Obituaries

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.


Elizabeth Eibert

Elizabeth “Betty” Eibert, 91, of Halcott Center, died Friday, March 20, 2009 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital in Margaretville. She was born Feb. 14, 1918 in New York City, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Pickett Lenhardt.
She married Nicholas Eibert April 7, 1940 in New York City.


Beatrice Bussy

Beatrice Clark Bussy, 101, and former longtime resident of Halcottsville, was carried to the welcoming arms of God on the wings of cherubs on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Largo, Florida, where she had been residing for seven years.
Many will remember Beatrice as a superb baker as well as the proprietor of “The Carriage House,” a Bed and Breakfast on Main Street in Halcottsville.


Marcia Faulkner

Marcia Faulkner, 72, of Farmville, Va., (formerly of Arkville and Halcott Center) passed away on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born in Kelly Corners on July 27, 1936, the daughter of the late George and Gladys Krom. Marcia worked as a nurse at Margaretville Hospital and at Holly Manor in Farmville, Va., retiring to enjoy her walks, flowers and wind chimes.


James Tinnerelli

James Tinnerelli, 86, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.
He was born September 11, 1922 in New York City.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 16, at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
Burial will be in the Margaretville Cemetery at a later date.


Frank Myers

Frank Theodore Myers, 71, of Andes, went to be home with the Lord on Friday, March 13, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 9, 1938 in the Bronx, the son of Frederick and Julia (Geidel) Myers.


Richard Slack

Richard Slack lacked a middle name. “It was supposed to be Foster after mom, but the people at the hospital forgot to write it down on my birth certificate.” Richard Slack, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in Cumming, Ga., of respiratory failure at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. Per Richard’s request, there will be no service. “There is nothing that anybody can do.” Although his teeth were false, his smile was genuine—his million dollar smile—his greatest asset.


Michael Hoeko

Michael E. Hoeko, 91, of Fleischmanns, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital. Margaretville. He was born September 29, 1917 in New York City to Nickolas and Katherine Hoeko. He married Ann Owens on June 4, 1950, in Phoenicia.


Aldea "Mim" Purcell

The close-knit Catskill towns of Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes are deeply saddened by the loss of a beloved woman long recognized as a pillar of the community, “Mim” Purcell. She died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Margaretville.
Aldea Hermina Purcell was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on January 19, 1914, the daughter of Hector Heroux and Mary Jane Lanoue.


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