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Greenville Local
September 2009

Transcription Carol Golden

Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf

September 3, 2009 


Mr. Andrew S. Donato, 89, of Coxsackie, died Friday night, August 28, 2009 at Livingston Hills Nursing & Rehab Center after a long-term illness.  Born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, he lived in Queens, New York with his wife, Philomena.  After her passing, he then moved to the upstate area for over 16 years. 

Mr. Donato was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of TriTown VFW and the Greenville American Legion. 

He is survived by his wife Anne Donato; son, Anthony and daughter-in-law  Rosemary Donato of Preston Hollow; daughter Catherine and son-in-law Robert Attanasia of Staten Island; a stepdaughter Regina and son-in-law Michael Diacetis of Coxsackie; stepson Roger and daughter-in-law Bernadette; sisters, Josephine Oddo, Rose Minaudo and Vivian Scibelli; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren with one on the way.  He was predeceased by his sister, Anne Alberti. 

Calling hours were Tuesday from at A.J Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, and on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at S.J. Romanelli Funeral Home, 89-01 Rockaway Blvd., Queens.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in South Ozone Park, Queens, followed by burial in St. Charles Cemetery Farmingdale.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please send donations to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414,

September 24, 2009


Jerry Overbaugh, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Medusa on September 18, 2009.  He was born at home in Kiskatom, New York, on September 11, 1922.

He graduated from Catskill High School in 1940.  His first job was chicken inpector.  He met his future bride, Dorothy Huested on Norton Hill, while inspecting chickens at Huested’s Hatchery.  They were married on Palm Sunday, April 2, 1944 in the Norton Hill Methodist Church and were married for 65 years.  They settled in Medusa and started Hickory Grove Farm.

Jerry also became a corrections officer for NYS and worked in that capacity for 25 years. Most of those years were at the Coxsackie Correctional Institution.  In the early 1960s while at Coxsackie, he bought his first used backhoe and began his second family business, Overbaugh Construction. His son continues to run both the farm and the excavating business.

Jerry was a member of the Greenville-Norton Hill Methodist Church for 65 years and was a Charter Member of the Medusa Vol. Fire Co. He continued to be an active member, serving as a member of the Board of Directors until his death.

He was a hard worked, usually working two jobs at one time.  He will be remembered for telling his stories of days gone by and being an honest businessman.

He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Ethel (Omerod) Overbaugh; a sister, Shirley Overbaugh Black and brother-in-law, Bob Black; a brother, Ted Overbaugh, and sister-in-law Marge Overbaugh; a brother-in-law, Maurice Brandow, and a brother-in-law, Earl Walker.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (Huested) Overbaugh; a daughter, Cindy Alexander of Delmar; a son, Mark and his wife Maryanne of Medusa; two grandsons, David Alexander of Glenmont and Jeremiah Overbaugh of Medusa; a sister, Catherine Brandow of Leeds; and sister-in-law, Clarice Walker of Norton Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing hours for family and friends were held at the Medusa Fire House on Monday, September 21. Funeral service was held on September 22 at the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church in Norton Hill, New York.  Interment followed in the Medusa Cemetery.

Donations in his memory are requested to be made to the Medusa Vol. Fire Co. or to the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church Powell Store Restoration Fund.

Arrangements were by the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, Inc., Greenville, New York.

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