Roger A. Rekow
1940 - 2018
Roger A. Rekow, 77 of Germantown died
Sunday February 4th at his home surrounded by his family after a
battle with cancer.
He was born October 30, 1940 in Hudson,
the son of the late Albert and Katherine (Hotaling) Rekow.
Roger proudly served in the United
States Marine Corps for over 20 years retiring as a highly decorated
Master Sergeant. He served in Vietnam, held top security clearance at
the Pentagon, and was considered an expert marksman.
Roger was happily married to Cheryl
“Lee” Dedrick Helsley for 39 years until her untimely death due
to her own battle with cancer at age 59. He was a devoted family man
and devoted to his community. He served as Assistant Supervisor for
the Town of Germantown, the Town’s Police Commissioner, past
President of the Germantown Fire Company, past Commander of the
Jennings Willet American Legion Post, and member of the VFW and
served on several committees of the Town.
He is survived by his daughter,
Faydra Geraghty, son in law Micah Geraghty, granddaughter Auna
Geraghty and sister Margaret (Peggy) Cisco, as well as many cousins,
nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he
was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Charles, sisters Susan
Roller and Doris Roney.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm
Thursday Feb. 8th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.
Services will be 11 am Friday at the
funeral home followed by burial in the Reformed Church Cemetery of
Germantown with full military honors provided by the US Marine Corps
and Jennings Willet American Legion Post.
In lieu flowers Memorial donations are
requested to the American Cancer Society 33 Elk St, Albany, NY 12207
Devin A. Burgett
1992 - 2018
A kind and caring soul has left our
world. Devin Andrew Burgett,25,of Germantown NY passed away Sunday
January 28, 2018 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by loving family
Born in Rhinebeck NY on November 3,
1992 Devin graduated from Germantown Central School.
Devin truly was one of a kind and loved
by all. There was not a mean bone in his body and his kindness knew
no limits. He always saw the best in people and would go out of his
way to put a smile on your face.
Devin was passionate about his job as
an exterminator and adored his boss and mentor Bennett Edelman
(Chico) at Midstate Pest Control. He enjoyed his second job at Gulf
which allowed him to meet new people and learn their stories.
Devin was a talented musician that was
able to hear a song once and be able to play it on his guitar.
Above all else, Devin loved his family.
Devin is survived by his mother
Tara(Curry) Burgett, his sisters Blair and Kelsey Burgett, his
brothers Alex and Andrew Jr(AJ) Burgett, his nephews William (T-Will)
Riley and Ayden Daniels, his grandmothers Kathy Curry Gardinier and
Betty Burgett and his great grandfather Bernard Turek along with
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father Andrew
Burgett, grandmother Diane(Broast) Lown and grandfathers Ronald J
Curry and Clifford Burgett.
A celebration of his life will be held
on February 10, 2018 from 3 to 5pm at Yadack- Fox Funeral Home 209
Main St Germantown NY
Linda Wahlers 69 of Copake died
Wednesday January 24, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.
20, 1948 in Great Barrington,
Mass she was the daughter of the late George and Eugenie (Peck) Ford.
Prior to her retirement she had worked
as a secretary for Monahan title Search Company in Hudson and several
Surviving are her husband Herman
Wahlers of Copake and daughter Heather Wahlers of Great Barrington,
There are no calling hours.
Services will be private and at the
convenience of the family.
1936 - 2018
After a long full life, Doris Jane
Roney was called home on January 20, 2018. She was born in Hudson, NY
on September 2, 1936. She is survived by her brother, Roger Rekow,
and sister, Peggy (Rekow) Cisco. She is also survived by her 6
children, Brian Roney, Christopher Roney, Glenn Roney, Kathleen
Roney, Douglas Roney and Maureen (Roney) Graham. She was blessed to
have 10 beautiful grandchildren and several great grandchildren as
well as many loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her
mother, Katherine Jane (Hotaling) Schleicher, her father, Albert
Rekow, her brother’s Charles Rekow and Harold Rekow, and a sister,
Susan (Rekow) Roller. Doris was an LPN and was an avid reader as well
as a champion roller skater. She was an excellent seamstress and
carried a love for the arts throughout her life. Per Doris’ wishes,
there will be no calling hours and services will be at the
convenience of her family.
