OBITUARIES: Cottini, Hart, Robertson, Mausolf, Richmond, Ziemba, Hamlin, Faxon

Lido Cottini (1933 – 2018)

HILLSDALE—Lido Cottini, 85, of Hillsdale passed away Monday, July 30, 2018.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated August 3, 2018 from Our Lady of Hope Parish in Copake Falls. Interment followed at St. Bridget’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit to leave condolences.

David W. Hart (1938 – 2018)

CLAVERACK—David W. Hart, 80, of Claverack passed away with his loving family by his side Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Born January 26, 1938 in Greenport, he was the son of Andrew E. and May (Otty) Hart.

For 25 years, Mr. Hart was comptroller of Ginsberg’s Food Distributors. He was the current historian for the Town of Greenport, and served as president of the Greenport Historical Society for more than 20 years. A devoted parishioner of Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson, he was a lector and served on the Parish Council. Mr. Hart also enjoyed antiques and gardening.

He is survived by: his wife, Patricia (Colwell) Hart; daughters, Cynthia Hart Schools (Gary) and Lynn Hart; grandchildren, Joshua, Allison and Gregory Schools, Jennifer and Andrew Bartlett; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Andrew J. Hart.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, August 4 from the Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson. Interment was in Cedar Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or Greenport Historical Society, 600 Town Hall Drive, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit to leave condolences.

Donna Robertson (1946 – 2018)

HUDSON—Donna Lee Robertson of Philmont passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born March 12, 1946 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Gloria H. (Craver) Robertson.

She graduated from Ockawamick High School.

Ms. Robertson was employed at KeyBank in Albany and later worked for more than 30 years at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont. She was a lifelong resident of Columbia County.

Ms. Robertson is survived by: her daughter, Allison C. Robertson of Catskill; her son, William C. Robertson of New York City and three grandchildren, Emonnie, Dasean and Joseph of Catskill.

A funeral service was conducted August 2 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Burial was in the Mellenville Union Cemetery. Visit to leave condolences.

Barbara A. Mausolf (1934 – 2018)

GREENPORT—Barbara A. (Kosnick) Mausolf, 84, of Greenport was called home Friday, August 3, 2018.

She passed quietly and peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family.

A loving daughter, wife and mother, she was born May 31, 1934 to the late Josephine (Kulesza) and John (Steamboat) Kosnick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank (Mousie) Mausolf; brother, John Kosnick; sister, Patricia Campbell and brother-in-law, Royal Campbell.

She is survived by: her five children, Frank (Cathy) Mausolf of Oklahoma, John (Debbie) Mausolf of Greenport, Maureen Mausolf of Greenport, Lori (Paul) Westover of Greenport, and Susanne Smith (Lamar Hampton) of Albany, and a cousin that she raised from the age of seven, Kathy (Kelly) and her husband, Charles Shook of TX; six grandchildren, Sarah (Erik) Drollinger of GA, Frank (Lauren) Mausolf of MA, Jenna Mausolf (Lauren Murry) of Ontario, NY, John Paul Mausolf of Ghent, Jessica Mausolf of Greenport and Rachel Smith of Albany; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Hollerbach and Savannah Drollinger of GA, and Frank Mausolf of MA; her sister-in-law, Doreen Kosnick of Greenport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Mrs. Mausolf’s request there will be a celebration of her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534. Cards for the family may be mailed to 30 Delaware Avenue, Hudson 12534. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

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Leonard Richmond (1925 – 2018)

HUDSON—Leonard M. Richmond, 93, of Hudson passed away peacefully at home Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Born January 13, 1925 in Lake Placid, he was the son of Leonard and Murtha Richmond.

Known as “The Tax Man”, for more than 48 years, Mr. Richmond was a tax preparer and also owned several H&R Block franchises. He loved golf and hunting, and was an expert archer, winning many awards over the years. Mr. Richmond was an accomplished poet and always wrote a special Valentine’s Day poem for his beloved, Jean.

He is survived by: his life companion of more than 40 years, Jean Salvatore; children, Alicia Raymond, Scott Raymond and Patricia Kane; grandchildren, Leonard Paul, Andrew, Parker, Marcell, Amira, Micah, Anjolle, Alicia and Lyn; great-grandchildren, Marissa, Allison and Cecelia.

He was predeceased by his son, Leonard Richmond and siblings, William, Wally, Vernon and Leona.

Visitation at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson will be Thursday, August 9, from noon to 2 p.m., followed by graveside services at Cedar Park Cemetery.

