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Rev. Herman F. Osterloh

1937 - 2017

Rev. Herman F. Osterloh 80 of Deland, Florida died Wednesday at his home after a long illness.

He was born January 5, 1937 in Brooklyn the son of the late; Herman G. and Dorothea (Stegemeier) Osterloh.

Rev. Osterloh graduated from High School in Brooklyn in 1955, Wagner College on Statin Island in 1958 and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1962. He became the Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Viewmont in 1964 and Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Manorton in 1968. He retired in 1999. He enjoyed his fishing, gardening and was an avid Mets fan. He had served as Chaplain for the Clermont Fire Company for many years.

He resided in Florida for the past 18 years where he had been an associate member of the Lutheran Church of Providence in Deltona, Florida.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years Audrey (Banks) Osterloh, sister; Dorothea Dandridge of Tulsa, OK, brother and sister in law Ronald and Carol Banks of Clermont, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday October 25, 2017 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11 am Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmonte with burial following in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to either Christ Lutheran Church or St. John’s Lutheran Church mail to 923 County Route 19 Elizaville, New York 12523

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Catherine Louise Hettling

1940 - 2017

Catherine Louise Hettling 77 of Clermont died Sunday October 15, 2017 at the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck.

She was born March 15, 1940 in Ossining, NY the daughter of the late Matthew and Cathyrn (Syska) Dalton.

She worked as an RN with Columbia Memorial Hospital, and the Hudson River Psychiatric Center and the Montrose VA Hospital. She left her nursing to work with her husband Karl operate the Hettling Farm in Clermont.

Surviving are her son William of Clermont, and granddaughter Alissa Rose Travis of Richmond, VT.

She was predeceased by her husband Karl Jr. who died May 20, 2000, her son Karl III and infant son Jonathan.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the Clermont Cemetery. There are no calling hours.  A Celebration of her life will be held 11am November 10, 2017 at the Clermont Cemetery, Route 9 Clermont, NY.

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Kevin P. O’Neill

1962 - 2017

Kevin P. O’Neill 54 of Craryville, died Saturday October 14, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Born October 23, 1962 in Brooklyn the son of the late Bernard and Ellen (Fisher) O’Neill.

Mr. O’Neill had served in the US Navy for 17 years and prior to his retirement had worked as an electrician with Sentry Engineering of Georgia. He was a fan of Basket Ball and Foot Ball, enjoyed black and white Science Fiction movies. He had a strong belief in God and was an avid reader of the Bible and Christian books.

Survivors include his wife Marielena Geraghty whom he married in Clermont September 13, 2008, 3 sons: Myles, Adam and Randy. 2 brothers; Brian and Barny, 3 sisters Rita O’Neill, Heather Hieronymi and Siobhan Smith, 2 grandchildren; Chloe and Claire and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Graveside funeral services will be at St. Sylvia’s Cemetery 11am on Wednesday

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Robert Quentin Moore

1954 - 2017

Robert Quentin Moore, age 63, of Livingston, NY, passed away on October 9, 2017, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Robert was born in Hudson, NY on April 13, 1954. He graduated from Germantown Central School and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College.

Bob was an electrical contractor and owner of B&K Electric and Hudson Valley Home Generators in Livingston. He served as a Livingston Town Justice for 41 years. When the Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad formed in 1972, Bob joined that year and eventually became its administrator. He served on the consistory of the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston. He was a member of the Columbia County Electrical Contractors Association and the Southern Columbia County Magistrates Association.

Bob will be remembered for his service to the community and love for his family and friends. During his many hours on the bench he exhibited compassion and understanding. Over 13 years ago he started a program in his court for the rehabilitation of alcohol and drug abusers. He shared in the joy of their personal success stories. He loved animals his whole life, especially abandoned cats and dogs. He was an incomparable brother and “Uncle Bob” to his nephews, extended family, and friends. He was always the one person to call on in a time of need.

Bob is survived by his partner Karen (Vale) at home , his brother Edward and wife Diane, and nephews John, Michael, and Brian Moore of Clermont.

Bob is preceded in death by his father and mother; Quentin and Helen Moore, and his brother Thomas.

Memorial donations may be given to the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston.447 Church Road, Livingston, NY 12534.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family with interment in the Livingston Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given in Robert’s memory to the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston. 447 Church Road, Hudson, NY 12534.

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Reginald A. Denegar, Jr.

1928 - 2017

Reginald A. Denegar, Jr., 88, died Sunday October 8, 2017 at Albany Medical Center.

Born December 12, 1928 in Germantown, he was the son of the late Reginald A. Denegar, Sr. and Evelyn O. (Coons) Denegar.

He had graduated from Germantown Central School and Albany Business College.

He was with International Harvester in Menands for 19 years and then with Key Bank Operations unit until his retirement in 1990.

Mr. Denegar served in the active Naval Reserve for 10 years, was a member of the Germantown Reformed Church for 60 years, a 50 year member of the Germantown Hose Co. #1, and a good friend of the Loudonville Presbyterian Church for over 30 years.

