GNH Lumber February 2024

Obituaries: White, Fairall, Payne, Gay, Goetz


Edward White (1943 – 2012)

HUDSON—Edward P. White, 69, of Hudson, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at his residence.

Born February 13, 1943 in Hudson, he was the son of the late John L. and Julia (Roberts) White.

Mr. White worked for Bristol Lumber in Hudson. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Sharpshooter M14 award, and the Marksman Pistol 45 award. He also served in the National Guard.

Mr. White attended the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson and enjoyed going to bingo and to the casino with his family. He had the best luck with scratch off tickets.

Surviving are: two sisters, Mary Ann Roberts of Hillsdale and Mildred Decker of South Carolina; his brother, John L. White, Jr., of Michigan; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the St. Thomas Lutheran Cemetery in Churchtown.

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Elynor Fairall (1919 – 2012)

NEW BERN, NC—Elynor M. Fairall, 92, longtime resident of Averill Park, Chatham and Austerlitz, and a beloved inspiration to all who knew her, died suddenly Monday, July 16 at her home in New Bern, NC.

She was born August 29, 1919.

She was the widow of former Times-Union editor Glenn M. Fairall, who died in 1992.

She is survived by: a daughter, Joeth Barlas of Carlisle, MA; two grandsons, William Michael Fairall and his wife Marissa Moriarty of Austerlitz and Nuri Barlas of Bedford, MA; a granddaughter, Alexis McDonald of Canaan; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Glenn Michael Fairall; a daughter, Merry Fairall and a brother John Mucha of Davenport, IA.

Calling hours will be Sunday, July 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. Funeral services will be Monday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. from the St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, Spencertown, with a private burial to follow.

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Dagmar Payne (1960 – 2012)

CLERMONT—Dagmar Payne, 51, of Clermont died July 17 at her home after a brave fight against cancer.

Born November 26, 1960 in Mahopac, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Marie (Olsen) Bodt.

She had a contagious enthusiasm towards life that will be forever remembered and cherished.

Beginning early in her life and continuing throughout, Mrs. Payne’s fearless entrepreneurial spirit and brilliant mind led her to many business ventures: she owned a wallpaper business, a deli, a solar company, was the chief financial officer of restaurant groups and RW Footwear.

She was self-taught, self-educated and had an endless hankering for knowledge.

Many who knew her were inspired by her spiritual awareness and growth over the course of her life. In the last months of her time here on earth, she reached a place of pure love and peace that carried her gracefully through her journey and beyond.

She was the loving wife of Mark Payne; devoted mother of Josh Payne and daughter-in-law Abby; amazing grandmother to her blessed grandchildren, Hudson and Nora.

She is survived by 11 siblings, Elizabeth (Marvin) Buchmiller of Lake Tahoe, CA, Timothy (Grace Ann Bergen) Bodt of DuBois, PA, Adrienne West of Brewster, Wendy (John) Fieser of Germantown, Chloe Sasson of Mt. Kisco, Jonathan (Mary Ellen) Bodt of Stroudsburg, PA, Abigail (Peter) Smith of Stottville, Naomi (Robert) Pucarelli of Hopewell Junction, Rachel May of Hopewell Junction, Hephzibah (Kurt) Grossberndt of Mt. Kisco, Noah (Kristin) Bodt of Westwood, NJ; 24 nieces and nephews; 10 great nieces and nephews, and very dear friends.

Her parents, a brother, a niece, a nephew and a brother-in-law predeceased her.

“Words cannot express how much she will be missed. Thank you, Dagmar, for all of the loving and happy times you shared with us.”

A celebration of her life was held Friday, July 20 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made to The Memorial Child Fund International, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.

Edward Gay (1929 – 2012)

HUDSON—Edward H. Gay, 83, of Kinderhook died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a short battle with lung cancer. He will be missed.

Born March 22, 1929 in Natick, MA, he was the son of the late Carlton B. and Nettie (Bates) Gay.

Before he retired, Mr. Gay worked at the Times-Union in Albany as a machinist and was a lifetime member of the Palmer Engine and Hose Company in Kinderhook.

He owned and operated Ed’s Bike Shop in Kinderhook, ran the youth group at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kinderhook and also maintained the ice rink at the Kinderhook playground for many years. He enjoyed his garden and woodworking and especially loved spending time with all his grandchildren.

He is survived by: his wife, Leslie (Reynolds) Gay; four children, Debbie Cazzato (Michael) of East Greenbush, Zoe Covey (Mark) of Kinderhook, Brian Gay (Sheila) and Robin Siter (Chip) both of Kinderhook; a sister, Jeanette Slattery of Natick, MA; eight grandchildren, Angela and Michael Cazzato, Daniel and Lori Covey, Justine Meehan, Christopher Gay, Jake and Anna Siter; two great grandchildren, Connor Meehan and Autumn Breeylan Cazzato; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Edward H. Gay, Jr. and a brother, Carlton B. Gay, Jr.

A celebration of Mr. Gay’s life will be held on Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Val-Kin Restaurant. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc. Valatie. Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Rosemond Goetz (1920 – 2012)

HUDSON—Rosemond Goetz, 91, of Hudson, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born October 24, 1920 in Ancram, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Emily (Myers) Scutt.

She was employed in food service for the Hudson City School District and also worked at Kring’s Nursing Home as a cook.  She was a lifelong area resident and past member of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Goetz is survived by: her son, Richard (Rosemary) Goetz of Hudson; her daughter, Sharon Sobin of Hudson; four grandchildren, Kim Goetz (Scott Haigh), Lynn Race (J.R.), Michele (Ron) Unser and Jackie LeClair; six great-grandchildren, Connor and Taylor LeClair, Jordanne and Courtney Unser and Tanner and Hannah Race.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Goetz and her siblings, Robert, Francis, Wesley and Vincent Scutt, Loretta Stang, Dorothy Knickerbocker, Gloria Butrick and Aileen Scutt.

Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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