Obituaries

Walter Dille

Walter R. Dille, 71, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at his residence in Grand Gorge.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was a long-time resident of Waldwick, NJ before moving to Grand Gorge. Walt was the owner of Walt’s Auto Repair Shop in Waldwick before retiring in 2006.
Walt is survived by two sons, Scott J. and Joseph D. Dille; three grandchildren, Justin, Alexander, and Patti; two sisters, Kathy Colavito and Pam Luebke; two brothers, Edward and John Dille and a stepsister, Patti Vanryswky.
A brother, Ronald Dille, predeceased him.


G. Thomas Rainone

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G. Thomas Rainone, 84, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at his Catskill Mountain home following a geriatric progression of cognitive decline, with his wife Beverly and son, Gregg, present.
In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his sister, Angelina in Queens; her daughters, Martha Keenan of Brooklyn, and Grace Monturo of Phoenix, AZ, and their families, and his late sister Josephine’s children, Francis Maestoso and Anthony Fiore, now both of Rome, Italy, and their families.


Suzanne Raper

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Suzanne Madeleine Drouard Raper, a resident of Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville, died there on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
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David Morrison

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David N. Morrison, 81, a native of Troy and a resident of Richmond, VA for over 50 years, left us peacefully January 13, 2015.
He was a graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, having received a full four-year basketball scholarship. He served two years in the U.S. Army and from there went on to a career with Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. where he retired after 37 years of loyal service.
Big Dave was a generous and hardworking father, grandfather, and friend to all.


Nancy Brower

Nancy A. Brower, 82, a long-time resident of Albany, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
Nancy was born September 23, 1932 in Roxbury, the daughter of David and Helen Elma (Moore) Brower.
Nancy graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1950 and attended business school in Albany. In Albany she worked for many years for the BlueCross/Blue Shield Insurance Company.
Nancy enjoyed gardening and had beautiful flowers in the yard at her home and was a person who was talented doing crafts.


Ernest Johnson Sr.

Ernest E. Johnson Sr., a resident of Arkville, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
“Gene” was the much loved husband of Ethel, and the much devoted  father of Ernie Jr., Diana Kelly, Linda Bryan, and Sandy Bouton and second son, Steve Curless. He  is  also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by daughters, Susan Goodin and Marilyn Gonzalez.
Gene was a veteran of WW II and worked on Meridale Farms and other farms in the area as well as being employed at Kass Inn in Margaretville.


Gary Haight

Gary Edwin Haight, 71, of Bath, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with his family by his side. 
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Marjorie Soderlind

Marjorie Madolin Scudder Soderlind, 97, of Margaretville died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
She was born on October 16, 1917 in Union Grove, daughter of the late Emery Scudder and Marion Barnhart Murdock. Marjorie spent her childhood in Arena. Following her wedding, she was a long time resident of Margaretville, resided at the Kirkside Adult Home in Roxbury and then resided at Robinson Terrace Senior Living in Stamford until her death.


Frank Bergmann

Frank Bergmann, 65, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, Jan. 15 at his home in the Town of Roxbury.
He was born in Brooklyn on April 27, 1949. His family mov­ed from Brooklyn to Long Island and then settled in Roxbury in 1970.
Frank’s focus in life was his family, being kind, and helping others. He always had a big smile. When you talked to him you couldn’t help but smile. And, after having a conversation with Frank, you always left with a smile and feeling good.
Frank was employed at Mountainside Farms in Roxbury from where he had recently retired.


William Weiss

William (Bill) Edward Weiss, 63, of Titusville, FL died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the Merritt Island Health Care facility in Merritt Island, FL.
He was a retired computer programmer for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle in Albany, before moving to Florida seven years ago to escape the cold weather.
Born September 14, 1951 in Buffalo, he was the first child of Alton M. Weiss and the late Naomi J. Weiss


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