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It is our purpose at all times to render a considerate and thoughtful service that may continue to merit your highest esteem.

Our family takes great pride in the comforting atmosphere and decor of our funeral homes. In these relaxed surroundings, you'll find caring and dedication from people who are here for you when you need us the most. With our two locations, we serve Schoharie County as well as the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, Leatherstocking, and Northern Catskill Regions of New York.


Our Obituaries

Dale E. Price

March 26, 1952 - April 9, 2014

Delhi- Dale E. Price, 62, of Main St., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born March 26, 1952 in Bainbridge, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Bertha (Ruff) Benedict. Dale was raised in Bainbridge and for many years was employed at the former At-A-Glance, now Mead, in Sidney. She then worked for a few years at the Walton Movie Theater. Since...
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John "Jack" Tinkler

December 5, 1935 - April 9, 2014

Middleburgh-John (better known as Jack) Tinkler of the town of Middleburgh, passed away at home on April 9, 2014 to be at peace after enduring cancer. Jack was born in Staten Island to John (Jack) and Emily (Bruga) Tinkler. Having graduated Middleburgh Central School, Jack enlisted in the US Marine Corps serving during the Korean War in Japan and Lebanon conflict in the Mediterranean area. ...
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Dorothy M. Deegan

July 23, 1928 - April 1, 2014

Cobleskill- Dorothy M. Deegan, 85, of Anthony Circle, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her residence with her family at her side. Born July 23, 1928 in New York City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Kearns. Dorothy has lived in the Cobleskill area since the 1970's and had worked at Toe Path Industries in Schoharie. She enjoyed puzzles, looking at books, shopping, and gardening. ...
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Donald L. Johnson

March 21, 1927 - March 31, 2014

Middleburgh- Donald L. Johnson, 87, formerly of Middleburgh, died peacefully with his family surrounding him on Monday, March 31, 2014 in Wyoming, DE. Born March 21, 1927 in Oceanside, he was the son of Frederick and Gladys Johnson, Sr. Donald was raised on Long Island and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1945 and proudly served his country until receiving an honorable discharge in...
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Sylvia Valls

October 8, 1917 - March 29, 2014

Livingstonville- Sylvia Valls, 96, of State Route 145, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at her residence following a short illness. Born October 8, 1917 in New York City, she was the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Schwartberg) Schott. Sylvia was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed reading and puzzles. Family brought her the most pleasure. She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius,...
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Julius Kovacs

September 8, 1931 - March 28, 2014

Summit, NY โ€“ Julius R Kovacs, 82, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Mable (McGurn) Kovacs. Born September 8, 1931 in Newtown, CT, he was the son of Paul and Veronica (Balsan) Kovacs. He also lived in Danbury and Woodbury CT. Julius and Mable retired to Middleburgh NY, 11 years ago and moved to their mountain top...
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Robert M. Curran

October 19, 1942 - March 28, 2014

Middleburgh- Robert M. Curran, 71, of Bunny Hill Lane, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born October 19, 1942 in Astoria, he was the son of Robert J. and Ruth (Magnuson) Curran. Robert was a salesman and worked several years for National Packers of Cheshire, CT and various other companies. He enjoyed computers and television in his later years. ...
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Andre M. Maurice

November 18, 1965 - March 26, 2014

Richmondville- Andre M. Maurice, 48, of Depot Street, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown after being stricken at his residence. He was born November 18, 1965 in Cobleskill and was the son of Emile and Marian (Myers) Maurice. He was predeceased by his father who died in 2006. Andre was a 1986 graduate of the former Richmondville Central...
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Dorothy N. Frisbie

January 10, 1921 - March 19, 2014

Mahopac: Dorothy N. Frisbie, 93, died March 19, 2014 following complications from a stroke, with her daughter by her side. She was born in Schenectady, NY on January 10, 1921 the daughter of Anna (Lindner) and Harry P. Newkirk. She graduated from Albany State Teachers College in 1942 becoming an English teacher for 38 years. She went on to earn a B.S. Degree in Library Science and...
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Joyce Rickard

April 27, 1930 - March 17, 2014

Warnerville: Joyce Rickard, 83, died Monday, March 17, 2014, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. Joyce was born on April 27, 1930 in Albany to Alice (Norden) and Alexander Cooper. Joyce was a sister of William C. Cooper and stepdaughter of Deforest Sperry of Worcester. Joyce worked for the New York State Department of Labor in Albany, retiring in 2004. Joyce is...
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Ellsworth A. "Ed" Rosenberger, III

September 3, 1932 - March 15, 2014

Warnerville: Ellsworth "Ed" A. Rosenberger, III, 81, of Greenbush Road died Saturday March 15, 2014, peacefully at his home. Ed was born in Begoda, NJ on September 3, 1932 to Elizabeth (Bellm) and Ellsworth A. Rosenberger, Jr. Ed served his country in the United States Army from 1953 โ€“ 1955. He lived in New Jersey, prior to moving to Warnerville thirty years ago and was proud to have...
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Barbara A. Gavitt

March 28, 1918 - March 9, 2014

Howes Cave- Barbara A. Gavitt, 95, of State Route 7, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Palatine Bridge Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past few months. Born March 28, 1918 in Tribes Hill, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Pauline (Gralewski) Chorzelewski. Barbara received her Associates degree and retired from Adirondack Trust Co. in Saratoga Springs. She was a...
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Carolina "Rose" Neumann

December 9, 1925 - March 6, 2014

Middleburgh- Carolina "Rose" Neumann, 88, formerly of Voorheesville, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 with her loving family at her side in New Smyrna Beach, FL, where she was spending her winter. Born in Haines, NY on December 9, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Rose and Louis Hanna. Rose was also predeceased by her husband, Kurt, who died October 16, 2008. She drove school bus for...
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Donald H. Foland, Sr.

