Obituaries from the Daily Mail
December 2006

Transcribed by Vernon Aldrich
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


December 1, 2006

John J. Anderson
Builder

HUNTER - John J. Anderson, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 in East Jewett.

He was born April 12, 1926, in Latvia and he was the son of the late Karlis and Ohlija Anderson.

Mr. Anderson was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Mr. Anderson was the president of Anderbilt Inc. prior to his retiring. He was a longtime, board member of the Latvian American Disabled Veteran's Center in Elka Park. He also was a member of the Long Island Latvian Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his sister Dzidra Rozite in Latvia.

Mr. Anderson was predeceased by his wife Liesma Anderson.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter from 2 to 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Monday, Dec. 4 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Latvian American Disabled Veterans Center in Elka Park.

He will be remembered by his sister, niece, and longtime friends.


December 1, 2006

Theresa Greaney
Licensed Practical Nurse

CATSKILL - Theresa "Terry" Greaney, 54, of Albany, died at her residence on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Ms. Greaney was born in the Bronx on May 30, 1952 to John M. Greaney and the late Dorothy Howard Greaney. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Teresian Home in Albany.

Ms. Greaney is survived by her father, John M. Greaney, Esq. of California; her daughter, Rebecca Anne Valls; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Gavin Valls, all of California; ten siblings, John, Mike, Joe, Matthew, Eddie, Ann, Maureen, Dorothy, Margaret, and Rita as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Howard Greaney; son, William P. Wootton on May 28, 2003; and two brothers, William Greaney on August 22, 2005 and Christopher J. Greaney on January 19, 2006.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral home on Friday December 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's R.C. Church with the Rev. James E. Clark, pastor, officiating.

Private cremation will follow in the Albany Rural Crematorium.


December 1, 2006

C. Burton Mattice
World War II veteran

GREENVILLE - C. Burton Mattice of Oak Hill died at Nyack Hospital in Nyack on Nov. 28, 2006.

He was born in Roxbury on March 31, 1923, son of the late Charles R. and Mary A. (Mackey) Mattice.

Burt served in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in Burma and the East Indies, and received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Bronze Service Star and W.W.II Victory Medal.

He was a self-taught electrical contractor for more than 45 years. He did electrical work for the Greene County Youth Fair for several years, was a member of the Catskill Mt. Electrical League and served on the Greene County Board of Electrical Examiners.

He was also a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Active in the community, he was a life member and past chief of the Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Co., a former caretaker of the Oak Hill Cemetery and a Republican committeeman for the Town of Durham.

Surviving are his wife, Norma (Barlow) Mattice; daughter, Jodi Morollo (Mark), stepchildren, Christine and Stephanie Morollo; two brothers, Clifford Mattice (Nancy) and Elton Mattice; four sisters, Dorothy Johns, Freda McCumber (Herbert), Leona Alexander (Bill) and Leta Hyers (Don); and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by two sisters, Alice Mattice and Mary Butler.

The fire company, American Legion and VFW will conduct services at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, followed by a funeral service with the Rev. Reay Mahler officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Greene County Youth Fair fund or to the Durham Valley Post No. 1416 American Legion.


December 2, 2006

Mary A. Donohue
Loving wife and mother

GREENVILLE - Mary A. Donohue, 85, of Greenville died at her home on Nov. 30, 2006.

She was predeceased by her husband Peter J. Donohue in 1977.

Surviving are a son, Peter of Greenville; two daughters, Margaret (Marge) of Albany, and Annette Rao (Phil) of Tamarac, Fla.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville. There will be no calling hours.

Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Greenville Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 332, Greenville, N.Y. 12083.

The family would like to thank Dr. Alan Rauch, Dr. Adele Stroninger and their staff and Maureen Wank from the Eddy V.N.A. for their kindness and care given to their mother.

Arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


December 2, 2006

Evelyn E. Durand
Former insurance agency secretary

CATSKILL - Evelyn E. Durand, 95, died Nov. 30, 2006 at the Kaaterskill Care Center, Catskill, where she has been a patient for the last three years. Prior to her stay at the Kaaterskill Care Center, she was a resident of The Pavilion for 10 years.

She was born in Brooklyn, April 22, 1911, and was the daughter of the late James and Ella Wynn.

Evelyn has been an area resident for over 20 years. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a secretary in the insurance industry,

She is survived by two nephews, Richard and David Kearns; and two dear friends, Ruth Herron and Clara Stapchuk.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband William, her son William who was 6 years old at the time of his death and her sister, Eleanor Kearns.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo on Monday from noon to 1 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo with the Rev. Father James Borstelmann the celebrant.

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

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Pavilion Patient Activity Fund.


December 2, 2006

Harry G. McCarthy
Rotron employee

SAUGERTIES - Harry G. McCarthy, 93, of Division Street, died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at his residence.

Born July 6, 1913 in Saugerties. He was the son of the late John and Jennie Johnson McCarthy.

A lifetime area resident, he was employed at Rotron as a Parts Inspector for over 15 years. He was a 1932 graduate of Saugerties High School, parishioner of St. Mary of the Snow RC Church, a former treasurer of the Saugerties Historical Society and a commissioned agent for sporting events. He loved music and played saxophone for many years in several local bands of the era.

He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia; a sister, Betty Nilsen; and a brother, William McCarthy.

Survivors include a son, Harry G. McCarthy Jr. of Cottekill; a sister, Helen Kime of Saugerties; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral procession will form at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets, thence to St. Mary of the Snow RC Church where at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Christopher Berean, pastor.

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Barclay Heights, Saugerties.


December 2, 2006

Peter Priputen
W.W.II veteran

CAIRO - Peter Priputen, 78, of 70 Scotch Rock Road, South Cairo, died Nov. 30, 2006 at the Community Hospice of Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Yonkers on March 12, 1928 and was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Sada) Priputen.

During W.W.II he served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was part of the National Guard with New York State for 20 years.

He retired from EnCon in 1989. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 983 in Cairo; a member of the Greene County Police Association; and was an avid gardener, woodworker and antique collector.

He is survived by his wife Jean F. (O'Bryan) Priputen of South Cairo; son, Steven P. Priputen and wife Rhonda of Virginia; two daughters, Mrs. William (Nancy) Madrian of Rennsselearville, Mrs. Thomas (Beth) Tilley of Freehold; sister, Helen Stauder of South Cairo; seven grandchildren, Nathan and Amy Priputen, Jessica Rhatigan, Christopher Thorne, Ian, Jerry and Addison Brand; and two great-grandchildren, Claire and Aidan Rhatigan.

Funeral services will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cairo, with the Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor, officiating,

The day of the funeral everyone is asked to meet at the church.

Interment with full military honors will follow in the veteran's section of the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414; or to the Resurrection Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Cairo, N.Y. 12413.


December 3, 2006

Evelyn E. Durand
Former insurance agency secretary

CATSKILL - Evelyn E. Durand, 95, died Nov. 30, 2006 at the Kaaterskill Care Center, Catskill, where she has been a patient for the last three years.

Prior to her stay at the Kaaterskill Care Center, she was a resident of The Pavilion for 10 years.

She was born in Brooklyn, April 22, 1911, and was the daughter of the late James and Ella Wynn.

Evelyn has been an area resident for over 20 years. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a secretary in the insurance industry.

She is survived by two nephews, Richard and David Kearns; and two dear friends, Ruth Herron and Clara Stapchuk.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William, her son William who was 6 years old at the time of his death and her sister, Eleanor Kearns.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo on Monday from noon to 1 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo with the Rev. Father James Borstelmann the celebrant.

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

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Kaaterskill Care Patients Fund.


December 4, 2006

Katie Ehmler
Area resident

CATSKILL - Katie Ehmler, 101, of Catskill, formerly of Church Street in Leeds, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Kaaterskill Care Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center where she had been a patient since Aug. 25, 2005. She had formerly been a resident of the Pavilion in Jefferson Heights.

Born Sept. 17, 1905 in Itzehol, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Hans and Bertha Imkamp.

