Lyder Dignes

World-class ski jumper and founder of Lydo Precision Products, Lyder K. Dignes, 87, died peacefully at his home with his wife Gerd at his side on Monday, October 10, 2011.

Lyder was born in Vikersund, Norway on September 1, 1924. He attended university in Norway and first traveled to the U.S. to start his career as an engineer. He immigrated in the early 1950s. He later launched his medical device manufacturing company, which fabricated medical instruments and orthopedic implants of which he was president until his retirement.

Gertrude Chappell

Gertrude Chappell, 77, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 after a long illness, in the peaceful surroundings of her home in Halcottsville.

She was born in Borghorst, Germany.

After graduating from the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, she moved to Canada, where she played piano for the Royal Ballet in Ottawa. Later she owned and operated a dog grooming and pet shop. Her great love for animals was very heartwarming.

Patricia Bove

Patricia “Pattty” Rose Bove, 48, of Hattiesburg, MS, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.

A memorial service was held at Hardy St. Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Her remains will go home to New York to her mother.

Patty was born February 23, 1963 in Brooklyn. The family moved to Margaretville in the 1970s. Patty graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1980. She joined the Air Force in 1982, did her basic training in Texas and graduated in June of that year. On June 14th she was sent to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs until her discharge.

Russell Miller

Margaretville native Russell Calvin Miller died on Friday, October 14, 2011.

Russ was born in Margaretville on December 24, 1929. He was a 1948 graduate of Margaretville Central School.

Armand P. Adelle-Joneau

Armand P. Adelle-Joneau, 74, of Barley Road, Highmount died suddenly at his home on Tuesday October 18, 2011. 

He was born October 3, 1937 in Paris, France, son of the late Auguste and Marcelle Bozzi Adelle.  Helping out in the family garment business in Paris since the age of 15, Armand has been a world-class clothing pattern maker for such high-end designers as Diana VonFurstenburg and Maggie London in Manhattan. 

Arthur Erickson

“My name is Arthur W. Erickson. I was born in Hoboken, N.J. on March 24, 1917.”

William Buckalew

William Buckalew, 87, of Margaretville, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his granddaughter’s home.

He was born January 29, 1924, in Oneonta, the son of Thomas and Susie (Van Bramer) Buckalew.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. William worked on road construction for Local Union No. 17 out of Newburgh.

Mary Dobsa

Mary Dobsa, 89, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at the home of her son, John and Patty George in Halcott Center. She was a resident of Margaretville.

She was born August 30, 1922 in Brooklyn, the daughter of William and Tessie (Smorgovich) Kapitko.
She was married to Albert Dobsa on November 11, 1945 at the St. James Episcopal Church at Lake Delaware, Delhi. He died October 7, 1990.

Mary was employed at the Margaretville Central School from 1966 until retiring in November 1986. When she retired she was the secretary in the guidance office.

Thelma Osterhoudt

Thelma Osterhoudt, 91, formerly of Big Indian, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. 

She was born April 19, 1920 in Arena, daughter of the late Stanley and Lillian (Jones) Osterhoudt.  A native and lifelong area resident, Thelma was involved in community activities for the good of all.  She was a member of the Big Indian-Oliverea Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and held several offices over the years.  She was formerly active in the Fleischmanns United Methodist Church and in many of the church’s activities. 

Karen Northrup

Karen Marie Northrup, 46, of Smith Dairy Rd., Columbus, NC passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC.

She was born in Margaretville, the daughter of Doris Mattice Hosier of New Kingston and the late Cornelius Hosier.

Mrs. Northrup moved to Polk County, NC in 1999 having come from upstate New York.

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