Obituaries

Dale Gardner

Dale E. Gardner, 83, of Newnan, GA died at his residence on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. 
Mr. Gardner was born May 28, 1930 to the late Dr. Robert and Sara (Caldwell) Gardner in Youngstown, OH. 
After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Dale was a self-employed Certified Public Accountant at Gardner and Buhl, CPAs in Roxbury.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Gardner, and brother, Dr. Robert Gardner, Jr.


Jean D'Antoni

Jean R. D’Antoni, 76, a resident of Grand Gorge, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Albany Medical Center.
Jean was born December 11, 1936 in Brooklyn, the daughter of  Salvatore and Vincenza (Montes) La Magna. She married Guido D’Antoni on April 23, 1960 in Queens.


Katherine DiBenedetto

Kathrine DiBenedetto, 78, a resident of Grand Gorge, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at her home that she and husband built with lots of love.
In prior years she lived in Holmes.


Edda Huth

Edda S. Huth of Hartsdale and Halcottsville succumbed to her long fight with ALS on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 passing peacefully with her husband Bob Gillette by her side.
Edda loved her vacation home in Halcottsville and celebrated life in her love of cooking, gardening, care of animals, and the arts. She was a strongly independent woman, whose radiance was felt by all the many lives she touched. She freely expressed her opinion, and always took action to help the causes in which she believed.


Wayne Scudder

Wayne L. Scudder, 67, a resident of Fleischmanns, died October 24, 2013 at Margaretville Hospital.
Wayne was born October 13, 1946 at Arkville, the son of Marvin and Lena (Germond) Scudder.


Marilyn Gonzalez

Marilyn R. Gonzalez, 65, of Margaretville died October 17, 2013 at Kingston Hospital.
She was born September 12, 1948 at Columbus, OH, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Halley) Johnson.
Marilyn was employed at Margaretville Hospital for many years, working as a CNA.
She is survived by a daughter and her fiancée, Paula Gonzalez and Tyrone Wilson; sons Stephen and Larry Curless; her parents, Ernest and Ethel Johnson; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Joe Johnson, and sisters, Diane Kelly, Sandy Bouton, and Linda Bryan also survive.


Lucille Myers

Lucille “Lucy” Benjamin Myers, 74, of Academy Street, Pine Hill died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the Roscoe Rehabilitation Center with her family at her side. 

She was a native and life-long area resident who was born in Catskill on February 18, 1939, a daughter of the late Melvin and Lucy Higgins Benjamin.  Lucy was a compassionate and hard working individual who was a people person.  Her family was paramount, and she was devoted to her grandchildren.  For many years, Lucy had been a cashier at the Country Store in Phoenicia making all feel welcome.


Jane Brown

Jane Ann (Norris) Brown, 81, a former resident of Youngstown, OH, and the Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, died on September 17, 2013. She resided at Orchard Valley, Wilbraham, MA at the time of her death.
Jane was born on November 8, 1931, in Youngstown, OH, to Norman and Harriet (Guy) Norris. She was raised with her younger sister, Josephine, at the family home in Churchill, Liberty Township. The home passed through five generations of her family, and provided many happy childhood memories for Jane and Jo.


Tyler James Smith

Tyler James Smith, 20, of Margaretville died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Maryville, Missouri.
He was born August 19, 1993 at Ft. Benning, GA, the son of Allen Smith and Jodi (George) Carson. He attended Margaretville Central School until the 12th grade when he transferred to and graduated from Platte City High School in Platte City, MO in 2011, where he was a member of the soccer team. He had attended Hartwick College in Oneonta and was currently enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University majoring in psychology.


Allen Maxim

Allen I. Maxim, 72, of Church Street, Arkville, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 after a lengthy illness. 
He was born October 26, 1940 in Fleischmanns, a son of the late Hiram and Chloe Vermilyea Maxim. He was a native and life long Catskill Mountain resident.


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