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Carolyn A. Christensen (1942 – 2015)

Ronald F. Christensen (1941 – 2015)

CHARLOTTE, NC—Carolyn A. Christensen, 73, of East Chatham passed away April 27, 2015 at her daughter’s house of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Her husband, Ronald F. Christensen, 73, passed away May 5, 2015 at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Mrs. Christensen was born March 14, 1942 in Manhattan to Richard and Margaret (Torpery) Sweeney.

She was a graduate of Northport High School in Northport, Long Island. On October 12, 1965 she married her high school sweetheart, Ronald F. Christensen at St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport, Long Island, and moved to Upstate New York.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Lebanon. Mrs. Christensen devoted her life to taking care of four daughters and her husband. One of her favorite pastimes was hosting an annual get-together with her dear high school friends and their families in her home. She loved her career at Lenny’s, taking late night swims with her girls and adored her grandchildren.

Mr. Christensen was born August 1, 1941 in Jamaica, NY, to Francis and Roselyn (Dilgard) Christensen. He was a graduate of Northport High School in Northport, Long Island. On October 12, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn A. Sweeney at St. Anthony of Padua, E. Northport, Long Island and moved to Upstate New York.

He became a New York State Trooper in 1962 and served until he retired in 1997. During his life, he enjoyed deep-sea fishing, cooking and entertaining in his home. In retirement, Mr. Christensen spent time with his grandchildren and traveled.

Survivors include: their daughters, Robin Villani of Saranac Lake, Kimberly (Joshua) Rosenbaum of Charlotte, NC, Kelly (Matthew) Dunbar of Manchester, NH, and Ericalyn Glessing of Rochester, MN; their grandchildren, Antonio, Lorenzo and Raechel Villani, Nicholas Rosenbaum and Cailyn, Garin and Mallory Glessing. Other survivors include Mrs. Christensen’s brother, Richard (Ellen) Sweeney from Manhattan; Mr. Christensen’s brothers, Francis (Patricia) Christensen of Poughkeepsie, Russell (late Florence) Christensen of San Antonio, TX, and Mr. Christensen’s sister, Gail (Thomas) Scheurmann of San Antonio, TX.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and her oldest brother, Thomas. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

The family thanks caregivers who meant so much to Mr. and Mrs. Christensen, as well as Seasons Hospice in Charlotte, NC, and the Community Hospice Inn in Albany, for the compassion and care during this difficult time.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass for the Christensens, Saturday, May 9, 12:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 732 US Route 20, New Lebanon, with calling from noon to 12:30 p.m. Their ashes will be interred following the Mass at the Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Alzheimer’s Association:http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2015/MN-Minnesota-NorthDakota?px=4800795&pg=personal&fr_id=7584.

All donations will be presented to the North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Mrs. Christensen at the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 5, 2015.

Arrangements are with the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown. Sign the condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

Hazel A. Ormerod (1925 – 2015)

PHILMONT—Hazel A. Ormerod, 90, of Claverack passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

Born in Clermont, May 1, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Parker and Annie Cross.

Mrs. Ormerod was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. Walter L. Ormerod. For 25 years she was a U.S. Air Force officer’s wife. She also worked as a teacher’s aide at Ockawamick Central School in Claverack. Mrs. Ormerod was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church in Claverack and a member of Columbia Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, W. Parker and Dorothy Ormerod of New Windsor; her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Mackerer of Claverack; five grandchildren, James (Carrie) Mackerer of Virginia, Andrew (Meagan) Mackerer of New Jersey, Matthew (Karen) Mackerer of Copake Falls, Parker (Mike Pretty) Ormerod of Rochester and Kendra Ormerod of Saranac Lake; four step-grandchildren, Farlae (Thomas) Gordon of Cornwall, Erin Buttner of Newburgh, Thomas (Emily) Buttner of Cornwall and Michael Junior of Chicago, IL; three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Sarah and Zachary Mackerer, and a step-great-granddaughter, Kelsey Rebele.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Parker and Stanley Cross.

Calling hours are Friday, May 8, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Services will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. at the Reformed Dutch Church in Claverack. Burial will be in Mellenville Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences for the family.

Mary E. Bartolotta (1925 – 2015)

GERMANTOWN—Mary E. Bartolotta, 90, of Germantown died Tuesday May 5, 2015 at her home after a long illness.

Born March 18, 1925 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Conine) Brown.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson and was an avid Yankee fan. She was a life member of the Church of the Resurrection in Germantown.

Survivors include: three sons, Bruce (Donna) of Germantown, Anthony (Karen) of Saugerties, Thomas (Betty) of Carrboro, NC; two daughters, Helene (Robert) Moran of Saugerties and Mary Ann (Kenneth) Curry of Selkirk; her sister, Helen Brown of Stottville; a brother, William Brown of Stottville; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Tony Bartolotta and three brothers, Bruce, Thomas and Arthur Brown.

