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Joseph Jaklitsch

SALISBURY — Joseph Jaklitsch, 73, passed away in Boston, Mass., on Aug. 31, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. 

For 16 years, Joe was the owner and proprietor of The Roast Coffee house, in Lakeville and Salisbury.  

During its existence, The Roast was known as the heart and soul of the community. His warmth and kindness endeared him to his many friends and customers. 

Myron Joel ‘Mike’ Rindsberg

MILLERTON — The world got a little smaller on July 29, 2019, when Myron Joel Rindsberg (known as “Mike” by his many friends and “Mr. Rindsberg” by the countless number of students he mentored) passed away. He’d had a good run, however, as he’d been born in New York City 89 years earlier, on Jan. 8, 1930. 

Lori Ann Morrison

AMENIA — Lori Ann Morrison, 48, a resident of Hyde Park, N.Y., passed away on Aug. 28, 2019, in Hyde Park, N.Y. 

Born on July 2, 1971, in Sharon, she was the daughter of Joyce (Delong) and Kenneth Morrison of Amenia. 

In addition to her parents, Lori is survived by a brother, Kevin Morrison of Amenia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Lori will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

Funeral services will be private. To send the family an online condolence, go to www.hufcutfuneralhome.com.

John Pelham Curtis

MILLERTON — John Pelham Curtis, 1938-2019, a beloved retired physician who had moved to northeastern Dutchess County in 1971 to practice internal medicine, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the family home on Sharon Station Road after a long illness. He was 81.

Let it be said up front that John was a self-effacing fellow and that going on at any length about him in his earshot would have been excruciating. These remarks proceed in cheerful defiance of his modesty. 

Irene May Squeo

NORTH CANAAN — Irene May Squeo, 85, of Farmington, passed away on July 7, 2019, in West Hartford.  

Born in New Baltimore, N.Y., on May 30, 1934, the daughter of the late Marie E. (Meyer) and Bronk Hannay, she was raised in Saugerties, N.Y., and was a graduate of Saugerties High School.  

Irene worked as a cook for many years at Sports City Country Club in Pine Plains, at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville as a pastry chef, and more recently had worked as a store manager for Rite Aid until her retirement.  

Mary Reid Brash

KENT — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Reid Brash, age 98, of New York City and Kent, on Aug. 24, 2019. 

Born and raised in Darien, Conn., as a Scot and child of the Depression, she was tough and independent. With college curtailed by circumstance, she began her career at the end of the war in occupied Japan as a clerical aide under Gen. MacArthur. 

Leaving there in 1952, she traversed Asia and Europe on a long journey with her best friend, Helen Warde. 

Stefan Jan Bibro

SALISBURY — Stefan Jan Bibro, 57, died Aug. 30, 2019, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He was the loving husband of Karen and devoted father to Lily. 

Stefan was born on Oct. 12, 1961, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Doreen (Booker) and Bronislaw Bibro. 

A lifelong resident of the area, Stefan attended Salisbury Central School, Indian Mountain School and Salisbury School.

In appreciation: Norman Wilcox

The family of Norman Wilcox wishes to sincerely thank relatives, friends and neighbors for their words of comfort, cards, support and donations during our loss. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are appreciated.  

— Catherine Wilcox and family

Sharon

David A. Sermersheim

LAKEVILLE — David A. Sermersheim, 81, of Westbrook, Conn., passed away on Aug. 27, 2019, at home.

He was born on Sept.25, 1937, in Jasper, Ind., the son of Silas and Martha (Jager) Sermersheim.

David was the chairman of the music department at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville for 33 years. 

David was first and foremost an educator. He never missed an opportunity to enlighten his students, family, friends or acquaintances about music, literature, poetry or a multitude of other topics. 

William W. Bates

DOVER PLAINS — William W. Bates, 85, a lifelong resident of Dover Plains, passed away on Sept. 1, 2019, at his home in Dover Plains. 

Mr. Bates was a union carpenter for R.W. Ciferri Inc. in Millbrook, retiring in 2003. 

Born on Dec. 24, 1933, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Olive (Riesdorf) and Myron Bates. 

Mr. Bates proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. 

On May 9, 1959, in Valhalla, N.Y., he married Catherine Brevi, who predeceased him on Nov. 17, 2001.