Private cremation was conducted Saturday at the Albany Rural Crematory under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerata Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill


December 4, 2006

E. Mary Hotaling
Pensco machine operator

PALENVILLE - E. Mary Hotaling, 90, of Palenville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at her residence following a long illness.

Born Dec. 23, 1915 in Palenville, she was the daughter of the late Carson and Mary Amen Edwards.

Mrs. Hotaling was employed as a machine operator at the Pensco garment manufacturing company in Catskill during her young adulthood.

Survivors include one son, Chester R. Hotaling Jr. of Palenville; two daughters, Debra Riley of Palenville and Wendy Whitbeck of Cairo; three grandchildren, Darryl Whitbeck of Acra, Shane Whitbeck of Catskill and Carson Hotaling of Saugerties; several step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Chester R. Hotaling Sr., on Dec. 30, 1980; a sister; and five brothers.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Millspaugh Camerata Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo, officiating.

Interment will follow in the town of Catskill Cemetery.

To post an online condolence, visit www.millspaugh-camerata.com.


December 5, 2006

Patricia Denson
Area resident

GEORGETOWN, Texas - Patricia Simmons Denson, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, in Georgetown.

Born Sept. 29, 1948 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Delsia Simmons.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Denson; two sons, Joseph Carl Denson of Weir, Texas and Paul VonZwehl Jr. of Chatham; seven sisters, Betty Hamm, Mary D'Amborsi, Dorothy Santiago, Wanda Anson, Kim McMann all of Hudson, Ida Cesternino of West Ghent, and Emma Boqucki of Germantown; four brothers Carl W. Simmons of Churchtown, Carl J. Simmons of Livingston, Edward Simmons of Hudson and Edward Simmons; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Simmons; and two sisters, Delsia Dutcher and Ella Smith.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.

Private cremation took place in Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emphysema Society.


December 5, 2006

Foster W. Finger
Business owner

SAUGERTIES – Foster W. “Fuzzy” Finger, 89, of Old Route 32, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at the Kingston City Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1917 in Katsbaan, he was the son of the late Victor S. and Rose Ransom Finger.

He received his early education at the “Little Red Schoolhouse” in Katsbaan and later graduated from Saugerties High School, Class of 1935.

Mr. Finger was employed for 12 years at Staples Brickyard and later for 26 years at IBM in Kingston and Poughkeepsie.

A lifelong resident of Katsbaan, he and his late wife, the former Doris Ded . . .

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. . . clerk up until creation of the Saugerties Central Schools. He was a charter and life member of the Cedar Grove Fire Company, where he served in many official posi­tions, and then served as fire commissioner of the Centerville Fire District for 12 years. He was a volunteer for the Saugerties Ambulance Service during the 1960s and 1970s. He also served on the town of Saugerties District 6 Election Board and was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club.

A member of the Quarryville United Methodist Church since Dec. 8, 1929, he had served a short time as Lay Leader and the rest of a 53-year period as Church School superintendent. He was on the Church's Board of Trustees for more than 30 years, serving as chairman for the majority of this time, and was a member of the Church Choir for more than 25 years. He was co-chairman of the Building Committee for the Parsonage that was built in 1964. He was a Sunday School superintendent and acted as chairman of Committee when the Sunday School purchased the land, realigned and built the new road that now leads to the church.

Mr. Finger was last charter member of the Saugerties Dartball League, which was organized in the early 1930s, and was inducted in the Dartball Hall of Fame. He was also the last charter member of the Beaverkill Gun Club. He was a longtime sponsor of, and player in, the Saugerties Softball League spanning the period of the 1930s through the 1950s. In 2002, he founded and was president of the Saugerties . . .

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. . . daughters, Maxine Wilson and Marlene Ribsamen, both of Saugerties; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by four brothers, Gerarld, Alson, Virgil and Robert Finger.

His funeral procession will form 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette streets, thence to the Quarryville Methodist Church where a 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted.


December 5, 2006

E. Mary Hotaling
Pensco machine operator

PALENVILLE - E. Mary Hotaling, 90, of Palenville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at her residence following a long illness.

Born Dec. 23, 1915 in Palenville, she was the daughter of the late Carson and Mary Amen Edwards.

Mrs. Hotaling was employed as a machine operator at the Pensco garment manufacturing company in Catskill during her young adulthood.

Survivors include one son, Chester R. Hotaling Jr. of Palenville; two daughters, Debra Riley of Palenville and Wendy Whitbeck of Cairo; three grandchildren, Darryl Whitbeck of Acra, Shane Whitbeck of Catskill and Carson Hotaling of Saugerties; several step-grandchildren; including Marcy and Adrian Maulr; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Diane Barkman of Saugerties.

She was predeceased by her husband, Chester R. Hotaling Sr., on Dec. 30, 1980; a sister; and five brothers.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Millspaugh Camerata Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Nelson, pastor of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo, officiating.

Interment will follow in the town of Catskill Cemetery.

To post an online condolence, visit www.millspaugh-camerata.com.


December 5, 2006

Cynthia Lorr
Psychologist/dog trainer

RED HOOK - Cynthia Lorr, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the Albany Medical Center.

Born Sept. 11, 1943 in Ft. Dix, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Howard Spencer and Eleanor Kannon Lees.

She was a graduate of Louisiana State University at New Orleans and Iowa State where she was working toward her doctorate in psychology.

Mr. Lorr had been employed as a psychologist at Greene Correctional Facility for many years and had previously been a professor of psychology at several colleges.

She was a Standard Schnauzer and Field Spaniel breeder and participated in many dog shows. She was also a dog trainer and judge of several breeds. She was a member of the Mid Hudson Kennel Association and the Bulls Head-Oswego Meeting (Quakers) of Clinton Corners.

Survivors include a sister, Rosemary King; a brother, Walter Lees; and one nephew.

She was predeceased by a brother, Randolph Lees.

A calling hour will be 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the . . .

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. . . Corners 12514 or Dutchess County SPCA, 568 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538.

To sign the online register or for directions, visit www.dapsonchestney.com.


December 5, 2006

E. Bruce Skidmore
HUD inspector/wood carver

GREENVILLE - E. Bruce Skidmore, 78, of Greenville, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Feb. 24, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harold and Hazel Whittridge Skidmore.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force following his graduation from high school. He served the later part of WWII with the 423rd Photo Tech Squadron and the 311th Air Division at Billing A.F. Base in Washington, DC. He received a Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Returning to civilian life in 1949, Mr. Skidmore worked with his father as a carpenter and later moved to Greenville and worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a housing consultant and building inspector. He was also a former inspector for Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corp.

He was a member of the Greenville-Norton Hill U.M. Church. He also enjoyed nature and used his talent for wood carving, and later in life learned to make life-like images of the wildlife he loved so much.

Survivors include his wife, June Pierson Skidmore; two daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Bill Spannagel and Meredith and Mark Grupe; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Stephanie Skidmore; a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Diane Skidmore; four grandchildren, Christopher and Teresa Goodman, Kyle and his wife Maureen Grupe and Trevor Grupe; and one great-grandson.

As to his wishes, he was cremated.

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

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December 6, 2006

Dorothy (Wolkomir) Clair

Arrangements incomplete

ATHENS - Dorothy (Wolkomir) Clair, 89, died Dec. 5, 2006 at The Resurrection Nursing Home in Castleton.

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


December 6, 2006

Anthony Zinnanti Sr.

Arrangements incomplete

CATSKILL - Anthony Zinnanti Sr., 91, of Birch Street, Cairo, and West Palm Beach, Fla., died suddenly Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Funeral services under the direction of the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill, are incomplete at this time.


December 7, 2006

Dora Austin
Homemaker

ASHLAND - Dora Austin, 83, of Ashland, died Dec. 4, 2006 at the A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

She was born Sept. 11, 1923 in Lexington, the daughter of the late David and Hazel Parks Miller.

She was a homemaker and had worked on a farm.

She was a member of the former Grange D.A.R. and the Lexington Westkill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two cousins, Thomas Soule of Ashland and Evelyn Hendman of Lexington; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lynn Austin.

