KEENE — Barbara Jane Messer Hale — who was born in the roaring Twenties, raised in the Great Depression, matured in World War II, and contributed to the post-war Baby Boom — died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at 90.

BERNE — Jean Elizabeth Rocker, a former Berne resident, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in St. Petersberg Florida. She was 64.

Ms. Rocker was born on Dec. 19, 1951, to Betty P. Rocker and the late Frank C. Rocker.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Arthur M. Johnsen III, a wildlife biologist, died on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Ohio. He was 69.

Mr. Johnsen was born on Sept. 3, 1945, in Newton, New Jersey, to Arthur M. Johnsen and the late Janice (née Larson) Johnsen.

Barbara Joan Martin, a longtime tax collector in Knox, was a hardworking woman, devoted to her family.

She died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Lakeland, Florida where she and her husband had moved to enjoy their retirement. She was 75.

KNOX— Jean Marie Adam Forti never stopped giving.

As a young woman, she worked with troubled children at St. Catherine’s, and then with Senior Services of Albany. After her wedding, as she and her husband, Tony, raised their three children in Knox, she was a pillar of the community.

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