OBITUARIES: Ertl, Iaccino, Fox

Julie A. Ertl (1958 – 2019)

CARMEL, IN—Julie Albers Ertl, 61, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her residence in Carmel, Indiana, after a six-year battle with cancer.

She was born February 23, 1958 in Great Barrington, MA, the daughter of the late William and June (Silvernail) Albers.

She was raised in Copake and was a graduate of Taconic Hills Central School. She later was employed by IBM in Poughkeepsie.

Survivors include: her loving husband, Dr. Janika Ertl; her children to whom she was a devoted mother, Stephanie, Jani and Karchi Ertl, all of Carmel, IN; her siblings, Paul (Tammi) Albers of Copake and Diane (David) Decker of Millerton along with her beloved canine companion, Lanie.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake. Express condolences at

Nicholas L. Iaccino (1957 – 2019)

CHATHAM—Nicholas Louis Iaccino of Chatham died suddenly of respiratory failure at his home May 13, 2019, with his life partner, Jennifer Meyersen at his side.

He was born in Cold Spring, June 27, 1957 to the late Margaret “Margie” E. Iaccino and Natale L. “Louie” Iaccino.

He grew up in Columbiaville, graduating from Ichabod Crane in 1975. He later trained to be a meat cutter and had worked at Sam’s Market, Price Chopper, and ShopRite for several years until he retired.

Family was very important to “Nick.” He grew up surrounded by his large Italian family. On Sundays and holidays there were always large gatherings with good food followed by time outside with numerous cousins. They made mud pies, played board games or kick-the-can until after dark. And up until his death, he called his sister and elderly father daily.

As an adult, he enjoyed travel, skiing, bike riding and avidly read books. He was very happy and content with his partner, Jennifer.

Since the age of 18, Mr. Iaccino struggled with mental illness. He was a gentle and kind person despite his struggles and treatment for 43 years that has included shock therapy, hospital stays, multiple medications and multiple medication adjustments. Regardless, he always had a smile and a good word for whoever he encountered. In between crises he attended a trade school where he learned meat cutting and was employed for several years locally. He was an avid biker. He traveled to Germany to ski and to the west coast, where he and his sister once went to a Grateful Dead Show in Santa Barbara, California in the 1980s. He was also a bladder cancer survivor and has suffered many years with lung disease. Despite it being increasingly difficult for him to travel, he nonetheless came for his nephew’s wedding five years ago and to visit his sister and elderly father in Oregon last fall.

He always did the best he could and for that he was a star.

Mr. Iaccino leaves: his father, Louie Iaccino of Eugene, OR, and was preceded in death by his mother, Margie, May 12, 2012 and his sister, Natalie, who died at birth.

He leaves his life partner, Jennifer Meyersen of Chatham; and her family who had grown to love him; his sister, Laurie Iaccino and her husband Steve Bouton of Eugene, OR; nephew, Josiah Randall and his wife Shawnee, two great-nieces, Isolde and Marina, all of Trinidad, CA; nephew, Mica Randall and his fiancée, Vivian, both of Long Beach, CA.

He also leaves multiple aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends.

Cremation is planned. A graveside memorial for Mr. Iaccino will be held June 27, 2019, 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s cemetery on Route 9 in Stuyvesant Falls for family and friends to honor his life. Remembrance donations may be made to one’s local community mental health clinic or to the American Cancer Society.

Paula A. Fox (1950 – 2019)

SALISBURY, MD—Paula Anne Fox of Maryland, formerly of Germantown, died May 20, 2019 at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Born January 30, 1950 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Margaret “Peggy” Griffin and the late Paul DeCheck.

She had worked for more than 49 years as an RN. She worked in hospitals, Green Haven Prison, as a nursing supervisor for many nursing homes and CEO of several nursing homes in New York State, Connecticut and Texas.

She is survived, in addition to her mother, by: her husband, George Fox; sons, Philip (Suzanne) Massaro, James (Rosemary) Massaro, Aaron Anderson, Adrian Fox; grandchildren, Amber Fox, Angelina Massaro, Vivianna Massaro, Samuel Massaro, Philomena Massaro, Matthias Massaro and Jessica Massaro.

Also surviving are her siblings, Michael DeCheck, Colleen Breen, Monica Jackson and Maureen DeCheck.

A memorial service will take place June 1, 2019, 11 a.m. at the Reformed Church of Germantown. Interment will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations are requested to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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