Obituaries

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.


Edith Gilham

Edith A. Gilham, 54, of Roxbury, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at Albany Medical Center, Albany. She was born Aug. 13, 1955 at Margaretville, the daughter of Winfield and Julia (Mattice) Gilham. A lifelong resident of Roxbury, she graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1973.


Julia Cantwell

Julia Mary Cantwell, 90, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, following a brief illness, at the Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville. She was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Arena, the youngest daughter of John and Rose (Kallay) Tirpak.


Dolores Franco

Dolores Franco, 96, formerly of Pine Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C. She immigrated to the United States in 1938, and was a talented seamstress. She and her husband Salustiano were residents of Pine Hill for about 35 years, and owned and operated the Seven Pines Hotel until it burned down many years ago.


Pat Meehan, former CWT leader, dies at 61

By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.


Genevieve Quackenbush

Genevieve H. Quackenbush, 83, of Delhi, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at home surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 3, 1926 in Prattsville, the daughter of Abram and Etta (Plankenhorn) Post. She married Vetal Quackenbush in 1946.


Roy Cammer

Roy James Cammer, 65, a lifelong resident of Roxbury, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, surrounded by family and friends, at Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was born Oct. 2, 1944 in Margaretville, the son of Lynn and Bertha Slauson Cammer. Roy married Deborah Decker on Feb. 2, 1963, at St. Philip Neri Church at Grand Gorge. He attended Roxbury Central School.


Malcolm Becker

Malcolm Becker died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence at the age of 75.


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