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Greenville Local
September 2003

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September 11, 2003 

John “Jack” H. Daly, 56 years, of East Durham, passed away at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York on September 7, 2003.

He was born in Newark, New York on January 24, 1947, son of Gertrude (Vreeland) Corridon and the late Edward J. Daly. Jack served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star.   He was the owner-operator of Daly Cleaning for the past 16 yeas and was well known in the Greene and Albany County areas.  He was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291 and will be fondly remembered as one who loved children, his antique cars and “LIFE”.

Surviving are his wife Colleen (Phillips) Daly; his mother, Gertrude Corridon; his children, John Michael Daly, Kelley Anne Snyder and her fiancé Shawn Hall, William J. Snyder and his wife, Kayla, Emily Anne Snyder; his granddaughter, Zaida Rei Snyder; three sisters, Barbara Genega, Kathleen Edmunds, Elizabeth Wolf; a brother, Edward J. Daly Jr., and 22 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services, to which relatives and friends are invited was Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Phillip’s Family Cemetery, located at the Ravine Farm on Wright Street, CR67, East Durham, New York. 

The Greenville American Legion conducted services at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:00.

The family wishes that donation be made in his memory to the Town of Durham Ambulance or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements were by the A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home 4898 SR 81, Greenville.

September 11, 2003
Betty Bonacci

Betty Bonacci, 77, of Slingerlands, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2003, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany following a brief illness.

Born in Coxsackie, New York, the former Betty Madeline Moore was the daughter of Marie Wood Moore and Raymond Moore.

Betty was a graduate of Coxsackie High School and Albany Business College.  She was an avid reader and gardener and a passionate animal lover who adored her Shetland Sheepdog Bailey.  She also loved music, dancing and traveling.  Betty was a generous contributor to many and varied charities and was a beloved member of her community, where she enjoyed socializing with her many friends and neighbors, especially Connie Atwater and Dorothy McDonald.

Betty was the cherished wife of the late Michael J. Bonacci, also formerly of Coxsackie. They were happily married for 44 years and are now rejoined.

She is survived by her son, Michael K. Moore of Glenville; her daughter, E. Michele Bonacci Lansing, of Slingerlands; her brother, Earl G. Moore, and her sister-in-law Frances Moore of Saugerties; her sister-in-law Gloria Bonacci Herman, of Catskill; her five nieces and nephews; and her loyal companion, Dailey. She will be terribly missed by those who knew and loved her, especially by her children. Betty’s qualities of generosity, patience, bravery and compassion will love on forever. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 1 to 2 p.m. one hour prior to service on Thursday, September 11, at Brady’s funeral home. Relatives and friends are invite to celebrate Betty’s life at a memorial service at Brady’s Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, on Thursday, September 11 at 2 p.m.

Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO box 2680, North Canton, OH, 44720 and/or the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society.

September 11, 2003
Nicholas J. Foro

Nicholas J. Foro, 76 of Greenville, died Thursday, September 4, 2003 at the Veterans Hospital in Albany. Nicholas was born in Coeymans, and has lived in Greenville since 1964. He was a Marine Corps veteran serving during WWII. Nicholas was a sales manager at Security Supply in Selkirk, retiring in 1986 after many years of service. 

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Foro of Greenville; sons Nicholas Foro Jr., of Greenville and Richard and his wife Sheila Foro of Colorado;  4 grandchildren, Morgan, Mackenzie, Kevin, and Tessa Foro;  3 sisters, Theresa Giacomini of Ravena, Mary Crocker of Glenmont, and Louise Swarthout of Selkirk, and brother Louis Foro of Glenmont.

All services were private at the convenience of the family, under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

September 11, 2003
Bernice Kline  (Hotaling) Vaniderstine

Bernice K. Vaniderstine, 76 years old of Westerlo, New York passed away on September 3, 2003. She was born in Westerlo, New York on October 5, 1926 daughter of the late Peter and Alida (Kline) Hotaling. She was a graduate of the Berne Knox-Westerlo Central School Class of 1943 and married Richard L. Vanderstine (whom she met at dominos) on August 11, 1945. He pre-deceased her on May 1, 1995.