Calling hours will be at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter on Friday from 2-4 p.m.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lexington Westkill United Methodist Church in Lexington, with visitation from 1-2 p.m. The Rev. Elliot Oaks will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lexington Village Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.


December 7, 2006

Anne M. Rullmann
Eastern Star member

WINDHAM - Anne M. Rullmann, 85, of Malta and formerly of Prattsville, died at Saratoga Hospital on Dec. 5, 2006.

Anne was born on Jan. 17, 1921 in Germany.

Anne worked on the assembly line for John Krauss Meat Packaging in Jamaica, Queens.

She was a longtime member of the Mountain Star Oasis Chapter of the Eastern Star, Windham.

She was predeceased by her husband Hans and her son Hans Peter Rullmann.

She is survived by her children: daughters Annaliese Spindler and her husband Robert of Sarasota, Fla., Gesa Blank and her husband Ralph of Ballston Spa and Claudia Rowe of Cary, N.C. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Decker Funeral Home, Windham, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at noon.

Interment will follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.


December 7, 2006

Anthony Zinnanti Sr.
Scoutmaster for 50 years

CAIRO - Anthony Zinnanti Sr., 91, of 89 Birch St., Cairo, and West Palm Beach, Fla., died suddenly Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He was born July 1, 1915 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Louis and Giovanna (Guberti).

Anthony was a corrections officer for the New York State Department of Corrections at Coxsackie prior to his retirement.

He was the scoutmaster at Catskill Boy Scout troop 44 for more than 50 years and was presented the Silver Beaver Award for service.

Tony was a life member, Past-Exalted Ruler, Past-District Deputy and Past State Vice President of the Catskill Elks Lodge 1341. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Cairo.

He was recently predeceased by his wife of more than 70 years, Mrs. Gaetana Zinnanti on Oct. 1, 2006; and a brother, Enrico Zinnanti.

He is survived by four sons, Louis (Diane) Zinnanti of Chatham, Mass., Anthony (Marina) Zinnanti Jr. of Southwest Ranches, Fla., Richard (Eileen) Zinnanti of Red Hook, Thomas (Mary) Zinnanti of Alpharetta, Ga.; brother in-law, Michael (Sue) Marino of Edison, NJ; three sisters in-law, Josephine Agosta of Glendale, Mae Schimmenti of Flushing, Rita (Michael) Verrone of Toms River, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church in Catskill. Father James Clark will be officiating.

Cremation will be performed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady. Interment in Saratoga National Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorials in Anthony's name may be made to the Catskill Elks Lodge 1341, North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


December 8, 2006

Dorothy Clair
Owned Shoe Salon

ATHENS - Dorothy (Wolkomir) Clair, 89, formerly of Athens, died Dec. 5, 2006 at the Resurrection Nursing Home in Castleton.

She was born Feb. 8, 1917 in Manhattan, the daughter of the late Morris and Bess (Eckstein) Edelhertz.

She was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Athens for more than 60 years and was a member of the Treble Choraliers for many years.

Prior to her retirement, she was the former owner and operator of the Shoe Salon in Athens.

Besides her           parents, Dorothy was predeceased in 1983 by her husband of 47 years, Benjamin Wolkomir; brothers, Al, Harry, Irving and Morty Edelhertz; and sisters, Hannah Nieves and Rae Siegel.

Survivors include her son, Richard Wolkomir and wife Joyce of Vermont; daughter, Barbara Coultry and husband Thomas of East Greenbush; grandson, Benjamin Coultry of East Greenbush; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens, on Monday, Dec. 11, from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Jane Jessup Mayer of the Community Hospice of Rensselaer officiating.

Private interment will take place in the Old Athens Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contribution in her memory may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, N.Y. 12144.


December 9, 2006

Betty J. Duncan
Plant enthusiast, hostess

SAUGERTIES - Betty J. Duncan, 81, of Old Kings Highway, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at her residence after a brief illness.

Born March 5, 1925 in Miles, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Mary Helen Howard Blackwell.

A resident of Saugerties for the past three years, she had previously resided in Houston, Texas.

She was a member of the Saugerties Society of Little Gardens, the Saugerties Senior Citizens Club 2 and she had attended the Katsbaan Reformed Church. Betty was a plant enthusiast and loved spending time in her garden and flower beds. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed entertaining. She never went anywhere without making a new friend or finding someone with which to laugh.

Predeceased by her hus­band, Walter Thomas Duncan, survivors include one daughter: Beverly Richers of Saugerties; one son: David Michael Duncan of Oxford, Conn.; one sister: Mary Haynes of Victoria, Texas; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, J. Thomas Duncan; and a granddaughter, Cheryl Richers.

Her graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 in the Katsbaan Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilse Funeral Home Inc.


December 10, 2006

Orloff Bear Sr.
Former president of the Greene Co. Youth Fair

GREENVILLE – Orloff "Orlie" Bear Sr., 88, of Greenville, died at his home on Dec. 8, 2006. He was born in Greenville on Oct. 7, 1918, son of the late Burdette and Edith K. (Story) Bear.

"Orlie" was very fond of animals of all kinds and he passed that love of animals and farming on to his children and grandchildren. This fondness led to lifelong love of county fairs, especially the Greene County Youth Fair, of which he was president for five years. He also attended the Altamont Fair every year from the time he was a child, and was recently awarded a lifetime pass by the Fair Board. Orlie's devotion to the Altamont Fair was demonstrated by his 30 years of service on the Altamont Fair Board.

His love for fairs was complimented by his involvement in 4H and the youth of the community. He was a leader of the Greenville Ramblers 4H Club for 30 years.

In addition he was very loyal to the Republican Party in Greenville and was a Republican committeeman for 30 years and a deputy town clerk for his wife for 28 years. Orlie's service to his community extended to the Greenville Vol. Fire Co. in which he was a life member.

He was very enthusiastic about Standard Bred horses and horse racing. He was a member of the Tri-County Pony Club for 20 years.

Orlie was a bus driver for the Greenville Central School District for 35 years and carried thousands of children to school safely through his lifetime.

He was passionate about sports and recreational activities, enjoying basketball, baseball and bowling. He also excelled at dancing and, in fact, his wife claims that the reason she married him was because he was tall, blond and had fancy footwork.

Orlie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joanne (Yates) Bear; two sons, Orloff Bear Jr. (Terry) and Richard Bear (Gloria); a daughter, Katherine Schlenker (Michael), his grandchildren, Mary and Michael Skehan, Christine and Craig Zito, Katie and Kevin Sill, Jeremy and Nick Bear, Eric Bear, Lauren, Lea, Elizabeth and Jenna Schlenker, and Antoinette, Nicholas and David Bader; great-grandsons, Devin and Garret Skehan and Colin Zito; two brothers, Wilton Bear Sr. and Paul Bear (Marylou); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Greene County Youth Fair, the Greenville Rescue Squad or to the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.


December 10, 2006

Antoinette Heath
Honeyford A.L. Post Auxiliary member

CATSKILL - Antoinette "Nettie" Heath, 79, of Catskill, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital emergency room after being transferred from Eden Park Health Care Center where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.

Miss Heath was born in Catskill to the late William and Glenn Brooks Heath on Dec. 12, 1926. She graduated from Catskill High School in 1945. She was a 72-year member of the Honeyford American Legion Post Auxiliary and a gifted decorator and crafter.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia Howard of Catskill; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five siblings, Mary Connolly, Mabel Hanna, Doris Hay, Donald Heath and Orliff Heath.

A committal service will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Town of Catskill Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Snowden, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Catskill officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.


December 10, 2006

Mary Lindsay
Church organist

SAUGERTIES - Mary Anne Mills Lindsay of High Falls Road, Saugerties, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 at Kingston Hospital.

Born July 4, 1947 in Saugerties, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Arian L. Mills and Charity Irwin Mills and the wife of the late Walker C. Lindsay.

She was a graduate of Saugerties High School in 1965. She studied music at the Washington Bible College in Washington, D.C. She received her associates degree in nursing from the Ulster County Community College and became a registered nurse. She worked in the operating room at Benedictine Hospital, as the office manager for Dr. Jonathan Wang and was a self employed medical billing specialist. She was a church pianist and organist and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing. She was a foster parent.

