Obituaries

Helen Finch

Helen E. Finch, 91, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday. April 22, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, at Margaretville. She was born July 23, 1917, on the family farm in the Red Kill Valley, Bedell, the daughter of Carson and Edith (Kittle) Kelly. She married Clinton Finch on Sept. 17, 1944, at the United Methodist Church, Fleischmanns.


Hazel Acampa

Hazel Acampa, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 15 2009 at her son’s home in Texas where she had made her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1922 in Montreal, daughter of the late Stephen and Louise Canadian Delisle.


Kenneth Kurtz

Kenneth J. Kurtz, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie as a result of complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born August 27, 1934 in Shandaken, son of the late Karl and Esther Bennett Kurtz.


Elton Mattice

Elton L. “Al” Mattice, 82, of Oswegatchie Road. Palantine Bridge, died Thursday morning, April 16, 2009 at his home. Born on December 4, 1926 in the Town of Stamford, he was the son of Charles Raymond Mattice and Mary Alice Mackey Mattice. He was a graduate of Schenectady High School.


Linda Dorsett

Linda Dorsett
Linda Florence Dorsett, 56, of West Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Bovina Center, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in Florida.
She was born on April 9, 1952 in Cold Spring.


John "Jack" Duffy

John J. “Jack” Duffy Jr., 86, of Bay Shore Drive, Treasure Island, Florida, formerly a longtime resident of Margaretville, died Friday, March 6, 2009 in St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida. He was born September 3, 1920, in Rosendale, a son of John J. and Mary Heenan Duffy Jr.
He graduated from New Paltz High School in 1938.


George Spanhake

George S. Spanhake, 81, of Washington Street, Prattsville, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born November 2, 1927 in Wittenberg, son of the late William and Minerva Lasher Spanhake.
He was a native and lifelong resident of the Catskill Mountains.


Mary Winner

Mary Winner, 86, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 at O’Connor Hospital, Delhi.
She was born November 10, 1922 in Omar, Michigan, the daughter of John and Ethel (Jersey) Goodchild. She married Ellsworth Winner in 1942.


Martin Bianco

Martin “Tino” Bianco, 80, of Grand Gorge, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Plantation, Fla. He was born February 15, 1929 in Brooklyn, the son of Martin and Maria (LoDato) Bianco. He married Phyllis Pulizzi on May 15, 1951 in Brooklyn.


Murray Mayes

Murray R. Mayes, 89, of Delmar, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center, Delmar. He was born in 1919 in a farmhouse just outside of the Village of Fleischmanns, in the Catskill Mountains.
Murray lived in Fleischmanns until he was 65, except for the four years he attended Hartwick College in Oneonta and one year that he worked in a grocery store in New Jersey.


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