photo Virginia Lawrence
Gloria Shaver - january 23, 2013
Gloria Shaver who, with her husband, ran the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery for years and lived in Turnwood until Alzheimer's struck and she was moved to the Roscoe Nursing Home died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. She managed the Beaverkill Trout Club for years, too. She was an extraordinarily vital, caring, intelligent, fun, and effective woman, and her loss is a loss to the valley.
Funeral Monday, January 28 at 1:00pm at the Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Julie Allen - September 14, 2012
After a 23-year battle with cancer--most of which were very good years, Julie Allen died on September 14, 2012. She was a member of the Friends from the beginning and for many years Congressman Maurice Hinchey's liaison to Sullivan County.
Visitation is Friday September 21, 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe, NY. Funeral Services will be Saturday September 22 at 11:11 a.m. at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Julie Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Roscoe Central School, PO Box 429, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Don Allen, Julie's husband: P.O. Box 201, Roscoe, NY 1277
John Curtis - September 1, 2012
Friends of Beaverkill member John Curtis of Beaverkill Road died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack at home on September 1, 2012. John loved the Beaverkill Valley and the community.Denise, his wife says it was his favorite place on earth. He is survived by his wife, Denise Leo (1032 Beaverkill Road, LM, 12758), his son Coltrane, daughter-in-law Lisa and grandson Ellington.
Mike Loizeaux - July 1, 2012
The Friends of Beaverkill Community are sad to inform you that longtime community and church member Mike Loizeaux passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012.
On Thinking That Mike Could Be His Age
Soars he still in his mind's eye
And on the wings of friends as well.
Four score five, Time counts the knell,
Yet there is he, thinking to fly.
Time's toll tarries in Earth's Bordeaux,
A scent, a sip, a mellowing age;
Companionship, a turning page,
Dauntless grin, our Mike Loizeaux.
Ed and Sally Cerny, June 16, 2009
Ellen Loizeaux - May 21, 2012
The Friends of Beaverkill Community are sad to inform you that longtime community and church member Ellen Loizeaux died on Monday night, May 21, 2012 after a short illness. Donations can be made to the
Beaverkill Church in her memory.
In addition, flowers are welcome and can be (but not limited to) potted perennials that we can use to create a memorial garden in her honor someplace in the Beaverkill Valley. In addition to a profound weakness for chocolate, ice cream and superb tenors - Ellen also was terribly fond of yellow roses.
Audrey Foote - April 3, 2012
Audrey Foote, Tim's wife of 63 years, educator, translator and ardent feminist, passed away on April 3, 2012 at 85. Read about her here in the Washington Post.
In lieu of flowers, you can contribute to the Audrey C. Foote Memorial Gift Fund at the Animal Legal Defense Fund. You can donate online at www.aldf.org
Alice Hodge - March 1, 2012
Alice Hodge dies at 97. Former Olympian passed away on March 1, 2012. Read about her life here and here
Dick Shea - January 29, 2012
The Friends of Beaverkill Community are sad to inform you that Dick Shea passed away on January 29, 2012.
Elizabeth Hamerstrom - November 30, 2010
|Liz at 60 at the Vogels' house
Elizabeth Hamerstrom, 92, died November 30th, 2010, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home. Liz was born February 16, 1918, in Kansas City, Missouri to Ruth de Steiguer and Richard Beatty. Majoring in art history, she graduated from Radcliffe College in 1940. She moved to New York City and married Davis Hamerstrom, a young architect, in 1942. They were married for 51 years until Davis’s death in 1993. They lived in New York and Old Greenwich, Connecticut before they moved with their two young sons to the Beaverkill area in 1954. They formed, with Tom and Dottie Benedict, an architectural partnership, which designed many businesses, school additions, and residences in the area. Liz managed the office for almost 40 years.
She was a founding member of Natural Resources Defense Council, an early supporter of WJFF, and a contributor to many other charities. She served as treasurer for the Beaverkill Community Church.
All her life, she appreciated beauty and art. She was an expert editor, proof reader, and cook, hosting many parties for her friends of all ages, many of whom consider her the matriarch of the community. Fun-loving, unpretentious and practical, she had a dry, original wit.
Liz will be missed by her many friends; two sons, Ed and Eric Hamerstrom, daughter-in-law Mermer Blakeslee, of the Roscoe area; grandson, Hansen Bergamini, his wife Cecily Martin, and great-grandson Rafe, of Chicago, IL.
There will be a private gathering to remember Liz. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Catskill Mountainkeeper, PO Box 381 Youngsville, NY 12791.
Seth Sternberg - SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
Seth Sternberg died suddenly and unexpectedly on September 6th at his home on Pelnor Hollow Road. Seth was a member of the Friends of Beaverkill Community and it was he who donated the organ to the Beaverkill Church.
Services will be held at a cemetery in Glendale, NY on Sunday. He requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Roscoe Public Library in Seth's name. A memorial service will be held Sunday October 10th between 2 and 4 pm at the Agudas Achim Synagogue in Livingston Manor.