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Obituaries: Picariello, Schroeder, Hawks, Kandrach


Idella Picariello, 76, seamtress, bingo player

HUDSON—Idella M. Picariello 76, of Hudson, passed away Sunday, April 22 at Community Hospice in Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hudson, March 13, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Evelyn (Johnson) Ringer.

Mrs. Picariello was a seamstress for Kadin Bros. in Hudson for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother, who especially enjoyed Bingo, “O-67 Made in Heaven.”

She is survived by: her husband, Joseph Picariello; three sons and one daughter, Joseph and (Shelley) of Chesapeake, VA, Dominick and his girlfriend (Jeanne Baker) of Claverack, James and (Maria) of Danielson, CT, Theresa and (Leon) Mabb of Brooklyn, CT; her two brothers, Maynard and (Pam) Ringer of Lakeland, FL, and Lauren and (Helen) Ringer of Tacoma, WA; two sisters, Jovanina Poucher of Greenport and Carol and (Tom) Slauson of Jefferson Heights Catskill; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Carl, Jr., and George Ringer and one sister, Carleen Webster.

Calling hours will be Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Funeral services begin at 4 p.m. with Deacon Charles O’Neill officiating. Cremation will follow; her ashes will be buried in Mellenville Union Cemetery.

John Schroeder, 77, mechanic, ZBA chairman

LIVINGSTON—John E. “Jack” Schroeder, 77, of Livingston, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.

Born September 19, 1934 in Hudson, he was the son of Henry and Anna (Burfeind) Schroeder.

Mr. Schroeder was a graduate of Hudson High School and the Greer Institute of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He was employed as a mechanic at F. H. Stickles & Son until retiring. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, where he served as president of the congregation and later as youth group leader. He was also a member of the Germantown American Legion, the Livingston Recreation Association and a former member of Livingston Pumper Co #1 and a former district fire commissioner. He was chairman of the Livingston Zoning Board of Appeals.

Surviving are: his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia (Nooney) Schroeder of Livingston; his devoted children, Mark (Jen Jeffries) Schroeder of Stockport and Rebecca (Terry) Harcleroad of Livingston; two loving grandchildren, Matthew (Shannon) Schroeder of Valatie and Anna Sophia Harcleroad of Livingston; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Henry (Jackie) Schroeder of LaGrange and Martin (Erika) Schroeder of Livingston; his sister, Carolyn (Cliff) Baker of California, his sister-in-law, Joyce M. Teator of Hudson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews, and special friends, John and Irene Viebrock.

Visiting hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8 Storm Avenue, Hudson.

Burial will be in the Livingston Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

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Edward Hawks, 82, Lone Star worker, Korean War vet

GHENT—Edward J. Hawks, 82, of Stottville, died Friday April 20, 2012 at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent.

Born July 10, 1929 in Hudson, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy (Coons) Hawks.

He was a laborer at the Lone Star Cement Company and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a life member of the Hudson VFW and a member of the Korean Veterans of Hudson. He lived all his life in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School.

Mr. Hawks was the beloved husband of Blanche (Hendrickson) Hawks of Stottville; devoted father of Bruce Edward (Melinda Growney) Hawks of Cornwallville, Edward J. (Gloria Peterson) Hawks of Ghent and Jo-Ann (Hawks) Stevens (Mark) of Stottville; and loving grandfather of Matthew D. and Andrew Edward Hawks, both of Coxsackie and Mark Joseph Stevens, Jr. and Kayla Marie Stevens, both of Stottville.  Also surviving are two brothers, Richard Hawks of Texas and John Hawks of Greenport, many nieces and nephews, and family friends, Jack and Elizabeth Hallenbeck.

He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia Rockerieller.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Mellenville Union Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville 12211, or to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

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Elizabeth Kandrach, 87, liked golf, dancing, cruises, yard sales

MELBOURNE, FL— Elizabeth Carol Vogel “Bette” Kandrach, 87, passed away peacefully at her home, April 16, 2012, after a lengthy illness.

She was born April 2, 1925 in Chatham, daughter of the late Charles Frederick Vogel and Lillian Stinton Vogel.

She grew up in Chatham and attended Chatham High School. She later lived in Gainesville, FL, Corning, NY, and moved to Melbourne, FL in 1978 after her husband, George, retired from Corning Glass Works.

She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker, who enjoyed golf, dancing, cruise trips and yard sales. She was a member of the Eau Gallie American Legion Auxiliary Post 163.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Kandrach (1996) of Copake and her brother, Charles Richard (Rip) Vogel of Chatham.

She is survived by: her son, George M. (Anna) Kandrach of Decatur, GA; grandsons, Michael Kandrach, of Corpus Christi, TX and Ryan Kandrach of Stevensville, MD; beloved sister-in-law, Elaine Vogel of Chatham; nephew, Gary (Kathy) Vogel of Chatham; nieces, Gail (Brad) Buchan of Spencertown, Gaye (Tony) Campisi of Long Island, Susan Nugnes of Melbourne, FL, Christine (John) Iasoulo of Las Vegas, NV, Jackie (Mike) Healy, Concord, MA, and Carmen Kandrach of Poughkeepsie; great nephews, Matt Nugnes of Indialantic, FL, and Todd Nugnes of Las Vegas, NV; many more great nephews and nieces; her dear friend, Pat Douglas, and her “Happy Hour” celebrants in the Melbourne area.

A gathering of family and friends took place April 20, 2012 at Squid Lips in Melbourne.

In lieu of flowers, a gift may be sent in her memory to the Humane Society of South Brevard, Inc., 2600 Otter Creek Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940.

Arrangements were entrusted to South Brevard Funeral Home, 1001 South Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL. Share memories and sign the family guestbook at

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