Obituaries

Virginia McCumber

Virginia (Ginny) McCumber, 94, a life-long resident of Margaretville, died in Margaretville on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
She was born August 3, 1919 in Margaretville, the daughter of Casper and Myra (Sanford) Bellows.
Ginny was married to Frederick C. McCumber on February 9, 1944 in Margaretville. Fred died on April 29, 2001.
Virginia graduated from Margaretville High School in 1937. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, also in Margaretville.


Jeannette Bogert, RN

Jeannette E. Bogert passed away peacefully on August 17, 2014. She was born in Chicago, IL on November 16, 1919, the second of five daughters born to Albert B. and Ethel O. (Linderoth) Bolinder. She was a 1937 graduate of Teaneck High School in Teaneck, NJ, and a 1941 graduate of the Hackensack Hospital School of Nursing.


Vivian Wade

Vivian H. Wade, a resident of Roxbury, was called to her heavenly home 10 days after celebrating her 93rd birthday.
Born on August 2, 1921 in Boynton, OK, Vivian graduated from Cromwell High School and married her high-school sweetheart, James M. Wade. Shortly after, they began their 30 years of a globetrotting career in the U.S. Army. Vivian was instrumental in establishing the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union and rose through the ranks from volunteer to treasurer and then president. She retired in 1985 after receiving several business awards. In 2010 she came to Roxbury to make her home with her daughter Sue.


Lorraine Gorka

Lorraine M. Gorka, 70, a resident of Andes, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at Kingston Hospital.
She was born May 5, 1944 at Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of William and Marie (Rothe) Nothstein. Lorraine married Walter A. Gorka on September 22, 1968 at Andes. Walter died on October 28, 2004.
She worked in New Jersey as a school-bus driver. She was also a beautician. She graduated from Morris Hills High School in 1962 and had been a full-time resident of Andes since 1993.


Carolyn Welch

Carolyn (Ferrandino) Welch, a resident of Gilboa, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Robinson Terrace Senior Living in Stamford.
Carol was born in Brooklyn on May 28,1930, the daughter of Michael and Donata (Ana­ella) Ferrandino. She attended college at New York University in New York City and Oxford University in England.
Carol worked at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and St. John’s Hospital in Queens. She was a former resident of Maspeth, Gilboa, Grand Gorge, and most recently, Robinson Terrace Senior Living.


Virginia Becker

Virginia (VanVoris) Becker, a resident of North Blenheim, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at Robinson Terrace Senior Living in Stamford.
She was born June 7, 1923 at Middleburgh, the daughter of Edward and Alice (Chapman) VanVoris. Virginia married Paul John Becker on April 30, 1942. He predeceased her in1997.
Virginia was associated with the Becker Feed and Tire business for many years as part owner, bookkeeper, and secretary. She was a 1941 graduate of Middleburgh Central School.  She enjoyed reading, cooking, ceramics, and playing bridge and pinochle.


Perry Cooney

Perry Arthur David Cooney, 65, a resident of Andes, died at his home on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
He had been a resident of Andes for the past five years.
Perry was born December 30, 1948 at London, England, the son of Arthur and Mary (McDonald) Cooney. He retired from the restaurant business before moving to Andes.
He is survived by his wife, Alana Hauptmann of Hudson, and a daughter and grandchildren in England.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


Faye VanBenschoten

Faye Liddle Van Benschoten, loving wife of Roland Van Benschoten, and beloved mother of MaryAnn and Andy, passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown after suffering a fall on Friday at her home in New Kingston.
The daughter of Walter Coulter Liddle and Jennie Hobbie Liddle, she was born January 15, 1919 on the family farm on the Tremperskill in the Town of Andes.


Linda Peyrat

Linda “Inchliffe” Peyrat, 65, a resident of Halcottsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Margaretville Hospital.
Linda was born February 11, 1949 at Station Town, County of Durham, England, the daughter of Stanley and Lorna (Greenwood) Inchliffe.
Linda was a long-time dedicated nurse at Margaretville Hospital, having worked there since 1995. She received her nurse training at Royal Infirmary School of Nursing in Edinburgh. In 1978 she came to the United States from Bermuda.


Dorris Gavette

Dorris E. Gavette of Orchard Street, Margaretville died peacefully at Margaretville Hospital on Friday, July 25, 2014 with her family by her side.
She was born February 6, 1925 in Margaretville to Howard and Dorothea “Dot” Gavette.
Dorris was a long-time employee of Margaretville Central School, serving as clerk and treasurer. She retired in 1985 after about 40 years. Dorris also worked for two years as the bookkeeper at the Delaware-Ulster Railride.


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