Obituaries

Nedra Modica

Nedra (Peg) Modica, 98, of Sawkill Road, Kingston, passed away Monday evening, October 1, 2012, into the loving arms of her late husband, Angelo Modica.

She was born April 24, 1914 on Dry Brook Road, Arkville to the late Frank and Laney Rosa George.
For many years she worked alongside her husband, farming and selling their vegetables beside the Sawkill Road.

She was predeceased by her husband, Angelo Modica on October 11, 2000, and a sister, Sarah O’Bryon.


John Ford

John M. Ford, a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, and formerly of Roxbury, died Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 at the Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

John was born on June 28, 1932 at Margaretville, the son of Leonard and Cora (Rosa ) Ford.
He married June H. Smith on May 14, 1955 at Roxbury.

John served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until retirement in 1978 with the rank of Sgt. First Class. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a past member of the Shandaken Masonic Lodge.


Susan Cassella

Susan (Dittell) Cassella passed away on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012.
Susie was born in Brooklyn on April 8, 1954.  She moved to Arkville in 1992, where she met her husband Vito. In 2002 she and Vito moved to Inverness, Florida.

She was an avid gardener and soon became known for her lovely angel garden. Admirers would often stop by for cuttings of her varied plants and some folks would bring her plants to add to her garden.


David Hewitt

David Anthony Hewitt, 56, began his next experience October 3, 2012, passing away gently, with family at his side, in Palliative Care, Erie County Medical Center Hospital, Buffalo, after a courageous, battle with illness. David told us his elements and atoms will join the universe for eternity. Who knows, he would ask, what he becomes part of, or what enduring parts joined him for his brief visit here. He expects to bump into a Carl Sagan bit, eventually.


Lane Rowe

Lane Robert Rowe, 11, died suddenly at his home in Burnt Hills on Monday, October 1, 2012.
He was born September 12, 2001 in Niskayuna and attended O’Rourke Middle School.
Lane’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touch by him understand that the quality of his life far exceeded the quantity of time for which he lived.


George Hendricks Jr.

George James Hendricks Jr., 57, of Margaretville was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. He passed away peacefully with his family around him and the pride and joy of his life, his sons, Nathaniel and Adam, at his side.

George was born on November 29, 1954 at Margaretville Hospital. He graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1973.

George was a member of the Margaretville Fire Department for 38 years. He served as fire chief for five years and 16 years as an officer. He took great pride in serving the community he loved so much.


Donald Bramley

Donald R. Bramley, 89, a long-time resident of Andes, died Wednesday Sept. 19, 2012 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.

Don was born May 3, 1923 in the Town of Andes, the son of Allie and Alfreta (Ruff) Bramley. He married Frances Stewart on July 2, 1944 at Livingston Manor. She died in 1993 after 49 years of marriage.


Harold Delucantonio

Harold J. Delucantonio, 61, passed away from lung cancer on August 21, 2012 in Bonita Springs, FL.
Born in Detroit, MI, he is survived by a brother, David, and sister, Sally. 


Stella Dorsett

Stella A. (Balses) Dorsett, 93, of Margaretville died September 11, 2012 at Margaretville Hospital.
She was born June 10, 1919 in Manhattan, the daughter of Stan and Tessie (Zuikis) Kaznak. Stella married Thomas W. Dorsett on November 3, 1946 at Yorkville. He died September 10, 1999.

Stella was employed at Macy’s Department Store and also at Stern Brothers Department Store in New York City. Later Stella was an assistant librarian at the accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., also in New York, before retiring from that firm in 1980.


Alfred Laureanti

Alfred Laureanti, 71, died peacefully at his home in Roxbury on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
He was born on May 14, 1941 in Bayshore, the son of Louis and Grace (Taylor) Laureanti. Alfred married Gloria VanNatta in 1965 on Long Island.

He was employed at Ethan Allen in Bayshore and later for John Biruk as a sawmill worker and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.


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