Obituaries

Matthew Beutel

Matthew Jacob Beutel, 10, of Margaretville, died at home Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.
He was born in Walton March 10, 1998, the son of Kevin and Michelle Terwilliger Beutel.


Hugh Clark

Hugh Curry Clark, 88, of Hendersonville, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 15,. 2008 in Asheville, N.C.
He was born September 4, 1920 in Roxbury, the son of the late Isaac and Carrie Clark. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene V. Clark, in 1994.
Hugh left M.H. School in his junior year but graduated while he was in the service.


Doris Tuttle

Doris Kenyon Tuttle, 88, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 at the Pt. St. Lucie Hospice, Fla. with her daughter, Vicki, at her side.
She was born in Davenport and was a longtime resident of Margaretville with her late husband Art, who owned Tuttle’s Paint Store in Margaretville and moved to Florida in 1969.


Everett Brannen

Everett Brannen, 60, of Andes, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital, Margaretville.
He was born in the Margaretville Hospital, July 10, 1948, the son of Frank and Inez (Perry) Brannen.
He married Gale Smith March 1, 1969 in Margaretville.


John O'Keeffe

John O’Keeffe, 53, of Margaretville, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in Walton.
He was born in the Bronx on September 18, 1955, the son of the late James O’Keeffe and Joan (Hagen) Spatadafino.
John was employed for many years at Con Edison, Queens as a mechanic, retiring due to ill health.
He attended St. John the Baptist Church, Walton.


Jay Stanleigh

Jay Stanleigh, 75, of Roxbury, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona.
Jay had a career as a fashion designer in New York City, then moved to the Roxbury area where he owned a liquor store in Stamford. He traveled extensively with his beloved dog Sophie, visiting friends all over the country.


Mildred Dietrich

Mildred R. Dietrich, 81, of Margaretville, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
She was born September 4, 1927 in Delhi, the daughter of Howard and Mabel (Brown) Samuels.
She married Earl A. Dietrich.


Susan Wright

Susan Snyder Wright, 53, of Stamford, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, 2008, at Bassett Hospital, Cooper-stown.
She was born in Margaretville December 17, 1954, the daughter of Everett and Esther Finch Snyder.
She graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1973.


Hazel Rossman

Hazel Rossman, 85, of Margaretville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville, where she was a resident since Jan. 8, 2003.
She was born in Grand Gorge, July 25, 1923, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Rousch Mitchell.
She married Kenneth Rossman Nov. 27, 1941 in Allaben.


Harold E. Blake Jr.

Harold E. Blake Jr. of West Hempstead and Todd Mountain Road, Arkville, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.
He was a longtime member and Commissioner of West Hempstead Fire Department and a sheet metal worker for Local 28.
Harold was a devoted father of Julie, Christine, Nancy and Katy. He is also survived by six grandchildren.


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