OBITUARIES: Pollock, Gregoire

John Pollock, Jr.

John J. Pollock, Jr. (1934 – 2020)

STATESBORO, GA—John James Pollock, Jr., 85, of Sylvania, GA, passed Wednesday evening, October 6, 2020 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Known to most as “Jack,” he was born to the late John J., Sr. and Evelyn Vosburg Pollock in Great Barrington, MA.

Upon graduation from the Roeliff Jansen High School with the Class of 1952, he attended Cornell University. Due to a family need, he withdrew from school to operate the family dairy farm. He continued to operate the family dairy farm for over 30 years. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Dysard, McLaughlin

Gladys A. Dysard (1965 – 2020)

CRARYVILLE—Gladys A. Dysard, 55, of Craryville, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully Thursday, October 1, 2020, with her family by her side.

Born in Hudson, August 3, 1965, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Hosier) Gregory. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Briscoe, Sacco, Thorne, Martel, Beecher, Myers

Marie Briscoe

Marie E. Briscoe (1923 – 2020)

VALATIE—Marie Elizabeth Briscoe, 97, of Stuyvesant Falls died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at The Grand at Barnwell.

Born September 5, 1923 in Stuyvesant Falls, she was the daughter of Marie and Henry Ohl.

She was a homemaker, who always kept her house immaculate and loved working outside in her yard, making sure the lawn and flowers were always beautiful.

She enjoyed making outdoor decorations to celebrate every holiday. She drew the characters on plywood, cut them out with a jigsaw and painted them. She made Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the elves, and reindeer; Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and the little ones; and black cats and a witch for Halloween. Many would bring their children by to enjoy them. Every Halloween, she made popcorn balls, and all the children in Stuyvesant Falls looked forward to them every year. Read more…