OBITUARIES: Pechtel, Byrnes, Tierney, Tymm, Brodowski, Goehring

Judith J. Pechtel (1944 – 2018)

VALATIE—Judith J. Pechtel, 74, of Kinderhook passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell.

Born May 5, 1944 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mildred (Bloxom) Sears.

Mrs. Pechtel is survived by: her husband, Robert S. Pechtel of Kinderhook; children, Carolyn Morris of Bayshore, Long Island, Christopher Pechtel of Kinderhook and Andrew (Jessica) Pechtel of South Berwick, ME; brother, Benjamin (Lois) Sears of Valatie; brother-in-law, James (Barbara) Pechtel of Palmetto, FL; sister-in-law, Karen Hotchkiss of Troy; nieces, Stacey Hunt of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Shelley (Patrick) Hart of Rensselaer and her nephew, Bruce (Roxie) Pechtel of Wheat Ridge, CO.

Funeral services and burial will be private for the family.

Contributions in Mrs. Pechtel’s name may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Edward L. Byrnes (1929 -2018)

CATSKILL—Edward Leslie Byrnes, Jr., passed away early the morning of September 17 in his sleep while a resident of The Pines Rehabilitation Facility. He was 89.

He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. Prior to his military service he received his undergraduate degree at Drew University and his graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

As his chosen vocation he became a history teacher and taught at several of the finer preparatory schools in the Northeast. He finished his career at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ, where the last several years he became the school’s archivist. Many of his students looked up to him as a role model.

During the years of 1974 to 1976 he worked for the New Jersey State Museum as curator for the state’s Bicentennial Exhibition. During the same period he was special project coordinator involved in the search and gathering of more than 500 objects for the exhibit many of which can be viewed in the book, “The Pulse of the People: New Jersey 1763 – 1789.” In 1996 he was presented with a proclamation from the Borough of Caldwell, NJ, for his service both as part of the planning board and as Borough historian.

Mr. Byrnes was also a member of close to 20 varied historical associations. Prior to his taking up residence at The Pines, he spent many hours a day for several years providing companionship to his sister, Margaret Klein. She passed on in 2016.

Mr. Byrnes leaves behind his niece, Gaale Klein and his nephews, Lawrence and Christopher Byrnes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Historical Society of West Caldwell, 289 Westville Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006.

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Timothy Tierney (1958 – 2018)

HUDSON—Timothy Tierney passed away September 13, 2018. A full obituary is forthcoming.

A memorial service will be held September 29, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

In lieu of flowers Mr. Tierney’s husband, Bruce Austern encourages those who wish to honor his memory to donate in support of the Hudson Area Library’s incredible community outreach work or to one’s local library or to a charity of one’s choice.

Alfred F. Tymm (1928 – 2018)

LIVINGSTON—Alfred F. Tymm, 89, of Livingston passed away peacefully September 15, 2018, surrounded by his family.

He was born October 10, 1928 in Buffalo to Jan and Mary (Sobec) Tymczyszyn.

Mr. Tymm served his country proudly in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. Upon returning to the states, he married Margaret Ann Green. They made their home in Buffalo. He was the director of marketing/communications for a Buffalo-based company, Graphic Controls and retired after 35 years. Thirteen years ago he moved to Columbia County to be closer to his family.

Mr. Tymm is survived by: his son, Michael Tymm; his daughter, Robin and her husband Wayne Maben; his nine grandchildren, Carly and Sarah Tymm, Zach (Sarah) Maben, Hillary (Greg) Balonek, Rebecca Maben, Jessica (Steve) Lewis, Allison Maben, Merrill Maben and Valerie Maben; two great-grandchildren, Anders Maben and Emma Lewis; his sister, Irene Pratt.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Ann, and his granddaughter, Marissa Tymm.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations in Mr. Tymm’s memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia / Greene Counties, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Virginia E. Brodowski (1926 – 2018)

HUDSON—Virginia E. Brodowski, 91, of Hudson died Saturday September 15, 2018 at her home.

Born December 28, 1926 in Fredericksburg, VA, she was the daughter of the late John and Nelly (Massey) Phillips.

Mrs. Brodowski was the co-owner and operator of Johnny’s Ideal Printing on Warren Street in Hudson for many years. She was a member of the former First Baptist Church in Hudson. She will be greatly missed by her loving family including: two sons, J. Thomas (Janice) Brodowski of Hudson, Timothy Allen Brodowski of San Diego, CA; her daughter, Patricia Ann (Frank) Baillargeon of Eagle, ID; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her beloved husband of 70 years, John Brodowski predeceased her in 2016, she was also predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson. Arrangements are with Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. To leave online condolences visit

Frances A. Goehring (1926 – 2018)

RHINEBECK—Frances A. Goehring, 92, of Elizaville passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born May 13, 1926, in Woburn, MA, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Doris (Howard) Barton. She married John C. Goehring who predeceased her June 5, 1998.

In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Goehring also worked at the United Nations in New York City and also served as a foster mother for many years.

She is survived by her loving family, including: her children, Richard (Paula) Goehring of Red Hook, Donald Goehring of New Lebanon, Bonnie ( Michael) Pradhan of Taghkanic, Scott (Santina Tirone) Goehring of Elizaville and Ted (Cynthia) Goehring of Rosendale; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband, her son, John Goehring, her sisters, Bernadine Shutts and Jayne Parks, and a brother, Richard “Chickie” Melinsky predeceased her.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 12:30 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:30 p.m. at West Taghkanic Cemetery, West Taghkanic.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Goehring’s memory to the Housing Works Thrift Shops, and Dyson Breast Cancer.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook. To sign the online guest book visit

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