July 9, 1931 - March 6, 2014

Schoharie: Donald H. Foland, Sr., 82, of Morning Sun Drive died, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. Donald was born on July 9, 1931 in Schoharie to Dorothy (Wood) and Victor Foland. Donald served in the United States Army from 1948 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1952. He proudly received his GED while in the service along with the Soldiers Medal,...
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Ronald S. Oathout

April 30, 1947 - March 6, 2014

Cobleskill- Ronald Sanford Oathout, 66, of Cobleskill, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany following a brief illness. Born April 30, 1947 in Catskill, he was the son of Frank and Alzina Oathout. Ron had lived in Cobleskill for 27 years, living in Greene County beforehand. He worked in retail for many years at Caldor and Jamesway before finding his calling as a...
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Kenneth R. Suchocki

March 6, 1949 - March 5, 2014

Summit- Kenneth R. Suchocki, 64, of Summit, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Samuel Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. Born March 6, 1949 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of Geraldine (Hopkins) Suchocki and the late Victor Suchocki. Ken was a 1967 graduate of the former Richmondville Central School, where he was a member of the 1967 Section II Championship Basketball Team and participated...
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Jonathan E. Zabicki

June 26, 1983 - March 5, 2014

Schoharie- Jonathan E. Zabicki, 30, of Dolen Lane, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Born June 26, 1983 in Schenectady, he was the son of Regina Cooper and Thomas Zabicki. Jonathan was a 2002 graduate of Middleburgh Central School. He enjoyed being in the company of his friends, along with hunting and fishing. Survivors include his parents: Regina "Tina" Cooper of Schoharie...
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Virginia L. Schnell

February 17, 1940 - March 1, 2014

Sharon Springs- Virginia L. Schnell, 74, of State Route 20, died suddenly at her home on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Born February 17, 1940 in Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Gladys (Prinz) Celentano. Virginia and her family moved to Sharon Springs in 1972 from the Bronx area and she had been employed at Coleco Industries in Amsterdam as a laborer. She was a loving wife,...
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Margaret Portolano

February 2, 1928 - February 27, 2014

Cobleskill- Margaret Portolano, 86, of Woodland Drive, formerly of Middleburgh, died Thursday February 27, 2014 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Margaret was born on February 2, 1928 in Brooklyn, to Hazel (MacDonald) and Nicholas De Wolfe. Margaret worked as a cook at Camp Cass in Rensselaerville before retiring. She was a member and past president of several...
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Jean Hurn

February 13, 1942 - February 24, 2014

Richmondville- Jean Bailey Elliot Hurn, 72, of Main Street, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief illness. Born February 13, 1942 on Bear Gulch Road, Richmondville, Jean was the daughter to Leslie Bailey and Marion Oliver. She married Donald Hurn, Sr., in 1958 in Millerton and he predeceased her, along with her son, Robert Hurn. She was...
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Clarence "Skip" Foland

January 8, 1930 - February 21, 2014

Middleburgh- Clarence "Skip" R. Foland, 84, of Middleburgh, died Friday, February 21, 2014, at his daughter's home in Richmondville. Born January 8, 1930 in Schoharie, he was the son of the late Victor and Dorothy (Wood) Foland. He was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country from 1952 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1953. Skip retired from Rotterdam...
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Charles W. Gray

April 29, 1949 - February 19, 2014

Middleburgh- Charles, "Chuck", W. Gray, 64, of Clauverwie, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Glendale Nursing Home where he had been a resident for the past seven months. Born April 29, 1949 in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Harold and Edna (Claus) Gray. Chuck was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country from 1968 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1974. ...
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Helen L. Kilquist

October 3, 1912 - February 18, 2014

Helen Leonard Kilquist, 101, of Hartford died Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Born in Farmingdale, NY, she was the daughter of Mabel (Hall) and George E. Kilquist. Helen, a lifelong learner, graduated from Cornell University in 1933, Hartford Seminary in 1956, and received her Masters of Science from the University of Hartford in 1980. She resided in Hartford for the past 59 years. Helen was...
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Donald A. Brown

September 27, 1914 - February 18, 2014

Cobleskill- Donald Aura Brown, 99, of Cobleskill, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Eddy Village Green, in Cohoes following a lengthy illness. Born September 27, 1914 in Cobleskill, he was the son of the late Jesse and Jennie (Blythe) Brown. Donald was a 1932 graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School and went on to serve with the United States Army during World War II for five years...
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John E. Laux, Sr.