She worked for the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Albany, New York as a Key Punch operator, at World Top Acres in Greenville, New York as a Chamber Maid and at Sheperd’s Farm in Greenville, New York as a Baker.  She was a member of the Dormansville U. M. Church. Surviving are her loving children; Richard, Jr and his wife Linda of Reidsville, Rise of Guilderland, Garry of Dormansville, Sharon of Dormansville, Denise Irizarry of Coxsackie, Roger of Reidsville and Wilfred and his wife Renee of Dormansville.

A son Darrin pre-deceased her. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren; Richard III and his wife Lisa of Reidsville, Jeffrey and his wife Tina of Reidsville, Linda of Reidsville, Steven Irizarry and his wife Jennifer of Armonk, New York, Andrea Irizarry of Albany, Alicia of Dormansville, and Autumn of Dormansville, great-grandchildren, Richard IV, Megan , Samantha and Stephanie. She was also pre-deceased by a brother Peter Hotaling and a sister Katie Vincent and her husband Thurlen, sisters-in-law Edith Stabler, Emelyn Miller, Elsic Vaniderstien and a brother-in-law D. Cain Stabler. Also surviving are a sister-in-law Ella Stabler of Middletown, a dear cousin Henry Klersy and many beloved nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Funeral service was called at the funeral home on Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment was in the Onesquethaw Cemetery.  Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Dormansville U. M. Church c/o Mae Baitsholts, 4 Applebee Rd., Dormansville, New York 12055.

September 11, 2003
Stephen S. Wing, SR

Stephen S. Wing Sr., 59 years, of Coxsackie, New York passed away suddenly at his home on August 27, 2003. He was born December 15, 1943 in Plainfield, New Jersey, son of Mino and Marjorie (Clunan) Wing. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was employed as a machinist with CSX in the Selkirk Diesel at the time of his death. Stephen was a member of Wetmore Racing and the I. A. M. Union.  He was an avid boater and fisherman and loved the “Outdoor Life”. He was also a member of Wing Family of America.

Surviving are his wife Laura (Beagle) Wing of Coxsackie, New York, his son Stephen S. Wing, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Westerlo, New York, step-son Michael Halbritter of Coxsackie, New York and grandsons, Kevin Christian and Justin Halbritter, two sisters Barbara Ryndak, of Athens, New York and Nancy Taylor of Colonie, New York, nieces and nephews Michelle Ryundak, JoAnne Wenstrom, Karin Ryndak, Douglas Ryndak, Craig, Melissa and Keith Taylor and several others nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great nephews.

Funeral service was Monday, 10 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 3898 SR 81, Greenville, New York. Friends called the funeral home on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial was in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, New York.

September 18, 2003
Rudolf Lewis Eckl

Rudolf Lewis Eckl was born in Catskill in 1913, the son of Rudolf  Eckl and Bertha Staub.

He lived most of this life in Catskill. In 1984 he moved to Hannacroix and lived the next 14 years there. He was most recently a resident of Columbia-Greene Long Term Care Facility in Jefferson Height where he side on Monday, September 15.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a career employee of the New York State Department of Labor. He was also one of the organizing founders of the Catskill Boys’ Club.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Wilbur Eckl in 1990.

He is survived by his son, James Eckl and daughter-in-law Marcia Shultz Eckl of Hannacroix; grandson, Lee Eckl and granddaughter-in-law, Carol Clark Eckl of New Haven, New York; and by great-granddaughter Sarah Eckl; granddaughter Johanna Eckl Ermer and grandson-in-law, Daniel Ermer of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

He was also predeceased by great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Eckl in 2000.

Friends and relatives called at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home on Tuesday. A Committal Service was held Wednesday, at 9 a.m. in the Town of Catskill Cemetery with Rev. Frederick from St. Anthony’s Friary in Catskill officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Long Term care office at 161 Jefferson Heights in Catskill, NY 12414.

September 11, 2003
Graveside Services For Frederick & Eleanor Croke

Graveside service for Frederick L. Croke, age 86 years, who passed away on April 23, 2003 at The McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. And Eleanor W. (White) Croke, age 79 years, who passed awry on March 5, 2003, at her residence in Ormond Beach, Florida, will take place on Friday, September 19, at 11 a.m. in the family plot of the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore, New York, with Rev. Richard Priuksma officiating.

The day of the graveside service, everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.

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

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