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.


Angelina A. Agostinello

Angelina A. Agostinello, 84, of East Meredith, passed away at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown Tuesday, July 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, February 14, 1927.
She married Anthony Agostinello June 8, 1947. They resided in Bayville, Long Island, until 2000, when they relocated to East Meredith.

They were both parishioners at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Stamford.


Marian Beauchaine

Marian Ackerley Fairbairn Beauchaine, 90, of Schenectady, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Ellis Hospital.

She was born July 15, 1921 in Turnwood, the daughter of Etta Mae Sprague and Howard Ackerley.
In addition to her parents, Marian was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Fairbairn, her second husband, Benoit Beauchaine and six siblings.

Marian’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.


Rolf Heiseler

Rolf Heiseler, 74, of Roxbury, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Margaretville Hospital.
He was born February 11, 1937, in Braunschweig, Germany, the son of Nicholas and Hedwig (Wiesener) Heiseler.

He married Betty Harrington December 8, 1990, in Roxbury.

Rolf worked as a butcher in Long Island before moving to Roxbury. He was retired from the Saratoga Sheriff’s Department, where he was employed as a correction officer.
He left his beloved homeland Germany and came to the U.S. in 1956.


Vincent E. Wojciechowski Jr

Vincent E. Wojciechowski Jr., 61, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.

He was born March 27, 1950, in Plainfield, NJ, to Vincent Wojciechowski Sr. and Jean Dalton Wojciechowski. He is survived by Linda Wojciechowski of Edison, NJ.

Vinny served honorably in the Vietnam War. He was a man who was proud of his whole family. He loved his life and loved his family and wife more than anything.


Ruth Hansen

Ruth C. Hansen, 78, of Margaretville, passed away unexpectedly in her home.

Ruth was born July 18, 1932, and spent most of her childhood in Hoboken, NJ. She was the daughter of Joseph and Katie (Wagner) Novak. Ruth was married to John P. Hansen, who predeceased her in 1994. An active member of the Delaware County Republican Club for many years, Ruth was a registered nurse employed by various hospitals in the New Jersey area, including Revlon in Edison, NJ.


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