OBITUARIES: Hotaling, Stone, Wintjen, Ary, Hughes, Boice, Noel

Eileen C. Hotaling (1960 – 2016)

HUDSON—Eileen C. Hotaling, 56, of Hudson passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at home.

Born in Hudson, March 5, 1960, she was the daughter of Blanche Hotaling of Greenport and the late Leon Hotaling, Sr. She graduated from Hudson High School and Roger Williams College. She was a sales associate at Craftech Industries in Hudson, and also for several banking businesses in Columbia County. She loved to cook.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by: two sons, Nicholas Loucks and Ryan Loucks; her sister, Leona Hotaling; her brother, Leon Hotaling; one niece; one nephew; one great-niece; several aunts and uncles.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 12 at the First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit to leave condolences for the family.

Charles R. Stone, Jr. (1945 – 2016)

VALATIE—Charles R. Stone, Jr., 70, of Cairo died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Barnwell Health Facilities.

Born September 29, 1945 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Charles R. Stone, Sr., and Frances (Lippera) Stone of Hudson.

Mr. Stone was a butcher and worked for several area locations, retiring from Price Chopper in Hudson. He was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years.

Besides his mother he is survived by: his sister, Barbara Truman of Hollywood, FL; one niece; one nephew; several great-nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 15, 1 p.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant Falls, with the Reverend George Fleming officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, prior to the Mass.

Florence E. Wintjen (1926 – 2016)

GREENPORT—Florence E. (Wambach) Wintjen, 90, of Greenport died Friday, July 8, 2016 at her home with her loving family at her side.

Born in Austerlitz, April 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Louis F. and Minnie (Miller) Wambach.

Florence was predeceased by her first husband of 45 years, John F. Harms and her son, Archbishop Lawrence J. Harms, DD. She is survived by: her husband, George B. Wintjen of Greenport; daughters, Catherine R. Harms of Lake City, FL, and Maria Harms Dowling of East Greenbush; three grandsons, John R. Dowling, Peter B. Dowling and Matthew G. Dowling; two step-daughters, Cheryl Tanner of Zion, IL, and Doreen Conner of Yuma, AZ; five step-grandchildren, Ross Tanner, Ryan Tanner, Jonathan Tanner, April Vassau and Elizabeth Springer; eight step-grandchildren, Trey and Kalli Tanner, Sally, Tiffany and Paul Tanner, Josiah and Isaac Tanner and Norah Vassau; two nephews, Richard Wambach of Red Hook and Thomas Wambach of Westport, CT; one brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Mary Wambach of Ghent; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

A graduate of Philmont High School class of 1944, she took nursing home classes and worked for the Department of Labor and Industries in Olympia, WA. She worked many years at Philmont Mills as a sewing machine operator, was the organist for 35 years at the former Sacred Heart Church in Philmont and was also the Brownie group leader with the Girl Scouts in the 1960s in Philmont.

Mrs. Wintjen was also a 37-year member of Hendrick Hudson NSDAR, former member of Friends of Clermont and Austerlitz Grange. A life-member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Greenport Historical Society, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Hudson and its Ladies Aid Society and prayer chain.

Mrs. Wintjen loved music, painting, hiking, reading, gardening and the Needlers Knitting Group.

At her request there are no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 17, 2016, 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Hudson, with Pastor Jonathan Hodges officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in Mellenville Union Cemetery as well as the Red Hook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are requested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8 Storm Avenue, Hudson 12534. Arrangements are with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. To leave online condolences visit

Rev. Joseph N. Ary (1928 – 2016)

CANAAN, CT—The Reverend Joseph N. Ary, 88, of Church Street in Copake passed away peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation residence.

He was born May 19, 1928 at home on the family farm in Greene County, OH, son of the late Venis and Bertha Ann (Hoover) Ary.

Rev. Ary attended a one-room schoolhouse through eighth grade and was a graduate of Xenia Central School, class of 1946. He furthered his education, graduating from Ohio State University in 1950. After his graduation he taught vocational agriculture in Lost Creek, OH.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.

Upon his discharge from the Army he entered the Drew Seminary where he graduated with his Master of Divinity in 1957.

His first charge appointment was to the Copake and Craryville United Methodist Churches in 1957. He later served at the Ossining Methodist Church from 1968 to 1970, the Red Hook and Rowe United Methodist Churches from 1970 to 1977 and lastly at the Walton Methodist Church until his retirement in 1990 when he moved back to Copake.

For several years after his retirement he helped his son doing carpentry work just as he had helped his father when he was a boy. He also continued his ministry by helping his longtime friend, the Revereend Gerry Pollock in serving churches in Pawling and Poughquag.

Rev. Ary was a member of the former Hillsdale Lodge #612 of Free and Accepted Masons and also the New York State Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches.

On September 14, 1952 in Hamilton, OH, he married Faye M. (Smith) Ary, who survives him at home.

