Obituaries: Sherman, Jackowski, Patnaude, Charron

Walter Sherman (1923 – 2012)

STOTTVILLE—Walter S. Sherman, 88, of Stottville, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at his residence.

Born December 16, 1923 in Stottville, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary (McKay) Sherman.

Mr. Sherman served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning the American Service Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, a Purple Heart and five Combat Stars.

He was a machinist with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT, for 13 years.  He also worked for Lorbrook and the Atlas Cement Company.  Mr. Sherman enjoyed fishing, swimming, water skiing on the Hudson River, and traveling with his wife to Florida; Myrtle Beach, SC, and Wildwood, NJ.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sophie (Rossa) Sherman, August 19, 2001, and his brother, Leo Sherman.

He is survived by: his devoted sister, Stella J. Ham of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Delores Sherman; five nieces and nephews, Diane (Norman) Cimini of South Carolina, John (Diane) Ham of Copake, Teresa (Jim) Schroder of Philmont, Ann (Richard) Baeder of Iowa, and Mark Sherman of Hudson; many great-nieces and great-nephews and his helpful neighbor, Thomas Cody of Stottville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday, November 24 at Holy Family Church in Stottville. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Poughkeepsie. Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson.

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Edward P. Jackowski (1932 – 2012)


HUDSON—Edward P. Jackowski, 80, of Columbiaville, passed away November 22, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 2, 1932 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Anna (Majewski) and Joseph Jackowski, Sr.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 until 1952.

Mr. Jackowski was a professional bowler for more than 30 years at Hendrick Hudson Lanes. He bowled three perfect games during his career. He was president of the Junior Bowling Program at Hendrick Hudson Lanes for many years, a member of the Columbia Greene Bowling Association Hall of Fame and had several television appearances on the weekly bowling show, TV Tournament Time.  He was an avid golfer and fisherman and a big fan of the New York Giants and the New York Mets.  He played baseball in several Columbia County leagues and was an animal lover. He especially loved his cat Chip Chip.

Mr. Jackowski is survived by: his companion of more than 30 years, Mabel Miller of Columbiaville; two daughters, Ann Finck of Greenport and Jill Langan of Southampton, England; two brothers, John Jackowski of Freeport, IL, and Joseph Jackowski of Beverly Hills, FL; four granddaughters, Piper and Zoe Langan of Binghamton and Tara and Morgan Libruk of Greenport, and a great-grandchild, Landon James Filli.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Jackowski in 2009.

Funeral services were private.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany 12205.

Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Visit www.batesanderson to leave online condolences.

Oscar Patnaude (1929 – 2012)


CANAAN—Oscar Vosburgh Patnaude, 83, of Canaan died November 17, 2012.

Born March 22, 1929 in Albany, he was the son of Ruth and Oscar Patnaude of Chatham.

A graduate of Chatham High School, Mr. Patnaude attended Hartwick College. After serving in the Army from 1951 to 1953, he worked for Shell Oil and Streeter’s Store Fixtures, before starting his own business, Oscar’s Fuel Service and Patnaude Asphalt. He finished his career as a salesman for Contractors Sales in Albany. In retirement, Mr. Patnaude designed and built sets for the Ghent Playhouse and volunteered at the New Lebanon Library and Hancock Shaker Village. He and his wife Susan traveled extensively.

Mr. Patnaude was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Susan Miller Patnaude. He later found happiness again, with his loving companion, Marcia Abrams.

He is survived by: three children, Dianne Hobden (David) of Canaan, Suzanne Patnaude of Madison, NJ, and David Patnaude (Jena) of Riverdale; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Pat Marshburn of Tampa, Florida and Jean Lynch of Grand Rapids, Michigan; 25 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Wenk Funeral Home in Chatham, Thursday, December 27 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent 12075.

Nelson Joseph Charron (1925 – 2012)


CHATHAM—Nelson Charron, 87, of Chatham, died Monday, November 19 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of the late Frank and Ida (Therrien) Charron of Chatham, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, October 7, 1925.

He later moved to Chatham in 1935.

He was a 1942 graduate of Chatham High School, where he excelled in baseball and football, which led to his induction into the CHS Hall of Fame in 2008.


He worked as a butcher at Archer’s Market in Chatham, later opening Charron’s Market, which he owned with his son Wallace and ran for 40 years.

He was an avid golfer and achieved a record eight holes-in-one during his career. He was a charter member of the Winding Brook Country Club in Valatie.

Mr. Charron was a lifetime member of the Chatham Fire Department, a member of American Legion Post 42 and the Ghent VFW, where he proudly served for 50 years. He was a communicant of the St. James Roman Catholic Church in Chatham.

Mr. Charron was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Margaret ‘Midge’ (Van Buren) Charron. They had two sons, Wallace and David.

He is also predeceased by his wife of two years, Lois (Palmer) Charron; brothers Wallace and Leonard Charron and his grandson, Timothy Charron. Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Wallace and Joan Charron of North Carolina; a son, David; two sisters, Claire Lashway of Florida and Carol Tuczinski of Chatham; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Mary Charron of Florida and Ronald and Sally Charron of Ghent; four grandchildren, Jim Charron of North Carolina, Vince, Rosie and Nelson Charron of New York; 12 great grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, November 26 at the St. James Church in Chatham. Interment was in the St. James Cemetery in Ghent.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414, St. James Church, Chatham 12037 or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborn Road, Loudonville 12211. Arrangements were with the Wenk Funeral Home in Chatham. To send online condolences visit


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