Obituaries: Boelter, Padula

Edith I. Boelter (1928 – 2014)

CLERMONT—Edith I. “Omi” Boelter, 86, of Clermont, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

She was born January 20, 1928 in Reichenstein, Germany, the daughter of the late Gustav and Luiese Bahro.

On August 24, 1951, she married Karl H. Boelter, who died November 7, 2006.

Mrs. Boelter was a wonderful, nurturing mother and grandmother who was selfless and giving to all. She had a beautiful smile and was a very gifted seamstress who crafted many extraordinary treasures.

A Clermont resident since 2007, she previously resided in Hudson, Florida with her husband.

Mr. and Mrs. Boelter immigrated from Bunde, Germany to the United States in 1953, and proudly became American citizens in 1959.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brother, Heinz Bahro; and her sister Gertrud Bahro.

Mrs. Boelter’s passion and pride was her family.

She will be sorely missed and is survived by: her loving daughters, Diane Denny and her husband, Roy of Rhinebeck and Susan Darling and her husband, Scott of Clermont, with whom she made her home; grandchildren, Mark and Thomas Denny of Rhinebeck and Lauren and Victoria Darling of Clermont; sisters, Gretel Hellmann and Hanni Urban, both of Germany.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will be private. A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Viewmonte, where she regularly attended.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene Counties, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown.

Margaret Helen Padula (1935 – 2014)

CHATHAM—Margaret (Peggy) Padula passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at her home in Chatham with her loved ones at her side.

She was born March 15, 1935, to Kenneth and Helen (Binouske) Scott in Ware, MA.

She grew up in Barre Plains, MA, and was an active youth along with her brothers, John and James. Upon graduating from high school, she entered the U.S. Navy and expanded her horizons.

She married and had four children, who love her dearly, Linda, Laura, Anthony and Margaret.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, Anthony, Stephanie and Palmer; two great-grandchildren, Damien and Rylee; daughter-in-law, Betty Ann and son-in-law, Jamie.

Ms. Padula was vivacious with a beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor that brought joy to all who knew and loved her. She loved her books and the library. She was an animal lover, enjoyed nature and taking long walks. Ms. Padula worked at the St. James Roman Catholic Church rectory in Chatham and sang in the choir for many years, where she made a lot of friends “and that is how we will remember her. She loved life and it showed in how she touched peoples’ lives.”

A gathering of relatives and friends will be held Tuesday, February 4, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham.

Private inurnment will be in the spring.

Memorials may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534 or the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. To send online condolences visit



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