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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Obituaries

Herbert H. Vogel

Formerly of Callicoon, 90

Herbert H. Vogel
Herbert H. Vogel, 90, of Colchester died peacefully Saturday, February 11, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of 62 years of Edna (Cynar) Vogel.
Herb was born in Callicoon, N.Y. to John Henry and Mae (Spielmann) Vogel in 1926 and spent his childhood on a large farm in the Catskill Mountains. Life on the farm instilled a love for animals and a strong work ethic that shaped the rest of his life. After high school, Herb enlisted in the Army Air Corps serving in WW2 and the Korean War where he honed his expertise in electronics and radar. Herb put those skills to good ...read more


Raymond Muthig

September 20, 1932 - February 13, 2017

Raymond Muthig of Neversink, NY, a retired iron worker for Local 417, Newburgh, NY and a lifelong area resident died Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home. He was 84. The son of the late Jerome and Nellie Grant Muthig, he was born September 20, 1932 in Neversink, NY. Raymond had been a member of t ... read more


Ursula Voelker Kaufman

January 28, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Ursula Rebecca Voelker Kaufman, formerly of White Lake, passed away peacefully in her home in Simi Valley, California, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Ursula was born in 1934 in Hamburg, Germany, to parents Ilse and Erwin Voelker. She was the second oldest of eight children and grew up in war-torn ... read more


James Patrick McRell

October 20, 1953 - February 14, 2017

James Patrick McRell of Liberty, NY, a long time area resident and computer programmer for the Martin E. Segal Company, Manhattan, NY, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY. He was 63. The son of the late William and Dorothy Jones McRell, he was born October 20 ... read more


Polly Ketro

January 6, 1930 - February 11, 2017

Polly Warren (Buttrick) Ketro passed on February 11, 2017. She was born January 6, 1930 in Bennington, Vermont. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Aatos Ketro. She is survived by loving children, Martha Fisher and Paul Ketro, and adored grandchildren Sam and Violet. A long-time teache ... read more


Dorothy ‘Dot' Erlwein

Retired Bookkeeper, 84

Dorothy “Dot” Erlwein passed away peacefully on February 10, 2017 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center with her family by her side. She was 84. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kille) Steinhauer of Callicoon Center, and the widow of Francis J. Erlwein, who predeceased her in ... read more


James A. Mentnech

General Contractor, 78

By Ruth Huggler

James A. Mentnech, age 78, died Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born on the Cypert family farm on June 29, 1938 to Arthur Mentnech and Mary Cypert Mentnech, he was the oldest of seven children and was a lifelong Town of Neversink resident. He was a general contractor who built many custom homes in thi ... read more


Arthur J. Petrowsky Sr.

August 3, 1930 - February 11, 2017

Arthur James Petrowsky Sr. of Rock Hill, a lifelong resident of the area died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at home. He was 86. The son of the late John Arthur Petrowsky and Hazel Mae Allen Petrowsky, he was born August 3, 1930 in Rock Hill. He is survived by three sons: John Petrowsky of Forestbur ... read more


Roger L. Ringgenberg

January 30, 1965 - February 9, 2017

Roger L. Ringgenberg of Binghamton, a cook at SUNY Binghamton, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Monte Fiore Hospital, Bronx, New York. He was 52. The son of Verl and Betty Jane Buddenhagen Ringgenberg, Roger was born January 30, 1965 in Newport, Rhode Island. Roger is survived by his parents, Ve ... read more


Karen K. Miller

October 22, 1955 - February 8, 2017

Karen K. Miller, a lifelong resident of Beach Lake, PA, and co-owner of MMM Waste Removal, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, PA. The daughter of the late Arthur and Beatrice Slater Koberlein, she was born October 22, 1955 ... read more


Joan Carol Gabel

October 18, 1932 - February 4, 2017

On February 4, 2017, Joan Carol Gabel of Callicoon went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family. Joan was born October 18, 1932 in Factoryville, PA to Albert and Edith Stratton. She was married to Leonard Gabel, Sr. on December 27, 1953. They were happily married for 50 years before Le ... read more


Leigh ‘Bubs' Benton

Heavy Equipment Operator, 56

Leigh “Bubs” Benton of Liberty, NY, a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.  He was 56. The son of the late Richard A. Benton and Sydney Rappaport Benton, he was born May 4, 196 ... read more


Richard Peter ‘Dick' Buck

March 14, 1945 - February 3, 2017

Mr. Richard Peter “Dick” Buck of Milford, PA passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY, with his family by his side. He was 71. Dick was born March 14, 1945 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of the late Richard Buck and the late Marion Bury Buck. He proudly ... read more


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