Obituaries: Graziano, Calkins

Tony J. Graziano, Sr. (1915 – 2013)

COLUMBIAVILLE—Tony J. Graziano, Sr., of Columbiaville, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at the age of 97.

He was born July 5, 1915 in Newton Hook, the son of the late Philip and Frances (Scalza) Graziano.

Mr. Graziano was a well-known, self-employed, owner of Broadway Garage Used Cars in Columbiaville until his retirement at the age of 92. He was the founder of Broadway Used Auto Parts, Inc. A proud, two-time disabled veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned distinguished medals, including two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star for Bravery, a Presidential Unit Citation, an Asiatic Ribbon and a Good Conduct medal. He served as an Army lieutenant field officer for three years until he was honorably discharged in 1945. He was proud to have served his country.

Mr. Graziano was the beloved father of two children, his son, Anthony Graziano. Jr., (Belinda) of Columbiaville and his daughter, Kimberly Moore (John) of Valatie. He is also survived by his three loving grandchildren, Karlee and Ryan Moore and Brianna Graziano, who will miss him dearly.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Losewicz) Graziano; his sisters, Mary Arcuri and Mabel Chiarella; his brothers, Peter, Louis and Joseph Graziano.

A private funeral will be held Friday, January 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc, Valatie. Services are to follow. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John W. McConnell American Legion Post #47 in Valatie.

Kenneth D. Calkins (1939 -2013)

ALBANY—Kenneth D. (Bucky) Calkins, 73, of Stuyvesant Falls died Friday, January 18, 2013 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born January 22, 1939 in Philmont, he was the son of the late Edward Allen and Julia (Hoag) Calkins.

Mr. Calkins was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by: his wife, Bonnie (Kowalski) Calkins; three children, Noreen Felpel of Ghent, John Calkins of Hudson and Wayne Calkins of Stuyvesant Falls; a sister, Isabel Mazal of Valatie; a brother, Ralph Hoag of Philmont; four grandchildren, Steven Kahler, Shay and Lauryn Calkins and Kasey Feller; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 29 at Ghent Union Cemetery. A calling hour will be held Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie.





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