He was an avid student of the world and particularly of American History. He loved animals and supported many organizations devoted to animal welfare.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dolores, who died Feb. 2, 2013.

Calling will be 12 to 2 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will follow at 2 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

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Hon. Frances Anne Gaddipati

1942 - 2017

The Hon. Frances Anne Gaddipati, born Guest, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Albany Medical Centre on Thursday October 5th, after a bravely fought battle with multiple myeloma.

Frances was born on November 18th 1942 in London, second child and only daughter of Lady Mabel and Lord Ivor Grosvenor Wimborne. She grew up with her brothers Ivor, Julian and Charles in the family properties in Northamptonshire and Scotland.

After completing her education in England, Frances married and moved to New York with her first husband, and subsequently moved to Germantown NY with her second husband Rao Gaddipati.

This marriage proved a happy and successful one for over thirty years, and provided Frances with the environment in which to flourish as a much valued and deeply loved member of the local community, as a wonderful gardener and creator of a beautiful home, and as stepmother to Rana Glickman and Indira Gaddipati and step-grandmother to Ismail. In addition she was an indispensable source of support and wisdom to her English relatives, especially her nieces and nephews Kate, Will and Henry Guest, and the Hon. Ilona Hilton-Johnson and the present Lord Wimborne.

Frances is survived by her brothers Julian and Charles, and her husband Rao.

She will be very greatly missed on both sides of the Atlantic.

There will be a celebration of her life held at Central House Inn, 220 Main Street, Germantown NY on Thursday 12th of October at 4.30pm.

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Arthur F. “Skip” Nack Jr.

1932 - 2017

Arthur F. “Skip” Nack Jr., 85 of Livingston died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at The Pines of Catskill.

Born January 5, 1932 in Hudson he was the son of the late Arthur F. Nack Sr. and Gladys (Cole) Nack.

Skip had served in the US Navy from March 1952 to March 1956. Along with his brother William; he owned and operated Nack Brother’s Garage of Hudson for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Reformed Church. He served as supervisor of the Mount Pleasant Rural Cemetery for many years. He was Commodore of the Roe Jan Creek Boat Club and past Master of Widow’s Son Lodge #7 F&AM of Livingston. Skip was a craftsman who enjoyed building toys and furniture.

Survivors include: his brother, William and sister in law Claudia Nack of Livingston, grandchildren Christopher, Shianne, Amanda, and Michelle. Sister-in-laws: Pamela Glasser of Claverack and Edith Bryant of CT., as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Karol and daughter Lori.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11 am Saturday, October 7th. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be at 11 am at the funeral home.

Members of Widow’s Son Lodge #7 will conduct services 10 am Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are requested to the Mount Pleasant Reformed Church 110 Church Road Hudson, NY 12534

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Mary Profeta

1922 - 2017

Mary Profeta, 94 of Germantown, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Columbia Meorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born November 19, 1922 in Lackawana Co., PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eduarda (Carolo) Greco.

Mary was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown and the Red Hat Society and had been a volenteer at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her children; Carl Profeta, James Profeta, Sylvia Alvino, Frances Papa, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Profeta who died March 15, 1983.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

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David A. Feller

1967 - 2017

David A. Feller (aka Beetlejiuce) born December 21, 1967 passed away suddenly in Ogdensburg, NY on September 23, 2017


He was a handyman / jack of all trades.  He is survived by his mother Goldie Johnson of Hudson and siblings Albert Feller of Germantown, Brenda Feller of Catskill, Crystal Feller of Chatham, William Simmons of Schodack, Joseph Layton of Germantown, & Jolene Ramirez of Virginia .. plus many nieces and nephews.... he is predeceased by his father Albert Feller Sr.


A memorial will be held on October 7, 2017 from 3-5pm at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the funeral home would be appreciated for their help with the cost.

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Eva Helen “Honey” Scrodin Egan

1924 - 2017

Eva Helen “Honey” Scrodin Egan, 92, of Alexandria, VA (formerly of Elizaville, NY)died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at home in Alexandria, VA

She was born September 28, 1924 Hudson, NY the daughter of the late Paul and Margaret (Morgan) Scrodin

A graduate of Saint Mary’s High School in Hudson, she was an Army officer’s wife, traveled across country with 3 small children to board a ship and join her husband in Okinawa where they lived for 3 years. They also lived in Maryland, Ohio, New Mexico, and Virginia before retiring to New York. She was an expert seamstress and crafter who created beautiful clothes for herself, her children, and her grandchildren. She loved her gardens and would be busy during the summer/fall canning the produce. Eva Helen helped her husband build their Elizaville home while raising 5 children. She was always up for an adventure.

She attended the Church of Nativity in Linlithgo, and the former Church of the Holy Cross in West Taghkanic. She volunteered for the Livingston Town Library, Meals on Wheels, Cooperative Extension, Clermont Historic Home

To her, music was a joy. She always had a song to sing and loved to listen to and imitate the lovely bird calls she heard in the woods. She kept up her feisty humor to the very end.

