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Billie Faye Cendroski 76 of Elizaville died April 15th at the Baptist Home Rhinebeck. Surviving is her husband Leonard, three daughters Carol (James) Rivenburgh of Elizaville, Mary (Barry) Schlagel of Mead, Colorado, Patricia (Ed) Cendroski of Ghent, a son Edward Cendroski of Elizaville, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also surviving are four brothers and several nieces and nephews. There will be no services.

 

 

 


 

Anthony Fulciniti 93 of Germantown died Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a brief illness.

Born January 17, 1921 in New York City he was the son of the late: Samuel and Francine (Cundari) Fulciniti.

Mr. Fulciniti served in the US Army’s Corps of Engineers during WWII.  He had been a self employed plumber for many years and well known in the area for his skills.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection in Germantown.

Survivors include his son; Anthony (Joan) Fulciniti Jr. of NJ, two daughters Barbara Scotto of Red Hook, Violet (Louis) Grisaffi of Highland. Seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Violet who died July 6, 2004, three sisters and 3 brothers.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 9:30am Saturday from the funeral home and 10 am at the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

 


 

Norman C. Johnson 83 of Livingston died March 23, 2014 at Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing where he had been a resident for the past four years.

Born October 18, 1930 in Jamestown, he was the son of t he late Alvin and Lyllis Clark Johnson.

He had resided in Livingston since 1994 and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church there.

Prior to his retirement he had worked as a custodian for the Valeo Company of Jamestown.

Survivors include a brother Chester of Annapolis, MD and many friends in Livingston.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor

Grave side services will be held 10am Friday March 28, 2014 at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

 


 

Joan Marie (Sherman) Sharpe 82, daughter of the late William and Dorothy Sherman was born January 3, 1932 in Germantown,NewYork.  She attended Germantown Central School, where she graduated in 1950.

Joan and her late husband John were blessed with 5 daughters: Kathryn, who died at birth, Elizabeth Albin (John), Barbara Groll (Peter), Susan Reh (Joseph), and Jennifer Taylor (Christopher). They enjoyed 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

With the help of her daughters, Joan operated an Exercise Business, was active in the family insurance business and Sharpe Self Storage.

Joan fancied the water and boating, and was partial to spending winters in Florida at their family home, where she relaxed and had “down time” away from the busy schedules back in NYS.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. During her alone time she could be found with a Bible outstretched on her lap, quietly watching birds at various feeders with special attention going to the red cardinal that frequented her window.

Joan’s friendly personality always shone through, even throughout her nine year battle with ALS.  Those who knew her have forever been touched and changed by her deep love and contagious laughter.

The depth of Joan’s love for John, her girls and their families, all of the other family members and friends gave witness to her unshakeable love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, and her enduring faith and trust in God the Father’s unfailing love for her.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial services will be held 11 am Saturday March 29th at Trinity Methodist Church 555 Joslen Blvd. Hudson, NY

 


 

                                                                          

                                                                                                 

 

Barbara Ann Fix Klugo

Barbara Ann Fix Klugo, 78, of Livingston, quietly passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at her residence after a long, courageously fought illness.

Born February 15, 1936 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Marguerite (Balder) Fix of Livingston.

Barbara had a special place in many hearts and will be deeply missed by all.  Surviving are her children, son John (Deane) Klugo, daughter Susan (Randall Delaney) Buber, son Robert (Rebecca) Klugo; and grandchildren, Jonathan Buber, Julie Klugo and Lindsay Klugo.  She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joan Fix and sister-in-law Eileen Fix, along with several nieces and nephews.   Besides her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her grandson, Daniel Buber and her brothers John Henry Fix and William R. Fix.

Barbara was employed by the Columbia County Department of Social Services as a Senior Social Welfare Examiner, retiring in 1996 after 21 years of service.   After her retirement, she enjoyed being the neighborhood computer tech, tending to her flower gardens, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and spending the summer and fall on her family farm overseeing the sales for pick your own fruit at the Fix Bros Fruit Farm and was very popular by all who came. 

A memorial service to honor Barbara’s life will be held at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown, on Saturday, March 22 at 2 pm.  In lieu of flowers,  Barbara’s family would kindly request memorial donations be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

The Klugo and Buber families would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to friends, family and her Hospice team that spent so much time helping and caring for Barbara throughout her illness.  We will be forever grateful for your kindness and compassion as she was.

 

 


 

Peter Anthony Egan Sr. died March 7, 2014.

He was born November 14, 1940

Dalling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home of Lymbrook.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be offered 11 am Wednesday March 12, 2014  at Holy Trinity Parish-Church  of the Resurrection in Germantown.

Burial will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery in Livingston.


 

Brandon M. O’Connell 21 of Livingston died Monday March 3, 2014 as a result of an accident in the Town of Red Hook.

Brandon was born November 28, 1992 in Rhinebeck the son of Carrie Hill of Livingston.

He had attended the Germantown Central School and had been employed as an Assistant Resident Manager at the Devereux Foundation in Red Hook.

Brandon loved his family, enjoyed working on cars, was a fan of the NY Giants, and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors in addition to his mother are his Fiancé Laura Coumbes, son Chase, daughters Mallory, Makenna, brothers Eric Hill and Garrett Hill both of Livingston, sisters; Jessica Stewart , Danielle O’Connell both of Livingston, and several aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

A Celebration of his live will be held 1 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

 


 

Henry Heissenbuttle 83 of Clermont died Monday March 3, 2014 in Gallatin.

Born December 19, 1930 in the Bronx, NY he was the son of the late: Henry and Minnie (Kahle) Heissenbuttle.

He had owned and operated the  family farm in Clermont since the death of his parents.

He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte.

Survivors include his relatives, Katherine Dowden of Rhinebeck, Arthur Stegemann of Indiana , Alma Saulpaugh of Hudson, Beatrice Potts Clermont, Ethel Wagner Albany, George Kahle of Poughkeepsie, William Kahle Jr. of Clermont, Barbara Moore of Clermont, John Halterman Jr. Clermont, his caretakers and friends Edward and Deti Hull of Elizaville, his friends, Nancy Rumke and Nadine Rumke both of Germantown.

Funeral Services will be held 10 am Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Burial will follow in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte or Community Hospice 47 Liberty St. Catskill, NY

 


   

 

                                                               James Edmund Stack

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1925 - 2014

James Edmund Stack, 88, of Claverack, New York passed away in his sleep at The Whittier

Center in Ghent, NY, on February 27, 2014. James, known to all as “Eddie” when a youngster,

 and then “Jim,” is survived by his wife, Ingeborg Ruhe Stack. There are no calling hours or

formal funeral arrangements. A private ceremony is planned.

Born on July 31, 1925 in New Haven, Connecticut, Jim was the youngest of six children,

all now deceased, born to Garrett M. Stack and Lois R. Cleveland of Guilford, Connecticut.

Raised in Guilford, Jim joined the U.S. Army and fought in Germany in WW II. He was awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining bullet wounds to his arm and back. Following the war he worked for Cooley Chevrolet in New Haven as an automobile mechanic and soon was offered a more lucrative position at Manhattan Pontiac. His wife, Shirley (Mason), and his two sons, James E. Stack, Jr., and Garrett L. Stack, relocated to New York City as a result.

Building a reputation as a master mechanic, Jim was offered the first Austin Healy authorized service center in the United States, which he started on Manhattan’s west side in 1952. In New York he was approached by Elia Kazan, director of the 1954 Oscar-winning film On the Waterfront. Jim was asked if he could cut a taxicab in half giving the appearance of men talking and riding in a cab. Jim obliged. The famous taxicab scene, with Rod Steiger and Marlon Brando saying “I could’ve been a contender,” was filmed in Jim’s shop complete with Jim and others gently rocking the cab making it appear to be in motion.

In the mid ‘50s, he left New York and returned to Connecticut where he was employed as a master mechanic by Frank McDonald Volkswagen – at the beginning of the “beetle” invasion. He remarried and his new blended family included Ingeborg’s two daughters, Danuta and Loretta, as well as his two sons.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State College, Jim took a position in the state’s Vocational Education System and taught automobile mechanics and coached the rifle team at Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury from 1959 – 1977. During this period he continued to work after school for local automobile repair facilities as a troubleshooter where he was called on to diagnose and solve seemingly unsolvable repair issues.

In 1966, Jim joined the U.S. Navy Reserve. After retiring from the State Vocational School System he joined the Navy full-time where he relocated to Newport, Rhode Is­land and was in charge of teaching and curriculum writing for ship engine maintenance and repair. With the rank of Master Chief, he retired from the Navy in 1985 and soon settled in Columbia County, New York where he lived out the rest of his years as an active member in the Hudson VFW.

In retirement Jim developed his passion for working with wood and created many items for friends and family.

Jim is also survived by his son Garrett L. Stack (John Anderson) of Woodbridge, CT, daughters Danuta Jarvis (Stephen Jarvis) of Shelton, CT and Loretta Jones (Da­vid Jones) of East Aurora, NY. Jim is predeceased by his third wife Catherine Kilbride of Newtown, CT. During the 1970’s Jim and Catherine made their home in Sandy Hook, Connecticut with Catherine’s children Christine, Cathy, Edward, Charlene, John and Francis McGrath.

He is also survived by grandchildren Suzanne Stack Paul (Stephen Paul) of Shelton, CT; James G. Stack of Har­winton, CT; Kodi-Lee Stack Closson (Jeremy Closson) of Hillsdale, NY; and great grandchildren Stephen Paul, Jr., and Karlie, Mackenzie and Sawyer Closson.

A man who never held a grudge, a brilliant mechanic, a master teacher, an exceptional craftsman, an outdoors­man, Jim’s warmth, kindness and compassion will be missed by all who knew him.

 

 


 

McDonald, Monica Sandra, 68, of Germantown, died unexpectedly on February 4th in Dripping Springs, TX.

  Predeceased by her father William, mother Mona, brothers William, George, Joseph, James, and Philip, sisters Sharon, Kimley and Elizabeth; Monica is survived by her brothers Don and Shane, and sisters Janet and Mary. She is also survived by her beloved children, Rebecca (& Jo of Latham), Sarah (& Stefan of Germantown) and Thomas; her precious grandchildren Ava, Audrey, Zoe and Thomas, and her numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends.

A Nurse for over 40 years, Monica was a vibrant, enthusiastic, caring woman who always put other’s needs before her own.  She reached into people’s souls and touched them in a manner so few are ever capable of.  An avid Astrologer and student of Life, Monica never stopped searching for the true meaning of how and why people relate to each other; the very essence of Humanity.  She lived life to the fullest and literally died of a big heart, leaving a void that will never be filled. 

Memorial Service to be held at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home on March 2nd at 11am, followed directly by a celebration of life at Central House, both in Germantown, NY.

 

 


 

 

 

Frank Michael Gaetano 37, of Germantown,  passed away Feb 11th, 2014.   Life celebration services for beloved "Frankie" will be held on Tuesday, March 4th 2014 from 3 pm to 5 pm Yadack -Fox Funeral Home 209 Main St. Germantown, NY. Reception will follow from 6pm to 8pm at Albany Post Road House, 7100 Albany Post Road Rhinebeck, NY.

 

 

 

 


 

Elvena M.F. “Dolly” Bogucki 77, of Livingston died Friday February 14, 2014 at Whittier Nursing Home of Ghent.

Born August 27, 1936 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late  Philip and Anna May (Race) Lasher.

Dolly was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed playing  cards with family and friends and loved her music.


Survivors include: two sons Dwayne Bogucki of Livingston and David Bogucki of Pleasant Valley, a daughter Donna Corbett of Livingston. 4 sisters: Lillian Lasher, Rose Mary Rowen of Hudson, Patty Plass of Mass. and Diane Lasher of Conn.,  7 grandchildren: Marsha, Mark, Amy,  Jason, Cori, Tonya, and David.  6 great grandchildren: Cheyane, Maura, Hunter, Sklyar, Curtis and Mazzie.

She was predeceased by her husband Stanley who died Feb. 9, 2004, a brother Philip Lasher and sister Alice Beck.

Calling will be Wednesday 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.

 


 

Donald Harold Snyder, 85, of Greeley, CO passed away peacefully February 7, 2014 at his residence

in Greeley after a long

 illness.

He was born September 24, 1928 in Clermont, NY to Harold and Ethel (Fraleigh) Snyder. Donald grew

 up in Clermont and  graduated from Red Hook High School. He married Joan Harvey on May 11, 1957

 in Germantown, NY.

 

Donald served four years in the U.S. Navy, worked at Western Electric and retired from AT&T.

He enjoyed competitive shooting, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Clermont Fire Department, the Southern

 Columbia Rifle Club, and Christ‘s Lutheran Church. Throughout his life Donald never met a stranger.

Donald is survived by his wife, Joan of Greeley; sisters, Doreen Kosnick of Hudson, NY, Diane Hoffman of Flemington, NJ;

 brother-in-law, Robert Harvey (Kim), Peyton, CO; nieces Debbie, Darlene, Erica, Lynn, Dara, Morgan, Jessica, Zoe and

 Christina; nephews Raymond, Paul, Trevor, Andrew, Jason, Nicholas, Noah and Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held in New York at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to “Viewmonte Rural Cemetery” in care of George Fox, PO Box 146, Germantown,

 NY 12526 or Hospice of Northern Colorado, 2726 West 11th Street Road, Greeley, CO 80634.

 

 


 

Fora Ida Potts, of Fayetteville, entered unto rest on Sunday, January 12. Born in Flushing, NY, she graduated from Bayside High School, received her Nursing degree from Lenox Hill Hospital and Public Health degree from Columbia University. Ida worked as a Public Health Nurse for New York State in Gouverneur, NY and Dutchess County. She married Clayton DeWitt Potts and they moved to Germantown, NY where she worked for the Red Hook Central School as a School Nurse Teacher until 1978.

Ida was a member and past matron of the Eastern Star Beakman Chapter #496 and past president of the Germantown Garden Club. She was a member of the Germantown Reformed Church and after moving to Fayetteville in 2001, a member of the United Methodist Church of Fayetteville. She was a member of the Juliets and the YMCA.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton Potts; brothers, Albert Barge and Frederick Barge; and niece, Sally Barge.

She is survived by daughter, Sarah (Randall) Cooke of Fayetteville; son, DeWitt (Joan) Potts of Albany; sister, Georgiana Benfer of Westminster, MD; grandchildren, Jonathan Cooke, Mary Lynn Cooke, Alida Cooke, Mary Potts and Elizabeth Potts; nieces and nephews, Albert Christopher Barge, Bruce (Kristen) Barge, Lisa Barge, Eric (Marisa) Barge, Richard (Karen) Benfer, Barbara Hoffer and William (Annie) Benfer.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014 at the United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, 601 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday January 25, 2014 at the church.

Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NY, NY 10163-4777, or the United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, P.O. Box 158, Fayetteville, NY 13066.

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Evelyn C. Fivelsdal, 94 of Germantown died Monday Feburary 3, 2014 at Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck.

Born February 9, 1919 in Mount Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace (Crabb) Partch.

Before her retirement, she had been a superintendent of apartment buildings in Port Chester.

Surviving are her children: Harold Fivelsdal of Red Hook, Ingrid Saestacl of Norway, and Linda Napolillo of Brooklyn, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grand children.  She was predeceased by her husband…Harold

Calling will be Friday 1 to 3 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown with services at 3pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY at 1 pm Saturday.

 


 

Paul M. Kearns, 64 of Hudson entered into eternal rest Saturday February 1, 2014.

Born June 2, 1949 to the late Patrick and Susan (Diaz) Kearns,  he was employed for 13+ years as a driver for Hudson River Bulk of Hudson.

Surviving by his loving wife Marie (Wilhelm) Kearns of Hudson, son James, daughter Cheryl, brothers Robert Diaz, Brian Diaz, sisters Nola Zito, Mary Ellen Mole, Linda Kubler, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph and Josephine Wilhelm, a host of nieces, nephews, dear family and friends.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Funeral services will be 1pm Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Greenport.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to Paul’s family % Marie Kearns 4317 Route 9 Hudson, NY 12534

 


 

Edith I. “Omi” Boelter, 86, of Clermont, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday January 28, 2014.

She was born January 20, 1928 in Reichenstein, Germany, the daughter of the late Gustav and Luiese Bahro.

On August 24, 1951, she married Karl H. Boelter, who died on November 7, 2006.

Omi was a wonderful, nurturing mother and grandmother who was selfless and giving to all. She had a beautiful smile and was a very gifted seamstress who crafted many extraordinary treasures.

A Clermont resident since 2007, she previously resided in Hudson, Florida with her husband.

Karl and Edith immigrated from Bunde, Germany to the United States in 1953, and proudly became American Citizens in 1959.S

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brother, Heinz Bahro; and her sister Gertrud Bahro.

Omi’s passion and pride was her family. She will be sorely missed and is survived by her loving daughters, Diane Denny and her husband, Roy of Rhinebeck, and Susan Darling and her husband Scott, of Clermont, with whom she made her home; grandchildren, Mark and Thomas Denny of Rhinebeck, and Lauren and Victoria Darling of Clermont; sisters, Gretel Hellmann and Hanni Urban, both of Germany.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will be private. A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Viewmonte, where she regularly attended.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene Counties, 47 Liberty St. Catskill, NY 12414

 

 

 


 

 

Leonard William Helsley, 88, lifelong resident of Germantown passed away suddenly Tuesday January 21, 2014.

He was born September 23, 1925 in Germantown the son of the late Foster and Freda (Pimpl) Helsley.

After graduating from Germantown Central School in 1943, Leonard began furthering his education at RPI. He left school to serve during WWII in the US Coast Guard aboard the USS Newell (DE322).  He continued his education after his service and retired in 1985 after 20+ years with the former V&O Press of Hudson, NY. He also worked as a residential electrician and worked in maintenance for the Carmelite Sisters after his retirement. “Lenny” was a 50+ year member of the Germantown Fire Company and an  active member of the Reformed Church of Germantown.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Barbara, and is survived by several sons, a daughter, ten grandchildren, and a great‐granddaughter. Leonard always considered his children as his greatest accomplishment, and often spoke of how proud he was of them.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 pm Monday January 27th at the Yadack‐Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. The Germantown Fire Co. will conduct services at 6:30 at the funeral home and Rev. David Tipple will officiate at services at 7 pm.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society or Germantown Fire District.

 


 

Arlene Millington Jameson of Niskayuna, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 14, 2014 at Ellis Hospital.

Arlene was born in 1936 in Germantown, NY and was the daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Coon) Millington.

Arlene received her LPN License from Union University School Nursing, Schenectady, NY, her BS Degree from Syracuse University, and her MS in Public Health from Russell Sage College.  Early in her career, she worked as an Obstetrics Nurse at Albany Medical Center, where she met and married her husband of 51 years Dr. Gerardus Jameson.

Arlene loved nurturing and raising her three children and several pets, especially her dogs.  She loved to read and learn and spend time with family and friends.

Surviving,  in addition to her husband Dr. Gerardus Jameson of Niskayuna are her cherished children: Dr. Gerardus Lee Jameson (Daphne) of Burnt Hills, Elizabeth A. Jameson of Saratoga Springs, and Carter Jameson (Karen) of Plymouth, MA, three grandchildren , and her beloved brother, Richard Millington of Raleigh, NC, several nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Reformed Church of Germantown, 20 Church Street, Germantown, NY

A Celebration of Arlene’s life will be held from 12 to 2 pm Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff of Mohawk Wing at the Rehabilitation Unit at Ellis Hospital for their care and friendship given to Arlene.

In lieu of flowers, the family request a memorial contribution be made to the Friends of Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

 


 

Dorothy (Dotty) Meacher Meador joined her family in heaven January 12, 2014. She was born May

20, 1924 in Germantown,

 N.Y. and attended a one-room school house where a field trip was a walk in the woods with their

teacher, Miss Edith Duntz, who knew every plant and tree. Dotty won the Columbia County, N.Y.

Spelling Bee after a long day of spelling. She told that  story with pride through the years. Dotty

 moved to New York City with her sister, Helen, during those busy times of World War II and was

employed by Sperry  Gyroscope where she assembled and tested bomb sights to  support the

war effort.

She married and moved to Roanoke, which is where she considered home. She was a lifelong member of St. Andrew's

 Catholic Church. In addition to raising three children, Dotty worked as a rural mail carrier with the United States Postal

 Service for 11 years, a job she loved. Never one to just be doing one thing, she always had a garden with vegetables to

share with neighbors, flowers of all kinds and goodies to bake and share. Christmas was never complete without her fudge,

fruitcake and so many cookies. Her secret ingredient was love.

Dotty was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Sadie Meacher, of Germantown, N.Y.; eight brothers and sisters;

her loving son, D. Thomas Meador; and grandson, Eric K. Meador.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet Meador of Wheaton, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Joan

and Heath Liddle of Blue Ridge, Va.; grandson and wife, Michael and Tracy Meador; and great-granddaughter, Natalie Erica

Meador, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; special sister-in-law, Rosemarie D. Meacher, Germantown, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-

law, John and Mary Meacher, Germantown, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation per Dotty's wishes. The family wishes to thank everyone at Our Lady of the Valley and Carilion

Roanoke Memorial for their kindness.


 

 

Dean Russell Rockefeller Jr., 37, of Rhinebeck, NY, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Rhinebeck.

Dean was born on March 10, 1976 in Hudson, NY.  He was the son of Dean R. Rockefeller Sr. and Betty Stover.

Dean attended the first ever Head Start class in the city of Hudson.  He attended Hudson City Schools for most of his life, and graduated in 1995 from Waterford High School.  In younger years, he loved snowmobiling and skateboarding, and was a longtime member of the Boy Scouts of America.  Dean loved being outdoors, horticulture, and sports.  He was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. 

He is survived by siblings Robert Rockefeller of Las Vegas, Nevada, Stacey Rockefeller of Claverack, NY, Katy Ziegler of Greenport, NY, Michael (Deanna) Rockefeller of Castleton on Hudson, NY, Desiree Elliott of Craryville, NY, Lori Rockefeller of Claverack, NY, and Sharon (Paul) Garrison of Claverack, NY. In addition, he has many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. He was predeceased by parents Dean and Betty (Stover) Rockefeller.

He is also survived by his daughter, Haleigh Rockefeller, and was a beloved “daddy” to Dustin Hapeman, Adrianna Williams, and Isabella Williams, all of Milan, NY.  He will be sorely missed by his extended family, friends, and those whose lives he touched throughout his life. 

A celebration of Dean’s life will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm at the Milan Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle, Town of Milan. In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted in trust for Haleigh’s future.

  


John G. Sharpe was born in New York City. He graduated from Germantown High School and attended New York University obtaining a degree in Journalism.  He graduated from the US Army Engineer School at Ft. Belvoir, VA, The ordinance School in Aberdeen, MD, the Empire State Military Academy Officer Candidate School and retired as a Major from the US Army Reserve after 30 years of service.

He married the former Joan Sherman of Germantown and they have four daughters: Elizabeth Fisher (John Albin), Barbara Groll (Peter), Susan Reh  (Joseph) and Jennifer Taylor (Christopher).  They have 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother George Sharpe and several Nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents John G. Sharpe Sr. and Ada Crawford Sharpe, and 2 brothers Robert and Frank.

He established the Sharpe Insurance Agency in Hudson, NY in 1957 and the Sharpe Self Storage in 1987.

Additionally, he was an Advisory Board Member for Norstar-Bank, part-time instructor at Columbia Greene Community College, a Trustee for Columbia Memorial Hospital, past Director of Columbia County Historical Society, won the Distinguished Service Award in 1961, the Man of the Year award from the Columbia County Association in the City of New York, and won the 1972 Abraham Lincoln Award for Community Service from the Columbia County Young Republicans.  He was Chairman of the Columbia County Civil Service Commission, member of the Hudson American Legion, Hudson Elks Lodge 787, Masonic Lodge 374 and was Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Committee from 1969-1976 and 1984-1987.

Additionally, a member of the Hudson Power Boat Association, Past Director of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Hudson Jaycees, and a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown.

Calling hours will be Sunday 4 to 7 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home 209 Main St. Germantown, NY.

A celebration of John’slife will be held privately at the convenience of the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in John’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project 370 7th Ave. Suite 1802 NY, NY 10001 or  at supportwwp.org.

 


 

Willie McKissick 92 of Germantown died Saturday January 4, 2014 at his home after a long illness.

Born October 21, 1921 in Laurens, Georgia he was the son of the late J.B. and Zola (Shannon) McKissick.

He served as a truck driver in the US Army during WWII. Prior to his retirement he had worked on the Hettling Farm of Cloermont.

Mr. Mckissick enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife Mamie (Robinson) Mckissick, who he married in 1974 in Clermont, two sisters; Nattie Lee Williams of Florida

Hattie Lou Coley of Rochester and sevceral nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.

A celebration of his life will be held at the convience of the family.


 

Nelson F. Myers 67, of Livingston died suddenly  Dec. 27, 2013 at his home.

Born September 8, 1946 in Milan he was the son of the late William and Wanda (O’Dell) Myers.

He was a self-employed painter who enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports.

Survivors include his wife Kathleen (Kate) Pettinger Myers, 2 sons: Nelson II of Copake, Darrell of Chatham, 2 daughters: Danielle Myers of Livingston and Angel Myers of Chatham, a sister Irene Moore of Red Hook and 6 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son: William Jesse Myers who died Oct 5, 1984 at the age of 4, a brother William Myers and 2 sisters; Mary Miller and Shirley Day.

A celebration of his life will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday December 31, 2013 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

The family request donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

 


Larry G. Speenburgh of Germantown, formerly of Haines Falls peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home with his loving family by his side, after a yearlong fight with pulmonary fibrosis. 

He was born on October 22, 1949 to the late Worthington and Marie (Crandell) Speenburgh in Catskill, NY.

He was the beloved husband for 41 years to Sandy (Woodworth) Speenburgh.  Devoted father to Shannon(Scott)Haraldsen of Framingham, MA, Trevor (Kristin) Speenburgh of Livingston, NY, Carrie(Chris) Ferrer of Ancram, NY, and Hope (Joshua) Oakes of Kinderhook, NY.  Cherished and zany Poppa to Aidan, Mason, Hannah, Ashley, Sophia, Cassandra, and Tanner. Brother of Fay (Thomas) Lauster and James (Jeanette) Speenburgh.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law Ruthmary Woodworth and many friends and family.

Married on April 1, 1972 in East Jewett, NY, Larry and Sandy raised their four children in Germantown.  Larry was a hardworking, loving, easy-going, happy husband, father, and grandfather.  He enjoyed his time with his grandchildren (often babysitting) and will be remembered for his energy, quick smile and willingness to always give of himself.

Larry worked for many years in the automotive field in the Hudson Valley.  He enjoyed classic car events, making car models, and had an extensive model train layout, which every grandchild learned how to run. 

He will be greatly missed, especially this Christmas season as he loved it so much.

Calling hours will be held, Friday, December 20th from 4 to 6 PM, with services immediately following at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Following cremation interment will be in Haines Falls Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at Make-A-Wish America, 4742N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or www.wish.org.

 

 


 

Nicholas Michael Turek, 23 of Linlithgo passed away suddenly on December 13, 2013 in Utica.

He was the beloved and cherished son of Michael and Florence Turek, also his loving sister Amanda Turek.  He was the most beloved grandson of Joanne and Alfred Turek, and Jim Williams.

Nick also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and his dear cat Yuna.

He was predeceased by his grandmother Jenny Williams.

Nick graduated from Germantown Central School and Columbia-Greene Community College where he received an Associate Degree in Computer Science.  He was presently attending Utica College pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree.

He enjoyed photography and was a talented artist.

A Celebration of his life will be held 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Penny Ln Ste 1  Latham, NY 12110-2608 

 

 


 

 

Lloyd H. Flouton 54, of Stockport died Monday December 9, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born March 21, 1959 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Eva Bermel Quick of Livingston and the late Floyd Flouton.

Mr. Flouton had worked for many years at IBM of Kingston where he was a landscaper.  He continued landscaping working for Matt’s Landscaping of Greenport and he also had worked at Wal-Mart of Hudson

Surviving are his wife of 25 years Cynthia (Jennings) Flouton, 4 sons: Lloyd Jr., Brad, Travis all of Stockport and Ryan of Florida, a daughter Maria Flouton of Florida, brothers Louis Flouton, Scott Flouton, Floyd Flouton, Jason Flouton and Marc Flouton, sisters; Olive Bermel, Yvonne Colone, Wanda Finney, Kathy Alvarez, Brenda Barryanne, Carrie Barryanne, Gloria Tomlin, Sarah Pitt, Holly Flouton and 4 grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Thursday 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown followed by funeral services at 8pm.

 


 

Vivian C. Austin 94 of Livingston died Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 atr Livingston Hills Nursing home.

Born October 30, 1919 in Jacksonville, FL she was the daughter of the late: Reginald and Maude  (Williams) Austin.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Livingston.

Ms. Austin received her training as a Certified home health care Aide in Catskill and prior to her retirement had been employed by the Nurses’ House Call and the Eddie both of Catskill and Anytime Home Care of Hudson.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews , and her many friends from the Adventist Church of Livingston. She was predeceased by her sister. Jacqueline Gaitwood.

Funeral services will be private.

 


Kathleen R. Arnold 90 of Germantown died Friday Nov. 15, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born March 17, 1923 in Germantown she was the daughter of the late: Donald and Josephine (DeNike) Rockefeller.

She was a homemaker and member of the Reformed Church of Germantown.

Kathleen was an avid Gardner and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are two daughters: Tina (Michael) Spano and Francine Segrette both of Germantown. Grand children Robert Brumaghin III and Tracee Messenger and one great grandson Collin Messenger.

She was predeceased by her husband John Arnold who died in 2007 and a brother Donald Rockefeller.

Calling will be 1 to 2 pm Tuesday November 19th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be at 2pm with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


 

Jonathan David Clark III "Duke" died Veterans Day November 11, 2013 in Fountain Colorado.

Jonathan served in the United States Army as part of the 4th Infantry Divison from 2006-2013. He did 3 tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. He was honored with several awards during his military career, including two Army Commendation Medals and four Army Achievement Medals.

 Jonathan was devoted to his family, friends and his country and will be remembered for his loving smile and comedic humor.

 He is survived by his wife Kayla Clark, son Jonathan IV Clark of Hudson NY, Parents Jonathan Jr. and Maxine Clark of Wappingersfall NY, his sister Amanda Hess of Fayetteville NC. Also survived by a loving family and many friends. He was the son of late: Billie Clark.

Funeral services honoring Jonathan's life will be 12 o'clock noon Friday Nov. 22 at the Livingston Cemetery, Livingston NY.

A reception will follow at the Red Hook VFW


 

William C. Rock of Germantown passed away at Northern Dutchess Hospital on November 13, 2013 at the age of 83.

He was born on January 1, 1930 in Brooklyn to William and Marion Rock.  Most of his life was spent in Whitestone where he volunteered for the Whitestone Ambulance Corp for 15 years.  He also worked as a Systems Analyst at Great Lakes Carbon in New York City.

It comes as no surprise that he graduated from St. John’s College with a Bachelor’s Degree.  With an extreme thrust for knowledge that lasted his entire life, he sought to educate himself in anyway possible.  He successfully taught himself the German language, a culture of which he loved.

In 2004, he moved to Germantown where he became one of the loving members of Christ Lutheran Church in Viewmont.  Religion was a big part of his life as he also was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitestone.  There he served on the Church Council and was Head Usher. He is survived by Marilyn Rock his loving wife of 61 years.  The happy couple honeymooned in Alaska where he was stationed for Military Service in 1952,

They were blessed with three children; William Rock of Highland Mills, Kathy Ferrone of Germantown and Carl Rock of Bedford Hills.  Years later he became the grandfather of Kristina Ferrone, Chase Ferrone, Donovan Rock and Therese Dang who gave him his first and only great grand child Isabella.

Other survivors include his sister Marlene Gallagher of Astoria, along with his niece Nancy and her family.  Everyone who was fortunate enough to know him found him to be a patient, kind and thoughtful man with an overwhelming amount of devotion and love that will live on through his family and friends.

Calling hours will be 10 am to 12 noon Wednesday November 20th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 12:30 Wednesday at Christ’s Lutheran Church of Viewmont and interment will follow in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Christ’s Lutheran Church of Viewmont 591 Church Ave. Germantown, NY 12526  or National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018

 


Claire Langie of Germantown, NY entered into eternal peace November 6, 2013.

Predeceased by her parents Geraldine and Louis Langie Sr.  Survived by Louis Langie (Sally) and Patsy Schroth, Sr. Vergilia Jim OSF, Nephew John Schroth (Beth Ann), Nieces Adele Langie, Roberta van Winkle, Sheryl Gilbert (Curtis), Andrea Daskalakis (Stefanos) and Julie Buhr and a community of friends.

Claire attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, graduated from Columbia School and the College of New Rochelle where she entered the Ursuline order.  She received her masters from Catholic University before she was missioned to Bangkok Thailand.  During  her tenure she served as principal of Mater Dei elementary school. Upon her return to the states, Claire joined with Sr. Vergilia to teach at Holy Name School at Times Square.  While teaching they recognized the need for a child centered peace program and co-authored “Peace Begins with Me”, a teacher’s guide to holistic orientation for peace education.  They brought this program to schools throughout the states and Hawaii.

In 1992 Claire and Vergilia founded the Oneness and Peace Spiritual Center in Germantown, NY where for over twenty years they have offered holistic spirituality and hospitality.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday November 16, 2013  11:00 A.M. at Resurrection Church of Germantown.

The family will celebrate Claire’s life this summer in Rochester.  Please consider honoring Claire with a donation to the Ursuline Provincialate Eastern Province of the US, 1338 North Ave. New Rochelle, NY 10804 or the Sisters of St. Francis of the Newman Communities Central Office 1118 Court St. Suite 32 Syracuse, NY 13208

The family deeply appreciates the excellent care of the dedicated staff at Whittier RSNC Ghent, NY.

 


 

Tammara Bonner 55 of Clermont died Nov. 4, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck

Service are private and at the convenience of the family.


 

Robert R. Farley 79 of Stockport died November 3, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born September 10, 1934 in Nyack he was the son of the late John and Mary (Burns) Farley.

Prior to his moving to the area he had worked as a bartender in New Jersey for many years. He had volunteered for Columbia-Green Community Hospice for 12 years.

Survivors include his wife Valerie, 4 sons: John of Florida, Michael of Buffalo, Patrick of Claverack and Timothy of Valatie. Two daughters Kathleen Peterson of Red Hook and Maureen Jewelle of Conn. One sister Patricia Judge of PA, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchild.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack Fox funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 9:30am Saturday from the funeral home and 10am at the Holy Trinity Parish (Church of the Resurrection of Germantown). Where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to Catholic Charities 431 Allen Street Hudson, NY 12534

 


 

Felix “Phil” Salvatore, 61 of Hudson, son of the late Joseph Salvatore Sr. and Delores Shook died November 4, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer.  He was a member of the Phoenix Hose Co. #5 for over 31 years.

Survivors include his son Philip Salvatore (Amy), his step children April Wagoner (Bubba), Kim Harman (Kevin), and Al Schulze (Rebecca).  Siblings include Joseph Salvatore Jr. (Sherry), Michael Salvatore, and Eileen Salvatore. Grandchildren Mykal Wagoner, Nathaniel and Sebastian Harman, Maria Schulz, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown on Thursday from 5 to 7 pm with services at 7pm.  In addition a celebration of Felix’s life will be held at the Germantown Firehouse Saturday November 9th at 2 pm.

 


 

Donald P. Tomlin 49 of Livingston died suddenly on Wednesday October 30, 2013.

He was born January 22, 1964 in Hudson the son of the late: Ralph and Carrie (Poucher) Tomlin. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Timothy Tomlin.

Donald had his own lawn care and landscaping business, and was employed by the Red Hook School District.

He was a past Fire Chief of the Livingston Fire Company.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique cars and car shows.

Surviving are his 2 daughters Jenna and Kara Tomlin, his brother David, fiancée Lori Rockefeller, his step children David and his wife MezMarie, Shaun, Stephanie and Andrea, and his beloved pets: Mack, Maple and Mickey.

In keeping with Donald’s wishes, a private celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of his family.

Memorial donations in Donald’s name are requested to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 1 Humane Society Road Hudson, NY 12534

 

 

Edward G. Leonard, 65, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was born on August 14, 1948 in Queens, NY to Thomas and Madeline (Kuntz) Leonard. Ed grew up in Yorktown, NY. He attended college before entering the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for Metro-North Railroad for thirty years before retiring as a foreman.
Ed is survived by his wife Leslie (Strilec); his sons James, Justin, Brandon and Craig; his grandson Dylan; his brothers William, Thomas, Kenneth, Joseph and Arthur; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held at the Glenco Mills Methodist Church on November 16th at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Glenco Mills Methodist Church, C/O Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Boulevard, Hudson, NY 12534.

 


 

Elizabeth Kudla 89 formerly of Germantown died Sunday October 20, 2013 at Healthalliance Hospital in Kingston after a long illness.

Born March 9, 1924 in Scotia she was the daughter of the late: William and Sarah (Genesky) Stark

A resident of Germantown since 1973 and more recently of Home Sweet Home of Catskill, she had been the owner of the “The DollCrafter” on Church Ave. where she repaired and assisted people in restoring dolls.

She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.

Survivors include two sons: Stephen of  Toronto Canada, Phillip of Red Hook and  4 grandchildren

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond who died February 9, 2001.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 9:30am Friday from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection where a mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated.

Interment will be in the St. Sylvia’s Cemetery of Tivoli.

 


 

Donald E. Hendrickson 68 of Germantown died Tuesday October 15, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness

Born January 26, 1945 in Brocton, Mass, He was the son of the late: Arthur and Helen (Hall) Hendrickson.

Formerly of Germantown Mr. Hendrickson had served with the US Navy during the Viet Nam era.  He served as one of the original constables with the town of Germantown and was a former member of the Germantown Fire Company.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In the late 1970’s he moved to Texas where he worked as a computer data processor for Srint Corporation. After retiring in 2008 he returned to the area.

Survivors include his sister: Helen Lawlor of Germantown her children: James Lawlor Jr., Esther Bates-Howard and Mona Lawlor-Engasser, one brother: Arthur Hendrickson Jr. of Boise, Idaho, and his children: Arthur Hendrickson, Christina Burden, and Joshua Hendrickson.

Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 10am Saturday at the funeral home with interment to follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


 

Robert H. Sharpe, age 81, of Forked River, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013. Robert was born in New York City, raised in Germantown, NY and formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY. He and his wife moved to Randolph, where they raised their family, before moving to Forked River. Robert was stationed in Korea and Japan when he served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for County College of Morris as a professor, retiring as Vice President of County College & Business Administration. His passion for teaching continued when he founded the tutoring program for juveniles at the Forked River Game Farm. Robert was an active member of the Forked River Presbyterian Church, where he participated in the choir and held positions on their boards and committees. He was a member of the Lacey Elks Lodge 2518 and Forked River Old Guard, Chapter #19. He founded the Forked River Ken Dunster Memorial Gold League and enjoyed boating, fishing, skiing and camping with his family throughout the United States.

