Obituaries

Aldea "Mim" Purcell

The close-knit Catskill towns of Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes are deeply saddened by the loss of a beloved woman long recognized as a pillar of the community, “Mim” Purcell. She died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Margaretville.
Aldea Hermina Purcell was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on January 19, 1914, the daughter of Hector Heroux and Mary Jane Lanoue.


Anne Bellows

Anne B. Bellows, 82, of Quakertown, previously of Daytona Beach, FL. died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 in her home. She was the loving wife of the late Clifford Bellows.


Dorothy Holthusen

Dorothy Meeker Sayre Holthusen, 88, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at her home in Sea Girt with her family in attendance.


Diana Halpern

Diana Collins Halpern, 71, longtime resident of Roxbury and Margaretville, died Monday, Feb. 16, at her home in Anthony, New Mexico.


Gary Wickham

Gary Albert Wickham, 68, a native of Halcottsville, slipped away quietly from us on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. He leaves behind a loving wife, Gwendolyn and an ever growing and emerging family.


John Haney

John E. Haney, 78, of Grand Gorge died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.
He was born in Yuma, Az., and lived a life of travel, adventure and romance.
John first traveled, thanks to the Marine Corps, to Korea and Japan living two years in Hong Kong. John was a decorated Korean War Veteran having earned a purple heart.


Margaret Pickhardt

Margaret “Peggy” Nydia Yost Pickhardt, 89, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. She was born in Kensington, Philadelphia September 1, 1919, the only child of Sheridan W. and Catherine Coffee Yost.


Leah Kirstein

Leah Kirstein, 87, passed away at Mountainside on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009.
She was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of a tailor. Leah pursued fashion design as a young woman and worked in New York’s garment district.


Ellen Scheer

Ellen Ash Scheer, 90, of Roxbury, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, just two days before her 91st birthday. She was born in Cordell, Okla., the daughter of A.R. Ash, a lawyer and Gertrude Harlow Ash, a teacher of piano.


Anne McGrath

Anne P. McGrath, of Old Bridge, N.J., formerly of Esopus Road, Phoenicia, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Surviving are her sons, Brian, and his wife, Georgie, of Spring Lake, NJ and Daniel McGrath, a brother Frank McLean and a sister Patricia O’Connor. Six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.


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