OBITUARIES: Yakman, Shufelt, Henderson

Danny Yakman (1946 – 2016)

ALBANY—Donald H. “Danny” Yakman of Stuyvesant died Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Albany Medical Center.

Born April 7, 1946 in Hudson, he was the son of William and Ethel (Jostlin) Yakman.
Mr. Yakman was a truck driver. After retiring from the Mulhern Gas Company, he continued working for the Columbia County Health Care Consortium. He was a member of the Stockport Fire Company, Greenport Rescue Squad, American Legion, and Hudson Elks Lodge. He loved the outdoors, camping and fishing.

Survivors include: his beloved wife of 46 years, Mildred (Kilian) Yakman; niece, Tammy Hall; nephews, Leon Mabb, Johndrue Mabb and Tyler Zahn; special loved ones, Michelle and Dennis Herber and family. Mr. Yakman was predeceased by his sister, Judy Masten.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 18, 10 a.m. from the Bates and Anderson – Redmond and Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery. Visitation hours are Monday, October 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Mr. Yakman’s name may be made to the Stockport Fire Company.

Austin J. Shufelt (1998 – 2016)

HUDSON—Austin Jacob Shufelt, 18, of Ghent left this earth Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Born June 17, 1998 in Hudson, he was a senior at Hudson High School and previously attended Ichabod Crane High School.

He was also a farmer with the family farm, Rustling Oaks Farm in Ghent. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing trapping as well as baseball.

He will be greatly missed by his mother, Lori Shufelt and her fiance, Michael Malchow of Greenport; his brother, Anthony Joseph Malchow; maternal grandparents, Ronald Jacob and Carolyn C. (Garafalo) Shufelt of Ghent; aunt and uncle, Tara and Thomas Banks of Stockport; cousin, Tanna Banks, as well as his several very close and dear friends.

His kind-hearted, beautiful soul will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Calling hours will be Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Services will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Coddington officiating. Burial arrangements are incomplete.

Helen C. Henderson (1911 – 2016)

LINLITHGO—Helen Coons Henderson, 105, of Linlithgo died at her home surrounded by family and friends, Saturday, October 15, 2016.

She was born September 25, 1911 in Germantown, the daughter of the late James S. and Jessie (MacDonald) Coons.

After graduating Germantown High School in 1928 in a class of 10, she went to college and earned a two-year certificate for teaching due to the shortage of teachers from the war. She went on to complete her bachelor’s degree through correspondence courses. Ms. Henderson’s first job was in the one-room schoolhouse in Linlithgo, where she taught grades 1 through 8. She next moved to the two-room schoolhouse known as Blue Hill and her final move to the recently completed Germantown Central School, where she taught until she retired after teaching hundreds of third graders reading, writing (in beautiful cursive) and arithmetic.

She was a member of the Columbia County Teacher’s Association, Germantown Historical Society, Greene County Historical Society, Germantown Garden Club, the Southern Tier Senior Citizens and volunteered at the Germantown Library.

Survivors include: her nieces and nephews, Roberta (Phil Cronin of Washington, DC, Richard W. (Debbie) Coons of Germantown, Philip A. (Tammy) Coons of Red Hook, Randall P. (Nancy) of Crescent Springs, KY, James S. Coons of Germantown, Jessie Brassel of Blairsville, Georgia, Joseph Coons of Berthoud, Colorado.; as well as several grand nieces and nephews and special friends, Mary Howell, Sandra Crisco, Alvin Sheffer, Pat Hotaling and Dolores Sweet.

As per her wishes, a graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 18, 11 a.m. at the Valley View Cemetery, Hover Avenue, Germantown.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Condolences may be expressed yadackfox.com

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