June E. Desmond
1928 - 2018
June E. Desmond 89 of Claverack died
Friday January 19, 2018 at Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center
Born August 12, 1928 in Germantown, she
was the daughter of the late Percy and Harriet (Lasher) Simmons.
Prior to her retirement she had been
employed for many years as a sales clerk at the former Jamesway of
Hudson. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that enjoyed
singing, dancing, and spending winters in Florida and South Carolina.
Survivors include her loving husband of
70 years who was everything to her George R. Desmond, daughter Diane
Popow (Ken), a son William (Maria) Desmond, Thomas (Tammy) Popow Jr.,
William (Karen) Popow, and Michael (Melissa) Desmond, David (Melissa)
Desmond, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters
Marion Holmquist and Mae Smith.
There are no calling hours.
A private memorial service will be held
at the convenience of the family.
Michael David LaBelle
1956 - 2018
Michael David LaBelle 61 of Claverack
died Saturday January 13, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.
August 4, 1956 in Hudson he was the son of the late Stephen and Carol (Shufelt) LaBelle.
was an electrician who owned and operated the MDL Enterprises of Claverack until becoming disabled.
Survivors include his son Jon LaBelle of Claverack and sister Sandy Johnson, two nephews and a niece.
There are no calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
John Michael Meacher, Sr.
John Michael Meacher Sr., 87, of
Germantown, New York passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11th
at the site of his birth on Northern Boulevard. Born to Thomas and
Sadie Meacher, he lived most of his life in Germantown with his
loving wife of 65 years, Mary.
John was a devoted father and provider,
as well as a true friend to many. He was especially talented at all
aspects of building, completing a total of 6 homes for his family.
John enjoyed traveling , spending family vacations camping along the
East Coast , and visiting Hawaii. In 1982, John and Mary purchased a
seaside retreat in Eastport, Maine and spent many of their retirement
summers along the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
In the 1950’s, John was enlisted in
the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served aboard
the USS Helena and the submarine, the USS Blenny. He then went on to
become a devoted employee of Verizon, with 32 years of perfect
Besides his wife, John is survived by a
brother, Edward, a son, John Jr. (Julie), and daughters Melanie Betros and
Maureen A. Meacher. He was predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters, and
a son, James. John was grandfather to 12 grandchildren: Richard,
Jason, and Robert Meacher, Lauren Williams, Rachel Ortiz, Dorothy and
Anne Meacher, Laura, Andrew, Thomas, and Amie Betros and John Kappel.
He had one step-grandchild, Carrie Underwood, and 10 great
grandchildren. A mass and celebration of John’s life will be held
on Saturday, January 20th at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson, New York
at 10 o’clock.
The family would like to acknowledge
the Community Hospice and Stratton VA Medical Center for their
dedication, loving care and support.
Neal E. Burger
1932 - 2018
Neal E. Burger 85, passed away after a long illness on January 9, 2018 surrounded by
his loving family. He was a resident of Germantown, NY for over 60 years. Born to Foster and Hattie (Rockefeller) Burger
of Red Hook on April 30, 1932. Neal served in the United States Army in the 1950s stationed in Germany.
He graduated from Red Hook Central School, earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Plattsburgh State
College and completed graduate work at New Paltz State College. Neal served as the Elementary Principal at Germantown Central
School for 32 years. He was proud to have been an Eagle Scout, a former president of the Retired Teachers of Eastern New York.
He was an active member of the community having served on the Planning Board, and History Department as well as a member of
the Germantown Lions Club.
Neal was the beloved husband of Joan (Benton) for 61 years, devoted Father to Eric (Denise) Burger,
Marc (Chris) Burger and Kate (Joe) Buttner. Cherished grandfather to T.J. and Chelsea Buttner, Emily Fleitz and Benton Burger.
Survived by sister in law Mary Benton and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive their friends and families on January 13, 2018 to celebrate his life, at
the First Dutch Reformed Church in Germantown New York at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's
Association Northeastern New York 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 or Community Hospice 47 Liberty Street Catskill
Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
Main Street - P.O. Box 146 •
Germantown, NY 12526
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