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Obituaries: Barrow, deProsse, Balazs, Kilmer


Betty Barrow, 81, secretary, enjoyed time with grandchildren

STUYVESANT FALLS—Betty B. Barrow, 81, of Stuyvesant Falls, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at her home.

Born in Glens Falls, June 7, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Milford and Lena (Bennett) Benton.

Mrs. Barrow was a secretary for Charles J. Barrow Engineering in Stuyvesant Falls.

A member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Indian Lake, Ms. Barrow loved children, the outdoors and animals. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by: her daughter, Christine B. Cohn (Dan) of Stuyvesant Falls; a sister, Jean Durking of Indian Lake; two grandsons, Joshua and Benjamin Cohn; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 15, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Route 26A, Stuyvesant with Vicar Dan Cohn officiating. Interment will follow in Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday, August 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Raymond .E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie. For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie 12184.

William deProsse, 81, passion for history, genealogy

KINDERHOOK— A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m., August 20, 2011, at Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery on Albany Avenue for William Lynch deProsse, Jr., 81, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, March 9, 2011, after a long battle with heart disease, kidney failure and finally, pneumonia.

He was born March 2, 1930 to Clementine and William deProsse, Sr.

Mr. deProsse was preceded in death by his sons, William, III and Aaron; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; his sister, Jeanne Akers; his children, Holly (Glenn) Curry, Fred  and Brian (Alissa) deProsse; grandchildren, Roland (Elizabeth) and Nick (Lindsay) Aichele, Cole (Michele), Amanda and Jonathan deProsse, Cari (Anderson) Dias, and Catherine Mabbatt.

He will be missed deeply by his family and friends. He will be remembered for his devotion to family and serving others, his big heart and smile, a passion for history, genealogy, his childhood home at Lindenwald in Kinderhook, airplanes, motorcycles and telling jokes and stories.

Dolores Balazs, 83, seamstress, great sense of humor

VALATIE—Dolores C. Balazs, 83, of Hudson, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Barnwell Nursing Home.

Born May 12, 1928 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Helen C. (Shumsky) Lawton.

Mrs. Balazs was a seamstress at the Kadin Brothers Pocketbook Factory in Hudson. She was devoted to her family and had a phenomenal sense of humor.

Surviving are: her devoted sons, C. Peter Balazs of Albany and John S. Balazs, Jr. of Ghent; her beloved granddaughter, Michelle (John) Malchow of Niverville; two loving sisters, Joan Cook and Sandra Fawthrop and special great-grandson, Cody Malchow of Hudson.

She was predeceased by her husband, John S. Balazs, Sr., two brothers, Charles and Jerry Lawton, and her sister, Marilyn Mosley.

Funeral services were August 12 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Burial was in Cedar Park Cemetery. To leave a message for the family go to

Robert Kilmer, 83, GE sales manager, Navy man

JUNO BEACH, FL—Robert C. “Bob” Kilmer, 83, of Juno Beach, Florida, formerly of Hudson, passed away suddenly Saturday, August 6, 2011 at home.

Born January 20, 1928 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Wallace Guy and Clara (Rockefeller) Kilmer. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Anne R. “Nancy” (Tait) Kilmer.

He was a graduate of Hudson High School in 1946 and served in the US Navy as a petty officer, third class; advanced electronic technician and was honored with a Victory Medal.

Mr. Kilmer graduated with a bachelors of science from the college of Northwestern University in 1952. He worked as a sales manager for General Electric from the time he graduated from college until he retired to Juno Beach, Florida.

He attended Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson. He was a member of the American Legion Florida Headquarters Post 400.

Mr. Kilmer is survived by his loving older brother, Wallace J. “Jack” Kilmer and his wife, Norma, of Hudson and Hobe Sound, Florida. Also surviving are three nephews, Stanley J. Kilmer, Sr., Lawrence J. Kilmer and Wallace J. Kilmer, Jr.; seven great-nieces, one great-nephew, one great-great-niece and three great-great-nephews.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 15 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16 at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery with military services conducted by the US Navy. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. To leave a message for the family go to

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