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Rayma B. Weber (1928 – 2021)

RHINEBECK—Rayma Bernice Haight Hapeman Weber, 92, a lifelong Red Hook and Rhinebeck resident, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born October 16, 1928 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late DuBois and Ruth (Clina) Haight.

She married George D. Hapeman. He predeceased her December 4, 1976. Subsequently, she married Alva C. Weber, Sr., who predeceased her May 17, 1996.

In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Weber was the bookkeeper for George Hapeman Contracting.

A longtime member of Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck, she also attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Red Hook.

She is survived by: her daughter, Kim Denu of Rhinecliff; her son-in-law, Glenn Denu of Tivoli; her loving grandchildren, Jennifer (Karl) Frizzell of Germantown and Brian (Amanda) Denu of Red Hook; her great-grandchildren, Tyler Rathjen, Ethan Denu, and Sarah Denu; extended family and friends.

Her daughter, Sherri Denu, her son-in-law, Gordon Denu and a brother, Douglas Haight also predeceased her.

Her family thanks the staff of the Meadows of Brookmeade for the care and compassion shown to Mrs. Weber during the time she was in their care.

Memorial donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, Inc., 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie 12601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

To sign the online guest book visit www.Burnett-White.com.

Russell Baller

Russell H. Baller (1932 – 2021)

TROY—Russell H. Baller, 88, of Kinderhook passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Eddy Heritage House.

Born June 19, 1932 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Russell H., Sr., and Marcena (Kelty) Baller.

He was a graduate of Albany High School, Union College and Albany Law School. He was a veteran with the U.S. Air Force and started his practice with the law firm of Sanford and Forner in Albany.

He served as an assistant district attorney and assistant public defender in Columbia County and as well as a Village of Kinderhook justice. He retired as an administrative judge for the New York Office of Racing and Wagering.

The greatest joy in his life was his wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by: his wife, Flora (Minshell) Baller; a daughter, Cynthia Hebert of Rensselaer; a son, Glenn Baller (Laura) of Connecticut; two sisters, Jean Burns of Florida and Marilyn Pearlman of Chicago, IL; six grandchildren, Benjamin Baller (Lauren), Ryan Baller, Sgt. Robert Baller, Kathryn Baller, Alyssa and Meghan Hebert; two step-grandchildren, Leigh and Andrew Gardner; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Baller.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, noon at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. A calling hour will be held Friday from 11a.m. to noon prior to the service. Burial will follow in Kinderhook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie 12184.

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