Obituaries from the Daily Mail
September 2007

Transcribed by Carol Golden


September 2, 2007  

JOHN I AMERSON
Retired Navy veteran

PURLING – John I. Amerson, 76, of Purling, died Sept. 1, 2007.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Cairo, are incomplete.


September 2, 2007  

ANN LHOTAN
Retired bookkeeper  

COXSACKIE – Ann Lhotan, 86, of Route 385, Coxsackie, died Aug. 31, 2007 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill where she had been a patient since July 31.  

She was born in New York City and was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Hurgot) Burevitch.  

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

Memorial services are to be announced.  

She had been an area resident for 28 years, a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie, an avid bowler, member of the Bethany Village Senior Citizens, member of the Athens Senior Citizens and past employee of the Frito Lay Co. in New York City.  

Ann was active in many community affairs and organizations.  

Her husband Frank predeceased her.  

Survivors are her son, Robert C. and wife Carole Lhotan of East Durham; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lorraine) Pierce of New Rochelle and Mrs. Walter (Patricia) Zydel of Marlboro, N.J.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

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


September 2, 2007  

VIOLA  A.  HOERNING
Arrangements incomplete  

ATHENS – Viola A. Hoerning, 88, of Athens, died peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 1, 2007, at her home.  

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, are incomplete.


September 2, 2007  

ANTHONY T. PERRINO
Retired NYPD Officer  

CATSKILL – Anthony T. Perrino, 88, of Route 32A, Palenville, died Friday evening, Aug 31, 2007, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.  

He was born Nov. 25, 1918 in Manhattan, the son of the late Giovannia and Maria (Mele) Perrino.  

Anthony played semi-pro baseball for the Batavia team and the New York Giants.  He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a veteran of World War II.  Anthony was a member of the New York Police Department for many years, retiring as a sergeant in 1973.  Anthony has been a resident of the Palenville area since 1970.  He was a communicant at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville.  Anthony was a long time member and Past Exalted Ruler at the Catskill Elks Lodge 1341.  He enjoyed organizing the annual well-attended road trips to Saratoga Racetrack for the Elks.  Anthony was also a member of the New York Police Department Sergeants Benevolent Association.  

Mr. Perriro was a predeceased by his loving wife, Ethel Perrino, on April 12, 2005; and a son, Robert Perrino on June 9, 2004.  

Mr. Perriro is survived by a son, John Perrino and wife Donna of South Cairo; three daughters, Jane Bartello and husband Anthony of Orchard Park, Mary Potter and husband Dan of Hannacroix and Amy Schmidt and husband Edward of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Daniel Perrino of Toms River, N.J.; a sister, Anna Thompson of East Meadow, L.I.; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  

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

Funeral services will be held 10:15 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Cairo.  Rev. Jeremiah Nunan, pastor, will be officiating.  

Interment with full military honors will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery Veteran Section.


September 2, 2007  

LEILA A. (FITZPATRICK) WICH
Avid scrapbooker  

COXSACKIE – Leila A. (Fitzpatrick) Wich, 68, of Earlton, died Aug. 29, 2007, at the St. Peter’s Hospice, Albany.  

She was born Aug. 12, 1938 in Pittsfield, Mass., daughter of the late John and Josephine (Fitch) Fitzpatrick.  

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated with Rev. Father Richard Shaw, the celebrant, at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Coxsackie.  

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  

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

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth F. Wich of Earlton; three sons, Kenneth J. Wich of Maine, Steven C. of Tennessee and Gary M. Wich of Tennessee; four daughters, Susan M. Wich of Pennsylvania, Nancy J. Wich of New York, Carol E. Glover of Pennsylvania and Elaine B. VanEtten of New York; three sisters, Regina Furciniti of Massachusetts, Mary Hayes of Massachusetts and Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Massachusetts; 18 grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother John Fitzpatrick and a sister Patricia Fallon.  

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie, and also she was an avid scrap-booker.  

Contributions in her memory may be made to Community Hospice of Albany County, designated to the Hospice Inn, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208; or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.org@ PulmonaryFibrosis.org.  Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home.  


September 3, 2007  

JOHN I. AMERSON
Machinist/Navy vet  

John I. Amerson, age 67 years, resident of Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, since March 4, 2005, formerly of Purling, NY, passed away peacefully September 1, 2007, at the Eden Park Health Care center, Catskill, after a long illness.  

John was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Thomaston, Georgia, and was the son of the late John Hill and Margaret Eudora (Gladin) Amerson.  

Funeral services will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, with Rev. Retta Lykens, Pastor of the Cairo United Methodist Church officiating.  

Interment with full military honors will take place in The Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY.  

John served his county proudly in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era from 1958-1970.  He was a member of the Cairo American Legion Mohican Post, a member of the VFW in Georgia, an associate member of the Round Top volunteer Fire Co.  John moved to Cairo in 1997 from Georgia.  During his days of employment he was a machinist in Atlanta, Georgia.  

He married his wife Linda J. Amerson at the Round Top Community Church Aug. 18, 1973.  He loved restoring tractors, putting together models, enjoyed historical movies and was an avid cat lover and loved the Atlanta Braves.  

John is survived by his wife of 34 years Linda J. (Simpkins) Amerson of Purling, four daughters, Margaret E. (Amerson) Snider of Georgia, Trenna Amerson of Fla., Kimberly Heifler of Fla., and Tracy Miller of Indiana, and a son, David Amerson of Maryland.  Also survived by his brother, Donald Amerson of Georgia, two sisters, Carol Blissett of Fla., and Teri Epling of South Carolina, locally survived by his nephew Rickie Lawrence and his wife Linda and their children of Purling, 11 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousin.  

Besides his parents, John is predeceased by his sister Hilda E. Lawrence on Jan. 23, 1998.  

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo, on Thursday from 6-9PM.  The Tri Town Memorial Post #7229 will hold services at 7:15 PM and the Cairo American Legion Mohican Post will hold services at 7:30 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the V.A. Activities, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208, or the American Legion Mohican Post 98, Cairo, P.O. Box 329, Cairo, NY 12413.


September 4, 2007  

REGINALD CLAPPER|

Reginald Clapper, 83, of Lantana, Fla., formerly of Durham, died July 22, 2007 at the Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla.  

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Route 81, Oak Hill.  

Arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


September 5, 2007  

ROBERT DINGEE-SCHELLER
Daughter was “light of his life’  

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA – Robert Dingee-Scheller passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 28.  He was 27 years old and is survived by his mother, Kathy Scheller-Harwick, his stepfather, Michael Harwick, and the “light of his life” his 3 year old daughter, Donna Marie.  

He is also survived by his grandmother, Mary Kathleen Scheller, his two aunts, Diane Scheller and Patrice Larkin, his uncle, Roy Scheller and many dear and wonderful friends.  Bobby was born in Catskill, but had resided in Port St. Lucie, Fla. for the last 20 years.


