OBITUARIES: Card, Novak, MacCormack

Wilmer Card, Sr. (1919 – 2014)

PHILMONT—Wilmer “Snitz” Card, Jr., 95, a resident of Pine Haven Home in Philmont died there Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Born August 31, 1919 in Philmont, he was the son of the late Wilmer and Edna (Coons) Card, Sr.

He grew up in Philmont and graduated from Philmont High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the start of World War II and was a first class shopkeeper on the U.S.S. Buchanan upon his discharge in 1945.

He married Audrey (Lezette) Card April 29, 1944.

Mr. Card worked for the Columbia County Highway Department in the business department for more than 40 years. He also worked as a caretaker for the Barnell Farm in Hillsdale for 50 years. This was truly his passion and he was proud of his vegetable and flower gardens he planted over the years. He loved being able to work outdoors after a day in the office and the owners of the farm became family to Mr. Card. He was also a member of the Philmont American Legion, the Philmont Fire Department and the Philmont Methodist Church.

“Papa Wil” leaves his grandsons, Michael Card (Janine), Scott Card (Allison); daughter-in-law, Marcia (Carle) Card; great-grandsons, Ryan, Hannah, Lauren, Zachary and Ava Card and Alex Darling; five surviving siblings, Edward, Robert and Stanford (Edna) Card, Effie (Card) Braunfels and Kathleen (Card) Gent; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. The Card “Boys” as the five are still called, and their three sisters, had a close and supportive relationship over their entire lifetimes.

The Glucksons were Mr. Card’s second family and he was considered part of their family as well. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Audrey; his son, Lawrence; his brother, Charles and sister, Elizabeth (Card) Galipeau.

A graveside service will be held Monday, November 3, 11 a.m. in the Mellenville Union Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Philmont Methodist Church. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Kevin J. Novak (1954 -2014)

GREENPORT—Kevin J. Novak, 60, of Greenport passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Born July 3, 1954 in Hudson, he was the son of the late James M. and Edna (Cooley) Novak.

Mr. Novak was an x-ray technician at Columbia Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years. He loved antiques, traveling, and his family and friends.

Kevin could always be counted on if they needed anything. He was a member of the US and England Titanic Society and was friends with many of the survivors, including Millvina Dean, who was the last survivor of the Titanic.

Surviving are his brother, Terry Novak, and his companion, Sharon Porreca, of Greenport, a special cousin, Pat Prata, several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends, too many to mention.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James D. Davis.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

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Barbara A. MacCormack (1953 – 2014)

HUDSON—Barbara A. MacCormack, 61, of Stockport, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born January 30, 1953 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Marilyn (Spateholts) Mateer.

She was also predeceased by two brothers, Laroy and Orville T. Mateer.

Surviving are: two daughters, Michele Herber (Dennis) of Stockport and Janis MacCormack of Hudson; best friends, Danny and Millie Yakman of Stuyvesant; three grandchildren, who were her world, Colin and Mallory Herber, and Hunter LaValley; a niece; a nephew; two sisters-in-law; several aunts uncles, cousins and friends.

Ms. MacCormack graduated from Hudson High School in 1971. She was a stay-at-home mom until she returned to work as a clerk for the New York State Department of Labor.

She was an honorary member of H.W. Rogers Hose Ladies Auxiliary #2 Fire Department and a member of Stockport #1 firehouse, where she served as president of the Ladies Auxiliary. Ms. MacCormack loved camping and fishing with friends and family, visiting the casino, shopping, spoiling her grandbabies, watching her granddaughter dance in competitions, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a caring person with a huge heart and would do anything for anyone. She will be greatly missed by all.

Calling hours are Sunday, November 2, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Services will be held Monday, November 3, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Michele Herber. Visit to leave condolences.


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