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OBITUARIES: Heins, Truran, McFarland, Aldrich, Garber, Petrie, Schultz


Suzanne M. Heins (1953 – 2023)

Sue Heins

VALATIE—Suzanne “Sue” Marie Heins, 69, of Valatie passed away July 31, 2023.

She was born in Portsmouth, VA, to Theodore and Lillian Mae (Russell) Trout, October 5, 1953. She graduated from Ichabod Crane High School in 1971.

She enjoyed spending time at the Jersey Shore in the summer where she could relax by the water with a good book or take a walk on the boardwalk. In recent years, this annual pilgrimage morphed into trips with her sisters to various beach houses in the Carolinas. In her eyes, the only place better than the shore was Disney World and she jumped at any opportunity to visit.

Everyone in her circle could feel her love and generosity. She had an amazing talent for celebrating and entertaining her friends and family. Whether it was a birthday, a holiday or just for some fun, her celebrations fostered life-long friendships and memories that always bring a smile. She cherished her family. Her thoughtfulness and compassion made her a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

“Granny” will be greatly missed by her children, Trevor Heins (Rebecca Fischer), Tahnee (Philip) Bickerton, Corey Heins, Shaye Heins (Fitzgerald Drummond); her grandchildren, Bailee Drummond, Addi May Bickerton, Keira Drummond, Zoey Heins, Ella Jayn Bickerton, Sawyer Heins Bickerton; her siblings, Barbara (Corey) Jones, Tracy Trout, David (Paula) Trout, and Barry (Jennifer) Eastlack; her beloved dog, Gibby; her dear friend, Lindy Losowski, as well as several extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and the love of her life, high school sweetheart and husband, Arthur “Bud” Heins, Jr.

The family will hold a private celebration of life at their convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street (Route 9), Valatie. To send condolences visit

Marie Truran (1916 – 2023)

Marie Truran

RICHMOND, MA—Marie Truran passed away July 29 at the age of 106. She was born September 27, 1916 in Queens to Henry S. and Elizabeth Lott, Sr.

In 1936 she married Herman Engstrom, they had two children before moving to Chatham in 1944, where they bought a farm. After his death, she married in 1965, farmer Albert Deinlein in Richmond, MA, and considered that her home for the rest of her life.

After her marriage to Paul Truran in 1990, she became a snowbird spending winters in Englewood, FL. She did title searches for Harold Hall, was a 4H leader of the In-Between 4H Club; was master and held other offices in the Austerlitz, West Stockbridge and Stockbridge Granges. She was a member of the St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Spencertown and its Tower Club, and the Congregational Church in Richmond and its Friendly Circle.

In Florida she joined the Lemon Bay Womens Club where she enjoyed helping sew quilts. She enjoyed participating in plays and skits and doing monologues. Besides her three husbands, she was predeceased by: her brother, Henry S. Lott, Jr.; daughter, Betty Ann Engstrom and stepson, Bruce Deinlein. She is survived by: a daughter, Beth-Marie Meehan; stepdaughter-in-law, Bernice (Tom) Dawson; grandchildren, Robert Meehan, Jr. Betsy (Wesly) Dexheimer, Travis (Mykayla) Butch and several great-grandchildren. Inurnment will be in the Center Cemetery in Richmond, MA. To send online condolences visit

James R. McFarland, Jr. (1935 – 2023)

Jim McFarland, Jr.

LIVINGSTON—James Rowland McFarland, Jr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and accomplished artist, passed away peacefully at his home in Livingston, August 3, 2023, at the age of 88.

He left behind a legacy of love, creativity and community participation. Affectionately known as “Senior,” he is survived by: his loving wife, Lyn Rossiter McFarland, who was his constant companion for more than 40 years; two devoted

sons, James Michael McFarland (wife Ivette), and Peter Johnson McFarland, along with his grandson, Kyle James McFarland.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His warm smile, infectious laughter, and artistic legacy will forever remain in the hearts of his family, friends, and the community he loved. May he rest in peace. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler, 110 Green Street, Hudson, August 12, 2023 from noon to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Meals on Wheels America or Heifer International in memory of his commitment to helping others.

Edmund P. Aldrich (1940 – 2023)

Ed Aldrich

PHILMONT—Edmund P. Aldrich, 83, of Philmont passed away Friday, August 4, 2023.

