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Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Frederick Pulver Sr.

LAKEVILLE — William “Bill” Frederick Pulver Sr., died at home on June 8, 2011, at the age of 92.

He was born Aug. 25, 1918, to Helene (Keller) and Worthey J. Pulver. In 1941 he married Adrienne “Adie” Thorn, who predeceased him in 2005.

Bill loved his family, his many friends, golf and a good joke. He was often “fined” at Rotary for his jokes, and he really liked the long ones that fooled you into thinking it was going to be a true story. As long as he was able, he also enjoyed lake and ocean sailing and skiing.

Harry A. Gerowe Sr.

KENT — Calling hours for Harry A. Gerowe Sr., 80, who died June 10, 2011, will be held at the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, on Thursday, June 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A memorial service will be held July 10.

A full obituary will appear in the June 23 Lakeville Journal.

Richard P. ‘Dick’ Schwarze

STANFORDVILLE — Richard P. “Dick” Schwarze, 82, passed away June 11, 2011, at home.

He was born in Poughkeepsie on Oct. 27, 1928, the son of the late Rose (Mulcahy) and Joseph F. Schwarze.
He was a 1946 graduate of the Pine Plains high school.

On Sept. 28, 1952, at St. Joseph’s Church in Clinton Corners, N.Y., he married Mary A. (Smith) Schwarze. She survives at home.

Mr. Schwarze was owner and operator of the Schwarze Family Farm. He was a member of the Dairymen’s League, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a Mets and Giants fan.

Raymond S. ‘Peter’ Waldron

LAKEVILLE — Raymond S. “Peter” Waldron, 73, of Hillsdale, N.Y., passed away May 20, 2011, at his residence with his loving family at his side. A longtime resident of Lakeville, he was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Sharon, the son of the late Pauline and Ray Unite.

A dedicated husband, father and friend, he was employed by Agway in Millerton for 30 years and enjoyed working with numerous farmers.

He later worked for Carovail for nine years. Upon retiring, he enjoyed gardening, photography and spending time with his family.

Appreciation – John Segalla

As sounds of the hymns rose to the rafters of St. Joseph’s sanctuary, the funeral service of an icon spanning two centuries, was taking place. The appearance of friends in our lives still leaves me somewhat mystified. How the human chemistry works its magic to create a lasting friendship still leaves me in wonder.

Death Notices June 9

Shirley H. Benbow

WINSTED — Shirley H. Benbow of Winsted died May 31, 2011. Funeral services were held June 3. Maloney Funeral home has charge of arrangements.

Timothy J. Hall

WINSTED — Timothy J. Hall of Winsted died June 3, 2011. Visitation hours were held June 7. Cook Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.   

Richard Lenkowski

Peter J. Kennedy

WEST HARTFORD — Peter J. Kennedy, 58, loving husband of Kate Cantwell Kennedy, passed away peacefully Monday evening, May 30, 2011, with family and friends around him.

Peter was born March 13, 1953, in Hartford to Marion (Hoar) and Philip J. Kennedy. He grew up in Hartford and West Hartford and graduated from Northwest Catholic High School.

Gerald Bauman Jr.

SHARON — Gerald Bauman Jr. passed away on June 4, 2011.

He was born in Sharon on Feb. 3, 1928, and moved with his family to Miami in the 1930s.

He graduated from Miami Senior High and joined the Army where he served as a master sergeant with the Allied forces in Japan after World War II.

He attended the University of Miami and then the University of Florida, from which he graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1955.

In 1952, he married Elizabeth Selfridge of Lakeville.

Harriette (Koffler) Dorsen

WEST CORNWALL — Harriette (Koffler) Dorsen, 68, of West Cornwall died, peacefully and with her family at her side, on June 5, 2011, at Noble Horizons in Salisbury.

She was born Aug. 26, 1942, in Newark, N.J., the daughter of the late Sondra and Joseph Koffler.

She married Norman Dorsen on Nov. 25, 1965. He survives at home.

Harriette was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law. After taking time to raise her children, she joined the New York law firm of Lankenau, Kovner and Bickford, where she rose to become a managing partner.

Robert D. Francis Sr.

MILLERTON — Robert D. Francis Sr., 77, a lifetime resident of Millerton, passed away May 29, 2011.

Robert was born on Feb. 17, 1934, in Sharon, the son of the late Catherine (McHugh) and William Francis.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Lena Francis of Millerton; his faithful dog, Sam; his daughters, Cindy Heck and her husband, John, of Millerton and Michelle Gallo of Essex, Vt.; his son, Robert Francis Jr. of Millerton; his sister, Mary Anderson of Millerton; and his grandchildren John Heck Jr., Danielle Heck, Caleb Gallo, Roshelle Gallo and Crystal Gallo.