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OBITUARIES: Bower, Hallenbeck, Oles, Madison


David A. Bower (1960 – 2018)

UTICA—David A. Bower, 57, of Germantown died June 14, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Born July 18, 1960 in Germantown, he was the son of the late Thomas G. Bower, Sr., and Margaret Stier Bower.

Survivors include: his brother, Thomas G. Bower, Jr.; sister, Pamela Caruso; three aunts, Dorothy Bower, Ruth Kinville and Ellen Stier.

There are no calling hours.

Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. at the Reformed Church Cemetery in Germantown.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Condolences may be expressed at

Bertha W. Hallenbeck (1927 – 2018)

HUDSON—In loving memory of Bertha Wallace Hallenbeck who was welcomed into Heaven June 23, at the age of 90. Born August 21, 1927 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Caroline and Harrison Miller of Livingston and the sister of Elbert and Cecil Miller, who also predeceased her.

She was the loving and caring wife of Charles S. Wallace, who passed away in 1970, and the late Harold F. Hallenbeck, who passed away in 2017 on this same date.

She graduated from Hudson High School in June 1944. After high school, she began training as a nurse and graduated as a registered nurse from the Hudson City Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She was selected to become a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during her training. After graduation she began her nursing career working as an obstetrical nurse on the maternity floor at Hudson Hospital (Columbia Memorial Hospital) until 1964. At that time, she continued as a nurse in the practice of the late Dr. Burton O. Krafte (OBS/GYN) until her retirement in 1990.

She was a past member of the Greenport Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson.

She is survived by: her two loving children, Charles (Sharon) Wallace, Jr., of Red Hook and Carol (Jeff) French of Philmont; step-siblings, Barbara Hallenbeck, James (Barbara Knox) Hallenbeck and the late Mary (Tom) Paquette of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Matt (Sue) Wallace, Kara (Victoria Castillo) French, Darrin French, Carey (Martin) Kindl; great-grandchildren, Hunter Wallace, Tessa Wallace and Eva French Castillo; seven nieces; four nephews and several cousins.

Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, June 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bates & Anderson -Redmond Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Hudson. Burial will follow at the Cedar Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Parish in Hudson.

Barbara Oles (1932 – 2018)

GHENT—Barbara Oles 86, of Claverack died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

She was born March 20, 1932.

Obituary and services are incomplete.

Arrangements are with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Edward S. Madison, Jr. (1940 – 2018)

LIVINGSTON—Edward Sherman Madison, Jr., 78, of Greenport died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Livingston Hills Nursing Home.

Born May 10, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward Sherman, Sr., and Agnes Madison.

Mr. Madison was a machine operator for the former Lorbrook Corporation in Hudson until it closed.

Graveside funeral prayers will be said Tuesday, June 26, 11:45 a.m. at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Arrangements are with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

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