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Lewis H. Mueller (1924 – 2017)

HUDSON—Lewis Henry Mueller, 92, of Hudson passed away July 21, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Germantown, August 23, 1924 to the late William and Mae (Helsey) Mueller.

Mr. Mueller proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a first class petty officer gunners mate during World War II aboard the USS LCI(L)-1069 / LCI(R)-1069 and the USS LST – 27.

He was a very kind and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them, making them laugh, and being the center of attention with his joking around or singing, which he loved to do. He will forever be in our hearts. He enjoyed going to race tracks, casinos and watching his NY Yankees.

Mr. Mueller was committed to helping people and his community. In 1953 he was elected alderman of the Fourth Ward and served for four years; elected supervisor and served 16 years; and then was elected to serve as assistant chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He was on many committees including chairman of the ABC Board; Columbia County Civil Service Commission where he received the Civil Service Commission Award; the Hudson Boys Club, where he was honored with the Man of the Year Award; the Hudson Republican Party where he was given the Abraham Lincoln Award by the Young Republican Club.

He retired from the New York State Assembly in 1979 where he was foreman of the printing department. He owned and operated Mueller’s Grocery for many years and the MGM Market. Mr. Mueller was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Federation of Polish Sportsman, American Legion, VFW, and a lifetime member of H.W. Rogers Hose Company #2.

He will be greatly missed by: his loving wife of 70 years, Hilda (Ogden) Mueller; his children, Gail and Guy Alonge, Carol and Mike Hodowansky, Alan and Barbara Mueller and Colleen and Charles Melino; his seven grandchildren, Colette (Kevin) Alonge Mackay, Dana (Brian) Alonge Millar, Kimberly (Scott) Hodowansky Boyles, Amy (Jeff) Hodowansky Sessoms, Courtney Mueller Tamburro, A.J. Mueller and Rocco (Brittany) Melino; his 16 great-grandchildren, Meghan, Nicholas and Madison Boyles, Morgan, Logan and Colton Sessoms, Isabella and Ethan Watz, Riley and Siena Millar, Angelina and Mason Tamburro, Olivia and Sophie Mueller, Rocco, Jr., and Stella Melino.

Mr. Mueller was predeceased by his sisters, Kathleen Taylor, Irene Gardinier and Helen Webster; his brother, Cecil Mueller, and step-brother, James Taylor.

Funeral services take place from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8 Storm Avenue, Hudson, 11 a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017. Entombment will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, July 26, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Pallbearers will be: A.J. Mueller, Rocco Melino, Ronald Wood, Charlie Webster, Ronald Wood Jr., and William Mueller. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, or to Community Hospice of Columbia and Greene Counties, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

His family thanks the doctors, all of the staff on the 4th floor of Columbia Memorial Hospital, and the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene for their excellent care and support in Mr. Mueller’s final days.

Tammy L. Parker (1976 – 2017)

LIVINGSTON—Tammy Lynn Parker, 40, of Hudson died in a tragic accident, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

She was born in Hudson, November 2, 1976, the daughter of the late Henry Fulton, Sr., and Linda Parker.

She graduated from Hudson High School in 1996.

Ms. Parker worked in convalescent care for more than 10 years; having studied nursing at Columbia-Greene Community College. She was a PCA at Columbia Memorial Hospital and a former home health aide at Any-Time Home Care, Inc. She was also employed at Whittier Rehabilitation, and recently as a personal assistant at Consumer Directed Choices.

Her passion was taking care of the elderly. When she saw misery and pain in her patients’ eyes, they saw mercy and kindness in her eyes.

Her hobbies included reading books, doing puzzles, watching movies, crocheting and listening to old school music, but most of all she loved being around her brothers and sisters.

She greeted people with joy, hugs and a smile, “as big as the ocean.” Her laughter and friendly personality were a testament to who she was: “one who would walk into your life when the rest of the world walks out.” She was a strong, loving and devoted daughter, sister and friend, willing to help whenever possible. She was fun, had endless energy and a compassionate heart. “Never was there a time that she didn’t leave us laughing.” Her laugh was like no other. She loved Tweety Bird. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Ms. Parker leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Linda Parker of Hudson; daughter, Jasslyn May Gilmore of Albany; a son, Matthew Sackett of Hudson; three brothers, John (Pam) and Anthony (Ronita), all of Schenectady, and Bryan Fulton of Greenville, SC; three sisters, Dolores Fulton of Atlanta, GA, and Robin and Anna (Dom) Fulton of Schenectady; a god daughter, Starr Crumedy; her loyal and best friends, Jennifer Smart and Shannon Morrison; her longtime friends, Warren Sheldon and John Morrison, Jr., and her special friend, Lancelot “Nash” Messam.

She also treasured her second family, sharing her life with them for over 27 years: George (Dad) and LouAnne (Mom) Fleury of Cairo; eight sisters, Jackie, Amiee and Veronia (Greg) Cooke, Georgina Fleury of Cairo, Rebecca Shufelt of Cairo, Rose Canzaniello of Hudson, Amanda Shufelt of Stottville, and Mary (Ben) Elmore of Guilderland; a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and other loved ones.

Ms. Parker was predeceased by: five brothers, David Parker, Michael (PeeWee), Robert (Larry), Harold (Nash) and Henry Jr. (Hank) Fulton; two sisters, Lorrain and Barbara Jean Fulton.

Funeral services take place Thursday, July 27, 2017, 4 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 2 p.m.

Roger E. Sherman (1952 – 2017)

PITTSFIELD, MA—Roger E. Sherman, 65, of New Lebanon died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center following a long illness.

Born February 6, 1952, he was the son of Harold and Evelyn Sherman.

Mr. Sherman is survived by: his loving wife, Sharon Spaniol Sherman; his daughters, Ashley Haddad Babcock and Danielle Sherman; his beloved dogs, Dakota and Nikki; his brother, Harold (Sandy) Sherman and his sister, Evelyn “Tootsie” Kivlen.

Mr. Sherman last worked as a heavy equipment operator with Local 98. He also worked as a master mason with the Freemans.

His greatest loves were his family, his granddaughter Riley, and being at home making everyone laugh with his unique sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

His family thank Berkshire Oncology for taking such great care of him.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown.

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