Helen T. Ziemba (1914 – 2018)

PHILMONT—Helen T. Ziemba, 103, passed away Sunday, August 5 at Pine Haven Nursing Facility.

Born November 1, 1914 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Peter and Bernice (Studuls) Skiba.

Mrs. Ziemba was a pocketbook maker at Kadin Bros. prior to becoming the family caregiver to her parents and her brother. Her family was always her number one priority, and she would do anything to make life easier for all that she loved.

Cooking Polish food, especially chrusciki and golumpkis was a great joy for Mrs. Ziemba. She was a devout Catholic and loved to watch EWTN and recite the daily rosary. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and its Ladies Sodality, also Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish. Her longevity has been attributed to daily walks with her beloved husband, Edward who predeceased her in 2005.

Mrs. Ziemba is survived by: her children, Edward (Nancy) Ziemba and MaryAnn (Kevin) McDonald; grandchildren, Scott (Michele), Brian (Robin) and Kelly McDonald; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Dylan, Jake and Brady; several nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Ann Skibo.

In addition to her husband, Edward, Mrs. Ziemba was predeceased by siblings, John and Joseph Skibo, Mary Turek, Lucy Vasilow and Sophie Skiba.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 9, 10 a.m. from Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

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

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Linda M. Hamlin (1943 – 2018)

SALISBURY, CT—Linda Mae (Spaulding) Hamlin, 75, of Millerton, a loving wife, mother and grandmother and lifelong area resident died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Noble Horizons. Linda spent many years as a housewife in addition to working for B&D in Canaan, CT, Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic and most recently at Flood’s Sanitation Service in Millerton. She retired in 2008.

Born March 20, 1943 in Sharon, CT, she was the daughter of the late Willard A. and Alice I. (Coons) Spaulding.

She was a graduate of area schools. On September 11, 1999 in Millerton, she married David L. Hamlin, Sr., who survives at home.

In her spare time Ms. Hamlin enjoyed knitting and sewing, assembling crafts, family history and genealogy, reading; especially Amish stories and the obituaries, and most recently fell in love with digital solitaire.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hamlin is survived by: her children, Mary and Doug Benjamin of Oneonta, Melanie and Patrick Barlow of Dover Plains, Paul and Donna Germond of Copake, Melissa Darling of Craryville and David, Jr. and Heather Hamlin of Newton, KS; a brother, Robert Spaulding; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends. A sister, Dorothy Lupi predeceased her.

Funeral services took place Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton. A reception in Mrs. Hamlin’s honor followed. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton Fire Company, P.O. Box 733, Millerton 12546. To send an online condolence visit

Elizabeth Ann Faxon (1937 – 2018)

OLD CHATHAM—Coach Elizabeth Ann “Bette” Faxon passed away peacefully August 2, 2018, following a brief illness.

She was born in Old Chatham, November 17, 1937 to Hannah Bertram Faxon and Theodore Robert Faxon.

A graduate of Cortland University and Albany State, Ms. Faxon returned to Cortland to complete her director’s certification. After graduation she began teaching physical education in Catskill, where she led her girls basketball and volleyball teams to many state and regional championships. From there, she moved on to a larger school, accepting a teaching and coaching position at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS), where in 1976 she was named athletic director. She was the first woman in Section 2 history to head an athletic department at a co-educational high school and, at the time, the only woman serving as an athletic director at a co-ed high school in New York State. The success of her teams continued, and she was the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her coaching abilities, culminating in her induction into the RCS Athletic Hall of Fame this past spring.

Ms. Faxon was passionate about her award-winning German Shepherds, her Red Sox, and was also deeply committed to her faith. She served the Nassau Reformed Church as choir director for many years until her illness in 2017, and was greatly comforted by readings and hymns during her recent hospital stay.

She is survived by: her devoted brother, Bob Faxon; her K-9 best friend, Heidi; loving nieces and nephews, Joan (Sky) Faxon-Vogel, Jamie Baksa, Ted Faxon, Tim (Karen) Faxon and Tom Faxon; great-nieces and nephew, Rebecca Baksa, Courtney Baksa, Hailey (Craig) Dumart, Jill Faxon, Nick Faxon and Kelly Faxon, as well as her latest, greatest, great-great-nephew, Brayden Dumart.

Services were held at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm Street, Nassau, Monday, August 6. Interment will be in North Chatham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ms. Faxon’s memory to Peppertree Rescue, P.O. Box 2396, Albany 12220-0396. Online condolences may be offered at

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