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Obituaries: Meacher, Ellsworth, Gaylord, Hines


Paul Meacher, 85, worked for DOT, WWII vet

HUDSON—Paul J. Meacher, 85, of Germantown died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born January 16, 1927 in Germantown he was the son of the late Thomas and Sadie (Wajciekowski) Meacher.

He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and prior to his retirement he worked with the New York State Department of Transportation at Martindale for many years.

Mr. Meacher was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection, Germantown. He was an avid Yankee fan who enjoyed working in his garden.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rosemarie (DelPozzo) Meacher; daughter, Marilyn and son-in-law Thomas Knapp of South Cairo; son, Thomas and daughter-in-law: Susan of Germantown; grandchildren, Nicholas Franzese, III of Schenectady, Jamie Franzese of Albany, Aaron Meacher and his wife Lacie Meacher of Athens, Adam Meacher and his wife Kayla of Germantown, Virginia Knapp of Clifton Park, April Knapp Clark of  Texas; nine great grandchildren; brothers, John Meacher of Germantown and Edward Meacher of Hawaii; sisters, Dorothy Meador of Virginia and Sophie Branigan of California.

He was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.

Services were Saturday, March 3 from the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown and the Church of the Resurrection, Germantown, where a Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated.

Interment followed in the Reformed Church Cemetery, Germantown.

Irene Ellsworth, 99, homemaker, mother

VALATIE—Irene Louise Ellsworth, 99, of Valatie, formerly of Hudson, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Barnwell Nursing Center.

Born December 23, 1912 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Nils and Agnes (Black) Larsen.

Mrs. Ellsworth was a homemaker.

She is survived one daughter, Joan Douville of Mechanicville; two sons, Donald Ellsworth of Texas and Larry Ellsworth of Valatie; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Ellsworth and one grandson, Lawrence Douville.

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

Donations may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie 12184. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie.

Mark Gaylord, 56, correction officer, bus driver

ALBANY—Mark S. Gaylord, 56, of Philmont died Friday, March 2, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital following a long battle with diabetes.

Born in Albany, November 18, 1955, he was the son of the late Whitfield and Pauline (LaPage) Gaylord.

Mr. Gaylord enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in during the Vietnam War. He later worked for the New York State Department of Corrections as a correction officer and retired after 25 years.

He also drove a school bus for Michael Johnston for several years. Mr. Gaylord was a life member of the Philmont Rescue Squad, for 15 years coached teams with Ockawamick Little League and was an umpire for the girls softball league.

Survivors include: his wife, Cheryl A. (McNamee) Gaylord at home; three children, Jason Gaylord, Sr., Danielle and Kimberly Gaylord, all of Philmont; grandchildren, Scotty, Jason, Jr., Littlezachariah and Markus; mother-in-law, Ameliamary McNamee of Florida; brothers, Edward, Sr. (Terri) Gaylord of Utah, John, Sr. (Denise) Gaylord of North Carolina, Richard (Bonnie) Clifford of Texas; one sister, Mary Gaylord of Stottville and sister-in-law, Marsha Clifford of Stottville.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law, Alfred McNamee and two brothers, James Clifford, Sr., and Robert Clifford, Sr.

Calling hours will be Wednesday March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 8, 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Charles O’Neill officiating. Burial in the family plot will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Valatie.

Helen Hines, 94, mother, grandmother

SCHENECTADY—Helen B. Hines, 94, of Schenectady, died suddenly at Ellis Hospital, Friday March 2, 2012.

She was born in Whitaker, North Carolina, January 15, 1918 to the late George and Virginia (Hart) Briggs.

Survivors include: four daughters, Delores “Gay Gay” (Hines) Powers of Hudson; Muriel “Onie” (Hines) Pendelton of Schenectady; Leila (Hines) Johnson of Schenectady and Elaine Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina; four sons, George Hines of Albany, Leonard “Ace” Hines of Schenectady, James “Little Jim” Hines of Birmingham, Alabama and William “Ajax” Hines of Hudson; 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Bates & Anderson Funeral Home in Hudson, Friday March 9, 2012. Viewing hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. with services immediately following. To send online condolences visit www.batesanderson.com.


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