Obituaries from the Daily Mail
May 2006

Transcribed by Colleen Maresca
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf


DIANE C. HERMAN
Former Catskill resident
May 1, 2006

LARGO, Fla.--- Diane C. Herman, 64, of Starkey Road, Largo, and former Catskill area resident, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Born Aug 14, 1941 in Catskill, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Catherine Jones LaBuff.

Mrs. Herman graduated from Catskill High School in 1959.

She moved to Florida in 1988.

Mrs. Herman was the dining room supervisor at Freedom Square Home in Seminole, Fla.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, David Herman of Largo; a son, Scott Clearly of Cairo; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Catherine and Chad Counhian of Jacksonville, Fla., Christine and John Pilatich of Catskill and Annamarie Herman of Largo; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Susan LaBuff of Catskill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Frank Morelli of Largo and Linda and Frank Pocoroba of Cairo; six grandchildren, Joshua, Angela, Nikole, Peter, Tyler and Emily; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill with Deacon Michael MacDonald officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


WALTER J. BOLAND
Retired NYPD Sgt.
May 2, 2006

PRESTON HOLLOW--- Walter J. Boland, 80, of Preston Hollow, Albany County, and formerly of Rockaway Beach, Queens County, died Friday, April 28, 2006, at home.

Born Oct. 1, 1925, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mary McPolin Boland.

Mr. Boland was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a sergeant for the N.Y.P.D., retiring after 30 years of service.

Mr. Boland was a communicant of Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham and was also an avid hunter and enjoyed nature.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patricia; four daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Donald Waldman, Caryn and Charlie Strining, Tina and Jeff Neilsen and Claire and David Palmer; two sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Irene Boland and Terence and Dawn Boland; and twelve grandchildren, Andrew Boland Wennerstrom, Lisa and Eric Waldman, Cristin and Ryan Strining, Paige Boland and Andrew and Eric Kaufer, Kiara, Patrick and Sean Neilsen and Gavin Boland.

He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Vincent.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville.

A funeral service will be held 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Knock Shrine.

Interment will be in the Potter Hollow Cemetery.


ALFRED HOFFMAN
Painter
May 2, 2006

HANNACROIX--- Alfred Hoffman, 77, of Hannacroix, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany after a long illness.

Born June 18, 1928 in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Bessie Conklin Hoffman.

During his lifetime, he was employed as a painter.

He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and all other sports.

Survivors include three brothers, John Salamak of Pennsylvania, Richard Salamak of Astoria, Queens County, and Peter Salamak of Hannacroix; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Frances Salamak, in 2004.

Memorial services will take place at a later date.

Private cremation will take place Tuesday at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.


ROBERT J. BEATTY, Sr.
Graveside services
May 3, 2006

CAIRO--- Graveside services will take place on Friday, May 5, 2006, at 1 p.m., at the Round Top Cemetery, Round Top, for Robert J. Beatty, Sr., 72, who died suddenly at his residence in Purling, on Dec. 24, 2005.

The day of the graveside service, everyone is asked to meet at the Round Top Cemetery.

Pastor Victor Nelson of the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo will officiate the graveside service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.


ROSEMARY M. WILSHUSEN
Legal Secretary
May 3, 4, 2006

COXSACKIE---Rosemary M. Wilshusen, 94, of Athens, died May 2, 2006, at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, after a long illness.

She was born in Brooklyn, April 25, 1912, and was the daughter of the late Fred and Teresa (Kaerney) Wilshusen.

Rosemary has been an area resident for the last six years. Prior to her retirement, she was a legal secretary for Duerr, Strong and Whitehead, Attorneys at Law in New York City. She was called the Pied Piper of Children. She was very gentle and loved all children. She supported her family at the age of 14, in her earlier years in life. She was  known as her family historian. She loved to play bingo at the Immaculate Conception Church in the Bronx, and she also loved to do fine crocheting.

She is survived by a sister, Evelyn R. Sirico, of Athens, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Coxsackie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, which she was a member of, Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY, or to the Breast Cancer Association.


MARIO YZQUIERDO
Musician/Teacher’s Aide
May 3, 4, 2006

LEEDS---Mario Yzquierdo, 52, of Brinks Lane, died suddenly Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Feb. 2, 1954, in Forest Hills, Queens, he was the son of the late Mario and Adele Cruset Yzquierdo, Sr.

He was employed as a teacher’s aide at the Mother Cabrini Home in West Park, making an impact on the lives of many troubled young children. He had a special place in his heart for all young children. His devotion didn’t end there. Those who knew him will forever remember his generosity, sense of humor, gift for story telling, and his ability to lift the spirits of others. Mario was a friend to all and will be missed by anyone whose life he touched.

He loved sports, was a big Yankee fan, and enjoyed skiing, and the simple beauty of nature.

Mr. Yzquierdo was a well-known area musician who played the guitar in many bands over his long musical career, beginning with his first band at the age of 14. He played guitar in a well-known bank called Red Wing. IN 1982, he joined the Paul Luke Band. It was in this band, as the charismatic lead guitarist and vocalist, that he excelled and developed his style of music. In 1994, he had the privilege of playing at the Woodstock Music Festival. He joined the local band No Limit in 1996 and played gigs with them to date.

He was an organ donor after his death, so that others may be helped.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Dennin Yzquierdo whom he meet in 1974 and married June 24, 1989; they were best friends for 32 years;

A sister and brother-in-law, Alisa and Mitchell Chesler; nieces Julia and Emily of Forest Hills; three sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Mary C. Dennin, and brothers-in-law, Jack and Michael Dennin.

Calling hours will be 2 p.m. at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home, Inc., Route 32, Rosendale.

A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Arlene Dawber officiating.  

Cremation was private at Wiltwyck Cemetery in Kingston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mother Cabrini Home, P.O. Box 10, West Park, NY  12493.


ANNA V. CUNNINGHAM
Executive Bookkeeper
May 4, 2006

HARTSDALE--- Ana V. Cunningham, 80, of Round Top, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 20, 2006 at Lauderdale by the Sea in Florida.

She was born Sept. 17, 1925 in Greenwich Village, the daughter of the late John and Antoinette (Manfredonia) Pauzano.

Survivors include her husband, James K. Cunningham of Round Top; her sisters, Frances DiGiacomo of New Jersey, Norma B. Bodratti (retired Postmaster of Round Top); nephews, Anthony J. DiGiacomo of California, James DiGiacomo of New Jersey, Robert P. Bodratti of Valatie, Ronald J. Bodratti of Hilton, Louis Pauzano of Long Island; a niece, Anette Muszynski of Connecticut; two step-daughters, Gail Rasmussen Morgan of Texas, Noel Aureguy of California; and many other relatives and friends.

Anna was affectionately known as “Bae” to her family and friends.

She was a graduate of St. Anthony’s secretarial academy. She was employed at the executive office of The Simmons Co., retiring in 1978, as an Executive Bookkeeper.

Anna had been an area resident of Round Top since 1979. She ran the gift shop in the Round Top General Store for many years, and was also a receptionist at the Winter Clove Inn in Round Top. She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo, and a life member of the Round Top Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

For many years, she and her husband, James, spent the winters at their Florida residence. She was a skillful poker player who enjoyed an occasional day at the casino.

Anna was outgoing with a caring personality, and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Mass was held at the Church of The Assumption in Florida, on April 25, 2006.

Entombment took place at the Shrine of Memories at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale on April 28, 2006.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


SUSAN ARMSTRONG SULLIVAN
Outstanding cook
May 4, 5, 2006

COXSACKIE--- Susan Sullivan (Armstrong), 72, died May 3, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief illness.

Sue was born August 22, 1933, in Albany, the daughter of the late Dorothy and James Armstrong. She graduated from the Milne school in 1951.

