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Ida (Currao) Kain

AMENIA — Ida (Currao) Kain, 89, formerly of Amenia, passed away on Sept. 18, 2018, at Pinebrook Center in Venice, Fla.

Ida was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Middletown, N.Y. Her parents were the late Edna and Joseph Currao of Goshen, N.Y.

Ida retired from Webutuck Central School District in Amenia, New York in June 1987 and from GNC Nutrition in 2007.

William Kevin McGrath

SALISBURY — William Kevin McGrath, affectionately known as Kevin to all that had the pleasure to know him, passed away last Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family after a very brief illness. He was 78. 

Kevin was born on June 9, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late William Harold McGrath and the late Marguerite (Dowd) McGrath. He attended Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., The Choate School in Wallingford, Conn., and Institut Dr. Schmidt in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was a graduate of Georgetown University. 

Thomas J. Killawee

NORTH CANAAN — Thomas J. Killawee, 89, passed away at The Wesley nursing home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018.

Thomas was born July 9,1929, to Mary and Bartholomew Killawee in North Canaan. 

He attended local schools and worked for the Canaan  Oil Co. for many years. Then he worked as a caretaker and as security personnel for the Salisbury School. He worked  as maintenance personnel for an apartment complex in Fishkill, N.Y. 

Carroll L. Woodward Sr.

WEST CORNWALL — Carroll L. Woodward Sr., 88, died peacefully at his home Sept.18, 2018, surrounded by his children.  

Carroll was born July 20, 1930, in Hardwick, Vt., son of the late Flora (Generess) and Percy Woodward.  

He resided in Canaan, N.H., until joining the United States Air Force, serving in Greenland as an airplane mechanic. Upon discharge he returned to Canaan to work on the family farm, where he met and married Margaret Mansur, also of Canaan.  

John Austin Flint

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. — John Austin Flint, 78, passed away on the morning of Sept. 18, 2018, at the Grand Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

John was born with cerebral palsy and lived with his parents, Gilbert A. Flint and Catherine W. Bockée Flint, on Flint Hill Farm in Amenia until the death of his mother in 1965, when he then became institutionalized at Wassaic State School.

Alan Carroll

AMENIA — Alan Carroll, 78, a lifelong resident of Amenia, died Sept. 22, 2018, at Noble Horizons. Mr. Carroll was a truck driver for McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton for 24 years, retiring in 2016. 

Born on Dec. 22, 1939, in Sharon, he was the son of Florence (Brunese) Carroll of Salisbury and the late John Carroll. 

Charles E. Hamlen

KENT — Charles E. Hamlen, 75, founder of the charity Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS and a co-founder of IMG Artists of New York City, one of classical music’s leading management agencies, died on Aug. 1, 2018, at his home in Manhattan. 

Charlie helped build the careers not only of Joshua Bell but also the violinist Leila Josephowitz and the pianists Evgeny Kissin and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. 

Robert Allen Quinion

FALLS VILLAGE — Robert Allen Quinion, 55, passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2018, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Robert was born Oct. 11, 1962, in Great Barrington, the son of the late George A. Quinion and Henrietta “Hank” (Thomen) Quinion.

Robert was a 1980 Graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

He loved to spend time outdoors working on his garden. He loved running equipment and driving trailer trucks. 

Robert also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In appreciation: Jack Silvernale

Hi Jack,

It’s Mom. You loved life and would do anything for anyone, especially your mom … replace lights, fix flats, etc.

When you fell off the scaffold, they brought you back to life on Life Star and in the hospital. You gave a great fight, and you won. 

You were home a long time, and then went back to work. Then you were diagnosed with cancer. You were your old self, but eventually you could not fight anymore.

God had plans, and needed my son.

Jack Gerard Silvernale

MILLERTON — Jack Gerard Silvernale, 59, passed away on July 28, 2018, after a short but aggressive battle with cancer. 

Born on Sept. 7, 1958, in Anniston, Ala., Jack served from 1978 to 1980 in the United States Army. 

On June 11, 1983, he married Veronica “Ronnie” Hosier.

Jack was an active member of the Berkshire Beagle Club, and an avid hunter and fisherman.