She is survived by: her children: Peter Egan (Lori) of Fredericksburg, VA, Ned Egan (Sheilah) of Easton, MD, Peggy McClure (Don) of Alexandria, VA, Timothy Egan (Pam) of Alexandria, VA, Mary Egan of Watervliet, NY. Her siblings: Margaret Scrodin C.S.J., Benjamin Scrodin, Genevieve Van Tine, and Bernadette Orr. 12 Grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren

She was predeceased by husband Peter F. Egan who died May 23, 1996, brother Paul Scrodin, and sister Mary Ann Scrodin.

Calling will be Sunday from 4 to 6 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Services will be 9:30am Monday from the funeral home and 10am at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Winston Bath.

Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Livingston Free Library P.O. 105 Livingston, NY 12241 or Livingston Pumper Company No. 1.2855 Route 9 Hudson, NY 12534

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings simply because it has a song”.

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Dawn M. Bishop

2017

Dawn M. Bishop, 73 yrs old, passed away on 9/15/17 at home peacefully in her sleep. She was the widow of John R. Bishop. They shared 40 years of marriage together.

Born in Poughkeepsie ,NY she was the daughter of Stanley and Eleanor (Rogers) Smith. She worked for many years as a home health aide. She was a sweet,loving woman who touched the lives of all that she encountered. She always had a smile on her face and had a great sense of humor. She was a strong woman who persevered through many health issues most recently battling kidney disease. She was preceded during childhood by her brother Butch and also her loving husband John in 2012. She was the caring sister of Candace Carey, Brent Smith, Edward Smith and David Smith . She was the loving mother of Lori Day and her husband Sean, Bob Bishop and his wife Marsha and Michelle Heath and her husband Allen. She was the awesome Grandma to Chelsea Van Deusen ,John and Jarad Day, Mazzie Shultis, Harmony and Kristopher Bishop, Maura Naughton, Damon and Haylee Simmons and Zack Lavalley. She had numerous nieces ,nephews and cousins .She was the best friend to Jean Stoddard.

Friends and family are invited to attend a remembrance service at Yaddack Fox funeral home in Germantown on September 23, 2017 1 PM -3 PM with a celebration of her life immediately following at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Redhook,NY, In lieu of flowers donations can be made to her favorite charity: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

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Dale S. Funk

1945 - 2017

Dale S. Funk 72 of Churchtown died Monday September 11, 2017 at his home. Born May 15, 1945 in Hudson he was the son of the late Sherman and Carrie Emma (Moore) Funk.

Dale had worked for 35 plus years as a Foreman with the Columbia County Highway Department. He enjoyed going to casinos with his daughter Melinda.

Surviving are his son: Bryan Funk and daughter Melinda Funk both of Hudson and his cats Neapolitan, Missy and Shadow.

He was predeceased by his wife June who died March 30, 2013.

Calling will be Saturday 9 am to 10 am at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be at 10am with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to Ever lasting Animal Rescue 180 Prach Road Hillsdale, NY 12521

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Virginia M. Potts

2017

Virginia M. Potts, 93 peacefully passed away on August 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Virginia was the daughter of Minerva and Homer Spanburgh of Linlithgo, NY and was the beloved wife of the late Frederick R. Potts, Jr..

Ginny was very devoted to her family and friends. She was a free spirit who loved adventure. Ginny also was a proud member of the Philmont Minkler-Serry American Legion Auxiliary. She was an active member who enjoyed marching, and later riding in the annual Memorial Day Parade. She also was an avid reader and loved to fish.

Virginia will be forever missed by her children Frederick R. Potts III (Donna), Cindy Edwards, Terry Potts (Mary), and Mary Ellen Burger (Scott). She will also be missed by grandchildren Kelly Bulich (Dan), Kristie Allen (Kevin), Nathan Potts (Theresa), Angela Potts-Mang’andah (Chrispine), Ericka Shook, Lenny Edwards, Scott Burger and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her late husband, Virginia was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Merritt and grandson Justin Burger.

An hour of calling will be 11 to 12 Noon Saturday August 26th, 2017 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will follow at 12 Noon.

Private interment services will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown

In lieu of flowers the family request donations may be made to: Community Hospice 47 Liberty St. Catskill, NY 12514 or the Philmont American Legion, Minkler-Seery American Legion PO box 818, Philmont, NY 12565.

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Gary W. Liesendahl

1951 - 2017

Gary W. Liesendahl 66 of Linlithgo died August 18, 2017 at his home. Born March 18, 1951 in Saugerties he was the son of Theodosia Winchell Leisendahl of West Camp and the late Werner Liesendahl.

