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Obituaries: Salvagione, Weed


Leonard “Lee” Angelo Salvagione (1933 – 2013)

ALBANY—Leonard “Lee” Angelo  Salvagione, of Old Chatham, died January 16 in St. Peter’s Community Hospice, a few days after arriving there.

He was born January 13, 1933 in Yonkers, son of Leonard and Carmella (Rinaldi) Salvagione.

He graduated from Middletown High School in 1950 and from the Agricultural and Technical Institute State University of New York, Delhi in 1952. He attended Michigan State University.

He was drafted into the Army, trained at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, Company “A” 80th Heavy Tank Battalion 1954, and served in Eritrea, Africa.

Mr. Salvagione worked in the family business, Beverly Milk in Troy and Middletown until they sold it; then at Union Carbide in Albany until it closed, and lastly worked for Behn’s Best Perennials in Malden Bridge until retirement. His greatest interest—besides people—were Morgan horses, dogs, Scottish Highland Cattle and repairing saddles or doing other leather work. He enjoyed reading. Like his father before him, and now his son, he also liked gardening—especially tomatoes, and being the one to find and eat the first ripe one.

Mr. Salvagione is survived by: his companion and wife of 27 years, Sherry Payne Kohler; sister, Marie Ezell; sister-in-law, Marge (late Dominic) Edwards; his daughter, Rachel Salvagione (Don Jeppson); his son, Dominic (Lisa) Salvagione; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Adam Bogucki, Hope Salvagione and Haley Salvagione; nieces, nephews, cousins; stepdaughters, C. Deborah Kohler, R. Gwendalin Kohler, Sarah Marie Kohler (Mark Smallidge) and Bronwyn (Colin) Keefe.

He was predeceased by: his brother, Dominic Leonard Salvagione; sister, Rose Salvagione (Rocco) Farano and step-daughter, Camille “Kiki” Kohler (Dale) Janik.

Interment will take place in the spring at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale at the Salvagione family gravesite. Memorial contributions may be made to Equine Advocates, P.O. Box 354, Chatham 12037, ( or Barnwell Residents Council, P.O. Box 810, Valatie 12184.

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie.

Leonard Weed (1942 – 2013)

HUDSON—Leonard Weed, 70, of Greenport died Tuesday February 4, in Hudson.

Born December 5, 1942 in Greenport, he is the son of Charles and Marion (Stickles) Weed.

Mr. Weed was a unique and special person who enjoyed life. He had many loves during his life including his horse “Jim,” his Harleys, and time spent on the river. He was a man of many talents, spending countless hours in his woodworking shop and playing with his Massey tractor. Mr. Weed loved his family, his country music and being the host to his “Friday night parties.” He was always the life of the party where he could be found playing his guitar, his spoons or singing. He loved life and everyone who knew him loved him.

Left to cherish his memory include: his childhood sweetheart, the former Patricia Edwards, whom he married on August 13, 1962; children, Teresa (Richard) Ohl of Hudson, Leonard, Jr., (Holly) Weed of Germantown and Tammy (Peter) Menzynski of Greenville; grandchildren, Richard Ohl of Hudson, Kalie, Courtney, and Nicholas Weed of Germantown, Kyle and Lauren Menzynski of Greenville; one sister, Marion Weed of Ghent and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by: brothers, Edward, Robert, Kenneth and Charles Weed; sisters, Dorothea (Weed) Thompson, Mildred (Weed) Sickler and infant sister, Jeanette Weed.

Visitation from 10 a.m. to noon will precede a noon funeral service, Thursday, February 7 at the Bates and Anderson – Redmond Keeler Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenport.

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