September 5, 2007  

VIOLA HOERNING
Family owns pharmacy  

ATHENS – Viola Hoerning, 88, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Athens, died September 1, 2007 at her home in Athens.  

She was born in Elmhurst June 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Schmidt) Burkhardt.  On Aug. 29, 1940 in Maspeth she married Edward F. Hoerning, who died December 29, 1969.  

Viola was associated with the family-owned Hoerning Pharmacy in Coxsackie for 35 years.  

She was a member of the Coxsackie Garden Club, St. Augustine Garden Club, the Tri-County Banjo Band of Troy, Memorial Lutheran church of St. Augustine and former member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Athens.

She is survived by her sons, Edward F. Hoerning and wife Gertrude Carol of Gastonie, N.C., and Eugene C. Hoerning and wife Elizabeth of Catskill; daughter, Ann F. Withjack and husband Noel of Athens; brothers, Ferderick Burkhardt and Albert Burkhardt, both of Forest Hills; sisters-in-law, Julia Kurth of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Gloria Hughes of Jacksonville, Fla; granddaughter, Nancy Brown and husband Keith of Pittsboro, N.C.; grandson, Thomas Hoerning and wife Ann of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughter-in-law, Jennifer Baxley and husband Paul of Henderson, N.C.; and step-grandchildren, Laura Thurber of Ballwin, Mo.; and Daniel Thurber of Daytona Beach, Fla.  

Also surviving are two great-granddaughters, Laura Hoerning of Charlotte and Olivia Hoerning Baxley of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.  

Viola was predeceased by her sister, Florence Limbach and her grandson, Robert Hoerning.  

There will be no calling hours.  Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2007, at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, with the Rev. Leo Longan of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.  

Memorial contributions in Viola’s name may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 525 SR 16, Suite 112, at. Augustine, Fla. 32084.  

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


September 6, 2007  

MARJORIE M. GRAVES
Stiefel Labs employee  

GREENVILLE –Marjorie M. Graves, 79, of Catskill, passed away at the Eden Park Health Care Center in Catskill on Sept. 4, 2007.  She was born in Nyack on July 8, 1928, daughter of the late Russell and Marion (Hansen) Beasley.  She had worked at Stiefel Labs, Inc. for over 30 years before her retirement.  

She was predeceased by her husband David Graves and a sister, Jean Pulsifer. A friend to many, she will be missed by her family and friends.  

Surviving are a son, D. Russell graves of Lowell, Mass.; a daughter, Sharon Camporeale of Catskill; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Eugene Travell; and a sister Ruth Shortal.  

As to her wishes, she was cremated and graveside service to which friends and relatives are invited will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery on Route 81 in Oak Hill.  

Arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


September 7, 2007  

LOIS MARION BOGARDUS (GARRISON)
Excellent cook, caring neighbor  

COXSACKIE – Lois Marion Bogardus (Garrison) passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on September 5, 2007, at her son’s home in Albany.  

She was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Catskill to Ellsworth and Helen Bates Garrison.  

Lois married Charles “Del” Bogardus on May 4, 1946, and moved to Coxsackie where she resided for 44 years.  

Her husband predeceased her on Nov. 29, 1994.  She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Robert Garrison.  

Lois is survived by her son Ronald (Bogie) and devoted daughter-in-law Sheila; a life-long treasured dear friend of over 50 years, Trilby Hotaling of Coxsackie; and a god-daughter, Linda Bannach; and Godson William Hotaling both of Liverpool; several cousins; and numerous friends.  

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, on Friday from noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Coxsackie.  

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

Donations in her memory may be made to the Community Hospice of Albany, 4445 New Karner Rd., Albany, N.Y. 12205.  

The family would like to acknowledge Sheila McGee and Adrian for their generous support.  

Mom will be remembered for her generosity of spirit, her excellent cooking skills and caring for her neighbors and friends in their times of need.


September 7, 2007  

WILLIAM G. KOCH
Retired truck driver  

William G. Koch, 78, of Athens, died Sept. 6, 2007.  

He was the husband of Florence A. (Kardum) Koch.  

Memorial services are Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens.


September 8, 2007  

CONCETTA BATTISTON
Former Cairo Town Clerk  

CAIRO – Concetta (Connie) Battiston, 89, formerly of Old Route 23, Cairo, died Sept. 6, 2007.  

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


September 9, 2007  

JOSEPH R GARCIA
Pipe fitter welder  

EARLTON – Joseph R. Garcia, 64, of Earlton, died Sept. 7, 2007 at his home after a long illness.  

He was born in New Castle, Penn. March 13, 1943 and was the son of the late Raymond and Helen (Pandrock) Garcia.  

Graveside services are private.

Joseph lived in Columbia County for many years and moved to Greene County 12 years ago.  

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1965.  

Survivors are his wife Lynn F. (Lennon) Garcia; three daughters, Tracey L. Garcia and Elizabeth Garcia, both of Earlton, and Janice Garcia of Valatie; sister, Marion Hubay of North Carolina.  

Calling hours will be at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.  

Contributions can be made to the Medway Congregational Church, Earlton, NY 12058.  

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Tracey M. Garcia, in 2001.


September 9, 2007  

JOHANNA M. RADNAI
Senior companion  

EAST DURHAM – Joanna M. Radnai, 86,  of East Durham, formerly of Yorktown Heights, passed away at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill on Sept. 7, 2007.  

She was born in Germany on Jan. 29, 1921.  A lifelong homemaker, she was also a volunteer for the Community Action of Greene County for over five years and was named as a Senior Companion of the Month. Because she was bilingual in German and English she was able to help clients who spoke German but no English.  Devoted to her son Gabor, she will be missed by her family and friends.  

Surviving is a son Gabor (Gabe) Radnai of East Durham and relatives in Germany.  

Funeral service will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.  

Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.


September 9, 2007  

MICHAEL A. SCOTT
Greene County Sheriff’s Officer  

ATHENS – Michael A. Scott, 63, of 36 N. Vernon St., died Sept. 8, 2007, at Kaaterskill Care Skilled Nursing Facility in Catskill after a long illness.  

Born in Hartford, Conn., on July 3, 1944, he was the son of the late Anthony and Amelia (Vizzi) Scott.  

His years of employment included being an engineer for Conrail in Selkirk, part-time police officer for the Village of Athens and Security Officer for APO of Sleepy Hollow Lake.  His most recent employment was Corrections Officer for Greene County Jail and part-time Greene County Deputy Sheriff from which he retired in 2002.  

During his employment with Greene County, Mike became a New York State-certified training instructor for corrections and BMP.  

After his retirement, he carried this education into becoming a state-certified Security Guard Instructor and established SHL Security Training School at Sleepy Hollow Lake in Coxsackie.  

Mike was a loving husband and father.  

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, JoAnn (Melia); children, Michael A. Jr. and Robert A., both of Athens, and Patti Ann (David) Johnson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and his devoted chihuahua, Misty.  

