Login

Obituaries

Joseph Cornelius Horan Jr.

STANFORDVILLE — Joseph Cornelius Horan Jr., 69, passed away Aug. 4, 2011.

He was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Yonkers, N. Y. He was the son of the late Jane Stottler, whose Dutch family have been residents of New York since 1636, and Joseph Cornelius Horan, a World War I veteran, whose family was from County Cork, Ireland.

Joseph attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, as well as St. Brendan’s Grammar School.

He worked for Citibank for more than 35 years and then Charter One Bank for five years.

Mr. Horan married Noel Sciarrotta, a former resident of the Bronx.

Robert Edward Webb

MILLERTON — Robert Edward Webb, 85, a lifelong resident of Millerton, died Aug. 2, 2011, at the Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y.

He was born April 17, 1926, in Sharon, the son of the late Lillian (Hubbard) and Edward Webb.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On July 3, 1966, he married Mary Yeno, in Amenia. She predeceased him on Jan. 13, 1986.

For 45 years, Mr. Webb was the store manager of the First National Supermarket in Millerton and later, the Finest Supermarket in Poughkeepsie, before retiring in 1991.

Archie Jay Wildman

NORTH CANAAN­— Archie Jay Wildman, 71, of Pease Street died Aug. 1, 2011, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Archie was the husband of Margaret (Rifenburgh) Wildman.

He was born in New Milford May 2, 1940, the son of the late Mae (Smalley) and Archie Jay Wildman.

Archie worked for more than 20 years as a member of the maintenance department at the Becton-Dickenson Company in North Canaan. He loved fishing, camping and woodworking. Archie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

Appreciation: Tom Glennon

For decades, students at North Canaan Elementary School had Mr. Glennon for seventh-grade science, including me.

My daughter had him as a substitute and she would often come home with Mr. Glennon stories and quips, reminiscent of my own days in his class. I would find myself smiling with fond remembrance.

To say he was unique would be an understatement.

The highlight of seventh-grade science, during his tenure, were the gardens.

Death Notices August 12

Sylvia Ann Flotat
WINSTED — Sylvia Ann Flotat of Winsted died July 25, 2011. Funeral services were held July 29 at St. Joseph Church. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Elwin “Ed” Ocain
NEW HARTFORD — Elwin “Ed” Ocain of New Hartford died July 27, 2011. Graveside services will be held Aug. 6 at Barkhamsted Center Cemetery at 11 a.m. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
 

Elizabeth M. (Schroeder) Ashton

STANFORDVILLE — Elizabeth M. (Schroeder) Ashton, 44, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her husband on July 27, 2011, following a long struggle with cancer.

Beth brought joy and love to everything she did and everyone she met. Known for her beautiful voice and thoughtful songwriting, she loved singing and playing music in local folk and bluegrass venues with her husband, Steve.

She was born Sept. 21, 1966, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Betty (Smith) and Carl A. Schroeder.

Dan H. Elliott

ANCRAM — Dan H. Elliott, 71, passed awayAug. 1, 2011, at home.

On July 30, 1960, in Ancram, he married Joann (Sigler) Elliott. She survives at home.

He was born in Morris, N.Y., on Dec. 6, 1939, the son of Harriett (Weidman) and Adrian Elliott.

Dan was a restoration carpenter for the state of New York. He also enjoyed working on the dairy farm.

He was a member of the Ancram Fire Company and St. John’s Lutheran Church Counsel and was formerly an Ancram town justice.

Gunnar K. Holmes

SHEFFIELD — Gunnar K. Holmes, 88, of South Main Street and a former resident of Cornwall Bridge for 40 years, died peacefully at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington July 27, 2011.

He was the husband of Paula (Van Wagner) Holmes. The couple were married on June 22, 1947, and celebrated 64 years of marriage. Gunnar was born in Moss, Norway on Jan. 21, 1923, the son of the late Jenny (Hansen) and Gustav Holmes.

Gunnar was an antiques dealer for 55 years and enjoyed antiquing throughout New England.

Gertrude M. Richardson

LAKEVILLE — Gertrude M. Richardson, 92, of Robin Hill Lane died July 27, 2011, at her home.

She was born May 14, 1919, in Falls Village, the daughter of the late Hilda (Swanson) and Albert Gustafson.

Gertrude graduated from Canaan high school in 1938 and worked at the Connecticut Light and Power office in Falls Village before working in Waterbury and New Haven.

In New Haven, she took care of Lars Onsager’s sons while attending evening classes. Onsager was the 1968 recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Helen (Mendelson) Rolo

SALISBURY — Helen (Mendelson) Rolo, 84, of New York City died peacefully on July 26, 2011, at Noble Horizons.

She was born in New York City on March 2, 1927, the daughter of Fannie and Abraham Mendelson.

Helen attended The High School of Music & Art and The Julliard School. She spent a year at the University of Wisconsin before transferring to New York University, from which she graduated in 1948.