Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home

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We are very proud of our tradition, our facilities, and the services that we provide. Please feel free to visit our website often, and if a question arises, do not hesitate to call on us.

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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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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Julius Kovacs

September 8, 1931 - March 28, 2014

Summit, NY – 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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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blaine H. Baker

June 15, 1983 - July 4, 2013

Cobleskill- Blaine H. Baker, 30, of North Grand St., died on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Born June 15, 1983 in Santa Fe, NM, he is the son of Frank and Deborah Harlow Baker. Raised in Santa Fe, Blaine had resided in Brooklyn for six years prior to moving to Cobleskill in 2012. He aspired to become a goat farmer, which brought him to further his education at SUNY Cobleskill. While attending...
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Stephen E. Haslun

February 19, 1956 - July 4, 2013

Copake- Stephen E. Haslun, 57, formerly of Summit, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his residence following a long illness. Born February 19, 1956 in Cobleskill, he was the son of the late Harold Einar Haslun and his mother, Josephine (Mattice) Haslun, who survives him. Steve was a 1974 graduate of the former Richmondville Central School and attended Schenectady County Community College. ...
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Winifred M. Graham

March 16, 1923 - July 1, 2013

Cobleskill- Winifred M. Graham, 90, formerly of Cobleskill and Hyndsville, died Monday, July 1, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam following a long illness. Born March 16, 1923 in Sharon, NY, she was a daughter of Guy and Ila (Terpening) Somers. Winnie was raised on the family farm and was a high school graduate. While living in Cobleskill, she was a bookkeeper for the former Rich's...
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Sarah Loretta Compton

July 19, 1935 - June 26, 2013

Howes Cave - Sarah Loretta Compton, 77, of Caverns Road, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at her residence with her loving family by her side, following a long illness. Born July 19, 1935 in Greenville, NY (Orange County), she was a daughter of Howard Robert and Mabel "Esther" (Gumaer) Lewis. Sarah and her husband moved to the Cobleskill area in 1966 and she was most recently employed at The...
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Helen E. Frasier

December 21, 1913 - June 17, 2013

Richmondville- Helen E. Frasier, 99, of Cross Hill Road, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness. Born December 21, 1913 in Antwerp, NY, she was a daughter of William Pitt and Flora Elizabeth (McFee) Adderley. Helen graduated from Cortland College and then began her teaching career. For thirty-two years she taught 5th grade, retiring from the former...
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Martin J. Mulbury, Jr.

March 11, 1963 - June 5, 2013

COBLESKILL- Martin J. Mulbury, Jr., 50, of West Main Street, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at his residence. Martin was born March 11, 1963 in Chicago, IL and was the son of Carol (Smith) and Martin J. Mulbury, Sr. Martin was a cook at Locomotions Sports Bar & Grill in Cobleskill. He was predeceased by his Grandparents, Leland and Ida Belle Mulbury. Martin is survived by a sister,...
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William J. Crawford, Jr.

August 23, 1927 - May 27, 2013

Richmondville- William J. Crawford, Jr., 85, of Brooker Hollow Rd., died Monday, May 27, 2013 at his home. Born August 23, 1927 in Whitinsville, MA, he was the son of William J. and Annie (Tate) Crawford, Sr. William was a resident of Massachusetts for most of his life until moving to Sprakers and operating his own dairy farm in 1972. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Richmondville...
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Lambertus "Bert" Schulte

September 10, 1922 - May 22, 2013

Cobleskill: Lambertus "Bert" Joseph Schulte, 90, of Cobleskill, passed away Wednesday May 22, 2013 at home, with his loving family at his side. Born, September 10, 1922 in Ostrhaudersehm, Germany, Bert moved to the United States with his family at the age of 4. Bert was the son of the late Gerhard and Engeline Schulte. He attended school in Long Island before his family moved to...
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Janice E. Pechtel

April 20, 1940 - May 20, 2013

Albany- Janice Eva Pechtel, 73, of Hudson Ave., died Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany following a brief illness. Born April 20, 1940 in Schenectady, she was a daughter of Lewis and Geraldine (Legere) Bushey. Janice was a graduate of Middleburgh Central School and had retired from the Department of State, where she had been a data entry machine operator. She found much...
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Merritt Jackson, Sr.

