Obituaries: Doty, Michels, Barringer, Hoyt, Hahn

Benjamin R. Doty (1930 – 2013)

HUDSON—Benjamin R. Doty, 82, of Hudson died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born June 29, 1930 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Pete and Winifred Doty.

Mr. Doty served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a self-employed painter in the Hudson area. He loved to watch wrestling, take drives around the area and make friends with everyone he met.

Surviving are: five children, Brenda McCagg of Greenport, Cynthia Wright of Ghent, Benjamin (Linda) Doty of Livingston, Raymond Doty of Taghkanic and Winnie Doty of Claverack; 10 grandchildren, Henry and Gary Wright, Brandy McCagg, Benjamin and Cristy Doty, Beth Doty, Raymond and Mary Doty, Cassandra Duncan and Brian Fiero; his sister, Dorothy Slater of Kingston; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Clara (Proper) Doty and several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 19 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the West Ghent Cemetery.

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Helen M. Michels (1914 – 2013)

GHENT—Helen M. Michels passed away with the love of her family, Monday, June 17, 2013 at age 98.

The beloved wife of Frank J. Michels and the revered mother of Mary E. Nielsen, Frank J. Michels, Jr., wife Kathleen, James H. Michels, wife Veronica, and Joseph P. Michels.

Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren, John M. Stimmel, Michelle E. Dunn, Kristin M. Haynes, David C. Michels, Rosalyn M. Michels, Gregory J. Michels, Corinne M. March and five great grandchildren.

Sister of the late Henry Hauf and Edward Hauf and most special aunt of the Reverend Edward Hauf, OMI, and Robert Hauf.

Mrs. Michels was a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy in Buffalo, a communicant of St. James Church in Chatham and a member of the Renew Faith Sharing Group there as well.

Together with her husband Frank, she was a Master Gardener of the Lake Chautauqua Cooperative Extension. Her love of nature remained throughout her life.

She was a resident of the Louis F. Payn Foundation in Chatham and most recently of the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Ghent.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Chapel of St. James Church in Chatham at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 20. Condolences may be conveyed at

Anna Barringer (1923 – 2013)

LIVINGSTON—Anna Barringer, 89, of Germantown died June 14 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born December 23, 1923 in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Janeka) Boor.

Before her retirement, she had owned and operated her own hair salon in Germantown and more recently worked as a cashier for ShopRite in Hudson. She was a member of the Reformed Church of Germantown, the Jennings-Willets American Legion Auxiliary and a life member of the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary.

Survivors include: her son, David (Sherri) Barringer and daughter, Sharon (Robert) Ulmer, all of Germantown; a sister, Suzanna Zapp of Hudson; grandchildren, Daniel Barringer, Melissa Ulmer, Rebecca Eaton and Roberta Bennett; great grandchildren, Peyton Bennett, Kilie Eaton and Robbie Eaton.

She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Irving Boor.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 18 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.

Services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend David Tipple officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary or the Jennings-Willets American Legion Post Auxiliary, Germantown.

Lonnie R. Hoyt, III (1982 – 2013)

ALBANY—Lonnie R. Hoyt, III, of Columbiaville, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Albany Medical Center.

Born December 22, 1982 in Hudson, he was the beloved son of Lonnie (Nicole) R. Hoyt, Jr., of Columbiaville and Sherry Ann (Frank) Robertson of Taghkanic.

Mr. Hoyt was a woodworker at Ghent Wood Products, where he was a planer and wood finisher. He was also a mechanic at Hugh’s Bultaco. He loved hunting, bow hunting, football, NASCAR Racing, racing at Lebanon Valley, and the annual demolition derby at the Chatham Fair. He served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2004.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by: his wife, Kristen (Leggieri) Hoyt of Columbiaville; two children, Lonnie R. Hoyt, IV, and Kiara Hoyt; his paternal grandfather, Lonnie, Sr., of Hudson; maternal grandparents, Willard Bishop of Ghent and Joan Bishop of Stuyvesant Falls; three sisters, Kacie Hoyt, Rachel Robertson and Hopelinn Robertson; his brother, Frank Robertson, Jr., and several aunts and uncles.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Jennie (Snow) Hoyt.

Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 20 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mellenville Union Cemetery.

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Lois Hahn (1922 – 2013)

PHILMONT—Lois Hahn, 90, of Claverack, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Pine Haven Nursing Home, where she was in the care of the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene.

Born July 23, 1922 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Emma Van Burke and Louis Hahn.

Miss Hahn was educated in Syracuse and in 1945 received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Wheelock College in Boston, MA. She moved to this area in 1949.

Miss Hahn was a kindergarten and pre-kindergarten teacher with the Hudson School District for more than 30 years. She taught at the Allen Street, Charles Williams and John L. Edwards schools before retiring in the late 1970s. She was the only remaining charter member of the Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an organization of women educators, of which she was an active and proud member for 54 years.

Miss Hahn also was a member of the Columbia County Retired Teachers Union, New York State Teachers Retirement Union, the Hudson Fortnightly Club, the Adult Learning Institute at Columbia Greene Community College and a life member of the Greenport Historical Society.

She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson, where she attended the Healing Service, was active with Helping Hands and served on the Vestry for many years.

Miss Hahn loved traveling with friends and visited many European countries.

She was predeceased by her close friend, Kathryn L. Parker.

Services will be conducted Thursday, June 20 at Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, Hudson. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Christ Church Episcopal Discretionary Fund, P.O. Box 411, Hudson 12534.

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