Obituaries

James McMann

James Benjamin McMann, 89, of Greenport, N.Y. died there Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. He was born in Greenport Nov. 18, 1920 to William and Jessie (Benjamin) McMann. After graduating from Greenport High School, he attended Ithaca College and Albany State.
Mr. McMann served in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of ensign.


Helen Avery

Helen Bertha Avery, 95, of Margaretville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. She was born Jan. 16, 1914 in Roxbury, the daughter of Ernest and Harriet (Hitchcock) Ploutz.


Mary Kay McLean

Mary Kay McLean, 93, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
She was born August 15, 1916 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the daughter of Salvatore (Sam) and Emily Failla. Mary Kay was a resident of Falls Church, Va., from 1955 to 1998, before moving to Albuquerque, N.M., and Andes in 2002.


William J. Moldovan

William J. Moldovan, 86, passed away Oct. 26, 2009 at the Spokane Veterans’ Home in Spokane, Wash. He was born March 12, 1923 in Halcottsville, the youngest son of Andrew and Mary Moldovan. He was raised on a dairy farm in the Delaware County home in Bragg Hollow in Halcottsville, where he lived until he joined the U.S. Army Air Force.


Henry "Hank" Wern

Henry J. (Hank) Wern, 82, beloved husband and father, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 from complications of Parkinson’s disease, at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
He was born June 11, 1927 in New York City.
He grew up in New York City and Margaretville.


James Faulkner

James D. Faulkner, 85, of Moran Road, Fleischmanns, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at the Leesburg Regional Center in Florida. He was born October 29, 1924 in New Kingston, son of the late Ray and Nora Ingles Faulkner.


Betty Veit

Betty Stahl Veit, 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. She was born Feb. 15, 1924 in Margaretville, the daughter of Leslie and Ellen Stahl. She graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1940.
Betty attended Vassar Nursing School in Kingston before she and Bob Veit were married on August 21, 1944.


Frances Gray

Frances M. Gray, 64, of Margaretville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at her residence. She was born May 13, 1945 in Margaretville, the daughter of Albert and Winifred (Robert) Wickham. She married Gilbert L. Gray on May 11, 1968 and was a lifelong area resident.


David Petrie Jr.

David M. Petrie Jr., 61, of Hampton Bays and Highmount, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. He was a retired Title Insurance Executive and was most recently pursuing his passion as a snowboard instructor at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount. His patience and ability to relate to his snowboard students was unequaled. David’s love of snowboarding and his love for his “mountain family” were unsurpassed. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fly-fisherman.


Henry F. Greene

Henry F. “Harry” Greene, 79, formerly of Wappingers Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at Mountainside Care Center in Margaretville. He was born Feb. 5, 1930 in Brooklyn, son of the late Henry and Marion James Greene. A part-time resident of Fleischmanns since 1953, he became a permanent resident 13 years ago. Above all, he loved his family and organized gatherings throughout the years.


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