Obituaries

Harry Munsell

Harry  L . Munsell, 73, a resident of Roxbury, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at Samuel S.  Stratton Veterans Hospital in Albany.

Harry was born November 19, 1940 at Roxbury, the son of Henry and Margaret (Gregory) Munsell.


Betty Munro

Betty Martin Munro, a life-long resident of Delaware County, passed away on March 30, 2014.
Betty was born July 30, 1929, to Wendall and Elisabeth Sacket Martin. She and eight siblings, Wendall (Stub), Frank (Pepper), Don, Dave, Jim, Stan, Jeanne, and Jerry, enjoyed great adventures on the Prairie Hill Farm near Bloomville. Her curiosity and determination made her a great student, teacher, administrator, active volunteer at the Roxbury Public Library, and mentor in adventure to hundreds of children throughout Dela­ware County and beyond.


Clarise Kirksey

Clarise Bridgemon Kirksey, 81, of Margaretville and Manhattan, died peacefully on June 10, 2014 at The Haven Hospice at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
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Clarise was born February 11, 1933, in Chattanooga, TN to Clay and Lucy (Thomas) Bridgeman. She studied at Tuskegee Institute and the University of Minnesota before settling in New York. For over 35 years Mrs. Kirksey worked as a laboratory technician at Bellevue Hospital and New York Hospital until retiring in 1991.


Vernon Bailey, Jr.

Vernon Ford Bailey Jr., 68, died at his residence in Davenport on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Vern was born June 17, 1945 at Stamford, the son of Vernon Ford Bailey Sr. and Margaret “Clark” Bailey. He married Judith Smith on February 9, 1985 at Davenport.
Vern was a man of many talents and a person known for his generosity to family and people in need.


John Odato

John Vincent Odato Sr., 71, a resident of Big Indian, went to be with his Lord on Monday June 16, 2014 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.
He was born April 3, 1943 in Queens, the son of John and Victoria (Parvis) Odato. John married Michelle Forgenie at St. Dominic in the Virgin Islands.


Elmer Alberti

Elmer E. Alberti, 85, a resident of Grand Gorge since 1960, went to be with the Lord late Thursday evening, June 5, 2014, with his family by his side.
Elmer was born December 16, 1928, at Windham, the son of Elmer and Nellie (Tompkins) Alberti.
He married Marquerite Parker on December 7, 1952, at Prattsville.
Elmer was known for being a longstanding resident of Grand Gorge. He made his livelihood as a well-known dairy farmer and cattle-dealer.
His ability to make all members of the community laugh will be forever etched in the memory of all who knew him.


Paul Finch

Paul Frederick Finch, 94, a long-time resident of Grass Valley, CA died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Alder Grove Senior Living Center in Auburn, CA.
Born in Walden on December 6, 1919, he was the son of George David and Fannie (Rossman) Finch. He grew up on the Eli Finch farm in Denver.
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Esther Emerson

Esther Mae Endersbee Emerson, 93, of Masontown, PA and formerly of Margaretville, died unexpectedly at 9:50 a.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the emergency room at the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA.
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She was born March 25, 1921 in Canton, a daughter of the late Milton and Cecil (Hance) Endersbee.
On August 13, 1940, she married William G. Emerson, who died October 28, 2001.


Guy Martin, Jr.

Isaiah Guyman (Guy) Martin Jr. lived a full life as a much loved man by all who knew him, or ever met him.
Born January 22, 1911 in Los Angeles, CA to Isaiah G. Martin and Mary Pearl Howe, he died May 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. He was 103 years old at the time of his death.
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James Mattice

James Alton Mattice, 73, died Friday, May 30, 2014 with his loving family by his side on at his residence in Gilboa.
Jim was born April 30, 1941 at Gilboa, the son of Kenneth Rockwell Sr. and Elsie Stevens.
He married Belvia Dawn Loucks at Grand Gorge on March 3, 1960.


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