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OBITUARIES: Demarest, Marshall, McGetrick, Rucker


Anthony R. Demarest, Jr. (1945 – 2016)

STOTTVILLE—Anthony R. Demarest, Jr., 70, of Stottville passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at home.

He was born March 14, 1945 in Albany, the son of the late Barbara and Anthony R. Demarest, Sr.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until 1966 on the U.S.S. Bainbridge, the first nuclear-powered guided-missile destroyer.

Mr. Demarest was a mason with the Masons and Bricklayers Local Union 2 in Albany. He was the greatest father and grandfather and devoted to his family and friends.

Surviving are: his beloved wife of 50 years, Donna (Griffin) Demarest; his devoted daughters, Donna Demarest (Chris Williams), Debbie Demarest, Toni Fezette (Jim) and Nina Demarest (Justin Smith); two grandsons, Jimmy Fezette, Jr. and Jaxson Smith; and his loving siblings, Sherry Ham, Charlene Demarest, Donna Duntz, Laurie Demarest and Rocco, Richard and Francis Demarest. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and best friends, Tommy and Betty Engel. Mr. Demarest was also going to become a great-grandfather soon.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Jack and Keith, and two nephews, Lee McDarby and Edward Ham.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 28, noon at the West Ghent Cemetery.

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

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Christina M. Marshall (1918 – 2016)

GREENPORT—Christina M. Marshall, 97, of Greenport passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at home.

Born in Kinderhook, February 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Charles V. and Jeanie C. (Robb) Powell.

Mrs. Marshall was employed as the office manager for Dr. Sanford Ullman in Hudson. She also worked at the Kingman Hardware Store. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women.

Surviving are: her son, Donald J. Marshall of Greenport; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton O. Marshall, Jr.; her son, Clinton O. Marshall, III, and her sister, Florence Fagan.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services will be conducted Thursday, January 28, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church Cemetery in Greenport.

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Wayne Thomas McGetrick (1949 – 2016)

ALBANY–Wayne Thomas McGetrick, age 66, of Wynantskill passed away January 25, 2016 after a long illness.

He was born August 27, 1949 in Hudson, the son of the late Ernest and Luella (Schrader) McGetrick.

Mr. McGetrick attended Chatham High School and continued his education in the culinary field which he remained involved in until his retirement.

He is survived by: his sisters, Helen (Robert) Samler and Jane (Paul) Merwin; his nieces and nephew, Jennifer (Larry) Merwin-Domkoski, Katrina (Kyle) Wilber and Paul Merwin; his great-nieces and nephew, Meghan Mercier, Madisyn Domkoski, Riley and Owen Wilber; his aunt, Florence Matthews and many cousins.

Calling hours will be held Friday, January 29, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by a memorial service at French, Gifford, Preiter, and Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue in Chatham.

Memorial donations in Mr. McGetrick’s name may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or Wynantskill Fire Department. Condolences may be conveyed at

Lillian A. Rucker (1922 – 2016)

CHATHAM—Lillian Ann (Cozzolino) Rucker of Chatham passed away at her home Friday, January 22, 2016, at the age of 93.

Born December 15, 1922, she was a lifelong resident of Chatham. She worked in the restaurant industry most of her life, even owning a restaurant with her husband, Jim Rucker, in Chatham during the 1940s.

In later years, she was active in the Ghent Senior Citizens where she loved organizing trips to the casinos. She always enjoyed looking for a good bargain but what brought her the most joy was spending time with her family.

Mrs. Rucker is survived by: her daughter, Geraldine (Peter) Mercer of Chatham; two granddaughters, Jamie (Craig) Campbell of Craryville and Jacqueline (Tom Andersen) Mercer of Chicago, IL; two great-grandsons, Peter Campbell and Matthew Campbell of Craryville; and three nieces and a nephew.

She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Philomena Cozzolino; her husband, William James Rucker; four brothers, Frank (Luretta) Cozzolino, Anthony (Betty) Cozzolino, Jerry Cozzolino, Eugene (Angela) Cozzolino, and a sister, Votelia (Charles) McGill.

There will be a calling hour Thursday, January 28, 11 a.m. at the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue in Chatham, with a service to follow at noon.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to The Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

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