Esslie-Frenia Law June 2023 Leaderboard

OBITUARIES: Anthony, Harvey, Moseley, Myers, Bates, Stewart, Mollo, Alexander, Bufi, Miller, Colwell, Ogden, Decker, Poucher

Sharon Anthony

Sharon L. Anthony (1950 – 2022)

VENICE, FL—Sharon Louise Anthony, 71, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at her home in Venice, Florida. She was born September 16, 1950 in Wareham, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Reita (Davis) Judson. She was married December 21, 2010 to her husband Richard V. Anthony of Venice, FL. She is also survived by her sister, Daune “Chick” Moore and husband Brad of Sandwich, MA; her brother, Willard “Bill” Judson and his wife Jackie of Forestdale, MA; two daughters, Michelle Warner and her husband Dean of Kinderhook, Nina Revels and her husband Lynn of Deland, FL, five grandchildren, Dean-Michael, Louis, Jessie, Dylan, Madison, a great granddaughter Dakota and several nephews, nieces and cousins. Her grandchildren were her world.

She was an administrative assistant for several school districts throughout her career, which included Sandwich High School on Cape Cod, MA, Waterbury Elementary School, Waterbury, VT, Ichabod Crane Central School District, Kinderhook and Doane Stuart, Rensselaer to name a few. She was also a medical transcriptionist and worked in medical offices in New Hampshire and on the Cape.

She was a published poet. Reading and writing were her passions. Her words have comforted many, and her words now comfort her loved ones as they seek light from their darkness.

Mrs. Anthony was an elegant woman, filled with unconditional love and a sucker for romance. She loved a good Cosmo with her friends and enjoyed spending time with her best friend, Donna. She was a spiritual person and believed that the universe is always speaking to us and that nothing happens by chance or luck. She will be dearly missed.

There will be an open house Saturday, September 17, 2022 starting at 1 p.m. at the home of Michelle and Dean Warner, 140 Merwin Lake Road, Kinderhook to celebrate her life.

Friends and family are encouraged to send flowers the day before which would have been her 72th birthday. Her family wants to surround her urn with flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. “Mom, I apologize for any grammaticul or punkchewation errors.”

Harold Harvey, Jr.

Harold W. Harvey, Jr. (1937 – 2022)

HUDSON—Harold William Harvey, Jr., 85, a lifelong Hudson resident, was called to eternal rest at Columbia Memorial Hospital, August 17, 2022.

Born April 5, 1937 in Hudson Falls, he was the son of Harold William and Beatrice May (Snyder) Harvey. He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Stottville and St. Mary’s, Hudson.

He was most known for his ability to make a friend, whether it was the first time he met them or he had known them for years. He always went out of his way to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it.

Mr. Harvey served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a retired truck driver, teamster local 294. In retirement, he worked for many years for the City of Hudson. He loved his last position which was driving the city bus, where he never met a stranger.

He was a lifetime member of the Phoenix Hose, Company #5, City of Hudson Fire Department as well as the Hudson Elks Lodge #787. He loved and was proud of Hudson, where he served as an alderman.

His greatest pride was his family. He was predeceased by sisters, Harriet Moore of Bossier, LA; Shirley Ann Weeks of Augusta, GA, and Lillian Riddey of Lake City, FL, and half-sister, Mary Tite of Scotia. He is survived by; his three children, Deborah Halloran, Elizabeth (Terrance) Keeler, Mark (Michelle) Harvey; grandchildren, Shawn (Kasey) Higgins and Patrick Halloran, Jonathan (Jessica) Keeler, and Nathaniel, Tyler, Devan, and Connor Harvey; and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Olivia Keeler and Blake Harvey; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Barbra Juliano; along with great-nieces and -nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St Mary’s / Holy Trinity Parish August 24, 2022. Interment in the family plot followed at Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson. Arrangements were with the Sacco Funeral Home, Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Online condolences and special memories may be sent to In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Kind, 721 Warren Street, Hudson 12534 or Shriner’s Children’s New England online at or mail to 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

Charlene Moseley

Charlene R. Moseley (1955 – 2022)

HUDSON—It is with great sadness her family announces the sudden passing of Charlene R. Moseley, August 14, 2022 at her home. She was 67 years old.

She was born February 22, 1955 in Alberta, VA, to James and Bertha Moseley, but grew up in Pleasant Valley, NY, with her two sisters, Dale and Elaine and brother, Calvin Moseley.

Since retiring from the Brookwood Secure Center, she had been living and enjoying her best life. She was everyone’s “Auntie” and is extremely missed.