Mr. Sharpe is predeceased by his brother, Frank. Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Mary Sharpe (nee Curtin), sons Michael, John and Christopher, daughter Debra Collins and his grandchildren Taylor and Riley Collins and Shane, Trent, and Carly Sharpe. He will be missed by his brothers, John and his wife Joan and George and his wife Linda and his sister-in law Delores. 

A Viewing will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9, Forked River, NJ 08731. Funeral Services will be offered on Monday, October 14 at 11 am at the Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Rt. 9, Forked River. Burial will be Tuesday, October 15th at 1:00 pm at Germantown Reformed Cemetery, Main St., Germantown, NY. Contributions in Mr. Sharpe's memory may be made to the Forked River Presbyterian Church to the above address.
 


 

Stanley Kotowicz 93 of Germantown died Tuesday October 8th, at St. Francis Hospital of Poughkeepsie.

Born October 18, 1919 in Poland he was the son of the late: Walter and Anna (Morek) Totowicz.

He had worked for many years as a machinest with G&G Procession of Aardsley, NY

Survivors include his wife: Koletta Kotowicz, son: Norbert Kotowicz of Hicksville, two granddaughters.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services will be Friday 8:45am from the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown and 9 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where Fr. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson.

 


 

The family of Ann Jonas Crews grieves the passing of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister on Sunday, September 29, 2013. She died with her husband and daughters at her side in Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck.  Ann was born on January 28, 1932 in Flushing, NY to Herbert and Dorothy Jonas.  She lived most of her childhood in Long Island.

She attended Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where she met her husband to be, Donald Crews. After graduation, she began work in graphic design. When Donald was drafted into the army and posted to Frankfurt, Germany, Ann pulled up stakes and followed him. There the couple wed and had their first daughter, Nina. After the family returned to the United States, Ann and her husband chose to work as freelance graphic designers in New York City. Their second daughter, Amy, was born soon after they were settled in Greenwich Village where they lived for many years. Ann loved to cook, sew and create crafts projects with her children.  

Donald chose to focus his talents on children’s book writing and illustration in the late 1970’s and convinced Ann to do the same four years later. Ann wrote and illustrated her first book, When You Were a Baby, in 1982 using her maiden name, Ann Jonas. Her 1983 book, Round Trip, was recognized as an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times "Best Illustrated Book”. This book remains enormously popular with children, librarians and educators. She published sixteen books in all. Her titles include – The Quilt, 1984; Color Dance, 1989; Aardvarks, Disembark!, 1990; Splash!, 1995; Watch William Walk, 1997; Bird Talk, 1999.

Ann and Donald moved permanently to Germantown in 1996, from Brooklyn, NY. Here they made new friends, and she had more space to pursue passions such as gardening, cooking, knitting, and quilt making while continuing to write and illustrate books. Ann is survived by her husband, Donald Crews, daughters, Nina and Amy Crews and sons-in-law Edward Antoine and Todd Rader all of Brooklyn, NY, and four grandchildren, Jack, Gus and Hazel Rader and Asa Antoine. She is also survived by her brother Bob Jonas, of West Milford, NJ.

 Family and friends are invited to gather to talk and remember Ann on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 2-5pm at The Central House Hotel, 220 Main Street, Germantown, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Southern Poverty Law Center, Doctors Without Borders or Reading Is Fundamental.

 

 


 

Marie Edlich, 57 of Elizaville died suddenly at home on September 26, 2013.

Marie was a fan of Elvis Presley and she even named her beloved Shit Tzu"Elvis".  Marie also collected some of Elivs's memorabilia.  She also loved singing Elvis songs. Marie was a good hearted person that was always there when someone was in need. Marie is survived by her husband Robert, brothers; Vincent, and Stephen, sisters Christina McGrath, Denise Laerum, Diane Bailey and Toni Ann Garrett and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements include cremation and a memorial  service at Northern Dutchess Bible Church in Red Hook on October 2, 2013 at 3 p.m.

 


 

Fingar, David R. Penfield: Friday, September 20, 2013. Survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn of 61 years; and his brother, Peter. To his daughters, Deborah (David) & Lisa (Ronald), he was a pillar of strength and unconditional love. Dave was an adoring "Grampy" to his grandchildren, Christopher (Nicole), Meghan, Kelley; and great-granddaughter, Lucy. He is also survived by a niece, 3 nephews and their families whom he loved very much. Upon his departure from the U.S. Coast Guard, Dave began his career as a mechanical engineer at the Dolomite Group, where he worked for over 60 years. He was a devoted and generous father and grandfather, an integral part of his Dolomite family, and an avid sailor who was most at home on the open water. He believed in hard work, the dominance of the NY Yankees, and an ice cold Kendall Jackson on the rocks. His strength of character, loyalty to his friends, and unconditional love and support for his family will forever be remembered. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service at the Rochester Yacht Club on Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 11:30 AM, followed by a luncheon reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army and Wounded Warrior Project. Arr. by Leo M. Bean & Sons Funeral Home.

 


Barbara C. Kesicke Vosburgh MD, 87, of Red Hook died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at her home. Born on June 30, 1926 in Yonkers NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Constance Kesicke. Dr. Barbara graduated from Gorton High School in 1944, Cornell University with a B.A. and received her MD from New York Medical College in 1952.

 

Barbara was an Anesthesiologist, serving as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Greene County Memorial Hospital. She taught at Albany Medical College, served as Medical Consultant to Greene County Social Services, was a member of the Greene County Public Health Committee, and served as Greene County Coroner.

 

Barbara was active in local organizations as well: she was the first woman elected to Coxsackie Village Office, serving on the Village Board and as acting Mayor. In addition to her medical and civic involvement, she was active in church and charitable organizations. She loved to sew and to quilt, making beautiful clothes and quilts for her children and grandchildren. Barbara was well known in the area as the “Corn Lady” at Kesicke Farm, where she shared stories with her customers, many of who came to visit her as much as to buy the sweet corn.  She was the heart and soul of her extended family. Barbara was energetic, fun loving, funny and so much more … a doctor, a farmer, a storyteller, and a friend to all.

 

She was pre-deceased by her husband John Vosburgh, whom she met over a cadaver in medical school and married on June 7, 1952 at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook.  They shared 61 years of marriage. Barbara is survived by six children: J. Paul (Brenda) Vosburgh of Red Hook, Andrew (Susan) Vosburgh of Royal Oak, MI, Frank (Cathy) Vosburgh, Connie (Larry) Burud, AnnMarie (John) Vosburgh, and David (Jodi) Vosburgh all of Red Hook.  She was pre-deceased by a brother Francis Kesicke. Sixteen grandchildren also survive: Elizabeth, Aaron, and Sarah Vosburgh, Michael Vosburgh and Kathryn (Chad) Stennett, Frankie (Jen), Steven (Heather), and Lisa Vosburgh, Shane (Anita) Burud, Kaitlin (Kyle) Leach, Travis, Makenzie and Ciara Burud, Alexis Howard, and Mackenzie and Cody Vosburgh. Five great grandchildren also survive: Madison and Ryan Vosburgh, Bryce and Brody Vosburgh and Cheyenne Jubin.

 

Visitation will be held 4 to 8 PM on Sunday, September 22nd at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown NY. A Mass will be celebrated 10:00AM Monday the 23rd at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the John and Barbara Vosburgh Scholarship Fund, Red Hook Central School District, 9 Mill Road, Red Hook, NY 12571.

 


 

Rodney C. Rushmore 86 of Germantown died after a short illness Wednesday September 11, 2013 at his home sounded by his loving family.

Mr. Rushmore was born September 2, 1927 in Germantown he was the son of the late: Edward L. and Lillian (Funk) Rushmore.

He had served as  a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. During WWII

Prior to his retirement Mr. Rushmore had been employed for more than 25 years with the Columbia County Highway Department.  

He was a member of Schroon Lake Rod and Gun Club and was noted for putting on Pig Roast for different Organizations.

Survivors include: His children, Deborah (Vincent) Miller, James (Jane) Rushmore, Donna (Bruce) Bartolotta, grandchildren: Dean Miller, Anthony Moon Jr., Nichol Bower, Richard Mayr, James Rushmore, Lora Bagshaw and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley Lake Rushmore who he married April 15, 1949 died December 12, 1982

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 pm Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 1 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700 New York, New York 10006

 


 

Joan R. VanAlstyne 75 of Columbiaville died Monday September 9, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital .

Joan was born March 11, 1938 in Hudson, the daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Staats) Taylor.

She was retired from Columbia Memorial Hospital where she worked for 30 some years in various capacities including; Admitting and Switchboard, Surgical Services and Quality Management Departments. 

Prior to working at the hospital she had worked at Universal Match Co. in Hudson .

She was also a former member of the Stockport Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband Walter (Skip) VanDeusen, two daughters; Meg Brown and Amy VanAlstyne, a brother Jack (Lois) Taylor, two grandchildren Justin Brown, and Brittnay Roche, a Niece and Nephew Jackie Mulica and Kyle Taylor, great nephew Evan Mulica and great niece Megan Taylor.

The are no calling hours.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations can be made to Columbia-Greene Memorial Foundation, 71 Prospect Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534 or online at columbiamemorial.com


 

Daniel G. Ryan 64, of Craryville NY passed away on September 7th, 2013, surrounded by his family.  He was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Ellen May, his son Peter, and brothers Thomas, John, and Kevin.  Dan was a loving father survived by his six children and twelve grandchildren;  daughter Debbie Simpson, mother of Jackie and John; son Patrick father of Peter and Lily; son Michael father of Zoey, Jacob, Casmir, and Ryelee; daughter Michelle mother of Kalista, Valerie, and Allyssa; daughter Danielle; and daughter Christine mother of Unari.  He is also survived by his siblings Desi, May, and Patricia, and nieces, nephews, daughter-in-laws, and son-in-laws.  Dan was born in Bayside, NY on August 15th, 1949.  He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  He was a hard working family man, loved by all.  Dan spent the past 25 years tinkering on his farm and caring for his family.  He was a general contractor, postman, and truck driver.  He enjoyed reading, raising ducks and chickens, and quality time with his grandkids and family.

 The family invites all to a celebration of life to be held on Monday, September 9th 2013 from 3-7pm at 915 Palmer Rd. Ext. Craryville, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

 


 

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Lorenz of Greenport passed away September 5, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Germantown on March 26, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Mary (Saulpaugh) and Ruluf Potts.

Betty worked for many years as Office Manager for Herman and Martin Michaelson at United Apple Sales in Hudson.  She was a member of the Germantown Reformed Church and sang in the choir.  She was also a member of the Treble Choraliers.

Betty is survived by her loving sister Dolores DuMond with whom she resided.  She is also survived by her step son Wesley (Carol) Lorenz of Germantown, her cousin Gordon (Edna) Saulapugh of East Greenbush, a nephew DeWitt (Joan) Potts of Colonie, a niece Sarah (Randy) Cooke and sister-in-law Ida Potts of Syracuse.

She was predeceased by her husband Wesley F. Lorenz who passed away June 7, 2013, and her three brothers; William, Woodrow and Clayton Potts.

Calling will be 5 to 7pm Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Reformed Church of Germantown PO Box 115 Germantown, NY 12526 or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society 1 Humane Society Road Hudson, NY 12534

 


Audrey (Weeks) Braker 85 of Linlithgo died Friday August 16, 2013 at Northern Riverview Health Center of Haverstraw (Rockland County).

Audrey was born August 11, 1928 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: Alvin and Louise (Girard) Weeks.

She had worked as a dental assistant for many years for Dr. Harold Link in Hudson.

She was a communicant of the Church of the Nativity of Linlithgo.

Audrey was predeceased by her husband Harry Braker Jr. who she married in Hudson June 1, 1947, two brothers Alvin R. Weeks and Kenneth Weeks and a sister Elizabeth Caparaso.

Survivors in clued her sons: Harry of Catskill and Barry of Coxsackie, a brother James Weeks and 5 grandchildren.

Grave side funeral services will be held 1 pm Tuesday August 20th at Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.  The Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

 

 


 

William E. Phillips 60 of Clermont died July 26, 2013 at his home.

Born May 5, 1953 in Rhinebeck he was the son of the late: Ralph and Pauline (Gravely) Phillips.

William had worked as a manager at Albany Transport, Inc. of Hudson for over 10 years.

He was an avid trout fisherman and deer hunter.

Survivors include his wife: Robin (Larsen) Phillips, 4 sons: Christopher of Clermont, Timothy and John of Churchtown, Michael of Hudson, 2 daughters Tiffany of Clermont and Christina of Valatie, 3 brothers David, Donald and Ralph all of California and 16 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his daughter Sheli Van Wagner and sister Ann Gravely.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday August 1st at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Services will follow calling hours at 8pm.

Private burial will be in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

Memorial donations are requested to a charity of one’s choice.

 


 

Josephine G. Keister, 89, of Hudson formerly of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at The Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent, New York.   

Born June 28, 1924 in Dalton, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late William and Zilla (Murr) Glaze. 

She was a sales representative for Avon Products for over 30 years.   

She was an active member of Concord Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee and also enjoyed going to the YMCA for her water aerobics. 

Josephine is survived by her children, Karen (Rick) Johnston of Hudson, New York and Bill (Suzette) Keister of Chickamauga, Georgia; two granddaughters, Amie Johnston of Catskill, New York and Christine (John) Johnston-Earl of Valatie, New York; four great grandchildren, Kayla and Kevin Ruffin and Gabriel and Gavin Earl. 

A memorial service will be held at the Concord Baptist Church in the Concord Hall, 7025 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN on August 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.   

Memorial donations in Josephine’s name may be made to Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home; website: tbch4kids.org. 

Burial will be private in the Whitfield Memorial Garden in Dalton, Georgia. 

 


John Strilec, 94, of Hudson died Friday, July 19, 2013 at Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Whippany N.J. on July 28, 1918, he was the son of the late Michael and Anastasia Strilec. He served in the Army and was a veteran of WWII. He lived in New York City after marrying and moved to Columbia County in 1950. He had been employed by Farber Brothers in New York City, Federal Barring in Poughkeepsie, Interpace in Hudson and by Dierke’s Transportation until his retirement at the age of 88. He is survived by his son, Richard Strilec and his companion, Alice Slingerland of Delmar; his daughter Leslie Strilec and her husband, Edward Leonard of Hudson; and two grandchildren, Rachel Strilec and Sandy Strilec. He was predeceased by his wife Stephanie (Ryby) Strilec. A private memorial will be held by his family.


 

Brian Philip Arsenault 46 of Livingston, NY Born on Sept. 20, 1966 in Sharon, CT. passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Bella Arsenault, two sons, Austin and Chad Arsenault, and a step-daughter, Taura Harkins.  Son to Gloria (Flint) and Philip Arsenault, brother to Brenda and Thomas Jahoda, Michelle and John Jennings, Tina and Earl Lyons, Tammy and David Lyons, Mother-in-law, Mary Davis, Sister-in-law, Rebecca and Frank Buffa, Brother-in-law, Jesse and Susan Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews, and extended family members and friends.

He is a 1984 graduate of Germantown Central School, who was a hardworking and loving father, who enjoyed driving his truck.  He was employed by Fane Trucking and a long time past employee of Staats Dairy and Hudson River Bulk.

Calling hours will be held at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown on Sunday July 21, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm  A memorial service will take place following calling hours at 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests, that any donations be sent to any First Niagara Bank, to the Brian Arsenault Scholarship fund, In Trust for Austin Arsenault.


 

Ruth Kane, 82, of Germantown, N.Y., passed away at Northern Dutchess Hospital on July 15, 2013.  Ruth Eva Kilmer was born at N.D.H. on April 6, 1931, one of eight children born to Harvey and Clara Kilmer.  Ruth was a waitress at The Beekman Arms for 13 years.  She also worked at these other businesses in Rhinebeck- A.L. Stickle's Five and Dime, the Kopper Kettle, and the Grand Union.  Ruth loved to play BINGO, in fact, when she could, she would play seven nights a week.  But what she loved most, and what she is most remembered for, was her baking.  Apple, Blueberry, Strawberry-Rhubarb, and Peach Pies, to name a few, were loved by all.  Cookies?  Giant Chocolate Chip, tasty Peanut Butter, soft and chewy Molasses, and scrumptious Sugar cookies were the norm.  And then there were the cakes- from the so moist and tasty coffee cake to the cherry covered cheese cake, and everything in between.  And, as a very good friend of hers said, The Brownies!  In fact there was a time when baking was her main job… she would bake all week and sell the baked goods at the market on the weekend.

Ruth married Frank J. Kane on Dec. 23, 1949.  Frank passed away on August 26, 2011.  Ruth is survived by her four children, Elizabeth(Betty) Ann Jones and  husband Jay of Gold River, California; Frank, now living in Orlando, Florida; Diana(Dede)and husband Don Behn of Valatie, NY and David and wife Christine of Tivoli, NY.  She has six grandchildren- Erica and Daniel Kane; Jessica and Christopher Barberi; Benjamin and Jillian Smith and many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her sisters; Virginia Lasher and Jacqueline Brightly, and brothers Howard (Pete) Kilmer and Leonard Kilmer.  She was predeceased by brothers Raymond and George Kilmer, Robert Kelly, and sister Beatrice.

As per her wishes, there will be no viewing hours.  A Memorial service will be held  4 pm Friday, July 19,2013  at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown, N.Y.

Memorial donations are requested to The Palatine Manor Activities Fund  32 Church Ave. Germantown, NY 12526

 


 

Frank W. SharpeCONWAY, S.C. — Frank W. Sharpe age 71, passed into his father’s Heavenly arms and permanent home Monday July 15, 2013. His parents John and Ada Sharpe were there waiting to welcome him home. Mr. Sharpe had a love for animals that was unsurpassed and he was referred to as the “skunk whisperer” in his inner circle. He was a retired New York State Corrections Officer from Hudson, NY.

He is survived by his wife Dolores; children, Michelle (Mark) Harvey and Brenda (Ted) Cabrera; and grandchildren, Nate, Tyler, Devan and Connor Harvey, and Courtney and Ashley Cabrera. He was so proud of them and they are left to carry on his legacy of humor, kindness to others in need, love for animals, along with a heart full of love for God, family and friends. He is also survived by three brothers, John, Robert and George Sharpe as well as his dearest friends Norm and Cindy Burtt.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, July 18, 2013 from Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

Donations in his memory can be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.

 


 

Frances Thomson, 94, of Red Hook, died Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at Northern Dutchess hospital.

Born on October 18, 1918 in Embden, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Alston and Katherine (Chase) Ward.

She moved to Red Hook in 1951 with her husband Norman where they operated a fruit and dairy farm on Linden Avenue. From 1955 until her retirement in 1977, she taught Home Economics at Red Hook Central School. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Reformed Church in Upper Red Hook, where she served in many capacities.

Fran was chosen for several community awards as she gave so generously of her time and service, as well as volunteering in Hospice for several years.

She is survived by her children, a son, Edward of Tivoli, and his son Dale(Joella) Thomson of Latham, N.Y., a daughter Jean (Allan) Bard of Red Hook and their sons Jonathan(Amanda) of Buffalo, Daniel(Brittany) of N.H., and a daughter, Laurie of Red Hook, and Katherine(William) Moore of Red Hook and their son Carlton, as well as several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by  her husband, Norman in 1973, a brother, Lowell, in  2011, and a grandson, Christopher, in 1999.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at St. John' Reformed Church in Upper Red Hook.

Donations may be given in Frances' name to the Deacons Fund of St. John's Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Road, Red Hook, N.Y.12571 or Hospice of Ulster County, 34 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401

Condolences may be expressed at yadackfox.com


 

Andrew J. Marchisio, 66, of Germantown passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2013 with his wife by his side. 

He was born in Hudson on May 18, 1947, a son of the late Alfred and Virginia Marchisio.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Diane (Altmann) Marchisio; his three children, Andrew Marchisio, Jr., Kristen Lent and her husband Chad, and Lori Crawford and her husband Adam; and a brother, Alfred Marchisio of Omaha, Nebraska. 

Andrew was a graduate of Germantown Central Class of '65.  He then served in the US Air Force from 1966-1969.  Following his service he worked for a local contractor before starting his own business, Marchisio Contracting.  He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown and was involved in the community, serving on various boards, including Palatine Manor and the Town Board of Germantown. Andrew was an avid car collector and a devoted fan of NASCAR. 

Calling hours will be 6-8pm Tuesday, July 2 at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Services will be held  10am Wednesday, July 3 at the Church of the Resurrection. Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


 

Nancy Marie Sheffer, 73 of Linlithgo passed away peacefully, June 27, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born November 5, 1939 in Freeport, Long Island she was the daughter of the late: Howard and Gertrude Seymour.

She graduated in 1957 from Roeliff Jansen High School in Hillsdale.  In 1972 she married Alvin Sheffer and moved to Germantown.  After her children were older, she rejoined the work force full time at COARC, and then Eden Park.  In 2002 she retired from her position as Activity Director for Eden Park Nursing Home in Hudson.  This job was her favorite as she enjoyed singing with the residents, making them laugh and keeping them company.  She had an infectious smile, and could light up any room.

Nancy was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Hudson.  She was the Proclaimers/choir director for 20 years, president of the Columbia County Golden Agers, member of various bird clubs and often spoke throughout New York State.  She was an avid gardener who loved getting her hands dirty in the soil.  She rescued many exotic parrots through the years, at one point having 16 in her home, and became known as “the bird lady”.  Nancy had many friends online around the world who enjoyed her quick wit, conversation and humor.

Survivors in clued her husband Alvin Sheffer, a son Thomas Sheffer of Cairo, and her daughter, Cheryl Keram of Germantown.  She was the loving grandmother to Samuel Keram.  Nancy was also aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Ruth Bleau and her brother William Farrell.

Calling hours will be 10am to 12 noon Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be at 12 noon Monday at the Funeral Home and interment will follow in the Linlithgo rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8 Storm Ave. Hudson, NY 12534 or Capital Region Parrot Society, c/o Lauren Palmateer, 1297 Coplon Ave. Schenectady, NY 12309

 


 

Anna Barringer 89 of Germantown died Thursday June 13, 2013 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born December 23, 1923 in Czechoslovakia she was the daughter of the  late: Paul and Anna (Janeka) Boor.

Before her retirement she had owned and operated her own Hair Salon in Germantown and more recently had worked as a cashier for Shop Rite of Hudson.  She was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown, the Jennings Willet American Legion Auxiliary and a Life member of the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary

Survivors include her son: David (Sherri) Barringer and daughter Sharon (Robert) Ulmer all of Germantown., a sister Suzanna  Zapp of Hudson, grandchildren; Daniel Barringer, Melissa Ulmer, Rebecca Eaton, Roberta Bennett, great grandchildren; Peyton Bennett, Kilie Eaton and Robbie Eaton.

She was predeceased by two brothers: John and Irving Boor.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will follow at 8pm at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary or the Jennings Willet American Legion Post Auxiliary of Germantown.


 

Wesley F. Lorenz Jr., 95 of Greenport entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  Wesley was born in Jersey City, NJ on August 15, 1917 to the late Wesley Lorenz and Eleanore Valkenberg Lorenz.  At a young age, he moved to Columbia County where he lived for the rest of his life.

Mr. Lorenz served in the US Army Air Corps with the 80th Airdrome Squadron in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II.  Upon his discharge from the Army, he was employed as a heating technician for Merle Oil Company, which was founded by his stepfather James Merle.

Mr. Lorenz was a member of The Reformed Church of Germantown and American Legion Jennings Willets Post 346 of Germantown.  He was also a Life Member of th3e Toe Jan Creek Boat Club and a member and past President of the Catskill Glee Club.

Mr. Lorenz is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Elizabeth Potts Lorenz of Greenport, his sister-in-law Dolores Potts DuMond of Greenport; his son, Wes (Carol) Lorenz of Germantown; his grandsons, Ian Buchner of San Diego and Paul Himberger of New York City; his great grandsons, Timothy Van Allen, Jr. of Valatie and Deus Buchner of San Diego; his nephews, James (Linda) Kline of Cooperstown and Daniel (Elaine) Kline of Niverville; several cousins and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepfather, James Merle; his first wife Sophie Verney Lorenz; his daughter Allyson Lorenz Buchner; his granddaughter, Martha Lorenz Van Allen; his sister, Eleanore “Dede”Kline; and his nephew, Thomas Kline.

Calling hours will be Friday 5 to 7 pm at the  Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown. With Military Honors provided by the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Reformed Church of Germantown or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, which was founded by Mr. Lorenz’s mother, Eleanore “Ella” Merle and sister, Eleanore “Dede”Kline.

 


 

 

Martha A. Fingar 89 of Germantown Tuesday June 4, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born March 21, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Jankowski)  Shultz.

After graduating from High School Martha joined the Coast Guard, where she trained as a Radio Communications Specialist.

Martha had a zest for life. Making many beloved friends along the way. Her passion was volunteering at her church, St. Paul’s/Trinity Parish of Tivoli, where she worked for many years at a clothing boutique called “The Carousel”.  She volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at Columbia Memorial Hospital, and was a Girl Scout leader.  Martha enjoyed playing bridge and Gin Rummy with her friends, was very active in the “Young Republican Club, and served as First Mate on their boat, The Lorinda III.  She and her husband Peter enjoyed traveling and dining out.  She was a member of the “Drama Work Shop”, staring in many plays at the Germantown Central School, a member of the Germantown Garden Club, enjoyed working at the State Capital under Nelson Rockefeller and had owned and operated the Country Cone Drive-In in Germantown.

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband Peter F. Fingar, her loving natural children, Jacqueline Caragine of Germantown, Martin Schultheis of St. Petersburg, Fla, Albine Wilhelmina Stoddard of West Taghnanic.  She had been blessed to include in her life Peter’s children, David, Gregory and Mark Fingar and Lorinda Rausch as well as many grand children and great grandchildren.

Calling will be 5 to 7 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown

Services will be held 11am Saturday  at St. Paul’s/Trinity Parish of Tivoli.

Burial with full Military Honors will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

The family has requested memorial donations in Martha’s memory to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street Catskill, NY 12414

 


 

Constance Halterman 78 of Clermont died Monday June 3, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Hospital.

Born March11, 1935 in Newark, NJ she was the daughter of the late James and Jean (Rafferty) Patterson.

Prior to her retirement she and her husband John D. Halterman Jr. owned and operated the K&H Fuel Oil Company of Clermont.

She is survived by her husband John of Clermont, son: John Halterman IV and daughter Doreen Kaiser both of Clermont.  Also surviving are two sisters, Shirley Hutchinson of Delaware, Carol Wetmore of Toms River, NJ, 6 grand children and 4 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by 6 brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11 am Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery of Clermont.


Rev. Dr. Mark Albert Frickey, 44, of Copake, NY passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at NYU Medical Center in New York City.
Born on October 22, 1968 in Lawrence, Kansas, Mark was the son of Charles L. Frickey and Linda S. (Nemeth) Starkey.
Mark graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin, Kansas in 1987. After graduating, Mark spent a year in Denmark as an exchange student. In 1993, he graduated from The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Mark served as youth director at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salina, Kansas from 1993-1996. Realizing his call into ministry, Mark enrolled at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated and was ordained as a Lutheran minister at Faith Lutheran Church in Oberlin, Kansas in August of 2000. Having spent his internship year at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie, NY, Mark elected to move east and accepted a full-time call at the Lutheran Parish of Southern Columbia County in September of 2001. Mark married Tonya Warner on August 10, 2003, and three years later they adopted three beautiful children.
While ministering to four churches and being a fantastic father to his children, Mark enrolled at Fordham University. Six long years of study paid off on May 18, 2013 when Mark earned his Doctorate of Ministry. His illness prevented him from walking the stage to receive his diploma, but family and friends were able to celebrate with Mark in his hospital room as he received his diploma two weeks later on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Mark was a loving and devoted father to his three children: Jeffrey, Samantha, and Jonathan. He is also survived by his wife, Tonya Frickey, of Copake; his father, Charles L. Frickey (Diane) of Oberlin, Kansas; his mother, Linda S. Starkey (James) of Wichita, Kansas; his brother, Edwin Frickey of Wichita, Kansas; his step-siblings: Steve (Lynne) Paris, Susan (Chad) Stanley, and Jamie (Sharon) Paris all of Colorado; his brother-in-law, Michael (Laura) Warner of Acra; his brother-in-law, Gary (Marianne) Warner of Round Top; nieces and nephews: Kayla, Ryan, Noah, Sophie, Gavin, and Drew; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues.
Friends may call at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown, NY on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-9. A memorial service will be held 12 Noon on Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie, NY, with Pastor James Slater officiating, and at a later date a memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Oberlin, Kansas.
The family would like to thank the NYU Transplant team for their excellent care of Mark during his stay at NYU Medical Center. Memorial Donations may be made in Mark’s memory to NYU Transplant Center, NYU Medical Center, 403 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016 or to a scholarship fund established for his children at Key Bank, C/O Nancy Rutter, PO Box 146, Copake, NY 12516.


 

 


 

Doris A. Lasher, 88 of Clermont died May 10, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born August 10, 1924 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late Martin and Sarah (Hoag) Williams.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont, a Charter Member, past President, past Treasurer, and past Secretary of the Clermont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the former Livingston Manor Grange #1040, the Dairy men’s League, served on its Advisory Committee,  Legislative Committee and was a member of the Hudson Christian Women’s Club.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in–law: Robert and Linda Lasher of Clermont, a brother Earl (Patricia) Williams of Columbiaville, 3 sisters: Rose (Claude) Storms of Claverack, Edith Alessi of Hudson and Gladys Gamache of Livingston; grandchildren: Amy Sue Lasher of Hudson, Jacquelyn (Martin) Palumbo of Clermont, Jennifer (Thomas) Neibling of Germantown, Julie Schunk of Tenn. and Russell (Joy) Burczak of Tenn., 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  Doris was predeceased by her husband Alfred Lasher Sr. and  Alfred Lasher Jr.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Following cremation interment will be in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery.


Peter R. Sturges, 80, of Tivoli entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 4th,2013 in the loving company of his wife at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

He was the beloved son of the late Peter C. Sturges and Margaret Roff, born May 19, 1932 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital.

A life-long resident of Tivoli, Peter Sturges was a seventh-generation farmer, past member and Master of the Red Hook Grange, and a lifetime member of the Monumental Lodge in Tivoli.  He descended from a long line of Masons.

Peter was the local Dean of the Tivoli Farmers and led a life of fraternal love and good deeds. A man of great skills and intelligence, Peter could always be called to help his fellow farmers repair broken farm

equipment, often fashioning a new part from scrap metal in his work shop.  His many talents included welding, soldering, wood-working, farming and gardening.  He enjoyed feeding the birds, building birdhouses, and had a love for all animals, especially his dogs.

Peter was a film enthusiast and enjoyed working as a projectionist for more than forty years at local theaters.  He was also an avid reader and loved bowling.  For many decades, Peter participated in the bowling leagues at Ro’lin Lanes on 9G.

On June 14, 2003, Peter married the love of his life, Dr. Nydia Sturges, at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook,NY. He was a loving and beloved stepfather and grandfather to his wife’s family.

In addition to his wife and her family, Peter is survived by his aunt Anastasia Roff of Tivoli, and by  many cousins: Joanna and Wayne Campbell of Pensacola, FL, Charlie and Nancy Roff of Williston, VT, Andrea and Scott Neal of Mechanicville, Barbara and Gary Sawtelle of Stottville, Dennis and Ethel Ludwig of Tivoli, Eric Roff of Tivoli, Leona Roff of Yonkers, Robert and Claire Roff of Tivoli, Joanne and Dan Ryan of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeanette and Larry McCarney of Little River, SC, Peter Bradley and Lisa Sturges of Portland, OR.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.  Services will be 11am Thursday at the funeral home followed by interment in the family plot of Red Church Cemetery in Tivoli.

Memorial donations in Peter’s memory are requested to the Red Church Cemetery P.O. Box 250 Tivoli, NY 12583.


 

 

 

 

 

                        Pearline M. Smith, 72, a longtime resident of Hudson, NY passed away on Sunday, March 23,2013 Jamacia West Indies following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Pearline was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Hudson where she served on the usher board for many years. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie Smith.  Funeral services were held April 13, 2013 in Jamaica West Indies where she was born.  She is sadly missed by: her children, grandchildren, sisters, other relatives and dear friends.


Carolyn Rahm 55, of Rhinebeck died April 28, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital after a long illness.

Born September 5, 1957 in Great Barrington, MA she was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (David) Rahm.

Carolyn was a resident of the Ferncliff Nursing Home of Rhiinebeck.

She is survived by her many friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held 1pm Thursday May 2, 2013 at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery in Livingston.  The Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.


Clara M. Rogers, 94, of Clifton Park, beloved wife of the late Donald D. Rogers, passed away January 24, 2013 at the Avenue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady.

Born in Livingston she was the daughter of the late John E. and Nellie H. (Clum) Moore.  She was a graduate of the Germantown High School, Class of 1936.

Cara was a self employed hairdresser in Germantown for 20 years.

She is the devoted mother of Ellen C. Rogers of Clifton Park, sister of the Late Kenneth Moore, Dorothy Linville and Laura Keil.  She is also the loving Aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends will gather at 1pm on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be at the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association-Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405 Albany, and NY 12205


Robert Garfinkel 64 of Wappingers Falls died Wednesday April 25, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Hospital of Poughkeepsie.

Born September 13, 1948 in the Bronx he was the son of the late Harry and Dorothy (Petchers) Garfinkel.

He had worked as an auto mechanic in Delaware Water Gap, PA and then in Florida.  For the last few years he has been a resident of the Avalon Assisted Living Residence in Wappingers Falls.

Survivors include his wife Eleanor Ignatovich Garfinkel of Germantown, a son: Robert Jr. of Stormville, daughter Patricia Velez of Germantown, two sisters: Barbara Garfinkel of Long Island and Nancy Garfinkel of North Carolina

He was predeceased by a brother Michael.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.


John Alonzo Vosburgh MD, 91,of Red Hook died on Tuesday April 23, 2013 at his home.

Born on September 8, 1921 in Marcy, NY,  he was the son of the late John Alonzo and Magdalena Vosburgh.

Dr. Vosburgh graduated from the Watervliet High School in 1941, Union College with a B.S. and received his MD from New York Medical College in 1952.  He was a Sergeant with the US Army Medical Corp during WWII, serving in Europe from 1943-1946.

John was a Cardiologist with a very successful medical practice.  His many medical positions included: Chief of Medicine at Greene County Memorial Hospital, Director of the Coronary Care Unit, member of the Executive Committee and Chief of Staff.  He was also an examiner for numerous insurance companies, and Medical Director of the Greene County Nursing Home.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Vosburgh was a leader in numerous community activities.  He served on the Coxsackie-Athens School Board and later on the Red Hook School Board, including a term as President.  He served as President of the Mid-Hudson chapter of the American Heart Association from 1966-1968, and was a member of the Catskill Rotary club.

John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Kesicke Vosburgh whom he met over a cadaver in medical school and married on June 7, 1952 at St. Christopher’s Church of Red Hook.  He is survived by six children: J.Paul (Brenda) Vosburgh of Red Hook, Andrew (Susan) Vosburgh of Royal Oak, MI, Frank (Cathy) Vosburgh, Connie (Larry) Burud, AnnMarie (John) Vosburgh, and David (Jodi) Vosburgh all of Red Hook. He is also survived by a sister Ruth Whitman.  He was predeceased by his siblings Andrew, Robert and Mary.  Sixteen grandchildren also survive: Elizabeth, Aaron, and Sarah Vosburgh, Michael and Kathryn Vosburgh, Frankie (Jen), Steven (Heather), and Lisa Vosburgh, Shane, Kaitlin, Travis, Makenzie and Ciara Burud, Alexis Howard, and Mackenzie and Cody Vosburgh.  Five great grandchildren also survive: Madison and Ryan Vosburgh, Bryce and Brody Vosburgh and Cheyenne Jubin.

John liked to travel, enjoyed spending time on Kesicke Farm with his family, and was an avid Yankees fan.

Visitation will be held 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM on Friday April 26 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.  A Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM Saturday at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook.   Burial will follow with full Military Honors in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Red Hook.  For those who wish, Memorial donations may be made to the John A. Vosburgh Scholarship Fund.
 

 

George Williams 67 of Whittier Adult Home  of Ghent died April 8, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Mary 15, 1945 in Albany he had been disabled most of his adult life.

He is survived by many friends at Whittier and at the Abbey in Albany.

Grave side funeral service will be 10am Wednesday at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.


 

Frederick J. Sutherland 70 of Germantown died Monday April 1, 2013 at his home.

Born September 19, 1942 in Monticello, NY he was the son of the late: Vincent and Helen (King) Sutherland.

He taught Social Studies for more than 38 years in the Hudson City School District.

Mr. Sutherland was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, a Founding member and long time President of the Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union and former President of the Hudson Teachers Association.

Surviving are his wife Linda Ann Christiana Sutherland who he married in 1968 at St. Mary’s Church of Hudson, his son and daughter-in-law Frederick and Jessica Sutherland of Minnesota.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 9:30 am Friday from the Funeral Home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection where Fr. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will be 11am Saturday in the St. Peter’s Cemetery of Monticello.

Memorial donations are requested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 1 Marcus Blvd. #203, Albany, NY


 

June E. Funk 66 of Claverack died Saturday March 30th at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born June 26, 1946 in Albany she was the daughter of the late Louis and Alda (Eisner) Constanzo.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed as the Director of Income Maintenance with Columbia County Department of Social Services.

She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years; Dale Funk, a son; Bryan Funk of Hudson and daughter Melinda Funk of Stottville.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial services will be held 1 pm Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Greenport Rescue Squad 3 Newman Road Hudson, NY 12534

 


 

Kenneth Lee Hejnal 54 of Germantown died Thursday March 28, 2013 at Benedictine Hospital of Kingston.  Born February 14, 1959 in Kingston he was the son of Albert and Marlene (Bowman) Hejnal of Red Hook.  Ken was a Civil Engineer working for New York State's Department of Transportation for more than 25 years.  He had been very active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, was a member of the Order of the Arrow, as well as the Southern Columbia Little League and was an active blood donor; he enjoyed playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading, working outdoors, and coin collecting. 

