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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 – 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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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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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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Joseph A. Miller

May 3, 1968 - June 30, 2013

Middleburgh- Joseph A. Miller, 45, of Middleburgh died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born May 3, 1968 in Brooklyn, he is the son of Joseph P. and Judith (Carter) Miller. A longtime resident of the Long Island, he and his family moved to Middleburgh eight years ago. For the past several years, Joe has been employed as an auto body mechanic at Mancini's Auto...
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Samuel F. Crewell

May 27, 1937 - June 21, 2013

Schoharie-Samuel F. Crewell, 76, of Sunnyside Road, died Friday, June 21, 2013 at Capstone Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Amsterdam where he had been a resident for the past five years. Born May 27, 1937 on the family farm in Cherry Valley, he was a son of Vaughn S. and Loretta (Whiteman) Crewell. Sam began working on various dairy farms as a youngster, at age eleven. In 1955, he...
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David H. Ovitt, Sr.

July 1, 1956 - June 21, 2013

Blenheim- David H. Ovitt, Sr., 56, of State Route 30, died Friday, June 21, 2013 at his residence. Born July 1, 1956 in Corinth, he was the son of Donald H. Ovitt, Sr. and Marjorie (Deloreia) Millington. David and his wife moved from Corinth in 2012 to reside in North Blenheim. He was employed at White Birch Nursery in Schenectady, and prior to that, at T and P Landscaping in Rotterdam. ...
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John Weimer

October 6, 1928 - June 17, 2013

Middleburgh: John Weimer, 84, of Weimorse Lane, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Cobleskill Regional Hospital. John was born on October 6, 1928 in Plainfield, NJ, to the late Louise (Bauer) and Ludwig Weimer. He graduated from Malvern High School before serving in the United States Navy from 1952-1953. John was a Millwright by trade, working at the former Masick Limestone Quarry,...
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Katherine M. Ferguson

June 4, 1947 - June 3, 2013

Middleburgh: Katherine M. Ferguson, 65, of Grove St., died Monday, June 3, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, following a brief illness. Kate was born on June 4, 1947 in Syracuse to the late Laura (Arnold) and Warren Vandish. She received her degree from the Memorial School of Nursing in Albany. Recently, she had worked as a bookkeeper for Albany Restaurant Supply in Albany. Kate was...
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Linda A. Reed

March 20, 2013 - June 3, 2013

Middleburgh: Linda A. Reed, 60, of MT Path, died Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady, follwing a brief illness. Linda was born on March 20, 1953 in Albany, to the late Arlene (Rivenburg) and Lyndorph Reed, Sr. She was a 1971 graduate of Middleburgh Central School and a 1975 Graduate of Keuka Collage. Linda worked for the New York State Dept...
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Shawn M. Cooper

September 12, 1963 - June 1, 2013

Middleburgh: Shawn M. Cooper, 49, of Woods Road Extension, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, while participating in this year's "Rolphie Run." Shawn was born on September 12, 1963 in Schenectady, NY to Patricia (Charland) and Bernard Cooper. Shawn was a member of the Iron Worker's Union Local out of Albany and was most...
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Thomas M. Finneran

November 25, 1923 - May 25, 2013

Middleburgh, NY: Thomas M. Finneran, 89, of Squaw Trail, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at his home. Thomas was born on November 25, 1923 in Staten Island, to the late Hattie (Mehm) and Tom Finneran. Thomas graduated from McKee High School before serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Thomas lived in Staten Island and worked as an electrician for the New York State Housing...
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James D. Bouck, Sr.

August 13, 1950 - May 15, 2013

Fultonham- James D. Bouck, Sr., 62, of Howard Mann Road, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Cobleskill Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. James was born on August 13, 1950 on Bouck's Island in the Town of Fulton, to the late Beatrice (Henness) and Erving Bouck, Sr. He worked at Shaul Farms in Fultonham for forty nine years. James enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting antique...
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Lester E. Hendrix, Jr.

