Obituaries: Stone, Hoyt, Van De Water

Terry Stone (1936 – 2013)

HUDSON—Terry Stone, of Claverack passed peacefully at Columbia Memorial Hospital in the presence of his loving family, Friday, April 26, 2013.

Mr. Stone, along with his older brothers, Fredrick, Albert and Henry, were born to Geraldine and Ercelle Stone of Fort Ann.

He served proudly in the United States Army before marrying Ann Henegar, his wife of 53 years and the love of his life.

He is loved and missed by his wife Ann; his son, Ed; granddaughters, Jocelyn, Emily and Katarina; his son, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Kate and grandsons, Jeffrey and Michael.  Mr. Stone is also survived by his brother, Hank and his wife Trudy; several nieces and nephews.

A long-time resident of Claverack, Mr. Stone was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack and the Fort Ann Masonic Lodge.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack. It was Mr. Stone’s wish that donations be made to the church in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Visit to leave condolences for the family.

Jennie G. Hoyt (1939 – 2013)

CLAVERACK—Jennie G. Hoyt, 74, of Claverack, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Hillsdale, February 13, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelmina and Robert Snow, Sr.

Mrs. Hoyt was a nurse’s aide at Pine Haven Nursing Home. She also worked at Columbia Memorial Hospital, the Adventist Home, and as a home health aide. She loved going to the casinos, going to yard sales, knitting and crocheting, gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and watching game shows.

She is survived by: her husband, Lonnie Hoyt, Sr. of Claverack; three sons, Lonnie, Jr., and his wife, Nicole of Columbiaville, Robert, Sr., and his wife, Martha of Mellenville and Ricky, and his fiancee, Tina Florio of Stottville; four grandchildren, Melissa Hoyt, Robert Hoyt, Jr.,  Kacie Hoyt and Lonnie Hoyt, III; two brothers, Richard Snow of Martindale and Louis Snow, Sr., of Chatham; three sisters, Joan Mottishiski of Martindale, Nancy Whitbeck of Glenco Mills and Jeanetta Domkoski of Chatham; five great-grandchildren, Myron Moore, Lonnie Hoyt, IV, Kiara Hoyt, Cody Hoyt and Nicholas Hoyt; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Snow, Jr., and her granddaughter, Heather Hoyt.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. Visit to leave condolences for the family.

John E. Van De Water (1951 – 2013)

HUDSON—John Earl Van De Water, 62, of Craryville, a resident of Columbia County and a former resident of Pleasant Valley, passed away April 30, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 1, 1951 in Poughkeepsie, the son of Earl and Nancy (Beatty) Van De Water.

He married Rose Ann (Lamendola) Van De Water, October 11, 1986 in Poughkeepsie. 
Mr. Van De Water was a heavy-duty truck mechanic all his life and most recently at Ben Funk, Inc. in Hudson for the past 12 years. He shared his love of mechanics with family, friends and whoever was in need. In his youth, he was an active/avid motorcyclist and his love for riding never faded.
Mr. Van De Water felt he met Bob Engel in November 2011 for a reason.  He was a person Mr. Van De Water wished he’d known his entire life. Mr. Engel was the person that Mr. Van De Water said gave him more time with his friends and family by strongly suggesting he see Dr. Reyes at the Dyson Cancer Center in Poughkeepsie.

In addition to his loving wife, Rose Ann, Mr. Van De Water is survived by: his daughter, Jennifer Van De Water of Fishkill; his son, Dylan Van De Water of Craryville; his lifelong friend, Mike Granger and his wife, Laurie of New Fane, VT; and great friends, the Wayne Stickles’ family of Copake.  He was predeceased by a brother, Albert T. Van De Water.

The family extends its gratitude to Dr. Reyes and Dr. Colvin at Hudson Valley Hematology and Oncology at the Dyson Center; also a thanks to Emma and the entire nursing staff there as well.  In addition, they would like to thank Dr. Pearlstein of Columbia Memorial Hospital and special thanks to Ben Funk, Inc for their endless support throughout the years.
Mr. Van De Water’s wish was to be cremated and a memorial service will be held June 15, 2013, 11 a.m. at the St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 State Route 344, Copake Falls.  Attendees are asked to wear bright colors as this was Mr. Van De Water’s wish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Van De Water’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at

Arrangements are with Peck and Peck Funeral Homes, Inc., Copake. To send an online condolence visit




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