors.

He was a life member of Coxsackie Hose Co. No. 3.

Survivors include his wife, the former Winifred Lampman of West Coxsackie, his children, Alice Stogner of West Coxsackie, Kathryn Griffiths of West Coxsackie, William Griffiths and his wife Sharon of Athens, also survived by his grandchildren Stephanie and Jonathan Stogner, James Griffiths, Charles Griffiths, and Breonna Griffiths, as well as many cousins.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home with Rev. Wendy Steed, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.


June 1, 2004

HARLEY D. WARFIELD
State DOT employee

EAST JEWETT---Harley D. “Buck” Warfield, 59, a life-long resident of East Jewett, died Saturday, May 29, at home.

He was the son of the late Henry R. Warfield and Eunice Garvey Warfield.

Mr. Warfield retired from the New York State Department of Transportation where he had worked for many years. Many travelers knew “Buck” as keeping Palenville Mountain road clear of snow in the wintertime.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine, sons, Harley F., Michael and William, two sisters, Ramona Banks and Daltsey Drum, and brother-in-law Wayne Banks and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, Saturday, June 5, at the Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham and will include a memorial service in the evening where friends and family will be invited to remember Buck.

Memorial donations may be made to The Knights of the Road, Windham, N.Y., 12496, or Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y., 12414


June 3, 2004 

CHARLOTTE “HAP” GOLDEN
Retired Postal Clerk

CLERMONT---Charlotte “Hap” Golden, 86, died June 2, 1004 at the Columbia Greene Long Term Care of Catskill after a long illness.

Born Nov. 24, 1919 in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter if the late Fred and Charlotte (Forst) Ramsauer.

She had been a resident of Clermont since 1946. Prior to her retirement, she worked for many years as a postal clerk with U.S. Post Office in Germantown.

Always an active volunteer, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Brownie Leader, past president of Southern Tier Senior Citizens, a member of the Christ Lutheran Church as well its alter guild and Busy Bees, volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Mobile, Heart Fund and Cancer Society programs, R.S.V.P., the Jennings Willett American Legion Auxiliary of Germantown, the Germantown Clermont branch of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Clermont Homemakers, member of the board of directors of the Clermont community House, Columbia County Advisory Committee, delivered Meals in Wheels and worked at the American Legion Breakfast in Germantown for many years.

Survivors include her children, Robert Golden of Staten Island and Margaret Apa of Athens; sisters Dorothy Simon of Toms River, NJ and Barbara LePage Of Flagler Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.

She was predeceased by her husband Charles Golden in Dec. 7, 1988; siblings Henrietta Rose, Fred and Henry Ramsauer and grandson Dean Apa.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2004 at the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont. The Rev. Mark Frickey, Pastor, will officiate.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Building fund.


June 3, 2004, June 5, 2004

RUSSELL PLANKENHORN
Service man

PRATTSVILLE---Russell D. Plankenhorn, 80, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, NY.

Born on Sept. 10, 1923 in Prattsville, he was the son of the late Harold and Dorothy Kurau Plankenhorn.

Mr. Plankenhorn married Doris Dunham on June 9, 1933 at the Prattsville Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife Doris Plankenhorn, he is survived by his stepchildren, Debra Haynes of Margaretville, Harry Post of Castleton, David Post of Prattsville, James Post of Syracuse and Jason Post of Ashland, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Daughters Paula Pollock and Sandra Rion predeceased him.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 4, 1004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main Street in Windham.

Funeral services will be held p.m. Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Conducted by the Rev. Larry Majors.

Private cremation will be at the Albany Rural Crematory in Menands, NY.


June 3, 2004 

BARBARA A. WORTH
Art teacher

TANNERSVILLE---Barbara A. Worth, 71, died Tuesday, June 1, 1004 after a long illness.

She was born Sept. 20, 1932 to Elliott and Winifred Pforote Mangam in Mineola, NY.

She graduated from high school on Fitchburg, Mass. And graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelors of arts. She was an art teacher for the Hunter Tannersville Central School District before becoming a full-time housewife. She was also a local cub scout den mother.

She is survived by her husband John Worth, Jr. of Tannersville; sons Michael of Mt. Laural, NJ and Joseph Worth and his wife Laurie of Haines Falls, NY; daughter Lauriann Worth of Tannersville; sister Dusan Mangam of Tannersville and several cousins.

Friends and relatives may call at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main Street in Hunter, on Thursday, June 3, 2004, from 7 p.m. to 0 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Friday, June 4 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls, with the Rev. Anthony Motta officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery in Elka Park, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church of Haines Falls.


June 4, 2004 , June 5, 2004, June 8, 2004

ALBERT BARON
Bakery worker

NORTON HILL---Albert Baron, 88, died at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill on June 1, 2004.

He was born in New Bedford, Mass. On Aug.27, 1915.

Albert had worked for the Bond Bakery in Albany as well as his farm and was a well-known nurseryman in the Greenville, Norton Hill and Durham area. He was also a former member of the James Austin Lodge F. & A.M.

Surviving are his son James Baron and wife Arlene of Norton Hill; daughter Irma Rose of Catskill; grandchildren James Baron and Lisa Roe; great-grandchildren Jared and Joshua Roe.

He was predeceased by his wife Ethel, two sisters and by a brother.

As to his wishes, cremation was at the Albany Rural Crematory and services will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville.


June 4, 2004

MARGEUERIT BATTINI
Lifelong homemaker

NORTON HILL---Marguerite Battini, 87 died at the Albany Medical Center on June 2, 2004.

She was born in Long Island City on Sept. 6, 1916, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (O’Connor) Corbett.

Marge was a life-long homemaker and a member of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and a devoted wife to her late husband Joseph Battini who predeceased her in 1991.

Surviving are her daughter Marcella Watts and her husband Raymond of Plano, Texas; son David Battini of Norton Hill; grandsons Daniel and Raymond Watts; brother Kevin Corbett of Bonita Springs, Fla., as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband , she was predeceased by her siblings James and John Corbett, Patricia Nichols and Evelyn Kane.

Relatives and friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR81 in Greenville, on Sunday, June 6, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Greenville Vol. Fire Aux. will conduct a service at the funeral home on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m., at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Greenville Rescue Squad.


June 4, 2004

DANIEL W. SWAIN
U.S. Navy veteran

CATSKILL---Daniel Webster Swain, 64, of 6 Hop-O-Nose Apartments, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson

He was born March 10, 1940 in Catskill, the son of Bertha (Monroe) Swain of Philmont and the late William Swain.

Daniel served in the United States Navy.

Mr. Swain is survived by his daughter Tanya Morris of Albany; sons Eric Swain of Rutland, VT and Jandan “Mark” Swain of Atlanta, GA; brothers Bert Swain of Poughkeepsie, and willie swain of Capicola, Calif.; sisters Linda Snoddy of Browns Mills, NJ, Connie Iverson of Poughkeepsie, Ruth Durham of Hudson and Eloise Burgess of Stratford, Conn.; grandchildren Renada Morris, Christian, Keith, Elizabeth Swain and several cousins , nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Swain on May 25, 1984, as well as siblings Richard Mitchell , Arthur, Geneva and Joyce Swain.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill, on Saturday June f, 2004 from noon to 1 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 5 at 1 p.m. after calling hours at the funeral home. Officiating will be Elders from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.

