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OBITUARIES: Gaddipati, Denegar


Frances A. Gaddipati (1942 – 2017)

ALBANY—The Hon. Frances Anne Gaddipati, born Guest, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Albany Medical Center, Thursday, October 5, after a bravely fought battle with multiple myeloma.

She was born November 18, 1942 in London, second child and only daughter of Lady Mabel and Lord Ivor Grosvenor Wimborne. She grew up with her brothers Ivor, Julian and Charles in the family properties in Northamptonshire and Scotland.

After completing her education in England, she married and moved to New York with her first husband, and subsequently moved to Germantown with her second husband, Rao Gaddipati.

This marriage proved a happy and successful one for more than 30 years, and provided Mrs. Gaddipati with the environment in which to flourish as a much valued and deeply loved member of the local community, as a wonderful gardener and creator of a beautiful home, and as stepmother to Rana Glickman and Indira Gaddipati and step-grandmother to Ismail. In addition she was an indispensable source of support and wisdom to her English relatives, especially her nieces and nephews, Kate, Will and Henry Guest, and the Hon. Ilona Hilton-Johnson and the present Lord Wimborne.

She is survived by her brothers, Julian and Charles, and her husband, Rao.

She will be very greatly missed on both sides of the Atlantic.

There will be a celebration of her life held at Central House Inn, 220 Main Street, Germantown, Thursday October 12 at 4.30 p.m. Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.

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Reginald A. Denegar, Jr. (1928 – 2017)

ALBANY—Reginald A. Denegar, Jr., 88, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Albany Medical Center.

Born December 12, 1928 in Germantown, he was the son of the late Reginald A. Denegar, Sr., and Evelyn O. (Coons) Denegar.

He graduated from the Germantown Central School and Albany Business College.

He was with International Harvester in Menands for 19 years and then with Key Bank operations unit until his retirement in 1990.

Mr. Denegar served in the active Naval Reserve for 10 years, was a member of the Germantown Reformed Church for 60 years, a 50-year member of the Germantown Hose Company #1, and a good friend of the Loudonville Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years.

He was an avid student of the world and particularly of American history. He loved animals and supported many organizations devoted to animal welfare.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dolores, who died February 2, 2013.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 11, noon to 2 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery in Germantown.

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