She was an outstanding cook and few things gave her greater pleasure than taking charge of holiday and family meals. She also delighted in her regular reunion meetings with her Milne classmates and her annual summer trip to Maine with the girls: Marcia, Mar, Betty, and Jane.

Sue is predeceased by her son, John Scott, survived by her daughter, Sharon (Joseph) Frisbee of Coxsackie; her sons, Peter (Debbie) Scott of North Huntingdon, PA, and Frederick (Ann) Hinrichsen of Coxsackie. Other survivors include her sister, Marcia (Robert) Luther of Albany and her recently discovered half-sister, Dianne (Darryl) Waddell of Colonie; grandchildren, Jennifer (Joel) Dubois, Bryan Frisbee, Katelyn Frisbee, Shannon Scott, Nicole Scott, John Scott, Matthew Scott and Natalie Hinrichsen; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Dubois, Connor Scott and numerous nieces, nephews, dear cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be at Brady’s Funeral Home, 5-8 p.m., 97 Mansion St., in Coxsackie. A service will be held May 5 at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor William Clark of Christ Episcopal Church of Greenville, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joean Frisbee Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Howard Solvin Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Sharon J. Frisbee, 9 Washington Ave., Coxsackie, NY  12051. (Envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home).

A private cremation will take place at the Albany Rural Crematory, Menands, NY. A private burial in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the W.C. Brady’s Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY  12051. 518-731-8000.


KATHRYN M. RADEWITZ
80-year resident of Philmont
May 7, 2006

PHILMONT--- Kathryn M. Radewitz, 97, of Philmont, died May 6, 2006 at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont after a long illness.

She was born in Tivoli on April 7, 1909, the daughter of the late Frederick and Marie (Renz) Althiser.

Kathryn has been a resident of Philmont and a communicant of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for over 80 years. She enjoyed doing crafts at the church.

She was employed by the Rolin Knitting Mills.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and three sisters, Carmen Gierisch, Nellie Laraway and Ethel Radewitz.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean West and Joan Caggianelli, both of Philmont; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, Town Hall Drive, Greenport, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main Street, Philmont.

Interment will follow at Mellenville Union Cemetery in Philmont.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main Street, Philmont, NY  12565; or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Rd., Hudson, NY  12534.


CORNELIA SMITH
Office clerk
May 7, 10, 11, 2006

CATSKILL--- Cornelia Ann Smith, 95, of Catskill, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Eden Park Health Care Center, where she had been a patient since March 4, 2003.

Mrs. Smith was born in Catskill on April 21, 1911, to the late George and Sara Van Alystne Wagner.

She was formerly an office clerk and the wife of the late Clarence Ira Smith who predeceased her on May 7, 1971.

She is survived by two sons, David R. Smith of Ithaca and Clarence A. Smith of Catskill; two daughters-in-law, Karen Smith of Ithaca and Pearl Smith of Catskill; three grandchildren, Darcy Hoffman of Plymouth, N.H., Barbara Beck of Catskill and David Smith of Catskill; two great-grandchildren, Leah and Garrett Hoffman; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, George, Albert and Abram Wagner.

Private cremation was conducted on Saturday at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the United Methodist Church on Woodland Avenue with a reception following. All are invited for this time of food and fellowship. The Rev. Joyce Wilkerson, pastor, will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Community Hospice at 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY  12414.


ELIZABETH CORRADO
Seamstress
May 9, 10, 2006

SAUGERTIES--- Elizabeth Corrado, 86, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at home.

Born March 15, 1920 in Corona, Queens, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Calabrese Percio.

Mrs. Corrado was employed as a seamstress and trimmer for Miranda’s Dress Factory in Saugerties.

She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Palenville and past president of the Altar Rosary Society at Sacred Heart.

Mrs. Corrado was a former member of the Catholic Daughters, the Saugerties Columbiettes, the Blue Army and the Catskill Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol Ann Cooke, Annette Perry and Susan Corrado, all of Saugerties; her son, Anthony Corrado of Saugerties; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Corrado, on April 30, 1969; a daughter, Julia; and a grandson, Richard Stamp.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Buono Funeral Service Inc, Main Street Chapel, Saugerties.

A funeral procession will form 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and then proceed to Sacred Heart Church in Palenville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bonaventure Bionda, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, officiating.

Interment will immediately follow in Palenville Cemetery.


CLAIRE V. HANWAY
Cashier
May 10, 2006

CAIRO--- Claire V. Hanway, 44, of Cairo, formerly of Hudson and Red Hook, died May 1, 2006, at her residence.

She was born July 1, 1961, in Red Hook, and was the daughter of the late Susan A. Stickel.

Claire is a high school graduate of the Red Hook Central School District. During her employment, Claire held several positions as a cashier.

Survivors include her son, Ian Hanway and his wife, Melanie, of Round Top, and two grandsons, William and Jordan Hanway of Round Top.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Karl Stickel.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo.

Private cremation took place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Interment of her remains will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, 61 South Broadway, in Red Hook, with the Rev. Retta Lykens of the Cairo and South Cairo United Methodist Church, officiating. Everyone is to meet at the cemetery the day of the interment.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the South Cairo United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cairo, NY  12413. 


DOROTHY HEYLER
Piano Teacher
May 10, 2006

WELLSBORO, Pa.--- Dorothy Borden Heyler, 85, died on Monday, May 8, 2006 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany, New York from the complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born Dorothy Marleta Borden in Ulysses, Pa., daughter of Theodore Sperry Borden and Grace Early Borden, she majored in music at Mansfield State Teacher’s College, where she was a member of Lamda Mu honorary music sorority.

She met Romayn F. Heyler in college, and they were married for more than 50 years.

She enjoyed a distinguished career as a church choir director and piano teacher in Wilmington, Del., and was a member of the Delaware Music Teacher’s Association. She also played cello in several symphony orchestras and taught public school music in Harrison Valley, Pa. and Roxbury, NY.

The Heylers lived for years in the Oneonta-Cooperstown area, where Mrs. Heyler was a member of Glimmerglass Opera Theater Chorus, the Audubon Society, the North American Bluebird Society and local gardening and historical societies. Mr. Heyler worked in the banking industry and was vice president of Deak National Bank in Fleischmanns, NY. He had served as a pilot in World War II and was awarded the Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross.

Mrs. Heyler is survived by two brothers, Arthur Borden (& Audrey) of Lewisburg, Pa., and Charles Borden (& Marlea) of Bridger, Mt., as well as three children: Frederick Heiler (& Lynn) of Saddle River, NJ; Dorayne Heyler of Adelphi, Md.; and Annette Boprey (& Christopher) of Ravena. She also has five grandchildren, Joshua Osborne (& Marianne), Tara Ward (& Michael), Dorayne Boprey (& Charles McKern), Derek Boprey, and Timothy Heiler.

A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Nauvoo, Pa., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Flowers can be sent to the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home (570-724-4637), 139 Main St., in Wellsboro, Pa., 16901. Memorial contributions may be sent to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY  12144 and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (http://www.alzfdn.org/).


MARY ROSE NASSO
Loved to cook, crochet
May 11, 12, 2006

CAIRO--- Mary Rose Nasso, 81, of Route 67, Leeds, died May 10, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

She was born in Trenton, N.J., March 7, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Dominick and Catherine (Scarponi) DeAngelo.

She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church of Cairo, has been an area resident for the last 25 years, and she loved to cook and crochet.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Rocco E. Nasso, of Leeds; a son, Richard E. Nasso of Cairo; a daughter, Jeanie Matiz of Staten Island; two brothers, Dominick and Richard DeAngelo, both of New Jersey. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Richard, Jr., Jennifer, and Madeline, and also two great-grandchildren, Rocco R. and Ella.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, on Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, May 13, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Cairo, with Rev. John Murphy as celebrant.

Interment will follow in the family plot of St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.


