Obituaries

Maureen Weidman

Maureen E. Weidman, 62, of Grand Gorge, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009 at Albany Medical Center, Albany. She was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Elmont, Long Island, the daughter of Daniel J. and Marian Kennelly O’Brien. She married Edward Weidman on April 13, 1969, in Elmont.


Virginia "Ruth" Hill

Virginia (Ruth) Hill, 86, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital, Margaretville. She was born April 10, 1923, in Big Indian, the daughter of Andrew and Virginia Bryant Thompson. She married Robert Hill on August 11, 1946. They were married for 63 years.


Gerald Ackerley

Gerald R. Ackerley “Red,” 74, of Andes passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. He was born March 14, 1935 in Margaretville, the son of Raymond and Mildred (Close) Ackerley. He graduated from Andes Central School in 1954 and was a lifetime resident of Andes.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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