OBITUARIES: Iuviene, Martin, Craver, VanDeusen, Vandenburgh, Keogh

Joseph E. M. Iuviene (1946 – 2018)

CHATHAM—Joseph Emanuel Manduca Iuviene passed away unexpectedly August 13, 2018.

He is survived by: his wife, Barbara; his son, Nick; sister, Michelle; brother-in-law, Alan; and nephews, Mike and Dan.

A celebration of Mr. Iuviene’s life will be held at St. Peter’s Church in Spencertown, Saturday, September 15 at 1 p.m. to be followed by a gathering at the Spencertown Academy.

Mr. Iuviene was born and raised in Brooklyn, and met his wife, Barbara, in Puerto Rico, which set the stage for their lifelong love of travel. There were road trips, train travel, Europe, Cape Ann, MA, (a favorite) and a meandering drive south. Leafy backroads were some of their favorite jaunts.

Mr. Iuviene loved his work as an architect and opened the Architectural Bureau on Main Street in Chatham in the early 1980s. He has left behind so many beautiful buildings scattered locally and throughout New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Architecture was Mr. Iuviene’s passion, his vocation, and with the help of his colleagues, Therese Boehme and Phil Persinger, a daily joy.

He was an avid skier. He was a part-time ski instructor at Catamount and cherished annual ski trips with his son, Nick, skiing the slopes of Italy, British Columbia, Tahoe and Mammouth.

Mr. Iuviene was loved. He will be missed and remembered by many. Arrangements are with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham.

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Henri E. Martin, Jr. (1941 – 2018)

GERMANTOWN—Henri “Hank” E. Martin, Jr., 76, of Germantown, formerly of Red Hook, passed away Friday, August 17.

Born August 18, 1941 in Rhinebeck, he was the son of Henri E. Martin I and Gloria Martin. On October 16, 1962 he married his life partner, the love of his life, Elizabeth, who predeceased him.

Mr. Martin served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 with the submariners and also with the Coast Guard reserves. He was a well-known automobile mechanic, had a love of classic cars and also spent many years in the field of construction. His hobbies included gardening, and he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by: his children, Henri Eugene Martin III and James, Eugene Henri and Brenda Martin of Germantown, Michelle and Luke Mack of Germantown and Dante and Robin (Morse) Martin of Kingston; his grandchildren, Deanna Nardone, Andrew Feller, Leah and Eugene Martin along with several great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Friday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street in Germantown with burial immediately following. Memorial donations in honor of Mr. Martin may be made to Friends of Seniors of Dutchess County.

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William C. Craver (1953 – 2018)

CLERMONT—William Curtis Craver, Sr., 65, of Clermont succumbed to cancer at his home while peacefully sleeping, August 20, 2018.

Mr. Craver is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Petrena; daughter, Trina (Joe) Hawver; granddaughter, Kristianna; grandson, Dylan; son, William (Melissa) Craver, Jr.; grandsons, Daniel and Ryan; granddaughter, Abigail; parents, Joan and Clayton Craver, Sr.; three brothers, Richard, Clayton, and Bobby; sisters Norma, Karen, DeeDee and Heather;many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Craver left special thanks to all the family and friends who supported him and the family during the last couple years. He loved bowling, golfing, going to casinos as well as spending time with his family. He worked for GW Saulpaugh & Sons for 25 years.

Special thanks to hospice for their loving care and support. Also thanks to the Yadack Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. A celebration of Mr. Craver’s life will be held Saturday, August 25 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Ghent Firehouse.

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Richard C. VanDeusen (1944 – 2018)

HUDSON—Richard “Dick” Cook VanDeusen of Claverack passed away peacefully at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a brief illness Monday, August 20, 2018.

He was born in Claverack, November 7, 1944 and lived his entire life as an integral part of the lovely town.

He was a graduate of Hudson High School in 1964 and began his career as a craftsman at Louis Paul Jonas Studio, where he was a member of the team that constructed the nine life-sized dinosaurs for the Sinclair Refining Company exhibit at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City and the iconic Blue Whale that hangs over the main floor of the American Museum of Natural History. After his time at Jonas Studio, Mr. VanDeusen was a designer and craftsman at Nightwatch Lamp Company followed by years of service at Valley Oil and as the right-hand-man for his uncle, Leon Cook, Jr.

Mr. VanDeusen lived a devoted life of service for numerous organizations that are the fabric of the Town of Claverack including 54 years with AB Shaw Fire Company, a congregant and consistory elder of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, leadership roles with Claverack Fire District #1 as well as assistance to anyone who needed a helping hand along the way. He was secretary of the AB Shaw Fire Company and treasurer of the Columbia County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association at the time of his passing.

