OBITUARIES: Colburn, Pulver, Favitta, Goldstein, Perry

Carl S. Colburn (1929 – 2018)

ALBANY—Carl S. Colburn, 89, of Concord, NH, formerly of Niverville, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born January 15, 1929 in Morris, he was the son of the late Scott and Frances (Bice) Colburn.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during World War II and worked for Lucent Technologies in Albany for many years.

Mr. Colburn volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was very active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He also coached local Little League and Babe Ruth baseball programs. He was a member of the Niverville Methodist Church and served as a lay leader, sang in the choir and belonged to its United Methodist Men’s group.

He is survived by: four children, Jefferey Colburn (Sharon) of Mont Vernon, NH, Gregory Colburn (April) of Averill Park, Cynthia Howes (Andrew) of Sand Lake, Kelly Covell (Rich) of Grafton; his brother, Richard Gorton of Tucson, AZ; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by: his wife Grace (McNary) Colburn; two brothers, Charles and Lee Colburn and four sisters, Eva Murdock, Marion Herrington, Tiny Haight and Catherine Phillips.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 20, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Valatie. Calling hours will be Sunday, August 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Niverville Methodist Church.

Hugh E. Pulver (1940 – 2018)

HUDSON—Hugh E. “Jim” Pulver, 77, of Niverville died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born October 8, 1940 in Niverville, he was the son of the late Harry and Isabella (Allen) Pulver.

Mr. Pulver was a veteran, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a truck driver and worked for several local trucking firms.

He is survived by: two children, James Pulver and Terry Bruss (Ron), both of Niverville; a sister, Diane Storms of OK; two grandchildren, Cierra Pulver and Kyle Bruss; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (VanEyk) Pulver and his sister, Edith Decker.

Calling hours will be held Friday, August 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Michael J. Favitta (1945 – 2018)

OLD CHATHAM—Michael James Favitta passed away peacefully at his home Monday, August 13, 2018.

From his birth April 6, 1945 in Brooklyn, to his death in Old Chatham, he was a friend to all, quick to lend a helping hand, and tell a good story.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 49 years; son; grandson; daughter; and daughter-in-law.

Mr. Favitta will be greatly missed and celebrated in a private gathering at the family’s home. Arrangements are with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Convey condolences at

Sidney D. Goldstein (1933 – 2018)

PHILMONT—Sidney D. Goldstein passed away August 14, 2018 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

He was born August 18, 1933 and grew up in Philadelphia.

He joined the Navy during the Korean War and served aboard the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Tripoli.

When he returned home to Philadelphia, he married Joyce Gertzman (nee).

He attended Temple University and from there became a salesman eventually heading up major companies in New York City in the garment district. His favorite activities were riding horses and his involvement with various hunt clubs. He also loved riding motorcycles, sports cars and boating.

He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Samuel Goldstein, and his sister, Elaine Sobel.

Surviving family members include: his wife of 62 years, Joyce; his two daughters, Nina and Jill; sons-in-law, Jason and Michael and seven grandchildren.

Services were graveside at the Chatham Rural Cemetery (Jewish section), Cemetery Road, Friday, August 17, 2018.

Arrangements were with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Convey condolences at

Dorothy A. Perry (1930 – 2018)

AUSTERLITZ—Dorothy A. Perry, 87, of Austerlitz and Ruskin, FL, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family August 16, 2018.

She was born October 19, 1930 in Albany, to Elmer and Gertrude Hammon Badertscher.

She attended Chatham High School and married the love of her life, Donald Perry. They celebrated 69 years of marriage last October. In addition, she was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

She was a charter member of the Austerlitz VFC Ladies’ Auxiliary, a member of St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church and the Austerlitz Historical Society.

Mrs. Perry was predeceased by: her sisters, Janice Hayes, Shirley Bridenbecker, Dawn Badertscher and brother, Fred Lamphere.

Surviving in addition to her husband are: her siblings, Emma Jensen, Evelyn Keefner, Margy Quinn, Isabel Koch, Gail DelSonno, James Badertscher; her children, Donald (Sandy) Perry of Louisville, KY, Lynn (Paul) Baumann of Sheffield, MA, David (Shirley) Perry of Chatham and Chris (John) Perry of Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren, Kevin, Tony, Ben, Christopher, Megan, Mark, Amy; 14 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Stephanie, Kirsten, Kevin Jr., Jayson, Alex, Olivia, Hailey, Cheyanne, Lucas, Gianna, Lily, Cole, Jett and her loving and devoted caretaker, Theresa Martin.

Calling hours will be held Monday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a Celebration of Life service at the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. To send online condolences visit

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