Survivors include her mother, Charity Mills of Blue Mountain; children, Sally Lindsay-Gibbs and husband Blaine of Saugerties, Glenn Lindsay of Kingston, Daquan Lindsay of Saugerties and Tyrisha McFev of Schenectady; brother, L. Keith Mills and wife Sylvia of Sloansville; sister, Gretchen L. Marisco and husband Harold of Niverville; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 11 at noon at the Point of Praise Family Life Center, 243 Hurley Ave., Kingston.

Friends may call at the church today from 7-9

Interment will be in the Montropose Cemetery, Kingston.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Hospice.

Arrangements are by the Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home.


December 10, 2006

Caroline M. Rusack
Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International

CATSKILL - Caroline M. Rusack, 75, of 190 Grandview Ave., Catskill, died Friday evening, Dec. 8, 2006. Caroline was born Nov. 5, 1931, in East Durham, the daughter of the late Daniel and Marie (Renner) Mack.

Caroline was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and was a Rotaryann of the Hudson Rotary Club. She was a member of the Leeds Reformed Church and Catskill Crafters, and was a volunteer for the Greene County Department of the Aging and Meals-on-Wheels.

Mrs. Rusack was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Hull, and a brother, Fred Mack.

Mrs. Rusack is survived by her devoted husband, John D. Rusack of Catskill; two daughters, Diane Hull and companion Donald Whateley of Kingston and Arlene Meyer and husband John of Pittsford; a brother, George Mack (Thelma) of Hurley; a sister, Marie Michaelsen (Fritz) of East Durham; a stepson, Jeff Rusack of Johnsonville; a stepdaughter, Pamela Starr and son Chad Chouinard, both of Framingham, Mass.; three grandchildren, Drew, Rachel and Lauren Meyer of Pittsford; a sister in-law, Katherine Adams (Jack) of Fonda; and many special nieces, nephews and their families.

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

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Paul Gingrich will officiate. Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Caroline's name may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


December 11, 2006

Evelyn N. Brainerd
'Grandma Brainerd'

PRATTSVILLE – Evelyn N. Brainerd, 87, of Prattsville, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Kingston City Hospital.

Born June 30, 1919 in Broome, Broome County, she was the daughter of Floyd and Grace Barringer Nickerson.

Mrs. Brainerd was a cashier at the Victory Market in Prattsville for many years and was very proud of receiving her GED at age 75.

She was a founding member of the Prattsville Rescue Squad, a member of the Prattsville Fire Department, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Prattsville United Methodist Church where she was the secretary of the Board of Trustees.

She was known county-wide as "Grandma Brainerd."

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Janet Brainerd; a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Philip Robinson; two sisters, Helen Wiley and Golda Jones; a sister-in-law, Alma Nickerson; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 1988; two brothers, Floyd and Franklin; a sister-in-law, Bernice; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and George Reader and Frances and Watson Hall; a brother-in-law, Egbert Jones; a sister-in-law, Lois Brainerd; and a great-granddaughter.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Decker Funeral Home, Windham.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Prattsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elliot Oaks officiating.

Interment will follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Prattsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prattsville United Methodist Church.


December 12, 2006

Orloff Bear Sr.
GCSD bus driver

GREENVILLE - Orloff "Orlie" Bear Sr., 88, of Greenville, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at his home.

Born Oct. 7, 1918 in Greenville, he was the son of the late Burdette and Edith K. Story Bear.

Mr. Bear was a bus driver for the Greenville Central School District for 35 years.

He was very fond of animals of all kinds and he passed that love of animals and farming on to his children and grandchildren. This fondness led to a lifelong love of county fairs, especially the Greene County Youth Fair, of which he was president for five years. He also attended the Altamont Fair every year from the time he was a child, and was recently awarded a lifetime pass by the Fair Board. His devotion to the Altamont Fair was demonstrated by his 30 years of service on the Altamont Fair Board.

Mr. Bear was also involved in 4H and the youth of the community. He was a leader of the Greenville Ramblers 4H Club for 30 years.

In addition, he was very loyal to the Republican Party in Greenville and was a Republican committeeman for 30 years and a deputy town clerk for his wife for 28 years. His service to his community extended to the Greenville Vol. Fire Co. in which he was a life member.

Mr. Bear was very enthusiastic about Standard Bred horses and horse racing and was a member of the Tri-County Pony Club for 20 years.

He was passionate about sports and recreational activities, enjoying basketball, baseball and bowling. He also excelled at dancing.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jeanne Yates Bear; two sons and daughters-in-law, Orloff and Terry Bear Jr. and Richard and Gloria Bear; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Michael Schlenker; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Wilton Bear Sr. and Paul and Marylou Bear; 16 grandchildren, Mary and Michael Skehan, Christine and Craig Zito, Katie and Kevin Sill, Jeremy and Nick Bear, Eric Bear, Lauren, Lea, Elizabeth and Jenna Schlenker, and Antoinette, Nicholas and David Bader; three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greene County Youth Fair, the Greenville Rescue Squad or to the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.


December 13, 2006

Patrick Doherty
Owned Doherty Masonry

WINDHAM - Patrick L. Doherty, 73, of Hensonville and Dunnellon, Fla., died in Florida on Dec. 12, 2006.

Born Aug. 16, 1933 in New York City, he was the son of the late Leo and Margaret Doherty.

He married his wife Eileen on Nov. 20, 1954.

Patrick was a bricklayer for 54 years and owned and operated Doherty Masonry Inc.

He was a member of the Hensonville Hose Co. for 38 years, during which time he was a firefighter and EMT. He was also fire commissioner for 30 years. He was a friend of Bill W.'s for more than 35 years and a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Brian, and a sister, Bernadette.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Patrick Jr. (Marie) and Timothy (Linda); two daughters, Christina Smith (Marc) and Carleen; four sisters, Ann, Sister Mechitilde OP, Kathleen (Robert) and Sister Bernadette Marie OP; three sister-in-laws, Ann, Margaret and Shelia (Robert); one brother-in-law, Edward (Judith); grandchildren, Stephen and Ian Patrick Smith, Nicholas and Molly Doherty; two step-grandsons, William Cornelius (Stacy) and George Ross; two step-great-grandchildren, Aidan and Abigail Cornelius; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday at the Decker Funeral Home, Windham, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Mass of the Resurrection will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hensonville Hose Co. or Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 2417 N. Lecanto

Highway, Lecanto, Fl. 34461.


December 13, 2006

Agnes Rose Hoffmann Saberg
Nurse's aide

COXSACKIE - Agne Rose Hoffmann Saberg, 92, formerly of Ravena, died Dec. 11, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

She had been a resident of Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill since Dec. 23, 2005.

She was born in Staten Island, Dec. 23, 1913.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, time to be announced at the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John Moyna the celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery and her late husband Arnold who predeceased her in 1995.

Agnes was the daughter of Robert and Catherine (Wilton) Hoffmann.

Agnes was employed at the Willowbrook State School for a period of 13 years and then moved to Catskill in 1962 and was employed by Greene County Memorial Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1984.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Reiter of West Coxsackie and Betty Ray Priece of Florida; two grandchildren, Robert C. Ray of Florida and Melissa (Ray) Dykeman of Leeds; and five great-grandchildren, Alecia Dykeman, Lizbeth Ray, Jordon D. Ray, and Kyle and Nicole Dykeman.

Also surviving are two sisters, Anna Anderson of Florida and Beatrice Berlinksy of Hannacroix; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, John K. Hoffmann, Daniel Hoffmann and Harry Hoffman, and a sister, Catherine Hancock.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call at the W.C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Eden Park Patient Activity Fund, 154 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, N.Y. 12414.


December 15, 2006

Marguerite E. Van Valkenburgh Thompson
Homemaker

WESTKILL - Marguerite Van Valkenburgh Thomp­son, 90 years old, of Westkill, died Dec. 13, 2006, at the Kingston City Hospital in Kingston.

