Margaret Valk

Margaret L. Valk passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Wolfeboro Bay Center, NH. She was born August 20, 1930, in Roxbury, the daughter of Burdette and Pauline Blythe Long.
She graduated from Roxbury Central High School, received an Associate in Applied Science degree at SUNY Morrisville, where she was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and then went on to receive her BA degree at SUNY College at Brockport.

She worked at Colgate University in Hamilton, and then relocated to Mt. Kisco, when she took a job as personnel manager at IBM in White Plains, from which she retired.

Cheri Granger

Cheri R. Granger, 40, passed away unexpectedly at home in Sebring, FL on February 2, 2013.
She was born on September 14, 1972 in Hollywood, FL.

Cheri is survived by her mother and stepfather, Kathy and Tom Bouton; two brothers, Richard J. Granger of Memphis, TN, and Joseph D. Warman Jr. of Guilderland; three children, Sonni Granger of Hudson Falls, Anthony Thompson of Madrid, and Hunter Granger of Havelock, NC and a beautiful granddaughter, Emma Jo, also of Hudson Falls. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Her father, James L. Granger of Putnam Station, predeceased Cheri.

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.

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