Obituaries

ALTAMONT — Village flags were at half-staff on Saturday because Trustee Christine Marshall had died.

KNOX — Robin P. Salisbury, a gardener and former courier, died on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. He was 65.

Mr. Salisbury was born on Feb. 24, 1951, in Albany to William E. and Marguerita (née Wilcox) Salisbury.

GALLUPVILLE — Howard M. “Skip” Skinner, a lifetime firefighter and a member of The Old Men of the Mountain, died after a long illness on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Ellis Hospital. He was 77.

Robert L. Reals Sr.

ALTAMONT — Robert L. Reals Sr., an art teacher and gardener, “died in the company of loved ones” on April 3, 2016, near his residence in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, his family wrote in a tribute. He was 86.

Ashley Taheri

NEW SCOTLAND — Ashley Taheri, a mental-health therapist and mother, radiated warmth and compassion, said her husband Bill Pyke. Ms. Taheri died on Monday, April 4, 2016, in a car crash. She was 55.

BERNE — William D. King, a kind and compassionate friend who loved fishing, died on Sunday, March 6, 2016. He was 57.

Mr. King was born in Albany on Jan. 23, 1959. He graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1977, and attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

ALTAMONT — Beryl E. Naginey, also known as “Murph,” a woman with many interests who was dedicated to her community, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after a 19-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89.

ALTAMONT — Ellen P. Abbruzzese, a founder of the Altamont Orchards, died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was 92.

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