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Obituaries

Joanne Dillman-Guest

NORFOLK — Joanne Dillman-Guest, 86, of Geer Village and formerly of Norfolk, died Nov. 12, 2017, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital of complications following a surgery.

Joanne was born in Morristown, N.J., on May 30, 1931, during the Great Depression, an era that shaped her matter-of-fact attitude and lifelong pragmatism. She graduated in 1949 from Morristown High School, and continued her education at the Katharine Gibbs School, where she mastered shorthand and other skills important to the day.

Gregory Ross McEldowney

PINE PLAINS — Gregory Ross McEldowney, 65, died at home on Nov. 11, 2017. 

Born April 1, 1952, in Amityville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Pauline (Starke) and Elliot H. McEldowney Jr. 

His early years were spent in Amenia working with the family-owned weekly newspaper and printing business, The Harlem Valley Times. Photography and darkroom work were an early passion.

Eugene Santo Milici

TORRINGTON — Eugene Santo Milici died Nov. 9, 2017, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. 

Born May 25, 1942, in Jersey City, N.J., to Clementine (DeMaio) and Eugene Frank Milici, he graduated from Webutuck High School and attended the State University of New York at Cobleskill.  

He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea for two years.  

Eugene retired from Verizon Telephone Company.

Rosemarie Ruth Lutz

SALISBURY — Rosemarie Ruth Lutz, 88, of Between the Lakes Road, died Oct. 31, 2017.

Rosemarie was born on July 24, 1929, in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of the late Rose (Charvalotti) and Louis J.  Pinto. 

She graduated from Walton High School and attended Hunter College in New York. She then worked as a secretary to the dean of the medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. 

Doris H. Dedrick

DOVER PLAINS — Doris H. Dedrick of Dover Plains died Nov. 10, 2017, at Noble Horizons.  

Born on May 6, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Anna (Hoag) and Errol B. Hufcut.  

She graduated from Dover Plains High School, received her bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh and her master’s degree in library science from Pace University.

Judith R. (Reinwald) Brodeur

NORTH CANAAN — Judith R. (Reinwald) Brodeur, 82, died Nov. 12, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  

She was the wife of Louis R. Brodeur.  They were wed on April 23, 1955, in Cheshire, Conn. 

Judith was born Oct. 21, 1935, in New Haven, the daughter of the late Doris (Lovely) and Robert Reinwald.  

Judith and Louis had lived in this area for the past 40 years, after moving here from Hamden.

MacGregor Robinson

NORFOLK — MacGregor Robinson, 53, died on Sept. 4, 2017, at “Mungo Park,” his beloved home in Norfolk, after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver in late August.

Born Feb. 5, 1964, in nearby Winsted, MacGregor was predeceased by his parents, Hugh Robinson and Isabel “Tibby” (MacGregor) Browne Robinson and his sister, Isabel Browne Driscoll. 

Joseph L. Kain Jr.

AMENIA — Joseph L. Kain Jr., 67, a lifelong area resident, died Nov. 1, 2017, at his home in Amenia.

Mr. Kain owned and operated the Sharon Valley Tavern in Sharon for 30 years, retiring in 2008.  

Born on July 21, 1950, in Sharon, he was the son of Joseph L. Kain Sr. of Amenia and the late Lois Middlebrook Kain.  

He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia.  

William Arthur Wilbur

SHARON — William Arthur Wilbur, 93, died Oct. 31, 2017, at Noble Horizons.

He was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Sharon and made his lifelong residence there. He graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1941 and grew up as a farm boy and started the Sharon Pheasant Farm in 1948. 

Jan Van Etten Austell

KENT — Jan Van Etten Austell, 83, died at his home in Chase City, Va., on Nov. 3, 2017. 

Born April 26, 1934, in Middletown, N.Y., he was a son of the late Robert Rhett and Mary (Stivers) Austell.

A graduate of Deerfield School and Williams College, he continued his studies at Bread Loaf School of English, Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, earning his master’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford.