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Obituaries

Ethel L. (Tisserand) Warner

NORTH CANAAN — Ethel L. (Tisserand) Warner, 75, of High Street died peacefully at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Jan. 8, 2018.  

She was the wife of Alexander J. Warner. Ethel was born in Winsted on March 23, 1942, the daughter of the late Hazel (Barnes) and George Tisserand.

Ethel worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  

She also was a hairdresser and had been a mold operator at Becton Dickinson Company in North Canaan.  She loved to swim in the summer and go to Florida in the winter to escape the cold.

Memorial service: Barbara Pogue

SALISBURY — There will be a funeral Mass on April 7 for Barbara (Barry) Pogue, 85, who died on Dec. 28, 2017, at the former St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville at 11 a.m. An open reception will follow at 1 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Grove.

Helen Elizabeth (Brundage) Coutermash Morck

WALLINGFORD — Helen Elizabeth (Brundage) Coutermash Morck, 93, died peacefully the morning of Dec. 25, 2017, at Masonicare Health Center.  

Helen was born April 4, 1924, in White Plains, N.Y., daughter of the late Marie (Fischer) and Gilbert Louis Brundage.

On May 1, 1943, Helen married Wallis Edward Coutermash.  Wallis died March 24, 1956.  

They had one child, Wallis Edward Coutermash, who was born Aug. 7, 1945, and predeceased his mother on Feb. 25, 1998.

Richard H. Mallory

NORTH CANAAN —  Richard H. “Dick” Mallory, 79, of South Canaan Road, died Jan. 6, 2018, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  

He was born July 5, 1938, in Sheffield, Mass., son of the late Marie (Vicini) and George Mallory.

Dick was an equipment operator and worked for several contractors throughout the Northwest Corner of the state.  

He served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army.  

Roswell Hopkins Rudd Jr.

SHARON — Roswell Rudd died Dec 22, 2017, at his home in Kerhonkson, N.Y., after a long battle with cancer. He was lovingly cared for by his long-time partner, Verna Gillis, and surrounded by his extended family and devoted friends who brought him so much joy over the course of his life. 

Robert Shyer

LAKEVILLE — Robert “Bob” Shyer died peacefully on Dec. 19, 2017, aged 86, surrounded by his family. 

Bob was loved by his family and friends for his kindness and wonderful sense of humor. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Oct. 15, 1931, to Rose (Schwartz) and Joseph Shyer. 

Bob graduated from Long Island University in 1954 with a B.A. in economics and then joined Zyloware Corporation, founded by his father in 1923; his brother Henry joined two years later, marking the beginning of a 60-plus year partnership. 

Elizabeth Louise ‘Betty Lou’ Keegan

STAATSBURG — Elizabeth Louise “Betty Lou” Keegan, 72, a 15-year resident of Staatsburg, N.Y., and formerly of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died peacefully on Jan. 5, 2018, at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie with her loving family at her side. 

Betty Lou worked as an assembler at Mid-Hudson Workshop in Poughkeepsie for many years and had worked for Nestle USA in New Milford, Conn., in the production facility. 

When her daughters were young she was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker.

Walter C. Burcroff

GOSHEN — Walter C. Burcroff, 85, died Dec. 18, 2017, at his home. 

He was the beloved husband of Rebecca “Becky” (Breakell) Burcroff.

Mr. Burcroff was born in Sodus, N.Y., on March 18, 1932, son of the late Dora (Streeter) and Carl Burcroff, and had been a Goshen resident for the past 39 years. 

He was a retired teacher in the agricultural education department at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, retiring in 1987 with 32 years of service. 

Wayne G. Brandt Sr.

SALISBURY — Wayne G. Brandt Sr., aged 72 years young, passed away Jan. 4, 2018. His beloved family was by his side. 

Born in North Canaan on Oct. 13, 1945, he was a son of the late Isabell (Ostrander) and Roy Brandt. 

Forrest ‘Woody’ J. Woodman

WEST CORNWALL — Forrest “Woody” J. Woodman, 89, died peacefully at home on Dec. 20, 2017. 

He was the loving husband of Mary (Sebben) Woodman.

Woody was born March 16, 1928, in Cornwall, the son of the late Violet (Brown) and Forrest E. Woodman. 

Woody attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in March 1945. 

Upon returning home, he married Mary Sebben of East Canaan on June 4, 1949.