OBITUARIES: Landry, Reutzel, A’Brial, DeFalco, Milligan

Alice K. Landry (1922 – 2017)

GHENT—Alice K. Landry, 95, of Hudson died Friday, October 6, 2017 at Whittier Rehabilitation Center.

She was born September 1, 1922 in Ipswich, MA, the daughter of the late Stanley and Frances (Tabor) Pojasek. She was a homemaker and a dietary aide at the Firemen’s Home in Hudson for more than 20 Years. She enjoyed sewing and was a former member of the Greenport Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by: her sister, Mary Palen (Fred) of Ipswich, MA; her son, David M. Landry (Carolyn) and eight grandchildren, Christopher, Connor, Ryan, Matthew, Leah, Grace, Noah and Nathan.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Landry; two daughters, Joan and Patrice Landry and two brothers, Theodore and Walter Pojasek.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl Street, Albany 12202. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Frederick W. Reutzel, Sr. (1922 – 2017)

VALATIE—Frederick William Reutzel, Sr., age 94, of Stuyvesant passed away peacefully at Barnwell Nursing Home, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Castleton, December 29, 1922, he was the son of the late Frederick G. and Emma (Mossman) Reutzel.

He was predeceased by his sister, Anna May Van DeWal and brothers, Edmund, Calvin, Robert and William Reutzel.

Mr. Reutzel was employed by Fort Orange Paper Company/Brown Paper Company for more than 40 years.

He served in the Army during World War II with the 731st Field Artillery Battalion as a truck driver in the European Theater of Operations.

Following the war he married Laura May Zeigler. Together they had 11 children and celebrated 70 years of marriage, February 23, 2016.

Mr. Reutzel, “Freddie,” enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending summers camping with his family at Moffitt Beach in Lake Pleasant. He spent many Saturday nights at Lebanon Valley

Speedway where he and his family would root for their favorite drivers.

When visiting their two sons, Dennis and Kenny in Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Reutzel liked to attend the NASCAR races. Another highlight of their visits was watching their son, Ken and grandson, Aaron race mini sprint cars.

Mr. Reutzel was a member of the Castleton Seniors Group, the Tri-Village Seniors Group of Kinderhook, and the Stuyvesant Fire Company. He and his wife loved to go on trips with the senior groups; including to Hawaii and Alaska. As a social member of the Stuyvesant Fire Company he would always find time to march in their parades; with his wife not far behind with the Ladies Auxiliary.

In October 2009, thanks to Patriot Flight, Inc., Mr. Reutzel went to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial. He was also fortunate enough to have his photo taken with Senator Robert Dole and his wife, Elizabeth Dole.

His second love, next to his wife and family, was gardening. he and his wife, took their vegetables and flowers to the Farmers Market in Rensselaer. People would drive by the house and admire his flower gardens. One spring day a photographer from a local newspaper snapped a picture of him while working in his garden and posted it in the paper.

Mr. Reutzel worked two jobs most of his life to support and care for his family. He was a sweet man with a smile for everyone he met, and was always there to help anyone out.

He leaves behind: his wife, Laura; his 11 children, Fred (Diane) Reutzel of Castleton, Gloria Hooper of Clifton Park, Carol Crocco of Clifton Park, Diane (Robert) Blanchard of Valatie, Dennis (Gail) Reutzel of Angleton, Texas, Wanda (Rick) Shutts of Hillsdale, Tim (Mary Ann) Reutzel of Kinderhook, Ken (Andrea) Reutzel of Clute, Texas, Richard Reutzel of Valatie, Ronald Reutzel of Stuyvesant and Darlene (Patrick) Wright of Nassau; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The Reutzel family gives heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Barnwell who looked after Mr. Reutzel. He was known and loved by many as the sweet blue-eyed guy with the big smile.

Services take place October 15, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Ray Funeral Services, 59 Seaman Avenue, Castleton. A private interment will be held October 16 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

Elizabeth A. A’Brial (1942 – 2017)

MELLENVILLE—Elizabeth A. “Betsy” A’Brial, 75, of Mellenville passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home.

Born March 4, 1942, in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Marion (Royce) Straw.

She married Raymond “Brud” A’Brial, Jr. He predeceased her March 29, 2010.

She is survived by: her children, Michael A’Brial of Stuyvesant, Kim A’Brial of Mellenville, Darlene A’Brial of Philmont and Katrina Boor of Mellenville; her grandchildren, Jeromy, Nicholas, Broderick and Cassandra Jennings, Brittany, Michael and Caitlyn A’Brial; her great-grandchildren, Zachary, Elizabeth and Charlotte; along with her fur babies, Elvis and Ariel; and extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. A’Brial was predeceased by her brother, Richard Straw.

Friends may call at the Burnett and White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, Monday, October 16, 2017 from noon to 2 p.m. Eulogy will be held at 2 p.m. and interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Donations may be made in Mrs. A’Brial’s memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

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Robert W. Defalco (1952 – 2017)

HUDSON—Robert William DeFalco, 65, of Hudson passed away October 1, 2017.

He was born May 10, 1952 in Mamaroneck. He was predeceased by his parents, Elmiro DeFalco and Thelma (Halley) DeFalco of Hillsdale.

Mr. DeFalco was a talented carpenter. He performed building maintenance for the apartment building in which he lived in Hudson.

He is survived by: his two brothers, Ed (Eleanor) and Larry (Marilyn); niece, Danielle (Frank) Camacho; nephews, Matthew DeFalco, Valentino and Sebastian Camacho.

A memorial service will be held October 17, 2017, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church, 8074 County Route 22, Copake Falls.

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

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Carol L. Milligan (1932 – 2017)

GHENT—Carol LeFevre Milligan, 85, passed away unexpectedly September 25, 2017.

She was born in Minersville, Utah, August 24, 1932, to William Darrel and Gladys Woodward LeFevre.

The family later moved to Franklin, Idaho, where she grew up. At Preston High School she enjoyed dramatics and art and graduated in 1950. After high school, she attended Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) where she pursued a degree in elementary education and a minor in art. She taught kindergarten for one year before marrying a handsome young man, Vince Milligan, September 1, 1954, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

After their marriage, the couple moved to Troy, where Mr. Milligan attended graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). They lived in Troy and Colonie. They moved to Ghent in 1967. In recent years, they divided their time between Smithfield, UT, and Ghent.

Mrs. Milligan was an artist with a keen eye for beauty. Her children remember her love of art and books, pretty dishes, handmade quilts, beautiful crafts and homemade Christmas ornaments. She was an excellent cook and baker. She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was generous, gentle and compassionate. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many capacities.

She is survived by: her husband of 63 years, Rex Vincent Milligan; daughters, Cheri (Jay) Burton of Hamden, OH; Karen Emma Milligan of Smithfield, UT; Linda (Larry) Cox of AZ; Christine (Stephan) Hash of Mapleton, UT; Valerie Milligan Burgess of Ghent; eight grandchildren, Hillary (Joel) Twaddle, Ian Burton, Bryan Cox, Steven Cox, Matthew Hash, Sarah Hash, Samuel Isaac Burgess and William Vincent Burgess; a brother, Cecil (Judy) LeFevre; sisters, Anna Godfrey, Phyllis (Max) Richards, Marion (Nick) Shumway and Donna (Billie) Redington and numerous extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John (Marie) LeFevre; and her sister, Renee Nuttall.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3 at the Smithfield 7th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with interment at the Smithfield City Cemetery in Utah. Members of the community and friends were invited to attend Mrs. Milligan’s memorial service Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Hudson Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 158 State Route 9H, Claverack. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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