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Obituaries

Karla W. Simon

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Karla W. Simon, 70, of Cornwall Bridge, died on July 8, 2017.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Drew Ohmen and Rita.

Karla was the first child born to the late Frederick and Irene Simon in New Haven, Conn., on May 30,1947.

Karla was a highly educated law professor and published author in the field of international human rights, civil society and not-for-profit organizations.  

She was lifelong lover of the culinary arts, a great cook and a collector of art.

Anthony Douglas Tyler

NORTH CANAAN — Anthony Douglas Tyler, 62, died July 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Sharon Hospital.  

Tony was born Jan. 23, 1955, in Torrington, the son of Mary (Colli) Tyler of North Canaan and the late Douglas W. Tyler Jr.

Tony worked as a floor-covering mechanic for many years at the family business, the former Tyler Carpet in North Canaan.  

He enjoyed fishing, and loved keeping up with the latest in electronics and technology.  His greatest enjoyment was the time he shared with his two sons. 

Brian F. Saltern

MILLERTON — Brian F. Saltern of Millerton died on July 2, 2017, after a short but stoic battle with cancer.  

Brian, a local artist and activist was born in Easton, Pa., on Dec. 25, 1945, and was educated in the Wilson Borough Public Schools where he was a high school honor student and co-captain of his high school basketball and football teams.  He attended East Stroudsburg State College and Temple University for journalism.

Barbara A. Tracey

NORFOLK — Barbara A. Tracey, 79, of Norfolk, died July 8, 2017, of natural causes.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New School for Social Research, she worked for many years at the National Iron Bank in Norfolk.  

An enterprising and devoted lifelong volunteer, she served as a Girl Scout leader, softball coach, PTO president and Region 7 Board of Education member.  

Death Notices

Robert Francis Fecto

Robert Francis Fecto, of Winsted, died June 27, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 30 at Our Lady of Hope Parish, New Hartford. Burial followed in Eno Hill Cemetery, Colebrook. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

 

Brett David Hellerman

Charles T. ‘Chip’ Lovell Jr.

SHARON — Charles T. “Chip” Lovell Jr., 68, a lifelong Sharon resident, died in Pendleton Health & Rehabilitation Center in Mystic, Conn., on July. 1, 2017, after a very long illness. 

Chip was born, lived and died in Sharon. He was the older of two children of his parents, Sarah (Lewis) and Tom Lovell. Throughout the years, Chip remained close to the Northwest Corner, with lifelong friends and chosen family. 

Dorothy M. ‘Dot’ Evans McGhee

MILLERTON — Dorothy M. “Dot” Evans McGhee, 104, a lifelong Millerton resident, died peacefully on June 28, 2017, at Sharon Hospital. 

Dot worked as an office manager for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. at the office in Millerton for eight years and as a clerk for the United States Postal Service in Millerton for more than 30 years following her return from active military service. Dot retired from the post office in 1977, a job that she truly loved.

Col. Robert William Gunther

On June 28, 2017, Colonel Robert William Gunther flew one last mission. He lived a full, productive, adventurous and inspiring life serving his family, community, country and God.  

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 5, 1918, of Lillian Hayes and Robert Gunther Sr., he moved to Brooklyn shortly thereafter, and resided on Hicks Street.  

Death Notices

David E. Battistoni

David E. Battistoni, 70, of West Cornwall and formerly Winsted, died June 19, 2017. Calling hours were held June 29 at Maloney Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Friday, June 30, at St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with full Military Honors. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

 

Joseph A. Janco

Dorothy M. ‘Dot’ Evans McGhee

MILLERTON — Dorothy M. “Dot” Evans McGhee, 104, a lifelong Millerton resident, died peacefully on June 28, 2017, at Sharon Hospital. 

Dot worked as an office manager for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. at the office in Millerton for eight years and as a clerk for the United States Postal Service in Millerton for more than 30 years following her return from active military service. Dot retired from the post office in 1977, a job that she truly loved.