OBITUARIES: Tierney, Rose, Karic, Shanley, Faraci, Akin, Kurowsky, Scott

Timothy Tierney (1958 – 2018)

LIVINGSTON—Timothy Tierney passed away September 13, 2018 in Livingston.

He was born in Queens, July 9, 1958 to Charles and Elizabeth, and had an idyllic childhood in Commack.

He was voted “Personality Plus” at Commack High School and later graduated with a business degree from SUNY Albany. He spent most of his career in New York City working at HBO and as vice president at Viacom, much of that time at TV Land and Nickelodeon.

He was full of warmth, sincerity and grace, and always found the time to listen. He was ready with advice, words of encouragement, and most importantly, joy and laughter. His smile was electric. He loved gardening, reading, film, music, and traveling far and wide, especially enjoying hiking and the arts in his beloved Hudson Valley, and swimming at the beaches of Long Island.

Mr. Tierney leaves behind husband, Bruce Austern. They shared 18 years together on the Upper West Side and Washington Heights in Manhattan, and for the past few years outside Hudson. He is also survived by: his father, Charles; his brothers, Chris, Terence and wife Katy, David and wife Pam; by Bruce’s parents, Ruth and Harold, and his sister, Lynne and husband Rich. He also had so much love for his and Bruce’s nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1 p.m. at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Followed by a gathering at Baba Louies’s, 517 Warren Street, Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Hudson Area Library,, or to one’s local library, or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

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Barbara Rose (1926 – 2018)

SEATTLE, WA—Barbara Rose, age 91, passed away Monday September 24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington at her daughter’s home, surrounded by family.

Barbara Dorothy Sack was born October 11, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, to Leo and Lillian Wilen Sack. She was the youngest of four children. The Sack family moved to Hudson in 1931. She graduated from Hudson High in 1944. When she was 15 she met her future husband, Joseph Rose at a dance in Kingston. Five years later, with a brief separation while Mr. Rose served in the 8th Airborne during World War II, they married. They lived in Trenton, New Jersey until Mr. Rose graduated college, then moved to Kingston where their first child was born. In 1951 they moved to Hudson where they lived for more than 40 years.

Mrs. Rose’s family was the center of her world. She also loved animals, always had pets and in Florida, was involved in animal rescue. She loved to entertain and play golf with her husband and friends. Her love of people and fashion, led to the opening of Barlyn, with her sister-in-law, Linda Pearson. Barlyn’s success gave her tremendous pleasure. She loved being active (riding her bike on her 90th birthday) and loved to laugh (she was a terrific joke teller).

Mr. and Mrs. Rose retired to Florida where they lived for more than 20 years until Mr. Rose passed away in 2010, four months shy of their 63rd anniversary. In 2012, Mrs. Rose moved to Voorhees, NJ, to be closer to family. She loved meeting new people and made friends wherever she went. In 2016 she moved to Seattle to be near her daughter. She lived in a senior residence where she enjoyed walking, Zumba classes, dining out, theater, concerts and much more.

Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; her brother, Meyer Sack (Lee) and her sisters, Ruth (Herbert) Singer and Mildred (Stanley) Alpert.

She is survived by: her children, Jeffrey (Paulina), Susan (Donna Darm) and Marcy; her grandchildren, Jonathon and Andrew Rose; many nieces and nephews all of whom she adored. She was a life-long member of Congregation Anshe Emeth in Hudson.

Funeral services will be held at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, Thursday September 27, 2018, 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Cedar Park Cemetery. Shiva will be observed by the family at the home of Barry Sack.

Patricia Karic (1951 – 2018)

CLAVERACK—It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Karic announces her passing. She passed away at her home in Claverack, September 24, 2018 with her family by her side.

Born in Hudson, April 20, 1951, she was the daughter of Julia Hallenbeck and the late Richard Hallenbeck.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Karic is survived by her husband of 43 years, James Karic; their daughter, Alexa (Kyle Olmsted) of Hannacroix and their children, Grayson and Maddison; her brother, Ed Hallenbeck (Ann Myers) of Rensselaer.

