Obituaries from the 
Greenville Press

January 2005

Transcribed by Mary Ann Tapey
Obituaries provided by April Saccoccio



January 6. 2005

LEROY BECK 
 
LeRoy D. Beck, 89, of Westerlo, died at his home on Saturday, December 18.
 
He was born in Indian Fields on July 31, 1915, the son of the late Capser and Bertha (Craw) Beck.
 
Beck served in the Army during World War II in the Naples and Foggia  campaigns. He was wounded in action on February 8, 1944 at Anzio, Italy.  He was awarded the Purple Heart and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with one service star.
 
Beck was a member of Local 106 Operating Engineers, Trinity United Methodist Church in Coeymans Hollow and the AARP.
 
Survivors include a nephew, Elmer Beck, Jr.; grandnieces Sandra LaPlante and Elizabeth Evans; grandnephew Robert Beck; nine great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a great-great-great grandnephew. 
 
His wife Elizabeth "Betty" (Greene) Beck predeceased him in 2001.  He also was predeceased by two sisters, Mae Chamberlain and Christina VanEtten; a brother, Elmer Beck; two nephews, Fred Chamberlain and William VanEtten; and a niece, Eleanor Baitsholtz.  Interment was in the Onesquethaw Union Cemetery.
 
Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Town of Westerlo Rescue Squad or to the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

 
January 6, 2005
 
HELEN SMITH
 
Helen Smith, 69, of Coeymans Hollow, died at her home on Saturday, January 1.  
 
She was born in Coeymans Hollow on September 25, 1935, the daughter of the late Maurice and Sarah (Stanford) Stott.
 
Smith was a homemaker.                                                                            

Survivors include her four sons, Bruce Smith of Ravena, Raymond Smith of Folkston, GA, Alfred Smith of Catskill and Bernard Smith of Coeymans Hollow; a sister, Charlotte Stott of Hudson; and two granddaughters, Genevieve and Phoebe Smith of Catskill.
 
Her husband of 31 years, Raymond Smith, and a son, Stephen Smith, predeceased her.
 
Interment was in the Hannacroix Rural Cemetery.
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.     


January 6, 2005
 
ALICE SCOTT
 
Alice E. Scott, 84, formerly of Coxsackie, died Tuesday, December 28 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill.
 
Born in Hudson January 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Nellie Cresky.             
 
Scott loved to do word puzzles, read, cook and bake.  She was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and belonged to many of its organizations.
 
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Rose; two grandchildren, Yvonne (Geof) Shaketon of Ravena and Mark Scott, living in Guam; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Ian Scheckleton; her niece, Marie Metivier of Pittsfield, MA; and her nephew, Joseph Budz  of Great Barrington, MA.
 
Her husband, Bruno F. Scott, sister Victoria Budz and brother Stanley Cresky died before her.
 
Interment was in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Long Term Care, 161 Jefferson Heights, Catskill 12414, or to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.
 
Arrangements were with W.C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

 
January 6, 2005
 
MARIAN GUNDERMAN
 
Marian E. Gunderman, 90, of Coxsackie, died at Albany Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, December 30 after a brief illness.
 
Born in Accord on July 6, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Laura Coddington.                                                                                                 
 
Gunderman was a graduate of New Paltz High School and the New Paltz Normal School.
 
She worked for the New York State Department of Audit and Control, and retired from the SUNY Construction Fund in 1972.
 
She was an active and faithful member of the Coxsackie United Methodist Church.
 
Survivors include her sons, George L. and wife Anna of Florence, AL, and Theron and wife Lisa of West Coxsackie; her daughter, Linda Blenis and husband Dennis of Surprise; her grandchildren, Blayne Gunderman, Tracy Golini, Darcy Lewis, Melanie Cantrell, Robert Blenis, Daniel Blenis and Gary Gunderman; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Her husband, George Gunderman, died in 1988.        
 
