Robert Michko

Robert “Mitch” Michko, 82, of Mt. Tremper died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at the Kingston Hospital.
He was born in Boonton, NJ on January 12, 1930.

Donald Neer

Donald Clifford Neer, 73, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Vidas Hospice Care in Merritt Island, FL

He was born August 21, 1938 in Hancock.

Dorothy Eardley

 Dorothy Eardley, 86, of Oneonta, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at the Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She was born on March 26, 1925 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Jacob and Martha (Huebner) Schmid.  On January 25, 1948 she was married to William H. Eardley in Connecticut.  He predeceased her on February 18, 1997.

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.

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