December 20, 1941 - May 13, 2013

Schoharie- Les Hendrix, a wayfaring newsman who became a sagely fixture in his adopted and beloved Schoharie County, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown after a long, valiant battle with cancer. He was 71. Lester Elmer Hendrix Jr. was born Dec. 20, 1941, the son of Lester and L. Roberta (Loyster) Hendrix. He was raised in Cazenovia, outside of Syracuse, NY. ...
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Susan A. Monroe

March 18, 1955 - May 8, 2013

Middleburgh- Susan A. Monroe, 58, of Cliff Street, died peacefully Wednesday, May 8, 2013 surrounded by her family at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY. Susan was born on March 18, 1955 in Cortland, NY, a daughter of the late Beverly (Morris) and Cristopher Lowell. Locally, Susan worked as a Clerk for the Middleburgh Library. She was a member of the Middleburgh Century Club and...
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Roger D. Ebert

December 4, 1934 - May 1, 2013

Middleburgh- Roger D. Ebert, 78, of Clauverwie, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his residence with his loving wife at his side. Born December 4, 1934 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY, he was the son of Mathias and Bertha (Langlois) Ebert. Roger was a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1955 to 1957, at which time he joined the Reserves and received an honorable discharge in 1963. Roger...
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Raymond J. Ackerly

March 29, 1930 - April 30, 2013

West Fulton- Raymond Joseph Ackerly, 83, of Swart Hollow Road, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at St. Johnsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had been a resident for a brief time. Born March 29, 1930 in Woodsfield, OH, he was the son of Raymond and Mae (Bishop) Ackerly. He was a graduate of Sayville High School and then enlisted in the United States Army. From 1948 until 1950 he...
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Lori J. McCalip

November 14, 1960 - April 6, 2013

Lori Joan McCalip of Middleburgh, NY died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY following a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Lori was born November 14, 1960, in Bronxville, NY. She attended Yonkers Public Schools, graduating from Yonkers Prep High School in 1978. She earned her Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences from SUNY at Cobleskill in 1997...
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Kenneth M. Sheerer, Jr.

November 27, 1923 - April 1, 2013

Schoharie- Kenneth M. Sheerer, Jr., 89, of Katie Lane, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at his residence. Born November 27, 1923 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Kenneth and Lillian (Miller) Sheerer, Sr. In 2004 Ken and his wife, Janice, moved from Livingstonville to Schoharie. He retired as a porter from Eden Park Nursing Home in Cobleskill where he had worked for nineteen years. In his spare...
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David J. Connors

December 23, 1939 - March 28, 2013

Middleburgh – David J. Connors, 73, of Main Street, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Born December 23, 1939 in Auburn, NY, he was the son of John and Grace (Achmoody) Connors. Raised in King Ferry, he was a graduate of King Ferry Central School. He resided in Florida for many years and had been a landscaper at The Plantation Resort for several...
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Mark Sterling Atchinson

January 5, 1990 - March 21, 2013

Middleburgh - Mark Sterling Atchinson: Jan 5, 1990 - March 21, 2013. Mark was taken away from us too soon. Mark passed on to the great sprit of life, March 21, 2013. Leaving behind Mark, Michele, Matthew and Kaitlyn, a grandfather, many Aunts and Uncles. Mark was an avid hiker, backpacker, camper, snowshoer, and canoer, and enjoyed trout fishing. Just last week he finished the Cat3500,...
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Eugene David Hallock

August 14, 1940 - March 11, 2013

Gilboa- Eugene David Hallock, 72, of Gilboa, lost his long battle with Alzheimer's disease on Monday, March 11, 2013. Born August 14, 1940 in Bates Hollow, NY, he was the son of the late Eugene and Ruth (Teter) Hallock. Raised in Gilboa, David graduated from Gilboa-Conesville Central School in 1957. He married Joan Laraway of Huntersland on September 15, 1962. They were married for 40 years...
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Dorothy Diamond

