Obituaries

Marie Shafer

Marie L. Shafer, 90, of Margaretville died March 11, 2013.

She was born May 16, 1922 in Sayerville, NJ, the daughter of George and Augusta Long.
After graduating from St. Peter’s High School in New Brunswick, NJ in 1940, Marie was an optical fire control technician for the U.S. Government at the Rairtan Arsenal in Metuchen, NJ. It was during this time that she met Robert W. Shafer of Roxbury. They were married May 14, 1944 in New Brunswick, NJ.

After the war they settled in Margaretville.


James Hilton

James (Curley) Hilton, 80, a resident of Margaretville, died March 4, 2013 at Margaretville Hospital.
James was born April 10, 1932 at Richmond, VA, the son of Philip and Jesse (Burke) Williams.
He was a truck driver and worked delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service. He spent the last 16 years living in the Margaretville area having moved here from the Bronx.

James traveled all over the United States riding his motorcycle and enjoying the country.


John Ballard

John T. Ballard, 58, a resident of Andes, died March 6, 2013 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
John was born August 15, 1954 in Margaretville, the son of George and Leona (Butler) Ballard.


William George Squires

William George Squires, 63, entered eternity on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at his sister’s home in North Rose, AZ following a brief battle with cancer.

Fulfilling Will’s wishes, all services will be private. In memory of Will please consider donations to the American Cancer Society.


Ellsworth Stahl

Ellsworth (Bill) Stahl, 91, a resident of Hubbell Hill, Margaretville, died at his home on Monday, February 25, 2013.

Bill was born on Hubbell Hill, the son of Leslie and Ellen (Stephens) Stahl.  He was married to Doris (Hinkley) Stahl for 67 years. They were married on December 31, 1945.


Dorothy Slauson

Dorothy A. Slauson, 94, a resident of Roxbury, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Chittenango.
Dorothy was born on April 21, 1918 in Stamford, the daughter of Frederick and Ethel (O’Brien) Ploutz. She married Floyd Slauson Sr. on January 21, 1937 in Roxbury. He died on August  3, 1992.

Dorothy worked for Audio-Sears in Stamford and at the Kirkside Adult Home in Roxbury. Most of her time she spent taking care of her home and family.
She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, and doing plastic-canvas needlework.


Leighton Hinkley

Leighton D. Hinkley, 82, a resident of Roxbury, died at his home on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.
He was born on February 21, 1931 in Roxbury, the son of Harold and Ethel (Sanford) Hinkley.
Leighton married Joan Layman at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury on December 19, 1948.

Leighton attended Roxbury Central School. He was a self-employed carpenter and worked with his brothers on many construction projects in the area. He lived in Florida for 20 years and while there he worked as a heavy-equipment operator on many construction projects with the Operating Engineers Union.


Pauline Fowler

Pauline R. Hill Fowler, 81, of Hamilton Township, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Margaretville, she resided in Greenville most of her life before moving to Hamilton, NJ in 2001.
Pauline retired in 1986 after more than 25 years with New York Thruway in Albany.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, New York.

She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mable Becker Hill; wife of the late Kenneth Fowler and sister of the late Mary V. Hall and Robert A. Hill.


Lita Barto

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, our beloved mother Lita Barto went to her heavenly home with great love and her children by her side.

Lita was born June 27, 1924, in Norway, where she met the love of her life, her husband, Benno.
Lita loved her family and is survived by her three children, Renate and her husband, William Bourdon, Renard and his wife, Gina (DiBenedetto) and Rita and her husband, Arthur Peterson. Lita was also blessed with 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one on-the-way.
Lita was predeceased by her husband, Benno in 1982.


Edith Sanchis

Edith P. Sanchis, a longtime resident of Pine Hill, passed away on February 5 in New York City. She was 94. Mrs. Sanchis was born on January 17, 1919 in Añasco, Puerto Rico, one of an extended family of seven sisters. In the 1920’s, she and her family moved to New York City where they lived in Spanish Harlem.


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