OBITUARIES: Mulligan, Weigelt, Kinnicutt, McDonald, Hamm, Myers, Gardner

Anthony Derek Wayne Mulligan (1936 – 2014)

CANAAN—Anthony Derek Wayne Mulligan, known best as “Derry” or “Tony,” 78, of Canaan passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at home.

He was born July 18, 1936 in Ghent, the son of the late Tyler Gleason and Frances Ella Jones.

He graduated from Chatham High School. Mr. Mulligan was a U.S. Air Force veteran and teamster member. He was also a third generation farm owner, although, the farm was non-working in his later years.

Mr. Mulligan is survived by: five children, Linda Wilson, Anthony Mulligan, Jr., Darlene Cowden, Brenda Grock and Gordon Mulligan; three siblings, Vivian Austin, Diana Zacarolli and Lawrence Mulligan; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his sister, Grace Dennison. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 26, 10 a.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham.

Interment will be in the Ghent Union Cemetery, Ghent.

Dennis William Weigelt (1950 – 2014)

HUDSON—Dennis William Weigelt, born February 1, 1950, passed away of natural causes Friday, November 21, 2014.

He is survived by: two brothers, Clifford R. Weigelt and William J. Weigelt; four sisters, Nancy Donaldson, Marily Bell, Beverly Baillargeon and Heidi Gerlach; multiple nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Ockawamick Central School and SUNY Delhi. He served two years in the U.S. Army.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the discretion of the family.

Donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society in his memory. Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences.

William Kinnicutt (1928 – 2014)

ALBANY—William Kinnicutt, 86, of Stephentown died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Albany Memorial Hospital.

He was born November 27, 1928 in Hudson.

He married the late Barbara Hancock in 1953 and they lived in Chatham.

Mr. Kinnicutt was a lifelong horseman and raced at many tracks throughout the country. He was a member of the United States Trotting Association.

Mr. Kinnicutt is survived by: three children, Christopher Kinnicutt of East Chatham, Melissa Kinnicutt of Los Angeles, CA, and Jennifer (Mike) Mickle of East Chatham; four grandchildren, John and Emily Kinnicutt, Evan and Lexi Mickle of East Chatham.

Funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Martha M. McDonald (1927 – 2014)

HUDSON—Martha McDonald passed away peacefully at Columbia Memorial Hospital, November 22, 2014.

She was born Martha Bogan, September 14, 1927, the only daughter of Alice Bogan (Winans) and Harold Bogan, who are both deceased.

She had a loving brother, Harold Bogan of Syracuse and Grand Rapids, MI. She married Joseph F. McDonald of Hudson, who predeceased her and leaves two children, Joseph P. McDonald of Dayton, Ohio, and Brigid Fonda of Livingston.

In heaven, she joins her sisters-in-law, Claire Bogan of Syracuse and Hanora McDonald of Hudson.

She was a loving aunt to Karen Scripsema, Kathy Slazik, Harold Bogan and Michael Bogan of Syracuse. Mrs. McDonald was very close to the children of her beloved cousin, the late Helen Chaikowski. She was loved and admired by John Chaikowski, Mary lou Chaikowski, Jean Chaikowski, Walter Chaikowski and Mark Chaikowski.

She leaves two grandchildren, Rose McDonald and Max McDonald of Centerville, Ohio. She loved her daughter-in-law, Christine McDonald and her family, the Collinses from Cincinnati, Ohio. She also leaves behind a future son-in-law, Dr. Louis Di Giovanni.

She graduated from St. Mary’s School in Hudson and worked for more than 30 years with New York Telephone. She enjoyed her work but retired when her husband passed in 1986. She resided in Hudson her whole life and lived on McKinstry Place, where she had many friends and neighbors including, the Moores, Englekes, Merantes, Morrisons and LeChance families. She was an avid walker and enjoyed reading and bible study.

Her two greatest gifts were an unbending faith in Jesus Christ and a god-given ability to make and keep friends. Some of her closest friends included: Marylou Groll and her family as well as Barbara Ellsworth and her children, Jacqueline, Stephanie, Michael and Jennifer; Jeannie Miller, Jeanette Wyant, Priscilla Moore, Ann Morrison and Pat and Sonny Smegoski. So many other people were connected to her and were loved by her that it would be impossible to list them all.