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 8, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Germantown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery in Linlithgo.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Columbia-Greene Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12424. Condolences may be expressed at yadackfox.com

Evelyn Estok (1923 – 2015)

RHINEBECK—Evelyn Estok, 92, of Livingston passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born January 18, 1923 in Ancram, she was the daughter of the late Nis Peterson Holmes and Martha (Yorgensen) Holmes. She attended a two-room school in Ancram and graduated from Roeliff Jansen Central School in Copake in 1940.

She attended the Fredonia School of Music, where she earned her bachelor’s of music degree in public school music, majoring in instrumental and choral music with associate majors in piano and voice. Graduate credits were earned from Columbia University in New York City. She earned her master’s of science degree in public school education from St. Rose College in Albany.

Mrs. Estok was employed by the Fort Edwards Public Schools as instructor of band, orchestra and instrumental music for three years. She was also employed by the Middleburg Central School and Carmel Central School as vocal music instructor for four years and was employed by the Hudson City School District as vocal music director for many years.

She was a life member, organist and choir director at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Manorton for 35 years and also the Christ’s Lutheran Church in Germantown for 25 years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Stephen Estok, Sr.; two sisters, Ella Holmes and Eleanor Remsburger; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Mrs. Estok is survived by: her sons, Stephen Estok, Jr. and Paul “Pruitt” Estok, both of Livingston; a brother-in-law, John Remsburger of South Carolina; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church at Manorton in Elizaville or Christ Lutheran Church at Viewmont in Germantown.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences.

Kristopher Cuddeback (1991 – 2015)

ALBANY—Kristopher James Cuddeback, 23, of Pine Plains passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Albany Medical Center after succumbing to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born June 27, 1991 in Sharon, CT, he was the son of Edie L. (Bryant) Cuddeback and Thomas A. Cuddeback.

A graduate of Pine Plains High School and Columbia Greene Community College, Mr. Cuddeback always had a plan and a passion to follow in his father’s footsteps as a police officer. After continuous hard work and dedication, Mr. Cuddeback first worked for the Millerton Town Police. From there he worked for the Rhinebeck PD, Coeymans PD and most recently was hired for his dream job at the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

The Pine Plains Prom King, Mr. Cuddeback was engaged to be married to his high school sweetheart, Jessica Farkas, whom he loved with all his heart.

Mr. Cuddeback had a heart of gold, a smile that lit up every room he walked in and a hug like no other. From the day he was born, “he blessed everything he touched.” His final wish was to donate his body so others could live and because of his donation, more than 200 lives will be saved.

In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by: siblings Michelle (Chris) Johnson of Millerton, Kevin (Lori) Placentino of Germantown, Anthony (Rachel) Placentino of Harwington, CT, and Kyle Cuddeback of Millerton; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Daniel Cuddeback, Sr., of Millerton; his nieces and nephews, Katie, Dylan, Lexi, Anthony and Rylee; his fiancée and best friend, Jessica Farkas; aunts, Linda, Margie, Kathy, DeeDee, Tina and Robin; uncles, Bill, D.R. and Bob; as well as numerous cousins, extended family, and special cousin, Tim Cuddeback.

Calling hours will be held Monday, May 11, 2015, 2 to 8 p.m. at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11 a.m. at the Faith Bible Chapel, 222 Silver Mountain Road, Millerton, with Dennis Farley officiating. A reception will follow at the Pine Plains Hose Company.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to http://www.gofundme.com/tm4v4r4v to help finish the home that he was renovating for him and Jessica or to the Albany Medical Center for Donation and Transplant, 218 Great Oaks Boulevard, Albany 12203.

To sign the online register visit peckandpeck.net

Joan M. Frueh (1938 – 2015)

HUDSON—Joan M. Frueh, 77, of Livingston passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. She began her career with Rehabilitations Programs of Poughkeepsie as a secretary; 20 years later she retired as the director of human resources.

She was born February 14, 1938 in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Neuheisel) Vredenburgh.

She and her husband, Hank, were avid boaters and traveled throughout New England visiting numerous lighthouses. She also was a talented quilter.

Mrs. Frueh is survived by: her husband, Henry Frueh of Livingston; her son, Richard Vasta of Livingston; two daughters, Michelle Brown of Canajoharie and Sharon

Volk of Kingston; three grandchildren, Jason, Joseph and Brandon; three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Nathan and Mason; and a sister, Barbara Prio.

Calling hours will be Sunday, May 10, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 West Market Street, Rhinebeck. Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m.

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


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