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Coxsackie United Methodist Church or the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.                                                                                                    
 
Arrangements were with Sopris Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

January 6, 2005

 
MARY HYNES        
 
Mary Hynes, 81, of Greenville, died at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany on Tuesday, January 4.
 
She was born in Moyne, County Longford, Ireland, on May 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Jane  (Flynn) Briody.
 
Hynes was a lifelong homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Knock Council Knights of Columbus Auxiliary in East Durham and the Greenville Irish American Club.
 
Survivors include her husband Michael; a son, Michael Pl Hynes and wife Ellen of Greenwich, CT; a daughter, Mary Kress and husband John of Mahopac; a brother, Patrick Briody of Ireland; and grandchildren Erin and Christopher Hynes, John Patrick Kress and Allison Kress.
 
She was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.      
 
Funeral services are Friday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. from Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church.
 
Friends may call at the funeral home today, January 6, from 4 to 8 p.m.  
 
Interment will be in Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne.


January 6, 2005  
 
ROY MONKELL   
 
Roy Monkell died peacefully at his home in Westerlo on Wednesday, December 22.                                                                       
Born in Brooklyn, February 8, 1939, he was the son of the late Edwin and Hjordis Monkell.         
 
Monkell joined the Air Force Flight Training Program in January 1959.  After completing combat crew training in the B-47 Bomber, he served 2 years at Little Rock, AR.  He was then transferred to Mountain Home, ID, until the phase-out of the B-47s in June 1966.  He was reassigned to the Tactical Air Command at Fayetteville, NC, in the C-130 transport aircraft as a flight instructor.  In June 1967, he went to Southeast Asia and flew in Taiwan, Okinawa, Vietnam and Thailand.
 
He was awarded the Air Medal for 89 combat missions, the Distinguished Flying Cross for outstanding airmanship and participated in the aerial resupply of Sae Son when Viet Cong forces surrounded the base for 40 days.  In July 1968, Mondell went to Columbus, OH and served as a flight instructor, training new crews in the C-130 aircraft.
 
He took great pleasure and pride in flying and instructing in his Piper airplane and introduced many people to the wonder of flight.
 
He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Millwright Local 740, working most of that time at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.  In 1978 he joined Hannay Reels Inc. in Westerlo until his retirement in 2001, serving as materials manager.  He was a lifetime member of the Purchasing Managers Association of Eastern New York, a member of the United Methodist Church of Greenville and Norton Hill, and served on several boards and committees.
 
Survivors include his wife, Linda Lovey Monkell; his children, Judith (Paul) Kehoe of Delmar, Lt. Cmdr. John (Maureen) Monkell of Pensacola, FL, Kenneth (Nobalee) Monkell and Jacqueline (Chris) Park of Greenville, and Julie (Ray) Briggs of Guilderland; his sister, Dagny (Fred) Barbaria of Wilmington, NC; and grandchildren Annie and Elaine Kehoe, Meredith and Matthew Monkell, Thomas, David, Brad and William Monkell, and Jason and Adam Park, and Jonathan Briggs.
 
He also leaves an extended family in Sweden.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Greenville and Norton Hill, Greenville 12083, or to the Amyloid Fund, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, K5, Boston, MA 02118.
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

January 6, 2005 

 
JOSEPH BOEHLKE SR.
 
Joseph Lon Boehlke Sr., 80, of Hannacroix, died at St. Peter's Hospice Inn, surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 24.
 
He was born on the family farm on Stanton Hill in Hannacroix on June 17, 1924 to the late Paul Herman Boehlke Sr. and Alice Gendreau MacKinnon Boehlke.
 
A lifelong area resident, he was employed by Suburban Propane in Albany for over 30 years and also owned Boehlke Hardware and Homegas in Ravena from 1969 to 1974.
 
Boehlke was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Ravena, and an active member and former president of the New Baltimore Republican Club, as well as a member of the New Baltimore Conservancy.  He was also a former Green County Republican committeeman.
 