July 26, 1924 - May 20, 2013

Richmondville- Merritt Jackson, Sr., 88, of Franzen Road, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Born July 26, 1924 in Cobleskill, he was a son of John and Daisy (Rockafeller) Jackson. Merritt was a life long area resident and retired from NYS Department of Transportation in Cobleskill as a heavy equipment operator. Merritt's hobbies included...
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Dorothy S. Smalley

November 14, 1921 - May 15, 2013

Cobleskill- Dorothy Smith Smalley passed away May 15, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 14, 1921 in New Bern, NC to the late William James Smith and Callie Williams Smith. Dorothy graduated from Bridgeton, NC High School in 1938. In 1942, she graduated from Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC, majoring in chemistry and mathematics. After college, she...
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Vivian E. Matranga

September 25, 1928 - May 8, 2013

Carlisle- Vivian E. Matranga, 84, of Highway Route 20, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born September 25, 1928 in Evington, VA, she was the daughter of John and Nettie (Chatman) Harless. Vivian lived in Brooklyn for many years and moved to Cobleskill fifteen years ago. For the past three years she has resided with her daughter in Carlisle. A...
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Henry "Hank" Mattice

July 30, 1918 - May 7, 2013

Cobleskill- Henry "Hank" Bellinger Mattice, 94, of Cobleskill died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his residence where he loved living, in part because while there he led a song group. He was born in Schenectady on July 30, 1918, the son of George and Elda (Noxon) Mattice and the brother of Mrs. Gerelda (Chris) Christman and Mrs. Beatrice (William) Call, all deceased. Hank graduated from...
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John A. Navilio

September 3, 1927 - May 5, 2013

Richmondville - John A. Navilio, 85, of Franzen Road, died with his loving family at his side on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief illness. Born September 3, 1927 in Cliffside Park, NJ, he was the son of Anthony and Anna (Trotta) Navilio. John resided in New Jersey until moving to Richmondville in 1992 following retirement. He was the owner of...
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Ilene R. Sichart

February 12, 1932 - May 5, 2013

Cobleskill- Ilene Campbell Sichart, 81, formerly of Cobleskill, entered into eternal rest and peace on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the arms of the good Lord at Palatine Bridge Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past six years. Ilene was born February 12, 1932 in the Town of Broome on East Hill near Middleburgh, daughter of the late Virtil E. Campbell and Florence (Conklin) Campbell...
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Rita L. Kogler

April 6, 1929 - April 26, 2013

Cobleskill- Rita L. Kogler (nee LoVerme), 84, of Cobleskill, died Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Johnsville Nursing Home in St. Johnsville, where she had been a resident for the past few months. She was the beloved wife of 51 years to the late Albert H. Kogler, Jr., dear mother of Angela (Gary Wyckoff), of Cobleskill, Albert (Connie), of Loveland CO, Peter (Cathy) of Little River, SC and Rita...
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Barbara O. PeRue

October 17, 1922 - April 20, 2013

Cobleskill- Barbara O. PeRue, 90, of Sycamore Lane, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at her residence with her loving family at her side. Born October 17, 1922 in Cobleskill, she was the daughter of Wesley and Luella (Hotaling) Olds. Barbara was a licensed practical nurse and for several years she assisted the late Dr. Beard. She had also used her nursing skills at the former Bubbs Adult Home...
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Eric J. Laubmeier

April 7, 1931 - April 16, 2013

Warnerville- Eric J. Laubmeier, 82, of State Route 7, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown, PA. Born April 7, 1931 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Joseph and Theresia (Obermaier) Laubmeier. Eric was a 1949 graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School and furthered his education at Cornell University for a year. He then studied agricultural business at SUNY...
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Richard S. Slater, Jr.

January 13, 1946 - April 11, 2013

Great Barrington, MA - Richard S. Slater, Jr., 67, formerly of Howes Cave, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Timberlyn Heights Nursing Home in Great Barrington, MA after a brief illness. Richard was born January 13, 1946 in McKeesport, PA and was the son of Richard S. and Helen (Sakal) Slater, Sr. Upon graduating from McKeesport High School, he enlisted in the US Navy on January 21, 1964 and...
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Mable B. Lindsey

October 22, 1928 - April 7, 2013

Cobleskill- Mable B. Lindsey, 84, formerly of Barnerville Road, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Palatine Bridge Nursing Home following a short illness. Born October 22, 1928 in Ilion, NY, she was the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Hadsell) Ford. She was employed at Univac in Ilion as a laborer for several years. Mable enjoyed sewing and cherished her time spent with the grandchildren. She...
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Donald L. Boughton

July 24, 1929 - April 6, 2013

Richmondville- Donald L. Boughton, 83, of Holmes St. , died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center, surrounded by his family, following a 6 year fight with cancer. Born July 24, 1929 at home in Richmondville, he was the son of Fred S. and Hazel (Strait) Boughton. He graduated from Richmondville Central High School in 1949 in Vocational Agriculture, where he was an active Class...
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Paul R. Nelson

June 28, 1938 - April 4, 2013

CARLISLE- Paul R. Nelson, 74, of Corbin Hill Rd., died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY after a brief illness. Born June 28, 1938 in Gloversville, he was a son of Charles and Edna (Hill) Nelson. Paul was a 1956 graduate of Perth Central School and in 1958 received his Associate degree in Animal Husbandry from SUNY Cobleskill. For the past forty-six...
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Ann E. Glenn

March 12, 1938 - April 4, 2013

Esperance- Ann E. Glenn, 75, of Oak Hill Road, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital with her loving family at her side. Born March 12, 1938 in Jamaica, NY, she was the daughter of Aloise and Elizabeth (Walker) Gross. Ann had resided in this area since 1946 and retired from General Electric in Schenectady where she was a keypunch operator. Prior to that, she had...
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Joyce M. Ladd