Interment will follow at Catskill Rural Cemetery.


June 5, 2004

JAMES L. GARAFALO
C.R. Dodge employee.

CATSKILL---MR. James Louis Garafalo, 88, of 775 Embought Road, died Thursday, June 3, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born Aug. 15, 1915 in Coeymans, the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Clouse) Garafalo.

Formerly of Hudson, Mr. Garafalo was an employee of C.R. Dodge in Hudson prior to his retirement. He was also a life member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Garafalo had been a Catskill area resident since 1989.

Mr. Garafalo is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Chelelli Garafalo of Catskill, son James E. Garafalo and daughter-in-law Marjorie Garafalo, all of Catskill; sister Mary Orban, Antoinette Hawk, Lucy Miller, Margaret Van Bramer and Betty Unsen, all of Hudson; brother Paul Seirico of Hudson; grandchildren James T. and Tara M. Garafalo, both of Catskill; great-granddaughter Ariana Garafalo of Catskill and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill, on Sunday June 6, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 7 at the funeral home. The Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church of Catskill, will be officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice pf Columbia-Greene or St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill.


June 6, 2004, June 7, 2004

TIMOTHY J. BOERTLEIN
Special investigator

GREENVILLE---Timothy J. Boertlein, 56, passed away at his home on June 4, 2004, with his loving family by his side.

Born in Flushing, NY on Sept. 15, 1947, he was the son of Ann (Ferry) Boertlein and the late Julius Boertlein.

Before his ill health, Timothy was a special investigator for various state, federal and private agencies.

Surviving are his mother Ann (Ferry) Boertlein; wife Janet (VonBurgsdorff) Boertlein; a step-daughter, Janet Carman and her husband Neil; a step-son Robert Rotzol and his wife Stacy; step grandchildren Justin Carman and Faye Rotzol; a brother, William Boertlein and his wife Patricia; two sisters, Margaret Taubes and Dr. Eve Boertlein; two nephews, Thomas Taubes and his wife Sheri, and Jeremy Taubes; a niece, Julia Taubes and an uncle, Patrick Murphy.

He was predeceased by his father, Julius Boertlein, and a brother, Eugene Boertlein.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 8 9:30 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR81 in Greenville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, June 7 from 6 to 9 p/m/

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.


June 6, 2004

MARIE HILSCHER
Homemaker

DHIRLEY, NEW York---Marie Hilscher, 90, of Shirley and East Taghkanic, died June 3, 2004.

She was born June 9, 1913 to Joseph and Anna (Brandisky) Salmon in Astoria, NY and lived most of her life in Jackson Heights, NY.

She was married on July 4, 1936 to John T. Hilscher, who predeceased her after a marriage of 63 years. She and her husband enjoyed weekending and summering in East Taghkanic for almost 50 years.

She was very proud of the time she spent working at Woolworths on 14th Street in Manhattan, before starting a family. She was a life-long practitioner of self-improvement through reading. She loved to laugh and loved her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Weisner and her husband Richard of Shirley, and their children Liam, Jonathan and Timothy; grandchildren Ted Hilscher of Hannacroix, William Hilscher of East Taghkanic and Catherine Hilscher of Manchester, NH; daughter-in-law Jeanette Hilscher of Claverack; and great-grandchildren Ashley, Laura, Hack and Cole Hilscher.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, John T. Hilscher, Jr.; a daughter, Marie Hilscher and two brothers, Joseph (Buddy) and Richard Salmon.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the family cemetery at the corner of Rte. 27 and Tompkins Road in East Taghkanic.

Memorial contributions may be made to Taghkanic Fire Company, c/o Bill Hilscher, Ancram, NY or the Hermance Memorial Library, Coxsackie, NY.


June 6, 2004, June 7, 2004

CECIL PREM E. DAS
Postal Service mechanic

PALENVILLE---Cecil Erving Prem Das, 90, died Thursday, June 3, 2004 at Albany Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Prem Das was born in British Guyana on July 18, 1913 to the late Bartholomew and Gertrude Calendar Prem Das.

He immigrated to this country in 1915 and had been employed as a mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service at their 34th Street garage in Manhattan until his retirement.

Following his wife’s death on May 8, 2003, he moved from Roosevelt, NY to his son’s home in Palenville.

Mr. Prem Das is survived by his son, Ramon Pres Das of Palenville; two daughter-in-laws, Helen Prem Das of Palenville and Gloria Prem das of Queens; five granddaughters, Mrs. Jeffrey (Roxanne) Carter of  Queens, Mrs. Fabio (Donna) Auffant of Palenville, Mrs. Tito (Karen) Auffant of Catskill; Mrs. Jeffrey (Christie-Raye) Van Gorden of Catskill and Mrs. Michael (Kacey) Quirk of Claverack; one grandson, Vincent Prem Das of Florida; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jocelyn Winston of Connecticut; a niece, Sherry Winston of Connecticut; and a nephew, Michael Winston of Washington, D.C.

In addition to his wife, Lois Jayne Hoff Prem Das, he was predeceased by his son, Robert Prem Das, and his grandson, Anthony Prem Das.

A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. in the Remembrance Chapel of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights, with the Rev. John J. Murphy, Pastor of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church officiating.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Private cremation will be conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium on Wednesday, June 9.


June 7, 2004

LORRAINE MARIE MIDDLETON BEERS
East Jewett resident

EAST JEWETT---Lorraine Marie Middleton Beers, 78, of East Jewett, died on June 5, 2004 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born to Harold S. and Charlotte Middleton in New York City.

On Oct. 14, 1945 she married Lewis J. Beers in New York City.

She had a long career as a nurses aide at the Catskill hospital retiring in 1985.

Survivors include her husband Lewis of 58 years at home, a son, William and his wife Nancy of Saratoga Springs, a son Charles of Poughkeepsie, a daughter, Annemarie and her husband Bryan Coons of Millerton, and a daughter Janet and her husband Timothy Osborn of East Jewett; seven grandchildren, Leslie Turnquist of Texas; Michael Beers of Des Moines, Iowa; Sarah, Patrick, and Brendan Coons of Millerton, NY, and Amanda and Charlotte Osborn of East Jewett; two great-grandchildren Emily and Billy Gatlin of Texas; three brothers, Harold Middleton and his wife Barbara of East Jewett; Robert Middleton and his wife Linnea of east Jewett and Donald and his wife Bridgett of Babylon.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 7 at the Astom-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main Street, Hunter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls. Officiating will the Rev. Anthony Motta.

Interment to follow in the St. Francis deSales Cemetery in Elka-Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Jewett Rescue Squad or to the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls.


June 7, 2004 , June 8, 2004

JUNE F. CROSS
Athens resident

ATHENS---June F. Cross, 84, of 48 North Franklin Street, Athens, died June 6, 2004 at her residence after a long illness.

She was born in Anniston, Ala., June 21, 1920, and was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Roberts) Pruitt.

She has been an area resident since 1983, a past member of the Athens Senior Citizens, a member of the Athens Garden Club, and a member of the 10 O’clock Crafters.

Survivors include a son, James O. Cross of North Carolina; five daughters; Jean Craft of Kentucky, Virginia Sulkey , Margaret Proper, Mary Sulkey all of Athens; Gail Malloy of Coxsackie; 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Cross was predeceased by her husband, Otis Cross in 1990.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Rick Snowdan officiating.

