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Annabella Allen (1939 – 2014)

PHILMONT—Annabella Allen, 74, of Philmont died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

Born November 19, 1939 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Tkacy.

She worked in the assembly department at KAZ, Inc. in Hudson. She lived all her life in Hudson. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

Mrs. Allen is survived by: her son, Jonathan Allen (Alysia); two grandchildren, Jennie Mae and Jack; three sisters, Susan Higgins of Claverack, Arlene Branton of Hudson, and Marion Hotaling of Schenectady and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Allen and two brothers, Walter and Stanley.

Services were held Friday, October 24 at the Bates & Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Burial was in Cedar Park Cemetery.

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Mary A. Swintoka (1918 -2014)

HUDSON—Mary A. Swintoka, 96, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Born June 17, 1918 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Giuseppina (Panella) Fino.

She married Frank Swintoka June 16, 1946 in Hudson. He predeceased her in 1963.

Mrs. Swintoka retired as an administrative assistant from Hudson River Bank and Trust Company in 1994.

She was a strong willed, determined, energetic, independent woman, who raised three daughters by herself after losing her husband.

She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved spending time with them. One of the highlights   of her life was traveling to Italy to meet her extended family in Abruzzi.

She is survived by: her daughters, Marie (Robert) Gagen and Teresa (David) Fagan; son-in-law, David Wadsworth; her grandchildren, Emily Gagen of Chapel Hill, NC, Cody Gagen of Greenport and Scott (Lisa) Whitmore of Averill Park; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Joshua Whitmore; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth Whitmore.

A calling hour will begin Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10 a.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, followed by an 11 a.m. service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cedar Park Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

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Michael “Mick” Roy Whitman (1952 – 2014)

RHINEBECK—Michael “Mick” Roy Whitman, 62, of Red Hook and formerly of Northville, passed away suddenly Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born July 21, 1952 in Gloversville, he was the son of the late Arnold and Maria (Wojtanowski) Whitman.

He married Joan McCormack August 30, 1986 at the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck. She survives at home.

Many years prior to moving to Red Hook, Mr. Whitman began his career as a manager for Coleco in Gloversville. Once in Red Hook, he worked for Coarc in Columbia County and in the auto industry for Hudson Cadillac/GMC in Poughkeepsie and most recently for Ruge’s Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep in Rhinebeck. Even though he never received a degree in engineering, he excelled because of his passion for the manufacturing industry.

Mr. Whitman was an active member of the Northern Dutchess Bible Church in Red Hook and previously served as a town justice in Hope. He was active in his neighborhood, unselfishly helping anyone at any time of day.

Throughout his life his passion was always his family. He is survived by: his wife, Joan Whitman of Red Hook; his three sons, Christopher (Patricia) Whitman of Germantown, Scott Whitman of Hope and Michael Whitman of Red Hook; his grandchildren, Jordyn, Caitlyn and Bryan Whitman; his siblings, Ruthie Kroll of Sarasota, FL, Larry Whitman of Northville, Cheryl O’Brien of Port Charlotte, FL, John Whitman of San Jose, CA, and Joanne Petrowksi of Sydney; several nieces, nephew, colleagues and friends.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, October 27, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. The Reverend Clint Eastman will officiate. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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