OBITUARIES: Kline, Gilmore, Meisner, Scott, Cesternino

Donald R. Kline (1935 – 2015)

LIVINGSTON—Donald R. Kline 79, of Livingston died at home April 24, 2015 surrounded by his family.

Born December 20, 1935 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Donald P. and Thelma (Krebs) Kline.

After graduating from Germantown Central School, he served in the U.S. Army after which he joined his father in operating Hopedale Farm. It was about this time he started driving school bus for Jay Moore. That eventually led to him starting his own transportation business, which lasted for 40 years. Upon the death of his father in 1984, Mr. Kline, along with his son, Gregory, continued and expanded the apple farm.

Mr. Kline was devoted to his family and community. He was a member of the Livingston Memorial Church at Linlithgo, a life member of the Livingston Pumper Company, a Germantown Board of Education member and a town councilman. Following his service on the town board, he was elected town supervisor, a position that he held for 25 years and was a member of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors where he made decisions on the county level.

Mr. Kline served on the Questar Board of Education for 38 years, the longest member in Questar history, and upon his retirement he was honored to receive the Lucis Cary Service Award. In 2009, the Young Republicans honored Mr. Kline as the recipient of the Lincoln Day award.

Mr. Kline’s other community activities included: County Board of Elections, the Lion’s Club, Livingston Recreation Association, a founding member of the Germantown Booster Club, local history, a member of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation and the Industrial Development Agency.

Mr. Kline is survived by: his wife, Sharon (Hinkein) Kline; sons, Donald (Bonnie) of Bolton, MA, and Gregory (Luanne) of Livingston; his grandchildren, the joys of his life, Kristine and Gregory of Livingston, Kelly, Danny, Christopher and Thomas of Bolton, MA; his sister, Eleanor (Larry) Hermance of Livingston, brother, Neil (Karen) and sister, Virginia (John) Mafera, both of Homosassa, FL; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 1, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10 a.m. at the Reformed Church of Germantown.

Interment will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Germantown.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Donald R. Kline Scholarship Fund at the Germantown Central School c/o First Niagara Bank 4291 Route 9G Germantown 12526.

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James H. Gilmore (1924 – 2015)

HAGERSTOWN, MD—James Hayden Gilmore, 90, of Valatie passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015 at Broadmore Senior Living.

He was born May 11, 1924 in Royal Oak, MI, the son of the late Earle and Geraldine (Fisher) Gilmore.

Mr. Gilmore attended Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, MI, and graduated from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He served four years in the Navy during World War II. For most of his life he worked as a financial engineer in the aerospace industry.

Mr. Gilmore was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Valatie and managed the operation of the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Valatie for 17 years.

He was devoted to his wife of 68 years, Doris M. Gilmore. In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his daughters, Sandra E. Kelly of Glens Falls, Pamela L. Ungerer of Hagerstown, MD, Susan Lionetto and son-in-law Gene Elliot Lionetto of Mont Vernon, NH; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, John Stewart Gilmore; sisters, Shirley A. and Geraldine L. Gilmore; brothers, Robert E. and John C. Gilmore.

Friends may call at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, Wednesday, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 30, 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 3212 Church Street, Valatie. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Valatie.

In lieu of flowers, his daughters request donations be made to the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry, P.O. Box 267, Valatie 12184.

David Meisner (1925 – 2015)

GREENPORT—David Meisner, 89, of Greenport passed away at home Sunday, April 26, 2015 surrounded by his family.

Born in Hudson August 11, 1925, he was the son of Rose and Hyman Meisner, also of Greenport, who were lifelong farmers.

He was married for 57 years to Rosalind Lassman Meisner, who predeceased him. He was the father of four children, Stuart, Norman, Rhonda and Stephen Meisner, who survive.

Mr. Meisner was a lifelong crop, vegetable, fruit and dairy farmer, who with his wife, co-founded and operated Meisner’s Farm Stand. He was a life member of Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, the Farm Bureau and Congregation Anshe Emeth.

In addition to his wife, Rosalind Meisner, he was predeceased by his sister, Sarah Ackerman, and brothers, Abraham and Milton Meisner.

Graveside services will be held at noon, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Daniel Fried.

Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Boulevard, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit to leave condolences for the family.

Marie Ann Scott (1938 – 2015)

STUYVESANT—Marie Ann Scott, 76, of Stuyvesant passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at her home.

Born May 9, 1938 in Coxsackie, she was the daughter of the late Earnest and Celia (Hoose) Scott.

Mrs. Scott was a bookkeeper and secretary for Scott’s Aluminum Truck Body Repairs. She was devoted to her family and loved to play cards with her friends every Monday night.

She was the beloved wife of 59 years to Anthony M. Scott and is survived by: three children, Deborah M. Scott (Russell) of Hudson, Mark A. Scott (Terry) and Tina M. Harp (Brian), both of Stuyvesant; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Earnest and Donald Scott and a sister, Gloria Knights.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, 1820 Route 9, Stuyvesant Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Following the service, join the family in the church hall for refreshments.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse 13220-3049.

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

Deborah A. Cesternino (1955 – 2015)

GHENT—Deborah A. Cesternino, 59, of Ghent passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Born December 16, 1955 in Wayland, she was the daughter of Hanley and Elizabeth (Peck) Larkin.

Mrs. Cesternino was employed as a comptroller for the Town of Chatham. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

She was the beloved wife of Gary Cesternino of Ghent; devoted mother of Thomas (Megan) Cesternino, Robert (Leah) Cesternino, Anthony Cesternino and Giovanna (Michael) Baird. Also surviving are several grandchildren.

As Mrs. Cesternino requested there will be no services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.





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