Interment will be in the New Athens Rural Cemetery.

Envelopes for Community Hospice are available at the funeral home.


June 8, 2004

PATRICIA WILSON
LPNA AT Cobleskill Hospital & Eden Park Nursing Home

CONESVILLE---Patricia Wilson, 58, of Conesville, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at the Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County in Cobleskill.

She was born in Catskill Oct. 8, 1945.

When she was younger she worked for the Windham Telephone Company and then became a LPN and worked at the Cobleskill Hospital and the Eden Park Nursing Home.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel Brandow of Middleburgh and Darcy Brandow and his wife Laska of Colo.; a grandson, Marcus Brandow; two sisters, Rhonda Diamond and Dolores Culjak; her foster mother, Lorna VanHoesen; and her care givers, George and Laura Edwards.

Calling hours are today 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Graveside service and interment will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Manorkill Cemetery.


June 8, 2004

MILDRED L. DRUM
Born in Maplecrest

WINDHAM---Mildred L. Drum, 79, of Ashland, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Albany Medical Center, in Albany, NY.

She was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Maplecrest, the daughter of the late Willis and Dorcas Cook Chatfield.

Mrs. Drum was a homemaker.

Mrs. Drum was married to Howard Drum, who predeceased her Feb. 12, 1978.

She was also predeceased by her daughters Mary Drum and Katherine Deats, grandson Chris Drum, granddaughter Erin Cox, brother John Chatfield, and sister Katherine (Polly) Chatfield.

She is survived by her sons Howard Drum and his wife Rosemarie, George Drum and his wife Anita; daughters Mrs. Barbara Dodge and her husband Robert, Mrs. Susan Cox and her husband Don, Mrs. Elizabeth Van Steenburg and her husband Barry, and Mrs. Marsh Dunn; son-in-law Hal Deats; sister Louise Cunningham; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 9, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham.

Funeral services will be conducted June 10 by the Rev. Maybelle Renzi at 11 a.m. at the Ashland Community Church, Ashland.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to the Ashland Rescue Squad or the Ashland Community Church.


June 9, 2004

KEVIN R. LAVALLEY
Born in Hudson

ORLANDO, FLA.---Kevin R. LaVAlley, 49, formerly of Hudson, died June 4, 2004 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla.

Born Aug. 29, 1954 in Hudson, he was the son of Catherine R. LaValley and the late Ronald E. LaValley.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughters Erica Cardinale and Nicole LaValley of Athens; sisters Janice Pendergast of Greenport,

Patricia Shook of Claverack; four grandsons Connor, Tyler and Troy Cardinale and Casey Stanzione of Athens; loving companion and friend Irene Rigsvy and her son Danny of Orlando, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his two brothers Ronald and Donald LaValley.

Private interment at Cedar Park Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.


June 9, 2004, June 10, 2004

FRED D. PROPER
Licensed beautician

ATHENS---Fred D. Proper, 45, of 84 Second St., Athens, died suddenly Monday, June 7, 2004.

Born in Catskill, June 9, 1958, he was the son of Margaret (Cross) Proper of Athens and the late Fred Proper.

Mr. Proper had been an area resident since 1997 and was a licensed beautician. He loved gardening, woodworking, crafts and animals.

Besides his mother he is survived by a brother, Michael Proper of Catskill; a sister June Craver of Athens; and seven nephews.

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

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens.


June 9, 2004

ROBERT SPERLE
U.S. Navy veteran

Catskill---Robert Sperle, 75, of 56 Rennie Road died Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born June 18, 1928 in Yonkers, the son of the late George and Agnes (Doyle) Sperle.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was an employee at City College of New York prior to his retirement.

Formerly of Peekskill, Robert was a past commodore and member of the Peekskill Yacht Club.

Mr. Sperle is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francien T. (Galante) Sperle of Catskill; two daughters Mary Ellen Sperle of South Salem and Robin Ruggiero and her husband John of Minneola; six grandchildren Dawn Pecora, Gianna and Julia Ruggiero, and Jason, Tanya and Heather Lynch; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Sperle was predeceased by his daughter Joyce Sedlack on Sept. 23, 1993.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights in Catskill., on Thursday, June 10, 2004 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 11 at the funeral home with the Rev John J. Murphy, pastor of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church of Catskill, officiating.

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


June 10, 2004

CONSTANCE DENTON
State employee

GREENVILLE---Constance Denton, 76, of Kudlack Road, died June8, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn following a prolonged illness.

She was born in New York City on June 16, 1927, daughter of the late William and Constance (Windus) Futterer.

Connie had worked for the New York State Office of Equalization and Assessment prior to her retirement in 1989. She was also a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Windham.

Surviving are her son Mark Denton Sr. and his wife Barbara and daughter Lois Kudlack, all of Greenville, and daughter Cheryl Horner and her husband Bruce of Islip; grandchildren Thomas Denton, Mark Denton Jr., Christine Kudlack Dean, Jeanette Hart and David Kudlack; great-grandchildren Crystal and Brittney Denton, Mark William and William Denton, Wayne Alan and Michael Everett Dean and Mariah Hart; sisters Dorothy Stey and Barbara Parker.

Constance was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Ralph Denton, brothers Arnold and William Futterer, and son-in-law Michael Kudlack.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 11, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, with the Rev. Donald Lyon officiating.

Friends and family may call at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who desire may contribute to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo.

Arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville.


June 10, 2004, June 11, 2004

EDWARD J. KIMMER JR.
U.S. Air Force veteran

WEST COXSACKIE---Edward J. Kemmer Jr., 71, of Bethany Village, died June 9, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born May 12, 1933 in Brooklyn and was the son of the late Edward J. and Mary (Hutter) Kemmer Sr.

Edward served his country in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. Prior to his retirement, he was a payroll clerk for Helmsley Spear, Inc. in New York City.

He has been an area resident of West Coxsackie for 10 years. He belongs to the Lions Club of Catskill, Knights of Columbus of Catskill and the American Legion of Catskill.

Mr. Kemmer is survived by his sisters Elizabeth Conlon of Catskill and Patricia M. Bay of Coxsackie, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service in his memory will be held at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street in Coxsackie, at a later date to be announced.

Private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands on June 10, 2004. Burial of his remains will be in the evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Funeral arrangements are by the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Coxsackie.


June 10, 2004

THERESA SANTINI
Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL---Theresa Santini, 92, of 62 Austin Acres, Catskill, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at home.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral home, Catskill are incomplete.


June 11, 2004

THERESA SANTINI
Skilled seamstress

CATSKILL---Theresa Santini, 91, of 62 Austin Acres, Catskill, died peacefully at home Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

Born Theresa Panzica, June 18, 1912, in Sicily, Italy, Mrs. Santini came with her family to the United States at the age of 8 arriving in New York harbor and sailing past the statue of Liberty on the fourth of July.

