OBITUARIES: Krambeck, Hawes, Winfield, Yagunoff, Sweeney


Elizabeth Krambeck (1929 – 2018)

CHATHAM—Elizabeth “Libby” Krambeck, 89, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Hudson, February 14, 1929 to Francis and Michelina Altomer.

She graduated from Hudson High School.

She was predeceased by: her husband, Howard; her sons, Richard “Ricky” and Robert and a granddaughter, Heather.

She is survived by: her loving sons, Harold Wayne Krambeck and wife Catherine, Ronald and his wife Gina; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Krambeck loved fishing, gardening, her cats and spending time with her family.

Calling hours are Tuesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to noon, with prayers at 11 a.m. at the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham, followed by a graveside service at St Mary’s Cemetery in Stuyvesant.

David E. Hawes (1933 – 2018)

CLAVERACK—David E. Hawes, 84, of Claverack passed away peacefully July 10, 2018.

He was born December 3, 1933 in Concord, MA, the son of L. Roy and Margaret Hawes. He and his siblings were raised on the family dairy farm in Sudbury, MA.

Mr. Hawes is survived by: his loving wife of 59 years, Judi; his daughter, Cindy (Jeffrey); his son, David; his adoring grandchildren, Kendall (Tyler), Jonathan, Elizabeth, Jocelyn and Monica; his sister, Jean Thomas.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Donald and Richard.

Mr. Hawes was a graduate of Sudbury High School, Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Springfield College. He served in the army in both Korea and Japan.

Mr. Hawes began his career with Farm Credit in 1960, as a loan officer in Pleasant Valley. Following Pleasant Valley, he and his wife moved to Claverack, where Mr. Hawes continued serving the farming community. Throughout the years, he served as general manager of the North Central Jersey Association and credit supervisor out of Springfield, MA. He also served as president of the Eastern NY Association, and later was instrumental in the merger of three associations here in the Hudson Valley. After more than 30 years with Farm Credit, Mr. Hawes retired as the president of the Hudson Valley Association.

After retirement, he continued to be involved with agriculture as credit manager of Carolina Eastern Vail, Inc. Mr. Hawes also served as treasurer for Cornell Cooperative Extension for a number of years. He had a passion for their property, spending much of his free time working hard and enjoying his stewardship over their land. Mr. and Mrs. Hawes enjoyed travel, especially time spent with family.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 20, 2018, 11 a.m. at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H, Claverack. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Hawes’ memory may be made to the Reformed Dutch Church or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Maggie Winfield (1931 – 2018)

HUDSON—Maggie Winfield of Hudson peacefully joined her Creator after a brief illness, Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was born in Dinwiddie, VA, to the late Dixie Jones and Eddie Robinson February 26, 1931.

She took her love of cooking for family and friends and turned it into a 37-year career at the Brookwood Facility in Columbia County.

Mrs. Winfield was predeceased by her loving husband of 69 years, Edward Winfield; her eldest son, Edward Lee Winfield and 15 siblings.

She is survived by: her sister, Rosalee Davis of Catskill; her four children, sons, Johnny Winfield of Hudson, Melvin and his wife Juanita Winfield of Albany, daughters, Maggie M. Winfield of Hudson and Alicia Winfield of Naugatuck, CT; step-daughter, Sheena White of North Troy; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment followed in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Alexander Yagunoff (1942 – 2018)

TROY—Alexander Yagunoff, 76, formerly of Hillsdale, passed away July 12, 2018 at Diamond Hills Nursing Home after a long illness.

He was born March 23, 1942 in Great Barrington, MA, to Alexander and Helen Elizabeth (Albright) Yagunoff.

He graduated from Roeliff Jansen High School with the class of 1961. He went on to be a successful dairy farmer, owning Knapp Hollow Farm in Hillsdale. Later he was a cattle trucker and worked for various livestock auctions. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with friends.

Mr. Yagunoff is survived by: his sister and brother-in-law, Sharron and Frank Kellogg of New Marlborough, MA; his two nephews, Peter A. Kellogg of New Marlborough, MA, and Franklyn R. Kellogg of MD, and his close friend and cousin, Guy Yagunoff of CA. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 11 a.m. at the Hillsdale Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Gerard W. Sweeney (1924 – 2018)

LIVINGSTON—Gerard William Sweeney, 93, of Elizaville and a former Wantagh and Elmhurst resident, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Center.

Born September 24, 1924 in Elmhurst, he was the son of the late Eugene Michael and Regina (Blank) Sweeney.

He married Arlene Veronica Bradley October 2, 1948 at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Elmhurst. She survives at home in Elizaville.

For 45 years, he worked as a field service engineer with the Sperry Gyroscope Corp/UNISYS in Lake Success. Later, he retired in the home he built, enjoyed travel, golf and his family.

In addition to his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Mr. Sweeney is survived by: his children, Kathleen Regina (Alfred) Molinari of Colorado Springs, CO, Christine Ann (Nickolas) Spagnolo of Mineola, Brian James (Theresa) Sweeney of Wantagh, Dennis Paul (Tanya) Sweeney of San Diego, CA, and Michael Patrick (Anne) Sweeney of Levittown; a loving brother, Raymond Eugene (Bobbi) Sweeney of Elizaville; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous extended family and friends

Two sons, Eugene Michael Sweeney, and Gerard Edward Sweeney predeceased him.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Christopher’s Church, Red Hook. Burial was at St. Sylvia’s Cemetery, Tivoli.

Arrangements were under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

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