In addition to his wife Faye, he leaves: a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Dru Ary of Hillsdale; granddaughters, April Jo Whalen and husband Dave of Millerton, and Hollie Ary and fiancé Bryan VanTassel of Claverack. In addition, two great-grandsons, Riley and Parker Whalen.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Lynn Rachel Ary in 2011 and a sister, Marcella Shaw.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 15, 2016, 11 a.m. at the Copake United Methodist Church with the Reverend David Rogers officiating.

Friends are invited and may call Thursday July 14, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22 in Copake.

Interment with military honors will be in the Copake Cemetery.

A reception and time of sharing to which all are invited will follow at the Copake Methodist Church house.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider the following organizations: the Copake and Craryville United Methodist Churches, P.O. Box 127, Copake 12516; Roe Jan Food Pantry, P.O. Box 343, Hillsdale 12529 or the Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne 12846. To send an online condolence visit

Naomi W. Hughes (1920 – 2016)

GHENT—Naomi Ruth Whiteside Hughes, age 96, second of 10 children of the late Arthur and Maude Whiteside, passed on June 29, 2016 at the Whittier Rehab Center amongst family and friends.

Before retirement, Ms. Hughes worked at Columbia Memorial Hospital and COARC. At Whittier Assisted Living, she participated in many activities and was crowned Ms. Whittier a couple of years ago. Both staff and residents praised her story writing last year, describing events from her life with wit and humor. The family extends praise and thanks to the staff of Whittier Assisted Living and the Skilled Nursing Center.

Surviving are: three siblings, Selma Van Ness, Chester Whiteside and Rose Marie Whiteside; two sons, David Hughes and Floyd Elliot Whiteside; one daughter, Karen Allen; her aunt, Ilene Hunt; sister-in-law, Mary Whiteside; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A going home service was held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the AME Zion Church, 201 State Street in Hudson. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Whittier Place Residence Counsel Hunt, 30 Whittier Way, Ghent 12075.

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

John L. Boice (1938 – 2016)

MILLERTON—John “Jack” Louck Boice, 78, a longtime Millerton resident, died peacefully July 8, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Boice worked for Taconic Telephone Company for more than 35 years and retired as a supervisor. He began his career with Taconic as a lineman and cable splicer. Following his retirement from Taconic in 1997 he worked as a land surveyor for Clark Engineering based in New Lebanon for seven years.

Born April 22, 1938 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Guy and Edna Louck Boice. On August 23, 1959 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millerton, he married Patricia McGhee. Mrs. Boice survives in Millerton.

Mr. Boice was a life-member of the Millerton American Legion Post 178 and enjoyed raising beef cattle on his property in Millerton. For many years he remained very active in the 4-H Community in Dutchess County and regularly showed beef cattle throughout the area. He also enjoyed tractor pulling in his spare time. His infectious laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife of nearly 58 years, Mr. Boice is survived by: three sons and one daughter, John L. Boice, Jr., (Zander) of Craryville, Richard Boice (Carolyn) of Ghent, Gerald Boice (Amy) of Ancram and Shelley Boice (Donald) of Millerton; five grandchildren, Olivia Murphy, Crawford Boice, Nadeane Boice, Leslie Boice and Meaghan Todd; four great-grandchildren, Connor and Mason Murphy, Sophia Boice and Colby Michael; a sister-in-law, Mary Boice of Ancram; seven nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Roger Boice of Ancram and his sister, Marjorie Boothby of Ancram.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton. The Millerton Legion Post 178 will conduct services at 7 p.m. during visiting hours. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow with military honors at Irondale Cemetery, Route 22, Millerton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton American Legion Post 178, 155 Route 44, Millerton 12546 or the Millerton Fire Company, P.O. Box 733, Millerton 12546. To send an online condolence visit

Lynde M. Noel (1989 – 2016)

ALBANY—Lynde M. Noel, 27, of Valatie passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at St Peter’s Hospital.

She was born in Albany and graduated from Ichabod Crane High School in 2007. She was an employee of Keils Pools in Stuyvestant.

Her bubbly personality would light up a room. She will forever be remembered for her contagious laugh.

She was a mother, friend, daughter and a great big sis. She was an advocate for those who suffer from addiction and always wanted the best for those in her life.

She adored her little girl more than anything and will be forever watching over her and her family, as heaven gained her as an angel.

She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, David and Janet Noel and maternal grandfather, Richard Stief.

Ms. Noel is survived by: her daughter, Madilyn “Madi” Marie Noel-Laraway; parents, Michael J. and Tammy L. (Stief) Noel; little sis, Shelby A. Noel; maternal grandmother, Shirley Stief; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday, July 15, 10 a.m. from the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer and 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart, 3 Catholic Way, Castleton. Friends may call in the funeral home Thursday, July 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rensselaer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to “Shelby Noel Madis Fund” c/o any TD Bank North branch.

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