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Obituaries: Wadsworth, Kelly, Morgan, Jerome, Felpel


Margaret Wadsworth (1935 – 2012)

BEDFORD, IN—Margaret Ellen Wadsworth, 76, of Hudson died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at I. U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 17, 1935 in Philmont, she was the daughter of John Edgar and Alberta (Shutts) Bogardus.


She married Gordon Wadsworth, December 12, 1953. She had worked as a bank teller and food service worker at Hudson High School. She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. She maintained close relationships with her co-workers and school classmates. She was an avid reader.

Survivors include: a son, Keith Wadsworth and wife Jennifer of Bedford, IN; a daughter, Karen Schlenker of Islip; grandchildren, Brenton Wadsworth and wife Jodie of Forsyth, IL, Amy Nikirk and husband Nathan of Bedford, IN, Erik Schlenker and wife Noelle of Walnut Creek, CA and Scott Schlenker of Islip a great grandson, Reid Nikirk.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie, with the Reverend Stark Jones officiating. Interment will be in Kinderhook Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post # 9593.

Robert Kelly (1926 – 2012)

RHINEBECK—Robert J. Kelly, 86, of the Baptist Home of Rhinebeck, formerly of Germantown and Albany, died May 3, 2012 at the Baptist Home.

Born February 6, 1926 in Albany, he was the son of the late Joseph Kelly and the late Clara Reinke Kilmer.

He had been employed many years ago at Bard College and had also worked as a handyman in Albany until illness forced his retirement.

Formerly of Pennsylvania, he moved into to this area in 1993 and in 1996 became a resident of the Baptist Home.

He was a member of the Reformed Church of Reading, PA.

Surviving are: his brothers, Leonard Kilmer of Florida and Howard “Pete” Kilmer of Germantown; three sisters, Virginia Lasher and Ruth Kane both of Germantown and Jackie Brightly of Ancram.

He was predeceased by his wife, Cathy (Clawson) Kelly and brothers, Raymond Kilmer and George Kilmer.

Services were Monday, May 7 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown, with the Reverend Mark Frickey officiating.

Interment followed in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

William Morgan (1928 – 2012)

KINDERHOOK—William J.H. Morgan, 83, of Kinderhook died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his home.

He was born December 14, 1928 in Brooklyn, the son of the late William T. and Marie (Frazee) Morgan.

Mr. Morgan served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1949 and was engaged in real estate for more than 35 years. He enjoyed boating, fishing and the outdoors, especially with his sons and family members.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Ellsworth) Morgan and several family members.

Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home in Valatie, Wednesday, May 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of choice, the Salvation Army, 40 South Third Street, Hudson 12534 or Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

John Jerome (1957 – 2012)

HUDSON—John J. Jerome, Sr., 54, of Hudson and formerly of Queens died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his home.

Born December 11, 1957 in Queens, he was the son of the late John and Sonna (Amador) Jerome.

Mr. Jerome was a custodial engineer for the Long Island Railroad and enjoyed fishing and horseracing at Aqueduct Raceway. He loved his grandchildren very much.

He is survived by: his wife, Nancy (Stekson) Jerome; his son, John P. Jerome, Jr. (April) of Hudson; three sisters, Sonna Salerno, Nora Whitestone and Anne Whitestone of Queens; one brother, Roy Whitestone of Queens; four grandchildren, Ashlee (8), Savannah (6), Isabelle (3) and Gregory Jerome, II (2) and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his son, Gregory Jerome and stepfather, Roy Whitestone.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant Falls, with the Reverend Joseph Falletta officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Florence Felpel (1915 – 2012)

VALATIE—Florence I. “Nannie” (Kittle) Felpel passed away at Barnwell Nursing Home, May 5, 2012.

She was the daughter of Anna Bartel and Elbert Kittle, born in Ghent, February 1, 1915.

Mrs. Felpel was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Felpel; her two brothers, Irwin and Nicholas Kittle, and her son-in-law, Gordon Mottoshiski.

She is survived by: three children, Beverly Schneider (Charles), Linda Mottoshiski and Richard Felpel (Laurie); 10 grandchildren, Cathy Sohotra (Kenneth), Tammy Molinski (Jimmy), James Schneider (Lori), Jody Chaney (Pete), Jill Sanders (Donny), Susan Jenrich (Dennis), Lori Felpel, Kevin Felpel (Noreen), Shannon Kenneally and Wendy Kenneally; 15 great-grandchildren, Keri-Lynn Hodges, Zachary Sohotra, Jordan Sohotra, Brian Molinski, Michael Molinski, Christina Molinski, Amanda Schneider, Kaitlyn Schneider, Kirsten Chaney, Christopher Taylor, Aidan Allison, Tabetha Piche, Tyler Thaney, Devin Jenrich and Donald Sanders, Jr.; seven great-great-grandchildren, Charlie Molinski, Bradley Molinski, Ava Rose Hodges, Gavin Hodges, Danielle Molinski, Katriana Piche and Paulie Piche; two sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Felpel graduated from Hudson High School at the age of 15.  Affectionately known as “Nannie” by everyone who knew and loved her, she was employed by Barnard Florist for many years and was known for her flower arranging. She also enjoyed sewing, baking and making quilts. She was a life-time member of the Ghent Reformed Church, past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, past member of the Columbia County Car Club, and a life-time member of the Edsel Owners Club, for which they traveled extensively.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10 at the Ghent Reformed Church. Interment will be in the West Ghent Cemetery. Pall bearers will include Brian Molinski, Michael Molinski, Zachary Sohotra, Jordan Sohotra, Kevin Felpel, Christopher Taylor, Dennis Jenrich and James Schneider.  Honorary bearer is Devin Jenrich.

Donations may be made to the Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, Ghent 12075. To leave a message for the family go to



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