Obituaries

Bernice Trapani

Bernice Caroline (Blind) Trapani died on September 6, 2012 at her home in Roxbury.
She was born on March 11, 1924 and raised by her parents, Frederick and Julia (Cheshire) Blind in Shavertown. She attended Andes High School before moving to Brooklyn when the Pepacton Reservoir was built.

A graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School and St. Catherine’s School of Nursing, Mrs. Trapani earned a R.N. degree in 1945. She married Louis J. Trapani, in 1946. They met during WWII while she was playing second base on the all-women’s baseball team, which Mr. Trapani managed.


Nan Myers

Nancy Sanford Myers of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Nancy, and her husband Wyckoff, were frequent summer visitors to the Catskills and had recently returned to their home in Florida after having spent a month at their camp, Puddingstone, on Perch Lake in the Town of Andes where a family reunion on August 4 celebrated the 75th anniversary of the camp’s founding.


John Orban Jr.

John Orban Jr. put a smile on many faces. Husband of (and preceded in passing by) Kay Delaney (Roxbury Central High School teacher 1930-1934), John died March 7, 2012 at the age of 100 years and 31 days.

He and Kay spent more than 50 wonderful summers in Roxbury. In place of a graveside service as previously announced, a celebration of life get-together will be held Sunday September 16. Friends are invited come and visit from 3 to 5 p.m. at Shepard Hills Golf Club. Roxbury, NY 12474. http://www.shephardhills.com/. 


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.


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