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Obituaries: Rock, Clark, Arnold, Burlarley, Olsen


William C. Rock (1930 – 2013)

RHINEBECK—William C. Rock of Germantown passed away at Northern Dutchess Hospital, November 13, 2013 at the age of 83.

He was born January 1, 1930 in Brooklyn to William and Marion Rock.

Most of his life was spent in Whitestone, where he volunteered for the Whitestone Ambulance Corps for 15 years. He also worked as a systems analyst at Great Lakes Carbon in New York City.

He graduated from St. John’s College with a bachelor’s degree. He had an extreme thirst for knowledge that lasted his entire life and he sought to educate himself in any way possible. He successfully taught himself the German language, a culture he loved.

In 2004, he moved to Germantown, where he became a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Viewmont.  Religion was a big part of his life and he also was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitestone, where he served on the church council and was head usher.

He is survived by Marilyn Rock, his loving wife of 61 years. They honeymooned in Alaska, where he was stationed for military service in 1952.

They were blessed with three children: William Rock of Highland Mills, Kathy Ferrone of Germantown and Carl Rock of Bedford Hills. Years later he became the grandfather of Kristina Ferrone, Chase Ferrone, Donovan Rock and Therese Dang, who gave him his first and only great-grandchild, Isabella.

Other survivors include: his sister, Marlene Gallagher of Astoria and his niece, Nancy and her family.

Those fortunate enough to know him, found him to be a patient, kind and thoughtful man with an overwhelming amount of devotion and love that will live on through his family and friends.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, November 20 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown. Services will be 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont and interment will follow in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont, 591 Church Avenue, Germantown 12526 or National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Jonathan David Clark, III

FOUNTAIN, CO—Jonathan “Duke” David Clark, III, died Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.

Mr. Clark served in the United States Army as part of the Fourth Infantry Division from 2006 to 2013. He did three tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. He was honored with several awards during his military career, including two Army Commendation Medals and four Army Achievement Medals.

Mr. Clark was devoted to his family, friends and his country and will be remembered for his loving smile and comedic humor.

He is survived by: his wife, Kayla Clark and son, Jonathan Clark, IV, of Hudson; parents, Jonathan, Jr., and Maxine Clark of Wappingers Falls; his sister, Amanda Hess of Fayetteville, NC; a loving family and many friends. He was the son of late Billie Clark.

Funeral services honoring Mr. Clark’s life will be at noon, Friday, November 22 at the Livingston Cemetery, Livingston. A reception will follow at the Red Hook VFW.

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

Kathleen R. Arnold (1923 – 2013)

RHINEBECK—Kathleen R. Arnold, 90, of Germantown died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born March 17, 1923 in Germantown, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Josephine (DeNike) Rockefeller.

She was a homemaker and member of the Reformed Church of Germantown.

Mrs. Arnold was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are: two daughters, Tina (Michael) Spano and Francine Segrette, both of Germantown; grandchildren, Robert Brumaghin, III, and Tracee Messenger and one great-grandson, Collin Messenger.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Arnold, who died in 2007, and a brother, Donald Rockefeller.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

Services will be at 2 p.m. with the Reverend David Tipple officiating.

Interment will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery, Germantown.

Ralph William Burlarley (1916 – 2013)

ALBANY—Ralph William Burlarley, 97, of Hillsdale died peacefully Sunday, November 17, 2013.

He was born February 21, 1916 in Margaretville, son of Joseph and Violet (Shultis) Burlarley.

Mr. Burlarley graduated from high school in 1934 and spent a year in the Adirondacks working in a logging camp and at a huge mill in Conifer. He then spent another year with the Civilian Conservation Corps and also in Ulster County working on the New York City Aqueduct. He was also a truck driver for many years, delivering produce from the Catskill Mountains to eastern seaboard cities.

He became employed by G.L.F. in 1942 and became manager of several egg stations. In 1954, he was transferred to Service Stores Feed Division, where he became assistant manager of the Ithaca store and then manager of the Palmyra Service Store.

In 1957, Mr. Burlarley purchased the Hillsdale Farm Store with William Clark and operated it until 1987. He later delivered the Independent newspaper from 1991 to 1996.

Mr. Burlarley was a sports fanatic, especially a fan of the New York Yankees. He was very fond of trout fishing and enjoyed gardening.

He was a member and past master of the Hillsdale Lodge #612 Free and Accepted Masons, past district deputy of the Columbia Masonic District and had served as both as a councilman and justice for the Town of Hillsdale.

He predeceased by his beloved wife, Doris, January 11, 2013.

Survivors include: his grandchildren, Joseph Ralph Burlarley of Hillsdale, Kim Carr of Bethesda, MD, Gina Gorrow of Beverly Hills, FL, Angie Loveland of Del Rio, TN, and Tony Burlarley of Albany. He also leaves 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Route 22 in Copake, with Deacon Jacqueline Jefferson officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service.

Interment will be in the North Hillsdale Cemetery.

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Mary Louise Olsen (1938 – 2013)

ALBANY—Mary Louise Olsen, 74, of New Lebanon died peacefully early Saturday morning, November 16, 2013 at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born in Brooklyn, December 19, 1938, the beloved daughter of the late Julian and Ruth Hoffman Olsen.

Ms. Olsen moved with her parents as a young child to Canaan to be close to her grandmother and aunts. She attended elementary school in Chatham and later New Lebanon, where she has lived for most of her life.

Ms. Olsen took care of her parents and was a homemaker.  She enjoyed social occasions where she had the opportunity to talk to different people. She loved watching movies and knew how to ride a horse.

She was an active communicant of the Church of Our Savior in Lebanon Springs and assisted at the Opportunity Sales. She was a member of the vestry, the church choir and the altar guild. The church was her life.

There are no family survivors, but she is survived by many close friends who loved her.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 14660 Route 22, Lebanon Springs with the Reverend Canon Clinton Dugger officiating. Her ashes will be buried with her parents in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon following the service.  A reception will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church of Our Savior, P.O. Box 827, New Lebanon 12125 or to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home in Stephentown.





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