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Obituaries

Recent Obituaries

Friday 03/27/2015
Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Clark
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 11:15 am

Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Clark, 61, of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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Ruth O’Bryan
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:51 pm

August 11, 1919 – March 24, 2015

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Thursday 03/26/2015
Joel Bohnsack
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Joel Bohnsack, 62, of Germantown died Wednesday March 25, 2015 at his home after a long illness.

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Richard R. Burns
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Richard R. Burns, 88, of Valatie died March 25, 2015 at Albany Memorial Hospital.

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Joyce M Reid
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Joyce M Reid of Haines Falls, NY passed away March 23, 2015. She was born May 28, 1916 to William B Martin and Laura E Bach in Tannersville, NY. Joyce was employed by Paul Fromer and subsequently the Fromer Corporation for many, many years.

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Jerald D. Johnston Jr.
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Jerald D. Johnston Jr., 56, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 in So. Cairo.

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Richard E. Kripaitis
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Richard E. Kripaitis, age 74, of Catskill, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital. He was born May 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Edward and Faye (Aversa) Kripaitis.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Carol Essex
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

Carol Essex local artist known for the Catskill Cats and Cairo Bears passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 and will be greatly missed.

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Ruth S. Pilch
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

Ruth S. Pilch 87, a forty five year resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL and formerly of Pine Plains, NY passed into heaven on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Lila Mae Aldrich
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Lila Mae Aldrich, 82, of Chatham, NY passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peters Hospital in Albany, NY. Born on February 21, 1933 in Columbia County, NY she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Lydia Flouton. Besides being a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Lila had enjoyed bowling, band concerts, puzzles, crocheting, and vacationing with family. Lila was predeceased by her former husband's Ronald Haner and Hubert Aldrich as well as her brother Ralph Flouton. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Loyd of Chatham, NY and her three children Bonnie (Joseph) Hahn of East Chatham, NY, Norman (Michelle) Haner of Chatham, NY, and Wendy (Robert) Kenney of Chatham, NY. As well as 10 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. There will be a celebration of life on April 12, 2015 at 1pm at the home of Wendy Kenney, 2380 Rt 66, Chatham, NY 12037. Contributions can be made in her name to the COPD Foundation at www.copdfoundation.org. For online condolences visit www.wenkfuneralhome.com.

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Sylvester W. Braswell
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Sylvester W. Braswell, 76, of Valatie died March 18, 2015 at St. Peter's Hospital.

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Paul F. Gerber
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Paul F. Gerber, 77, of Ghent, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson with his loving family by his side.

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Mary L. Dwyer
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Mary L. Dwyer of Freehold passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Fleming Sullivan. Mary is survived by her husband of more than 55 years, Thomas; beloved mother of Margaret (Barry) Feml, Thomas Dwyer (Carrie Anderson) and Linda (the late David) Rose; devoted grandmother to Raymond Feml, Renee Dwyer, Jessica (Billy) Moreau, Shawn (Amanda) Rose, Nicole Feml, T.J. Dwyer, and Mitch Dwyer; doting great-grandmother to Mackenzie, Jace, Nathan and Levi; dear sister to Eileen (Bruce) Alber and the late Patricia Sullivan; sister-in-law to Robert (Karen) Dwyer. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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George E. Pine
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

George E. Pine, 83, of South Cairo, NY, entered eternal life on March 21, 2015, after a long illness.

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Mary V. McCoy
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Mary V. McCoy, 75, of Hudson passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side on Saturday March 21, 2015 to join her beloved husband of 53 years, Terrence F. McCoy. She was under the care of Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

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Saturday 03/21/2015
Mary L. Dwyer
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Mary L. Dwyer of Freehold passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Fleming Sullivan. Mary is survived by her husband of more than 55 years, Thomas; beloved mother of Margaret (Barry) Feml, Thomas Dwyer (Carrie Anderson) and Linda (the late David) Rose; devoted grandmother to Raymond Feml, Renee Dwyer, Jessica (Billy) Moreau, Shawn (Amanda) Rose, Nicole Feml, T.J. Dwyer, and Mitch Dwyer; doting great-grandmother to Mackenzie, Jace, Nathan and Levi; dear sister to Eileen (Bruce) Alber and the late Patricia Sullivan; sister-in-law to Robert (Karen) Dwyer. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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Albert Canelli
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Albert Canelli, 80, of Hudson, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Firemen's Home.

