Obituaries

Mary Persons

Mary Louise Persons, 57, of Burgaw, NC and formerly of Pine Hill, passed gently on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from her earthly life at home surrounded with love by her family.
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She was born November 8, 1957 in Schenectady, one of seven children born to Sylvia Peters Persons and the late Ralph H. Persons, Jr.


Robert Burlarley

Robert D. Burlarley, 74, of Stone Ridge entered peacefully into eternal rest on January 30, 2015 at home surrounded by loving family and friends.
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Born on May 9, 1940, he is the son of the late Dayton and Doris Boughton Burlarley. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Nonie Tumminello and Carol Mealius.  He is survived by his two stepbrothers, Dayton Jr. and Brian Burlarley.


Walter Dille

Walter R. Dille, 71, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at his residence in Grand Gorge.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was a long-time resident of Waldwick, NJ before moving to Grand Gorge. Walt was the owner of Walt’s Auto Repair Shop in Waldwick before retiring in 2006.
Walt is survived by two sons, Scott J. and Joseph D. Dille; three grandchildren, Justin, Alexander, and Patti; two sisters, Kathy Colavito and Pam Luebke; two brothers, Edward and John Dille and a stepsister, Patti Vanryswky.
A brother, Ronald Dille, predeceased him.


G. Thomas Rainone

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G. Thomas Rainone, 84, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at his Catskill Mountain home following a geriatric progression of cognitive decline, with his wife Beverly and son, Gregg, present.
In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his sister, Angelina in Queens; her daughters, Martha Keenan of Brooklyn, and Grace Monturo of Phoenix, AZ, and their families, and his late sister Josephine’s children, Francis Maestoso and Anthony Fiore, now both of Rome, Italy, and their families.


Suzanne Raper

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Suzanne Madeleine Drouard Raper, a resident of Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville, died there on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
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David Morrison

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David N. Morrison, 81, a native of Troy and a resident of Richmond, VA for over 50 years, left us peacefully January 13, 2015.
He was a graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, having received a full four-year basketball scholarship. He served two years in the U.S. Army and from there went on to a career with Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. where he retired after 37 years of loyal service.
Big Dave was a generous and hardworking father, grandfather, and friend to all.


Nancy Brower

Nancy A. Brower, 82, a long-time resident of Albany, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
Nancy was born September 23, 1932 in Roxbury, the daughter of David and Helen Elma (Moore) Brower.
Nancy graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1950 and attended business school in Albany. In Albany she worked for many years for the BlueCross/Blue Shield Insurance Company.
Nancy enjoyed gardening and had beautiful flowers in the yard at her home and was a person who was talented doing crafts.


Ernest Johnson Sr.

Ernest E. Johnson Sr., a resident of Arkville, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
“Gene” was the much loved husband of Ethel, and the much devoted  father of Ernie Jr., Diana Kelly, Linda Bryan, and Sandy Bouton and second son, Steve Curless. He  is  also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by daughters, Susan Goodin and Marilyn Gonzalez.
Gene was a veteran of WW II and worked on Meridale Farms and other farms in the area as well as being employed at Kass Inn in Margaretville.


Gary Haight

Gary Edwin Haight, 71, of Bath, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with his family by his side. 
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Marjorie Soderlind

Marjorie Madolin Scudder Soderlind, 97, of Margaretville died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
She was born on October 16, 1917 in Union Grove, daughter of the late Emery Scudder and Marion Barnhart Murdock. Marjorie spent her childhood in Arena. Following her wedding, she was a long time resident of Margaretville, resided at the Kirkside Adult Home in Roxbury and then resided at Robinson Terrace Senior Living in Stamford until her death.


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