Mr. Liesendahl had been employed for 20 plus as a maintenance technician at Taconic Farms of Germantown until his retirement. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who belonged to The Germantown Sportsmen’s Club and the Gold Miner’s of New England.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife Cheryl (Wallentine) Liesendahl, a son: Gary Jr. (Meghan), a brother Jeffrey Liesendahl of West Saugerties, 2 sisters: Bonnie Myers of the State of Washington, Jo Ann Isca of West Camp, 2 nephews, a niece, and his grandbaby dog, Bayla.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

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Tammy Marie Roger

2017

On August 17, 2017 at 8:40 a.m. surrounded by her closes family god gained a pure angel. Tammy Marie Roger was called home. She was an angel here on earth as well, always helping others first and putting herself last. Her family was her pride and joy and her positive attitude in life was an inspiration to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She is survived by her husband, Richard Roger; siblings, Wallace DeHart, Sharon Schmelz, Christine Dalia, Wayne DeHart, and Michelle DeHart; Children, Nicole Wanzer, Michael Wanzer, Kayce Wanzer, Kayla Roger, Stephanie Roger, and Bishmi Thrasher; Grandchildren, Gianna Wanzer, Hayden Meddaugh, Taylor Johnson, Adison Wanzer, and Brooklyn Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at the convenience of her family. "A piece of our heart now lives in heaven"   Memorial donations are requested to be made to her family at 120 Maple Lane Hudson, NY 12534

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Alma L. Saulpaugh

1937 - 2017

Alma L. Saulpaugh, 80, of Claverack died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing of Ghent.

Born March 4, 1937 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Petsel) Kahle.

She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. of Hudson, and she had been employed in the apple packing part of George W. Saulpaugh and Son’s Farm in Clermont.

Surviving are her son, Stanley Kahle of Claverack; her daughter Stacy McArdle and son-in-law Peter McArdle of Hudson; her brother George Kahle Jr. of Poughkeepsie; her sister Ethel Wagner of Albany; three grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her sisters Katherine Hull and Beatrice Potts.

Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. following calling hours at the funeral home.

Private cremation will follow the services.

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Beatrice Kahle Potts

1938 - 2017

Beatrice Kahle Potts 79 of Clermont died July 26. 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born August 30, 1938 in Germantown she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Petzel) Kahle.

Before her retirement she had worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the former Adventist Nursing Home of Livingston as well as packing apples for the Saulpaugh Family of Livingston.

Survivors include her husband Gregory Potts, 2 daughters; Mary Gregory and Greta Tillman, a step daughter Elaine Jornov. Her two sisters; Ethel Wagner and Alma Saulpaugh, 4 grandchildren and one great grandson.

Calling will be 12 to 1pm Saturday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services follow at 1pm.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Luke’s Cemetery of Clermont.

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Esther Tyler

2017

Esther Tyler 78 of Rhinebeck died July 17, 2017 at Northern Dutchess Hospital

She is survived by her son Kenneth Tyler of Gallatin, a daughter Valerie Jamison of Stotville, son Mathew Funk of Hudson and loving daughter Kathleen Lord of Elizaville and several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Irving Funk, and daughter Billie Joe Clark.

Calling will be Thursday 5 to 8 pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be at the funeral home at 8 pm.

Burial will be 1pm Friday at the Livingston Rural Cemetery.

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Robert E. Disher, Sr.

1945 - 2017

Robert E. Disher Sr. 72 of Cheviot died Thursday June 29, 2017 at this home.

Born February 2, 1945 in Hudson he was the son of the late Earl and Isabelle (Clow) Disher.

Robert had worked for over 45 years as transportation supervisior at Taconic Farms in Germantown. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are two sons: Robert E. Disher Jr. and Trevor Disher and two grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Marie Disher and brother Ronald Disher.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours or services.

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Milyn Elliott Kukon

1960 - 2017

Milyn Elliott Kukon, 57, passed away on June 26, 2017.

She was born on March 31, 1960 in Poughkeepsie to the late Lynn E. Buchanan and the late Michael L. Palazzo (Shirley).

Survivors include her loving children John (Jennifer) Kukon, Justin (Brittani) Kukon, and Jordon Kukon. Three precious grandchildren Brandon, Anna, and Nora. A brother Dennis Palazzo and sister Sandra (Mark) Redmond, seven nieces and nephews, and many many friends.

Milyn spent the majority of her life in Germantown and was an integral part of the family farm, Kukon Brothers LLC. She was also employed by Omega Institute for many years.

Calling will be 5 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be 11am Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Harrison New York.

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Harold P. Gaska

1927 - 2017

Harold P. Gaska 90 formerly of Peekskill died June 18, 2017 at the Pine Haven Home of Philmont, NY.


Born March 3, 1927 in Peekskill he was the son of the late Thomas and Adelaide Gaska.


Harold served in the US Army during WWII.   He enjoyed good music and doing puzzles.


He was predeceased by his step-mother Emily (Zembrowski) Gaska, sister Helen and 3 brothers, George, Walter and Wilbur Gaska.