December 27, 1925 - February 15, 2014

Gilboa- John E. Laux, Sr., 88, of Mace Road died Saturday February 15, 2014 at his residence. John was born on December 27, 1925 in Stamford, NY to Maude (O'Brien) and John Laux. John proudly served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 and received an honorable discharge. He was employed as a maintenance mechanic at Catskill Craftsmen in Stamford, NY before retiring. John...
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Lisette B. Stinson

October 21, 1941 - February 14, 2014

Summit- Lisette B. Stinson, 72, of Summit, formerly of Centereach, NY, passed away Friday, February 14th, 2014, at her residence with her loving family at her side. Lisette was born October 21st 1941 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Theresa and Emiel Catalano. She graduated from Syosset High School 1959 and was married to Wayne R. Stinson in 1962. She was initially employed in the Financial...
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Samuel F. Cootware

December 27, 2000 - February 11, 2014

Carlisle- Samuel F. Cootware, 13, of Evergreen Road, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Sammy was born on December 27, 2000 in Albany and is the son of Shawn and Barbara Moore-Cootware. For the past several years, Sam attended The Langan School at Center for Disability Services in Albany. Family brought the most joy to Sammy's life, and he in turn stole their...
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Dennis A. Lockwood

March 16, 1953 - February 11, 2014

Richmondville- Dennis A. Lockwood, 60, of Cross Hill Road, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Born March 16, 1953 in Cobleskill, he was the son of Walter and Cora (Boughton) Lockwood. Dennis was a 1972 graduate of the former Richmondville Central School. He was a lifelong area dairy farmer, owning and operating Lockwood Farms in Richmondville. ...
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Robert S. Brown, Sr.

November 28, 1927 - February 9, 2014

Cobleskill- Robert (Bob) Brown, Sr., of Stoneview Heights in Cobleskill, formerly of Carlisle and Sharon Springs, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Robert , 86, was born November 28, 1927 in Carlisle, NY, son of the late Harold and Ethel (Russell) Brown. He graduated from the former Cobleskill High School class of 1946. In 1947, Bob, as a member of the Coast...
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William "Bill" Collins

January 29, 1936 - February 8, 2014

Cobleskill- William "Bill" I. Collins, 78, of State Route 10 died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Born January 29, 1936 in Conesville, he was the son of Raymond and Pearl (Hand) Collins. Bill was a graduate of Canajoharie Central School and was drafted into the United States Army, serving from 1955 until receiving an honorable discharge in...
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Charles G.P. Contessa

September 22, 1951 - February 4, 2014

Cobleskill- Charles G.P. Contessa, 62, died February 4, 2014 at the Schoharie IRA House on Pine Street after a brief illness. Charles was born September 22, 1951 in New York City, NY and was the son of Antonino G. and Nathalie (Peugnet) Contessa. He arrived at the Pine Street IRA facility in 2008 from the River Street ARC residence in Middleburgh and began participation in the "Day...
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Raymond Welsh

May 30, 1957 - February 1, 2014

Rensselaerville- Raymond Welsh, 56, of Rensselaerville, died Saturday, February 01, 2014, at his home with his loving family at his side. Born May 30, 1957 in Queens, he was the son of the late Alfred C. and Catherine (Marshallsey) Welsh. Ray received an Associates, Bachelors and Master's Degree in Accounting from SUNY Albany. He retired from NYS DOT after ten years of service. Ray was...
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Charles "Bob" Edwards, Sr.

October 31, 1938 - January 31, 2014

West Fulton- Charles "Bob" W. Edwards, Sr., 75, of West Fulton Rd., died unexpectedly on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Albany Medical Center. Born October 31, 1938 in Nyack, he was the son of the late Lillian Edwards. Bob was raised and educated in Nyack and then joined the United States Army. He proudly served his country from 1957 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1960. Following...
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Eugene R. Leydecker

July 1, 1929 - January 30, 2014

Carlisle- Eugene R. Leydecker, 84, of Little York Road, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born July 1, 1929 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Leo and Thelma (Brace) Leydecker. Thelma died when Eugene was three years old, so he was raised by his father, his late paternal grandmother, Anna (Winter) Leydecker, and stepmother, Mary (Hefren)...
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Stanley V. Towne

September 24, 1929 - January 30, 2014

Middleburgh- Stanley Vanden Towne, 84, of Middleburgh, NY, beloved husband of Marlene (King) for 57 years, passed away at home on Thursday January, 30, 2014 surrounded by his family. Stan was born on September 24, 1929 in Potsdam, NY, son of the late Deidrich and Connie (Vanden Bogard) Towne. He attended Potsdam Central School and graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelors and Masters in...
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Diane C. Iungano

April 11, 1937 - January 27, 2014

Cobleskill- Diane Cecilia Iungano passed away peacefully at her home January 27, 2014. She was born April 11, 1937 to Hilda and Cyril Jackson in Herdfordshire, England. She studied her passion for dance at The Marjorie Bailey School of Dance. This led to her professional career doing what she loved in other countries. It was during this time that she met her first husband, Graham Turnbull ...
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Antonette "Toni" Uniszkiewicz

July 17, 1935 - January 17, 2014

Cobleskill- Antonette (Toni) Uniszkiewicz passed away peacefully Friday, January 17, 2014. Born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY to the late Olga (Juskewicz) and Michael Malkus on July 17, 1935. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Leon (Leo) Uniszkiewicz; brother, Stanley, and sisters, Dorothy and Mary. Antonette is survived by her sister Anna; four children: Joanne Yatrakis...
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Helen B. Mickel

