Obituaries: Decker, Printon, Jimenez, Smith

Mary Jane Decker (1950 – 2012)

ALBANY—Mary Jane Decker passed May 12, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born January 23, 1950 and raised in Greendale, she lived and raised her own family in Hudson.

She worked at Kaz, Inc. for almost 30 years in manufacturing and then in returns.

She leaves behind: two sisters and a brother, Evelyn Sheldon, Charlotte Decker and John Decker; three children, Wynona C. Decker, Mary Jo Griffin and Homer S. Jacobs, Jr. (Justice); six grandchildren, Brent Decker, Shiri Lanka A.J. Jacobs, Douglicia M. Jacobs, Justice K. Jacobs, Maria D. Jacobs, and Talia Jacobs.

She will be loved and forever missed. Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery at a later date. For more information call 518 822-0779. We all love you Mom! Visit

John Printon (1927 – 2012)

ANCRAM—John C. Printon died at home, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 of Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born August 15, 1927 in Boston, MA, to John H. Printon and Gertrude Flynn.

He was raised in Rutherford, NJ, attended St. Mary’s High School and graduated from Union College in Schenectady. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. He lived in New Jersey, New York City and for the past 10 years in Ancramdale.

He began his career on Wall Street as a bond trader with R.W. Pressprich & Co and became the executive vice president of that firm. He helped to found Printon, Kane and Company, a bond trading firm in the 1970s and also traded bonds for Bear Stearns in the 1980s and again for R.W. Pressprich in the 1990s. He was known not only for his superior trading and investment skills, but also for the ethical standards to which he held himself and those who worked for him. He served on the Board of Governors of the NASD and was chairman of its NY District.

He was a generous mentor, not only in the investment business, but personally as well. He served on the board of and as a tutor to children with Project Reach Youth in Brooklyn.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ann Daly Printon; his three daughters, Stacie Printon of Ann Arbor, MI, Melissa Printon of Hopewell, NJ, and Gillian Printon of Corte Madera, CA; three grandchildren, Ben, Eliza and Daniel; and a sister, Mary Farley of Northridge, CA.

A memorial service was held Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Ancramdale Presbyterian Church, 15 County Route 8, with the Reverend Carol Miller officiating.

Memorial contributions are requested to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 360 Lexington Avenue, New York 10017

Arrangements are under the direction of the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains.

Nixson Jimenez (1981 – 2012)

GREENPORT—Nixson Jimenez, 30, born September 9, 1981 on Staten Island, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at his home.

He was the beloved son of Alice Rosario and Edwin Andino; devoted brother of Allison Jimenez, Neida Jimenez and Joey Jimenez; and loving uncle to his six nieces and four nephews.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, c/o Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson 12534. Visit

Miner Smith, Jr. (1922 – 2012)

HUDSON—Miner D. Smith, Jr., a lifetime resident of Kinderhook, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in hospice care at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was 89.

Born at home, September 25, 1922 in New Baltimore, he was the oldest of five sons born to the late Miner D. and Vivian (Robertson) Smith, Sr.

At age six months his family moved to Kinderhook in a horse drawn wagon. He attended the one-room schoolhouse, now a part of the VanAllen House museum. He also attended Martin VanBuren High School in Kinderhook on its first day of operation in 1929.

A member of Local #7 Plumbers and Steamfitters for 45 years, he was also a local business man who owned and ran the Sweet Shop on the village green in Kinderhook in the 1950s.

He married Arlene Mary (Cleary) November 28, 1943 and is survived by his wife of 69 years; his daughter, Patricia Kickam (62) of Wappingers Falls; his son, Miner D. Smith, III (57) of Alpharetta, GA; his brother, Kenneth Smith (87) of Kinderhook and five grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Albert, Donald and Clyde Smith.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie. Burial followed in Kinderhook Cemetery.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer 12144.



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