He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Ralph (Joe) and Debbie Scott of Catskill; sisters-in-law, Rita Melia of Worcester, Mass. and Frances Scott of Athens; and three nephews, Anthony Scott III, Louis and Ryan Scott.  

Special friends who gave Mike great comfort were Frank Boelke of Selkirk, Barry Gavigan of Cairo, Adam Greco of Athens and Joyce Tressler of Catskill.  

Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens.  

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the New Athens Rural Cemetery. The day of the funeral everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.  

Contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society or Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene.


September 9, 2007  

GRANVILLE ‘SCOTTY’ MYER
Former fire chief  

SAUGERTIES – Granville S. “Scotty” Myer, 84, of Main Street and formerly of West Saugerties Road died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at the Ulster County Health Related Facility, Kingston.  

Born Sept. 12, 1923 in Saugerties, he was the son of the late William M. and Hannah Jane Ackert Myer.  A lifetime area resident he was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II.  

He owned and operated “Scotty’s” Garage on Route 212 in Saugerties from 1954-1992.  An active firefighter, he was a past chief of the Centerville-Cedar Grove Fire Company.  

Survivors include one daughter, Dariel Bodie of Palenville; three sons, Wayne G. of Palenville, Scott A. of Catskill and Glenn William Myer of Florida; four grandchildren, Tara Lackie, Stefanie Cotich, Rachel and Wayne Myer; one great-grandchild, Kelsey Lackie; one niece, Gail Rose; one nephew, Sherman Myer, his former wife, Della Lomoriello, also survive.  

He was predeceased by a brother, Howard Myer.  

His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets with Rev. Troy Allen, pastor of the New Life Assembly of God, officiating.  

Friends are also invited to light a candle in Scotty’s memory at www.seamon-wilseyfuneralhome.com  

Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.  


September 10, 2007  

STEVE PECYLAK
Corr
ections officer/carpenter  

Steve Pecylak (59) passed away peacefully at his home in Westerlo, NY after a courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 8, with his loving family by his side.

Steve was born in Yonkers, NY on Jan. 9, 1948 son of Ksenia (Seredinsky) Pecylak & the late John Pecylak.  He grew up in Hastings on Hudson, NY.  He joined the US Marine Corps on July 30, 1966 and served in Vietnam. He was wounded and honorably discharged with a Purple Heart on Oct. 25, 1967. In 1976 he moved to Westerlo, NY where he married his wife Lorraine Scott in 1977.  Steve worked as a carpenter until 1981 & then worked 26 years as a corrections officer, retiring from Greene Correctional Facility on Aug. 2, 2007.  

He was also a member of the Northern Catskill Racing Pigeon Club in Cairo, NY for 22 years.  Raising and racing pigeons was his love.  

Steve is survived by his wife Lorraine, son David & daughter Andrea all of Westerlo, NY, also his mother Ksenia, two sisters Irene Hess & Maryann Pirozek all of Hastings on Hudson, NY & many nieces, nephews and Godchildren.  

Funeral service will be Wed. 10:30 AM from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR81, Greenville, NY with a Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Church.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tues 2 to 4 & 7 to 9PM.  Interment will be in the Westerlo Central Cemetery.  

Those who desire are requested to donate in his memory to the Community Hospice of their choice or to St. John the Baptist Church.


September 11, 2007  

GRANVILLE MYER
Former fire chief  

SAUGERTIES – Granville S. “Scotty” Myer, 84 of Main Street and formerly of West Saugerties Road died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at the Ulster County Health Related Facility, Kingston.  

Born Sept. 12, 1923 in Saugerties, he was the son of the late William M. and Hannah Jane Ackert Myer.  A lifetime area resident he was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II.  

He owned and operated ”Scotty’s” Garage on Route 212 in Saugerties from 1954-1992.  An active firefighter, he was a past chief of the Centerville-Cedar Grove Fire Company.  

Survivors include on daughter, Dariel Bodie of Palenville; three sons, Wayne G. of Palenville, Scott A. of Catskill and Glenn William Myer of Florida; four grandchildren, Tara Lackie, Stefanie Cotich, Rachel and Wayne Myer; one great-grandchild, Kelsey Lackie; one niece, Gail Rose; one nephew, Sherman Myer, his former wife, Della Lomoriello, and dear friend Vi Long also survive.  

He was predeceased by a brother, Howard Myer.  

His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. today at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John and Lafayette Streets with Rev. Troy Allen, pastor of the New Life Assembly of God, officiating.  

Friends are also invited to light a candle in Scotty’s memory at www.seamon-wilseyfuneralhome.com  

Friends were received Monday.


 September 13, 2007  

CONCETTA (CONNIE) BATTISTON
Former Cairo Deputy Town Clerk  

CAIRO – Concetta (Connie) Battiston passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 7, 2007 to be with our Lord and her husband, Danny. She was born on Feb. 18, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY and was married to Danny in 1937.  

She and Danny later moved to Cairo in 1951 where they opened a boarding house called Damien’s Haven at the top of Aratoga Hill.  They operated the boarding house during the summer months for over fifteen years.  Connie later served as a postal clerk in the South Cairo Post Office.  

Connie was active in the Cairo community as a member of many organizations including her positions as President of the Cairo Hose Company Auxiliary, President of the Cairo Central PTA, President of the Holy Rosary Society and as officers in other organizations such as the Lady Elks and the Cairo Democratic Club.  She is also remembered as the “Unoffical Town Clerk” of Cairo where she assisted her husband Danny, the elected Town Clerk, in taking care of the many duties associated with that office.  Her dedication to that office and the Town of Cairo will be long remembered.  

Connie and Danny retired to Florida in 1985 until they moved to Houston, Texas in 2001 to live near their son.  In 2003, she moved with her son to Charlottesville, Virginia where she resided at Our Lady of Peace Assisted Living.  

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Battiston of Keswick, VA, two grandson, Dr. John Battiston Jr. of Keswick, VA and Steven Battiston of Leesburg, VA, five great-grandchildren, John III, Sabrina, Camille, Rachel and Jacob.  

Calling hours will be at Richards Funeral Home in Cairo, NY on Thursday Sept. 13 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 with interment to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Jefferson Heights.


September 13, 2007  

THOMAS WILLIAM HUGHES
Con Edison supervisor, veteran  

WINDHAM – Thomas William Hughes, 74 of Jewett died at Albany Medical Center on September 11, 2007 as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident. Tom was born on May 6, 1933, the son of James and Emily (nee Poli) Hughes in the Bronx, NY.  

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Louise Hughes, his brother James Hughes and also 15 nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents as well as his sister Irene Hughes.  

Tom moved to Jewett in 1973.  He worked for Con Edison as a supervisor retiring in 1990.  Tom was an avid skier and golfer.  He was a member of the Jewett Presbyterian Church as well as a member of the Lions Club.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1960 until 1964.  

Calling hours will be held at the Decker Funeral Home, Maine St., Windham on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Jewett Presbyterian Church on Saturday Sept. 15, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev James Steffens officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the American Stroke Association Heart Gifts Processing Ctr. PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.