Born June 2, 1940 in Hudson, he was the son of Edward and Helen (Joseph) Aldrich. “Ed” retired after 36 years of distinguished service with Niagara Mohawk as a lineman. He was a member of the Philmont Rod & Gun Club where he was an accomplished trap shooter. He enjoyed his sawmill, producing rough-cut lumber for woodworking, and he loved animals, especially his dogs.

He is survived by: his wife, Kristine (Bartolotta) Aldrich; his children, Kelli (Keith) Pritchett and Eric (Ali) Aldrich; grandchildren, McKenzie and Christofer Pritchett and Elyn and Adele Aldrich, Schuyler Makas, and Kristine’s children David (Touria) Makas and Robert (Rebecca) Makas, along with his beloved Lab, Sadie.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 9, 1 p.m. from the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Visitation at the funeral home prior to funeral prayer will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery Philmont.

Joanne C. Garber (1961 – 2023)

Joanne Garber

HUDSON—Joanne C. Garber, 62, of Hudson passed away Sunday, July 30, 2023 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born June 30, 1961 in Rhinebeck, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Marilynn (Kraft) Miller.

She was a long-time resident of Tivoli.

For a number of years, she worked at Hannaford in Red Hook and could often be found behind the deli counter. In addition, she was a caretaker for her children and grandchildren.

She was an active member of Clermont Bible Church.

She enjoyed diamond painting and loom knitting.

She married Edward Garber, September 6, 1980 at the Kingston Baptist Church.

In addition to her loving husband of 43 years, Mrs. Garber is survived by: her children, Holly Kitchen, Heath Michael Garber, Edward Garber, Brittany Garber and Orlana Toombs; her brother, Orland Miller; her 13 grandchildren; and her first great-grandchild; in addition to extended family and friends.

A celebration of life service was held at the Clermont Bible Church, August 5.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clermont Bible Church, 1530 County Route 31, Germantown 12526

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

Marcus Petrie (1931 – 2023)

Marcus Petrie

VALATIE—Marcus Petrie went on to the embrace of his loving Savior Jesus, July 28, 2023.

He was born in Albany to John and Lucy Petrie March 22, 1931. He was a toolmaker by trade and was employed at National Lead Co. and Crellin Plastics.

He was a communicant of the First Presbyterian Church of Valatie since 1979. There, he had served as an elder and a trustee.

He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy.

He and his late wife, Lotus, loved taking organ lessons together. They loved traveling to places like Bar Harbor, Maine, to take in the spectacular sunsets, or the Finger Lakes for wine tasting. They enjoyed just sitting and eating lunch along the Hudson River to watch the eagles. They were often taking excursions out into the New England countryside as they loved taking in the scenery, checking out small towns, visiting shoppes, doing a little antiquing, and finding quaint restaurants at which to dine.

Mr. Petrie was preceded in death by: his wife of 42 years, Lotus, and two stepchildren, Dennis and Randy Longe. He is survived by: four children, Mark Petrie (Darlene), Denise Pappas, Deirdre Petrie and Steven Petrie (Kelly); stepchildren, Debbie Longe (David), Lonny Longe (Diane), and Lori Longe Greene (Robert); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, 3212 Church Street, Valatie 12184. A church service will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street (Route 9), Valatie. To send condolences visit

Edna F. Schultz (1938 – 2023)

GALLATIN—Edna F. Schultz, 85, a longtime resident of Gallatin passed away peacefully, August 6, 2023.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Schultz, and her sister, Doris Balfe.

She is survived by: a sister, Betty Golden; her three daughters, Julia (Mark) Reed, Carlene (Jay) Russell and Lisa (Michael) Scrodin; six grandchildren, Emily, Zach, Eric, Michael, Patrick and Megan. She was also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Peter, Blair and Fiona.

Mrs. Schultz graduated Pine Plains High School and Columbia-Greene Community College with an associate’s degree in data processing. She worked at IBM in Poughkeepsie until her retirement. She was a loving and generous mother/grandmother who enjoyed cooking and travel, but it was spending time with her family she enjoyed most.

A time for sharing memories and offering condolences will be held Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains. Interment will be in the Church of the Nativity Cemetery in Livingston at the convenience of the family.

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