Obituaries

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.


Steven Hinkley

Steven G. Hinkley, age 55, resident of Roxbury died  surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday February 13, 2013.

Steve was born January 23, 1958 at Margaretville, N.Y., the son of Roger and Ida (Ebert ) Hinkley.
He married Karen Lang on September 4, 1981 at Roxbury. Steve graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1977.

He was a self employed carpenter and did a lot of work restoring old barns. He enjoyed  sharing his love of the outdoors.


Terence 'Terry' Doyle

Terence “Terry” Doyle passed away suddenly on Feb. 6, 2013, after a brief illness, at the age of 46.
He was born in Flushing on April 29, 1966, the fifth child to his parents, Jim and Betty Doyle. Growing up he lived in Middleburgh, Northport, Long Island, and Torrance, Calif.

Terry graduated from Torrance High School and continued onto California State University at Northridge to receive a BA in Broadcast Radio. He worked at various radio stations in California, and when he relocated to upstate New York he worked for radio stations in Cobleskill, Oneonta, Walton and Delhi.


Harold R Mead

Harold R. Mead, 71, of Rotterdam entered into the arms of the Lord and his eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He spent his last days at the Joan Nicole Prince Home in Scotia with the love of the wonderful staff and his wife and daughter.

Born August 29, 1941 in Margaretville, he was the son of the late William and Anna Mead. He graduated from Margaretville Central School where he was a basketball and soccer player.


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