OBITUARIES: Olender, Brown, Kosa, Robertson, Host, Card

Marion Olender

ALBANY—Marion Rose (Flanders) Olender, 86, of East Greenbush died April 13, 2015 in the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home.

Born and raised in Utica, she was the daughter of the late Bernard R. and Lillian (Bellinger) Flanders.

She attended Holy Trinity Elementary, Utica Free Academy and Utica College. After raising her children, she worked for New York State for 13 years until her retirement. Mrs. Olender was a communicant of St Mary’s Church of Clinton Heights where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society for many years.

She enjoyed ceramics, latchhook rug creations and gardening both at home and while wintering in Florida. Mrs. Olender was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Olender and the devoted mother of William J. (Laura) Olender of Clifton Park, Patricia M. (Donald) Halsdorf of Mayfield, Stanley K. (Tracey McKeough-) Olender of Valatie and John B. Olender of Rensselaer. She was the devoted grandmother of Troy D. Halsdorf, Anne M. (Tom) Stevens, Stephen J. (Laura) Olender, Michael D. Olender and Alexandra B Olender; the loving great-grandmother of Emily, Autumn, Kaitlyn, Joseph and looked forward to the newest Olender boy to arrive this summer.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy (Flanders) Bick. She is survived by her sister, Irene (Flanders) Peters and sister-in-law, Natalie (Olender) Paige as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends attended her funeral Saturday, April 18 from the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer and the Church of St. Mary at Clinton Heights. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Contributions may be made to the church.

Patricia A. Brown (1944 – 2015)

HUDSON—Patricia “Patti” A. Brown, 70, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at her residence.

Born May 29, 1944 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Hucaluk) Brown.

Ms. Brown was a school teacher and counselor for the Hudson City School District. She graduated from Oneonta State College. She loved to travel and her most memorable trip was to Ireland. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crafting, scrapbooking and needlework.  The love of her life was her dog, Addie. She lived all her life in Hudson.

Surviving are: her brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Diane Brown of Potsdam; her adored niece and nephews, Joe (Sandy) Eldridge of Georgia, Keegan (Tyler) Comins of Potsdam and Josh (Kristin) Brown of Potsdam; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.  A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Stephen D. Kosa (1944 – 2015)

HUDSON—Stephen D. Kosa, 70, of Greenport died April 17, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born May 4, 1944 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Steve and Ethel Mae (Hagadone) Kosa.

Mr. Kosa was a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. He worked as a trackman for Metro North Commuter Railroad in Poughkeepsie.

He is survived by: his wife, Diane (Gardinier) Kosa; three children, Angelique Kosa Hebert of Valatie, Robyn Kosa Werner of New Mexico and Mehgan Kosa of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Jennah and Camryn Hebert, Ethan and Cole Werner. He was predeceased by his sister, Crystal Dawn Corcoran.

Funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. For those wish, contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

William E. Robertson (1923 – 2015)

PHILMONT—William E. Robertson, 91, of Philmont passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont.

Born May 16, 1923 in Hudson, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Johnson) Robertson. He was also predeceased by his wife, Gloria (Craver) Robertson.

Mr. Robertson served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945 as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 and survived being shot down over Europe.

He earned the European African Middle Eastern Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Air Medal with one Bronze Cluster and one Overseas Bar. He was employed by General Electric in Pittsfield, MA, in the Naval Weapons Division retiring in 1985.

Mr. Robertson was an avid athlete and loved snowmobile racing. He played and coached basketball, softball, baseball and soccer. He was also a lifelong resident of Columbia County.

He is survived by: his daughter, Donna Robertson of Philmont; two grandchildren, Allison Robertson of Catskill and William C. Robertson of New York City; his sister, Kathleen Beecher of Claverack; three great-grandchildren, Emonnie, Dasean and Joseph; and his sister-in-law, Delores Almstead of Philmont.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mellenville Union Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Philmont VFW.

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Robert W. Host, Sr. (1943 – 2015)

CLAVERACK—Robert W. Host, Sr., 71, of Claverack passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 18, 1943 in Queens, he was the son of the late Arthur and Regina (Gniatowski) Host and John Bekowski.

Mr. Host was the owner and operator of Hostie Tree Service in Claverack. He enjoyed traveling and visiting Amish country, woodworking and making gifts for his family, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Host was an honorary member of the New York State Civil War Unit 125th Volunteers.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Dolores (Dysard) Host; his devoted son, Robert W. Host, Jr.; two brothers, Arthur Host of Washington and John Bekowski of Delaware, two sisters, Irene Bekowski of Athens and Theresa McLatchy of Maine, and the sunshine of his life, Jaylyn Host, his granddaughter. Also surviving are numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

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Edward F. Card, Sr. (1917 – 2015)

PHILMONT—Edward F. Card Sr., 97, of Claverack passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

Born in Philmont, August 20, 1917, he was the son of the late Wilmer and Edna (Coons) Card. He was also predeceased by his wife, Helen (Korobchuk) Card.

Mr. Card is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, Edward F. Card, Jr., and Susan Howard-Card of Warwick; three grandsons, Justin Card and his wife Niccole and their daughters, Analise and Camryn, of Warwick, Matthew Card and his wife Shanan and their daughter Payton (expecting another daughter in June) of Claverack and Daniel Card of Warwick; two brothers, Stanford (Edna) Card of Claverack and Robert Card of Philmont; two sisters, Effie Braunfels of Philmont and Tassie Gent of Valatie.

Mr. Card was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Philmont American Legion Post and a member of both the Philmont and the A.B. Shaw fire companies.

He was the owner and operator of Propst Hardware Store in Hudson for many years. After retiring, he worked at City Glass until August 2014.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10 a.m. at the Bates and Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Burial will follow in the Mellenville Union Cemetery.

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