She was born Oct. 24, 1916, the daughter of the late Leslie and Elizabeth Merwin VanValkenburgh in Spruceton.

She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in the Westkill/Lexington area. She was a graduate of the Grand Gorge Central School, Class of 1936.

She was a member of the Westkill/Lexington Community Improvement Association and the Westkill Methodist Church Ladies Aid.

She is survived by three children; Shirley (Mr. Paul) Van Valkenburgh of Westkill, Maureen McCullar of Shandaken and Wayne Thompson and wife Ann of Westkill; a sister, Frances Yager of Jewett; a brother, Leslie Van Valkenburgh and wife Gladys of Valatie; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Thompson was predeceased by her husband, Ferdinand H. Thompson in 1952.

Funeral services are to be conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter. Officiating will be the Rev. Karen Monk.

Interment will follow in the Westkill Community Cemetery, Westkill.

Contributions in Marguerite's memory may be made to the Town of Lexington Rescue Squad, Westkill Methodist Church Ladies Aid or the Westkill/Lexington Community Improvement Association.


December 16, 2006

Charles W. Elsom

Arrangements incomplete

CAIRO - Charles W. Elsom, 77, of John Street in Cairo, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 at his residence.

Arrangements with the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home are incomplete and will be announced.


December 16, 2006

Lucille A. Glorioso

Funeral services Monday

ROUND TOP - Lucille A. Glorioso, age 86 years, of Round Top, NY, died Dec. 15, 2006, at the Hyde Park Nursing Home.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend call­ing hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St, Cairo on Sunday from 2-4 6-8 p.m.

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Cairo with the Rev. Father James Borstelmann officiating.

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

Complete obituary information to follow in Sunday's newspaper.


December 17, 2006

Norma E. Barlow

Born in Coxsackie

RHINEBECK - Norma E. Barlow, 95, of the Baptist Home and formerly of Sand Creek Road in Albany, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006.

Born June 9, 1911 in Coxsackie, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Barlow Wood. She was a former member of the First Church of Albany.

Survivors include two cousins, Earl Moore of Saugerties and William Hotaling of New Holland, Pa.

She was predeceased by a sister, Naomi Barlow.

Her graveside service will be held Monday in the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Street, Saugerties.


December 17, 2006

Charles W. Elsom
Office manager, veteran

CAIRO - Charles W. Elsom, 77, of John Street in Cairo, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 at his residence.

Born on April 15, 1929 in England, he was the son of the late Francis A. and Grace A. (Treliving) Elsom.

He was the office manager for Cairo Mobile Homes for over 10 years.

Mr. Elsom served as a lance corporal for the Royal Engineers in England.

He was a member of the Cairo Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth (House) Elsom of Cairo; three sons, Derek Elsom of Stroudsburg, Pa., Douglas Elsom of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Darrin Elsom of Catskill; his daughter and son-in-law, Deirdre and James Cibak of Hershey, Pa.; his sister, Ruth Podmijersky of Livingston; two grandsons, Kyle and Kevin Cibak of Hershey; a granddaughter, Kristen Cibak of Hershey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Madge Novack.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the West Taghkanic Cemetery.


December 17, 2006

Jennie Y. Ritaylk
Legal secretary

CATSKILL - Jennie Y. Ritaylk, 91, formerly of Smithtown, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she had been a patient since July 30, 1998.

Mrs. Ritaylk was born in Manhattan on April 30, 1915 to the late John and Anna Kozyra Yunka.

She graduated from Julia Richmond High School and was employed as a legal secretary in New York City.

She was the wife of the late Henry B. Ritaylk who predeceased her on Feb. 27, 1996.

Mrs. Ritaylk is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Joan) Satterlee of Catskill; three grandchildren, John Satterlee of Atlanta, Ga., John Ritaylk of New Paltz and Andrea Ritaylk of Queens; and as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son John A. Ritaylk of June 6, 1997, two sisters: Mary Wickham and Stella Miller and brother, Anthony Yunka.

A prayer service will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at the St. Charles Cemetery in Pinelawn under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

Interment will follow with her husband and son.

There will be no calling hours prior and memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene at 47 Liberty St., in Catskill, N.Y. 12414.

Please visit www.millspaughcamerato.com to post an electronic condolence and print a copy of the obituary.


December 17, 2006

Death notice
ELSOM
- Charles W., 77, of John Street in Cairo, died Friday, December 15, 2006 at his residence. Son of the late Francis A. and Grace A. (Treliving) Elsom. Beloved husband of Ruth (House) Elsom of Cairo. Devoted father and father-in-law of Derek Elsom of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Douglas Elsom of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Darrin Elsom of Catskill, and Deirdre and James Cibak of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Loving brother of Ruth Podmijersky of Livingston. Devoted grandfather of Kyle Cibak, Kevin Cibak, and Kristen Cibak, all of Hershey. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Madge Novack. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the West Taghkanic Cemetery.


December 19, 2006

Mary Frances Eden
CHS math teacher

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mary Frances "Fran" Reynolds Eden, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in West Ashley after a short illness.

Born April 18, 1921 in Durham, she was the daughter of Fred and Ethel Moss Reynolds.

She was a graduate Greenville High School in 1938 and Albany Business School in 1940.

Before moving to the Charleston area, Mrs. Eden lived in Catskill for 50 years.

She worked for the Commercial Mutual Insurance Company of Catskill, where she started as secretary and eventually became head of the office, before retiring in 1983. She late became an officer of the company until 1997.

She was also formerly a mathematics teacher for Catskill High School in Catskill.

Following retirement, she volunteered in the local RSVP and Meals on Wheels programs. In 1993, the Greene County Legislature awarded here the Greene County Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen.

Mrs. Eden was active in the Reformed Church of Catskill and the On-Ti-Ora Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution until she moved to Charleston.

Mrs. Eden had lived in West Ashley since 2000, where she was active as a volunteer for Ron Secour St. Francis and Roper hospitals, once being awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the month.

She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church of Charleston and also a member of the Ft. Sullivan Daughters of the American Revolution and the Shepherds Center.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law Susan and Joel Berlinghleri and Carolyn and Lynn Richbart, both of Charleston; three grandchildren, Joel Berlinghleri of Arlington, Va., Megan Mangefrida of Philadelphia, Pa. and Paul Mangefrida of LeRoy, Genesee County; and nieces in Colorado and North Carolina and a nephew in Texas.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Eden, in 1971.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting www.jhenrystuhr.com.


December 19, 2006

Dominic M. Grecco
Engineer/gun shop owner

WEST COXSACKIE - Dominic M. Grecco, 79, of West Coxsackie, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at his residence.

Born July 14, 1927 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Pelligrino and Rosalina Fricchiore Grecco.

An area resident for 50 years, he retired from the state of New York as an engineer and owned and operated the Catskill Gun Shop in Greene County for 47 years.

He was a life member of the NRA, a member of the Coxsackie Sportsman's Club and a member of the North American Rifle Association.

Survivors include by his wife of 54 years, Dolores A. Sheridan Grecco of West Coxsackie; five sons, Lawrence D. Grecco of Florida, Michael D. Grecco of Florida, Jerry W. Grecco of Earlton, Curtis R. Grecco of West Coxsackie, Keith P. Grecco of New Baltimore; 13 grandchildren, Michael Paul Yannone, Brandon J. Yannone and Andrew Stone, all of Florida, Michael J. Grecco, Krystal L. Grecco, Anthony J. Grecco and Debra A. Grecco, all of Coxsackie, Christian D. Grecco, Cameron D. Grecco and Vincent M. Grecco, all of Ravena, Joseph E. Grecco of Coxsackie and Tyler J. Grecco and Justin M. Grecco, both of Greenville; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Debra Stone, on Aug. 24, 1996; six brothers, Tony, Augie, Fred, Billy, James and Joey Grecco; and a sister, Margaret Deluca.

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

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Coxsackie, with the Rev. J. Moyna, pastor, officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.