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Betty (Finch) Boehlke; two sons, Joseph L. (Gail) Boehlke Jr. of Coeymans and Michael W. (Trish) Boehlke of Frostproof, FL; two daughters, Paula D. (Tom) Hotaling of Central Bridge and Cindy M. (Robert) Wolf of Latham; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey and Laura Boehlke of Coeymans, Michelle (Joe) Andretta and Chad Boehlke of Athens, Jennifer (Chris) Gerkin of Cobleskill, Kelly Hotaling and Brendan Wolf of Albany and Kristin Wolf of Boston, MA; seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Juliano Rosado, Joey Andretta, Britney Boehlke, Kelsey Boehlke, Elijah Boehlke and Madison Gerkin; three brothers, Frank and Martin of Hannacroix and Jerry of Fairbanks, AS; and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was predeceased by seven brothers, Orville, Arthur, Chester, Paul, George, Louis and Ernest (Pat) Boehlke, and one sister, Vina Rivers.
 
Entombment was in St. Patrick's Mausoleum, Coeymans.
 
Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Albany or St. Patrick's Church Memorial Fund.
 
Arrangements were with Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.                  

 
January 6, 2005 
 
OSWALD GUNDERSEN 
 
Oswald Gundersen, 86, of Greenville, died on Monday, December 27 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.                               
 
Born in Staten Island January 24, 1918, he was the son of the late Gunner and Anna Gundersen.        
 
Gundersen, known to one and all as Ozzie, was a lifelong farmer and part-time postal worker until his retirement.
 
He and Lola Bunny Tallman were married January 26, 1945, sharing 54 years of life together until her death in 1999.  They always had time for others and their community, and were instrumental in getting the Meals on Wheels program started in this area, wee involved with the annual Old Timers Party and Greene  County Cooperative Extension, The Dairymen's League and always had time to help the elderly people of the community. 
 
In his younger years, Gundersen enjoyed ice skating.
 
Survivors include his son, Roy Gundersen and wife Diane of Greenville; daughter Joan Gundersen of Woodstock; and grandchildren, Eric and Gina Gundersen, both of Greenville.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 
Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Gudren Salvesen.
 
As to his wishes, he was cremated and will be interred in the Greenville Cemetery at the convenience of his family in the spring.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Green County Department for the Aging (Meals on Wheels program), Main Street, Catskill 12414.
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

January 6, 2005 

 
MARIE CHRISTMAN
 
Marie Christman, 98, formerly of Westerlo, died at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill on Saturday, January 1.
 
She was born in Germany on November 7, 1906, the daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Fischer) Brutting.                  
 
Christman had been a calendar maker, having worked for Brooks and Porter in Brooklyn.
 
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
 
Her husband of 65 years, Frank Christman, and a brother, George Brutting, predeceased her.                                        
 
Spring interment will be in the Round Top Cemetery. Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

 
January 6, 2005 

JACQUELINE PIETROPAOLI
 
Jacqueline H. Pietropaoli, 84, of Glenmont, died Monday, December 27 at her residence.
 
She was born in Albany and lived in South Bethlehem most of her life before moving to Glenmont.  She was a mail carrier for 19 years and worked in the family trucking business with her husband.
 
Pietropaoli was a member of the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem and was an avid golfer.                                                                                                                                                         
 
Survivors include her son, James R. Pietropaoli and wife Susan of Ravena; a sister, Elizabeth Duncan of Florida; and granddaughters Lisa Pietropaoli of Buffalo and Laura Pietropaoli of Glenmont.                                                                                                                              
 
Her husband, Orlando L. Pietropaoli, died before her.                   
 
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Selkirk.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem Building Fund, Route 9W, Selkirk 12158.
 
