OBITUARIES: Malcolm, Snyder, Saltmarsh

Merry Ellen Malcolm (1963 – 2018)

KINDERHOOK—Merry Ellen (Praga) Malcolm, 55, of Craryville died Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Born May 5, 1963 in Hudson, she was the beloved wife of Andrew Malcolm.

She is also survived by: her three sons, Dustyn J. (Cassidy) Connell, Jesse Q. Connell and Brennan T. Hamm; three grandchildren; siblings, Jeff (Corrine) Praga of Lake City, FL, Camille (Michelle) Praga of Valatie and Sal, Jr., (Katie), also of Valatie. She was the cherished daughter of Dorothy (Huyck) Praga and the late Salvatore J. Praga, Sr. Her large family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins all loved her dearly.

Mrs. Malcolm graduated from Ichabod Crane High School, June 1982 and was a U.S. Army veteran, who served December 1982 through December 1988. She was honorably discharged. Mrs. Malcolm lived her life with grace, and an unwavering love for her Lord Christ Jesus. She was a gifted artist, avid gardener and deeply committed to filling the needs of others. She enjoyed golf, travel, hiking, primitive antiques, and had an overwhelming desire to feed everyone. Best known for her sense of humor and joyful spirit, she was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

The family expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all friends for the countless prayers, love and time spent with Mrs. Malcolm. Thanks to the folks of Hospice, Pastor Brown and the congregation of the Bible Baptist Church of Ghent.

Contributions to one’s local hospice would be appreciated. There are no services at Mrs. Malcolm’s request. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Joan Snyder (1947 – 2018)

GERMANTOWN—Joan Snyder, 71, of Germantown passed away gently in her sleep July 18, 2018 after battling a long-term illness.

She was born March 20, 1947 in the Bronx, to the late Peter and Anna Murphy. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She graduated from Germantown Central School, and SUNY Cobleskill.

In 1968 she married the love of her life, Glenn. They made their home in Germantown where they raised their two daughters.

After graduating from college she worked for the Social Security Administration in Hudson and later became a bookkeeper for many local businesses.

Mrs. Snyder was an active member of the Germantown community. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Germantown, the Lions Club, and the Germantown Park Commission. She served on the board of Palatine Manor and was a Germantown Town Board member.

Mrs. Snyder enjoyed spending time with friends and was always willing to help anyone in need.

She is survived by: her sister, Patricia; her mother-in-law, Jane; her daughter, Stacey and her husband Steven; her daughter, Stephanie; her beloved grandchildren, Dominic and Damien; several cousins and many dear friends.

Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her parents, and adored husband, Glenn. She was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Stephanie, her grandsons, and several devoted caretakers.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Yadack Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 23, 2018, 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, Germantown.

Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Germantown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to one of Mrs. Snyder’s favorite charities, the USO or Columbia-Greene Humane Society or an organization of one’s choice.

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Adrienne Saltmarsh (1930 – 2018)

CATSKILL—Adrienne Saltmarsh, 88, of Chatham died Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at The Pines at Catskill.

Born July 10, 1930 in Tarrytown, she was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Charlene (Von Osthoff) Singer.

Mrs. Saltmarsh was an LPN and received her training at Columbia Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1951. She worked at the Brooksville Nursing Home in Brooksville, FL, and also worked at Barnwell Nursing for a time. She was an avid bowler and loved knitting, crocheting, playing cards and word search.

She is survived by: four children, Darrell March of Valatie, Drew March of Stuyvesant, Deidre (March) Wrigley of Stuyvesant and Danielle Freeman of St. Peters, MO; six grandchildren, Thomas Freeman, Trevor March, Brian March, Christine Purcell, Jennifer March and Timothy Wrigley; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Purcell, Jessica Purcell and Matthew Denson.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Ellsworth March and Albert Saltmarsh and her grandson, William Wrigley.

A graveside service will be held Monday July 23, 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Cemetery with the Reverend George Fleming officiating. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

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