Obituaries: Flood, Coulter, Landry

Patrick H. Flood, Jr. (1922 – 2013)

ALBANY—Patrick H. Flood, Jr., 90, of White Mills Road, Chatham died Wednesday, April 24 at Albany Veteran’s Administration Hospital following a long battle of Parkinson’s disease.

Born May 5, 1922 in Chatham, he was the son of the late Patrick and Harriet (Carrigan) Flood, Sr.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps as an aircraft mechanic in the Philippines from 1943 to 1945. Mr. Flood, known to many as Harry, married Dorothy (Williams) and together they operated a dairy farm for many years. In the 1960s he became a licensed welder and was employed on many atomic power plants and nuclear submarines in Groton, CT.

Besides his wife of 65 years, Dottie, who continues to live at the family home in Chatham, he is survived by: his children, Eileen (Frank) Allard of Ghent, Larry (Barbara) Flood of Valatie, Patrick (Marge) Flood of Winthrop, ME, David Flood of Chatham and Gayle (Bill) Podell of Stuyvesant Falls; his brother, Donald Flood of Englewood, FL; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Flood was predeceased by a brother, George Flood; sister, Florence and his grandson, Andrew Allard. The family thanks Barnwell Nursing Home and several night-time aids, Shane Talerico, Terry Radley, Wendy Wright and Karen Loeffler that allowed him to return home for his last months.

A calling hour takes place Monday, April 29 from noon to 1 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following from the Wenk Funeral Home Chatham.

Inurnment will be in the Chatham Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island 10305 or the Northeast Association of the Blind, 301 Washington Avenue, Albany 12206. To send online condolences visit

Cynthia J. Coulter (1951 – 2013)

HUDSON—Cynthia J. Coulter, 62, an accomplished artist whose work with found objects has been widely exhibited and acclaimed throughout the United States, died April 20 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Influenced by American folk art objects, outsider art and ancient scrollwork, Ms. Coulter explored materials with “past lives.” She is perhaps best known for her work with Indian canoe skins, which she transformed into large horizontal or vertical murals that were collaged with provocative, visually narrative elements. Ms. Coulter said she first discovered the canvas canoe skins in 1984 when she attended an old wooden boat show in Chicago and asked a canoe-skin-worker to send her those he no longer could use. Her origins in Oklahoma and living in New York’s Chinatown and Hong Kong also offered her sources of inspiration.

Ms. Coulter exhibited widely throughout the United States and has been reviewed by the New York Times and other major publications. She was the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Eben Demarest Trust, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, to name a few, and she also received numerous awards, including the New York Foundation for the Arts ‘Featured Artist’ and the 2000 Artist of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Juried Exhibition.

She lived in Columbia County for many years and she was currently represented by BCB ART in Hudson.

Ms. Coulter is survived by: her brother, Timothy G. Coulter of Los Angeles, California; her father, George W. Coulter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and her childhood friend Phyllis Montavon of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Memorial services for Ms. Coulter will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are with Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

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Shirley Jean Landry (1953 – 2013)

STOCKPORT—Shirley Jean Landry, 60, of Stockport, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at her residence.

Born March 30, 1953 in Rhinebeck, she was the beloved daughter of Mary Van Wagner of Rhinebeck and the late Harry Van Wagner, Sr.

Mr. Landry was a certified nurse’s assistant at Timberlyn Heights in Great Barrington, MA.

In addition to her mother, survivors include: her devoted husband, Joseph Landry of Stockport; three loving children, Sherry Wack, Michael Wack and Brian Curik; three step-children, Joseph (Nicole) Landry, Angel Landry and Curtis Landry; two brothers, Richard Van Wagner of Stuyvesant and Harry E. Van Wagner, Jr., of Rhinebeck; 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father, Harry; her sister, Patricia Thorpe and her brother, William Van Wagner.

Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 2 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Rhinebeck Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

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