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.