April 1, 1939 - April 1, 2013

Cobleskill- Joyce M. Ladd, 74, of Mohawk Drive, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at The Manor at Guilderland Center, following a short illness. Born April 1, 1939 in Howes Cave, Joyce was a daughter of Wendell and Irene (Bowers) Schwartz. Joyce was a lifelong area resident and graduated from the former Cobleskill Central School. She retired from Eden Park Nursing Home in Cobleskill where she...
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Carolyn M. Tillapaugh

May 15, 1927 - March 31, 2013

Carlisle- Carolyn M. Tillapaugh, 85, formerly of Carlisle, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford, NY, where she had been a resident for the past two years. Born May 15, 1927 in Carlisle, she was the daughter of Harold and Helen (McCarthy) Kniskern. Carolyn was a lifelong resident and was active in her community. She retired from the position of Town Clerk...
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Kenneth B. Thompson, Jr.

December 25, 1941 - March 28, 2013

Carlisle- Kenneth B. Thompson, Jr., of Route 20, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born December 25, 1941 in West Point, NY, he was the son of Kenneth and Mabel (Rasley) Thompson. Kenneth started school in Cherry Valley and attended schools in several states as well as Germany, having traveled with his Army family. Ken enlisted in the US Navy in 1960...
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Louise M. Decker

June 27, 1929 - March 20, 2013

Cobleskill- Louise M. Decker, 83, of St. Christopher Place, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta following a short illness. Born June 27, 1929 in Warnerville, she was the daughter of Carlton and Dorothy (Stinover) Mickel. Louise was a life long area resident and graduated from the former Cobleskill Central School in 1946. Her longtime career as secretary included...
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Ronald J. Korus

August 17, 1962 - March 12, 2013

Cobleskill- Ronald J. Korus, 50, of West Main St., died unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Born August 17, 1962 in Bayonne, NJ, he was a son of Kenneth and Joyce (Doran) Korus. In his younger years he enjoyed playing soccer and tennis, but his real love was music. He was a talented musician, able to play several different instruments, and enjoyed playing in various...
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Darius A. Benson

August 27, 1963 - March 9, 2013

Janesville- Darius A. Benson, 49, of State Route 10, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the Cayuga Lake area. Born August 27, 1963 in Cobleskill, he was the son of David A. and Katherine (Rockwell) Benson. Darius was a 1982 graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School and was a dairy farmer until March of 2002. Currently he was a self employed truck driver and also worked...
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Charlotte B. Roberts

May 9, 1936 - March 8, 2013

Howes Cave- Charlotte B. Roberts, 76, of Ash Meadow Lane, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born May 9, 1936 in Philmont, NY, she was the daughter of Fred and Frances (Becker) Brooks. Charlotte was raised in Cooperstown and was a graduate of the Cooperstown High School. She retired as a certified nurses' aide from Harlem Valley State...
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Domingo Castro

January 8, 1922 - March 6, 2013

Sharon Springs- Domingo Castro, 91, of Gardnersville Road, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his residence following a long illness. Born January 8, 1922 in Puerto Rico, he enlisted in the United States Army as a young man serving from 1942 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. Domingo served with the Medical Detachment 161st General Hospital and was decorated with the American...
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Terence H. Herrick

May 10, 1954 - March 3, 2013

Summit- Terence H. Herrick, 58, of Bear Gulch Road, died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. Born May 10, 1954 in Englewood, NJ, he was the son of Timothy G. and Catherine E. (Hart) Herrick. He had been employed at New York Twist Drill as a machinist for several years before moving to Summit in 1990. Terry enjoyed woodworking, making rocking horses...
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Roger F. Becker

December 29, 1918 - February 26, 2013

Cobleskill- Roger F. Becker, 94, of Myers Road, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Born December 29, 1918 at the Schuyler Lake Farm in Cobleskill, he was the son of Frank S. and Matilda (Van Deusen) Becker. Roger was a graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School and was a dairy farmer since 1938. He was the proprietor of Becker's Mountain Dairy...
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J. Henry Brooker

June 19, 1937 - February 23, 2013

Richmondville- J. Henry Brooker, 75, of Palmer Road, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Born June 19, 1937 in Cobleskill, he was the son of Howard and Leola (Dauley) Brooker. J. Henry was a lifelong area resident who was a self employed carpenter/mason for many years. He was a member of the Richmondville United Methodist Church and the Richmondville Youth...
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Jeffrey F. Lawyer

September 26, 1964 - February 22, 2013

Cobleskill - Jeffrey F. Lawyer, 48, passed away at home on February 22, 2013 after a brief, but courageous fight against pancreatic cancer with his family at his side. Born in Cobleskill, on September 26, 1964, he was an area resident all his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing, as well as, spending time with family. He was the younger son of Robert R. and Aranka (Vincze) Lawyer...
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