Jan Van Etten Austell

KENT — Jan Van Etten Austell, 83, died at his home in Chase City, Va., on Nov. 3, 2017. 

Born April 26, 1934, in Middletown, N.Y., he was a son of the late Robert Rhett and Mary (Stivers) Austell.

A graduate of Deerfield School and Williams College, he continued his studies at Bread Loaf School of English, Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, earning his master’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford.

Ines Svingala

MILLERTON — Ines Svingala, 90, of Millerton died peacefully on Oct. 23, 2017, at Noble Horizons.

She was born on June 24, 1927, in New York City, the daughter of Sarafina (Gardella)and George Della Vedova. 

Ines graduated from Roeliff Jansen Central School in 1946.  

On Nov. 24, 1949, at the Sacred Heart Church in Philmont, N.Y., she married Steven Svingala, who predeceased her.

Ines was a homemaker. She was a communicant of the former St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church in Copake Falls, N.Y.

Margaret Elisabeth Rose Webber

SHARON — Margaret Elisabeth Rose Webber, 81, died on Oct. 26, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 17, 1935, where her father was teaching theology, Margaret Webber grew up in New Haven, Conn., and New York City.

She graduated from St. Margaret’s School in Waterbury, Conn., and Radcliffe College, where she sang with the Radcliffe Choral Society. 

Stephen Peart

GREAT BARRINGTON — Stephen Peart, 43, died Oct. 4, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y. 

He was born Sept. 28, 1974, in New Milford, the son of Claudia (Gereg) Doodick of Livermore Falls, Maine, and Wilbert Peart of New Milford.

He attended New Milford and Region One public schools. He was a cook at area private schools. 

He enjoyed fishing, basketball, wrestling and model trains. 

Evan Seth Rashkoff

LAKEVILLE — Evan Seth Rashkoff, MD, died suddenly at Sharon Hospital on Oct. 24, 2017. He was born in New York City on Feb. 5, 1951, to Gladys (Stier) Rashkoff of Eastchester, N.Y., and the late Dr. Ira Rashkoff. He was a member of the Eastchester Class of 1969, and received degrees from Brandeis University and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.

He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. In 1983 he returned to New York to begin a fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

In appreciation: Roy Sherwood

Shortly after my husband, Joe Hajek, arrived in Sharon as the orthopedist for the hospital, Roy Sherwood came to his office to see about his knees. Joe came home that night and asked whether anyone wanted to learn to ski jump. Luke, age 6, immediately said yes. 

A few weeks later, we were at the jumps in Salisbury with Luke being fitted for jumping skis. Not long after that he met Roy. It is not often a child starting a new sport gets to start by meeting an Olympian! 

Edward Martin Killmer

AMENIA — Edward Martin Killmer, 77, a lifelong resident of Amenia and Wassaic, died Oct. 23, 2017, at Sharon Health Care Center.  

Mr. Killmer worked for his father, James Killmer Refuge, in Wassaic and later worked as a box printer at Tri-Wall Container in Wassaic. For 27 years, Mr. Killmer was a painter at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center, retiring in 1995. 

Gloria Theresa Kosciusko

SALISBURY — Gloria Theresa Kosciusko, beloved wife of the late Mitchell Kosciusko and beloved mother of seven, died June 10, 2017, in Seneca, S.C. 

Born in Lowell, Mass., in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Philomene and George Maynard. 

Jane O’Jane (Smith) Dwelley

SALISBURY — Jane O’Jane  (Smith) Dwelley, 94, died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 20, 2017, at Harbor Hill in Belfast, Maine. She had moved to Maine following the death of her husband of 69 years, Richard A. “Dick” Dwelley, in 2016. The Dwelleys lived in Lakeville and Salisbury and North Canaan since their 1971 move to Connecticut from Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Irene Zabransky

SALISBURY  — Irene Zabransky, 90, died Oct. 25, 2017, at Noble Horizons. She was the loving widow of Rudolph Zabransky.

Irene was born on Jan. 9, 1927, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Mary (Pevarnick) and Michael Vanicky. 

She spent most of her life on East Street in Sharon. She attended Sharon Center School and graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School.