Obituaries

Maurice Davis

Maurice “Mousie” Davis, 81, of Oneonta, formerly of Arkville, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2001 at Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

He was born in Shavertown July 31, 1930, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Norris Davis.
Maurice was a 1949 graduate of Andes Central School. He married Marie M. Shaver on December 1, 1950 at the Margaretville Methodist Church. She passed away June 7, 2010.


Roger Baust

Roger Francis Baust, 64, a resident of Fleischmanns, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville.

He was born May 20, 1947 at Flushing, the son of John and Frances (Kress) Baust.

Roger graduated from high school in Massapequa and received his bachelor and master’s degrees from Brockport State College.

He had lived in the Fleischmanns area most of his life and operated a Christmas Tree business and also did other types of work.

Surviving are a brother, John and sister-in-law, Judith Baust; a sister, Marsha and brother-in-law, Robert Lonergan.


Marilyn France

Marilyn Elizabeth France, 85, formerly of Pine Hill , Santa Barbara, CA. and Saugerties passed away August 25, 2011 at her home in Saugerties surrounded by the love of her daughters and family.

She was born in Providence, RI on June 25, 1926 to Eric and Gertrude Johnson. Marilyn was employed as a NY Telephone switchboard operator, a secretary at Onteora Central School and a broker’s assistant in Santa Barbra, CA. 


Kyra VanLeuvan

Kyra Bell VanLeuvan, infant daughter of James P. VanLeuvan and Mindy R. Robbins of Kingston, died at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011.

Kyra is also survived by; maternal grandparents, Tammy Robbins of Accord, Bradley A. Robbins of West Hurley, paternal grandparents, Christine VanLeuvan of Kingston, James VanLeuvan of Kingston, maternal great-grandmother Margaret Wolfeil of Accord, Regina Robbins of Moundsville, West Virgina, paternal great-grandparents Audrey and Peter Devereaux of Poughkeepsie. Many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.


Erwin Gordon

Erwin “Gordy” Gordon, 82, of Mill Street, Pine Hill, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.

An area resident for the past 35 years, he was born July 10, 1929 in Corydon, PA. He was a former resident of Salamanca, and was the last living descendant and Chief of the Corn Planter Tribe. Gordy was active in Native American events, and was a respected speaker and educator at area schools, community centers and service organizations.


James Elliot Sr.

James William Elliott Sr., 87, of new Kingston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20 2011 at the Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville.

He was born November 24, 1923 on the family farm in New Kingston, the son of James Thomas and Marion (Long) Elliott. He operated this farm until his health made him semi-retire.

Bill was a graduate of Margaretville Central School and attended Cornell University.
He married Elizabeth Day June 14, 1947 at the Presbyterian Church in Canandaigua.
Bill served in the U.S. Army Air Force where he was a flight engineer and gunner on the B-17.


Donald Bouton

Donald W. Bouton, 91, of Halcott Center passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.

He was born on May 21, 1920 in Halcott Center, the son of Marshall and Ella Slauson Bouton.
Donald attended Halcott District #2 (a one-room schoolhouse) through the eighth grade and graduated from Fleischmanns High School in 1938. He attended Delhi Agricultural College, but left after one year due to his contracting Pleurisy. After a lengthy recovery, he did not return to college and stayed to work on the Bouton family farm.


Francis Fairbairn

Francis E. Fairbairn, 83, of Arkville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

He was born June 4, 1928, in Fleischmanns, the son of George J. and Marjorie (Todd) Fairbairn.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952, the Korean War.

Francis was a lineman for the Niagara Mohawk electric company in Cobleskill. He retired in July 1984, after working for 31 years.


Anne Z. Danulevith

Anne Z. Danulevith, 93, of Margaretville, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville where she had been a resident since October 17, 2005.

She was born October 9, 1917 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Baltranis) Zurba.
She married Alexander Danulevith on July 20, 1946. He died March 23, 1999.

Anne was a person who enjoyed reading, doing needlework and taking care of her beloved cats.
She had lived in Blooming Grove and Harriman before moving to live with her daughter, Anita Olson, in Fleischmanns.


Thomas Bergmann

Thomas Bergmann, 59, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
He was born on Long Island December 8, 1951, the son of Frank and Gloria Bergmann.

He will be greatly missed by his two children, Katie and Max, his brothers and sisters, Frank, Dolores, Bill, Tim, Jim, Christine, Keith and George.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents Frank and Gloria Bergmann.

The funeral was held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 in East Hampton.


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