Survivors in addition to his parents include his high school sweetheart: Lorrie (Kennedy) who he married July 3, 1983, 3 sons: Ryan of Grand Gorge, New York, Corey of Omaha, Nebraska, Keith of Germantown, a daughter LeeAnn Hejnal of Germantown, a brother Alan Hejnal of Oregon, a sister Eileen Bozzolo of Binghamton, 2 nephews: Andrew and Robert, 3 nieces: Alicia, Jennifer and Clair and 3 grandchildren: Abigail, Samantha and Eric.
A celebration of his life will be Friday April 5th 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown followed by Memorial services at 8pm.
Memorial donations are requested to American Cancer Society or at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in Memory of Ken for his son Keith.
 


 

Margaret Race  88 of Greenport died Tuesday March 26, 2013 at Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing in Ghent.

Born July 12, 1924 in Hudson and was a life long member of Christ Church Episcopal of Hudson.  Past president and Life Member of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post Auxiliary of Germantown.

Surviving are three sons: Evan (Holly) Race of Gallatin, Geoffrey (Betsy) Race of Center Conway, NH and Lyndon (Sheila) Race of Tiano, VA 8 Grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Cornelius (Neil) Race who died May 27, 1995 and 3 sons: Wayne, Eugene and Cornelius.

Calling hours will be Thursday 5 to 7pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 1 pm Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal with Rector John Perry Hudson officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.

Memorial donations are requested to Christ Church Episcopal 431 Union Street Hudson, NY 12524


 

Murray J. Van Ness,87, died on March 22 at Columbia Memorial Hospital from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born Dec. 16, 1925 in Rutland, NY, the son of the late Henry and Mabel (Sargent) Van Ness.  Murray was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force as a radio operator, stationed on the island of Guam.  He was a beloved music teacher in the Red Hook Schools from 1948 until his retirement in 1981, building a successful music program and positively influencing hundreds of students. In 1966, he took a two-year leave of absence from Red Hook, traveling with his family to the island of Guam as a music consultant for the Guam Department of Education.

Surviving are his sister Gladys Sacci of Copenhagen, NY; his daughter, Lynn Van Ness of Red Hook; his son and daughter in lalw, Alan Van Ness and Anne Oja of Red Hook; and grandchildren Emily Van Ness and Andrew Van Ness, also of Red Hook. Murray was pre-deceased by three brothers: Richard, Lyle and Gilbert Van ness.

According to his wishes, there are no calling hours.  Private cremation is at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown, NY.  In liew of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dyson Center for Cancer Care, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036, www.alzinfo.org.

To view a slide show remembering Murray and to offer expressions of condolence, please visit http://murrayvn.ath.cx

 

 

 

Estelle Vera Mickle Hubert, 87, of Plattsburgh and formerly of Germantown died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Meadowbrook Healthcare of Plattsburgh.

Estelle was born September 25, 1925 in Germantown, the daughter of Grover and Ruth (Moore) Mickle.  She was the sister of Alma Mickle Rogers and Sherwood Mickle.

She was a graduate of Germantown Central School and Oneonta State Teachers' College.  After a couple of years teaching in Cobleskill, NY, she returned to Germantown and married John Hubert in 1948.  
She became a teacher at Germantown Central, mostly second grade, and taught until her retirement in 1981

 

Estelle was an active member of the Reformed Church of Germantown and of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society of women educators.   She was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed gardening.  She volunteered at Columbia Memorial Hospital, and she and John delivered Meals on Wheels for many years

 
Estelle and John lived on Northern Boulevard in Germantown from 1948 until 2008, when they moved to Pine Harbour Assisted Living in Plattsburgh, NY.  Estelle was predeceased by her husband, sister and brother.  She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Hubert, and husband Bill Harwood of Burlington, VT, son Paul Hubert, and wife Kathi Sheer of Ashland, NH, 3 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

 
Burial will be private in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.  A memorial service will be held on a date to be determined.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Reformed Church of Germantown, PO Box 115, or the Germantown Student Education Foundation, PO Box 533, both Germantown, NY 12526.

 

Stockport; Joseph A. Skabowski, 63, passed peacefully at home, March 20th, 2013. Born May 7th, 1949 in Linlithgo, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Bogucki) Skabowski. Loving husband to Sandra (Myers) Skabowski, and loving father to Ann Schrader and Joseph Skabowski.

Mr. Skabowski attended St. Mary’s Academy Hudson. He attended college at Marist, and Murray State University in Kentucky, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Science and was a partner and CPA in the Accounting Firm of Karp, Ackerman, Skabowski, and Hogan in Hudson, NY.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He spent many years enjoying this with his family and friends. He was a member of the Roe Jan and Furgary Boat Club and a member of the NRA.

Joe was a man of great faith, wisdom, and honesty. He was a family man devoted to his wife, children and adored his grandchildren. He was a communicate of St. Mary’s (Holy Trinity) Church of Hudson New York.

Survivors include his wife Sandra (Myers) Skabowski, a daughter Ann (Aaron) Schrader of Ghent, a son Joseph ( Dana Filli )  Skabowski of Churchtown, two brothers Robert Skabowski of Churchtown and Michael Skabowski of North Blenheim, NY, four sisters Emilia Hogencamp of Chatham, Helen Skabowski of Hudson, Margaret Kennedy of Stonybrook, Frances Wilcox of Philmont, and Anna Manzella of Florida. Also surviving, 8 grandchildren Aaron and Charlie Schrader, Kendall, Krysta, Alexandra, Joseph IV, Ava, Adalyn Skabowski, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Family and friends may call 5-8PM Friday March 22 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home 209 Main St. Germantown. A Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Church Hudson. Burial will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road Loudonville, NY 12211

 

Reginald Rifenburgh, 86, of Germantown, NY died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 20, 1926 in Hudson NY to the late Foster & Delia (LaValle) Rifenburgh. He served in the US Army with the occupying forces in Japan during WWII. He was employed for 31 years @ IBM in Kingston, NY retiring in 1986. He was a 65 year member of the American Legion Post # 346 and a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucy (Lasher) Rifenburgh who he married on 10/7/50 at the Reformed Church of Germantown. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Reese of Hudson, NY: 3 daughters – Gail (Peter) Setaro of Poughkeepsie; Alice Palumbo of Front Royal, VA; Sandra (Bruce) Bohnsack of Germantown and 2 sons- Ronald (Susan) Rifenburgh and Randall (Tammara) Rifenburgh of Germantown; 10 grandchildren – Jeremy & Joshua Gaschel, Bradley & Andrew Gatton; Amanda Bohnsack, Lucy Matthews, Brittany DuFresne; Daniel & Kelli Rifenburgh and Garret Rifenburgh – 8 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Friends & Relatives are invited to call at The Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, on Tuesday, March 19th, from 6PM to 8PM. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 20th, 11AM at the  Funeral Home, the Reverend David Tipple officiating. Burial will follow at the Reformed Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534.


Carolyn Braider, 87, of Red Hook, New York, passed away on March 16 at home.

Born December 9, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the Late Edward Swift and Ethel Jennings Newton.

She was married to the late Donald Braider who was a writer. She was a caterer and bookseller who wrote and published The Grammar of Cooking in 1973. With her husband, the Braiders were members of the Artist community on the East End of Long Island in the 1950s. 

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Sheehan Braider of Boulder, Colorado, and Jackson Newton Braider of Boston, Massachusetts. A daughter, Susan Townley Braider, lives in Red Hook. Three sisters – Babette Walton of Hilton Head, South Carolina; Josephine Carothers of Salem, Massachusetts; and Audrey Middleton of Horse Heaven, Oregon. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

 Services are private.


 

Catskill; Lori A.(Broast) Spragis 52 of 209 Main St, died suddenly at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Born in Hudson Oct 25, 1960, she was a daughter of the late James and Phillis Gaschel Broast. Survivors include a son, Darick Duarte of Ghent, two daughters Brittany Skelley of Hillsdale, Katy Shelley of Hillsdale, two brothers Gregory Broast of Tivoli, John Broast of Tivoli, three sisters Karen Broast of Tivoli, Ladonnis Rifenburg of Tivoli and Melissa Salerno of Comack, NY. She was predeceased by a brother Scott Rifenburg, Also surviving are five grandchildren, several aunts and uncles and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday March 23rd, 10AM at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main St. Germantown, where at 12PM a mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection.  Burial will follow at the Red Church Cemetery in Tivoli. 


Frederick W. Hatesaul, 49 of Gallatin died Sunday March 10, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born February 20, 1964 in Rhinebeck he was the son of Lieselotte (Bitter) Hatesaul of Rhinebeck and the late Frederick Hatesaul.

Mr. Hatesaul was a graduate of SUNY Brockport and did his student teaching in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was a substitute teacher at the Rhinebeck High School.  He was a member of the Third Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rhinebeck. He had a passion for the music of Elton John and 70’s Motown, for movies, and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds Base ball team.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include: his wife Donna Craft-Hatesaul, sons; Nikolaus and William both of Gallatin, sisters Anne Lisa Lane of Rhinebeck, Christina Hatesaul of Saugerties, and one nephew Christopher Lane, and a niece, Melanie and family in Germany.

He was predeceased by his Step-brothers, Wolfgang Hatesaul and Hasco Hatesaul.

There are no calling hours

A memorial service will be held 1 pm Saturday March 16th at the Third Evangelical Lutheran Church 31 Livingston Street of Rhinebeck.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Third Eve. Lutheran Church or to his sons college fund at Craft-Hatesaul, PO box 265 Rhinebeck, NY 12572

 


David J. Snyder 85 of Livingston died Thursday March 7th at Kingston Hospital.

Born February 6, 1928 in Johnstown, he was the son of the late: Henry and Leona (Glenn) Snyder.

Mr. Snyder served in the US Army as a radio operator with the combat engineers during the Korean War.

He worked as a bowling machine mechanic at the former Hendrick Hudson Bowling Lanes of Hudson where he was known as “The Chief” because of his influence on several young lives at the bowling lanes as well as with the Livingston Little League.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown and the Southern Columbia Memorial VFW Post.

Survivors include his wife: Marie who he married June 12, 1952 in Germantown, Two sons: D avid (Rosemary) Snyder of Germantown, Thomas Snyder of Livingston, a brother, David (Carla) Snyder of Queensbury, a grand daughter Linda Snyder and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother Edward and two sisters; Leona and Marie

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 9:30am Tuesday from the Funeral Home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated.

Interment will be in the Spring in the West Taghkanic Cemetery.


David “Jerry” Hinkein 75 of Clermont died February 28, 2013 at Ferncliff Nursing home of Rhinebeck.

Born June 5, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan he was the son of the late: Walter and Mary (Kunkel) Hinkein.

He was a truck driver with GMC of Detroit, Michigan  until disabled as a result of an auto accident in 1961.  He had resided at Ferncliff Nursing Home since 2004.  

Surviving are his sister: Sharon Kline of Livingston, a brother Ralph Hinkein of Clermont and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers: Richard, Donald, and Paul.

A Celebration of his life will be held 6 to 8 pm Friday March 8th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.


Bruce D. Unson 69 of Clermont died Monday February 18, 2013 at Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Valatie.

Born February 19, 1943 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Earl and Helen (Sawicky) Unson.

He graduated from the Red Hook Central School in 1961, attended Dutchess Community College, worked for Berkshire Business Forms and then was with IBM for more than 30 years.  After retiring he became a Real Estate Agent serving both Dutchess and Columbia Counties.  He served as a Councilman for the town of Clermont and on the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for many years.

Bruce was a life member of the Clermont Fire Company, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Elizaville Game Club.   He was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church of Upper Red Hook.

Survivors include his son: Glenn (Lynn Stickle) Unson of Clermont, daughters: Amy (Kenneth) Unson-Bendix of Clermont, and Audrey Unson of Elizaville; three sisters: Lorraine Waterhouse and Christine Unson both of Clifton Park, and Elaine (Reynolds) Tate of Rhinecliff; one grandson, Daniel Bendix and several nieces and a nephew.  He was predeceased by his sister, Susan Unson.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 pm Friday March 1, 2013 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Members of the Clermont Fire Company will conduct services 7:30 pm Friday at the Funeral Home

A Celebration of his life will be held 11am Saturday March 2, 2013 at St. John’s Reformed Church of Upper Red Hook.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to either the Clermont Fire Company,  65 Fire House Road Germantown, NY 12526 or to St. John’s Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Road N, Red Hook, NY 12571.


Rudolph Scrodin 83, of Huntersville, NC died at home on February 12, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born on May 24, 1929 in Linlithgo, NY, he was the son of the late Sophia (Durnack) and Leo Scrodin Sr. Rudy was married for 55 years to the love of his life, Eileen (O’Donnell) Scrodin, who passed away in 2011.

A World War II veteran, Rudy served his country as a member of the United States Navy aboard the destroyer escort The Raby. Upon his return from the navy, he married Eileen in 1955 and they soon made their way back to Eileen’s hometown of Yonkers, NY where they raised their two daughters Dianne and Lorri while Rudy worked for NY Telephone. After his retirement in 1985, Rudy and Eileen returned to Linlithgo, NY where they stayed until moving to Huntersville, NC in 2006. He was loved by his friends at St. Mark Parish, in his community at Lake Norman Dialysis, and in his apartment community.  "He was an inspiration to us" in the way he lived, persevered, and loved.

 

Rudy is survived by his daughter Dianne a Rudy brought much joy to the world in his life and in his time in Huntersville, NC.  and her husband Tom of Huntersville, NC, his daughter Lorri and her husband Jim of Staten Island, NY, his grandchildren Sarah, T.J., Alexandra, and Amy, and his brother Leo Scrodin, Jr. of Linlithgo, NY. Rudy is predeceased by his twin brother Reginald (Reg) Scrodin.

Calling hours will be 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.

Services will be 9:30am from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Church of the Nativity Cemetery in Linlithgo.

 

 


 

Frances Herpfer 94 of Linlithgo died Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013 at Livingston Hills Nursing home.

Born February 28, 1918 in Valley Stream, LI she was the daughter of the late Sydney and Ellen (Pearsall) White.

During the 1940’s she was a Post Warden in Lynbrook for the Civilian Protection of Nassau County. Frances provided knitted items for Columbia Children’s Care of Hudson and several Indian Reservations in the West.  She taught many of her family and friends how to knit.  She had been employed by the former Top Form Bra Company in Germantown, Fix Brothers Farm in Livingston and made Holiday decorations for the Benjamin Bartolotta Farm in Livingston.

Survivors include her son: William Herpfer of Copake, her daughter; Louellen Herpfer of California, two grand children, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband William who died March 24, 1996, two brothers: N. Eugene White, George White, and three sisters: Florence Dresdner, Edna White, and Mini Schreiber.

There are no calling hours.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in the Saratoga National cemetery.

 

 


 

David (Sonny) Dykeman Sr. 82 of Churchtown died Sunday at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born September 4, 1930 he was the son of the late Collier and Augusta (Brightly) Dykeman.

He had served in the US Navy aboard the USS Midway.  Mr. Dykeman was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church of Churchtown, a life member of the Churchtown Fire company and was an avid Bowler.

Survivors include his wife: Helen Geoffroy who he married August 1, 1954, a son David (Maureen) Dykeman Jr., daughter: Patricia ( John) Zagraniczny, brother; Chauncy Dykeman of NJ, sister Jeanette Brown of TN and6 grandchildren.  He was predeceased by two sisters: Arline Wente and Kathryn Mills and a brother Jack Dykeman.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 2pm Wednesday at St. Thomas Lutheran Church of Church Town.

Interment will follow in the Churchtown Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105   


 Dolores M. Denegar 84 of Albany died February 2, 2013 at Albany Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born July 12, 1928 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Sanford) Bluto.

Dolores graduated Val Victorian in 1946 from the Hudson High school, she graduated Ellis Hospital School of Nursing in 1949 then she earned a BS in Health Education from the University of the State of New York in 1987.  She was a Registered Professional Nurse and worked at Syracuse Memorial hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital.  She became an instructor in both classroom and Clinical Supervisor of the Practical Nursing Program at the Albany Public Occupational Center for 18 years until her retirement in 1989.  She then became a health historian and phlebotomist with the Red Cross until her full retirement in 1990.

Dolores was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Hudson and attended both the Loudonville Presbyterian church and the Community Reformed Church of Colonie.  She was an avid reader, loved to travel and was devoted to her family.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Reginald A. Denegar, sister Katherine J. (Gaetano) Balestra. And several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother William G. Bluto, and sister Beverly Carey.

Calling hours will be 12 noon to 2pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Services will follow at 2pm at the funeral home with interment in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society 125 Humane society Road Hudson, NY 12534


Harold N. Rekow 69 of Dutch Village Hudson died Wednesday January 30, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born June 22, 1943 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of Katherine Hotaling Rekow of Livingston and the late Albert Rekow.

Mr. Rekow had served with the US Army from 1962-1965.  He enjoyed writing children’s and other books, songs and poetry, composing and playing music, drawing, art, nature, and horses. 

Survivors include two daughters: Deborah Mondello and her husband Nicholas, and Rebecca Rekow, both of Mass., a brother Roger Rekow of Germantown, three sisters; Doris Roney of Germantown, Peggy Cisco and Sandra Erickson both of Hudson; Grandchildren: Dominique, Michael, Kayla, Dennis, Derek, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Sheila (Petrosky) who died February 7, 2011, and sister Susan Masucci.

Memorial services will be held from 4 to 8pm Friday February 15, 2013 at Trinity Methodist Church of Hudson.

Memorial donations are requested to Columbia-Green Hospice 47 Liberty St. Catskill, NY 12414


William J. Byrnes 78 of Elizaville died Tuesday January 29, 2013 at Great Barrington Rehab and Nursing Center in Great Barrington, Mass.

Born December 22, 1934 in Jamaica, New York he was the son of the late: John and Mary (Hoefner) Byrnes.

Mr. Byrnes was a loving husband, father and devoted grandfather of Hannah.

He enjoyed cooking, fishing, boating, outdoor sports and his pets.  The had owned the American Burial Vault Co. of Long Island, worked at the Old West Bury Golf and Country Club and worked for the Village of Sand Point, Long Island. Most recently he had worked for WMB Golf Carts in Livingston.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth, son: Brian of Austerlitz, daughters: Deborah, Susan, and Kathy all of Elizaville, two brothers: Edward and Thomas both of Long Island and granddaughter Hannah.

He was predeceased by his brother John.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 9:30am Saturday from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery of Livingston.


 Helen S. Unson 97 of Clermont died Sunday January 27, 2013 at the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck.

Born November 5, 1915 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Leona (Szostkiewicz) Sawicky.

Helen graduated at the age of 16 from the Hudson High School in 1932, she had worked at the Universal Match Company and together with her husband, Earl, and they built up Pleasant Vale Dairy Farm and grew concord grapes.  After the early death of her husband, Helen farmed for a few years, then gave up farming and went to work at the Hyde Park House selling antiques and furniture. Later she cared for several elderly neighbors. She resided in North Palm Beach for many winters and was a member of the Church of St. Christopher in Red Hook.  She was an avid reader and pinochle player and learned to play canasta in her 90’s.  She also enjoyed senior social activities. Mrs. Unson was proud that all of her children pursued higher education.  She enjoyed living independently with the help of her family and friends.

Mrs. Unson was the proud mother of Bruce Unson of Clermont, Lorraine Waterhouse of Clifton Park, Christine Unson of Clifton Park, Elaine (Reynolds) Tate of Rhinecliff.  She is survived a sister; Florence Hamm of Hudson. In addition are her grandchildren, Glenn Unson, Amy (Kenneth) Bendix, Audrey Unson, Stephanie (Jason) Zeronda, Michael Waterhouse, Kaysey Tate, and Danica Tate and two great grand children Daniel Bendix and Evangeline Zeronda.

She was predeceased by her husband: Earl Unson, daughter Susan L. Unson, brothers John Sawicky, Edward Sawicky and sister Irene Hover.

There are no calling hours.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown (at a time to be announced)

Internment will follow at the Viewmont Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Northern Dutchess Caregivers Coalition, Inc. PO Box 163, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 or a charity of one’s choice.


 

Linda Jane Rector 63 of Tivoli died at her home on Sunday January 14, 2013.

Born August 8, 1949 in Passaic, New Jersey she was the daughter of the late: Arnold Plass and Gertrude Fitting.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed for many years as a receptionist with the Rhinebeck Pediatric..

She was devoted to her family, enjoyed reading and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, John Rector, son, Steven Rector of Poughkeepsie, sister Jean Stoddared of Germantown,  three grandchildren Ashley, Joshua, Bailey and great grandson.  Benjamin. She was predeceased by her daughter Debbie.

A celebration of Linda’s  life will be held from 6 to 8pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested in Linda's memory to the Tivoli Free Library PO Box 400 Tivoli, New York 12583

 


 

Yvonne Pulver 68 of Elizaville died Thursday January 10, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born July 2, 1944 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: Curtis Coons Sr. and Flossie (Wentzel) Coons.

Yvonne was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed Bingo, Sewing and crafts of all kinds.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church of Manorton.

Survivors include her son Edward Pulver Jr. of Red Hook, two daughters; Dawn Miller of Cairo and Alicia Ouimetter of CT.  12 siblings; Edith Dymond of Hudson, Irene Cozza of Hudson, Benjamin Coons of Elizaville, Harold Coons of Hudson, Earl (Bill) Coons of Elizaville, Elaine Rivenburgh of Ghent , Diana Coons of Elizaville, Carol Newton of MA, Donald Coons Sr. of Elizaville, Robert Coons of Elizaville, Susan VanKuren of Athens, Gale Plafker of Delaware, 5 grand children and 2 great grand children.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward Pulver who died in 1978 and a sister Winifred Silvia and brother Curtis Coons Jr.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Graveside services will be 11:30am Tuesday at the Rhinebeck Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.


 

The family of Cynthia Myrtle Henderson Smith grieve the passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, sister and wife on Friday, January 4, 2013 after a short but valiant battle with cancer.  She died with her family at her side at her home in Germantown, NY.

Cynthia was born on April 14, 1939 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to Phillip and Myrtle Henderson.  Cynthia moved with her family to Western Ohio at an early age, growing up in the towns of Lynchburg and Oxford, where her father was President of Western College.  Cynthia attended high school at Northfield School in Northfield, Massachusetts, followed by college at Miami of Ohio and the Ohio State University, where she majored in Education.

After graduation, she moved to Massachusetts to teach, where she met and married her first husband Ronald Payson.  After the birth of her children Melinda and Ronald Jr. the family moved to Germantown, New York.

Cynthia began teaching full time at Germantown Central School in 1976, and taught 1st, 5th and 6th grades there through 2001.  She found great satisfaction in her career as a teacher and was a lifelong proponent of education within her family and within the community.  She was also active with the Teacher’s Union, and served as its president for a number of years.  After retirement, she became involved in local politics, serving for two terms on the Germantown Central Board of Education.

Cindy married Jeremy smith in 1985, and the couple continued to reside in Germantown until her passing.  She traveled extensively throughout the world with her husband and was a lover of the arts, history, gardening, and especially enjoyed spending time with her eight grandchildren.  She instilled in her family and friends a love of life, and learning which will be her legacy to them.

She is survived by her husband Jeremy Smith, her daughter Melinda Payson of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and sons, John Young of Brooklyn, NY and Ronald Payson of Williston, Vermont, step children Anna Smith of Somerset,
England and Daniel Smith of Brooklyn, NY.  She is also survived by her brother Phillip of Lansing, Michigan, and half-sister Lillian Miller of Greenville, Mississippi. Finally, she leaves her eight grandchildren, Isabel, Chai, Meredith, Liam, William, Nicholas, Eli and Alistair, and all with fond memories of summers around the pool with Grammy who thanks to Swiss clock acquired in her travels, was also known as “Cuckoo”.

A celebration of her life will be held 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Warren St. Hudson at a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Germantown Student Education Foundation would be welcomed.

 


 

Evelyn M. Reilingh 93 of Red Hook died Saturday December 29, 2012 at her home.

Born April 20, 1919   in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie (Hempton) Wilson.

Prior to her retirement she had taught English in the Denver Colorado area.

Survivors include her sons: Richard and Maartin.

She was predeceased by her husband Hans who died March 5, 2008.

Services are private.


 

Tina M. Daley 40 of Clermont died December 11, 2012 at the Kingston Hospital after a long illness.

Born September 22, 1972 in Hudson she was the daughter of Myrtle Jennings of Clermont and the late Leonard Jennings.

She had worked in house keeping both at the Fireman’s Home of Hudson and Bard College. Tina was a hobby breeder of Pugs (Dogs).

Surviving are her husband: Joseph, sons: Jeffrey and Jeremy Lester and Aaron Jennings all from Germantown, sisters: Lydia (John) Simmons of Elizaville, Cindy (Lloyd) Flouton of Hudson, Becky (Michael) Crast of Germantown, brother Leonard (Lisa) Jennings of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 1 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.


Paul Scrodin 90 of Livingston died Tuesday December 11, 2012.

Born May 10, 1922 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Paul and Margaret (Morgan) Scrodin.

Mr. Scrodin had owned and operated the family fruit farm in Livingston for many years and retired in the 1980’s from St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, where he had worked as a Data Processor for several years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection, Germantown, Life Member of the Livingston Fire Company and member of the Cooperative Extension.

Survivors include two sons: Paul (Cindy) Scrodin of Minnesota , Michael (Lisa) Scrodin of Linlithgo, a daughter Carol Ann (Rocco) Porreca of Greenport, a brother Benjamin Scrodin of Livingston, sisters; Sister Margaret Scrodin, CSJ, of Latham, Evahelen Egan of Virginia, Genevieve Van Tine of South Carolina and Bernadette Orr of Hudson. Grandchildren: Rocco Porreca, Anthony Porreca, Michael Charles Scrodin, Jarrid Scrodin and Evan Scrodin. Great grandchildren: Elijah and Loralynn Scrodin.

He was predeceased by his wife Emily, who died Dec. 24, 2007, and sister: Mary Ann Scrodin.

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 9:30 from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.
 


 

Anne Poleschner passed away peacefully December 11, 2012 at her home in Clermont.

Born in Little Falls, NY to John and Mary Kulisek, the family grew up in Glenco Mills.

On June 29, 1947 she married Charles Poleschner at St. Mark’s church in Hudson.  He predeceased her in 1976.  Her brothers John, Stephen, Paul and Sister Suzanne also died previously.

She graduated from Albany Teachers College and spent 35+ years teaching 5th grade at Greenport School, retiring in 1980.  As she loved traveling, retirement enabled her to take many trips with her dear friend Katherine McDonald and a wide circle of friends.  She loved the history of Clermont and Columbia County.  For many years she was Clermont Town Historian, member of the Clermont Memorial House, life member of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of Clermont, Columbia County Historical Society.  She worshipped at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Manorton.  Above all was the “ladies card club” a group of ladies that met every week for over 50 years.

She is survived by her daughter Betty Jane (Thomas) Harte, her granddaughters; Alyson and Caitlin and several nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank Dr. George Davis and all her caregivers but especially Adassa Smith, for devotion and care given to Anne.

Friends are invited to calling hours at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm.

There will be a service at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Manorton on Friday at 11 am.

Memorial Donations are requested in her honor to St. John’s Lutheran Church

 


 

Evelyn Umscheid 90 of Germantown died Thursday at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born June 26, 1922 in New York City she was the daughter of the late; Henry and Frances (Nedwed) Price.

She had been a member of the Stuyvesant Falls Garden Club.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law William and Melissa Umscheid Jr. of Livingston.

Her husband William Umscheid Sr. died in 2004

There are no calling hours.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

 


 

Marjorie Wallentine 83 of Linlithgo died Nov. 22, 2012 at Livingston Hills.

Born May 22, 1929 in Lynbrook she was the daughter of the late George and Marjorie (Campbell) White

Prior to her retirement she had been employed as a book keeper for many years at the former Germantown Co-Op in Clermont.

Survivors include her daughter Cheryl Ann and son-in-law Gary Liesendahl of Linlithgo and grandson Gary Jr., 2 sisters: Lillian Grace of Missouri and Georgette Perata of Texas, 2 nephews and 4 nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband Charles who died in 2008.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services are 11am Monday at the funeral home followed by interment in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.


 

John Brian Vale 53 of Germantown passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck.
Born July 18, 1959 in Sayre, PA he was the son of John and Norma Vale of Hobe Sound, Fla.

He had been employed for 25 years with NYS Corrections at the Greene Facility in Coxsackie.

He was a loving husband and father; who, thru the Equine Advocates of Chatham, was able to show his love of animals. Survivors in addition to his parents are his wife Joyce  (Niebling) Vale who he married  August 18, 1979, a son: John of Germantown, two daughters; Heather of Montgomery, Rachel of Germantown, two sisters: Karen Vale of Livingston, Debbie Pattison of Hudson Falls and 7 nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11 am Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial Donations are requested to the Equine Advocates PO Box 354 Chatham, NY 12037.


 

Richard Stephen Robbins, 71 of Rhinebeck died on November 7th at his home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

He had composed the scores for most Merchant Ivory films, drawing two Oscar nominations, and drew Academy Awards nominations for original score for his work on "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day." He went on to compose the scores for films including "Heat and Dust," "Quartet," "Maurice," "A Room With a View," "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge" and "Jefferson in Paris," 

Robbins' first film work came in "Sweet Sounds," a documentary about gifted 5-year-old music students, conceived and directed by Robbins and produced by Merchant and Ivory.

Robbins also directed the 1993 documentary "Street Musicians of Bombay" , in 1994 he collaborated with painter Michael Schell on "Via Crucis," a musical and visual collage representing the "The Stations of the Cross".

Robbins' work was honored at a 1996 benefit concert held at Carnagie Hall and supporting AIDS research.

He was born in South Weymouth, Mass., and began his musical studies at age 5. He graduated from the New England Conservatory and continued his studies in Vienna.

Robbins is survived by his longtime partner, Michael T. Schell; four brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534.

 


Lorraine T. Geraghty 67 of Linlithgo died Tuesday November 13, 2012 at her home after a long illness.

Born March 22, 1945 in Brooklyn she was the daughter of the late: Philip and Anna (Baromi) Romano.

Lorraine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family.  She was a member of the Kindom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Red Hook.

She and her husband, Michael, opened their home and hearts to many needy children.

Survivors include her husband Michael, 3 sons: Masai Geraghty of Schenectady, Micah Geraghty of Germantown, Steven Mackey of Ellenville,  4 daughters: Lisa Geraghty of Livingston, Marialena Geraghty-O’Neil of Germantown, Katherine Flisch of Elizaville, Shannon Geraghty of Germantown and 12 grandchildren: Yaicha, Joshua, Jesse, Myles, Adam, Randy, Michael, Brianna, Auna, Nickala, Daniella and Jaime.

She was predeceased by her brother: Philip Romano and Sister Nancy Macky.

The family and friends will gather 2 to 4pm Saturday at the Cander House 51 Calender House Road in Elizaville. 

 


 

Joseph W. Treadway, 90, of Hudson NY, died at Livingston Hills Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, November 10.

Born August 22, 1922, in Monroe County, Bloomington, IN, he was the son of William L. Treadway and Lois (Burris) Treadway.

He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stottville, NY.

He is survived by one sister, Vivian L. (Treadway) Swafford, of Bloomington, IN.  Also two nephews, Mark L. Swafford and Kevin D. Swafford of Bloomington, IN.  He has one niece, Karen D. Duncan of Indianapolis, IN.  He has two great nieces and nephews; Michelle Ball, Keri Decker; Kevin Graves and David Swafford of Bloomington, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy Duncan; three brothers, John Treadway, Richard Treadway and Theodore (Ted) Treadway.

 Memorial services will be held Friday, November 16th at Calvary Assembly of God Church at Stottville, NY with Rev. Art Henderson officiating.

 Burial will be in Bloomington, IN.

 


 

Shirley A. Smith 75 of Greenport died Wednesday surrounded by her loving family at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born November 9, 1936 in Moriha, NY she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Marie (Hart) Whittimore.

Prior to her retirement she had worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant at the Emergency Room of Columbia Memorial Hospital and several area Nursing Facilities.

Survivors include her husband Charles E. Smith who she married September 2, 1978 in New Russia, NY, 3 sons: William of Chatham, Timothy of Columbiaville, David of Watertown, 7 daughters: Beverly Pulsifer of Hudson, Cynthia Pulsifer of Elizabethtown, Robin Merrill o f Morrison, Shirley Darleen Hammond of Maine, Sherri Dominy of Philmont, Kathy Hanway of Hudson, Dawn Roberts of Germantown and Shirley Mae Mabb of Hudson, 6 sisters and two brothers, 20 grand children,  20 great grand children and 4 step Children.

She was predeceased by her son Richard

 A celebration of her life will be held 10 to 11am Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial Donations are requested to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road

Loudonville, NY 12211 or the Columbia Greene Humane Society 125 Humane Society Rd. Hudson, NY 12534

 

 


Anna C. Moore 77 of Tivoli died Thursday November 1, 2012 at Benedictine Hospital of Kingston.

Born August 29, 1935 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late John and Jennie (Yerkovich) Pulich.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed at Schatz Federal Bearing of Poughkeepsie, Bard College and more recently as a receptionist at The Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck.

She was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church of Tivoli. Ann was devoted to her children and grandchildren, was a very active supporter of the Monumental Masonic Lodge of Tivoli.  She enjoyed bingo and loved crocheting and was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone.

Surviving are her daughters: Patricia (Karl) Chorney of Red Hook, Elizabeth (Bill) Spence of Lewisburg, TN and Catherine (Matt) Briggs of Tivoli, a sister Mae Hamm of Hyde Park and grand children: James Minkler Jr., Devon Chorney, Brendon Chorney, Bill Spence, Amanda Spence, Kyle Briggs and 5 great grandchildren.  Ann was predeceased by her husband Donald who died  in 1983.

Calling hours will be Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 11 am Tuesday at St. Pauls  Episcopal Church of Tivoli with the Rev. Sharon H. C. Clayton, Vicar, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial Donations are requested to: Monumental Lodge F&AM in care of George Warnefeld PO Box 211 Tivoli, NY 12583

 


Frank Jurkowski 78 of Livingston died Tuesday October 30, 2012 at Vassar Brothers’ Hospital of Poughkeepsie.

Born November 15, 1933 in Bachow, Poland the son of the late Stanley and Sofia Jurkowski.

Before he had been employed for more than 30 years as a Quality Inspector with General Motors in Tarrytown.

Mr. Jurkowski was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.

Apart fro m a peaceful retirement he enjoyed farming and tending to his vineyard.

Survivors include his wife Mary Skowron Jurkowski, 3 sons: Steven (Meghan) Jurkowski of Somerville, MA, Stanley (Jolanta) Poland, Raymond (Laurel) of Livingston. Three Grandchildren Daniel, Olenka, and Adam.

He was predeceased by a brother Joseph.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be Monday 9:30am from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Burial will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

 


Charles M. Larsen Sr. 71 of Clermont died October 15, 2012 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born May 12, 1941 in New York City he was the son of the late: Carl and Catherine (Rogers) Larsen.

Mr. Larsen had worked as a rural mail carrier with the Germantown Post Office, owned and operated his own business, Larsen’s Repairs of Clermont.  He was a member of the Clermont Fire Company and a Fire Commissioner of the Clermont Fire District, he had served on the Germantown Central School Board, served as President of the former Southern Columbia Ambulance, was very active in the Hudson Valley Old Time Power Association, the Clermont Village Green Committee, was member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York State Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his son: Charles Larsen Jr. of Clermont and daughter: Stephanie Larsen of Goshen, KY, grand children: Samantha Larsen, Alexander Bridgmohan and Steven Bridgmohan.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Members of the Clermont Fire company will conduct services 7:30pm

 Services will be 11am Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Interment will follow in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to The Clermont Village Green Committee 1795 Route 9 Germantown, NY 12526

 


 

Eleanor B. Johnson 84 of Livingston died Saturday October 6, 2012 at Whittier Nursing Home of Ghent.

Born September 16, 1928 in Manchester, NH she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha (Roach)  Field.

Before her retirement she had been employed as a Nurses Aide.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Livingston.

Surviving are her husband Norman Johnson a resident of the Whittier Nursing Home of Ghent, and 3 sisters: Joann Clifford of Conn., Muriel Lyons of Mass. and Joyce Millet of Nova Scotia.

Memorial Services will be held 1:30pm Thursday Oct. 11th at Whittier Nursing Home of Ghent.

Burial will be in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

 


 

Allan W. Jones 77 of Tivoli died Thursday October 4, 2012 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born July 21, 1935 in New York City he was the son of the late: Albert and Charlotte (Wilson) Jones.

Mr. Jones graduated from the Bridgeport University in Conn with a degree in Business Administration.  He had worked for 32 years with IBM as a Senior Market Research Analyst .

Survivors include his wife: Ronnie Trezza who he married 1958 in Red Hook , his son: Jeffrey Jones of Tivoli, daughter Susan (Michael) Corcell of Charleston, SC, grand daughter Lisa Jones, two grandsons: Ryan Mann and Dustin Mann, a great granddaughter; Citrus Triplett, and was “Poppy” to Taylor and Kalie Harrison.

He was predeceased by his sister: Charlotte Pulling.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations are requested to: Friends of Karen, Inc. (for families of terminally ill children) PO Box 190 Purdy, NY 10578-0190

 

 


Mr. Leslie R. Smith ,78, of Hudson died Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born December 2, 1933 in Jamaica, West Indies he was the son of the late Joseph Smith and Verona Sharp Nembhard.

Mr. Smith worked as a heavy equipment operator for more than 20 years with the NYS Department of Transportation at Greenport.He was a member of the Christ’ Lutheran Church of Viewmont and the St. Ann’s Bay Anglican Church, Jamaica, W.I. He was an avid reader and history buff.

Survivors include his wife, Pearline (Campbell) Smith, who he married June 6, 1964; two sons, Lincoln of Silver Spring, M.D. and Winston of Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter, Olive Stuckey, of Columbus, G.A.; and several grand and great grand children.

A celebration of his life will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

 


 

Robert W. Drennon 90 of Livingston died Sunday September 23, 2012 at the West Haven Veterans Hospital in West Haven, CT.

Born January 31, 1922 in Stamford, CT he was the son of the late: Clair and Mary (MacDougall) Drennon.

Bob served as a aviation mechanic in the Marine Corps during WWII; at one time he owned and operated the Germantown Building Supply, Palatine Park Coffee Shop, as well as Riverside Glass and Paint Store all in Germantown. He was a private pilot who enjoyed flying his entire adult life; he played the Bag Pipes, enjoyed Golf, and was a member of the Marine Corps League,and  a life member of the Germantown Fire Company.

Survivors include his wife Evelyn Grab Drennon, two sons; Christopher (Deborah) of Clermont, Robert Michael Drennon of Manhattan, 2 grand daughters: Erin Javarone  and Kristina Drennon, 5 great grand children Frederick (Dukester), Anna, Anarya, Alexya, Emerson.

He was predeceased by his first wife Ida who died in 1990 and great grand son Christopher who died in 2007.

