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Obituaries: Delanoy, Stupplebeen, Herbs


Zana Louise Delanoy (1923 – 2013)

RHINEBECK—Zana Louise Delanoy, 89, a longtime Red Hook resident, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born October 1, 1923, in Liberty, NC, she was the daughter of the late Roy A. and Josephine A. (Smith) Allred.

She married Howard S. “Sid” Delanoy August 15, 1944 in Christ Church in Red Hook, and he predeceased her December 3, 2004.

For more than 15 years, Mrs. Delanoy worked in Dr. David Block’s medical office. She also worked for many years at Ferncliff Nursing Home, where she was a floor charge nurse and had the distinction of earning her RN degree from BOCES at the age of 52.

Mrs. Delanoy was a longtime member of Christ Church in Red Hook and attended services at St. Paul’s/Trinity Parish in Tivoli. She was a member of the Red Hook Post #7765 VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society- “H.A.T.S.”

During the 1970s, Mrs. Delanoy played “Fifi” in the Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique airplane shows and also was the narrator of many events.

She is survived by: her two daughters, Sydne Gail Swartz of Red Hook and Bette Miller of Elizaville; her sister, Betty Rae Weatherly of Greensboro, NC; her son-in-law, Dale Bard, Sr., of Red Hook; seven grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by: a daughter, Alice Bard and her two sons-in-law. Jeff Miller and George Swartz.

Funeral services were Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook. Burial was at St. John’s Reformed Church Cemetery, Red Hook.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Delanoy’s memory to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook. For directions or to sign the online guest book visit

Leverett Stupplebeen, Jr. (1922 – 2013)

VALATIE—Leverett Stupplebeen, Jr., almost 91 years on this earth, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Barnwell Nursing Home.

He will now join the Lord and his wife, Ellen Christine Law Stupplebeen, whom he married August 18, 1946.

Born February 28, 1922 in Chatham Center, he was the son of the late Leverett and Blanche (Sablia) Stupplebeen, Sr.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 150th Infantry Division from 1942 to 1945. He attained the rank of PFC. He went on to work for W. Gordon Goold, Inc. in Chatham Center and finished his career with Keyser Well Drilling, retiring in 1977.

Mr. Stupplebeen worked part-time for security at the Pine Haven Nursing Home. He served as Sunday School Superintendent and was in charge of maintenance for the Chatham Center United Methodist Church for many years.

Surviving him are: his sons, Lawrence of Chatham, Robert and wife Peggy of Mansfield, TX, Keith and Dennis (Jodi) Stupplebeen, all of Chatham Center; daughters, Jeanne Stupplebeen of Hadley and Joyce (Thomas) Relyea of Scotia. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Willard; sister, Hazel Webster and daughter-in-law, Linda Stupplebeen.

The family thanks everyone on the second floor of Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and all the staff who supported them during his stay.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 26 from the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. Interment was in the Chatham Center Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Barnwell Nursing and Rehab Center (Activities Department) 3230 Church Street, Valatie 12184. To send online condolences visit

Dorothy Ostrander Herbs (1923 – 2013)

VALATIE—Dorothy “Dotty” Ostrander Herbs, 89, of Valatie died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 4, 1923 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Chauncey and Marion (Miller) Ostrander.

She married her husband, Paul, December 21, 1941, They lived in Hudson and moved to Valatie in 1963 and Florida in 1984. She was a bookkeeper until 2008 and worked for many area businesses over the years. For 22 years she was the clerk/treasurer for the Village of Valatie. She was a lifelong member of the EDA Chapter Order of Eastern Star and was an avid bowler, knitter and reader.

She is survived by: four children, Paul D. Herbs (Veronica) of Lantana, FL; Gretchen Dawes (Lorne) of Valatie, Everett M. Herbs (Brenda) of Manchester, TN, and Wilhelmina R. Mazure (Darrin) of Kinderhook; a cousin, Almon Miller of Philmont; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly Herbs, Rebecca Ott, Patricia and Joshua Herbs, Lorne Dawes, Avril Mills, Allyson White, Amelia Ciccarelli, Suzanne and J.J. Herbs and seven great-grandchildren, Jadyn, Connor, Brynn, Jackson, Alexandra, Sebastian and Luke.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Herbs.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 30 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie.  A calling hour will be Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice Of Columbia / Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534 or Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington DC 20036.


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