Obituaries: Boswell, Hradsky, Kreig, Quinn
Elwood Boswell, 90, WWII vet, truck driver
PHILMONT—Elwood L. Boswell, 90, of Philmont passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.
Born February 19, 1920 in Philmont, he was the son of the late Elmer and Florence (Lezette) Boswell.
He was employed by the Columbia County Highway Department for 15 years as a truck driver. He was a lifelong area resident and member of the Second Reformed Church of Claverack in Philmont, the Philmont American Legion Post 252 and the Philmont Rescue Squad.
Mr. Boswell served in the US Army during World War II and earned several medals.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Katherine “Betty” Boswell of Philmont; his brother and sister-in-law, Leo E. and Jenny Boswell of Farmington, CT; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 29, 5:30 p.m. at the Second Reformed Church of Claverack in Philmont with the Rev. Dan Herrick officiating.
Burial will be in the Mellenville Union Cemetery in the spring.
Donations may be made to the Second Reformed Church of Claverack in Philmont.
Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson—Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.
Helen Hradsky, 89, devoted to family
LIVINGSTON—Helen Elizabeth (Ferjanic) Hradsky, 89, of Livingston, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Livingston Hills Nursing Home.
Born August 18, 1921 in Little Falls, Herkimer County, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Christine Ferjanic.
Mrs. Hradsky was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening and cooking. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and served on the altar committee.
She was the beloved mother of David (Ann) Hradsky of Ashtabula, Ohio and Elizabeth Hradsky Schwartz of West Hollywood, California; the loving sister of Mildred Blom of Smithtown, Frances Moynihan of Little Falls, and Frank Ferjanic of Port Charlotte, Florida. Also surviving, are many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Hradsky in 2009; two sisters, Christine Ferjanic and Ann Berwyn; and two brothers, Stephen and John Ferjanic.
Services will be held in the spring. Burial will be in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Little Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson—Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.
Theresa Kreig, 87, secretary, active in church
CLAVERACK—Theresa Scott Kreig, 87, of Hudson passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at her daughter’s home.
Born May 8, 1923 in Manhattan, she was one of 10 children born to the late Edley and Theresa Clarke Scott.
She married her husband, the late George E. Kreig, in October 1943.
After graduating from high school in Dover Plains, she graduated from the Krissler Business Institute in Poughkeepsie. For many years she served as a personal secretary to various administrators at the Atlas Cement Plant, Iron Mountain Storage Facility, Foster Refrigeration and Gifford Wood.
Mrs. Kreig was a member of St. Mary’s Church, where she served as a eucharistic minister and was an active member of the Christian Service Committee. She also was a member of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Greenport Historical Society and the Adult Learning Institute. An avid bridge player, she also enjoyed reading, cooking, knitting, sewing and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Karen Bray of Claverack; six grandchildren, Debra Beck, Christine Thompson, Louis Bray, George Bray, Karen Shoemaker and Mary Elizabeth Fiacco; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edley Scott of Colorado and Joseph Scott of Maine; five sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, George, in 1990; her great-granddaughter, Elissa Thompson in 1999; four brothers, John, William, Robert, and Francis Scott; and three sisters, Lyda Finning, Eleanor Armstrong and Elizabeth Kreig.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 30 at the Bates & Anderson—Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m. Monday, Janaury 31 at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson.
Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital, 71 Prospect Avenue, Hudson 12534.
Raymond Quinn, 42, wanted to be an electrician
TROY—Raymond S. Quinn, 42, of Troy Gardens, Troy died Thursday, January 27,2011 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Schenectady, July 6, 1968, he was the son of John and Sandra (Weinberg) Quinn of Valatie. He was a 1986 graduate of Ichabod Crane High School and was currently a student at Hudson Valley Community College. He was looking forward to working as an apprentice on his way to becoming an electrician.
Mr. Quinn will be remembered for his quick wit, humor and kindness. He will surely be missed by everyone.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Heather Molly Quinn of Slingerlands; two brothers, Brian Patrick Quinn of Valatie and Jeffrey Alan Quinn (Stephanie) of Maryland; three cousins, Kelly Ann Quinn, Chip and Cookie Olshein; and numerous second cousins.
Friends may call Sunday, January 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Raymond
E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie. A graveside service will be held Monday, January 31, 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Niverville with the Rev. Stark Jones officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Northeastern NY, 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany 12205-1187.