A memorial service will be held 1 pm Monday June 26th at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of 209 Main St. Germantown, NY 12526, Friends will be received at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.


Burial will be at a later date in the Assumption Cemetery of Peekskill, NY

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Herbert Ogden

1927 - 2017

Herbert Ogden 90 of Livingston died June 13, 2017 at Albany Medical Center after a long illness.

Born May 23, 1927 in Hudson, NY, he was the son of the late Robert and Emma (Lasher) Ogden.

Prior to his retirement he owned and operated his own business Ogden’s Repair Shop a farm machinery mechanical repair shop in Red Hook. He was also a Leland Tractor dealer, raised rabbits and was an avid deer hunter.

Survivors include his 3 sons Donald (Mary), Calvin (Candy) James (Shelly), 2 daughters Kathy (Calvin) Miller, Dolores (Michael) Diamanti, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Katherine who died July 24, 1992, 2 brothers Robert and Harry Ogden.

Calling will be Friday from 1 to 3 pm Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will follow at 3 pm at the funeral home with burial in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

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Richard G. Paganelli

1926 - 2017

Richard G. Paganelli, 90, of Brunswick (Troy, New York), a longtime Germantown area resident passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Born July 31, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Dr. Americus and Lucy (Finn) Paganelli. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Berniece (Slezak) Paganelli; his daughter, Pamela, and her husband Francis Hollon; his grandchildren, Dr. Tricia Wurster and her husband Mark Kuper, Janine Hollon, Jeremy Hollon and Joseph Hollon.

Richard served in the United States Army (3rd Tank Division) in Central Europe where he earned the Purple Heart.

After his military service, he graduated from Pennsylvania Military College (Widener College) in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Richard dedicated his career to microbiology research. He was Technical Director and Biologist at Taconic Farms, Inc. for 22 years.

Richard was passionate about spending time with his family, travel and golfing with his friends. He was active in his community and served on the Clermont Town Planning Board.

There will be a private memorial service for family at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

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Camron Monk

2014 - 2017

Camron Monk, 2 of Greenport, infant son of Brendon Monk and Krysta Slemp died June 2, 2017 at his home after a long illness.

He was born November 20, 2014 in Hudson

Camron was a vibrant, outgoing child that battled a life of Myotubular Myopathy. A rare muscle disorder that he was able to defy the odds of every step of the way. Camron was the happiest kid you would ever meet he never let his disease bring him down he fought so hard to overcome every obstacle in his way that is why you will always be Our Little Solider. He could melt your heart with a bat of his long little lashes or a smirk from a smile that could light up the room.

He is survived by his Parents, Krysta Slemp and Brendon Monk, his brother, Jayden Monk his grandparents, Glaron Monk , Terry coons, Sandra Underwood-Dart and William Dart. Also survived by his great grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to his family and any additional money after their expenses will be donated to the MTM Family Conference. Brendon Monk 51 Middle Road Lot #6 Hudson, NY 12534

Calling will be 11 to 1 pm Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be held at 1 pm with the Rev. David Tipple officiating.

A time of reception and time of remembrance will be held after the service at the Reformed Church of Germantown.

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Jeffrey Thomas Scism

1956 - 2017

Jeffrey Thomas Scism, Age 60 of Livingston N.Y passed April 26th, 2017 at his home. Jeffrey was born June 1st, 1956 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck N.Y. He was the son of the late Franklin and Estella (Lynk) Scism. He grew up on Scism egg farm of Red Hook NY. Jeffrey was a strong willed, non-stop, hard working man all his life. He worked for the Village of Tivoli for many years. He touched many hearts. He will be greatly missed by all! He is survived by his Wife Linda (VanWagner) Scism and his dog Lillian. His 4 daughters Heather (Kevin) Jennings, Nicole (Michael) Hedin, and Jordan (Benjamin) Weaver and Sandra Weigel. A Brother Dave (Terri) Scism of Red Hook NY. His In-laws Pat and Donald VanWagner. As well as several grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased many Aunts and Uncles and a Brother in Law Daniel Miller.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday 12 to 2 pm at the Yadack Fox Funeral home in Germantown. A reception will follow at the Clermont Fire House on Route 9G Clermont.

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Dawn Couchman Orsted

2017

Dawn Couchman Orsted, 76, of East Greenbush passed away March 25, 2017.

Dawn is survived by her daughter Catherine (Cathy) Knott of Rensselaer and a brother Barry J. Couchman of East Taghkanic.

A memorial service will be celebrated 6 to 8pm Thursday April 27th at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown with Rev. David Tipple officiating at services at 7:30.

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Rose Bentivegna Romano

1927 - 2017

Rose Bentivegna Romano, age 90 of Livingston, New York, passed Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Hudson, New York. Rose was born March 16, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of the late Pietro and Angela Bentivegna. The wife of the late Louis Romano.

