Obituaries

John Paul Rodrigue

Jean Paul (JP) Rodrigue, 66, of Margaretville died at his home on April 18, 2012.
Born July 9, 1945 at St. Benjamin, Canada, he was the son of Clermont and Jacqueline (Poulin) Rodrigue.

He came to the United States from Canada in 1965. He enjoyed the woods and became a logger and worked in several states doing the work he enjoyed.

He is survived by his fiancée, Marleen Gagnon; his daughter, Angela Fisher, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial will take place in St. Benjamin, Canada.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


Robert Van Benschoten

Robert A. Van Benschoten, 90, of Margaretville died April 11, 2012 at Margaretville Hospital. 
Robert was born October 25, 1921 in New Kingston, the son of Andrew and Laura (Worden) Van Benschoten. He married Sally Ann (Foote) on Sept 6, 1985 at the Methodist Church in Latham.


Francis Daniels

Francis N. Daniels, 81, a long-time resident of Halcottsville, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2012, at his home.

Born in New Berlin in February of 1931, Francis was the son of Andrew and Rena (Coy) Daniels.


Emma Johnson

Emma D. Johnson, 82, of Margaretville died Sunday April 15, 2012 at her residence.
Emma was born on March 21, 1930 in Margaretville, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth
(Gavette) Franks. 

She married Earl Johnson on June 6, 1948. He died in October 1997.

Emma was a life-long Margaretville area resident where for several years she worked as a teller for the National Bank & Trust Co. of Norwich. She was a person that loved sewing, cooking, and gardening.


Linda Wojciehowski

Linda Ellen (Suydam) Wojciechowski, of Edison, NJ and Roxbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in her home in Edison, in the loving arms of her family. She has resided in Edison, NJ and maintained a second home in Roxbury. 

Linda was born and raised in South Bound Brook, NJ where she also graduated from Bound Brook High School.  Linda was a devoted wife, loving mother, special aunt, and faithful friend to many.


Elizabeth Mami

Elizabeth Lisa Mami, 86, a resident of Margaretville, died  March  29, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

She was born December 3, 1925 at New Bedford, MA, the daughter of John and  Joaquina (Correira) DosSanto. She married Frank Mami on September 22, 1945 in New York City. He died January 18, 2002.

Moving to Arkville in 1959 to raise their family, Elizabeth was  a member of the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary for over 26 years. She enjoyed doll houses and
collectibles.


Ruth Storey

Ruth M. Storey, 85, of Broadstreet Hollow Road, Shandaken died Thursday March 29, 2012 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center in Kingston, where she was lovingly cared for by her Golden Hill Family. 

A native and life-long area resident, Ruth formerly had worked at the Kingston Cigar Factory, had been housekeeper for the Rubin Family, and had worked at Rotron.  She was a talented baker and an avid reader.  She was a spirited woman who was always up for an adventure or to go for a ride. 


Ilse Sagan

Ilse Beyermann Kaplan Sagan, 86, of Arkville died March 26, 2012 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.

Ilse was born October 10, 1925 in the Harz Mountains of Germany to Frederich Wilhelm and Else (Ohle) Beyermann.

She became the first German war bride when she married American GI Herman R. Kaplan in 1946. She came to the U.S. on March 27, 1947, quickly learned to speak English, passed the citizenship test and very proudly became an American citizen. She was a staunch patriot for 65 years and revered her right to vote.


Richard Driscoll

Richard Driscoll, 60, of Margaretville died at his residence on March 12, 2012.
He was born April 1, 1951 in Binghamton.

Richard lived in the Margaretville area for several years. He worked as a handyman in the area and enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by an aunt, Elizabeth Kittle of New York City and by cousins.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday April 5 at 11 a.m. at the old Margaretville Cemetery with the Rev. L. Lawrence Dunlap officiating.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville


Rev. Dr. S. Hayden Walsh

Rev. Dr. S. Hayden Walsh, 73, died on March 22, 2012 at his home in the Denver Valley near Margaretville, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Hayden was born on November 14, 1938 in Ferguson, NC, the son of Sam and Gladys Walsh. His father died when Hayden was two years old. On Sundays, his Aunt Lou brought him to the Advent Christian Church in Beaver Creek. As a young man Hayden felt the call of God to full-time Christian ministry.


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