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Amos W. Lemmermann (1926 – 2019)

HUDSON—Amos W. Lemmermann, 92, of Taghkanic passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born August 26, 1926 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Amos L. and Florence M. (Baldwin) Lemmermann.

He married Patricia A. McAuliffe and she survives at home.

Mr. Lemmermann worked as a photo engraver with Pioneer Moss based in New York City.

Active in his communities, he was a 65-year Mason and longtime member of Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875 Free & Accepted Masons in Red Hook. He was a member of the Federation of Polish Sportsman in Greenport, was a past officer and 20-year member of Columbia County Sportsmen’s Association, and a combined 65-year volunteer fireman—50 years in Hempstead and 15 years in Taghkanic. He also volunteered at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by: his wife, Patricia A. Lemmermann of Taghkanic; his children, Amos C. Lemmermann, Richard (Harriet) Lemmermann and John Lemmermann; a sister, Lorraine Vensk; his step-children, Harold VanCura, Nancy VanCura, John VanCura, Jane VanCura and James VanCura; seven grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

His first wife, Doris Ziegenfuss, predeceased him.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. Hendrick Hudson Lodge will conduct services at 6 p.m. and a formal funeral service will follow. Pastor James Miller of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Red Hook will officiate. Interment will be in the spring at West Taghkanic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Lemmermann’s memory to the Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875 Free & Accepted Masons, 9 Graves Street, Red Hook 12571.

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Barbara P. Barton (1937 – 2018)

WINSTON-SALEM, NC—Barbara Pulcher Barton, 81, passed away Thursday, December 6 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

She was born November 15, 1937 in Columbia County. She worked as a bookkeeper for her father at Pulcher’s Motors, then for Fairview Lincoln Mercury and retired from Sawyer Chevrolet.

Mrs. Barton, who resided in Columbia County until she was 72, followed local happenings even from North Carolina through The Columbia Paper.

She loved to make cookies at Christmastime and will be remembered as someone who was giving.

She is survived by: her son, Rick of Arizona; her daughter, Nancy of North Carolina; her five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was loved by and will be missed them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Helen Pulcher.

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