Rose was a resident of the Hudson Valley since 1981, before which she lived and raised her five children with her husband in Nassau County on Long Island. She was a devout Catholic who cherished her family above all else. Rose was a fashionista who was very outgoing and social. Everyone she encountered was instantly charmed by her.

She is survived by her five children, Lawrence, Peter, Charles, Joseph and Angela; her eleven grandchildren and her three great-grandchildren; as well as her many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Yadack Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown, New York.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 11:00am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Church of the Resurrection, 11 Church Avenue, Germantown, New York.

Burial will take place 10:00am on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood, 111 Old Country Road, Westbury, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund).

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James J. Higginbotham

2017

James J. Higginbotham 70 of Livingston passed away April 15, 2017.

He had worked as a offset pressman for Universal Match Co. before retiring.

He worked tirelessly for the food pantry in Germantown.

Surviving are his extended family; Barbara Lyzak, Walter Zipp, Richard and Cathy Zipp, Joseph and Josephine Wilhelm.

Services 10am Thursday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Burial Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Greenport.

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Dawn Gloria Orsted

1940 - 2017

Dawn Gloria Orsted, 76, of East Greenbush passed away March 25, 2017 at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

She was born July 4, 1940 in Hudson, New York the daughter of Dorothy Disher Couchman and Ray Hagedorn Couchman of Germantown. She graduated from Germantown Central School in 1958. 

Dawn spent her career in sales, promotion and broadcasting.  An avid musician she enjoyed entertaining many venues in the Hudson Valley. Dawn particularly enjoyed entertaining at Veteran activities.  A lover of animals Dawn was active in many animal rescue organizations. 

Dawn is survived by her daughter Catherine (Cathy) Knott of Rensselaer and a brother Barry J. Couchman of East Taghkanic.

A memorial service will be celebrated later in the spring.

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Leonard S. Bogucki Sr.

1936 - 2017

Leonard S. Bogucki Sr. 81 of Linlithgo died March 27, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born January 20, 1936 in Brooklyn

He is survived by his wife Emma (Simmons) Bogucki, 4 sons: Leonard Jr., Stanley, Isaac and Joshua.  4 daughters Victoria Steve, Valencia Corbett, Valentine Miller and Delia Bank, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father Stanley; mother Anna Zebrowski, brothers Stanley and Walter, sister Helen Skabowski and son John.

Calling hours will be Thursday 6 to 8 Pm at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Services will be 1 pm Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

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Regina E (Honey) Forster

1934 - 2017

Regina E (Honey) Forster of Rhinebeck NY died March 7, 2017 at the Thompson House of Rhinebeck

Born on August 12, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Regina (McCabe) Schad and the wife of the late Joseph E Sprauer of Rhinebeck.

She retired from the Devereaux Foundation of Red Hook in 2002.

She is survived by her sons Joseph E Sprauer jr. of Rhinebeck, Russell (Diana) Sprauer of Elizaville, three grandchildren, Amber (Vilhjal) Campbell of Elizaville, Matthew Sprauer of Stanfordville, Samuel Sprauer of Elizaville and two great grandchildren Landen Terpening and Vilhjal Campbell both of Elizaville and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Yadack Fox funeral home of Germantown on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 11:00am. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children's

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Ella Anderson

1924 - 2017

Ella Anderson 92 of Blue Hill Road Livingston died March 1, 2017 at the Pines of Catskill.

Born May 5, 1924 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late William and Eudora (Sheffer) Lyke.

Prior to her retirement she worked as a Nurses Aide at the former Adventist Nursing Home of Livingston.

Surviving are her 2 sons; John (Denise) Anderson Jr., and Elwood Anderson, 8 grandchildren and 14 great grand children

She was predeceased by a brother Elwood Lyke, and 5 sisters; Irene Lyke, Evelyn Lyke, Edith Poucher, Mildred Hotaling and Helen Tompkins.

There are no calling hours.

Grave side funeral services will be held 11am Saturday at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

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Elizabeth Overbaugh

1920 - 2017

Elizabeth Overbaugh (Aunt Betty) of Pine Haven Nursing Home died peacefully on February 28, 2017. She was 97 years old.

She was born on January 2, 1920 in Catskill NY but lived most of her adult life in Hudson NY. She was the daughter of Roy Eugene and Martha Ina Myers Overbaugh.

Upon graduation from Catskill High School, she was first employed as a veterinary assistant for Dr. DuBois Jenkins at Academy St. Catskill. She also worked at Kadin Bros. Pocketbook Factory (Athens/Hudson) and retired from Charter Supply in Philmont NY.

An avid lifetime animal lover, she was the proud owner of a horse, many birds, and many more dogs (her favorite breed was the Chihuahua). When she could no longer own a “real” pet, her “stuffed” ones replaced them at the nursing home.

For the last 6 years, “Aunt Betty” has been amusing and entertaining the staff at Pine Haven. Many thanks to the Pine Haven staff for providing her with excellent care and love.

Quote from her high school yearbook – “When I graduate I want to join the circus and train horses”. You are free to do that now, Aunt Betty.