Arrangements were with Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

 
January 13, 2005             
 
CLIFTON "SONNY" RICHARDSON, JR.
A life marked by good deeds, asking nothing in return
 
By Graham S. Parker
WESTERLO - Town councilmen, friends and family are mourning the death of a committed and well-spirited community member and public servant.
 
Clifton "Sonny" Richardson Jr. died on Friday, January 7.  He was 75.
 
Richardson was a town councilman approaching the end of his first term.  At age 72, he was the first Republican elected to the Westerlo Town Board in more than seven decades.
 
He was a very good councilman and was interested in listening to the people, said Town Supervisor Richard Rapp.
 
When Richardson took office three years ago, he kept politics at arms length and worked together with the board, said Rapp.
 
They (the board) all worked together very well, he said.
 
Rapp last saw Richardson at the town's January 4 organizational meetings.
 
He was an interesting guy who liked the community and liked the area. He used his own time and money to help people out, said fellow Councilman Edward Rash, who knew Richardson for about 30 years.
 
He praised Richardson's recent efforts on the town's municipal water project.  Richardson, a retired third generation well driller, offered his expertise as a hydrologist for the project over the last three years.  He was a member of both the Empire State and National Water Well Drillers Association.
 
Friends also described Richardson as a religious man who was very active in the church.  He attended and First Baptist church of Westerlo, where a memorial service was scheduled for tonight, January 13, at 7 p.m.
 
He believed in doing everything right, he was very religious and very active in the church, said Richardson's brother Milton.
 
Milton called his brother as a good friend to all and attributed his election to the Westerlo Town Board to his belief that the town was too small and needed everyone to help it go, including himself.
 
Giving and believing that everyone needed to be as family were Sonny's lifelong beliefs, and ones that he exercised daily in all that he did, Milton said.
 
The whole community will miss a great friend.
 
Richardson was born in Alcove November 12, 1925, the son of the late Clifton and Dorothy (Winn) Richardson.                                              
 
He loved his family, working, being outdoors and sports.  He also loved his country and served in the Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict.                                  
 
Survivors include his wife, Anna (Plass) Richardson; his children, Cheryl Ann Marto and husband Thomas and Clifton Richardson III and wife Phyllis (Teator); two brothers, Milton Richardson and wife Glenna and Gerald Richardson; a sister, Viola Kudlack; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ott and husband Dave; a brother-in-law, William Plass and wife Edith; grandchildren Jared, Rebekah, Chelsey and Carissa; and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was predeceased by a sister, Marian Woehrmann.
 
Burial will be in the spring in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.
                                  
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, P.O. Box 130, Westerlo 12193.                                                            
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.
 

January 13, 2005

 
CLIFFORD PARENT
 
Clifford G. Parent, 83, of Cornwallville, died Monday, January 3 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
 
Born in Yorktown April 4, 1921, he was the son of the late Cortlandt and Grace  (Lancaster) Parent.               
 
Parent was valedictorian of the Yorktown High School Class of 1939.  He served in the Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater.
 
Parent was well known for his automotive skills and highly regarded by the patrons of the Meadow Brook Garage in Yorktown, of which he was the proprietor.
 
He was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, trustee and deacon of the Yorktown Community Church and later the Calvary Bible Church, a 50 year member of the Lake Mohegan Volunteer Fire Co., a member of the Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Co., and a board member for 15 years of the Good Tidings Bible Conference of Cornwallville.
 
Parent loved softball, baseball, football, stock car racing and cake decorating.
 
Survivors include his wife, Becky (Mahler) Parent; two sons, Jerry Parent of Albany and Bob Parent and wife Miriam of McHenry, IL; three stepchildren, Reay Mahler and Debbie Truesdell, both of Cornwallville, and Bill Mahler of Vernon; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a cousin, John Vought.
 
He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys (Richards) Paarent, and a brother, Cortlandt Parent Jr.
 
