OBITUARIES: Manning, Anthony, Wishon, Stack, Clark, Finley, Sanchez

Seth D. Manning (1977 – 2016)

GERMANTOWN—Seth D. Manning, 38, of Germantown passed away unexpectedly at his home, January 14, 2016. His memory lives on through his parents, David and Carol Manning of Douglas, MA, his forever partner Veronica Bentley and their daughter, Tia Bentley, with whom he resided; his sister, Rachel and her husband Kevin Caster of West Hartford, CT; as well as many family members and friends in both New York and Massachusetts.

Mr. Manning had a true passion when it came to caring for animals and was able to express that through his career as a veterinary assistant at the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. He very much loved his profession as well as his furry friends.

Another one of his true passions was music. He grew up with a love for drumming and alongside his friends, wrote and recorded many albums for several of their bands. Some of his fondest memories included the time he spent jamming with his friends, as well as performing many shows. Music was life.

Mr. Manning was highly respected for his individuality, creativity, and his many talents. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Until we meet again…

A celebration of Mr. Manning’s life will be held at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown, January 30 at noon with a reception to follow.

Rosalyn Anthony (1939 – 2016)

HUDSON—Rosalyn Anthony, 76, of Greenport passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Columbia Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Born February 13, 1939 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Beulah (Maskin) Goodman.

Mrs. Anthony was employed as a nurse’s aide at Columbia Memorial Hospital from where she retired after 30 years of service. She loved her family and was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Anthony is survived by: her husband, Harry Anthony of Greenport; her children, Eric Tell of The Colony, Texas, Ellen Goodman of Joshua, Texas, and Steven Tell of Maiden, North Carolina; her step-children, Lynne Ingoldsby of Nassau and John Anthony of Maiden, North Carolina, and her brother, Hyman Goodman of Arizona. Also surviving are her 10 loving grandchildren, Richard Lowe, Matthew Anthony, Jamie Cabaniss, Vincent Ingoldsby, Derek Anthony, Kaylynn Anthony, Hannah Tell, Naomi Tell, Sydney Sampson and Colin Sampson, and five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Caitlyn, Conner, Declan and Dax.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Betty Tell and her sisters, Pauline and Lenora.

Services will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 1 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Joan G. Wishon (1947 – 2016)

HUDSON—Joan G. Wishon, 68, of Hudson, passed away January 19, 2016, with her family by her side at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Hudson, November 4, 1947 to the late John and Gertrude Svingala.

She attended St. Mary’s Academy and went on to graduate from Albany Business School. Ms. Wishon worked for 24 years at Universal Match, and for 24 years at Schweitzer Mauduit. She was a devout Catholic, taught Sunday school at St. Mary’s Church, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters. In addition, she was devoted to her family, and enjoyed spending time with friends.

She is survived by: her loving daughter, Jill Wishon and Jim Sterling and his son, Alex Sterling; her nephew, Thomas Svingala; three great-nephews, Trent, Caleb and Brody Svingala; two aunts; many cousins and an incredible group of friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson, Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Donations in Ms. Wishon’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, P.O. Box 323, Hudson, NY 12534.

Jean E. Stack (1928 – 2016)

VALATIE—Jean E. Stack, 87, a longtime resident of Chatham, died Monday, January 18 at Barnwell Nursing Home.

She was born January 25, 1928 in Middletown, the daughter of the late Floyd and Hazel (McNamee) Hinchey. She was employed with Brown Shoe Store in Chatham as store clerk for several years retiring in 1990.

She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Stack (2010). Mrs. Stack is survived by: two daughters, Kathleen Porter and her husband Ronnie, Susan and her husband Richard Faulkner; sister, Ruth S. Cummings; grandchildren, Alan Faulkner and Crystal and her husband Asher Pauli and four great-grandchildren.

Calling hour will be held Friday, January 22, 10 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham, with the Reverend Daniel K. Herrick officiating. Interment will be in the Old Chatham Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 352, Chatham 12037. For online condolences visit

George E. Clark, Sr. (1935 – 2016)

SHARON, CT—George Everett Clark, Sr., 80, a 43-year resident of Millerton, previously of Amenia, died peacefully Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Sharon Hospital.

Mr. Clark was a self-employed electrician and plumber for more than 40 years. He also worked as a general mechanic at Wassaic Development Center for 10 years prior to his retirement in November 2000.

