OBITUARIES: Hagadone, Dallas, Weidt, Peters, Bashford, Pough, Moore, Tyler

David S. Hagadone (1959 – 2021)

VALATIE—David S. Hagadone, 61, of Valatie passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at his home.

Born July 3, 1959 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Daniel and Laura (Mazal) Hagadone.

“Dave” was employed by Millbrook Kitchens in Nassau for a time and also did side job work. He was an avid sports card collector and enjoyed putting models together and painting them. He loved being in the outdoors and spending time walking on the trails in the area.

He is survived by: five siblings, George Hagadone, Ethel “Cookie” Mackey, Jane Williams, Daniel Hagadone, all of Valatie and Tracey Mattice of Hudson Falls. He was predeceased by his other brothers and sisters, Dan, Arthur, Arnold, Dorothy, Kevin, William, Kathryn, Nellie and Robert and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private for the family. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Betty Dallas

Betty A. Dallas (1928 – 2021)

CHATHAM—Betty A. Dallas, 92, entered into eternal rest February 20, 2021 peacefully at her home in Chatham.

She was born March 20, 1928 in Schenectady, the daughter of the late Arthur and Bernice Steurwald and moved to Spencertown as a young child. She attended the Chatham Central School District where she later began her career as a “lunch lady” in the MED cafeteria and continued working part time after her retirement.

Mrs. Dallas was predeceased by: her husband, Clarence L. Dallas, “who we are sure has been patiently waiting ‘up there’ on a park bench since 1989; her sister, Patricia (Charles) Westover; nephew, William Westover; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was: the mother of Dianne (predeceased John) Weaver and Robert (predeceased Bonnie) Dallas; grandmother of Lori (Michael Salvatore) Weaver, Lisa Tuthill and Scott (Michelle) Dallas; great-grandmother of Ayden Dallas. She is also survived by her nephews Paul and Timothy Westover and great-nephews Jason and Marshall Westover.

In her younger years she enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, Saturday night square dancing and trips to watch their horses run at Saratoga Harness track. In her later years, she loved crocheting, tending her bird feeders and bird watching, playing cards, bingo and putting puzzles together with the girls at High Point. She was a regular at her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events no matter what the weather.

She was an active participant with the Chatham/Ghent area seniors and the Tri-Village senior citizen clubs and always looked forward to their trips and outings along with going to the nutrition site at the Valatie senior center.

She was a regular at Chatham Fire Department fish fries or breakfasts and at the Spencertown Fire Department beef barbecue. There was never a group, fundraiser or organization that she would not contribute to if asked.

She was a friend to everyone she met; she could see the good in anyone; never complain about anything and treated someone she just met the same way she would treat a lifelong friend. She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.

The St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Spencertown was her Sunday morning home and house of worship for more than 80 years. She might get a little mad if someone was in “her pew.” She was a long-time member of the Tower Club and worked the booth at the Fair for many years. Thanks go to Pastor Lynn Horan for going to pray with her during her final days. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, PO Box 14, Spencertown 12165.

A memorial service will be held following social distancing requirements at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Street, Chatham, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will take place March 2, 11 a.m. at the Spencertown Cemetery, 2519 County Route 7, Spencertown. Condolences may be conveyed at frenchblasl.com

Peter K. Weidt (1952 – 2021)

CLAVERACK—Peter Kenneth Weidt, 68, of Claverack passed away at home Friday, February 19, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born November 6, 1952 in Mount Vernon to the late William and Mary (Reehl) Weidt.

He grew up in Brewster, where he enjoyed camping, fishing and anything mechanical. He loved helping his dad work on the family car and got his first car at age 11, a 1929 A model pickup. As he grew older he moved onto muscle cars but never lost his passion for model A Fords.

He worked at various jobs throughout his lifetime, auto mechanic, metal fabrication and mechanical restoration at an Antique Auto Restoration Shop in Pawling. He finished his career as a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local in White Plains and then worked with his brother, David on a private estate in Chatham.

Mr. Weidt was a kind and giving individual who never hesitated to help a friend in need. He will be missed greatly.

He is survived by: his brother, David Weidt of Claverack and several friends.

