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Thomas J. Wheeler (1946 – 2019)

VALATIE—Thomas John Wheeler, 73, of Valatie died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home.

Born April 4, 1946 in Hudson, he was the son the late Jacob T. and Emly Norma (Delaney) Wheeler.

Mr. Wheeler worked for the Department of Social Services in Hudson, and enjoyed woodworking, Nascar and the weather.

He is survived by: his wife, Deanna L. (Frick) Wheeler; six children, Michael and Brian Wheeler, both of Philmont, Evan Wheeler of Holland, MI,; Grant Wheeler (Jennifer) of Troy, Sarah Siter (David) of Philmont and Dawn Williams of Watervliet; one brother, Kevin Wheeler (Mary) of New Lebanon; 14 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard A. and Michael S. Wheeler.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, (Route 9), Valatie. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Marjorie J. Anthony (1933 – 2019)

CATSKILL—Marjorie J. Anthony, 86, passed away peacefully July 16, 2019 at Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family.

She was born January 3, 1933 in Ithaca, to Lloyd and Mable Jenks. She had a passion for music which started at a young age. It led her to further her education in music at the Crane School of Music at Potsdam and eventually earn her master’s from Ithaca. She taught English and music for both the Hudson City School District and Faith Christian Academy. She was also a member of the New York State Teachers’ Association. Mrs. Anthony was an accomplished organist who played for Holy Family Church in Stottville, Second Reformed Church in Philmont and St. Rose of Lima in Hackensack, NJ. She was dearly-loved by the Christian community and will be remembered for serving the Lord, until the day of her passing. While at Greene Meadows she played for all of the religious services, and did the morning announcements as “Marjorie the Pearl.”

Mrs. Anthony is survived by: her five children, Barbara Stengel, Robert (Susan) Anthony, Charles (Ori Ann) Anthony, David Anthony and Lawrence (Gayle) Anthony; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her daughter-in-law, April.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jerome in 2003; her sister, Dorrice Wallis; her brother, Robert Jenks, and her son-in-law, George Stengel.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 20, 2019 from the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will take place on Monday, July 22, 11 a.m. at the Gerald B. H. Solomon National Cemetery.

Arthur C. Smith (1949 – 2019)

LATHAM—Arthur C. Smith, 69, of Latham died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home.

Born in Hudson, August 28, 1949, he was the son of the late Arthur V. and Marietta Iva (Kunath) Smith.

He was a truck driver for the Freihofer Baking Company in Albany for many years and also the Fort Orange Paper Company in Castleton. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed boating and riding his Harley Davidson.

He is survived by: his wife, Susan Castle-Smith; children, Jeffrey Keith (Brooke) of Glenville, Daniel Smith of Averill Park, Andrea Castle-Baecker (Luke) of Lancaster, Jessica Smith of Glenville and Sean Smith of Averill Park; a brother, Paul H. Smith (Hope) of New Lebanon; grandchildren, Ayden, Ansley, Calan, Jacob, Shealeigh, Avery, Mariah and several nephews.

Although distanced by life’s circumstances, Mr. Smith is survived by several other children and grandchildren who were greatly loved.

Graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family at the North Chatham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the East Coast Riders, P.O Box 41, Valatie 12184. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

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