December 19, 2006

Carl E. Nichols
Card games teacher

BATH, Steuben County - Carl E. Nichols, 64, formerly of Avon, Livingston County, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at the IRA Davenport Hospital in Bath, following a brief illness, with family at his side.

Born Sept. 26, 1942 in Mt. Morris, Livingston County, he was the son of the late John Leroy Nichols and Virginia Mae Smith of Clifton Springs, Ontario County.

He married Donna L. Mitchel in 1976 and resided in the Avon-Livonia area raising their nine children. She predeceased him in June 1996.

Mr. Nichols was an avid bowler and enjoyed teaching many types of card games to his family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters, Annette Mess of Atlanta, Ga., Carolyn Elkins of Brownstown, Ind. and Rebecca McGlillivray of Hornell, Steuben County; three sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Victoria Nichols of Hornell, Timothy Nichols of Dansville, Livingston County and Benjamin Nichols of Livonia; three step children, Rosemary Warren of Geneseo, Livingston County, Mary (George) Mower of Dansville and Joseph Warren of Dansville; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Thomas Coffey of Rochester; a brother, Guy Nichols of Rochester; ten grandchildren, Joshua, Stephen, Julianna, Zachary, Kaitlin, Mackenzie, Ethan, Darnien, Austin and Dacolby; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 21 Big Tree St., Livonia.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at with the Rev. Thomas S. Gramley officiating.

Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


December 19, 2006

Donald E. Premo
Coxsackie Corrections Officer

SARASOTA, Fla. - Donald Premo Sr., 82, of Sarasota, Florida and long-time Catskill resident, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, after a long illness.

He was born July 15, 1924 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II and the Korean War.

Mr. Premo retired to Florida in 1982 following a 40-year career as a corrections officer at Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

Survivors include his wife, Patty of Sarasota; a son, Donald E. Premo Jr. of Catskill; a grandson, Ryan Premo of Massena, St. Lawrence County; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by wives Barbara Louise Premo and Mildred Gibeau-Premo; a son, Ronald M. Premo; and a granddaughter, Jessica M. Premo.

Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home of Sarasota handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1230 Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239.


December 20, 2006

Nicholas P. Bier
Former postmaster

CAIRO - Nicholas P. Bier, 72, died Dec. 17, 2006.

Born in the Bronx on March 2, 1934, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Loretta Bier.

A long time resident of Greene County, he attended Cairo Central School and graduated in 1952. Nick served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a postmaster in Freehold and Acra for more than 30 years until his retirement. He served as a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus of East Durham. Nick was a lifetime member of the Cairo Hose Co. and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Cairo.

Nicholas was a well known family man who was loved and special to many people.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ernistine Bier; son, Michael Bier Sr. of Acra; brother, Martin Bier of Tupper Lake; grandchildren, Crystal Bier of Catskill, Michael Bier Jr. and wife Heather of Purling; great-grandchildren, Brianah Bier, Perry "P.J." McArthur, Robert "D.J." Moore and Nicholas Michael Bier; step-grandchildren, Kerry and Billy Willenbucker; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo.

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

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Father James Borstelmann officiating. The New York State Military Forces Honor Guard will be present for the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cairo Ambulance; Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414; or the Samuel S. Stratton VA. Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12208.


December 20, 2006

Death notice
GRECCO - Dominic M. Grecco, 79, of West Coxsackie, died Dec. 17, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 14, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was the son of the late Pelligrino and Rosalina (Fricchiore) Grecco. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Coxsackie, with Rev. Fr. J. Moyna, pastor, the celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dolores A. (Sheridan) Grecco of West Coxsackie, five sons Lawrence D. Grecco of Florida, Michael D. Grecco of Florida, Jerry W. Grecco of Earlton, Curtis R. Grecco of West Coxsackie, Keith P. Grecco of New Baltimore, grandchildren Michael Paul Yannone of Florida, Brandon J. Yannone of Florida, Andrew Stone of Florida, Michael J. Grecco of Coxsackie, Krystal L. Grecco of Coxsackie, Anthony J. Grecco of Coxsackie, Debra A. Grecco of Coxsackie, Christian D. Grecco of Ravena, Cameron D. Grecco of Ravena, Vincent M. Grecco of Ravena, Joseph E. Grecco of Coxsackie, Tyler J. Grecco of Greenville, Justin M. Grecco of Greenville, and also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a daughter Debra Stone, who predeceased him on Aug. 24, 1996, also predeceased by six brothers Tony, Augie, Fred, Billy, James and Joey Grecco, also predeceased by a sister Margaret Deluca. Dominic had been an areas resident for 50 years, he retired from the State of New York as an engineer, he owned and operated the Catskill Gun Shop in Greene County for 47 years, he was a life member of the NRA, a member of the Coxsackie Sportsman's Club, a member of the North American Rifle Association. 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 Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414, envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.


December 21, 2006

A. Willis Parks
Former Coxsackie mayor

DUNNELLON, Fla. - A. Willis Parks, 95, of Dunnellon, Fla, formerly of Coxsackie, died at Legacy Hospice House of Ocala on Dec. 16, 2006.

Mr. Parks was retired for the past 32 years after being in the insurance business all his life.

He and his wife, Alma, who predeceased him, also had an income tax business and sold real estate.

He served as mayor of Coxsackie for several terms and listed his greatest accomplishment the obtaining of funds and building of the water reservoir system for Coxsackie.

He was a former member of the Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Greene County Association of insurance agents and served as a committee chairman of the Salvation Army for 21 years.

He enjoyed membership at Citrus Springs Country Club for many years, and was a member of the Watch in that community.

He is survived by his step-daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Franz Menge; three grandchildren, Franz Peter Menge, Meg Littleston and Joshua Menge; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the clubhouse of Dunnellon Square Mobile Home Park on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.


December 21, 2006

James L. Walker
Communications specialist

COON RAPIDS, Minn. - James L. Walker, 36, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006. Born April 10, 1970 in Hudson, he was the son of Larry and Joanne Walker.

He grew up in Claverack, where he attended elementary school. He also attended St. Patrick's in Catskill and graduated from Hudson High School in 1988.

In 1992, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served 10 years as a sergeant and a communications specialist. After serving in the military, he helped establish a cable communications company in California.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Gertrude Walker of Coon Rapids; two daughters, Sonja and Sarah Walker; a son, Jason; a brother, Dennis Walker of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Michelle Walker of Germantown and Jennifer Walker of Hudson; maternal grandmother, Joan McHale of Hannacroix; two nieces; and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Epiphany Church on Hanson Boulevard in Coon Rapids.

Following the service there will be a military service and burial at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1919 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Coon Rapids, Minn. 55433.


December 22, 2006

Josephine Hanna
Columbia County Health Department employee

HUDSON - Josephine Frances Hanna, 78, died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Dec. 20, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospice after a six-week illness.

Born in Hudson on Oct. 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Kazimiera Maruniak Drabick of Hudson.

Mrs. Hanna was a faithful employee, for 33 years, of the Columbia County Health Department.

She was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Claverack and a cradle and practicing Catholic.

Josephine was an avid reader, an antique collector who loved to dabble in antique buying and selling, and a marvelous cook and baker. Josephine loved her family and annual summer trips to Bethany Beach with her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling to her ancestral home of Poland which she visited twice in the past year with some of her children. Josephine also traveled with members of her family to Italy, Austria, the Czech republic and the former Yugoslavia.

She is survived by her eight children Nancy Portz and husband Harry of Claverack, William Scott Jr. of Hudson, Robert Hanna and wife Janice of Germantown, Mary Ria Hanna and friend Laura Casal of Arlington, Va., Edward Armstrong Hanna and wife Maria of Fairfax, Va., Kathleen Hanna VanValkenburgh of Hudson, Patricia Koskowski and husband Michael of Hudson, John Hanna and wife Rene of Catskill, grandchildren Michael Portz of Los Angeles, Josie Hanna of Fairfax, Va., Abigail and Olivia Hanna of Catskill, Katie and Patricia VanValkenburgh of Hudson, Hanna Koskowski of Hudson, and Carl and Bernie Nabozny of Greenville. Other survivors include her brother John Drabick and sister-in-law Ruth; and several nieces and nephews who are the children of her predeceased siblings and in-laws: Anna and Ray Zempko, Steve and Verna Drabick, Mary LaCasse, Agnes and John Fiero, Kate and John Lenahan, and Nick and Helen Drabick,

Josephine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years, William Scott Hanna Sr.

