Obituaries

Claire Rubin

Claire Rubin, 94, of Bonnie View Avenue in Pine Hill and Brooklyn, died on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
She was born August 9, 1917 in Budapest, Hungary. She immigrated to New York City in 1921 at the age of four with her parents, Julius and Rose Fleishmann, and her brother, Robert. She married Leon Rubin on January 6, 1949. They shared a very happy life together until his passing on February 12, 1982.

She was trained as a pianist, and led an all-girls band during the late 1930s and early 1940s. She had been a part-time resident of Pine Hill since 1946.


Mary Woolheater

Mary Woolheater, 87, passed away at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

She was born October 29, 1923 in Margaretville, the daughter of Alfonso and Sarah Alice (Brizee) Mattino.

Mary was a woman of strong mind and determination, but was always ready for a story to make someone laugh.

She was a lifelong resident of Margaretville. Some of her interests were bird watching, crocheting and cooking.


Betty Kelly

Betty E. Todd Kelly, 77, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.

She was born November 28, 1933 in Hardenburgh, the daughter of the late Marshall Ney and Nellie Vredenburgh Todd.

Betty loved many things such as hunting, fishing and gardening but most of all spending time with her family. She was referred to by her grandchildren as the “Epic Grammy.”


Rosilla Torbeck

Rosilla Torbeck, 91, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 in Irving, Texas. She was the only child of Nathaniel and Kathayrn Lattin.

Rosilla was married to Melvin H. Torbeck of Johnson, Nebraska for 40 years. She was a longtime resident of Halcottsville and Margaretville.

Rosilla was a kindergarten teacher for 35 years in various school systems in the states of California and New York, and most recently with the Wappingers Falls, New York school system.

Rosilla enjoyed talking with her many friends and family, traveling and family dinners and parties.


Mildred DeLong

Mildred C. DeLong, 92, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY.
She was born June 26, 1919 in Aliquippa, PA, the daughter of Anthony and Veronica (Kubis) Wilczewski.

Mildred was a lifelong resident of the area.

She married Francis DeLong on January 9, 1938 at Pine Island. He died December 23, 1984.
Mildred had been a shipping manager for Audio-Sears in Roxbury and Stamford, retiring after more than 20 years of service to the company.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville.


William White

William J. White, 79, of Pompton Plains, NJ passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2011 in Cooperstown.

He was born in Delhi, the son of Richard and Helen White. He married Helen Kimker in 1955.

William proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and later worked for many years as a customer support representative for IBM.

A passionate golfer, William was also a past member of the Packanack Tennis Club in Pequannock, NJ and the Perch Lake Association in Andes.


Edward Salvati

Edward C. Salvaati, 63, of Margaretville, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.

He was born October 8, 1947 in Rochester, the son of Anthony and Mildred (Patti) Salvati. He married Theresa Damo.

Edward operated his own commercial laundry business in Margaretville. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa Salvati; two sons, John and Anthony Salvati; sisters, Mary and Ann and a brother, Joe. Also surviving are grandchildren, Anthony, Edward and John.


Janet Andrews

Janet Lock Andrews, 84, of River Bend, NC, died at home on September 30, 2011.  

Janet was born to Dr. Archibald W. and Elizabeth Deihl Lock on November 30, 1926 in Flushing.  A June 1944 graduate of Flushing High School, Janet worked as a dental assistant in New York City and was a dedicated employee of the Andes Hotel.


David Finley

David Paul Finley. of New York City and Margaretville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 53.

He graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School in 1977 and SUNY School of Performing Arts, Purchase, New York in 1984, where he majored in Lighting Design and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.


Robert Traver

Robert “Bob”Traver. 81, of Franklin, fell asleep in death on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

He was born April 20, 1930 in Margaretville, the son of Eugene and Grace Traver.


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