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Obituaries

Theodore ‘Ted’ Stanfield

SHARON — Theodore “Ted” Stanfield passed away peacefully at his home in Sharon on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the age of 81.

Ted was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the King’s County Hospital on July 4, 1938, the son of Winnie Mercer (Brown)and Theophilus Bramwell Stanfield of Newfoundland. He graduated from Manual Training High School in Brooklyn N.Y., then worked at Harris Intertype in the Research and Development Department as a toolmaker, leaving to serve in The Salvation Army as an officer for eight years. 

Donna Mae Jaromin

WASSAIC — Donna Mae Jaromin, 89, a longtime resident of Wassaic, passed away Sept. 10, 2019, at her home in Wassaic. 

Mrs. Jaromin was a building supervisor at the Wassaic Developmental Center for 35 years retiring in 1988. 

Born on May 13, 1930, in Deposit, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Grace (Zaruba) and  Clarence Kelsey Sr. 

Mrs. Jaromin proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On May 11, 1952 in Washington, D.C., she married George Jaromin, who died in 1987.

Craig Alan Summers

MILLERTON — Craig Alan Summers, 76, a lifelong Millerton resident, died unexpectedly on Sept. 15, 2019, at Sharon Hospital.

Mr. Summers recently retired following a 26-year career with the Salisbury School, where he worked as the gymnasium supervisor. 

Born Feb. 3, 1943, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Ruth and Lionel Summers. He was a 1961 graduate of Webutuck High School.  

On June 4, 1961, in Carmel, N.Y., he married Bonnie Hoag. Mrs. Summers survives at home. 

Robert D. Tompkins

SHARON — Robert D. Tompkins, 68, passed away on Aug. 28, 2019, at his home in Sharon after a brief illness. 

He was born on Nov. 29, 1951, in Pleasantville, N.Y., and was predeceased by his mother, Louise W. Carter, and step father, Lawson A. Carter of Salisbury; his sister, Carol T. Montgomery of Norcross, Ga.; and his father, Douglas H. Tompkins.

Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Monaco

SHARON — Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Monaco, 94, of Wellington, Fla., and Sharon, passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2019, in Wellington. 

Mary was born to the late Carlton Fiske Brown and Elizabeth Wade Kimball Brown of Marblehead, Mass., on Dec. 28, 1924 at Marblehead’s Mary Alley Hospital.

Raymond Edward Ovitt Sr.

FALLS VILLAGE — Raymond Edward Ovitt Sr., 83, of Falls Village died at home on Aug. 22, 2019.

He was a devoted and loving husband to Marie (Parmalee) Ovitt.

He was the loving father to Suzanne Palmer, Raymond Ovitt Jr., Marcy Brown, Cindy Rood, Leslie McDermott and James Ovitt; and grandfather to 14 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at Harvest Baptist Church in New Hartford.

Judith Suzanne Becker

NORTH CANAAN — Judith Suzanne Becker died Aug. 20, 2019, at her home in North Canaan after a brave battle with cancer. 

She was a long-time resident of Salisbury. 

She was born Jan. 30, 1940, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Laura M. and Raymond H. Becker. 

Judy graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1957; earned her BA from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1961 and two master’s degrees from Rutgers University (Library Science, in 1962 and Bio Chemistry in 1967). 

Ronald A. Bartizek

LAKEVILLE — Ronald A. Bartizek, 72, of Dallas, Pa., died Sept. 6, 2019,  in Dallas. The cause of death was complications of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, which was diagnosed in 2010.

Ron was born Aug. 16, 1947, in Willimantic, Conn., the son of the late Phyllis (Hoxie) and Albert Bartizek. At that time, the family lived in Lebanon, where both the Hoxie and Bartizek families had been engaged in farming. He was a 1965 graduate of Windham High School and attended the University of Connecticut at Storrs and Northwood Institute in Midland, Mich.

Jeanne L. Allen

WASSAIC — Jeanne L. Allen, 90, a longtime resident of Wassaic, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2019, at her home in Wassaic, surrounded by her loved ones. 

Ms. Allen was the director of pupil personnel services at Valley Stream Central School District, retiring in 1984. 

Born on June 19, 1929, in Tannersville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Suzanne (Worth) and Harold Allen. 

In appreciation: Augusta ‘Dolly’ Taylor

The family of Augusta “Dolly” Taylor would like to extend our gratitude to  the nursing staff at Geer Nursing for their care and compassion for Dolly for the past 11 years.

The staff at Geer makes all the difference, especially  at Cardinal Court. Their ability and willingness to go above and beyond their normal duties is truly amazing. 

And a special recognition to nursing assistant Leslie and nurses Mary and Dan. A heartfelt thank you to all of  you.

Mrs. Taylor passed away on Aug. 22, 2019, at 91 years of age.