June 3, 1923 - January 16, 2014

Carlisle- Helen B. Mickel, 90, of Corbin Hill Road, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with her loving family at her side. Born June 3, 1923 in Cobleskill, she was the daughter of Harley and Emmeline (Whitbeck) Holmes. Helen was a graduate of the former Richmondville Central School and upon marrying Robert Mickel, she assisted in the daily operations of their...
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Alta E. Weis

March 6, 1928 - January 14, 2014

Cobleskill- Alta E. Weis, 85, of Berry Lane, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at her residence. Born March 6, 1928 in Durham, NY, she was the daughter of John and Hazel (Owen) Merwin. Alta was a homemaker and wife all her married life, and was an excellent cook. She also enjoyed crocheting and ceramics. Working with her husband, they operated three different dairy farms, and most recently...
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Leo F. Becker

August 21, 1924 - January 13, 2014

East Durham, NY- Leo F. Becker, age 89, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. He was born on August 21, 1924 to John and Mabel (Fancher) Becker in Gilboa, NY. Leo was born and raised on a farm in Gilboa. After working on the family farm, Leo also worked in construction and building. He was united in marriage to Joan Mowers on October 10, 1954 in...
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James P. Markley

May 21, 1953 - January 12, 2014

Cobleskill- James P. Markley, 60, formerly of Cobleskill, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. Born May 21, 1953 in Cobleskill, he was the son of the late Joan (Case) and Philip A. Markley, Jr. Jim attended the former Cobleskill Central School and the joined the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal and commendation...
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Duane S. Palmer

March 26, 1928 - January 11, 2014

Middleburgh- Duane S. Palmer, of Middleburgh, passed away at the Hospice Care Center in Edgewater, FL on January 11, 2014 after a long struggle with kidney failure. He was born in the town of Broome, now the Parker Farm, on March 26, 1928 and was the son of the late Sheridan and Hilda (Cotton) Palmer. Duane attended Middleburgh Central School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he...
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Arnold "Jack" Manzer

June 11, 1937 - January 11, 2014

Levanna- Arnold "Jack" Manzer, 76, of Levanna, passed unexpectedly with his family by his side on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Born June 11, 1937 in Gelatt, PA, he was the son of Arthur and Mary Manzer. Jack was a truck driver for over 40 years, most recently with Barr Trucking. He was a member of Aurora Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed carpentry, hunting and fishing and loved his dog, Sadie. ...
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Edward C. Bartos

May 8, 1947 - January 9, 2014

Richmondville- Edward C. Bartos, 66, of Brooker Hollow Rd., died Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born May 8, 1947 in Fountain Springs, PA, he was the son of Edward R. and Sarah F. (Rokocy) Bartos. Ed received his bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg State College in Pennsylvania and continued his graduate studies at SUCO. In 1991 he retired from...
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Marjorie H. Patrick

January 1, 1932 - January 8, 2014

Richmondville- Marjorie H. Patrick, 82, formerly of Richmondville and Schenectady, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Craneville Place in Dalton, MA where she has been a resident for the past several years. Born January 1, 1932 in Richmondville, she was the daughter of Stanley and Helen (Shaw) Patrick. Marjorie was valedictorian for the 1949 Richmondville Central School graduation class. ...
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Marietta Lawyer

November 5, 1908 - January 7, 2014

Cobleskill- Marietta Lawyer, 105, of Elm St., died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at her residence. Born November 5, 1908 in Seward, she was the daughter of Charles and Jenny (Houghtaling) Baxter. Marietta was a lifelong area resident and retired from General Electric in Schenectady where she was a Senior Editor of the IBM System. She was a member of the Lawyersville Reformed Church. She...
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Margaret M. Richards

November 7, 1917 - January 2, 2014

Cobleskill- Margaret Richards, at the age of 96, passed away gracefully, on her own terms, to be with her Lord, her husband, Phil, and son, Bob, on January 2, 2014. Margaret left this world a better place by her generosity to many charities, her love of family, and commitment to her faith. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Phil, of 62 years, and her eldest son, Bob. Margaret...
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William R. Vajda

June 23, 1924 - January 1, 2014

Richmondville- William R. Vajda, 89, of Brooker Hollow Road, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born June 23, 1924 in Dumont, NJ, he was the son of Stephen and Anna (Yurina) Vajda. Following high school, Bill proudly joined the United States Army Air Force and was an armored gunner in World War II. In 1946, he received an honorable discharge after three...
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Augusta M. Clair

March 2, 1923 - December 29, 2013

Richmondville- Augusta M. Clair, 90, formerly of Richmondville and Cobleskill, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home, Stamford, NY, where she had been a resident for the past four years. Born March 2, 1923 in Cobleskill, she was the daughter of Martin and Emma (Dingman) Bishop. Augusta resided most of her adult life in Oriskany Falls, but while living in the...
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Paul A. Chacho

July 15, 1918 - December 23, 2013

Carlisle- Paul A. Chacho, 95, of Carlisle, died on December 23, 2013 of natural causes while spending the winter in Melbourne Beach, FL. Paul was born to the late Alexander Chacho and Ewhenia Mikulak on July 15, 1918 in Hillside, PA. At the age of 3, he left with his mother to grow up in Poland until returning to the United States as a young man. Paul held various jobs and business...
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Edward J. Keller

