Obituaries from the 
Greenville Local
January 2003


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Greenville Local
January 9, 2003

Louise C. VonAtzingen

VonAtzingen—Louise C., (nee Schmedes), 95 years, of Greenville, N. Y. passed away at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, N. Y. on Jan. 1, 2003. She was born in Jersey City, NJ on Feb. 25, 1907. Louise was predeceased by her husband William in 1956 and had lived in the Greenville area for the past 44 years. Surviving are her son William VonAtzingen and his wife Susan of Greenville, NY, her daughter Jeanette Glynn and her husband Edward of Washington Township, NJ. She was the Beloved Grandmother and Great Nana to Lu-Ann Quackenbush and her husband Mark & son Jeffrey of Freehold, NY, William VonAtzingen and his wife Deborah & son William of Greenville, NY, Lori Ferro & daughter Martina of Athens, NY, Edward Glynn & his wife Diane and daughters, Meghan, Jeanine & Jaclyn of Phillipsburg, NJ, Ellen Chiavaro & her husband Peter & sons Ryan & Bredan of New Windsor, NY, Thomas Glynn and his wife Lynn & children, Kelly & Erin of Miami, Fla. As to her wishes, cremation was at the Albany Rural Cemetery. Services will be at the convenience of the family at a later date.

 Those wishing to remember Louise and her family in a special way, may contribute in her memory to the Greenville-Norton Hill Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Community Hospice of one’s choice.

 Arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, NY.


Greenville Local
January 9, 2003

Inez J. Bonnett

Inez J. Bonnett, 83, of Tern Hall in Myrtle Beach, died Saturday, December 28, 2002 at Conway Hospital.  Born in Coxsackie, New York, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Jessie Blaisdell Palmer.  She was predeceased in death by her husband, Carlton J. Bonnett.

Mrs. Bonnett was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and the South Strand Senior Center.  She was an active member of the D. A. R. Theodosia Burr Chapter in Myrtle Beach and a lifetime member of the National PTA.

Surviving are her sons, Richard Carlton Bonnett of Myrtle Beach, and Roger Palmer Bonnett  of Merritt Island, FL, daughters Ruth Anne McConnell and Elizabeth Inez Crocker both of Myrtle Beach, brother Robert Palmer of Aransas Pass, TX. Also 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Spring interment in the Medway Cemetery will be under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral home, Greenville, N. Y.


Greenville Local
January 9, 2003

Harry F. Strokes

Harry F. (Pete) Strokes, 73, died Friday, January 3, 2003 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born in Catskill, son of the late Frank and Dorothy M. Phinney Strokes, he was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School.

Pete served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and  after discharge, became an Albany police officer. He later became a truck driver, retiring after 32 years.  Pete worked for Raz Trucking Co. and was a member of the Teamsters Local #294. He drove a Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Delmar for 13 years and worked as a volunteer for the Stratton Veterans Medical Center. Peter was an avid hunter and sportman.

He was married two weeks shy of 50 years to Marion D. Legg Strokes; father of Eric P. Strokes of Ravena and his wife Anastasia and the later Kelli Ann Strokes; proud grandfather of Jared Quinn Strokes; brother of Gwendolyn Mitchell of Colonis, Marilyn Herrewyn of Latham and her husband Jack and the later George Strokes, Betty Albert and Shirley Strokes.

Funeral services were held at the Norman E. Dascher funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, N. Y. 12208.


Greenville Local
January 9, 2003

Amelia ‘Amy’ Trautman
Bookkeeper

Greenville-Amelia “Amy” Trautman, 76, of Greenville, died suddenly Jan. 4, 2003.

She was born in the Bronx on May 22, 1926, daughter of the late William and Josephine Greb.

She was a retired bookkeeper having worked for Goodyear Company in Astoria.

Survivors include her daughter, Lydia Pfrommer and her husband Frederick of Greenville; a son, Walter Trautman of Massapequa; her grandchildren, Carla and Travis Pfrommer, and Brain, Jeffery and Rebecca Trautman; and a sister, Anna Hrubant.

Mrs. Trautman was predeceased by her husband, Walter Trautman.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.

Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home.

As to her request, cremation will be at the Albany Rural Cemetery.


Greenville Local
January 16, 2003

Katharine M. Vincent

Katharine M. Vincent, 79 of Albany, died Saturday, January 11, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar.  Katharine was born in New Baltimore, daughter of the later George and Leona Golden Vincent and lived most of her adult life in Albany.  She retired after many years of service with the NYS Health Department in Albany.  Katharine was dedicated to the Lord and was very generous to anyone in need and many organizations, especially the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany.

Survivors include her aunt and dear friend, Cora Humbarger of Ravena; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Her brother William Vincent and sister Elizabeth Fatica predeceased Katharine.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 14 at the Bobcock Funeral Home, Ravens. Burial will take place in the spring. Contributions in memory of Katharine may be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission, PO Box 1999, Albany, N. Y. 12201 or the Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Coeymans Hollow, N.Y. 12046.


Greenville Local
January 16, 2003

Reid C. Wisenburn

Reid C. Wisenburn died on January 7, 2003. Mr. Wisenburn was born on December 9, 1912. He was in automotive sales for over 40 years, retiring after a long sales career with Marshall’s Transportation of Ravena.  He was a member of the South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, serving in various capacities over the years.

He was for 64 years the husband of Vera Mosher Wisenburn. Father of Mary Beth Sclafanie of Chestertown, brother of the late Ernest, Frank, George and Minnie Radliff, grandfather of Lee Ann (Jim) Metropoulos, Adam (Liz) Scalfani, Reid (Maria) Sclafanie, Cara (Richard) Vaille, great grandfather to Costa, Olivia Metropoulos, Brian, Cristina and Damian J. Sclafanie, uncle of Jane and John Perry, Gerry (Sue) Wisenburn, Howard (Virginia-Nancy) Wisenburn, Charles and Roger Mosher and many more nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held January 7 at the South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Willowbrook Avenue in South Bethlehem.  Spring interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in South Bethlehem. Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Wisenburn to the South Bethlehem Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Durant Funeral Home in Glenmont.


Greenville Local
January 16, 2003

Otto ‘Dick’ Fuegmann
Former East Durham Vol. Fire Co. Assistant Chief. 

Greenville—Otto “Dick” Fuegmann, 64, residing at the Fireman’s Home in Hudson, formerly of East Durham, died at the Firemen’s Home in Hudson on Jan 6, 2003. Mr. Fuegmann was born Jan. 29, 1937, son of the late Otto and Margaret (Griffin) Fuegmann. He was a retired truck driver having driven for Van Auken’s Express in Greenville.  He was also a member of the East Durham Vol. Fire Co. and a past assistant Chief.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Shirley (Beverly) Starr and a brother Jack Fuegmann. Surviving are his children, Sharon Johnson, Michael Fuegmann, Penny Graziano, and Mark Fuegmann, his stepsons Mark and Hayden Reynolds, and three brothers, Peter Fuegmann, Max Fuegmann, and Steven Minot.

As to his wishes, he will be cremated and buried next to his wife Beverly in the Oak Hill Cemetery in the spring. Interment will be under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.


Greenville Local
January 16, 2003

Gerald L. Simpson
Model antique car collector

East Durham—Gerald L. Simpson, 62, of East Durham died suddenly at his residence on Jan. 7, 2003. He was born in Sunside on Feb. 8, 1940, son of Vivian (Ruled) Simpson and the late Lester Simpson. Mr. Simpson served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was employed by Rural Metals Products in Surprise. He was an avid collector of model antique cars. He was devoted family man and especially dear to him were his three cats, Baby, Lucky and Sweetie.

Surviving are he beloved wife of 43 years TaeSun (Park) Simpson of East Durham, his daughter Jessica K. Simpson of Albany, his mother Vivian Simpson of Sunside, two sisters Bea Algozzine of Cairo and Eileen Simpson of Sunside, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be a the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at 10 a.m.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Interment will be in the spring in the Freehold Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


Greenville Local
January 16, 2003

Charles E. Francis
Former Athens resident

Greenville—Charles Edward Francis, 77, of Pawling, NY (Formerly of Athens, NY) passed away Dec. 13, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

He was born June 24, 1925, the son of the late Merritt and Irma (Latta) Francis.

