Researching, collecting, preserving and publishing the history of the Haines Family settlers and others in the area of what is now known as northern Greene County, Town of Hunter, Catskill Mountains, New York, commonly referred to as the mountaintop.
~ Deceased Haines Family Association Members ~ 2013 - 2014 - 2015
Robert S. Haines1935 - 2015
RobertS. Haines, 80, of Main Street, Phoenicia, NY died Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born in Catskill December 3, 1935, son of the late Stewart and Vera Wentworth Haines. He was a graduate of Tannersville High School Class of 1954. He then entered the US Air Force and was awarded the National Defense service medal. He had been employed at the Bat Factory in Shandaken, the Shandaken Highway Dept. and then for 23 years with the NYS DOT. Bob was an avid sports fan who followed the NY Giants, however, nothing beat his loyalty to the NY Yankees. He enjoyed music, chocolate, the Sunday crosswords, and his lottery tickets. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.
He is survived by his daughter Cathy Neal of Phoenicia, a son Robert and his wife Michelle of Warrington, PA, a brother Edward, 5 grandchildren: Jennifer, Tiffany, Christian, Megan, and Jimmy; a great grand daughter Abigail, and the family is expecting great grandchild #2 shortly. He was predeceased by family members:Florence & Marvin Howard, Leonard, William, as well as his beloved pets Scruffy and Rags
A Service to celebrate the Life of Bob will be held on Wednesday at 10am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia with Rev. Gerald Norris. Burial in the Westkill Cemetery. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm at the E. B.Gormley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the M F Whitney Hose Co. or the Phoenicia Library. You may share a condolence with the family on Bob's Memorial Page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com
Raymond Phillips1927 - 2014
Ray Phillips, 87, died Saturday morning, October 25, 2014, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY. Born July 16, 1927 in Jamaica, NY. He was the son of the late Raymond and Loretta Phillips.
Ray was the owner of Silver Springs Ranch, a well-known dude ranch in the Catskill Mountain region. He started the business in the early 70s and enjoyed teaching many generations of families in the community how to horseback ride and relate to horses.
He was a member of the US military in the 40s and spent a tour in Germany.
Survived by his children; Raymond Phillips of NY, Yolanda Beecroft of CA, Roy Paul Phillips of CA, Sandee Phillips of CA, Ray Phillips of NY, Debra Phillips of NY. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours were held on October 29 at Aston-Basagic Funeral Home in Hunter NY. Services were conducted on October 30 graveside at the Haines Falls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Animalkind in Hudson NY to help take care of his displaced cats, Amy and Minnie.
[Ray won the “Patriarch” award at the 2009 Haines Family Annual Reunion.]
Marie Haines1929 - 2014
West Kill, NY. – On the afternoon of October 24, 2014, Marie passed away peacefully at the Hudson Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by members of her loving family. Marie was born in Catskill, NY, to the late Damian and Loretta Hackett Marsh on December 11, 1929, and grew up in Prattsville, NY.
She owned the West Kill Garage for many years, then worked for the Thompson House in Windham until retirement. She was very independent minded, living in the same house in West Kill for 56 years until her death. She loved gardening, crocheting blankets and scarves for her grandchildren, and making lap blankets for veterans. She was a devoted Catholic, and for many years an active member of the West Kill-Lexington Community Association, the Ladies Aid of the United Methodist Church of West Kill, and the Lexington Health Club.
She was predeceased by her oldest son Billy, brother Mike, and her beloved Aunt Lizzie. She is survived by her brothers Johnny Marsh of Greenville, TN, and Joe Marsh of Grand Gorge, sister Catherine Decker of West Kill, children: daughter-in-law Gail Haines of Florida, Ronald and Susan Haines of Hunter, Leonard, Jr., and Jackie Haines of Prattsville, Pam and Jim Tilp of West Kill, Pat and Sophia Haines of Catskill, grandchildren: Peter, Martin, Bobby, Andy, Jessica, Jason, Chris, Laurissa, Shiela and Charito, ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a network of dear friends on the mountain top.
Relatives and friends were cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Decker Funeral Home, Windham, NY, on Monday, October 27th. Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Windham, followed by interment at the West Kill Rural Cemetery, followed by a gathering at the West Kill Community Hall for a celebration of her life with food and refreshments.
Richard L. Haines, MD1922 - 2014
EAST AURORA - Dr. Richard L. Haines passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in East Aurora. Beloved husband of 68 years to Margaret Ormond Haines; loving father of Charlotte (Rev. John) Cooke of Elma, NY; Janet (Thomas) Ruddy of Kingston, Pa.; Richard E. (Christine) of Fountain Inn, S.C.; 10 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Cooke; Amy (Dean) Goodison; Rev. David (Heather) Cooke; Nicole (Gary) Miller; Paul (Terri) DuMond; Stephen (Kelly) DuMond; Charles (Carissa) DuMond; Richard (Nicole) DuMond; Eric Haines; Laura (Jack) Schading; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, David.
