OBITUARIES: Every, Rivers, T. Lloyd, Whiteside, Keute, Platner, Finn, Marinelli

Mary S. Every (1918 – 2018)

PHILMONT—Mary S. Every of Chatham passed away June 3, 2018 at the Pine Haven Nursing Home.

Born March 29, 1918 in Portland, ME, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine Santucci Garzone.

Mrs. Every had lived in Pittsfield and Lee, MA, but spent most of her life in Chatham.

She was married September 4, 1939 to Kenneth Every. She worked at Chester’s Mill in Chatham and later in Reilly’s Mill in Chatham and Valatie. She was a 50-year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chatham Fire Department and a past president in 1958.

Mrs. Every enjoyed baking, dancing and gambling. Most of all she enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching them play sports.

She is survived by: her daughter, Joanne Dixon and son, Kenneth “Butch” Every, both of Chatham; her five grandchildren, Kevin, Ronald (Sandi), Shari (Barry), Kelly (Nick) and Corey (Jodi); 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Every; four brothers, John, Steve, Sam and Louie; three sisters, Grace Drozd, Angelina Stankiewicz and Florence Gustafson, and her son-in-law, George Dixon.

Family will receive friends at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham, Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. till noon when services will be offered.

The family thanks the staff at Pine Haven Nursing Home for all the love and care they provided to “our beloved Nan.” Contributions in Mrs. Every’s name may be made to the Chatham Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. Condolences may be conveyed at

Edwin A. Rivers (1925 – 2018)

HUDSON—Edwin A. Rivers, 92, previously a resident of Claverack, passed away at the Firemen’s Home, Monday, June 4, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Rose Rivers in 2010.

Mr. Rivers often talked about his World War II deployment as an assistant tank driver. He participated in the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. During Normandy, enemy planes would attack allied positions in the evening. They were nicknamed “Bedtime Charlie.” He wondered why his life was spared.

Mr. Rivers was also a proud lifetime-member of the A.B. Shaw Fire Company. He gave 60 years of service and held many positions including assistant fire chief.

Services will be held Friday, June 8, 1 p.m. at the Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

Tasha M. Lloyd (1987 – 2018)

HUDSON—Tasha Monique Lloyd, 30, of Hudson passed away May 29, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 12, 1987 to Willie Lloyd and Gina (Weed) Lloyd. She worked as a PCA for various families, and was in school for child psychology. She was very artistic and enjoyed drawing and coloring. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading and watching TV. She was a loving person.

Ms. Lloyd is survived by her parents; her fiance, Steve Rodriguez; her brother, Tasheem Lloyd; sister, Tiara Lloyd; brother, Rashon Warren; her nephew, Tyair Ryan and her stepfather, Howard Clanton.

A funeral service was held June 4 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Mary A. Whiteside (1930 – 2018)

ALBANY—Mary Augusta Whiteside, 87, a longtime resident of Hudson, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Albany Medical Center.

Born July 20, 1930 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Cobbins and Mary Sue Farrel-Cobbins.

She was a devoted longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Hudson, where in her early years she served in various capacities.

Mrs. Whiteside worked for the Hudson City School District as a school teacher aide until her full retirement.

She is survived by: her companion, Douglas Fraleigh; five children, Ernest C. Wood, Jr., of Ohio, Valerie A. Fields (Pinell) of Winter Haven, FL, Darlene A. Green (Eugene) and Patricia Williams (Tyronn), both of Tampa, FL, and Michelle Ivery of Hudson; her brother, William Cobbins of Hudson; six sisters, Catherine Ryan, Josephine Johnson, Pauline Raggs, Pricilla Cobbins, all of Hudson, Evie Cobbins of Albany and Helen Lattimore of Cincinnati, OH; one sister-in-law, Rosemary Whiteside of Chatham; two stepchildren, Bonita Powell of Kingston and Tony Whiteside of Flint, MI; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Whiteside was predeceased by her husbands, Ernest Calvin Wood, Sr., and Author L. Whiteside; son, Ronald Wood; son-in-law, Pinell Fields, Sr.; three brothers, Jackie, Herby and Thomas Cobbins; two sisters, Sadie Morris and Bessie Buie.

Services were conducted June 1 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Hudson. Burial was in Cedar Park Cemetery. A repast was held at the Elks Lodge, 201 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, following the burial. Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Beverly J. Keute (1940 – 2018)

ANCRAM—Beverly Joan Keute passed away peacefully in her rest May 26, 2018.

She was born in Catskill to Clarence Irving Henry and Lula Mae Hammond. She was a loving and kind-hearted wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Keute. She is survived by many friends and family who have happy memories of her just as she would have wished.

A celebration of her life took place at her home in Ancram, June 3. Family and friends joined in celebrating her life and her 78th birthday.

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

Susan C. Platner (1950 – 2018)

HUDSON—Susan Carol Platner, 67, of Hudson died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hudson, December 26, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Edward Clinton and Helen Elizabeth (Lohman) Bainer. Mrs. Platner worked in housekeeping at Barnwell Nursing Home for many years, she was a social member of the Hudson Fire Police with her husband, Alan.

She will be greatly missed by: her husband, Alan Platner at home; son, Michael Platner of Greenport; brothers, Edward Bainer of FL, Michael Dugan of CT, Ronald Dugan of Albany, Dennis Dugan of Albany, Timothy Dugan of Albany; sisters, Debbie Geer of TN, Joanne Dugan of Saratoga; daughter-in-law, Ashley Platner; sisters-in-law, Alice Cordato of Stottville and Janise Nelson of CT; grandchildren, Michael Timothy Platner and Savanna Cusson. She was predeceased by her daughter, Robyn Platner in 2003.

