Obituaries: Winig, Lewis, Unson, Wolcott

Janice Winig (1936 – 2013)

GHENT—Janice C. Winig, 76, of Ghent passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Whittier Place Adult Home.

Born October 6, 1936 in Hudson she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Sackett.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Winig is survived by: four children, Susan Gilliam of Indiana, Pamela Avery of Hudson, Anthony Winig, III, of Hudson and Mary Elizabeth Blake of Ravena; eight grandchildren, Jay Williams, Sarah and Elijah Wilson, Amie Winig, Anthony Winig, IV, Bryan Winig and Kennedy and Kashia Tranchita; two sisters, Mary Meacher of Germantown and Jeanne Sackett of Saratoga and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Winig; a sister, Roberta Sackett and a brother, Robert Sackett.

Calling hours are 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, February 22 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

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William H. Lewis (1923 – 2013)

GHENT—William H. Lewis, 89, of Hudson, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Whittier Nursing Center.

Born November 5, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Albert and Eunice (Hippert) Lewis.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (Worrell) Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was a sales representative for the A & P Supermarket in Cleveland. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Ardennes Rhineland. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, the EAME Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

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Bruce D. Unson (1943 – 2013)

VALATIE—Bruce D. Unson, 69, of Clermont died Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born February 19, 1943 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Earl and Helen (Sawicky) Unson.

He graduated from the Red Hook Central School in 1961, attended Dutchess Community College, worked for Berkshire Business Forms and then was with IBM for more than 30 years.  After retiring, he became a real estate agent serving both Dutchess and Columbia counties. He served as a councilman on the Clermont Town Board and on the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for many years.

Mr. Unson was a life member of the Clermont Fire Company, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Elizaville Game Club.  He was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church of Upper Red Hook.

Survivors include: his son, Glenn (Lynn Stickle) Unson of Clermont; daughters, Amy (Kenneth) Unson-Bendix of Clermont and Audrey Unson of Elizaville; three sisters, Lorraine Waterhouse and Christine Unson, both of Clifton Park and Elaine (Reynolds) Tate of Rhinecliff; one grandson, Daniel Bendix; several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his sister, Susan Unson.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown. Members of the Clermont Fire Company will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home

A celebration of his life will be held 11a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. John’s Reformed Church of Upper Red Hook.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Viewmonte Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Clermont Fire Company, 65 Firehouse Road, Germantown 12526 or to St. John’s Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Road North, Red Hook 12571.

Beatrice B. Wolcott (1931 – 2013)

RALEIGH, NC—Beatrice B. Wolcott, 81, of Millerton died February 22, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she spent the winter months for several years.

She was born September 3, 1931, the daughter of the late Bill and Eva Burdick of Copake Falls.

On August 31, 1957, she married Robert J. Wolcott, who died August 26, 1992.

She was a 1949 graduate of Roeliff Jansen Central School, and a 1953 graduate of Oneonta. She started her teaching career at Ichabod Crane and also taught at Webutuck. But the majority of her years teaching were at Roeliff Jansen/Taconic Hills Central School, where she taught third grade. She retired from teaching in 1989.

Mrs. Wolcott was an active member of St. John’s in the Wilderness in Copake Falls.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed the time she spent with family, especially her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wolcott is survived by: her son, Michael Wolcott and his wife Norma of Raleigh, North Carolina; step-daughter, Ann Webster and her husband Richard of Copake; grandchildren, Krista (Tony) Reiss, Jessica Wolcott, Mark Wolcott and Greg Wolcott; great-grandchildren, Ali and Max Reiss.

She is predeceased by a sister, Betty Tayer and a brother, Allen Burdick.

Calling hours are at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake, Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. John’s in the Wilderness, Copake Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. John’s in the Wilderness, Copake Falls 12517 or Dollars for Scholars of Taconic Hills, P.O. Box 44, Hollowville 12530.

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