Obituaries: Donlon, Scrodin

Thomas Francis Donlon (1947 – 2013)

HUDSON—Thomas Francis Donlon, 66, of Copake passed away at Columbia Memorial Hospital, February 11, 2013.

He was born February 8, 1947 in Troy, the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Donlon.

He was also predeceased by his brother, Joseph (Louise) Donlon.

Mr. Donlon is survived by: his brother, the Reverend James Donlon and his wife of 13 years, Amy L. Donlon (Kitchie); three sons, Michael (Paula), Matthew and Kevin (Erin); a step-daughter, Hannah Sears; four grandchildren, Karissa, Jordan, Nicholas and Joshua.

Mr. Donlon graduated from La Salle Institute, Troy. He was employed by Stan Martin Ford Inc. The Martin family not only provided employment but also an everlasting friendship.  After Stan Martin Ford closed, he was happy to join Marchese Ford of New Lebanon, where he was the general manager. He was very grateful that the Marchese family supported him with his battle with cancer.

Mr. Donlon was an avid golfer, loved ice hockey and baseball. He was a deacon at West Copake Reformed Church, where he cherished his church family.

Calling hours are Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Funeral services will be Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the West Copake Reformed Church, 2692 County Route 7, Copake.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the West Copake Reformed Church, P.O. Box 640, Copake 12516.

Rudolph Scrodin (1929 – 2013)

HUNTERSVILLE, NC—Rudolph Scrodin 83, of Huntersville, NC, died at home February 12, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born May 24, 1929 in Linlithgo, he was the son of the late Sophia (Durnack) and Leo Scrodin, Sr.

He was married for 55 years to the love of his life, Eileen (O’Donnell) Scrodin, who passed away in 2011.

A World War II veteran, Mr. Scrodin served his country as a member of the United States Navy aboard the destroyer escort The Raby. Upon his return from the Navy, he married Eileen in 1955 and they soon made their way back to Eileen’s hometown of Yonkers, where they raised their two daughters, Dianne and Lorri while Mr. Scrodin worked for New York Telephone.

After his retirement in 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Scrodin returned to Linlithgo, where they stayed until moving to Huntersville, NC in 2006. He was loved by his friends at St. Mark Parish, in his community at Lake Norman Dialysis, and in his apartment community.  “He was an inspiration to us in the way he lived, persevered, and loved.”

Mr. Scrodin is survived by: his daughter, Dianne and her husband Tom of Huntersville, NC, his daughter Lorri and her husband Jim of Staten Island; his grandchildren, Sarah, T.J., Alexandra and Amy, and his brother, Leo Scrodin, Jr., of Linlithgo. Mr. Scrodin was predeceased by his twin brother, Reginald (Reg) Scrodin.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 15 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.

Services will be Saturday, February 16, 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Germantown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Interment will follow in the Church of the Nativity Cemetery in Linlithgo.


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