OBITUARIES: Nero, Ingham, Samascott

Betty Jean Nero (1931 – 2015)

HUDSON—Betty Jean Nero, 83, of Hudson passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at her residence.

Born September 1, 1931 in DeKalb, she was the daughter of the late William and Minnie Klock. 

She was also predeceased by her husband, John Nero; her daughter, Teresa Matteson and her brothers, Charles, Earl, Milton, Kenneth and Lloyd.

Mrs. Nero was a salesperson for the Jersey Baking Company in Hudson. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.

Surviving are: her son, John Nero of Hudson; her daughter, Chris Zimmer of Crystal River, Florida; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eva LaRock of Canton and Gladys O’Leary of Norfolk; several nieces and nephews.

At Mrs. Nero’s request there will be no services. She will be buried in Cedar Park Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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

Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences.

Charles H. Ingham (1926 – 2015)

VALATIE—Charles H. Ingham, 88, of Valatie died May 13, 2015 at his home following a long illness.

Born December 31, 1926 in Kinderhook, he was the son of the late Claude and Ethel (McCagg) Ingham.

Mr. Ingham was a Korean War veteran. He served with the U.S. Army and worked for the New York State Department of Transportation as a road foreman in Chatham for many years. He was a life member of the Tri-Village Rod and Gun Club and the NRA. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and sportsman and enjoyed working on automobiles and being with his family.

He is survived by: his wife, Constance “Connie” M. (Hotchkiss) Ingham; three children, Cindee Mackey (Don), Chris H. Ingham (Mary) of Hadley and Craig R. Ingham (Jennifer) of Valatie; three brothers, Paul Ingham of Chatham, Robert Ingham of Bells Pond and Richard Ingham of Niverville; five grandchildren, Amy Mackey-Apholz (Ronnie), Donald C. Mackey, Joshua L. Ingham, Jeremy L. Ingham and Ethan C. Ingham; several nieces and nephews and a daughter-in-law, Laura Lea Ingham.

He was predeceased by his son, Charles H. Ingham, Jr.; brothers, Claude, George and Clarence (Mick) and sister, Alice Conway.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 19, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with the Reverend Angela Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Valatie. Calling hours will be Monday, May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Elsie Samascott (1916 – 2015)

VALATIE—Elsie Samascott, 99, of Kinderhook died May 12, 2015 at Barnwell Health Facilities.

Born March 21, 1916 in Strattligen, Switzerland, she was the daughter of the late Casper and Mina (Rodler) Gertsch.

With her husband Oliver, Mrs. Samascott was the former owner of Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook, where she was well known for her pick-your-own on Sunset Avenue and the ice cream stand on Route 9-H.

She is survived by: two sons, Gary Samascott and Ronald Samascott, both of Kinderhook; seven grandchildren, Bryan, Jeremy, Krista and Jacob Samascott, Kayla Wilson, Jody and Lucas Samascott; eight great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

In addition to her husband, Oliver, she was predeceased by two sisters, Mina Dreimiller and Edith Keene.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 18, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral.

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