OBITUARIES: Shove, Landsberg, Danar

William Shove (1946 – 2017)

PHILMONT—William “Billy” Shove, 70, of Hillsdale passed away March 20, 2017 at the Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born October 7, 1946 in Great Barrington, MA.

He was formerly employed at the Old Mill Restaurant in South Egremont, MA, and the Hillsdale House in Hillsdale.

Mr. Shove is survived by a niece, Nancy Cleveland of Hillsdale.

A memorial service will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22 in Copake.

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Janet B. Landsberg (1935 – 2017)

RHINEBECK—Janet B. Landsberg, 81, of Rhinebeck and a former Red Hook resident, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home.

Born July 14, 1935 in Yonkers, she was the daughter of the late Warren R. and Bernice (Diem) Landsberg.

A nurse all her life, Ms. Landsberg worked as a surgical tech and a scrub nurse for Dr. Van Ness in Hudson, and at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, Columbia Memorial in Hudson, Vassar Brother’s Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Miss Landsberg retired in July 1997.

She was a member of AARP and the NRA. She was well known for her knitting, crocheting and her homemade wine.

Ms. Landsberg is survived by: two sons, James R. (Pam) Stagias of Elizaville and William G. (Kelly) Stagias of Elizaville; three grandchildren, James Joseph Stagias of Elizaville, Samantha Sharron Stagias of Elizaville and Victoria Lynn Stagias of Scarborough, ME; along with extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Landsberg was predeceased by a son, Charles H. Stagias, Jr., and a brother, Richard Landsberg.

Funeral services and interment will be private.

Donations may be made in Ms. Landsberg’s memory to the Red Hook Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 100, Red Hook 12571.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

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Taylor S. Danar (1925 – 2017)

HUDSON—Taylor S. Danar, 91, of Livingston passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born September 30, 1925 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Max and Tillie (Nesson) Danar.

Together almost 50 years, Mr. Danar married Elaine Georgiades August 27, 1977. She survives at home. His sons Robin Danar, Los Angeles, CA, and Richard Danar, Queens, also survive him.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific theater as an admiral’s aide.

For almost 60 years, Mr. Danar was a top sales executive for printing companies, retiring from Quad Graphics based in WI, NYC and his beloved Saratoga.

Mr. Danar was an avid golfer, dancer, world traveler, loved “the ponies” and had a love of all kinds of music. Both of his sons inherited his musical creativity.

Mr. Danar will be remembered for his love of crossword puzzles; scrabble with family; dry sense of humor; drinking coffee black; his love of Elaine, his soulmate, and family and friends.

In process of writing his second book, Mr. Danar self-published his first one; “Almost around the world traveler” in 2008 while living in Short Hills, NJ.

Family and Friends will be received at the Red Hook Inn, 7460 South Broadway, Red Hook, Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2 to 5 for a celebration of Mr. Danar’s life.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Wounded Warriors and American Heart Association.

Services and interment will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

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