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Charles O. Riegel (1949 – 2014)

HUDSON—Charles “Chuck” O. Riegel, 64, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Hudson, December 21, 1949 to the late Roland and Elizabeth Riegel.

He was a certified welder for more than 27 years at W.B. McGuire’s. He was a life member of the NRA and the North American Hunt Club, an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a certified gunsmith X2.

Mr. Riegel is survived by: his devoted wife, Theresa (Rogers) Riegel of Hudson; his loving siblings, William Riegel, Sr., Rosemarie Coons, Betty Lou Meltz and David Riegel, Sr.; many nieces and nephews; several godchildren and his special dog, Theodore.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 6 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Visit to leave condolences.

Lewis P. Houghtaling, Jr. (1929 – 2014)

ALBANY—Lewis P. Houghtaling, Jr., 85, of Stottville passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Samuel S. Stratton Medical Center.

Born September 5, 1929 in Stockport, he was the son of Rose Mae (Hamm) and Lewis P. Houghtaling, Sr.

Mr. Houghtaling was the owner and operator of LouAnn Contracting. He was a member and past officer of the Stottville American Legion and VFW. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Houghtaling is survived by: his beloved wife of 64 years, Anna (Cordato) Houghtaling of Stottville; his devoted children, Lewis P. Houghtaling, III, (Betty Ann) of Columbiaville, Melinda Novak (Angelo “Frosty”) of Greenport, John Houghtaling, Sr. (Patty)of Stottville, Debbie Houghtaling of Williston, Florida, Daniel Houghtaling, Sr., (Maryanne) of Stottville, Maryann Berlin (Nicholas) of Kinderhook and Loreen Hilton (Dale) of Stockport; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Griffin of Livingston, Dorothy Beecher of Greenport and Margaret Altomer of Columbiaville; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two grandsons, Lewis Houghtaling, IV, and Joseph Kosnick, III.

Services were conducted Friday, December 5 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Burial was in West Ghent Cemetery. Pall bearers included Charles, Michael, Nathan, and Nicholas Novak, John Houghtaling, Jr., and Daniel Houghtaling, Jr.

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Angelo Robert Giordano (1949 – 2014)

CHURCHTOWN—Angelo Robert Giordano, 64, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at home.

He was born December 20, 1949 in Yonkers, the son of Al and Connie (Tocco) Giordano.

Mr. Giordano was the facility manager of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company in Poughkeepsie.

He honorably served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was also an avid hunter.

On October 24, 1977 in Pine Plains, he married Patricia (Scheller) Giordano. She survives him at home.

In addition to his loving wife of 37 years, survivors include: a son, Matthew A. Giordano of Seattle, WA; a sister, Margaret Steinmeyer and her husband James of Poughquag; two nieces, Jennifer Bumgarner and her husband Craig of Patterson and Joleen Lanzarotta and her husband Drew of Holmes.

Calling hours are Sunday, December 7, 2 to 6 p.m. at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains.

Funeral service will be held Monday, December 8, 11 a.m. at the Pine Plains United Methodist Church, 3023 Church Street, Pine Plains with the Reverend Gregg Higgins officiating.

Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.

Memorial contributions are requested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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Claire J. O’Neil (1931 – 2014)

GHENT—Claire J. O’Neil, 83, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Born October 21, 1931 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. and Jane C. (Higgins) Seaman.

Mrs. O’Neil was employed as a receptionist for more than 15 years at Columbia Memorial Hospital. She was also very active at O’Neil’s Florist. She was a lifelong resident of Hudson and a member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are: her sons and daughters-in-law, Frank, Jr. and Donna O’Neil of Churchtown and Timothy and Judy O’Neil of Greenport; four grandchildren, Timothy O’Neil, Jr., Franklin O’Neil, III, Heather O’Neil and Tiffany O’Neil, and three great-granddaughters, Gabrielle O’Neil, Emily O’Neil and Ellie Grace O’Neil.

She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin T. O’Neil, Sr.

Calling hours are Monday, December 8, noon to 2 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Services follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.


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