September 14, 2007  

GEORGE H. ALLEN
Former Town of Greenville Supt. of Highways  

GREENVILLE – George H. Allen, 72, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Freehold, NY died peacefully at his home on September 11, 2007.  He was born in Catskill, NY on Nov. 18, 1934, son of the late Howard and Vera (Huggins) Allen.  George was Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Greenville for 17 years.  He was also a 25 year member of the Bricklayers, and Allied Craft Workers Local No. 5 in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Always a community minded person he was a member of the Freehold Congregational Church, the Greenville Republican Club and the Freehold Vol. Fire Co. for many years.  George was predeceased by his two brothers, Robert and John Graham.  

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Marjorie of Charlotte, NC, his children, Douglas of Charlotte, NC, daughters , Darlene Senter of Troy, NY and Krista Carey of Matthews, NC, three grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Senter of West Sand Lake, NY and Patrick Carey of Matthews, NC.  

Funeral service will be Monday, 10 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Interment will be in the Freehold Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the Freehold C.C. Church.


September 14, 2007  

THOMAS WILLIAM HUGHES
Con Edison supervisor, veteran  

WINDHAM – Thomas William Hughes, 74 of Jewett died at Albany Medical Center on September 11, 2007 as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident. Tom was born on May 6, 1933, the son of James and Emily (nee Poli) Hughes in the Bronx, NY.  

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Louise Hughes, his brother James Hughes and also 15 nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents as well as his sister Irene Hughes.  

Tom moved to Jewett in 1973.  He worked for Con Edison as a supervisor retiring in 1990.  Tom was an avid skier and golfer.  He was a member of the Jewett Presbyterian Church as well as a member of the Lions Club.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1960 until 1964.  

Calling hours will be held at the Decker Funeral Home, Maine St., Windham on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Jewett Presbyterian Church on Saturday Sept. 15, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev James Steffens officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the American Stroke Association Heart Gifts Processing Ctr. PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.


September 15, 2007  

MARY T. PELOKE
U.S. Army Air Force  

CATSKILL – Mary Theresa Peloke, age 83, of Catskill, died Friday, September 14 at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill.  She was born October 1, 1923 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Richard and Florence (Gross) Tansor.  

Mary served in the U.S. army Air Force during WW II.  She was employee of Coxsackie Correctional Facility prior to her retirement.  Mary was an officer and member of the American Legion Honeyford Memorial #110 Ladies Auxiliary; Catskill Ladies Elks; St. Patrick’s R.C. Church; CDA Court Teresa # 273; St. Patrick’s Rosary-Altar Society; Catskill Senior Fellowship; RIPS; and Catskill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.  She was predeceased by a brother, Donald Tansor.  

Mrs. Peloke is survived by her husband of over 61 years Robert E. Peloke of Catskill; a daughter, Sharon Pine and husband James of Catskill; two sons, Robert Peloke II of Catskill and Kenneth Peloke and wife Linda of Cape Coral, FL; a brother, Ramon Duran of Hawaii; a former daughter-in-law Catherine Peloke of Scottsdale, AZ; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, NY 12414 on Monday from 4-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill.  Rev. John J. Murphy will be officiating.  Interment will follow at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.  Memorials in Mary’s name may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene or Catskill Fire Company.


 September 15, 2007  

DALE LEE RUSSELL
Carpenter and mason  

CATSKILL – Dale Lee Russell, age 37, of Route 23B, South Cairo, died Thursday, September 13, 2007 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  He was born December 26, 1969 in Catskill, the son of Sandra Couchman Russell of Wake Forest, NC and the late Leroy Edward Russell.  

Dale attended Catskill and Cairo Central Schools.  He was a self-employed carpenter and mason.  

In addition to his mother, Dale is also survived by a daughter, Brianna Russell of Freehold; a brother, Neal Russell and wife Maureen of Catskill; a sister, Tammy Hilyer and husband Darren of Raleigh, NC and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Private funeral services were held 1 p.m. Friday, September 14 at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Rev. Retta Lykens officiated.  Private cremation followed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.


September 16, 2007  

KATHLEEN ‘KATE’ MATTICE
Taught at one-room school  

CONESVILLE – Kathleen J. Mattice, 98, of Conesville, passed away at her home on Grand Gorge on Sept. 14, 2007.  

She was born in South Jefferson, town of Gilboa, daughter of the late Frederick and Minnie (Shaw) Beggs.  

She married Louis Pl. Mattice in Conesville on Dec. 12, 1931.  

Kate graduated from the Stamford Union Free School in 1926 and the Stamford Seminary Training class in 1927.  

 She started teaching Sept. 1927 at the age of 18 at the one-room school in Conesville Dist. 7, with 30 pupils.  

She and her husband purchased the school property in 1940, renovating the building into a home, bought the surrounding property and operated a dairy farm.  In the 1960s she owned Matt Ice’s General Store in Conesville.  

She was a member of the Conesville United Methodist Chapel, the Conesville Fire Dept. Aux. and the Gilboa Historical Society.  

She was also instrumental in the formation of the Gilboa Senior Citizen Group many years ago.  

She lived in Conesville for 80 years, moving to Grand Gorge Senior Apartments in 2002.  

She was remarkable and alert for 98 years.  She enjoyed lunchtime at the meal site; going out to eat (as she did just last week with six of her old friends); family gatherings with her extended family.  

She is survived by granddaughter, Laurel Mattice of West Conesville; and great grandchildren, Stephanie Truesdell of Boston, Mass., Dustin Truesdell of Gilboa and Zachary Truesdell of Conesville;  niece, Bonnie Lincoln of So. Dennis, Mass.; nephews, Barry Beggs of Blakesly, Penn., Carl (Mary-lou) Mattice of Pindars Corners, and Lawrence (Sandra) Mattice of Oneonta; and sister-in-law, Madeline Mattice of Prattsville.  

She was predeceased by her husband, Louie P. Mattice, Jan. 4, 1973; son, Paul L. Mattice, Jan. 18, 1992; grandson, Larry Paul Mattice, Sept. 26, 1974; and her brother, Byron Beggs in 2001.  

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Conesville United Methodist Chapel with Pastor Dot Morris officiating.  Friends may call the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, 7-9 p.m. Monday.  

Interment will be in the Manorkill Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions in Kate’s name may be made to the Conesville Rescue Squad.


September 18, 2007  

ELEANOR TRAVERS
Grandview School Library Aid  

Eleanor Travers, 88, of Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, formerly of Catskill, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.  She was the daughter of Sarah and Edward Travers.  

She is predeceased by her parents, brothers Daniel, Edward and Thomas, a sister Helen, and sister-in-law Stella.  Survivors include niece Deborah Travers, great nieces Stephanie McCulloch and Katherine Clemans, and other nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held at Vanella’s Funeral Chapel, Oceanside, NY.  A private burial service was held at the family plot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


September 19, 2007  

GEORGE GAMBELLA
Owned Web Offset Publications  

WINDHAM – George Gambella, 79, of Windham died at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, on September 17, 2007. He was born on Feb. 22, 1928, the son of Louis and Jean Gambella in New York City.  He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, three children, seven grandchildren, two brothers and many nieces and nephews.  

