Obituaries: Howe, Gentile, Bond, Jorgensen

Obituaries: Howe, Gentile, Bond, Jorgensen

Neil Howe, 52, career in hospitality

GUILDERLAND—Neil Patrick Howe, 52, of Guilderland, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at his residence.

Born May 1, 1958 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Jeannette (Ellsworth) Howe and Edward H. Howe, Sr.

Mr. Howe is the father of Amy Howe and Neil Scott Howe, both of West Palm Beach, Florida, and brother of Eileen Howe Halloran, Jean Howe Lossi (Paul), Thomas V. Howe (Carol), Edward “Ned” H. Howe, Jr. (Elizabeth) and John F. Howe (Patricia).  Also surviving are: his loving uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Howe had a career in the restaurant/hotel industry. His career spanned the Breakers in Palm Beach Florida, to Herbert’s in Schodack; to the Steuben Athletic Club and Jack’s Oyster House in Albany. He was also the banquet manager for Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland. His profession was a showcase for his personality and zest for life. In addition, to his two children, his beloved NY Mets and NY Giants would always bring a smile to his face.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson, February 5.

Burial will be in the family plot in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to COARC, 630 Route 217, Mellenville 12544.

Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson—Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson.

Lucyann Gentile, 70, kept inventory

PHILMONT—Lucyann Gentile, 70, of Hudson, died Friday, February 4, 2011 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

Born June 26, 1940 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Rosemary (Cardinale) Gentile.

Ms. Gentile worked in the inventory department at Kadin Bros. Novelty Company.

Surviving are: her siblings, Dominick Gentile of Delmar and Frances Gentile of Hudson; her nephew, Arthur Dean of Hudson, and her niece, Margaret McKeoewn, of Pittsburgh, PA.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson—Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Ethel Bond, 98, secretary at GE, helped out at funeral home

ALBANY—Ethel Mae Bond, 98, of Kinderhook Street, Valatie, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Albany Memorial Hospital.

Born in Schenectady, January 7, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Elijah S. and Elsie (Mullin) Wightman.

Mrs. Bond was a secretary at General Electric in Schenectady for many years. After moving to Valatie, Mrs. Bond assisted her husband, Raymond E. Bond, in the everyday operation of their funeral home. She was member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie and a local bible study group.

She was a member of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at both the snack bar and thrift shop at the hospital.

Her family would like to thank all the staff at Interim Health Care and Dr. Neal Baillargeon for their exceptional care and kindness.

She is survived by two sons: Stuart Scace (Marcia) of Pittsfield, MA and David B. Scace (Patricia) of Valatie; a stepdaughter, Lorraine Black of Littleton, CO; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; one niece; one nephew and her devoted canine companion, Chunky the bulldog.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond E. Bond; her sister, Lois Grupe; a step daughter, Alice Smith; and a great granddaughter, Caitlin.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 8, noon, at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie, with the Rev. James Slater officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Valatie. Friends may call Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 127, Valatie 12184.

Nellie Jorgensen, 82, housekeeper, volunteer

HUDSON—Nellie Jorgensen, 82, of Dardess Drive, Chatham, died Wednesday February 2, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born September 21, 1928 in Huntington, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Kline) Teator.

Mrs. Jorgensen was a housekeeper for COARC in Mellenville and a volunteer for Animalkind in Hudson for the past 10 years.

She is survived by a niece, Barbara Miller; a nephew, Charles Teator; and her friends and family at COARC and High Pointe.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Jorgensen and her brothers and sisters, Stanley, Howard, Charles, Fred, Marie and Lillian Teator.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 7, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie. Interment will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Valatie. Friends may call Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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