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Obituaries: Frick, Huvar, Bulick


Robert F. Frick (1923 – 2013)

STUYVESANT FALLS—Robert F. Frick, 90, of Stuyvesant Falls died October 3, 2013 at his home.

Born September 29, 1923 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Henry and Amelia (Keil) Frick.

Mr. Frick was a 1941 graduate of Martin Van Buren High School in Kinderhook and a U.S. Navy Veteran during World War II.

Mr. Frick worked for both the New York Central Railroad and Conrail as a signalman for many years. He was a life member, past chief and commissioner of the Stuyvesant Falls Fire Company, a charter member of the Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post # 9593 and a life member and former treasurer of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant Falls.

He is survived by: two daughters, Lynda Garafalo (Gary Greene) of Stuyvesant Falls and Carol Stone (William) of Columbiaville; two step-children, Robert Heintz and Joni Leigh (David); a brother, Richard H. Frick (Linda) of Stuyvesant Falls; four grandchildren, Ronald VanBenschoten, Jr., (Teena), Paul VanBenschoten, Jennifer Stone (Jeff), Emily Stone (Mike) and Eric Miller; five great-grandchildren, Alexander VanBenschoten, Hannah Miller, Tyler Ringwood, Chloe Douglas and Madison Ringwood and three nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Alice J. (Schools) Frick; his step-mother, Lydia Keil Frick and his great- grandson, Nicholas VanBenschoten.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m., Monday, October 7 at Emanuel Lutheran Church with the Reverend James Slater officiating.  Burial will follow in Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 96, Stuyvesant Falls 12174.

Dorothy N. Huvar (1928 – 2013)

ALBANY—Dorothy N. Huvar, 85, of Valatie died October 5, 2013 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 1, 1928 in Rhinecliff, she was the daughter of the late Olan and Helena (Haynor) Nutting.

Mrs. Huvar worked for B.H. Delson’s for a time and was a secretary for the Columbia Corporation in Chatham. She drove school bus for Chatham Central School and was the manager at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Hudson for more than 20 years, retiring in 1991. She loved to travel and visited all but two states, North Dakota and Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and “the most awesome, wonderful wife and mother ever.”

She is survived by: her husband, James F. Huvar, Sr.; four children, James F. “Skip” Huvar, Jr., (Jayne) of Darien, GA, Mark S. Huvar (Jamie) of Valatie, Laurie F. Huvar Both (Rande) of Ghent and Dorothy E. Hevessy (Roy) of Stuyvesant; a sister, Helena Betty Powell (Leonard) of Saratoga Springs; a brother, Olan “Bud” Nutting, Jr., (Mary) of Salem, NH; three grandchildren, Stephen J. (Monica), Brittany and Makayla Hevessy; seven great-grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Hevessy, Claudia and Julia Stickles, Riley Bashford, Austin and Chandler Both, and a granddog, Mickey.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie followed by a service at 7 p.m. with the Reverend Gary Gelfenbein officiating.

Burial will be in Mellenville Union Cemetery, Thursday, October 10 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

William F. Bulick (1931 – 2013)

ALBANY—William F. Bulick, 82, longtime friend and respected member of the Old Chatham community, passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by family and loved ones on October 2, 2013.

Mr. Bulick graduated from Bucknell University, a member of the Lambda Chi Fraternity. He chose not to attend law school, but instead proudly served his country in the Korean War and was discharged as a decorated Marine Corps first lieutenant.

Following a successful career in corporate consulting, Mr. Bulick spent his retirement serving the Chatham Town Planning board and as a trustee of the Riders Mills Historical Association. He loved reading, studying history, sharing daily coffee and debating current affairs with dear friends at the Old Chatham Country store. He also spent time drawing caricatures of his friends and family.

He is survived by: his wife of 39 years, Jean; his children, Karen (Christian) Perry, Sue (Marty) Reynolds, William (Maryann) Bulick and Jeff (Dee) Bulick; grandchildren, Connor and Brian Reynolds, Jeffrey and Gregory Bulick, Mia Harper Perry; sister, Jean Armstrong; two nieces; one nephew and his loyal lab, Tucker.

He will be greatly missed.

Interment is private; a memorial service is being planned.

Donations in Mr. Bulick’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Toys for Tots.

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