June 24, 1937 - March 10, 2013

Middleburgh- Dorothy Diamond, 75, of State Route 30, died peacefully, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born in Middleburgh on June 24, 1937 to the late Alvira (Warner) and Ralph Slater. Dorothy attended Middleburgh Central School before working the the former Schoharie Valley Laundry in Middleburgh. She enjoyd baking, attending flea markets,...
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Nancy M. Sherman

September 21, 1940 - March 9, 2013

Middleburgh- Nancy M. Sherman, 72, born September 21, 1940 in Catskill, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on March 9, 2013. Nancy was known as "Nan" or "NaNa" in the community. She graduated from Catskill High School in 1958 and went on to receive a degree nursing at Columbia-Memorial School of Nursing in 1961. She was a registered nurse for 52 years where she touched many lives of others and...
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Philip G. Rivenburg

August 28, 1934 - March 3, 2013

Middleburgh- Philip G. Rivenburg, Sr. 78, of Bouck Road died peacefully, Sunday March 3, 2013 at his home, in the arms of his loving wife, Marjory. Philip was born on August 28, 1934 in Middleburgh to the late Evaleen (Lawyer) and Hezekiah Rivenburg. He graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1952 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force until 1960. Philip worked as a...
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Gladys C. Wayman

March 21, 1924 - March 1, 2013

Fultonham- Gladys C. Wayman, 88, longtime resident of Fultonham, died Friday, March 1, 2013 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home with her granddaughter at her side. Born March 21, 1924 in Breakabeen, she was the daughter of Manley D. and Hester E. (Pelham) Coons. Gladys was an active member of the former Fultonham United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. She attended weekly Bible Study...
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Lillian V. Gannon

April 20, 1929 - February 25, 2013

Middleburgh-Lillian V. Gannon, 83, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 after a long illness. She died peacefully in the arms of her husband at their home. Lillian was born in Jersey City, NJ on April 20, 1929. She was the daughter of William P. and Mary Dineen Sullivan. She lived her young life in New York City, graduating from Washington Irving High School. She and Richard were married on...
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Douglas C. Gardner

April 20, 1934 - February 23, 2013

Middleburgh- Douglas C. Gardner, 78, of Pine Street, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Baptist Retirement Center in Scotia where he had been a resident for the past few years. Born April 20, 1934 in Utica, NY, he was a son of H. DeLoss Gardner and Evaline (Gile) Gardner. Douglas moved with his family to Middleburgh in 1945 and for over twenty-five years was employed at the NY State...
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Alfred E. Bellinger

December 24, 1928 - February 14, 2013

Town of Fulton: Alfred E. Bellinger, 84, passed away peacefully at the home farm on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Alfred was born on December 24, 1928 in the Town of Fulton, on the home farm, the son of the late Grace (Wormer) and Ervin Bellinger. Alfred graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1944, at the age of sixteen. In his younger years he worked for a short time as a Union...
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Thelma Serrie

July 2, 1918 - February 8, 2013

Schoharie- Thelma Moore Serrie was born July 2, 1918 in the Town of Gilboa, NY and died February 8, 2013 in Cobleskill, NY after a brief illness. She was the daughter of David Birdsley and Belle Traver Moore. As a graduate of Gilboa Central School, Mrs. Serrie received a BS in music education from Ithaca College and an MA in music education from Columbia University. Thelma was a vocal music...
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William C. Neiles

October 24, 1942 - February 4, 2013

Middleburgh: William C. Neiles, 70, formerly of Middleburgh, died Monday, February 4, 2013 at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, following a brief illness. Bill was born on October 24, 1942, in Schenectady to the late Rita (Reynolds) and William N. Neiles. Bill's life-long passion was singing, affectionately calling himself the "Schoharie County Troubadour." Bill was a member of the Depot Lane...
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Jean A. Slater