Born August 10, 1922 in Catskill, N.Y., to the late Floyd and Laura Duncan Haines, he graduated from Catskill High School, University of Virginia, and UVA Medical School and was certified in internal medicine.
He served in the United States Navy and in the US Public Health Service in Buffalo, N.Y., San Francisco, Cali., Mobile, Ala., and Staten Island, N.Y., before establishing private medical practices in Oneonta, N.Y. (1957-1981) and Hampstead, N.C. (1981-1996).
In 2010 he and his wife moved north to be with their children.
A memorial service was held at Orchard Park Wesleyan Church in Orchard Park, NY. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Town of Catskill Cemetery, Catskill, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the church, Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., PO Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240, or to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263. Online condolences may be left at www.howefuneralhome.com.
Anna C. Haines1940 - 2014
SAUGERTIES- Anna C. Haines died Saturday March 22, 2014 at The Pines in Catskill. She was 73 years old. Born Sept. 7, 1940 in Kingston, she was the daughter of Walter and Marion Straub Smith. Her husband, Edward Haines died April 14, 1992.
She had been employed at various local businesses including K-Mart, Rudco as a check printer, The Barclay Heights Diner as a waitress and most recently as a certified nursing assistant at TenBroeck Commoms. She was a member of the Saugerties Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Sunday Night Pin Benders in Saugerties.
Survivors include six children, LeRoy, Eddie and Paul Haines, William Haines and his wife Michelle, and Jacqueline Haines and her fiancé Richard Sprague all of Saugerties, and Deborah Deyo of Climax; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several brothers. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son, Allen Haines.
Funeral services were held March 28, 2014 at Buono Funeral Service, Inc., Saugerties, N.Y. Interment followed in Blue Mountain Cemetery.
Dr. K. Michael Krajick 1958 - 2013
Dr. K. Michael Krajick, a podiatrist and surgeon who served widespread upstate New York communities, died suddenly at his home in Cohoes, N.Y., on March 27. He was 54.
Karl Michael Krajick was born on Aug. 8, 1958, at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, N.Y. He was part of a set of triplets, all of whom survived and were healthy-- a rarity at that time. His mother was Katherine S. Distin Krajick, a longtime Benedictine and U.S. Army nurse. His father was Army Major (retired) Rudolph A. Krajick, a combat officer in World War II and Korea, and later the lead building engineer for the IBM corporation in Kingston.
As soon as he was able to talk, Krajick insisted on being called Mike, and discarded his first name. He graduated from Kingston High School in 1976. After finishing Albany College of Pharmacy in 1983, he worked for a time as a pharmacist around Kingston and Albany. He resumed his education and got a degree from Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, and completed a surgical residency at the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital in Waco, Texas. He then opened a private practice in Niskayuna, N.Y. He expanded the practice to the villages of Cobleskill and Delhi, west of Albany, driving long distances several days a week to treat patients in those rural communities.
Krajick was well respected wherever he went, known for his sunny and outgoing ways, and for his exceptional kindness and generosity to family, friends and patients. In many cases, when his help was needed, he treated people in their homes, sometimes without charge. Many patients regarded him as their friend as well as their doctor. He was active in the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. An avid collector of old records and comic books, he was also a lifelong player of team sports. He had recently taken up weekend soccer with a league in Green Island in which most of the players were by decades younger than him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Helen Legnard Krajick; an older brother, Kevin R.(Ruby) Krajick of New York City and Broome, N.Y.; his triplet siblings, Kent G. (Sandy) Krajick of Unionville, Conn., and Karin M.(Richard) Hubbs of Kingston; He is the son-in-law of Mary Ellen (late Robert) Legnard of Green Island; brother in law of Robert (Nicole) Legnard, Michael (Erin) Legnard, Mary Beth (James) Cusack, all of Clifton Park and Kate (Frank) Rainville of Castleton; also survived by 14 cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Avenue, Green Island was held on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. and at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Watervliet at 9:30 a.m. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy.
The family has requested that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2416 7th Ave Watervliet, NY 12189 in memory of K. Michael Krajick.
(Mike is descended from Samuel Haines II, 1775-1839, and then from his daughter Ruth Haines (1807-1872). He grew up partly in Hunter, in the house of Ruth's descendant Leslie Distin and his grandmother Maggie McIntyre Distin, an immigrant from Ireland. Mike kept touch with many people on the mountaintop until his death.)