Obituaries

Elsa Castillo

Elsa Castillo, 91, of Margaretville, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Saugerties.

She was born August 24, 1919, in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Alejo and Anicasia (Resto) Rodriquez.

She married Manuel Castillo. Elsa lived in Margaretville since 1974, moving from Long Island.
Surviving are her children, Manuel, Eliud, William, Louis, Ishmel, Naomi, Anna and Ray; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and pending births of three more great-great-grandchildren.


Johanna Reuter

Johanna Reuter, 100, of Otego, formerly of Grand Gorge, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford.

She was born in Germany December 22, 1910, the daughter of Josef and Frieda (Oschwald) Weber.
Johanna immigrated to America in 1926 and lived with relatives in Brooklyn.
She married John H. Reuter at St. Joseph’s Parish in Woodhaven on January 15, 1932. He died in 1972.


Alice Parker

Alice Parker, 78, of Gilboa passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at Albany Medical Center, Albany.
She was born September 10, 1932 in the Town of Roxbury, the daughter of William and Florence (Miller) Clum.

She married Lewis Parker October 14, 1950 at Flat Creek. They were married for 44 years.
Alice was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was full of humor and a talented artist who shared her crafts with those she knew.


Eugene Beirne Jr.

Eugene F. Beirne Jr. 91, of Roxbury, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford.
He was born September 17, 1919 in Brooklyn, the son of Eugene F. and Grace (Ferchland) Beirne.
He attended City College in New York City and the Ag School at Delhi.

Mr. Beirne married Wilma Thomas on August 24, 1950 in Roxbury.
He served six years in the United States Army, ETO Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery during World War II.

Mr. Beirne had worked as a programmer for IBM in Kingston for 30 years, retiring in 1984.


Edward H. Dickson

USN (Retired) LCDR Edward H. Dickson died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 8, 2011 in Dallas, TX, surrounded by his family, just five days following his 96th birthday.
Beloved father and grandfather, he was born on April 3, 1915 to Katharyn and Edward H. Dickson in Arena.

In June of 1950 he married Elizabeth C. Clark in Philadelphia, PA.


James Bauer

James R. Bauer, 67, of Andes passed away at home on Thursday, March 31, 2011, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born October 3, 1943, in Freeport, the son of Arthur and Isabel Bauer. Jim graduated from Wantagh High School in 1961. He married Judith Nelson on November 7, 1964 in Bellmore.


John "Jack" Buyce

John “Jack” McVeigh Buyce, 75, of Northville, passed away peacefully, after a short illness on Friday, March 25, 2011.

He was born June 16, 1935 and spent a rambunctious childhood in Speculator and Lake Pleasant.
He had a lifelong love of the outdoors and spent many adventurous hours in the wilderness and waters around his home. He hunted and especially loved fishing. He and his brothers, Gerald and Ray, loved spending time at Northwoods Lodge, their family’s summer boardinghouse and cottages.


George Walling

George J. Walling, 87, of Fleischmanns, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011.
He was born in the Second House in Amagansett, Long Island on June 23, 1923, the son of Gladys and George Walling.

After graduating from East Hampton High School, George joined the Army in 1941. He was in the 106th Infantry and then moved into the 94th where he served in France and Germany alongside his brother, Bill, during WWII. After the war, George and his brothers moved into New York City, where they lived, worked and played.


Joan Geidel

Joan R. Geidel, 80, of Bonnie View Avenue, Pine Hill, died Monday, March 28, 2011 at her residence.
She was born March 4, 1931 in Flushing, the daughter of the late William and Betty Rose Geisler.

In the 1970s she had been a registered nurse at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi.
Joan was a member of the Margaretville Hospital and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hurley.
She had been a resident of Pine Hill for approximately 20 years. Joan enjoyed gardening, letter writing and helping people.


David VanValkenburgh

David A. VanValkenburgh, 44, of Ocala, FL, died Saturday. March 12, 2011 in Ocala.

He was the son of Randy and Janet VanValkenburgh and a native of Roxbury. He was born in Oneonta on August 15, 1966. David was a graduate of Roxbury Central School. While living in Roxbury he worked for Hinkley Electric.

Surviving are his wife, Melanie Woch and their two children, a son Randal, six and a daughter, Katlyn, nine; a brother, Daniel VanValk-enburgh and his mother, Janet.
A memorial service will be held April 2 at 6 p.m. in the First Congregational UCC Church in Ocala, Florida.


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