Obituaries

Mary Wright

Committal services for Mary M. Wright, who died February 26, 2011, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Kelly Corners Cemetery, Kelly Corners with Pastor Shirley Davis officiating.


Arthur Grab

Arthur L. Grab, 80, of Roxbury, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 at his residence.

He was born May 19, 1930 in Peekskill, the son of Arthur H. and Margaret (Glassing) Grab.
He married Rosemarie Ross in 1953 in Ossining, she died March 6, 1987.

Arthur served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked for New York Telephone for 35 years and moved to Roxbury in 1991 from Ossining.
Art enjoyed golf and woodworking. He was an honorary member of the Consolidated Engine Company 77, Tarrytown.


Barbara Bouton

Committal services for Barbara T. Bouton, who died on December 12, 2010, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Margaretville Cemetery.
The Rev. Harold Patterson will officiate.


Walter Sprague

Committal services with military honors for Walter Sprague, who died on January 20, 2011, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Andes Cemetery.
The Rev. Susan Woodworth will officiate.


Vincent Clark

Vincent W. Clark, 88, formerly of Halcott Center and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was predeceased by his lovely wife, Elizabeth James Clark.

Vincent was born on June 23, 1922 in Queens, the son of George T. Clark and Augusta E. Finn Clark.

He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union.
Vinny proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, 184th Infantry, 7th Division during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries incurred during the battle for Okinawa.


Rose Smith

Rose M. Smith, 100, of Fleischmanns, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Kingston Hospital, Kingston, due to complications from a fall.

She was born September 26, 1910, in the Town of Colchester, the daughter of John and Rosalia (Kallay) Tirpak. She married Thomas Leyden Smith on September 19, 1929, in Walton. He died April 16, 1981.

Rose was a waitress at Glantz’s Winnisook Lodge in Arkville, where she met her husband-to-be, Thomas Leyden Smith, who was a chauffeur at the lodge.


Elsa Castillo

Elsa Castillo, 91, of Margaretville, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Saugerties.

She was born August 24, 1919, in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Alejo and Anicasia (Resto) Rodriquez.

She married Manuel Castillo. Elsa lived in Margaretville since 1974, moving from Long Island.
Surviving are her children, Manuel, Eliud, William, Louis, Ishmel, Naomi, Anna and Ray; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and pending births of three more great-great-grandchildren.


Johanna Reuter

Johanna Reuter, 100, of Otego, formerly of Grand Gorge, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford.

She was born in Germany December 22, 1910, the daughter of Josef and Frieda (Oschwald) Weber.
Johanna immigrated to America in 1926 and lived with relatives in Brooklyn.
She married John H. Reuter at St. Joseph’s Parish in Woodhaven on January 15, 1932. He died in 1972.


Alice Parker

Alice Parker, 78, of Gilboa passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at Albany Medical Center, Albany.
She was born September 10, 1932 in the Town of Roxbury, the daughter of William and Florence (Miller) Clum.

She married Lewis Parker October 14, 1950 at Flat Creek. They were married for 44 years.
Alice was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was full of humor and a talented artist who shared her crafts with those she knew.


Eugene Beirne Jr.

Eugene F. Beirne Jr. 91, of Roxbury, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford.
He was born September 17, 1919 in Brooklyn, the son of Eugene F. and Grace (Ferchland) Beirne.
He attended City College in New York City and the Ag School at Delhi.

Mr. Beirne married Wilma Thomas on August 24, 1950 in Roxbury.
He served six years in the United States Army, ETO Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery during World War II.

Mr. Beirne had worked as a programmer for IBM in Kingston for 30 years, retiring in 1984.


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