Obituaries

Joseph Doroski

Joseph P. Doroski, 84, a resident of Grand Gorge, died Friday May 25, 2012 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.

Joe was born on September 29, 1927 in Stamford. He was the son of Joseph and Blanche (Swantak) Doroski. He married Shirley A. Dunham on November 8, 1953 in Prattsville.

He attended Stamford Central School. He joined the U.S. Army on June 27, 1946. Joe retired from the Department of Water Resources for New York City, now known as the Department of Environmental Protection, in 1990. He also had worked for Catskill Craftsman of Stamford and McBride Trucking.


Marie Mead

Marie Cammer Mead of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday May 31, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, GA from a sudden illness.

Marie was born in Roxbury on May 25, 1935 to the late Lynn and Bertha Cammer.


Joyce Purchell

Joyce Elizabeth (Newman) Purchell, 88, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day) at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville where she resided for the past three years.


John Orban Jr.

John Orban Jr., 100, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Garden City and Roxbury, passed away on March 7, 2012. John was born in 1912 in Jersey City, NJ.

John was the son of Elizabeth Safner Orban and John Orban, both immigrants from Hungary in the early 1900s.  While he was young, his family moved to the Bronx. 
John was one of four children.  His sister Mary and his sister Helen predeceased him. 
He is survived by his sister Rose Orban Schneck of Paramus, NJ.


Doris Ehrhart

Doris E. Ehrhart, 76, of Freeport passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 13, 2012 at Meadowbrook Care Facility Hospice Unit in Freeport.
Doris was born in Oceanside.

In her working career she had been a partner of Ehrhart’s Clam House on Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport. She was a past member of Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and an associate member of the Big Indian-Oliverea Fire Co., Inc. Ladies Auxiliary. Doris was a breast cancer survivor.


Shirley Kenney

Shirley O’Connor Kenney, 89, died Wednesday May 9, 2012 at the Sara Neuman Center in Mamaroneck.

Shirley was born May 8, 1923 in Arena to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ernest (Blanche Beardsley) O’Connor, the eldest of three children; Mrs. Flora Datino of Mamaroneck and Mr. Francis ‘Lindy’ O’Connor of Cape Cod, MA. She graduated from Bellows High School in Mamaroneck and attended the New York School of Business. Shirley married the late Clinton B. Kenney in 1948 and they lived happily together in New Rochelle for over 42 years.


John Morris

John W. Morris, 32, of Margaretville died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Margaretville Hospital from injuries due to an ATV accident in the Town of Andes.

John was born August 1, 1979 at Harris, the son of Robin (Wolcutt) and stepson of Bruce Soules.
John graduated from the Margaretville Central School in 1999. He was employed as a lift operator at Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount. He loved to be outdoors, fishing and working at the Beaverkill campsite and enjoyed working and playing with kids.


Clive MacDonald

Clive George MacDonald, 66, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his home in Arkville surrounded by his family and friends. The cause of death was cancer.

Born July 8, 1945 in Coventry, England, the son of George and Kathleen (Northover) MacDonald, he moved to Canada with his parents and three of his five brothers in 1951. The family then moved to Long Island in 1957 where he attended Farmingdale High School.

Clive served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1969 as an electrician on the aircraft carrier Kearsage. He married Elizabeth Kuless Shaw in 1990.


Julie Manon

Julie M. Manon, 45, of Margaretville died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Albany Medical Center from injuries due to an ATV accident in the Town of Andes.

Julie was born November 18, 1966 in Delhi, the daughter of Joseph and Frieda (Sprague) Manon.
She enjoyed fishing, hunting and walking.

Julie is survived by her mother, Frieda Manon of Fleischmanns and her father, Joseph Manon of Arkville; brothers, Bucky and Howard Manon; sister Mary Eignor; brother-in-law, Wesley Eignor; sister-in-law, Victoria Manon and by nieces and nephews.


Ruth Hunter

Ruth Ella Hunter, 71, of Unadilla died at Bassett Hospital in Coopers-town  on April 30, 2012.
Ruth was born on October 14, 1940 in Margaretville Hospital to Bert and Ella A(Mayes) Hunter. Ruth was raised in the Vega Valley in Roxbury, and graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1961. In life Ruth was definitely a Catskill

Mountain original character and will not be forgotten by anyone who met her, however briefly.
Ruth worked for Audio Sears on the assembly line in electronics in Stamford.


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