Burial was in the Cornwallvaille Cemetery.    
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Town of Durham Volunteer Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box C, Oak Hill 12460.                                     
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

 
January 13, 2005        
 
MARY SHATTELL  
 
Mary E. Shattell, 59, of Cornwallville, died suddenly Wednesday, January 5 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.
 
Born in Syracuse May 20, 1945, she was the daughter of Ethel (Farnworth) Gerace-Nolan of Syracuse and the late Gerald Gerace.
 
Shattell was a homemaker and a member of the Gold Wing road Riders Association.  She enjoyed bingo and traveling.                                   
 
Besides her mother, survivors include her husband of 41 years, John M. Shattell; two sons, Dennis of Syracuse and John and wife Lisa of Coxsackie; a daughter, Mary L. Shattell-Hester and husband Cary of Gainesville, FL; two brothers, James Gerace and wife Rosemary of Manlius and Gerald Gerace and wife Nancy of East Syracuse; a sister, Barbara Gaffney and husband James of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Laura Lee Shattell, Ashley Lostritto, Nicole Bell, Stephen Shattell, Brian Hester, Christopher Hester and Andrea Hester; an aunt, Greta Shattell of Baldwinsville; a cousin, Doug Shattell of Baldwinsville; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
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Private cremation took place at Park View Cemetery, Schenectady.    
 
Arrangements were with Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, Catskill.   
 

January 13, 2005
 
KYLE VANAMERONGEN
 
Kyle VanAmerongen, 22, of West Coxsackie, died suddenly Friday, January 7 at his home.                                  
 
Born in Catskill, he was the son of Kenneth VanAmerongen of West Coxsackie and Carlene (Ogden) VanAmerongen of Albany.
 
He  was employed by Paul's Pizza in West Coxsackie. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially mountain biking, as well as bowling and singing.  He attended the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie.
 
Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, Kenneth VanAmerongen and his wife of Phoenix, AZ; his aunts and uncles, Donna and Robert Byrnes, Keith and Debbie Ogden, Pam and Randy Lent, and Dale and Nanine Mays; and several cousins.
 
Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.                        

 
January 13, 2005
 
PATRICK LOUGHLIN
 
Patrick F. Loughlin, 73, of Cairo, died Tuesday, January 4 in East Durham.                             
 
He was born in County Leitrim, Ireland, on April 30, 1931, the son of the late William and Bridget (Duggan) Loughlin.
 
Loughlin was a member of Our Lady of Knock Council Knights of Columbus, the Greenville Irish American Club, the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre and the Cairo Senior Citizens.
 
He had been a resident of Cairo for the past eight years.  He enjoyed wrestling, gambling, Irish music and cooking on the grill.
 
Before retiring, he had been employed as a doorman on Park Avenue in New York City and served many famous people.
 
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Margaret (Reilly) Loughlin; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Lenda Loughlin of New Jersey; a daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and George Garcia Dela-Nocida of New Jersey; two brothers, William J. Loughlin of New York City and Charles Loughlin of England; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Laura) McGoldrick of Ireland; and six grandchildren, Christopher, Jamie, Gabrielle, Deandra, Brienna and Kacey.
 
Interment was in the family plot in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Catskill.
 
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Knock Shrine, c/o Rev. Fr. Nunan, 2052 Route 145, P.O. Box 223, East Durham 12423.
 
Arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Cairo.       
   

 
January 13, 2005
 
ANNA PETRONIS 
 
Anna Petronis, 93, formerly of Coxsackie, died Sunday, January 9 at the Julie Blair Nursing Home, Albany.
 
Born in Coxsackie January 22, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Sharkus) Petronis.
 
She was a retired seamstress.
 
Survivors include her nephews, Allen, Kenneth and Thomas Petronis.
 
She was predeceased by her brother, Anthony Petronis, and her sister, Phyllis Molle.
 
Calling is today, January 13, from 9 to 9:30 a.m., at W.C. Brady's Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Coxsackie.  The Rev. J. Moyna is the celebrant.
 
Spring interment will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie.