Committal prayers were held graveside at Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery June 1. Arrangements were with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

James Finn (1934 – 2018)

POUGHKEEPSIE—James Finn of Greenport died May 23, 2018 at Vassar Hospital.

He was a hotel owner and song writer/poet. He lived in three states and worked at McGraw Publishing Co. and Republic Pictures in NYC, Shell Oil Co. in Los Angeles, CA, Poet Corner in St. Petersburg, FL, and IBM in Fishkill.

He had owned Ye Old Tavern/Stormville Hotel in Stormville and managed the Putters Lounge at the Red Hook Golf Club.

Mr. Finn was also an artist, who won Best Ribbon in Modern Art and Grand Champion in Art at the Dutchess County Fair.

He was born in Mount Vernon, to Agnes Harrigan and Martin Finn.

Mr. Finn is survived by: Terry Finn; daughters, Tammy Gray, Deborah Falasco and Tara Finn; sons, Jay Finn, Sean Finn and Shane Finn; stepson, Chris Brazee; and his sister, Joan Johnson. He was predeceased by Erin and Diane Finn. He will be cremated. There are no services scheduled. Arrangements were with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Lorenzo A. Marinelli (1939 – 2018)

ALBANY—Lorenzo Marinelli, a 30-year resident of Columbia County and North Bergen, NJ, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage May 20, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital. He had celebrated his 79th birthday in February.

He was the proud son of an Italian immigrant, Nino Marinelli, who made the treacherous voyage from Abruzzi, Italy to America by himself at the age of 13. He loved visiting his father’s village and his surviving relatives in Rome.

On New Year’s Eve 1990, he met his beloved wife, Deborah, mother of his stepchildren, Rachel Aydt of New York City and Christian Aydt of Little Falls, NJ. The couple married at their home on Kinderhook Lake in 1994. He is also survived by: his sons, Lawrence Marinelli (Marina) of Queens, Ward Marinelli (Barbara) and Dean Marinelli (Ria) of East Stroudsburg, PA, ex-wife, Judy of East Stroudsburg, PA, and grandchildren, Jessica, Nicholas, Daniel, Christina and James.

“Larry” was a film editor, who also worked in television production. The name of his first and most enduring company was East End Productions. He was an active member of the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild for more than 50 years, and was proposed to the Guild board by his friend and mentor, Stanley Ackerman, longterm president of the Director’s Guild in New York City. He got his greatest pleasure from his career in independent film and television.

He and his brother, Rudolfo Marinelli founded one of the first film translation companies, Language and Motion Limited, for foreign directors who wanted to gain access to American markets. They perfected the technique of using professional actors to dub films into English, and worked to dub Italian masterpieces by Fellini and Bertolucci. He was also a member of the New York team that produced Scenes from a Marriage by the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman for English-speaking audiences. To earn a living and perfect his craft, he worked on both artistic, independent, low budget and cult feature films, including Vigilante, Very Close Quarters, Heart, Maniac, 1900, A Time to Remember, East Side Story, New York Cop, Ankle Bracelet and Bad Company. He loved all genres, and often helped to close funding gaps for filmmakers struggling to complete projects and get distribution deals. His support extended to Italian science fiction. He loved to remember chasing monsters through the streets of Rome and two-hour pasta and wine lunches with the Italian crew of Cosmos: War of the Planets. He also created trailers for many directors, and got a kick out of his industry nickname, “King of the Trailers.” In later years, he was an associate producer of Inside the Law and Health Choices, which were widely shown by PBS stations, and worked on the PBS Intrepid documentary with his close friend, producer Phillip Marshall.

In a side adventure, Mr. Marinelli made a friend for life, Randy Jurgenson of the NYPD, when he opened his studio on Fifty-Fourth Street and Tenth Avenue for Mr. Jurgenson, who was desperately trying to identify and arrest killers responsible for nearly 500 deaths in three NYC precincts in 1972. Mr. Marinelli’s crucial support of the NYPD was immortalized in Mr. Jurgenson’s book “Circle of Six.”

Mr. Marinelli was a passionate defender of the environment. When St. Lawrence Cement was threatening to build the biggest cement plant in the world in Hudson, he spent nearly 100 volunteer hours filming their planning meetings, and the environmental legal team that was hired to protect the county’s interests was able to use his tapes to prepare their ultimately victorious case.

He loved going to the movies, and attended independent film festivals from New York to Reykjavik. He enthusiastically supported the Chatham Film Festival at his favorite historic theater, the Crandell. He loved the water and had a few rowboats going at any one time on Kinderhook Lake, hopefully at least one without a leak. He always wanted a party boat, and in the last year of his life, he finally bought one. He and his wife used it for sunset picnicking and he was excited for the parties he planned to throw this summer. He was a faithful companion to dogs, most recently his shih tzu, Tucker. He and his wife traveled the world, and visited Costa Rica, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Scotland, Peru, Ecuador, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and many other countries. He found the one New York pizza place in Pushkar, India, a Hindu holy city he’d been told was completely teetotal, and somehow talked his way into a cold beer in a teacup, to better enjoy his pizza while remaining sensitive to local mores. One of his last and most profound adventures was to see Mount Annapurna at sunrise in Pokhara, Nepal. He and his wife were together, holding hands, as the sun cast first light on one of the highest mountains in the world.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in Mr. Marinelli’s memory to his beloved Old Chatham Friends’ Meetinghouse, the Chatham Film Club or the Kinderhook Dog Park. Interment was beside his parents and brother at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx. A local memorial will be held at the Old Chatham Friends Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, Saturday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m.

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