He was also predeceased by sisters Mabel Smith, Gladys Dayton, Dorothy Francis and Margaret Francis; brothers Harry Francis, Raymond Francis, Kenneth Francis, Marvin Francis and Robert Francis; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

As to his wishes he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery. Interment will be in the Spring in the Locust Cemetery at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home.


Greenville Local
January 16, 2003 

Claribel I. Gardiner
Greene Co. Historical Society Member

Greenville—Claribel I. Gardiner, 81, of Norton Hill, N. Y. passed away on Jan. 8, 2003 at the St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany, N. Y.

She was born June 16, 1921 in Norton Hill, the daughter of the late Stanley and Eleanor (Goff) Ingalls.

Claribel was an active member of the Greene Co. Historical Society, the Greenville Historical Society and the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her sister Edna Ziuvelli and brother Randall Ingalls.

Survivors include her beloved husband Leonard Gardiner of Norton Hill, her brother Walter Ingalls and several nieces and nephews.

As to her wishes she was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery and a memorial service and interment will be in the Spring at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home.

Those who wish may contribute in Claribel’s memory to either the Greenville Rescue Squad, Greenville Library Fund or the Building Fund of the Greenville-Norton Hill U. M. Church.


Greenville Local
January 16, 2003

Robert F. Mc Quillen
Corrections Office

Acra—Robert R. Mc Quillen, 55, of Acra, passed away Jan. 10, 2003 at Colombia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

He was born Dec. 20, 1947 in Long Island, son of Edward and Mary Louise (Becker) McQuillen.

He was employed the New York State Department of Corrections as a corrections officer at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility for 17 years. He was a member and past president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Wild Pigs Motorcycle Club, Member of the Town of Cairo Zoning Board, and avid camper and outdoorsman.

Surviving are his wife Denise (Landry) Mc Quillen of Acra; his parents Edward and Mary Louise Mc Quillen of Leeds; daughters Marlies Mc Quillen and her fiancé Bryan Peters of Albany, and Erica Romanowski and her husband Robert of Greenville; stepdaughter Ashley Viger of Acra; stepsons James Quirk and Joseph Quirk, both of Watervliet; brother Ed Mc Quillen and his wife Jane Ann of East Durham; nephews Ed and Scott Mc Quillen; and his niece Jene Hallenbeck.

Funeral services will be from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, with a service at the First Baptist Church in Catskill at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

As to his wishes, cremation will be at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Robert’s memory to the First Baptist Church in Catskill.


Greenville Local
February 6, 2003

Carroll M. Tucker
Retired insurance company manager

Lake Katrine—Carroll M. Tucker, 75, of Freehold (and formerly of Mansfield, Ohio) passed away Jan. 17, 2003 at the Northeast Center for Rehabilitation of Lake Katrine.

He was born in Mansfield, Ohio on Aug. 15, 1927, son of the late Paul and Marjorie (Pollock) Tucker.  He served his community during World War II in the U. S. Navy.  Carroll was retired from the Commercial Mutual Insurance Company in Catskill, where he had been the claims manager for 15 years. He had also retired previously from Lumberman’s Mutual Insurance Company in Mansfield, Ohio after 32 years of service to the company.

He was a member and past master of the James Austin Lodge #557 F&AM in Greenville, and an active member of the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church in Norton Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine (Foster) Tucker; three daughters, Kathleen Dudley and her husband Frank of Greenville, Jennifer Greenbaum and her husband Gary of Marysville, Ohio, and Deborah Tucker of Golden Valley, MN; a brother, David Tucker of Mansfield, Ohio; a sister, Gloria Anthony of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy, Jeffery, Danielle and Devon Dudley of Greenville, and Christopher and Heather Greenbaum of Mansfield, Ohio.

There will be a Memorial Service on Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church in Norton Hill. As to his wishes, Mr. Tucker was cremated at the Wiltwyck Cemetery in Kingston. 

Those who wish may contribute in Mr. Tucker’s memory to the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.


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