OBITUARIES: Starr, Ogden, Gaylord, Markowitz

Jordan Starr

Jordan T. Starr (1992 – 2020)

WILMINGTON, NC—With deepest sorrow, his family announces the passing of Jordan T. Starr, 28, of Valatie, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many.

He passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on October 29, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by his loving family as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

He was born May 16, 1992 in Hudson to Sherry LaFountain. He graduated from Ichabod Crane Central High School in 2011. He had been living in Wilmington/Leland, North Carolina and worked for SOUND Heavy Machinery as a diesel engine technician/Cummins specialist/heavy equipment mechanic. He previously worked for Diesel Addiction, LLC as a diesel mechanic.

He will be forever missed by: his mother, Sherry LaFountain; his grandfather, Edson W. Folmsbee, III; grandmother, Gloria Peterson: his “Pops,” Ed Hawks; his godmother and godfather, Lisa Velez and Darrell Hornberger; his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

To know him was to love him and his infectious smile. He genuinely loved “his” people and they loved him. He had many friends throughout Columbia County, North Carolina, and all over the country.

He treasured spending time with his family and friends, attending diesel truck events, dirt track racing, fishing, trap shooting, riding quads, being in the outdoors and on the water, music and always enjoyed a great bonfire with his friends. His favorite pastimes were helping anyone who needed it, the desire to help the homeless community and children and was a sucker for a damsel in distress. He was a beautiful soul with a big heart and his caring ways, “taken from us too soon. We know our beloved Jordan has earned his wings and is now with his Gram, Darnille ‘Tooey’ Folmsbee. May we all continue to spread joy, laughter, and kindness in his name.”

Calling hours will be held Monday, November 16, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the funeral home with burial to follow. A foundation is being created to honor his legacy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made via check to Jordan Starr Memorial Fund, ATTN: Matthew Ellis, c/o Key Bank, P.O. Box 744, Valatie 12184. To send condolences visit

Jean A. Ogden (1943 – 2020)

GHENT—Jean A. Ogden, 77, of Ghent, formerly of Hudson, died Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Ghent Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born October 19, 1943 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Emma (Bender) Ogden.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 12, 2 p.m. at Firwood Cemetery, Stuyvesant. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. To send condolences visit

Marguerite Gaylord

Marguerite E. Gaylord (1934 – 2020)

GHENT—Marguerite E. Gaylord, 86, of Greenport passed away Saturday, November 7 in Ghent.

Born July 25, 1934 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Earl and Helen (Shemels) Lyons.

She was a devoted wife of 67 years and caregiver to her husband, Ron; a loving mother and grandmother. She was the foundation of her family. She happily prepared many Sunday dinners and loved sharing her recipes, especially her macaroni salad and cole slaw. Holiday cooking started the night before. She was always willing and happy to help wherever she could.

Before marriage, she worked at the Singer Sewing Machine Store in Hudson. While raising their five children she helped her husband with his Surge business by answering the phone, managing the books and radioing him with new service calls.

She enjoyed snowmobiling including on Copake Lake. She enjoyed having lunch or a cup of tea with Janice or a long phone call with Joan. She also assisted her husband when he was building soapbox derby cars for the boys or bringing home ponies or mini-bikes.

Later she enjoyed time spent swimming and playing “Dukes of Hazzard” with her grandchildren as well as teaching them manners.

Mrs. Gaylord leaves to cherish her memory: her beloved husband, Ronald Gaylord; sons, Ronald Jr., (Barbara), Mark (Lisa), Brian (Kim) and Kevin (Evelyn) Gaylord; her daughter, Kimberly (Paul) Gaylord; grandchildren, Ronald III, William Paul, Josh, Jason, Jessica, Laura, Ashley, Emily and Danielle; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Jaqueline Lechner, and sisters-in-law, Joan Lyons and Elizabeth Lyons. She was predeceased by her brothers, Earl and Walter Lyons.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Gaylord may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society. Visit to leave condolences.

Marion Markowitz (1957 – 2020)

HUDSON—Marion Markowitz, 62, passed away peacefully at home November 9, 2020.

She was born December 13, 1957 in Hudson to the late George and Marge (Whitbeck) Markowitz.

She was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for many years at the Firemen’s Home, a career which she truly loved. Her biggest love in life was her son, Steven; his dog and occasionally a game of bingo.

Ms. Markowitz is survived by her devoted son, Steven; her four siblings, Georgia, Eleanor, Michael and George Markowitz; her nieces and nephews, Katrina Krein, Sarah, Kevin, and Nathan Markowitz.

Visitation hours will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Donations in her memory may be made to the FASNY Firemen’s Home or the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

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