EDNA LAKE SMITH
RICHARD HENRY SMITH
Memorial services
May 11, 2006

Edna Lake Smith died on Nov. 16, 2005. Her husband, Richard Henry Smith, passed away on Feb. 16th of this year. A combined memorial service was held for Richard and Edna at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise last Dec. 3rd followed by a social gathering at the Cloverdale Reception Center. Another service was held for the inurnment this spring in Donnelly at the Finn Cemetery. The services were under the direction of the Cloverdale Funeral Home.

Edna was born in Deer Island, OR on Oct. 21, 1915. She was the youngest of 12 children. Her parents, John Lahti and Hilda Koskella, were both born in Finland. In 1888, they immigrated to America where they met and were married in Red Lodge, Montana. Edna’s 3 brothers and 8 sisters were born in Montana and Idaho at various farming and logging communities. She was born while her family was living on a farm along the Columbia River. In 1923, Edna and her family moved to Long Valley in Idaho, where her parents had lived on and off since 1895. She attended school in McCall for most of her youth and graduated from the then new, Donnelly High School in May of 1935. She went on to the University of Idaho for a couple of years and then transferred to Syracuse University in 1939, where she majored in Art Education. She became a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Pi Lambda Theta, the National Education Honorary. Edna graduated with honors in 1943.

While living in upstate New York, Eddi met the man who would become the love of her life, Richard Henry Smith. He was going to school at the New York State Ranger School in Wanakena and would soon after join the U.S. Navy. Richard and Edna were married on April 4, 1944 in the Chapel at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida while he was in flight training there.

They lived in St. Augustine for a while and then moved to Guernewood Park, Calif., until Richard was sent to Hawaii with his squadron, at which time, Eddi went to live with her sister in Boise, Idaho. While Dick was off fighting the war, Edna went to work for C.C. Anderson, which is now Macy’s.

After the war was over, they went to live in Prattsville, the town where Richard was born and raised. Edna taught art in the New York City School System for the next 15 years while Dick became the town’s postmaster, a position he held until retiring in 1970. After retiring, they moved back to Edna’s beloved Idaho and she would call it home for the remainder of her life. Eddi would have three children with Richard and they raised their kids in the small Catskill mountain town. She adored her kids and her kids adored her. Her students loved her too. She was a devoted teacher and a wonderful mother. She was an accomplished artist whose drawings and paintings will be cherished for all time. She lived to ski and go camping, and she loved to travel. For several years, Edna and Dick lived in their motor home and toured the states-all of them. For many years, they lived in Idaho and wintered in Arizona.

Edna was family oriented. She was deeply connected to her roots and the family she came from, and she recreated that bond with the family that she bore. She will be remembered for her devotion to her God and her family and she will be sorely missed.

Edna was preceded in death by all of her three brothers and eight sisters and her beloved husband of 61 years, Richard. She is survived by her daughter, Marna David and her husband,  JW Tatum of New Orleans, and Marna’s 3 children: Nathan and Jordan David and Beth Traverso, all of Seattle; her daughter, Stephanie Brown of Boise; her son, F. Kim Smith, and his wife, Deborah, and Kim’s 4 children: Dane Smith of Memphis, Shelby Connor, and Sarah, all of Boise.


VINCENT V. VAZAC
Former NYC Police officer
May 11, 2006

COXSACKIE—Vincent V. Vazac, 83, formerly of Bethany Village, died April 22, 2006, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, FL.

He was born in the Bronx, and was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Diskin) Vazac.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Coxsackie.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill, next to his late wife, Katherine, who predeceased him in 1997.

Vincent was a police officer with the NYC Police Department, Precinct No. 45.

He was also a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, and loved to play bingo.

He served with the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.

Besides his parents, and his wife, he was predeceased by a son and a brother.

Vincent is survived by several grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the W.C. Brady’s Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Friday from 8 to 10 a.m.


JOHN F. MARCHESANI
Master woodworker
May 13, 2006

CATSKILL--- John F. Marchesani, 49, of 161 West Bridge St., Catskill, died May 11, 2006, at his home after a long illness.

He was born in Catskill, Oct. 18, 1956, and was the son of the late Albert T. and Catherine L. (Hines) Marchesani.

Mass of the Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Catskill, with the Rev. Father James Clark, Pastor of the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church as the celebrant.

John was employed by the Adirondack Stair Company of Saugerties, and was well known for his outstanding carpentry and stair construction talents.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Catskill.

He loved collecting baseball cards and coins. He enjoyed playing billiards and darts, and was an avid New York Yankee fan, and also loved the art of woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sharon Marchesani; daughter, Melissa Marchesani and her fiancé Wayne Moore; sons, Matthew, Edmund and Benjamin Marchesani; two grandsons, Sebastian Garber and Lakota Moore, both of Catskill; five brothers, Thomas, Frank, Salvatore, Robert and Kenneth Marchesani; a sister-in-law, Pamela Marchesani; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, Bross Street, Cairo, on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


AMELIA RUTH POLLUTRO
Leeds Postmaster
May 12, 13, 2006

CATSKILL--- Amelia Ruth Pollutro, 85, of Catskill, died Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, in Hudson.

She was born Oct 15, 1920 in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late August and Helen (Nickloff) Schupinsky.

Amelia grew up in Leeds, where her mother and father owned and operated the Shady Rest Resort and Boardinghouse, a tourist retreat in the 1930’s.

Amelia attended the Leeds School and was a graduate of Catskill High School. She entered the U.S. Navy during World War II in 1942, and was one of the first WAVES.

Amelia met and married her husband, John Pollutro, in 1944. They were married for 56 years before John died in 2000.

Amelia was a postal clerk for 24 years, then Postmaster for 15 years at the Leeds Post Office.

She sang in the Treble Choraliers during the 1950’s.

Amelia was the former president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Catskill, member of the Honeyford Memorial Post 110 American Legion, former Matron and member of the Catskill Chapter No. 293 Order of the Eastern Star since 1964, and member and former deacon and elder of the Leeds Reformed Church.

Mrs. Pollutro is survived by a daughter, Helen DeSawal and husband, Robert, of Bloomington, Ind., and a granddaughter, Danielle DeSawal, of Bloomington, Ind.

Relatives and friends may call at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The Rev. David Overton, Community Hospice Chaplain, will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.


LAWRENCE VAN DYKE
‘Sarge’
May 12, 13, 2006

CATSKILL---Lawrence Richard Van Dyke, 82, of 219 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, died suddenly Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at  home.

He was born March 3, 1924 in Catskill, the son of the late Edward and Alice (Clapper) Van Dyke.

Mr. Van Dyke served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War and later served in the Army National Guard for a total of 16 years,

Sarge was an employed of Milroy Cars of Catskill prior to his retirement in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith (Collins) Van Dyke of Catskill; a son, Lawrence R. Van Dyke, Jr., of Catskill; two daughters, Sharon Van Loan of Florida and Alicia Van Dyke of Florida; six grandchildren, Lavergne Brockett, Jr., Wendy Brockett, Denise (Joshua) Brockett-Hale, Christopher Van Loan, Shannon Van Dyke, Sarah (Michael) Van Dyke-Scalera; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The Rev. Joyce Wilkerson, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Catskill, will be officiating.

Interment with full military honors will follow in the Veteran’s Section of the Catskill Rural Cemetery.


CAROL MARIE VENTURA
Homemaker/Singer
May 16, 2006

ATHENS--- Carol Marie Atkins Ventura, 80, of Athens, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, after a short illness and with her family beside her.

Born Feb. 14, 1926 in Ellenville, She was the daughter of Mary Schoonmaker Atkins and Bert Atkins.

She grew up in Kingston and moved to Athens 52 years ago when she was married.

Mrs. Ventura was a homemaker.

Before marriage, she worked at the Hercules Power Co., the New York Telephone Co., Central Hudson Gas and Electric and she was also a florist.