Calling hours will be Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Members of the Germantown fire company will conduct services 7:30pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services will be held 11am Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment will be in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Heart Association.

  


David T.Stover Sr. 49 of Germantown died Saturday at Albany Medical Center.

Born December 27, 1962 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Robert and Elizabeth (DeMars) Stover.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown and had served in the US Army from 1981 to 1983.  Mr. Stover drove trucks for Stalker Trucking of Hillsdale and Arekians Car Carriers of Schodack and owned and operated his own carpentry and construction business, R&S Improvements. : Kyle Stover of Scotia

Surviving are his sons: David Stover Jr. of Germantown, Kyle Stover of Scotia, Christopher Kinney of Philmont, and Robert Kinney of Hudson; daughters: Marlana Taylor of Schodack and Tina Kinney of Catskill. 3 brothers: Robert Stover II of Palenville, Budd Stover of Catskill and William Stover of California, 2 sisters: Lois Billings of Sharon Springs and Edna Strang of Coxsackie, the love of his life  Eleanor Kinney of Hudson, 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Rockefeller.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be Thursday 9:30am from the funeral home and 10 am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

 

 


 

Wilhelmina (Billie) Yadack, 98, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2012 at the Re-gents Park Nursing Home. She was born September 23, 1913 in Saugerties, NY, the daughter of Anthony and Mary Rinaldi. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude at the age of 19 from The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Yadack, to whom she was married on June 26, 1938 . Billie was a teacher in the Catskill, NY, Central School district and the Hudson City, NY, Schools for over 36 years teaching everything from Kindergarten thru High School. Her positive and happy out-look on life inspired all with whom she came in contact throughout her life . After retiring from teaching, she and her husband, Peter, who was the owner of the Yadack Funeral Home in Germantown , NY, and also retired, moved to Boca Raton to be close to her only daughter, Nancy Sarazen and their 3 grandchildren, Gene Sarazen 111, Susan Lynn Sarazen and Geof-frey Sarazen. Billie wasn’t done with working, though, as she got her Real Estate license and went to work for Portner and Portner Real Estate and was able to earn rewards for Top Salesman of the Month, month after month. Following her career as a Realtor, she started a new venture preparing special dishes in the Employee Cafeteria in Burdines Department Store...she was known for her very special rice pudding!
In the years that followed the unexpected death of her husband, Peter, she was able to again find long term companionship and love with George Snow, Sr. and together they trav-eled and enjoyed life for 17 years until his death. Billie and George were at the top of many party lists because they were so full of life and fun to be around.
A severe stroke ultimately brought Billie to become a resident at Regents Park Nursing Home in Boca Raton. But with her bubbly, happy go lucky personality, she became the “Welcome Wagon” lady to new residents of the nursing home. Riding around in her scooter, she would welcome new residents with a small gift and a welcome chat putting new residents at ease about their new home. She became the longest resident ever there, living at Re-gents for 17 and a half years before her death.
Billie was predeceased by her brothers Bernard, Gene, Vincent, and David and Anthony and a sister, Mary. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Worby of California, her daughter, Nancy Sarazen, grandchildren Gene Sarazen 111 and his wife, Heather, Susan Sarazen Bamdas and her husband, David and Geoffrey Sarazen and his wife, Chalise. Also surviving are 4 great grandchildren, Tyler Bamdas, Britt Sarazen, Bryce Sarazen and Mary Landis Sarazen along with many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
We will miss her so much.
Arrangements for her Memorial Service are being handled by the Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, Florida. The family requests memorials donations be made to either Regents Park Nursing Home, 6363 Verde Trail Boca Raton, Fl. 33433 or to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave. West Palm Beach, Fl. 33407.

 

  


Walter “Chippy” Schneider 76 of Linlithgo died Saturday September 1, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born April 6, 1936 in Brewster, NY he was the son of the late: Erwin and Lillian (Nelson) Schneider.

Before his retirement he had been the Caretaker for the Lightening Tree Farm of Millbrook, NY for many years.

Walter was an avid deer hunter and ice fisherman; he collected and enjoyed HO Scale Trains.

He had been a member of the United Methodist Church of Germantown.

From 1954 to 1958 he served with the US Navy and  was an active member of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Surviving are his wife Jean Armstrong Schneider who he married October 11, 1958 in Brewster, a son: Walter P. Schneider of Clermont, daughter; Pam Moyers of Knoxville, Tenn., brothers: George of Pawling, Edward of Patterson, John of NC, and sister Martha Shook of Fishkill, 7 grandchildren: James Schneider, Steven Schneider, Alex Braidt, Nicholas Braidt, Kyle Martin, Jacob Martin and Austin Woodin.

He was predeceased by brothers Nelson and Robert and sister Alice Kemp.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Members of the Jennings Willet American Legion will hold services at 7 p.m.

Services will be 11am Wednesday at the funeral home followed by full military honors provided by Jennings Willet American Legion at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery in Linlithgo.

Memorial donations are requested to Jennings willet American Legion Post 346 , PO Box 148 Germantown, NY 12526

 

 


 

Daniel B. Miller 66 of Livingston died Saturday September 1, 2012 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born October 4, 1945 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Benedict and Florence (Brady) Miller.

Prior to his retirement he had worked in construction for the Grenadier Construction Co. of New York City.

He was an avid deer, rabbit and raccoon hunter and enjoyed fishing

Survivors include his wife Machele (VanWagner) Miller,  2 brothers Ronald Miller of Livingston, Louis Perault of Fairhaven, NY, a sister Marilyn Coleman of Ghent and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother Charles and sister Mary.

A Celebration of his life will be held Thursday 7 to 9 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.


 

                                                              Richard F. Albert 78 of Clermont died August 28, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born April 12, 1934 in New Britton, CT he was the son of the late: Fredrick and Isabelle (Bibeau) Albert.

Mr. Albert was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, had served as Deputy District Governor of Lion’s Club District 20 “O”, President of the Germantown Lions Club, a member of the Catskill Yacht Club and had served on the Agricultural Committee at Cornell University.

He had been plant manager for Entenmanns’s Bakery in Livingston, later became Master Baker for Research and Development, and was a Corporate Trouble shooter for Craft General Foods of Bay Shore, LI.

Survivors include his son: Gary Albert of Clermont, a daughter Deborah Albert Ferriere of Livingston, brother James ( Brenda) Albert of Maine, cousin Norman (Deloris) Albert of CT, niece; Barbara Miller of Warren Maine as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Claudette who died January 26, 2009 and son Darren

 A Calling hour will be 10am to 11am Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown

Services will be 11 am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Winston Bath.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial Donations are requested to The American Cancer Society.


 

Marian E. Battaglino 84 of Livingston died Friday at her home.

Born March 4, 1928 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: Leland and Marjorie (McLaughlin) Lasher.

Prior to her retirement she had worked for more than 30 years as a legal secretary for the office of Rapport and Meyers of Hudson.

Surviving are her brother; Ralph Lasher of Virginia, two sisters Lucy Rifenburgh of Germantown, Claire Joyner of Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband John J. Battaglino who died January 8, 2004.

A calling hour will be 12pm to 1 pm Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home followed by Funeral services at 1 pm Sunday with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


Nan Player Hermus, 70, who devoted her life to helping others, died on Saturday with her family by her side in Albany, New York. 

 Nan lived in Germantown, NY for almost 40 years with her husband Rami, where they raised their son Michael. She was dedicated to the service of others through a career in social work, first with the City  of New York, and then for over 20 years with Columbia County.  In 1996, Nan went to work for the YWCA of Ulster County to help troubled teens and unwed mothers.  She retired in 2005, but continued to be active in her community helping those in need.

She was born to the late Willis and Doris Player, on January 1st 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nan graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1959 and received a BA in Psychology from the University of the Americas, Mexico City,  in 1964. She married Rami Hermus  in 1971 and they lived together in New York City before moving to Germantown, NY in 1973, when their son Michael was born.

Nan was fascinated with genealogy and her family history, which in retirement led her to become an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an extremely avid reader, and enjoyed traveling with her husband.

 Nan is survived by her husband Rami and son Michael, and her sister Jill Player Cotton.  She is also survived by two beautiful granddaughters made in her image, Alexandra and Samantha.

 In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the YWCA of Ulster County, or the stained glass window restoration fund at the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, August 18th at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, in Kingston NY.

 


 

Elizabeth “Betty” Choinsky passed away at her home in Tivoli peacefully on August 4, 2012 surrounded by her family

She was born August 11, 1930 in Red Hook the daughter of the late Floyd and Mabel (O’Leary) Feller.

Betty worked for more than 27 years at Orchard Hills of Red Hook

March 21, 1954 in Tivoli she married Robert Choinsky who survives. She is also surviced by her daughter Robbin (Karl) Sprossel of Clermont, granddaughter Tara (Ben) Kolbinskie of Red Hook, grandson Chase Sprossel of Oregon and two great grandchildren.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday at St. Sylvia’s RC Church of Tivoli where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Curley.

Interment will follow in the St. Sylvia’s Church Cemetery of Tivoli.

 

     


        

 Dagmar Payne 51 of Clermont died July 17 at her home after a very Brave fight against cancer.
Born November 26, 1960 in Mahopac, NY she was a daughter of the late Walter and Marie (Olsen) Bodt.
Dagmar had a contagious enthusiasm towards life that will be forever remembered and cherished.
Beginning early in her life and continuing throughout, Dagmar’s fearless entrepreneurial spirit and brilliant mind led her to many business ventures ranging from owning a wallpaper business, a deli, a solar company, to operating as the Chief Financial Officer of Restaurant groups and RW Footwear. Dagmar was self-taught, self-educated and had an endless hankering for knowledge.
Many who knew her were inspired by Dagmar’s spiritual awareness and growth over the course of her life. In the last months of her time here on earth, she reached a place of pure love and peace that carried her gracefully through her journey and beyond.
Dagmar was the loving wife of Mark Payne and devoted mother of Josh Payne and Daughter-in-Law Abby. She was an amazing Grandmother to her blessed grandchildren Hudson and Nora. She is survived by 11 siblings: Elizabeth (Marvin) Buchmiller of Lake Tahoe, CA., Timothy (Grace Ann Bergen) Bodt of DuBois, PA., Adrienne West of Brewster, NY, Wendy (John)Fieser of Germantown, NY, Chloe Sasson of Mt. Kisco, NY, Jonathan (Mary Ellen) Bodt of Stroudsburg, PA, Abigail (Peter) Smith of Stottville, NY, Naomi (Robert) Pucarelli of Hopewell Junction, NY, Rachel May of Hopewell Junction, NY, Hephzibah (Kurt)Grossberndt of Mt. Kisco, NY, Noah (Kristin) Bodt of Westwood, NJ. 24 nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews, and very dear friends. Her parents,a brother, a niece, a nephew, and a brother-in-law pre-deceased her.
Words cannot express how much she will be missed. Thank you, Dagmar, for all of the loving and happy times you shared with us.
Celebration of her life will be held 2pm Friday July 20th , 2012 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

The family has requested memorial made to The Memorial Child Fund International  2821 Emerywood Parkway Richmond,VA 23294

 


 

Alpha F. Reed 76 of Suagerties, died peacefully Tuesday, July 10 at her home. Alpha was born on April 19, 1936 in Morris, MN.

She earn an associates degree in nursing and worked as an RN for 12 years before moving into a position in administration for Honeywell and Alliant Tech Systems in Hopkins, MN. Alpha moved to Ulster County in 2001 to be near her grandchildren. Living in the Kingston and Saugerties area, she devoted these past 11 years to service; as a volunteer she delivered food for Angel Food East, worked in support of literacy in prisons, and for organizations such as The Woodstock Artist Association and Museum and as a board member of Lifespring of Saugerties. She is predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Max E. Reed. She is survived by her two sons: Guy Reed and his wife, Beth Humphrey of Saugerties, and Courtney Reed and his wife, Tanya Reed of Minneapolis, MN. Also survived by grandchildren Isabel and Sadie Reed of Saugerties.

Memorial Services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave. in Kingston, NY on Saturday, July 21st at 10 a.m.
 
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Alpha's name to St. Peter's ALS Regional Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205, (518) 525-1629
 

Dorothy I. Steede 86 a resident of the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck formerly of Germantown, Livingston, Nassau and Albany died Sunday at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born March 15, 1926 in Albany she was the daughter of the late: James and Catherine (Colen) Steede.

She had been employed as a clerk with New York Telephone Co. of Albany for more than 36 years having retired in 1984.

She is survived by her niece, Carol Gabrielly of Poughquag.

There are no calling hours

Services will be private.

 


 

On June 30th, 2012, at the age of 91 , Dorothy Setterlund embarked on a journey to join Douglas Setterlund, her husband of over 65 years;  her father William LaDue; mother Laura Pells LaDue; and brother Harry. Prior to her travels she had many conversations with her sister Loretta Bender and spent her time with her daughter Sharon Setterlund and Thomas Linguanti; son Robert Setterlund and wife Lois; grandson Jason Rosenfeld and wife Jane; grandson Jay Setterlund and wife Debbie; great grandchildren Christopher and Jonathan Setterlund; dear friend Robert Altman and Tom’s children Erica and Matthew. She also spoke fondly of her nieces and nephews: Janet Singler, Raymond Bender, William Bender, Linda Werner and cousin Kip Pells and their families.  

 Dot was born on May 26, 1921 in Germantown, NY. After graduating from Germantown Central High School, Dot worked at Wallace Department Store and Veeder’s Pharmacy until she married on November 14, 1943 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Germantown, NY. Before moving to Florida in 2007, Dot and Doug lived most of their lives in Poughkeepsie, NY where they both were active members of the Dutch Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie.     

                Throughout her life, Dorothy was a loving wife, a devoted mother, and an outstanding grandparent. She was an exceptional woman filled with unconditional love and concern for her family and friends. Her strength and wisdom can only be defined by the look of undeniable contentment on her face as she spoke the words, "My work here is done". May we all grow to have her sense of satisfaction in the lives that we live.   

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Dutch Reformed Church at 70 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Any correspondence should be sent ATTN: Sharon Setterlund, 598 Coconut St, Satellite Beach, FL 32937.

 


Helen Kukon 78 of Germantown died unexpectedly June 25, 2012 at the home of a friend in Clermont.

Born July 20, 1933 in Valatie she was the daughter of the late: Harold and Helen DeWitt.

Helen was a self-employed Beautician for more than 50 years.  She was a caregiver for many people in the area.  Her memberships included Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont, Eastern Star of Red Hook, Pomona Grange, Livingston Manor Grange, past lecturer for the Rhinebeck Grange.  She had been a member of the former
Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad and the Germantown Fire Company Auxiliary.

Survivors include: her son: Lloyd Kukon Jr. and daughter-in-law; Milyn Kukon of Germantown, 2 sisters: Evangeline Murphy of NJ, Dorothy Hoffman of Hillsdale, 3 grandsons: John Justin and Jordon Kukon and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Kukon Sr. who died June 3, 1995, her daughter Linda Kukon, and sisters: Edna Handcox and Mary Maiorano.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Services will be 11am Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Manorton.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery of Manorton

 


Barry J. Millus Jr. 47 of Barrytown died at his home Saturday June 23, 2012.

Barry was born January 28, 1965 in Rhinebeck.

He was a life long member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Barrytown. Barry, a very social person who loved people, was the honorary Mayor of Barrytown.  He enjoyed reading and music.

Survivors include his mother and step father Sandy and Randy Lydon of Barrytown, his father and step mother Barry Sr. and Anna Millus of Livingston, two brothers: Joe Lydon of Barrytown and John Lydon of Hudson, Florida, two sisters: Erin Millus of Red Hook and Mary Millus of Albany, a nephew Nathan and two nieces: Meaghan and Katherine as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be a calling hour from 10 to 11 am Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Barrytown where services will be at 11a.m.

Burial will be in the St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery of Barrytown.

Memorial donations are requested to either The Dutchess County Special Olympics 811 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 or The Ulster Co. Hospice 34 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401

 


Joan S. Steuhl 77 of  Germantown died Sunday June 17, 2012 in Germantown.

Born October 8, 1934 in West Point she was the daughter of the late: Joseph and Dorothy (Staples) Krezmin.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed for more than 11 years as a caretaker at Taconic farms of Germantown.  She enjoyed Bingo and crafts.  Joan was also the former secretary and treasurer of the Tripple R Bowling League at the Rolin Lanes in Red Hook.

Survivers include two sons: John (Cheryl) Steuhl of Germantown, Joseph (Maria) Steuhl of Elizaville and a sister: Patricia Myer of Germantown.  2 grandchildren: Jeremy (Briget te) Steuhl, Tracey (Jason) Meacher.   3 great grandchildren Emma, Nina Meacher, Makenzie Steuhl and 2 nieces and 3 nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Harry who died August 2, 2003

Calling hours will be 4 to 7pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 7pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be private in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Jennings Willets American Legion Post P.O.Box 418  Germantown, NY 12526

 

 


John Robert Bishop (Jack/Archie) died June 14, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital  in Hudson after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Jack was born on April 7, 1942 in Poughkeepsie, raised his family in Livingston and retired there from the Metro North Rail Road after 30 years of dedicated service.

He was a US Army Veteran serving as a map maker and received a Good Conduct Medal.  He was an avid hunter and bowler in his younger years. One of his favorite quotes was “John Wayne didn’t drink no tea”!

He is survive by his loving wife of 39 years Dawn,  his children Lori Day of Red Hook, Bob Bishop  of Stottville and Michelle Heath of Livingston,  His sons-in-law Sean Day and Allen Heath and daughter-in-law Marsha Corbett, his grandchildren Chelsea VanDeusen, John Day, Jarad Day, Mazzie Shultis, Harmony Bishop, Maura Naughton, Kristopher Bishop, Damon Simmons and Haylee Simmons as well as his sister-in-Law Sue Bishop, nephews: Patrick, JV and John and his cousin Frank and his favorite nurse Justine.

He was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Lloyd Bishop, his older brother William and his faithful dog Buddy.

The laughter that he brought to others from his wicked sense of humor will be deeply missed.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

A celebration of his life will be 11am Monday at the funeral home

Burial with full Military Honors provided by the US Army will follow in the Rhinebeck Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested the Cavell Cancer Treatment Center 69 Prospect Ave. Hudson, NY 12534

  


Raymond A. Larkins, 91, of Germantown died Sunday June 10, 2012 at his home after a long illness.

Born March 26, 1921 in Nassau (Rensselaer Co.) he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Bessie (Proper) Larkins.

Raymond served as a Corporal Radio Mechanic in the US Army during WWII.

Prior to his retirement he worked for 30 years as the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at the Germantown Central School.  He was a member of the former United Methodist Church of Germantown, and a member of the former Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad. He was also a Past Master and 64 year member of the Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge F&AM of Livingston, and the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Raymond played baseball for the Germantown Well Drillers Team of the Columbia County Twilight League.

Surviving are his two daughters: Claudia (Charles) Ovalle of Germantown and Ruth Ann Smalley of Clifton Park; 5 grandchildren: Eric Ovalle, Tim Ovalle, Doug Smalley, Nancy Chura, Laura Smalley; and 3 great grandchildren: Gavin Chura, Emily Chura and Jack Smalley.

He was predeceased by his wife Earline who died December 20, 1997.

 Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Members of Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge will conduct services 7:30 pm and Members of Jennings Willet American Legion Post will provide Military Honors Friday at the Cemetery.

Services will be held 12 Noon Friday at the Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 

Donations can be made on his behalf to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at http://www.lls.org/.

 


Walter J. Munson III, 62 of Pennsylvania formerly of Germantown passed away suddenly at his home on May 30, 2012.

Walt was the son of the late Walter J. and Catherine T. Munson of Linlithgo.

Survivors include his wife Sonia, daughter Beth (Timothy) Castle, sons: Robert and Matthew, grandsons: Matthew Munson and Rowan Castle, brother Robert (Dorothy) Coscio, sisters: Margaret (Steve) Olah, Catherine (James) Colfer, sister-in-law: Cecilia Coscio, one aunt; Marion Tocco, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A grave side funeral service will be held at the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown June 9th, 2012 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Winston Bath officiating.


Shirley B. Weaver 75 of Claverack died Sunday June 3, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born September 20, 1936 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Beatrice (Orstead) Shufelt.

Prior to her retirement she had worked for more than 27 years as a transporter in the Radiology Dept. at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  Shirley was a loving mother and grand mother who enjoyed cooking and gardening.  For many years she served as Captain with the former Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad and as a Little League Coach.

Survivors include her two sons Wayne of Hudson and Scott of Saugerties, a daughter Sharon Marco of Wright Patterson Air force Base in Ohio, two sisters-in-law: Faye (James) Potts of Viewmont, and Nancy Weaver of Claverack, 7 Grand children, 1 great grandchild and 8 nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband: Douglas H. Weaver III who died Nov. 18, 1994, a sister: Carol LaBelle and grandson; Brian Weaver.

There are no calling hours

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Buial will be in the Livingston Cemetery.


Elizabeth “Betty” Larsen 72 of Clermont died Friday June 1, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born February 13, 1940 in Poughkeepsie; she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mildred (Bishop) Whitney.

Betty had worked for more than 23 years as a custodian at the Germantown Central School.  She was a former member of the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary, enjoyed sewing, gardening, bird watching and the out of doors.  She was very artistic having produced many beautiful oil paintings.

Survivors include her son Richard Larsen of Hudson, two daughters: Robin Phillips and Amber Lathrop both of Clermont, two brothers; Edward Whitney of Newburgh, and Frank Whitney of Oregon, 5 grand children and 9 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Herbert Lathrop who died September 3, 2011, and brother George Whitney,

A Celebration of her life will be held 6 to 8 pm Thursday June 7th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown with services at 8pm with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

 


George J. Sandoval Jr. 57 of Chatham died Thursday May 31, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital of Hudson after a long illness.

George was born February 10, 1955 in Manhattan the son of the late George Sandoval Sr. and Manuela Chiques Sandoval.

Mr. Sandoval had served with the US Marine Corps from 1972 to 1976.

Prior to illness forcing his retirement he had worked for the Oakwood Housing Corporation of New York City as a maintenance engineer.

George, a loving husband was also very humorous and a practical joker, he enjoyed gardening, yard work and was an electronic gadget enthusiast.

Surviving are his wife Colleen (Mullin) Sandoval who he married May 14, 1993 in Manhattan. 3 sisters; Christine Francini of Florida, Georgina Sandoval of NJ,  Anita Stark of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his life will be held 10 to 11am Wednesday June 6th, 2012 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. At 11 am there will be services with the Rev. Winston Bath Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish of Hudson officiating.

Interment with full military honors provided by the US Marine Corps. will be held in the Livingston Cemetery following the services.

 

 


Florence R. Curik 92 of Germantown died Friday at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 18, 1920 in Flushing NY she was the daughter of the late:

Dominick and Elvira (Maestri) Bottali.

Mrs. Curik had worked at the Universal Match Company of Hudson as a machine operator for more than 30 years.

Survivors include her son: Kenneth and his wife Peggy Curik of Germantown, two sisters: Anna Bottali of NC and Arlene Koenig of PA, 2 grandsons: Kenneth Jr.  of Coxsackie, Brian of Philmont and 3 great grand children.

She was predeceased by her husband John Curik who died Feb. 17, 1989.

There are no calling hours.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.


Ethel Wright and Brett Wright

Mother and son died within two days of each other.  Brett A. Wright 53 of Claverack died May 17th at St. Peter’s hospital of Albany and his mother Ethel Wright, 86 of Philmont died May 19th at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Brett was born March 7, 1959 in NYC to Edward and Ethel Wright.

He had worked as a handyman in Virginia and in California before moving to Claverack.

Ethel was born November 1, 1925 in Manhattan .

Prior to her retirement she had worked as a  sales clerk in the Jewelry business in New York City.

More recently Ethel had been a resident of the Pine Haven Home of Philmont.

She was predeceased by her husband: Edward

Private cremation services for both were held at the Cedar Hill Crematory of Newburgh

 


 

Robert J. Kelly 86 of the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck formerly of Germantown and Albany died  May 3, 2012 at the Baptist Home.

Born February 6, 1926 in Albany he was the son of the late Joseph Kelly and the Late Clara Reinke Kilmer.

He had been employed many years ago at Bard College and had also worked as a handyman in Albany until illness forced his retirement.

Formerly of Pennsylvania he moved into to this area in 1993 and in 1996 became a resident  of the Baptist Home.

He was a member of the Reformed Church of Reading, PA

Surviving are his brothers;  Leonard Kilmer  of Florida, Howard “Pete” Kilmer of Germantown, 3 sisters; Virginia Lasher and Ruth Kane both of Germantown and Jackie Brightly of Ancram.

He was predeceased  by his wife Cathy (Clawson) Kelly and brother Raymond Kilmer and George Kilmer.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11am Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.
Services will be 11am Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery of Red Hook.


Leonard E. Sutton 59 of Livingston passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Columbia memorial Hospital, Hudson.  He succumbed to recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer.

Len was born June 25, 1952 and was the son of the late Frank Sutton and the late Katherine Wells. He is survived by his wife Nancy Kasulis-Sutton; daughters, Michelle, Melody, and Lisa; sons, Leonard, Joseph , and Craig; eight grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, two sisters; Denise and Melody, two brothers, Frank and Martin. 

He was predeceased by his brother, Jestion and wife Irene Miles.

He is fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.  Many know him best from his work at Dierks Transportation as a driver and more recently as an employee of Bells Pond Extra Mart.

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Services will be at 5 pm with the Rev. Bernice West officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his memory to the Center for Disability Services, 314 Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208 518-437-5700  http://www.cfdsny.org/htmlweb/tribute.html

 

 


QUENTIN R. MOORE, 87, of Livingston died Wednesday at his home. Born May 22, 1924 in Hudson, NY he was the son of the late Ralph T. and Ruth (Clum) Moore.  Mr. Moore was devoted to his Family, his Country and his Church, and will be remembered for his love of history and his sense of humor.  He was a 1942 graduate Hudson High School and served in the 8th Army Air Corps, 445th Bomb Group, 701st Squadron based in England during WWII.  He had been employed at Canada Dry in Hudson and retired from IBM in Kingston.  He was a Charter and Life Member of the Southern Columbia Memorial VFW Post 6398 of Germantown, Exempt Member and former President of the Livingston Pumper Company #1, former Livingston Fire District Fire Commissioner, member and former President of the Taghkanic Senior Citizens club. For many years he was a volunteer for the Edith Casey Stocking Fund, Fire Pro-Check, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He was a former Livingston Town Republican Committeeman, member of the Linlithgo Reformed Church where he served as Elder, Deacon, and Vice President of the Consistory.  He was a former coach and President of the Southern Columbia Little League. He enjoyed singing with the Hendrick Hudson Glee Club, and loved playing and watching baseball.  Survivors include his wife, whom he married September 17, 1950, Helen Chaikowski Moore of Livingston, sons: Robert Q. (Karen) Moore of Livingston, and  L. Edward (Diane) Moore of Clermont. He was the grandfather of John E. Moore, Michael W. Moore & Brian R. Moore all of Clermont.  He was predeceased by his son: Thomas W. Moore, and brother Ivan G. Moore.

There are no calling hours.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Linlithgo Reformed Church, PO Box 219, Livingston, NY 12541

 


Phyllis A. Broast, 73 of Germantown died Sunday April 1, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital

Born June 16, 1938 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: John and Nellie (Grater) Gaschel.

Phyllis was devoted to her family and took great pleasure in cooking, playing cards, Yahtzee, gardening and music.  She also enjoyed working on her photo albums and cross words,  and was an avid fan of NASCAR driver Mark Martin.

Survivors include her love of 44 years Alexander Wayne Rifenburg of Tivoli, 2 sons: Gregory Broast of Germantown, John Broast of Clermont, 4 daughters: Lori Spragis of Catskill, Karen Broast of Clermont, Ladonnis Rifenburg of Tivoli, and Melissa Rifenburg Salerno of Kings Park.  Three brothers John Gaschel of Livingston, Joseph Gaschel of Claverack, Michael Gaschel of Germantown, one sister Nancy Gardner of Mass., 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She will forever be our “Momma Love”.

She was predeceased by her son Scott Alexander Rifenburg, sister Claire Griffin and brother Richard (Yubby) Gaschel.  May she rest in eternal peace with her beloved Scottboy.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 Tuesday April 10th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services honoring Phyllis's life  will be 9:30am Wednesday April 11th from the funeral home and 10am at the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Red Church Cemetery of Tivoli.


Laura J. Moore 52 of Hudson died Wednesday March 28th at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born April 13, 1959 in Greenwich, CT; she was the daughter of the late: Harold and Alice (Hagadorn) Carver.
Mrs. Moore had worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 18 years at Columbia Memorial Hospital and for the past 6 years at Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent.
She was a Loving mother and grandmother that enjoyed reading and watching Science Fiction.
Survivors include her son David Moore of Hudson, two daughters: Laura (Steve) Nicholos of Catskill, Lisa (Randie) Hodges of Hollowville. A brother; James, 4 sisters: Dorothy, Harriet, Jackie and Debbie, 7 grand children hannah,samantha,kayla,brandon,david,brooklynn and saria
And 1 great grand daughter.catalina
She was predeceased by her husband David Moore who died Aug. 5, 2000 and brother Warren Carver.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

WORCESTER/HOLDEN – Roger C. Van Tassel Ph.D, 87, of Briarwood Circle, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Clark University, died peacefully under the loving care of his wife and daughter on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Knollwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Worcester. He was born in Germantown, New York, the son of Elizabeth (Whitney) and Archie S. Van Tassel on November 27, 1924.
During World War II, Roger served in the Army Air Corps as a B-25 Bomber Pilot. He taught cadets how to fly the B-25’s during the war, and was discharged as a Lieutenant. Roger graduated from Germantown Central School, Union College in Schenectady, New York with a B.A. degree, Cornell University with a M.A. degree and from Brown University with a Ph.D in Economics. He went on to become a Professor of Economics at Clark University in Worcester, where he taught for 42 years. During that time he was Department Chairman for 21 years, and held other positions such as Director of the Institute for Economic Studies, Director of the Summer School, and Director of the Evening College (now known as Copac Graduate Dean). Roger was also an Economics Consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.

Roger’s passion for and dedication to the field of Economics led him to become a much sought after speaker on the topics of U.S. and international economics. At one time he wrote a column on Economics for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Roger also authored an economics text book, Economic Essentials A Core Approach, as well as co-authoring many articles.

Early at his time at Clark University, Roger spent a month in South America learning about gold. Later in his career he was a Visiting Professor for a semester at the University of Leuven (Louvain), Belgium. He then taught a short course at the Univers de Trier at Trier, Germany. Lastly, in 1985 he taught a semester on economics at the Italian branch of the John’s Hopkins in Bologna, Italy.

Roger and his wife loved traveling, and so while in Europe on these assignments, spent much of their spare time sightseeing throughout the different countries. They also traveled throughout the U.S. and Roger was even a visiting Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles during two of their summer sessions.

Roger and his wife lived in the same house in Holden for 51 years. Even though Roger was so involved in his career he still found time to become active in various civic offices. At one time he was moderator of the First Unitarian Church on Court Hill in Worcester. He also loved gardening and filled his Holden yard with flowers and flowering bushes. If he hadn’t chosen to become an Economist he quite possibly would have become a Horticulturist.

He is survived by his wife, Grace M. (Evans) Van Tassel; daughter, Linda Van Tassel; a granddaughter, Ashley Van Tassel; a brother, Alan of Germantown, New York; a brother-in-law and his wife of New Lebanon, New York; as well as 12 nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Richard Van Tassel.

A funeral service honoring Dr. Van Tassel’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the First Baptist Church, 1216 Main Street (Rte. 122A), Holden. Burial will follow at Grove Cemetery, 1286 Main Street (Rte. 122A), Holden. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Mass Chapter, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden.

To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit: www.milesfuneralhome.com



 

Joseph B. Moskaluk, 70, of Gallatin died suddenly Wednesday March 21, 2012 at his home. Born August 27, 1941 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Joseph and Florence (Brown) Moskaluk.  Joe was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elizaville, was its grounds keeper and sextant of its Cemetery. He was widely known as Santa Claus and provided Christmas for many children at the United Methodist Church, individual homes and several area pre-schools. In 1959 Joe graduated from the Germantown Central School and served two years in the United States Army. In the late 90s and early 2000s he served as a member of the Board of Education. He had worked as a butcher in his own shop in Kinderhook as well as in Great Barrington, MA and was the manager of the Arnow Farm in Gallatin from 1976 to present. Joe ran for NY State Assembly in 1992, and served for two terms as Supervisor of the Town of Gallatin and the Columbia County Board of Supervisors. An avid outdoorsman, he was President of the Columbia County Trappers Association and their Chef and Auctioneer. He raised homing Pigeons and was a member of Stamptrotters Club. He also trained Boxing with Cus Dimato and "knocked out Dave Melendez in the second round". Joe recently celebrated, on March 13 of this year, 40 years of sobriety. Poppa Joe, as he was known to many is survived by: his wife Isabelle (DeGraw) who he married June 2, 1985, 3 sons: Erick Edmonds and Stephen Edmonds both of Elizaville, Joseph Connelly of Rhinebeck, 4 daughters: Karyn Edmonds of Myrtle Beach, SC,Susann Rae Kropp of East Durham, Nancy Newkirk of Johnstown and Jean Benkert of Rhinebeck, 2 brothers Harry of Elizaville and John of Columbiaville, a sister, Cissy Dykeman of Elizaville, 17 grand children, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 1 to 4 Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Funeral services will follow at 4pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elizaville Methodist Church PO Box 3 Elizaville, NY 12523.

 


Harold R. (Russ) Denegar, 90 of Mansfield Center, CT died March 18, 2012 at his home.

He was born May 12, 1921 in Hudson the son of the late Harold O. and Lila (Rockefeller) Denegar. He grew up on a farm in Germantown, was Valedictorian of his 1939 graduating class at Germantown Central High School, received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy in January 1943 and an M.S. from the State University at Albany in 1952. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the Albany College of Pharmacy on his retirement as Associate Dean in 1981; after 35 years as a teacher and administrator at the College. He frequently remarked that association with students was the fun part of his years at the College and remained in touch with many of them long after his retirement.

            He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army, first with the coast artillery and later as a pharmacist at the Fort Scott Dispensary in San Francisco. He was a life member of the American Legion Blanchard Post 1040 in Delmar.

            In retirement he was interested in history, especially in the preservation of Civil War battlefields. He was a member of a number of organizations including the Capital District Civil War Round Table, Friends of Gettysburg, The Brandy Station Foundation and The Civil War Preservation Trust, Friends of Saratoga, Friends of Grant’s Cottage and a charter member of the Saratoga Military Heritage Museum. He was a collector of bronzes by nationally known sculptor Ron Tunison. 

            He was interested in genealogy, local and family history,  was a member of the Capital District Genealogy Society, The Palatines to America, The Columbia County Historical Society, and the New York State Archives Trust.

            He was also interested in the performing arts, particularly musicals, and was a supporter of Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady. For many years he was devoted to the MacHaydn Theatre in Chatham, having seen over 180 of their productions.         

            Predeceased by his first wife Johanna Eckert and his brother Vernon, and his second wife Katherine Bradley Denegar. He is survived by his son Craig, daughter-in-law Susan and two grandsons, Charlie and Cody, all of Mansfield Center, CT, a brother Howard and his wife Lila and family of Talala, OK, a step-daughter Patricia Hartnett and her husband Jerome and two grandchildren, Katie and Jonas of Phoenix AZ, and a niece, Joan McAuley of Germantown.         He was also very fond of his two cats Eammon and Mosby.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 11 am March 31, 2012  at the Yadack- Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The MacHaydyn Theatre, Box 204, Chatham, Ny 12037 or the Albany College of Pharmacy Class of 43 Scholarship Fund, 106 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208.


Eugeniusz Milewski 55 of Catskill died Tuesday at his home.

Born December 5, 1956 in Walerych, Poland he was the son of the late: Eugeniusz and Nina (Kurdeska) Milewski.

Prior to illness he had worked in Poland as a coal miner engineer, owned Scandinavian Home Designs of Windham and worked in construction, as a carpenter and was an excellent cabinet maker.

Survivors include his wife: Linda (Keff) Milewski, 3 sons: Jessie Milewski, Christian Milewski, Theodore Milewski all of Vermont, 4 daughters: Christal Bang of Albany, Evamaria Bang of Kingston, Jeannie Milewski and Wieslia Milewski both of Vermont and one grand son Michael.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 4pm Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Private cremation will be at the convenience of the family.

 


Madelene Buccos 72  of Claverack died Sunday March 4, 2012 at Whittier Rehab and Skiller Nursing of Ghent.

Born Febrauay 2, 1940 in New York City she was the daughter of the late Martin and Alice (Well) Glackin.

A loving mother and grandmother Madelene enjoyed jig saw puzzles and cross word puzzles.

Survivors include a son: James Buccos of NJ, 2 daughtres; Donna Ely of Claverack and Jean Kulynych of PA, two brothers Harry Glackin of Tapin and Michael Glackin of Utah, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was pre deceased by two sons: Daniel and Richard Buccos, brothers George and Martrin Glackin and a sister Dorothy Volekas.

A celebration of Madelene’s life will be held from 4 to 6 pm  Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial Donations are requested to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Rd. Albany, NY 12211

 


 

Paul J. Meacher 85 of Germantown died Wednesday February 29, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born January 16, 1927 in Germantown he was the son of the late: Thomas and Sadie (Wajciekowski) Meacher.

He had served with the Army Air Corps during WWII and prior to his retirement he had worked with the New York State Dept. of Transportation at Martindale for many years.

Paul was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.  He was an avid Yankee fan who enjoyed working in his garden.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rosemarie (Delpozzo) Meacher, daughter, Marilyn and son-in-law Thomas Knapp of S. Cairo, son: Thomas and daughter-in-law: Susan of Germantown, grandchildren: Nicholas Franzese III of Schenectady, Jamie Franzese of Albany, Aaron Meacher & wife Lacie Meacher of Athens, Adam Meacher and wife Kayla of Germantown, Virginia Knapp of Clifton Park, April Knapp Clark of  TX; 9 great grandchildren,   brothers John Meacher of Germantown, and Edward Meacher of Hawaii, sisters; Dorothy Meador of Virginia and Sophie Branigan of Calif.

He was predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 9:30am Saturday from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


Stephonie Pohler Speenburgh 48 of Acra died February 21st  at Livingston Hills Nursing Home in Livingston after a long illness.

Born April 22, 1963 in Catskill she was the daughter of the late Linda Wenk Pohler.

Prior to illness forcing her to stop working she had been employed for many years as a sales assistant with Sawyer Chev. of Catskill.

Stephonie was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter. She also liked to make jewelery and spend time outdoors.

