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Obituaries: Rapoport, Buchan, Hogle, Hanson, Rose, Goodwin


Daniel Rapoport, 79, journalist, Giants fan

E. CHATHAM—Daniel Rapoport, 79, died in his sleep at home in East Chatham of leukemia, April 11.

He was a lifelong journalist, author of Inside the House and founder of the Farragut Publishing Company, beloved husband for nearly 48 years of Maxine Rapoport, father of Victoria, Andrew and Adam, doting grandfather of Marlon, 4, the son of Adam Rapoport and his wife, Simone Shubuck.

A native of New York City, the son of Russian immigrants, and a longtime resident of Washington, Mr. Rapoport covered the House of Representatives for years for United Press International and wrote for the National Journal and the Washingtonian.

He was a 1954 graduate of the University of Illinois, a Navy lieutenant, a winner of a Nieman Fellowship and a diehard fan of the New York football Giants. A longtime supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union, he was writing a book at the time of death about the excesses of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was wry, gregarious and enemy-less and was interested in everyone and everything—the inaccuracy of lie detectors, the number of lions said to have been shipped to the Roman Coliseum, imaginative breakfasts, the workings of indoor plumbing.

Though not a native of East Chatham, for more than two decades, both living there part-time and eventually full-time, his love for the community was deep. A friend to so many, he made Chatham his home.

Contributions may be sent to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. Online condolences may be left at

Jane Buchan, 94, “Mother Chatham,” lent a helping hand

HUDSON—Jane Elizabeth (Burrows) Buchan, a lifelong Chatham resident, passed April 14, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born January 6, 1918, she was the daughter of Mortimer and Alma Burrows and was a recent resident of the Payn Residence and Barnwell Nursing Facility.

Ninety-four years young, she was predeceased by husband John M. Buchan Jr. and son Douglas Buchan. She was also predeceased by her sisters and brothers: Doris Chapman, Laura Vosburgh, Betty West, Julia Tubbs, Mortimer Burrows Jr. and William Burrows.

She is survived by: three daughters, Sandra Buchan (Robert Berlin), Susan Nelson (George) and Gail Hinkle; four sons, Gary Buchan (Rhea), Bruce Buchan, Bradley Buchan (Gail) and Jack Buchan (Andrea); 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grand children.

During her life, she worked at the Boston Candy Kitchen, sold Stanley Home products and World Book Encyclopedias and for many years, Mrs. Buchan wrote the Along Main Street column for the Chatham Courier.

She was known to everyone as “Mother Chatham.” She was always there to lend a hand and did all she could for anyone. She lived her life for her family and is now in God’s hands.

A service was conducted at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham, April 16. Private burial will be at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Buchan’s name may be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad or the Chatham Fire Department. To send an online condolence visit The family thanks her caretakers. She will be greatly missed. She will always be remembered for her favorite quote, “God Bless America, America Bless God.”

Richard Hogle, 80, Thruway Authority worker, active in community

NEW LEBANON—Richard B. Hogle, 80 of New Lebanon, died Monday, April 16 peacefully at home.

Born September 21, 1931 in Ticonderoga, he was the son of the late Harvey Ross and Nora (Thatcher) Hogle.

He retired from the New York State Thruway Authority after 30 years of service and was actively involved in his community, participating in the East Chatham Fire Company, local Little League baseball and local politics.  He was past master of the Columbia Lodge #98 F & AM, Chatham.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam (Belote) Hogle of New Lebanon; four children, Richard R. Hogle of Valatie, Catherine and husband Noel Williams of East Chatham, David T. Hogle of New Lebanon and Jeanne Hogle of Maplewood, NJ; brothers, William of Ticonderoga, Donald Hogle of Scandia, MN; sister, Helen Gibbs of Ticonderoga; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in New Concord. Calling hours are Thursday evening, April 19, 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114-2601. To send online condolences visit

Francis Hanson, 73, faithful farmhand, Coarc worker

GHENT—Francis R. Hanson, of Ghent, passed into Eternal Life Sunday afternoon, April 15, 2012 in hospice at the Whittier Nursing Home.

Born August 15, 1938, he is the beloved son of the late John J. and Hilda Smith Hanson.

He attended the New Britain one-room elementary school and Chatham Elementary in his early years and then became a faithful farmhand on his uncle’s dairy farm for more than 30 years, until the farm was closed down and the cows sold in 1983.

