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OBITUARIES: Moore, Miah, Olshena, Tipple, Hoysradt, Link


Helen Moore (1925 – 2015)

HUDSON—Helen (Chaikowski) Moore, 89, of Elizaville died August 12, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born October 15, 1925 in Hudson, the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Krylow) Chaikowski.

She was a graduate of Hudson High School and through the Hudson American Legion attended Girls State in her junior year.

She was employed by Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Eden Park Nursing Home and retired from the Germantown Central School, where she worked as a librarian.

She was a member of the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Reformed Church Women’s Ministry in which she held many offices.

She served 25-years-plus in the Edith Casey Stocking Fund Program and the Pro Check Program. She had been a den mother for Cub Scouts, volunteered at the Livingston History Barn, was a charter member of the Livingston Pumper Company #1 Auxiliary, volunteered at “Mary’s Helpers” maker of rosary beads for armed forces and missionaries.  She was a member, past president and secretary of the Taghkanic Senior Citizens and she enjoyed the matinees at the Mac-Haydn Theater.

She is survived by: her two sons, Robert Q. Moore (Karen) of Livingston and L. Edward Moore (Diane Banks Moore) of Clermont; one sister, Janette Hirsch of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, John Edward Moore, Michael William Moore and Brian Robert Moore; a sister-in-law, Eleanor (Disen) Chaikowski; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Quentin R. Moore, who died April 18, 2012; son, Thomas Walter Moore; sisters; Anna Smith and Mary G. Zimm; brothers, Walter E. Chaikowski and Stephan F. Chaikowski.

Services were private and burial was in the family plot at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Memorial donations are requested to the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston, P.O. Box 477, Livingston 12541

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

Muman Miah (1953 – 2015)

HUDSON—Muman Miah passed away July 10, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Jahanara Yesmin.

Burial was at Snyder Lake Cemetery, East Greenbush.

Arrangements were with the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham.

Wanda Olshena (1935 – 2015)

ALBANY—Wanda Olshena of Hudson passed away August 11, 2015 at Albany Medical Center.

She was born October 22, 1935 in Warsaw, Poland and immigrated to the United States in the 1960s.

She is survived by her son, John and his family along with many good friends.

There was a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint James Church, Chatham with interment in the parish cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham.

Marilyn Tipple (1940 – 2015)

HUDSON—Marilyn Tipple of Philmont passed away suddenly August 14, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by: her son, James Robert Tipple of Orlando, Florida; daughter, Lisa Coons of Philmont; two grandsons; many beloved nieces and nephews.

Services were private and arrangements were entrusted to the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham.

Henry R. Hoysradt (1918 – 2015)

SHARON, CT—Henry “Pat” R. Hoysradt, 97, of Ancram passed away peacefully at the Sharon Healthcare Center, Thursday, August 13 surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 7, 1918, he was the son of Henry J. and Leila (Niver) Hoysradt.

He was a Pine Plains graduate, attended the Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA, as well as Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He later owned and operated a dairy farm.

In 1940, he married the love of his life, Helen Jessup, in Ancramdale. Mrs. Hoysradt survives him at the Sharon Health Center. His final years were spent loving and caring for his wife.

A true Yankee to the core, Mr. Hoysradt played four years of professional baseball with the Yankee organization from 1938 to 1941. A standout athlete with a promising baseball career ahead of him as a young man, Mr. Hoysradt moved on to establish his farm and build a family with his wife, Helen, which has grown to more than 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren today.

His love of baseball continued as a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees. Mr. Hoysradt could discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their roster in great detail from the days of Maris and Mantle to the final weeks of his life.

He was very active in the community. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church as well as a former council member, a life-time member of the Ancram Fire Company, and a member of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia County. Mr. Hoysradt was also in the Dutchess County Hall of Fame for both baseball and basketball.

A man of immense faith, quiet strength and unwavering dedication to family, Mr. Hoysradt has been a pillar of the community for nearly a century.

Despite his modest nature, his character inspired deep respect and admiration from all who knew him. His legacy lives on through his family who will still feel the powerful strength of his character long after his passing.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Hoysradt is survived by: his children, daughters, Judith Hatch of Stamford and Susan Hamburger of Clinton Corners; sons, Russell of Newfoundland, Canada, David of Ancram and Daniel of Copake Lake; as well as 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by sisters, Carrie Kennedy and Gladys Doty; sons, Henry and Patrick; and granddaughter, Amee VanTassell.

Visitation will be held at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains, Tuesday, August 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ancram, with Deacon Jackie Jefferson officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will follow the Wednesday service at the Ancram firehouse, 1306 County Route 7.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ancram 12502.

To send and online condolence visit

Ezra J. Link (1932 – 2015)

COPAKE—Ezra J. Link, 82, of Copake passed away Monday August 10, 2015 at his residence.

He was born August 18, 1932 in Copake to Ezra J. and Marion (Smith) Link.

A self-employed mechanic, he previously had worked at both the Preusser and Dykeman garages.

A pitmaster, Mr. Link prepared barbecue dinners for more than 30 years for the Pine Plains Lions Club and several local fire companies. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Oxbow Club in Hillsdale, life-member of the Craryville Fire Company and was a longtime horse owner and trainer in the harness racing industry.

On April 7, 1962 in West Copake, he married Patti (Konig) Link, who survives him at home.

Besides his wife, he leaves: a son and daughter-in-law, Ezra and Kristine Link of Copake; three grandchildren, Aleshia, Michelle and Kathleen Link. He also leaves his niece, Drinda Post and other nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 23 at the Link residence, 3116 County Route 7, Copake, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Private interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation to the Community Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 327, Copake 12516.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake. To send and online condolence visit

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