Surviving are her daughter  and son-in-law: Jennifer and Jeremy Moore,  granddaughter Julianna Rose Moore, two brothers August Pohler of Cairo and Steven Pohler of Florida, special friends; Brenda Wase of Climax and Lucy Beasley of Michigan.

A celebration of her life will be held 5 to 7 pm on Friday February 24th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.


Walter A. Daniels 88 of Germantown died Thursday February 9, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born May 29, 1923 in Brooklyn he was the son of the late: Joseph and Sophie (Heinrich) Daniels.

Mr. Daniels graduated from the Newtown High School in Queens; he attended the first National Boy Scout Jamboree in 1937 in Washington, DC and was later Scout Master for Troop 95 in Brooklyn.  He worked as a ship fitter for the USS Missouri for 9 years, for Packard Motor Co. in NYC; he was a towerman for Penn Central R.R., Brakeman for NY Central R.R., and Conductor for 33 years with ConRail.  He was a Life member of the Hudson Elks Lodge #787, Member of the UTU Rail Road Retirees Club.  He served as Treasurer for 10 years for the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte. Walter was know for his jokes and story telling

Surviving are his wife: Margaret (Allers) Daniels, son and daughter-in-law: Walter and Allison of Maryland, daughter and son-in-law: Susan and Phillip Bour of Virginia, grandchildren: Whitney, Alexander, Arthur, Sophie Daniels, Lauren Davenport, Martin Bour, Nathan Bour and 6 great grandchildren.

Calling will be 4 to 6 pm Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Monday at Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte.

Burial will be in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

Memorial Donations are requested to: Christ Lutheran Church Germantown,NY 12526


 

Mabel Cecilia Durant 92 of Saugerties died Wednesday February 1, 2012 at the Kingston Hospital.

Born May 25, 1919 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: John and Hattie (Card) Ham.

Survivors include 9 sons: Richard and Gary both of Florida, Gale of Oneida, Wayne of Stanfordville, Robert of PA, Brian and Daryl both of Tenn., Lynn of Amenia, and Roger of Texas. 4 daughters; Marlene Sigler of Saugerties, Patricia Purdy of Cairo, Deborah Gallo of PA and Karen Durant of West Park, 45+ grandchildren, several great and greatgreat grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Leslie and two sons; Frederick and William.

Calling hours will be Saturday 2 to 4 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown, NY Services will be held at 4pm.

There will be calling hours Sunday 4 to 7pm at the Malecki Funeral Home in Vernon, NY and services will be 11am Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the St. Helena’s Cemetery of Onieda, NY.

 


 

Antoinette B. Egan 95 of NYC died January 18, 2012 at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan after a long illness.

Born July 29, 1916 in Burden, Town of Livingston, NY, Antoinette was a daughter of the late Antonio and Jessie (Cooper) Bartolotta.

 Antoinette went to school in the little one room school house at Walker’s Mill in Livingston.  She was raised on the family farm, Klein’s Kill Fruit Farm of Linlithgo.  In the 1930’s Antoinette attended the Church of the Nativity in Linlithgo and was married to James Egan at the Church of the Resurrection, Germantown, NY in October 1938.

 Antoinette was a kind, caring, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  

She is survived by her sons: James Egan Jr. of Washington, DC, John Egan of Yonkers, NY, Peter Egan of Lynbrook, NY and Robert Egan of Bedford, NY.    

Her surviving brothers include Philip of Livingston, Russell of Hudson, Alfred of Livingston and Robert of Red Hook; her surviving sisters include Marie Conte of Hudson, Lauretta Barton of Texas and June Decker of Syracuse. Antoinette is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband James, sisters Jessie Conte, Beulah Delaney, Patricia Bartolotta and brothers Benjamin and Tony Bartolotta. 

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

 Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday from the Funeral Home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be Celebrated. 

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

Memorial donations may be made in Antoinette’s name to the Church of the Nativity in Linlithigo or the Church of Resurrection in Germantown. 

 

 


 

John A. Sherman 82 of Red Hook died Tuesday January 17, 2012 at the Thompson House of Rhinebeck.

Born: May 8, 1929 in Germantown he was the son of the late: William H. Sherman Jr. and Dorothy (Wegfarth) Sherman.

After graduation from Germantown Central High School he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Tec. Sgt for 5 years during the Korean Conflict. He also was a member of the National Guard for two years.  While in High School he loved sports, especially basketball and horseback riding.  He belonged to the Drama Club and was Drum Major for the school band.

In 1954 he joined IBM and after 36 years he retired as an Advisory Systems Analysis.  John was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown, enjoyed using the computer, photography and genealogy.

Survivors include his wife Janice, son Stephen and his wife Aileen Sherman of Maryland, daughter Lisa and husband Sean Dugan of Leeds, step daughters: Cindy Fingar of Gallatin, Laura Ostrander and her husband Alan of MA., sister Joan and husband John Sharpe of Hudson, 7 grandchildren: Danielle, Christopher, Alexandra Sherman, Nicholas and Emme Ostrander, Walter and Michael Fingar, and one great grandchild: Hayden Fingar.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Amy Louise Sherman,and son: David John Sherman.

Calling will be 1 to 4 pm Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 4pm at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to the Thompson House 6525 Spring Brook Ave. Rhinebrook, NY 12572

 

 


 

Favio Alejandro de Bernard 24 of Hudson and Elizaville died Saturday January 14, 2012 in Red Hook

Born November 14, 1987 in Havana, Cuba he was the son of Maria Victoria Debernard of Elizaville.

Favio had attended the Germantown Central School, had been employed at the Devereux Foundation of Red Hook and more recently worked in construction in the Catskill area.

He is survived by his mother Maria Victoria Debernard of Elizaville and his many friends.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday January 20th from 1 to 3 pm at the Community Activities Building in Palatine Park, Palatine Park Road Germantown.


 

Josephine Marquez 80 of Cairo died Saturday January 7, 2012 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home in Livingston.

Born October 31, 1931  in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Concetta (Rizzo) Scollo.

Mrs. Marquez was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and reading.

She is survived by two sons; Manuel (Manny) of Cairo and Michael of Greenville, three sisters; Angie, Millie, Antoinette, a brother John and two grandsons.

She was predeceased by her husband Manuel Marquez who died June 11, 2009.

Calling will be Saturday 2 to 3pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 3pm at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

 


 

Doris H. Hapeman 82 of Livingston formerly of Tivoli died Thursday October 27, 2011 at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck.

Born February 4, 1929 in Clermont she was the daughter of the late: Stanley and Lillian (Burger) Pulver.

Surviving are three sons: Charles of Rhinebeck, James of Hillsdale, and William of Livingston, seven daughters: Diane Gelormino of Baldwinsville, Barbara Marano of Conn., Janice Petrick of Poughkeepsie, Susan Egan of Red Hook, Cindy Rose of Poughkeepsie and Roberta Hapeman of Livingston, sisters June Birmingham of Virginia, and Sherri Brady of Florida, 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert who died August 24, 2001, daughter Darla Hart, and sister Gerry Fingar.

A Calling hour will be 10am to 11am Saturday November 5th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial funeral service will follow at 11am with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.

 

 

 


John L. Anderson 86 of Livingston died Sunday October 16, 2011 at his home after a long illness.

Born August 19, 1925 in Hudson he was the son of the late James and Louise (Wallace) Anderson.

Mr. Anderson served as a Corporal Light Machine Gunner with the US Army’s 106th Infantry Div. in the Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland; he was awarded the Bronze Star, Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, Good Conduct Medal, WWII victory Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the American Service Medal.

Prior to his retirement he had worked for 30 years as a truck loader with Atlas Cement Co. of Hudson.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Hudson, the Southern Tier Senior Citizens and the Jennings-Willet American Legion Post of Germantown. Mr. Anderson was an avid coin collector.

Surviving are two sons: John of Livingston and Elwood of Catskill a daughter Jacqueline Palmer of Kingston, one step son: Donald Hanson of  Ghent, 4 step daughters: Donna Boice of Hyde Park, Rebecca Golubjatnikov of The State of Washington, Barbara Hanson of Kingston and Renee Hanson of  Kentucky.  There are 11 grandchildren, 14 Step grand children, 14 great grandchildren and 14 Step great grandchildren

He was predeceased by his wife Etta who died in 2009

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Members of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post will conduct services at 7pm.

Services will be 10:30am Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson with full Military Honors.

 

 


McDonald, Maeve “Eve” Rowan, 26, of Dripping Springs, TX and most recently, Germantown, NY died peacefully on October 3rd at St. Peter’s Hospital, due to a systemic infection.  Maeve is survived by her mother Annie McDonald and her father Phillip McDonald, as well as her aunts, uncles, cousins and the many friends that she touched so deeply throughout her life.  Maeve was a unique soul with a brave heart and a will to live that saw her through the many challenges that life presented to her.  Diagnosed with Sclerosing Cholangitis as a toddler, Maeve grew up in a world of hospitals until she underwent a liver transplant at the age of 14.  After the transplant, Maeve went on to get a degree in Broadcasting but her health prevented her from ever working in that field.  Always a fighter, Maeve went on to become a minister of the Seminary of the Beloved Community of St. John, and most recently, a Reiki master. Maeve was a talented artist, a lover of all animals, and a die hard Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan.  She dreamed of traveling the world in a sailboat and is no doubt doing just that, surrounded by the spirits of her family who guided her to the other side.  Maeve’s sweet, kind heart and courageous fire will be missed but never forgotten; she will always be there to meet us in the beauty of the morning star.


Frank C. Esposito 62 of Pittsfield, MA and formerly of The Dutch Village of Greenport died Sunday October 2, 2011 in Pittsfield.

Born December 15, 1948 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late: Joseph and Catherine (Pollock) Esposito.

He had served with the US Army during the Vietnam era.  While living in Greenport he was a member of the Hudson Fish and Game Club.  He was an avid sportsman who loved animals.

Prior to his retirement he had worked as an electrician at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park for many years.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Cynthia Hapeman of Livingston and Christine Tomlin of Germantown, his partner in life: Shirley O’Donnell of Pittsfield, a brother Joseph Esposito of Arizona, a sister: Maureen of Florida, loving granddaughter; Emma and other grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Alma and daughter Melissa.

A calling hour will be 10 to 11am Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Interment will follow in the Livingston Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12526

Condolences may be expressed at www.yadackfox.com

 


Allen P. Schuenhoff 64 of Germantown died Friday September 30, 2011 at Albany Medical Center after a long illness.

Born October 26, 1946 in Rockville Center, NY he was the son of the late: George W. and Marie (Schroder) Schuenhoff.

Allen was a well respected active member of the Community; where he was a member of the United Methodist Church of Germantown, the Lynbrook-Massapequa Masonic Lodge #822 of Long Island; he had served on the Germantown Central School Board of Education, the Germantown Parks Commission, and had been an Assessor for the Town of Germantown.  He had worked as a Security Guard for the NYS Parks and Recreation Dept. at Clermont State Historic Site and Olana for many years, and had driven school bus for both the Germantown Central School and the Hudson School System.  He was always available to drive bus for extra curricular activities.

Surviving are April Meredith of Kinderhook and Heather Guido-Casey of Niverville who he had been a surrogate father for, his sister-in-law: Joy Schuenhoff of New Hampshire and Florida, 2 nephews; Robert Schuenhoff of Florida, Stephen Schuenhoff of Indiana and great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 8pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.

Private Cremation will be held at the Cedar Hill Crematory of Newburgh.

Memorial donations in Allen’s name are requested to the Germantown Parks Commission; 50 Palatine Park Road; Germantown, NY 12526

 


 

Florence Potts 87 of Clermont died Sunday September 25, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born August 14, 1924 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: Charles and Olive (Lasher) Denegar.

Mrs. Potts was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte and the Church’s Busy Bees.  She had worked as a bookeeper for the Potts Farm of Clermont and the former Germantown  Cold Storage. 

She is survived by her son: Bruce Potts of Clermont. 

She was predeceased by her husband Sterling Potts who died in 1977, son: Charles and daughter-in-law: Kathleen Potts.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte.

Interment will follow in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

Memoroial donations are requested to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital ; 262 Danny Thomas Place; Memphis, TN 38105-3678

 


 

Helen E. Groh 81 of Germantown died Sunday September 25, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born March 6, 1930 in Manhattan she was the daughter of the late: James and Alice White.

Prior to her retirement she had worked for 16 years as a secretary with KTB Associates of Saugerties and for 3 years at the Cafeteria of Germantown Central School and an Avon consultant for over 25 years.

Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.  She was a bird lover and  avid seamstress.

Survivors include her husband: Edward W. Groh; who she married October 14, 1950 at the Little Church Around the Corner in NYC,  her son: Edward Groh of Macedon, Margaret (David) Rose, Helen (John) Balazs, and Janet (Denis) Crawford all of Germantown, one sister Alice Sadlo of Florida, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two brothers: James and Edwin White.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be Wednesday 10am at the Reformed Church of Germantown with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.

 

 


 

Otto P. Eppler Jr. 64 of Kingston died Tuesday September 13, 2011 at Kingston Hospital.

Born November 8, 1946 in Cairo he was the son of the late Otto Eppler Sr. and Florence (Schroder) Eppler.

Mr. Eppler served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era.  He had been a self-employed carpenter in the Kingston area for many years.

He enjoyed golfing, X-Box and travel.

Survivors include: his wife Brenda (Coons) Eppler of Kingston, a son: Jason Eppler of Green Co., daughters: Suzanne Erickson of Tivoli,  Becky Kirchgassner of Cobleskill, Kimberly Eller of Coco, Fla., Sandi Emerson of Voorheesville, Jessica Eppler of Green Co. and 16 grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Monday 11am to 1pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be at 1 pm with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


Herbert Lathrop 59 of Clermont died Saturday September 3, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born July 21, 1952 in Rhinebeck he was the son of the late: Alice (Fraleigh) Lathrop.

He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. Prior to illness forcing his retirement he had been employed as a Custodial Supervisor with the Hudson City School District.

Mr. Lathrop, an avid fisherman, was a loving husband, and father who enjoyed his family.

Survivors include his wife: Elizabeth Larsen, daughter: Amber Lathrop of Clermont, step son: Richard Larsen of Livingston and step daughter Robin Phillips of Clermont.  Two brothers: Robert Jennings of Red Hook, and Harold Jennings of Germantown, a sister: Joan Ostoyich of Germantown. Five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister: Shirley Scism.

Calling will be 6 to 8 Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Services will take place at 7:00pm


Donald  Stanhope Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday August 15th at the age of 46.  He was surrounded by loved ones when he left us to join God in peace after his long battle.  Donald had a passion and life time love for truck driving which has changed many people’s lives that he encountered through his travels, they knew him as the Motorcycle Rider. 

Donald is survived by his Mother, Flora Stanhope of Fairfield VT, and his significant other Kim Gillard.  His is also survived by his siblings, Edward Stanhope of Clermont , Michael Stanhope of Tivoli , Lisa Fingar of Greenwood, SC, Lola Stanhope of Warminster, Pa and Yankton Stanhope of Germantown .   He is also survived by his beloved children, Brandy, Jesse, Sean, Kayla and Karlee and many Nieces and Nephews.  Donald is pre deceased by his Father Donald Stanhope Sr., Daughter Jade and Grand Daughter Faith. 

Please join us for a Memorial at Yadack Fox Funeral Home on Saturday August 27th from 5 to 7pm  to pay respect and reflect on Donald’s life.  Family and friends are invited to join the family at 79 Eastern Parkway on Saturday after the Memorial.


Peter W. White 63 of Germantown died Friday August 19, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born August 30, 1947 in New Rochelle he was the son of the late Peter and Dorothy (Wagner) White.

Mr. White was a music teacher and accomplished Jazz percussionist.  He also owned P&A Silks in Germantown where he manufactured silks for magicians.  He lectured and performed Magic through out the US, Canada and London.

He is survived by his wife: Cynthia whom he married December 9, 1990 in Somers, NY

A celebration of his life will be held from 5 to 7 Wednesday August 24th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown Fr.Winston Bath will conduct services at 6:30pm.

Memorial donations are requested to the Germantown Fire Commpany

PO Box 331 Germantown, NY 12526

 


Donald Stanhope Jr., 46, of Germantown passed away peacefully  surrounded by loved ones when he went in to the arms of god on  Monday August 15.

Don is survived by his significant other Kim Gillard, their children Sean, Kayla, Karlee, Brandy, and Jesse; grandchildren Chloe and Mason. He was predeceased by his dad, Donald Sr., daughter Jade and granddaughter Faith. Don was an inspiration to all, he lived for his loved ones and would do anything for anyone.

Funeral services and  burial will be at the convenience of the family

 

Robert A.Terwillegar 76 of Livingston died Thursday August 11, 2011 at Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck.

Born May 15, 1935 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Arnold and Maude (Greene) Terwillegar.

A Graduate of Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park he served in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1959.  He received a Bachelor degree from Ohio Univ. and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He worked in marketing and finance for various corporations for more than 25 years.  In the 1980‘s he served as an official at the Olympics at Lake Placid and was active in the Luge Championships.  He had owned and operated the Woodshed Restaurant of Lake Placid and until his retirement he had been innkeeper of the Inn at Blue Stores in Livingston.

Surviving are companion of  29 years and business partner Linda Saulpaugh, his son: Matthew, grandson: Zachary, granddaughter: Lucy all of Park city, Utah, a daughter: Erica of New York City and former wife Andrea.

 Celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 8pm Saturday August 20, 2011 at his residence, 2323 Route 9 in Livingston.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Pulmonary Rehab Care or Respiratory Services at Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation PO Box 5002 Rhinebeck, NY 12572


 

 

Ronald N. Seymour 72 of Clermont died Thursday August 11, 2011 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck.

Born November 4, 1938 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Rossman and Mildred (Hasbrouck) Seymour.

Ron was a retired truck driver for F.H. Stickles and Son of Livingston.  He was  very active in and a former Chief of the Clermont Fire Company and a member of the C.H. Evans Hook and Ladder Co. of Hudson.  He was an avid Duck hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his significant other: Diane L. Seymour, 3 sons: Ronald P. of Clermont, Floyd R. of Stottville, and Brandon R. of  Claverack, one sister Karen Davis of Ausable Forks, Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother Robert B. Seymour

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown Members of the Clermont Fire Company will conduct services at 7pm

Services will be held 11am Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Luke’s Cemetery of Clermont.

Memorial donations are requested to the Clermont Fire Company. 


 

Virginia “Jean” Marchisio 99 of Germantown died Sunday August 7, 2011 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home of Livingston.

Born December 14, 1911 in New York City she was the daughter of the late: Edgar and Mary Offer.

Before her retirement she had been employed for many years at W.T. Grants of Hudson, and at Jean Serison’s Mountain Range Farm in Germantown.

Jean was a loving mother and grandmother who was a member of the Hold Trinity Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.

Survivors inclued two sons: Andrew and his wife Diane of Germantown and Alfred Jr. and his wife Rose Of Omaha, Nebraska, one brother George Offer of New Jersey, Grandchildren: Andrew Jr. Kristen, Lori, Nicholas, Jill and 3 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Alfred Marchisio who died December 12, 2005.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 8:30am Wednesday from the funeral home and 9 am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery in Germantown.

 

 


 

Donald E. Hoose Sr. 79 of Rhinebeck died August 3, 2011 at Northern Dutchess Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.

Born May 16, 1932 in Gardiner he was the son of the late: Percy and Grace  B. (Rowe) Hoose.

Donald's hobbies included racing stock cars at various fairgrounds including Rhinebeck Fairgrounds where he won the title of Champion Sedan Racer. He was an avid outdoorsmen all of his life. Best of all Donald enjoyed spending time with his many grandchildren.  Donald worked as a dairy farmer, mechanic for Magnolia Marina, 9G Lanes and also Kalina Farm.
     Surviving are his sons: Donald Hoose Jr. his wife Cindy of Red Hook, Dale his wife Maureen Hoose of Germantown, two daughters: Wanda Fitzpatrick and husband Robert of Rhinebeck, Rhonda Eastham and husband Livingston of Oregon. Brothers: Roger, Arthur, George, all of New York, Robert, John of Florida, Charles of North Carolina, Sisters: Lillian Daniels and Grace
Rifenburgh both of New York, Ruth Meeham of Florida, Katherine Simmons of PA. Grandchildren: Edward Hoose III,Robert Fitzpatrick III, Shannon Hoose,Christopher Hoose, Sean Fitzpatrick, Adam Fitzpatrick and greatgrandson:Carter Fitzpatrick. Long time companion Doris Moody.
     Sisters Sara,Caroline and Brother Walt predeceased Donald.
Memorial service Saturday August 27, 2011  1:00-3:00pm at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.
Family and friends are welcome to join the family at Germantown Fire Company immediately following the service.

 


Ellen Bernice Vosburgh Stier, age 72, died at Columbia Memorial Hospital on August 4, 2011. She was born in 1939, in Albany, NY. She was the daughter of the late H. Arnold Vosburgh and Bernice Holmes Vosburgh. She was a lifelong resident of Elizaville and member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Manorton, NY.

Ellen graduated from Germantown High School in 1957, received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Adelphi University in 1961, and later earned her teaching certificate in 1972.

Ellen worked as a Registered Nurse for 8 years and then became a kindergarten teacher and school nurse/health teacher for 27 years. Her nursing and teaching career included working at Columbia Memorial Hospital and Germantown Central School, respectively. She retired from teaching in 1996. Ellen volunteered as an EMT with Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad; was a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society; and also read during story hour at the Germantown Library. She was loved and admired by her many friends and colleagues.
She enjoyed gourmet cooking, traveling, reading, playing with her dogs, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Robert W. Stier; her children, Robert W. Stier, Jr. (Mary) of Fairfield, Ohio, Mark A. Stier (Hope) of Highland, NY, and Christopher J. Stier (Leah) of Elizaville, NY; her brothers H. Arnold Vosburgh, Jr. of Elizaville, NY and Marc Vosburgh of Elizaville, NY; and five beloved grandchildren, Ryan, Ella, Owen, Mollie, and Annie Ellen.

Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday August 7, 2011at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Main Street, Germantown, NY. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Manorton, NY.
 


 

Cora A. Anelle 87 of Livingston died Thursday July 28, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital of Hudson.

Born September 1, 1923 in Ancram she was the daughter of the late: Samuel and Mary (Plank) Simmons.

Survivors include daughters, Charlene Jennings of Germantown,  and Rose Marie VanWagner of Virginia, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Anthony J. Anelle who died October 11, 2007, a son Clarence Quick and daughter Barbara Poucher.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

 


 

Joseph (Joe) Woods 2-10-1937 – 7-4-2011

Its hard to watch a mountain crumble

Till we meet again.

Memorial services 11am Saturday July 9, 2011 at St. John’s Lutheran

 


 

George H. Freese 78, a 10 year resident of Germantown, passed away Sunday, June 19th at his home after a short illness.

Born August 22, 1932 in New Rochelle he was the son of the late Henry P. Freese and Edna Hoppe Freese. 

Mr. Freese served with the US Navy during the Korean War.  Before his retirement he worked as a Corrections Officer for the Westchester Department of Corrections in Valhalla for 25 years.  George was a loving and caring father, husband and friend who made an everlasting impression on all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife: Nancy Ogden Freese, a son, Russell H. Freese of Hopewell, three daughters: Nancie Ferris of Millerton, Jennifer Kishbaugh of Gallatin, Susan Freese of East Fishkill, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his sister: Edna Krueger.  Calling will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.Services will be 11 am Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joanna Tipple officiating.  Private cremation will be at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.

 

 


 

William Wentzel 66,of Elizaville died Thursday June 16th, 2011 at his residence after a long illness.

Born August 10, 1944 in Stuyvesant he was the son of the late: Howard and Gertrude (Turner) Wentzel.

Before his retirement he had been employed as a farmer with the Vosburgh Farm and the Fraleigh Farm of Red Hook. 

Survivors include his wife Sarah, two daughters; Theresa Wentzel and Melissa Stickle both of Elizaville, two brothers Delmar Wentzel of Livingston, and Benjamin Wentzel of Elizaville, three sisters: Judy Wentzel of Hudson, Dawn Squicciarnini of Pinebush (Orange co.), Roseann Clark of Wellsville, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Calling will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 


 

Eileen Scrodin 80 of Huntersville NC died on June 16, 2011 in Huntersville.

Born August 5, 1930 in Yonkers, NY she was the daughter of the late William and Agnes (Gray) O’Donnell.

Eileen was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother who took great pride in her family.  Early in life she owned O’Donnell Dance Studio in Yonkers.  While raising her family she was an avid volunteer at St. Mary’s Church in Yonkers.  On September 10, 1955 she married the love of her life Rudolph (Rudy) Scrodin.  They spent 55 wonderful years together.

After raising a family in Yonkers, Eileen and Rudy retired back to Linlithgo, to Rudy’s childhood home.  After many snowy winters they relocated to Huntersville, NC to be near their daughter, Dianne.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Rudy, her brother Robert O’Donnell and his wife Laurie.  She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law. Dianne and Tom Rider and their children T.J. and Sarah; her daughter and son-in-law Lorri and Jimmy Pellegrino and their children Alexandra and Amy,

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Parish Church of Nativity in Linlithgo at 10am on Wednesday with the Rev. Winston Bath officiating.

Burial will follow in the Church of the Nativity Cemetery in Linlithgo.

 

 


Helen Rojeski 96 of Clermont died June 2, 2011 at Barnwell Nursing and Rehab Center in Valatie after a long illness.

Born September 13, 1914 in Elizabeth, NJ she was the daughter of the late Felix and Mary (Guski) Demboski.

Mrs. Rojeski, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, had attended St. Sylvia’s Church of Tivoli, and Nativity Church of Linlithgo. She was a member of the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary.

On July 31, 1937 she married Frank Rojeski who died December 22, 1996.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Barry Couchman, grandchildren, Elizabeth Tangredi, Teresa Tangredi Cullen, Christopher Meglio, John Tangredi and Allison Meglio Haskin and 10 great grandchildren: Angela Meglio, Sophie Meglio, Linda Cullen, Dylan Haskin, Jennie Cullen, Corinn Haskin, Griffin Haskin, John Tangredi, Rachael Tangredi, and Megan Tangredi.

 In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her daughter Linda Tangredi, sisters: Anna, Jennie, Irene, a brother John and great grandsons Matthew and Michael.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Burial will follow in the St. Sylvia’s Cemetery of Tivoli.

 


 

Raymond Roberts 97 of Germantown died Wednesday May 25, 2011.

Born April 10, 1914 in Germantown he was the son of the late: Michael and Ada (Staats) Roberts.

Mr. Roberts served as a Platoon Sergeant with the 47th Infantry 9th Division of the US Army during World War II.  He worked as a postal clerk for 10 years at the former Post Office in Cheviot; then at the Germantown Post Office for 37 years before retiring. 

He was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown for 66 years, the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown for 66 years and the Roe Jan Creek Boat Club for 72 years.

Mr. Roberts was an avid fisherman and very active in the Town of Germantown.

Survivors include his niece: Norma Simmons. Grand nephews David Ahrens and Samuel Simmons Jr. and 2 Grand Nieces Nancy Christie and Deloris Rogers.

He was predeceased by his brothers Floyd, Frank, Morton  as well as his sister Beatrice Ahrens.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Private funeral services will be at the funeral home on Saturday.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Reformed Church of Germantown, the Jennings Willet American Legion Post or the Roe Jan Creek Boat Club.

 


 

Edwin “Ned” Smith of 76 of Germantown died Saturday May 14th at his home.

Born January 6, 1935 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Barton and Frances (Fields) Smith.

Prior to his retirement he had been self employed on the family farm then later at Taconic Farms in Germantown.

Surviving are several cousins.

He was predeceased by his brother: Quinton Smith.

 Services and cremation are private.


 

Katherine G. Denegar of Mansfield Center, CT formerly of Delmar died May 9, 2011 at the St. Joseph’s Living Center in Windham, CT.

Born November 7, 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio her parents were Henry F. Gallagher and Catherine Rees Gallagher.  She moved to Youngstown. OH at an early age and attended local schools.  Graduated from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse and served mostly as a private duty nurse in local hospitals.  She then graduated from Youngstown University; doing some of the work in summer school at Duke University.

Joined the Army Nurse Corps, serving in the Asiatic Theater mostly on the Island of Mindora.  She was there when the war ended as preparations were being made for the invasion of Japan.

    After her discharge she came to New York where she attended Bender Laboratory School of Medical Technology in Albany combining this knowledge to her nursing career.

She was chief technologist and head nurse for the Bender Blood Bank for 19 years until it closed.  She then joined St. Peter’s Hospital Laboratory as co-director of the School of Medical Technology degree program associated with the Albany College of Pharmacy and was also in charge of the Blood Bank at St. Peter’s.  The young dedicated students were the source of great pleasure in her work.

   She was instrumental in organizing the St. Peter’s Hospital retirees; a group interested in continuing contact with former employees and friends.  She served as President for 16 years.

    For many years she was a member of the Esther Brazier Decorative Painting Society.  Interested in crafts she became a member of Nimble Fingers, a Voorheesville quilting group.

    Loving all animals, particularly cats; she became involved with “Whiskers” a volunteer animal shelter.  She helped their fund drives making quilts and other objects with a cat motif.  She was the recipient of their first Humanitarian Award for her contributions.

    She was predeceased by her first husband Harry C. Bradley and son James Coyne of Yardley, PA, she leaves her husband Russell Denegar of Mansfield Center, CT, daughter Mrs. Patricia (Jerome) Harnett and grandchildren Katey and Jonas of Phoenix, AZ, step son: Dr. Craig Denegar (sue) and grandsons Charles and Cody of Mansfield Center, CT, four grandchildren Kathy(Joe) and Linda (Al) Krebs, great grand son Bert Krebs of Langhorne PA, William Coyne (Donna) of Atgelen PA, James Coyne Jr. of Lolo MT, and her cherished cats Eamonn and Mosby.

All arrangements are at the convenience of the family, donations are requested to “Whiskers” PO Box 11190 Albany, NY 12211

 


 

Helen F. Rogers 61 of Craryville died Sunday May 1, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Born October 5, 1949 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: Edison and Emma (Denegar) Lasher.

Mrs. Rogers had been employed as a Nurses Aide at the firemens’ Home of Hudson for more than 30  years.

She was  a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed using her computer.  She loved animals including her bird Scrapper, enjoyed the out of doors and was known for her sense of humor.

Survivors include her husband Donald, two sons: Donald of Ancram and William of Craryville, a brother Peter Lasher of Germantown, a sister: Gail Bilyou of Red Hook, 5 grandchildren and several nieces and newphews.

 

 Friends may call at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home Thursday from 10 am to 11am Memorial funeral services will be held at 11am the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Rd, Albany, NY 12211

 


 

Peter G. Jennings Sr. 79 of Clermont died Saturday April 23, 2011 at his home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 16, 1932 in Norwalk, Conn. He was the son of the late: Peter and Lydia (Plank) Jennings.

Before retiring he had been a caretaker for the Clermont Hill Orchards in Clermont. 

Mr. Jennings was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed gardening and caring for his lawns.

Surviving are his wife Jeannette (Marx) Jennings who he married January 14, 1962, two sons: Peter G. Jennings Jr. of Clermont and Scott C. Jennings of Linlithgo, 3 daughters Linda DeLaurentis of Clermont, Debbie Krein of Claverack, Krista Scibelli of Red Hook, one brother Peter Simmons of Conn., his sister Dorothy Merryman of SC, a nephew Peter C. Jennings of Livingston, 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his daughter Kathleen Potts, Brother Leonard Jennings and sister Jessie Wynus.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey pastor of the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont officiating.

Interment will follow in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery

Memorial donations are requested to the Columbia Greene Hospice 47 Liberty St. Catskill, NY 12414

 


 

Sharon F. Goodrich 54 of Clermont who had battled injuries and pain for 6 years and cancer since June 2010 was taken home by the Lord Thursday April 21, 2011.

Born October 25, 1956 in Rhinebeck she was the daughter of Violet (Moore) Schaffer of Tivoli and the late Donald Schaffer.

Sharon was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family with all her heart.  She also adored her 5 cats and was a fan of NASCAR and the action drama NCIS.  Sharon enjoyed people in general and would always put them before herself.

Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband Donald Goodrich Jr., her son: Donald Goodrich III of Stephentown, daughter Danielle Porecca of Greenport, brothers Ronald Schaffer of NC, Donald  Schaffer of Tivoli, Timothy Schaffer of Poughkeepsie, her devoted sister-is-law: Tara Goodrich who was by her side thru all her cancer treatments, 6 grandchildren: Justin Porecca, Zachery Porreca, Noah Porecca, Aliyah Goodrich, Stacey Goodrich, and Courtney Goodrich.

She was predeceased by her granddaughter: Alexis Goodrich who died Sept 2001.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown with the Rev. Fred Cartier of Red Hook officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to: The Columbia Greene Humane Society 125 Humane Society Road Hudson, NY 12534 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Dany Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

 


 

Veronica “Roni” Ann Newberry 54 of Glenco Mills loving daughter, sister, and dear friend went on to her just rewards on April 22, 2011.

Veronica was a lifelong communicant of the Holy Trinity Parish, a graduate of Columbia Greene Community College. She had attended North River Gallery & Empowerment Center of Catskill, and had worked as a receptionist at Columbia County Mental health in Hudson.

Her vivacious disposition and infectious laugh, combined with her ribald sense of humor made her a joy to be around.  Her charity in life will ensure her eternity with our Lord.

Survivors include her mother: Anna Newberry, sisters: Cynthia (Alfred) Bartolotta, Patricia (Douglas) Kitsock, brothers: Steven P. Newberry James A. Newberry, Andrew R. Newberry and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her father Raymond R. Newberry.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Thursday at the funeral home.

For those who wish donations are requested to: the Activities Department of Whittier Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center for art supplies 1 Whittier Way Ghent, NY 12075.


 

Daniel Stabile95 of Germantown died April 17, 2011 at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY.

Born June 18, 1915 in Yonkers, NY he was the son of the late; Salvatore and Philamena (Raphael) Stabile.

Mr. Stabile owned and operated Stabile Florist in Yonkers, NY for many years.  He married Rita Lentulo on August 2, 1921.  Upon his retirement they moved to Sarasota, FL.  When Mrs. Stabile passed on August 27, 2010 he returned to upstate NY to live with his daughter and granddaughter.

Mr. Stabile was an avid golfer.  He served with the US Army in WWII under the command of Gen. George Patton where he attained the rank of Sergeant.  He received the Purple Heart and numerous other decorations.  He was a member of the VFW in Englewood, FL.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Phyllis Fisher of Germantown, NY, Ollie Mae De Staso of St. Petersburg, FL, a brother Michael Stabile of Yonkers, NY, and 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother Samuel Stabile and 2 sisters: Lillian Scarpa and Maybelle Dennison.

Burial will take place at the Sarasota National Cemetery of Sarasota, FL on April 26, 2011 at 2 pm.

Arrangements are thru the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home Inc. Germantown and with the Lemon Bay funeral Home of Englewood, FL

 


 

 Jennifer Kirstie Marzahl 18 of Chandler, Arizona left this earth suddenly Monday April 11, 1011,  Born January 14, 1993 in Kingston, she is the beloved daughter of Tobyjean (Diehl) Marzahl of Germantown and Peter Marzahl Jr. of  Chandler, Arizona.

Jennifer was a senior at the Corona Del Sol High School of Chandler, AZ and had attended Germantown Central School.  She excelled at various activities and endeavors.  She was an honor student, held a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, served as President of the Recycling Club at Corona, lettered in Germantown Cheerleading, and was a top performing sales associate at Energy 1st Exteriors.  Her enthusiasm and infectious nature was an inspiration to everyone she met. Jennifer’s beautiful smile, sense of humor, and generous loving heart will be greatly missed by her family and friend.  She was fiercely loyal and supportive to those she loved. Jennifer was a shining star who will be deeply missed on earth.

Jennifer adored her surviving brother David of Germantown, and was his biggest fan.  Surviving in addition to her parents and brother are her loving grandparents, Donna and Oliver (Toby) Diehl of Germantown and Peter and Eleanor Marzahl of Mesa, AZ; her great-grandmother Nora Woodward of Claverack; her aunts Charlene Diehl and Darlene Weed of Germantown, Vernea Diehl of Coxsackie; and cousins Kalie, Courtney and Nicholas Weed all of Germantown.

Calling hours will be Sunday, April 17th from 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.

Funeral services will be held Monday April 18th at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Bernice West of Germantown United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Red Church Cemetery of Tivoli.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Marion Bailey Lyke, 92 of Germantown died Friday April 8, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Lyke was born September 24, 1918 in Linlithgo she was the daughter of the late: Ralph W. Sr. and Florence (Kreig) Bailey.

She was a loving and proud grandmother and great grandmother who was an avid reader, was excellent at doing word scramblers, enjoyed the out of doors and her flower gardening. Mrs. Lyke attended a one room school house in the town of Livingston which she enjoyed sharing her experiences while being a student there with her granddaughter.

Surviving are her granddaughter Jennifer (David) Comesanas with whom she shared her life and her love. Great grandchildren: Kristina, David and Nicholas and two sisters-in-law: Ella Anderson, and Edith Poucher, special friend and caregiver Linda Campbell and several nieces and nephews. She was the loving wife for 75 years of Elwood Lyke who died March 19, 2011.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her daughter: Gloria F. Nawrocki who died November 27, 2005, a brother Ralph W. Bailey Jr., and sister Olive Moore.

Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.

Services will be 10am Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Frickey of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte officiating.

Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Mrs. Lyke’s great grandchildren in care of Jennifer Comesanas 98 Maple Ave. Germantown, NY 12526

 


 

Jerry Bisso 76 of Germantown died Saturday April 2, 2011 at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Bisso was born September 4, 1934 in Brooklyn the son of the late: James J. and Irene H. (Kutzing) Bisso.

Before his retirement he had been employed as the Patient Traffic Administrator of St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie for many years.

Surviving are his close and dear friend Richard Hubschmitt, cousin Joy Bisso, he was the uncle of: Neil, Irene, Gina, Charles, Ray, Guy, Rosemary, Christine and Skip, great uncle of Micheal, James, Robert, William, Rachel and Kelly, great great Uncle of Adian, Isabell, Aiden and Brendan.

He was predeceased by his sisters Virginia Whitehurst and Ruth Emily O’Hara.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral and interment will be at the convenience of the family.


 

 

 

Brenda J. McNeil 66, of Coxsackie died Monday at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. McNeil was born November 11, 1944 in Rhinebeck the daughter of the late: Benjamin and Dorothy (VanWagner) Simmons.

Before she became disabled she had a delivery route for the Hudson Register Star.  She enjoyed cooking and following the World Wrestling Federation.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Ed and Tina McNeil of Livingston, Brothers John (Lydia) Simmons of Livingston, Gary Simmons of Ohio, Dane Simmons of North Carolina,Wayne Simmons of South Carolina,a sister Deborah Holsapple of West Camp,

Grandson Daniel of Cohoes and loving niece Cassandra Simmons of Coxsackie.

