OBITUARIES: Reynolds, VanCampen, Rothermel

Edward B. Reynolds (1943 – 2018)

CATSKILL—Edward Bernard Reynolds, 75, of Greenport passed away July 6, 2018.

Born April 25, 1943 in the Bronx, he was the son of Thomas Reynolds and Sarah Higgins.

He attended All Hollows High School, in the Bronx and graduated with the class of 1960.

Mr. Reynolds worked for more than 30 years for Citibank. He began his career as a window teller in the early 1960s and worked his way up to become executive vice president of international investments at Citicorp Center in Manhattan.

He loved sports and was an avid Yankees fan. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time by the beach. He was a longtime and active parishioner at the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant.

In the latter part of his life, Mr. Reynolds devoted his time working the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve 22 years of sobriety. He inspired others to do the same.

He was predeceased by parents and only sibling, Gabrielle Suarez. He married Susana Rosas July 4, 1964 and they had three children, Diana (Andrew) Sponable of Latham, Stacey Reynolds of Cortlandt Manor, and Andrew (Donna) Reynolds of Mahopac; three grandchildren, Collin, Grant and Derrick Sponable and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. from the Church of St. Joseph Nativity Parish in Stuyvesant Falls. Visitation at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson will be Tuesday, July 10 from 3 to 7 p.m.

The family thanks the staff at St. Peter’s Hospital oncology and radiation departments for the excellent medical care provided to Mr. Reynolds. They also thank the outstanding staff at the Pines at Catskill for their genuine love and compassionate care during his final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Reynolds’s memory to: The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 154 Jefferson Heights, Catskill 12414.

Charles H. VanCampen (1925 – 2018)

HUDSON—Charles H. VanCampen, 93, of Livingston died July 6, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 1, 1925 on the family farm in Germantown to Charles H. VanCampen, Sr., and Sophie (Engelbart) VanCampen.

After working for New York State, Mr. VanCampen then drove truck for CNE Trucking and Schewermans Trucking and later became owner and operator of LP Transportation. His wife also drove with him.

He retired at the age of 82 in 2007.

Survivors include: his son, Robert (Kathy) VanCampen of Hudson; a daughter, Deborah VanCampen of Fort Worth, TX; three grandchildren, Charles IV of Clifton Park, Matthew (Jessica) Ronsani of MA, Sergeant Sara Ronsani currently deployed in Kuwait and two great-grandchildren, Evan VanCampen of Clifton Park, Matilyn Marie Ronsanie of MA.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Gloria; a son, Charles, III, and grandson, Mark Ronsani.

Services were held Monday, July 9 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Burial followed in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery.

Virginia M. Rothermel (1927 – 2018)

VALATIE—Virginia M. “Ginny” Rothermel, 91, of Kinderhook died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at The Grand at Barnwell.

Born July 3, 1927 in Muitzeskill, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Marion (Rossman) Mann.

Mrs. Rothermel was an executive secretary for the New York State Assembly in Albany. She was a founding member of the Palmer Engine and Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Kinderhook Reformed Church and the Clapp Novak American Legion Post in Kinderhook.

She is survived by: two daughters, Bonnie Sutherland of Kinderhook and Debbie Lynch of Valatie; one son, Charles Rothermel of Kinderhook; six grandchildren, Peter and Rick Rothermel, Kenneth Sutherland, Jr., Kari Anne Powell, Raine and Gage Rothermel; three great-grandchildren, Kenneth Jacob, Katie Jane and Angela Rothermel as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward G. Rothermel; two sons, William and Paul Rothermel; a brother, Warren Mann; sister, Irene Smith and her grandson, Justin Lynch.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with the Reverend Rudy Visser officiating. Burial will follow in Kinderhook Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday, July 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Palmer Engine and Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary.

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