August 25, 1932 - January 30, 2013

Central Bridge- Jean A. Slater, 80, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at her residence following a long illness. Born August 25, 1932, in Amityville, she was a daughter of Henry and Irene (Palmer) Kurdt. Jean retired as a long distance telephone operator for AT & T where she had worked for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers. In her spare time she enjoyed...
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Christine E. Rivera

April 10, 1951 - January 28, 2013

Gilboa- Christine E. Rivera, 61, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013, following a long illness. Born on April 10, 1951,in Staten Island, she was the daughter of Francis and Evelyn (LaForge) Loblein. Christine was the youngest of ten children. She was a devoted wife and mother to her family. Christine is survived by her husband of forty-three years: Joseph E. Rivera, as well as...
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Betty Jean Kingsley

November 10, 1940 - January 28, 2013

Pikeville – Betty Jean Kingsley, 72, went to be with her Lord on Monday at her home. Betty Jean was born in Hobart, NY on November 10, 1940 to the late Raymond Kingsley and Lavilla Maybie Kingsley. She had been an employee of the daycare at Second Baptist Church and later worked at Wayne Christian School. Betty Jean was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Funeral services will be...
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Erna Olbert

September 19, 1919 - January 26, 2013

Livingstonville- Erna Olbert peacefully passed away at home on January 26, 2013. She was born in Heidelsheim, Germany, on September 19, 1919, a daughter of Ernst Rudolf and Luise Margarete Jaeger. Erna attended and graduated from a Catholic Convent School in Bruschsal, Germany, where she received her associate degree in pediatric nursing. She immigrated to the United States in 1937, where...
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Helen Ruth Laraway Proper

October 15, 1921 - January 21, 2013

Helen Ruth Laraway Proper, 91, formerly of Berne, NY passed away on January 21, 2013 at Rockingham County Hospice in North Carolina after a brief illness. Helen was the daughter of the late Carver and Ruth Weidman Laraway. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Freeman Proper and her grandson David Laxton in 1991. Survivors include her daughter, Chyrl Laxton and husband Rex of Reidsville,...
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Anthony E. Piragnoli, Jr.

February 9, 1962 - January 19, 2013

Middleburgh- Anthony E. Piragnoli, Jr., 50, of Squaw Trail, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Albany Medical Center. Born February 9, 1962 in Bronx, he was the son of Anthony and Emma (Bottlio) Piragnoli, Sr. Tony had lived in Middleburgh most of his adult life. For over thirty years, he was a truck driver for Mayflower. Most recently he drove for Rist Transport. A...
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Lloyd T. Minton, Jr.

April 4, 1947 - January 14, 2013

Cobleskill- Lloyd T. Minton, Jr., 65, of State Route 165, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Pathways Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Niskayuna following a long illness. Born April 4, 1947 in Tampa, FL, he was a son of Lloyd and Neliese (Bertrand) Minton. Lloyd was an United States Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and receiving an honorable discharge. He was employed by...
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Ronald Cittadini

June 1, 1938 - January 14, 2013

Fultonham- Ronald J. Cittadini, 74, of Chapman Rd., died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born June 1, 1938 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Anthony and Gloria (Defreitas) Cittadini. Ronald was employed as an iron worker for Local 40 in Manhattan for many years before retiring and moving from Brentwood to Fultonham in 1988. A veteran of the United States...
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Scott S. Robbins

September 19, 1951 - December 29, 2012

Middleburgh- Scott S. Robbins, 61, of Clauverwie Road, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Albany Medical Center. Born September 19, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of Stanley and Joan E. (Starry) Robbins. Formerly of Philadelphia, he graduated from George Washington High School. Scott moved to this area in 1989. Scott worked as an accomplished carpenter for many...
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Sherrie J. Bartholomew

April 3, 1942 - December 27, 2012

Sherrie J. Bartholomew died peacefully at her home in Middleburgh, N.Y., December 27th, 2012, after a brief illness. Sherrie was born on April 3rd, 1942, in the town of Hobart, Delaware Co., N.Y. She was the daughter of the late William Nesbitt (1911-1970) and Ina M. Nesbitt nee Travis (1918-2010). She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Howard R. Bartholomew of Middleburgh, N.Y., her son...
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Pheonix M.S. Mattice

