Obituaries: Pawlik, Welch, Barley, O’Brien, Lehmann

Muriel Pawlik, 93, went to one-room schoolhouse

VALATIE—Muriel B. Pawlik, 93, died February 21, 2011 at Barnwell Nursing Home.

She was born November 17, 1917 in Silver Lake, Wisconsin, to Catherine Ihling Bernhoft and Fred C. Bernhoft.


She moved to the family farm on Mile Hill Road in Kinderhook at the age of four. She attended the one-room Ichabod Crane School and graduated from the Martin Van Buren School in 1933. She was a supervisor with New York State Child Protective Services in Albany. She retired in 1977.

She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Joseph F. Pawlik, Sr.; brothers, Fred Bernhoft, Bernard Bernhoft and sister, Dolores Pacanda.

She is survived by: her daughter, Linda Webster (Raymond); sons, Joseph F. Pawlik, Jr. (Linda), John Pawlik (Ann Marie); sister, Betty Wester; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kinderhook.

Calling hours are Thursday, March 3, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie. Burial will be private.

Lee Welch, 27, son, father, brother

POUGHKEEPSIE—Lee Marvin Welch, 27, of Catskill, died Friday, February 18 in Poughkeepsie.

Born in Catskill May 31, 1983, he was the son of Melvin Welch, Sr., and Jessica London.

Survivors include: sons, Izaiah Lee Welch, Christian Lee Slauson Welch; daughter, Forever Inez Zena Lee Welch; brothers, Melvin Welch, Jr., Desona Welch and Christopher Secor; sisters, Rose Secor, JoyAnn London, Paula Carlsen and LauraAnn Carlsen. He was predeceased by a brother, Aaron Brevoort.

The funeral service is Wednesday, March 2, 11 a.m. at the McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Ann Barley, 73, hairdresser, liked to camp

E. TAGHKANIC—Ann M. Barley, 73, of East Taghkanic passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at her residence.

Born January 12, 1938 in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Betty Turner.

Mrs. Barley was the owner and operator of a beauty shop in Hudson for many years. She taught Sunday School at St. Thomas Lutheran Church and Christ Church Episcopal.

She was devoted to her family and involved in every aspect of her children’s lives. She also enjoyed camping.

Mrs. Barley was the beloved wife of Myron Barley, Jr. of East Taghkanic; devoted mother of Melissa Barley Carter of Ledyard, CT, Myron Barley, III, of Schodack and Paula Runyan of Haines City, FL; loving grandmother of Garret Carter, Aaron and Ryan Barley, Riley and Cooper Runyan.

Calling hours are Thursday, February 24, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bates and Anderson—Redmond and Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services at the funeral home follow at 7 p.m.

Spring burial will be in the West Taghkanic Cemetery.

Mrs. Barley’s family thanks Community Hospice of Columbia Greene for their kindness and excellent care.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene or to the American Cancer Society.

George O’Brien, Jr., 83, co-owned vault works, liked to fish

HUDSON—George B. “Sonny” O’Brien, Jr., 83, of Hudson died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hudson March 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Margaret (Fitzpatrick) O’Brien and George B. O’Brien, Sr.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson and a lifelong area resident. Mr. O’Brien served with the US Coast Guard during World War II.

He co-owned Wilbert Burial Vaults, worked for the Interpace Corporation and as a steward at the Hudson Elks Lodge.

Mr. O’Brien was a member of the Hudson BPOE #787, the American Legion #184, the J.W. Edmonds Hose Fire Co. #1, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He also enjoyed the great outdoors and fishing.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 59 years, Helen “Lovey” (Nartowicz) O’Brien of Hudson; his children, Susan (Thomas) Nicholson of Kinderhook, Peter O’Brien of Palm Beach, FL, Helen (Gus) Kozel of Ghent and Patrice (Rob) Perry of Hudson; five grandchildren, Nikolas “Spike” Kozel of Philadelphia, PA, Kathleen O’Brien of FL, Michael and Natalie Nicholson of Kinderhook and Gillian Perry of Hudson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Margaret O’Brien, Kathryn McCormick and Mary Keeler.

Calling hours are Thursday, February 24, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bates and Anderson—Redmond and Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Prayers will be offered Friday, February 25, 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Carolyn Lehmann, 90, nursery school teacher

VALATIE—Carolyn Beverly Lehmann, 90, a resident of Barnwell Health Facilities died there, Tuesday February 15, 2011.

Born in Harrisburg, PA, August 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Daisey (Seidel) Westerman.

Mrs. Lehmann was an early childhood teacher at Pine Cobble Nursery School in WillIamstown, MA.

She is survived by her son, Duane Lehmann of Tampa, FL, and her first cousin Jeannette Hotchkiss of Albuquerque, NM.

She was predeceased by her husband Walter Lehmann.

Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc.,Valatie.

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