OBITUARIES: Valden, Scrodin, Daley, Roppolo, Wemple

David Valden

David H. Valden (1960 – 2020)

ANCRAMDALE—David Harris Valden, 60, of Ancramdale died suddenly at home, September 17, 2020.

Born January 1, 1960, he was the youngest son of Constance (Anderson) Valden of Ancramdale and the late Stuart Heady Valden.

Locally, he was well-known as the owner/operator of the Church Street Delicatessen and Pizzeria in the Copake hamlet, where he worked side by side with his son, Michael. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Conway, Letourneau, Allegretta

Natalie Conway

Natalie A. Conway (1937 – 2020)

HUDSON—Natalie Anne “Nancy” (Crouse) Conway, age 82, of Hudson passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family September 13, 2020.

After graduating from St. Mary’s Academy in 1955, she completed programs at St. Catherine’s Infant Home and Colonna Beauty School in Albany. She worked in cosmetology for many years and applied skills learned at St. Catherine’s to her own family, becoming the best wife and mother anyone could wish for. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Decker, Moroch, Shook

Robert Decker

Robert J. Decker (1929 – 2020)

EAST GREENBUSH—Robert Joseph Decker, 90, of East Greenbush died Friday, September 11, 2020 after a brief illness at his home with his family.

Born in Hillsdale, he was the son of Oswald and Mary (Lorette) Decker.

“Bob” proudly served his country as a staff sergeant in Germany during Korean War. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Chamberlain, Yacone, Colwill, Helfer

Jean C. Chamberlain (1919 – 2020)

CASTLETON—Jean Cox Chamberlain, 100, passed away peacefully at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, September 9.

Born December 12, 1919 in Southeast, she moved to Chatham at the age of 3. She graduated from Chatham High School, and went on to receive her degree in journalism from Marymount College. In July 1943, she married Robert J. Chamberlain. Read more…

OBITUARIES: McMichael, Havlik, Almstead, Williams, Wilson

H. Allen McMichael

H. Allen McMichael (1925 – 2020)

CHATHAM—Huston Allen McMichael, “Pop,” passed away peacefully September 6, 2020 at the age of 94 at his home in Camphill Ghent.

His passions were family, motorcycles, square dancing and swimming. He was a talented mechanic and fix-it-all guy.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Frances Bohlmann McMichael, the mother of his children, in 1973; his last wife, Joyce Button McMichael in 2017 and his youngest son, Tom (Rosey) McMichael in 2006. Read more…