September 30, 2004 - December 14, 2012

Middleburgh- Pheonix M.S. Mattice, 8, of Guinea Road, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. She was born September 30, 2004 in Cooperstown and lived in Middleburgh all her life. Pheonix was a glowing child who loved listening to music and enjoyed stuffed elephant toys. Survivors include her parents: Sarah (Nathan) Maxwell and four sisters:...
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Michelle F. Smith

November 15, 1961 - December 7, 2012

Middleburgh- Michelle F. Smith, 51, formerly of State Route 145, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at O'Connor Hospital in Delhi, following a long illness. Born November 15, 1961 in Schenectady, she was a lifelong area resident of Middleburgh and attended Middleburgh Central School. Michelle cherished her grandchildren and loved gardening and her dogs. She was an artist, primarily pencil...
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Lucy E. Hurley

September 22, 1925 - November 29, 2012

High Bridge, NJ- Lucy E. Hurley, 87, formerly of High Bridge, NJ, died Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford, NY where she had been a resident for the past year. Born September 22, 1925 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Daniel and Lucy (Burkhardt) Hurley. She had been a resident of High Bridge for forty years before moving to this area. Lucy retired in...
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Richard "Doc" Wilson

June 27, 1934 - November 1, 2012

Schoharie- Richard, "Doc", A. Wilson, 78, formerly of Grand St., died suddenly Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital after being stricken at his residence in Cobleskill. Born June 27, 1934 in Willsboro, NY, he was the son of Oliver and Eva (Martin) Wilson. Doc was educated in the Albany school systems and was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local 294. He was also...
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Mildred C. King

June 25, 1913 - October 4, 2012

North Blenheim- Mildred C. King, 99, formerly of North Blenheim, died Thursday, October 4 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, NY, where she had been a resident for 2 years. Born in Conesville, NY on June 25, 1913, she was the daughter of Gideon and Mildred (Smith) Case. Mildred owned and operated Hotel Chapman in North Blenheim alongside her husband, Amos, for many years. She enjoyed being an...
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Frances A. Paddock

September 26, 1932 - October 1, 2012

Middleburgh- Frances A. Paddock, 80, formerly of Middleburgh, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at Baptist Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Scotia, where she had been a resident for a short time. Born September 26, 1932 in NY City, she was a daughter of John and Gertrude (Doyle) Daniels. She retired from the Middleburgh Central School where she had been a cook for several years. Frances was...
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Lois J. Kling

November 29, 1928 - September 8, 2012

Breakabeen- Lois J. Kling, 83, of Clauverwie, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at her residence. Born November 29, 1928 in Breakabeen, she was the daughter of Howard D. and Ethel (Lloyd) Kling. She was a descendent of David Ellerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot. Lois was a graduate of Middleburgh Central School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Social Work from...
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Maria E. Armlin

August 13, 1965 - August 31, 2012

Oneonta- Maria E. Armlin, 47, of River St., died Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Maria was born on August 13, 1965 in Cobleskill, to Patricia A. (Yung) Rogers and Thomas D. Armlin. She was most recently employed as a cashier at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta. Maria enjoyed reading, cooking, ceramics and collecting Native American memorabilia. Maria was...
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Helene P. Spickerman

January 27, 1923 - August 27, 2012

Middleburgh- Helene Trautwein Priester Spickerman, 89, of MTP Path, died Monday, August 27, 2012, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Born January 27, 1923 in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of Jacob E. and Helene (Trautwein) Priester. Helene was a graduate of Albany Business School and had attended Russell Sage College. For over twenty years she was a...
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Joseph J. Hoelldobler

