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Obituaries

Dhimitra (Pani) Leka

SALISBURY — Dhimitra (Pani) Leka, 92, recently of Salisbury, departed this life for life eternal on May 9, 2011. Dhimitra Leka was born Oct. 23, 1918, the cherished daughter of the late Athanas and Thomaida Pani of Korca, Albania.

Raised and educated there, she became very accomplished as a designer and maker of handmade rugs, silk embroidered tablecloths, finely crocheted tablecloths and bedspreads.

Irving Paul Haight Sr.

STANFORDVILLE — Irving Paul Haight Sr., 69, passed away May 15, 2011, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

He was born in Poughkeepsie on Feb. 21, 1942, the son of the late Thelma (Coffin) and Paul Haight.

Mr. Haight coached the Twins Little League Team for many years. He also was inducted into the Wall of Fame in Pine Plains.

He worked for IBM as a technician in East Fishkill, N.Y.

John ‘Jack’ Leo Mahoney

FALLS VILLAGE — John “Jack” Leo Mahoney, 73, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born March 13, 1938, in Rockland, Mass., the son of Florence Mahoney and the late John Francis Mahoney.

Jack graduated from Rockland High School in 1956 and Williams College in 1960. He received an MAT degree from Wesleyan University in 1963 and a CAGS degree from the University of Hartford in 1975.

Nobuko Gleason

KENT — Nobuko Gleason, 84, of Kent died May 17, 2011. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 19, at Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon. Call the funeral home at 860-364-5709 for hours. Services will be at the convenience of the family. A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper.

Robert Allen Day

SHARON — Robert Allen Day, 86, passed away on May 12, 2011, at his home in Sharon.

He was born in New Britain, Conn., on April 8, 1925, the son of the late Hazel and William Day. He graduated from New Britain High School and, after earning his degree in physics from Yale, class of 1945W, he served in the Navy on the USS Springfield, CL66, during World War II.

Alan Luther ‘Al’ Curtis

SHARON — Alan Luther “Al” Curtis, 79, passed away May 10, 2011. Alan was born June 3, 1931, in Bermuda to the late Catherine (Gulick) and Alan Blair Curtis.

He was raised in Sharon and spent his professional career in Dover, N.J., where he was also a past master of the Jephthah Lodge. He was in the U.S. Army for two years and then worked as a professional engineer for the U.S. government as a civilian at the Picatinny Arsenal until he retired in 1986. He spent the last 25 happy years in Lenexa, Kan.

Carol A. Collette

AMENIA — Carol A. Collette, 69, a longtime area resident, died May 9, 2011. She made her home in Wassaic for many years and recently lived in Amenia. She was most recently a resident of The Kent nursing home.

Carol was born on March 15, 1942, in Potsdam, N.Y. She was raised in Malone and Chateaugay, N.Y. She graduated from Chateaugay Central High School in 1961. She went to work at the Wassaic Developmental Center in 1966 and retired with 21 years of service as a therapy aide.

Death Notices May 13

Eleanor Jones Clapp

WINSTED — Eleanor Jones Clapp of Litchfield, formerly of Winsted, died May 4, 2011. Funeral services were held May 9 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Pine Meadow. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Carolyn L. (Knowles) Robertson

SALISBURY — Carolyn L. (Knowles) Robertson, 92, passed away May 3, 2011, at Noble Horizons. She was the widow of Reginal J. Robertson, who passed away in 1980.

Carolyn was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Gloucester, Mass., a daughter of the late Gertrude (Critchet) and Elliott R. Knowles. She graduated from Gloucester High School and later became an X-ray technician.

She and Reginal were married on July 19, 1941, and moved to Lakeville, where she worked at Sharon Hospital and later became a CNA and worked at Noble Horizons.

Martha Kutteles

AMENIA — Martha Kutteles, 68, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away May 7, 2011, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y. She was the wife of Albert P. Kutteles.

Martha was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Eddna (Simmon) and Milbert Johnson. She graduated from Webutuck High School.

She worked for Wilson and Eaton and the Wassaic state school, was a secretary at Tri Wall and worked for the World Peace Society. She was a member of the Amenia Women’s Auxiliary.