Joan L. Cannon

LAKEVILLE — Joan L. Cannon died peacefully at Noble Horizons on Oct. 11, 2017.

She was born in New York City in 1928, the only child of Virginia (Vance)and Ernest LaPrade. She attended Friends Seminary in New York and graduated with a degree in English literature from Carleton College in 1950. In 1952 she married Roger Cannon and they soon moved to Sherman, Conn., to raise their family.

Robert John Russin

MILLERTON — Robert John Russin, 89, died at his home in Millerton on Oct. 8, 2017, after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. 

Born April 2, 1928, in Watertown, Conn., he was the husband of Patricia (Prescott) Russin, who predeceased him earlier this year. They were married for 67 years.

Bob was a dairy farmer. In 1968 he moved his home farm from Watertown to Millerton, where he continued to farm. 

He retired from the farm business in 1988. His son, Jack, continued the family business in Madison, N.Y. 

Nicholas Gordon

SHARON — Nicholas Gordon, Sharon resident and president of the Music Mountain Board of Directors, has died after a lengthy illness, on Oct. 5, 2017. He was 89.

Mr. Gordon joined the Music Mountain board in 1970 and became president in 1974, a position he held until his death. Concert goers in recent years were greeted by Mr. Gordon, who introduced every concert accompanied by his Newfoundland dog, Polo. He also hosted the radio broadcasts of the concerts, heard weekly during the season on WQXR and NPR.

In appreciation: Nicholas Gordon

I speak to the passing of a very special man, charming and gracious to the core, who continued a legacy of world-famous music here in the Northwest Corner and thereby gave us enormous enrichment, and above all, a good friend. Goodbye, Nick Gordon. We all miss you, and we will for a long, long time.

Stuyvesant K. Bearns


Memorial service: David M. Jalbert

KENT — A memorial service for David M. Jalbert will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kent.  A reception will follow the service at the Fife ‘n’ Drum Inn.

David, who passed away July 18, 2017, was a resident of Gaylordsville since 1972, a retired real estate appraiser, member of the Kent Lions Club and, along with his wife, Carol (who predeceased him), a founding member of Kent Cats.  

Harold Bartlett Scott Jr.

LAKEVILLE — Harold Bartlett Scott Jr. was born July 11, 1917, in Tarrytown, N.Y., to Harold Bartlett Scott and Mabel Brace. He died peacefully on June 2, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla., just five  weeks short of his 100th birthday, surrounded by his loving family and his wife of 43 years, Jane Russell Scott.  

Paul Charles Reid

NORTH CANAAN — Paul Charles Reid, 64, of Quinn Street died peacefully at Noble Horizons on Oct. 8, 2017, after a long illness. 

He was the son of the late Phyllis (Sammis) and Lawrence H. Reid Sr. 

Paul was born June 19, 1953, in Norfolk.

He is survived by his two sisters, Sandra Odell of Falls Village and Shirley Reid of Clinton, Conn.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and many dear friends. 

Frank G. Marcou

AMENIA UNION — Frank G. Marcou, 84, died Oct. 5, 2017, at Pine Haven Nursing Home.  He was the husband of Linda (Olsen) Marcou.

He was born in Cornwall on April 28, 1933, the son of the late Florence (Damon) and Perley Marcou. 

For three years he served in the United States Marine Corps.  For many years he was a therapy aid for the Taconic DDSO. 

He had a passion for horses and enjoyed his family gatherings, especially with his grandchildren.

Lester Funk Jr.

PINE PLAINS — Lester Funk Jr., 93, died Oct. 5, 2017, at Renaissance Nursing Care Center in Hyde Park, N.Y. 

He was born on May 10, 1924, in Gallatin, N.Y., the son of the late Mary (Coons) and Lester Funk Sr. 

He was owner, trainer and driver of Lester Funk Stables, a harness racing business. He retired in 2000.

On July 8, 1944, in Stanfordville, N.Y., he married Gloria “Jean” Dillinger. She predeceased him on Aug. 1, 2013.

Ann Linden

AMENIA — Ann Linden, 76, a longtime resident, Amenia businesswoman and community leader, died on Sept. 29, 2017, at her home.  

Born on Aug. 11, 1941, in Bensonville, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Barbara (Cowles) and Carl Linden.  

She attended Middlebury College in Vermont and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, then attended graduate school at New York University in New York City.