Rev. Robert Purcell

Rev. Robert H. Purcell, a former pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville, who was responsible for fostering an interfaith initiative throughout the Catskill Community, died July 17, 2014. Due to his ecumenical efforts, our region was blessed with good will and mutual respect among various religious factions.
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Carl V. Pickhardt

Carl Vincent Pickhardt, skilled craftsman, carpenter and boat builder, died July 19, 2014 at his home in Halcottsville.

Born in Pokomoke City, MD October 31, 1946, he was a son of the late Charles and Margaret Yost Pickhardt. He grew up in Brewster, NY and served in Vietnam where he was injured in 1968.

Michael W. Lalosh, Jr.

Michael W. Lalosh Jr., 63, a resident of Roxbury, died June 28, 2014.

Mike was born July 16, 1950 in Bayshore, NY to Michael and Delores Lalosh and grew up in Holbrook NY. He joined the United States Marine Corps at 18, serving in Vietnam. Mike met and married Catherine while stationed in California in July of 1971. They moved to Roxbury in 1976.

Wanda Lanzi

Wanda Mae Baker Lanzi, formerly of New Kingston, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 after a long illness at Mountainside Residential Center in Margaretville.

She was born October 13, 1918 in Andes, the daughter of the late Almyron and Florence (VanSteenburgh) Baker. They later moved to a farm on Dingle Hill, Andes. She lived there until the age of 16 when she went to work on the farm of Burton and Theresa Archibald in New Kingston.

Beverly Silver

Beverly Silver of Vero Beach, FL passed away on July 4, 2014.
She was born in Brooklyn and lived in Denver prior to moving to Vero Beach.
Mrs. Silver worked for 20 years with her husband as a photographer’s representative for Silver Studio’s Photography in Manhattan.
She was a member of the Congregation B’nai Israel Synagogue of Fleischmanns.
Survivors include her son, Jeff Silver; a daughter, Marjorie Silver and a grandson, Jordan Silver.
Mrs. Silver was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Silver.

Roselind Hayes

Roselind B. Hayes, 98, a resident of Roxbury, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Stamford.
She was born February 15, 1916 in the Bronx, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Kloderdanz) Christianson. Roselind married James Hayes who died January 29, 2009.
She was employed by the Continental Insurance Company in New York City.
Roselind is survived by two sons and their spouses, Philip and Mary Kessel, and Kenneth and Maureen Kessel; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Loretta Giannelli

Loretta Giannelli, 94, a resident of Margaretville since 1983, died Saturday July 12, 2014 at Robinson-Terrace Residential Care Center in Stamford.
She was born January 15, 1920 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Ralph and Rosemarie (Cutrone) Giannelli.
Loretta worked for Charles Bloom who operated a business making spreads and drapes.

Bryce Cole

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, a youth who had an impact on many people with his contagious smile and laugh passed away at the Albany Medical Center.
Bryce Cole, 7, died after a courageous battle with brain and spine cancer, which he had for the past five months.
No longer in pain, he has completed his mission on earth. How blessed we were that God chose us to be his family.

Eder Davis, Jr.

Eder Charles Davis Jr., a long-time resident of Andes, died at his home on Thursday, July 10, 2014 with family members by his side.
Eder was born in Vega on August 27, 1929, the son of Eder Charles and Maud Helen (Palmatier) Davis. He married Mary D. Bell on November 10, 1951 in the Arkville Methodist Church. Mary died on May 4, 2008.

George Barkman, Sr.

George Willard Barkman Sr., 85, of Mesa, AZ, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
George was born on December 19, 1928 in New Kingston, the son of Myrtle and Clarence Barkman.
George loved to bowl, hunt, fish, and read. May he rest in peace.
He is survived by his wife, Rosina “Rose” Barkman; sons, George Barkman Jr. of Apache Junction, AZ and Gary Barkman of Mesa, AZ; brothers, Arthur Barkman of Mesa, AZ and Charles Barkman of Kentucky; a sister, Ruth Lawson of New York; grandchildren, Heath­er and Austin Barkman of Mesa, AZ, and many nieces and nephews.

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