Mrs. Santini became a highly skilled seamstress and was a member of the United States Garment Workers Union for 50 years. She worked for several notable designers. She was a communicant at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church of Catskill and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Teresa No. 277. She married Raymond Santini on June 30, 1935. They were happily married for 52 years. They lovingly and devotedly raised their two daughters, Carol and Joan on Long Island. Following their retirement, they moved Catskill, where Raymond predeceased Theresa on March 13, 1988.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Petramale and her husband Frank of Catskill and Joan Butler of Huntington Beach, Calig.; grandchildren, Frank Petramale and his wife Jennifer of Poughkeepsie, Paul Petramale and his wife Jennifer of Athens, Theresa Kaness and her husband Matthew of Quincy, Mass., Julie Butler of Long Beach, Calif., and Sarah Butler of Huntington Beach, Calif.; four beloved great-grandchildren, Marisa, Michael, Nicholas and Samuel.

The youngest of five children, she was predeceased by her parents Angelo and Rosalie Panzica; her sisters, Mary Pellerino and Filomena Cordaro; brothers, John Panzica and Vincent Panzica; her son-in-law, Kenneth Butler.

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

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

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Hospice,   47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414 and St., Patrick’s R.C. Church, 157 Bridge St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414


June 11, 2004

IRENE NIPPE and KURT NIPPE
Service announcements

ROUND TOP---Graveside services for Kurt C. Nippe and his wife Irene Nippe will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. in the family plot of the Round Top Cemetery in Round top. Pastor Victor Nelson of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo will officiate the service.

Irene Nippe died Feb. 4, 1996 at her residence in Purling and Kurt Nippe died May 4, 2003 at Columbia Greene Long Term Care in Catskill.

The day of the graveside services, everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Richards Funeral Home in Cairo.


June 11, 2004

GOLDIE ANNE KROPP
Charter member of the Ambulance Squad

RENSSELAERVILLE---Goldie Anne Kropp, 85. Of Rensselaerville, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany.

Born in Chase Lake, Dec. 29, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth “Badics” Molnar.

A graduate of Berne-Knox Central School, class of 1936, Mrs. Kropp was known for her joyful spirit, contagious sense of humor and kidding remarks.

She was the wife of the late John Kropp, with whom she ran a dairy farm for many years. For the last 32 years she worked for Hickory Hill.

She was an extremely active member of the Hiawatha Grange for 60 years, a charter member of the Rensselaerville Ambulance Squad and a charter member of the Rensselaerville Ladies Battalion of which she served as secretary for many years until her illness earlier this year. She was formerly a defensive driving instructor for the certified points reduction course for New York State.

Survivors include her son Thomas J. Kropp and his wife Donna of Rensselaerville; a grandson, Jeremey Kropp of Albany; a granddaughter, Jaclyn Kropp of Ithaca; sisters, Helen Stradley of College Station, Texas, and Irene Bodi and her husband Michael of East Greenbush; a brother, Joseph Farkas Jr. and his wife Vera of Westerlo; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Gardiner.

Calling hours are Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. There will be a service conducted by the Hiawatha Grange at 7 p.m. and the Rensselaerville Ladies Battalion at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Kropp’s name to St. Peter’s Hospice or the Rensselaerville Ladies Battalion.


June 12, 2004

MABEL L. REID
Shop-Rite employee

ATHENS---Mabel L. Reid, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003.

She was born Jan. 15, 1928 in Thomasville, GA, daughter of the late M.L. and Suzie (Taylot) Simmons.

Mabel was an employee of Shop-Rite prior to her retirement. She was predeceased by her former husband Napolean Reid in October 1987.

Mrs. Reid survived by her son and daughter-in-law Ronald L. Reid and Laura Reid, both of New Hampshire; daughters and son-in-laws Linda D. Reid of Provo, UT, Carol A. Ivery and Mike Ivery, both of Pittsfield, MA, Sheila L. Brown and Daryl Brown, both of Cedar Hill, TX, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Mellenville Union Cemetery in Mellenville, NY.


June 14, 2004

FRANCES LEDDA
Longtime resident

CORNWALLVILLE---Frances Ledda, 93, died June 12, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn on Dec. 5, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Nicoline (Perino) Lascuito.

Frances has been an area resident since 1949. She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church and loved the mountains. She also loved to cook, garden and take care of her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Ledda, on Oct. 10, 1992.

Survivors include three sons, Angelo of Cornwallville, Salvatore of Queens and Frank of Oakland, CA; two daughters, Carmella Ohman of Medesto, CA and Nicoline Dyer of Cornwallville; a brother, Michael Lascuito of the Bronx; two sisters, Rose Nanni of the Bronx and Caroline Luccarele; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are Sunday, June 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross Street. Cairo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo with Rev. J. Noonan, pastor, as celebrant.

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


June 15, 2004

MARY J. ASCANIO
Sewing machine operator

CATSKILL---Mary J. Ascanio of Columbia-Greene Long Term Care, Catskill, died suddenly June 10, 2004. At Columbia-Greene Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Cementon, now Smith’s Landing. She was the daughter of the late Abraham and Helen (Ponick) Ascanio.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a sewing machine operator.

Survivors include one sister, Virginia Christman of Catskill, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four sisters, Angeline Maurizco, Rose Lazeckes, Anna Asciano and Ethel Asciano; three brothers, James, Stephen and George died previously.

Services will be held 11 a.m. today at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo, with the Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church officiating.

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


June 14, 2004

PAUL COLWELL
Postal Service worker

LEEDS---Paul James (Jim) Colwell, 67, died Saturday at his home in Leeds.

Born June 23, 1936 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Anna V. Heeney Colwell.

Mr. Colwell was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Hudson for 30 years until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church Catskill and was a life member of Rogers Hose Co. NO. 2 Hudson, Knights of Columbus Council 316 Hudson. He was formerly the 3rd Ward Alderman in Hudson.

Survivors include his wife, Maureen E. (Friss) Colwell; one son Patrick of Kinderhook, one daughter Margaret Ann McNamara of Monroe, (Orange Co.); five brothers Thomas and Edward Colwell both of Germantown, William and Timothy Colwell both of Hudson, and Michael Colwell of Claverack, one sister Eileen Zinnanti of red Hook, 3 grandchildren Matthew Colwell and Matthew and John McNamara; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, Inc. 886 Columbia St., Hudson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill with the Rev. John Murphy officiating.

Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Memorial contributions are requested in his memory to Schepens Eye Research Institute 20 Stamford St., Boston, Mass. 02114.


June 14, 2004

HAROLD G. PAGE
Medway minister

SURPRISE---The Rev. Harold G. Page, 75, of Surprise, died on June 8, 2004, at the Albany Medical Center in Albany.

He was born in Rockport, Maine, on June 25, 1928, son of the late Raymond B. and Laura E. (Libby) Page.

He was the minister for 31 years at the Medway Congregational Christian Church in Medway until his retirement on Nov. 1, 1998.

He was gifted pastor with a special ability to reach children with the knowledge and love of God.

Rev. Page was Chaplain of the Medway/Grapeville Vol. Fire Company for 30 years and a member of the fire police for 19 years.

Rev. Page was a loving and caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Survivors are his daughters Melissa Dumont and Lucinda Fava, two grandsons Kenneth and Freddy Fava, two granddaughters, Amanda and Michele Dumont and three great-grandchildren, Alexis, Mya, and Tristen and brother-in-law David McIntosh.

Rev. Page was predeceased in 1991 by his beloved wife Gertrude McIntosh Page.

As to his wishes, Rev. Page was cremated and will be interred in the Medway Christian Cemetery with Gertrude.

