Obituaries

Diana Barnes

Diana Lynn (Warner) Barnes of Stamford died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with ALS.

Born July 24, 1954 at Kingston General Hospital, Diana was the daughter of Theresa (Sidorowicz) Ballard of Margaretville and the late William Warner of Kingston. She married Michael Barnes of Stamford at Sacred Heart Church in Stamford on December 27, 1975.


Daniel Friend

Daniel S. Friend was a Renaissance man with a huge heart, spirit and intellect. He loved the beauty and poetry of life, nature, art and literature. He possessed wit and wisdom, was a country boy, a scholar, a Red Sox fan and, most of all, a mensch who was always warm and gracious. We will love and admire and will miss him forever.


John Fuller

John Emery Fuller, son of Melvin and Florence Fuller and brother of James Fuller, former postmaster of Fleischmanns, died on January 14, 2012 of pulmonary fibrosis.

Born in Fleischmanns on December 31, 1920, he attended Fleischmanns Elementary and High Schools, Michigan State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a degree with honors at Bridgeport (CT) Engineering Institute. In 1942 he married Bette Cruickshank of Big Indian and they adopted a son, James, in 1953.


Kathleen Davis

Kathleen “Kathy” Ruth Fitch Davis, 57, of Glencove Drive in Eden, NC, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Hospice Home of Rockingham County in Wentworth, NC.


Eduard Ojaste

Eduard Ojaste, 93, of Waltham, MA, formerly of Oceanside, died August 11, 2012.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ida (Elbra) Ojaste; the loving father of Lea Schreiber, Ellen Faut and her husband Gary and Linda Ducas and her husband Anthony; the cherished grandfather of Michael, Matthew and Stephanie and the great grandfather of Brandon, Chris and Giancarlo.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 900 West Cummings Park, #3400, Woburn, MA  01801.


Barbara Buccheri

Barbara (Cowan) Buccheri of Laurens, formerly of Roxbury, went to the arms of Our Lord on August 17, 2012. She passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center with loved ones in attendance after battling a long illness.

The daughter of Donald and Elizabeth (Alverson) Cowan, Barb was born on May 5, 1940 in Margaretville. After graduating from Margaretville High School, she worked at Albany Medical Center as a cardio technician.


Richard Rolland Sr.

Richard I. Rolland Sr., a resident of Roxbury, died August 16, 2012 at Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville.

Dick was born November 22, 1923 in Johnson City, the  son of Jules and Gladys (Legge) Rolland.  He married Gloria Iburg in May of 1953 at Vestal.

He was a civil engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation, Region 9 in Binghamton. Dick served with the U.S. Marines during WW II in the Pacific with the 9th Unit.


Heather Taylor

Heather M. R. Taylor of Chittenango passed away on August 5, 2012 from complications related to breast cancer.

In addition to the numerous friends and community members she has touched over the years, Heather leaves behind her two young children, a son and a daughter, as well as her father, sister, and brother.
She is predeceased by her mother, Muriel Scott Robinson of Margaretville.

A former graphics designer and Hood College graduate, Heather earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in November 2011.


Marguerite Lane

Marguerite J. Lane, 80, a resident of Margaretville, died Monday Aug. 20, 2012 at the Albany Medical Center.

She was born September 16, 1931 at Sidney Center, the daughter of Harrison and Emma (Bronson) Morris.

Marguerite married Arthur Lane on October 11, 1947 at Arena. He died on October 1, 2005.


Patricia Scinta

Patricia “Patti” Joanne Scinta, 61, of Andes, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2012, at O’Connor Hospital, Delhi, with her friends, daughters, grandchildren and loving husband by her side.

She was born on April 4, 1951 at Oceanside Hospital, Long Island, the daughter of Lincoln and Virginia (Knowles) Abrams. She met her husband Vinnie on July 21, 1967 and she waited diligently for his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam to be married on May 30, 1971.


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