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OBITUARIES: Lloyd, Williams, Montague, Dykeman


Martha A. Lloyd (1927 – 2018)

HUDSON—Martha Anne Lloyd, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 24, 1927 in Washington, DC, to Helen and Aubrey Powell.

In 1948 she married Donal B. Lloyd, and thus began a long and devoted relationship, a match truly made in heaven. They would have been married 70 years in August. Together they raised two daughters, Deborah and Nancy.

Always an artist, she returned school and finished her BA degree in Fine Arts, and then at the age of 63 went on to get her master’s degree in painting.

Mrs. Lloyd lived life to the fullest. She was a “spark plug” with a youthful, adventurous spirit. “Let’s just move to France for six months!” “We must buy that deserted 8,000 square-foot schoolhouse, the gym will be a fabulous studio.” And they did. Her incredible sensibilities led her to create extraordinary beauty not only in her paintings but also in their homes.

Mrs. Lloyd earned an MFA degree in painting from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, and studied Intaglio at Yale University. She was awarded a Rauschenberg painting grant. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is in over 100 private and public collections internationally. Among them are Harvard’s Berkman Center, Cambridge, MA; Merrimack College, N. Andover, MA; Pepsi Co., and Cigna, Philadelphia, PA. Her work is in private collections of the renowned photojournalist Marc Riboud, Paris, France, and Jorge Posada, NYC and Florida. Mrs. Lloyd lectured as a visiting artist at DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, MA, and at Old Chatham Sheepherding Co. Inn. She curated shows at Musee de L’Ecole, E. Nassau. Her work has been represented by BCB Art gallery and the Thompson Giroux Gallery, both in Hudson. Mrs. Lloyd is survived by: her loving husband, Don of Germantown; her daughter, Deborah Lloyd Kaufman and husband Jerrold, of Spofford, NH; daughter, Nancy Lloyd and wife Jennifer Madden of Sebastopol, CA; grandchildren, Isaac Kaufman and wife Kim of Hinsdale, NH, Eleanor Kaufman of NYC, Ben and Zoey Lloyd-Madden of Sebastopol, CA; great-granddaughter Maisie Jones Kaufman of Hinsdale, NH; brother-in-law, George Norman; nieces, Carol Bready, Cynthia Law, Rhonda Wharton, Martha Norman and their families, all of Maryland; nephew Craig Lloyd in Pittsboro, NC, and niece Stacey Lloyd Vincent and their families. She was predeceased by her sister, Betty Norman, and her brother-in-law, David Lloyd.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Condolences may be expressed at

Virginia J. Williams (1915 – 2018)

GERMANTOWN—Virginia Julia Williams, 101, of Germantown passed peacefully surrounded by love May 29, 2018.

She was born November 7, 1915 in New York City. She was the daughter of the late Dr. William and Matilda (née Hofmann) Dessingue.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, “Bud” Thomas E. Williams. She was also predeceased by her siblings; her daughter, Micheline and Micheline’s husband (Dr. Ismail) and her grandson, Dr. Andrew Parsa.

Mrs. Williams was the loving mother of: Micheline (Dr. Ismail) Parsa, Thomas (Susan) Williams and Julie (Vernon) Oehlke. She was also a loving grandmother, grandmother-in-law and great-grandmother. She was better known to them as “Nanny.” She was a loving aunt, great aunt and friend to many as well.

During World War ll she worked for the U.S. Navy. She also worked for Union Carbide Corporation and the Department of Corrections.

She loved cooking and baking, especially pies and her famous rolls, for her family friends. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, playing tennis and swimming. She will be dearly missed by all. There are no calling hours.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be Monday, June 4, 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection of Holy Trinity Parish, 9 Church Avenue, Germantown. Burial will be in the Long Island National Cemetery of Farmingdale.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Matthew 25 Food Pantry, 8 Union Street, Catskill 12414

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Condolences may be expressed at

Richard C. Montague (1931 – 2018)

GERMANTOWN—Richard Cady Montague, 86, a third-generation newspaperman and amateur printer, died late May 28, 2018 at his home in Germantown following a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Born October 1, 1931 in New Rochelle, he was the oldest child of Richard H. Montague and the former Marion Cady. On his mother’s side, he was a direct Mayflower Compact descendant, and on his father’s side, he was a descendant of a close companion of William the Conqueror.

Mr. Montague was a 1949 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park. He served in the U.S. Army 1951 to 1953, mostly at NATO headquarters near Paris.

He was also a graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. He married a classmate, the former Dorothy Perkins, just after they graduated in June 1957. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary June 23, 2018.

Mr. Montague worked for the New York Post for more than 20 years as a copyboy, reporter, rewrite-man and assistant editorial page editor. He resigned from the newspaper in 1977, shortly after it was bought by Rupert Murdoch, and continued working as an editorial writer at Newsday until 1981. As a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing in 1970, the jury remarked that, “Mr. Montague is exceptionally adept at using either a serious or light approach in discussing public issues.”

He subsequently established the Wordshop, a consulting business to provide writing and editing services mostly to non-profit organizations.

After living in New York City for 40 years, primarily in Brooklyn, the Montagues moved to Germantown in 1997. He contributed articles to Columbia County’s newspapers, and renewed an early interest in letterpress printing. He became involved with the Hudson Valley Old-Time Power Association (HVOTPA), and established a print shop with donated equipment. These included Linotype and Ludlow machines that he maintained and demonstrated for youngsters and their families at HVOTPA’s twice-yearly events.

Mr. Montague is survived by: his wife, Dorothy; brother, Donald Montague of Ithaca; sons, James Montague of Elmwood Park, IL, and Gray Montague of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Clara Montague of College Park, MD, Alice Montague of Stillwater, OK, Avery Montague of Pittsburgh, PA, and Grace Montague of Skokie, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan Montague of Brooklyn.

Arrangements for cremation were made with the Burnett and White Funeral Home in Red Hook. Interment will be at the Friends Upton Lakes Cemetery in Clinton Corners. No immediate services memorials are planned, though a celebration of life event will be held for relatives and friends at a later date.

Elizabeth A. Dykeman (1934 – 2018)

GHENT—Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Dykeman, 83, of Hudson passed away peacefully June 1, 2018 at Whittier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born October 10, 1934 in Hudson, to Edward Skelley and Eleanor (Kisselbrack) Egan. Mrs. Dykeman was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was an avid reader, and New York Mets fan, in addition to playing bunko, cards and bowling. However, her most precious moments were those spent with her family and friends. She was a former member of Columbia Golf and Country Club, and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. Also she volunteered for many local organizations.

Mr. Dykeman is survived by: her six children, James (Elaine) Dykeman, Priscilla (Kenneth) Krakaur, Thomas Dykeman, Rosemary (Bruce) Hallenbeck, Ellen (Richard) Vinikoff and Amy (Peter) O’Donnell. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; her stepbrother, Daniel (Barbara) Egan; her sister-in-law, MaryJane (Carl) Bingham; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James E. Dykeman; her stepfather, Daniel Egan, and her sister, Patricia Skelley Tamburro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish / St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson. Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association ( or to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (

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