Obituaries

Cecil Powell

Cecil “Jake” Powell, a resident of North Blenheim in the Town of Gilboa, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Albany Medical Center.
Jake was born on September 30, 1933 at Prattsville, the son of Jacob and Agnes (McMurdy) Powell.
He served in the military during the Korean War. He was employed as plant manager for the Williamson Veneer wood factory in Fleischmanns.
Jake had lived in this region before moving to Virginia where he lived for 24 years.


William Johnston

William David Johnston, 77, died at his Kelly Corners residence on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
William was born May 18, 1936 at Mount Kisco, the son of William and Catheren Emma (Litkenhaus) Johnston.
He had been a resident of Kelly Corners since 1974.  William served in the military during the Korean War and was a member of Middletown American Legion Post 216.
William is survived by a daughter, Carol L. Vieira, of Fort Bragg, CA.
Funeral Services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


Clarence Gibson

Clarence D. Gibson, 93, formerly of Andes died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus in Kingston.
Born September 13, 1920 on Wolf Hollow Road in Andes, he was a son of the late George and Maria (Reynolds) Gibson.
Clarence was employed in the maintenance division for the State University of New York at Delhi until his retirement in1983. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Andes Fire Department.


Donald Broekema

Donald Broekema, 52, of Roxbury passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Albany Medical Center following a brief illness.
Don was the son of John and Barbara Broekema, born on October 19, 1961 just a few minutes after his twin brother John (Jay). They were later joined by his little sister Deborah. He grew up in Mt. Tremper, and graduated from Onteora Central School.


Hazel Crosby

Hazel T. Crosby, 96, of West Settlement Road, Halcott Center died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 Margaretville Hospital. 
A native and lifelong resident of the Catskill Mountains, Hazel was the daughter of Andrew and Virginia (Bryant) Thompson. She was born November 1, 1917 in a home her father built next to the Big Indian Firehouse.  She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Big Indian, and graduated from Fleischmanns High School in the Class of 1937. 


Elizabeth Van Buren

Elizabeth R. Van Buren, 88, of Canajoharie, and formerly of St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at her home.
She was born March 15, 1925 in Roxbury, the daughter of the late Henry and Beulah (Roberts) Morse and was a graduate of Roxbury Central School.
Her marriage to Stewart B. Van Buren took place on March 15, 1946 in Denver. The couple shared a blessed union of 67 years until the passing of Stewart on July 19, 2013.
Mrs. Van Buren was last employed at Margaretville Hospital as a food service supervisor.


Helen Aulino

Helen Marie Aulino, a resident of Cobleskill, and formerly of Roxbury, died Sunday, Dec.  22, 2013 at Albany Medical Center.
Helen was born on April 18, 1935 at Paterson, NJ, the daughter of Cornelius and Helen (Garry) Tanis. She married Joseph T. Aulino Sr. on September 20, 1959 at Paterson, NJ. Joe died on October 31, 2010.
Helen was employed as an office assistant for Bright Star Battery in New Jersey and after moving to Roxbury she assisted her husband in operating Bates Real Estate. Helen lived in New Jersey before moving to Roxbury and had also lived in Florida and Cobleskill.


Lawrence O’Brien

Lawrence O’Brien, 82, a resident of Mountainside Residential Care Center since November 28, 2005, died at Margaretville on December 20, 2013.
Lawrence was born February 12, 1931, the son of James and Mildred (Ives) O’Brien at Bainbridge.
He never married and was employed as a farm laborer around the Walton area.
A brother Otis predeceased him.
Graveside services will be held in the spring of 2014.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


Larry Baker Jr.

Larry “Butch” Baker Jr., 56, of Kearneysville, WV passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
Born June 9, 1957, he was the son of Elizabeth (Garrison) Baker of Dry Brook and the late Larry Baker Sr.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Air National Guard.
Larry was employed at the Firestone Store in Martinsburg, WV for 20-plus years and was currently working for the Loudon County Public School in Virginia as a mechanic in the bus garage. He was an avid outdoorsman, excellent mechanic, and all around “Jack-of-all-Trades.”


Ronald Archibald

Ronald J. Archibald, 75, died peacefully on December 20, 2013 at his home in Margaretville surrounded by his family.
He was born in Margaretville on February 4, 1938 to Ralph and Mildred (Ackerley) Archibald. He married Carol Fredenburgh in 1961 in Margaretville.
Ron was a lifelong area resident working for the Delaware County Highway Department, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection as a watershed inspector and electrician’s assistant.


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