Memorial Funeral Services will be held 11am Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  The Rev. David Tipple will officiate.

 


 

Martin F. Wintje 95 of Kinderhook and formerly of Germantown died Friday March 25, 2011 at his home after a long illness.

 

Born May 8, 1915 in New York City he was the son of the late: Martin and Sophie (Mayland) Wintje.

 

Mr. Wintje had served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army during WWII. He served at Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe.  He was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal Ribbon.

 

Prior to his retirement he had owned and operated the Wintje Farm on Rte. 9 G in Germantown. The Wintje Farm was a fruit farm well known in the area and was run by Mr. Wintje and his late wife Rosemonde. In April of 1948 in Paris France he married Rosemonde Noblecourt who died September 11, 2001.

 

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Martin and Kim Wintje of Farmington, NH.

Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday March 29, 2011 at the Funeral Home.

There are no calling hours.

 

Memorial donations are requested to: Columbia Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534.

 


 

Elwood “Bucky” Lyke 94 of Germantown died Saturday March 19, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Lyke was born November 30, 1916 in Livingston the son of the late: William and Eudora (Sheffer) Lyke.

He has served as a Sergeant in the US Army during WWIl and for more than 25 years he worked for the New York State Department of Transportation at Martindale.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.  He was known by everyone for helping people with their lawn mower, snow blower and small engine repairs.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years; Marion (Bailey) Lyke, granddaughter and her husband: Jennifer and David Comesanas, great grandchildren Kristina, David and Nicholas Comesanas, sisters Ella Anderson and Edith Poucher both of Livingston and his son-in-law: Irving Nawrocki of Germantown.

He was predeceased by his daughter: Gloria Nawrocki who died November 27, 2005.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Frickey of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte officiating.

Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery

Memorial donations may be made to Mr. Lykes great grandchildren in care of Jennifer Comesanas 98 Maple Ave. Germantown, NY 12526

 


 

Alfred G. Quackenbush, 84 of Germantown formerly of Hopewell Junction died Thursday March 10, 2011 at the Albany Veterans Hospital.

Born May 1, 1926 in Poughkeepsie he was the son of the late: Harold and Florence (Nostrand) Quackenbush.

Mr. Quackenbush had served as a Pharmacist’s Mate with the US Navy during WWII.  He had worked for many years at IBM of Fishkill and after retirement he owned a lawn care service in East Fishkill.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, was a former Fire Chief in East Fishkill and Past President of the East Fishkill Rescue Squad.

Survivors include his daughter: Sue Kay Case of Poughkeepsie, his grandson and his wife, Christian and Marsha Sickler of Elizaville, great grandchildren: Robert, Christian Jr., Jessica, Shannon, Joseph and Samantha.

He was predeceased by his wife: Vivian who died March 22, 1990.

Calling will be Monday 8:30am to 9:45am at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown at 10am.

Interment with full military honors will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery of Hopewell Junction.

 


 

Dow C. Hover, 79 of Germantown died March 4, 2011 at Livingston Hill Nursing Home. Born May 18,1931 in Germantown. He was the son of the late Dow B. Hover and Nellie Washburn. He owned and operated Hover Electric in Germantown. He served in the U.S Army during the Korean War. Survivors include a newphew Jack Bohnsack and niece Jill (Bohnsack) Hardy. There are no calling hours, private funeral services will be held at the convience of the family.

Memorial Donations are requested to Huntingtons Disease Society of America 505 Eighth Ave Suite 902 NY,NY 10018

 


 

Helen G. Bruno 94 of Bridge Port Ct died February 24, 2011 at Columbia memorial hospital.

She had been a resident of the Pines of Catskill prior to becoming a patient at Columbia Memorial.

Mrs. Bruno was born October 28, 1916 in Old Forge, PA the daughter of the late Giulio and Clementine (Marmo) Giglio.

She had worked in manufacturing with Hubble Inc of Bridgeport, CT.

Survivors include her son and daughter in law: Louis and Roxanna of Germantown and daughter: Rosemarie.

Grave side funeral services will be held at the Reformed church Cemetery on Monday Feb. 28, 2011 with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

 


 

Christopher Hare 31 of Germantown died February 24, 2011 in Greenport.

He was born November 1, 1979 in Norfolk, VA the son of Joseph Hare of  Virginia and the late Laurel Murray Hare.

Prior to moving to Germantown Christopher had been employed as an electrician apprentice for Mr. Electric of Virginia Beach, VA.

Survivors include his sister: Lisa Wood –Snead, his grandmother: Lorraine Murray and aunt, Janet McDonald all of Chesapeake, VA..

A memorial service will be held in Virginia and a memorial service will be held in Germantown at the convenience of the family.

 


 

Hannelore Hinkein 79 of Germantown died Tuesday February 15, 2011 at Albany Medical Center.

Born March 22, 1931 in Berlin Germany she was the daughter of the late: Erich and Elsa Strauss.

Mrs. Hinkein a loving mother and grandmother was very active in Real Estate Sales since 1980, she was a member of the Jennings Willet American Legion Auxiliary of Germantown, a former member of the Germantown Garden Club and enjoyed cooking and travel.

Surviving are her two daughters Patricia (Patty) Hinkein of Germantown and Jennifer (Michael) Steeneck of Clermont, one brother Hans Ulrich Strauss of Germany, a sister Marianne Zehnder of Switzerland and 4 grandchildren Samantha Root,Corey Steeneck, Jordan Steeneck,and Sean Steeneck.

She was predeceased by her husband Donald Hinkein who died August 21, 2007

Calling will be 6 to 8 pm Monday February 21st at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be private Tuesday at the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery

Memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society   260 Osborne Road

Loudonville, New York 12211

 


 

 

David L. Finney 78 of Clermont died Tuesday December 21, 2010 at Columbia Memorial hospital.

Mr. Finney was born April 15, 1932 in Only, Virginia the son of the late: Henry Lee and Sally (Airis) Finney.

For more than 47 years he was the foreman on the Hettling Farm in Clermont.

He is survived by his wife Wanda Flouton Finney, one son; David Finney Jr. Deleon Springs Florida and one daughter: Debbie Finney of Deleon, Florida, a sister Willie May Johnson of Livingston , a grandson: Herman and granddaughter: Jasmine.  He is also survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours are Thursday 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be held at 8pm.


Janet (Jenny) Williams 71 of Linlithgo died Friday December 17, 2010 at her home after a long illness.

Born December 7, 1939 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: Stewart and Viola (Anson) Shook.

Mrs. Williams was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was the secretary for Jim Williams Septic Tank business in Linlithgo.

Survivors include her husband Jim Williams, her son Tom Williams of Germantown, two daughters: Peggy Langhirt of NYC, and Florence Turek of Linlithgo, grandchildren: Amanda Race, Nicholas Turek, John Lettieri and Cheyenne Langhirt and 2 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 2 pm Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple of the Reformed Church of Germantown officiating.

Interment will follow in the Livingston Rural Cemetery.

 


Adolph H. Allers, Jr., 86, of Germantown, died on December 9, 2010, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany.

 Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Adolph and Bertha (Burgerhoff) Allers.  Adolph was a graduate of Marist College, and served in the army during the Korean War.  He retired from the Stewart’s Ice Cream Company, having worked as manager in the Germantown, Kingston and Saugerties stores.

Adolph was active in and passionate about theater, participating in community theater throughout the Hudson Valley.  Over the years, he was involved at Ghent Playhouse, Ulster County Community College, The Center for the Performing Arts and Cocoon Theatre in Rhinebeck.  Following his retirement, he pursued a master’s degree in theater, but wasn’t able to see it to completion.

 Survived by his wife, Helen Allers; sister, Margaret and her husband, Walter Daniels of Germantown; daughter, Nancy Besio of Pleasant Valley; son, Douglas Allers of Schenectady; son, John Allers of Philadelphia, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brother, Edward Allers.

 Calling hours will be at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown, Saturday, December 18, 11am to 1pm, and 2 to 4pm, with a service following at 4pm at the funeral home.  Contributions may be sent to Community Hospice of Albany County or the National Parkinson Foundation.

 


 

Carmella Zollo 98 of Germantown died December 10, 2010 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born September 11, 1912 in Brooklyn

For many years Mrs. Zollo helped many people in the area caring for loved ones when they were ill and at home.

Survivors include a son Michael Zollo of Saugerties and grand son  Richard Zollo Jr. of Elizaville.

She was predeceased by her son Richard Zollo who died in 1987

Services will be held 10am Saturday December 18th at the Yadack-fox Funeral home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 

 


 

Gertrude Mullins 79 of Hudson died Monday December 7, 2010 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mullins was born: April 3, 1931 in Gloversville the daughter of the late: Pasquale and Theresa (Senzio) Russo.

She had worked as a seamstress in Hudson for many years.

A devoted mother and loving grandmother she is survived by: three sons: Anthony (Kathy) Mullins of Cicero, Neil (Michelle) Mullins of LasVegas,

And Christopher (Janice) Mullins of Germantown. One daughter Charlene (James) Plasky of Stockport, two sisters: Anna Marcinkiewicz of Amsterdam, grandchildren: Amy, Stephen, Craig, Caitlin, Adam, Steven, Amanda and Brandon, great grandchildren: Mikayla and Joey and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Neil Mullins who died March 7, 2002 and sister Mary Piehuta.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Winston Bath, 10 am Friday at St. Mary’s RC Church of Hudson.

Interment will follow in the Cedar Park Cemetery.

For those who wish donations to St. Mary’s Church  P.O. Box 323 Hudson, NY 12534

 


 

Roberta M. Rustici 78 of Germantown died Sunday December 5, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Mrs. Rustici was born November 7, 1932 in Manhattan the daughter of the late: Albert and Elizabeth (Costa) Baccarrelli.

A homemaker, she  was a loving mother and grandmother who was a

member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.

Survivors include her two sons: Richard of Rome (NY), John of Germantown, two daughters: Teresa Pulver of Germantown and Anna Marie Link of Claverack, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Attilio Rustici who died April 8, 2009 and a brother Albert Baccarrelli.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown

Funeral services will be Thursday 9:30am from the funeral home and 10am at the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Chrisitian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Winston Bath.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


 

Nina R. (Massaro) Lighthart, 53 of Linlithgo passed away peacefully after a long fight with cancer on Sunday November 21, 2010, at home surrounded by her loving family.  Nina was born on November 16, 1957 in Corona, New York.

 Nina was a 1976 graduate of Germantown Central School.  Right after high school she worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Joseph Gold in Hudson, New York for 2 years.  After that, she started her family and had her first child in 1979.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and such a generous and kind person.  She truly was a fighter and had a heart of gold. She devoted her life to her family.

She is survived by her husband William (Billy) Lighthart, a daughter and son-in-law Aurora Lighthart-King and Daniel King, a daughter Nola Lighthart, a daughter Camille Lighthart, a son Nels Lighthart and a daughter Hayley Lighthart, a brother Philip J. Massaro, a grandson Nixon King, nephews, several cousins and close friends.

She was predeceased by her daughter Rosine M. Lighthart (June 19, 1995), her parents Aurora (D’Italia) and Philip Massaro, both maternal and paternal grandparents and her very close friend Gus Baele. 

Calling hours will be on Friday November 26, 2010 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm at Yadack Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.  Funeral services will be held at 10am Saturday November 27, 2010 at the funeral home and will proceed directly to the burial site afterwards.  Interment will follow to the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Nina Lighthart either by mail, phone or going to www.stjude.org.


 

George Melley Sr. 90 of Red Hook died Tuesday November 17, 2010 at his home after a long illness.

Born August 8, 1920 in Brooklyn he was the son of the late James and Sarah (McCormick) Melley.

Mr. Melley owned and operated Melley Auto Parts in Red Hook from 1964 until his retirement in 1985.  He enjoyed his family and friends and was a member of the Red Hook Country Club, the oldest member of the Red Hook Fire Company and an avid golfer.

Survivors include his son James of Red Hook, a brother James Melley of Red Hook and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Ellen Funk Melley who died Feb. 14, 1991, his son George Melley jr., a sister Margaret Reardon and brother John Melley

 Calling hours will be 6 to 8 Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown

Services will be 1pm Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal of Red Hook  Fr. Ryan Lesh Rector will officiate.

Interment will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery of Red Hook

 

 

James Bodt, a much-loved Boston chef, died on Nov. 3. after a battle with cancer. He was 65.
Born Sept. 7, 1945, to Walter J. Bodt and Marie Olsen Bodt in Bronxville, NY, Jim grew up in Valley Stream and Carmel NY and lived nearly 40 years in Boston.
Jim attended Alfred University, then moved to Greenwich Village. He began his restaurant career in Rochester, a place of fond memories, and worked as a chef and manager of the 21st Amendment Restaurant in Boston for the past fifteen years. He graciously prepared massive feasts for family holidays and cooked the meals for his sisters’ weddings as a gift. His clever wit, kindness and sense of humor will be missed.

Jim is survived by 12 siblings: Elizabeth (Marvin) Buchmiller of Lake Tahoe, CA., Timothy (Grace Ann Bergen) Bodt of DuBois, PA.,  Adrienne West of Brewster, NY, Wendy (John)Fieser of Germantown, NY, Chloe Sasson of Mt. Kisco, NY, Jonathan (Mary Ellen) Bodt of Stroudsburg, PA, Abigail  (Peter) Smith of Stottville, NY, Dagmar (Mark) Payne of Germantown, NY,  Naomi (Robert) Pucarelli of Hopewell Junction, NY, Rachel May of Hopewell Junction, NY,  Hephzibah (Kurt)Grossberndt of Mt. Kisco, NY, Noah (Kristin) Bodt of Westwood, NJ. 25 nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews, and very dear friends. His parents, a niece, a nephew, and a brother-in-law pre-deceased him.
A Memorial to his life will be held at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown NY, on 11/13 at 1 PM.
A lifelong patron of the arts, Jim requested donations be made to a theater company:
Ryan Landry
Gold Dust Orphans
387 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, Ma.
02124
 


 

Cheryl “Lee” Helsley-Rekow 59 of Germantown died Monday November 8, 2010 at her home after a long illness.

Born February 3, 1951 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late Philip Dedrick Jr. and Shirley E. Saulpaugh.  She was the adopted daughter of the late: Earle and Olive Helsley.

Lee, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was a member of the United Methodist Church of Germantown and the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.  She was a member of the Germantown Planning Board, very active in the community and a volunteer for many Programs for the Town of Germantown.  She enjoyed ATV riding, fishing, her horses and other farm animals as well as gardening.

Survivors include her husband Roger who she married April 2, 1971 in Linlithgo, her daughter Faydra (Micah) Geraghty of Germantown, granddaughter Auna Geraghty, brother: Wayne (Linda) Dedrick Sr. of Austerlitz, sisters: Bonnie (James) Ostoyich of Livingston, Mildred “Dolly” Pullen of Hudson, Nancy (Fred) Fontaine of Hudson, and Connie (Bob) Horton of Germantown, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother:   Philip "Teddy" Dedrick  III

Calling hours will be held 5 to 8pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 11 am Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road Loudonville, NY 12211.

 


Katie (Neely) Nawrocki 74 of Cairo died Wednesday October 27, 2010 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

 

Born May 4, 1936 in New Tazwell, TN she was the daughter of the late: Robert and Mimia (Cardwell) Neely.

 

Katie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, who was selfless, nonjudgmental, and sweet.

 

Surviving are her two daughters: Karen (Richard) Suppa of Utica, and Kathleen Watt of Acra.  Her  brother Homer (Thelma) Neely of Knoxville, TN, 5 grandchildren: Michael Race, Maxwellina Watt, Joseph Race, Ramon Correa,  Nicholas Suppa, and one great granddaughter: Caitlyn Abrial,  special sister-in-law Patricia Neely and son-in-law Michael Race.

 

She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years: Joseph Nawrocki Jr. who died October 18, 2005, and daughter Sharon Race.

 

Calling hours will be 5 to 8pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

 

Services will be held 1pm Saturday at the Funeral home

Interment will be in the Cairo Rural Cemetery  in Cairo, NY

 

 


 

Raymond E. Shook, 85 of Germantown died Sunday October 17, 2010 at the Livingston Hills Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, surrounded by his loving family. 

 

Born August 17, 1925 in Copake he was the son of the late: Joseph and Bertha (Hotaling) Shook.

 

Mr. Shook served with the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the American Legion.

 

Prior to his retirement he had been a head custodian with the Red Hook Central School District.

 

Survivors include his loving wife: Charlotte (Westover) Shook, two children: Leslie Fingar of Germantown and Ellen (Tom) Sage of Schaghticoke, a sister: Delores Shook of Hudson and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

 

Grave side funeral services will be held 2pm Friday at the Livingston Rural Cemetery.


 

Florence H. Altmann 88, of South Daytona Beach, Florida and formerly of Germantown; died September 29, 2010 at the Halifax Hospital of Daytona Beach.

 

Surviving are her husband of 66 years: Robert Altmann, two daughters: Diane (Andrew) Marchisio of Germantown and Denice (Bob) Stimers of Greenport and 4 grandchildren: Robert, Andrew Jr., Kristen and Lori.

 

Funeral Services were held in Florida.

 


 

William P. Dzirnksski, 72 of Hudson died Wednesday October 6, 2010 at his home.

 

Born October 8, 1937 he was the son of the late: Frank and Jessie (Orbon) Dzirnksski.

 

A 1955 graduate of Hudson High School; he had worked for many years at L&B products of Hudson

 

Mr. Dzirnksski was a nature enthusiast, enjoyed swimming, and the outdoors.

 

He is survived by his daughter: Jill (Dzinski) and her husband Paul Mackiewicz of Arizona.

A celebration of his life will be held 3 to 4pm Thursday October  14th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  The Rev. Mark Frickey, Pastor of the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont will officiate at 4pm.

 

Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.


 

Elizabeth R. Proper 74 of Germantown passed to her new life Wednesday October 6, 2010 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.


Born October 18,1935 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: John and Theresa (Berkowitz) Skoda.


Mrs. Proper was a graduate of College of St. Rose, Albany and taught English in the Kingston School District as well as the Germantown Central School District.


Liz was a communicant of the Holy Trinity Parish at Germantown; ateacher and Director of  Religious Education at Resurrection Church.  She served as Chairwoman of the Germantown Planning  Board, was member of Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, was involved  with the Germantown Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels and The Edith Casey Stocking  Fund.


Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Roger W. Proper.  Three sons: Roger (Linda) Proper of Selkirk, David (Mary Ann) Proper of  Coxsackie, Daniel (Trish) Proper of Glenmont, Four daughters: Peggy (Gary)  Algozzine of Bradenton, FL, Patricia (Michael) Brugger of Woodbury, MN, Susan (Vincent) Randazzo of Germantown and Maria (Daniel) Hart of  Chelmsford, MA and 17 grandchildren. Also by her brother, Rudy Skoda and sister, Margaret (John) Alvarez.


She was predeceased by her brothers John and Joseph Skoda and sister Mary Deane.


Liz loved God, her family, her church and was deeply committed to her community.


Calling hours will be 4 to 8 pm Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.


Funeral services will be held 11am Monday at the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.
 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Germantown
Community Cupboard % The > Germantown Reformed Church PO Box 115 Germantown, NY 12526.


Mary Rose Czajka Romeo PhD, 54, of Dayton, Ohio died Monday, October 4, 2010 after a long battle with breast cancer. 

She was the daughter of the late Carmela  (Mangiafico) and John Czajka.

 

She grew up on the family farm in Elizaville and was a 1972 graduate of Germantown Central School.  After graduating from Germantown, Mary Rose attended Adephi University , majoring in ballet.  She later transferred to Russell Sage College in Troy, New York where she earned a B.S. in Biology in 1976.  She was awarded a PhD in Anatomy from Albany Medical College in 1981. 

 

Mary Rose will be remembered by her legions of friends as a strong, incredibly bright woman of diverse abilities and interests who faced all manner of adversity with a smile and a serenity born of the knowledge that love, in the end, is what matters.  She will be deeply missed.

 

She married David  Romeo in 1979, and moved to Dayton where her husband served as a physician in the U.S. Air Force and is currently in private practice.

 

She is survived by her husband, David Romeo, three children; Katherine, Cristina and Stephen, and four siblings:  Frances Czajka, Mimi Czajka Graminski, Paul Czajka and John Czajka.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and an aunt. 

 

A Mass of the Christian Burial  will be celebrated at 10am Saturday at St Leonard Community chapel, 81 Clyo road Centerville OH. 

Calling hours will be at 5-8 PM  Friday at Westbrock funeral home 5980 Bigger road Kettering OH  937-253-6161.

 

Memorial Donations are requested to Partners in Health (PIH.org) and Heaven's Corner Zoo, 385 Quinn Rd, West Alexandria OH 45381.

 


 

Myron “Duffy” Elmendorf 45 of Germantown died Tuesday October 5, 2010 at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Livingston.

Born August 2, 1965 he was the son of the late: Myron and Rhoda Munore Elmendorf.

Prior to illness forcing his retirement he had been employed as a truck driver with Waste Management & Remediation Services of Ghent, and more recently in the maintenance department at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed collecting  American Eagle statues.

Surviving are his wife: Mary (Myers) Elmendorf who he married June 29, 1991 in Red Hook, a daughter Michelle at home, a step brother Bucky Lite of Hyde Park and step sister Diane Decker of Cairo and several nieces and nephews.

Calling will be 11am to 1pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery of Linlithgo.

 


Barry C. Coons 71 of Germantown died Tuesday September 28, 2010 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born March 3, 1939 in Hudson he was the son of the late: L. Curtiss and Edythe (Clements) Coons.

Before his retirement he had been employed at Columbia Auto Parts of Hudson and at Melley’s Auto Parts of Red Hook.

Surviving are his sister and brother-in-law: Candy and Mark Rothwein of Columbiaville.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services will be private.

Burial will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown. Donations are requested to the American Cancer Society


Mary Ann Scrodin of Linlithgo died Friday at Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck after a long illness.

Miss Scrodin was the daughter of the late Paul Scrodin Sr. and Margaret (Morgan) Scrodin.

Survivors include her siblings: Sister Margaret Paul of Latham, Paul Scrodin Jr. of Linlithgo, Eva Helen Egan of Alexandria, VA, Benjamin Scrodin of Linlithgo, Genevieve Van Tine of Lexington, SC, and Bernadette Orr of Hudson.

Funeral services from the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown will be  at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.


Kenneth E. Maus 84 of Clermont died Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at his home

Mr. Maus was born February 24, 1926 in Astoria, Long Island, the son of the late: Anthony and Florence (Meissner) Maus.

Prior to his retirement in 1987, he had been employed as a Supervisor with the New York State Corrections Department for more than 15 years.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Annie (Zimmerman) Maus, who he married May 19, 1946 at St. Boniface Church of Elmont, NY, a son, Bruce Maus of England, two daughters: Toni Ann Groh of Rochester, and Kim Decker of Clermont.  4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son: Kenneth who died in 1948.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Cremation will follow at the Cedar hill Crematory of Newburgh.

Memorial donations to either: The American Heart Association, New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, or the Columbia Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534


Kathleen I. Zazulak 83 of Germantown passed away Sunday September 5, 2010 at Albany Medical Center.

Mrs. Zazulak was born March 4, 1927 in Hudson the daughter of the late: Clyde E. Denegar Sr. and Marion (Diehl) Denegar. She was a graduate of the Albany Business School and a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte.

Mrs. Zazulak was a loving mother who enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, and other crafts. She liked sports of all kinds, gut particularly enjoyed baseball. She also enjoyed passing the time watching birds at the feeder and listening to country music.

Survivors include her son: Michael Zazulak of Germantown, brother: Clyde E. Denegar Jr. from NC, and sister: Marion C. Chidester of Hudson. She was predeceased by her husband: Michael E. Zazulak who died January 1, 1974.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be held 11am Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte with the Rev. Mark Frickey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to either: The American Heart Association 440 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205, or Leukemia Society of America 85 Watervliet Ave. Albany, New York 12206

 

Justin Keith Peters 21 of Hudson died Friday as a result of an auto accident in West Ghent.

Justin was born April 29, 1989 in Hudson the son of Keith and Paula (Platner) Peters.

He was a 2007 graduate of the Hudson High school, an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints and the New York Mets.

He had been employed in the shipping department at General Roll Leaf Manufacturing Company in Ghent. Surviving are his parents: Paula and Keith Peters of Hudson, his sister Mackenzie Lauren Peters of Hudson, Paternal grandparents Fred and Marge Peters of Greenport, several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: Merle and Alice (Archambault) Platner

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Wednesday from the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where the Rev. Theodore Gerken will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo. Calling hours are 5 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are requested in Justin’s name to the: Epilepsy Foundation Northeastern NY 3 Washington Sq. Albany, NY 12205-5523

 


 

Carol Ann Sestir 62 of Livingston died Saturday August 14th, 2010 at the Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.

Mrs. Sestir was born August 5, 1948 in Hudson the daughter of Ruth Thompson Wright of Livingston and the late Stanley Wright.

She had been employed for over 25 years with JC Penny in New York, PA, Mass and Florida.

Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband James Sestir of Livingston, Two sons: Brett Hebert  and Thomas Herbert both of Arizona, a daughter Michelle Weitzel of Laurens,NY, two brothers: Kenneth Wright of Livingston and Daniel Wright of Vermont, three sisters: Marilyn Hall of Livingston and Janet Bailey of Texas, grandchildren: Cortney Brienza, Natasha Belorit, Eva Marie Weitzel and Brianna Herbert, great grandchildren Tyler Brienza, Isabella Brienza and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of her life will be held 1 pm Wednesday at the Livingston memorial Church of Linlithgo.

Memorial donations are requested to: New York Organ Donor Network
460 West 34th Street, 15th Floor New York, NY 10001, or American Liver Foundation 75 Maiden Lane Suite 603 New York, NY 10038

 


 

 

Aurora M. (D’Italia) Massaro “Nonna”, 85 of Linlithgo passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Kaaterskill Care Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family.  Aurora was born on January 30, 1925 in Corona, New York.

Aurora worked for Iron Mountain, The US Trust Company, and Smith’s Tire Service.  She enjoyed cooking and attending plays at Mac-Hayden Theatre in Chatham, New York.  She was an amazing Italian cook and loved making big meals for her family. 

She is survived by her son Philip J. Massaro, of Linlithgo; a daughter and son-in-law Nina and Bill Lighthart, of Linlithgo; her grandchildren Aurora Lighthart (Athens, NY) Nola Lighthart (Twin Falls, Idaho) Camille, Nels and Hayley Lighthart (Linlithgo), Philip Massaro (Coxsackie), James Massaro (Kyle, Texas) and Jerid Massaro (Knoxville, TN); her great-grandchildren Angelina Massaro (Coxsackie), Viviana and Samuel Massaro (Kyle, Texas) and Nixon King (Athens, NY), and many nieces, nephews and longtime friends. 

She was predeceased by her husband Philip Massaro, her granddaughter Rosine M. Lighthart, her parents, a niece, nephew, several close friends and all five of her siblings. 

Calling hours will be on Tuesday July 27, 2010 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm at Yadack Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30am Wednesday July 28, 2010 at the funeral home and 10am at The Holy Trinity Parrish, The Church of the Resurrection where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.


 

Clarence A. Oakes, Jr. of Germantown entered into eternal rest in the early hours of

July 19, 2010 after a long illness. Clarence now rest peacefully along with his father

Clarence Oakes Sr., sister Grace Oakes and son Mark Oakes.  In doing so he leaves 

behind his  loving mother Grace Oakes, beloved wife, Alice Oakes, two wonderful

children: son, Paul Oakes and daughter Connie Oakes, as well as two grandchildren:

Nathaniel Clark and Jason Brown, Jr.. With humble wishes, the family asks for your prayers to Saint Jude for all persons who continue to combat cancer of all types


 

 Frances Elaine Lawrence Fadum

Age 81  of Brownsburg, Indiana, passed away July 1, 2010.  Elaine was born in Germantown and was the daughter of Lyle and Florence Lawrence.   Mrs. Fadum attended Wells College in Aurora, New York and graduated from Duke University. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Fadum, who was Dean of Engineering at NC State.  She is survived by her daughters Cindy (Jeff) Haverly, Linda Easton, and her granddaughter Kristen Easton. 

A memorial service will be held August 7 at the Reformed Church of Germantown, 20 Church Avenue (PO Box 115), Germantown, NY at 11 AM.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Advocate Hospice, 2605 E. Main Street, Danville, IN 46122.


 

 

Everett J. Wachtel 79 of Kinderhook died Wednesday at the Stratton Veterans' Hospital in Albany.
Born May 23, 1931 in Brooklyn he was the son of the late: Jacob and Bertha (Voigt) Wachtel.
Prior to moving to Kinderhook in 2003 he and his wife Donna owned and operated the Clermont Inn and Liquor Store in Clermont for 42 years.
He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. A member of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte and attended St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Valatie. He was a member of the Southern Columbia VFW Post and the Jennings Willet American Legion Post both of Germantown, the Korean War Veterans of Hudson, and the Fire Police of the Kinderhook Fire Company.
Everett was a loving husband, father and grandfather who had worked as a licensed marine Engineer with the Gulf Oil Company on their ocean going oil tankers prior to moving to Clermont.
Survivors include his wife Donna (Lasher) Wachtel who he married September 9, 1961 in Viewmonte, a son: Kurt Wachtel of Windsor, Mass, his daughter and son-in-law: Julie and Charles Race of Valatie, grand children Ethan, Aldan, and Jacob Race.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Members of the Kinderhook Fire Company will conduct services 6:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home followed by the VFW and American Legion at 7 pm.
Services will be 11am Monday at Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte. The Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.
Memorial donations are requested to: The Veterans Memorial Garden Eagle Project % Eagle Project 312 Maple Lane Valatie, NY 12184, the Columbia Greene Hospice 47 Liberty Street Catskill, NY 12414, or the Kinderhook Fire Company Box 191 Kinderhook, NY 12106

Elsie Mae Fanton entered eternal rest on May 30, 2010.  Elsie was born April 27, 1918 in the town of Union Vale.  She was the daughter of John and Minnie Hunt.  She is predeceased by her first husband Milton Scriber of Poughkeepsie and her second husband Earl Fanton of Florida.  She is survived by her daughter Joyce Rassman and husband Gerry of Amenia, and her son Raymond Scriber and wife Sarah of Florida.  Elsie had 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren.  Elsie loved animals and loved to sing. She was a devout Seventh Day Adventist, a member from the age of 18.  She loved the Lord and looked forward to heaven to see her loved ones again.  She never spoke a mean or bad word about anyone in her entire life.  For all her family she was a model of loving, Christian mother and grandmother.  Elsie will be missed by her family and all who knew her.  Rest in Peace, you’ve earned your wings.  Funeral arrangements are by Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.  Grave side services will be held 11am Thursday June 3rd at the Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church in LaGrangeville.

The family wishes to thanks the Baptist Home and staff for their loving kindness shown to Mrs. Fanton.


Evelyn Marie Dixon 60 of Stottville died Monday May 30, 2010 at the South Shore Hospital of Weymouth, Mass after a long illness.

Born February 22, 1950 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: George W. and Rose J. (Ignasher) Ingham.

She was a loving mother and sister who enjoy baking, knitting and needle point.

Surviving are two sons: Anthony Dixon of Stottville and Gerald Dixon Jr. of South Carolina, one daughter: Dawn Dixon of Stottville, brothers: Donald Ingham of Livingston, George Ingham of Kinderhook and Clifford Ingham of Valatie, sisters: Kathleen Ingham of Livingston, Gail Thomas of Kinderhook and Barbara Ann Page of Valatie and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Dixon Sr. who died in 2005.

Services and burial will be in the Mellenville Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

 

Ervin J. Lednar a long time Yonkers and most recently Livingston resident died on Saturday May 15, 2010 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Center.  He was 87 years old.

Erv was co-owner of Macnar Super Service in the Bronx, working there for 43 years until his retirement in 1989.  Erv was an excellent auto mechanic and greeted all his customers with his trusting smile and always got the job done.

He was born in Czechoslovakia on February 22, 1923 to Louis and Theresa Lednar.  Erv came to the Untied States in 1928 when he was 5 years old.  Ervin proudly served his county in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

On October 18, 1947 he married Mary Maciejski at St. Clemens Mary Church on West 40th Street in New York City.  He was an avid roller and ice skater as a younger man, later enjoyed bowling in a league with his friends and his wife and was a very faithful New York Giants Football fan.

Survivors include his daughters: Frances T. Peters and her husband Jack, Barbara A. Valente and her husband Tom, his grandchildren Mark Yackanich and his wife Nataly, and Sabrina, Cherish and Evan Valente and his great granddaughter Hanna Yackanich.

There will be viewing 10am Wednesday May 19th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. A Mass of the Christian Burial will follow at 11am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.

Burial will be in the Livingston Rural Cemetery

In lieu of flowers a donations are requested to the American Heart Association  Dutchess/Ulster/Putnam Region 301 Manchester Road, Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


Thomas F. P. Langridge 64, of Tivoli died Monday May 17, 2010 at Vassar Brothers Hospital of Poughkeepsie.

Born June 23, 1945 in New York City he was the son of the late: William and Felicie (Hall) Langridge.

He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the US Navy for four years and before his retirement he had been a computer analyst with IBM of Kingston.

He was a member of the Monumental Lodge F&AM of Tivoli, the Red Hook VFW Post and enjoyed working with his                                                                                         computer.

Survivors include his wife: Connie Clifton Langridge, 3 sons: Mark (Jen) Langridge of Kingston, Mathew (Mary) Langridge of New Jersey, James (Katrina) Boor of Germantown, one daughter: Michelle Boor of Catskill. two brothers: William Langridge of Calf and Denton Langridge of TX, one sister: Felicie Soliman of TX and two grandchildren: Zoe Langridge and Caitlyn Abrial, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling will be Wednesday 6 to 8 PM

Services will be 12 noon Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown. The Rev.Theodore Gerken will officiate.

Memorial donations are requested to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 383 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT 06851


Beatrice Dow 104 of Livingston died Sunday at the Pine Haven Home of Philmont where she had resided since 2006.

Born February 13, 1906 in Livingston she was the daughter of the late: Anson and Helen MacDonald Sheffer.

Prior to her retirement many years ago she worked as a secretary for the DuPont Chemical Company in New York City.  She was an avid non-fiction reader, a member of the Bront� Society of England.  She enjoyed world travel and loved animals.

Survivors include: two Nieces: Deloris Sweet and Patricia Hotaling and a nephew: Alvin Sheffer all of Linlithgo.  two cousins: Helen Henderson of Linlithgo and Edith Kelch of Poughkeepsie, two great nephews: Kenneth Hotaling and Thomas Sheffer, one great niece: Cheryl Keram and her cat, Maggie.

She was predeceased by two husbands: Robert Baker and Melvin Dow, a sister; Harriet Main and brother Samuel sheffer.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Columbia Greene Humane Society 125 Humane Society Road Hudson, NY 12534

 


Clayton A. Mink 89 of Anthony Ave. Hudson formerly of Linlithgo died May 12, 2010 at Albany Medical Center.

Born October 8, 1920 in Hudson he was the son of the late Charles and Lottie (DeWitt) Mink.

Mr. Mink was a highly decorated  Staff Sergeant with the US Army Air Corps 7th Squadron 34th Bomb Group and was a POW during WWII.

He retired in 1983 after 25 years as a garage foreman with the Columbia County Highway Department.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Germantown, Past President of the Church’s Administrative Board, Past Church Trustee, Past President of the Methodist Men’s Club, Past Chairman of the Pastor’s Relations Committee, Past recording secretary of the church, Past President of the Columbia Co. Civil Service Association, Past Commander of the Jennings-Willet American Legion, Life and Charter Member of the Southern Columbia Memorial VFW Post of Germantown, Past Commander of the Rip Van Winkle Counties Council VFW, Past Chief of Staff District #3 VFW, Past National Aide-de-Camp VFW, Member of the American X POW, Member of the N.E. Chapter New  York XPOW, Life Member of the D.A.V., Life member of the Glencadia Rod and Gun Club of Stuyvesant, member of the Roe Jan Creek Boat Club, Past Nobel Grand of the former Halycon Lodge IOOF of Germantown, Past District Deputy Grand Master IOOF Columbia District.

Surviving are two daughters:  Pamela Schmitt of Connecticut, and Sharon Smith of Stuyvesant and two granddaughters,Cara Ryan of Waterford, NY and Alicia Smith of Rhode Island.

He was predeceased by his wife: Helen who died May 12, 2008 and a brother Floyd

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown

Funeral services will be held 2PM Saturday at the Funeral Home

Interment with full military honors will be in the Valley View Cemetery of Germantown.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Southern Columbia Memorial VFW Post  of Germantown or the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.


Christine Bower 60 of Hudson died May 11, 2010 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born October 17, 1949 in New York City the daughter of the late: Clifford and Delores (Roca) Coons.

Mrs. Bower had been a patient at Whittier Skilled Nursing of Ghent for the past six years.

She had attended the COARC workshop in Mellenville until illness forced her to retire.  She had also worked in area nursing homes as a nurses aide many years ago.

Survivors include her sister: Claudia Acer of Livingston, a nephew Paul Acer of Ellenville and her former husband David Bower of Hudson.

Calling will be 9 to 10am Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Services will be 10am with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Interment will be in the Chatham Rural Cemetery.


Ronald G. Smith Sr. 59 of Greenport died Thursday May 6, 2010 at his home after a long illness.

Born June 11, 1950 in Edwards,NY he was the son of the late: James and Marion (Moore) Smith.

He had been employed as a products Technician with Aarons Rentals of Hudson.

Mr. Smith was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed deer hunting and Motor Cycles.

Survivors include his wife Donna (Parslow) Smith, one son Ronald (Hope) Smith Jr. of Mt. Marino, and daughter: Bonnie Smith of Greenport, three brothers: Raymond (Marjorie) Smith, Robert (Ann) Smith, and Lellen (Amy) Smith, one sister Sue Ellen (Martin) Simmons, 5 grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter: Melinda Smith, brother: Kenneth Smith and sister: Virginia Weir.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 11am Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bernice West officiating.

Interment will follow in the Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.


Beatrice Thoman 99 of Virginia formerly of Germantown and Hyde Park died Thursday April 29, 2010 at the Ashland Nursing and Rehab Center in Ashland, VA.

Born November 3, 1910 in Riverdale, NJ the daughter of the late: Arthur and Anna (Herring) Blauvelt.

