Obituaries

Peter Hill

Peter George Hill of Bennington, OK was born October 9, 1929 in Margaretville to Aurthur and Mabel (Becker) Hill and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 24, 2014 in Bonham, TX at the age of 84.
Peter proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a mechanic on different types of aircraft for most of his life. He enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid fisherman. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Peter is preceded in death by his parents, Aurthur and Mabel Hill; brother, Robert Hill; sisters, Mary Hill, and Pauline Hill.


Audrey Case

Audrey Ann Case, 81, a life-long resident of Gilboa, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the home of Dick and Terri Oakley.
She was born September 4, 1932 at Grand Gorge, the daughter of Erwin and Mary (Yanson) Snyder. Audrey married Clifford Case in 1953. He died in 1991.
She retired in 1991 from Gilboa Central School to take care of her husband, who died later that year.


Robert Bouton

Robert A. Bouton, 77, formerly of Highmount, died Friday Jan. 31, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
He was born December 20, 1936 in Margaretville, son of the late Robert and Margaret Greene Bouton.  A native and lifelong area resident, he worked in the lumber industry most all of his life.  He had been employed at Mayes Veneer factory in Fleischmanns many years ago, and logged for Fairbairn’s in Margaretville. 


Thomas Burke

Thomas W. Burke, 75, of county Route 11, Prattsville died Thursday morning, January 30, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson following a recent procedure.
He was a native and lifelong Catskill Mountain area resident. He was born February 26, 1938, son of the late Thomas and Dorothy Smith Burke Sr.


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Gerd Dignes

Gerd S. Dignes, 93, passed away in New Jersey.
Gerd was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and came to the United States in the late 1940s. She was a long-time resident of Mountain Lakes, NJ and Big Indian. Until her last years, she enjoyed many years of repeated walks at Birchwood Lake and many sports including skiing, golf, and paddle tennis.
She was twice widowed and was the mother of four children.
Gerd is survived by a son, Roy Dignes and his wife Annella; a daughter, Karen Sundqvist, and five grandchildren, Kelsey, Kenzi, and Blake Dignes, Britt Dignes, and Alfie Sundqvist.


Ruth Haight

Ruth Ellen Haight, 94, a resident of Grand Gorge died at her home with family members by her side on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Ruth was born at the family home on Ferris Hill, Grand Gorge on June 25, 1919, the daughter of Manley and Gertrude (Brooks) Murray. She married Edwin Haight on September 20, 1942 in Grand Gorge. He died on March 9, 1995.


Toby Roe

Toby Diane Roe, 67, of Fleischmanns went to heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at her residence.
She was born July 31, 1946 in Gallipolis, OH to the late Laverne Morrison and surviving John Morrison of Wildwood, NJ. She graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson, OH in 1964. She married Robert C. Roe on May 5, 1973 in Cape Cod, MA.
Toby started her family in Brewster, MA where she and Bob lived for 10 years and had two children. They moved and lived in Toms River, NJ for 20 years until she and her husband retired to the Catskills in 2004.


Sally Angell

Sally B. Angell, 59, of Manlius, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born February 15, 1954 in Margaretville to Rev. George and Doris Sanford, presently of New Woodstock.


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.


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