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Obituaries: Gamello, Traver, Fleming, Chrysler


Joseph Gamello (1927 – 2014)

HUDSON—Joseph Gamello, 86, a resident of Barnwell Health Facilities in Valatie died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 under the care of hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born September 6, 1927 in Newton Hook, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Rose (Greco) Gamello.

He was always happy and had a smile on his face. He enjoyed watching quiz shows and wrestling on TV and playing the lottery. He also participated in the choir at Barnwell.

Mr. Gamello is survived by: his sister, Rose Heintz of Kinderhook; two brothers, Samuel Gamello of Castleton and Guy Gamello of Valatie; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Ralph Gamello, Lena Graziano, James Gamello, Frank Gamello, Barbara “Susie” Garafalo, Charles Gamello and Lucy Scott.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 24, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie with the Reverend Daniel Quinn officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls. Calling hours will be Sunday, February 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Shirley Traver (1944 – 2014)

VALATIE—Shirley Traver, 69, a resident of Barnwell Health Facilities died there Monday, February 17, 2014.

Born September 24, 1944 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Emma (Keil) Traver.

She was a homemaker.

Ms. Traver is survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Interment will be in the spring in Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Joan Fleming (1931 – 2014)

ANCRAM—Joan Catherine Ehrcke Fleming peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord February 20, 2014 at the age of 83 after a long period under hospice care in Ancram, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and the Reverend John Miller.

She was born in Albany, February 16, 1931.

She graduated from Albany High School, where she met her future husband, Louis Fleming. They were married for 29 years. She graduated from SUNY Albany and taught English at Coxsackie-Athens Central School and St. Agnes/Doane Stuart.

She retired from the AYCO Company and lived with her other daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and John Larkins in Saratoga Springs. She helped take care of their two children for 18 years, eventually moving with them to Toms River, NJ. She moved back to New York in 2009 and enjoyed her last years living in Ancram across from the Roe Jan waterfall.

She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-laws, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, one brother and three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Fleming belonged to Gloria Dei Episcopal Church, Palenville, where a memorial service will be held later in the spring.

Contributions should be directed to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 2609 Route 23, Hillsdale 12529.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake.

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Donald O. Chrysler (1931 – 2014)

KINDERHOOK—Donald O. Chrysler, 82, of Eichybush Road, Kinderhook died Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home.

Born June 4, 1931 in Delmar, he was the son of the late Olin A. and Edna M. (Loux) Chrysler.

Mr. Chrysler was a former truck driver and a warehouse supervisor for Mario’s in Valatie for 10 years, retiring in 1996. He was a hardworking man and a good husband and father. He enjoyed nature, hunting, walking outdoors, watching sunsets, eating lunch at the Stuyvesant boat launch with his wife and eating at the Main Street Diner in Valatie.

He was the beloved husband and best friend of 52 years of Marilyn J. (Herzog) Chrysler. He is also survived by two sons, Donald O. Chrysler, Jr., (Kimberly) of Ghent and Joseph J. Chrysler of Louisville, KY; two sisters, Arlene Nykorchuk and Linda Adams (Gary) both of Altamont; four grandchildren, Brandon, Zachary, Kaitlyn and Sarah Chrysler; one great granddaughter, Aiva Chrysler and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be private at Kinderhook Cemetery with the Reverend Nick Becker officiating.

Calling hours will be Monday, February 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534 or the Stuyvesant Fire Company, P.O. Box 146, Stuyvesant 12173.



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