GNH Lumber

OBITUARIES: Taber, Dunton, Miller, Beynart


Lawrence I. Taber (1933 – 2015)

ALBANY—Lawrence I. Taber, 82, of Niverville passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

He was born February 4, 1933 in Berne, the son of the late Albertus and Edith (Dill) Taber.

He lived with his devoted wife, Patricia (Weinberger) Taber, for 48 years in Niverville.

Besides his wife, he is survived by: his son, David; his brothers, Neil Taber of Altamont and Earl Taber of Coxsackie. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sheri Lynn; his brothers, Bert, Lyle, Lloyd and Robert.

Mr. Taber served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After the Army he was a stone mason, trained as a meat cutter and later worked at Paulsen Lumber/Miron Company as a master carpenter.

He retired from carpentry and obtained a job in maintenance with the Ichabod Crane School until he retired again this year.

Mr. Taber stepped in as a surrogate father for his two young sisters-in-law, ages 7 and 9. He was a devoted husband and father. He loved God and was a good man, who will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 11, noon at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home prior to the service.

Daniel Frank Dunton (1949 – 2015)

ALBANY—Daniel Frank Dunton of Canaan passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born November 11, 1949 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Clifford Raymond and Ruth Felter-Dunton.

He was the beloved husband of 41 years to Sarah (Sallee) Dobson Dunton and was adored by his three children, Daniel Dunton (Jamie), Peter Dunton and Bethany Williams (Jordan). He was a devoted “Pop Pop” to Layne, Rebekah, Cody, Addison and Tucker Dunton and Matthias and Hannah Williams. He is also survived by his immediate family and siblings, Mary Ellen Jahn, Tom Dunton (Natalia), Patty Gillespie, Amy Leblanc (John), Jeffrey Dunton, along with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Dunton graduated from New Lebanon High School in 1967. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, where he specialized as an E-5 aviation electrician. He served from 1968 to 1974, when he was honorably discharged.

At the age of 50, he earned an associate’s degree with high honors in electrical circuits and theory from Hudson Valley Community College. Mr. Dunton was employed by Ceramaseal Incorporated for 27 years and was recently employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in East Chatham and Canaan. He especially enjoyed farming as an avocation. He was actively involved in the East Chatham United Methodist Church for many years.

Calling hours will be at the East Chatham United Methodist Church, 9 Bemiss Lane, Saturday, July 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon with a service immediately following.

Donations in Mr. Dunton’s memory may be made to the East Chatham Methodist Church 9 Bemiss Lane, East Chatham 12060 or to Coarc, P.O. Box 2, Mellenville 12544 in honor of his son Peter. To send an online condolence visit

Jacob S. Miller, Jr.

STUART, FL—Jacob S. Miller Jr., 58, of Stuart, FL, died suddenly March 24, 2015 while walking his beloved Chihuahua, Zoey.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob S. Miller, Sr., and mother, Helen Arlene (Dietter) Miller.

Survivors include: two sisters, Debra Blaetterlein and her husband Matt of Stuart, FL, and Marilyn Smith and her husband Randy of Auburn, IN; a brother, David Miller of Albany; two nieces, one nephew and his faithful companion, Zoey.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains. Deacon Jackie Jefferson will officiate.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake.

To send an online condolence visit

Arline Beynart (1928 – 2015)

PHILMONT—Arline K. Beynart, 87, of Greenport passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

She was born in Hudson, May 3, 1928, the daughter of the late Harry and Marguerite (Conners) Kittle.

She graduated from Hudson High School in 1946 and entered the Lenox Hill Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. She graduated in 1949 as a registered nurse.

She was employed by Hudson City Hospital, Paterson General Hospital in NJ, Morton Hospital in Taunton, MA, Eden Park Nursing Home and with the Coarc Community Workshop, where she worked for 20 years and retired in 1992.

She was a founding member of Coarc, serving on the board of directors for seven years. She delivered Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Greenport Senior Citizens, Adult Learning Institute, Catholic Daughters and taught diet control and smoking cessation. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, knitting, making dolls, playing cards and swimming. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church and served as a lector and Eucharistic minister.

Mrs. Beynart is survived by: her husband, John Beynart; four children, Mark, Claudia (Krisniski), Teresa (Gladden) and Neil; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Doris Sinayi and Janice Wilson.

A calling hour takes place Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Coarc, P.O. Box 2, Mellenville 12544, or to St. Mary’s Church, P.O. Box 323, Hudson 12534.

Visit to leave condolences for the family.

Related Posts