OBITUARIES: Heald, Pulver, Nabozny, Muller, Sprauer, Tiano

Marguerite D. Heald (1920 – 2019)

STUYVESANT—Marguerite Dexheimer Heald of Stuyvesant died February 13, 2019.

She was born May 16, 1920, the daughter of Fred and Pearl Winn Dexheimer.

She is survived by: a step-daughter, Beverly Ingalls of Clifton Park; a niece, Marna Neal of Dover, PA; a nephew, Wesley Dexheimer of Chatham; two great-nieces; a great-nephew and step-grandchildren.

Her husband of 58 years, Irving D. Heald, predeceased her May 2, 1999.

Mrs. Heald was a New York State employee for 38 years in the personnel office of the Health Department for 16 years, and 22 years as administrative assistant in the Executive Chamber for Governors Rockefeller and Carey.

She was a member of the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, the Hendrik Hudson Chapter of the NSDAR, Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Columbia County Historical Society, Friends of Lindenwald and others. Memorial contributions may be made to Kinderhook Reformed Church, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or to a charity of personal choice. Interment will be in Memory Garden, 983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany at a later date.

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

Charles W. Pulver (1940 – 2019)

CHATHAM—Charles W. Pulver, known as “Chuck” to all, a lifelong resident of Chatham, died February 16, 2019.

Mr. Pulver is survived by his devoted and loving wife and best friend, Victoria Pulver; a daughter, Pamela Loomis (Charlie) of Charlotte, NC; a son, Charles Pulver (Debbie); two grandchildren, Danielle and Jeremy Pulver of Philadelphia, PA; as well as a special longtime friend who was always there right to the end, John Craft (Steven).

Mr. Pulver served his country in the U.S. Army for four years. He spent his life working very hard and taking pride in all he did from farming to construction to helping people out. He was always helping someone—even strangers.

His greatest passion was his harness horses hands down. He did everything—from his own breeding program to training them to racing them at various tracks. He spent numerous times in the winners circle with many of the horses he raised, trained and raced.

Mr. Pulver will be missed by many as he was loved by many for the kind and generous man he always was. He loved people and life. Upon request of the family there are no funeral services. Arrangements are with the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham.

Cecelia K. Nabozny (1918 – 2019)

GREENPORT—Cecelia Kent Nabozny, 100, of Greenport passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, February 14, 2019.

Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland, September 27, 1918, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Theresa (Power) Kent.

She married Frank J. Nabozny April 24, 1948 in Hudson. They shared 50 years together until his passing in 1998. She was a devoted wife as well as a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Nabozny enjoyed family gatherings, going out for breakfast, taking walks and listening to music. In her younger years she enjoyed playing the piano and violin.

She is survived by: her sons, Edward (Carole), Tom (Roxanne) and Peter (Sheri) Nabozny; daughters, Mary Teresa Nabozny, Cecile (David) Staats and Karen Nabozny; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Frank, Mrs. Nabozny was predeceased by brothers, Thomas, Leonard, Vincent and William Kent and sisters, Genevieve, Theresa and Lucy Kent, Alice Jacoby, Karen Helbig and Toni Seidl.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation hours at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson are Tuesday, February 19, from 3 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Nabozny’s name may be made to a charity of choice.

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David E. Muller, Jr. (1963 – 2019)

VALHALLA—David E. Muller, Jr., 55, of Craryville passed away Saturday, February 16 at Westchester Medical Center.

Born April 1, 1963 in Hudson, he was the son of David and Phyllis (Mataska) Muller.

He was an accomplished, self-employed craftsman and mechanic.

He is survived by: his mother, Phyllis Muller; daughters, Tonya (T.J.) Keeler, Tabitha Muller and Natasha Muller; sister, Debbie (Tom) Beck; brother, Darryl (Suzanne) Muller and several grandchildren. Also left to remember Mr. Muller are longtime friends, Jenell and Patrick Riley.

He was predeceased by his father, David Muller, Sr.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

To remember Mr. Muller in a special way, send a donation to a charity of choice. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit to leave an online condolence.

Robert W. G. Sprauer, Sr. (1933 – 2019)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Robert W. G. Sprauer, Sr., 85, of Rhinebeck passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born September 25, 1933 in the Bronx, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (McDonald) Sprauer.

He married Barbara Garrison October 29, 1960 in the Bronx. She predeceased him March 11, 2004.

Mr. Sprauer served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1956 to 1958.

A truck driver all his life, he was a member of the Teamsters Union. Throughout the years, he drove for many companies, predominately Coca Cola, Spoor Lasher Concrete in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess Quarry in Poughkeepsie.

Active in his community and his children’s lives, he served as a Cub Scoutmaster of Pack 28 in Rhinebeck, he coached minor league baseball in Rhinebeck for many years, and was a “softball cheerleader.” An avid auto-racing fan, Mr. Sprauer also raced at Accord Speedway in Accord. He enjoyed the outdoors and particularly hunting and fishing.

Mr. Sprauer is survived by: his family, including his children, Robert W. Sprauer, Jr., of Rhinebeck, Karl (Lesley) Sprauer of Pleasant Valley and Deborah Hayden of Rhinebeck; his grandchildren, Donald Joseph (Emma Grima) Hayden of Elizaville, Robert Sprauer, III, of Staatsburg, Christopher (Adam) Mostel of Schenectady, Alexandra Sprauer of Pleasant Valley and Steven Sprauer of Pleasant Valley; his great-grandson, Owen Hayden; a nephew, Russell (Diana) Sprauer of Elizaville along with extended family and numerous friends.

His “granddogs,” Rocks, Jasmine, Brynley, Jasper and Dexter, also survive him.

In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by a son, Lawrence Sprauer; a brother, Joseph Sprauer and a nephew, Joseph Sprauer.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 91 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, Monday February 18, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 10 a.m. at Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck. The Reverend Megan Sanders will officiate. Burial will be at Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck.

Catherine B. Tiano (1932 – 2019)

GHENT—Catherine B. Tiano, 86, of Ghent died peacefully Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Whittier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born April 23, 1932 in Hudson, daughter of the late William DuPont and Anne C. (Twardy) DuPont.

She attended St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson and was employed as a presser and folder at the Philmont Knitting Mills. Mrs. Tiano was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and a member of the former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart churches, and was active in their ladies’ sodalities. She was a devoted mother, grand- and great-grandmother. She was a league bowler for several area leagues, and greatly enjoyed watching her New York Yankees, and comedies and westerns on TVLand.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank Tiano, October 2, 2009.

Mrs. Tiano is survived by: her daughters, Cynthia T. and (Joseph) Bogardus of Valatie, Nancy T. and (Stephen) Leonard of Hudson; grandchildren, Paul (Nicole), Matthew, Angel, Christe (Michael), Jesse (Nicole) and Nora (Don); great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jared, Kayla, Joey, Kali, Sofie, Dean and Ruth as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Marion O’Connor.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, February 18, 2019 at Holy Trinity Parish (former Saint Mary’s) 429 East Allen Street, Hudson. Burial followed in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, 4400 Route 23, Hudson 12534.

Her family extends sincere thanks to the current and former staff members at Whittier Adult Home and Whittier Skilled Nursing Center for their wonderful and loving care of Mrs. Tiano. Arrangements were with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. To leave online condolences visit

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