Mrs. Ventura was an avid singer and music lover. She was a member of church choirs in Kingston and Athens and was also an a-cappella singer. She belonged to the Treble Choraliers for a period of time.

Most recently, she was a member of the First Reformed Church of Athens choir. She was also a member of The Lady Elks in Catskill.

She was also an accomplished artist. She filled the walls of her family’s house with beautiful oil paintings that she created.

Mrs. Ventura and her husband, Anthony, enjoyed many years of camping at Lake Lucerne during their retirement. Her husband of 52 years survives at home.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Ventura and Robert Weisheit of Selkirk, Albany County and Kathy Ventura of Coxsackie; a brother, Albert Atkins of Hurley; two step-brothers, Art and Bernard Keidcamp of Kingston; four grandchildren, Roseanne Ruvolo of Alcove, Albany County, Margarite Kennedy of Greenville, and Lianne and Matthew Weisheit of Selkirk; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister, Emily Osterhuodt; and a brother, Roland.

Private cremation took place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens, followed by a funeral service 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kathleen Hart Brumm, pastor of First Reformed Church of Athens, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Athens or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.


SHEILA A. YAAS
Loving wife and mother
May 17, 18, 2006

COXSACKIE--- Sheila A. Yaas, age 46, of Coxsackie, died suddenly on May 15, 2006.

She was born on July 11, 1959, in Catskill, the daughter of Elmer and Jean (Grammas) Mattice.

She is predeceased by her father, Elmer Mattice; grandmother, Novilla Maurer; two nephews, Lawrence Teague, Jr. and Anthony Giesel, Jr.; uncles, Ernest Maurer, Jr. and Louis Grammas; and aunt, Joan Craw.

She is survived by her loving husband, Theodore Yaas, Sr. of Coxsackie; four children, Gerald Taylor, Jr., of Coxsackie, Amanda Taylor of Ravena, Joshua Taylor of Coxsackie, Nicholas Yaas of Coxsackie; granddaughter, Hayden Taylor; six brothers and sisters, Corrine Teague of Coxsackie, Jean Campbell of Missouri, Jody and Shirley Mattice of Coxsackie, Eric and Stephanie Mattice of Ravena; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

She is also survived by three step-children, Tammy Lynch, Theodore Yaas, Jr., and Stephanie Mattice.

She was married for 13 years. She loved to play video games, cook, take part in family picnics, playing cards and having fun.

She was formerly a prop cook at New Baltimore Thruway Rest Area. More recently, she worked as a substitute in the kitchen of Coxsackie-Athens School District, while most of her time was spent at home caring for her children and family.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon at the funeral home the same day, with Reverend Wendy Steed, Pastor of the First Methodist Church of Coxsackie officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.


THOMAS MacDONALD, III
Public School teacher
May 18, 2006

CATSKILL--- Thomas MacDonald III, age 64 of Route 23, Acra, died Sunday, January 1, 2006 at Albany Medical Center. He was born in Little Rock, Big Rock County, Arkansas, on July 20, 1941, the first child of Thomas and Gladys (Bermingham) MacDonald, Jr.

Mr. MacDonald was a retired public school teacher and New York State Correctional Teacher, Program Administrator, and former U.S. Air Force Officer. Thomas retired from the NYS Dept. of Correctional Services in July 1996. He later worked part-time and cared for his aging parents.

Early in his career, Thomas served four years active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force in the specialty of aircraft maintenance, which included one year of service in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. He earned a B.A. Degree in History at SUNY at Buffalo, a M.S. Degree in Elementary Education at SUNY at Oneonta, and a certificate from the U.S. Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer’s School at Chanute AFB in Illinois. He took additional course work at Columbia-Greene Community College, SUNY at Albany, College of St. Rose, and SUNY at New Paltz.

Mr. MacDonald taught a number of subject areas and held several NYS permanent teaching certifications. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, New York State United Teachers, New York State Professional Employees Federation (PEF), and New York State Retired Public Employees Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Arlene Joyce (Pousont) MacDonald of Acra, whom he married on August 27, 1966, and his two sons, Thomas Edward MacDonald and wife, Barbara, of Huntington, Long Island, NY, and Bradley James MacDonald of Acra; mother-in-law, Hilda Pousont; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ted and Janet Gooss; two grandchildren, twins, Tyler Thomas MacDonald and Amanda Jean MacDonald, both of Huntington, Long Island. He is also survived by four younger brothers; Ian MacDonald and wife, Yoonie, of Woodbridge, Virginia, David MacDonald of Valley Falls, Brian MacDonald and wife, Karyn, of East Windham, and James MacDonald of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make Memorial donations, may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society, American Cancer Society, Salvation Army, National Rifle Association, or the School District of their choice for a sound education purpose.


ALICE POWELL
New York Telephone employee
May 17, 18, 2006

CATSKILL--- Mrs. Alice Powell, age 86, of 214 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. She was born March 10, 1920 in Stone Ridge, New York, the daughter of the late Simon and Laura (Wood) Sutherland.

Alice was an employee of New York Telephone in Catskill for over 35 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Catskill United Methodist Church and Telephone Pioneers of America.

Alice was predeceased by her husband, Ray E. Powell o February 24, 2001; two brothers, Herbert Sutherland and Oscar Sutherland; and three sister, Agnes Stewart, Frances Bates and Margaret Sutherland.

Mrs. Powell is survived by two sisters, Thelma Sutherland and Bessie Sherman, both of Catskill; two brothers, Percy Sutherland and Norman Sutherland, both of Catskill; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Town of Catskill Cemetery. Rev. Joyce Wilkerson, Pastor of the Catskill United Methodist Church, will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church or Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.


ROBERT TREAT CHATTERTON
Electrical Engineer
May 19, 2006

CATSKILL--- Robert Treat Chatterton, 96, of Goochland, Va., died April 23, 2006.

Bob was born in Greenville on Nov.6, 1909. He grew up in Catskill and graduated from Catskill High School in 1928. He then attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated in 1932 with honors.

In 1934, he married Irene Josephine Spoor, who survives in Goochland, Va. This June 3rd, they would have been married 72 years.

They had a son, Robert Treat, Jr., now residing in Chicago, Illinois; two daughters, M. Ellen Ganshaw Mann, residing in Milton, NY, and Dorothy Elizabeth Ruqus of Goochland, Va. In 1946, they moved to a  small farm in Wappingers Falls, where the family grew up. Survivors also include a niece, Karen Antell of Maine; nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Most of Bob’s career was with the American Can Company on 200 Park Avenue in New York City as an electrical engineer. He was promoted to head electrical engineer of the company.

In 1971, after retirement, he and Irene moved to the old family farm in Catskill where he enjoyed raising farm animals and growing fields of crops.

Bob also enjoyed camping and fishing, especially in the Adirondack Mts.

Bob and Irene moved to Goochland, Va. in 1991, after building a house near their daughter and son-in-law, Dot and Lou Ruqus. They maintained a large garden for many years.

A memorial service was held at the Byrd Presbyterian Church, Goochland, Va., on April 26.

There will be a graveside service at the Catskill Rural Cemetery this summer at the time of the annual family reunion.


JAMES V. DIPERNA, Sr.
World War II National Guardsman
May 19, 2006

CATSKILL--- Mr. James Vincent DiPerna, Sr., age 86, of 21 Clinton Avenue, Catskill, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Kaaterskill Care in Catskill. He was born January 10, 1920 in Isernia, Italy, the son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Carangi) DiPerna.

James served in the United States Army National Guard during World War II. He was an employee of Atlanta Knitting Mills for over 25 years. James subsequently worked for Atlantic Cement Company in Ravena prior to his retirement. He came out of retirement to become a School Crossing Guard for the Village of Catskill and later volunteered his services for five additional years after budget cuts eliminated his position.

