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OBITUARIES: Geraldi, Pinkowski, McLaughlin

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Anna C. Geraldi (1937 – 2019)

PITTSFIELD, MA—Anna Clara (Sweener) Geraldi, 81, of New Lebanon died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA after a sudden illness.

She was born in Troy, December 12, 1937, the daughter of the late Nelson and Florence Moon Sweener.

She married the late Edmund Charles Geraldi, May 10, 1960. He died September 1, 2008.

She is survived by her four children. She was predeceased by her daughter, Sarah Ann Allgood. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 7, noon at the Hall and Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown. Friends may call prior to the service Saturday from 11 am to noon. Interment will follow in the Cemetery of the Maples in Caanan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 in memory of Edmund and Anna Geraldi.

Sign the condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

Theodore J. Pinkowski (1933 – 2019)

HUDSON—Theodore “Ted” “Teddy” John Pinkowski entered into eternal rest September 2, 2019 after a short illness.

Born in Valatie, August 21, 1933, he was the son of Theodore and Vivian (Edwards) Pinkowski.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth and brothers, Ronald, David and Joseph Pinkowski.

Mr. Pinkowski is survived by: his four children, Linda (Joseph) Pawlik of Valatie, Patricia (Randy) Ditschler of Nassau, Tracey (Thomas) Lyons of Charlton, Todd (Kathleen) Pinkowski of San Diego; six grandchildren, Erik Cooper, Timothy (Jennifer) Lyons, Andrew (Kristen) Lyons, Steven Ditschler, Nichole (Kerry) Phonharath and Joshua Pinkowski; seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Irene (Leo) Buell; brother, Robert Pinkowski and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Pinkowski spent many years as a construction worker and was instrumental in bringing the union shop to Hamilton Printing Company. He also worked as a bartender at the famous Lake Shore House in Niverville. In his final job, he worked for more than a decade at Chatco in Chatham, from where he retired. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, was a lover of NASCAR. He also enjoyed endless hours of fishing and gardening.

Among his favorite places to visit was the Connecticut coastline and the vacation cottage shared with his wife, Betty, in the Adirondacks. He was enlisted in the Army National Guard, was a member of the Kinderhook Elks and the North Chatham Fire Department.

Mr. Pinkowski spent the last seven years as a resident of the New York State Firemen’s Home. The family extends its gratitude to the nurses on the third floor and the staff at the home for the loving care of their father in his final days.

A memorial service/celebration of life will be held in his honor Monday, September 16, 2019, 1:30 p.m. at the Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, with interment to follow at the Firemen’s Home cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. For directions or to leave a message of condolence visit www.batesanderson.com

Terrance McLaughlin (1950 – 2019)

TAGHKANIC—Terrence “Terry” McLaughlin, devoted family man and dear friend to many, died suddenly the morning of August 21, 2019 at the age of 68, while visiting family upstate in Taghkanic. The cause was a heart attack.

He was born to Winifred Kane and William James McLaughlin in Brooklyn, October 26, 1950. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Mr. McLaughlin started working at HBO Studios as a studio engineer in 1973 and built many loving friendships during his time there. His infectious kindness and top-notch sound mixing skills were an inspiration to many. He retired from HBO in 2014 after 40 wonderful years.

On August 25, 1979, he married Theresa Campochiaro. He quickly became a part of her tight-knit Italian family. They lived together for many years in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn with his wife’s mother, Rose Campochiaro.

They spent 25 loving years together. His wife’s tragic death from cancer in 2005 changed the course of Mr. McLaughlin’s life.

He will be remembered as a most gentle giant; a friend to everyone with a gregarious, kind and welcoming spirit. He was a lover of a life, always finding the good in people. He loved to dance and cook. He loved computers and gadgets. Most of all, he loved to connect with people. He always picked up the phone and called his loved ones to catch up.

Mr. McLaughlin was happy to be in a close, loving relationship with Sonia Lametz. Both widowed, they shared lots of laughs and a caring companionship for many years.

It was a blessing that he spent the last week of his life with his wife’s family, who loved him as their own, including his aunt, Olympia (Lynn) Coppola; his uncle, Asa (Ace) Nostrand; his loving cousins, Jeanette Micelotta, Paul and Renée Nostrand, Stephen and Martha Desiderio, Dianne Mallet, MaryAnn Ambrosio, Rebecca and Joe Scialabba, Suzanne and John Cozelino, Dolores and Bob Motz, Kara Desiderio and Kristina Wertz and their children Olympia and Emilio Wertz.

He is survived by the aforementioned, as well as many other loving cousins from his wife’s family; his girlfriend, Sonia; his aunt, Kate Vivo and her family; niece, Siobhan Maher; nephew, Brendan Maher; his grand-nieces and nephews; numerous lifelong friends, whom he treasured deeply.

He was predeceased by: his mother, Winifred; his father, William; his sisters, Denise Maher and Kathleen McLaughlin; his brother, Joseph McLaughlin and his wife, Theresa.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, September 14, 11:30 a.m. at St. Ephrem Church in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. His remains will be laid to rest along side his wife’s in St. Johns, Florida. In memory of Mr. McLaughlin, donations may be made be made to the Taghkanic Fire Company in gratitude of their service, the American Heart Association or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake. Express condolences at www.peckandpeck.net.

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