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Obituaries

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. 

Edward Joseph Erbacher

SALISBURY — Edward “Ed” Joseph Erbacher, 86, a resident of Noble Horizons Retirement Community, died peacefully on Sept. 6, 2018. 

He was a longtime resident of Larchmont, N.Y., and Lakeville. 

Born on Feb. 3, 1932, in Richmond Hill, Queens, he was the son of May (Weber) and Edward Erbacher. 

Reginald Leslie Haight

PINE PLAINS — Reginald Leslie Haight, 93, Pine Plains  passed away Sept. 8, 2018, at home under the care of hospice with family by his side. He and his wife lived their entire lives in the Hudson Valley as part of the farming community. In the 1970s, they settled in the beautiful valley on Tripp Road, in Millerton.

He was born Sept. 6, 1925, in the family home in Verbank, N.Y., the son of the late Douglas Haight and Mabel Woodruff Haight. He attended numerous one-room schoolhouses in Verbank, Millbrook and Millerton.

Thomas William Johnson

SHARON — Thomas William Johnson, 54, formerly of Sharon, died unexpectedly at his home in Waterport, N.Y., on July 28, 2018. He was the son of the late Anna (Pederson) and  Theodore Johnson.

Thomas was born in Sharon on Sept. 23, 1963. He was a graduate of Oliver Wolcott Technical School in Torrington. He was a carpenter for most of his life in the Buffalo area of New York.

He is survived by a son, Kyle; a daughter, Kelly; a brother, Ted; and a sister, Tammy.

Robert N. Wilkinson

PINE PLAINS — Robert N. Wilkinson, 67, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at home. 

He was born on Sept. 22, 1950, in Manhattan, the son of Mary A. (Naglieri) Wilkinson of Pine Plains and the late Robert C. Wilkinson.

Bob worked for Verizon as an installer in Catskill, N.Y.

In his spare time, he loved motorcycles and gardening. He was a very devoted father and spent most of his life helping his children in every way possible.

Charles Ronald Hummel

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Charles Ronald Hummel, known to family and friends as “Ron,” of Cornwall Bridge, died peacefully at age 80 in New Milford Hospital on Sept. 8, 2018.  

Ron was born and raised in Detroit, Mich. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Anne Hummel; and his twin brother, Richard Brian Hummel. 

Ron raised his family in New Canaan, Conn., and retired in Cornwall Bridge and Patagonia, Ariz.