Mr. DiPerna was a communicant at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Catskill. He was a member of the Catskill Senior Fellowship, Rip Van Winkle Senior Citizens, Redmen, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Council #572, and Italian-American Social Club.

Mr. DiPerna is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary A. (Rizzi) DiPerna of Catskill; two daughters, Theresa Jocelyn of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Mary (Thomas) Zindell of Cairo; a son, V. James (Joan) DiPerna, Jr., of Catskill; a son-in-law, Robert Baitchman of Rochester; a brother, Cosmo DiPerna of Catskill; a sister, Louise DiPerna of Catskill; 10 grandchildren, Renee Peckovitch, William Jocelyn, Kevin Jocelyn, Eric Baitchman, Karen Sosnie, Kristen Zindell, Kyle Zindell, James DiPerna, Jenna DiPerna, and Jillian DiPerna; five great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. DiPerna was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille F. Baitchman on October 4, 1995; a grandson, Robert J. Baitchman in 1972; two sisters, Carmella Corbett and Antoinette DiPerna; and a brother, Nicholas DiPerna.

Relatives and friends called at the Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s R. C. Church, Bridge Street, Catskill. Rev. James E. Clark, Pastor, will be officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


GEORGE HALEY
Longtime Cairo resident
May 17, 19, 2006

CAIRO--- George Haley, 88, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Westchester County Hospital.

He was born on July 30, 1917, in Yonkers and was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Anna (Risko) Haley.

Survivors include two sons, George Haley and his wife, Mary, of Tivoli, and Alan Haley and his wife, Pam, of Cairo; daughter, Betty Ann Swanson and her husband, Walter, of Malden; his brother, Stephen Haley and his wife, Regina, of Kingston; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Haley on December 14, 1989, and his daughter, Janice Bednar and her husband, Joseph, who both passed away in 2004.

George was loved and cherished by many people. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed hanging out with family and friends from Stewart’s. Occasionally, he would hang out at the local Freehold bar, where he was treated with honor and respect.

George also loved bowling and shooting pool.

He had a passion for living a full life until the end.

His favorite hobby was scratch off tickets and hoping to win the Lottery some day…being up in Heaven with his daughter and son-in-law, his mother and father, his brothers and sisters, and his bowling buddies.

We will all miss his sense of humor and his stories of the past.

George, Grandpa, Dad…we love you, and may you rest in peace.

George had been an area resident of Cairo since 1959. He graduated from the Saunders High School in Yonkers and went to work for Andaconda cable. He was also employed at Yonkers Outdoor Advertising, and was employed as a maintenance man in the Town of Cairo prior to his retirement. He painted and constructed many signs in Cairo, and did roofing.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours  at the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, at 11 a.m., at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cairo, with Pastor Victor Nelson officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot of the Cairo Cemetery, next to his late wife, Elizabeth.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cairo.


FRANZ (FRANK) JUNG
Maintenance man
May 19, 2006

CAIRO--- Franz (Frank) Jung, 84, of 25 Valley Rd., Catskill, died May 16, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, after a long illness.

He was born in Yugoslavia, Oct. 18, 1921, and was the son of the late Josef and Mariannia (Lux) Jung.

Private cremation services took place Thursday, at the Albany Rural Crematorium, in Menands.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo.

Frank has been an area resident since 1957, he adored cats, loved to watch football, and car racing, he was a maintenance man and loved to work at the Green Lake Homestead in Catskill.

Survivors include four sons, Frank Jung of Catskill, Volker Jung of Albany, Alex Jung of North Carolina and Hans Ronzka of Long Island. Also survived by his daughter, Sigrid Dunn of Florida; two brothers, Jakob Jung of Coxsackie, Josef Jung of Michigan; a sister, Katherine Krauss of New Hampshire; also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


RUSSELL KARKHECK
Veteran, businessman
May 19, 20, 2006

GREENVILLE--- Russell Karkheck, 84, of East Durham, died suddenly at his home on May 16, 2006.

He was born in Rockaway Beach on June 21, 1921, son of the late Henry and Laura (Walsh) Karkheck.

Russell served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army, 193rd Tank Battalion. He was the owner of Russell’s Garage until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1416, the Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company, Life member of the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company, the Greene County Volunteer Fire Company, the Greene County Volunteer Fireman’s Association, a former member of the Greenville Rotary Club and was the Voting Machine Custodian for the Town of Durham.

Russell was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Cully) Karkheck in 1992.

Surviving are his long-time companion, Beverley Jennings of East Durham; his three sons, Dr. Russell Karkheck (Peri) of Nanuet, John Karkheck (Dorothy) of Jackson, Mich.; his daughter, Marla Bednar (Thomas) of East Durham; and his six grandchildren, Katie, Jesse, John and Ian Karkheck, and Jordan and Justin Bednar.

Funeral service will be Sunday, May 21, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, 12083. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted by the Legion and both fire companies starting at 7 p.m. Interment with military honors will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Russell’s memory to the Town of Durham Ambulance.


FLORENCE SORELL
Retired DSS employee
May 20, 2006

RAVENA--- Florence Orsino Sorell, 71, of Ravena, died Thursday, May 18, 2006.

Florence was born in Albany and was a lifelong resident of Ravena.

She attended the Cathedral Academy in Albany. In 1996, Florence retired after 20 years of service with the New York State Department of Social Services.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Ravena, a member of Columbiettes Mother McAuley Council, volunteered at the church thrift shop and was a member of the Senior Projects of Ravena.

Survivors include her husband, Frank P. Sorell of Ravena; children, Frank P. (Diane) Sorell, Jr. of Texas, Rosemary (John) Albano of Hannacroix, Catherine (John) McIntyre of Coeymans; grandchildren, Justin (Bethany) Albano of New Hampshire, Jonathan (Karen) Albano of Coeymans; and great-grandson, Carter Stephen Albano.

Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena, on Sunday, May 21, from 4 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Florence’s memory may be made to Senior Projects of Ravena or St. Patrick’s Church. 


ZENNA ROSE
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother
May 21, 22, 2006

CAIRO---Zenna Rose, 71, of Cairo, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at home surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle against cancer.

She left this world with dignity and grace.

Born in Brooklyn on March 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Sisinni) Beltrone, and the sister of the late Peter Beltrone.

She was the beloved wife of 48 years to Robert V. Rose of Cairo and was a longtime Greene County resident.

Zenna retired from the Greene County Planning Department. While she enjoyed her job, her life revolved around her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and will be remembered for her zest for life and lots of laughs.

She was a proud member of the Happy Hookers Crochet Club of Cairo.

Along with her devoted husband, Zenna leaves her children and their spouses, Robert and Debbie Rose, Mary Jo and Ronald Chunko, Christine and John Heffern, Michael and Kate Rose; beloved grandchildren, Cayla and Emma Heffern, Abigail, Adam and Alli Rose, Cameron Chunko, Madison Rose; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara (Rose) and Gerald Austin of Hudson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 9 a.m. at the Richard Funeral Home, Bross St., Cairo.

Immediately following is the celebration of Catholic Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, where she had been a long-time communicant.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Zenna’s memory may be made to the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid, P.O. Box 341, Round Top, N.Y. 12473, or St. Peter’s Hospital Nursing Patient Excellence Fund, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208.


PATRICIA A. VAN DYKE
Community Action employee
May 22, 2006

CATSKILL---Patricia Ann Barkman Van Dyke, 46, of Route 385, Catskill, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born April 27, 1960 in Albany, the daughter of Clayton “Sonny” Barkman and Maureen Farinelli.

Mrs. Van Dyke was the director of Weatherization and Transportation at Community Action of Greene County until illness forced her retirement.

She was active in many community programs including Coats for Kids, Community Christmas and Toy Drive for Underprivileged Children, Field Day for Hunger and as Food Pantry coordinator.

