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Obituaries

Nancy A. Lashway

AMENIA — Nancy A. Lashway, 72, a lifelong area resident, died July 3, 2018, at Sharon Health Care Center.  

Mrs. Lashway was a direct care worker with New Horizons in Pleasant Valley, N.Y., for 20 years, retiring in 2011.  

Born on March 9, 1946, in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude (Butler) and Charles M. Triacca.  

William Eugene Buehrle Jr.

NORTH CANAAN — William Eugene Buehrle Jr., 90, died June 23, 2018, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

He was the loving husband of Marion (Pabst) Buehrle. They had celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary and the 75th anniversary of their first date earlier this spring.

Bill was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Ferguson, Mo., and was the son of the late Lena (Epple) and William Buehrle. 

William Robert Tobin Jr.

SKIFF MOUNTAIN, KENT — William Robert Tobin Jr. died July 7, 2018, in the company of loved ones. A big-hearted legend who lived on his own terms, Bill is mourned and missed by many.

Born Feb. 6, 1935, to Irene (White) of Brooklyn, N.Y., and William R. Tobin Sr. of Kent, Bill graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) in 1954. A superior athlete in football, basketball and baseball, he was inducted in 2005 into the HVRHS Hall of Fame. 

Ruth M. Belter

LAKEVILLE — Ruth M. Belter, 88, of Lakeville passed away on July 7, 2018 at Hartford Hospital with family members by her side. She was the widow of Willis H. Belter Sr.

Ruth was born June 30, 1930, to Dorothy (Perkins) and Harold C. Miner at Sharon Hospital. She was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

She fell in love with a neighboring farmer, Willis H. Belter, whom she married on Oct. 5, 1949.

Richard W. Alexander Sr.

SALISBURY — The cremated remains of Richard W. Alexander Sr. were delivered to the sea off the Atlantic Ocean at 3:04 p.m. at latitude N 026*16.135 and longitude W 080*00.753 on the 10th day of May, 2018. He is at peace according to his wishes. 

He died March 6, 2018.

Alice Stefanisko

SALISBURY — Alice Stefanisko died peacefully at her home on June 20, 2018, with her  daughters Donna and Linda, her sister Nancy Consorte and her great-grandson Emion Ranft at her side. She was born March 19, 1941.

Alice is survived by her brother, Roger Hill; her grandchildren, Nicholas Stefanisko and Andrew and Kristina Ranft; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and  good friends.

Deborah Davidson Holland

LAKEVILLE — Deborah Davidson Holland, 75, died May 29, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. 

She was the loving wife of Albert E. Holland Jr.

Deborah was born Nov. 20, 1942, in New York, N.Y. She had a great love for art, design, music, and simple entertaining.

Judith Ann (Cahill) Hay

SHARON — Judith Ann (Cahill) Hay passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Fredrick and Alice Cahill, she was born on April 29, 1943, in Sharon.

She spent many years as a bus monitor for the Pine Plains School and taking care of others as if they were her own. The remainder of her years were spent being a caring, compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Wayne A. Mahoney

WINSTED — Wayne A. Mahoney, 80, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2018, at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. 

He was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Winsted to May (Surdam) and Matthew Mahoney.  

The youngest of seven boys, he spent his childhood and much of his adult life in Norfolk.  

Wayne enlisted in the US Army and served in Korea. He was a respected painting contractor who trained others in the trade, and his integrity, work ethic and attention to detail kept his customers coming back. 

Memorial service: Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini

NORTH CANAAN — Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini passed on March 2, 2018. 

The family will hold a celebration of her life at the Canaan VFW, Post 685, 1104 S. Canaan Road, North Canaan, on Saturday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 860-824-7537.