While family was always the center of her life, she was a teacher at heart. Upon completion of her education at SUNY Delhi, SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY New Paltz, she taught for a year at her alma mater, St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson. Mrs. Karic then joined the faculty at Germantown Central School as a second-grade teacher. She retired from there 30+ years later. Hundreds of students benefited from her dedication, creativity, patience and expert instruction.

Mrs. Karic served as a trustee for the Hudson Home for the Aged and was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for women educators. She was also a member of the Holy Trinity Parish (St. Mary’s Church) in Hudson. In retirement, she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and taking trips to Florida with her husband to visit her brother and sister-in-law.

The home she created with her husband was the hub for family gatherings at holidays and other special occasions. She lived her life with an unconditional faith, a strong sense of family, a robust passion for everything she did and a deep compassion for others. Her sense of humor was also one of her more endearing qualities. For the love she shared with them, her family will be forever grateful.

The family thanks the countless medical professionals, especially those affiliated with Albany Medical Center, who provided her with the care during her illness. Special thanks go to the staff of The Community Hospice whose compassion and support helped make her final days peaceful.

Friends and family are invited to call at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 3 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 28, 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Community Hospice, 3109 South Manning Boulevard, Albany 12208 or to the American Cancer Society.

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Lydia T. Shanley (1944 – 2018)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Lydia T. Shanley, 74, a longtime Red Hook resident, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born February 21, 1944 in Great Barrington, MA, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Frieda (Eichmann) Bucher. She married Martin “Marty” Shanley April 15, 1967 in Rhinebeck. He predeceased her March 2, 2004.

Mrs. Shanley worked for more than 15 years as an administrative assistant with the Register-Star newspaper- based in Hudson. She also worked previously at Dutton Lumber in Poughkeepsie.

Mrs. Shanley was also a former member of the Red Hook Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

A loving and caring mother and grandmother, Mrs. Shanley is survived by: her children, Heather (companion: Richard Brennan) Barber of Livingston, Todd (Marcie) Shanley of Elizaville, and Michael (Shelly Day) Shanley of Elizaville; her sisters, Diana Hobson of Rhinebeck, Deborah Klawson of Red Hook, and Loretta Ickes of Thornton, NH; her grandchildren, Crystal Day Shanley, Zachery Day Shanley, Jacob Day Shanley, Johnathan Lamothe, Bryonna Chapman, Deymian Barber, Todd “Smoochie” Shanley, Jr., and Julian Brennan; a great-grandson, Liam Day; along with extended family and friends.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Reverend Richard Murray will officiate. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Shanley’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718,

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Theresa Faraci (1923 – 2018)

GHENT—Theresa Faraci, 95, of Claverack, originally from Brooklyn, died peacefully Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Whittier Nursing Home.

Born in Brooklyn, August 25, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Nichola and Concetta Gallo.

Mrs. Faraci was a manager/owner and cook “the boss” of her family business, Fairview Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant in Greenport. At home, she loved to tend to her vegetable and flower gardens. She enjoyed writing old-fashioned-style letters to her family and friends, reading and creating hook rugs.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family including: sons, Ciro “Jerry” and (Elizabeth) Faraci of Charlotte, NC, Nick Faraci of Claverack; her brothers, John Gallo, Joseph “Pepe” Gallo; sister, Fortunata “Fuggi” Gargiso; grandchildren, Theresa, Desiree, Nicola and Cady; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Destiny, and Zenna; 10 nieces and nephews.

Her beloved husband, Joseph Faraci died in 1995. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by brothers, Anthony and Salvatore Gallo; her sisters, Mildred “Millie” Gallo and Ann Prisco.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 24 at Holy Trinity Parish, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson with Fr. Winston Bath officiating. Burial followed in St. Sylvia’s Cemetery in Tivoli.