Mrs. Van Dyke was the leader and lead singer of the Wrap Around Sound Band for many years. She was a member of the Hoe Bowl Tuesday Night Mixed League and team mascot of the Barfly’s.

She enjoyed boating on the Hudson, biking, hiking, painting , crafts, needlepoint and creative cooking.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Brian Murphy of Catskill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shannon Van Dyke and fiancé Richie Slater of West Coxsackie and Sarah and Michael Scalera of Athens; a stepmother, Dorothy of Earlton; her mother’s fiancé, George Bartholomew of Greenville; two step-daughters, Cara Murphy and Erin Murphy of Athens; two sisters, Dawn Becker and fiancé Jerry Finin of Greenville and Kimberly Boomhower and husband, Robert, of Ravena; two step-brothers, Adam Taber and wife, Karen, of Fuera Bush, Albany County, and Darin Taber and wife, Denise, of Selkirk, Albany County; 18 nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridge Street, Catskill with the Rev. James O’Neill officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Catskill.


LEROY CLEVELAND
Plumber
May 23, 2006

OAK HILL---Leroy Duane Cleveland, 62, of Oak Hill, died May 21, 2006, at his home with his family by his side.

Born May 19, 1944 in his grandmother’s home in Conesville, Schoharie County, he was the son of the late Grace Crumb Cleveland and Leonard Cleveland.

He served as a construction engineer in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 in the 83rd Engineers Battalion in Germany.

Mr. Cleveland worked with his father and brother in the Cleveland Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Co.

He met his wife, Gail, and they moved to New York City where he worked as superintendent of buildings and grounds at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx from 1973 to 1979. He then returned to Greene County to design and build his own passive solar house in Oak Hill.

Mr. Cleveland worked as maintenance supervisor for the Greenville School from 1981 until early retirement due to illness in 2004. He was the type of supervisor that could perform almost any task himself and this enabled him to properly guide and instruct those who reported to him. Leroy could always be counted on to visit family and friends with a tool box in the truck to tackle even the hardest jobs.

He was an avid hunter and a fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and all sports. He also enjoyed traveling, skiing and golfing. He often accompanied his son, Brook, to freestyle ski competitions.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Gail McGuire Cleveland; a son, Brook Owen Cleveland; a sister, Evalena Michaels of Castleton and Vero Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Leonard Cleveland of Santaquin, Utah, Eugene Cleveland of Oak Hill, Richard Cleveland of Sun City, Calif., and Dennis Cleveland of Preston Hollow, Albany County, and their families; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kelly and Brian McKeon and their children, Matthew, Caroline and Brian of Massapequa, Long Island; two sisters-in-law, Maureen and Tara McGuire of South Amboy, N.J.; his mother-in-law, Margaret Nelson of Boqueron, Puerto Rico; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

It was his wish to be cremated with no calling hours. Instead, a celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. June 3 at the Greenville American Legion Post 291 on Maple Avenue in Greenville with Chaplain Rev. Alan Babcock and the Legion Color Guard officiating. Prayers will be led by the Rev. Thomas Carney of the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.

Following the service, refreshments will be served; friends and family are invited to stay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414 or the American Legion Post 291, Maple Avenue, Greenville, NY 12083.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ralf Keihl and the staff of the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene for their compassionate care.


CHESTER V. PAWIAK
Hydraulic mechanic
May 23, 2006

CAIRO---Chester V. Pawiak, 85, of Cairo, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the Samuel S. Stratton V.A. Medical Center in Albany, after a long illness.

Born Jan. 7, 1921 in Bossville, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Telza Pawiak.

He served in the United States Air Force during World War II.

During his lifetime, Mr. Pawiak was a hydraulic mechanic.

One of his hobbies included being a ham radio operator.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Mucha Pawiak of Cairo; and two nephews, Joseph and Jimmy and their families.

Private cremation services took place Tuesday at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Richard’s Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo.


FRANCES C. BERGMAN
Waitress
May 24, 2006

COXSACKIE---Frances C. Bergman, 92, of Church Street, Coxsackie, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at her residence.

Born July 2, 1913 in Coxsackie, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Emma Flicker Hotaling.

Mrs. Bergman was the first waitress employed at Reds Restaurant in Coxsackie, and was also employed by G.E. Electric Company, the Knaust Mushroom Company and the Krauss Dress Shop.

She was a dedicated member of the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews, Herman C. Bauer of Coxsackie, Richard F. Bauer of Texas, Mr. and Mrs. James Nolan of Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hallenbeck of Coxsackie, Diane Claussen of Athens; and many great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Bergman, Jan. 14, 2000.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Ave., Coxsackie with the Rev. Carolyn Lewis, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot next to her husband in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Ave., Coxsackie, NY  12051.


ADELINE M. LOETTERLE
Homemaker
May 24, 2006

HAMDEN, Conn.---Adeline M. Loetterle, 83, of Hamden, Conn. and formerly of the Albany/Watervliet area, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the Arden House in Hamden.

Born May 1, 1923 in Coney Island, Kings County, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Gertrude Eldridge Dilworth.

She was a lifelong homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Maryanne and Larry Davidson of Hamden; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Dawn Loetterle of Watervliet; five granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Loetterle in 1994; and five sisters.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sheehy Manor, Resident’s Recreation Fund, 8 Carondelet Drive, Watervliet, NY  12189.


DELBERT REHBERG
Area resident
May 24, 25, 2006

BUFFALO---Delbert A. Rehberg, 79, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at the Niagara Lutheran Home in Buffalo after a long illness.

He was born June 18, 1926 in Cold Spring, Putnam County.

He graduated from Coxsackie High School.

Mr. Rehberg worked as a brick layer for B.A.C. Local Union No. 5 out of Albany from 1945 to 1967, working on projects such as the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Stuyvesant Center and many other public projects in the Albany area.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Coxsackie and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Cheektowaga.

He was also a member of the Elks, Coxsackie Yacht Club and the Coxsackie Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia A. Vosburgh Rehberg; a son and daughter-in-law, Delbert J. “D.J.” and Cindy Dziadaszek Rehberg of Buffalo; a brother, Albert Rehberg, Jr.; five sisters, Evelyn Carkner, Louise McCarthy, Margaret Mattice, Audrey VanHoesen and Madeline Helmer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Carl Rehberg.

Calling hours will be 9 to 10 a.m., June 3, at Christ Episcopal Church, 79 Mansion St., Coxsackie, where a memorial service will follow at 10 a.m.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by (Tonawanda Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home and Cremation Society.

Online guest registry at www.amigone.com


RAYMOND JONES
Bowler
May 25, 2006

ATHENS--- Raymond Jones, 93, of Athens, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care, where he was admitted after a brief hospital stay this month.

Born Aug. 12, 1912 in Liverpool, England, he was the son of the late Albert and Margaret Jones.

He immigrated to the United States in 1931 and became a citizen on Nov. 6, 1942, the day of the birth of his first son, Terrence.

Mr. Jones married Kathleen Cooney, formerly of County Longford, Ireland, in 1937. They settled in Port Washington, Long Island, where he owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store until 1971. They built a home in Acra, where he resided until 1999, after which time he lived with his son and daughter-in-law in Athens.

He coached his granddaughters, Kellie, Carrie and Heather to play soccer, where they competed for Cairo Central High School.

Mr. Jones bowled with a league at Ravena Lanes until the age of 92. He taught himself to program computers when he was in his 70’s and wrote his own program to calculate the league’s stats and also published their weekly newsletter. He also enjoyed attending the Athens Senior Citizen Center meal program for lunch every day.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Terrence and Catherine of Athens and Lawrence and Jane of Seaford, Long Island; five grandchildren, Kellie (Jones) Smirnoff of Jacksonville, Fla., Carrie (Jones) Neveldine of Syracure, Heather (Jones) Proctor of San Antonio, Texas, and Erin Jones and Brian Jones, both of Seaford; a sister, Vera Purcell, Liverpool, England; a step-granddaughter, Gina Law of Palenville; three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives in the United States, England and New Zealand and many friends.

