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Kathryn H. Koch

STANFORDVILLE — Kathryn H. Koch, 81, passed away Feb. 17, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. 

She was born Dec. 18, 1939, in Millbrook, the daughter of Emma (Ostrander) and William Hults. 

Barbara (Elliott) Niles

SALISBURY — Barbara (Elliott) Niles, 82, died peacefully at home on Feb. 11, 2021, with her family at her side. She grew up in Needham and Osterville, Mass., and lived in Berkeley, Calif., and Washington, D.C., before settling in New York City with her lawyer husband. They found their weekend place in Salisbury in 1971.

James Robert Boltrom

ASHLEY FALLS — James Robert Boltrom, 75, died Jan. 13, 2021, with his wife, Dorene (Crocco) Boltrom, in a fire at their home in Ashley Falls, Mass.

Mr. Boltrom was born Jan. 1, 1946, in New Milford, Conn., and was a graduate of New Milford High School, Class of 1963. He married his wife on Christmas Eve 1996.

Ronald David Jones

SALISBURY — Ronald David Jones, 91, of Salisbury died at his home on Feb. 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on Jan. 2, 1930, and grew up in Oneida, N.Y.  He attended Yale University and graduated in 1951 during the midst of the Korean War. 

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Bates

MILLERTON — Dorothy “Dot” Bates, 92, a long-time area resident, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.  

Born in New Milford, Conn., in 1928, she was the daughter of the late Sophie (Wegloski) and Wesley Traver. Her father referred to her as his “favorite son” as they enjoyed many adventures together. 

Joshua Wilkinson

SHARON — Joshua Wilkinson, 41, of Sharon Valley Road died Feb. 9, 2021, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Tanya Wallace Wilkinson.

Joshua was born in Torrington on July 5, 1979, the son of Richard Kearns Jr. and Linda Palmer. 


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