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Obituaries: Hodges, Marino, Mazur, Silverstein


Rose Hodges, 81, loved wind chimes and cooking

HUDSON—Rose M. Hodges, 81, of Greenport passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 13, 1930 in Stockport, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Paone) Buffa.

Mrs. Hodges was a homemaker and devoted to her family. She worked at the Home for the Aged and then Kaz, Inc. until retiring. She loved wind chimes and cooking for her family and friends.

She was the beloved wife of 58 years of Floyd H. Hodges of Greenport; devoted mother of Ronald, David, Dennis, Gary, Donald and Brian Hodges, all of Hudson and loving sister of Donald Buffa, Marge Peters, Anne Osterhoudt, Mary Ann Ingham, Frank Buffa, Louise Harling and Diane Phelps. Also surviving are her loving aunt, Jennie Paone, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Floyd S. Hodges; three brothers and two sisters.

Services were held Tuesday, December 27 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Burial was in Cedar Park Cemetery.

To leave a message for the family go to www.batesanderson.com.

Mary Marino, 78, had family in Kingston

HUDSON—Mary Marino, 78, of Greenport passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Hudson.

She is survived by her family in Kingston: including her brother, Sam Marino and his wife, Elizabeth; her nephew, John and his wife, Linda; two great-nephews, Brandon and Nicholas; a great-niece, Savanna; her sister, Patricia of New Jersey, and many other close cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kingston.

John Mazur, 83, served in WWII, liked to hunt and help friends

HUDSON—John “Butch” J. Mazur, 83, of Claverack, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hudson, February 22, 1928, he was the son of the late John A. and Alice A. (Brosky) Mazur.

He was a seaman in the Merchant Marines until being drafted into the Army during World War II, where he became a platoon sergeant. He retired as a first sergeant in the National Guard after 30 years of service.

He enjoyed hunting and giving a helping hand to a friend in need.

Mr. Mazur was the devoted husband of Barbara (Nack) Mazur for over 30 years before her passing.

He is survived by his devoted daughter-in-law, Ellen Mazur of Castleton; four loving grandchildren, Jason, Rachel, Grant and Lydia Mazur; his great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Mazur; many nieces and nephews, including the Nack and Pizza families and his close friends, the Genito and Bray families.

He was predeceased by two sons, Michael and Richard Mazur and their mother, Anne Mazur.

Calling hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 29 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend Winston Bath officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

To leave a message for the family go to www.batesanderson.com.

Herbert Silverstein, 82, optometrist, served as Hudson BOE president

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ—Herbert “Herb” Samuel Silverstein, 82, recently of 108 Forest Glen, Cedar Crest, Pompton Plains, NJ, passed away December 23, 2011 in the Renaissance Center.

He was born July 23, 1929 in the Bronx, the only child of Regina and David Silverstein.

He graduated from Music and Art High School in Manhattan and attended the University of Nebraska and New York University, where he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He graduated from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry.

On June 24, 1954 he married Judith Linda Klein after a four-month courtship. They moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he was the chief optometrist for the Northeast Strategic Air Command.  His son, Jeffrey Harold, was born August 13, 1956.

After he finished his stint in the Air Force in 1957, Mr. Silverstein moved his family to Hudson, where he became the optometrist for the Rip Van Winkle Clinic. When the clinic closed he joined Dr. Joseph Sicherman in a private optometric practice. He was active in the community as a member and eventually president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Lion’s Club.  He was president of the Eastern New York Optometric Society and was a member of the State Board. Mr. Silverstein was an active member of the board of trustees of Anshe Emeth.

On September 21, 1961, his daughter, Suzanne Kate was born.  In 1965, he received the Distinguished and Service Award from the Junior Chamber of Commerce.  In the1970s, he was elected a member and served for 10 years eventually serving as president of the Hudson City School District Board of Education. He was instrumental in consolidating a series of regional school districts into the large current school district encompassing the City of Hudson, Greenport, Stottville and Claverack. He was an avid golfer. The family enjoyed boating. Mr. and Mrs. Silverstein loved to travel and visited all 50 states as well as many other destinations, including Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.

He was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather. He had a delightful sense of humor and had great compassion for his fellow man.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; his son, Jeffrey of New York City; his daughter, Suzanne of Upper Grand View; three grandchildren, Erin Rebecca Santana of San Francisco, CA, Chirona Rose of Portland, OR and Emanuel Philmore, a freshman at the University of Miami.


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