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Barbara Rindler

Barbara Rindler (1937 – 2021)

COPAKE LAKE—Barbara Rindler, 84, passed away November 6, 2021 in her sleep after a long illness with her family and friends nearby.

Born March 14, 1937, she was the daughter of Jack J. and Ethel (Levine) Kaese.

She grew up in Rego Park and spent her summers at Copake Lake attending summer camp. Copake was a place she treasured her whole life.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and devoted to her cat.

Fiercely independent, in 1979 she opened her own successful real estate business, Sunplaza Country Real Estate in her beloved Copake. She introduced hundreds of people to Columbia County and the surrounding area and was always proud and happy when she found the right homes for people. She was beloved and respected as a real estate broker and built many lasting relationships with those she sold homes to and her fellow real estate brokers.

Ms. Rindler was committed to and loved Copake Lake. She was a founding member of the Copake Lake Conservation Society (CLCS), served as a trustee for nearly 50 years, became its treasurer and was a member of the newsletter committee. She was an active member of the Copake Lake Homeowners Association for more than 15 years and served as treasurer. She volunteered with the Roeliff Jansen

Community Library as a member of the Gala Committee and was a member of the Columbia Greene Board of Realtors for more than 30 years.

An avid movie fan, she never missed attending the Chatham Film Festival. She saw every movie, in “her seat” (10th row on the aisle) every year.

She is survived by: her three children, Kenneth Rindler of Bayshore, Jeff Rindler-Jordan (Jared) of Hollowville and Andrew Rindler (Karen) of Deltona, FL; granddaughter, Katie; her cat, Maude and her many friends.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring, a time of year she loved, and when it will be safe for all to gather.

Carolyn Renfro

Carolyn D. Renfro (1941 -2021) 

GHENT—Carolyn D. Renfro, 80, of Ghent passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home surrounded by family, Sunday, November 14.

Born November 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Bengt and Doris (Nelson) Smedberg of Worcester, MA.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by: her loving husband of 59 years, James; her three children, James Renfro, Jr., of Anacortes, WA, Jon W. Renfro of Pomona, CA, and Jay B. Renfro of Aynor, SC; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are private with burial in the Ghent Union Cemetery. To send online condolences visit

Stephen Newberry

Stephen P. Newberry (1958 – 2021)

HUDSON—Stephen Paul Newberry passed away November 14, 2021 with his two loving children by his side.

He was born in Hudson, March 22, 1958 to Raymond and Anna (Rueter) Newberry.

He was a graduate of Hudson High School class of 1976. He went on to get a degree in maritime engineering from SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx. After graduating he began a career as a merchant marine.

He traveled all over the world. When he was not working, he loved spending his time with his two children, Robert and Anna Sophia. He loved telling them stories of his travels on the high seas. He also loved to spend time with family, friends and his two dogs, Storm and Swae.

Mr. Newberry is survived by: his two children, Robert Newberry and Anna Sophia Newberry; his mother, Anna K. Newberry; sisters, Cynthia (Newberry) Bartolotta and Patricia (Doug) Kitsock; brothers, James A. Newberry and Andrew R. Newberry; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Raymond R. Newberry and sister, Veronica Newberry.

The family will receive guests Saturday, November 20, 2021 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, with a prayer service at 3 p.m. Donations may be made in Mr. Newberry’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

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