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Suzanne Lovelace

Jan 26, 1939 - Nov 21, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

Suzanne M. Lovelace, of Armlin Hill Road, died peacefully at home, in the loving care of her family on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Suzy was born 84 years ago on January 26, 1939 in Geneva, NY to Jane L. (Lynch) and Raymond H. Ward. She graduated from Homer Central School in 1958 and then earned her cosmetology license from Cosmetology school. She enjoyed coiffuring ladies' hair for many years and last worked as office secretary at Raymond Ward Fuel in Homer. Suzy's greatest job was keeping her h...Read More

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Karen G. Coons

Dec 17, 1959 - Feb 22, 2024

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Middleburgh, NY

Karen G. Coons, of Middleburgh, was born on December 17, 1959 and passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones on February 22, 2024, after a short battle with cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Schoharie County. She graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1979 and went on to become a pilar of the community. Karen followed in her father’s footsteps where she ran and owned Lenny’s Tire Service, a business that has been in the family since 1967. It wasn’t always easy for her as it is a mostly male dominated industry. However, she dedicated herself to the business, serving the community and was able to persevere over every obstacle. Customers will remember her humor, quick wit and never holding back her uncensored opinions. Her friends and family will miss going on vacations to the beach, road trips, her pranks and love of photography. She was predeceased by her father and mother: Leonard R. and Joan T Coons. Her loving memory lives on with her two sons: Catlin “Dude” Haemmerle (Jen#2) and Timothy C. Haemmerle (Jenn#1); her grandson: Timothy J. Haemmerle, AKA “lil buddy”; her sister: Susan L Hinkley; along with many nieces and nephews whom she loved fiercely. Also, her cat killer. All are invited to a visitation with Karen’s family from 5:00-7:00PM on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh, NY 12122. Private inurnment will be in the spring, in Middleburgh Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Karen’s name to Helios Care 297 River Street Service Road Oneonta NY 13820. To to the family or in memory of Karen G. Coons, please

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Elfriede Emma Hanna Glebinski

Mar 19, 1931 - Feb 19, 2024

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Middleburgh, NY

Elfriede Emma Hanna (Pannier) Glebinski, of Middleburgh, New York, passed away peacefully with family at the age of 92 on Monday, February 19, 2024. Elfriede was born on March 19, 1931 to Gustav and Frieda Pannier in Bremerhaven, Germany. As she often said, she married the love of her life, Guenter Glebinski, on December 3, 1949. The newly married couple spent their honeymoon riding through Germany on a motorcycle and a handful of years later immigrated to the United States with their two small children, Ralf and Ingrid. Elfriede came to America as a young woman with little more than her intelligence, incredible work ethic and fierce determination to make a beautiful life for her family. As a new immigrant, she taught herself English in the evenings when her children were asleep by reading the newspaper with her English/German dictionary. One of her proudest memories was of completing the work and passing the test that made her an official citizen of the United States. Elfriede had a love of books that spanned her entire life and though her formal school education ended in the 8th grade, her family knows she was frequently the most well-read person in the room. Throughout her life, Elfriede was a lady of exceptional integrity and class. She cared wholeheartedly for her family, friends and neighbors and took every opportunity to lend a helping hand. She was known as the finest of cooks who delighted in preparing incredible meals and creating special holiday traditions. She was also a gifted seamstress and tailor who helped support her young family by taking on sewing and alteration projects in the evenings early in her life. She often said it was impossible to sit down without a project in her hands and she created many beautiful embroidered, knit and crochet items that are prized family heirlooms today. Elfriede was predeceased by her husband: Guenter, and her two brothers: Norbert and Paul Pannier. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Ralf and Debbie Glebinski; her daughter and son-in-law: Ingrid and Dennis Diakunczak; her daughter Doris Waxberg and partner Larry O’Connor; her eight grandchildren: Erik Glebinski, Timothy Glebinski and wife AnneMarie Glebinski, Katie Santiago and husband Justin Santiago, John Diakunczak, Taylor Diakunczak, Nikki Diakunczak and spouse Taya Misheva, Amanda Waxberg, Jason Waxberg, and her two great-grandchildren: Callan Santiago and Theodore Glebinski. Elfriede’s stories from growing up as a very young girl in a war-torn nation, her journey as an immigrant to the United States, and the many obstacles and triumphs beyond are nothing short of incredible. She is the rock upon which her family was built and we are filled with love and admiration for our smart, courageous, warm and loving mother, Oma and Uhr-Oma. She will be missed dearly. A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh. All are invited to visit with her family, from 1:00-2:00PM at the funeral home, prior to the service. Spring inurnment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Elfriede Glebinski, please

