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Obituaries: Hoose, Accuosti, Bramkamp, Kulisek


Dorothy Hoose, 95, active in church, homemaker

HUDSON—Dorothy A. Hoose, 95, of Philmont, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side.

Born December 26, 1916 in Taghkanic, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mae Tanner.

Mrs. Hoose was a homemaker and devoted to her family. She was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philmont and the Episcopal Women’s Guild.

Mrs. Hoose was the beloved mother of Janice Anderson and John (Mary Jeanne) Hoose, both of Philmont; devoted grandmother of Jill (Louis III) Tuczynski of Stockport, G. Robert Anderson of Hudson, Jennifer Anderson of Clifton Park, Randy (Margaret) Hoose of Syracuse, Steven (Shannon) Hoose and Michael Hoose, both of Philmont, and Lindsey Van Deusen of Copake.  Also surviving are 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Hoose; two sisters, Beulah Wallace and Eleanor Card; her son-in-law, H. Glenn Anderson, and her great-grandson, Louis Tuczynski, IV.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.

Interment will be in the family plot in Mellenville Union Cemetery. To leave a message for the family go to

J. Thomas Accuosti, Korean War vet, trooper

ALBANY—J. Thomas Accuosti, of Kinderhook died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Albany Medical Center.

He was a US Navy veteran during the Korean War and was a former Connecticut State Trooper.

He retired as professor emeritus from Hudson Valley Community College. He was a member of the Columbia County Korean War Association, the Reserve Officers Association and the Melvin Roads Post # 1231 American Legion.

He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Theresa V. Accuosti. He leaves: five children, Donna, Susan, William and Steve Accuosti and Karen Austin; his daughter-in-law, Erica Accuosti; son-in-law, Timothy Austin and six grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Thomas and Theresa Accuosti Scholarship for Excellence in Nursing, c/o St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 South Manning Boulevard, Suite 114, Albany 12208.

Louis Bramkamp, 89, decorated WWII vet, fruit farmer

ALBANY—Louis H. Bramkamp, 89, a resident of the Coburg Village Retirement Community in Rexford, formerly of Livingston, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany surrounded by his family.

Born April 19, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Schick) Bramkamp.

He graduated from Western Hills High School in Cincinnati, where he enjoyed playing tennis. He was also a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca.

Mr. Bramkamp served in the US Army 104th Infantry during World War II, earning a Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Service Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was a hard-working fruit farmer and owner of Bramkamp’s Apple Land in Livingston for more than 59 years. He was a member of the Columbia County Farm Bureau, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Livingston Fire Company and the Linlithgo Reformed Church at Livingston.

Mr. Bramkamp is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Viola (Bottle) Bramkamp of Rexford; his devoted children, Diane (Bennie “BJ”) Sacco of Hudson, Nancy (Todd) Boice of Ballston Spa and John “Jack” (Kathy) Bramkamp of San Dimas, CA; his loving sister, Shirley Olmstead of Centennial, CO; seven devoted grandchildren, Sarah Sacco (Michael Batke), Jessica Beebe (Cory), Amber Johnson (Matt), Megan Thompson, Kelly Bramkamp and Jason and Daniel Boice; three great-grandchildren, Alana, Amaya and Elizabeth; his nephew, Chuck (Joanne) Olmstead and their son, Charles (Brea) of Colorado; a great-niece, Katie (Rob) Duboise, and their family of Maine and two close cousins, Mary Esther (Robert) Gelrich of Covingston, KY and Jane Alice Foster of Cincinnati.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Jack Bramkamp, who was killed in the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy.

Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 14 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 15 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Livingston Cemetery. Pall bearers will include Jack Bramkamp, Bennie Sacco, Todd Boice, Jason Boice, Daniel Boice and Tom Lessard. Ernest Holiness will be an honorary bearer.

Donations may be made to the Clifton Park & Halfmoon Emergency Corp., 15 Crossings Blvd, Clifton Park 12065, the American Red Cross, 33 Everett Road, Albany 12205, or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany 12205.

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Christine Kulisek, 92, business owner, liked to crochet

ALBANY—Christine Kulisek, 92 passed peacefully March 11, 2012 at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Kulisek, whom she shared a life with for 56 wonderful years.

She is survived by: three children, Victor Kulisek and his wife Janice of Springfield, Ohio, Ellen Kulisek of Stuyvesant and Christine K. Kulisek of New York City. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Vanessa Kulisek Ferrari (Christian) of Alexandria, VA, Susan Kulisek of Columbus, OH and Jonathan Kulisek of Richland, WA and two great-grandchildren, Anna and Alex Ferrari.

Mrs. Kulisek came to America from Czechoslovakia in 1937. She left her parents and three sisters to start a new life in New York City. She and her husband raised their children in New Jersey and owned a successful business which they shared with John’s brother, Stephen.

In 1976, they came to Columbiaville, where they lived together until 2000. In 2009, Mrs. Kulisek and her daughter, Ellen moved to Stuyvesant, where she enjoyed her final years crocheting with friends for the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kinderhook, attending Bible study at her church, St. Luke’s in Valatie and loving all opportunities to be with family and friends.

Calling hours are Tuesday, March 13, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 at St. Luke’s Church in Valatie

Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ.


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