Carol Davidsen

SALISBURY — Carol Davidsen, born Mary Caroline Zimmers on Aug. 20, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., died peacefully on Jan. 28, 2018, surrounded by her three loving daughters at her home in Noble Horizons.  She was 84.

Our remembrance of George Kiefer

From Bob and Sandy Haiko


Jeanne D. Day

PINE PLAINS — Jeanne D. Day, 45, died unexpectedly on Feb. 15, 2018, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

She was born on May 8, 1972, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of Denise (Kamienski) Rapuano and the late Anthony Rapuano. 

Jeanne was operations manager for Sand Road Animal Hospital in Falls Village for more than 20 years.  

She trained, boarded and was a handler at the Westminster dog show. 

On Sept. 1, 2003, in Red Hook, N.Y., she married Daniel J. Day. 

Mary Louise H. Culver

MILLERTON —  Mary Louise H. Culver, 97, formerly of Indian Lake Road, died at Sharon Health Care on Jan. 24, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late George R. Culver Jr. and cherished mother of Emma Marie Culver and Margaret Josephine Culver.

Mary was born on March 17, 1920, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Marie (Sioussat) and Charles Hooper. Dr. Hooper was a research doctor in D.C.; after he moved the family to Sharon, he continued in the field in Albany, N.Y. 

Jean Bock Cunningham

SALISBURY — Jean Bock Cunningham died Jan. 6, 2018, in Cameron Park, Calif.

Jean was born in New York City on Jan. 26, 1922, to Louisa (Goddard) and Joseph Byron Stamp. Her father attended The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville while her grandfather, John Calvin Goddard, was minister for nearly four decades at the Salisbury Congregational church.

Robert ‘Bob’ Markowitz

KENT — Robert “Bob” Markowitz of New York City and Kent, passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2018, after a brief illness. 

Barbara (Leech) Jacquette

SALISBURY — Barbara (Leech) Jacquette passed away on Jan. 28, 2018, at Sharon Hospital after several years of declining health.  

She is survived by her brothers, Stephen Leech of Oriental, N.C., and David Leech of Seward, Alaska, as well as extended family in the New England area and elsewhere.

Barbara Jacquette was born in Greenwich, Conn., on April 12, 1940, the daughter of Spencer and Emilie Leech, both deceased. Her brother, Spencer Leech Jr., also predeceased her as did her former husband, Dr. F. Lee Jacquette.

Gale (Courey) Toensing

FALLS VILLAGE — Gale (Courey) Toensing, 71, died peacefully surrounded by family members on Feb. 5, 2018.

She was born on April 7, 1946, in Montreal, the daughter of Mae (Kenmey) and Philip Courey. She emigrated to the United States and became a citizen. She received her MFA from Norwich University.

Gale worked in publishing and journalism. Most recently she was a staff writer for Indian Country Today. Over the years she received many awards for her writing.

In appreciation: George Kiefer

No one makes a bold pronouncement like this lightly, but I will gladly venture to say that George Kiefer led “a perfect life.” Perfect by his own specifications as to how he wanted to spend his time. Yet not so perfect that he drove anyone around him crazy with his personal habits, am I right?

Catherine Mae Millius

PINE PLAINS — Catherine Mae Millius, 76, a longtime resident of Pine Plains and most recently of Millerton, died peacefully on Feb. 7, 2018, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

Born Dec. 5, 1941, in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Way) and Lester Chapman. 

Catherine attended schools locally and married Millard Millius on May 5, 1956. Mr. Millius died on Aug. 4, 2009.