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Joseph C. Pleickhardt

Sep 19, 1950 - Jan 14, 2024

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Middleburgh, NY

Joseph C. Pleickhardt died peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Joe was born in Brooklyn on September 19, 1950 to Delores (Warwick) and Joseph Pleickhardt. Joe served multiple times in the United States Navy throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Many may remember him driving tour bus with K&K Bus Lines in Richmondville before retiring. He loved riding his motorcycles, collecting antique coins and in his younger years, he loved getting down on the floor and playing barbies with his granddaughter Jessica as well as talking and spending time with his grandkids. He also loved his family at Fusion Community Church very much. Joe was predeceased by his parents Delores & Joseph Pleickhardt, Loving girlfriend Sherrill Shaw, Brother Kenneth Pleickhardt Sister Virginia Pleickhardt. He is survived by his daughters: Pamela (William) Pleickhardt-Truax and Holli Cook; brothers: John (Nancy) Pleickhardt, Michael Pleickhardt and Robert Pleickhardt; sisters: Janice (William) Hopster and Delores Moon; many grandchildren and nieces & nephews and his church family. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Fusion Community Church, 375 North Grand Street, Suite 3, Cobleskill, NY 12043. All are invited to visit with his family, from 1:00-2:00PM, prior to the service. Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Joe and his family. To to the family or in memory of Joseph C. Pleickhardt, please

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Sylvia A. Bourdeau

Nov 05, 1944 - Jan 07, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

Strength comes from experience and perseverance. And strength comes from love. And Sylvia Bourdeau embodied all of those, right up until her last breath, finding eternal peace on Sunday, January 7, 2023 in the loving care of her family. Born in Schenectady 79 years ago on November 5, 1944 to Hattie (Anthony) and David Bourdeau, Sylvia grew up in Schoharie and began her own family early on and she could not be a better example of a fighting spirit, with a zest for life. She never missed an opportunity to cut a rug and could often be heard singing, a little off key but full of heart, to her favorite music. As fiery and peppery as her tongue could be, allowing her to stand her ground and speak her mind, is just as soft, gentle and caring as she could be the rest of the time. Whether to the beautiful flowers in her gardens, to the patients at Robinson Terrace where she worked as a CNA for many years, to the many generations of her family and to generations of others in the community, who lovingly and adoringly called her “Gram,” Sylvia’s experiences, perseverance, strength of spirit and love will be cherished forever by her daughters: Robin (David) Hagadorn of Middleburgh, Wendy (Jim) McBain of Cobleskill; her son: Roger “Boydie” (Val) Lawyer, Jr. of Middleburgh; her sister: Vivian Rabinoff of Mariaville; her grandchildren: Nicole Porter, Alexis Kuhn, Erick (Harley) Kenney, Jacob Kenney, Michaela Lawyer, Renee Lawyer, Justin Goodrich, BillyJo (Sally) Bender, Jennifer (Josh) Dedrick, Samantha Kenney, April Mickle, Brett Mickle, Katy Mickle, Cassidie Higgins; many great and great-great-grandchildren. Sylvia’s spirit joins her daughters: Shelly Marie Mickle, Terry Lynn Porter; her son: Scott Edward Mickle; grandsons: Randy “RJ” Kenney, Jr., Lucas Higgins; great-grandson: Steven Donald Kuhn; her parents and her brother: Gerald Young and her nephew: Mark Exstrom, who all predeceased her. A visitation for family and friends is being planned and details will be shared when finalized. In keeping with her wishes, when her favorite flowers are blooming again this spring in her garden, Sylvia’s urn, which matches those of her daughter and grandson, will be laid to rest in the Middleburgh Cemetery and her family and friends will gather again to continue celebrating her life. To to the family or in memory of Sylvia A. Bourdeau, please

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Madeline R. Larson

Dec 05, 1934 - Dec 25, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

"Middleburgh- Madeline R. Larson, 89, formerly of Middleburgh and Oceanside, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 on her favorite family holiday. Born Dec. 5, 1934 in Ozone Park, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Matilda (Baur) Buckheit. For 25 years Madeline lived in Middleburgh, prior to which she and her husband resided in Oceanside. Valuing family was her priority and that which she loved the most. Spending holidays with all the family, sharing meals and gift giving brought her so much joy. She also loved the beach, boating, picnicing, bowling,bingo and in her later years playing cornhole. Madeline played outside games and board games with the grandchildren. Taking the grandchildren to amusement parks and shopping were some of her joyous times. Madeline had a strong faith and attended Sunday mass on a regular basis. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Larson, and infant son, Eric. Cherishing their memories are her sons: Scott (Tatiana) Larson of Gilboa and Ian (Valarie) Larson of Oceanside; 7 grandchildren: Jarrett (Marion), Kelcy (Corey), Christian, Carolyn, Amanda (Andrew), Brittany and Shawn; 3 great-grandchildren: Nico, Rosie and Valentina and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation to be held from 6:30PM to 8:30PM on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 138 Washington Ave., Cobleskill with Rev. Joseph Arockiasamy as celebrant. Cremation will follow and inurnment will take place at a later date with her beloved husband in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Madeline\u0027s memory made be made to the Northeast Alzheimer\u0027s Association, 103 New Loudon Road, Cohoes, NY 12047 or Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, 40 N. Main St., Albany, NY 12203."