George was a true pioneer in the printing business, owning Web Offset Publications located in Greenpoint, NY, which was one of the largest and most prestigious firms on the East Coast.  

Calling hours will be at the Decker Funeral Home, Windham, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Theresa’s R.C. Church, Windham on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Theresa’s R.C. Church, Windham, NY.


September 19, 2007  

RICHARD P. JASON
School teacher  

CATSKILL – Richard Peter Jason, 72, of Black Lake Road, Catskill, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.  He was born February 7, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Joseph and Vera (Nemchek) Jason.  

Richard was a school teacher at Robert Frost Junior High School in Deer Park, Long Island prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rhinebeck.  

Mr. Jason is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carolyn (Prescott) Jason of Catskill; eight children, Wayne Jason of Saratoga Springs, Greg Jason of Round Top, Ricky Jason of Germantown, Cynthia Corso of Manorville, L.I.; Regina Del Pozzo of Germantown, Ingrid Zmerzel of Cloverdale, CA, Jessica Knowles of Center Moriches, Jennifer Jason of Coram; a brother, Donald Jason of Leeds; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  

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

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Rhinebeck, New York.  Rev. Thaddeus Dragula will be officiating.  Services can be viewed online at www.jadeglobal.com.  Interment will follow at the Catskill Rural Cemetery.


September 19, 2007  

ROBERT E. VAUGHN
Operated IGA Market  

GREENVILLE – Robert E. Vaugh (“Murphy”) of Durham passed away at the Kaaterskill Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Catskill on Sept. 18, 2007.  

He was born in Greenville on Jan. 2, 1924 son of the late Thurman and Mable (Elliot) Vaughn.

Murphy served in the U.S.  Army during World War II serving in the Rhineland, Central Europe and Northern France and received the American Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal & the Good Conduct Medal.  

He and his late brother William Vaughn had operated the IGA Market in Greenville and then he worked at Bryant’s Super in Greenville for many years. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post 291.  

Surviving are daughters, Norma Marsilio (Michael), Marsha Cance (Allessandro), grandchildren, Erik & Kim Marsilio, Jessica Pril and Regina Cangelosi also 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces , nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie (Foland) Vaughn also his stepmother Mildred (Stone) Vaughn.  

Funeral service will be Friday, 8 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. prior to the service.  The Greenville American Legion will conduct services at the funeral home on Friday 7:30 p.m.  Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Columbia/Greene Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.


September 20, 2007  

EDGAR E. DRESDNER SR.
Korean War veteran  

LINLITHGO – Edgar E. Dresdner, 72, of Linlithgo died Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.  

Born April 1, 1935 in Lynbrook, he was the son of the late Edgar Everett Dresdner and Florence E. (White) Dresdner.  

Mr. Dresdner was a Korean War Veteran having served with the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.  He had been employed as a driver with Canada Dry of Hudson and a driver for F.L. Graziano of Hudson.  He then drove for Mountainview Coach Lines, the Dutchess County Loop and Patsy Zanchelli Inc.  He also was a collector for Hudson-Catskill Newspapers in Hudson.  

Mr. Dresdner was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hudson and a Life member of the former Linlithgo Fire Company.  

Survivors include his wife Rosalie  (Szepessy) Dresdner, a son and daughter-in-law; Edgar and Lisa Dresdner Jr. of Greenport, 4 daughters and three sons-in-law: Debbie and John Hawks and Stephanie and David Wheeler all of Greenport, Mary Plamatier of Linlithgo, Ann and Kevin Litke of Linlithgo,  a sister, Dorothy Dresdner of Linthgo. Grandchildren: Ashley and Jeremy Dresdner, David and Michael Wheeler, Keith and Cassandra Palmatier, David and Jessika Disbrow, and Dawn Litke.  Great-grandchildren: Nathan Dresdner and Christian Palmatier-Olvera.  

Calling hours are 4 to 8 pm today at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home 209 Main St. Germantown.  

Funeral services will be 9:30am Friday at the funeral home.  

Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.  

Condolences may be expressed via www.yadackfox.com


September 20, 2007  

FLORENCE E. LOUGHMAN
80-year resident  

ACRA – Florence E. Loughman, 95, formerly of Sunside Road, Acra, died Sept. 18, 2007, at St. Peter’s Hospice, Albany, after a long illness.  

She was born in New York City July 9, 1912, and was the daughter of the late John J. and Bessie (Kittle) Sheets.  

Funeral services will take place 1 p.m. Friday at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, with Rev. John Ogden, pastor of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stottville officiating.  

Interment will follow next to her late husband Stephen Sr., who predeceased her in 1989.

Florence had been an area resident for 80 years.  She was an avid animal lover and also assisted for many years at the Greene County Humane Society.  She was also a very active in the Loughman’s Building Supply, located on Route 145 in Cairo; she loved to work in demo department of many local area supermarkets.  

She is survived by a son, Stephen Jr. and wife Susan of Locust Grove, Va.; a daughter Mrs. Joseph (Carol) Campisi of Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Catherine Speirs, Deborah Hellenschmidt, John Campisi, Stephen Loughman III; great-grandchildren, John Cone, Cara Speirs, Jillian Speirs, Danny Loughman, Stephen Loughman IV; great-great-grandchildren, Kailey Cone and Brody Cone; niece, Bessie Sheets, and nephew, John Sheets.  

Calling hours will take place at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.  

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to St. Peter’s Hospice, Albany.


September 20, 2007  

FERN ADEL TIFFANY
Athens resident

CATSKILL – Fern Adel Tiffany, 75, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at the Northeast Center for Special Care in Lake Katrine where she had been a patient since Aug. 7, 2007.  

Miss Tiffany was born in Waterloo on May 1, 1932 to the late Roma Ebeneezer Tiffany and Bertha May Ridley Tiffany.  She retired from The Hulse Co., in Geneva, NY, and moved to the Rivertown Apartments in Athens in 1999.  

Miss Tiffany is survived by her sister, Mrs. William (Wilma) Darling of Catskill; niece, Wendy Darling of the Slingerlands; nephews, Wayne Darling of Clifton Park; great-nephew, Adam Darling and cousin, Eleanor Marian Cooke of West Coxsackie.

 

Private cremation was conducted on Sept. 6 at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.  Friends and relatives are invited to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 to attend committal services at 11 a.m. in the Town of Catskill Cemetery East (formerly the Catskill Rural Cemetery) with Rev. Bruce K. Benander, Pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church in Athens, officiating.  Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com  


September 21, 2007  

MILDRED E. CAMERON
Retired from NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance  

COXSACKIE – Mildred E. Cameron, 101, formerly of 35 Wayne Drive, Coxsackie and Home Sweet Home of Catskill, died Sept. 19, 2007 at the Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill.  

