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Obituaries

Steven Grover Straiton

KENT — Steven Grover Straiton of Kent passed away on Aug. 15, 2018, after a brief but fierce battle with pancreatic cancer.  

Steven was born on Dec.10, 1968, in Danbury, Conn., and was raised in New Fairfield, Conn. 

Donald G. McClanahan

LAKEVILLE — Donald G. McClanahan, 64, passed away after a long illness on Aug. 12, 2018. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Ruth McClanahan, who died nine days prior on Aug. 3. 

Donald was preceded in death by his father, William McClanahan; and his ex-wife, Patricia McClanahan.

Cecil W. Doyle

PINE PLAINS — Cecil W. Doyle, 86, passed away early on Aug. 13, 2018, in the comfort of his own home.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. 

Cecil was born on Sept. 6, 1931, a son of Margaret (Turbarg) and Wilber Doyle.  

He served as a corporal in the United States Army from 1949-1953. After he was discharged, he worked at A &J Service for many years and then was co-owner of Doyle and Coons Oil Company until his retirement in 1993.

In appreciation: Dg Blodgett

Donnie and I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their kindness and sympathy: flowers,food,donations made to the Sharon Fire Department and Ambulance, cards,gifts,visits and kind words spoken to our family after the loss of our son, Dg Blodgett.

Dg will always be remembered for his great smile, consideration for others and how he interacted with people.

Thank you.

Donnie and Lisa Blodgett

Sharon

Mary T. Hardisty

AMENIA — Mary T. Hardisty, 87, a lifelong Amenia resident, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018, at Hartford Hospital. 

Born on Sept. 13, 1930, in Sharon, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Nealis) and William V. McEnroe. 

Mrs. Hardisty attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Amenia High School. She also attended The Foundling Hospital in New York City. 

Timothy A. Price

AMENIA —Timothy A. Price, 57, a resident of Amenia and formerly of Stanfordville, passed away on Aug. 12, 2018, at his home in Amenia. 

Mr. Price was a professional horseman who worked at many local farms. He later worked as a landscaper for Burlinghoff Contracting in Pine Plains. 

Jennie Deane

NORTH CANAAN — Jennie Deane of North Canaan, born on April 28, 1969, to the late Pauline Deane and Walter Deane Sr., passed away on Aug. 4, 2018, at the age of 49. 

Jennie grew up in Southfield, Mass., and graduated from Mount Everett High School. 

She was a cook and waitress most of her life at many local diners and food establishments.  

Dorothy Edith (Barton) Burdick

STANFORDVILLE — Dorothy Edith (Barton) Burdick, 94, of Stanfordville died Aug. 11, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Hospital with three generations by her side.

Dot was born the only child of Carrie and Frank Barton on March 8, 1924. Following her education at the Stanford Free School and Millbrook High School, she went to Albany to train as a well-baby nurse and had fond memories of her years as a nanny to the Wing family. 

Nancy Ludlow Tuckerman

SALISBURY — Nancy Ludlow Tuckerman, a longtime Salisbury resident and formerly of New York City, died peacefully at Noble Horizons in Salisbury. She was 89 years of age.

Tuckerman was working at a travel agency in Manhattan when her former classmate and roommate, Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy, appointed her White House Social Secretary in 1963.

Gerald M. Rassman

SHARON — Gerald M. Rassman went to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2018.

Gerald was born on Nov. 8, 1947, in Sharon, to the late Ernest “Fred” Rassman and Helen Arias. After graduating from Webutuck High School, he proudly served in the Navy. He later worked as a correctional officer and retired from Green Haven Correctional Facility.