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Beth Ann Connors

Dec 28, 1962 - Dec 29, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

On Friday, December 29, 2023, Heaven gained another angel when Beth Ann Connors passed away peacefully. Beth was born on December 28, 1962 and graduated from Middleburgh Central School. She attended SUNY Morrisville and spent most of her career in the fashion industry. Beth was a buyer in the garment district in New York City for over 15 years and then moved back upstate and western Massachusetts to continue her career at The Gap and Banana Republic. Loving her forever are her parents Linda (Young) and Ronald Connors; her sister and brother-in-law: Jacqueline and Donald Wood; her sister: Heather Ford (Randy Marshall); her brother-in-law: Michael Ford; her sister of the heart: Kelly Strack (Jed Conboy); her nieces: Megan Hassick (Scott), Tara Rich (Joseph) and Olivia Ford; her nephews: Liam Connors and Connor Ford; and her beautiful and cherished fur baby: Saoirse. Beth was predeceased by her loving brother: Bill Connors, who she is rejoined with again in Heaven. Beth and her family have chosen to have a private celebration of her life in the warmer months and thank you for remembering them through this time. Memorial donations in Beth’s honor are requested to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092 Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Beth and her family. To to the family or in memory of Beth Ann Connors, please

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Anne A. Doerge

Aug 16, 1937 - Dec 21, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

Anne A. Doerge passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Born on August 16, 1937, she was the daughter of David B. Alford and Alice M. Lynes. A lifelong resident of Middleburgh, she graduated from Middleburgh Central School, salutatorian of her class. Right after high school she married and started her dream job, as homemaker and mother. Anne did not know idle hands. Beyond the work of housewife and mother to six children, she loved quilting, rug hooking, knitting and sewing. She was an active member of local guilds and used her talents to beautify her home and support community events. Anne loved being a part of her community striving to make it better. She was an involved member of the Middleburgh Reformed Church congregation for all of her 86 years, an active member in the Century Club for many years, supported the Middleburgh Historical Society, coordinated with her beloved 1955 class alum for many gatherings, sewed costumes for the Timothy Murphy Playhouse, and was a regular volunteer at the Middleburgh library including library board member. She was involved in bringing the new library on Main Street into a reality and helped establish the Dr. Best House Medical Museum and was its first director. She also loved opening her home to bring people together. Whether it was visiting friends or relatives, family reunions, craft gatherings, or fundraisers, she could always be found whipping up something in the kitchen to share at her table. Then sit with her guests with a welcoming smile and good conversation. Anne is survived by her aunt: Marian Lynes Bouck; three brothers: Jeff (Pam) Alford of Georgia, Rick (Jannene) Alford of Illinois, and Frank (Janet) Alford of Ft. Plain; and her six children: Allen Spencer of Middleburgh, Daniel (Sue) Doerge of Kansas, Chris (Jane) Doerge of North Carolina, Lane (Brenda) Spencer of New Hampshire, Deborah (Jim) Sanger of Texas, and David Doerge of Delanson. She was also blessed with many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Henry Doerge, who passed away in 2017. The family would also like to acknowledge with the utmost gratitude two very special people as Anne’s Alzheimer’s disease took its toll; Sue Wood, her exceptional health aide of 7 years, and Cory Moffe of Helios Care. Their invaluable expertise, guidance, and loving care gave Anne an exceptional life to the very end. Family and friends are invited to visitation from 5–7:00PM on Thursday, January 11, 2023 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh. A Memorial service will be held the next day at 11:00AM on Friday, January 12, 2023 with a reception after at the Middleburgh Reformed Church. River Street, Middleburgh. Spring inurnment will take place in Middleburgh Cemetery. Donations in Anne’s honor may be made to the Middleburgh Reformed Church, PO Box 112, or the Dr. Best House Medical Museum, PO Box 670, both of Middleburgh, NY 12122. To to the family or in memory of Anne A. Doerge, please

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Kathleen Vroman

Apr 02, 1947 - Dec 22, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

Kathleen Vroman, of State Roue 30, found eternal peace on Friday, December 22, 2023. Kathy was born 76 years ago on April 2, 1947 in Catskill to Evelyn (Morse) and Cornelius Christian. A homemaker and caregiver by nature, Kathy enjoyed keeping her home and babysat many generations of children in North Blenheim through the years. And many will remember her from her position as Tax Collector for the Town of Blenheim before retiring. Kathy was also a longtime member of the Blenheim Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary. And in her leisure, she enjoyed camping and being with her grandchildren, who were her world. Loving her forever are her husband: Adelbert Vroman of North Blenheim; her daughter: Connie (Dennis) Valentine of Morris; her son: Dennis (Stacey) Vroman of Otego; her grandchildren: Joseh and Nicole Vroman and Christian and Jason Valentine and several nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her siblings: Barbara and Neil. While no formal services will be held, Kathy’s family thanks you for remembering her and them through this time. Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Kathy and her family. To to the family or in memory of Kathleen Vroman, please

