Obituaries

Peter Molnar

Peter L. Molnar, 57, long­time Margaretville resident, business leader, and devoted family man died Friday, March 20, 2015.
Loving father and a highly respected member of the community, Peter was CEO of Molnar Financial Group and a Team Sales Manager for LTC Financial Partners. Besides being a Mason and Eagle Scout, he was active in St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, local civic and political activities and recipient of many personal achievement awards in his field.


Robert Lange

Robert C. W. Lange, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Foot­hill Acres Nursing Home in Flemington, NJ.
Born November 18, 1932, he grew up in Margaretville and graduated from Margaretville Central School. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and later worked on tankers for Mobil Oil Company before opening Lange’s Tavern in Margaret­ville. He was a member of the Margaretville Fire Department and the American Legion Post 216. He was a real estate agent and worked for the casinos in Las Vegas before retiring to New Port Richey, FL.


George Tischmacher

George W. Tischmacher, 88, of Roxbury, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
He was born on the family farm in Arena on March 26, 1926, the son of John and Emma “Wolfe” Tischmacher.
George was a graduate of Margaretville Central School. Upon graduation he went to work for GLF, which was later known as Agway.
On April 17, 1945 he married Beatrice Greene at the Old School Baptist Church in Halcottsville. She predeceased him on January 16, 2007.


Cesare Riccoboni

Cesare “Chet” Riccoboni, 90, a resident of Arkville, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Margaretville Hospital.
Born June 9, 1924 at Huntington, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Saia) Riccoboni.
Chet  joined the U.S. Army on August 17, 1944 and served until July 9, 1946.  He received the European African Eastern Campaign Medal for his service during WW II.
He  ran  Ricci’s Bar & Grill  in  Arkville for several years and also worked for the family- operated Riccoboni Paving Company.


Jacqueline Pagano

Jacqueline “Jackie” Pagano, 91, of Turk Hollow, Halcott died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
A summer resident since 1953 and a permanent resident since 1978, she was the wife of the late Victor M. Pagano who predeceased her in March of 2007, and the mother of Gary Pagano who predeceased her in 1993.


Mary Fenton

Mary L. Fenton, 88, a life-long Andes resident, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
A native of Andes, Mary resided on Perch Lake her whole life. She was born March 29, 1926 in the Town of Andes, the daughter of George E. and Carrie E. (Bryden) Fenton.
She was a graduate of North Carolina State University where she majored in law. Mary was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1965 and practiced law for nearly 50 years.
A firm believer in family, she loved to tell tales of life on the farm and was the proud keeper of her family’s history.


Elizabeth Wyle

Elizabeth D. “Betty” Wyle, 96, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
She married Frank S. Wyle in Boston in 1949.
Betty was employed by the New England Telephone Company in Providence, RI for 42 years as an engineer.
She moved to the mountains on St Patrick’s Day, 2013 to Robinson Terrace in Stamford for a year and then to Mountainside Residential Care Center for the past year.
She enjoyed knitting, art exhibits, reading, and was very fond of swimming.


Alfredo Santos

Alfredo Santos, a nationally recognized artist who made Fleischmanns his home for over a decade, passed away peacefully at 87 years of age on Friday, March 13, 2015 at a nursing home in San Diego, CA.
Santos was born in California but lived in Mexico and the United States.  At the age of 24 he was imprisoned at San Quentin on drug charges but proved himself an artist by drawing portraits of the people around him and then was asked to paint several large murals on the cafeteria walls at San Quentin.  He considered this feat to be his art education. 


Hilton Kelly, Catskill fiddle legend, passes away

Hilton Kelly, a lifelong resident of Red Kill outside of Fleischmanns, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. He was 89 and-a-half years old.
Hilton was born July 18, 1925, in the Red Kill Valley (also known as Bedell), to Edith Kittle Kelly and Carson Kelly.
Hilt and Stella celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary last fall.Hilt and Stella celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary last fall.


Edna Schroeder

Native Staten Islander Edna D. Schroeder, 89, a former legal secretary, town clerk, and family historian, died Monday, March 2, 2015 in Sea View Hospital and Nursing Home on Staten Island where she had resided since 2014.
Born Edna D. Helt in Grasmere, she attended P.S. #48, then graduated from New Dorp High School. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Stapleton, where she sang in the choir and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. She worked as a legal secretary for the Agar Law Firm. Patient, modest, and generous with her time and resources, she was loved by all who knew her.


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