Obituaries

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.


Alice Grenolds

Alice K. Grenolds, 85, of Binghamton, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton.

Alice was born October 16, 1926 in Roxbury, the daughter of the late Robert and Kathryn (Longyear) VanValkenburgh. She was a graduate of Roxbury High School. In December of 1955, she married Merryon Grenolds. He died in December 1997. Baptized in Jay Gould Dutch Reformed Church in Roxbury, she moved to Binghamton and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Vestal Center.


Marge Springer

Marge K. Springer, 69, a resident of Roxbury Run, died Friday Aug. 10, 2012 after battling acute leukemia for almost a year.

Marge was born in Fall River, MA and grew up in Takoma Park, MD.  She lived in Middletown, NJ for over 35 years before moving with her husband Artie to Bradenton, FL in 2006.  The Catskills were their special mountain retreat.

She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Hygiene in 1963 and practiced the profession she loved for 43 years in New Jersey and New York.  


Peggy Gale

Peggy (Ruth) Every Gale, 81, late of Phoenicia, died Sunday Aug. 5, 2012 at the Margaretville Hospital. She was born January 12, 1931 in Mt. Tremper.

Peggy went to school in a one-room schoolhouse in Mt. Tremper until finally being bussed to Kingston High School. Her first job after high school was working as a telephone operator in Phoenicia. This position was short lived as the area went to the dial system the following year. It was in the telephone operator’s office where she met her husband Alonzo T. Gale. The office was located in his grandmother’s house.


Stanley Squires Jr.

Stanley Lester Squires Jr., 65, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away at 2 p.m. on July 29, 2012.
He was born on July 29, 1947 to Stanley and Elsa Squires in Margaretville. He lived and worked in Margaretville all his life and met his beautiful wife of 32 years, Edna, there as well.  They moved to Florida in July of 2000 and spent many wonderful days combing the beaches for sharks’ teeth and shells. They traveled as often as they could and enjoyed spending time with all their family, near and far.


Dorissa Smith

Dorissa Carol Smith, 80, of Margaretville passed away on July 25, 2012, at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.

Dorissa was born on October 23, 1931, daughter of Carroll and Evelyn VanBenschoten in Margaretville. A lifelong member of the Margaretville community, she attended Margaretville High School where she was a standout cheerleader. After high school, Dorissa briefly moved to Elizabeth, NJ to attend nursing school at Elizabeth General Hospital and returned to her home in the Catskills as a registered nurse.


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