Obituaries

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.


Rhoda Curran

Rhoda P. Curran, 84, of Gloversville, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville.
She was born April 28, 1930 in Margaretville, the daughter of the late John Peet and Grace Brandow. She was a 1948 graduate of Margaretville High School. She then went to work at several industries through out the area such as the Margaret­ville Telephone Company as an operator and clerk, Gloversville Continental Mills, Contel in Johnstown, OTB, Coleco in Amsterdam, Peters Oil Co., Nathan Littauer Hospital and Gloversville Federal Savings and Loan Associates. She retired in 1994.


Gloria Marinaccio

Gloria (Claudia) Rita Marinaccio went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015.
She was born in New York City on May 5, 1924, the daughter of Dominico and Jennifer Cutolo. She was the youngest of four brothers and four sisters and lived in Brooklyn most of her life until 1996 when she moved to Fleischmanns with her son John.


Frances Hoffmann

Frances Jean Hoffman, 83, peacefully passed away on Tues­day March 3, 2015 at Mountainside Residential Care Center after making Roxbury and Margaretville her home just over a decade ago. She was endeared to and by staff at Kirkside and MRCC and all her family members. Her transition was made most comfortable and calm with music by Hospice of Delaware County.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles in 2000 after caring for him with a long illness. All her friends and family will miss her.


Paul Lamicella

Paul G. Lamicella, 68, of Brooklyn and Denver, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Brooklyn Veterans’ Hospital. His wife was at his bedside when he passed.  
Paul was a wounded decorated Vietnam Nam war veteran, having served his country from 1967 to 1970. His numerous medals and citations included a commendation for bravery by risking his own life to save the lives of his fellow platoon members.  
His summers were spent with his wife in Denver where they were active in supporting the theatrical and arts community.


Myra Dickman

Myra Louise Dickman, 64, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Albany where she had lived the past five years. Myra suffered from multiple sclerosis for the past 25 years.
She was born August 4, 1950 at Margaretville, a daughter of Donald and Phyllis (Bellows) Dickman.
Living in Cohoes, she was employed as a secretary for the New York State Department of Transportation for 37 years. She retired in 2008. She had also worked for the New York State Republican Party in Albany.


Terence Kaufman

Terence “Terry” Dean Kaufman, 29, of Andes, passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon, February 25, 2015 at Albany Medical Center, following complications from a very short battle with acute Leukemia.
Terry Kaufman and MollyTerry Kaufman and Molly
Born on March 9, 1985, he was the son of Thomas S. and Jo Ann (Cole) Kaufman.


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