OBITUARIES: Myers, Sweatt, Wilson, Slier, Cidras

Drucilla L. Myers (1933 – 2020)

STUYVESANT—Drucilla Lee Myers of Stuyvesant passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 after a long illness.

Born February 11, 1933, she was the eldest daughter of the late John and Mary Huyck of Valatie.

She graduated from Martin H. Glynn School.

For a time, she worked for New York State, Jamesway retail store and later at the Treasure Shop, where she was lovingly known as, “The Fudge Lady.”

She was also treasurer of her Senior Citizen Club until she became ill. Known for her grace and kindness, she leaves: brothers, Charles (Nancy) Huyck of East Schodack, John (Marilyn) Huyck of Dayton, OH; a sister, Dorothy Praga of Kinderhook.

Mrs. Myers was predeceased by her husband, Leon and brothers, Ben and Howard “Duke” Huyck.

Her loving and faithful children include: Roberta (Raymond) Shields of Stuyvesant, Judith (John) Kitchie of Ghent and Robert of Austerlitz; a cherished, ever-faithful grandson, Scott (Kenny) Folmsbee among several grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her loyal friend, Mary Jane, who spent hours with her during her illness. “A true loving heart.”

Mrs. Myers’ family extends heartfelt gratitude to the beloved staff of Community Hospice. “God bless each and every one.”

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 2:30 p.m. at the Mellenville Union Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Victoria F. Sweatt (1976 – 2020)

HUDSON—Victoria F. Sweatt passed away unexpectedly February 7, 2020.

Born February 26, 1976 in Kingston, she was the daughter Wesley Welling, Sr., and Donna Marie Williams.

“Vicki” married Michael Sweatt August 21, 1999 and after the birth of their first child moved to Columbia County.

She was a special education teacher in the Pine Plains School District. Her passion was helping children and never giving up on them. She felt everyone deserved a chance. She loved poetry and is a published poet. She enjoyed the ocean and anything to do with the water. She loved nature, camping and just being outdoors and of course her family.

She is survived by: her husband, Michael; sons, Tristan, Devon and Mason; her parents, Wesley Welling, Sr., and Donna Marie Williams; siblings, Wesley III, David, Ian, Faith and Amy.

Calling hours will be at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham, Wednesday, February 12 from 3 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to assist in the children’s future education.

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Kayla S. Wilson (1983 – 2020)

KINDERHOOK—On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Kayla Beth Samascott Wilson, age 36, passed peacefully in her home while surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born June 18, 1983 at Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts. She was the second oldest of the four Samascott children born to Laurie Samascott Carr and Ron Samascott.

From the moment she was born, everyone was drawn to how beautiful she was inside and out. She spent much of her childhood playing and working on her family’s farm with her siblings, cousins and friends.

Anyone who knew her understood that her world revolved around her family. In 2010, she married the love of her life, Andy Wilson. In 2012 Brooke was born and in 2014 Hunter came into the world. Her face always brightened when she spoke of her husband and children whom she adored.

Mrs. Wilson enjoyed running and competed in numerous 5Ks, half marathons, and the full Mayor’s Marathon in Alaska in 2009 with Team in Training. She loved to travel, craft, garden and read books on design, self-reflection and business management. She used her MBA to help manage her family farm, Samascott Orchards. Recently, she and her family attended services at Loudonville Community Church where she embraced the word of God.

She is survived by: her beautiful daughter, Brooke (7); playful son, Hunter (5); and loving husband, William Andrew Wilson. She also leaves behind: her parents, Laurie Carr (Patrick Kelly) and Ronald Samascott (Bonnie); her siblings, Jacob (Jennifer), Jody and Luke Samascott; her extended family and friends across the world. Her smile, laugh, great sense of humor, and caring heart will be forever missed, but never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers or donations, honor Mrs. Wilson by spending the time and money to treat loved ones instead.

A public memorial will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, 2 p.m. at Loudonville Community Church 374 Loudon Road, Albany. All are welcome to attend. As parking is very limited, carpooling is strongly suggested. Immediately following the service, family and friends are welcome to attend a gathering at Samascott Orchards, 5 Sunset Avenue, Kinderhook. Arrangements are with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Condolences may be conveyed at

Jodette L. Slier (1953 – 2020)

PHILMONT—Jodette L. Slier, 66, of Philmont died peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her home. Arrangements with the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport are incomplete. To leave online condolences visit

Enilde Cidras (1938 – 2020)

HUDSON—Enilde Cidras 82, of Germantown passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, she was the daughter of the late Carlos and Elida (Obeso) Vos.

Mrs. Cidras was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish in Hudson and enjoyed tending to her flower garden at home. She will be missed by: her beloved husband, Antonio; sons, Anthony (Heidi) Cidras, Joseph (Kari) Cidras; her daughter, Jessica Cidras; her sisters, Elmy DeLaPena, Lesvia Vos, Rafaela Vos Obeso; grandchildren, Brianne (Steven), Gabrielle, Jillian, Marissa and Isabel.

Calling hours will be Friday February 14, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 15, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson with Fr. Anthony Barratt officiating. Memorial contributions are requested to Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, ATTN: Office of Development, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. To leave online condolences visit

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