Obituaries: Flynn, Wadman, Moseley, Smith, Doty

Daniel Flynn (1941 – 2012)

ALBANY—Daniel E. Flynn, 71, of East Chatham, formerly of Buffalo, passed away August 15, 2012 in St. Peter’s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.

He was born in Buffalo on February 4, 1941, son of the late Daniel F. Flynn and Carolyn (Newton) Beatty and stepson of Blanche (Dubey) Flynn.


Mr. Flynn graduated from Gannon University, Erie, PA, in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Family, friends and service to his church and community were foremost in his life. He married his childhood sweetheart, Elaine Lutz in 1964 and proudly served with the New York State Police as a trooper for 30 years.

During that time, he was an E-VOC instructor, a speed enforcer instructor, and a field training officer. Later, he worked at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. After 9/11, Mr. Flynn was called out of retirement to work in security at the State Capitol.

He was a longtime communicant of St. James Church in Chatham, where he was an usher and member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Flynn was devoted to his family and especially loved being “Poppup” to his two granddaughters. Friends were like family to him. He and Elaine traveled often to Buffalo to visit childhood friends, especially those from Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School and Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School.

He will be greatly missed by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine Lutz Flynn; his children, Colleen M. Flynn Laraway (Richard) of East Chatham; Danielle C. Wright (Mark) of Stratford, CT and Sean M. Flynn (Tammi) of Norwich, CT; his grandchildren, Amanda and Sarah Wright; his brother, Dr. Ronald Meagher (Sue) Edmonds of Washington; his sisters, Teri Houston of West Seneca, Bonnie Jean Nation (John) of The Villages, Florida (formerly of Buffalo), Carol Antersol (Roger) of North Tonawanda and Frank Beatty of Buffalo.

The family thanks Dr. Brian Steckle, Dr. Garbo and the nurses and staff of New York Oncology and Hematology at Patroon Creek, Albany; the nursing staff on the 6th floor and Hospice of St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 20, 10 a.m. in St. James Church, Chatham. Interment will follow at the Canaan Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. James Church, Chatham, or the Red Rock Fire Company, East Chatham. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit

Paula Wadman (1946 – 2012)

HUDSON—Paula D. Wadman, 66, of Copake Lake passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 after a short illness at Community Hospice in Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 13, 1946 in Hudson, a daughter of the late Carl and Virginia M. (Wishon) Hornung.

Mrs. Wadman was a graduate of the class of 1964 at Hudson High School and was later employed at the former pocketbook factory and also at Charter Supply until devoting her life to her two children.

She enjoyed her pets, puzzle books and spending time outdoors.

Mrs. Wadman was predeceased by her husband, Thomas W. Wadman in 2010.

Survivors include: her daughter, Carla Wadman of Copake Lake and her son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Jennifer Wadman of Port Ludlow, WA; granddaughters, Makayla R. and Addison R., both of Port Ludlow; her sisters, Carol Ublacker of Kinderhook, Rhea Cotsonas of Stuyvesant and June Nelson of Myerstown, PA; several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited and may call Monday, August 20, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22, Copake.

Funeral services will follow at 1p.m. with the Reverend Mark Frickey, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ancram, officiating.

Interment will be in the West Copake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

To send an online condolence visit

Robert  Moseley (1931 – 2012)

PITTSFIELD, MA—Robert J. Moseley, 81, of Claverack, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, with his loving family by his side.

Born February 11, 1931 in Kingston, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Pospisil) Moseley.

Mr. Moseley graduated from Philmont High School in 1950, where he was the vice-president of Columbia County Student Council and co-captain of the Philmont High School Columbia County Basketball Team in 1950. He also played baseball in high school and in the Columbia County Twi-Light League.

He married his high school sweetheart, Pat Montague, November 26, 1950.

Mr. Moseley was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps, he was employed by the V & O Press Co., Inc. in Hudson, a machine tool industry. He held various positions throughout the years and was vice-president of manufacturing until 1988. He served as deputy administrative officer for Columbia County and a consultant for the special needs pre-school children until he retired.

Mr. Moseley was elected and served as supervisor for the Town of Claverack and member of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors for six years including time as minority leader. He was elected and served as a Claverack councilman for 16 years. He was a member of the original Town Park Committee and served on the town’s Youth Commission.

He received a life membership from Minkler-Seery Post #252 in Philmont and had 60 years continuous membership. He served as commander, treasurer, membership chairman and on several committees. He took an active part in the Village of Philmont Memorial Day services for many years, serving as chair and co-chair of the program and the parade, master of ceremonies and main speaker. Mr. Moseley served as chair of the Columbia County Convention and on the county’s Resolution Committee. He has received membership awards and the American Legion Citation of Appreciation for Outstanding Service. He served as co-chair with Loletia Montague to raise funds for a war memorial for all wars, which was unveiled in the Philmont Village Park on Memorial Day 1976.

