Henry J. (Hank) Wern, 82, beloved husband and father, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 from complications of Parkinson’s disease, at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
He was born June 11, 1927 in New York City.
He grew up in New York City and Margaretville.
James D. Faulkner, 85, of Moran Road, Fleischmanns, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at the Leesburg Regional Center in Florida. He was born October 29, 1924 in New Kingston, son of the late Ray and Nora Ingles Faulkner.
Betty Stahl Veit, 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. She was born Feb. 15, 1924 in Margaretville, the daughter of Leslie and Ellen Stahl. She graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1940.
Betty attended Vassar Nursing School in Kingston before she and Bob Veit were married on August 21, 1944.
Frances M. Gray, 64, of Margaretville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at her residence. She was born May 13, 1945 in Margaretville, the daughter of Albert and Winifred (Robert) Wickham. She married Gilbert L. Gray on May 11, 1968 and was a lifelong area resident.
David M. Petrie Jr., 61, of Hampton Bays and Highmount, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. He was a retired Title Insurance Executive and was most recently pursuing his passion as a snowboard instructor at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount. His patience and ability to relate to his snowboard students was unequaled. David’s love of snowboarding and his love for his “mountain family” were unsurpassed. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fly-fisherman.
Henry F. “Harry” Greene, 79, formerly of Wappingers Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at Mountainside Care Center in Margaretville. He was born Feb. 5, 1930 in Brooklyn, son of the late Henry and Marion James Greene. A part-time resident of Fleischmanns since 1953, he became a permanent resident 13 years ago. Above all, he loved his family and organized gatherings throughout the years.
Edith A. Gilham, 54, of Roxbury, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at Albany Medical Center, Albany. She was born Aug. 13, 1955 at Margaretville, the daughter of Winfield and Julia (Mattice) Gilham. A lifelong resident of Roxbury, she graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1973.
Julia Mary Cantwell, 90, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, following a brief illness, at the Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville. She was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Arena, the youngest daughter of John and Rose (Kallay) Tirpak.
Dolores Franco, 96, formerly of Pine Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C. She immigrated to the United States in 1938, and was a talented seamstress. She and her husband Salustiano were residents of Pine Hill for about 35 years, and owned and operated the Seven Pines Hotel until it burned down many years ago.
By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.