Lita Barto

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, our beloved mother Lita Barto went to her heavenly home with great love and her children by her side.

Lita was born June 27, 1924, in Norway, where she met the love of her life, her husband, Benno.
Lita loved her family and is survived by her three children, Renate and her husband, William Bourdon, Renard and his wife, Gina (DiBenedetto) and Rita and her husband, Arthur Peterson. Lita was also blessed with 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one on-the-way.
Lita was predeceased by her husband, Benno in 1982.

Edith Sanchis

Edith P. Sanchis, a longtime resident of Pine Hill, passed away on February 5 in New York City. She was 94. Mrs. Sanchis was born on January 17, 1919 in Añasco, Puerto Rico, one of an extended family of seven sisters. In the 1920’s, she and her family moved to New York City where they lived in Spanish Harlem.

Steven Hinkley

Steven G. Hinkley, age 55, resident of Roxbury died  surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday February 13, 2013.

Steve was born January 23, 1958 at Margaretville, N.Y., the son of Roger and Ida (Ebert ) Hinkley.
He married Karen Lang on September 4, 1981 at Roxbury. Steve graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1977.

He was a self employed carpenter and did a lot of work restoring old barns. He enjoyed  sharing his love of the outdoors.

Terence 'Terry' Doyle

Terence “Terry” Doyle passed away suddenly on Feb. 6, 2013, after a brief illness, at the age of 46.
He was born in Flushing on April 29, 1966, the fifth child to his parents, Jim and Betty Doyle. Growing up he lived in Middleburgh, Northport, Long Island, and Torrance, Calif.

Terry graduated from Torrance High School and continued onto California State University at Northridge to receive a BA in Broadcast Radio. He worked at various radio stations in California, and when he relocated to upstate New York he worked for radio stations in Cobleskill, Oneonta, Walton and Delhi.

Harold R Mead

Harold R. Mead, 71, of Rotterdam entered into the arms of the Lord and his eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He spent his last days at the Joan Nicole Prince Home in Scotia with the love of the wonderful staff and his wife and daughter.

Born August 29, 1941 in Margaretville, he was the son of the late William and Anna Mead. He graduated from Margaretville Central School where he was a basketball and soccer player.

Cheryl Maxim

Cheryl E. Maxim, age 62, resident of Woodridge, and formerly of the Margaretville area, died February 10, 2013 at Harris.

She was born August 18, 1950 at Margaretville, daughter of Charles and Patricia (Budd) Maxim.
Cheryl married Michael Stahl on April 2, 2010 at Goshen.
She graduated from Fleischmanns Central School in 1968. She graduated from Pace University in 1981 and her law degree from Pace in 1985.

Cheryl practiced private law in Liberty before joining the Children’s Right Society in Orange County for the past 15 years.

Loren Mattice

Loren Mattice Jr., age 71, resident of North Blenheim, died February 10, 2013 at the Rosary Hill Home, Hawthorne.

He was born in the town of Blenheim on December 24, 1941, the son of Loren and Erma (Hait) Mattice. He never married. Loren graduated from the Gilboa Central School. He operated a dairy farm for many years.

Surviving are two sisters Laura and Pauline and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday February 15 at 8 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury with the Rev. Richard Dykstra, officiating.

Grace Oakley

Grace Katherine Oakley, 91, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at her home.
She was born January 20, 1922 in South Kortright, the daughter of John and Marion (Oblinski) Bisbee.

She married Clifton O. Oakley on January 11, 1941 in the South Kortright Rectory.

Eleanor Ardito

Eleanor Ardito, 84, resident of Kelly Corners died Friday February 8, 2013 at the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi.

Eleanor was born in Hollis, Queens on March 9, 1928, the daughter of William and Emma (Mueller ) Mayer. She married Michael Potapchuk on November 24, 1951 in Brooklyn. They had two children, her husband died on November 16, 1976. Eleanor married Michael Ardito on September 3, 1978 and moved to the Catskills.

Anthony Franchini

It is with deep sadness and regret that we confirm the death of Anthony Franchini this past week from complications following lung surgery.

Anthony hailed from New Jersey, the youngest of eight siblings, and is survived by two sisters, Rose and Marie, and a number of nieces and nephews.

After a stint in the Navy, he moved to the East Village, 30-some years ago, witnessing the neighborhood’s many transformations.

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