Retired Receptionist, 86
Aiko “Micki” Kawauchi, a longtime Liberty resident, passed away November 25, 2008, from a sudden illness. She was a resident of Huntington Beach, Calif. since 1974.
The daughter of Seiemon and Toku Miyagishima, she was born March 30, 1922 in Clearfield, Utah.
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Matsushita; her children, Nancy Payeur (Art), Dave Kawauchi (MaryEllen), and Dianne Iwamoto (Ross); seven granddaughters, Stephanie Payeur, Amy Higby (Brian), Jennifer Payeur, Mia Miller (Kris), Kelly Payeur, Rolyn Kawauchi, and Joy Iwamoto; two great-grandchildren, Zoey and Elliot Higby; and several sisters/brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A family statement reads, “Micki, who was a homemaker and proud, loving parent for many years, also worked for the Marine Midland Bank of Liberty as a receptionist and clerk and was a member of the Rice Bowls and other bowling teams at Liberty lanes.”
She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Hiroshi “Roy” Kawauchi, and two brothers, Kiyoshi and Toshio Miya.
A memorial service honoring her life was held at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on December 6, where she was buried next to her husband.
Raymond J. Huether
Retired NYC Police Officer, 74
Raymond “Rudy” J. Huether of Claryville, a 36-year resident, and a retired New York City police officer, died December 12, 2008 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. He was 74.
The son of Raymond A. and Frances Dolan Huether, he was born December 18, 1933 in New York City.
He was a member of the NRA, the Neversink Beagle Club, The Immaculate Conception Church, and the New York Veteran Police Association. He was a former member of the Claryville Fire Company, St. Paul’s Senior Club in Liberty, and the Klipnockie Beagle Club in Morris, NY.
He served in the U.S. Army and is a former member of the 7th Regiment of the National Guard.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, John Huether of Lake Grove, NY; Eileen Cifoni of Center Reach, NY; Marylin Bennett of Medway, Mass.; Kathleen Maher of Bohemia, NY; Robert Huether of Long Island; Timothy Huether of Danville, Calif.; and several grandnieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 15, 2008 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Rt. 42, Woodbourne. The Rev. John Lynch officiated.
Burial was made in the Claryville Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., 79 N. Main Street, Ellenville, NY 12428.