She was born in Oneonta on Oct. 7, 1905, and was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Ella J. (Thomson) Mead.  

Funeral services will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc., 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie with Rev. Robert Granger, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie officiating.  

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

She is survived by a dear friend, Dorothy Johnson; a niece, Judy Humphries and great-nephew Keith Humphries, both of Florida.  

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Carol J. Cameron, on Aug. 23, 2004, and a brother, Floyd H. Mead.  

She was raised in the Athens area, and lived most of her lifetime in Coxsackie.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie and also a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the Coxsackie O.E.S. No. 873 Kaksakee Chapter.

This organization will hold services at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon.  

She retired from the NY Dept. of Taxation and Finance.  

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady Funeral Home on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m.  

Contributions in her memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Coxsackie, 103 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051.


September 23, 2007  

MORTON A. GINSBERG
Entrepreneur and Civic Leader  

HUDSON – Morton A. Ginsberg, of Great Barrington, Mass., died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 in Hudson, NY.  

Born July 20, 1919 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Samuel and Mary Ginsberg.  

He attended Hudson High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before entering the US Army in 1942.  He served four years in the Quarter Master Corps receiving an honorable discharge in 1946.  

Morton, and his late wife, Ida (Goodman) Ginsberg, founded Ginsberg’s Institutional Foods, which is now the largest independent food service distributor in the Hudson Valley and one of the top fifty food service distributors in the country.  He retired from President of Ginsberg’s and then served as chairman of the board.  He was instrumental in the formation of the NY State Food Service Distributors Association and also served as treasurer.  He received the Empire Food Service Annual Publishers Award for Lifetime achievement and received the Columbia County Man of the Year Award.  

Morton was Campaign Chairman of Columbia Greene Medical center; an elected Board of Trustees member and past president of the Hudson City Savings Institution; a life member of Congregation Anshe Emeth, also serving on the board and as a past president, member of B’nai Brith; a member of Hevreh in Gt. Barrington, Mass.; past president of the Hudson Rotary Club also serving as it’s Sergeant of Arms for 23 years; past president of the Hudson Jaycees and received their man of the year award; received Entrepreneur of the year award from the Hudson Teacher’s Association; life member of Rogers Hose #2;  member of Greenport Pumper #1; member of American Legion Post # 184; member of Hudson Lodge of Elks #787; member of the Hudson Lodge of Masons #700; member of Cyprus Shrine of Albany, NY; served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army; former board member of the American Red Cross, Community Chest, and the American Heart Fund; board member and past president of the American Cancer Society; member of Columbia County Selective Service Board; active in Scouting; a member of the Columbia Golf and Country Club and former member of the board and member of the Palm Beach National Golf Club.  

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Myra (Phillips) Stern; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Nancy Ginsberg and Ira and Beverly Ginsberg; 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  

The family he leaves behind celebrates his full wonderful life.  Morton was a firm believer of giving back to the community in which he lived in.  

Services will be held at 1 pm today (Sunday) at Congregation Anshe Emeth.  

Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Blvd., Hudson, NY 12534, Columbia Memorial Hospital, 71 Prospect St., Hudson, Columbia Greene Hospice, 47 Liberty ST., Catskill, NY 12414, or to the Fairview Hospital of Great Barrington.


September 23, 2007  

MALLABY HAYES
Five year resident  

CATSKILL – Mallaby Hayes, 84, of Skinner Road, Catskill, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at home after a long illness.  

She was born April 26, 1923 in Morristown, NY, the daughter of the late Percy and Jessie (Farrell) Atkinson.  

Mallaby was an administrator for the NC Tax and Limousine Commissioner for 23 years prior to her retirement in 1983.  She had been a Greene County resident since 2002.  

Mallaby was a past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 422, Flushing, Queens.  She was a member and volunteer at the Rivertown Senior Citizens in Athens and was a member and past secretary for the Communication Workers of America in New York City. Mallaby was predeceased by her husband, Paul G. Hayes Jr. on March 5, 1973.  

She is survived by two daughters, Paul Cirnigilaro and husband Steven Cirnigliaro, and Jessica Hayes, all of Catskill; a son Jeffrey Hayes of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Thomas Cirnigliaro, Christine Edwards and Paul G. Hayes III; and three great-grandchildren, Jillian A. Cirnigliaro-Griggs, Eugene R. Edwards and Jakob S. Edwards.  

Relatives and friends may call Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  

Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Private cremation will be performed at Park View Cemetery in Schenectady.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation, St. Luke’s Church of Catskill, or Community Hospice.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


September 24, 2007  

BARBARA M. BARON
Active in community  

Barbara Baron (81) of Freehold, NY passed away at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany, NY on Sept. 23, 2007.  She was born in Catskill, NY on March 5, 1926 daughter of the late Henry & Mildred (Tunison) Mangold.  Barbara was very active in her community, teaching Red Cross Swimming, being a Charter Member of the Freehold Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Aux., enjoying golfing, bowling, gardening & knitting.  Also active in her church, she was a member of the St. John’s Rosary Altar Society.  She also loved her family and was a friend to all she met.  She was predeceased by her husband Edmund S. Baron & a sister Theresa Notarnicola.   

Surviving are two daughters, Eileen Fernandez (John) and Michelle Place (Philip) & a son Edmond Baron II (Sherry) ; also 7 grandchildren, Christopher and Jessica Fernandez, Eilis and Stephanie Baron, Philip Place Jr.;  Leanne & Evan Place; two brothers Joseph and Robert Mangold & two sisters, Ruth Herrington and Frances Ayrey & several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral service will be Wed. 10:00 AM from the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY with a Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Church.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tues. 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 PM.  Interment will be in Freehold Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Community Hospice of their choice.


September 24, 2007  

DONALD F. BURGER
Athens Village pharmacist  

Donald F. Burger, 76, retired Athens pharmacist, died Sept, 23, 2007.  

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Richards Funeral home, Athens, are to be announced.


September 24, 2007  

CARMELA SENCABAUGH
Past J.J. Newberry’s employee  

Mrs. Carmela Margaret Sencabaugh, age 74, of 23 Clinton Avenue, Catskill, died suddenly Saturday, September 22, 2007 at home.  She was born July 7, 1933 in Catskill, the daughter of the late Vincent and Maria (Lombardozzi) Casaregola.  

Carmela was a past employee of J.J. Newberry’s in Catskill.  She was a lifelong communicant at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Catskill. Carmela was a member of the Rip Van Winkle Senior Citizens and past member of St. Patrick’s Mothers Club.  She was predeceased by her husband, John “Jack” Sencabaugh on October 28, 2004.  

Mrs. Sencabaugh is survived by a son, John V. “Jack” Sencabaugh of Catskill; a brother, Cosmo Casaregola and wife Joanna of Catskill; two sister-in-laws, Ursula Casaregola of Catskill and Arlene Sencabaugh of Melborne, Florida; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held 9:00 AM Wednesday from the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Bridge Street, Catskill.  Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


September 25, 2007  

DONALD FRED BURGER
Pharmacist  

Donald Fred Burger, 76, of Athens, NY died Sunday, September 23, 2007, at his home after a long illness surrounded by his loved ones.  

