Obituaries

Sophia Wilkes

Sophia Van Benschoten Wilkes, 101, was born August 11, 1908 in Andes, the daughter of Jay and Lena (Hasbrouck) Van Benschoten died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 in Alexandria, Va.
She attended school during her elementary years and graduated from Margaretville High School after which she left the area to attend Plattsburgh State Normal School to obtain a teaching degree.


Rebecca Wickham

Rebecca H. Wickham, 89, of Margaretville passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2009, at Margaretville Hospital. Rebecca was born November 11, 1919, in the Town of Hardenburgh, the daughter of Burton and Lula Hall. Rebecca married Eugene Wickham Jr. March 28, 1937 in Arena.


Albert Filupeit

Albert A. Filupeit, 87, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, a former resident of Dry Brook, Arkville, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. Mr. Filupeit was born March 27, 1922, in Brooklyn and had lived in Dry Brook from 1932-1939. He had lived in Cheyenne since 1963.


Thomas Wander

Thomas H. Wander of Weaver Hollow Road, Margaretville, died after a long illness, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in St. Charles, Ill. He was born in Queens, N.Y.


Ruth Quintero

Ruth Quintero (nee Kiefer), 93, of Coconut Creek, Florida, passed away peacefully in her daughter’s home in Arkville on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. She was the loving wife of the late Gerard Quintero Jr.; cherished mother of Elyse (Gary) Leven and Barbara (Albert) Verdesca.


Clinton Hunter

Clinton Eugene Hunter, 70, of Helene, Alabama, formerly of Roxbury, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He was born in the Town of Roxbury November 22, 1938, the son of Bert and Ella (Mayes) Hunter. He graduated from Roxbury Central School in the class of 1957.


Jeanette Aronson

Jeanette Aronson, 100, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. She was born April 12, 1909 in Rochester, the daughter of Barnett and Jenny (Meltzer) Aronson.


Percy Newcomb

Percy E. Newcomb, 87, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. He was born February 15, 1922, in Prattsville, the son of Osmer and Lena (Albarti) Newcomb. He married Gladys Graham on March 28, 1948, at the Methodist Church in Fleischmanns.


Christopher Williams

Christopher Russell Wil-liams, 53, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 in Syracuse after a long battle with ALS. He was born in Islip September 28, 1955, grew up in Margaretville and settled in Syracuse with his wife, Denise.


Bruce Dugliss

Bruce A. Dugliss, 60, formerly of Phoenicia, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at the home of his daughter in Fayetteville. He was a lifetime area resident, who began summer vacationing, and later became a full-time resident.


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