Obituaries: Kennedy, Mabeus, Daley, Scrodin

Thomas P. Kennedy (1939 – 2012)

SARATOGA—Thomas P. Kennedy, 73, of Troy, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Saratoga Hospital.

Born July 9, 1939 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Eudoxie (Atlee) Kennedy.

He graduated from the New York Military Academy and Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in electrical science.

Mr. Kennedy worked for Niagara Mohawk in Field Operations Customer Service for 35 years in the Capital District and as a broker for Thomas P. Kennedy Realty, based in Troy.

He was a loyal member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, an active member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers, the American Society of Dowsers, the Retired Men’s Club of Cape Cod and the Niagara Mohawk Golf League. He was an avid golfer. He enjoyed travel, especially to Cape Cod, Cape May and resorts in the Catskill Mountains.

Surviving are: his children, Thomas P. Kennedy, III, and wife Anne, Kelly (Kennedy) Christensen and her fiancé Christian Clark, Timothy J. Kennedy, and wife Holly, Susan (Kennedy) Harris and husband Duane, Allison (Kennedy) Hotaling and husband George, Todd M. Kennedy and Robert T. Kennedy and wife Tabatha; his grandchildren, Thomas P. Kennedy, IV, John J. Kennedy, Sarah A. Kennedy, Shawn Kennedy, Ryan Christensen, T.J. Kennedy, Meagan Kennedy, Alyssa Kennedy, Aaron Harris, Erica Harris, Justin Harris, Amie DiDonna, James DiDonna, Todd M. Kennedy Jr., Tyler Kennedy, Savanna Ruggiero, Robert T. Kennedy Jr., Mackenzie Kennedy, Makayla Kennedy and Patrick Kennedy; his sister, Atlee Kennedy Davies; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 pm Wednesday at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen St., Hudson.

Burial will be in the family plot at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Catherine L.”Kay” Mabeus (1938 – 2012)

Robert J.”Bob” Mabeus, Sr. (1937 – 2012)

EAST NASSAU—Catherine L. “Kay” Shuhart Mabeus, 74, of Hanky Mull Hill Road died Saturday, December 15 at Albany Memorial Hospital after a valiant and courageous fight against cancer under the care of Community Hospice of Rensselaer County. Her husband Robert J. “Bob” Mabeus, Sr., 75, died suddenly at home Saturday, December 15 a short time later.

Mrs. Mabeus was born August 8, 1938, the daughter of the late George and Grace Stallone Shuhart. She was raised in the East Greenbush/Rensselaer area and attended Van Rensselaer High School.

She and Mr. Mabeus were married in St. John’s Church in Rensselaer, April 12, 1958.

A homemaker in her early years, after she raised her family Mrs. Mabeus worked for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as a principal account clerk retiring in 1999 after 27 years of service. She was a communicant and very active with the Church of the Immaculate Conception in New Lebanon, where she was a director of Faith Formation. She was an avid poet, loved to frequent casinos and take her annual birthday trip to Lake George. She loved music and played in a group called Taxes Tootsies. She was also on the local radio station WGNA and was known as “Special K.” She was the backbone of her family always giving love to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be truly missed.

Mr. Mabeus was born March 20, 1937 in Albany. He was the only child of Caspar J. and Mary L. Tanner Mabeus.

He attended Our Lady of Angels School and Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. He had worked for the City of Albany Fire and Rescue Department, Hoffman’s Car Wash and at the time of his death was employed by GSA Security working at the Bank of America in Albany. He was an Eagle Scout, an avid hunter, member of the Rensselaer County Alliance and member of the NRA.

Survivors include: their children, Robert J. (Ulrike) Mabeus, Jr., of Stephentown, Mary Grace (Glenn) Monuteaux of Schodack, John C. (Marissa DiMay) Mabeus and AnnMarie (Todd Garrett) Mabeus of East Nassau; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Mabeus is also survived by siblings, Thelma (Mario) Fedele of Colonie, Dolores (Lou) D’Ambrosi of Rensselaer, George (Beverly) Shuhart and Paul (Cathy) Shuhart of East Nassau.

Cremation will take place at the Gardner Earl Memorial Crematorium in Troy. Memorial services for both Mr. and Mrs. Mabeus will be held Friday, December 21, 3 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon, where the Reverend John L. Close and Deacon Peter Quinn will officiate. A time of remembrance will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County or the Memorial Fund at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, c/o Hall and Higgins Funeral Home, P.O. Box 9, Stephentown 12168. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hall and Higgins Funeral Home.

Tina M. Daley (1972 – 2012)

KINGSTON—Tina M. Daley, 40, of Clermont died December 11, 2012 at the Kingston Hospital after a long illness.

Born September 22, 1972 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Myrtle Jennings of Clermont and the late Leonard Jennings.

She worked in housekeeping both at the Fireman’s Home of Hudson and Bard College. She was a hobby breeder of pugs.

Surviving are: her husband, Joseph; sons, Jeffrey and Jeremy Lester and Aaron Jennings, all of Germantown; sisters, Lydia (John) Simmons of Elizaville, Cindy (Lloyd) Flouton of Hudson, Becky (Michael) Crast of Germantown; her brother, Leonard (Lisa) Jennings of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

Services were Saturday, December 15 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

Burial followed in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown.

Paul Scrodin (1922 – 2012)

LIVINGSTON—Paul Scrodin, 90, of Livingston died Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

Born May 10, 1922 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Paul and Margaret (Morgan) Scrodin.

Mr. Scrodin owned and operated the family fruit farm in Livingston for many years. He retired in the 1980s from St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, where he worked as a data processor for several years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection, Germantown, a life member of the Livingston Fire Company and member of Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Survivors include: two sons, Paul (Cindy) Scrodin of Minnesota, Michael (Lisa) Scrodin of Linlithgo; a daughter, Carol Ann (Rocco) Porreca of Greenport; a brother, Benjamin Scrodin of Livingston; sisters, Sister Margaret Scrodin, CSJ, of Latham, Evahelen Egan of Virginia, Genevieve Van Tine of South Carolina and Bernadette Orr of Hudson; grandchildren, Rocco Porreca, Anthony Porreca, Michael Charles Scrodin, Jarrid Scrodin and Evan Scrodin; great grandchildren, Elijah and Loralynn Scrodin.

He was predeceased by his wife Emily, who died December 24, 2007 and his sister, Mary Ann Scrodin.

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, December 17 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 18 at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, Germantown, where the Reverend Winston Bath will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery, Linlithgo.


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