A public viewing was held at Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, November 25. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated November 26, 2014 at St. Mary’s Church on East Allen Street in Hudson.

The family thanks the staff at Livingston Hills and the staff at Columbia Memorial Hospital for their dedication and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a contribution be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

Hazel M. Hamm (1919 – 2014)

PHILMONT—Hazel M. Hamm, 95, of Stockport passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

Born August 3, 1919 in Milan, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Marjorie Wyant.

Mrs. Hamm was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stockport and enjoyed gardening. She was a life-long area resident.

Surviving are: her daughter-in-law, Betty Hamm of Stockport; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, George H. Hamm; her son, James Hamm; and her siblings, Grace Rose, Florence Hill, Eleanor Hawver, Sophia Stickles, George, Ellsworth and Franklin Wyant.

A calling hour will be held at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, Saturday, November 29 at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences.

Leon R. Myers (1926 – 2014)

STUYVESANT—Leon R. Myers, 87, of Stuyvesant died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at his home.

Born December 9, 1926 in Ruby, he was the son of the late Guy W. and Minnie (Scheffel) Myers.

Mr. Myers was a veteran in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a machinist for Warp Knit in Mellenville for more than 30 years. He also worked for the Rielly Company in Valatie and Taconic Hills High School. He was a life member of both the Glencadia Rod and Gun Club and the Philmont Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the Philmont American Legion Post # 252 and an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler.

Mr. Myers’ family extends heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene for their excellent care.

He is survived by: his wife, Drucilla (Huyck) Myers; three daughters, Lynn Warner of Acra, Sharon Snyder of Coxsackie and Leslie Northrup of Livingston; a brother, Robert L. Myers of Greenport; three step-children, Roberta Shields of Stuyvesant, Judith Kitchie of Ghent and Robert McMann of Chatham; a sister-in-law, Jean Myers of Philmont; a dedicated grandson, Scott Folmsbee of Stuyvesant; several other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 26, 11 a.m. at Mellenville Union Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Patricia Gardner (1952 – 2014)

FEURA BUSH—Patricia E. Gardner, 62, of Feura Bush passed away after losing her battle with cancer, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of Jeffrey R. Gardner.

She was born in Pittsfield, MA, May 12, 1952, the daughter of the late Robert W. Jones and Eunice M. (Smith) Jones. She was also a daughter to her stepmother, Alice L. Cole Jones of West Lebanon, who survives.

Mrs. Gardner was a graduate of Lebanon High School in New Lebanon. She was employed from 1974 to 1977 by the State Department of Health, from 1977 to 1984 as a bookkeeper, from 1984 to 2002 as a homemaker and from 2003 to 2010 at the Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company. When Mrs. Gardner retired, she watched over some of her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Jerusalem Reformed Church, a member of the Helping Hands, and a Sunday school teacher for several years. She loved bingo, crafting, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, reading, sudoku and spending time with family and friends especially at the beach. She will be truly missed.

In addition to her husband Jeffrey, and her step-mother Alice, Mrs. Gardner is survived by: her step-son, Gabriel N. (Nicole) Gardner of Castleton; daughters, Sarah J. (James) Banahan of Selkirk, Jessica A. Munroe of Feura Bush, Amy M. Gardner of Watervliet, Kelly E. Gardner of Selkirk and Kimberly E. Gardner of Voorheesville; 12 grandchildren; her siblings, Eunice M. (John) Young, Barbara A. Graham, Donna J. (Michael) Gillen, Karen E. (Thomas) Coleman, and Herbert F. (Darlene) Jones; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Gardner was predeceased by her brother, Robert W. Jones, Jr.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jerusalem Reformed Church, 1433 Indian Fields Road, Feura Bush. Following the visitation, a memorial service will commence at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Perry Jones officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall adjoining the church. Interment will occur at a later date.

The family requests donations be made in lieu of flowers to: Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl Street, Albany 12202 or the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham 12110, in memory of Mrs. Gardner.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Simple Choices, Inc. of Albany. To leave a condolence online visit Mrs. Gardner’s everlasting memorial tribute page at: www.SimpleChoicesCremation.com

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