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Obituaries: Dennis, Schomaker, Huber, Watters


William Thomas Dennis (1963 – 2013)

ALBANY—William Thomas Dennis, 49, of Niverville, passed away March 15, 2013 at the Albany Medical Center.

Born July 22, 1963, he was the son of William and Carol (Moran) Dennis of Niverville.

Mr. Dennis was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a self-employed contractor. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancée, Charlotte DeJoy of Craryville; one daughter, Erica Dennis of Chatham; two brothers, Chuck and Brian Dennis, both of Niverville; one sister, Marilee Dennis of Stuyvesant; one grandson, Nathaniel David Dyer and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 19, 5 to 8 p.m. from the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 20, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie.

Andrew Ryan Schomaker (1992 – 2013)

VALATIE—Andrew Ryan Schomaker, 21, of Valatie, passed away suddenly at home March 15, 2013.

Born February 1, 1992, he was the son of Thomas E. Schomaker.

Mr. Schomaker graduated from the Ichabod Crane High School class of 2010.

In addition to his father, he is survived by: one brother, Cody Longe of Hoosick Falls; one sister, Emily Meyers Stuyvesant Falls; paternal grandparents, Edward and Marie; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, March 20, 5 to 8 p.m. from the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home , Valatie. A funeral will held Thursday, March 21, 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Valatie. Burial will follow at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Valatie. Contributions can be made to the St Luke’s Lutheran Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 127, Valatie 12184.

Katherine E. Huber (1920 – 2013)

GHENT—Katherine E. Huber, 93, a longtime area resident, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Born on January 7, 1920, in New York, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Barbara (Tangle) Huller.

She married Joseph Huber, who survives at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent.

For many years, Mrs. Huber was an active member of the Southern Tier Senior Citizens.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a daughter, Katherine B. Rodrigues of Livingston; a son, Joseph Huber of Peru; her grandchildren, Joseph and Rana Huber, Christine and Shawn Martineau, Kathe and Rich Diaz, Tim and Cindy Mungo and John-Paul Rodrigues; her five great grandchildren, Cate Diaz, Allison Diaz, Breanna Martineau, Andrew Mungo and Jacqueline Mungo.

Funeral services were held at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Friday, March 8, 2013. Burial was at Elizaville Methodist Cemetery, Elizaville.

Arrangements were under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook. To sign the online guest book visit

Kevin Michael Watters (1951 – 2013)

KINGSTON—Kevin Michael Watters, 61, of Red Hook, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, surrounded by his children after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 20, 1951, in Glen Falls, he was the son of the late Catherine Claire (Morrill) and the late Chief Warrant Officer Kieran Watters.

For many years, and until his retirement, Mr. Watters worked as a supervisor of the tree crew with the Dutchess County Department of Public Works. He also operated his own tree service business and served the entire Northern Dutchess region.

Following his retirement he continued his tree business and also enjoyed recycling metal. He was an avid sports enthusiast with his greatest passion being the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. He was an active member of the Men’s Auxiliary of the Red Hook Post #7765, VFW, the Red Hook-Rhinebeck Lodge 2022 BPOE, the Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club based in Livingston, and a past member of the Red Hook Fire Company. He also was a proud member of the NRA.

He is survived by: his daughter, Barbara “Kit” Watters of Red Hook; his two sons, Ryan Watters of Germantown and Heath Watters of Red Hook; his grandson, Dylan Bayliss of Red Hook; his sister, Catherine (Keith) Hall of Wilton; two brothers, Kerry (Kathy) Watters of South Glen Falls and Michael Watters and his partner Tom Manella of Troy; several nieces, nephews and many devoted friends.

He was predeceased by a sister, Dianne Watters.

The family thanks his doctors, Dr. Jack Mancus of Rhinebeck and Dr. Paul Donovan of Kingston, and all the other wonderful doctors and nurses along the way.

The funeral service was held at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Cremation was at Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston.

Memorial donations may be made to the Red Hook Post #7765 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 30 Elizabeth Street, P.O. Box 5, Red Hook 12571; American Cancer Society, 2678 South Road, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie 12601 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Arrangements were under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook. To sign the online guest book visit



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