Preceded in death by his parents Cary and Dorothy VanDeusen and brother James, Mr. VanDeusen is survived by: his loving wife of 53 years, Frieda; son, DJ, wife Maureen and grandchildren, Hunter and Victoria; daughter, Jennifer White, husband Dennis and grandchildren Liam and Jillian; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who he considered family.

The family invites those who would like to join them for a Celebration of Life Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AB Shaw Firehouse, 67 Route 23, Claverack. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the AB Shaw Fire Company, Drawer A, Claverack 12513 or to FASNY– Firemen’s Home, 107 Washington Avenue, Albany 12210.

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

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James R. Vandenburgh (1952 – 2018)

KINDERHOOK LAKE—James R. Vandenburgh, “Jim Van,” was born August 2, 1952 in Hudson to the late Ralph and Ann Vandenburgh. He left this earth August 20, 2018.

He was raised in Stockport, and Kinderhook Lake in the summers. He currently resided at Kinderhook Lake. In 1972 he graduated from Ichabod Crane High School.

Mr. Vandenburgh was employed for more than 30 years as a security officer at Columbia Memorial Hospital, and also most recently as an ambulance driver for Lebanon Valley Speedway. He was very active in the fire service in Columbia County. He served as a former member of the Stockport Fire Company, past chief and president of the Niverville Fire Department. A life-member, past first assistant chief and president of Stottville Fire Company #2.

Mr. Vandenburgh also served as past president, treasurer and life-member of the Columbia County Fire Police Association, and past secretary of the Columbia County Chiefs’ Association. One of his proudest accomplishments was serving as chief of the Niverville Fire Department for six years and eight years as the assistant chief. He was also first assistant chief of the Stottville Fire Company. Other organizations that he devoted his time to included: the Hudson River CB Club, Civil Air Patrol, Columbia County Snodrifters Club, Columbia County Snowmobile Association, Kinderhook Lake Corp, and the Hudson Fish and Game Club, where he was a life member. He enjoyed snowmobiling, shooting, boating, going to stock car races, and of course firematics.

Mr. Vandenburgh is survived by: his wife, Deborah (Smith) Vandenburgh; his daughter, Jamie Graham; his son, Bryan (Emily) Vandenburgh; his stepson, David (Elizabeth) Cook, Jr.; his cherished grandsons, Noah and Owen Graham and his special step-granddaughter, Josie Phillips. He is also survived by his brother, Reggie (Adam) Vandenburgh; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2018 from the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will follow in Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Mr. Vandenburgh’s memory may be made to the Stottville Fire Company, or to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

Jean Keogh (1932 – 2018)

STAFFORD, VA—Jean Keogh, 86, died Thursday, August 16 2018 in Stafford, Virginia. She passed peacefully, while surrounded by family and friends.

Mrs. Keogh has joined her husband, Gerry, who died just months earlier.

Mrs. Keogh leaves behind: her daughter, Carol Anderson and son-in-law Jay Anderson; her daughter, Jean Palucci and son-in-law John Palucci; her son, Tom Keogh and daughter-in-law Jill Keogh; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sisters, Patricia (Pat) and Kathleen (Kitty); her brother, Patrick (Paddy) and many close friends.

Born in London, England and raised in Dunlavin, Ireland; the daughter of Thomas and Jenny Kirwan; she grew up in a small village where life centered around faith and family.

Her father was a carpenter and her mother a dressmaker. Her parents taught her the importance of hard work, patience and kindness. She learned to bake and cook at an early age, a skill that benefitted all those who knew her. Her raisin scones and Irish soda bread were legendary. The kettle at her house was always on for friends and guests alike. All were welcomed in her kitchen with love and kindness.

Mrs. Keogh left home at the age of 15 to begin work in Dublin. On weekends, she bicycled 30 miles on country roads to visit her family in Dunlavin. While living in Dublin, she met her soulmate and husband, Gerry. They were married in St. Nicholas of Myra Church, June 3, 1957. They devoted their entire lives to one another. Mrs. Keogh was the perfect complement to Mr. Keogh.

After marrying in 1957, they emigrated from Ireland to Thunder Bay, Canada. In 1959 they immigrated to Long Island via St. Louis. During that time, Mrs. Keogh raised her three children while Mr. Keogh worked for the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority. In 1983 the Keoghs moved to Columbia County, an area they both described as “God’s Country.” For over 33 years, Mrs. Keogh was an icon at the MacHaydn Theater where she managed the box office and developed lifelong friendships.

She was an amazing woman who brought out the best in everyone. Her concern for others was remarkable. She always had a kind word and smile, especially for children. There was no kinder or more caring person. She will be sorely missed.

Calling hours will be held Friday, August 24, 2018 at French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Valatie. Interment will immediately follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. A reception will follow at LaBella’s of Valatie at noon. All are welcome to help celebrate Mrs. Keogh’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MacHaydn Theater ( in her name. Condolences may be conveyed at

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