OBITUARIES: Urbaitis, Cellante, Hoag, Rivenburg, Cohn

Joan A. Urbaitis (1927 – 2015)

HUDSON—Joan A Urbaitis, 87, of Kinderhook passed away quietly Friday, May 22, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She is survived by: two daughters, Cathy Becker and husband Bill of Kinderhook and Holly Kefer and husband Jack of Englewood, FL; two sons, Joe Urbaitis and wife Tina and Mike Urbaitis and wife Jill, both of Kinderhook. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Urbaitis.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534 in memory of her beloved dog, Max. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

John A. Cellante, Jr. (1950 – 2015)

HUDSON—On May 16, 2015 John A. Cellante, Jr., long time resident of Sleepy Hollow, succumbed to chronic heart disease in upstate NY.

Mr. Cellante was a devoted and honored life-long member of Union Hose Engine Company #2 of the Sleepy Hollow Volunteer Fire Department. He served two terms as fire chief and a term as president. Mr. Cellante was also past president of the Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Westchester County and life-long member and past president of the Sleepy Hollow Volunteer Ambulance Corps. His other service to the community was as an emergency medical technician instructor for the FDNY per diem.

Mr. Cellante is survived by: his sister, Ann (Dolly) Cellante-Sampson; brother, Michael; sister, Mary Cueva; niece, Lisa Sanzo-Paciotta; nephew, Dennis Cueva; a grand niece and nephew. A schedule visitation will be held Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. and a service beginning at 2 p.m. at the FASNY Firemen’s Home Chapel, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson. Interment will follow at the Firemen’s Home Cemetery in Hudson.

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

Corey D. Hoag (1982 – 2015)

ATHENS—Corey D. Hoag, 32, of Valatie passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Athens from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Born December 29, 1982 in Hudson, he was the beloved son of Raymond Johnson and June Hoag and step-son of Darren Babjeck.

In addition to his parents and step-father, he is survived by his fiancée, Kristy Thorsey; his sister, Paige (Pooh) Hoag; his brother, Collin Johnson; two daughters, Skylar Hoag and Kassidy Hoag and her mother, Amber Morrissey; his grandmother, Beverly Hoag; his grandmother and grandfather, Betty Lou and Bill McNamera and his great-grandmother, Dorla Ferguson. Also surviving are three aunts and uncles, Mare and Daniel Houghtaling, Kim and Jimmy Carver and Marilyn Orre; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, David Hoag and his uncle, Gregory Johnson.

Mr. Hoag worked as a laborer for Local 190 in Albany.

He was a dedicated and hard-working employee, and a jack-of-all-trades. He was a dedicated family man and always put his family first. He was a devoted father to his daughters and loved all children. He enjoyed fishing, boating and motorcycle riding. Mr. Hoag had an outgoing personality and will be missed by all.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences.

Patricia Rivenburg (1929 – 2015)

HUDSON—Patricia Doris Rivenburg, 85, of Hudson died May 23, 2015 at her home.

Born November 26, 1929 in Pittsfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Rosella Gonyea.

She was a registered nurse at Columbia Memorial Hospital for many years and a member of the hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Rivenburg is survived by: six sons, Stephen James Pinkowski of Albany, Lawrence Henry Pinkowski of Valatie, William Paul Pinkowski of Plano, TX, Michael Edward Pinkowski of Houston, TX, Paul Allen Pinkowski of Lusby, MD, and David James Pinkowski of Conway, SC; 10 grandchildren, Stacy Dawes, Richard Novak, Stephen Pinkowski, Courtney Pinkowski, Gina Marie Pinkowski, Shea Pinkowski, Jennifer Rose Pinkowski, Katherine Lynn Pinkowski, Ann Marie Pinkowski, D.J. Pinkowski; three great-grandchildren, Jadyn, Connor and Brynn.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Henry Lawrence Pinkowski and Alfred W. Rivenburg; a daughter, Susan Marie Novak; a son, James Joseph Pinkowski and a special friend, Richard Dwyer.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham 12110.

Fred J. Cohn, Jr. (1923 – 2015)

STUYVESANT—Fred J. Cohn, Jr., 91, of Stuyvesant died peacefully May 24, 2015.

Born September 6, 1923 in Athens, New York, he was the son of the late Fred Jacob Cohn, Sr., and Jessie (Hosford) Cohn.

His wife of 57 years, Helen M. (Curran) Cohn predeceased him in 2001. He was also predeceased by his five sisters, Anna Becker, Mabel Ritz, Catherine Monahan, Barbara Shook and Christine Harris.

Mr. Cohn was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force where he was an airplane mechanic on the B-25 aircraft. He worked for the Lone Star Cement Company and then as an insurance agent for John Hancock Life Insurance before his retirement in 1985. He was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant.

Surviving are: his three children, William F. Cohn (Betsy) of Catskill, Fred J. Cohn, III, (Kathy) of Stuyvesant and Doreen M. Margan (John) of Kinderhook; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six nieces.

There will be no calling hours.

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

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