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Obituaries: Hardisty, Eitleman, Nguyen, Schermerhorn



Evalena M. Kemp Hardisty (1914 – 2012)

SHARON, CT—Evalena M. Kemp Hardisty, a longtime resident of Stanfordville, passed away Sunday, November 25 at the Sharon Health Care Center. She was 98.

She was born June 5, 1914 in Pine Plains, the daughter of George and Elva (Hicks) Thurst.


Mrs. Hardisty worked for the Shirt Factory in Pine Plains, at Daystrom Components, and in the cafeteria at the Cold Spring Elementary School.

On June 25, 1961 in Stanfordville, she married Chester Hardisty. Mr. Hardisty predeceased her in 1994. She was also predeceased by husband, Newton Kemp, Sr., in 1958.

Mrs. Hardisty was an 80-year member of the United Church of Christ in Stanfordville. She was a member of the church’s Women’s Fellowship Group and was a past treasurer and also served as a deacon.

She was a member of the Stanford Grange #808 since 1947, and was a past chaplain. Previously, she was a member of the Pomona Grange #32. She was also a Trustee for the Stanford Historical Society.

Mrs. Hardisty was known as the Hat Lady of Stanfordville and was a member of the Forever Young Senior’s Club. She was an avid baker and well known for her zucchini bread and cherry and squash pies.

Mrs. Hardisty is survived by: a daughter, Kathleen Calabrese (Al) of Valatie; a son, Newton Kemp (Roberta) of Stanfordville; a son-in-law, Robert Jones of Stanford; three step-sons, Raymond Hardisty, Gary Hardisty and John Hardisty and her step-daughter-in-law, Gert Hardisty; grandchildren, Michelle Holst-Grubbe (George), Adrienne D’Antonio (Lou), Dr. Sherri  Orwitz (Peter), Daniele Calabrese, and Elena Calabrese; great grandchildren, Lisa Melich (Robert), Amy Keeler (Matt), and Alison Holst-Grubbe; and great great grandchildren, Matthew, Austin and Mattison.

She was the last of nine siblings, and was predeceased by a daughter, Arthena Jones, and step-children, Betty Peck and Chester Hardisty.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the United Church of Christ in Stanfordville, with Pastor Rhoda Starzyk officiating. Interment followed in the Stanford Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions are requested to the United Church of Christ, 5928 Route 82, Stanfordville 12581 or the Stanford Grange #808, 6043 Route 82, Stanfordville12581.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains 12567.

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Betty L. Eitleman (1923 – 2012)


GHENT—Betty L. Eitleman, 89, of Hollowville passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent.

Born February 24, 1923 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Edith (Miller) Eitleman.

Miss Eitleman was a supervisor at Western Publishing in Poughkeepsie.  She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Churchtown.

She is survived by her nephew, Wayne A. Newton of Las Vegas, NV.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Newton.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 1 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Linlithgo Cemetery.

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Khai H. Nguyen (1951 – 2012)


HUDSON—Khai H. Nguyen, 61, of Greenport died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born February 24, 1951 in Vietnam.

Mr. Nguyen was a machinist at Craftech Industries in Hudson.

Surviving are: his wife, Hoa Nguyen of Greenport and several other family members.

Calling hours were Saturday, December 1 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

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Earl Schermerhorn (1922 – 2012)


HUDSON—Earl Schermerhorn, 90, of Rothermel Avenue, Kinderhook, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born May 8, 1922 in North Chatham, he was the son of the late Ira and Mary (Milhan) Schermerhorn.

Mr. Schermerhorn attended North Chatham Grammar School and graduated from Martin Van Buren High School in Kinderhook in 1939. He entered military service in October 1942 and served with the U.S. Army at Camp Maxey, Texas and the Panama Canal Zone in Quartermaster Corp., attaining the rank of sergeant. He was discharged in 1946.

He attended Siena College in September 1946 and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in September 1949. He worked for the Foster Refrigeration Corporation in Hudson from 1949 to 1991. He married Geraldine (Lucier) August 26, 1950. She died in 1981. He married Jacqueline (Keleher) November 13, 1982. She died November 6, 2012.

He is survived by: his son, Gary Schermerhorn (Kathy) of Melbourne FL; three stepsons, Michael Keleher of Denver, CO, Thomas Keleher (Nancy) of Syracuse and Patrick Keleher (Kerrie) of Peru; eight grandchildren and one great grandson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1 at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie. Burial followed in North Chatham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie 12184. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.


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