Arrangements were with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. To leave online condolences visit

Irene H. Akin (1932 – 2018)

PHILMONT—Irene Holmes Akin, 85, formerly of Stottville, passed away peacefully at Pine Haven Nursing Home Saturday, September 22, 2018.

She was born October 12, 1932 in Stottville, the daughter of Albert and Minnie Holmes. In 1956 she married Richard Akin of Chatham. They were married for 34 years. Together they raised five children.

After graduating from Hudson High School, she was employed by her father’s trucking business, H&H Trucking for 18 years. She also was tax collector for the Town of Stockport for seven years. She was a CMH volunteer for 25 years, and volunteered as a foster grandparent in schools in Lake Placid and Castleton.

She was predeceased by: sisters, Betty Wagner and Elsie Holmes and one brother, Albert Holmes.

Mrs. Akin is survived by: five children, Karen (Dave) Gundersen of Valatie, Gary (Brenda) Akin of Moncks Corner, SC, Glen (Penny) Akin of Elizabeth City, NC, Rich (Katy) Akin of Bluffton, SC, and Tom of Lakewood, CO; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a sister, Alice Bradley of Niverville.

Mrs. Akin enjoyed spending time with her family, travelling, crafts, bowling and skiing. She also enjoyed friendships and luncheons with her HHS Class of 1949 secretaries in training members, which still meet to this day.

At age 60, she proudly earned two gold medals in the New York State Parks Senior Games in badminton and table tennis.

Her creativity, humor and adventurous spirit, inspired many family members and will be missed by all.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport also Thursday morning, September 27 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. prior to funeral services at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia and Greene Counties, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Anna Kurowsky (1918 – 2018)

GHENT—Anna Kurowsky, 100 years old, of Ghent, formerly of Hudson and Philmont, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Born January 13, 1918 in Northampton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Prokep and Anna (Kutsic) Harkowa.

Mrs. Kurowsky was an attendant at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont from 1968 to 1985. She also worked at the former Universal Match Company in Hudson. She was a member of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hudson. She will be missed by: her son, Joseph Kurowsky of East Greenbush; nieces and nephews, Cynthia Bernhardt, Elizabeth Charney, Joseph Harkowa, Christopher Charney, Joanne Charney and Phyllis Keeler. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter J. Kurowsky in 1977. She was also predeceased by brothers and sisters, Alex Harkowa, Samuel Charney, Mary Bryant, Olga Connors and Louise McCumiskey.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. John Jedryccowski of St. Nicholas Church officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

The family thanks the caring and compassionate staff at Whittier, as well as the nurses from Community Hospice.

Memorial contributions are requested to the American Diabetes Association, 5 Pine West Plaza Suite 505, Albany 12205. To leave online condolences visit

Angelo Joseph Scott (1941 – 2018)

COLUMBIAVILLE – Angelo Joseph Scott, 77, of Columbiaville passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

“Scotti,” as he was well known, was the local barber in Kinderhook for more than 50 years. Mr. Scott served in the Army in the 1960s and was stationed in Alaska. He was an avid horse racing fan and never passed up the chance to talk about the next big race. Mr. Scott was always appreciative of his clients at the barber shop over the years.

He is survived by: his daughter, Kelly (Angelo) Nicoletta of Valatie; grandchildren, Jenae (Mark) Wehner of Indiana, Rocco and Michael Nicoletta of Valatie; by brothers, Anthony, Carlo (Betty Ann), James (Dorothy), Frank (Jeanie) and Joseph Scott; sisters, Mary Barber, Elaine (Adam) Jakiela and Elizabeth (Joseph) Paone; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Carol (Myers) Scott; his parents, Lucy (Gamello) and Michael Scott as well as his brother, Michael Scott.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 1, 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant Falls, with the Reverend George Fleming officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Sunday, September 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albany VA Hospital, 113 Holland Avenue (135), Albany 12208.

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