January 24, 1941 - August 18, 2012

Middleburgh- Joseph J. Hoelldobler, 71, of Prospect Street, died Saturday, August 18, 2012. Joe was born January 24, 1941 in Queens, NY and was the son of Joseph and Barbara (Beer) Hoelldobler. He worked for the Oceanside Sanitation Department in Oceanside, Long Island, NY until his retirement in 1996. In 1998, Joe and his wife moved to Middleburgh. Joe is survived by his wife: Rosemary...
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Donald P. LaSpaluto

May 22, 1915 - August 2, 2012

Middleburgh- Donald P. LaSpaluto, 97, of Pine Street, died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at his daughter's residence. Born May 22, 1915 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Francesco and Desiderata (Ingargiola) LaSpaluto. After forty years of working at United Features Syndicate in Manhattan where he was sales manager, he retired in 1980. He and his wife resided in Queens Village while raising their...
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Barbara D. Porter

June 3, 1941 - July 18, 2012

Broome- Barbara D. Porter, 71, of Stone Store Rd., died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at her daughter's home in Gilboa. Born June 3, 1941 in Middleburgh, she was a daughter of Harley and Jennie (Slater) Schrom. Barbara was a lifelong area resident and retired after many years of employment at Stiefel Laboratory in East Durham. Following retirement, she was a house sitter for NYS Center for...
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Mandar S. Gebhard

May 24, 1987 - July 17, 2012

Oneonta- Mandar S. Gebhard, 25, formerly of Milford, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Born May 24, 1987 in Puna, India, he was the son of Kathleen Sabia and Michael Gebhard. Mandar had a love for baseball and while playing in the Milford Little League, he was selected as Rookie of the Year. He continued his baseball career, playing modified and varsity baseball...
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John C. Baumgarten

April 26, 1930 - July 16, 2012

Schoharie- John C. Baumgarten, 82, of State Route 30, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility in Amsterdam following a long illness. John was born on April 26, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Elizabeth (Burher) and Fred Baumgarten. John graduated from Huntington High School and later attended Broome Tech. He served honorably in the United States Army....
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Richard E. Townsend

June 24, 1948 - July 10, 2012

Middleburgh- Richard E. Townsend, 64, of Main Street, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, following a seven-month courageous battle with cancer. Born June 24, 1948 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Rosalie (Kovar) Townsend and Paul A. Townsend, who survives him. Rick grew up in Dallas, Texas and later moved to Michigan at the age of 16. Rick received his...
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Leslie Gorman

June 23, 1946 - July 4, 2012

Middleburgh- Leslie Gorman, 66, of River Street, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Albany Medical Center following a courageous battle against cancer. Born June 23, 1946 in Syracuse, Leslie was a daughter of George W. and Ruth (Slack) Brinck. She was raised in Buckeye, AZ, and graduated from Buckeye Union High School. She and her husband had resided in Costa Mesa, CA before relocating to...
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Richard A. German, Sr.

May 13, 1937 - June 3, 2012

Middleburgh- Richard A. German, Sr., 75, formerly of Middleburgh and most recently of Schenectady, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born May 13, 1937 in Conesville, he was the son of Velmore and Daisy Mae (Brown) German. Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1955 until 1957 when he received an honorable discharge. Richard...
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Hattie C. Burgett

January 1, 1922 - May 18, 2012

Middleburgh- Hattie C. Burgett, 90, of Wells Avenue, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at Baptist Retirement Center in Scotia following a short illness. Born January 1, 1922 in the town of Fulton, she was a daughter of Orman and Leah (Scutt) Campbell. Hattie retired in 1984 as a senior account clerk for the Schoharie County Probation Department, where she worked for twenty-six years. Prior to that...
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Friedel "Fred" Karl

March 20, 1932 - May 6, 2012

Middleburgh- Friedel "Fred" Karl, 80, of Bixby Road, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his residence with his family at his side. Born March 20, 1932 in Germany, he was the son of Johann and Frieda (Keim) Karl. Fred was a self employed cabinet maker all his life. Survivors include his wife, Anneliese (Scherg) Karl; his two children: Linda (Eric) Rodriguez of Virginia Beach, VA, and Peter (Donna)...
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Evelyn May Wierzchowski

