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Obituaries

Barbara ‘Barb’ (Hill) Schenkel

SALISBURY — Barbara “Barb” (Hill) Schenkel, 78, of Undermountain Road died peacefully, with her family at her side, May 22, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. She was the wife of Rolf Schenkel.

Barb was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Stamford, Conn., the daughter of the late Alice (Baker) and Harry Hill.

She and her husband owned and operated the Ragamont Inn in Salisbury for more than 30 years. Barb was an avid golfer and bowler and so enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends.

Memorial service – Robert F. Rueger

ASHLEY FALLS — Graveside services with full military honors will be held for Robert F. Rueger on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. in Ashley Falls Cemetery.

Bob died Feb. 6, 2011. He was the husband of Priscilla (Hall) Rueger.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

Memorial service – Jack Mahoney

FALLS VILLAGE —A celebration of the life of Jack Mahoney will be held Friday, June 10, at 5 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the 21st Century Fund Science & Technology Center, PO Box 132, Falls Village, CT 06031. Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.

Everett ‘Bud’ Lee King

NORTH CANAAN — Everett “Bud” Lee King, 77, of Old Turnpike Road passed away May 22, 2011, after a battle with cancer.

He was the husband of Beverly Ann (Heath) King for 55 years. Bud was born July 10, 1933, at the former Geer Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Catherine Rose (Van Vlack) and Charles Henry King.

Bud served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954. He served as a corporal in the Korean conflict.

Memorial tribute – Foxhall Parker Jones

SALISBURY — A memorial tribute to Foxhall Parker Jones, who died Feb. 27, 2011, will be held at the Sharon Country Club on Sunday, June 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. The family asks that you arrive promptly. There will be a reception following the tribute.

Cheryl B. Haddon

TORRINGTON — Cheryl B. Haddon, 62, of Torrington died May 20, 2011, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She was the wife of John E. Haddon.

Cheryl was born in Great Barrington on Dec. 18, 1948, the daughter of Nancy (Fraleigh) Bergenty of North Canaan and Richard Bergenty of Torrington. She was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, class of 1966, and Tunxis Community College and Saint Joseph College.

Nobuko (Nakano) Gleason

KENT — Nobuko (Nakano) Gleason, 84, a longtime resident of Kent, died May 17, 2011, at Sharon Hospital after a brief illness. Nobuko was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Saitama-Ken, Japan, the daughter of the late Sen (Kurosawa) and Saisaku Nakano.

Mrs. Gleason devoted her life to her family and was a member of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kent. Although a diabetic, she took great joy in providing sweet treats to her friends and family. Nobuko delighted in spending time with her many grandchildren and took pleasure in sewing and knitting items to give as gifts.

Roy E. Camburn

PINE PLAINS — Roy E. Camburn, 93, passed away Feb. 15, 2011, at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He was born March 24, 1917, in Gallatin, N.Y., to the late Ethel (Shook) and Frank Camburn. He was the eldest of seven children.

He grew up in northern Dutchess County and attended Red Hook and Pine Plains schools. He was a talented athlete, playing baseball and running cross-country. As a runner, he participated with 350 others in the largest race of the time, held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Death Notices May 19

Jean H. Cole

COLEBROOK — Jean H. Cole of Colebrook died May 12, 2011. Funeral services were held May 19 at the Church of St. Ann, Avon. Ahern Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Robert H. O’Dell

WINSTED — Robert H. O’Dell of Winsted died May 11, 2011. Graveside services were held May 17 at Forest View Cemetery, Winsted. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Appreciation – John Mahoney

As one of John Mahoney’s former students, I wanted to submit a tribute him. It’s not enough to say that Mr. Mahoney was a wonderful, well-liked educator. Mr. Mahoney was so perfect for his chosen vocation. If he knew one of his students was struggling he would tell them, “You can do this,” and be very encouraging. Jack Mahoney made kids want to succeed.