Born September 25, 1935 in Glenham, he was the son of the late Harry and Eva (Faulkner) Clark. After graduating high school, Mr. Clark served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged in November 1962 following nine years of dedicated service. On January 1, 1956 he married Harriet B. Kauaihilo. Together they shared more than 60 years of marriage. Mrs. Clark survives at home.

Mr. Clark was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia and was a life member and past commander of the Millerton American Legion Post # 178. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a longtime member of the Millerton Gun Club and The Rounder’s Gun Club. He also liked to play golf and bowl in his spare time. He will be dearly missed by his family and his many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, Mr. Clark is survived by: five loving children, George, Jr. (Susan) Clark of Ancram, Cynthia (Steve) Chriss of Sharon, CT, Tammy (Charley) Bender of Poughkeepsie, Phillip (Debbie) Clark of Canaan, CT, and Sharon (George) Tenbrock of Staatsburg; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews and many friends. Mr. Clark was predeceased by his sister, Margaret (Midge) Morai of Wallkill.

A funeral service took place Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton. The Reverend Kent Wilson officiated. Burial with full military honors was at Irondale Cemetery, Route 22, Millerton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton American Legion Post # 178, 155 Route 44, Millerton 12546 or Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, 40 Leedsville Road, Amenia 12501. To send an online condolence visit

Jesse R. Finley (1977 – 2016)

NEW LEBANON—Jesse Richard Finley, 38, of Amenia, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 14, 2016.

He and his father worked together in their family business, Creative Stone Works for more than 20 years.

Born August 27, 1977 in Sharon, CT, he was the son of Richard “Rick” Finley of New Lebanon and Betsy Shields of Norwich, CT.

Mr. Finley attended Webutuck Central School District. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed ATV riding, skiing, target practicing and was also a devout animal lover.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Finley is survived by: three sisters, Heather Finley of Millerton, Jill Finley of Mansfield, CT, and Leah Wessels of Norwich, CT; a brother, Doug Finley of New Preston, CT; his uncle and aunt, James and Margaret Shields; one niece; five nephews and his father’s girlfriend, Roxanne Gray.

He was predeceased by a brother, Michael J. Finley.

Funeral services will take place Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 40 Leedsville Road, Amenia. The Reverend Betsy Fisher will officiate. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Restoration Project, 40 Leedsville Road, Amenia 12501.

Arrangements were with the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton. To send an online condolence visit

Thomas Sanchez, Sr. (1951 – 2016)

SCHODACK—Thomas V. Sanchez Sr., 64, of Schodack passed away suddenly at home, Tuesday, January 12.

He was born July 27, 1951.

He was a longtime resident of the City of Rensselaer where he coached his sons in little league. Mr. Sanchez operated heavy machinery for multiple construction companies over the years before starting his own contracting business. Mr. Sanchez followed in his father’s footsteps to the race track where he competed with his brothers and cousins.

He passed his love of racing onto his children. His passion for racing never wavered as the fourth generation of Sanchez racing started at the dirt track with his first grandson.

Mr. Sanchez was a beloved son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was the son of the late Daniel J. Sanchez, Sr., and Mary Burgey of Castleton.

He is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Sandi Sanchez; his children, Thomas V. Sanchez, Jr., (Noelle) of Valatie and David M. Sanchez (Kristin) of Castleton.

Mr. Sanchez came from a family of eight children. He is survived by his siblings, Sandra Collins (Bob), Daniel J. Sanchez Jr. (Linda), Fran Alberti (Les), the late Mary Bauer (Chuck), Michael Sanchez (Pat), Beatrice Sanchez and Vicky Fluery (Mark).

He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, the lights of his life, Gabrielle Sanchez, Hunter Sanchez, Dylan Fletcher and Karsyn Sanchez; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Anyone that was acquainted with Mr. Sanchez knew his happiest moments were spent with his grandchildren. From dance recitals, school plays, concerts, nights spent at the race track and countless hours in the garage working on the race car then onto tea parties, dollar store shopping sprees, trips to McDonalds, birthdays and graduations, he was a very involved “Poppy.” His final days were spent blessed, babysitting his fourth and beloved grandchild, Karsyn.

There will be no calling hours or public services.

Donations are welcome in memory of Mr. Sanchez to Albany County Correctional Facility for Children’s Benefit Inc.

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