 
January 20, 2005
 
EVELYN CARKNER
 
Evelyn A. (Rehberg) Carkner, 94, died Tuesday, January 11 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Delmar after a long illness.
 
Born in St. Augustine, FL, she lived the rest of her life in Coeymans.  She attended the former Aquetuck School and the old Ravena High School.
 
Carkner was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Coeymans Hollow and the United Methodist Workers.  She also belonged to the Little Red School House Historical Society and the Coeymans Hollow Fire Corporation Auxiliary.
Survivors include her daughters, Nancy A. Morse and husband Ken of Coeymans Hollow, and Linda J. Bennett and husband Bill of Coxsackie; a brother, Delbert Rehberg of Buffalo, formerly of Coxsackie; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Her husband, Floyd Carkner, died before her, as did her parents, Albert and Ida (Moore) Rehberg; sisteres Louise McCarry, Madeline Minkler, Margaret Mattice and Audrey VanHoosen; and brothers Carl Rehberg and Albert Rehberg Jr.
 
Spring interment will be in the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Coeymans Hollow 12046.
 
Arrangements were with Caswell Funeral Home, Ravena.

January 20, 2005

 
PHILLIP FERRIERE
 
Phillip N. Ferriere, 55, of Coxsackie, died Sunday, January 9 at Albany Medical Center Hospital after an illness of two months.
 
He was born in Catskill and raised in New Baltimore.
 
Ferriere was a member of the Cornell Hook and Ladder Company in New Baltimore for more than 25 years.  For the past 12 years he had been a member of D.M. Hamilton Steamer Company No. 2 in Coxsackie.
 
Survivors include his wife, Bernadette M. (Wilt) Ferriere; two sons, Tony Ferriere of Coxsackie and Philip Ferriere III of Albany; three brothers, Gary Ferriere of Hudson, James Ferriere of Selkirk and Nickolas Ferriere of New Baltimore; a sister, Susan Haley of Florida; a foster sister, Michele Persico of Ravena; and his nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
His parents, Nicholas and Elizabeth J. Ferriere, brother William Ferriere and a twin brother born stillborn on June 7, 1949, all predeceased him.
 
A memorial service for Phillip and his mother who died December 1, 2004, takes place Saturday, January 29 at 1 p.m. at the New Baltimore Reformed Church. A firemen's sendoff will follow at the Cornell Hook and Ladder Company firehouse on Gill Road.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Cornell Hook and Ladder Company or to the D.M. Hamilton Steamer Company.

 
January 20, 2005
 
PAULINE MACEK
 
Pauline Macek, 84, of Bethany Village, West Coxsackie, died Wednesday, January 12 at Eden Park Health Care Center, Catskill, where she had been a resident for one week.
 
She was born in Parsons, PA, September 1, 1920, the daughter of the late Gregory and Katazyna (Preshka) Macek.
 
Prior to her retirement, she was the owner of The Cobblestone Inn in Coxsackie.
 
She had been a Coxsackie area resident since 1951 and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church of Coxsackie.  She loved to play bingo and to cook.
 
Survivors include her sons, John Stefura of Florida and Michael Belycia of West Coxsackie; a brother Steve Macek of Russia; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 
Besides her parents and her husband, Andrew Stefura, she was predeceased by five sisters, Nancy Macek, Ava and Helen, Mary, and Anna Adamchak and a brother, John Macek.
 
Spring interment will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie 12051.
 
Arrangements were with W.C. Brady's Sons Inc., Coxsackie.
 

January 20, 2005

 
ARLENE BUEL
 
Arelene M. Buel, 72, of Grand Gorge, died Thursday January 6 at O'Connor Hospital, Delhi.
 
Born August 20, 1932 in South Gilboa, she was the daughter of Edward and Beatrice (Reed) Dean.
 
Buel was a waitress and homemaker.  She worked at the Skip Streeter Diner in Grand Gorge and also at the Prattsville Diner.
 
