Obituaries

Gloria Rolland

Roxbury resident Gloria C. Rolland passed away peacefully on March 7, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Gloria was born on November 1, 1926 in Brooklyn, the daughter of John and Mary (Mulligan) Iburg.
She graduated from Bushwick High School, also in Brooklyn. Gloria worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City.  
She married Richard (Dick) Rolland on May 23, 1953 in Vestal. He predeceased her after 59 years of marriage on August 16, 2012.


Randall Peck

Randall V. Peck, 71, of Assumption, IL died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at home.
Randall was born July 1, 1942 in Phoenicia, the son of Charles and Genevieve (Barley) Peck. He was delivered at home by his father.
Randall attended grade school in a three-room schoolhouse in Phoenicia and finished at Onteora Central School.
Randall was drafted into the United States Army and during his time of service he received several medals including the Air Medal with 11th Oak leaf Cluster and V Device for Heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty.


Daisy Greenberg

Daisy Greenberg, 102, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Daisy was born June 19, 1911 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Archie and Ida (Piven) Weinberg. She married Irvin Greenberg in June, 1931 in Brooklyn.
Daisy resided in Margaretville, Delhi, and Roxbury since 1992, coming back to New York from West Palm Beach, FL where she lived for 30 years.


Eleanor Drew

DeLancey resident Eleanor Drew passed away peacefully from heart failure on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Eleanor, 95, was born in New York City and lived there until moving to Andes in 1969.


Michael Moretti

Michael G. Moretti, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.
He was born December 26, 1941 in Brooklyn, the son of Hans and Theoda (Press) Moretti.
Formerly of Roxbury, he had lived in Arkville for the past several years. Mike was the owner of the former Mike’s Automotive business in Roxbury and operated the Home Owner’s Services in Roxbury.
He is survived by three children, Michael, Jason, and Suzanne and his companion, Marcia Lippi.


Joan Orton

Joan Orton, 74, a long-time resident of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Joan was born November 23, 1939 at Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Harold W. and Alice D. (Litts) Kelley.
She was employed at Bradley’s Department Store for two years and worked at Price Chopper in the photo and video departments for 16 years. Both stores are in the Poughkeepsie area. Joan enjoyed watching movies at home and she also collected movies.


Nedra Riccoboni

Arkville resident Nedra E. Riccoboni, 90, loving wife of Cesare Riccoboni, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Margaretville Hospital.
Born in Allaben on January 18, 1924, she was the daughter of Marvin and Harriet Bussy.
Nedra and Chet owned and operated the well-known Ricci’s Bar & Grill in Arkville for many years. She also solely ran the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles in Arkville for several years.
She was an avid golfer who lived to play golf with her friends, and dearest friend, Betty Griffin.


Marie Laine

Marie E. Laine, 90, a resident of Dry Brook Road, Arkville, died at her residence on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Marie was born February 9, 1924 in Queens, the daughter of Nicholas and Viola (Schmitt) Mappas. She married Joseph A. Laine Jr. on March 31, 1956 at Deer Park.
Marie enjoyed bowling, knitting, and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Laine and three nieces, Barbara Schmittzeh and Donna Wacher, both of Florida, and Carol Berry of Long Island.


Lois Barrett

Lois S. Barrett, 51, a resident of Andes, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
Lois was born June 24, 1962 at Kingston, the daughter of Vinny and Beverly (Embree) Walker.
She is survived by her companion of 19 years, Robert G. Archibald Jr.; two sons, Cody Barrett and Joseph Magrane; her father, Vinny Walker and two brothers, Frank Embree and Jesse Flynn.
Lois was predeceased by her mother, Beverly.
A prayer service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.  25, 2014 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


Richard Merwin

Richard “Dick” Merwin, 72, of Station Road, Shandaken died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Mountainside Care in Margaretville. He was a native and life-long area resident.
He was born in Chichester on April 8, 1936, son of the late Richard and Vera (Eckert) Merwin. He was active in construction work most all of his life, both self-employed, and with the Teamsters Local #445. He was a past chief of the M. F. Whitney Hose Co. in Phoenicia, and past Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Shandaken.


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