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Obituaries: Kitsock, Teator, Bodin, Stouter


Douglas Kitsock, Sr., 75, print shop worker, sportsman

LIVINGSTON—Douglas J. Kitsock, Sr., 75, of Livingston, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at his residence.

Born July 6, 1935 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Michael and June (Hamm) Kitsock.

Mr. Kitsock worked in the print shop at the Universal Match Factory. He was a lifelong area resident, a member of the Churchtown Fire Company, a member of the Federation of Polish Sportsmen, an avid sportsman, fisherman and golfer.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Witko) Kitsock and his son, Michael D. Kitsock.

He was the beloved father and father-in-law of Susan and Paul Decker of Ghent, Sandra and Wayne Bouchard of Churchtown, Sharyn and Thomas Finck of Ghent, Douglas, Jr. and Patricia of Claverack, Stacy and Michael O’Neill of Boxborough, MA, and Elizabeth Kitsock of Claverack; devoted grandfather of Kelly Genito of Ravena, Ashley Finck of Ghent, Robert Finck of Chatham, Devin Keyser of Greenport, Sara Decker of New York City, Justin Decker of Ghent, Megan Bouchard of East Greenbush, Matthew Bouchard of CA, Kelsey O’Neill of VA, Liam O’Neill of Boxborough, Danielle, Nicolas, Douglas, III and Adam Kitsock, all of Claverack. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Brenda VanAlphen of Philmont and Marlene Godin of FL; and his good friend, Philip McHugh of Greenport.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 11 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Churchtown Fire Company.

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Carolyn Teator, 94, forewoman, church member

HUDSON—Carolyn M. Teator, 94, of Greenport, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born February 27, 1917 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Lena and Felix Macher, Sr.


Mrs. Teator was the forewoman of the assembly department at the Kadin Brothers Pocketbook Factory. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson.

Surviving are her devoted son and daughter-in-law, Ronald W. and Carol Teator of Greenport; two grandsons, James Teator of Albany and Michael Teator of South River, NJ; four great-grandchildren, Dylan and Sara Teator of NJ,Colin and Kara Teator of Albany; her brother, John Macher of Hudson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arvine W. Teator; two brothers, Frank Macher and Felix Macher, Jr.; and her sister, Jo Ann Curcio.

There will be no calling hours. Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. To leave online condolences go to



Walter Bodin, Jr., 64, mechanic, loved trains

HUDSON—Walter J. Bodin, Jr., 64, formerly of Pleasant Valley and a nine-year resident of the Firemen’s Home, died there Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Born in Bronxville, December 31, 1946, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bodin, Sr. He was predeceased by his father in 2001, Mrs. Bodin survives at home.

He graduated from Arlington High School in 1966. Mr. Bodin was a maintenance mechanic for the Hyde Park School District until his retirement.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joanne T. Bodin in 2008.

He was a lifetime member of the Pleasant Valley Fire Department and also a member of Boy Scout Troop 33 in Pleasant Valley. He also loved his trains and listening to his scanners.

Mr. Bodin is survived by: his sister, Barbara Mall, her husband, Michael, and their daughters, Lisa and Sarah; his brother, Richard Bodin, his companion Anna, and her daughter, Georgia and her son, Ross; his son, Christopher Bodin, his wife Kerri, and their sons, Kyle and Bryce; his son, John Bodin. A calling hour will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at the Firemen’s Home Chapel, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson. A Firefighter Service will take place at 1:45 p.m. with the funeral services following at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Firemen’s Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson 12534 or to the Pleasant Valley Fire Company #1, P.O. Box 583, Pleasant Valley 12569.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. To leave online condolences go to



Maura Stouter, 63, championship volleyball coach

NEW LEBANON- Maura Olga Stouter, 63, of 58 Pool Hill Road, New Lebanon died Saturday morning, June 11, 2011, at her family home following an heroic year-long battle with cancer.

Ms. Stouter was born in New Lebanon, March 15, 1948, the daughter of the late Stephen and Daisy Stouter.

She graduated from New Lebanon Central School in 1966, received her BSE undergraduate degree at SUNY Cortland in 1970, and her master’s degree in physical education at SUNY Stony Brook in 1975.

“You can count how many seeds are in the apple, but you never know how many apples come from each of those seeds,” captures the impact of Ms. Stouter’s 33 years of teaching physical education at Smithtown High School, Long Island. She coached girls volleyball for more than 30 years developing grass roots programs, winning 23 league championships and 590 varsity victories.

Ms. Stouter received numerous professional awards: induction into the Smithtown Hall of Fame 2003; Suffolk County Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award 2006; two-time recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Victory Club Award; nine Coach of the Year Awards from 1990 to 2000; Jack Auit Memorial Award for Excellence in Coaching Volleyball 1993. Most recently after her retirement, she assisted in coaching the New Lebanon boys volleyball team to its first Regional Championship.


She leaves her life partner, Blossom Hasher, married in 2002; more than 20 close first cousins, and her extended family and friends who have been inspired by her joy and passion for life.

Calling hours are Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the

Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown, 518-733-5362. A funeral Mass takes place at the Immaculate Conception Church, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 10 a.m., 732 Route 20, New Lebanon, 518-794-7651. A Celebration of Life reception immediately follows the Mass at the Triple Nickel, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 555 Routes 20/22, New Lebanon, 518-339-4915.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ms. Stouter’s name may be made to: New Lebanon Booster Club, New Lebanon High School, New Lebanon 12125; or The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer 12144, or online at:;or Women’s Sports Foundation online at Donate:

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