OBITUARIES: Neander, Morrison, Pilch, Lougheed

Marilyn G. Neander (1935 – 2018)

HUDSON—Marilyn G. Neander, 82, of Kinderhook died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born November 27, 1935 in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Marinus and Ina (Gillie) Hoogkamp.

She worked at her husband’s business for many years and was an integral part of her grandson Peter’s upbringing. She was a member of the Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530 and enjoyed camping, cruises and needlework.

She is survived by: one daughter, Wendy Hahn (Paul) of Shelton, CT; three grandchildren, Peter Allison and Timothy and Karissa Hahn; three great-grandchildren, Gregory, Aiden and Charlotte and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William L. Neander; a brother, Ronald Hoogkam and a sister, Barbara McClure.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will follow in Kinderhook Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, October 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530.

Marion A. Morrison (1923 – 2018)

GHENT—Marion Allison Morrison went to be with her beloved husband Bill October 4.

She was born July 8, 1923 in New York City.

She grew up in Flushing, the daughter of Howard and Gladys Dippel.

She married the love of her life September 24, 1943. Immediately after their marriage they began travel to several Army Air Corps bases in the United States while her husband trained as a bombardier on B17 airplanes.

He left for assignments overseas and Mrs. Morrison took a secretarial job at Doubleday and Company in Garden City after graduating from Berkley Llwelyn Secretarial School. At the end of World War II, Lt. Morrison was honorably discharged from the service and went to work for H.O. Penn Machinery Company.

She supported her husband’s career and entertained many customers and colleagues at their home in East Moriches. She was a gracious hostess and helpmate.

Mrs. Morrison is survived by: her daughter, Susan and her husband Colby Fahey of Ticonderoga; son, William (Brud) Morrison and his wife Susan of Freeport, ME; four

grandchildren, Will Fahey, Katy Carr, Sarah Doran and Meredith Black and eight great-grandchildren, Andrew Fahey, Nathaniel Fahey, Jillian Carr, Bradley Carr, Ryan Carr, Olivia Doran, Allison and Aubrey Black.

At Mrs. Morrison’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service for family will be held at the Kinderhook Cemetery. For those wishing to remember Mrs. Morrison in a special way, memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. For online condolences visit

Emmie L.L. Pilch (1926 – 2018)

PINE PLAINS—Emmie Louise Liebhart Pilch entered eternal rest October 4, 2018.

She was born September 25, 1926 in Manhattan, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Liebhart.

She attended school in Rye. She was employed by IBM in Poughkeepsie, Merrill Lynch in White Plains and most recently by Danbury Hospital as a patient access associate.

She was predeceased by her son, George H. Pilch March 22, 2017. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Liebhart and Henry Liebhart.

Ms. Pilch is survived by: her daughter-in-law, Judith M. Pilch of New Milford, CT, and her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy J. and Alfred Blackburn of Pine Plains.

Affectionately known to all as “Nanio,” Ms. Pilch had the joy of eight grandchildren: Brett Porter of Phoenix, AZ, Michael Porter and wife Heather Williams Porter of Red Hook, Christopher Mitchell of Newport News, VA, Nora Therese Wolf and husband James Wolfe of Valatie, Alfred Blackburn and wife Maureen Murray Blackburn of Pine Plains, Jacquelyn Stoliker and husband Shawn Stoliker of Red Hook, Bob Blackburn and his wife Nina Bruneau of Hillsdale and Daniel Blackburn and his wife Caroline Nelson Blackburn of Stanfordville. Her life was brightened by her 11 great-grandchildren, Nolan Wolfe, Seamus Wolfe and Trevor Wolfe all of Valatie; Hunter Stoliker and Julia Stoliker of Red Hook; Brianna Blackburn, Michelle Blackburn and Alfred Blackburn of Pine Plains, Benjamin Blackburn of Hillsdale and Hudson Porter and Gemma Porter of Arizona.

She is also survived by her forever friend, Dr. Vito Gesualdi of Bethel, CT. Barbara Dohan and Sumar Fayad were her friends to the end.

Ms. Pilch was the last of the Golden Girls. The perpetually fun loving group of Vivian Smith, Regina Castelli and Kathleen Moore are united again to bring laughter to the saints.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews including JoAnn and Bob Wolfe of Stanfordville.

Friends are invited and may call at the Peck and Peck Funeral, 7749 South Main Street in Pine Plains, Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, October 12, 2018, 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Pine Plains with the Reverend Kent Wilson officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Her family extends sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff of the Gardens in Danbury, CT, who made the last two months of Ms. Pilch life filled with love and compassion. “We could not have asked for more. The gracious care that Emmie received in the ER of Danbury Hospital and the 11th floor will forever be appreciated.”

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Unit 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256,

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Roger S. Lougheed (1940 – 2018)

SHARON, CT—Roger S. Lougheed, 78, of Pine Plains passed away Sunday October 7, 2018 at Sharon Hospital.

He was born February 20, 1940 in Patterson, a son of the late Starr W. and Sara E. (Finney) Lougheed.

Mr. Lougheed proudly served his country with the United States Navy from 1958 to 1960 in Newfoundland.

A well-known and respected union butcher and meat cutter, Mr. Lougheed was employed by many local groceries and most recently by the Round Tuit restaurant.

In 1962 at Carmel, he married Eleanor Forste, who survives him.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by: a sister, Sarah “Sally” Culver; two brothers, Kenneth Lougheed and Starr Lougheed, Jr.

Survivors include: his children, Kyle Lougheed and his wife Tammy of Ancram, Mary Fitzpatrick and husband George of Pine Plains, Michael Lougheed and wife Karmen of Litchfield, CT, and Roger Lougheed of Florida. He also leaves eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited and may call Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains. A Service of Remembrance will be offered at noon with Vicar Jackie Jefferson of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ancram officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider the Wounded Warriors Project or any veteran-related organization.

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