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Wilken, Mark

Howes Cave (Schoharie County):   Mark Bautochka-Wilken, 56, of Enders Ave. died Monday January 11th at the Cobleskill Regional Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Mark was born September 30, 1959, in Bellflower, CA and lived in Albany for many years before moving to Howes Cave with his wife, Yvonne Bautochka, in 1999. He graduated from BCHS and was a self-employed carpenter. He played bass guitar in a number of local bands and operated a recording studio in Albany.

Mark is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bautochka-Wilken, his mother and father, Mary (Davis) and Donald Wilken of Albany and a host of friends and relatives.

A period of visitation will be held from 2-4 PM on Sunday January 17th at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street Schoharie. Memorial contributions may be made to Marathon For A Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187 OR Central Bridge Fire Department Rescue Squad, PO Box 294, Central Bridge, NY 12035 OR the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092.



Bergsma, Ronald L.
Ronald L. Bergsma "Ron," age 52, died suddenly at his home in Appleton on Friday, May 11, 2012. Ron was born in Grand Rapids, MI on July 23, 1959 to Dan and Bev (Peterson) Bergsma. On April 14, 1984, he was united in marriage to Sharon Vorpahl at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Horicon, WI. Ron worked at Gilbert Paper Co. for many years. He loved hunting and fishing.

Ron is survived by his caring and loving wife Sharon, Appleton; a son, Aaron Bergsma, Madison; daughter, Abby Bergsma, Henderson, NV; parents, Dan and Bev Bergsma, Appleton; brother, Danny (Teena) Bergsma, Sleepy Hollow, IL; and sister, Kathi (Pat) McKeough, Delmar, NY. He is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Service for Ron will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at Faith Lutheran Church, 601 E. Glendale Ave. Appleton, with Rev. Rudy Herbrich officiating. Friends may visit at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and directly at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 13 to May 14, 2012


Tomlinson, Karen L. GUILDERLAND Karen Louise Tomlinson died suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Born in Albany on September 27, 1959, she was the daughter of Dr. Arthur and Page Tomlinson of Delmar; sister of David Tomlinson of San Francisco, Calif., and Lisa Tomlinson Summers-kill (John Paul) of Budapest, Hungary. She is also survived by two nieces, Brooke and Isla Summerskill. Karen graduated from Bethlehem Central High School, William Smith College with a degree in psychology and New York University with a master's degree in occupational therapy. After graduation, Karen worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital for several years. For over 20 years, she had worked as an occupational therapist for BOCES in the North Colonie School District. Karen was a very loving and warm person. She loved all children and animals, especially her two cats, Sparky and Daisy. She also enjoyed hiking and traveling. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at the convenience of the family.



DUBUQUE, JOYCE ANN TROY - Joyce Ann Dubuque died Wed., Oct. 27, 2010. We will miss her terribly. May she finally know peace. A Memorial Service will be held for fiends and family at Lisha's Kill Reformed Church, 2131 Central Ave., Schenectady, Saturday, Nov. 13th at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Unity House of Troy or to the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady.
Published in The Record on November 7, 2010


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