Obituaries

Shirley Mead

Shirley A. Mead, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. She was a resident of Mountainside Residential Care Center for the past eight months.
She was born July 17, 1941, in Arkville, the daughter of the late George and Helen (York) Decker.
Shirley graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1960.


Douglas Shultis

Douglas F. Shultis, 74, of Arkville, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Arkville, the son of Frank and Dorothy (Rowe) Shultis.
Doug graduated in 1953 from Roxbury Central School and was a lifelong area resident.
He married Marietta Johnson on September 7, 1958 in Margaretville.


Matthew Hartmann

Matthew Hartmann, 56, passed away, December 7, 2008 in Golden Acres, Arizona.
He was born March 21, 1952 in Far Rockaway, the son of Martin and Maryellen Hartmann.


Gerald Ackerley

Gerald R. Ackerley “Red,” 74, of Andes, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. He was born March 14, 1935 in Margaretville, the son of Raymond and Mildred (Close) Ackerley. He graduated from Andes Central School in 1954 and was a lifetime resident of Andes.


Margaret Inge

Margaret Slater Inge, 82, of Denver, N.Y. and Detroit, Mich., died Friday, May 1, 2009 at the home of her daughter where she had lived since September 2008. She was born July 26, 1926 in Milledgeville, Georgia, the daughter of Richard Peter and Essie Mae (Edwards) Slater.


Dorothy Brophy

Dorothy Brophy, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2009 surrounded by her loving husband and children. She was born in the Bronx on Nov. 24, 1919, the daughter of Mabel and Walter Boon. She grew up in Mount Vernon with her five sisters and one brother.


Maureen Weidman

Maureen E. Weidman, 62, of Grand Gorge, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009 at Albany Medical Center, Albany. She was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Elmont, Long Island, the daughter of Daniel J. and Marian Kennelly O’Brien. She married Edward Weidman on April 13, 1969, in Elmont.


Virginia "Ruth" Hill

Virginia (Ruth) Hill, 86, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Margaretville Memorial Hospital, Margaretville. She was born April 10, 1923, in Big Indian, the daughter of Andrew and Virginia Bryant Thompson. She married Robert Hill on August 11, 1946. They were married for 63 years.


Gerald Ackerley

Gerald R. Ackerley “Red,” 74, of Andes passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. He was born March 14, 1935 in Margaretville, the son of Raymond and Mildred (Close) Ackerley. He graduated from Andes Central School in 1954 and was a lifetime resident of Andes.


Helen Finch

Helen E. Finch, 91, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday. April 22, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, at Margaretville. She was born July 23, 1917, on the family farm in the Red Kill Valley, Bedell, the daughter of Carson and Edith (Kittle) Kelly. She married Clinton Finch on Sept. 17, 1944, at the United Methodist Church, Fleischmanns.


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