Interment service will be 6:30 p.m. at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Medway-Grapeville Vo. Fire Company.

Funeral arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


June 14, 2004

ETHEL A. RABELER

CATSKILL---Ethel A. Rabeler, 90, of Morrison Road, Acra, died Saturday, June 12, 2004 at the Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill, where she had been a patient since Dec. 8, 2003.

She was born May 30, 1914 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Amanda (Johnson) Mickelson.

Mrs. Rabeler had been an area resident since 1986. She was a past member of the Cairo Golden Age Club, loved to swim, play cards and Bingo.

Survivors include her daughter Arlene Cody of Acra; three grandchildren, Michael Cody and wife dawn, Steven Cody and wife Jeanmarie, Jennifer Anaya and husband Richard; and three great-grandchildren, Steven Cody, Tristian and Freddie Anaya.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Johnson, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Hudson, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, next to her late husband.


June 14, 2004, June 15, 2004

LOUIS E. SCARCELLI
I & O Slutzky employee

CATSKILL---Louis Edwin Scarcelli, 69, of 57 Allen Street, Catskill, died Saturday evening, June 12, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, after a very short illness.

He was born Oct. 13, 1934 in Catskill, the son of the late Pasquale and Julia (Canape) Scarcelli.

Mr. Scarcelli was a long-time employee of I & O Slutzky and Co. in Hunter prior to his retirement.

He was a loving father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer and long-time member of the Catskill Golf Club. He was also a member of the Catskill Elks Lodge 1341 BPOE.

Survivors include three daughters, Louann Neville and husband Jim of Cold Spring, Joann Schemmel and husband Steve of Charlotte, N.C., and Diane Hopkins and husband Patrick of Climax; a sister, Marie Porto of Catskill; a brother, Joseph Scarcelli of Miami, Fla., a brother-in-law, Patsy Porto of Catskill; a sister-in-law Betty Scarcelli of Miami, Fla., nine grandchildren, Jennifer Neville, James Neville, Jason Neville, Jessica Neville, JUSTINE Neville, Sarah Schemmel, Alec Schemmel, Caitlin Hopkins, Alyssa Hopkins; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Scarcelli was predeceased by three brothers, Leon Scarcelli, Anthony Scarcelli, Thomas Scarcelli; and a sister, Evelyn Barris.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at ST. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge St., Catskill. The Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor, will be officiating.

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


June 15, 2004

LILLIAN H. DREGER
Retired LPN

SOUTH CAIRO---Lillian H. Dreger, 82, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Brooklyn, July 26, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Caroline (Buschbaum) and Frank John Hasse.

Mrs. Dreger had been a long-time resident of Greene County, living in Athens, Round Top and most recently a Brookside Mobile Home Park in South Cairo. She was LPN, retired. Her hobbies included traveling, photography, bingo, the computer and taking care if stray animals. She was active throughout her life in community affairs, especially in the military community as she raised her family and was the spiritual support of her husband. Retired MSgt Walter S. Dreger, while he served his country. She was active as a Red Cross Gray Lady, Nurse’s Aide, and as an EMT with Richard’s ambulance Service. She graduated from Central School for Practical Nurses, Welfare Island, at the age of 46 on Oct. 24, 1967. She was also active in church, sang in the choir, was a member of the society for Creative Anachronism Inc., and worked at Greene County Memorial Hospital before it was closed.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Albert and Frank Haase; sister, Mildren Totillo; and her husband of 63 years, Walter Stanley Dreger, who died Jan. 19, 2003.

Survivors include her daughter, Frances C. Dreger and son-in-law Edward E. Wilson of Cairo; her son, Walter A. Dreger and daughter-in-law, Catherine Dreger of Leeds; Theodore Dreger of Long Island; Emma Brooks and Henry Haase of Catskill; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are Wednesday, June 16 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross St., Cairo.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home which will be presided over by her grandson Michael B. Wells, DO, of Saginaw, Mich.

Private cremation will follow with interment at the Round Top Cemetery. Time and date have not been determined as yet.

Flowers are appreciated, but a donation to Columbia Memorial Hospice in Hudson or your local community is also suggested as an alternative.


June 15, 2004

CLIFFORD J. HAHN JR.
Coxsackie resident

COXSACKIE---Clifford J. Hahn Jr., 41, of Flint Mine Road, Coxsackie, died suddenly June 13, 2004 at Ellis Hospital.

He was born in Queens Dec. 28, 1962, and was the son of the late Clifford Hahn Sr., who predeceased him on Dec. 6, 2003, and he is survived by his mother Patricia M. (O’Toole) Hahn of Coxsackie.

Mr. Hahn established his own painting company at the time of his death. His hobbies included fishing, automotive restoration and painting.

He is survived by his wife Lori (Zion) Hahn and daughter Melissa Hahn of Nassau. He is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn Hahn of Catskill and Mrs. Joseph (Patricia) McDowell of Coxsackie, and a niece, Cherelyn Barnard of Kingston.

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

Mass of Christian Burial will be 9 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004 with the Rev. Fr. John Moyna, pastor, being the celebrant at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Coxsackie.

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


June 16, 2004 

ROBERT J. DONOVAN
U.S. Army veteran

WEST COXSACKIE---Robert J. Donovan, 60, of Roberts Hill Road, died June 15, 2004.

He was born in Catskill on June 3, 1944 and was the son of the late Daniel and Agnes (Monahan) Donovan.

Mr. Donovan was an avid sports fan and dedicated veteran of Greene County. He had an honorable discharge from the United States Army in January 1971. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Coxsackie and was a past member of the New York State National Guard.

He was a resident of the New Baltimore Township, adjutant of Coxsackie American Legion Post 166, associate member of Northeast Vietnam Veterans Association, board member of Greene County Honor a Veteran program, Greene County American Legion Historian, member of the

Greene County Advisory Transportation Committee, American Legion baseball coach, past chairman and member of the Coxsackie Town Planning Board, past member of Coxsackie Town and Village Youth Commission, past president of Coxsackie Little League, past manager of Coxsackie Babe Ruth Baseball, past coach of Coxsackie Girls Softball, past coach of Coxsackie Soccer program, past president, vice president of the Earlton Fire Department.

He is survived by his son Patrick Donovan and his wife Kathy of Coxsackie; daughter Lisa Donovan and her fiancee Michael Savage of Ravena; brothers Daniel Donovan of West Virginia and Frederick Donovan of Coxsackie; sisters Kathryn Townsend and Alyce Donovan, both of Kingston; grandchildren Dylan Donovan and Daniel Colletti; and several cousins.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., in Coxsackie on Thursday, June 17, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The American Legion will conduct a service at the funeral home Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Coxsackie with the Rev. Fr. John Moyna as celebrant.

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


June 16, 2004

JOHN J. KING
Avid card player

Cornwallville---John J. King, 86, died June 11, 2004 in Fort Pierce, Fla.

He was born in Ireland on June 25, 1917 and was the son of the late Thomas and Helen (Coohill) King.

Mr. King has been an area resident since 1971 and is a member or Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham, the East Durham Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

He was an avid card player and he loved to cane chairs. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Brinks Armored Car Company.