She had been a homemaker, a member of the Clermont Bible Church, a Charter Member of the Germantown Fire Company Auxiliary, and the Southern Tier Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Beatrice and Walter VanBenschoten of Ashland, VA, grandchildren, Laura Beth Gilchrest, Scott VanBenschoten,and Suzanne Lauer all of  VA, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband: Herman Thoman who died January 29, 2000, her sister Helen Huffnagle and two brothers Arthur Blauvelt and Nesbit Blauvelt

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Friday May 7th at theYadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday May 8th at the funeral  home.  The Rev. Michael Gerhardt of the New Beginings Church of Poughkeepsie will officiate.

Interment will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation PO Box 515 Northampton, MA 01061-0515

 


Pauline VanTassel 76 of Germantown died Sunday April 25th 2010 at Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck after a long illness.

Born May 25, 1933 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late William and Vivian (Nonamaker) Bollinger.

She had been employed as a bookkeeper with the Farmers’s National Bank of Hudson for many years.

Survivors include her husband: Alan VanTassel who she married September 8, 1951, one son Roger Alan VanTassel of Vermont, two daughters: Katrina Arlene VanTassel of Ballston Spa, Klaudia Louise Frizzell of Staatsburgh, one sister Arlene Rowen of Germantown, and two grandchildren.

A Cellebration of her life will be held 2pm Saturday May 22nd at her  home.

Burial will  be in the Valley View Cemetery of Germantown.


Richard (Yubby) Gaschel 56 of Elizaville, died Saturday at Albany Medical Center.

Born February 13, 1954 in Hudson he was the son of the late: John and Nellie Grater Gaschel.

He had worked as a mason with the Bricklayers Union #2 of Albany.  He was a attended of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, and the Germantown Sportsmen’s Club of Germantown, was an avid NASCAR fan, who enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Surviving are two sons: Nicholas Gaschel of Utah and Lukas Gaschel of Catskill, four daughters: Kelly Osazuwa of Utah, Tiffany Gaschel and Mallory Gaschel both of Red Hook, Leigha Gaschel of Catskill, three brothers: Michael Gaschel of Germantown, John Gaschel of Elizaville, Joseph Gaschel of Claverack, two sisters: Phyllis Gaschel of Tivoli and Nancy Gardner of Mass. and one grandson: Ashton Osazuwa of Utah.

He was predeceased by his sister: Claire Griffin.

Calling hours are 5 to 7 pm Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Winston Bath, Pastor.

Burial will be in the Nativity Cemetery of Linlithgo.


Irving A. Boor 78 of Clermont died Wednesday April 14, 2010 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home after a long illness.

    Mr. Boor was born February 11, 1932 in Red Hook the son of the late: Paul and Anna (Janeka) Boor.

Prior to his retirement he had worked as a self employed carpenter and as a transportation specialist with Taconic Farms of Germantown.

He was a life member of the Germantown Fire Company having joined in 1962, and was president in 1978 of the Columbia County Firefighters Association.

    Survivors include 3 daughters: Maureen Daley of Livingston, Karen Bozman of Greendale and Nancy Terry of Germantown, one sister Ann Barringer of Livingston and Suzanna Zapp of Hudson.

    He was predeceased by his wife Dominica Boor who died in 1996, his brother John Boor and step son Thomas Fallon.

     Memorial funeral services will be held 11am Saturday the 24th of April at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

    Interment will be in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery

Stanley D. Smith of Germantown died Saturday April 17th at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Mr. Smith was born May 16, 1918 in Wappinger Falls the son of the late: Duncan and Eva (Daniels) Smith.

He served with the US Army Air Corps 856th Bomb Squadron in Europe, Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Southern France during WWII.

He had graduated from Columbia Green Community College with an Associate Degree.  Prior to his retirement he had been an electronic technician and had worked as a bearing inspector with Schatz Federal Bearing in Poughkeepsie.

Survivors include his 3 sons: Brent Smith and David Smith both of Germantown, Edward Smith of Clermont, two daughters: Dawn Bishop of Livingston and Candace Cary of Germantown.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor who died July 12, 1983, daughter: Darleen Smith and son: Butch Smith and a sister: Laura Pardington.

Calling will be 12 to 1 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 1:30pmWednesday at the Rhinebeck Cemetery.


Kathryn F. Moore 89 of Germantown died Monday April 12, 2010 at Livingston Hills Nursing Home of Livingston.

    She was born November 11, 1920 in Germantown the daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Schneider) Wegfarth.

Kathryn was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed playing cards, and was a 50 + year member of the Reformed Church of Germantown, a Charter member of the Germantown Fire Company Auxiliary, and the Jennings Willet American Legion Auxiliary.

Prior to her retirement she had worked for many years at the former VanVliet Pharmacy in Germantown and drove bus for the Germantown Central School.

Survivors include 4 daughters: Carol (Robert) Fleming of Livingston, Maureen (Donald) Snyder of Florida, Barbara (Peter) Lasher of Germantown, and Pamela (Bruce) Kline of Claverack, two sons: Raymond (Nancy) Moore Jr. and Ronald Moore both of Germantown.   18 grandchildren 14great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her Husband Raymond R. Moore Sr. who died August 23, 1980, and two sisters: Barbara Ulmer and Dorothy Sherman.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home of Germantown with the Rev. David Tipple Pastor of the Reformed Church of Germantown officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.


John A. Stepin    82 of Livingston died Tuesday April 6, 2010 at the Pine Haven Home of Philmont after a long illness.

Mr. Stepin was born January 25, 1928 in Hudson the son of the late: Anthony and Anna (Intendance) Stepin.

    He had owned and operated the family dairy farm in Livingston, was a member of the Hudson Old Time Power Association and was an expert on local history.

    Surviving are his close friends: William Majercski of Livingston, Roxanne and Charles Lippert and Robert Lennihan all of Greenport and Peter Kilmer of Clermont.

    He was predeceased by his parents, brother Walter Stepin, and sister: Mary Stepin Shook.

    Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

    Services will be 11am Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

    Interment will be in the Clermont Cemetery.


    Francesco Queirolo 80 of Clermont died Sunday April 4, 2010 at Northern Dutchess Hospital after a long illness.

    Mr. Queirolo was born February 20, 1930 in Portofino, Italy the son of the late: Eugenio and Carlotta (Giuffra) Queirolo.

    Formerly of Long Island he had lived in Clermont since 1990. Prior to his retirement he had been employed in construction and later as a baker with the Continental Baking Company of Jamaica, NY.  He enjoyed his gardening and the out of doors.

    He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.

    Surviving are his wife Elizabeth (Cuneo) Queirolo who he married January 25, 1954, 3 sons: Robert (Paula) of Clermont, Albert (Donna) and Marco (Carol) all of Long Island.  Two brothers Luigi Queirolo and Peter Queirolo both of Italy, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

     Funeral services will be 9:30am Wednesday from the funeral home at 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

    Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.


Diane Jenny Fox, 59 of Germantown died Monday March 15, 2010 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie after a long battle with cancer.

Diane was born May 9, 1950 in Hudson.  She was the daughter of Marguerite (Hoffman) Riter of Germantown and the late Michael Stephen Riter.

Diane graduated from the Germantown Central School in 1968 she was a graduate of Dutchess Community College with a Associates Degree in Applied Science, St. Francis College in Brooklyn where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, She graduated from the Roswell Park Memorial Institute with a degree in Enterostomal Therapy, Sage Colleges in Troy where she received a Masters Degree in Science and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and until illness forced her to put aside her education she matriculated into the Doctorate of Nursing Science Program of Sage Colleges in Troy.

A Loving mother and grandmother Diane was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown where she had taught Sunday school there. Diane was a member of the Germantown Garden Club and received many awards for her floral arranging and a former member of the Germantown Fire Company Auxiliary.

She worked for 32 years at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston as the Director (Clinical Nurse Specialist) of G.I./Endoscopy Unit which she founded. She taught on the Adjunct Faculty at Dutchess Community College in their Nursing Program, she was the Nurse Manager at the Bruggeman Center of Ellis Hospital in Schenectady and prior to her illness she was a Private Consultant for Outcome Based Quality Improvement with the Columbia County Department of Health.  She was certified in Wound Ostomy and Continent Practice, Board Certified Gastrointestinal Clinician and Register Nurse. She lectured from Coast to Coast in the United States and in Russia on Gastroenterology practices.

She was a facilitator of the American Cancer Society’s Fresh Start cessation program, she was a Spokesperson for Breast Cancer Awareness of Ulster Co and a Member of Ulster County Tobacco Free Action Coalition, a Community Educator, member of the Board of Advisors Ulster County American Cancer Society, Advisor to the NY State Department of Health Colorectal Education Workshop, United Way Executive.  She had been listed in Who’s Who in American Nursing,  received the Nurse of Hope for Ulster County in 1991-93, NY State Legislature’s 1994 Nurse of Distinction Award,  a was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing.

 She and her husband George owned and operated the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband George Fox who she married in Rhinebeck December 6, 1985, one son and daughter-in-law; John and Maryann Fox of Hyde Park, 3 brothers: Michael Riter of Hudson, Byron (Kathy) Riter of Elizaville, Stephen Riter of Germantown, 2 sisters: Julie (John) Meacher and Susan (Michael) Riter-Bufi all of Germantown, Grandchildren: Amber Fox, Courtney Fox and Michael Fox all of Hyde Park, her brother and sister-in-law: Raymond and Nancy Moore of Germantown, one aunt, Jeannine Mitchell of Chicago, her special friend Fr. Theodore Gerken of Germantown and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm Friday March 19th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Saturday at the Reformed Church of Germantown.  The Rev. David Tipple and the Rev. Mark Frickey will co-officiate.

Memorial donations are requested in Diane’s memory to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) 383 Main Avenue 5th Floor Norwalk, CT 06851

 

 


Alice L. Blish 73 of Stockport died Friday at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Blish was born November 22, 1936 in Lewis, NY the daughter of the late: T. Aubrey and Clara (Edmonds) Gough.

Alice a loving mother and grandmother enjoyed bingo, gardening, singing, fishing and country music.

Surviving are three sons: Douglas (Elizabeth) Blish of  Averill Park, Leonard (Pamela) Blish of Chatham Center, Laurence (Sue) Blish of  North Chatham, 4 daughters: Lisa (Robert) Gile of Chatham Center, Laura (George) Gile of Elizaville, Sharon  (Lawrence) of Underhill, VT, Loretta (William) Blish of Chatham, two brothers: David Gough of Hudson and Harold Gough of Hillsdale, two sisters: Sylvia Ramm of Hudson and Margaret Morehouse of North Chatham, 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Blish Sr., a brother James Gough Sr., Sister Thelma Gough and her long time companion Norman Clark.

The family will receive family and friends at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Columbia Greene Humane Society 125 Humane Society Rd Hudson, NY 12534 or American Lung Association in New York 155 Washington Ave. Suite 210, Albany, NY, 12210


William G. Simmons, 58 of Germantown died Wednesday February 17, 2010 at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center in Poughkeepsie after a long illness.

Mr. Simmons was born May 26, 1951 in Saugerties the son of the late Arthur and Lila (Bell) Simmons.

Most of his career he worked as a bartender at Villa Camisa.  He enjoyed every aspect of life to its fullest.

Surviving are his partner in life, Claire Camisa of Germantown, step daughters: Antonia Remsen of Port Ewen, Maria Miller of Saugerties, 3 brothers: Andrew Simmons  and Thomas Simmons both of Saugerties and Gene Camisa of Germantown, 3 beloved grandchildren, Kole, Cross, Alex and a niece Jessica.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Prayer services will be 7:30pm Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

For those who wish instead of flowers  please make a donation in his memory for the Oncology

Department at Benedictine Hospital % Bank of America Trust Account # 483031960972.


Kathleen (Kathy) Potts, 50 of Clermont died Monday February 15, 2010 surrounded by her loving  family at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Potts was born October 29, 1959 in Stamford, CT the daughter of Peter G. and Jeannett M. Jennings of Clermont.

Kathy, who enjoyed the out doors, was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont and the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary.  Prior to her illness she had been employed at Taconic Farms in Germantown for many years.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Bruce Potts of Clermont, her brothers: Peter G. Jennings Jr. of Clermont, Scott C. Jennings of  Linlithgo, sisters: Linda DeLaurentis of Clermont, Debbie Krein of Mellenville, Krista Scibelli of Red Hook, Aunt and Uncle: Mike and Mary Smeriglio of Morris, CT and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont. The Rev. Mark Frickey, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to either the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road Loudenville, NY 12211 or St.Judes Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105


 

Richard Keith Douglas left his earthly family on Friday February 12, 2010.

Richard was the son of Ralph and Jeanne Douglas of Red Hook he was born February 10, 1958, attended school in Red Hook graduating High School in 1976. Following high school he attended SUNY at Oneonta and Bard College before starting full time employment.  He spent several years working in the restaurant industry in NYC and the Hudson valley.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Jessica, who is a student at SUNY Cortland and his ex-wife Barbara Fontaine Douglas of Coxsackie, NY. Richard was predeceased by his mother Jeanne.  Other family survivors are his father Ralph of Red Hook, his sister Leslie and brother-in-law Brian Lastra of New Milford, CT, his brother John of Red Hook, his brother Matthew and sister-in-law Marcia of Bernardsville, NJ and nieces and nephews, Douglas, Audrey, Rebecca Lastra of New Milford, Ct and Matthew, Lauren, Connor and Timothy Douglas of Bernardsville, NJ.

There are no calling hours, services and interment will be private.

The family suggest memorial contributions to the Leonard Scholarship Fund or the Cemetery Fund both managed by St. John’s Reformed Church 126 Old Post road Red Hook, New York 12571 (845-758-1184)


Edward Allers, 66, a life long resident of Germantown died unexpectedly Wednesday February 10th at his home.

Born December 3, 1943 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Adolph and Bertha (Bergerhoff) Allers.

Mr. Allers a loving farther and grandfather was a well known self employed carpenter and builder in Germantown.  He was a race car fan and antique car buff and he had served in the National Guard in the 1960’s.

Survivors include his daughter Amanda Allers and her partner (Shannon Redmond) of Catskill, two sons: Aaron Allers   and Nathan and his wife Harmony all of Hudson, one brother: Adolph Allers and sister Margaret Daniels both of Germantown. Ed was Opa to his granddaughter Isabel. In addition are nephews and nieces.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held 4 to 6 pm Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Private cremation will be at the Cedar Hill Crematory of Newburgh.


Violet  Joan Alcan 87 of Tivoli died Monday Feb 1, 2010 at the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice of Stamford, CT

Born: February 25, 1922 in New York City she was the daughter of the late: David and Olga (Kiss) Varga.

Mrs. Alcan was a loving mother and grandmother who was an avid yard sale and flea market enthusiast.  She enjoyed dancing and attending the German Clubs, and was a long time volunteer at the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck.   Mrs. Alcan, her late husband and her sons constructed their own home in Tivoli many years ago.

 Survivors include her two sons: Eric Alcan of Stamford, CT, Dr. Carl Alcan of Trumbull, Ct, 6 grandchildren, and  her adopted daughter: Virginia LaBarbera of Tivoli.

She was predeceased by her husband: James who died in 2001 and brother: Daniel Varga who died in 2008.

Services and interment in the Red Church Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations are requested to The Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence 929 East Main St. Stamford, CT 06902


Carmine DelPozzo 103 of Germantown died Thursday January 21st, 2010 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home of Livingston.

Born December 11, 1906 in New York City he was the son of the late: Ralph and Rose (Sabino) DelPozzo.

Mr. DelPozzo was a self-employed mason contractor and owner of the Hudson Valley Plasterers of Germantown, worked as a security guard at Iron Mountain in Livingsotn,and  he assisted his son in the operation of Ralph’s Sport Center of Germantown.

He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown and a  Life member of the Elks Club of Hudson. A loving father and grandfather he enjoyed gardening and reading.

Surviving are his 2 sons and daughters in law: Ralph and Nancy DelPozzo and Victor and Dorothy DelPozzo all of Germantown. 2 daughters and sons in law: Rose Marie and Paul Meacher and Vera and Thomas Colwell all of Germantown.  14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 4 great great children.

He was predeceased by his wife: Caroline “Lena” DelPozzo who died February 25, 2003 and one grand daughter Renee DelPozzo who died November 24,1990.

Calling hours will be 2 to 6 Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral Services will be held 9:30am Monday from the Funeral Home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown

Memorial donations are requested to the Germantown Library 31 Palatine Park Rd. Germantown, NY 12526 or the Germantown Parks Commission 50 Palatine Park Rd Germantown, NY 12526


Billie Jo Clark 41 of Jacksonville, Texas formerly of Germantown died January 16th in Texas.

Billie Jo was born November 26, 1968 in Rhinebeck the daughter of Esther Tyler of Rhinebeck and the late Irving Funk

Before moving to Texas she had been employed as a school bus driver for Donald R. Kline of Livingston.

A loving mother she enjoyed reading, her cats, cooking and arts and crafts.

Surviving are her daughter, Amanda Clark of North Carolina, and son: Jonathan Clark III of Colorado and a brother Kenneth Tyler of Red Hook.

Funeral services will be held 1 pm Saturday at the First Reformed Church of Hudson with the Rev. James Eastland officiating.


 

Armand P. Conte 90 of Livingston passed away on January 15, 2010 at Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Livingston.

Born March 17, 1919 in Hudson he was the son of the late Dominic and Angelina (Casaregola) Conte.

Mr. Conte had been employed a short time for the Atlas Cement Pant in Hudson and prior to his retirement in 2000 he worked with his father-in-law and brothers-in-law on the Klein’s Kill Fruit Farm in Livingston for many years.

Armand served with the US Army’s 188th Parachute Infantry during WWII.  He was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct medal, and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with star.

He was a member of  St. Mary’s Church of Hudson, and the Church of the Nativity of Linlithgo, a life member and past officer of the Livingston Pumper Co. #1,a member of the Hudson Elks and Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Armand was the father of Carol and (Tom) Fucito, Armand and (Phyllis) Conte, Fred and (Mary) Conte all of Livingston. Brother of: Thomas Conte of Hudson,  grandfather of Theresa Rossi, Tom Fucito, Chris, Randy and Derrick Conte,  Great Grandfather of Angelica, Alexis and Rosie Fucito, Andrew and Scottie Rossi, Cooper, Collin, Eli, and Ryan Conte.

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Jessie (Bartolotta) Conte. His sisters: Philomena Warfield, Dolores Parlman and Jean Atwell, his brothers: Fred, Louie, Anthony, Dominic and Francis Conte.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8pm Monday Janruary 18th  at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 10am Tuesday from the Funeral Home and 10:30am at the Church of the Resurrection Holy Trinity Parish of Germantown where the Rev. Theodore Gerken will Celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo with full Military Honors provided by the Jennings Willet Amercian Legion Post.

Members of the Hudson Elks Club will conduct services 6:30pm Monday at the funeral home, the

Livingston Fire Company will conduct services 7 p.m. and members of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post at 7:30 pm.

Memorial Donations are requested to the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene 47Liberty St. Catskill, NY 12414.

 

 


Ruth Cox 95 a resident of the Livingston Hills Nursing Home of Livingston and formerly of Germantown died Saturday January 2, 2010 at the home after a long illness.

Born April 25, 1914 in Newton, New Jersey she had been employed as a seamstress for the McGregor & Doniger Co. of Dover, New Jersey for many years before her retirement.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law: Elaine Cox of Hudson, grandchildren David Cox, Kimberly Cox, Amy Cox Winegard, Brian Cox, Heather Cox, Megan Cox and Stephen Cox and three great grandchildren.

Private funeral services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family


Paul J. Kellner 98 of Mountain Range Farm in Germantown died on Sunday December 27th, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born March 3, 1911 in Nicinci, Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late: Eugene Janos Kellner and Charlotte Fischer Kellner.  He grew up in Budapest, Hungary.  His father died in the First World War.  During WWII Mr. Kellner served as a Captain in the Calvary of the Hungarian Army and saw action at the Battle of Stalingrad.  Immigrating to the US in 1947 with his wife, Clara, and son George he settled in New York City where he became CEO of Better Cravats, the company he founded.

In 2004, he received the George Washington Award, given annually to a distinguished Hungarian American by the Hungarian-American Foundation.  When he retired from business and moved to Germantown and Mountain Range Farm he continued his remarkable charitable work.  He took particular delight in helping young people.  Beginning with the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1990, he nurtured the dreams of Hungarian College Students by originating and sustaining a program which as of 2009 has brought 130 “Kellner Scholars” to study in America.  For this service to his country of origin he was knighted in 2003 by the Hungarian Government with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of St. Stephen, one of Hungary’s highest civilian honors.  On May 7, 2009 Mr. Kellner was honored as the Distinguished Citizen of the year from the Columbia County Association.

He was predeceased by his mother and father and by his two brothers, Peter Oscar and Zoltan.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Clara Kellner of Germantown and by his son: George Kellner and grandchildren Peter and Catherine Kellner all of New York City.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 am Saturday January 2nd, 2009 at the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont.

Memorial donations are requested in Mr. Kellner’s memory to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Condolences may be expressed at www.yadackfox.com

 


ohn William Hubert 90 of Plattsburgh and formerly of Germantown died Sunday December 20, 2009 at Meadowbrook Health Care Center of Plattsburgh.

Mr. Hubert was born July 13, 1919 in Brooklyn the son of the late William and Franciska ( Heiman ) Hubert. 

He graduated Valedictorian of his class at EdisonTech of Mount Vernon and moved with his family to Germantown in 1941.

He served as Corporal in the US Army Air corps during WWII.  Serving  in the European, African and Middle Eastern areas of operation.

In 1982 Mr. Hubert retired from IBM of Kingston and Poughkeepsie where he had worked for many years as a Change Analyzer and for a time prior to working for IBM had worked for the Grand Central Rail Road.

He was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown, the Church’s Consistory, and a member of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Mr. Hubert enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, having built his own home on Northern Blvd in Germantown,  was a devoted New York Mets fan as well as a New York Giants fan and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. In 2008 he and his wife Estelle moved to Pine Harbour, an assisted living facility in Plattsburgh

Survivors in addition to his wife Estelle (Mickle) Hubert, are his daughter Elaine Hubert and her husband William Harwood, son Paul Hubert and his wife Kathi Sheer, a sister  Ann Stoner, a great-granddaughter, and 3 step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Burial will be private in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.  A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced.  Donations may be made to the Reformed Church of Germantown 20 Church Ave. Germantown, NY 12526


William J. Thomas 54 of Cottekill died Sunday at his home.

Born December 10, 1955 in New York City he was the son of Mable (Ham) Durant of Saugerties and the Late Leslie Durant.  Mr. Thomas was raised by his adoptive parents the late: William and Pauline (Ham) Thomas.

He was a Vietnam Era veteran serving as a Sergeant with the US Marine Corps from 1975 to 1984.

Prior to illness forcing his retirement he was a truck driver with Morgan Linen Company of Saugerties.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife: Sandra Underwood Thomas, two sons: Michael of Nassau and Stephen of Germantown, 9 brothers: Richard P. Durant of Florida, Gale Durant of Oneida, Wayne Durant of Stanfordville, Gary Durant of Florida, Robert Durant of PA, Brian Durant of Tenn., Lynn Durant of Amenia, Daryl Durant of Tenn. and Roger Durant of TX, 4 sisters:  Marlene Sigler of Saugerties, Patricia Perdy of Tenn., Deborah Gallo of PA, Karen Durant of Saugerties.

He was predeceased by his brother Frederick Durant who died in 1972.

Calling hours will be 12 noon to 2pm Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Funeral Services will be held 2pm at the Funeral Home with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Interment with full military honors will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

 


Donald P. Lynk 83, of Livingston died Saturday December 12th as a result of a fire at his home. Born June 5, 1926 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Elias and Lena (Coons) Lynk.  Mr. Lynk served with the US Army Infantry during WWII and as a reservist during the Korean War.  A well known self employed contractor and builder in Livingston,  he  was a life long member of the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston, Past Commander and Life member of the Southern Columbia Memorial VFW Post 6398 in Germantown, Past Master of the Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge F&AM of Livingston, The Cyprus Shrine of Albany, and The Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club of Elizaville.  He was one of the founders of the former Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad in Livingston and a member of the New York State Conservation Council.

Surviving are his wife Elizabeth (Bishop) Lynk who he married August 14, 1982, one daughter: Donna Lynk and her husband James Campion of Livingston, 3 sons and their wives: Scott and Dee Lynk, Greg and Maureen all of NJ, Gary and Frances of Florida, Step daughter Mary Jones and her husband Jeff of Nassau and step son Thomas Meltz and his wife Lillian of Hillsdale.  Ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, a nephew and cousins.  He was predeceased by his brother Calvin who died in 2006.

Calling hours will be 4:30 to 7:30 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Members of the Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge will conduct services 6 pm Friday at the funeral home and members of the VFW Post 6398 at 7 pm.

Services will be 11am Saturday at the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston.  Interment with full military honors presented by the VFW Post 6398 will follow in the St. John’s Cemetery of Manorton.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston PO Box 219 Livingston, NY 12541 or the Livingston Fire Company PO Box 77 Livingston, NY 12541

 


Agnes Marie Lehner, nee Kiesel, died of cancer in her 85th year on November
> 19th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Lehner
> was born and raised on Long Island and moved to the Hudson area in
> 1980. She moved to Georgia two years ago to live with her
> daughter. She is preceeded in death by her husband, Walter Francis,
> and a daughter, Patricia Combs of Northport, WA.
>
> Mrs. Lehner is survived by two daughters, Carol A. Raabe of
> Hillsdale, NY and Barbara J. Berni of Peachtree City, GA; two sons,
> Walter F. Lehner of Hastings, NE and Richard D. Lehner of
> Hackettstown, NJ; three sisters, Alice Kiesel, Dorothy Rogoza, and
> Mary Palermo, all from Long Island, one brother, Charles Kiesel,
> of Oxford, NY; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
>
> Calling hours will be at Yadack Fox Funeral Home in Germantown,
> from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on December 3rd. A funeral mass will be held
> 10:00 AM Friday at the Church of the Reserection, of Germantown
>> In leiu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to
> Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, 760 Pollard Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA,
> 30315.


Derrick Ide 36 of Hudson died Thursday November 26, 2009 at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Ide was born September 8, 1973 in Austin, Texas the son of George Ide of Atlanta, GA and the late Joan (Griffiths) Ide.

He was a 1991 graduate of the Ithaca Senior High School in Ithaca, NY, and received a BS in forestry from the University of Northern AZ in 2001.  He had been employed as a Project Engineer for Taconic Farms in Germantown.

A member of St. Mary’s RC Church of Hudson he was a loving husband and father who enjoyed fishing with his daughter Anneliese, he also enjoyed hunting, wood working, sky diving, cooking and camping.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife Rachel (Acunis) Ide who he married July 7, 2001, a daughter:  Anneliese at home, one brother Alex Ide of Idaho, two sisters: Andrea Ide of Georgia, Marifran Ramaglia of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held 6 to 8 pm Friday December 4th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorial services will be 10:30am Saturday December 5th at St. Mary’s RC Church of Hudson where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Memorial donations are requested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene 47 Liberty St. Catskill, NY 12414.


Paul J. DeCheck, 82, of Germantown died Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Mr. DeCheck was born June 12, 1927 in Cold Spring the son of the late: Jack and Katherine (MeKeel) DeCheck. Paul had served in the US Navy during WWI I and was a member of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a steel fabricator and lay out man at PMI Inc. of Hudson.  He had worked for many years at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Paul a loving husband, father and grandfather, was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown and particularly noted for his devotion to the janitorial duties and maintenance of the church.  He enjoyed, Native American History, hunting and fishing, woodworking, music and theater and was an avid NY Mets Fan.

Survivors include his wife Peg (Griffin) DeCheck whom he married January 22, 1949, one son Michael DeCheck of Germantown, 4 daughters: Paula Anderson of Germantown, Monica Jackson of NH, Maureen DeCheck of East Greenbush and Colleen  Choppy of Latham, one sister Helen Sullivan of Glens Falls, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and two nieces.  He was predeceased by two brothers: Orin DeCheck and Robert DeCheck.

Services will be held 9:30 am Tuesday from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown. Memorial donations are requested to: The Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection   P.O. Box 96  Germantown, NY 12526


Richard P. Rivenburg 71 of Hudson died Friday November 6, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born October 1, 1938 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Henry and Margaret (Rousseau) Rivenburg.

Richard was a member of the US Marie Corps having served from 1956 to 1959 and  before his retirement he had been employed as a truck driver with George Hildebrant Trucking of Claverack for many years.

Mr. Rivenburg was a loving father, grandfather, and brother who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include: his son Dean Scott Rivenburg of Dacula, GA, three daughters; Lori Allen of Bethlehem, GA, Rebecca Ann Callaway of Hudson, Michelle Lynn Rivenburg of Bethlehem, GA, three brothers: Henry Rivenburg, Michael Rivenburg, Frederick Rivenburg all of Hudson, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 8pm Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family

 


Claire Ann (Lessard) Jacque of Livingston, NY died October 11, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Clare was born March 4, 1953 in Northampton, MA the daughter of Barbara (Boyer) Lessard of Whately, MA and the late: Leo Lessard.

Claire attended the Amherst Regional  School District in MA and upon graduation she moved with her husband to New York to settle on the Jockholm Farm in Livingston.  For many years Claire worked as the secretary for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Hudson, NY.

She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Thomas N. Jacque of Livingston, NY daughters Julie Gonzalez and her husband Cristian, and Jodie Jacque all of Livingston, NY, two grandsons: Rory Moon and Daniel Gonzalez also of Livingston, three sisters: Denise Wagner of Northampton, MA, Eileen Lessard of Auburn, Ma and Mary Chabot of Whately, MA and one brother Richard Lessard of Williamsburg, MA.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 9 to 11am Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown, NY.

Funeral Services will be held 11am Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the Livingston Rural Cemetery of Livingston, NY


Mary Cooper 89 of Linlithgo died Thursday October 8, 2009 at the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck where she had resided since 2004.

Born June 19, 1920 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: John and Eu7nice (Proper) McDonald.

She was a 1936 graduate of the Germantown Central School and received her LPN from Columbia Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Cooper had worked for Dr. Hugh Henry and as an LPN at the Kring Nursing Home of Hudson for many years.

She was a member of the Livingston Memorial Church of Linlithgo, the Germantown-Clermont Branch of the Columbia Memorial Auxiliary and the Southern Tier Senior Citizens.

She is survived by nephews: Gerald Stanley and James Stanley both of Linlithgo and John Stanley of Minn. and her dear friends of Linlithgo and the Baptist Home. 

She was predeceased by her husband Floyd Cooper and sister Elizabeth Stanley.

Memorial services will be held 11am Friday October 16th at the Baptist Home chapel with the Rev. John Koppenaal officiating.

A second Memorial service will be 11am Saturday at the Livingston Memorial Church of Linlithgo with John Roberts officiating.

Interment will be in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Livingston Memorial Church Endowment Fund.


Maureen (Tish) Cort 57 of Germantown died Saturday October 3, 2009 at her  home after a long battle with breast cancer.

Born December 28, 1951 in Yonkers she was the daughter of Mary (Owens) Capraro of Wappinger Falls and the late Robert Duffy.

She was a 1969 graduate of Maria Regina High School,  and received her teaching degree and Masters Degree from SUNY at New Pultz.

Prior to illness forcing her retirement Mrs. Cort had worked as a teacher for 26 years at the Germantown Central School having taught 3rd grade, Remedial Math, and High School History

She was a loving wife, mother and Grammy who enjoyed camping, reading travel, the Washington Red Skins, teaching and the theater.

Surviving are her husband: Richard (Rick) Cort, son Christopher of California, daughter Tara Cort of Germantown, two brothers Michael Duffy and Robert Duffy and a sister Jean Duffy all of California, grandchildren Emilie, Eliza, Lily and Owen.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be  held 11am Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Valley View Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Germantown Central School’s Drama Club123 Main Street Germantown, NY 12526


Donald C. Bard Jr. 63 of Livingston died Friday October 2, 2009 at his home after a long illness.

Born June 21, 1926 in Tivoli he was the son of the late: Donald C.and Alice (Simmons) Bard Sr.

Mr. Bard served in the US Army during the Vietnam War

Before his retirement he had worked as a Supervisor of Housing of the Hudson River Psychatric Hospital in Poughkeepsie. 

Surviving are his wife: Ann (Ransom) Bard who he married August 24, 1996 in Tivoli, his son Sean Bard of Rhinebeck, 4 step sons: Howard Butt of Lousiana, Brian Dansin of Cambridge, Steven Butt and Gary Mesec both of Clermont.

He was predeceased by his Step son Michael Butt and Sister Pamela Moreno.

A celebration of his life will be held 2 to 4 pm October 10th  at the Red Hook – Rhinebeck Elks Lodge route 9 Red Hook.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Samuel Stratton Veterans Medical Center of Albany or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.


John A. Weaver 82 of Linlithgo died Thursday  October 1, 2009 at his home after a long illness.

Born November 28, 1926 in Hudson he was the son of the late: John and Frieda (Deutsch) Weaver.

Mr. Weaver served in the US Army from 1947 to 1971 a service spanning the end of WWII, Korean War and the Viet Nam War.  He retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class and had been awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Good Conduct medal.

Prior to his retirement in 1991 he had worked as Chief Jailer with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department of Corrections for more than 20 years.

Surviving are his wife Joan McHugh Weaver who he married February 10, 1962 in Petersburg, VA, one son David Weaver of Linlithgo, a daughter Margaret Choinsky and her Fianc� Daniel Farrell, son-in-law:  Wendell Choinsky of Germantown, one sister Margaret Race of Greenport, 4 grandchildren: Joshua and wife Wendy of Cairo, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Emily of Germantown and one great grandchild Aiden of Cairo.

He was predeceased by his brother: Frank Weaver

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday 2pm October 10th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. 

Memorial Donations are requested to the Columbia County Sherriff’s Corrections Benevolent Association, Public Safety Facility 85 Industrial Tract Hudson, NY  12534


Florence T. Rockwell 98 of Claverack died September 29, 2009 at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Livingston.

Born November 11, 1910 in Pleasant Valley, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Florence (Hancock) McCord. She was a longtime resident of Claverack, having lived previously in Poughquag and Northville.

Florence retired from New York State  after being employed  as a hairdresser then as a seamstress working at Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center at Wingdale for more than 30 years. During her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, Charles.

She was past Matron of the Harlem Valley Chapter 704 Order of the Easter Star of Pawling. An accomplished seamstress and needle worker, she spent many hours making items for the children in the Shriners' Hospital in Springfield, Mass. as well as for family and friends.

Surviving are her son: Stanley R. Nack, Sr.  of Poughkeepsie, sisters: Emma Jane Barrenger and Rita Johnson both of Florida, one grandson: Stanley R. Nack Jr. of California, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husbands: Stanley H. Nack, John Johnson and Charles E. Rockwell, her brothers: Chester McCord and Leonard McCord, sister Lulu Masiero, and grandson Eric Nack.

Calling will be 12 to 1pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Grave side services are 2pm Friday at the Beekman Cemetery of Poughquag.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriners' Hospital in 516 Crew St., Springfield, MA 01104


David W. Quick 74 of Stockport died Monday Sept 21, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born January 29, 1935 in Kingston he was the son of the late: Wilson and Della (Miller) Quick.

Before his retirement he had been a landscaper at IBM of Kingston for many years.

Surviving are his wife Eva (Bermel) Quick, 5 sons: Louis Flouton, Lloyd Flouton, Floyd Flouton, Michael Wilkens and Carrie Berriann, 6 daughters: Kathy Alverez, Yvonne Collien, Sara Pitt, Gloria Tomlin, Wanda Finney and Brenda Berriann. One sister Helen, 31 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son Steven and 2 brothers Ernie and Lester.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 8pm Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bernice West officiating.


Elizabeth M. “Betty” Stover 84 of Germantown died Tuesday Sept 8, 2009 at her home after a long illness. Born April 25, 1925 in Warrensburg she was the daughter of the late: Charles and Grace (Reed) DeMars.  She was a seamstress most of her life and prior to her retirement she for many years had owned and operated Betty’s Bridal Boutique in Germantown and Catskill.  She was a former Nurses Aide having worked at St. Clare’s, Ellis and Sunny View Hospitals in Schenectady.  She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, Past President of the Rosary Society of the Church. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Daughters of America,  the Third order of the Franciscan Friars and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 770 of Catskill. Betty was deeply involved nationally with the Right to Life Group and was a founder of the Alight Center in Hudson. She enjoyed traveling, Christian music, crocheting baby blankets and bowling.

Surviving are 4 sons: Robert II of Georgia, Budd of Catskill, William of California and David Sr. of Germantown, two daughters: Lois Billings of Sharon Springs and Edna Strang of Stillwater, one sister: Amelia Bolio of South Glens Falls 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, several step-grandchildren,and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert who died in 1979 and daughter Betty Rockefeller in 1990 and several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Funeral services will be 10:30am Saturday from the funeral home and 11am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Chrisitan Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.  Memorial donations are requested to either the Alight Center 192 Fairview Ave. Hudson 12534 or the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road site 1 Loudonville, NY 12211


Elizaville: Joyce L. (Region) Van Wagner 70 of Gurley, Alabama formerly of Elizaville died Sept. 1,2009 in Huntsville Alabama. Born November 2, 1938 in Rhinebeck she was the daughter of the late George and Minnie Beckley Van Wagner.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed at Ferncliff Nursing Home and then at the Adventist Retirement Home where she was in charge of housekeeping.

Survivors include two sons John Region of Gallatin, Timothy Region of Richmond, VA, two Daughters, Lorri Lewis of Gurley, AL, Tammy Landreth of  Union Grove, AL, one brother Donald VanWagner of Clermont, Grandchildren Daniel Goodwin, Kevin and Tarrah Region, Timothy and Tiffany Region, Christian and Spencer Region and Olivia Landreth.

She was predeceased by brothers Harry Van Wagner, George Van Wagner and Roger Van Wagner, and sisters Dorothy Simmons and Ruth Doran.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 Sunday Sept. 6, 2009  at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be 11am Monday Sept. 7, 2009 at the funeral home with The Rev Bernice West officiating of the Germantown United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Clermont Cemetery


Elizaville: Joyce L.(Region) Van Wagner 70 of Gurley, Alabama formerly of Elizaville died Sept. 1,2009 in Huntsville Alabama. Born November 2, 1938 in Rhinebeck she was the daughter of the late George and Minnie Beckley Van Wagner.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed at Ferncliff Nursing Home and then at the Adventist Retirement Home where she was in charge of housekeeping.

Survivors include two sons John Region of Gallatin, Timothy Region of Richmond, VA, two Daughters, Lorri Lewis of Gurley, AL, Tammy Landreth of  Union Grove, AL,one brother Donald VanWagner of Clermont, Grandchildren Daniel Goodwin, Kevin and Tarrah Region, Timothy and Tiffany Region, Christian and Spencer Region and Olivia Landreth.

