Obituaries

Claire Balcom

Claire Jeanne Kenna Balcom, 81, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. She was born July 31, 1928 to James and Clara Kenna of Brooklyn. Claire was a graduate of St. Teresa of Avila Elementary, Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School and the Long Island College Hospital of Nursing.
She married Francis G. Balcom after World War II.


Lucy Benjamin

Lucy Benjamin, 97, of Academy Street, Pine Hill died Thursday evening, Feb.11, 2010 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville with her family in attendance.  

She was a lifetime Catskill Mountains resident, having made her home in Pine Hill since the 1950s.  


Chi Tan Liu

Retired chemist and businesswoman Chi Tan Liu died on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville, surrounded by the love of her family and nursing-home staffers. She was 92 years old.

A Mountainside resident since February 2004, she leaves behind her daughters, Pauline and Betty, her granddaughters, Alana and Gabrielle, and her son-in-law, Joe Moskowitz.


Paulette Mattice

Paulette Ann Mattice, 58, of Gilboa, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at her residence. She was born July 7, 1951 in Margaretville, the daughter of Elwood and Ruth (Miller) Clark. She was the loving wife of Arthur Mattice, whom she married Dec. 14, 1969 in Gilboa.


Anne Moldovan

Anne Moldovan, a longtime resident of Bragg Hollow, Halcottsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, after a long illness. She had lived with her sister the past several years in Loudonville. She died in Hospice Care at the Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Watervliet, N.Y.


Alan Galowitz

Alan Galowitz, 80, of Andes died peacefully at home on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. He was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Brooklyn, the son of Ida and Morris Galowitz, the brother of Ruth Block and Lila Rockstein. He was the devoted husband of Phyllis, loving father of Lori Ortiz, Jeannie (Pablo Delano), Amy (John Heney) and Cara Galowitz and the loving grandfather of David and Emily Delano and Ian Heney.


Paul Brinley

Paul M. Brinley, 47, of Andes, N.Y., and Galveston, Texas. died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 18 2010 of a massive cerebral aneurysm. A member of the Andes Central School class of 1980, he graduated with high honors from Colgate University in 1984, majoring in finance and economics. He was then employed by national financial and insurance firms as a Directors and Officers specialist, winning many awards for his success in that field.


Charles Rettmeier

Charles “Chuck” Rettmeier, 65, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Florida after a courageous battle with pulmonary hypertension. He was born Feb. 6, 1944 in New York City, the son of Charles David and Isabelle (Reed) Rettmeier.


Harvey Slauson

Harvey Slauson, 76, of Roxbury passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at Mountainside Residential Care Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1933 in Vega, the son of Howard and Laura Finch Slauson. He married Mary Ives in December 1953.


Janet Maizner

Janet Maizner (born Janet LaRocco), a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister and retired public relations executive, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 succumbing to a seven-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a resident of Miami, Fla. and Roxbury.


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