She was a lifelong resident who enjoyed reading, canning, baking and listening to country music.
 
She married Ronald E. Buel on May 15, 1949 in Prattsville. He died December 3, 2003.
 
Survivors include her daughters, Elaine Porter of Walton, Victoria Rutherford of Stamford and Dawn Fleischman of Gilboa; her sons, Ernest Buel of Westerlo and Terry Buel of Florida; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Interment will take place in Manorkill Cemetery.
 
Contributions in her memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Pallative Care Inc., 542 Main Street, Oneonta 13820.
 
Arrangements were with the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.
 

January 20, 2005

 
MAUREEN HOLM
 
Maureen Holm, a poet, linguist and arts lawyer from New York and Medusa, died Friday, January 7.
 
She was a principal in the international arts consortium philophone ma, producers of the Lyric Recovery Festival at Carnegie Hall, and senior essayist for the monthly Big City Lit which, with affiliate The Author's Watermark, sponsors events in the Northern Catskills.
 
Holm's poetry/essay credits include The Drunken boat, Niederngasse, Southern California Anthology, poetry bay, Paris/Atlantic, Rattapallax, Lagniappe (SUNY Buffalo) and The Electric Acorn (Dublin)
 
Recent awards included Writers Who Make a Difference (The Writer Magazine), winner of the Medicinal Purposes Literacy Review award in 2002 and honorable mention in 200a for the Ann Stanford Prize.
 
Holm is survived by her siblings, Valerie Holm of Preston Hollow, Vicki Howell of Anchorage, AK, Darryl Holm of London, England, and Joel Holm of South Carolina.
 
A memorial poetry event will be held in her honor in the spring.  Call her sister Valerie at 239-4547 after April 1 for an update.
 

January 20, 2005
 
MICHAEL MASTRANTUONO
 
Michael J. "Buck" Mastrantuono, 75, of Greenville, died at his home on Thursday, January 13.
 
He was born in Queens May 22, 1929, the son of the late Luigi and Catrina (Guiffrida) Mastrantuono.
 
He served in the New York National Guard and was the owner of Spare Rib, an eatery in Commack, until his retirement in 1993.
 
Mastrantuono moved to Greenville from Long Island after retiring.
 
Survivors include his wife, Gloria (Colacino) Mastrantuono; a daughter, Theresa Condiano and husband Thomas of Lancaster, CA; two sons, Michael Mastrantuono of Westerlo and Louis and wife Eileen of Greenville; a sister, Julia Mastrantuono of Reno, NV; two brothers, Joseph and Lee Mastrantuono, both of Long Island; seven grandchildren, Michael, Sophia, Victoria, Louis and Dominic Mastrantuono, and Anthony and Thomas Condiano; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Tillie Miller, and a brother Daniel Mastrantuono.
 
Interment will be in the spring in the Greenville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.
 

January 20, 2005
 
MILDRED ALTIMARI

Mildred E. (Cutler) Altimari, 91, formerly of Ravena,  a resident of The Westmere Home for Adults, died suddenly at Albany Medical Center on Wednesday, January 12.
 
She was born in Greenville on June 2, 1913, the daughter of the late Warren and Grace (Simpkins) Cutler.
 
Altimari had worked at the state Department of Equalization and Assessment in Albany.
 
She loved to knit, crochet and grow flowers and plants.
 
Survivors include her sons, Bernard Jones and wife Carol of West Coxsackie and Robert Jones of North Troy; a brother, Herbert Cutler of Cairo; grandchildren Douglas Jones of University Park, MD, David Jones and wife Denise and Debra Best and husband Jonathan, and great-grandchildren Michael and Sarah Jones, and Caroline and Jessica Best, all of Colonie.
 
She was predeceased by her husband, Patsy Altimari, and brothers Randall "Cutty" Cutler and Chester Cutler.
 
