Obituaries

Edith Peck

Edith E. Peck, 73, a native and lifelong Andes resident, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

She was born in Andes, March 31, 1937, the daughter of the late John M. and Lenora D. (Graham) Coss. Edith was a 1956 graduate of Andes High School.

In earlier years she worked at Delwood Foods, Fraser, and later at Amphenol, Sidney, for over 20 years until her retirement.


Walter Sprague

Walter G. Sprague, 84, of Andes, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the James G. Johnston Nursing Home in Johnson City.

He was born March 25, 1926, in Gladstone Hollow, Andes, the son of Alan and Mildred (Barber) Sprague. He married Mary Frisbee on June 1, 1949. She died on November 11, 2005.


Wanda Finch

Wanda Jean Finch, 62, of Margaretville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville.

Wanda was born January 30, 1949, in Margaretville, the daughter of Welton and Ada Ruth (Morris) Platt. She was a lifelong area resident.


Harold Murken

Harold Murken, 84, of Margaretvile, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.

He was born on May 3, 1926, in Brooklyn, the son of Harold E. and Mae (Merten) Murken.
Harold served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945.

He was a self-employed electrician, operating the Ridgewood Radio Business in Ridgewood, NJ.


Ralph Myers

Ralph “Lonnie” Myers, 90, of Old Halcott Road, Fleischmanns, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday Jan. 19, 2011 at Mountainside Care Center in Margaretville.

He was born in Highmount on December 19, 1920, a son of the late Clayton and Pearl Fuller Myers.


Ward Reynolds

Ward G. Reynolds, 92, of Halcott Center, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the Albany Medical Center.

He was born June 4, 1918 in Fleischmanns, the son of the late Garfield and Claretta Griffin Reynolds and was a lifelong area resident.


Carole Krickhahn

Carole M. Krickhahn, 66, of Frost Valley Road, Oliverea, died Saturday Jan. 15, 2011 at her residence, surrounded by her family, after a battle with cancer.

She was born January 19, 1944 in White Sulfur Springs, a daughter of Wanda Kocijanski Cypert and
the late Paul Cypert.


Norma Martens

Norma J. Martens, 86, of Fleischmanns, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Margaretville Hospital.
Born in Kerhonkson on May 12, 1924, she was a longtime resident of Fleischmanns, taught social studies and home economics at Fleischmanns Central School and attended the Fleischmanns United Methodist Church.

Norma was married to Christian F. Martens on July 2, 1948. He died on Nov. 27, 2002.


James Gould

James Michael Gould, 61, of Margaretville died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. 
“Mike” Gould worked at Brookside Hardware for many years before succumbing to various health problems. 
He is survived by two nieces, Shea Flynn and Gamble Nelkin, and also by a nephew Tor Nelkin. 
No services are planned at this time. 


Mary Sanford

Mary E. Sanford, 51, of Halcottsville, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Vassar Bros. Hospital, Poughkeepsie.

She was born August 27, 1959 in Worcester, MA, the daughter of Willis and Dorothy (Bodah) Sanford.


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