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M. J. (Mike) Gladstone
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

M. J. (Mike) Gladstone, publisher, editor, designer, historic preservationist, and leader and advisor to many organizations in New York State and the Hudson Valley, died peacefully on Friday, February 13, in Dedham, MA, with his children by his side. He was 92 and had been in declining health.

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Alfred P. Quaile
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Alfred P. Quaile, 82, passed peacefully Tuesday March 17, 2015 at the Fairview Commons Nursing Home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 62 years, Eve, his son Philip, and daughter- in- law Sandy, his daughter, Jeanne and son- in- law, Jeffrey, his son, Scott, and daughter- in- law, Christine, and his daughter, Joanne, and son-in-law, Robert and his three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Linda Hommel
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Linda Hommel of Catskill died on March 18, 2015, she was 69 years old. Wife of the late Gene Hommel; mother of Sara Hommel and her husband Iain and Peter Hommel and his wife Danielle; sister of Lorraine Macera and June Crider. Three grandchildren, nieces and nephews survive.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Lewis Jerome Beers
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

Lewis Jerome Beers

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Linda Hommel
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

Linda Hommel of Catskill died on March 18, 2015, she was 69 years old. She was the daughter of the late William and Lorraine Gildersleeve of Athens. Linda was a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and was a retired social worker and teacher.

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Ruth Ann Durham
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

Ruth Ann Durham, 66 of Hudson NY went to heaven to rest Tuesday March 17, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

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Alice D. Karlander
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

Alice D. Karlander, 83, of Liverpool, NY, away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at University Hospital, Syracuse. Born in Schoharie to Leon and Louise Groff, she lived in Cairo, NY for most of her life before moving to Liverpool in 2011.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
Linda Hommel; Death Notice
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Linda Hommel, 69, of Catskill passed away on March 18, 2015.  Arrangements will be announced by Millspaugh Camerato a Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts

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Ethel T. Scalera
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 12:30 am

Ethel T. Scalera, 89, of Hudson died Saturday March 14, 2015 at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Born in Gallatin, NY on January 30, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Sarah (Cosier) Tompkins. After high school Ethel attended Business School and was later the book keeper for Montgomery Ward Dept. store for over 30 years. She was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Stockport and was an avid NASCAR fan. She was pre-deceased by her husband Anthony S. Scalera on June 5, 1979. Ethel is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Anthony C. and Lori Scalera of Castleton, NY, grandchildren Kyle A. and Nikki M. Scalera, and several close nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by brothers: Thaddeus, Barney, Fred, Frank, Lee and Earl Tompkins as well as sisters: Martha Ellsworth, Sarah Carl and Blanche Tompkins.

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Douglas B. Riley
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 12:30 am

Douglas B. Riley, of Athens, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at The Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital, after a courageous fight against cancer.

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Daniel N. Gregory
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 12:30 am

Daniel N. Gregory, 61, of Greenport, died Tuesday March 17, 2015 at Whittier Nursing Home in Ghent. Born in Chelsea, MA. of October 15, 1953, he was the son of Nelson and Helen (Parr) Gregory. Dan was a Corrections Officer with Brookwood Secure Center in Hudson until his retirement. Besides being a loving father and husband, he loved sports and was an avid Raiders and Yankees fan. He will be greatly missed by his wife Janet (Maresco) Gregory at home, sons: Daniel P. Gregory and Anthony M. Gregory both of Hudson, one brother Scott and (Michaela) Gregory, sisters: Sue Goss and Marie Gregory and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Friday March 20, 2015 from (5-7)pm at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home 700 Town Hall Drive Hudson, NY and services will follow at 7PM at the funeral home with Pastor Jon Hodges officiating. To leave an online condolence visit www.saccomcdonaldvalenti.com

