Obituaries

Robert Bouton

Robert A. Bouton, 77, formerly of Highmount, died Friday Jan. 31, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
He was born December 20, 1936 in Margaretville, son of the late Robert and Margaret Greene Bouton.  A native and lifelong area resident, he worked in the lumber industry most all of his life.  He had been employed at Mayes Veneer factory in Fleischmanns many years ago, and logged for Fairbairn’s in Margaretville. 


Thomas Burke

Thomas W. Burke, 75, of county Route 11, Prattsville died Thursday morning, January 30, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson following a recent procedure.
He was a native and lifelong Catskill Mountain area resident. He was born February 26, 1938, son of the late Thomas and Dorothy Smith Burke Sr.


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Gerd Dignes

Gerd S. Dignes, 93, passed away in New Jersey.
Gerd was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and came to the United States in the late 1940s. She was a long-time resident of Mountain Lakes, NJ and Big Indian. Until her last years, she enjoyed many years of repeated walks at Birchwood Lake and many sports including skiing, golf, and paddle tennis.
She was twice widowed and was the mother of four children.
Gerd is survived by a son, Roy Dignes and his wife Annella; a daughter, Karen Sundqvist, and five grandchildren, Kelsey, Kenzi, and Blake Dignes, Britt Dignes, and Alfie Sundqvist.


Ruth Haight

Ruth Ellen Haight, 94, a resident of Grand Gorge died at her home with family members by her side on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Ruth was born at the family home on Ferris Hill, Grand Gorge on June 25, 1919, the daughter of Manley and Gertrude (Brooks) Murray. She married Edwin Haight on September 20, 1942 in Grand Gorge. He died on March 9, 1995.


Toby Roe

Toby Diane Roe, 67, of Fleischmanns went to heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at her residence.
She was born July 31, 1946 in Gallipolis, OH to the late Laverne Morrison and surviving John Morrison of Wildwood, NJ. She graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson, OH in 1964. She married Robert C. Roe on May 5, 1973 in Cape Cod, MA.
Toby started her family in Brewster, MA where she and Bob lived for 10 years and had two children. They moved and lived in Toms River, NJ for 20 years until she and her husband retired to the Catskills in 2004.


Sally Angell

Sally B. Angell, 59, of Manlius, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born February 15, 1954 in Margaretville to Rev. George and Doris Sanford, presently of New Woodstock.


Cecil Powell

Cecil “Jake” Powell, a resident of North Blenheim in the Town of Gilboa, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Albany Medical Center.
Jake was born on September 30, 1933 at Prattsville, the son of Jacob and Agnes (McMurdy) Powell.
He served in the military during the Korean War. He was employed as plant manager for the Williamson Veneer wood factory in Fleischmanns.
Jake had lived in this region before moving to Virginia where he lived for 24 years.


William Johnston

William David Johnston, 77, died at his Kelly Corners residence on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
William was born May 18, 1936 at Mount Kisco, the son of William and Catheren Emma (Litkenhaus) Johnston.
He had been a resident of Kelly Corners since 1974.  William served in the military during the Korean War and was a member of Middletown American Legion Post 216.
William is survived by a daughter, Carol L. Vieira, of Fort Bragg, CA.
Funeral Services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


Clarence Gibson

Clarence D. Gibson, 93, formerly of Andes died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus in Kingston.
Born September 13, 1920 on Wolf Hollow Road in Andes, he was a son of the late George and Maria (Reynolds) Gibson.
Clarence was employed in the maintenance division for the State University of New York at Delhi until his retirement in1983. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Andes Fire Department.


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