Calling hours and services will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Richards Funeral Home, North Vernon Street, Athens.

Burial will follow on Saturday at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Cairo Youth Soccer League, c/o Patty Gibson, Hearts Content Road, Round Top, NY  12473.


ELSIE R. VAN ORDEN
Early extension agent
May 25, 2006

CATSKILL--- Elsie R. Van Orden, 84, of Catskill, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at her home.

Born Oct. 19, 1921 in rural Rockland County, at the farm owned by her parents, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Emil and Gertrude Kock Riemer.

She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1939 and, as an enthusiastic 4-H Club member, won a scholarship to Syracuse University, where she graduated in 1943 with a degree in home economics.

Mrs. Van Orden was hired as one of New York’s first female cooperative extension agents, based in Watertown, and traveled the four snowy counties of the “north country”, including those in the Thousand Islands, which had to be visited by boat.

When Greene County had an opening for a 4-H Club agent in the late 1940’s, she moved to the Hudson Valley and soon met Hugh DeWitt “Sam” Van Orden. They were married on April 9, 1949 by the late Rev. Vernon Nagel at the Van Orden Homestead and their first home was a houseboat docked along the river.

While raising four children on the farm, Mrs. Van Orden had a butter-and-egg route. She was a 4-H leader for many years and eventually became Greene County’s Home Demonstration Agent before starting a small school bus company. Before centralization, she was a tax collector for District #9.

She was a member of the First Reformed Church, Greene County Historical Society and the Catskill Monday Club.

In later years, she delivered Meals on Wheels, chaired church rummage sales, and was a tireless supporter of the Greene County Youth Fair.

Elsie enjoyed reading, knitting intricate sweaters with wool from the family sheep, and grew flowers for the altar of the Reformed Church. She had a keen interest in the genealogy and oral history of the Van Orden family and the Embought neighborhood.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, James Van Orden of Catskill; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Randall of Bloomfield, Margaret and Charles O’Neill of Honeoye Falls, Monroe County, and Mary and Onan Whitcomb of Williston, Vt.; a daughter-in-law, Donna Van Orden of Catskill; a brother, Fred Riemer of Virginia; and eight grandchildren, Sarah Van Orden, Bill Van Orden, Linnell Randall, Serita Randall, Meghan O’Neill, Jessica Whitcomb, Rebecca Whitcomb and Benjamin Whitcomb.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Vicky Eastland, pastor of the First Reformed Church in Catskill, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Catskill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greene County Youth Fair, c/o Greene County Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 98, East Durham, NY  12422.


ANDREW P. BUTTERWORTH
Shipping clerk
May 27, 2006

DURHAM--- Andrew P. Butterworth, 51, of Durham, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, May 24, 2006.

Born July 26, 1954, in Hudson, he was the son of Virginia (Hempstead) Butterworth and the late Andrew Butterworth.

Mr. Butterworth was a shipping clerk, previously employed by U.S. Paper Counters. He loved playing guitar, Jimmy Buffet and John Denver. He loved country and played in a band with Claude Hattan and Gary Green. He also enjoyed landscaping and all his animals, especially his llama, “Paco”.

Survivors include his wife, Tamara (VanDyke) Butterworth, of Durham; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tami Ann Lacy and her husband, James, of Catskill, and Gloria Johnson of Cairo; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Derek A. Butterworth of Durham, and Jason Johnson and his wife, Amy, of Round Top; five grandchildren, Lucia Rivenburg, Dyland and Justyn Lacy, Gabriella Miller and Ryan Johnson; two sisters, Cynthia Hyde of Cairo and Kathleen Liller of Potic Mountain; an uncle; a nephew; a good friend; and several nieces nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Tiffany Johnson.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Butterworth Family Fund, c/o Casey Gentile or Jeff Martell, the Milk Run, 3552 Route 145, East Durham, NY  12423.


PRISCILLA J. FINCH
X-Ray Technician, veteran
May 27, 2006

CATSKILL--- Priscilla J. Finch, 42, of 1621 Schoharie Tpke., Catskill, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Albany Medical Center, Albany.

Born Sept. 6, 1963, in Catskill, she was the daughter of Earle Finch of Catskill, and Sue (Severance) Wormuth of Athens.

Mrs. Finch was a graduate of the Greenville High School, Class of 1981.

She served in the U.S. Army and worked as an x-ray technician at Fort Dix, N.J.

At the time of her death, she was employed at the Kingston Diagnostic Center as an x-ray technician. Previously, she was employed at the Kingston Hospital and also at the Poughkeepsie Hospital.

She was a member of the Sullivan Teator Post No. 110 VFW American Legion of Catskill and the West Athens Ladies Fire Auxiliary. Mrs. Finch also taught Sunday School at the High Hill Methodist Church. She loved gardening and cooking.

Survivors include a daughter, Beth Finch, of Catskill; three sisters, Mrs. Mark (Anne) Matson of Athens, Louise Finch of Albany and Melissa Finch of Hensonville; and a brother, Earl Andrew Finch of Catskill.

She was predeceased by a brother, Earle, Jr.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the High Hill Methodist Church with the Rev. Phyllis Skidmore, pastor, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Private cremation services will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.


WALTON S. JENNINGS
Veteran, carpenter
May 27, 2006

GREENVILLE--- Walton S. Jennings, 88, of Greenville, died Friday, May 26, 2006, in the Stratton V.A. Medical Center in Albany.

Born Jan. 27, 1918, in Rensselaerville, he was the son of the late Aaron and Jean (Farquar) Jennings.

Mr. Jennings served during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater.

He was a self-employed carpenter, well known in the Greenville area.

Mr. Jennings was a past commander and life member of the Tri-Town Memorial VFW Post 7229. He loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Evelyn Shea Jennings of Greenville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jean Ingoglia and Christine Haller and her husband, William, all of Greenville; two step-daughters, Mary Ellen Barkman and her husband, Randy, of Medusa and Kathleen Ann Shea of Greenville; two brothers, Webster Jennings and his wife, Marie, and Russell Jennings; a sister-in-law, Roberta Jennings of Leeds; 12 three-quarter grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothea Mahoney and Wilhelmina Yeomans; a brothers, John Jennings; and a sister-in-law, Ann Jennings.

As per his wishes, Mr. Jennings was cremated.

A memorial service will be conducted noon Sunday, June 11, at the Greenville American Legion Post 291, Maple Avenue, Greenville, to which all are invited.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville American Legion, Post 291, Driveway Fund, Maple Avenue, Greenville, or the Greenville Rescue Squad, P.O. 332, Greenville, NY  12083.


RICHARD G. RACE, SR.
Truck/bus driver
May 27, 2006

PHILMONT--- Richard G. Race, Sr., 67, of Philmont, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born Dec. 10, 1938, in Hudson, he was the son of the late John and Hazel (Ham) Race.

Mr. Race was employed by the M.S. Johnston Trucking Co., of Philmont for 16 years as a driver and a bus driver.

He was an avid baseball fan and an avid racecar fan. He also enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Theresa (Hazelton) Race of Philmont; two sons, Richard G. Race, Jr. and his wife, Joanne, of West Taghkanic, Eric race and his wife, Alba, of Hudson; two daughters and one son-in-law, Rhonda Race of Philmont and Candace Lasher and her husband, Robert,  of Harlemville; a sister, Barbara Centicanto of Florida; four grandchildren, Megan Race, Samantha Race, Amanda Race and Robert Lasher; three step-grandchildren, Robert Guerrero, Denerick Guerrero, Dessire Guerrero; and one great-granddaughter.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Bradford, Gerald, Vernon and Earl Race; and one sister, Harriet Rubino.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Dr., Hudson.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Wright, pastor of the Covenant of Love Ministry of Hudson, officiating.