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Betty Jean Gallagher Latham
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 12:30 am

Betty Jean Gallagher Latham of Chatham passed away on March 13. She was born in a small town in Pennsylvania on April 22, 1929. Betty Jean graduated from Concord High School in New Hampshire in 1947. She then moved to Connecticut and was certified as an X-Ray technician. Betty jean was married in 1952 for 30 years during which she raised 6 wonderful children while earning a degree in Art. She eventually found her way to another small town –Chatham. Betty jean is survived by 5 children having lost her son Robert in 2002. She also leaves behind a plethora of grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Her older brother J. Richard Gallagher is also mourning her loss. Betty Jean’s love of reading and the arts is only surpassed by the love she had for her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, Ma. 02241-7005 or www.heart.org . For on-line condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com

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Richard O’Brien
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 12:30 am

With sadness, the Congregation of Holy Cross announces the death of Brother Richard O’Brien, CSC. Born on October 17, 1928 in Auburn, NY to John A. O’Brien, a salesman, and Kathleen Carrol O’Brien, Richard was the oldest of three sons. Prior to his entrance into the Congregation, Richard held a variety of jobs in the Syracuse area, including working as a soda fountain attendant in the Corner Book Store, an office boy in Clark Music Company, and finally as a salesperson for the Students Supply Company.

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Ryan Stanfield
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 12:30 am

Saugerties: Ryan Stanfield, 29, of Hudson and Saugerties, NY, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. He was surrounded by his family and friends, after battling a lengthy illness.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
John A. Allen
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 12:30 am

John A. Allen 77, of Hudson, died Saturday March 14 at Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie, NY. He was born in Mellenville, NY on November 14, 1937. He was the son of the late Alfred J. and Ruth (Miller) Allen. He served 23 years with the United States Air Force completing his military career as a Supply Sergeant.  He then worked as a Salesman with Pitchers Auto Parts in Hudson until his retirement. He will be missed by his loving wife of 34 years Rosemary (Middlebrook) Allen.  He is also survived by his sons Scott (Lyndell) Allen of Hudson; James Allen of Hudson; daughter Rebecca (Robert) Klugo of Livingston; step-son Bernard Walker of Philmont ; step-daughters Debra Snack -Walker and Lori Walker both of Hudson and nine grandchildren. John was pre-deceased by brothers William McKibbin and Richard McKibbin. John loved animals and greatly enjoyed sports as he was a devoted fan of the NY Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society 111 Humane Society Rd. Hudson, NY 12534. To leave an online condolence visit: www.saccomcdonaldvalenti.com

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Anthony F. DeLuke
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 12:30 am

Anthony F. DeLuke, 80, of Hudson, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Whittier Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent.

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Harry W. Knights Sr.
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 12:30 am

Harry W. Knights Sr., of Stuyvesant died, March 13, 2015 at the Veterans Hospital in Albany.

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David Roger Dudley
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 12:30 am

David Roger Dudley, 70, died Friday, March 13th, 2015 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, New York after a brief illness. David was born on June 18th, 1944 in Rochester, NY to Donald and Helen Dudley. David was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie, NY. He was also a founding member of Olde Kinderhook Golf Course in Valatie. David was a proud Capital District resident for more than 45 years, after having grown up in Rochester, NY.

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Robert “Rabbit” Owens
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 12:30 am

Palenville - Robert “Rabbit” Owens died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at home. He was 81 years old.

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Paul Robert Paquette
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 12:30 am

Paul Robert Paquette, 87 Of Pitcher Lane in Red Hook, NY passed away on Sunday March 15, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

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Saturday 03/14/2015
Francis R. “Barney” Birchett
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:30 am

EAST DURHAM – Francis R. “Barney” Birchett, 99, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. Born on February 9, 1916 in New York City, he was son of the late Alfred and Margrethe Dearie Birchett. Barney attended Poughkeepsie Military Academy. He worked as a machinist at Pratt & Whitney in Paterson, NJ during the war, and worked in later years as a dairyman. Barney was the caregiver for his mother for many years, and was always willing to help anyone who needed help.

