OBITUARIES: Goldrick, Bristol

Azim Stephen Goldrick (1948 – 2016)

NEW LEBANON—Azim Stephen Goldrick, longtime resident of Canaan, died March 17, 2016 at the home of friends in New Lebanon after a brief illness.

He was a devoted Buddhist practitioner, participant in sweat lodges at Spirit Hollow in Bennington, VT, a dedicated member of the Sufi Community at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, an accomplished musician and active member of the Chatham community. He will be remembered for offering a helping hand, a kind word and wise advice to his friends, the various communities in which he participated, and everyone whom he met.

The community at the Abode of the Message saw him in many roles: farm manager, cook, repairman par excellence and community conscience. The Chatham community will remember Mr. Goldrick as a charter member of the Chatham Peace Initiative and veteran of many peace vigils. He played guitar at many open mics in and around Chatham, Hudson and Great Barrington, MA, and volunteered as an usher for many years at the Egg in Albany.

Mr. Goldrick is survived by: his brothers, Matt (Theresa), Tony (Terry) and Richard (Nim); his sisters, Corinne Fischer (Ray) and Lisa; many beloved nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

He was predeceased by his brother, Kerry (Cheri).

A memorial service will take place at the Abode of the Message, 5 Abode Road, New Lebanon on a date to be determined. Visit caringbridge.org/visit/AzimGoldrick for more information.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hope Project, P.O. Box 657, New Lebanon 12125, a service project in New Delhi, India that Mr. Goldrick visited and supported, or a favorite charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are with Simple Choices, Inc., 1088 Western Avenue, Albany.

Peter L. Bristol (1950 – 2016)

HUDSON—Peter Lynes Bristol, 65, of Claverack passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 after a prolonged illness.

Born October 6, 1950 in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of the late Nancy (Sumner) and Louis Elliott Bristol, Jr.

Mr. Bristol was a horticulturist at various nurseries in New York and Colorado. He was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, the Congregational Church of Canaan and Wheat Ridge United Church of Christ in Colorado. He loved gardening and nature.

Surviving are: his brother, L. Elliott Bristol, III; his sister, Sandra Bristol Kannel; his companion, Cheryl Halleran; several loving nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, David Bristol.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1 p.m. at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack.

Donations may be made to the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, the Wheat Ridge United Church of Christ in Colorado, or to the Congregational Church of Canaan.

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

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