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Greenville Press

November 2008

Transcribed by Carol Golden
Obituaries provided by Sylvia Hasenkopf

November 6, 2008 

Air Force veteran

Thomas H. “Tom” Woodruff of Cranford, NJ, died Thursday, October 23 at The Center For Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, NJ.

Born in Albany February 25, 1931, he was the son of Harold and Helen Woodruff of Oak Hill.

Tom graduated from Greenville Central School and Hartwick College in Oneonta, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He was self-employed, having formed the Martom Co., an insurance premium guide.  He retired in 1996.  Tom was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gisela (Matthey) Woodruff; twin daughters Yvonne Woodruff and Yvette Jones and husband Jeff; a sister, Bette Welter and her husband Robert of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Ruth (Marvin) Jones of Texas; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Private services were under the direction of Gray Memorial Funeral Home in Cranford, NJ.

November 6, 2008

Senior Companion

Alice L. (Griffin) Winnie, 78, died suddenly Tuesday, November 4 at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Born October 24, 1930 in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Edna Heinick Griffin.  She was the widow of Warren L. Winnie.

Alice worked at the former Balsam Shade, Baumann’s Brookside, Flach’s Bakery and the Freehold Country Inn.  She also was a Senior Companion Program volunteer.

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth B. (Brenda), Robert J. (Kathleen) and Wayne L. (Gayle) Winnie; three sisters, Carolyn Kerchel, Janet Conde and Almeda Hempstead; 11 grandchildren, John, Sherri, Kristina, Regina, Karen, Amber, Sara, Cody, Philip, John and Brandi; two great-grandchildren, Nathanial and Kaylee; and her nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother James Griffin.

Following Alice’s wishes, she was cremated privately under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

Memorial donations may be made to the pancreatic cancer program at Albany Medical center Hospital.

November 20, 2008

System administrator

Bobby J. Patrick, 44, of Westerlo, died at his home on Thursday, November 13.

He was born in Bessemer, AL on November 15, 1963, the son of the late Charles and Jacqueline (Moore) Patrick.

He served his country in the Navy from 1981 to 1987.  Bobby was employed as a system administrator with Cooper, Irving and Savage, LLP in Albany.

Bobby loved his families and the outdoor, especially fishing and hunting.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Ricky, Terry and Timothy, and a sister, Michelle.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy J. (Lounsbury) Patrick; his two sons, Bobby J. Patrick II and Zachary Patrick; two sisters, Sherry Beavers and Donna King; and two brothers, Michael Patrick and Kenny King.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tammy J. Patrick, P.O. Box 221, Westerlo, 12193, for the benefit of the children.

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

November 20, 2008

Catskill High graduate

Elizabeth V. Lampman, 88, of Greenville, died Saturday, November 15 at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany.

Elizabeth was born at home in Leeds on July 3, 1920 to the late William Van Vechtern Sr. and Adine Robbin Teich Van Vechten.

She graduated from Catskill High School in 1938, then worked at the Leeds Post Office and her family’s drive-in movie theater, where she met her future husband following his return from World War II.  They married on November 19, 1950 and moved to Greenville where she diligently cared for her family, gardens and home.

She was a life member of the Leeds Reformed Church and a charter member of its Young Women’s Group.  Hardworking and independent, she will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.

She is survived by her husband Fred Lampman, and their two children, Jeanne (Ronald) Townley of Athens and Robert (Cindy) Lampman of Surprise; a granddaughter, Jennifer (James) Whittaker of Catskill; two great-grandchildren, Casey and David Whittaker; a brother, William L.Van Vechten Jr. of Leeds; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandson, David Townley in 2000 and two brothers, Louis and Charles Van Vechten.

Interment was in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Community Hospice at 445 Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.  Electronic condolences may be posted at

Arrangements were with Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, Catskill.

November 26, 2008

Auto mechanic

Norman J. Deyo JR., 50, of Earlton, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, November 18.

He was born in Catskill February 12, 1958, the son of Cora (Ford) Deyo of Earlton and the late Norman J. Deyo Sr.

Norman was a self-employed auto mechanic.  He enjoyed woodworking and crafts as a hobby.

Besides his mother, surviving are his uncles, Frank Ford (Emily), James Ford (Linda) and Garfield Deyo (Freda); his aunts, Edith Rice (Ronald) and Beatrice Deyo; and several cousins.