September 5, 1953 - December 21, 2013

COBLESKILL- Edward J. Keller, 60, of Hubb Shutts Road, died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY on Saturday, December 21, 2013 after a courageous battle against cancer. Ed was born September 5, 1953, in Cobleskill, NY and was the son of the late Karold and Ethel Rose (Hayden) Keller. He worked for years as a farm hand at Kellcreek Farm and then a few years at Eureka Farms in...
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Harold S. Peterson

December 9, 1920 - December 21, 2013

Gilboa- Harold S. Peterson, 93, of Guinea Road, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Albany County Nursing Home, where he had been a resident since 2012. Born December 9, 1920 in Sweden, he was the son John and Ida (Erlandson) Peterson. Harold was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country from 1944 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He served in the Southern...
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Evelyn L. Wilcox

January 19, 1928 - November 26, 2013

Cobleskill - Evelyn L. Wilcox, 85, of Cobleskill, passed away November 26, 2013 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida after a short illness at her winter residence in Brooksville Wesleyan Village, Brooksville, Florida. Mrs. Wilcox was born January 19, 1928 in Roseboom, a daughter of James and Elsie (Burger) Willoughby. She graduated from Sharon Springs Central School, and...
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Anton "Tony" Nirschl, Jr.

March 3, 1929 - November 26, 2013

Howes Cave: Anton "Tony" Nirschl, Jr., 84, of Sagendorf Corners Road went to his Heavenly home Tuesday, November 26, 2013. He was born in Patria, NY on March 3, 1929, the oldest of twelve children of Elinor (Stanton) and Anton Nirschl, Sr. Anton attended the one room school in Patria and graduated from Coynn Electrical in Chicago. He was drafted into the United States Army, serving from...
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Harry Radliff

February 23, 1926 - November 25, 2013

Richmondville: Harry Radliff, 87, of River Street died Monday, November 25, 2013 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on February 23, 1926 in Richmondville, to Edith (Reese) and Peter Radliff. Harry worked in the maintenance department at Cobleskill Regional Hospital for twenty seven years. Prior to that, he worked as a contractor with Charlie Righi and Don Collins. He also...
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Vivian M. Belding

April 17, 1941 - November 24, 2013

Cobleskill- Vivian M. Belding, 72, of Pewter Lane, died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Born April 17, 1941 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Joseph and Edna (Aldrich) Briehof. Vivian and her husband moved to Cobleskill from Poughkeepsie twenty-three years ago. She was employed at Burger King for several years before retirement. ...
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Roland "Choo" Hayes

September 28, 1943 - November 23, 2013

Middleburgh: Roland "Choo" Hayes, 70, of Creekside Lane, died Saturday November 23, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany following a brief illness. "Choo" was born on September 28, 1943 to Bertha (Mickelle) and Clarence Hayes He worked as a carpenter for the Carpenter's Local #291 in Albany for many years. "Choo" enjoyed hunting ducks, deer, trap shooting and playing cards. "Choo"...
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Sadie J. Nikolaus

July 10, 1931 - November 22, 2013

Cobleskill- Sadie J. Nikolaus, 82, formerly of Cobleskill and Middleburgh, died Friday, November 22, 2013 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, NY following a long illness. Sadie was born July 10, 1932 in Middleburgh, NY to Evaleen (Lawyer) and Hezekiah Rivenburg, Sr. She attended Middleburgh Central School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree. She began her career as a Registered Nurse and...
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Richard P. Coons

December 12, 1932 - November 21, 2013

Goodyear Lake- Richard (Dick) P. Coons, 80, of Lakeshore Drive North, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief illness. Born December 12, 1932 in Cobleskill he was the son of Willard R. and Vera (Putnam) Coons. Richard was a 1950 graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School. He was a United States Army veteran serving from 1953...
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John B. Elkan

January 17, 1927 - November 20, 2013

John B. Elkan, 86, of Cobleskill, passed on November 20, 2013 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, his family moved to Vineland, NJ when John was 13. He graduated from Vineland HS and served in the Army as a Paratrooper from 1945 to 1946. He earned his degree in Animal Husbandry from the Long Island Agriculture and Technology Institute (now SUNY College) in...
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Jeffrey Joel Kennedy

March 22, 1957 - November 19, 2013

Ocala, FL -Jeffrey "Jeff" Joel Kennedy, 56 of Ocala, Fl. passed away on Tuesday Nov 19, 2013 at MRMC in Ocala. Jeff was born in Cobleskill, NY and moved to the Ocala area over 20 years ago. Jeff was the President of Sullivan Automotive Group in Ocala. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and the outdoors and playing his guitar and listening to music. Jeff was a true people person to whoever knew...
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Elizabeth H. Decker

May 12, 1927 - November 19, 2013

Middleburgh- Elizabeth H. Decker, 86, formerly of Middleburgh, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Otsego Manor where she had been a resident for the past six years. Born May 12, 1927 in South Valley, she was the daughter of Spencer and Marcia (Yager) Brown, Sr. Betty resided in Middleburgh for many years, and also Sharon Springs. She was employed as a nurse's aide for the former Eden Park...
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Jerry L. Bouffier