Don was the proprietor of Catskill Valley Pharmacy.   He devoted his life to serving his community for over 40 years.  

He was a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church of Athens, where he was an active member of the choir.  He had a great passion for singing.  Don was also an avid sports fan.  He loved football, baseball and bowling.  

Don was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  Survivors include his wife of 54 years Elizabeth Ann (Riescher) Burger.  Together they had six children.  Three sons Donald P Burger of Athens, William Burger and his wife Sarah of Virginia, Mark Burger and his wife Gloria of Athens, three daughters, Colleen Holloway of Catskill, Kathleen Burger of Menands and Irene (Burger) Speenburgh and her husband Gene of Athens.  Don was blessed with ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Don also leaves behind his sister Irene (Burger) Scott and her husband Michael of Coxsackie.  

Calling hours will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon Street, Athens, NY on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Athens, NY on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at 10:00 AM.  

A gathering for family and friends will be held at St. Patrick’s Church immediately following the burial.


September 25, 2007  

ANN LHOTAN
Memorial service  

COXSACKIE – There will be a Graveside Memorial service for Ann Lhotan, formerly of Route 385 Coxsackie, who passed away on August 31, 2007.  The service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Coxsackie.  

Ann had been an area resident for 28 years, a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Coxsackie, a member of The St. Mary’s Church Altar Rosary Society in Coxsackie, a member of the two Coxsackie senior Citizens groups, and was active in many community affairs and organizations.

She was also a caregiver to several area residents.  

The Graveside Memorial Service in under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, N.Y.


September 25, 2007  

LOUISE SEABURG
Postmaster  

Louise Seaburg (95) of Alcove, NY passed away at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home in  Guilderland Center, NY on Sept. 23, 2007.  She was born in Switzerland on Feb. 24, 1912 daughter of the late Karl & Anna (Lammly) Flach.  She was a retired postmaster having been the postmaster in the Alcove Post Office for many years.  She and her husband had also operated the Alcove Store. Louise loved the Alcove Church which she attended and supported and also supported the Little Red School House & was the past president of the Alcove Cemetery.  A family loving person, she will be missed by them and her many friends.  

  She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Seaburg, a son Arthur Seaburg, two sisters, Ida Plass & Anna Lessmuller and two brothers, Rev. Charles Flach and Joseph Flach.  

Surviving is a son Curtis Seaburg (Donna) of Alcove NY & a daughter Marion Leigh of Alcove, NY.  Also 9  grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, Elizabeth Harris and Rose Klob, a brother Fred Flack & several nieces & nephews.  

Funeral services will be Fri. 7 PM at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Fri. from 4 to 7PM prior to the service.  Interment will be on Sat. 10AM at the Alcove Cemetery, NY.


September 26, 2007  

JOHN DEWEY   MCMURRY
Arrangements incomplete  

NEW BALTIMORE – John Dewey McMurry, 83, of the town of New Baltimore, died peacefully in the arms of his loving daughter, Cassandra Channing, Tuesday morning, September 25, 2007, at home.  

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris Murray Funeral Home, Greenville, and are incomplete.


September 27, 2007  

MARY E. HICKEY
Worked at Kadin Pocketbook Factory  

ATHENS – Mary E. Hickey, 88, of the Village of Athens, died peacefully at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2007.  

A lifelong resident of Athens, she was born March 26, 1919 to the late Alexander and Mary (Tobin) Hickey.  

Mary worked at the former Kadin Pocketbook factory in Athens.  

She was a member of the Athens Senior Citizens.  

Mary was predeceased by her parents and her brother Alexander.  

She is survived by her dear friends: Zadock and Susan Van Kuren; James and Carol Robinson; Mary Wittaker and Gene Faviccio and family, all of Athens.  

Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m., Sept. 28, 2007 at the Millspaugh-Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.  A prayer service will be conducted 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  Interment will be at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Community Hospice, Catskill.  

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


September 27, 2007  

MARTHE LAVALLEE-WILLIAMS
Temple Univ. professor  

PHILADELPHIA – A woman with a most amazing and dynamic personality has left us.

Marthe Lavallee-Williams, 81, of Philadelphia, Pa., died early in the morning of Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. Martha’s vigor, intelligence and vast knowledge always presented challenges to her family, friends and especially her students.  Through her extended travels around the world, she brought back valuable new understanding and appreciation of peoples, places, cultures, art and history.  These traits were coupled with her caring understanding and loving nature.  Never to be taken lightly was Marthe’s powerful presence dating from her youth and continuing throughout her life.  Her sharp wit sprinkled with compassion has left an indelible mark on all of us fortunate enough to have known her.  

Marthe graduated Magna cum Laude from College of Mount St. Vincent in New York City, and received her MA and Ph.D from Columbia University.  She was a teacher at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and also taught in Jacksonville, Florida and Tacoma, Washington.  But the majority of Marthe’s career was as a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia.  

Born on Oct. 2, 1925 in New York City to Wilfrid and Alice Lavallee, Marthe was predeceased by her husband, Hobart Lyle Williams, and leaves her sister, Ruth Aruta of Hamden, nieces Gabrielle Pierce of Treadwell and Jeannette Grose of Cairo.  She was great-aunt to Jeffrey Yazdi, Jill Odgen, Richie Larsen, Tom Buel, Elliot Kubicek, Valerie Ferran, and the late Jeremy Lehmann.

At her request, Marthe’s ashes will be scattered at a beloved location in the Adirondack Mountains, and a gathering of friends and family will take place in the near future, in her memory.


September 27, 2007  

JOHN DEWEY MCMURRY
Radio operator

HANNACROIX – John Dewey McMurry, 83, of Hannacroix, died peacefully in the arms of his loving daughter, Cassandra Channing, Tuesday morning, September 25, 2007, at home.  

Born in Plainview, Texas, Dec.6, 1922 he was the son of the late Charles Dewy and Juanita (Latham) McMurry.  He was married to the former Mildred (Pozner) McMurry for over 60 years.  Mrs. McMurry survives at home.  

He was a First Class Radio Operator for American Transport Airlines, based in New York City.  During World War II, Mr. McMurry flew non-stop combat missions overseas with supplies for the military.  

He attended Radio School in Kansas City, Mo., and Flight School in Flushing, Queens and graduated from Queens College. He was a former member of the Medway-Grapeville Fire Department.  They have lived in Hannacroix since 1950 moving here from Great Neck, L.I.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Lee Channing of Hannacroix; his sister, Margaret Ruth Bisbee of Fort worth, Texas; a granddaughter Cassandra Lynn Hughes of Saratoga Springs; his great grandchildren: Charles John Long and Olivia Lynn Hughes; and great-great grandchildren Carter John Long and Kaylie Marie Long.  

He was predeceased by his brothers Jack and Harold McMurry.  

