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Obituaries

Katherine J. Genito

LAKEVILLE — Katherine J. Genito, 84, a lifelong area resident died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Noble Horizons in Salisbury, with her loving family at her bedside. 

Katherine worked as a facilitator at Sharon Hospital. Her career at Sharon Hospital lasted nearly 60 years. She did everything from answering telephones to looking after the children of physicians who were caring for patients at the hospital, and anything else that ensured the day-to day needs of a country hospital were met.  

Alan S. Kemp

PINE PLAINS — Alan S. Kemp, 38, passed away on Feb.21, 2019, due to a heart attack.

Alan was born on April 16, 1980, to Keven (Audrey) Kemp and Cheryl (John) Worrall.

Alan is survived by his son, Ian, who shares Alan’s love for hunting, fishing, RC cars, RC airplanes and most of all dirt bikes.

Other survivors include two brothers, Ryan (Brandi) and Kyle (Jamiee); a stepbrother, Josh (Danielle); and three stepsisters, Ashley, Tina, Deidre (Weston).

Roy E. Sherman

ANCRAMDALE — Roy E. Sherman, 87 passed on Aug. 8, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1932, in Stanfordville, N.Y., a son of Ruth (Shook) and Ralph Sherman Sr.

A lifelong area resident, he previously resided in Ancramdale, Millerton and Lakeville. He had been employed on the Sommerhoff Dairy Farm in Ancramdale prior to his retirement.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret C. (Miller) Sherman, in 2010.

Anthony Shanahan Powell

AMENIA — Anthony Shanahan Powell, 32, a longtime resident of Amenia, passed away Aug. 6, 2019, in Amenia. He was known to many as “Tony Skaboni.”

Born on Aug. 21, 1986, in Danbury, Conn., he was the son of Mary Lee (Shanahan) and Robert L. Powell. 

He is survived by his two brothers, Maxwell S. and Luke S. Powell, both of Amenia; his Uncle Howard, Uncle Tommy and Aunt Kaaren, Uncle Gerry and Linda; and his cousins, Megan and Michael. 

Patricia ‘Patty’ Ruth (Strattman) Nash

WINSTED — Patricia “Patty” Ruth (Strattman) Nash, 61, wife of David A, Nash of Winsted, died at home Aug. 2, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness. 

Patty was born Dec. 24, 1957, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Irving Samuel and Anne Francis(Hall) Strattman, but was raised by her loving grandparents, Harold B. and Mary E. Strattman in East Canaan. She graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1975.

John Gibson Hazard

 LAKEVILLE — John Gibson Hazard died July 14, 2019, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  He was 77 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Hazard, of New York.

John was born in Washington, D.C.,on June 19, 1942, the oldest son of John N. Hazard, Nash Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law; and Susan Lawrence Hazard. 

Christopher Lenfest Armstrong

KENT — Christopher Lenfest Armstrong died in July 2019.

Christopher was born May 27, 1967, in Lewisburg, Pa.  From the time he was 4 years old, he lived on a farm in Unityville, Pa.  He grew up with a little sister, a wonderful collie dog, a 3/4-acre pond for swimming and skating, an ancient Amish work horse and sheep and chickens.  

Jon Henry Morey

AMENIA — Jon Henry Morey, 51, a lifelong area resident, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Sharon. 

Jon was a mason contractor who owned and operated Stone Structures in Amenia for 30 years. 

Born on July 15, 1968, in Sharon, he was the son of the late George Morey and Susan Disbrow.  

Jon was an avid hunter and fisherman who had a love for deep sea fishing. Jon was known for his “No Fear” extremist hobbies and was well-known as an amazing motocross competitor. He also enjoyed traveling.

Noella Riva Spurdle

NORTH CANAAN — Noella Riva Spurdle passed away on June 21, 2019, after a brief illness. She  was 88 years old. She was the widow of Sonny Riva.

Noella was born Sept. 8, 1930, to Albert G. Margolis and Adela  Royer. 

She was a long-time resident of North Canaan and worked at Lindell Fuels for more than 50 years before retiring in 2015.

Vera (Kassman) Tilson

LAKEVILLE — Vera (Kassman) Tilson, 94, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother died June 24, 2019, at Goodwin House in Falls Church, Va.  

Born Aug. 2, 1924, in Brookline, Mass., to Nicholai and Luba Kassman, she outlived her parents and siblings, Eugene Kassman and Elly (Kassman) Meyer, by many years.  

She is  remembered as a vigorous, loving person who deeply cherished friendships and family.