June 28, 1960 - November 17, 2013

Richmondville- Jerry L. Bouffier, 53, of High Street, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany. Born June 28, 1960 in Queens, he was the son of the late Jean (Romaine) Bouffier and Raymond J. Bouffier, who survives him. Jerry and his family moved to Richmondville several years ago from Shirley, NY. He was a mechanic at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont. He also...
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James W. Doyle

July 21, 1927 - November 14, 2013

Middleburgh- James W. Doyle, 87, of Clauverwie, died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at his residence following a long illness. Born July 21, 1927 in Flushing, he was the son of William and Mary Elizabeth (Golden) Doyle. Jim received his high school education in Brooklyn and continued at New York University. He was a United States Navy Veteran, proudly serving his country from 1944 until...
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Marguerite B. Bolster

November 26, 1921 - November 12, 2013

Seward- Marguerite B. Bolster, 91, formerly of Borst Rd., died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Baptist Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia where she has been a resident for the past few years. Born November 26, 1921 in Rensselaer, she was the daughter of Harry and Marion (Earle) Barton. Marguerite retired from Physicians' Laboratory in Schenectady, where she was a medical technician...
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Matthew Charles Ingraham

October 16, 1973 - November 7, 2013

Warnerville- Matthew Charles. Ingraham, 40, of Warnerville, died following a brief illness on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, with his loving family at his side. Matthew was born October 16, 1973 in Cobleskill, a son of Harry and Dawne (Campbell) Ingraham. He graduated from the former Cobleskill Central School and had worked for Pete's Refuse. Most...
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Doris W. Vrooman

January 23, 1921 - November 6, 2013

Colonie- Doris W. Vrooman, 92, of Myers Court, formerly of North Blenheim, NY in Schoharie County, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Albany after a brief illness. She was born January 23, 1921 at home in Blenheim, NY and was the daughter of Walter H. and Mollie D. (Mattice) Vrooman. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Otto. Doris was a graduate of Gilboa...
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William J. Kniskern, Sr.

March 12, 1936 - November 6, 2013

Blenheim- William J. Kniskern, Sr., 77, of State Route 30, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief illness. Born March 12, 1936 in Oneonta, he was the son of Harold and Gertrude (Shafer) Kniskern. He retired from New York Power Authority where he was chief mechanic. Prior to which he worked on the family dairy farm, and later continued as...
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Magdalena "Mandy" Zayas

July 22, 1926 - November 4, 2013

Cobleskill- Magdalena, "Mandy", Zayas, 87, of Cobleskill, died Monday, November 4, 2013, at Albany County Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past four years. Born July 22, 1926 in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Juan and Maria (Laureano) Rosario. Mandy and her husband, Michael, move to the Cobleskill area in 1990 and were residents at Hammerstone Village Apartments for...
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Gladys Mulbury

July 31, 1919 - November 2, 2013

Schoharie- Gladys Mulbury, 94, formerly of Schoharie, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 2, 2013 at her granddaughter's home following a brief illness. Born July 31, 1919 in Freehold, she was the daughter of Frank and Lottie (Bates) Hilliker. During her married life, she and her husband lived in Schoharie and operated apple orchards on Rickard Hill. She was a member of the former...
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Joseph A. Corbisiero

May 31, 1921 - October 27, 2013

Cobleskill- Joseph A. Corbisiero, 92, formerly of Cobleskill, died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Nottingham Residential Health Care Facility in Jamesville, NY, where he had been a resident the past few years. Born May 31, 1921 in Boston, MA, he was a son of Bartolomeo and Pasqualina (Santosuosso) Corbisiero. As a young boy, Joe was a concert violinist which gave him the opportunity to play...
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Helen M. White

January 17, 1915 - October 18, 2013

Cobleskill- Helen M. White, 98, of Elm Street, died Friday, October 18, 2013, at St. Ann's Home in Rochester following a brief illness. Born January 17, 1915 in Yonkers, she was the daughter of Walter and Helen E. (Risk) Wisnieff. Helen had lived in Cobleskill many years and was a decorator and salesperson for Scholet Furniture. She was a longtime member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church...
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Walter G. Mau, Jr.

July 12, 1933 - October 16, 2013

Cobleskill- Walter G. Mau, Jr., 80, of Mineral Springs Road, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born July 12, 1933 in Cobleskill, he was a son of Mabel (Wilday) and Walter G. Mau, Sr. A lifelong area resident, Walter graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1951. Walter retired from General Electric where he was a manufacturing engineer for...
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Kirk D. Roberts

July 10, 1959 - October 13, 2013

Howes Cave- Kirk Roberts, of Howes Cave, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 in Cobleskill. Kirk was the son of the late Charlotte B. Roberts and Roy F. Roberts, Jr. Kirk was born on July 10, 1959 in Sharon, CT and spent most of his early childhood with his parents and brothers, Frank and Steve, on the "Brooks Dairy Farm" in Pine Plains, NY. He had many fond memories of his years there. ...
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Marvin Bellinger, Jr.