Surviving are: her best friend of more than 40 years, Avis C. Shelby (David); her two sisters, Dale and Elaine Moseley; five nieces; four nephews; nine great-nieces; 11 great-nephews and two great-great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Bertha and James Moseley and also her brother, Calvin.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Condolences may be sent to: P.O. Box 644, Hudson 12534

Bob Myers

Robert L. Myers (1936 – 2022)

HUDSON—Robert L. Myers passed peacefully in the early hours of August 13, 2022, with his two daughters present. “Bob” was a lifelong Columbia County resident and graduated in the 1954 Class of Ockawamick High School towards the top of his class. He was awarded the prestigious Bausch & Lomb Award for his academia in science. After four years in the Navy on the destroyer, U.S.S. Turner (DD/DDR 834), he began a 38-year career as an engineer for General Electric/Martin Marietta/Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics in Pittsfield, MA, where he worked troubleshooting on Polaris, Poseidon and Trident missile guidance beginning with the Mark 1 through present day Mark 6 systems.

He loved to hunt and fish with his father and brothers and creating beautifully handcrafted items for friends and family in his workshop. A quiet man at heart, he enjoyed gardening, an afternoon family picnic, going to breakfast and dinner, Sunday Nascar races, playing with family dogs, bowling and impeccably caring for the family’s home. He was also a lifelong member of the Philmont Rod & Gun Club, NRA and former member of the Hudson Elks Lodge Post 787.

He is survived by: his daughter, Joan A. (Myers) Spencer (John), Jeff Taylor (Joan’s former spouse) and daughter, Beth A. (Myers) Harring (Robert, Jr.); grandchildren, Carrie L. Harring, Brian A. Harring, Jessica A. Spencer and Jayme L. Spencer; great-grandson, Greyson J. Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Janice E. (Stickles) Myers (deceased February 27, 2022); grandson, Jeffrey R. Taylor; his parents, Guy W. and Minnie E. (Scheffel) Myers; and his siblings, Beatrice (Myers) Mahar, Leon Myers and Kenneth Myers.

A funeral service was conducted August 17, 2022 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment followed at the Mellenville Union Cemetery.

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Patricia Bates

Patricia A. Bates (1938 – 2022)

CHATHAM—Patricia Ann Bates died peacefully at home at the age of 83 with her daughter by her side, August 14, 2022. She is survived by: her daughter, Michelle Bruessard and son-in-law, Edward; her grandchildren, Alexander, Jr., Jerry and Janae; surviving siblings; host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces; great-nephews and some great-great-nieces and -nephews. She made Chatham her permanent residence in 1962. She was a NY State employee for more than 30 years and retired at the age of 56. She also served as a mother and grandmother to many in the family. “Mama P.” had many special people she held close in her heart. She was smart, funny, witty, down to earth and always helped her family in any way she could. She saved many of them. She was a marvelous cook and she was serious about her gambling. She truly loved her entire family and was loved by many others in the Village of Chatham. She is finally at peace and is up in Heaven with the rest of her family and friends that she loved. Her family knows she is watching and guiding them, until they meet again.

“I know that Jerry Alan Bates is delighted to see you.”

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Caren Stewart

Caren E. Stewart (1965 – 2022)

ALBANY—Caren E. Stewart, 57, of Stuyvesant passed away Friday, August 19, 2022 at Albany Medical Center.

Born March 7, 1965 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Ardelle (Bassett) Stewart of Stuyvesant and the late Bruce Stewart.

Besides her mother, she is survived by: her sister, Patricia A. Porter of Mendham, NJ, and her partner of 24 years, Scott LaBrie.

Private family burial services will be held in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, NJ. A memorial service will be forthcoming and announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Flo Mollo

Florence A. Mollo (1951 – 2022)

GERMANTOWN—Florence Anna Mollo (nee Salatino), born January 15, 1951 has won the battle and has gone to live at her eternal home in Heaven, August 13, 2022.

She lived in Germantown, Red Hook, and Deerfield Beach, FL. She was born in Manhattan Hospital and lived in Brooklyn from 1951 until 1986. She has joined her late (1990) beloved sweetheart husband of 20 years, Thomas A Mollo, Jr.; her father, Anthony Salatino; mother, Florence Salatino (nee Voglio); sisters, Lillian D’amico and Anna Scibelli (2022), and brother, Frank Salatino in heaven. “Flo” was a vibrant, loving, devoted Christian woman who loved Jesus Christ and personally knew Him very well as her Savior and Lord.