Funeral services will be private and burial will be at a later date in Texas.  

The family suggests Memorial Donations in his memory be made to the Coxsackie Town Ambulance; Town of Catskill Ambulance or the Diabetes Foundation.  

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


September 27, 2007  

VICTORIA L. STANZIONE
Arrangements incomplete  

CAIRO – Vitoria L. Stanzione, 46, of Catskill passed away on Sept. 26, 2007.  

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are to be announced.


September 27, 2007  

EDWARD R. WALDRON
Farmer, firefighter  

GREENVILLE – Edward R. Waldron, 85, of Middleburg, formerly of Medusa, passed away at the Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady on Sept. 25, 2007.  He was born in Freehold on Feb.2, 1922, son of the late Reuben and Elsie (Powell) Waldron.  

 He graduated from Greenville Central school and attended Cornell University.  He was predeceased by his two wives Marion (Snyder) Waldron and Gladys (Poole) Waldron.  Ed had operated a farm in Medusa for several years and then moved to Middleburg in 1968 and ran the family farm until his retirement.  A very active and community-minded person he was a member and Past Chief of the Medusa Volunteer Fire Co., a member of the James Austin Lodge F. & A.M. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Mutual Ins. Co. for 52 yrs. and was Chairman of the Board for 17 years, he was also a member of the Schoharie Holstein Club and a honorary member of the Dairy Shrine.  

Surviving are a daughter Carole Bates (Albert) of Medusa; a son, John Waldron (Dianna) of Middleburgh; his grandchildren, Kevin Bates, Glenn Waldron (Marguerite), Neil Waldron and Joy Waldron; great-grandchildren, Ciara and Brenden O’Brien, Matthew and Alaura Lischek and great-great grandchild Zaina Lischek.  He was also predeceased by his two brothers; James and Howard Waldron.  

Funeral services will be Saturday, 3 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Medusa Cemetery.  Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the American Cancer Society or to the Bleeding Disorders of Northeast New York.


September 28, 2007  

KATHERINE C. ALFONSIN  

LEEDS – Katherine C. Alfonsin, 79, of Elting Road, Leeds, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.  

A lifelong resident of Catskill, she was born Nov. 28, 1927 to the late Charles and Gladys (Morey) Carl.  

Katherine was predeceased by four brothers, George, James, Frederick and infant Richard Carl.  

Katherine was first and foremost a homemaker, but she also worked at J.J. Newberry’s of Catskill and sold Avon products for a number of years. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Catskill.  

Katherine is survived by her husband of 62 years, William Alfonsin of Leeds; two sons, William Alfonsin and wife Susan of Acworth, Ga.; George Alfonsin and wife Sharon of Ravena; daughter, Barbara O’Connell and husband James of Voorhees, N.J.; two sisters, Mamie VanValkenburg of Catskill and Paula Incerpi of Bonita Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  

At Mrs. Alfonsin’s request there will be no calling hours.  The burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.

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


September 28, 2007  

VICTORIA J. PALMER
Studied hairstyling  

GREENVILLE – Victoria J. Palmer, 45, of Acra passed away suddenly at her home on Sept. 25, 2007.  She was born in Oradel, N.J. on April 14, 1962, daughter of Carol (Fisher) Davie and the late Kenneth Davie.  She was a graduate of Greenville Central School class of 1980 and attended school to become a hairdresser.  She also worked at Pine Springs as a waitress, at Story’s Nursery in Freehold and at Bryant’s Super in the gas station booth.  She loved being a mother to her kids and will be missed by her family and friends.  

Surviving are her mother Carol Davie of Acra; a daughter Nicole Radler (Robert) of Westerlo; a son Adam Palmer of Acra; two brothers, Patrick and Kenneth Davie; and a sister Pamela Hess.  

Funeral services will be Sunday, 8 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service.


September 28, 2007  

VICTORIA L. STANZIONE
Businesswoman, firefighter  

CATSKILL – Victoria L. Stanzione, 46, of 402 West Bridge St., Catskill, passed away Sept. 25, 2007 at her residence.  

She was born in Kingston April 23, 1961, and was the daughter of Raymond and Barbara (Hines) O’Bryon Jr. of Catskill  

Funeral services will take place Saturday, 3:30 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo.  

At the time of her death she owned and operated Wavelengths Beauty Salon in Catskill. She was also a firefighter of the Osborn Hose Company No. 2 of Catskill.  She was a lifetime resident of Catskill, she was an avid runner and cyclist, and she took part in many triathlons.  She loved animals, especially her two pet dachsunds Nala and Yeittle.  

Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband Michael and two sons Christopher and Nicholas, her brother Dale and his girlfriend Lisa Jenson, also a sister Darcie O’Connor and her husband Jason O’Connor, and her godchild Meranda O’Connor.  

Also surviving are Mike’s family members Mrs. John and Catherine Stanzione Engelhardt, who are his mother and stepfather, brothers in-law John, Joseph and Patrick Stanzione, two sisters in-law Madeline Green and Catherine Stanzione.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  

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

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY. 12534.


September 29, 2007  

JENNIE WALDRON
Arrangements incomplete  

CATSKILL – Jennie Waldron, of Schoharie Turnpike, Catskill passed away suddenly Sept. 28, 2007.  

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


September 30, 2007  

RICHARD M. AMEDURE
Carpenter  

LEEDS –Richard M. Amedure, 72, of Route 23B Leeds, died Friday, September 28, 2007 peacefully at home.  

He was born May 27, 1935 in Hillsville, Pa., the son of the late Guiseppe and Elisabetta (Collucci) Amedure.  

Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a carpenter and a member of Local 370 in Albany.  

Mr Amedure is survived by his wife, Brenda (Birzin) Amedure of Leeds; seven children, Joseph Amedure of Leeds, Elizabeth Amedure of Leeds, Richard Amedure and wife Anne of Rensselaerville, Jennifer Amedure of Leeds, David Amedure of Albany, Emilie LaRosa and husband Michael of Freehold, and Stephen Amedure of Palenville; brothers and sisters, David Amedure, Rosetta LoPresto, Helen Luca, Virginia Amedure, Dorothy Saqqal, Joseph Amedure and Betty Ann Clemente; grandchildren, Michael and Sofia Young, Hannah Amedure, Marissa, Michael, Mia , Maria and Mario LaRosa, Michael and Sarah Amedure; and many nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.  

Funeral services will held 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


September 30, 2007  

JENNIE WALDRON
Ladies fire auxiliary member  

CATSKILL – Jennie Waldron, 78, of Schoharie Turnpike, Catskill, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  

She was born in New Bedford, Mass. on Jan. 30, 1929.  

Funeral services will be noon Monday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.  Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday.  

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Alice) Hogan of Oneonta; a sister, Edith Annania of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.  

Jennie loved Bingo, the New York Yankees, camping and her dog Chico.  

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the West Athens Limestreet Fire Co. for over 40 years and the Catskill Crafters.  

Contributions can be made to the Ladies Fire Auxiliary.


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