Rande Gavette

Rande Gavette, 63, of Big Indian died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Albany Medical Center after a battle with cancer.
He was born March 1, 1951 in Margaretville, the son of Richard and Barbara (Bedell) Gavette.
Rande spent a majority of his life in the Catskills, with a brief stint in Florida.  He was a truck driver for various local enterprises. Hot rods were his passion, and he had a beautiful 1953 Blue Chevy.  He was a NASCAR fan, as well as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed both hunting and fishing. He formerly had been a member of the Big Indian Fire Department. 

Anthony Calcascola

Anthony Calcasola, 93, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Anthony was born on August 18, 1920 in Enfield, CT to Calogero and Carmella (Mars­ala) Calcasola. He grew up in Thompsonville, CT and graduated from elementary school in 1937. He joined his brothers and began working in the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company mill until moving to Brooklyn in 1939.

Bertha Coager

Bertha Coager, age 88, long time resident of Grand Gorge, New York, died Tuesday May 6, 2014 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center.
Bertha was born January 15, 1926 at Grand Gorge, the daughter of Charles and Hattie (Powell) Mackey.
She married William “Pete” Coager on June 26, 1949 at the United Methodist Church, Grand Gorge, N.Y. Pete died February 16, 2000.
Bertha worked at the Stamford Hospital for many years in the cleaning dept. and also at the Tait’s Motel in Grand Gorge where she did several jobs.

Willis Sanford

Willis E. “Bill” Sanford, 95, a resident of Halcottsville, died at his residence on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Bill was born on a farm up Bragg Hollow on February 11, 1919, the son of Scott and Vera (Rosa) Sanford, but grew up in Halcottsville in a general store operated by his family. He married Dorothy Bodah in 1950 at Arkville. She died in 1989.

Nancy Ericson

Nancy Jean Ericson, 71, a resident of Halcottsville, and formerly of Wappingers Falls, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Coop­erstown.

Nancy was born May 4, 1942 at Port Chester, the daughter of Patrick and Katherine (Horbolic) Nethercott. She married John E. Ericson on April 15, 1968 at Port Chester.
Nancy taught social studies and history in the Wappingers Falls School District at the VanWyck Middle School and the John Jay High School before retiring in 1997.

Loyal Morse

Loyal P. Morse, 95, beloved husband of 71 years of Joseph­ine (Karam) Morse, pass­ed away peacefully on April 22, 2014.

Edward O'Connor

Edward “Ed” O’Connor, a resident of Andes, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at his residence with his family with him.

Florence Pultz

Florence Elizabeth Pultz, a resident of Liberty, and formerly of Fleischmanns, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Achieve Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility in Liberty with her daughter and son in law by her side.
She was born May 2, 1926 in Shavertown, the daughter of Burdette W. and Isabel (Trepak) Mason.
She was the wife of the late Robert P. Pultz Sr. who pre-deceased her in 1998. They were married August 24, 1945 at Grand Gorge.
Florence enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and reading. In 1964, after living in Fleischmanns, she moved to Monticello.

Frederick Guyot

Frederick Neil Guyot, a resident of East Hubbell Hill Road, Margaretville, died Monday, February 24, 2014. He suffered a heart attack and stroke after recently overcoming bladder cancer, a pulmonary embolism, and intestinal surgery at the age of 73.

James More

James F. More, 77, of Fallston, MD, and formerly of Mac More Road, Roxbury, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, MD.
He was born August 15, 1936, in Roxbury, the son of the late Donald and Leona (Ryer) More. Jim was a graduate of Roxbury Central School, Class of 1954. Upon graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1958, he served with the US Army at Huntsville, AL. He married Carol Dintelman on June 1, 1963, in Catonsville, MD.

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