Obituaries: Gubler, Secor, Iaccino, Koepp

Ann Gubler (1934 – 2012)

HUDSON—Ann C. Gubler, a resident of Copake passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born, December 8, 1934 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Irish parents, the late James and Bridget (Conahan) McCloskey.

She married Harold C. Gubler, while working at Metropolitan Life in New York. She became a homemaker and they made their home in the Bronx. They had four sons: Harry, Steven, Paul and Patrick, and moved to Copake in 1975.

She was a bookkeeper and later a nurse’s aide at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont.

Her personal interests also included, painting, ceramics, writing, (she was published in poetry and science fiction journals) and playing the Gaelic wire-strung harp in addition to journaling. She kept up an active email correspondence with her sister, Peggy, and other relatives and friends.

She was very active in her parish as an RCIA Catechist, Eucharistic minister and bread baker for the Eucharist.

Mrs. Gubler was happiest among her family and enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and seeing her great grandchild, and also enjoyed her cats which she said “were good company”.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Harold C. Gubler in 1996 and her son, Paul A. Gubler in 1999.

She is survived by: her sons, Harold and his wife Lynn, Steven and Patrick; her grandchildren, Robert Travis, Michael Gubler and Christina Gubler; her great grandchild Caleb Paul Gubler; honorary grandchild Cassie Weaver-Gubler; her sister, Margaret (Peggy) Perone; her brother, Jerome and his wife Josie McCloskey, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake, Tuesday, May 15 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday May 16 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church (St. Bridget’s) 8074 Route 22, Copake Falls, with the Reverend George Brennan officiating.

Interment will follow in new St. Bridget’s Cemetery next to the church, with a luncheon following hosted by the people of the parish. Mrs. Gubler leaves behind family and many close friends and will always be remembered as a woman of integrity, faith and prayer, and most of all, love.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Peck and Peck Funeral Home.

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Everett Secor (1925 – 2012)

HUDSON—Everett H. Secor, 87, of Firehouse Road, Stockport, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born April 23, 1925 in Kinderhook, he was the son of the late Frank Loucks and Sarah Mae (Sitcer) Secor.

Mr. Secor served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II and was a toll collector for the New York State Thruway on the Berkshire Spur exit B-1. He was a member and deacon at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie, the Clapp-Novak American Legion Post # 1470 in Kinderhook, the Valatie Lodge #362 F&AM and a member and chaplain of the Stuyvesant Falls VFW #9593.

He is survived by: one son, David Secor of Valatie; two grandchildren, Teri Marie and Larry C.; three great grandchildren, Larry Jr., Tyler and Jasmine; a nephew, Bill Secor; several step-children and step-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wives, Geraldine and Jeanne; a brother, William and a sister, Elizabeth.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 18 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 9, Valatie, with the Reverend James Slater officiating.

Burial will follow in Kinderhook Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Margaret Iaccino (1933 – 2012)

ALBANY—Margaret Emma Iaccino, fondly known as Marge, 79, of Stockport died of lung cancer, Saturday May 12, at The Hospice Inn, St. Peters Hospital.

Born in Wilkinsburg, PA, January 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Helen (Pells) Parlas.

Mrs. Iaccino enjoyed her family, her neighbors and dear friends and her many pets, which she often rescued from dire circumstances.  She loved flowering plants and dancing.  She was an avid collector of antique jewelry, dishes, and dolls; and enjoyed antique cars and fashion.

Mrs. Iaccino worked many years as a bookkeeper and secretary in various local businesses including ACME Kitchenette Corporation in Hudson. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women Association, the Columbia Car Club and the Marmon Club, of which she was secretary.

She is preceded in death by her infant daughter, Natalie.

She is survived by: her beloved husband, Natale “Louie” Iaccino of Stockport; one son, Nicholas Louis and his partner Jennifer Meyerson of Chatham; one daughter, Laura Louise Iaccino and her husband Steven E. Bouton of Eugene, Oregon; two grandsons, Josiah and Mica Randall of northern California, and her two beloved dogs, Vito and Cici.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside memorial prayers will be Thursday, May 17, 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Stuyvesant Falls. An informal reception will follow at the Iaccino home in Columbiaville.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice Inn, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Albany 12208.

Arrangements are with Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home.

Ruth Koepp (1927 – 2012)

STEPHENTOWN—Ruth H. Avery Koepp, 84, a 70 year resident of Stephentown died on Wednesday, February 15 at her residence after a long illness.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 26, 1 p.m. at the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Lebanon Springs. A reception will follow at the New Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department’s hall on Route 20.

Contributions in her memory may be given to the Veterans of Stephentown, c/o Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, P.O. Box 9, Stephentown 12168.

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