OBITUARIES: Shook, Jenkins, Bell, Bradway, Robertson, Hegeman, Haberman, Thulen

James L. Shook (1957 – 2018)

LIVINGSTON—James Lewis Shook, 61, of Hudson died August 26, 2018 at Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after along illness.

Born June 25, 1957 in New Jersey, he was the son of the late Gerald and Deloris Shook.

He was employed for many years at NAPA in Hudson.

In keeping with Mr. Shook’s wishes he was cremated and buried with his father in Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson.

A celebration of his life will be held September 22, 2018, 4 p.m. at the Hudson VFW Post 1314, 554 Union Street, Hudson.

Feel free to bring a covered dish. All are welcome. Bring your memories and stories to share. Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Condolences may be expressed at

Barbara K. Jenkins (1927 – 2018)

HOLLAND, MI—Barbara K. Jenkins, age 91, of Holland passed into the loving arms of Jesus her Savior Sunday, September 9, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C. Murray Jenkins in 1992.

She is survived by: her children, Martha and Stephen Wing of Holland, MI, George and Kendra Jenkins of CO, Robert and Lori Jenkins of AZ, and Raymond Jenkins of CA; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Woodruff of NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Jenkins always considered herself an artist and took pleasure in her many oil and watercolor paintings. She always loved the beauty of God’s creation, particularly the wonders of the night sky. Her love and energy went to support her husband in his veterinary practice and all her children in their sports and educational endeavors. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date.

Arrangements are with Lake Shore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street, Holland, MI. Visit to leave a message or memory for the family.

Cathy M. Bell (1961 – 2018)

CASTLETON—Cathy M. Bell, 57, of Castleton died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family Monday, September 10, 2018.

Born February 13, 1961 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Art and Connie (Williams) Alger.

She enjoyed her childhood and was very close to her entire extended family who gave her the nickname “Pickle” because she used to love eating her grandfather’s homemade pickles. She was a 1979 graduate of Ichabod Crane High School and shortly thereafter met and married her husband, Timothy, who at the time was in the Navy. They traveled to multiple states until they settled down in the Capital Region and started a family. Mrs. Bell’s main focus in life was raising her children and taking care of her family and friends by making sacrifices and going without in order to help others. She was a thyroid cancer survivor in 2008 and declared cancer-free in 2017 only to find out a few months later that she had a rare sarcoma cancerous tumor. After an unsuccessful surgery and aggressive chemotherapy, she still had hope that at some point these therapies would help her manage her condition. During this difficult battle, Mrs. Bell found great joy and got her strength from family and friends as well as with pictures and visits from her great nieces and nephews.

She is survived by: her husband, Timothy L. Bell; her son, Gary R. Bell of New York City; her daughter, Chelsea L. Bell of Castleton; two sisters, Lisa Alger of Valatie and Brenda Hammond of Averill Park; a brother, Art Alger, Jr., of Chatham; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with the Reverend Nick Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Valatie.

Calling hours will be Friday, September 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaerb12144 or Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York City 10065.

Marybeth E. Bradway (1961 – 2018)

CRARYVILLE—Marybeth (Elmendorf) Bradway, 57, of Craryville passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at home surrounded by her loved ones after fighting a long battle.

She was born August 19, 1961 to the late William and Yvonne (Ray) Elmendorf of Rhinebeck.

On March 6, 1983 she married Michael Bradway.

Mrs. Bradway worked for many local businesses in Copake before settling into a long career with East Mountain Medical Associates in Great Barrington, MA.

Her home was always open to family and friends.

She is survived by: her loving husband and best friend, Michael; three loving children, Billy, Heather and Eric; six grandchildren, Shane, Gavin, Logan and Wren Bradway and Maky and Tucker Kirby; her siblings, Glenna, William, Flint, James, Mark, Penny and Darren; many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited and may call Friday, September 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake.

A Celebration of Life will follow Saturday’s visitation followed by a reception at the Craryville Firehouse, 4210 County Route 7.