In 1999, he entered the Coarc program in Mellenville, where he worked for some 10 years. In 2007, he moved from Old Chatham to the Whittier Adult Home in Ghent.

Mr. Hanson is survived by: his devoted brothers, Brother Bernard Hanson, FSC of La Salle School, Albany and James J. (Joanne) Hanson of Old Chatham; his sister, Patricia Ann Hanson of Old Chatham; his two nephews, James A. (Pamela) Hanson of Old Chatham and Robert K. (Anita) Hanson of Schodack; four grand-nieces, Michela, Taylor, Kamryn and Chiara Hanson; his aunt, Palma Hanson of Chatham; cousins, Mary Tomchik of Troy, Thomas (Regina) Hanson of Schodack, Sr. Madeline Hanson, SSND of Bergenfield, NJ, Margaret (Dale) French of Nassau, William (Judy) Hanson of Canaan, Henry (Patricia) Binzer of Glenmont, Anne Marie Stanton of Baltimore, MD, Michael J. Hanson of Matthews, NC, Rita (Ronald) Van Alstyne of Spencertown, Thomas (Theresa) Hanson of Madison, CT, Paul (Sheri) Hanson of Old Chatham, Margaret (Birge) Calhoun of Chatham, Richard (Mary) Smith of Schenectady, Charles and Robert (Patricia) Smith of Pittsfield, MA, Carol (Eugene) Stone, Beverley and Diane Smith of Pittsfield, MA, Kenneth Smith of New Lebanon, June Baumli of New Lebanon, Sandra (Richard) Simpson of Lake George, and Linda (Donald) Allen of Warwick, RI.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday April 18 at Saint James Church, Chatham. Interment followed at the St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Valatie. Arrangements were with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham.

Contributions in Mr. Hanson’s memory may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or to the Greenport Rescue Squad. To send an online condolence visit

Roberta Rose, 64, special ed teacher, park director

ALBANY—Roberta (Golden) Rose, passed away at Albany Medical Center with family nearby, April 15, 2012.

She was born in Chatham Hospital, December 31, 1947.

Surviving are: her husband of 44 years, Wayne; her three children,  Michael (Kelly), Melissa (Kevin) and Jeramey (Alyssa) Rose; her nine grandchildren, Michael, Jr., Mathew, Kacey, Emily, Charlie, Amelia, Eliza, Adrienne, Jacqueline; her mother, Helen Golden; sister, Bonnie Lowheit; mother-in-law, Juanita Rose and many more friends and relatives.

She taught at Ichabod Crane High School for 30 years in the special education department, where she was the department chairperson for many years.

Mrs. Rose spent many summers from 1987 to 1999 as director of Crellin Park, where she organized a swim team and softball teams. She spent countless hours fundraising for the park. She did all this for the love of the children in the community. In her spare time, she loved to play golf and be with her grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday April 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham. Religious services will be celebrated Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chatham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Rose’s memory to the Wildwood Foundation Inc., 2995 C Curry Road Extension, Schenectady 12303. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

Glenn Goodwin, Sr., 79, dairyman, Red Sox fan

CHATHAM—Glenn A. Goodwin, Sr., 79, of Chatham, died Friday, April 13 at his residence.

Born March 23, 1933 in Goodwin Mills, ME, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mollie (Burleigh) Goodwin.

Mr. Goodwin started his long-time career in dairy farming in Maine and from 1957 to 1968 owned and operated Butternut Brook Farm in Litchfield and Bethlehem, CT. He then moved to Claverack and West Sand Lake before coming to Chatham in 1978, where he and his family operated Dun Movin Farm. He also started Goodwin Mills, “wood shavings supplier to the world,” which he operated until his retirement in 2008.

Mr. Goodwin was avid Red Sox fan as well as an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by: two sons, Glenn A. Goodwin, Jr. and his wife Patty of Kinderhook and Michael Goodwin and wife Anne of Laurens; daughters, Elaine Mackey and husband Tom of Kinderhook, Cathy Goodwin of Chatham, Karen Southard and husband Bryan of Kinderhook; brother, Clinton Goodwin of Maine, Leo and Linwood Goodwin of Goodwin Mills, ME; sister, Ruth Flewelling of Crouseville, ME; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rae Goodwin; three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 18 from the Advent Christian Church. Interment followed in the Goodwin Mills Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany 12205 or the Chatham Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 55, Chatham 12037. To send online condolences visit

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