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Obituaries

Douglas Winslow

GALLATIN, N.Y. — Douglas Winslow, 68, of Gallatin, N.Y., passed away on May 1, 2019, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. 

Born on Aug. 25, 1950, in Schenectady, N.Y., Doug was one of three children born to Anna Belle (Monesko) and Edwin Winslow.

To many, he was known as Coach Winslow, a name he cherished and held with great pride. He spent decades doing what he loved most: coaching and working with countless students. 

Daniel Walley

SHARON — Daniel Walley, 64,  passed away April 10, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. 

Danny was born June 13, 1954, in Bridgeport, Conn. He was the son of the late Eleanor A. and Daniel R. Walley. 

Danny graduated from Bunnel High School in Stratford, Conn., in 1971. 

He served in the United States Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam War. 

Marjorie Sitter

COPAKE — Marjorie Sitter, 49, of Washington Road, died April 23, 2019, at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was the loving wife of Daryl Sitter. 

Marjorie was born Nov. 24, 1969, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Nancy (Drumm) and Gerald Ball. 

Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. 

Isadore ‘Izzy’ Tadiello

NORTH CANAAN — Isadore “Izzy” Tadiello, 97, our friend and hero and a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, passed away peacefully at his home on April 23, 2019. 

He was born Oct. 3, 1921, to Otavia and Joseph Tadiello in Winsted. He was the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor in Connecticut. He was aboard the USS Curtiss, anchored off of Ford Island, on Dec. 7, 1941. He survived the attack and continued to serve until returning to Connecticut to begin his electrical career, and established I.A. Tadiello Electric in 1960. 

John Richard ‘Jack’ Murtagh

SHARON — John Richard “Jack” Murtagh, 77, passed away April 25, 2019, at Saint Francis Hospital after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Deborah (Lee) Murtagh for 36 years.

Jack was born on Jan. 27, 1942, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Alice (Hamilton) and John Murtagh. He was a lifelong resident of Sharon and a 1960 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

Katherine (Mary) Lyle

MILLERTON — Katherine (Mary) Lyle, 85, previously of Millerton, passed away on April 23, 2019, at Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla. 

She was born on her family’s farm on Nov. 30, 1933, in Ancram, the daughter of Mary (Kratt)and Maty Paley.  

A lifelong dairy farmer, she later owned and operated Peaceful Valley Farm in Millerton with her husband and children. 

Joelle Holm

SHARON — Joelle Holm, 91, a longtime resident of Sharon, died peacefully on March 27, 2019, at her daughter Ingrid’s home in Portland, Ore., surrounded by family.  

She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Axel William Helmer Holm, in 2004.

Ben Heller

SHARON — Ben Heller, 93, of New York City and Sharon, died peacefully in his sleep on April 24, 2019. 

From 1950 to 1970, he was president of Heller Jersey,  a textile manufacturing firm. 

Earl W. Bostrup

SALISBURY — Earl W. Bostrup died April 20, 2019, at Sharon Hospital at the age of 91.  He was the loving and devoted husband of Margaret T. Bostrup for 63 years.

Howard ‘Butch’ Clarence Duntz Sr.

NORTH CANAAN — Howard “Butch” Clarence Duntz Sr., 75, of Canaan Valley Road, died April 25, 2019, at Sharon Hospital. 

He was the husband of Colaine (Davide) Duntz. 

Howard was born July 29, 1943, in Pittsfield, Mass., the son of the late Abbie (Coons) and Roy Duntz.

Howard and Colaine met in 1961 and spent the last 58 years together. They were inseparable for their 56 years of marriage. Howard was a family man who will always be cherished by his loved ones. His great sense of humor will truly be missed.