She is survived by nieces Nancy (Overbaugh) Rogers (David), Linda (Overbaugh) Van Schaack (Donald), Caryl (Overbaugh) Stimson(Chris), Karen (Overbaugh) Day, nephew, Bob Overbaugh, nieces-in-law, Joyce Overbaugh, Eileen Overbaugh and nephew –in- law, Dan Toth. Also Kerice’s nephew, Frank Martin and his family. Along with several great- nieces and great- nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and their wives:

Eugene Overbaugh (Georgie), Vernon Overbaugh (Marie) Francis Overbaugh (Ruth), nephews: Duane Overbaugh, Don Overbaugh, and niece –Doris (Overbaugh) Toth –nephew-in law, Rich Day and niece-in-law, Pat Overbaugh and loving friend and companion, Marion K. Way.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 pm March 7th, 2017 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown where services will be conducted at 11am on the 8th of March.

Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery of Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society (SPAC), 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534.

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Marie Pawlak

1935 - 2017

Marie Pawlak 81 of Clermont died Monday Feb. 27, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born December 16, 1935 in the Bronx she was the daughter of the late; John Francis and Marie (Osenbruck) Silkowski Sr.

Marie was a groomer, breeder and showed Airdale Terriers and was a member of the Airdale Terrior Club of American.

She had worked and retired as a mananger at Caldors of Kingston.

Surviving are her husband Richard P. Pawlak who she married July 20, 1957 in the Bronx, a daughter and son-in-law Candy and Calvin Ogden, and a grandson Ryan Ogden.

Calling will be 12 noon to 2 pm Friday March 3rd at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held at 2pm at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Red Church Cemetery of Tivoli.

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Muriel Gordineer

1929 - 2017

Muriel Gordineer 87 of Red Hook died Feb. 26, 2017 at the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck.

Born July 30, 1929 in Brooklyn she was the daughter of the late: Wilbur and Frances (Holmegrom) Fetzer.

Muriel worked for many years at Stop and Shop of Rhinebeck and Taconic Farms in Germantown.

She was married to Richard (Bud) Gordineer who died in 1986. Together they had 10 children; 8 sons, Allan, Wayne, Thomas, Richard III, Donald, Robert, Dennis and David. Two daughters; Caroline and Cathy. 40+ grandchildren and 10+ great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family at a date to be announced.

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Wayne Francis Choinsky

2017

Wayne Francis Choinsky, 69, of Effort, PA died Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono.

He was the husband of Patricia (Jacoby) Choinsky. They would have observed their 48th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21.

Born in Germantown, New York, he was a son of the late Frank and Florence (Rumsey) Choinsky.

He had worked as a lab technician for Minerals Technology (formerly Pfizer) in Easton for over 30 years, retiring in 2008. Along with his wife, he also owned and operated Have a Heart Thrift Store in Mt. Effort.

Wayne was a U.S. Navy veteran and a former volunteer in the Wilson Boro Fire Department. He studied theology through the Calvary Bible Institute of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale and he was the founder of the Laymen Evangelist Ministries. His work and his ministry were very important to him and he took great pride in the fact he rose through the ranks to an important position at Minerals Technology.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children: Wendy Saddler of Bensalem; Daniel Choinsky of Effort; Seth Choinsky of Effort; Micah Choinsky of Bangor; and Ivori Choinsky of Effort. Also, four sisters, Jane Woods of Red Hook, New York, Winta Feane of Syracuse, New York, Diana Sprauer of Elizaville, New York and Holly Simays in Washington; two brothers, Frank James Choinsky and Wendell Choinsky, both of Germantown, New York; and five grandchildren, Micah Wayne Choinsky Jr., Mariali Angel Choinsky, Steven A. Trayes III, Julia Trayes and Michael Trayes.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Sean J. Bard

1975 - 2017

Sean J. Bard 41 of Livingston died January 26, 2017 at his home.

Born September 15, 1975 in Rhinebeck he was the son of the late Donald Bard Jr. and Ann Ransom Bard.

Prior to illness forcing him to retire he had worked as a parts clerk at Auto Zone of Hudson.

Survivors include his half brothers Gary Mesec, Howard Butt, Steven Butt and Brian Dansin, Aunts Deborah Staats and Donna Bard and Uncle Thomas Ransom Jr.

There are no calling hours

Services and burial in Red Church Cemetery of Tivoli are private and at the convenience of the family.

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Corlyn “Corky” Barnard

1928 - 2017

Corlyn “Corky” Barnard 88 of Claverack died January 30, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born December 26, 1928 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late Jay C. and Mary “Molly” (Barber) Moore.

Corky and her late husband Charles Barnard who died December 14, 2008 owned and operated Barnard Florist until its closing in 2004 after 70 years of serving Columbia County. She was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack and the Society of American Florist.

