Obituaries

Julia Cantwell

Julia Mary Cantwell, 90, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, following a brief illness, at the Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville. She was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Arena, the youngest daughter of John and Rose (Kallay) Tirpak.


Dolores Franco

Dolores Franco, 96, formerly of Pine Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C. She immigrated to the United States in 1938, and was a talented seamstress. She and her husband Salustiano were residents of Pine Hill for about 35 years, and owned and operated the Seven Pines Hotel until it burned down many years ago.


Pat Meehan, former CWT leader, dies at 61

By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.


Genevieve Quackenbush

Genevieve H. Quackenbush, 83, of Delhi, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at home surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 3, 1926 in Prattsville, the daughter of Abram and Etta (Plankenhorn) Post. She married Vetal Quackenbush in 1946.


Roy Cammer

Roy James Cammer, 65, a lifelong resident of Roxbury, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, surrounded by family and friends, at Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was born Oct. 2, 1944 in Margaretville, the son of Lynn and Bertha Slauson Cammer. Roy married Deborah Decker on Feb. 2, 1963, at St. Philip Neri Church at Grand Gorge. He attended Roxbury Central School.


Malcolm Becker

Malcolm Becker died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence at the age of 75.


Rosemarie Zimmerman

Rosemarie Zimmermann, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at her home in New Kingston.
Rosemarie Zimmerman, our dear wife and mother, was born on August 26, 1932 in Bay Shore to John and Mary Marie Victor. Tragically, her father drowned in a boating accident seven years later, leaving her mother to singly raise two young daughters, Rosemarie and her younger sister Julia. Both of her daughters faithfully cared for their mother before her death.


William Cure

William H. Cure, 86, of Upper Birch Creek Road, Pine Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at his residence after a brief illness. He was born May 28, 1923 in Pine Hill, the son of the late Obed and Luella Lasher Cure.


Nicolaie (Nick) Cibu

Nicolaie (Nick) Cibu, 65, of Arkville, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 at his residence.
He was born November 9, 1943 in Romania, the son of Nagu and Alexandra Cibu.
He was the owner and operator of Cibu Electric on Route 28, Arkville.
He moved to Arkville permanently in 1989, from New York City.


Sophia Wilkes

Sophia Van Benschoten Wilkes, 101, was born August 11, 1908 in Andes, the daughter of Jay and Lena (Hasbrouck) Van Benschoten died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 in Alexandria, Va.
She attended school during her elementary years and graduated from Margaretville High School after which she left the area to attend Plattsburgh State Normal School to obtain a teaching degree.


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