Richard Fairbairn

Richard M. Fairbairn, a resident of Margaretville, died at his residence on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Dick was born on September 6, 1937 at Margaretville, the son of Howard and Dorothy (VanValkenburgh) Fairbairn. He married Brenda German on September 6, 2004 in the Town of Middletown.
Dick worked with his father, Howard for many years at the Fairbairn Lumber Mill and building log homes. He also worked in the construction business with his excavation equipment.
He graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1955. Dick enjoyed playing poker and pool.

Harry Odell

Harry Irvine Odell, of Margaretville and Washington, DC, died in Margaretville on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
He was born in Cornwell-on-Hudson on February 25, 1921 to Harry Green Odell and Mary Conner Odell.
A graduate of Margaretville High School, Harry was a member of the basketball and baseball teams and a snare drummer in the prize-wining MHS band.

Sandor Adami

Sandor Adami, born November 11,1954 in Budapest, Hungary, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Brooklyn Heights.
Sandor came to the United States through many trials. He left Hungary on foot with only a visitor’s visa for a week’s vacation in Yugoslavia. At that time Hungary was under Communist rule. In order not to alert the passport office of any plans of not coming back to Hungary, Sandor could not bring any family mementos or photos.
Sandor traveled many miles on foot until he reached the border of Italy. He was then interred for six months in a camp for refugees in Trieste, Italy.

William Schaumloffel

William Schaumloffel, 87, of Andes passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the Margaretville Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends.
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He was born in Bremen, Germany on September 9, 1927, the son of Adolf and Anna (Lelienthal) Schaumloffel. He married Rosemary Walker on October 21, 1961. They had two sons, William J. and Christopher.

Sheryl Rieck

Sheryl L. Rieck, 65, a resident of Margaretville, died September 20, 2014 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
Sheryl was born June 14, 1949 in Walton, the daughter of Ray and Lucy (Avery) Jocelyn.
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Sheryl graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1968. She was employed at Big Scot in Kingston and also worked at the PX at the military base in Munich, Germany, returning home to be employed at the Margaretville Department Store.

Susan Dabritz

Susan Dabritz, 50, of Kailua-Kona Hawaii passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
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She was born in Delhi and lived in Andes on 60 beautiful wooded acres with her mother, Joan, father, Fred and siblings, Kate and Fred. Sue would often explore the woods for hours with her faithful dogs, coming back home late in the afternoon. She had even discovered some caves on the property in which she enjoyed camping with friends.

Margaret Curran

Margaret Mary Curran, a resident of Mt. Upton and formally of Yonkers, the Bronx, and Halcottsville, passed away surrounded with love by her daughters and sons-in-law on September 17, 2014 at the age of 68.
She was born in London, England on July 19, 1946 to the late John and Ita Cleary of County Limerick, Ireland. She immigrated to America in 1952 and was raised by her mother on South Broadway in Yonkers.
She attended St. Mary’s School in Yonkers and graduated high school from Blessed Sacrament Academy. Margaret was a graduate of Mount Vernon School of Nursing, where she

David Goodchild, Sr.

David E. Goodchild Sr., 88, a resident of Arkville, died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
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He was born on August 11, 1926 at Omer, MI, the son of William and Ethel (Jersey) Goodchild. David married Rose McCann on February 28, 1946 at Fleischmanns. Rose died on October 7, 2010.

Virgil Taylor

PO1 Virgil Allyn Taylor, USN, (Ret.), 68, of Goose Creek, SC, and formerly of Roxbury, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. His funeral service will include military honors and he will be buried in Riverview Memorial Park, 3715 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, SC.

James Kirk

James S. Kirk, 89, passed away at his Andes residence on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
He was born in West New York, NJ, the first American child of three children to Millie and James McGhee of Scotland. His father passed away when he was three years old. His mother remarried to Alexander Kirk. They then had two more sons. James grew up in Wyandanch on Long Island.
James was in the U.S. Navy and served on submarines as a radio man in New London, CT during WW II.

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