Funeral services are Saturday, January 22 at noon from Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville.  Calling precedes the service from 11 a.m. to noon.
 
Burial is in the Hannacroix Rural Cemetery.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ravena Rescue Squad.
 
 
January 27, 2005
 
VIOLA KUDLACK
 
Viola Kudlack, 72, of Greenville, died Saturday, January 22 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Catskill.
 
She was born March 7, 1932 in Albany, the daughter of the late Clifton G. and Dorothy (Winn) Richardson Sr.
 
Kudlack was a cook for the Pine Lake Manor resort in Greenville until her retirement.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westerlo.
 
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Maxwell and husband Christopher, Gail Tombari and husband Anthony, Sharon Clifford and husband Joseph, and Sharon Lambert and husband Mike; her sons, Clifton Kudlack, Daniel Kudlack and wife Barbara, Robert Kudlack and wife Loretta, and Shawn Kudlack and wife Kristen; a daughter-in-law, Lois Kudlack; two brothers, Milton Richardson and wife Glenna, and Gerald Richardson; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 
Her husband Michael Kudlack, son Michael Kudlack, brother Clifton G. Richardson Jr. and sister Marion Woehrmann predeceased her.
 
Funeral services are Friday, January 28 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Westerlo.  Calling precedes services from 6 to 7p.m. at the church.
 
Spring interment will be in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, Westerlo 12193.
 
Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.
 

 
January 27, 2005
 
EDNA HERRSCHAFT
 
Edna Barbara Herrschaft, 89, of Westerlo, died Sunday, January 23, at St. Peter's Hospice Inn, Albany.
 
She was born in Hicksville on September 26, 1915, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Goettelman.
 
Herrschaft was a dental assistant to Dr. Yoodelman in Hicksville.
 
She and Norman Herrschaft were married in 1939 in Bethpage.
 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westerlo.
 
Survivors include her three children, Wayne Herrschaft, Donna Reichman and Patricia Maurer; two sisters, Patricia Paulus and Julie Goettelman; four grandchildren, Scott, Michelle, Trevor and Kyle; and five great-grandchildren, Gaston, Michelle, Gabriel, Hanna and Trevor Jr.
 
Her husband predeceased her in 2004.

A memorial service takes place Saturday, January 29 at noon at First Baptist Church of Westerlo.  There are no calling hours prior.
 
Spring interment will be in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, Westerlo 12193.
 
Arrangements are with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.
 

January 27, 2005
 
ROBERT IRWIN SR.
 
Robert K. Irwin, 72, of Coxsackie, died Monday, January 17 at Community Hospice at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany.
 
Born in Coxsackie December 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Cornelius B. and Emily V. (Quick) Irwin.
 
Prior to his retirement, Irwin was the owner of the Grossman Insurance Agency of Green County.
 
He served in the Naval Air Corps from 1950 to 1953.  He was a life-time resident of Coxsackie, a life-long member of the First Methodist Church of Coxsackie and a member of the Earlton Fish and Game Club.
 
Irwin also was a former town supervisor and a former president of the Coxsackie-Athens Rotary Club.
 
He was an active member of the school board, and an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was an excellent cook and he enjoyed cooking for church suppers.
 
He also was a member of the Coxsackie VFW and American Legion posts, and was a past master of Ark Lodge No. 48 F&AM
 
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nina R. (Rosa) Irwin; a son, Robert K. and wife Mary E. (McQuillan) Irwin Jr. of Coxsackie; a brother, Royal Irwin of Medway; six sisters, Charity Mills of Saugerties, Virginia  Quick of Medway, Joy Ritter of Catskill, Lois Tomecek of Arizona, Emily Irwin of Surprise and Katherine Dufkin of Coxsackie; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
A brother, Cornelius Irwin Jr., and a sister, Norma Pollack, predeceased him.
 
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414, or the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie 12051.
 
Arrangements were with W.C. Brady's Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

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