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Amy Lu Jensen McAden

Amy Lu Jensen McAden

Amy Lu Jensen McAden, 73, of Mount Holly, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family, after battling breast cancer. She was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts to the late Walter and Lula Jensen.

She grew up on TOPEER-A dairy farm in Copake, New York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Jensen. Amy attended Mt. Ida College in Massachusetts and Denver University in Colorado where she received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Education. She was the Director of Volunteer Services for the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley and the Kingston Hospital in Kingston New York for 20 years. Prior to her retirement, she was the recipient of the President’s Award for Professional Excellence from the New York State Association of Volunteer Service Administrators in 2019. Amy was also committed to volunteer service at Hospice, the Office for the Aging, and the Dutchess County Girl Scout Council.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Carrie Hughes Nagle and her husband, Jeff, and Leah Lula Hughes; two grandchildren, Fiona and Margo Nagle; two brothers, Peter Jensen and his wife, MaryLou, and Eric Jensen and his wife, Joan; sister-in-law, Margaret Jensen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and volunteers. Services will be held at a later date in Kingston, New York. PAID OBITUARY

Bill Poetzsch

William C. Poetzsch (1955 – 2023)

ALBANY—William “Bill” Charles Poetzsch, 67, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer January 24, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He passed in the same manner in which he lived his life… by never giving up.

He was born in Connecticut to William and Gladys, December 28, 1955. He met Tina Cordato in 1981. He was an admired, inspirational father to his two children. He worked proudly as a regional logistics manager at Holcim for many years.

He loved sports and enjoyed working outdoors. He was a passionate youth boys and girls soccer coach in the local community for a number of years. He was steadfast in teaching others what he learned himself. He uniquely knew how to go from where he was to where he wanted to be. He had an impact on many of the lives around him.

Mr. Poetzsch is survived by: his devoted wife of 34 years, Tina Poetzsch; his daughter, Alex Poetzsch; son, William Poetzsch; his mother, Gladys Poetzsch; sister, Sherry Miller; brother, Micheal Poetzsch; many nieces and nephews and furry companion, Zucc.

The family extends its gratitude to the healthcare workers, especially the medical ICU team, who treated him at Albany Med in his last few weeks.

Calling hours will be held to honor Mr. Poetzsch at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home in Valatie, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.

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