May 24, 1920 - May 3, 2012

Middleburgh- Evelyn May Wierzchowski, 91, formerly of Middleburgh, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital following a short illness. Born May 24, 1920 in the town of Guilderland, she was a daughter of Augustive and Sophie (Neverman) Klemme. Evelyn was the last surviving child of seven. She was raised on a dairy farm and all her married life she tended to the garden farm...
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Gerald H. Clapper

December 14, 1924 - April 21, 2012

Clifton Park- Gerald H. Clapper, 87, of Route Old 146, died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born December 14, 1924 in West Fulton, he was a son of Fred and Mabel (Springstead) Clapper. Gerald was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country in the Infantry Division of the 42nd Rainbow stationed in Germany in 1946. He received a WW II Victory Medal...
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Sarah Pacilli

May 30, 1929 - April 1, 2012

Middleburgh- Sarah Pacilli, 82, of Lawton Hollow Road, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Born May 30, 1929 in New York City, she was a daughter of Joseph and Rose (Basile) Berna. Sarah and her husband, Richard, moved from Brooklyn to Middleburgh thirty years ago. He predeceased her in 1998. She was of Roman Catholic faith and she enjoyed gardening. ...
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Roger T. Montgomery

April 21, 1949 - March 27, 2012

Middleburgh- Roger T. Montgomery, 62, formerly of Middleburgh, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at St. Johnsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had been a resident for the past few years. Born April 21, 1949 in Suffern, he was a son of Neale and Alice (Miller) Montgomery. Roger retired from Taft Furniture in Colonie where he finished furniture. He had resided in several areas,...
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Vito Mincieli

December 21, 1937 - March 18, 2012

Palm City, FL- Vincent "Vito" Mincieli, 74, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Martin Memorial Hospital South. He was born December 21, 1937 in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Palm City for sixteen years, wintering from Rensselearville, NY. Vito was a national accounts manager for Clairol/Brystol Meyers. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus and belonged to the Civic Theater of...
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Sandra "Sandy" Montague

January 4, 1940 - March 15, 2012

SAUGERTIES- Sandra A. Montague, 72, of Clauverwie Rd. in Middleburgh, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her daughter's residence in Saugerties. She was born on January 4, 1940 in Ossining, New York and was the daughter of Robert and Edith Vail Lambert. Sandra grew up in Ossining and relocated to Middleburgh in 1984, where she participated in many community volunteer programs particularly at...
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Almeda Bowman

October 27, 1924 - February 19, 2012

Middleburgh- Almeda Bowman, 87, of Mountain Path, died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her home. Born October 27, 1924 in Tampa, FL, she was a daughter of James Elliot and Bertha Mae (Stanfield) Bolton. Almeda had been a resident of Middleburgh since 1965 and was a homemaker. Time spent with her grandchildren and family was that which made her happiest. She did have a special interest in...
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Madeline "Mikki" Montague

July 16, 1960 - February 18, 2012

Peekskill- Madeline "Mikki" E. Montague, 51, of Carhart Ave., died Saturday, February 18, 2012 due to injuries sustained in a pedestrian /motor vehicle accident. Born July 16, 1960 in Tarrytown, NY, she was a daughter of Sandra (Lambert) Montague and the late Angelo Montague, who predeceased her in 2006. Mikki loved to spend time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She had...
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Jessie B. Bartholomew

September 30, 1912 - February 12, 2012

Middleburgh – Jessie B. Bartholomew, 99, formerly of Clauverwie, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford, NY where she had been a resident for the past year. Born September 30, 1912 in Middleburgh, she was a daughter of Fred and Lura (Almy) Van Aller. Jessie was a lifelong area resident of Middleburgh and graduated from Middleburgh Central School. She...
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