May 20, 1929 - October 8, 2013

Seward- Marvin Bellinger, Jr., 84, formerly of Seward, died Tuesday, October 08, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam following a brief illness. Born May 20, 1929 in Seward, he was a son of the late Marvin and Ruth (Zea) Bellinger, II. A graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School, Marvin was a dairy farmer all his life on the family farm with his father and brother, Harold. He...
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Katherine E. Borst

December 24, 1919 - October 3, 2013

Seward- Katherine E. Borst, 93, formerly of Seward, died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Valley Health Services in Herkimer where she had been a resident for the past seven years. Born December 24, 1919 in Schenectady, she was the daughter of Sanford J. and Lena (Prentice) Empie. For many years, Katherine was a postmaster at the Seward United States Post Office. She was a member of Zion/St....
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Brenda J. Wright

March 23, 1951 - September 30, 2013

Cobleskill- Brenda J. Wright, 62, of Valley Court, died Monday, September 30, 2013, at her residence with her loving husband at her side. Born March 23, 1951 in Albany, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elva (Bohringer) Buschynski. Brenda received her associate's degree from SUNY Cobleskill and had been employed as a teller at Community Bank in Cobleskill. Her home and family is that...
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David J. Schulmerich

June 26, 1941 - September 28, 2013

Middleburgh- David J. Schulmerich, 72, of Grove St., died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Samuel Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany after a courageous battle with ALS. Born June 26, 1941 in Bronx, he was a son of Frederick and Lillian (Noonan) Schulmerich. He attended St. Barnabas Grammar School and was a 1959 graduate of Bedford Park Academy. David was a veteran of the United States...
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Filomena Riker

January 6, 1924 - September 26, 2013

Middleburgh- Filomena Riker died at her home in Middleburgh on Thursday, September 26, 2013. She was born on January 6, 1924 in Naples, Italy, the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Giovanna Ambrosino. Filomena came to this country in 1946 as an Italian war bride. She and her husband Walter Thomas Riker settled in Queens, NY. In 1958 they moved to Malverne, Long Island, where they raised...
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Helen P. Schulte

May 19, 1925 - September 24, 2013

Cobleskill- Helen P. Schulte, 88, of Cobleskill, passed away on September 24, 2013 with her loving family and devoted caregivers at her side. Helen was born on May 19, 1925 in Cobleskill. She was the daughter of Ray and Bernice Pollard. She graduated from Cobleskill Central School and attended SUNY Oneonta. Helen married Lambertus (Bert) Schulte on September 15, 1945 and they were...
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Alex V. Waddell

September 9, 1986 - September 24, 2013

Warnerville- Alex V. Waddell, 27, of Baddeau Lane, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Born September 9, 1986 in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Michele (Pitt) Waddell and Carlton V. Waddell, who survives him. Alex had been a contractor for Star Roofing in Albany, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. His mother, Michele, predeceased him...
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Joyce A. Bailey

October 27, 1939 - September 23, 2013

Gilboa- Joyce A. Bailey, 73, of Mace Road, died Monday, September 23, 2013 at Albany Medical Center following a brief illness. Born October 27, 1939 in Gilboa, she was the daughter of George W. and Evelyn (Scutt) Bailey. Joyce was a lifelong area resident and retired from Schoharie County Farm Service Agency where she was a program assistant. She was an active member of the Flat Creek...
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LeRoy H. Moon, Sr.

November 10, 1925 - September 21, 2013

Cobleskill- LeRoy H. Moon, Sr., 87, of State Route 145, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief illness. Born November 10, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of Earl W. and Elsie Mae (Dishno) Moon. LeRoy was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1943 until 1945 as a motor machinist's mate third class. He was a member...
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Gerard W. Bloemink

February 16, 1934 - September 18, 2013

Middleburgh: Gerard W. Bloemink, 79, of Pine Bush Road, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at his home. Gerard was born on February 16, 1934 in Manhattan to the late Marie (Fonte) and Moritz Bloemink. He was a machinist by trade and worked at the Premier Metal Company in the Bronx. Gerard was formerly of the Bronx and upon retiring, moved to his weekend retreat full time. He was a...
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Mabel B. Campbell

December 9, 1910 - September 7, 2013

Middleburgh- Mabel Bassler Campbell, 102, of Oakridge Adult Home in Esperance, passed away Saturday, September 07, 2013. Born December 9, 1910, she was the eldest child of Homer and Maria (Ayres) Bassler of Huntersland, NY. She was a graduate of Middleburgh High School, received training as a teacher from SUNY Cobleskill and Oneonta Normal School, and earned her teaching degree from...
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Isabelle C. Clapper

April 12, 1928 - September 3, 2013

Middleburgh- Isabelle C. Clapper, 85, of Cliff Street, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Born April 12, 1928 in Queens, she was a daughter of Earl and Charlotte (Schayfe) Sparrow. Isabelle was a lifelong area resident graduating from Middleburgh Central School in 1946. She married Robert Peek in June 1946 and he predeceased her on Feb. 13, 1959. Isabelle...
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Marlin "Mic" Cooper

February 14, 1939 - August 23, 2013

Cobleskill- Marlin "Mic" Cooper, 74, of North Grand St., died Friday, August 23, 2013 at his residence. Born February 14, 1939 in Schoharie, he was a son of Chauncy and Ethel (Diamond) Cooper. He was a lifelong area resident who retired after several years of employment in the maintenance department at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Mic served in the United States Army National Guard from...
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Alma Mae Smullen

