OBITUARIES: McMichael, Havlik, Almstead, Williams, Wilson

H. Allen McMichael

H. Allen McMichael (1925 – 2020)

CHATHAM—Huston Allen McMichael, “Pop,” passed away peacefully September 6, 2020 at the age of 94 at his home in Camphill Ghent.

His passions were family, motorcycles, square dancing and swimming. He was a talented mechanic and fix-it-all guy.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Frances Bohlmann McMichael, the mother of his children, in 1973; his last wife, Joyce Button McMichael in 2017 and his youngest son, Tom (Rosey) McMichael in 2006. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Qua, Becker, Birch

Polly Ann Qua (1932 – 2020)

VALATIE—Polly Ann Qua, 88, of Valatie passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at her home.

Born May 27, 1932 in Brattleboro, VT, she was the daughter of the late Merrill and Frances (Wood) Greene.

After graduating from Wilmington High School in 1950, she worked at Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, where she met her future husband, Atwood. They were married October 10, 1957 in Wilmington, VT. Read more…


Robert Gross (1926 – 2020)

GHENT—Robert Gross of Chatham passed away August 29, 2020 at the Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born November 26, 1926 in Chatham, he was the son of the late Peter M. and Grace E. Bullis Gross. Read more…

OBITUARIES: McCagg, Ritter, Lundquest, Christie

Harry McCagg

Harry F. McCagg (1935 – 2020)

AUSTERLITZ—Harry F. McCagg, 85, died Monday, August 24, 2020 at his home in Austerlitz.

He was born in Sharon, Connecticut, March 27, 1935 to Harry A. and Hazel M. (Benedict) McCagg.

He was an Army veteran who served in Korea.

Mr. McCagg was employed by the Columbia County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1997. Read more…