Obituaries: Desposito, Frickey, Ferry

Harry A. Desposito (1943 – 2013)

STOCKPORT—Harry A. Desposito of Stockport, died Monday. June 3 at his home following a long illness. He was 70.

Born in Manhattan January 9, 1943, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Mary Boland Desposito and the step-son of the late Albert Lane.

Mr. Desposito was the owner and operator of Desposito Trenching, Inc. for many years until his retirement.

He was an avid member of the Glencadia Rod and Gun Club.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. He is survived by: his wife, Melody A. (King) Desposito; one son, Frank A. Desposito; a daughter, Laurie and (John) McBride; two sisters, Helen and Pastor Bernard Knefley and Theresa Castle; grandchildren, Cynthia, Frank, Jr., John, Jr., Michael, Matthew and Dylan; one sister-in-law, Linda Desposito and his many friends.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Desposito.

Calling hours will be Thursday morning, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Services will be at the funeral home beginning at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Bernard Knefley officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glencadia Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box 13, Stuyvesant Falls 12174.

Rev. Dr. Mark A. Frickey (1968 – 2013)
NEW YORK CITY—The Reverend Dr. Mark Albert Frickey, 44, of Copake passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at New York University Medical Center. Born October 22, 1968 in Lawrence, Kansas, he was the son of Charles L. Frickey and Linda S. (Nemeth) Starkey.
Rev. Frickey graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin, Kansas in 1987. After graduating, he spent a year in Denmark as an exchange student. In 1993, he graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Rev. Frickey served as youth director at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salina, Kansas from 1993 to 1996. Realizing his call into ministry, Rev. Frickey enrolled at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated and was ordained as a Lutheran minister at Faith Lutheran Church in Oberlin, Kansas in August 2000. Having spent his internship year at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie, Rev. Frickey elected to move east and accepted a fulltime call at the Lutheran Parish of Southern Columbia County in September 2001. He married Tonya Warner August 10, 2003, and three years later they adopted three beautiful children.
While ministering to four churches and being a fantastic father to his children, Rev. Frickey enrolled at Fordham University. Six long years of study paid off May 18, 2013 when he earned his Doctorate of Ministry. His illness prevented him from walking the stage to receive his diploma, but family and friends were able to celebrate with him in his hospital room as he received his diploma two weeks later Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Rev. Frickey was a loving and devoted father to his three children: Jeffrey, Samantha and Jonathan. He is also survived by his wife, Tonya Frickey of Copake; his father, Charles L. Frickey (Diane) of Oberlin, Kansas; his mother, Linda S. Starkey (James) of Wichita, Kansas; his brother, Edwin Frickey of Wichita, Kansas; his step-siblings, Steve (Lynne) Paris, Susan (Chad) Stanley and Jamie (Sharon) Paris, all of Colorado; his brother-in-law, Michael (Laura) Warner of Acra; his brother-in-law, Gary (Marianne) Warner of Round Top; nieces and nephews: Kayla, Ryan, Noah, Sophie, Gavin and Drew; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues.
Friends may call at Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown, Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at noon, Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie, with Pastor James Slater officiating, and at a later date a memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Oberlin, Kansas.
The family thanks the NYU Transplant Team for their excellent care of Rev. Frickey during his stay at NYU Medical Center. Donations may be made in his memory to NYU Transplant Center, NYU Medical Center, 403 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016 or to a scholarship fund established for his children at Key Bank, c/o Nancy Rutter, P.O. Box 146, Copake 12516.

Alan Jon Ferry (1959 – 2013)

LAGRANGE—Alan Jon Ferry, 53, a longtime Rhinebeck resident, died suddenly Friday, May 24, 2013.

For many years, Mr. Ferry worked as a roofer with the New York City Housing Authority based in the Bronx.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a former member of Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875 Free & Accepted Masons of Red Hook.

Born on July 30, 1959, in White Plains, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Speigler) Ferry.

He is survived by: his son; Ryan Ferry and his wife Brittany of Germantown; his two daughters, Olivia Ferry and Rebecca Ferry, both of Rhinebeck; his grandchildren, Alyssa, Nicholas and Sean Ferry; numerous extended family and friends.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 6 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ferry family, c/o Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook 12571

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

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