Private cremation services will take place at the Albany Rural Crematorium in Menands.


BRUCE WAYNE SPELINO
Sports fan, fisherman
May 28, 2006

SAUGERTIES--- Bruce Wayne Spelino, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.

He was 49 years old.

Spelino was born March 17, 1957 in Freeport, the son of Edward and Arletta Giltz Spelino. He married Debra Reis Melville on May 21, 1988.

He was employed by Art Sperl & Son in Saugerties. An all-around sports fan, he especially loved fishing and NASCAR. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 until 1977.

In addition to his wife in Cairo, he is survived by a step-daughter, Shannon (Mrs. Craig) Sperl of Palenville; a step-son Ian Melville of Quarryville; a brother, Thomas Spelino of Saugerties; and two sisters, Patricia Brown of Georgia and Cheryl Spelino of Bowling Green, Ky.; his mother-in-law, Irene Reis and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Buono Funeral Service, Inc., Main Street Chapel, Saugerties. Pastor Nelson of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo, will officiate. Interment will follow immediately in Mount Marion Cemetery, Kings Highway, Saugerties. Friends may call Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Buono Funeral Service, Inc., Main Street Chapel, Saugerties.


EDWARD W. VAN VALKENBURGH
Ski slope groomer
May 28, 2006

WINDHAM---Edward W. Van Valkenburgh, 41, of Prattsville, died suddenly, Thursday, May 25, 2006.

He was the owner-operator of EZ Trucking of Prattsville. He was also the head groomer of Ski Windham for over 20 years.

Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Kiley Van Valkenburgh and his two daughters, Kayla and Dorothea of Windham. He was predeceased by his son, Edward Zackary.

Other survivors include his parents, Wanda and John Phillips Van Valkenburgh of Prattsville and his sister, Frances Sitter of Pine Plains. He is also survived by several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Monday, May 29, 2005, at Decker Funeral Home, Main Street, Windham, from 6 to 7 p.m.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Private interment will be on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery, Prattsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward W. Van Valkenburgh Memorial Fund in care of Decker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 134, Windham, N.Y.  12496, if so desired.


JOHN E. ALBIN
Carpet installer/veteran
May 30, 2006

FREEHOLD--- John E. Albin, 77, of Freehold, died May 28, 2006, at the Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Valatie.

Born June 14, 1928 in New York City, he was the son of the late George and Ella Mae Cassidy Albin.

He served in the Untied States Army during the Korean War and was discharged as a corporal.

Mr. Albin was a retired carpet installer, having last worked for Broadway Carpet in Schenectady.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union and former member of the Freehold Volunteer Fire Company.

He was an avid reader.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, John and Elizabeth Albin, Jr., Jayme and Ann Albin, Michael and Susan Albin and Raymond and Stephanie Albin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Victor Weidman and Ellen and Orin Stevens; a brother, Raymond Albin; two sisters, Agnes Cafferelli and Midge Komeral; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a special “son”, Joe Savino, Jr.; and special friend, Frank Potter and family.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Joan Bigley Albin; a son, Robert Albin; a daughter, Karen Yacobucci; two sisters, Gertrude VonBerg and Helen Loughran; and four brothers, Arthur, George, Fred and William Albin.

As to his request, cremation will be at the Albany Rural Crematorium.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Rescue Squad or the American Red Cross.

Arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.


ANASTAZIA DOPIWKA
Choir singer
May 30, 2006

LEXINGTON--- Anastazia Dopiwka, 84, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Eden Park Care Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born Dec. 29, 1921 in Horodok, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Katharine Kril.

She previously resided in  New York City and Lexington, where she was an active church member and choir singer at St. George and St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Luba and Robert Marino and Irene Hermance; a son and daughter-in-law, Ihor and Nucia Dopiwka; a brother and sister-in-law, Mikola and Efrosine Krilseven; a sister-in-law, Eudokia Kril; seven grandchildren, Robert, Larissa and Christopher Marino, Andrea and Markian, and Robert, Jr. and Gregory; five great-grandchildren; and three nieces; as well as family in the Ukraine.

She was predeceased by her husband, Demetrius Dopiwka, in August 1988; a sister, Pauline Sagal; a brother, Dmytro Kril; and a nephew.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home, 7742 Main St., Hunter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist, Ukrainian Catholic Church, in South Jewett.

Interment will follow in the St. Francis deSales Cemetery, Elka Park.


FRANK T. NEMETH
American Legion Officer
Retired Berzal employee
May 29, 30, 31, 2006

ATHENS--- Frank T. Nemeth, 78, of Livingston Street, Athens, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

Born Feb. 7, 1928 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Belso Nemeth.

He had been an area resident for 77 years.

He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.

Mr, Nemeth was a communicant of the St. Patrick’s Church, a board member of the Athens Rural Cemetery, a member of the St. Patrick’s Church choir, and a member, vice commander and honorary commander of the American Legion Post 187 of Athens.

He enjoyed music and playing on the keyboard. He also loved to tinker with many things.

Survivors include his wife, Carol O. Overbaugh Nemeth of Athens; two sons, Frank T. Nemeth, Jr. of Athens and David B. Nemeth of New Mexico; two grandchildren, Steven and Matthew.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Richards Funeral Home, 28 N. Vernon St., Athens.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church, Athens, with the Rev. Father James Borstelmann officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes can be obtained at the funeral home for your convenience.


DANIEL M. QUINN
Dry cleaner
May 30, 2006

WINDHAM--- Daniel M. Quinn, 52, of Windham, died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born Nov. 29, 1953 in Catskill, he was the son of William and Joan Scott Quinn.

He was formerly employed at the Fresh and Bright Dry Cleaners in Windham.

Survivors include two sisters, Colleen Heisinger and Mary Black, both of Maplecrest; several nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Monna Coles.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Kathleen Quinn and Gayle Scheer.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland.

Funeral arrangements are with the Decker Funeral Home in Windham.


RUTH E. FRIDAY
Sports enthusiast
May 30, 2006

NEW BALTIMORE--- Ruth Schwartz Friday, 90, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at her home in New Baltimore.

Born Oct. 9, 1915 in Colton, St. Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dr. Will and Esther Schwartz.

Mrs. Friday graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. While attending St. Lawrence, she was a member of the women’s varsity basketball team and participated as a member of many other athletic teams.

She married her husband, Claude B. Friday, in 1938 and moved frequently while he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

After the war, they moved to New Baltimore where they raised their children and spent the remainder of their lives. Her husband predeceased her.

Mrs. Friday was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Ravena.

She was a lifelong sports enthusiast, which included baseball and football games on television, and, she also enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in- law, Diane and Neal Fisher and Sue Friday; a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Elizabeth Friday; four grandchildren, Michael Fisher, Jody Fleming, Jeffrey Friday and Lori Friday; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Hollis, Roger and Aubrey.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service commemorating the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Friday will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

Memorial contributions may be made to the RCS Community Library, 15 Mountain Road, Ravena, NY  12143.


MILDRED E. REINHARDT
Painter
May 31, 2006

GREENVILLE--- Mildred E. Reinhardt, 95, of Greenville, died at her home on May 29, 2006.

She was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 21, 1911, daughter of William and Alice Anderson, Sr.

She was a member and past matron of Maranatha Valley Chapter O.E.S. and the Greenville-Norton United Methodist Church. She was well-known for her paintings and loved her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick G. Reinhardt, her son, Frederick W. Reinhardt, a sister, Gertrude Smith and her brother, William Anderson, Jr.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Reinhardt of Greenville; a nephew, Robert Smith of Niskayuna; and a grandniece, Lorie Smith, of San Francisco.

Funeral services will be Friday, 11 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

O.E.S. services will be Thursday evening.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who desire, may contribute in her memory to the Greenville Rescue Squad or to the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department.


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