Obituaries

Wayne Scudder

Wayne L. Scudder, 67, a resident of Fleischmanns, died October 24, 2013 at Margaretville Hospital.
Wayne was born October 13, 1946 at Arkville, the son of Marvin and Lena (Germond) Scudder.


Marilyn Gonzalez

Marilyn R. Gonzalez, 65, of Margaretville died October 17, 2013 at Kingston Hospital.
She was born September 12, 1948 at Columbus, OH, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Halley) Johnson.
Marilyn was employed at Margaretville Hospital for many years, working as a CNA.
She is survived by a daughter and her fiancée, Paula Gonzalez and Tyrone Wilson; sons Stephen and Larry Curless; her parents, Ernest and Ethel Johnson; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Joe Johnson, and sisters, Diane Kelly, Sandy Bouton, and Linda Bryan also survive.


Lucille Myers

Lucille “Lucy” Benjamin Myers, 74, of Academy Street, Pine Hill died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the Roscoe Rehabilitation Center with her family at her side. 

She was a native and life-long area resident who was born in Catskill on February 18, 1939, a daughter of the late Melvin and Lucy Higgins Benjamin.  Lucy was a compassionate and hard working individual who was a people person.  Her family was paramount, and she was devoted to her grandchildren.  For many years, Lucy had been a cashier at the Country Store in Phoenicia making all feel welcome.


Jane Brown

Jane Ann (Norris) Brown, 81, a former resident of Youngstown, OH, and the Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, died on September 17, 2013. She resided at Orchard Valley, Wilbraham, MA at the time of her death.
Jane was born on November 8, 1931, in Youngstown, OH, to Norman and Harriet (Guy) Norris. She was raised with her younger sister, Josephine, at the family home in Churchill, Liberty Township. The home passed through five generations of her family, and provided many happy childhood memories for Jane and Jo.


Tyler James Smith

Tyler James Smith, 20, of Margaretville died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Maryville, Missouri.
He was born August 19, 1993 at Ft. Benning, GA, the son of Allen Smith and Jodi (George) Carson. He attended Margaretville Central School until the 12th grade when he transferred to and graduated from Platte City High School in Platte City, MO in 2011, where he was a member of the soccer team. He had attended Hartwick College in Oneonta and was currently enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University majoring in psychology.


Allen Maxim

Allen I. Maxim, 72, of Church Street, Arkville, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 after a lengthy illness. 
He was born October 26, 1940 in Fleischmanns, a son of the late Hiram and Chloe Vermilyea Maxim. He was a native and life long Catskill Mountain resident.


John Brophy

John Patrick Brophy, 81, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. 
Born March 29, 1932, John was the third child of John J. and Mary Brophy.  He grew up in Tuckahoe and was a 1950 graduate of Iona Preparatory High School. 


Thomas Roberts

Thomas Cecil Roberts died unexpectedly at his home in Middletown on September 4, 2013.
Tom was born on May 14, 1955 in Margaretville. A 1973 graduate of Roxbury Central School, Tom was a star athlete in soccer, playing the position of midfielder and defender and also dominating the court during the basketball season. Tom was also known for his beautiful penmanship.


George Monseu

George Alfred Monseu, 77, of Margaretville passed peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of August 21, 2013.

He was born June 15, 1936 in the Baltic Sea coastal town of Gdynia, Poland to Maria (Okanska) Monseu and Stanislaw Monseu. George was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Renata (DeMeo) and Anna (Dreszer).


William Fitzgerald

William J. Fitzgerald, 84, of Rio Rancho, NM, and formerly of Oliverea, died on July 31, 2013.
William was the husband of Caroline Fitzgerald, who died in 1980, and the husband of surviving spouse, Patricia Fitzgerald, who still resides in New Mexico.

He served in the U.S. Army in Korea 1950 and 1951. He was a member of the Big Indian - Oliverea Volunteer Fire Department and a retired Deputy Warden of the New York City Department of Corrections. William was the owner of the Oliverea Grocery Store from 1974 to 1982.


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