Obituaries

Nancy Moore

Nancy A. Moore, 83, a resident of Margaretville, died March 25, 2013 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville where she had lived since May 7, 2003.

She was born February 17, 1930 in Kingston, the daughter of Alva and Isabelle (Merchant) Moore.
Nancy is survived by a sister, Gloria Herrick of Margaretville, and a niece.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday May 3, 2013 at the Margaretville Cemetery Annex.

There are no calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


Christophe Fusscas

Christopher P. Fusscas, 103, a resident of Andes, died Sunday March 24, 2013 at Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

Chris was born December 1, 1909 in New York City, the son of Peter and Yanecha (Portochalachi) Fouskas. He married Genevieve Morse on April 5, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Margaretville.


Margaret Valk

Margaret L. Valk passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Wolfeboro Bay Center, NH. She was born August 20, 1930, in Roxbury, the daughter of Burdette and Pauline Blythe Long.
She graduated from Roxbury Central High School, received an Associate in Applied Science degree at SUNY Morrisville, where she was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and then went on to receive her BA degree at SUNY College at Brockport.

She worked at Colgate University in Hamilton, and then relocated to Mt. Kisco, when she took a job as personnel manager at IBM in White Plains, from which she retired.


Cheri Granger

Cheri R. Granger, 40, passed away unexpectedly at home in Sebring, FL on February 2, 2013.
She was born on September 14, 1972 in Hollywood, FL.

Cheri is survived by her mother and stepfather, Kathy and Tom Bouton; two brothers, Richard J. Granger of Memphis, TN, and Joseph D. Warman Jr. of Guilderland; three children, Sonni Granger of Hudson Falls, Anthony Thompson of Madrid, and Hunter Granger of Havelock, NC and a beautiful granddaughter, Emma Jo, also of Hudson Falls. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Her father, James L. Granger of Putnam Station, predeceased Cheri.


Marie Shafer

Marie L. Shafer, 90, of Margaretville died March 11, 2013.

She was born May 16, 1922 in Sayerville, NJ, the daughter of George and Augusta Long.
After graduating from St. Peter’s High School in New Brunswick, NJ in 1940, Marie was an optical fire control technician for the U.S. Government at the Rairtan Arsenal in Metuchen, NJ. It was during this time that she met Robert W. Shafer of Roxbury. They were married May 14, 1944 in New Brunswick, NJ.

After the war they settled in Margaretville.


James Hilton

James (Curley) Hilton, 80, a resident of Margaretville, died March 4, 2013 at Margaretville Hospital.
James was born April 10, 1932 at Richmond, VA, the son of Philip and Jesse (Burke) Williams.
He was a truck driver and worked delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service. He spent the last 16 years living in the Margaretville area having moved here from the Bronx.

James traveled all over the United States riding his motorcycle and enjoying the country.


John Ballard

John T. Ballard, 58, a resident of Andes, died March 6, 2013 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
John was born August 15, 1954 in Margaretville, the son of George and Leona (Butler) Ballard.


William George Squires

William George Squires, 63, entered eternity on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at his sister’s home in North Rose, AZ following a brief battle with cancer.

Fulfilling Will’s wishes, all services will be private. In memory of Will please consider donations to the American Cancer Society.


Ellsworth Stahl

Ellsworth (Bill) Stahl, 91, a resident of Hubbell Hill, Margaretville, died at his home on Monday, February 25, 2013.

Bill was born on Hubbell Hill, the son of Leslie and Ellen (Stephens) Stahl.  He was married to Doris (Hinkley) Stahl for 67 years. They were married on December 31, 1945.


Dorothy Slauson

Dorothy A. Slauson, 94, a resident of Roxbury, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Chittenango.
Dorothy was born on April 21, 1918 in Stamford, the daughter of Frederick and Ethel (O’Brien) Ploutz. She married Floyd Slauson Sr. on January 21, 1937 in Roxbury. He died on August  3, 1992.

Dorothy worked for Audio-Sears in Stamford and at the Kirkside Adult Home in Roxbury. Most of her time she spent taking care of her home and family.
She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, and doing plastic-canvas needlework.


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