She was a loyal true blue proud American. She was a diehard fan of the Mets, Yankees, Jeter, Patriots and Giants football and Tom Brady. She was a down to earth, loving selfless mother of Thomas A. Mollo, III, and his wife Kendra Mollo of Germantown, and to Mary Mollo and her fiance Peter Freglette of Boca Raton, FL. Since 2019, she lived with her son and seven grandchildren, Gianna who’s married to Jacob Szafran, Tommy, Jonathan “JoJo,” Isabella, Paige, Christopher and Sabrina; her sister, Martha (Salatino) Small; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her church family at Rock Solid Church.

She loved being a great grandmother to Elijah and Joshua Szafran. She was filled with life, and advice and freely gave it and all her love to everyone she ever saw or knew. A celebration of life was held August 17 at the Rock Solid Church, Hudson, followed by interment at St. Sylvia’s Cemetery in Tivoli. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sacco Funeral Home, Hudson. To leave online condolences visit:

Beverly Alexander

Beverly L. Alexander (1947 – 2022)

HUDSON—Beverly L. Alexander passed away August 14, 2022 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born January 12, 1947 in Hudson to the late William Frier and Ruth Decker. She is survived by: her husband of 56 years, William Alexander; children, William (Shelly) of Queensbury, Dennis (Lorinda) of Valatie, Tracy (Billie Jo) of Greenport and Cindy (Lorenzo) of Greenport; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mrs. Alexander previously worked at The Home for the Aging, Head Start, and Livingston Hills. She was a longtime member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Hudson.

A funeral service was celebrated August 18 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Storm Avenue, Hudson. Interment was in Cedar Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8 Storm Avenue, Hudson.

Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson.

Michael Bufi

C. Michael Bufi (1934 – 2022)

GERMANTOWN—C. Michael Bufi, 88, passed July 4 peacefully at home surrounded by family.

He was born February 4, 1934 in Cliffside Park, NJ, son of Michael and Vera Bufi.

He graduated Cliffside Park High School June, 1951. He joined the Navy, graduating from Bainbridge Boot Camp, and was assigned to a naval destroyer where he became a radio operator. After serving four years, he attended New Paltz State Teachers College graduating as an elementary school teacher. He began his teaching career in Greenlawn, Long Island. After 14 years as an elementary school teacher, using art as a medium in his classroom, he spent the next 15 years as an art teacher creating a unique art program using wood as the main medium in the Shoreham-Wading River Middle School on Long Island.

He became involved in oil painting and educated himself by studying all aspects of the art world. He said that he “grew as an artist alongside his students and learned as much from his students as they learned from him.”

He retired from teaching and moved to Germantown, continuing to develop his artistic talent. His talent also was evident in the furniture he created for himself and others. He could repair anything made of wood. Frequently using wood as an art medium, he created assemblages, some from “found materials.” Noah’s Ark’s, dragon and fairy-themed works were among his creations which he sold in the Craftsmen (Poughkeepsie), Crafts People (Hurley) and other art galleries.

He belonged to a number of art organizations including the Brookhaven Art League (LI), Tivoli Artists Gallery, Columbia Council on the Arts, and Columbia/Greene Council on the Arts. He ran the arts festival for Shoreham-Wading River Middle School, an arts festival for the Germantown Central School District and co-chaired Art Space in Germantown. He was an avid reader of philosophy and military history.

Mr. Bufi is survived by: his wife of 64 years, Frances; three sons, Michael (Susan), Anthony (Grace) and Corey (Laura); two grandchildren, Kyra Burke and Nicholas Bufi; a sister, Mary Whitacre of OH, and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life is planned for the fall. Contributions may be made in loving memory of Mr. Bufi to the American Heart Association.

Clifford J. Miller, Jr. (1979 – 2022)

ALBANY—Clifford J. Miller, 42, of West Ghent passed away August 14, 2022 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, with his loving family by his side.

Born December 26, 1979 in Hudson, he was the son of Clifford and Jacqueline (Kelly) Miller, Sr.

He attended Ichabod Crane Schools, furthering his education, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was an animal lover and a dog rescuer.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents Clifford and Jacqueline Miller, Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Leah (Miller) and Christopher Stier; nephew, Owen Stier; aunts and uncles Claudia and William Nack, Paul and Susan Kelly, Annamae Christensen, along with several cousins.

Graveside services at the West Ghent Cemetery were August 23. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Miller may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

Joseph Colwell

Joseph H. Colwell (1926 – 2022)

HUDSON—Joseph Henry Colwell, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 96 in what he referred to as God’s Country, Columbia County, residing at the Firemen’s Home in Hudson.