He is survived by his wife Anna M. (Egan) King of Cornwallville; sons Colman King of Bloomingrove, John King of Metamong, Ill., and Michael King of Fairlawn, N.J.; daughters Ann (Mohirn) of Hampton and Helen King of Dublin, Ireland; siblings Stephen and Michael King, Anna Cole and Evelyn Springfield, all of Ireland; grandchildren Dawn King, Mary Mohrin, Catherine, Sean, Gavin, Patrick, Megan, Thomas and Erin King.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St. in Cairo, on Thursday, June 17, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Knights of Columbus will hold services in his memory at the funeral home.

Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 18, 2004 at noon at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Route 145 in East Durham, with the Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, pastor, as the celebrant.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.


June 16, 2004

EDWIN G. MULBURY
Former county coroner

WINDHAM---Edwin Graham Mulbury, M.D., died Monday, June 14, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born on May 233, 1906 in Windham, he was the son of the late Claude and Daisy Osborn Mulbury.

Dr. Mulbury was a founding member and served on the board of directors of the Windham Country Club. He was a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Academy of Medicine (AMA), Mountain Lodge 259 of the Masons, lifetime member of the Windham Fire Company, a school physician, FAA examiner and was county coroner for many years.

Dr. Mulbury was married to Ida F. Steinberger Mulbury who survives him.

He is also survived by David and Hilde Mulbury, Marilyn Gabriel and her husband John, Cynthia Blair and her husband Paul, Harold Hempstead and his wife Janet, Peter and Anne Mulbury and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., in Windham, on Wednesday, June 16,  2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 17 at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Windham Fire Company.


June 17, 2004   

JULIUS R. HALES
Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS---Julius R. Hales, 76, of Route 385, Athens, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Albany.

Born in Guttenburg, N.J., Jan. 8, 1928, he was the son of the late Antone and Anna (Gaspar) Hales.

Calling hours will be held at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens, Sunday, June 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will take place Monday at St. Patrick’s Church in Athens.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the New Athens Rural Cemetery.

Further information with more complete obituary to follow.


June 18, 2004, June 19, 2004 

JULIUS R. HALES
Athens resident

ATHENS---Julius R. Hales, 76, of Route 385, Athens, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Albany.

He was born in Guttenburg, N.J., Jan. 8, 1928, he was the son of the late Antone and Anna (Gaspar) Hales.

Mr. Hales has been an area resident for over 75 years. He served with the U.S. Army as a sergeant from 1950-1952.

He was a member of the Athens American Legion and a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Athens. He was a member of the Athens Paddock Club.

He loved gardening, baseball and golfing. He was a Mets fan. He also coached for the Little League in Athens. After 33 years he shot his first deer,

Survivors include his wife Marlene A. (Spreckels) Hales of Athens; two sons, Richard and his wife Cathlene of Illinois, and Carl of Athens; two daughters, Sharon Hales of Scotiam Mrs. Jeffrey (Susan) McNaughton of Selkirk; a brother, Frank Hales of Alabama; a sister, Elizabeth Vab Shaak of Athens; five grandchildren, Sharlynn, Norman, Vanessa, Jane Ann, and philip; a great-grandchild Isabel; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 221, at St. Patrick’s Church , Athens.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the New Athens Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation c/o Albany Medical Center, 37 New Scotland Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12208.


June 18, 2004

DENNIS L. HEATH DR.
Sears Co. technician

BALTIMORE, MD.---Dennis L. Heath Sr., 36, died on June 4, 2004.

He was born on Oct 17, 1967 in Catskill to Francis Heath of Catskill and Leonard Belcher of Winterhaven, Fla.

Dennis grew up in Catskill and was a graduate of Catskill High School. He relocated to Baltimore in 1986 and was employed at Johns Hopkins as a Maintenance Department Supervisor for 13 years. He was most recently employed by Sears Co. as a heating and cooling technician.

Dennis attended the Second Baptist Church in Catskill as a child and was now a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore. His special interests were basketball, golfing, football and dominoes.

Mr. Heath is survived by his wife Mrs. Marilyn (Melton) Heath of Baltimore; children Damar Neal of Catskill , and Lauren Melton and Dennis Heath Jr., both of Baltimore. He also leaves to cherish his memory: his sisters Sheila Heath of Baltimore, and Lynette and Bertha Heath, both of Albany; brothers Duane Heath (Andrea) and James “Greg” Heath (Kim), all of Catskill; five aunts; four uncles; one godson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at the Second Baptist Church on Main Street in Catskill. The Rev. Richard D. Turpin, pastor, will be officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction or the Traver and McCurry Funeral Home in Catskill.


June 19, 2004, June 23, 2004

FRANCIS J. SARACIONE
U.S. Navy veteran

HANNCROIX---Francis J. Saracione, 66, of route 51, died June 17, 2004 at his residence after a long illness.

He was born in the Bronx. NY on Jan. 15, 1938 and was the son of Louis C. and Theresa C. (Bastone) Saracione.

Francis served on the U.S.S. Wisconsin Association Battleship BB64 in the United States Navy from 1955 go 1958 in Korea.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie and a member of the V.F.W. #1094 of Ravena. Druign his working career, he was employed as an iron worker for the NYC Local #361 from 1963 to 1983. He was also a wood crafter and, in his later years, he owned and operated Frank’s Hot Dogs in Hannacroix from 1994 to 2004.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Grace E. (Walsh) Saracione of Hannacroix; two sons, Michael J. of Earlton and Francis J. of North Carolina; four daughters, Susan A. Blanchfield and Patricia L. Smink, both of Indiana, Grace E. Ramnes of Balston Spa and Gina M. Saracione of Hannacroix; a brother, Louis P. Saracione of West Islip, NY; a sister, Louise Lubrano of Coatsville, Penn.; 11 grandchildren , three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street in Coxsackie, on Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, June 23 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Coxsackie, with the Rev. Fr, J. Moyne, Pastor, as the celebrant.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.


June 21, 2004

MARGARET DEBENEDICTUS
Registered nurse

CATSKILL---Margaret DeBenedictus, 88, lifelong Catskill resident, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

She was born July 12, 1915 in Catskill, the daughter of the late Bonaventure and Angelina (Changes) Bramdone.

Mrs. DeBenedictus was a Registered Nurse for many years prior to her retirement from Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.

She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Catskill.

Margaret was a devoted wife, mother and dedicated caretaker of her entire family.

Survivors include her son, Stephen DeBenedictus of Mount Vernon; two brothers, Anthony Brandone of Catskill and John Brandone of South Cairo; one granddaughter, Allisha Tedesco and husband Ted of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two great-grandsons, Nicholas and Vincent Tedesco of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. DeBenedictus was predeceased by her husband Salavatore DeBenedictus in 1964; and two sisters, Nina Smith and Philomena Brandone.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Catskill. The Rev. John J. Murphy, pastor, will be officiating,

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


June 22, 2004

JAMES GREGORY
Avid music lover

KINGSTON---James Gregory, 25, of Kingston, died Saturday, June 19, at Benedictine Hospital, where he had been a patient.

Mr. Gregory was born in Hudson on Aug. 2, 1978, to the late Raymond L. Gregory and Linda Orbon Gregory Smith.

He enjoyed fishing and was an avid music lover.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Douglas (Linda) Smith of Palenville; two sisters, Barbara Gregory of Catskill; and Laura Smith of Palenville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral service will be noon Wednesday in the Remembrance Chapel of the Millspaugh Camerato Funereal Home, 139 Jeffeson Heights with the Rev. Linda McEathron, pastor of the Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church in Palenville officiating.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral.