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend services at the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green St. in Hudson today between the calling hours of 4 and 8 p.m.

Family and friends may meet at Bates & Anderson on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 9:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. of Saturday at St. Mary's Church on Allen Street in Hudson.

All the family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the nursing staff in the ICU and on the 4th floor Respiratory and Hospice units at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson for the kindness and respect shown Josephine during her lengthy stay there. A special thanks to Chris Jones, RN CHPN Inpatient Case Manager at Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene who helped make Josephine's final journey a more comfortable and peaceful one surrounded by her beloved and devoted family.

Donations to the community Hospice of Columbia-Greene may be made in honor of Mrs. Hanna.


December 22, 2006

William C. Playford Sr.
Gunsmith

ROUND TOP - William Playford Sr., 69, of South Road died Dec. 19, 2006 at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston after a long battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 20, 1937, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Emma Ferguson Playford.

A retired self-employed gunsmith, he was known for his expertise in gun repair and craftsmanship. Also known as "The Gun Doctor," he earned an award from Hopkins and Allen for inventing and crafting a Muzzle loader gun that was sold through Numerich Arms Corporation of West Hurley.

A former president and employee of Numerich Arms Corp. and foreman at Hudson Cement Co. Bill was a past member of the Moose Lodge of Port Ewen.

He was a member of St. Joseph Novitiate of Round Top, where he was comforted and visited by the sisters and Father Santay during his illness.

He was respected and greatly loved by his family and friends.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 51 years, Marilyn Manfro Playford; four children, William Playford Jr. and wife Margie of Kingston, Marilyn Byrne of Mt. Marion, Theresa Gallo and husband Pat of Saugerties, Darren Playford and wife Mary of Saugerties; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Will and Alex Playford, Lea Byrne, Denielle, Alicia and Dom Gallo, John and Paul Playford; two brothers, George (Joe) Playford and wife Mary of Catskill, Robert (Bob) Playford of Ulster Park; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Harry and Roscoe Playford, and a sister, Marie Playford Hendricks.

His funeral procession will form 9:30 a.m., Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets, thence to St. Joseph Novitiate in Round Top where at 10:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Joseph Santay,

Interment will follow in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.


December 22, 2006

Death notice
WALKER
- James L. Walker, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend. Died suddenly Monday December 18th 2006 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Born April 10th 1970 in Hudson New York. Survived by wife Gertrude Walker, daughters Sonja and Sarah, son Jason, father Larry Walker of Hudson, mother Joanne Walker of Hudson, brother Dennis Walker of St. Paul Minnesota, sisters Michelle Walker of Germantown and Jennifer Walker of Hudson, maternal grandmother Joan McHale of Hannacroix, nieces Danielle Valentin and Denise Bell, nephew Cameron Quinn. James resided in Claverack, New York where he attended Claverack Elementary School. He also attended St. Patrick’s in Catskill and graduated from Hudson High School in 1988. He had enlisted in the United States Army in 1992 and had a ten year career as Sgt. and communications specialist. After serving in the military, James settled in the bay area of California where he assisted in establishing a cable communications company. He then moved to Minnesota with his wife and three children where he continued to work for that company. Funeral services will be held at the Epiphany Church on Hanson Blvd. in Coon Rapids MN on Friday December 22nd 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Following this, there will also be a Military Service and burial at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis MN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made and gratefully accepted at the Veterans of Foreign War. Please send all donations to the Coon Rapids VFW at 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Commander Charles Hawkins, (763)-755-4760.


December 23, 2006

Eileen P. Langford
Memorial service Wednesday

SEAFORD - Eileen P. Langford of Earlton and formerly of Massapequa, died on Dec. 22, 2006.

She was the beloved wife of Richard, devoted mother of Dera Bolster and James, dear sister of John Hanley and Kathleen Hanley and grandmother of two cherished grandchildren.

Memorial service will be on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, Massapequa. Arrangements were entrusted to the Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home, Inc.


December 23, 2006

James C. Whittaker
World War II veteran

ATHENS - James C. Whittaker, age 82, of the Village of Athens, died at home on Friday morning, December 22, 2006.

He was born in Holyoke, Mass., on Dec. 6, 1924, the son of the late Frederick and Anna (Franapis) Whittaker. He was the stepson of the late Thomas Ferriter.

Mr. Whittaker was a resident of Athens for over 20 years, having moved here from Connecticut.

He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been employed by the Sullivan Junk Yards in Massachusetts and by the Pot O'Gold in Acra.

He is survived by a daughter, Loretta Deamer of West Athens; a son, James Whittaker of Catskill; a sister, Mary Popkowski of Massachusetts; grandchildren Jonathan Deamer, Kathy Deamer, Laurie Crandall and Jody Whittaker; great-grandchildren Paul, Thomas, Zachary, James, Casey and David; nephew David King and many other nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and step-father, he was predeceased by a son, John Whittaker and a sister, Anna King.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2006 at the A. J. Cunningham Funeral Homes, Inc., 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

A service of remembrance will be conducted at 3:30 p.m.

Interment will be private.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, Greenville.


December 24, 2006

Clara Walsh DeVico
Retired teacher

ALBANY - Clara Walsh DeVico, 86, of Albany, formerly of Elka Park, died peacefully Dec. 22, 2006 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.

She was born in Elka Park on Oct. 22, 1920, the daughter of the late John J. and Mary Ann Curran Walsh.

She was a retired teacher.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Devico of Albany; a niece, Carol Larkin of Maryland; and a nephew, Kenneth Walsh of New Jersey.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Jerome, William, John, Leo and Victor Walsh; and three sisters, Josephine Walsh, Margaret Lebel and Frances Walsh.

Calling hours will be Wednesday at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter from 10 a.m. to noon.

A Mass of Christian Burial and Resurrection will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church in Elka Park with the Rev. Anthony Motta officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund for the new hall.


December 26, 2006

David M. Gippert
Mechanic

SAUGERTIES - David Gippert Sr., 58, of Market St., died Dec. 24, 2006 at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.

Born Jan. 11, 1947 in Kingston, he was the son of the late Milfred and Mildred Ricketson Gippert.

A graduate of Saugerties High School he was a lifelong area resident.

He was employed as a fork lift operator at Vertis in Saugerties. He was a former school bus driver and mechanic for the Saugerties Central Schools Consolidated.

He was a member of the Saugerties Ridge Runners Rod and Gun Club, the National Rifle Association, the North American Fisherman Club and the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy Board.

He was a former member of the William F. Raymond Odd Fellows Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph and David Gippert, both of Saugerties; and brother, Robert Gippert of Saugerties.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Gippert and a son, Randy Gippert.

His funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets with the Rev. Edward R. Schreiber, pastor of the Saugerties Atonement Lutheran Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Saugerties.


December 28, 2006

Edwin Hoyt Jr.
Employed at Hunter Mt.

HUNTER Edwin "Sonny" Hoyt Jr., 71, of Hunter died Dec. 25, 2006 in Fort Plain.

He was born June 12, 1935 in Hensonville, the son of the late Edwin and Helen Glennon Hoyt Sr.

He had been employed at Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl for more than 50 years.

Survivors include sons, Edwin Hoyt III of Haines Falls, Richard Keweally of Glens Falls, Michael Keweally of Warrensburg, MO; daughter, Elizabeth Toomer of Catskill; brothers, Dale Hoyt Sr. and Donald Hoyt, both of Hensonville; sister, Betty Lou Hoyt of Florida; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, Main St., Hunter. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Karen Mowk officiating.

Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in South Jewett.


December 28, 2006

Hedwig Mahler
Homemaker

DURHAM - Hedwig Mahler, 98, of Durham, a resident of the Masonic Home in Utica, died at St. Luke's Hospital in Utica on Dec. 25, 2006.

