Karen C. Rustick (1965 – 2012)
SCHENECTADY—Karen C. Rustick, 46, of Schenectady, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at her residence.
Born November 6, 1965 in Hudson, she is the beloved daughter of Robert Rustick of Claverack and Jean (Adams) Roppolo of Kingston.
Ms. Rustick formerly worked as a site manager for Wildwood Programs in Schenectady.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by: two brothers, John Rustick, and his wife Cassandra of Glenmont and Joseph Rustick of Claverack; her sister, Nellie Rustick of Claverack; her daughter, Sydney B. Currin of Greenville; her life partner, Colleen Ring, and several aunts and cousins.
Services were held Saturday, June 2 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.
Burial will be held at a later date. To leave a message for the family go to www.batesanderson.com.
VIRGINIA—Joan K. Ziemba, 65, director, Corporate and Community Relations, The George Washington University Science and Technology Campus in Loudoun County, and founder of the George Mason Cat Coalition, died May 17, 2012 surrounded by family and friends.
In the 1970s, Ms. Ziemba was the first public information officer for the Chesapeake, Virginia, city and public schools.
She served as director, Publications and Special Projects for the George Mason University from 1990 to 1998 and served in her latest position since 2003.
She was an avid collector of art, photography, literature, antique doll houses and dolls. She devoted countless hours to feeding and rescuing feral cats.
Ms. Ziemba was the beloved sister-in-law of James Naegeli; aunt of Diana (Peter) Kipp and Michael (Melissa) Naegeli; and great aunt of Jason Kipp, Alex Kipp, Stephen Naegeli, Daniel Naegeli and Andrew Naegeli. She was predeceased by her loving father and mother, John and Frances Ziemba, and her sweet sister, Barbara Naegeli.
She was a dedicated, kind, and loving friend to many, who will miss her great good humor and unique take on the world.
Ms. Ziemba fought ovarian cancer with her characteristic strengths and never lost her indomitable beliefs.
A gathering was held for friends and colleagues in Virginia on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Money and King in Vienna. A memorial service for friends and family will be at Bates & Anderson Funeral Home, Friday, June 8, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Ms. Ziemba’s hometown of Hudson.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
To leave a message for the family go to www.batesanderson.com.
George Sandoval, Jr. (1955 – 2012)
HUDSON—George J. Sandoval, Jr., 57, of Chatham died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born February 10, 1955 in Manhattan, the son of the late George Sandoval, Sr., and Manuela Chiques Sandoval.
Mr. Sandoval had served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1976.
Prior to illness forcing his retirement, he worked for the Oakwood Housing Corporation of New York City as a maintenance engineer.
Mr. Sandoval, a loving husband was also very humorous and a practical joker, he enjoyed gardening, yard work and was an electronic gadget enthusiast.
Surviving are his wife, Colleen (Mullin) Sandoval, whom he married May 14, 1993 in Manhattan; three sisters, Christine Francini of Florida, Georgina Sandoval of NJ, Anita Stark of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday June 6, 2012 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown. At 11 a.m. there will be services with the Reverend. Winston Bath, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish of Hudson officiating.
Interment with full military honors provided by the U.S. Marine Corps will be held in the Livingston Cemetery following the services.
Jacob Stickle (2003 – 2012)
COPAKE—Jacob Joseph Stickle, 9, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his residence after a long struggle with cancer. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his loving family and pastor.
Jacob was born February 21, 2003 in Sharon, CT, the son of Wendy Eisermann and Shaun Stickle, Sr., both of Copake.
When health allowed, Jacob had attended both the Webutuck and Taconic Hills Central School Districts.
Jacob liked music, riding his bike, video games, hunting, motorcycles and fast cars.
Jacob’s neighbor gave him a ride in his Mustang and, of course, Jacob wanted to go faster. His Uncle Kevin brought him home one day on his Harley going quite fast. Upon pulling in the driveway, Jacob’s smile couldn’t have been bigger!
Just recently, Jacob was made an honorary junior member of the Pine Plains Hose Company and Rescue Squad. Jacob was also named grand marshal of this year’s Millerton Memorial Day Parade, where he was presented with a medal by Sergeant Major Robert Jenks.
These are just a few of the highlights and memories of Jacob’s last two months. Jacob was small in stature but big of heart. He is at peace with the Lord, absent from body but present with the Lord.
He is survived by his mother, Wendy Eisermann and his father and stepmother, Shaun, Sr., and Dawn Stickle, all of Copake. He is also survived by his brothers, Shaun Stickle, Jr., Alex Stickle (Jacob’s twin), Blake Stickle and Anthony Zeoli; his sisters, Arianna Zeoli and Peyton Stickle. His mother Wendy is expecting another child and Jacob named her Colby. All of Jacob’s siblings reside in Copake.
Jacob also leaves his grandparents, Otto and Theresa Eisermann of Millerton, Richard Stickle, Sr. of Craryville, Rita and Mike Hurley of Wassaic and Frank and Karen Martel of Copake. Jacob is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends are invited and may call Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Faith Bible Chapel, 222 Silver Mountain Road, Millerton. A Time of Remembrance and Sharing will begin at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Jacob’s family asks that contributions be made to Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley, P.O. Box 299, Valhalla 10595 or the Make- A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662.
To send an online condolence visit www.peckandpeck.net.
Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake.