Obituaries: Graham, Vavrina, Hermance

Cash David Graham (2013 – 2013)

ALBANY—Cash David Graham, infant son of Michael and Michele (Cherubino) Graham of Niverville passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 in the arms of his loving family at Albany Medical Center.

Cash was born March 22, 2013 in Albany.

Besides his parents, he is survived by: two brothers, Mitchell and Nicholas Graham and a sister, Mazie Graham, all of Niverville; paternal grandmother, Judith Graham of Valatie; maternal grandmother, Harleen Reynolds of Somerville, AL; paternal grandfathers, Patsy Cherubino (Pat) of East Greenbush and Bob Fischer (Marsha) of Pearland, TX; many aunts, uncles, great aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, David “Butch”Graham.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday, April 20 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 9, Valatie, with the Reverend James Slater officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie, prior to the funeral.

Helen Vavrina (1920 – 2013)

HUDSON—Helen Vavrina, a long-time resident of the Claverack area, died Tuesday, April 16 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in 1920 in Hudson, she was an active member of the A.B. Shaw Fire Auxiliary.

Mrs. Vavrina is survived by: five children, Ellsworth Rowen, Jr., Helen Stever and William Rowen, Sr., all of Hudson, John Rowen of Grayson, Kentucky, and Marjorie Graziano of Newsoms, Virginia; her sister, Dorothy Bravo; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her loving husbands, Ellsworth Rowen, Sr., and Robert Vavrina, Sr., and eight siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19 at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson.

Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

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Vincent J. ” Bud” Hermance (1951 – 2013)

HUDSON—Vincent J. ” Bud” Hermance, 61, of Valatie died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born October 16, 1951 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Edward Francis Hermance and  Esther (Dutcher) VanAlstyne, who resides in Chatham.

Mr. Hermance was a trackman for Metro North Railroad in New York and an avid New York Mets and New York Giants fan. He traveled the United States extensively and enjoyed watching sports and had a large sports memorabilia collection.

Besides his mother, he is survived by: his wife, Phyllis(Praga) Hermance; a step-son, Phillip Martel of Valatie; five brothers, Michael of Hyde Park, Joshua of Rotterdam, Edward of Cohoes, Patrick of West Virginia and William VanAlstyne, Jr., of Chatham; four sisters, Margaret Mead and Kate Hermance, both of Chatham, Molly Coons of Illinois and Lora Macklin of Schenectady; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie 12184. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.




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