Obituaries: Elmendorf, Newman, Kreig, Brenner

Clotilde “Cloey” Elmendorf (1939 – 2014)

CRARYVILLE—Clotilde “Cloey” Elmendorf, 74, of Craryville passed away peacefully Thursday, May 29, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones.

A 20-year local resident, she was born August 23, 1939 in Poughkeepsie to Walt and Florence “Fawny” Doyle.


“Tilly,” as she was known, came from a family of eight siblings that were raised in Staatsburg.

On December 15, 1956, she married George W. Elmendorf, “A young man from the wrong side of the tracks.” Her beloved “Georgie” predeceased her in 1994.

Mrs. Elmendorf was the former operator of the Chatham Auction in the late 1970s. She later owned a diner, Clo’s Place in Livingston during the 1980s. The job she cherished most was being a farmer’s wife, mother and friend.

Mrs. Elmendorf enjoyed life, family, friends and a libation or two. “She would often call you squirrel when she would disagree with you, because you were nuts!”

She is survived by: her children, Clinton Jett Elmendorf of Newburgh, Kimberly Hatch (Espen) of Bradenton, FL, Dain Elmendorf (Kathy) of Craryville, Cody Elmendorf (Denise) of Catskill and Tonya Elmendorf of Craryville.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Elmendorf. She was the loving “Nana” to eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan, Troy, Jessie, Logan, Amanda, Dalton and her little big man, David. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Tyler and Isabella and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited and may call at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Route 22 in Copake, Monday, June 2, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Services will begin at 1 p.m. also at the funeral home with Deacon Jackie Jefferson officiating.

Interment will follow in the West Taghkanic Cemetery.

“A heartfelt thank you from the family to Dain and Kathy for the care, love and respect that you gave to our beloved Tilly in her final years.

“In lieu of flowers kindly hold your loved ones a little closer and count your blessings. Tilly would have liked that.”

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Lou Ann Newman (1955 – 2014)

ALBANY—Lou Ann Newman, 58, a resident of the Firemen’s Home in Hudson, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Mrs. Newman was born October 10, 1955 and was raised in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania. She attended Jamestown Community College in New York and Barrett College in Erie, Pennsylvania. She worked as a bus driver and as a cashier. She is a 40-year member of the Chautauqua Volunteer Fire Company. Mrs. Newman enjoyed playing cards and socializing.

She is survived by: her husband, Gustav Newman of Mayville; two daughters, Heather Mabb of Hudson and Rebecca Benjamin of Florida; her sister, Susan McAninch of North Carolina; and a brother, William of Georgia.

She was predeceased by her brother, Robert.

Memorial services will be held at Monday, June 2, 2 p.m. in the Firemen’s Home Chapel. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Wanda S. Kreig (1931 – 2014)

HUDSON—Wanda S. Kreig, 82, of Germantown died May 26, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born June 29, 1931 in Sutton, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Smith and Dorothy Taylor.

Prior to her retirement, she was a tutor for migrant students both at John L. Edwards School in Hudson and Germantown Central School.

She was a member of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society and the Southern Tier Senior Citizens. She enjoyed travel and was an avid reader.

Survivors include: her son, Richard (Teresa) Kreig of Germantown; daughter, Michele (John Timothy) McDonald of Greenwich and five grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Guy Kreig who died April 28, 1993.

Services will be held Monday, June 2, 11 a.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.

Burial will follow in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to Columbia-Greene Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

John V. Brenner, Jr. (1920 – 2014)

HUDSON—John V. Brenner, Jr., 93, of Hudson, widower of Stella (Konig) (Seiler) Brenner, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Community Hospice in Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born November 16, 1920 in Gussing, Austria, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Glovanovitz) Brenner.

In his youth, Mr. Brenner was a member of the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corp. and worked in Idaho. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Brenner was a pipefitter at the former Atlas Cement in Hudson until his retirement.

Mr. Brenner was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church, who had a love of horses and enjoyed listening to German music, as well as, frequenting the Hudson boat launch and Furgary.

Mr. Brenner will be greatly missed by his daughter, Regina (Seiler) Bush of Connecticut; his brother, Louis Brenner of Hudson; grandchildren, Donna (Domenic) Briglia, Patricia (Thomas) Butler, William S., Jr., (Lisa) Bush; great-grandchildren, Angelo and Autumn Briglia, Arianna and Gianna Bush, all of Connecticut. He is also survived by three nieces and a nephew. Besides his wife of 52 years, Mr. Brenner was predeceased by his son, Steven J. Brenner and brothers, Julius and Frank Brenner.

There are no calling hours. Services with military honors will be graveside, Tuesday June 3, 2014 in Hudson’s Cedar Park Cemetery, with Fr. Winston Bath officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity/ St. Mary’s Parish, P.O. Box 323, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements are with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.


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