Born in Germany on Aug. 31, 1908, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Klusmeyer) Meyer.

A life long homemaker, she was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Maranatha Valley Chapter O.E.S.

She was predeceased by two husbands, John Niebuhr and Diedrich Mahler.

Surviving are a cousin, Alvina Klamt and many friends and neighbors.

As to her wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


December 28, 2006

Alex Sarkis Nahabedian
Chef and musician

TANNERSVILLE - Alex Sarkis Nahabedian, 42, died Dec. 23, 2006 of cancer.

Born in Queens, he was the son of Harry and Irene Nahabedian.

Alex spent his childhood in Tannersville and his family moved to Cliffside Park, N.J., after the 1980 passing of his mother.

A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, he went on to complete his studies as chef in France and Belgium. He applied his creative genius at the finer eateries in New York City and is honored and respected by his contemporaries.

Alex was also a talented musician and songwriter, proficient on several instruments, he composed and completed the first of three CDs.

In addition to his father, survivors include a brother, Vahan; a sister, Sarah; stepmother, Laura; grandmother, Rose Howard; aunts and uncles, Constance Simonian, Sarkis Simonian, Mary Ann and Gregory Saraydarian; cousins, Sarkis Simonian III, Alice Marjian, Karen Arslanian and their children.

A memorial in his honor will be held at the end of January.


December 28, 2006

Fred A. Roy
Master craftsman

CATSKILL - Fred A. Roy died in hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital on Dec. 26, 2006 surrounded by his loving family and close friends. He had fought a long battle with lung and brain cancer and coronary disease.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1933 in Prattsville to the late Fred and Mae Hydomen Roy and after a difficult childhood joined the U.S. Army and served from 1951 to 1954. After his discharge he settled in Freehold and married the former Mayrose Curschmann in 1957.

He was a stoic man who earned the respect and admiration of many. He was a master craftsman in wood and created many wonderful examples of his talent. He loved to play pinochle, working with small antique engines, gardening and landscaping. He retired in 2004 from the Greene County Buildings and Grounds Department where he had earned the distinction of employee of the year. He truly loved the county he was employed by. His gentle face and smile will be missed by many.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Friday, Dec. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Balta of South Westerlo Congregational Church and Steve Valk, associate pastor of the Wesleyan Church in Catskill officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, the Wesleyan Church on Bogardus Avenue in Catskill or the South Westerlo Congregational Church.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mayrose Roy of Catskill and their daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Mayrose Cathy) Coyle of Catskill; two granddaughters: Mayrose Susan Coyle of Albany and Laura Lee Coyle of Brooklyn. One of sixteen children, he is survived by six siblings: Tellier "Tek" (Fay) Roy of Texas, David (Ingrid) Roy of Texas, Nancy Roy of Cairo, Flori Kleiner of Brooklyn, Mrs. Richard (Agnes) Rice of Durham, Mrs. Don (Roberta) Kelleher of Darlington, Penn., in addition to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom he dearly loved.

Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaugh-camerato.com.


December 29, 2006

Joseph F. Doyle
Korean War veteran

NEW YORK - Joseph F. Doyle of Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 19, 2006. Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late James and Catherine Doyle.

He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was an insurance adjustor for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bernadette Doyle (nee Moore); sons Stephen (Doreen) and Glenn; daughter Donna Kortebein (Hank); and brothers Hugh Joseph Doyle of East Durham and Thomas Doyle of Atlantic City, as well as grandchildren, in-laws, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Doyle, brothers John, James and William, and sisters Veronica ("Sister") Laughlin and Noreen Doyle.

Funeral arrangements were in the charge of the Clavin Funeral Home, 7722 4th Ave., Brooklyn. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at the Our Lady of Angels Church.


December 29, 2006

Gertrude Greene
UCCC official

CATSKllL - Gertrude F. Greene, 91, of Catskill died at her home Dec. 27, 2006, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Greene was born in Keeseville on Oct. 27, 1915 to the late Frank and Margaret Laundree Finnegan. She was one of nine children.

In later adulthood she graduated from Ulster Community College and completed her career there at age 77 as the Director of Administrative Assistants. Following her retirement she enjoyed traveling, dining out, socializing, visiting her family homemaking and caring for residential pets.

Mrs. Greene is survived by her son, Gordon "Bobby" (Anna) Greene of Owensboro, Ky.; daughter, Gretchen "Gigi" Thomas of Sun City, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, including her devoted caregivers Kim-Marie (Terry Herbeck) Doty of Rochester; two brothers, Charles Finnegan of Queensbury and Frank Finnegan of Florida; sister, Agnes Smith of Maine; an several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter Gayle Doty and five siblings.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Catskill with the Rev. James Clark officiating.

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

Interment will be in the spring at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Keeseville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene or the ASPCA, of which she was a strong supporter.


December 30, 2006

Cosmo Joseph Fallarino
WWII veteran

CATSKILL - Cosmo Joseph Fallarino, 84, a lifelong Catskill resident died Dec. 29, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Catskill, Cosmo was the son of the late John and Anita (DiBlasio) Fallarino.

Cosmo served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

He married Helen Guldenstem on Jan. 20, 1952. Cosmo was an employee of Lehigh Cement Company for 33 years prior to his 1983 retirement.

He was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Catskill; a forth degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 572; a life member of the Catskill Elks Lodge and member of the Sullivan-Teator VFW Post 770 in Catskill.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Albert and John Fallarino, and twin brother Darnien Fallarino; sisters, Connie Kelly, Mary Ann Shea, Ida Yannone and Amelia Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Helen Fallarino of Catskill; two daughters, Kathleen Mandrick of Yonkers and Susan Fallarino of Catskill; son, Joseph Fallarino and wife Linda of Palenville; niece, Beverly Prest and husband Nate of Catskill; five grandchildren, William Mandrick of California, Christine Mandrick of Yonkers, and Erika, Carly and Katelyn Fallarino of Palenville; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and good friends, Frank and Anne Baxter, William Peckowski and John Nickolitch.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, and interment with full military honors, at: St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Catskill with the Rev. James Clark officiating.


December 30, 2006

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Sapienza
Bank teller

GREENVILLE - Elizabeth "Betty" Sapienza, 82, of Albany, formerly of Greenville, died at the Ann Lee Home in Albany on Dec. 28, 2006.

She was born in New York City on July 15, 1924 daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Moore) O'Dea.

She was a bank teller having worked at the National Bank of Coxsackie in Greenville. Betty will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and a friend to many. She was predeceased by her first husband Carmine Mastroianni and a son Charles.

Surviving are her husband Joseph Sapienza, a daughter Elizabeth "Betty" Malanga and her husband Joe, a son Anthony Mastroianni and his wife Susan, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Sunday 1:30 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday 4 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who desire may contribute in her memory to West Wing at the Ann Lee Nursing Home.

The family would like to thank the caregivers on 1 West Wing at the Ann Lee Nursing Home for their help and loving care of their mother and and mother.


December 31, 2006

Kelly Jenkins
Coxsackie-Athens senior

COXSACKIE - Kelly Nicole Jenkins, 18, a senior at Coxsackie-Athens High School, died suddenly Dec. 30, 2006 in Danbury, Conn., after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Hudson Dec. 4, 1988, she was the daughter of Harold and Victoria (Sigler) Jenkins of West Athens.

Kelly was on the Coxsackie-Athens Yearbook Committee, a member of the Varsity Bowling Team, physical education assistant at school, a member of the Varsity Field Hockey team and a member of the Coxsackie-Athens Softball Team. She loved music and movies.

Kelly was employed at Black Horse Farms.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Alvin and Edith Kritzman of Hudson; great-grandmother, Margaret Hoffman; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her [p]aternal grandparents, Harold and Lillian (Barone) Jenkins.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours on Friday from 1 a.m. to noon at the W.C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Cremation will take place Tuesday at the Albany Rural Crematory in Menands.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon on Friday by the Rev. Father John Moyna, pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

Interment of her cremains will follow in the St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.


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