OBITUARIES: Hatch, Funk, Sansaricq, Schaummann

Mark R. Hatch (1954 – 2017)

CHATHAM—Mark Ross Hatch, 63, of Chatham passed away September 3, 2017 unexpectedly at his home.

He was born February 4, 1954 in Chatham, the son of Cora B. Hatch of Canaan and the late Richard Hatch.

Mr. Hatch was an owner/operator truck driver and drove for Rouse Motor Express for many years.

In addition to his mother, Cora, Mr. Hatch is survived by: daughters, Sarah Spera of Warren, MA, and Amy Jo Hatch of Ludlow, MA; sisters, Shirley Syliva and her husband the late Jo Syliva, Pennie Wood and her husband Frank Wood of Canaan; brothers, Terry Hatch and wife Ann Marie of Hoosick Falls and Kim Hatch of Canaan; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hatch was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Khoury of Pittsfield, MA. The family will have a private graveside service. Arrangements are with the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham.

Dale S. Funk (1945 – 2017)

CHURCHTOWN—Dale S. Funk, 72, of Churchtown died Monday, September 11, 2017 at his home.

Born May 15, 1945 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Sherman and Carrie Emma (Moore) Funk.

Mr. Funk worked for more than 35 years as a foreman with the Columbia County Highway Department. He enjoyed going to casinos with his daughter, Melinda.

Surviving are: his son, Bryan Funk and daughter, Melinda Funk, both of Hudson, and his cats, Neapolitan, Missy and Shadow.

He was predeceased by his wife, June, who died March 30, 2013

Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 16, 9 to 10 a.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Services will be at 10 a.m. with the Reverend David Tipple officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to Everlasting Hope Animal Rescue, 180 Prach Road, Hillsdale 12521.

Condolences may be expressed at

Mary F. Sansaricq (1952 – 2017)

GHENT—Mary Faherty Sansaricq, born May 4, 1952, has risen.

She died September 9 at home.

She was a beloved mother, wife, sister and friend; respected teacher at St. Saviour HS, St. John’s University, editor/trustee at History and Heritage Magazine of the Kinderhook Historical Society, business administrator at Hawthorne Valley School, director of pupil transportation at New York State Department of Education and community advocate and board president at the Special Needs Program of Ghent.

“Mary continues to spread her love, integrity and strength throughout all of our hearts at this difficult time.”

Mrs. Sansaricq’s immediate family, Ralph Sansaricq, Ann Sansaricq, Claire Sansaricq, Lauren Sansaricq and Robert Sansaricq extends their gratitude for all of the support and offerings of love provided by the community in celebration of her life.

Her family is both proud and grateful for the amazing time they shared with this exemplary and inspirational human being.

A memorial Mass in celebration of Mrs. Sansaricq’s life will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle Street, Albany, Friday, September 15 at 6 p.m. Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will be the Mass celebrant.

Arrangements are with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Condolences may be conveyed at

Boyd Schaummann (1932 – 2017)

MELLENVILLE—Boyd Schaummann passed away September 8, peacefully on his 85th birthday in the loving arms of his family at his home, set on the farm hills he roamed as a boy so long ago.

He dearly loved his wife, Sylvia. They met at a fire department barbecue and were happily married for 60 years. They were together for so many wonderful days, starting with hot coffee in the morning, then adventures, work or family activities, followed by a single Genesee beer and a warm fire in the evening.

Mr. Schaummann enjoyed horseshoes, golf and softball in his younger days. He pitched softball for many years under the Chatham lights and with the Davis boys all over Columbia County.

He thrived in the quiet simplicity of his wooded surroundings. He cut many cords of wood with his 1910 Sears and Roebuck saw rig, a machine he salvaged from his father’s farm.

In the summer, the Mets were his passion since 1962. Mr. and Mrs. Schaummann would sit together and listen to games on the radio. Mostly clapping and groaning except for the wonderful years of 1969 and 1986. In the fall, he enjoyed the Patriots football team and their many Superbowl rings. His pond-sized banner drawn in the snow even made a national newspaper one cold January day before another big victory.

Mr. Schaummann should be remembered with these five simple virtues: he served his country; he worked hard; he loved his family; he was nice to everyone and he laughed with all.

He will be forever loved by: his wife, Sylvia (Engel) Schaummann of Claverack, daughter and son-in-law, PeggySue and Chris Boyle of West Sand Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Ann Schaummann of East Nassau; grandchildren, Tyler, Evan and Sarah Boyle, and Rebekah and Erik Schaummann. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ruby Schaummann of Lebanon, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Carl DeWald Schaummann and Kathryn (Stark) Schaummann, along with three siblings, Mary Delaney, Emma Ohl and Carl Schaummann, Jr.

Funeral services are from the Bates and Anderson-Redmond and Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, Thursday, September 14, 11 a.m. Visitation hours are Wednesday, September 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in West Ghent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Schaummann’s memory may be made to the Mellenville Fire Company.

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