Friends are invited and may call Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Route 22, Copake. Services will follow at 3 p.m.

Spring interment will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

To send an online condolence visit www.peckandpeck.net.

Warren Peters, Jr.

Warren E. Peters, Jr. (1937 – 2021)

VALATIE—Warren “Bubby” Peters lived a long and humble life, finding joy in everything he did. He passed away February 15, 2021 in his Valatie home.

He was born at home at Crandles Corner Farm in Schaghticoke, April 29, 1937 to Warren and Clare (Stevens) Peters. He had four siblings, two brothers and two sisters, all of whom predeceased him.

All who had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Peters will remember him as a thoughtful and caring gentleman. This world was a better place with him in it. Recently, he shared happy memories of his childhood with a treasured friend. Originally from Troy and Cropseyville, he mostly grew up on a farm in Stuyvesant where the family owned horses, steers and chickens. With great humor, he recounted tales of his steers’ frequent efforts to escape the confines of their fence because they wanted to enjoy the bounty of a neighbor’s garden. With love in his voice, he recalled one of his fondest memories baking delicious pies with his mom, a very good cook, with fruit from a neighbor’s tree. He was a rare soul who found contentment in his own company, doing his duty. He was a roofer in his 20s because “nobody bothers you up there.” He then worked for Crellin for eight years in the press room, took two years off to run his own general store in Livingston, and then returned to Crellin for another 30 years where he worked in the maintenance department and as a truck driver.

Mr. Peters was proud of his upstate roots. He didn’t travel too far from home. In fact, he took a trip just a few years ago to visit relatives in South Carolina, stayed there about 20 hours, and drove straight home. His passion in his early days was riding horses, as well as fishing throughout his life. He still had his row boat at the Ashoken Reservoir. In his retirement, he enjoyed mowing lawns and grooming yards for several friends. He also enjoyed finding new interests, guitar lessons, the computer and collecting western movies and memorabilia.

His refrigerator was a proud display of photos showing the loved ones in his life. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. A burial and graveside remembrance of his life will take place in the spring. To send condolences visit raymondbondfh.com.

Bruce Bashford

Bruce W. Bashford (1944 – 2021)

HILLSDALE—After six years of treatment for prostate cancer and two for gastric and esophageal cancers (cruel for a food lover) Bruce Wilson Bashford succumbed to his diseases and passed away February 20, 2021 in his Hillsdale home, attended by his loving wife.

Born in Schenectady, he was raised in Hillsdale and graduated from Roe Jan High School before earning a BA from University of Rochester and a PhD in English from Northwestern. In his youth he was very athletic. He hunted and fished, pitched on his high school and college baseball teams, earned a Karate black belt, worked out with weights regularly, and often commuted on bicycle to his position as English professor at Stony Brook University.

There his main passion was undergraduate teaching. Humble, self-effacing, respectful and a sensitive listener, he taught his students to think for themselves and present arguments rooted in the texts. He took their ideas seriously, often writing pages of comments on their essays. One student wrote, “Bashford had a way of making a class of 40 people seem personal, and more intimate…. Bashford’s class changed my life, because it gave me a confidence that I was a thinking individual.”

He loved art and music, especially jazz, classical, opera and ballet. A curious and cosmopolitan man, he spent his sabbaticals in London and Rome. A talented and accomplished amateur photographer, he occasionally exhibited his photos and garnered awards. One semester he taught photography criticism for the Stony Brook Art Department.

A lifelong nature lover, Mr. Bashford enjoyed trees, birds and wild animals—especially bears and bobcats—that he loved to capture on his trail cameras. He delighted in retiring to Hillsdale and reconnecting with his many local friends and his beloved landscape. He also loved sports, especially baseball, one of his favorite conversation topics.

Mr. Bashford’s book, “Oscar Wilde: The Critic as Humanist,” earned him an international reputation as a pioneering Oscar Wilde scholar—one of the first critics to take Wilde seriously as a thinker.

His cremation was handled by Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, and, because of the pandemic, there are no immediate plans for a memorial or visiting hours.