Interment will follow in the Chatham Rural Cemetery.


June 22, 2004, June 23, 2004

FLORENCE P. HUNTER
Teacher

CATSKILL---Florence P. Hunter, 90, native Catskillian, died Monday, June 21 at Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Hospice Unit following a brief illness.

Florence Caroline Palmer was born March 9, 1914 on Bushnell Avenue, daughter of Arthur and Gertrude Lee Palmer.

She graduated from High School in 1932, New Paltz Normal School in 1935, New York State Teachers’ College and received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Columbia University.

She taught her first year at the Irving School, the spent the next ten years as a Third Grade teacher at Grandview School.

On May 7, 1947, she married Ralph F. Hunter and they bought a home in Jefferson Heights, the neighborhood she has lived in ever since.

Her volunteer work included Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church, Brownie and Intermediate Girl Scout Leader, assisted at Public Health Clinics and solicited for the Red Cross and other such organizations.

She was a member of the Catskill Monday Club, On-Ti-Ora Chapter NSDAR, Atateka Club, Trustee Emeritus of the Greene County Historical Society.

Survivors include her brother, Ralph F. Palmer of Delray, Fla.; three nieces, Jean Terry and Eleanor Page, both of East Greenbush, and Caroline Mickle of Wilton, Conn.; a nephew, William Palmer of Kinderhook; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew.

Mrs. Hunter was predeceased by her parents, brothers William and Frank Palmer, nephew Thomas, and husband, Ralph F. Hunter on Sept. 12, 1989.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, in the Remembrance Chapel of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 149 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, with the Rev. Vicky Eastland, pastor of the First Reformed Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leeds Reformed Church or the Greene County Historical Society.


June 22, 2004

JAMES COLBY
Lexington firefighter

HUNTER---James Colby, 78, of Westkill, died June 20, at Rutland Regional Medical Center in West Rutland, Vt.

He was born Feb. 7, 1926 to Augustus and Cecilia Tienken Colby in New York City.

An Army Veteran in World War II, Mr. Colby was a manage of Food Fare in New York City and also was a doorman before retiring.

He was a member of the Town of Lexington Fire Company, Town of Lexington Democratic Club, Westkill Lexington Community Improvement Association, Westkill Community Cemetery Association, and the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post in Prattsville.

Survivors include daughter Carol Salisbury of West Rutland, Vt.; a son, Robert Colby of Ghent; a sister, Helen Burns of the Bronx; and two grandsons, Joshua Salisbury and Joseph Colby.

Mr. Colby was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2000.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Aston and Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 25 at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. Christopher Berean.

Interment will follow in the Westkill Community Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice.


June 23, 2004

PEARL MACKEY HASKINS
Centurian

MEDUSA---Pearl Mackey Haskins, 104, of Medusa, died at her home on Tuesday, June 22, 2004.

Born in Preston Hollow March 18, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Austin C. and Bertie (White) Mackey.

Mrs. Haskins was baptized in 1915 when Rev. Hook was the minister at the Christian Church, later called the Christian Congregationalist now the United Church of Christ. She was the church organist when Rev. Simon Lyman was minister for several years. She was a member of the Ladies Fellowship of the Church, past president of the Rebecca Lodge having worked her way through the chairs, a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Oak Hill for many years, a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Clark White American Legion Post #589, the Clematis Club, the Potter Hollow Grange, and the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She taught in many districts schools before going to the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk district in 1954 retiring from there in 1965. Mrs. Haskins and her husband Henry sold their farm and stock in 1965 due to Henry’s ill health. They spent the winters in Florida and summers in the north after the sale of their farm until Henry’s death in 1977. In 1981 Pearl purchased the Ralph Disbrow property in Medusa where she lived until her death.

Survivors include her nieces, Elizabeth Jennings of Syracuse; nephew, Lawrence Mackey of Glenmont; nephew, Malcolm Bards’ widow, Virginia Bard of Niskuyana.

A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Warren Beeman at the United Church of Christ in Medusa Sunday June 27, 2004 at 11 p.m. There will be a dinner immediately following the service at the Medusa Volunteer Firehouse to which relatives and friends are invited.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4498 state Route 81, Greenville.

As to her wishes she made an anatomical donation to the Albany Medical College. Those who wish may contribute in Pearls’ memory to the United Church of Christ in Medusa.


June 23, 2004

JOHN W. MEEHAN
Bluegrass musician

LIVINGSTON---John W. Meehan, 68, died June 19, 2004 at the Adventist Nursing Home in Livingston, NY.

He was born in Flushing, NY on Nov 18, 1935 and was the son of Jean Wilcox and the late John M. Meehan.

He was employed at the Oakwood School in Spakenville, NY as a cook. He was a former soldier of the Salvation Army for many years. A lifelong bluegrass musician, he was also a member of the Livingston 7th Day Adventist Church of Livingston.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Ruth A. Meehan of Livingston; mother Jean Wilcox and his step-father Dean Wilcox; brother Tom Meehan; sister Judy Kish; 10 children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive in Hudson on Thursday, June 254, 2004 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 24 at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Pastor Steven Torres, of the Livingston 7th Day Adventist Church, officiating.

Private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium.

Interment of his cremations will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family in the family plot of the Mellenville Union Cemetery in Mellenville.


June 24, 2004

NANCY J. KELLY
Lifetime area resident

Purling---Nancy J. Kelly (Susie), 55, of Route 31, passed away suddenly on June 21, 2004 at her residence.

She was born in Margaretville, NY on Jan. 3, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Charles Sanford and Katie Porter Wood.

Nancy has been a lifetime area resident. She loved to knit, sew and read.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years James P. Kelly of Purling; son James Kelly, Jr. of Kentucky; daughter Mrs. Brian (Patricia) Thorpe of Palenville; sister Lynda Fuegmann of Sharon Springs, NY and grandchildren Owen and Abigail Thorpe.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by step-father LeRoy Wood.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street in Cairo, on Friday, June 25, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 26 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rec. David Tipple, Pastor of the Kiskatom Reformed Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Round Top Cemetery.


June 24, 2004

KEVIN R. LAVALLEY

HUDSON---Graveside services for Kevin R. LaValley, who died June 4 in Orlando, Fla., were conducted Monday in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson with Deacon Charles O’Neill officiating.


June 24, 2004

LLOYD H. SHOVE
U.S. Army veteran

WEST COXSACKIE---Lloyd Herbert Shove, 75, of Roberts Hill road, died peacefully at his home after a long illness with his family around him on June 23, 2004.

He was born Oct. 26, 1928 in Armonk, NY and was the son of the late Frank and Zora B. (Henry) Shove.

He was retired from Atlantic Cement Co. after 26 years of service. He was also a past employee of the Anew York State Thruway Authority. He served his country in the United Stated Army from 1947 to 1954.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pauline E. (Sevilla) Shove of West Coxsackie; sons Lloyd Shove, Jr. and Jeffrey Shove, both of West Coxsackie, Brian Shove of Georgia and Nathan Shove of Coxsackie; daughter Zora Shove of Hawaii; brother Frank Shove of Colorado; sister Charlotte Shove of West Coxsackie; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several daughters-in-law, sister and brothers in law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, George and Donald Shove and sister Violet Warga.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude and thanks to the Community Hospice of Greene County, Bernadette Timan, the Veteran’s Hospital of Albany, Ellen McGough and Dr. Hatoum.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street in Coxsackie, on Saturday, June 26, 2004 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Private cremation took place Thursday, June 24 at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Community Hospice of Greene County, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill NY 12414. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.


