Obituaries

James Johnson, Jr.

James H. Johnson Jr., 54, a resident of Andes, died at his home on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
Jim was born January 19, 1960 at Huntington, the son of James H. and Joyce P. (Peters) Johnson.
For the past several years, Jim enjoyed living on the family homestead in the Town of Andes.
He was employed as a sheet metal worker in Florida and was a member of the Sheet Metal Union. In Margaretville Jim worked at the Catskill Watershed Corporation.


Robert Brinley

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Robert M. Brinley, 87, of Andes died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
He was born in New Jersey on November 11, 1927, the son of John and Helen Brinley.
He is survived by his wife, Diana Burge, six sons (one predeceased), one daughter, 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a sister.


Noah Olenych

Noah Richard Olenych of Arcadia, FL died unexpectedly on December 1, 2014. He was born in Buffalo on November 17, 1974.
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He is survived by his two sons, Owen and Neil Olenych of Arcadia, FL; his parents, Marcia and Brian Olenych of Bovina Center and a brother, Jake (Jess) Olenych of Arkville. Many loving relatives and dear friends also survive.


Sylvia O'Brien

Sylvia M. O’Brien, 72, of Coeymans Hollow, went home to the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. 
She was an avid sewer, quilter, and scrap booker who also enjoyed completing puzzles.  She retired as the supervisory bookkeeper at the Visiting Nurses Association of Albany after 33 years. More importantly was the unconditional love she taught and shared with her family. This was most evident during the holidays when she hosted large festive gatherings characterized by amazing food, games, camaraderie, and lots of laughter. 


Richard Purchell

Richard (Dick) Purchell, 91, of Roxbury passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.
Richard was the son of G. Henry and Madeline Purchell, also of Roxbury, where he was born on March 10, 1923. He graduated from Roxbury High School and received his Associate’s Degree with honors in agriculture from Delhi College in 1941. Dick was a lifelong dairy farmer.


Jean MacConnell

Jean MacConnell

Jean C. MacConnell passed away on November 28, 2014 at her home in Roxbury, NY with her family by her side.

She was born October 17, 1939 in Biddeford, ME, the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Kendall) Chadbourne. She was raised in Saco and South Portland, ME and graduated from South Portland High School in 1957. She was married to Robert H. Grant. In 1978, she married Robert S. MacConnell.


William Lenski

William Thomas Lenski died at his home in Arkville on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 61. Willy lived for most of his life in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but spent the last few years in Margaretville where he and his former wife owned a home.


Doris Hosier

Doris J. Hosier, 84, a longtime resident of New Kingston, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Doris was born August 2, 1930 at  Roxbury, the daughter of George B. and Marion (Frisbee) Mattice. She married Cornelius Hosier on January 9, 1949 at the United Methodist Church, Roxbury, He died on January 8, 1990.
Doris graduated  from Roxbury Central School in 1948. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, quilting, traveling, doing crafts, and square dancing. She also played the clarinet and piano along with singing in the church choir.


Commander Jack Burrows

Commander Jack Burrows, U.S. Navy, late of Stone Tavern Farm, Roxbury, left this earth on November 8, 2014 bound for flight duties in the Lord’s Air Wing.

He bid a temporary farewell to his wife and best friend Susan of 54 years. Also at the parting were his son John, and children, Ashley, Amy and Zachary; also his daughter, Julie and husband Tommy with children, Trey, Jack and Riley.


Phillip Lenihan

Phillip Leo Lenihan, 61, late of Roxbury, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Woodstock.
Born February 23, 1953, he was one of four sons and two daughters of an Irish Catholic family in North Dallas, Texas. He attended the prestigious St. Mark’s Academy where he developed a life-long love and appreciation of the Classics. He married Terry Kays, a marriage only lasting a couple of years, but a friendship that has lasted a lifetime. 


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