Richard Andrews, 57, construction manager, cook
GHENT—Richard M. Andrews, 57, of 71 Partridge Lane, Ghent died Friday, August 19, 2011 in Ghent.
Born in Erie, PA, May 8, 1954, Mr. Andrews was a self-employed building construction manager in New York City. He was an accomplished cook, huntsman, woodworker and beekeeper.
He is survived by his beloved companion, Nicole Corey of Ghent; a sister, Vicki Andrews of San Antonio, TX; two aunts, Gail Walton of Meadville, PA and Sally Earnest of Pittsboro, NC.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2 p.m. at 71 Partridge Lane, Ghent .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.
Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.
R. Blair Lindle, 79, clothing buyer with style
PITTSFIELD, MA—R. Blair Lindle of New Lebanon died of pulmonary fibrosis August 9, 2011, at Hillcrest Commons. He was 79.
He was born April 19, 1932, in Oregon City, OR, to Martin R. Lindle and Marion Porter Lindle.
Mr. Lindle graduated from Milwaukee Union High School in 1950 and from Lewis & Clark College in 1954.
He served in the United States Army at Fort Lee, VA, from 1955 to 1957. He married Virginia Bitar, an opera singer and voice teacher in 1957. They settled in Brooklyn Heights.
Mr. Lindle worked as a buyer and merchandise manager for Wallach’s clothing stores.
When he retired in 1983, he moved to New Lebanon, where he built the family home and served as a volunteer fireman, a first responder and a member of the town planning board. An avid reader and traveler, Mr. Lindle could converse easily on a wide variety of subjects.
He was known for his sharp style, his artistic flair and his craftsmanship. His mischievous sense of humor kept those around him on their toes.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Lindle is survived by a son, Jonathan; a daughter, Rhonda; a brother, Bruce; and four grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Luna and Nico.
A memorial will be held in the fall in Brooklyn Heights. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yale-New Haven Hospital, Winchester Chest Clinic, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510.
Lotus Petrie, 77, administrative assistant, played the organ
ALBANY—Lotus M. Petrie, 77, of Valatie passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.
Born in Amsterdam, July 29, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Traver) Simmons.
Mrs. Petrie moved to Valatie in 1976 from Schenectady. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Small Business Administration and then became a caregiver after her retirement. She was devoted to her church, enjoyed playing her organ and loved her animals, Clyde and Blue. She also loved cooking for her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by: her husband, Marcus Petrie; her children, Debra Longe (David) of Panama City, FL, Lonny Longe (Dianne) of Hoosick Falls, Randy Longe of Valatie, Lori Greene (David) of Pittsfield, MA, Deirdre Petrie of Reading, PA, Mark Petrie (Darlene) of Baldwinsville, Steven Petrie (Kelly) of Porters Corners and Denise Pappas (John) of Schenectady; 21 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will also be missed by her two brothers, Ted Simmons (Phyllis) of Spring Hill, FL, and Ken Simmons (Lana) of Nassau and extended family, Bill, Sue and Ricky Simmons.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 27, 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Valatie with the Reverend Kathi Jones officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be held privately with immediate family at Memory’s Garden in Colonie at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 267, Valatie 12184. She leaves her family with wonderful memories and is once again with her loving son, Dennis Longe.
Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie.