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Obituaries: Quinn, Bogarski, Lathrop


John Quinn, 74, veteran, worked for Thruway Authority

AUSTERLITZ—John “Jack” Quinn, 74, of West Hill Road, Austerlitz died August 25 at his residence.

He was born February 15, 1937 in Pottsville, PA, son of his foster father the late Carmelo Vieni and his grandmother “mother” Anna Quinn.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served from 1956 to 1962. Mr. Quinn was employed by the New York State Thruway Authority for 26 years. He was longtime member and past assistant fire chief of the Austerlitz Fire Department.

Mr. Quinn is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margy Lou (Badertscher) Quinn of Austerlitz; sons, John and wife Rose Quinn, Matthew and wife Kathy Quinn, all of Loveland, OH, Mark and wife Jacqui of Dunedin, FL; grandsons, Ian Quinn and William Rice of OH; granddaughters, Molly and Emma, both of FL; brothers, William Quinn of Austerlitz, Carlo Vieni of Park Ridge, NJ; and sister, Antoinette Crawford of Hagerstown, MD.

Mr. Quinn was predeceased by four brothers and his mother.

Funeral services were August 31 from the Austerlitz Community Church on Route 22. Burial was in the Austerlitz Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Austerlitz Cemetery Association, Austerlitz 12017. To send on-line condolences visit

Frank Bogarski, Sr., 91, decorated WWII vet, past fire chief

KINDERHOOK—Frank J. Bogarski, Sr., 91, of County Route 25 in Kinderhook, died Monday, September 5, 2011 at his home.

Born in Stockport, January 16, 1920, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Regina (Przybylski) Bogarski, Sr.

Mr. Bogarski was a graduate of Martin Van Buren High School in

Kinderhook and served in World War II with the US Army in the European Theater with the 5th Army, 85th Custard Division Reconnaissance Troop. He was decorated with two Bronze Stars for bravery and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was retired from the state Office of General Services and was a member and past chief of the Stuyvesant Falls Fire Company, a founding member of the Glencadia Rod and Gun Club, a life member of Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post #9593 and a communicant of the Church of St. Joseph, formerly St. Mary’s Church in Stuyvesant Falls. A former scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America, he was also involved with the Girl Scouts in Kinderhook and was an avid outdoorsman and gardener. He also held a private pilot’s license.

He is survived by: five children, Karen Bogarski of Delmar, Regina Blair (David) of Nassau, Christine Schermerhorn (Dale) of Philmont, Frank Bogarski, Jr. (Aldea) of Ghent and Susan Kmiotek (Paul) of Beacon; a sister, Mary V. Bogarski of Valatie; eight grandchildren, Kendra Bogarski, James and Jeffrey Meltz, Michael, Erin and Amanda Schermerhorn, Laura and Frank Bogarski, III; nine great-grandchildren, Jakob and Jaina Chajon, Jamie Lynn Meltz. Brandon and Katelyn Meltz, Allyson Meltz, Kacey and Shawn Schermerhorn, Jillian Gansowski; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn (Lee) Bogarski and a brother, William Bogarski.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 9, 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant Falls with the Reverend Joseph Falletta officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, September 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, lnc., Route 9, Valatie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Joseph, 1820 Route 9, Stuyvesant Falls 12174.

Herbert Lathrop, 59, Vietnam vet, custodial supervisor

HUDSON—Herbert Lathrop, 59, of Clermont died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born July 21, 1952 in Rhinebeck he was the son of the late Alice (Fraleigh) Lathrop.

He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. Prior to illness forcing his retirement, he was employed as a custodial supervisor with the Hudson City School District.

Mr. Lathrop, an avid fisherman, was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed his family.

Survivors include: his wife, Elizabeth Larsen; daughter, Amber Lathrop of Clermont; step-son, Richard Larsen of Livingston; step-daughter, Robin Phillips of Clermont; two brothers, Robert Jennings of Red Hook and Harold Jennings of Germantown; a sister, Joan Ostoyich of Germantown; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Scism.

Calling hours begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 8 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown. Services take place at 7 p.m.

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