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Mary Warner

Sep 02, 1965 - Dec 21, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

Mary Warner passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023 after a courageous fight with cancer. Mary was born on September 2, 1965 in Cobleskill, grew up in Middleburgh and graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1984. After graduation, Mary lived in Central Bridge for a short time before moving in with her best friend and the love of her life, Jim, in 1985. They married in 1991 and brought two sons into the world. Mary took the job of motherhood very seriously, teaching both of her sons math and reading skills before they entered Kindergarten. She never hesitated to sacrifice her own wants so that her boys would have everything they needed to succeed. She cried when they went to college, because she missed them. And she cried when they graduated because she was so proud of their accomplishments. Family meant everything to Mary and she would always share how lucky she was to have such a great one. Mary was also a very hard worker, starting at her first job when she was just twelve and working right up through this year, amidst fighting the cancer. And at only five foot one and a scant hundred pounds, Mary could easily disarm the biggest and angriest customers at work with her dark humor, quick wit and charm. She did get to see the completion of her new home and planned to retire to her little piece of paradise on Ecker Hollow. Mary loved all kinds of music, from attending rock concerts, live music or just a guitar at the campfire, music made her happy and she passed that love to her sons as well. There is much more to Mary’s story but little room here to even scratch the surface. She loved deeply and was loved deeply and respected and will sorely missed be everyone whose lives she touched. Cherishing her forever are her husband: Jim of Middleburgh; her sons: Jimmy of Albany and Michael (Izzy) of Middleburgh; her mother: Marlene Brown of Middleburgh; her sister: Kim Teeuwe (Dave Ellis) of Middleburgh; her brothers: Brian Teeuwe of South Carolina and Michael Teeuwe of Middleburgh; her mother and father-in-law: Diane and David Warner of Middleburgh; and many other family members and friends. Mary was predeceased by her father: Stephen Teeuwe. While Mary requested no formal services, her family thanks you for remembering her and them and asks that donations in Mary’s honor be sent to Helios Care at www.helioscare.org Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Mary and her family. To to the family or in memory of Mary Warner, please

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Garry Wilkens

Aug 31, 1935 - Dec 18, 2023

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Middleburgh, NY

Garry F. Wilkens of Main Street, found eternal peace on Monday, December 18, 2023. He was born in Decatur, NY, 88 years ago on August 31,1935, lived in Manhattan until 1950, when he moved to Middleburgh with his mother Anne (Pirnat) and beloved step-father Anthony Sandora and graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1953. That same year, Garry enlisted in the United States Army, serving most of his time in Germany, until his honorable discharge in 1956. Following his career in the Army, Garry was a machinist with Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT. before returning to Middleburgh in 1965 to take over the family business after his step-father's death. Garry operated Wilkens Sanitation for 35 more years before selling the business and semi-retiring. He was a partner in the first Middleburgh Oil Company for many years and several generations will remember Mr. Wilkens driving their school bus, a job that he loved. Garry also had a deep passion for Middleburgh. He served one term as mayor and volunteered countless hours with the Middleburgh Rotary Club. His enthusiasm can be seen every December, when his Candy Cane project still decorates the meters along Main Street. Garry also served as Assistant District Governor of Rotary District #7190. He coached Little League when his boys were playing, was an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed cruising in his classic cars, a Ford Fairlane and a Ford Model A. Garry was happily married to Carolea (Hillert-Rooney) from 1997 until she predeceased him in 2019. Loving him forever are his sons: Timothy (Julienne Magnano) Wilkens of East Berne and Michael (Susan) Wilkens of Middleburgh; grandchildren: Danielle (Eric) Radden, Justine (Keirnyn) Ross, Zachary (Maureen) Wilkens; great-granddaughter: Remi Radden; sister: Beatrice Andrew of Middleburgh; many nieces, nephews, friends and Carolea's sons: Patrick (Laura) Rooney, Timothy (Lisa) Rooney, Sean (Annick) Rooney and grandchildren: Patrick, Brendan, Conor, Caitlin and Eamon Rooney At Garry's request, a private burial will take place in Middleburgh Cemetery and memorial donations in his honor may be sent to the Middleburgh Rotary Club, PO Box 1100, Middleburgh, NY 12122 Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Garry and his family. To to the family or in memory of Garry F. Wilkens, please

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