Donald Hadden Sr

Donald L. Hadden Sr., 91, a former resident of Roxbury, died Friday, April 12, 2013 in Stamford.
Don was born October 4, 1921, at Fishs Eddy, the son of Floyd T. and Sarah (Bevier) Hadden.
He married Pauline Vermilyea on June 23, 1944 at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury.

Don graduated from the Roxbury Central School in 1941. He worked on farms in New Berlin, West Exeter, Meridale, and on the family farm in Roxbury. Don was a well-known cattle dealer, working many years with Bill Baker. Don also sold cars and trucks for Hinkley Ford in Grand Gorge for several years.

Wanneta Finch

 Wanneta VanValkenburgh Finch, 84, of Elk Creek Road, Halcott Center died Wednesday April 10, 2013 after a very brief stay at the Victory Lake Nursing Home in Hyde Park. 

She was born at home in Halcott, a daughter of the late Franklin and Araminta (MacGreggor) VanValkenburgh.  Wanneta, and her late husband Paul, we very active in local politics, and her children figure that their parents had a combined political service to their community of approximately 40 years.  She had been on the Board of Elections for many years, and served Halcott as a town councilwoman.  

Anna Kelly

Anna Patricia (Mech) Kelly, 81, of Lishakill Road, Colonie passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Anna was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Karol and Antonina Figurski Mech. She resided in Colonie for the past 46 years, coming from Halcott Center, where she and her family ran a dairy farm. Prior to becoming a mother, Anna was a switchboard operator for New York Telephone. She was a member of St. Clare’s Church, Colonie.

Antointette Markulin

Toni was born Antoinette Marie Marengon on January 27, 1920 in Export, PA. She was the first of four daughters of Ippolito and Anna Pantalone Marengon. A lifelong resident of Delmont and Greensburg, PA, she died in Roxbury on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Toni graduated from Franklin High School in 1938 and then went to work for the Department of the Navy during World War II. After the war she worked for the Pennsylvania Highway Department and subsequently for the Democratic Party of Westmoreland County.

Nancy Moore

Nancy A. Moore, 83, a resident of Margaretville, died March 25, 2013 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville where she had lived since May 7, 2003.

She was born February 17, 1930 in Kingston, the daughter of Alva and Isabelle (Merchant) Moore.
Nancy is survived by a sister, Gloria Herrick of Margaretville, and a niece.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday May 3, 2013 at the Margaretville Cemetery Annex.

There are no calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

Christophe Fusscas

Christopher P. Fusscas, 103, a resident of Andes, died Sunday March 24, 2013 at Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

Chris was born December 1, 1909 in New York City, the son of Peter and Yanecha (Portochalachi) Fouskas. He married Genevieve Morse on April 5, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Margaretville.

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.

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