September 4, 1911 - August 22, 2013

Carlisle- Alma Mae Smullen, 101, formerly of State Route 20, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born September 4, 1911 in Carlisle, she was a daughter of Charles H. and Cora (Hart) Safford. Alma was a lifelong area resident and attended the one room school house in Carlisle. She married George H. Smullen on July 6, 1929 and was a happy homemaker. Alma was...
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Lucy A. Cummings

July 17, 1935 - August 22, 2013

Middleburgh-Lucy A. Cummings, 78, of Keyserkill Road, died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Born July 17, 1935 in Central Bridge, she was the daughter of Daniel and Barbara (Haughabone) Beacraft. Lucy was a lifelong area resident and was a nurse's aide for several years at the former Mountain View Manor Home for Adults in Middleburgh. ...
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Stanley A. Cozzolino

July 6, 1936 - August 17, 2013

Richmondville- Stanley A. Cozzolino, 76, of Bear Gulch Road, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his residence with his loving family at his side. He was born July 6, 1937 in Harrison, NY, the son of Vincent and Theresa (Scarangella) Cozzolino. Stanley was a resident of Mamaroneck for sixty years and most recently Richmondville. He retired from the Carpenters Union 11 twenty years ago, An...
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Beatrice A. Muro

May 31, 1930 - August 7, 2013

Cobleskill- Beatrice A. Muro, 83, of Lawyersville Road, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Otsego Manor where she had been a resident for the past two months. Born May 31, 1930 in Bronx, she was a daughter of Thomas and Bridget (McInerney) Tyrrell. Bea and her husband raised their children in the Westchester and Putnam County area. She retired from Reader's Digest as a mail reader...
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Robert Waters

January 6, 1932 - August 6, 2013

Breakabeen- Robert Waters, 81, of State Route 30, died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his residence. Born in Cooperstown on January 6, 1932, he was the son of Ethel Waters and was a lifelong area resident. Bob was a retired Air Force Veteran, proudly serving his country from 1952 until receiving an honorable discharge as Airman Second Class in 1962. He retired from Schoharie County Highway...
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Dorothy A. Dyer

August 17, 1948 - August 6, 2013

Middleburgh- Dorothy A. Dyer, 64, of Boucks Hollow Road, died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at her residence following a long illness. Born August 17, 1948 in the Town of Fulton, she was a daughter of the late Floyd Armlin and Mary (Felter) Curran, who survives her. Proud of her Native American heritage, she was affiliated with the Haudenosaunee Community and enjoyed creating native inspired...
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William F. Brosnan

April 11, 1925 - August 4, 2013

Middleburgh โ€“ William F. Brosnan, 88, of MT Path, died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at his residence. Born April 11, 1925 in New York City, he was a son of Thomas and Catherine (Dineen) Brosnan. Bill was a United States Navy Veteran, serving his country from 1943 until 1946 when he received an honorable discharge. He then began his career as a fireman with the New York City Fire Department,...
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Jan A. Jackson

January 4, 1951 - August 3, 2013

Schenectady- Jan Jackson of Schenectady died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 4, 1951, Jan was the son of Jack and Mildred (Bresee) Jackson. His parents both served in the U. S. Army and he enjoyed a childhood living in many different states and countries. He was notably employed as a union mason and worked for many years on the National...
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Horst C. Enders

July 27, 1921 - July 27, 2013

Middleburgh- Horst C. Enders was born July 27, 1921 in Deesbach, Germany and passed away July 27, 2013 at Robinson Terrace Senior Living Center. He immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1926 spending his youth in NYC. In 1939 Horst and his parents purchased a farm on the Hauverville Road, Town of Broome., where they operated the Quiet Valley House until 1974. Horst attended...
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Ada N. Connor

August 7, 1924 - July 19, 2013

Richmondville- Ada N. Connor, 88, of High Street, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Born August 7, 1924 in Springfield, MO, she was a daughter of Harry and Julia (Roman) Connor. Ada lived in Middleburgh before moving to Richmondville in 2007. She attended the former St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Middleburgh. Ada had worked on the assembly line at Schoharie...
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Thomas H. Dinnel

January 27, 1935 - July 18, 2013

Thomas Hoagland Dinnel, 78, of Summit, NY died of cancer peacefully at his home the morning of July 18. His body was donated to Albany Medical Center for the use of medical students to further their learning. Born in Birmingham, Michigan on January 27, 1935, he was the youngest of five children of Thomas D. and Ellen (Hoagland) Dinnel. An Army veteran, Tom was a 1952 graduate...
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Paula J. Hamelin

May 4, 1947 - July 18, 2013

Gilboa- Paula J. Hamelin, 66, of Bremer Rd., formerly of Hudson Falls, died Thursday July 18, 2013 at her home, following a long illness. Paula was born on May 4, 1947 in Glens Falls. She was a loving and devoted homemaker by trade and enjoyed traveling in the family motor home, watching all forms of wildlife and caring for her family. Paula is survived by her husband and best friend,...
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Paul Berard

February 25, 1933 - July 17, 2013

Warnerville- Paul Berard passed away on July 17, 2013 after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. He was born on February 25, 1933 in Cobleskill, to Alphonse Joseph (George) Berard and Mary Alice L'Ecuyer. He attended Cobleskill schools, graduating with the Cobleskill Bicentennial Class of 1952. Paul served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed at Ft. Hood, TX. He attended...
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