Surviving are her son Fenton (Marilyn) of Kansas City, KS, daughters; Jaylyn (Kenneth) Schultz of Claverack, Nina (George) Dolan of Kinderhook, grand children Gretchen B. Lerach, Molly B. Goodrich, Benjamin M. Barnard, Elliot A. Schultz, Jay F. Barnard and Taylor Barnard, great grandchildren Alexander T. Goodrich, Emilie I. Goodrich, Jacob Goodrich, Brooke O. Barnard, Mckenna R. Barnard and Charles M. Barnard and Nora Schultz.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her sister Timmy Mickle.

There are no calling hours.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations are requested in Corky’s memory to A.B. Shaw Fire Company 67 Route 23 Claverack, NY 12513

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Sharon Ulmer

1948 - 2017

Sharon Ulmer ,68, of Germantown died January 20, 2017 at the Thompson House of Rhinebeck after a lengthy illness.

Born December 10, 1948 in Hudson she was the daughter of Otis Barringer of Germantown and the late Anna Boor.

A graduate of Germantown Central School she had retired from Taconic Farms in Germantown where she had been employed for more that 35 years as inventory Specialist.

She was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown, Past President of the Germantown Fire Co. Auxiliary, and a member of the JenningsWillet American Legion Auxiliary.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was well known for her cooking and baking and catered many events in the Germantown/Clermont area. She enjoyed bowling on the Lady’s League of the Route 9G lanes in Red Hook years ago.

Surviving besides her father and step mother Otis and Evelyn Barringer, are

Her husband Robert, who she married August 22, 1970, three daughters Melissa (Mike) Ulmer, Rebecca Eaton, Roberta (Joe) Bennett, her brother David(Sherry) Barringer, grand children Peyton Bennett, William Bennett, Kili Eaton,Robbie Eaton Alyssa Eaton, 2 great granddaughters and several nephews, grandnephews and nieces.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 pm Thursday at the Yadack-FoxFuneral home of Germantown.

Services will be 2pm Friday at the funeral home followed by burial in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Memorial Donations are requested to the Multiple MyelomaResearch Foundation, 383 Main Ave. 5th floor, Norwalk, CT 06851

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Deborah Anne (Albert) Ferriere

1958 - 2017

Deborah Anne (Albert) Ferriere 58 of Germantown died January 19, 2017 at Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Livingston.

Born July 26, 1958 in New Britain, Conn.,she was the daughter of the late Richard and Claudette (Beaulieu) Albert.

She was a graduate of the Germantown Central School and had attended Nursing School.

Surviving are her brother Gary Albert of Clermont and cousin Barbara Miller of Maine.

There are no calling hours.

Graveside Services will be 11am Wednesday at the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

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Sean D. Murry

1977 - 2017

Sean D. Murry, 39, of Germantown, New York died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY. Born November 11, 1977 in Rhinebeck, NY. He was the son of Bonnie McAlister and stepson to Ron McAlister. He was self-employed as a carpenter and auto-mechanic., known to those close to him as a “jack of all trades” as there was literally nothing that he couldn’t fix. He enjoyed painting and drawing and was a talented artist. He enjoyed camping, spending time with animals, spending time with his family, and barbequing (as long as he didn’t have to eat the BBQ sauce). He was a fan of dirt bikes, ATVs, and anything with a motor. He was smart, and resourceful, and capable of anything, and taken far to soon. He was a loving son, brother, father, and boyfriend. Surviving are his Mother- Bonnie McAlister, Step-Father- Ron McAlister, Girlfriend- Rebecca Noaman, Brother- Victor Wack, Sister- Sara McAlister, and Daughter- Hailey Murry. His absence will be deeply felt and his presence will be forever missed. Calling will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 20th, at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown. Following cremation inurnment will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

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Nancy E. Gill

2017

Nancy E. Gill (nee McNally) 69, of Clermont died Saturday January 7, 2017 surrounded by her family at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was born in Brooklyn the daughter of James P. McNally and Dorothy M. (Bunker) McNally. She had previously worked as a secretary at First National Bank of Red Hook and an assistant nursery school teacher at St. Paul’s Nursery School in Tivoli. She also attended Columbia-Greene Community College. Nancy’s talents were many: she was an accomplished gardener, quilter, cook, photographer and crafter. She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother and friend, always thinking of others first. She is survived by her husband of 42 years Dennis E. Gill of Clermont, her daughters Lisa M. Gill of Clermont and Keri Gill-Smith (Corey) of Claverack and son Mark E. Gill of Basel, Switzerland. At her request no services will be held. Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers may be made in the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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Frank C. Burger

1940 - 2015

Frank C. Burger 76 of Palatine Manor Germantown, NY died April 17, 2015 at his home.

After a long illness.

Born: June 15, 1940 in New York City he was the son of the late Franz and Elizabeth Burger.

Mr. Burger worked as an Investment Banker with Van Cortland Inc. of New York City before retirement.

He is survived by his daughter Audrey Burger of Greenwich, CT.

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