He was predeceased by his parents, Byaly Bashford and Dorothy (Wilkes) Bashford and his brother, Wilkes Bashford. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle, intelligent, playful, earthy, very funny man by his friends, students, and especially by his wife, Joan Esposito, who survives him, and will never forget the warmth of his enchanting smile.

Todd Pough

Todd E. Pough (1967 – 2021)

ELIZAVILLE—Todd E. Pough, 53, of Elizaville passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Born December 26, 1967 in Hudson, he was the son of Robert Pough, Sr. and Fran Pough Carl.

He was a commercial truck driving instructor for the Kingston Driving School. He was a devoted family man who adored his grandchildren. His kindness, generosity and compassion for other people was unmatched. Always the life of the party, his infectious smile and story-telling would captivate the room. He loved all sports, and especially enjoyed billiards and fishing.

Mr. Pough will forever be loved and missed by: his mother, Fran Pough Carl (Buddy); father, Robert Pough, Sr., (Faith); his daughters, Kori Pough (fiancé Chris) and Randi Mueller (fiancé Matt); brother, Robert Pough, Jr.; sisters, Lisa Wyant and Jennifer Henderson and his adored grandchildren, Punky, Maui, Jelly Bean, Clementine and Harrison. He was predeceased by his brother, Bryan Pough.

Graveside services at Cedar Park Cemetery are Friday, February 26 at 2 p.m. Visitation hours at the Bates & Anderson- Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home are Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to graveside.

Visit batesanderson.com to leave an online condolence.

Catherine Moore (1954 – 2021)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Catherine Moore, 66, of Red Hook passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born May 1, 1954 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine F. (McLeane) Teator.

She married Cecil W. Moore, Jr., in 1974 at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook. He predeceased her January 15, 2012.

Mrs. Moore worked as a housekeeper at The Baptist Home at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck. Previously, she worked at Bard College in Red Hook for environmental services.

She was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, she enjoyed watching NASCAR and especially enjoyed rooting on her favorite drivers, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Jimmy Johnson. She loved playing with her grandson, Joshua, who praised her for making the best pancakes.

She is survived by: her children, Daniel (Kristen) Moore of Lake Katrine, Catherine Moore of Red Hook, Kimberly Simmons of Red Hook; her siblings, Sharon (Joanne) Teator of Oneonta, Walter (Carol) Teator of Hyde Park, Mary (Donald) Ogden of Elizaville, Betty (Tom) Miller of Pine Plains; her beloved grandchildren, Haileigh and Alexandra Moore and Joshua Simmons; extended family and friends.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home Wednesday, February 24 from 11a.m. to noon. Funeral services will be held at noon. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Due to Covid-19/ NYS Guidelines- masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

Kenneth Tyler

Kenneth Tyler (1961 – 2021)

GALLATIN—Kenneth Tyler, 59, a lifelong area resident, passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home in Gallatin.

Born March 19, 1961 in Rhinebeck, he was the son of the late Ester Tyler. “Ken” married Robyn Cook July 2, 1982 in Red Hook. He worked for facilities at Devereux in Red Hook for many years.

In addition to his loving wife, Robyn, he is survived by: his daughters, Kendra Tyler of Gallatin and Torianne (Tyler) Brandenburg of Poughkeepsie; his grandchildren, Jacob and Ava Brandenburg, and Kevia and Jocelyn Tyler; his sister, Kathleen Lord of Elizaville; along with extended family and friends.

Mr. Tyler was predeceased by his sister, Billie Jo.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a long-time member of Neighbor’s Gun Club. He could often be found repairing, building and maintaining anything he could get his hands on. He never found a vehicle that he didn’t have a plan for. He always saw the good through the imperfections. He took great pride in his work.

Mr. Tyler will be remembered as a generous and kind-hearted man who always helped anyone in need. Even though he didn’t have much, he freely gave what he could.

Nothing brought him greater joy than his four grandchildren. For him, the world revolved around them, and his eyes lit up with joy and a smiled graced his face whenever he was surrounded by them. They were truly his happy place.

Memorial calling hours will be held Thursday, March 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burnett & White Funeral Home, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook. A time of sharing will be held at 7 p.m.

Due to Covid-19- masks, social distancing, and capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services.

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