The family thanks Community Hospice for its care and support during Mrs. Bradway’s final days.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Peck and Peck Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box D, Copake 12516 to assist the family.

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Patricia D.F. Robertson (1935 – 2018)

PHILMONT—Patricia Doris (Fisher) Robertson, 83, passed away peacefully with family at her side September 12, 2018 at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Irving and Evelyn Fisher. Her family moved to the Hudson area when she was young.

Mrs. Robertson was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was the owner of Patricia D. Robertson Realty serving clients in Columbia County for many years. She also volunteered her time in the Bible education work of Jehovah’s Witnesses for more than 50 years. She loved teaching others about the wonderful blessings contained in the Bible.

Mrs. Robertson is survived by: her husband, Harold A. Robertson; her children, Timothy (Laurie) Robertson and Paul (Christina) Robertson; her siblings, William Fisher, Robert Fisher, Catherine (David) Smith, and Charles (Helen) Fisher along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 391 Fairview Avenue, Hudson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hudson Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Arrangements are with Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Harriet B. Hegeman (1923 – 2018)

HUDSON—Harriet B. Hegeman, 95, of Claverack died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Rock Hill, SC, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Kathryn (Beach) Ball.

Mrs. Hegeman was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack. She was a very talented artist and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by: her daughter, Amy (Christopher) Cornell of Ghent, NY; two sisters: Dorothy (Dot) Snotherly of Burlington, NC, and Eleanor Sikes of Sanford, NC; two grandchildren, Mary (Andrew) Robin, Daniel (Linara) Cornell; two great-grandchildren, Lillian and Alexander Robin; a Cornell great-grandson due in October; many nieces and nephews; five stepchildren and many wonderful friends.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Herbert E. Kline in 1995, and Alan Hegeman in 2000. In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by one brother, David Ball, and two sisters, Marjorie Blue and Sarah Green.

Calling hours will be held Monday, September 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Linda Miles officiating.

Arrangements are with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

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Frederick G. Haberman (1933 – 2018)

PHILMONT—Frederick G. Haberman, 85, of Valatie passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Pine Haven Home. Born July 6, 1933 in Albany, he was the son of the late Frederick and Rachel C. (Salsburg) Haberman.

Before his retirement, “Fred” worked for the Department of Public Works for Albany as a police vehicle mechanic. He also served during the Korean War in the Air Force.

He is survived by: his wife, Wanda M. (Bruce) Haberman of Valatie; his son, George F. Haberman of Coxsackie; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be private from the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will be at the family’s convenience with military honors.

Contributions in Mr. Haberman’s name may be made to the Columbia/Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Joann E. Thulen (1933 – 2018)

CLERMONT—Joann E. Thulen, 85, of Clermont passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her home.

Born March 18, 1933 in Queens, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Prostowich) Nanke.

She married Charles A. Thulen July 24, 1954 in Poquonock, CT. He predeceased her September 5, 2009.

In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Thulen was active in her community. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish- Church of the Resurrection in Germantown, former parishioner, volunteer, trustee, and a member of the Altar Guild of St. Sylvia’s Church in Tivoli, she taught religious education at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook, and was a founding member of St. Marin de Porres Church in Poughkeepsie. Mrs. Thulen also volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout leader.

She is survived by: her children, Mary (Dan) Howard of Clermont, Beth Anne (Trevor) Smith of Schuylerville and Michael (fiancée, Madeline Iannazone) Thulen of Brick, NJ; her grandchildren, Katherine LeVine of Arlington, MA, Charles LeVine of Schuylerville, Michael (Jennifer) Thulen, Jr., of Point Pleasant, NJ, Kelly Thulen of Howell, NJ, and Patrick Thulen of Portland, OR; along with extended family and friends.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, September 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish-Church of the Resurrection in Germantown. Fr Winston Bath will officiate. Burial will be at St. Catherine Cemetery, Broad Brook, CT.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Thulen’s memory to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or to National Shrine of the Devine Mercy c/o: The Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263.

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