OBITUARIES: Sikoskie, Marston, Fisher

Joseph E. Sikoskie (1934 – 2016)

ALBANY—Joseph E. Sikoskie, 81, of Stottville passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born in Schenectady, March 19, 1934 and was the son of the late John and Julia (Norwick) Sikoskie.

Mr. Sikoskie served eight years in the U.S. Navy and was employed as a printer at Fort Orange Paper in Castleton. He was affectionately known as “one more Joe” by his family and friends. He was a member of the Stottville VFW Post 3220.

Surviving are: his daughter, Lisa (Darcie); his son, Joseph (Donna); his sister, Helen Pinkowski; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Roderick) Sikoskie; his son, Michael Sikoskie and his brother, John Sikoskie.

Visiting time will be Sunday, February 28, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit www.batesanderson.com to leave condolences for the family.

Robert D. Marston (1929 – 2016)

HUDSON—Robert D. Marston, 86, of Livingston died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 10, 1929 in Somerville, MA, the son of the late Woodbury and Helen (Dalton) Marston.

After graduating from Reading High School in 1947, Mr. Marston began a 50-year employment at the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, MA. It was there he met his future bride of 64 years, Marjorie Krueger. After serving in the Army during the time of the Korean War, Mr. Marston graduated with high honors earning his degree in accounting at Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA, while continuing employment at the hospital.

Mr. Marston is survived by: his wife, Marjorie of Livingston; his three children, son, David Marston of Athol, MA, daughter, Margot Connelly (Peter) of Stoneham, MA, and son, Robert W. Marston (Kathy) of Presque Isle, ME; eight grandchildren, Gregory Marston, Shaun Marston, Briana Gordon, Mallory Archer, Michael Marston, Jenny Marston, Brad Connelly and Michael Connelly; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Marston of Roslyn, PA; many beloved nieces and nephews and dear friends of community and church.

Services will be held Sunday, February 28, noon to 1 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown..

Burial will take place Monday, February 29, 11 a.m. at the Brookside Cemetery of Poestenkill.

John W. Fisher (1932 – 2016)

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA–John “Jack” W. Fisher died February 23, 2016 and was laid to rest beside his mother in the Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery in Claverack, Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Born July 19, 1932 in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late William Fisher and Hazel Baum. He was a popular student at Hudson High School where he was the pulling guard on the football team. He graduated from Middlebury College and earned an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Fisher served in the U.S. Army. He saw action in the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart.

His extensive professional career included working as a teacher, newspaperman, social worker, union organizer and dealer in southwestern art. He had a sensitive spirit for all living creatures, especially those less fortunate than himself and he loved his many cats and dogs.

Mr. Fisher was a prolific reader with a keen intellect, ready for lively discussion on almost any subject, but usually politics. He fished for trout in local streams and the Rio Grande and had many pleasurable trips to the ocean and beaches off Cape Cod and Nantucket where he made shell fishing his favorite “sport.”

He is survived by: his sisters, Mary Wadsworth and Janet Ganong; his brother, Russell Beck and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas Fisher, David Fisher, William Fisher, Harold Beck and sister, Louise Taormina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements are with the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham.

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