Obituaries

June DeBari

June A. DeBari, a resident of Arkville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Margaretville Hospital.
June was born June 21, 1930 in Queens, the daughter of Arthur William and Amelia (Macek) Weber. She was a graduate of Port Jefferson High School.
June had worked for Shultis Paint Store in Kingston and at Miller’s Pharmacy in Margaretville. For many years she worked at the family-owned business, DeBari Carpet & Flooring, also in Margaretville.
She enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, and going to casinos. She was an avid New York Mets baseball fan.


Thomas Matalavage

Thomas J. Matalavage, 88, of Stamford and North Topsail Beach, NC, passed away on November 30, 2013 at Kingsway Community in Schenectady.

Thomas was born in Mahanoy City, PA, the son of the late Thomas and Julia Yanusky Matalavage. He was a graduate of East Stroudsburg State College and was instrumental in the design of a New York State Math Curriculum.

Mr. Matalavage was a math teacher for over 35 years, starting at Margaretville Central School and retiring from Downsville Central School. He also coached the varsity baseball team.


Ralph Persons Jr.

Ralph H. Persons Jr., 89, of Pine Hill died Sunday evening, November 24, 2013 at Kingston Hospital surrounded by his loving family. 


Mary Lou Moore

Mary Lou Moore of Venice, FL, formally of Westport and Margaretville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at her home.  
She was born in Margaretville on March 8, 1939, to the late George Decker and Helen (Halcott) Decker.


Gary DuMond

Gary (Bucky) DuMond, 77, a resident of Hubbell Corners, Roxbury, died Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013 at Albany Medical Center.
Bucky was born March 4, 1936 in Vega, the son of Norman and Louise (Constable) DuMond.
He married Sharon Rice on June 1, 1960 in Scranton, PA.
Bucky worked for the Town of Roxbury Highway Department for 18 years, retiring in 1998. He had also worked at Plattekill Ski Center. Presently he was the caretaker for the Charles Muller property in the Vega Valley.
Gary was a member of the Jay Gould Reformed Church.


Steven Vollmer

Steven K. Vollmer, 67, a resident of Arkville, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Briarcliff Manor.
He was born on October 28, 1946 in Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN, the son of Karl Frederick and Patricia Anne (McCarthy) Vollmer.


Marie Fronckowiak

Marie A. Fronckowiak, 69, a resident of Olivebridge, and formerly of Arkville, died November 18, 2013 at Kingston.
Marie was born  November 1, 1944 in Queens, the daughter of Arthur A. and Dorothy E. (Teneyck) Dury.
She graduated from Newtown High School in Queens. Marie was an avid sports fan and was a huge New York Yankees and New York Giants supporter. She played in women’s softball leagues and also was the scorekeeper for the Fleischmanns Softball League. In the 1980s she was an assistant coach for the Margaretville Central School softball team.


Frederick Mattino

Frederick Alfonso Mattino, 76, formerly of Arkville, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
Fred spent most of his adult life working a various horse tracks around the country, eventually settling and retiring in Louisville, KY.
Fred never married, but is survived by his brother, Ron Mattino of Jupiter, FL, previously of Arkville, and two nephews, Ron Mattino Jr. and his wife Debbie, and Michael Mattino, all of Lake Worth, FL.
At Fred’s request, no funeral service has been scheduled.
Any donation in his memory would be welcomed by The Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.


Robert Harnig III

Robert A. “Rob” Harnig III, 51, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center.
A native of West Islip, he was born November 29, 1961 to George and Bettyann (Haake) Harnig, one of three children.


Mary Calcasola

Mary Grace Calcasola, 89, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2013, at her home in Margaretville. She was in the company of loving daughter, Carmella, son-in-law, Bart and her grandchildren, Eric Sean, Karyn Janelle and their good friend, Frieda Suess.
“May your soul already be in heaven an hour, before the devil knows your gone” was recited in her honor. This day we mourn the loss of a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and person.
Mary was born on August 15, 1924, in Brooklyn, to John Dugan and Grace Steingoetter Dugan where she grew up.


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