John Hess (1925 – 2013)
CLAVERACK—John Hess, 87, of Claverack died February 1 at his home.
Born December 28, 1925 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Clifford and Mary (Stark) Hess.
Mr. Hess was an officer with the Claverack Co-op Insurance Company.
He was a former supervisor of the Town of Claverack and former chairman of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors.
Mr. Hess is survived by: his wife, Agnes (McGeough) Hess; daughter, Maureen Hess and his constant companion, Pete.
He was predeceased by: his son, Michael Hess: daughter, Sharon Ann Hess and siblings, Kenneth Hess and Martha Hess Weigelt.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, February 5 from Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson.
Interment was in Cedar Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Church or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are with Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, Hudson.
Matilda J. Jones (1924 – 2013)
HUDSON—Matilda Jones, 88, of East Greenbush, died Friday, February 1, 2013.
She was born December 12, 1924.
Survivors include: her daughter, Joyce (Rowland) Evans of Castleton; granddaughters, Kendra (William) Vickers of Ballston Spa, Jessica (Jason) Laurenzo of Castleton; great-grandsons, Evan and Sam Laurenzo; sister, Marina Wallace; brother, Frank Romeo; nieces, Cheryl (James) Corebett, Marina Wallace and two great-nieces.
Funeral services were Monday February 4, 2013 at the Bates and Anderson Redmond-Keeler Funeral Home in Hudson. Interment was in Cedar Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society.
Margaret L. “Leona” Cardinale (1916 – 2013)
HUDSON—Margaret L. “Leona” Cardinale, 96, passed away January 24, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.
She was a resident at The Pines in Catskill and a former resident of Hudson, Kinderhook, High Falls, Lake Katrine and Hobe Sound, FL.
Margaret Leona Malley was born to Thomas and Mabel Malley in Hudson, July 31, 1916.
She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. She was employed with Mephisto Tool and later with Columbia County Mental Health Services, as an administrative aide for 20 years. Mrs. Cardinale was married to her husband, Charles “Honey” for 63 years prior to his passing in January 2006. The couple retired to Hobe Sound, FL, in 1990.
A faithful member of the Catholic Church, Mrs. Cardinale also enjoyed sewing, travel, being a “snowbird” and time with family.
She is survived by: her daughter, Gail of Lake Katrine; three grandchildren, Lori (Harry) Rose of Myakka City, FL, Amy (Daniel) Halwick of Ruby and Edward (Melissa) Gittere of Accord; five great grandchildren, Zack and Krystal Rose, Anthony and Rebecca Halwick and Payton Gittere; one great-great grandchild, Geonna Rose; and two nephews, James and Donald Woodward.
In addition to her husband, Charles, Mrs. Cardinale was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Woodward; brother, Thomas Malley and nephew, Richard Woodward.
Funeral arrangements are with Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, Hudson. A memorial service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Geraldine “Jerrie” Freinberg (1925 – 2013)
VALATIE—Geraldine “Jerrie” Freinberg of Valatie passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at home after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born March 19, 1925 in Mount Holly, NJ, the daughter of Nicholas Moshou and Mary Emma Jennings.
She was raised by her grandmother, Ellen Jennings, whom she loved and admired deeply. After graduating from Mount Holly High School, Mrs. Freinberg was employed as a medical stenographer at Fort Dix, NJ, where she met and married the love of her life, Dr. Norman Freinberg, June 29, 1947. They enjoyed 64 full and wonderful years together and shared a deep and abiding love for one another, through happy times and challenges. The Freinbergs moved to Valatie in 1948 and loved the village and its people.
Mother of six children, Mrs. Freinberg was known as a fabulous cook, a talented gardener and a generous spirit. The dramatic burning bush hedge she planted in front of her home is a landmark. She was active in Eastern Star, the Ichabod Crane PTA, “Home Dem” and numerous other community activities. She prided herself on providing a welcoming home to all who visited. She had a quick wit and was a prolific storyteller, loved to play Scrabble and Pinochle and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching old movies. She loved flowers and antiques and had a wonderful eye for all things beautiful. She and her family enjoyed many happy summers together in Cape Cod.
In addition to managing her home and large family, she was co-proprietor of The Pines gift shop in Valatie during the 1960s, worked as her husband’s dental assistant for many years and received her LPN degree from Albany Medical Center when she was in her 50s.
She is survived by: her six children, Margo Potrzeba (husband Bob), David Freinberg, Mark Freinberg (wife Chris), Debbie Freinberg (husband Lou), Abby Freinberg and Amy Freinberg-Trufas (husband Cristi); seven grandchildren, Erica, Jake, Luke, Andrew, Scott, Steven and Levi; two great-grandchildren, Evie and Carly and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman Freinberg in 2011.
Mrs. Freinberg will be remembered for her tireless energy, her wonderful cooking, her creative and generous spirit, her quick wit and tenacity, her abundant natural beauty and her great love for family and community.
Services were held Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home in Hudson, with dear family friend Pastor Nick Becker presiding. Interment was immediately after at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Valatie, followed by a warm gathering of family and friends.
The family thanks Dr. Michael Wolff for his care and support, Community Hospice for providing just what was needed exactly when it was needed and most especially, deepest gratitude to her loving caregiver, Denise Thomas, who devoted herself wholeheartedly to filling Mrs. Freinberg’s last months with love, comfort and joy.
Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.
Patricia A. Lipsky (1934 – 2013)
VALATIE—Patricia A. Lipsky, 78, a resident of Barnwell Health Facilities in Valatie died February 4, 2013.
Born March 25, 1934 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Looney) VanAmburgh.
Mrs. Lipsky was a homemaker and the treasurer of the Kinderhook Lake Improvement Association for more than 20 years.
She is survived by: her husband, Robert J. Lipsky of Valatie; a son, Thomas Lipsky (Maryanna) of Valatie; a granddaughter, Victoria Lipsky; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, February 6 at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie. Burial followed in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.