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Obituaries: Hotaling, Rekow, Denegar, Dykeman, Adriance, Myers


Clyde A. Hotaling, Sr. (1933 – 2013)

KINDERHOOK—Clyde A. Hotaling, Sr., was born November 11, 1933 in the Village of Kinderhook and passed away there February 1, 2013 after a long illness.

Mr. Hotaling was the son of Clyde Smith Hotaling and Viola Hotaling. He was married to Doris Marie Hotaling, his wife of 53 years, who passed away in February 2010.

Mr. Hotaling was a former mayor and trustee of the Village of Kinderhook. He retired from the New York State Office General Services as a senior mechanical equipment inspector. Mr. Hotaling was active in various civic and community affairs throughout his life. He was a United States Army veteran and served with the Third Armored Division, Frankfort, Germany, from 1953-55. He was a graduate of SUNY Morrisville.

Mr. Hotaling was predeceased by his wife, Doris; a sister, Mary Lou Leighton; a brother, David Hotaling; granddaughter, Jade F. Stanhope and great-granddaughter, Faith J. Cleveland.

He is survived by: his sons, Clyde A. Hotaling, Jr., of Kinderhook, Timothy and Myrtle Hotaling of Stuyvesant Falls and Todd and Dorothy Hotaling of Valatie; a sister, Marge Manti of Albany; brother, James Hotaling of Niverville; several grandchildren, Amy and Matt Cooper, Andrew and Jessica Hotaling, Ashley and Marcus Hickey, Aaron Hotaling, Brandy and Steve Werner, Taylor Hotaling, Spencer Hotaling, Josh Hotaling, Jessica Hotaling; great-grandchildren, Chloe Werner, Mason Werner, Natalie Hickey, Logan Cooper, Jackson Cooper, Noah Cooper, Calla Hotaling and Dylan Hotaling; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held by the family February 9, 2013, 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Mr. Hotaling’s memory to The Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Harold N. Rekow (1943 – 2013)

HUDSON—Harold N. Rekow, 69, of Dutch Village, Hudson died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born June 22, 1943 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of Katherine Hotaling Rekow of Livingston and the late Albert Rekow.

Mr. Rekow served with the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. He enjoyed writing children’s and other books, songs and poetry, composing and playing music, drawing, art, nature and horses.

Survivors include: two daughters, Deborah Mondello and her husband Nicholas, and Rebecca Rekow, both of MA; a brother, Roger Rekow of Germantown; three sisters, Doris Roney of Germantown, Peggy Cisco and Sandra Erickson, both of Hudson; grandchildren, Dominique, Michael, Kayla, Dennis, Derek; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila (Petrosky), who died February 7, 2011, and his sister, Susan Masucci.

Memorial services will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday February 8, 2013 at Trinity Methodist Church of Hudson.

Memorial donations are requested to Columbia/Greene Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

Dolores M. Denegar (1928 – 2013)

ALBANY—Dolores M. Denegar, 84, of Albany died February 2, 2013 at Albany Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born July 12, 1928 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Sanford) Bluto.

Mrs. Denegar was Valedictorian of her class when graduated in 1946 from Hudson High School. She graduated from the Ellis Hospital School of Nursing in 1949, then she earned a BS in health education from the State University of New York in 1987. She was a registered nurse and worked at Syracuse Memorial hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital. She became a classroom instructor and clinical supervisor of the Practical Nursing Program at the Albany Public Occupational Center for 18 years until her retirement in 1989.  She then became a health historian and phlebotomist with the Red Cross until her full retirement in 1990.

Mrs. Denegar was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Hudson and attended both the Loudonville Presbyterian church and the Community Reformed Church of Colonie. She was an avid reader, loved to travel and was devoted to her family.

She is survived by: her husband of 46 years, Reginald A. Denegar: sister, Katherine J. (Gaetano) Balestra; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, William G. Bluto and sister, Beverly Carey.

Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with interment in the Reformed Church Cemetery, Germantown.

Memorial donations are requested to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

David (Sonny) Dykeman, Sr. (1930 – 2013)

ALBANY—David (Sonny) Dykeman, Sr., 82, of Churchtown died Sunday, February 3 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born September 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Collier and Augusta (Brightly) Dykeman.

He had served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Midway. Mr. Dykeman was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church of Churchtown, a life-member of the Churchtown Fire Company and was an avid bowler.

Survivors include: his wife, Helen Geoffroy, whom he married August 1, 1954; a son, David (Maureen) Dykeman, Jr.; daughter, Patricia ( John) Zagraniczny; brother, Chauncy Dykeman of NJ; sister, Jeanette Brown of TN, and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by: two sisters, Arline Wente and Kathryn Mills and a brother, Jack Dykeman.

Services were held Wednesday, February 6 at the St. Thomas Lutheran Church of Churchtown.

Interment followed in the Churchtown Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

Bernice E. Adriance (1934 – 2013)

HUDSON—Bernice Fonda Adriance was born April 26, 1934. She passed away after a short illness, February 3.

She was the daughter of Charles and Aline Putnam Fonda of Hudson.

She is survived by: her husband, Robert C. Adriance of Hollowville; Howard and Fran Fonda of Hagaman, Harry and Karen Fonda of Claverack; her children, Robert B., David and Kimberly Adriance of Claverack and several grandchildren. She was predeceased by: a brother, Elmer. She was a parishioner of St. John’s/St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

A funeral service took place from the St. Thomas Church, Churchtown, Wednesday, February 6. Arrangements were with the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, Hudson.

Kenneth G. Myers (1929 – 2013)

GHENT—Kenneth G. Myers, 83, of Philmont, died following a long illness, Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Born in Ruby, July 10, 1929, he was the son of the late Guy W. and Minnie (Scheffel) Myers.

Mr. Myers was a machinist for the Reilly Company in Valatie for 30 years and retired in 1995.

He was a former member of the Hudson Power Boat Association and was previously a driver on the outboard racing team. Mr. Myers was an avid bowler and loved dancing. He was also a proud member of the Mellenville Fire Company since 1948 and a life-member of the Philmont Rod and Gun Club.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Jean M. (Winfield) Myers; one son, Jay Myers of Philmont; daughter, Suzanne and (Dan) Bunney of Guilderland; his brothers, Leon and (Drucilla) Myers of Stuyvesant and Robert L. and (Janice) Myers of Greenport; as well as, one grandson, Reese Bunney; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Beatrice Mahar.

Calling hours will be Thursday, February 7 from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport, and 10:30 to 11 a.m., Friday, February 8 followed by funeral services with Pastors Roland Vosburgh and Howard Montague, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Mellenville Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the Mellenville Volunteer Fire Company #1, Mellenville.


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