Obituaries

Francis Fairbairn

Francis E. Fairbairn, 83, of Arkville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

He was born June 4, 1928, in Fleischmanns, the son of George J. and Marjorie (Todd) Fairbairn.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952, the Korean War.

Francis was a lineman for the Niagara Mohawk electric company in Cobleskill. He retired in July 1984, after working for 31 years.


Anne Z. Danulevith

Anne Z. Danulevith, 93, of Margaretville, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville where she had been a resident since October 17, 2005.

She was born October 9, 1917 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Baltranis) Zurba.
She married Alexander Danulevith on July 20, 1946. He died March 23, 1999.

Anne was a person who enjoyed reading, doing needlework and taking care of her beloved cats.
She had lived in Blooming Grove and Harriman before moving to live with her daughter, Anita Olson, in Fleischmanns.


Elton Ridge

Elton Wendell Ridge, 91, of Roxbury, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born October 14, 1919 and raised by his Quaker grandparents, Kathryn and Monroe Ridge in Philadelphia, PA and Seaside Park, NJ.

He graduated from Frankford High School in 1937 and during the Depression years worked in restaurants, selling magazines and candy and at DuPont, Pompton Lakes, NJ.

On February 8, 1959, Pompton Lakes Mayor proclaimed that day as Elton Ridge Day.


Thomas Bergmann

Thomas Bergmann, 59, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
He was born on Long Island December 8, 1951, the son of Frank and Gloria Bergmann.

He will be greatly missed by his two children, Katie and Max, his brothers and sisters, Frank, Dolores, Bill, Tim, Jim, Christine, Keith and George.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents Frank and Gloria Bergmann.

The funeral was held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 in East Hampton.


Dr. Gerald S. Burday

Dr. Gerald S. Burday, 78, clinical psychologist and mentor to The Arc of Delaware County, died in his Monticello home on Thursday, July 7, 2011.

He was born in the Bronx, the son of the late Franklin and Pauline Savetsky Burday. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Ruth Burday in 1994.


Catherine Logwin

Catherine “Kay” Logwin, 84, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2010 in Rancho Cordova, California.
She was born to Fred and Vera Smith, now deceased, in Margaretville October 25, 1925.

Kay was a graduate of Margaretville Central School.

She leaves to mourn, her daughter, Gayle and her husband, Frank; sister, Glenna Rasmussen and Glenna’s children, Mary, John and Douglas.


Marian Kulak III

Marian Kulak IIIMarian Kulak IIIMarian Kulak III, 26, of Margaretville died at Long Beach, Long Island on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.


Ruby Sprague

Ruby J. Sprague, 73, of Walton, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 21. 2010 at home in Walton, following a long illness.Ruby SpragueRuby Sprague

She was born on March 13, 1937 in Margaretville, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Van Steenburgh) Sprague.


Barbara Gladstone

Barbara E. Gladstone, 80, of Eric Street, Norwich, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, August 21, 2010 in the Residential Health Care Facility of Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Born March 4, 1930 in Shavertown, Barbara was the daughter of Allie and Alfreta (Ruff) Bramley.  She graduated from Andes Central School with the Class of 1947.


Oliver Mattice

Oliver William Mattice, 74, of Cherry Valley, passed away Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.

He was born June 1, 1936 in Blenheim, the son of William and Erma (Hait) Mattice.
Oliver drove truck hauling milk and feed for Carson Stryker and then for Riedl Brothers. He enjoyed hunting, horses and following the New York Yankees.


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