She was predeceased by brothers Harry Van Wagner, George Van Wagner and Roger Van Wagner, and sisters Dorothy Simmons and Ruth Doran.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 Sunday Sept. 6, 2009  at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be 11am Monday Sept. 7, 2009 at the funeral home with The Rev Bernice West officiating of the Germantown United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Clermont cemetery, Clermont NY

 


Douglas Lorenz Setterlund former resident of Poughkeepsie, New York passed away in the company of his family at age 88 on August 21st, 2009 at his home in Satellite Beach, Florida.

    He began his career working for De Laval then Standard Gauge Company and finished his career in 1987 being a 15 year member of IBM's Quarter Century Club as a mechanical engineer.

    In service to his country he was an air raid warden during WWII and a sky watcher for civil defense.

    His spare time was filled with many hobbies including hunting, fishing, gardening and TV repair. He was president of the Hudson Valley Sportsman Association, Secretary to the Dutchess County Federation Gun and Rod Club as well as a deacon at the Dutch Reform Church in Poughkeepsie.

    Above all else he was a loving husband to his wife Dorothy Emma LaDue for over 65 years who still resides at their home in Florida. A caring father to his two children Robert Setterlund of Chelmsford, MA and Sharon Setterlund of Satellite Beach, Fl. A generous grandfather to Jay Setterlund of Londonderry, NH and Jason Rosenfeld of Queens, NY. And a honored great grandfather to Christopher and Jonathan Setterlund. He was also survived by his brother and friend Howard Setterlund of Clintondale, NY. All of whom will miss him dearly.

    With all sadness aside he is now at peace and in the presence of his father Thor Godfrey Setterlund, his mother Helene and his sister Elizabeth Kniffen.

    Per his wishes his family gathered privately and on his behalf we request that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 


 

John W. Short 64 of Yonkers died at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital of Castle Point.

Born October 27, 1944 Yonkers the son of the late Frank and Lorriane (Hermanspan) Short.

Mr. Short served with the US Navy from 1962 to 1964.  Until illness forced his retirement he had worked in construction.  He was an avid fisherman and golfer.

Surviving are two sisters: Lorriane Phelan of Livingstyon, Maureen Pfeil of Highland Mills, Three brothers: William Short of Yonkers, Edwin Short of Elmsford, Brian Short of Sommers and several nieces and nephews.

Grave side funeral services will be  held 11am Saturday August 29th at the Livingston Rural Cemetery.  The Rev. Winston Bath Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish will officiate.

Full Military Honors will be provided by the US Navy.


Charles Brucaliere 69 of Tivoli died Friday at Vassar Brothers Hospital of Poughkeepsie.

Born February 26, 1940 in East Harlem he was the son of the late: Joseph and Josephine (Serrovilo) Brucaliere.

Mr. Brucaliere was the owner of The Horseless Carriage Limozinen Company located in Tivoli.

Calling hours will be 2 to 6 pm Sunday at the funeral home with prayers offered by Rev. Winston Bath at 1:30 pm prior to the calling hours.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Winston Bath at 2:30 pm Monday at the Holy Trinity Parish Church (the Church of the Resurrection) in Germantown.


Joan T. DeLaurentis 80 of Clermont died Sunday August 2, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born December 3, 1928 in Mt. Vernon she was the daughter of the late: John and Anna (McCormack) Shelley.

She was a member of St. Sylvia’s RC Church of Tivoli and co-owner of Brides’ World in Clermont and Red Hook.  Joan was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed travel, the Jersey shore, playing Bridge and golf.  She was a member of the Germantown Clermont branch of Columbia Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her two sons and their wives: Gary and Linda DeLaurentis and Scott and Theresa DeLaurentis all of Clermont.  Her  cousin: Maryann Tormey of  NJ, grandchildren: Christine Roy, Stacie Smith, Shellie DeLaurentis, Kathleen Fenn, Michael DeLaurentis, Kristin Fenn, Zack and Corey Timberlake, great grandchildren: Emma and Charlotte Smith, Sawyer Smith, Patrick Fenn, and Clementine Roy.

She was predeceased by her husband Dominick DeLaurentis who died in 2006, and daughter Gale Fenn.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 10:15am Friday from the funeral home and 11am at St. Sylvia’s RC Church of Tivoli where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

 


Herbert Godbolt 54 of Dade City Florida died July 26, 2009  in Livingston. 

Mr. Godbolt was born July 16, 1955 in Dade City Florida the son of the lateWarren and Carrie Weaver Williams.

He had been employed at the Fix Brother’s Farm of Livingston.

He is survived by his brother Warren Godbolt of Dade City, Florida

Memorial services will be at a later date in Florida.

Condolences may be expressed at www.yadackfox.com


Walter John Henry Lankenau, born in New York City on June 1, 1922, grew up in Germantown NY, died in Hudson New York on July 27, 2009.  He is survived by his daughters Sandra Lankenau (Val Kriele) of Freehold, NY, Susan Lankenau (Fred Sachs) of Buffalo, NY, Cindy Lankenau (Michael Pupko) of Colden, NY, Linda Lankenau of Trinidad, his son John W. H. Lankenau (Claudia) of Hurst Texas, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and brother John C. Lankenau (Alison) of New York City and Tivoli, NY, and many nieces and nephews.  His first wife, Mary Wischhusen Lankenau and his second wife Rosemary Bissell Lankenau predeceased him. 

Mr. Lankenau was a veteran of World War II during which he flew 12 missions in B-17s as a navigator.  He was shot down over Germany and spent l5 months as a prisoner of war in Barth, Germany.  During the Korean War he flew 50 missions as a navigator on a B-29.  Mr. Lankenau, a graduate of Germantown Central School and Cornell University, operated a dairy farm on River Road in Coxsackie, NY for many years after teaching agriculture at Chatham High School.  He served on the Coxsackie-Athens Central School Board and worked for the New York State Department of Transportation.  Following his retirement, Mr. Lankenau resided in Ballston Spa, NY with his second wife, where he was very active in the Masonic Lodge and was Master of Franklin Lodge, F&AM, in 1985.  He led the Lodge’s support of Camp Turk, a children’s summer camp, and spent countless hours raising funds to provide camp scholarships for disadvantaged children. 

At the time of his death, Mr. Lankenau resided at Whittier Skilled Nursing Facility in Ghent, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown, New York on August 22 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonic Youth Summer Camp: Franklin Lodge Camp Turk Fund co/o Donald Green, 2560 Route 9, Lot 21,  Ballston Spa,


 

Bruce Nicholas Carnase of Clermont died July 24th, 2009 at Albany Medical Center.

Born in the Bronx he was the son of the late Sam and Susan (DeLuca) Carnase.

Surviving are his wife Maria Giannasca Carnase, his Uncle Lou Labriola, Aunt Jane DeLuca, cousins: Alex and Ed DeLuca, Michael Labriola and their respective families and his in-laws the Giannasca family.

A celebration of his life will be 12 noon Saturday August 1, 2009 at his home. For further details please contact his family.

Memorial donations are requested to either: The Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road Saugerties, NY 12477 or The Equine Advocate P.O. Box 354 Chatham, NY12037


 

Jessie Bartolotta Conte 85 of Livingston died July 7th at Columbia Memorial Hospital.


Born September 7, 1923 in Linlithgo she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Jessic (Cooper) Bartolotta.

She retired from US Trust in 1977, was a member of the Livingston Pumper Co. #1 Auxiliary, The Rosery Society of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a Life Member of the Church of the Nativity of Linlithgo.

Suviving are her husband Armand Conte who she married January 26, 1946 in Germantown, Children: Carol and Tom Fucito, Armand and Phyllis Conte and Fred and Mary Conte all of Livingston. Brothers and sisters: Antonette Egan of Bronx, Marie Conte of Hudson, Loretta Barton of Texas, June Decker of Syracuse, Russell Bartolotta of Hudson, Phil Bartolotta and Al Bartolotta both of Linlithgo and Robert Bartolotta of Red Hook.  Grandchildren: Theresa Rossi of Valatie, Tom Fucito of Purling, Chris Conte of Ohio, Randy and Derrick Conte of Livingston, Great grandchildren: Angelica, Alexis, and Rose Fucito of Purling, Andrew and Scott Rossi of Valatie, Cooper and Collin Conte of Ohio, Eli Conte and Ryan Conte of Livingston.

She was predeceased by brothers:  Benjamin and Tony Bartolotta, Sisters: Beulah Delaney and Patricia Bartolotta.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Saturday from the funeral home and 11am at the Church  of the Resurrection of Holy Trinity Perish of Germantown where the Rev. Theodore Gerken will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to The Community Hospice of Columbia Greene 47 Liberty Street Catskill, NY 12424


Byron B. Brill 81 of Germantown died July 4th at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born June 4, 1928 in Pawling.

He had worked for many years for Harry Hall Black Top in Stanfordville.

He is survived by his companion Barbara Scutt of Germantown.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Services and burial will be private.

 

Charlotte E. Ferris of Taconic died Saturday at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born October 4, 1940 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late: Oliver and Mary Carle.

She had worked for many years as a Certified Nurses Assistant at Livingston Hills Nursing Home of Livingston.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, crocheting and bird watching.

Survivors include her husband Ernest Ferris, 5 daughters:  Darlene Krambeck of Chatham, Lorie VanWagner of Stottville, Crystal Pease of Red Hook, Tracy Ciufo of Chatham and Angie Tampasis of Kingston and 18 grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 11am Friday at the funeral home followed by burial in the West Taconic Cemetery.

 


Iole LaMonica 89 of Germantown died June 18th at the Ferncliff Nursing Home of Rhinebeck.

Born February29, 1920 in Piazza Armerina Italy she was the daughter of the late: Salvatore and Ambrosina Scroppo Golisano.

    Before she moved to the United States she had worked as a seamstress for her Uncle Carmelo Golisano in Italy.

    Survivors include a son: Francisco LaMonica of Long Island and daughter: Giovanna Golisano of Germantown.

    She was predeceased by her husband Carmelo LaMonica who died in 1983 and a sister: Concetta Golisano.

    Calling will be 1 to 2 pm Monday June 22nd at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be at the funeral home at 2pm and burial will follow in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.


Ellen McLaughlin 88 of Germantown died Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital of Poughkeepsie.

She was born July 25, 1920 in Ireland

Prior to her retirement she had worked as a Registered Nurse for many years in NY City.

She had attended St. Syliva’s RC Church of  Tivoli.

Survivors include her husband: Arthur, a daughter Theresa Wilczewski of Pleasant Valley, and a brother Dennis White of Ireland.

Grave side funeral services will be held 10am Saturday at the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

A memorial Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date at St. Sylvia’s RC Church of Tivoli.


Gustave Baele 86 of Linlithgo died at his home Sunday May 31, 2009

Born September 22, 1922 in NYC he was the son of the late Louie-Renee and Mary Baele.

Before his retirement he had worked as a diamond setter in New York City for many years.

Surviving are his extended family: The Lightharts of Linlithgo, Bill and Nina, Aurora Lighthart-King  and her son Nixon King, Camille Lighhart, Nola Lighthart, Nels Lighthart, Hayley Lighthart and a dear friends Joseph Cammarata of New York City and Craig Gandolf from Mass.

He was predeceased by his wife Patricia Banks Baele who died March 9, 1994.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown .

Services will be 10 am Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.


Robert C. Poucher Sr. 69 of Germantown died Monday May 25, 2009 at Northern Dutchess Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Poucher was born July 16, 1939 in Philmont the son of the late: Clinton and Pauline (Boice) Poucher.

He had served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era.  Until his retirement he had been employed for many years with the Highway Department of the Town of Germantown and had served a short time as Superintendant of highways

He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law: Lori Jean and Richard Epp of Long Island, sister: Mary Lou Giannattasio of Rhode Island, grand children Sage Austen Poucher, Amaya Rose Poucher and a grandson to be born this October  and his daughter-in-law: Alesia Arnold of Chatham.

He was predeceased by his wife Katherine who died in 2001 and son Robert Poucher Jr.

Memorial funeral services will be held 10am Friday at St. James RC Catholic Church of Chatham.

 


Linda A. Mossman 61 of Albany formerly of Germantown died Saturday May 23, 2009 at the Albany Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mossman was born September 13, 1948 in Queens; she was the daughter of the late: Algot and Marilyn (Dreier) Hedin.

She had been employed as a teacher’s Assistant for many years at the Germantown Central Schools and was a loving mother and devoted grandmother.

Surviving are her son and his fianc�; Brett Mossman and Donna Mobley of Ft. Lee, NJ, one daughter and her husband: Jennifer and Victor Gallo of Albany, a brother John Hedin of Albany and sister Janet Mulcahy of NJ and two grandchildren: Kyra and Kayden Gallo.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard who died in 2005 and a brother: Robert Hedin.

Calling will be 5 to 7pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown and services will be at 7 pm with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial are requested to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road Loudonville, NY 12211

 

Eleanor M. (Bills, Hapeman) Clark 78 of West Park died at  her home Monday May 11, 2009 after a long illness.

Mrs. Clark was born March 2, 1931 in Springfiled, PA the daughter of the late: John Bills and Fannie Marie Stanclif.

She had been employed as a Clerk with the Dutchess County Social Services Department in Poughkeepsie for more than 25 years.

Survivors include her daughters: Twyla Marie Miles of Red Hook, Phyllis Ann Hapeman of Red Hook, Joyce DiGregorio of Tivoli, and son John Hapeman of  Mass. and her companion Bruce Monell of West Park, grandchildren: Wayne Moore, Elizabeth Mae Moore, Brian Miles, Joanne Hapeman, Philip Hapeman, Jay Litton and Ellen Litton, and 5 great grand children.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery with the Rev. John Koppenaal officiating.

The family of Eleanor Clark would like to say thank you the neighbors, EMT crew, Dr. at St. Francis & Vassar Hospitals. The support that was to our Mom, will be most grateful to her friends, neighbors that were there to help of the times that was needed. Her children will be totally grateful.  God Bless to you all.

 


 

Ruth Eckert McAuley, affectionately known to many as Ruthie, died peacefully at home on April 29, 2009.  Born in Germantown, New York on March 19, 1923, she was raised along with her older sister Jo in the Central House, an establishment owned and operated by their parents Jacob and Johanna Eckert.  She attended Germantown Central High School graduating in 1941, and was a lifelong member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte.

Ruth moved to Manhattan after graduation and soon worked for TAMS, an architectural firm in the city.  An opportunity to work and live overseas sparked her sense of adventure, and thus began a lifetime of travel to different countries all over the world. 

While living in Tripoli, Libya, she met and married Myles J. McAuley, a native of Ireland on August 23, 1953.  Their lives took them to places as diverse as Ethiopia, Venezuela, Thailand, Vietnam and Jamaica, before returning to the United States.

Ruth retired from the Evyan Perfume Company in New York City in 1989 after working there for many years, and returned to Germantown.  She is survived by her daughter Joan McAuley and son-in-law Bill Freeman of Germantown, N.Y., and her nephew Craig and Sue Denegar and their two sons Cody and Charlie of Mansfield, CT.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday at the Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte with the Rev. Mark Frickey, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

A receiption will follow the services at the Central House in Germantown.

The family requests no flowers but donations can be made in Ruth's name to the Germantown Fire Department Hose Company No. 1, or the Germantown Library.

 


 

Philip S. Bruno 98 of Bradenton, Florida formerly of Livingston died Saturday at the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck.

Born October 25, 1910 in Brooklyn he was the son of the late: Ignatious and Giuseppina ( Fatta) Bruno.

Mr. Bruno graduated from St. Johns University and worked for more than 25 years at IBM of Kingston, retiring in 1985 to Florida.

He owned and operated the former Kiowa Motel in Livingston and was a member of the Church of the Nativity of Linlithgo.  Mr. Bruno lived a full life with   his loving family.

Surviving are his three sons: Philip (Jopie) Bruno of Red Hook, Joseph Bruno of Bradenton, Florida and Peter (Debbie) Bruno of Stottville, a  daughter JoAnn (Roger) Marvin of Hudson, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, a special friend Val Botovic, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Antoinette who died in 1990,  two brothers John and Michael and a sister: JoAnn Rinkin.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 9:30am Thursday from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo.

Memorial donations are requested in Mr. Bruno’s memory to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Rd, Albany, NY, 12211.


Melvin Harold Heiko of Manhattan and Clermont, NY, April 15, 2009.  Beloved husband of Phyllis (Jacobi) Heiko. Loving father of Dr. Rosalind Heiko and her husband Dr. David Horowitz of Cary, N.C., and Karen Heiko-Wong and her husband Dennis Wong of Quincy, MA. Cherished grandfather of Matthew and Ariel Horowitz and Elizabeth and Louis Wong. Brother of Burton Heiko of Jericho, NY, brother –in-law of Charna Heiko of Newton, MA and also by the late Dr. Lance Heiko of Newton, MA. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Heiko served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, and was a senior law partner in the firms of Heiko and Bush of Garden City, NY and Park Ave, NY and Heiko and Levy, of Park Ave., NY. Former President of the Commercial Law League of New York, and appointed judicial arbitrator for the courts of New York. Member of the New York Athletic Club.  Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a Life Celebration Service Sunday at 11 am at his upstate home


Attilio Rustici 82 of Germantown died Wednesday April 8, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Rustici was born April 8, 1927 in Parma, Italy the son of the late: Giovanni and Ermina Gambetta Rustici.

Before his retirement he had worked as a stone mason. He had donated his labors to the Town of Germantown assisting in creating and making the Veterans Monument in Palatine Park. He was well kown for his talent in Terrazzo stone work.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown.

Survivors include his wife Roberta {Beccarelli} Rustici who he married Dec. 1, 1951 in the Bonx, two sons: Richard of Rome (NY), John of Germantown, two daughters: Teresa Pulver of Germantown and Anna Marie Link of Claverack, two sisters: Maria Ferrari of the Bronx and Anna Ribbi of Switzerland and 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 9:30am Saturday from the Funeral Home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where the Rev. Winston Bath will Celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.


Modesto "Tony" DeCicco 84 of Germantown died April 1st, 2009 at his home after a long illness.

Mr. DeCicco was born February 7, 1925 in Long Island City, LI the son of the late: Benvenuto and Rosina Suozzo DeCicco.

Before his retirement he had owned and operated the Pet Shop in Hudson for more than 35 years.

He was a WWI Veteran of the US Marine Corps having served in the Pacific Area of operations, seeing action at Angaur, Palau Islands.

Surviving are two sons: Anthony and Thomas, a daughter Patricia Griffin and two sisters Benna and Ines.

Calling hours will be 12 to 1pm Monday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will follow at 1pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery.

 


Ernst Hundertmark 69 of Purling died Tuesday March 31st at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center of Ghent.

Mr. Hundertmark was born January 11, 1940 in Edimisen, Germany the son of the late: August and Minna Hundertmark.

Before his retirement he had been employed by General Electric in Plainville, CT for more than 34 years.

He was an avid bingo player and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are three daughters: Annette Hargrove, Wendy Hundertmark and Elizabeth Hundertmark all of CT. One brother August Hundertmark and sister: Tina Hundertmark both of CT. His companion for many years Virginia Stroud and best friend Gloria Blum and 5 grandchildren.

Funeral services and interment are private and at the convenience of the family

 


 

Dorothy Coons Millington 93, of Niskayuna, passed away Tuesday, March 24th surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Germantown, she was the daughter of the late William and Laura Coons.

She was the devoted wife of the late George Edward Millington, and the proud mother of Richard George Millington (wife Judy) of Charlotte, NC, and Arlene Millington Jameson (husband Gerardus) of Niskayuna, NY.

She was the grandmother of 6 grandchildren, Sandra, Cindee, David, Gerardus, Elizabeth, and Carter. She also had 6 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Dorothy enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, and playing cards. She also liked to reminisce about her fond memories while living in Germantown with friends and family. Her children and grandchildren were her joy.

A private viewing will be held at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown; followed by a graveside funeral service at 2pm Friday at the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown. Friends are welcome to attend.

 

 


 

Sally DiStefano 63 of Philmont died Tuesday March 24, 2009 at her home after a long illness.

Sally was born September 2, 1945 in New York City the daughter of the late: Anthony and Helen (Janeskewiz) DiStefano.

She had graduated from Columbia Greene Community College with a degree in Science and taught art at the Hawthorne Valley School of Ghent where she worked in oils, pastels and water colors. Sally enjoyed gardening and she had a passion for assisting others with community gardens.

Surviving are her loving sons: Joseph and his wife Lisa DiStefano of Elizaville and Philip John Boyle III of Philmont. Two brothers Anthony DiStefano of Oregon and Charles DiStefano of Middle Island, NY, one sister: Linda DiStefano of Germantown and a granddaughter: Jessica.

She was predeceased by a sister, Joann DiStefano and brother, Joseph DiStefano.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

 


 

Richard G. Hoffman 75 of Livingston died Sunday March 22, 2009 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck.

Mr. Hoffman was born December 5, 1933 in York, PA the son of the late: Luthern and Caroline (Hoover) Hoffman.

Prior to his retirement he had been a salesman for T&T Ford of Rhinebeck for more than 20 years. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman who was a former member of the Germantown Sportsmen’s Club and Red Hook Rod and Gun Club.

Survivors include his wife Virginia (Gurreri) Hoffman of Livingston, a son: Rick Hoffman of Hyde Park, three daughters: Joyce Mandel of Livingston, Rosalie (Brian) LaTorre of Saugerties, and Virginia (Bill) Blas of Florida. Three brothers: Robert Hoffman of PA, Joseph Hoffman and John Hoffman both of North Dakota. 9 Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by 2 daughters: Kathleen and Debra

Calling will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 8pm Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Winston Bath officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society.

 


 

Paul E. Hinkein 77 of Clermont died Saturday March 14th at the Ferncliff Nursing Home of Rhinebeck.

Mr. Hinkein was born February 23, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the lateWalter and Mary (Kunkel) Hinkein.

Prior to his retirement he had worked for General Electric Co. of Detroit Michigan for many years. He was a Korean War veteran having served with the US Army from 1950-1952.

He was a member of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Survivors include his brothers: Ralph Hinkein of Clermont and Jerry Hinkein of Rhinebeck one sister: Sharon Kline of Livingston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers: Richard and Donald.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 Pm Sunday March 22 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Salvation Army 40 South 3rd Street Hudson, NY 12534

 


 

Adela F. Kurzyna 86 of Livingston died Friday March 6, 2009 at the Thompson House in Rhinebeck.

Born: March 9, 1922 in Jersey City, NJ she was the daughter: Adam and Apolonia [Sychowski] Dabrowski.

She graduated from Henry Snyder High School of Jersey City and the Packard School in New York City. She had been employed at Prudential Insurance Co. of NYC and Koster Realty Co in Jersey City and for 25 years at the first National Bank of Red Hook which became Key Bank.

Mrs. Kurzyna was a communicant of St. Christopher’s RC Church of Red Hook

Surviving are her son Rev. Andrew E. Kurzyna of Verplank, daughters: Diane P. Keil of Livingston, and Irene M. Clum of Germantown. Grandchildren: Daniel, Peter, Russell Clum, Jessica and Juliana Keil.

She was predeceased by her husband Henry A. Kurzyna who died May 30, 1998.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Wednesday from the Funeral Home and 12 noon at St.Christopher’s RC Church of Red Hook where Mrs. Kurzyna’s son Rev. Andrew Kurzyna will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.

Memorial donations are requested to St. Christopher’s RC Church 7411 S. Broadway Red Hook, NY 12571, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 609 PO Box Verplanck, NY 10596 or the Germantown Library 31 Palatine Park Rd. Germantown.

 


 

Elizaville: Joseph R. Lipari 67 of Elizaville died Sunday February 22, 2009 at Benedictine Hospital of Kingston after a long illness.

Mr. Lipari was born April 16, 1941 in Brooklyn the son of the late: Anthony and Veronica Kupser Lipari.

He served with the US Marine Corps in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. He had worked as a New York State Fireman in Hartsdale, (Westchester Co.) for 20 years before his retirement. He then worked for F.W. Battenfeld & Son of Red Hook until illness forced his retirement.

Surviving are 4 sons: Scott of Clifton Park, Michael, Anthony and Joseph Jr. all of Elizaville. Two daughters: Kathleen Lipari of Olive Bridge and Stacey Kilmer of Elizaville. One sister Roseanne Martin of Pleasantville and 6 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara J. Hayes Lipari who died January 21, 2000.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 9:30am Thursday from the Funeral Home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where the Rev. Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family

 

 


Etta May Anderson 82 of Blue Hill Road Livingston passed away Sunday February 15th, 2009 surrounded by her family at Wingate at Ulster in Highland after a long illness.

Born October 10, 1926 in Livingston she was the daughter of the late Edward and Etta (Begraft) Doyle.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Manorton, the VFW Post Auxiliary of Hudson and the Southern Tier Senior Citizens. She received a gold Star from the VFW in Hudson in memory of her brother Edward Doyle who was killed during W.W.II. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, country music and traveling.

Surviving are her husband John Anderson, a son Donald Hanson of Philmont, 5 daughters: Jacqueline Palmer of Kinston, Donna Boice of Red Hook, Rebecca (Becky) Golubjatnikov of Washington, Barbara Hanson Kingston and Renee Hanson of Kentucky and two step sons: John of Livingston and Ellwood Anderson of Catskill, one sister Marion Ham of Philmont, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband Donald E. Hanson, and brothers: Roland, Walter, Edward and Vernon Doyle

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Manorton officiating.

Interment will follow in the Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.

 


 

Edith M. Krein 87 of Germantown died on February 16, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Albany.

Born on June 2, 1921 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late Fred and Sadie (Lucas) Cunningham.

Mrs. Krein was a World War II Army Nurse and worked many years as a Registered Nurse and Historian at Columbia Memorial Hospital’

Survivors include her husband Felix Krein, a son David J. and daughter Rosemary Snyder all of Germantown. Four grandchildren: David Krein Jr., Christine (Krein) Ribaudo, Michael Krein and Linda Snyder, four great grand children Daniel and Charlotte Ribaudo, David III and Maria Krein and several nieces and nephews.

A private Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.


Lewis Lasher 85, passed from this life on February 8, 2009 after a brief illness. Lew was born in Hudson City Hospital to Lewis H. and Pearl (Hoffman) Lasher. He resided all of his life in Germantown where his family had lived since 1710.

After graduating from Germantown Central School, Lew immediately enlisted in the Army during World War II. Lew served in a paratrooper unit in the South Pacific where he was injured in the line of duty. He carried trauma from the war with him for the rest of his life.

While recovering from his service, he met the love of his life – his nurse and future wife – Ruth Boice. Lew and Ruth were married on November 6, 1946 and had 62 years together. Ruth and Lew were able to travel extensively during retirement. They ultimately found and enjoyed a winter home in Lillian, AL where he leaves close friends.

Lew followed in his father’s footsteps working for the New York Central Railroad. His railroad career was followed by the position of Postmaster, USPS. He always adored trains and the railroad.

Lew was a life member of the Germantown Fire Company and a founding member of the Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad. He was a loyal member of the Hudson Widow’s Son #7 Masonic Lodge in Livingston. He was part of the generation which generously donated time and effort to numerous organizations. Among those were the American Legion, DAV, VFW, the Lions Club (past president), the Germantown Central School Board (past president), and Columbia County School Board Association. He was elected Town Justice and as such served on the Town Board. Lew was a Town Democratic Committeeman. He also was County Election Commissioner at one time.

Always a devoted family man, Lew is survived by Ruth, his daughters: Cheryl Lasher of Albany, Mary Lew (Dennis) Fink, his grandson, Jared Fink, and sister: Frances McLean all of Germantown. Lew also leaves nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his grandson, Jason Fink.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 9:30am to 11am at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. The funeral service is to follow immediately after.

In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrances to: The American Heart Association, Attn: Meredith Cohn, 440 New Karner Rd. Albany, NY 12205

 


Dr. Steven M. Ostoyich 87 of Germantown died Saturday February 7th, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Dr. Ostoyich practiced dentistry in Hudson for many years and was a US Army Air Corps Veteran of W.W.II.

Survivors include five sons. Michael Ostoyich, Dr. Robert Ostoyich, Edward Ostoyich, Matthew Ostoyich and Thomas Ostoyich; two daughters: Vanessa Ostoyich Pakla and Allison Ostoyich, 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a brother John, a nephew and niece.

Dr. Ostoyich was predeceased by his wife of 60 years Elizabeth Ostoyich, two daughters: Margaret and Katherine, one son: Steven and a brother: Joseph.

There are no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of their family.

 


 

Dorothy Navins 88 of Red Hook died Saturday February 7th at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born May 18, 1920 in Gallatin she was the daughter of the late: Ernest and Jessie May Bathrick.

She had worked for Orchard Hills of Red Hook and did residential cleaning prior to her retirement.

Survivors include two sons: Robert Navins and Joseph Navins, two daughters: Patricia Meyers and Barbara Quinlan. One sister Elizabeth Martell, a brother-in-law: Charles Navins, 14 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Navins who died in 1980, a daughter Marie Jornov, and brothers: Alan, William and Paul Bathrick, and a grand daughter Melissa Santos.

Calling will be 6 to 7pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will follow at 7pm with the Rev. Mark Frickey officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Red Church Cemetery of Tivoli.

 

 


 

Rosario Mario “Shorty” Raimondo, from Elizaville, passed away February 1, 2009, age 80, at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck after a lengthy illness.

Shorty was born in Manhattan  to  Italian immigrant parents Mary Montivido and Anthony Raimondo on September 8, 1928. He was the third of six children.  Mary, a widower, brought Louie and Catherine Fugazy into her marriage with Anthony, and together they had Shorty, Lucy, Phillip and Camilla.  On May 15, 1949 he married the love of his life Anna Elizabeth Tanzillo . Together they moved from NYC to Elizaville in 1955 and were the proud parents of three sons – Peter, Anthony and John. A firefighter since August 3, 1955, he was a lifetime member of the Elizaville Pumper Company #2 and served as secretary, Lieutenant and Assistant Chief. He became a member of the Linlithgo Reformed Church in Livingston in 1986.

A hard worker, Shorty enjoyed carpentry and was employed by Painters Union of Poughkeepsie as a taper. He enjoyed working with his hands and passed down his woodworking skills to his three sons. He and Anna raised them with integrity, honesty and a gentle kindness and their home was open to family and friends. Their nephews and nieces spent many summers visiting "Uncle Shorty and Aunt Anna". Many nights were spent around the dining room table at their home on Jackson Corners road sharing memories and discussing politics, current events, and community happenings in passionate tones. After retirement, Shorty and Anna enjoyed taking trips with the Southern tier CC Senior Citizens. He was an integral part of the community and will be missed tremendously. Everybody knew Shorty by name wherever he went-from the Chinese Restaurant where he loved to eat dinner, or the deli where he met withfriends at lunch, to the clerks at the grocer where he purchased his daily lottery tickets.

His three sons and wives, Peter and Lee Raimondo (Sherman, NY), Anthony and Ginger Raimondo (Fayetteville, NC) and John and Ellen Raimondo (Red Hook, NY), and five grandchildren Elizabeth Dollar, Angela Rosebrough, Jennifer Raimondo, Govina Taylor and Oliver Forde survive him. He is also survived by one great-grandson, Elijah Rosebrough, one sister, Lucy Rackoff (Fayetteville, NC) and nephews and nieces: Sal Maiello, Tom Maiello, Albert DiFalco, Joann Storms, Michael Rackoff and Carol Ann Switzer also survive him. 

He is predeceased by his wife Anna Raimondo (May 11, 1997) siblings Louie Fugazy, Catherine Fugazy, Phillip Raimondo and Camilla Raimondo.

Calling hours will be Friday, February 6, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Funeral services are Saturday, February 7 at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Livingston Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Shorty’s memory are requested to the Elizaville Pumper Company #2, Inc. 1575 Co. Rt. 19, Elizaville, NY 12523.

 

 


 

Claudette Albert 71 of Clermont died January 26, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Albert was born July 7, 1937 in Lille, Maine the daughter of the late Claude and Lucille (Dubby) Beaulieu.

A resident of both Clermont, NY and Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida; she had spent her childhood in Oxnard, and Channel Island, California.

Prior to her retirement Mrs. Albert was self-employed as a fruit Broker and owner of Thoroughbred horses that she raised which was her passion for more than 28 years. She also owned and operated her own residential cleaning company.

She was a member of The Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, a Charter member of the former Germantown Lioness Club, a member of the Germantown Lions Club and a long time member of the Catskill Yacht Club.

Surviving are her husband Richard F. Albert, who she married October 22, 1955 in Conn., one son Gary Albert of Clermont, daughter: Deborah Albert Ferriere of Livingston. A nice: Barbara Miller of Maine, Nephews: Fred Albert of PA, James Albert of Maine, brother-in-law: James Albert of Maine, sister-in-law: Brenda Albert of Maine, Sister-in-law Marilyn and brother-in-law: Norman Albert and his wife Dolores of Maine and several aunts, uncles, nephews,nieces and cousins.

She was predeceased by her son Darren, brother Paul Beaulieu, and sister Beverly Isom.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be 9:30am Saturday from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown or the American Cancer Society.

 

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Violet E. Smith 93 a long time resident of Clermont died January 21st at Pine Haven Home of Philmont.

Born October 14, 1915 in Edmonton, Canada, she was the daughter of the late: Frank and Jessie (McLeod) Robinson. She became a US citizen in 1960.

Mrs. Smith had worked as a home care nurse for many years and known in her community as an avid gardener. To her family she was known as the family photographer and historian. She was a world traveler, traveling to such countries as Scotland and Ireland. Over the past year Violet had moved to Whittier Adult Home in Ghent and was enjoying her new friends and acquaintances.

Survivors include her care giver and grand daughter: Melonie Cousin of Hudson, her children Marion Mueller of Little Falls, Stanley Fish of Syracuse, Richard Fish of S. Carolina, Glenn Fish of Hudson, Lillian Todriff of Kinderhook, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband: Jack Smith who died in 1984, sons: Ralph Fish, Delbert Fish and Keith Fish.

Funeral services and in interment in Viewmonte Rural Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.


Pauline (Polly) A. Freer, 89, of Garden Street, Red Hook, died January 18, 2009 at Northern Dutchess Hospital after a brief illness.

Born May 16, 1919, in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Gordon S. V. and Irene (Ham) Andrews.

Pauline graduated from Pawling Central School, attended Cornell University and Krissler School of Business in Poughkeepsie. She was Post Master in the town of Clermont, an Administrative Assistant at the Clermont Fruit Packers, a clerk in the Columbia County Tax Collector’s Office and an Administrative Assistant at the NYS Volunteer Firemen’s Home in Hudson until her retirement in 1985.

She was a 4-H Club Leader, involved with Columbia County Cooperative Extension, and a transporter for RSVP "Ride" program. She was a member and officer of the Southern Tier and the Red Hook Senior Citizens groups, a member and officer of the Hudson Christian Women’s group, coordinator of the local "55 Alive" Program, a Director of the Clermont Historic Community Center, a member and officer of the Clermont Fire Auxiliary, a member and on the parish council of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Red Hook, a member of the Columbia County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary. For many years she was a blood donor, having given gallons throughout her life time.

Pauline was predeceased by her husband Douglas who died May 23, 1995, and brother, James E. Andrews in 2008.

Surviving are: four daughters and son-in-laws, Mary Ellen and Allen Kime, Canastota, Linda and Nelson Bink, Gansevoort, Patricia and Ronald Hearst, Orlando, FL and Diane and Glenn Markle, Rhinebeck, and a sister, M. Roberta "Rosey" Andrews, Lagrangeville, Nine grandchildren, Christoper Beaudry, Nichole Evans, Robert Bink, Jennifer Kime, Cheryl Alpaugh, Heather Tarkos, Patrick Kime, Melissa Markle and Eric Markle; five great-grandchildren, Logan and Piper Evans, John, Kyle and Allison Bink, Payton Alpaugh and Kaleigh Kime; as well as nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 am Friday January 23, 2009 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Red Hook.

Interment will follow in the St. Pauls Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to a Fire Company of Choice or a Chairty of Choice.


 

Mary E. Hinkein 99 of Clermont died at Ferncliff Nursing Home of Rhinebeck where she had resided since 1998.

Born August 27, 1909 in Greenview, Illinois she was the daughter of the late: Edward and Mary Kunkel.

A homemaker she had worked for Orchard Hills of Red Hook many years ago. She was a loving mother and grand mother.

Survivors include her sons: Ralph of Clermont, Paul  and Jerry both of Rhinebeck, her daughter Sharon Kline of Livingston., 17 grand children, 22 great grand children and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Walter who died in 1980, two sons Richard and Donald.

Friends are invited to call 6 to 8 pm Monday January 19th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services and interment in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations are requested to the Salvation Army 40 South 3rd Street Hudson, NY 12534.

 


James Meacher 53 of Germantown died Christmas Day at his home after a long illness.

Born August 30,1955 in Hudson, he was the son of John M. and Mary (Sackett) Meacher of Germantown.

Mr. Meacher was a graduate of the Germantown Central School and Marist College in Poughkeepsie. He had been employed as a Senior Manager with the Taconic Farms, Inc. of Germantown for more than 34 years.

He was a member and former Deacon of the Germantown Reformed Church. A Three Stooges enthusiast, he also enjoyed showing his restored Volkswagons.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife: Elfreda Ericson Meacher who he married on May 27, 1979. His son and daughter-in-law: Robert J. and Laci Meacher, Daughter and son-in-law: Lauren and Matthew Coon, daughters: Dorothy Meacher and Anne Meacher; grandsons: Lukas J. Meacher and Noah M. Coon. One brother, John Meacher, two sisters, Melanie Betros and Maureen Meacher.

There are no calling hours.

A celebration of his life will be held 7pm Tuesday December 30. 2008 at the Reformed Church of Germantown.

Interment will be in St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery of Red Hook


Henry E. Barnes 98 of Livingston died November 28th at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home of Livingston where he had resided for the past 10 years.

Born December 8, 1909 in Sharon, Vermont he was the son of the late: Nathan and Inez Barnes.

Prior to his retirement he had been self-employed in the Lawn and Garden business from 1969 to 1989 in Burlington, Vermont.

Survivors include his sister-in-law: Alice Barnes of West Lebanon, NH, Nephews Ernest Barnes of NH and Gordon Barnes of Vermont.

Private services and interment in the Pine Tree Cemetery of Sharon, Vermont will be held at the convenience of the family.


Timothy Brightly 68 of Greenport died Sunday at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born March 21, 1940 in Hudson he was the son of the late: W H. Brightly Jr. and Margaret Svingala.

For over 50 years he was a self-employed area builder.

Mr. Brightly was an avid Yankees fan, enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his beloved companion, Laurie Moore, one son: Arthur of Elizaville, two daughters: Samantha Brightly of Livingston and Dr. Rebecca Martin of South Carolina. Three brothers Walter, Joseph and George, one sister: Bunny Bjercke and 4 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Brightly.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

 

 

 

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