OBITUARIES: McIntyre, Herrmann, Simmons, Baumfeld, Dudley, Knights

Thomas McIntyre (1943 – 2015)

AMSTERDAM—Thomas McIntyre, 71, of Valatie died March 10, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born August 19, 1943 in Albany, he was the son of the late Herbert Funk and Frances Isabelle (Cooper) McIntyre.

Mr. McIntyre was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Fort Orange Paper Company in Castleton as a sales representative for many years. He was a member of the John W. McConnell American Legion Post # 47 in Valatie and the Kinderhook Elks Lodge # 2530.

He is survived by: his daughter, Jaime McIntyre Richardson (Christopher) of Amsterdam; a sister, Joan Minkler and a brother, Joseph McIntyre, both of Valatie; six grandchildren, Daryus, David, Alexzander, Enoch, Jude Thomas and Isaac; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Herbert McIntyre.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, March 13 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with the Reverend George Fleming officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Vernice M. Herrmann (1923 – 2015)

HUDSON—Vernice M. Herrmann, 91, of Chatham died March 11, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born August 17, 1923 in Valatie, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Grace (Morgan) Stalker.

Mrs. Herrmann worked for Miller’s Drug Store for many years. She was a member of the Ghent Reformed Church and a charter member of the Ghent Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by: her daughter, Diane Rowe (Gerald) and her son, George H. Herrmann (Monique), both of Ghent; five grandchildren, Darren Rowe (Lisa), Dean Rowe (Ashley Weber), Brent Rowe (Jessica), Jason Herrmann (Katrina) and Jodie Distin (Matthew); 13 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Owen, Hayden, Skylar, Aubrey, Lylah, Harper, Austin, Andrew, Meghan, Zachary, Adisyn and Asher; several nieces and nephews. She was a foster mother to Joyce and Gail.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob H. Herrmann, Jr.; sisters, Ruth Kostyk and Ethel Dolan and brothers, Everett, Raymond, Seymour and Guy Stalker.

Funeral services will be private for the family at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with the Reverend Nancy McLure Long officiating. Burial will be in Ghent Union Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. For those wish, contributions may be made to the Ghent Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Glenn D. Simmons (1943 – 2015)

KINDERHOOK—Glenn D. Simmons, a licensed barber and former proprietor of the Simmons Barber Shop, Greenport, died suddenly Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home.

A Columbia County native, he was born November 1, 1943, the son of John and Edith Drobner Simmons.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Hudson, and American Barber Institute of Schenectady. Following graduation he opened his own barber shop in the former Simmons Plaza, Route 9, Greenport, which he operated for more than a decade. He also was a licensed barber in Florida.

Mr. Simmons later was employed by Skyline Corporation and spent many years as a salesman for various automobile dealerships in Albany and Columbia counties.

He is survived by: his wife of more than 50 years, Judith (Adams) of Kinderhook; a daughter, Suzanne Turner of Port Orange, FL.; two grandsons, Matthew and Joshua Turner, both of Florida; a sister, Sheila (Harvey) McCagg of Stockport; a brother, Daryl (Sue) Simmons of East Lyme, CT; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Simmons was an ardent fan of NASCAR, particularly Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening, and was a loving father and grandfather.

He was a member of Kinderhook Elks Lodge 2530 and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Valatie.

Funeral services will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, Monday, March 16, 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences for the family.

 Hart Baumfeld (1968 – 2015)

LIVINGSTON—Hart Baumfeld, 46, of Catskill died March 10, 2015 at the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been a patient since February.

Born July 31, 1968 in Hillsdale, he was self-employed as a contractor/carpenter for many years in the Columbia and Greene counties.

He is survived by his many friends.

There are no calling hours.

Private graveside funeral services were March 13 at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery in Livingston.

Arrangements were with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.

David Roger Dudley (1944 – 2015)

ALBANY—David Roger Dudley, 70, died Friday, March 13th, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born June 18, 1944 in Rochester to Donald and Helen Dudley.

Mr. Dudley was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie. He was also a founding member of Olde Kinderhook Golf Course in Valatie.

Mr. Dudley was a proud Capital District resident for more than 45 years, after having grown up in Rochester.

He attended and was a constant contributor to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Rochester, University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, then came to Albany to attend Albany Law School.

Mr. Dudley began his career in the New York State Legislature and held multiple positions before opening his own legal practice in the early 1980s. He became counsel to the New York State Senate Majority Leader in 1994 before reopening his own practice in the early 2000s. He continued to serve as a member of the New York State Worker’s Compensation Board until his illness.

Mr. Dudley loved his work and was very proud of his longtime service to the State of New York.

He also had a large and loving family; his survivors include: his wife, Ann Formel; sons, Adam Dudley and his wife Amanda and their children Sam and Clara, Alex Dudley and his wife Gaelle and their children, Hayden and Roan, Milun Mraz and his wife Krista and their children, Isabella, Liliana and Finn, and Thomas Mraz who currently resides in Lima, Peru and a special recent addition, Avianna Formel of North Chatham; his siblings, sister, Martha Fernberg, brothers, Steven Dudley and Thomas Dudley; nephews, Chad, Kevin and Brian Dudley, all of Rochester.

Visitation will be conducted Sunday, March 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Services will take place Monday, March 16, 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the Northern Columbia County Little League P.O. Box 264, Kinderhook 12106.

Harry W. Knights, Sr. (1932 – 2015)

ALBANY—Harry W. Knights, Sr., of Stuyvesant died March 13, 2015 at the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born August 17, 1932 in Valatie, he was the son of Howard Knights and Erma Decker and husband of the late Gloria M. Knights.

He was a U.S. Marine sergeant in the Korean War, a sergeant in the U.S. Army and worked as a boom truck operator for Conrail in Hudson.

Mr. Knights was a member and past commander of the Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post #9593. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, loved playing cards and dice, and enjoyed camping and horse shoes.

He is survived by: his son, Harry W. Knights, Jr., of New Lebanon; a step-son, Timothy Gabriel (Anna) of Troy; two daughters, Candy Swanson of Kentucky and Wendy-Sue Baker of Nassau; two brothers, Carl Knights of Stuyvesant and Richard Knights of Arizona; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings, Howard, Wesley, Alice, Isabelle, Janice and Donna.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls.

Contributions may be made to Stuyvesant Falls VFW, Stuyvesant Falls 12174.

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

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