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Obituaries: Hamblet, Scism, Celentano, Schultz, Mackey


Patricia A. Hamblet (1944 – 2013)

ALBANY—Patricia A. Hamblet, 69, of Valatie died Monday, February 18, 2013 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.

Born February 6, 1944 in Wilkes Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah (Papula) Kennedy.

Mrs. Hamblet worked in food service management for the former Carrols in New Jersey and Jimmies and Burger King in Schodack and the Beverwyck in Slingerlands.

She is survived by: six children, Debra Demarest of Valatie, Howard J. Goodrich of Saugerties, Burnett F. Goodrich of Scotia, Christine Waible of Rutland, VT, Harold Hamblet of Savannah, GA, and James Hamblet of Rotterdam; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold A. Hamblet.

Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Avenue, Albany 12205. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie.

David “Jake” Scism (1943 – 2013)

RED HOOK—David C. “Jake” Scism, 69, a lifelong Red Hook resident, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at his home.

Born August 12, 1943, in Rhinebeck, he was the son of the late Sterling Byron Scism and Irene Evelyn (Loomis) Scism. He was a graduate of Red Hook High School.

Mr. Scism married Karen Rifenburgh in September 1987 at Christ Church in Red Hook and she survives at home.

For many years, Mr. Scism worked as an equipment operator for New York State Department of Transportation, based in both Red Hook and Clinton Corners.

He enjoyed working in his garden and also cooking. He was a former member of the Red Hook Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his two daughters, Melissa Scism of Red Hook and Tina Scism of Rhinebeck; his four sisters, Patricia Minkler of South Carolina, Barbara Minn of Red Hook, Shirley Zanchelli of Germantown and Karen Lang of Saugerties; a brother, Sterling Scism of Hudson; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Debra L. (Seidel) Scism; his step-father, Edward Scism; a sister, Charlotte Keeler; three brothers, Edward, David and William Scism.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, 2013 at Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook. The Reverend Fred C. Cartier officiated. Burial was at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Memorial donations may be made to the Red Hook Fire Company, P.O. Box 100, Red Hook 12571.

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

Carole A. Celentano (1934 – 2013)

HUDSON—Carole A. Celentano of Ghent passed February 15, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 31, 1934 in Queens, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Keating Nizzari.

She met and married her husband, Salvatore (Bud), who predeceased her. After their marriage they moved to Columbia County, where she raised her family.

She was a secretary for the Ockawamick School until she retired in the late 1980s. She enjoyed knitting, boating especially on Lake George, she liked visiting her parents at Tonetta Lake Park, vacationing and traveling,  but her best time spent was with her grandchildren.

She is survived by: her children, Keith (Dorothea), Carolyn (Rick) Boice and Lynn (Dwayne) Hotaling; her sisters, Joan Molnar-Becht and Betty Holmberg; her grandchildren, Kristen Mellan, Meaghan Todd, Nadeane Boice, Sierra, Dylan, Jensen, Trey and Sage Hotaling.

She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore (Bud); her daughter, Caryl and her son, Charles (Chuck).

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Novitiate in Round Top Tuesday, February 19.

Donations in Mrs. Celentano’s memory may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. Arrangements were with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. To send an online condolence visit www.frenchblasl. com.

Charles H. Schultz (1938 – 2013)

SALISBURY, CT—Charles H. Schultz Jr., 74, of Pine Plains died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Noble Horizons.

Born February 28, 1938 in the Bronx, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Woods) Shultz.

He was a graduate of Pine Plains High School and SUNY Delhi in 1958.

On December 12, 1959 in Fort Hood, TX, he married Edna F. Beal. Mrs. Schultz survives him at home. In addition to his loving wife, survivors include: three daughters, Julia and Mark Reed of Ancram, Carlene and Jay Russell of Clinton Corners and Lisa and Michael Scrodin of Germantown; six grandchildren, Emily and Eric Reed, Zachary, Patrick and Megan Russell and Michael C. Scrodin; and a sister, Imogene Fink of South Carolina.

He was predeceased by a brother, Frederick.

Mr. Schultz served in the Army for two years in Fort Hood, Texas and achieved the rank of staff sergeant.

He was a member of Local #12 construction union while in California, then worked 34 years for the New York State Department of Transportation in Poughkeepsie. Upon retirement, he worked for Lakeland Hudson Valley in Kingston as a quality control manager.

Mr. Schultz was a volunteer fireman for the Stanfordville Fire Company and the Stanfordville Rescue Squad for several years and chairman of the board of the Milan Fire Company and the Milan Fire Police and a member of the Millerton American Legion Post #178.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and hiking with friends and family.

There are no calling hours.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions are requested to the Milan Fire Company, 250 Williams Road, Milan 12571.

Daisy Mackey (1952 – 2013)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Daisy Mackey, 60, of Hudson, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Hospital.

Born November 14, 1952 in Roseboro, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William and Melvina (Davis) Mackey.

Services were Thursday, February 14 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson.


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