Obituaries

Daniel Osterhoudt

Donald W. Osterhoudt of Schneider Avenue, died on Sunday April 12, 2015 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
He was a native and life long Catskill Mountains resident who was born September 28, 1928 in Arena, son of the late Stanley and Lillian Jones Osterhoudt. Donald was a life member of the Fleischmanns Fire Department. He had been an excellent and skilled snow groomer of trails at Belleayre Mountain for over 30 years, having retired upon reaching his mid-70s.


Floyd Cole

Floyd Robert Cole, 83, of Andes, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford.
He was born July 30, 1931, in Oneonta, the son of Floyd and Estella Cole.
He married Barbara Oliver on May 22, 1955 in Andes.
A veteran of the United States Army, he served as a paratrooper and radio operator during the Korean Conflict, serving from 1951 until 1953. He received the Bronze Service Star.


Harold Gundelach

Long-time Andes resident, Harold Gundelach, died on April 2, 2015 at the age of 89. Harold served in the U.S. Navy on LSTs in the Pacific Theater in World War II and again during the Korean conflict. He was also a member of the Coast Guard Reserve.


Angelo Pinto

Angelo J. Pinto, 85, died Friday, April 3, 2015 at his residence in Fleischmanns.
Angelo was born April 30, 1929 in Queens, the son of Vito and Vincenza (Rutigliano) Pinto.
He married Nancy Ciraldo on September 18, 1955 in the Bronx.
Angelo served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from January 12, 1951 to December 29, 1952.


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.


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