Obituaries

Robert Delamarter

Robert Eugene Delamarter, 88, of Hobe Sound, FL, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
He was born May 14, 1923 in Little Westkill, the son of Edward N. and Celia A. (Moseman) Delamarter.

Robert attended a one-room school in Little Westkill.

After moving to Grand Gorge he worked 24 years at the Greendell Packing House in Prattsville.


David Andrews Sr.

David Chisholm Andrews Sr., of River Bend, NC, and Seffner, FL, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 in Seffner.

He was born May 7, 1924, to Ada W. (Dixon) and M. Speer Andrews.  He was a January 1943 graduate of Flushing High School and a 1950 graduate of Columbia College in New York City.  He completed his fifth year at Teacher’s College of Columbia University in 1951. Previously, he had served in the U. S. Armed Forces, and had been an engineer at WNYC, New York City’s official radio station.


Donald Finch

Donald H. Finch, 80, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.

Born in Arkville, Donald was a resident of Port St. Lucie since 1995, having moved from Margaretville.

During the Korean Conflict, Mr. Finch served in the U.S. Army.
Prior to retirement, he owned a masonry construction company in Margaretville for over 25 years.


Ann Sheaffer

Ann Jenkins Slade Sheaffer, 82, of Rocklin, CA passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.
She was born December 31, 1929 in Roxbury, to the late Pastor Carroll R. Jenkins and his wife, Velma Finch Jenkins.

Ann grew up in the Delaware County hamlet of Vega.

Surviving are her loving husband of 30 years, Charles Sheaffer. They had resided in Placer County, CA for over 20 years.


William Funari

William J. Funari, 80, of Dry Brook Road in Arkville, died peacefully, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 surrounded by all of his family in his home on the “Boulevard.”

He was born May 8, 1931, at the Margaretville Hospital, the son of Edward and Delia Funari of Dry Brook Road in Arkville.

He married Elizabeth Funari of Needham, Massachusetts on December 5, 1953, in Newton, MA. Bette and Bill had remained as one for the last 58 years and will continue to do so in eternity.


Margaret Biase

Margaret Mary Biase, 94, of Elm Street in Pine Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at the Golden Hill Health Center.

She was born November 29, 1917 in the Bronx, daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Gastel Schmitt.


Harold West

Harold E. West, 87, of Highmount, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the Stratton Memorial Veterans Medical Center in Albany after a lengthy illness.

A native and lifelong Catskill Mountain resident, he was born February 9, 1924 in Hobart, the son of the late Charles and Bertha Kelly West.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and a member of the Margaretville American Legion Post and Veterans’ of Foreign Wars.


Margaret Ackerley

Margaret Mary Ackerley, 78, of Andes, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at home in Andes.
She was born on November 18, 1933, the daughter of Martin and Adele (Lutjen) Jobmann.

Surviving are her twin brother, Henry Jobmann and his wife, Judy. Also surviving are several nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roland Ackerley; her parents and her brother, Albert “Jigger” Jobmann.

A graveside service will take place in the spring in Sanford Cemetery, New Kingston.
The family wishes to thank Catskill Area Hospice for their wonderful care over the past few days.


Brian Mattice

Brian Arthur Mattice, 41, of Gilboa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18 2012. He was born October 8, 1970, in Stamford.

Brian attended Gilboa Central School, graduating in 1989.

He enjoyed camping and fishing. Brain was a wonderful father and outstanding friend to all who knew him. He always loved to see a smile on your face. Brian will be loved and missed always!
He always placed everyone before himself, and his untimely death will be felt forever. The world was a better place having Brian in it.


Chloe Pebler

Chloe Maxim Kratochvil Pebler, 77, formerly of Roxbury, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.

She was a native and lifelong resident of the Catskill Mountains.

Chloe was born in Fleischmanns on May 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Hiram and Chloe Vermilya Maxim.

She was a graduate of Fleischmanns High School, former member of the Fleischmanns United Methodist Church and a trophy winning league bowler. Chloe was a talented knitter and one who loved to crochet many afghans.


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