June 25, 2004

MARY ANN SPINNER
New York State employee

SURPRISE---Mary Ann Spinner, 50, of Surprise, died at the Albany Medical Center in Albany on June 23, 2004, after a short illness.

She was born in New York City on Feb. 13, 2004, the daughter of Eileen (Ferris) Corry and the late John Corry.

Mrs. Spinner was employed by New York State at the Office of General Services in Albany.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt.

Survivors include her mother Eileen Corry of Greenville, her husband, August (Skip) Spinner of Surprise, a daughter, Colleen Spinner, a son, Brian Spinner, both of Surprise, a son, Rick Spinner serving with the U.S. Marine Corps., two sisters, Julia Crosby and Eileen Hayman, three brothers, John, Stephen and Richard Corry and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at  the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. John the Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may me made to the Greenville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 332, Greenville or to the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Chapter, 1717 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y, 12205.


June 25, 2004

ANNE MARIE WEDLICH
Graveside service

ROUND TOP---Graveside services for Anne Marie Wedlich, 58, of Titusville, Fla., who died March 8, 2004, at here home in Titusville, will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Round Top Cemetery in Round Top.

Rev. Fr. J. Nunan, Pastor of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo will officiate the graveside service at the cemetery.

The day of the graveside service, everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.

Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo. 


June 28, 2004 

JOAN F. DISBROW
Homemaker

GREENPORT---Joan F. Disbrow, 68, of Town Hall Drive, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 9, 1936 in Great Barrington, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Eleanor (Eichstedt) Decker.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Ernst Wase of Leeds; four sons, Robert L. Disbrow of Mesa, Ariz., Howard W. Disbrow of Chicago, David P. Disbrow of Catskill and Thomas J. Disbrow of Duanesburg; a brother, James “Butch” Decker of Hillsdale; two sisters, Ruthe Decker of Virginia and Linda Heenie of Connecticut; two grandsons, David P. Disbrow Jr. of Linlithgo and Thomas J. Disbrow Jr., of Duanesburg; four granddaughters, Jennifer Delano of Massachusetts, Jacklyn Wase and Sierra Wase, both of Leeds, and Jessika Disbrow of Linlithgo; several step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Disbrow was predeceased by her companion, William Lippman, and her brother, Edward Decker.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Bates & Anderson-

Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson, with funeral services following at 7 p.m.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson. 


June 29, 2004

VIRGINIA B. HOULE
Home health aide

CATSKILL---Virginia B. Houle, 74, better known as “Aunt Gin” died Friday, June 25, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a long illness. 

She was born July 13, 1929 in Middleburgh, N.Y., the daughter of the late Leon and Louise (Cartwright) Groff.   

Mrs. Houle was a resident of Dumond Street, Village of Catskill for many years.

She was employed as a waitress and a home health aide for many years.

Survivors include four sisters and a brother, countless nieces and nephews. Dear to Aunt Gin’s heart were great-nieces Gloria, Lucia and Gabriella.

Mrs. Houle was predeceased by a sister and best friend Gloria Remley.

Private cremation took place Monday, June 28, at the Albany Rural Crematory, Menands. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home 383 Bross St., Cairo.


June 29, 2004

NANCY A. LOGLIO
Dietary consultant

COXSACKIE---Nancy a. Loglio, 75, of Schoharie Tpk., Athens, died June 28, 2004, at Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY.

She was born in the Bronx, NY, on Feb. 20, 1929, the daughter of the late Ralph and Florence (De Micco) Narcisse.

Nancy was an area resident for two years and was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Athens. She loved painting, reading, writing, writing poetry, and gardening.

Prior to her retirement she was employed by the Einstein Medical Center, NYC, as a dietary consultant.

She is survived by her husband Vincent Loglio; two sons, Frank Loglio of the Bronx and Ralph Loglio of Athens; four daughters, Stephanie Pinghera of the Bronx, Kristine Bufano of Conn., Lianne Salisbury of Athens, and Lisa Loglio of the Bronx; three sisters, Marion Bray of Piermont, NY, Frances Di Menna of Blauvelt, NY. And Lorraine Bara of Nanuet, NY; ten grandchildren, four 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, Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Wednesday, June 30, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, at St. Patrick’s Church, Athens.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the new Athens Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206-1108. For your convenience envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home.


June 29, 2004

ELEANOR O’NEILL
Computer programmer

PALENVILLE---Eleanor “Mickey” O’Neill, 73, of 124 Hickory Hollow DR., Palenville, died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Born July 15, 1930 in Whitestone, NY, she the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Donahue) Meehan.

Mrs. O’Neill was a computer programmer for Abatelli Insurance in Bayside prior to her retirement. She has been a Palenville resident since 1985. She was a communicant at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville. She generously donated her time and caring to the children of Sacred Heart Church as a CCD teacher for seven years. She was also a member of the Palenville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Arthur O’Neill of Palenville; five children, Catherine Synan and husband Edward of Palenville; John O’Neill and wife Laura, of Whitestone, NY; Patricia Rodgers and husband Richard of Palenville; Arthur O’Neill and wife Judy of Centereach, NY; Sarah Flynn and husband Mark of Barnegat, NJ; 15 grandchildren ; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Lucas; two brothers, Walter Meehan and James Meehan.

Calling hours are Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christina Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Palenville. The Rev. Roger Hall OFM, will be officiating.

Interment will follow at the Palenville Cemetery.


June 30, 2004

EUNICE GRIMALDI
United Nations Facilitator

CATSKILL---Eunice Grimaldi, 90, formerly of the Pavilion in Catskill, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care where she had been a patient since Dept. 0, 2002.

Born on Sept. 19, 1913 in Innisvale, Queensland, Australia to the late Edmond and Elixa Corr Jones.

She had a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Communications.

In Australia, she was a politician until she was appointed to Diplomatic Assistant and received a meritorious achievement award from the Queen of Britain.

She immigrated to the United States and was employed at the United Nations in New York City as a facilitator with the American Foreign Students and American Field Services as a liaison for the student foreign studies program.

Survivors include a sister, Else  Dunbar of Australia; five nieces and two nephews; and a brother-in-law,  Llagen J. Kallemeyn of Blue Jay, Calif.

She was predeceased by her husband and a sister, Bery Kallemeyn.

Private services will be conducted at the Monticello Park and Mortuary in Colton, Calif.

Local arrangements were under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.


June 30, 2004 

FRIEDA J. JOHNSON
Area resident since 1970

SMITH’S LANDING---Frieda J. Johnson, 97, of Walnut Street, died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at the Valley Hospital in Ridewood, N.J.

Born Feb. 15, 1907, in Ulster Park, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Anna Dierolf Kendrick.

An area resident since 1970, she was predeceased by her husband Paul H. Johnson in 1988, as well as her son Walter Johnson in 1995, brother William Kendrick and sister Martha Lifer.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law Ann Johnson and grandsons David P. and Brian W. Johnson, all of Fairlawn, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Seamon-Wilsey funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets in Saugerties.


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