Mr. Moseley was a life member and past president of the Mellenville Fire Department and served eight years as fire commissioner.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Philmont and served as chairman of the original Parish Council. He was chairman of the Sacred Heart Centennial Celebration held November 1982. Mr. Moseley also served on the Sacred Heart Diocese Development Program and as chairman of the annual barbecue for five years.

For the Ockawamick and Taconic Hills Central School District, he served for eight years as a member of the Board of Education and also as vice president. He was on the educational committee for VO-TEC of Columbia and Greene Counties.

Mr. Moseley was a member of the Rotary Club of Philmont with years of perfect attendance. He is a past president and a Paul Harris member. He served as co-chairperson of the 1983 and the 1989 Philmont Rescue Squad Ambulance Fund drives. He served on the board of directors and was program chairman of the 9/11 Community Memorial Services held on both September 11, 2003 and September 11, 2011 that was sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Mr. Moseley was a member of the Columbia County Catholic Family and Community Services established in 1977 and was a member of the original board. He served for eight years as a board member and also served as president.

Mr. Moseley served for 12 years as chairman of the Columbia County American Cancer Crusade. He was also a member of the Columbia County American Cancer Society Board of Directors and served as president and County Crusade chairman and raised more than $1 million. He received the first Thomas Schriver Award in 1976 from the Columbia County American Cancer Society for dedication and volunteer services. He also received the American Cancer Society’s Distinguished Crusade Volunteer of the Year Award from the New York State Division on October 20, 1989. The State American Cancer Society Public Information Committee also gave him an award on September 29, 1986.

He was appointed to a committee on November 21, 1979 by the chairman of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors to study the feasibility of establishing a youth bureau in Columbia County. In June 1980 the committee presented its findings to the board of supervisors, and from this the youth board was formed. Mr. Moseley was appointed to the youth board and served eight years as a board member and the last three years a chairman. He received the Bill Bud Award on October 28, 1998 for serving the youth of Columbia County and New Yorr State from the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus.

From the Greater Philmont Mellenville Area Jaycees, he received the Outstanding Man of the Year Award in 1982 for “distinguished and unselfish services given to the community.” Hereceived many other awards including the Claverack Lions 1980 Citizen of the Year and the 1986 Columbia County Volunteer of the year.

Mr. Moseley is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Patricia (Montague) Moseley; his devoted daughter and son-in-law, Roberta Moseley Nero and James Nero; two grandsons, Joseph Nero and his wife, Lisa, and James Nero and his wife, Jessica; a great-granddaughter, Samantha Nero; his sister, Bernice Hawver; his brother, Frank Moseley; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, William and Jack Moseley, and a sister, Jean Cole.

Visiting hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 19 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, August 20 at the Church of St. Joseph’s, Stuyvesant Falls.

Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Philmont.

Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534 or to a charity of choice. To leave a special message for the family visit

Camilla Smith (1929 – 2012)

CANAAN—Camilla “Cim” Parker Smith, 82, of Canaan died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at her home.

She was born in Pittsfield, MA, November 20, 1929, the daughter of the late Captain Sydney R. and Marjorie S. Parker Smith. She was educated at St. Agnes School for Girls in Albany and Blackstone College for Girls in Blackstone, VA.

Miss Smith was the editor of Harper’s Magazine in New York City until the death of her father in 1964, when she returned to Canaan to assist her mother in operating Smith Sporting Books as an equestrian antique book dealer.

She was a member of the Church of Our Savior in New Lebanon, a 32-year member of the Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals and former member of the Public Relations Board at Berkshire Farm Center in Canaan. She was a member of the American Whippet Association for many years and showed and bred whippets.

Miss Smith is survived by her long-time companion and best friend, Lorraine Maslanka of Canaan; a sister, Daphne B. S. Kellogg of Southern Pines, NC; a brother, Sydney Napier Smith of Southbury, CT; one nephew and two nieces.

A graveside service at the Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made in her memory, to the Canaan Fire Department, c/o Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Visit to leave condolences and remembrances.

Arnold Doty (1926 – 2012)

HUDSON—Arnold “Charlie” Doty, 86, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence.

Born February 21, 1926 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Harold and Winifred (Finch) Doty.

Mr. Doty worked for the City of Hudson in the Department of Public Works.  He also worked on several horse farms in the area. He loved horses, camping and the great outdoors. He was a great story teller. He was a member of the VFW and the Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Doty served in the U.S Navy during World War II and was a survivor of the S.S. Twiggs, which was destroyed. He enjoyed going to the Navy reunions.

He is survived by his wife, Rose (Madison) Doty; two sons, Brian Doty of Livingston and Charlie Doty of Valatie; his brother, Raymond Doty of Hudson; his sister, Dorothy Slater of Kingston; five step-children, William Weaver of Churchtown, Trudy Weaver of Hudson, Sheila Leccese of Hudson, Bertha Rae Decker of Niverville and Adam Lackmann of Hudson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

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