Obituaries

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.


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.


Arthur Soderlind

Arthur Soderlind, 88, of the Masonic Healthcare Center, Hartford, Conn., passed away peacefully in his 88th year on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn.
He was born August 15, 1920 in Brooklyn, a son of the late Arthur Julius and Beda Soderlind of Margaretville.


Robert Pasternak

Robert Andrew Pasternak, 34, of Round Top, N.Y., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 at his residence. He was born April 9, 1974 in Watertown, the son of Robert and Doris (Duncan) Pasternak.
He was a graduate of Gilboa Central School, Gilboa and had served in the U.S. Navy.


Helen Maxim

Helen Shurika Maxim, 87, died Monday, March 30, 2009 at Wake Med Cary. She was born on February 17, 1922 in New York City.
Mrs. Maxim was a phenomenal woman. While her husband, Don, served overseas in World War II, Helen worked in a defense plant in Sidney as a “Rosie the Riveter.” She also obtained her pilot’s license, quite a feat for a woman in those days.


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.


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.


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.


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