He is survived by: his wife of 73 years, Mary; his daughters, Carol Rosenberg (Michael), Janice Patrie (Jeffrey); four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Lillian and Matthew.

“Joe” proudly and honorably served as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific Theater from 1943 to 1946. His time in the service prevented him from attending his high school graduation ceremony. Following the war, he joined the Hudson Police Department and retired as a sergeant in 1973 after 20+ years of service. He was a valued member of the J.W. Hoystradt Hose and Chemical Co. #8, Hudson Elks Lodge #787, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson.

He will be missed by his family and many others, and he will always be remembered fondly.

Funeral prayers were offered August 23 from the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Lester Ogden, Jr.

Lester Ogden, Jr. (1932 – 2022)

GHENT—Lester Ogden, Jr., from Claverack passed peacefully August 21, 2022 at Ghent Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. “Sonny” was born in Germantown, May 16, 1932 to Lester Ogden, Sr., and Eva (Race).

He is survived by: his wife of 71 years, Ruth (Staats): his five daughters, Linda (Terry) Guntert, Diane McNeill, Deborah (Howard) Gleason of FL, Judith (Dan) Donnelly and Victoria (Bob) Mantell of AZ; grandchildren, Jason and Wendy Guntert, Joshua McNeill, Cheryl Antalek, Jeremy Gleason, Jessica Akopyan, Bobby, Jacob and Alyssa Mantell; great-grandchildren, Frank and William Guntert, Matthew and Ryan Antalek, Kyleigh and Havana Gleason, Abel and Apollo Akopyan, and Jacob Mantell, Jr.; his sister, Hilda Mueller; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Donald, and his son-in-law, Paul McNeill.

He worked for many years as a tool and die maker at several shops, most recently Saturn Industries in Greenport. He played in country bands since he was a teenager until he was in his 70s, a self-taught guitar and steel guitar player. He passed on to his family his love of music and horses. He was a member of the West Ghent Reformed Church and leader of the Hudson Valley Horsemen 4H club. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Funeral services were at Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, August 24. Interment at Viewmont Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Everlasting Hope Animal Rescue, 180 Prach Road, Hillsdale 12529 would be appreciated. This rescue is run by his daughter and granddaughter. He enjoyed visits from their rescue Chihuahua, Candy, who always brought a smile to his face.

Linda Decker

Linda C. Decker (1944 – 2022)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Linda C. Decker, 77, of Germantown passed away May 22, 2022 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a brief illness with cancer.

Born August 28, 1944 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Lyle Peter and Charlyne (nee Fingar) Fingar, Jr. She was the longtime companion of Edward D. Bates for more than over 15 years. He passed away October 27, 2021.

Ms. Decker worked for many years as a medical administrator at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She has a drive to care for others. She was also an advocate for Germantown Alumni Association and was an integral part of planning her 50th Reunion.

She is survived by: her first cousins, Barbara Morse-Quinn (Barry Quinn) of Charlotte, NC, Lisa (Bill) Gooch of Georgetown, CO, David (Jennifer) Anderson of N. Grandby, CT, and Lyle Anderson of Chappaqua; her good friend, Mary Howell of Livingston; extended family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Historic Germantown, the Dutch Reformed Church of Germantown or the Germantown Garden Club.

A graveside service and burial of ashes will take place later in the summer at Germantown Reformed Cemetery in the Fingar Family Plot.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

Rita Poucher

Rita C. Poucher (1934 – 2022)

RHINEBECK—Rita C. Poucher, 88, a lifelong area resident, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck.

Born July 29, 1934, in Clermont, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Broast) Dembosky. She was a graduate of Germantown High School. She was a switchboard operator and greeter at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck for more than 30 years until her retirement in 2020.

In her free time, she was a member of Tivoli Ladies Auxiliary; was an avid bowler and participated in leagues in Hudson for a number of years. She enjoyed going to casinos with her friends and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Ms. Poucher is survived by: her daughters, Claudia (Kent) Kleine of Olivebridge and Robbin Walker of Jacksonville, FL; her grandchildren, Kansas and Kylie Kleine; her sisters, Virginia Decker of Livingston and Frances Lasher of Germantown; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Bernadette Fitzpatrick, Anne Dembosky Neese, Irene DeWitt, Robert Dembosky and George Dembosky.

Friends called at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, August 18, 2022.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5002, Rhinebeck 12572.

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