Obituaries

Mary Calcasola

Mary Grace Calcasola, 89, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2013, at her home in Margaretville. She was in the company of loving daughter, Carmella, son-in-law, Bart and her grandchildren, Eric Sean, Karyn Janelle and their good friend, Frieda Suess.
“May your soul already be in heaven an hour, before the devil knows your gone” was recited in her honor. This day we mourn the loss of a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and person.
Mary was born on August 15, 1924, in Brooklyn, to John Dugan and Grace Steingoetter Dugan where she grew up.


Richard Every

Richard B. Every, 85, of Hemet CA, died October 27, 2013 at North Valley Sub Acute Care center in Tujunga, CA.
Dick was born in Davenport Center on May 22, 1928, the son of Richard and Florence (Boyes) Every. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He earned the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and two bronze stars. After serving in the U.S. Army he became a meat cutter and worked at the Victory Market in Margaretville.  


Larry Baker Sr.

Larry E. Baker Sr., 79, of Baker Road, Hardenburgh died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown after a bout with cancer. 
He was a native and life-long resident, having been born in Mapledale on September 5, 1934, a son of the late Marion and Hilda Todd Baker.  He proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Bennington, and at Atlantic City as an aircraft controller from 1952 to 1956. 
Larry had been employed by the Town of Hardenburgh as a motor equipment operator and also served as justice of the peace, town councilman, and on the Republican Committee. 


Shirley Stabbert

Shirley Stabbert, 87, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, following a courageous yearlong battle with melanoma.

Shirley Nellie Kohler was born on July 19, 1926, the only child of Percy W. and Katherine (Katie) Hill Kohler of Kohlertown.
Shirley was born and raised across the street from the family business, William Kohler and Sons Lumber Co., in a home designed by her grandfather, William Kohler. She grew up  surrounded by her family in Kohlertown as well as her mother’s large extended family who lived in White Sulphur Springs.


Dale Gardner

Dale E. Gardner, 83, of Newnan, GA died at his residence on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. 
Mr. Gardner was born May 28, 1930 to the late Dr. Robert and Sara (Caldwell) Gardner in Youngstown, OH. 
After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Dale was a self-employed Certified Public Accountant at Gardner and Buhl, CPAs in Roxbury.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Gardner, and brother, Dr. Robert Gardner, Jr.


Jean D'Antoni

Jean R. D’Antoni, 76, a resident of Grand Gorge, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Albany Medical Center.
Jean was born December 11, 1936 in Brooklyn, the daughter of  Salvatore and Vincenza (Montes) La Magna. She married Guido D’Antoni on April 23, 1960 in Queens.


Katherine DiBenedetto

Kathrine DiBenedetto, 78, a resident of Grand Gorge, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at her home that she and husband built with lots of love.
In prior years she lived in Holmes.


Edda Huth

Edda S. Huth of Hartsdale and Halcottsville succumbed to her long fight with ALS on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 passing peacefully with her husband Bob Gillette by her side.
Edda loved her vacation home in Halcottsville and celebrated life in her love of cooking, gardening, care of animals, and the arts. She was a strongly independent woman, whose radiance was felt by all the many lives she touched. She freely expressed her opinion, and always took action to help the causes in which she believed.


Wayne Scudder

Wayne L. Scudder, 67, a resident of Fleischmanns, died October 24, 2013 at Margaretville Hospital.
Wayne was born October 13, 1946 at Arkville, the son of Marvin and Lena (Germond) Scudder.


Marilyn Gonzalez

Marilyn R. Gonzalez, 65, of Margaretville died October 17, 2013 at Kingston Hospital.
She was born September 12, 1948 at Columbus, OH, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Halley) Johnson.
Marilyn was employed at Margaretville Hospital for many years, working as a CNA.
She is survived by a daughter and her fiancée, Paula Gonzalez and Tyrone Wilson; sons Stephen and Larry Curless; her parents, Ernest and Ethel Johnson; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Joe Johnson, and sisters, Diane Kelly, Sandy Bouton, and Linda Bryan also survive.


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