He was predeceased by several aunts and uncles.

Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

November 26, 2008


Earl F. Smith, 93, of Freehold died Wednesday, November 19 at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care, Catskill.

A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born in Freehold November 6, 1915, the son of the late Calvin D. and Lilia (Canedv) Smith.

Earl operated Hillcrest farm until his retirement.

Surviving are his nieces and nephews, and a dear friend, Mary Malone.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother and sister, and his wife, Mary (Burgess) Smith, in 2005.

Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

November 26, 2008 

Volunteer firefighter

Frederick P. Hinrichsen, 89, died Wednesday, November 19 at the Teresian House in Albany after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn March 26, 1919, he was the son of the late Frederick and Margaret Hinrichsen.

Fred was a 1936 graduate of Coxsackie High School and followed his father’s footsteps as a dairy farmer.  Later in life he worked for the state Assembly as a mail clerk, retiring in 1997.

He was an active member of the Earlton Volunteer Fire Department, the Climax Grange and the Farm Bureau, and enjoyed participating in local politics.

Fred was a master in the art of conversation and nothing pleased him more than spending time visiting, except maybe a good afternoon of blackjack.

Surviving are his children, Fred (Ann) Hinrichsen and Sharon (Joe) Frisbee, all of Coxsackie, and Peter (Debbie) Scott of North Huntingdon, PA; grandchildren Natalie and Leslie Hinrichsen, Jennifer (Joel) DuBois, Bryan (Emerald) Frisbee, Katelyn Frisbee, Shannon Scott, Nicole (Bo) Busch, and John and Matthew Scott; great-grandchildren Charlotte and Elizabeth DuBois, and Connor Scott; his sister, Helen Diederich of Ruidoso, NM ; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, John Scott.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send remembrances in his name to the Teresian House, 200 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, 12203.

Arrangements were with W.C. Brady’s Sons Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

November 26, 2008

Cook, artist

Gloria J. (Moore) Longthon, 55, of Chatham, formerly of Coxsackie, died Wednesday, November 19 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

She was born in Auburn January 4, 1953, the daughter of the late Al and Elizabeth Bennet.

At the time of her death, she was an inspector for the Sunoco-Crellin Company of Chatham.

She had been a lifetime resident of Greene County. She was an avid cook and artist.

Besides here parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Moore, in 1980, and a sister, Jody Owens.

Surviving are two sons, Manley C. Moore of Acra and Robert J. Moore of Ravena; a daughter, Kelly (Moore) Jackson of Athens; two brothers, Albert and Leroy Jacobs, both of Coxsackie; six sisters, Donna Drach, Diane Stroud, Maggie Stacey, Susan Eckert, Judith Andersen and Linda Owens; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Cavell House, 69 Prospect Avenue, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements were with W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie.

November 26, 2008

Bank teller

Marion A. Winyall, 81, died Wednesday, April 16 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family.

Marion was born in San Antonio, TX, on January 26, 19927, the daughter of the late Leon and Adela (King) Hall.

She was a 1944 graduate of Greenville Central School and attended Ithaca College Music School.

Marion was employed for more than 20 years by Trustco Bank as a teller, was head teller at the Mayfair branch and later transferred to the Clifton Park branch before retiring.

Marion’s grandfather was a doctor in the Civil War on the confederate side.  She enjoyed her family and friends, and loved reading, music and traveling, especially her trips to Hawaii and Washington State.  Marion also had a special group of friends she would have lunch on regular occasions.

Survivors include her husband, Donald K. Winyall, whom she married on September 12, 1948; her children, Donald (Dale) Winyall of Lake George, James Winyall of Dallas, TX, Tracey (K. James) Cotton of Rexford and Alison (Jon) Hayner of Ballston Lake; a sister, Gene High of Washington State; six grandchildren, Ethan and Alec Winyall of Lake George, Ben and Mike Cotton of Rexford, and Madison and Evan Hayner of Ballston Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Leon King Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville 12211.

Arrangements were with Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, Clifton Park.

November 26, 2008

Private cremation

William A. Wyman Jr., 71, of Earlton died Monday, November 17 in Hudson.

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

Funeral arrangements were with Richards Funeral Home, Athens.

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