Daniel Gaponiuk

Daniel Gaponiuk, 81, of Arkville, and formerly of Garfield, NJ, and Fleischmanns, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Dan was born to Daniel and Jean Gaponiuk in Passaic, NJ. He was a Navy veteran and served on the USS Willard Keith from 1951 to 1955. Dan was retired from ITT Avionics in Nutley, NJ and also from Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount where he operated a lift for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman as well as a handyman and friend to many.

He was predeceased in 1978 by his wife, Patricia, and his parents.

Gloria Shaver

Gloria B. Shaver, 91, of Turnwood passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Roscoe Regional Rehabilitation & RHCF.
She was the daughter of the late Richard and Lena Owens Borden, born on December 28, 1921 in Arena.

Antonia Monastyrski

Antonia “Toni” Monastyrski, 88, of Margaretville, and formerly of New York City, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Long Island.

She was born on April 11, 1924 to Julia and Semen Kozak in the Ukraine, the youngest of five children. Looking for a better life, she immigrated to the United States after World War II.
She was married to Paul Monastyrski, who died in January, 1992.
Antonia was a devoted Catholic, loved God, this country and the Catskills. She also enjoyed gardening and loved her flowers.

William McGinley

William J. McGinley, 63, a resident of Hurley, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the Kingston Hospital.
William was born on August 23, 1949 in New York City, the son of William and Helen (Kelly) McGinley. He married Brigid Geoghan on September 18, 1987 in New York City.

He graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree and was always active with physical education. He played baseball in the New York Yankees’ minor league system and then coached baseball, basketball and football at St. Christopher’s School on Long Island. He has always been involved with the fitness industry.

Patricia Scianablo

Patricia Scianablo, 85, a resident of Roxbury, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at her residence.
Patricia was born on March 4, 1927 at Baltimore, MD, the daughter of William and Elsie (May) Scianablo. She married John Scianablo, who predeceased her in 1994.

Two sons, Richard and John Scianablo; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren survive Patricia.

A memorial services to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.

Marie Paradies

Marie Helen Paradies, 83, a resident of Claryville, and formerly of Margaretville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Sullivan County Adult Home Care Center in Liberty.

She was born September 28, 1929 in Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of Calvin and Hilda (Archibald) Hennigar.

Marie worked for five years at Alaska Toys in New Jersey and then at Sudutos for two years in Staten Island before retiring from Pathmark, Inc. after working for 12 years at their Staten Island Store.

Marie enjoyed and loved flower gardening; she loved her cats and feeding the ducks with Pop.

Bruce Mowbray Sr.

Bruce P. Mowbray Sr., a resident of Springville, PA and formerly of Margaretville, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Tunkhannock, PA.

Bruce was born on February 10, 1925 at Bay Shore, the son of Harry and Louise (Lambert) Mowbray. He married Ellen Hackl on September 30, 1952 at Bay Shore. She died on August 7, 2002.

Bruce retired in 1993 after working 25 years as a printer for Entenmann’s Bakery. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, receiving the Victory Medal, and European and American Theatre medals. He was a retired member of the Bay Shore Fire Department.

Annette Kvoba

Annette Chere Kovba, 46, a resident of Andes, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Millbrook.
She was born May 7, 1966 in Syracuse, the daughter of Leonard and Shirley Ann (Craft) Kovba.
Annette graduated from Andes Central School in 1984 and attended SUNY Colleges at Morrisville and Delhi. She worked as a LPN for nursing homes in Roscoe, Delhi and Oneonta.
She enjoyed crafts, quilting, crocheting and making jewelry, which included beautiful bracelets and necklaces.

Annette is survived by her mother, Shirley Kovba; a brother, Chris Kovba, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Heidi Kackos

Heidi Marie Kackos, 55, of Oliverea Road, Big Indian died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Queens on August 20, 1957, daughter of the late George and Christel Dohnberg Jensen. She had been a resident of the Catskills for over 35 years. Heidi was the consummate hostess, who loved to cook, and draw others into her infectious happiness! She had an over-riding concern for others, and was ‘Mom’ to many. She made her house a home, shared her love with all, and cherished her role as Oma.

Esther Tobin

Esther Tobin, 88, of Fleischmanns and Albany died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Esther was born in Brooklyn on January 29, 1925, the daughter of Daniel and Rachel Kaplan. She spent her early childhood growing up on the Red Kill Valley farm of her grandparents, Israel Isaac and Leah Kaplan. She returned to her Fleischmanns home every summer to join her large, extended family, and where her simple gifts of good will, gentle kindness, and the love of her Catskill Mountain home sustained her.

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