OBITUARIES: Walsh, Burgett, Burdick, Crisp

Gloria C. Walsh (1924 – 2018)

GHENT—Gloria C. Walsh, 93, of Valatie passed away peacefully February 2, 2018 at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

She was born in Scotch Plains, NJ, to Norman and Emma Nelson. She graduated from New Dorp High School, Staten Island. She attended secretarial school in New York City and during her career worked for JP Morgan, Hudson Valley Community College and the Kleeber Agency in Valatie.

She enjoyed visiting her grandchildren, collecting seashells, watching birds and squirrels, playing cards, photography, gardening, crafts and bowling. She loved her extended family and was loved by all in return. Her wit and humor often brought a smile to family and friends.

Ms. Walsh is survived by: her children, Kathy Walsh, Tom (Ellen) Walsh, Linda Walsh, Kevin Walsh and Margaret Sullivan; her grandchildren, Michele Williams, Marc (Kerry) Williams, Alysha Williams, Heather (Barry) Kincaid, Ashley (Vern) Ehlers, Erin Walsh, Keri (Matt) McComb, Alex Walsh, Jack Sullivan and Reagan Sullivan; numerous nieces, nephews, and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Norman and Emma Nelson; her siblings, Norma Jones, Ozzie (Robert) Nelson and Bub (Rollin) Nelson; her niece, Sandy Sullivan; and her daughter-in-law, Teri Slemp.

A funeral service will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11 a.m. with Father George Fleming officiating. Burial follows at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, weather permitting. Visitation will be held at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, Friday, February 9, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Valatie Santa Claus Club, P.O. Box 602, Valatie 12184-0602. The family extends its gratitude to the staff at Whittier.

Devin A. Burgett (1992 – 2018)

ALBANY—A kind and caring soul has left the world.

Devin Andrew Burgett, 25, of Germantown passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by loving family and friends.

Born in Rhinebeck, November 3, 1992, he graduated from Germantown Central School.

He truly was one of a kind and loved by all. There was not a mean bone in his body and his kindness knew no limits. He always saw the best in people and would go out of his way to put a smile on your face.

Mr. Burgett was passionate about his job as an exterminator and adored his boss and mentor, Bennett Edelman “Chico” at Midstate Pest Control. He enjoyed his second job at Gulf which allowed him to meet new people and learn their stories.

He was a talented musician who was able to hear a song once and then play it on his guitar.

Above all else, he loved his family.

Mr. Burgett is survived by: his mother, Tara (Curry) Burgett; his sisters, Blair and Kelsey Burgett; his brothers, Alex and Andrew, Jr., “AJ” Burgett; his nephews, William “T-Will” Riley and Ayden Daniels; his grandmothers, Kathy Curry Gardinier and Betty Burgett and his great-grandfather, Bernard Turek along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Andrew Burgett; grandmother, Diane (Broast) Lown; grandfathers, Ronald J. Curry and Clifford Burgett.

A celebration of his life will be held February 10, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Yadack- Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.

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Donald T. Burdick (1953 – 2018)

ALBANY—Donald T. Burdick, 64, of Stephentown died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Albany Medical Center.

Born in Bennington, VT, May 14, 1953, he was the son of Tracey J. Burdick of Berlin and the late Mildred A. Jones Burdick.

He was raised in Berlin and was a graduate of Berlin Central School and later attended Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

He was employed by W.J. Cowee, Inc. in Berlin; General Electric in Pittsfield, MA; Larabee Fuels in New Lebanon and for the past 15 years was a machinist for Saturn Industries in Hudson. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Lebanon. He enjoyed music especially playing his guitar, cars, hunting, history and was a football fan of the Washington Redskins and was a Star Trek buff.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara Lee Longo Burdick; loving father of Christopher J. (Amy) Fitzgerald of North Carolina, Anita Crosby of Canaan, Angela (Guy) Baldwin of Ghent, Aaron Burdick of Castleton, Andrew (Shauna) Burdick of Connecticut, Felicia Burdick of Stephentown and the late Richard M. Longo; proud grandfather of Christopher, Jr., Colin, Kimberly, Curtis, Valerie, Evelyn, Emma, Natalie, William, Seth and John.

Relatives and friends may call at the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown, Wednesday, February 7 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, P.O. Box 9, Stephentown 12168 to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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Fred E. Crisp, Jr. (1936 -2018)

LENOX, MA—Fred E. Crisp, Jr., age 81, passed away February 2, 2017 at home in Lenox, MA.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 12:30 p.m., at Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue in Chatham.

He was born November 9, 1936 in New Rochelle to Fred E. Crisp, Sr., and Lillian Thomas Crisp. He was the oldest of three boys. He graduated from Bellows High School in Mamaroneck in 1955 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from Ithaca College. He married his high school sweetheart, Marcia A. MacDonald, July 26, 1958 in Mamaroneck.

Mr. Crisp began his career as manager of General Tire in White Plains and went on to own several businesses including the Dairy Queen in Ghent, the Old Chatham Country Store, service stations on the New York State Thruway, Hertz Rental Agency in Pittsfield, MA, and an accounting/tax business for many years out of his home office in Canaan until retirement.

Mr. Crisp was committed to volunteering his time and skills in roles such as president of the Chatham Central School District Board of Education, town supervisor of Canaan and as a volunteer with the Canaan Protective Fire Company. Besides his generosity and dedication to these causes, Mr. Crisp will be remembered for his big heart and personality—one always knew when “Freddie” was in the room—as well as his ever-present sense of humor. He loved his family more than anything. He will be incredibly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Crisp is survived by Marcia (MacDonald) Crisp, his loving wife of 60 years; his son, Fred Crisp and his husband, James Guggina; daughter, Cindy Crisp and her husband, Darrin James; two grandsons, Calvin and Tyler James; his two brothers, Bruce and Ronald, and their families and many wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Crisp’s name to the Canaan Protective Fire Company in Canaan 12029.

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