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Nelson G. Burhans
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:30 am

Saugerties – Nelson G. Burhans died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at home surrounded by friends and family. He was 84 years old. Born May 17, 1930, he was the son of Nelson and Florence Burhans.

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Betty Lena Boutard
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:30 am

BIRDMAN LOSES MOTHER - Betty Lena Boutard a gentle soul with the strength and courage of a lion went with the angels on Feb. 28 at the home of her son Roger (Birdman). Mothers last words were "I see angels" Betty was born June 8, 1927 in London. Daughter of Sidney and Dora (Dietrich) Sherrard for education she entered the “Daughters of Wisdom” program at the convent in Golders Green London. Mothers Lifetime code was her honesty giving and Mathew 18 in the bible. After graduation mother met Cecil Roy Boutard (former director of Berkshire Botanical gardens for 29 years) they worked side by side until Roy passed in 2010. Many thousands of school children were bused to the gardens to learn botany from mother for the twenty years that she voluntarily ran the youth education program. After fathers retirement Betty taught Botany at Berkshire farm for troubled boys. In 1984 Betty received the educational award from the American horticultural society. This is just part of the divine legacy that Betty Lena Boutard leaves behind for her daughter Nina, son Anthony, son Roger (Birdman), daughter Keri, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many followers to forever be very proud. A spring service will be held. Donations should be sent to the Department of Children and Families in Pittsfield.

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Curtis Frank Boomhower
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:30 am

BOOMHOWER, Curtis Frank

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Robert L. Ferrier Sr.
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:30 am

Robert L. Ferrier Sr., age 83, of South Cairo, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital in Albany. He was born November 18, 1931 in Manhattan, NYC, the son of the late William and Edith (Golden) Ferrier.

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Vernice M. Herrmann
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:30 am

Vernice M. Herrmann, 91, of Chatham died March 11, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital

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Alan David Judson
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:30 am

Alan David Judson was born on February 21, 1939, the eldest of two sons, of David H. and Marion F. (Mosher) Judson in Nashua, New Hampshire. He started kindergarten in Piqua, Ohio, continued his education in New Bedford, Mass., and graduated from Ichabod Crane High School in Valatie, New York.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Vernice M. Herrmann
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Vernice M. Herrmann, 91, of Chatham died March 11, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital

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Glenn D. Simmons
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 12:30 am

KINDERHOOK – Glenn D. Simmons, a licensed barber and former proprietor of the Simmons Barber Shop, Greenport, died suddenly Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home.

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Stanley R. Whitlock
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 12:30 am

Stanley R. Whitlock of Sun City, Arizona, passed away at the age of 82 on March 6, 2015. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stanley lived most of his life in New Jersey and Upstate New York, before settling in Arizona in 2013.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
George Santamaria, Sr.
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:30 am

CLIMAX – George Santamaria, Sr., 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 7, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Brooklyn to the late Anthony and Mary (Sole) Santamaria. He served in both the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. Later he met and married his wife of 60 years, Claire Lerch. They lived on Long Island before moving to Germantown where they lived for over 40 years. Through-out his life, George owned and operated his own businesses, first as a boat builder, then as a carpet installer, both with his brother Eugene. After retiring, he made wooden crafts to sell at fairs. He was a huge boxing fan and a lover of animals. He also enjoyed farming and gardening. In addition to his parents, George is predeceased by his siblings, Angelina DeSilva, Frank, John, and Eugene Santamaria.

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Thomas McIntyre
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:30 am

Thomas McIntyre, 71, of Valatie died, March 10, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
John W. (Ginky) Marriott
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 12:30 am

John W. (Ginky) Marriott, 81, of Hudson died March 9, 2015 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany, surrounded by his family.

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