Obituaries

Nellie Thorington

Nellie E. Thorington, a long-time resident of Grand Gorge, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.
Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dottie Morris, officiating.
Calling hours will be held at the church prior to the service. Committal will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Grand Gorge.
A complete obituary will be published later here and in the October 8 print edition.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.


Joanne Cook

Joanne Marie Cook, 64, of Charlotte, NC passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
She was born to the late Carl and Beverly Stone, on February 15, 1950 in Harpursville. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1968 and married Robert W. Cook on June 27, 1970. The couple had two sons, the late Bradley C. Cook, born in 1977 and Christopher W. Cook, born in 1979.


JoAnne Huggans

On a nice sunny day, September 15, 2014, Stamford resident JoAnne C. Huggans, 54, passed away.
JoAnne was born in Margar­et­ville on October 8, 1959. She was the daughter of Eileen E. (Ackerley) and Richard H. Huggans.
She was educated at Margaretville Central School and received her GED at Daytona Community College in Florida.


Richard Weidemann

Richard Allen Wiedemann, 68, formerly of Oneonta, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at
A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
Richard was born August 21, 1946 in Margaretville, the son of Julian and Carolyn (Gaarn) Wiedemann.
He worked at Brooks’ Barbecue in Oneonta for many years where he was a member of their bowling team. He graduated from Roxbury Central School where he loved playing soccer and baseball. Richard was a big New York Mets’ fan and enjoyed attending baseball games at Shea Stadium.


Dr. Ingrid Lor

Ingrid Lor, D.C., 54, of Newburyport, MA and formerly of Andes, died unexpectedly at her home on September 8, 2014.
She was born on March 10, 1960, a daughter of Dr. Robert and Stella Lor at Huntington Hospital on Long Island.
She was a 1978 graduate of Andes Central School where she enjoyed competing in soccer, basketball, and tennis. She was the Delaware County tennis champion. She also liked to hike, bike, horseback ride, ski, ice skate, and rollerblade. She played the flute and the piano.


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.


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