OBITUARIES: Swanson, Campbell, Koweek, Slutsky

Susan Swanson

Susan J. Swanson (1960 – 2020)

ELIZAVILLE—Susan Jane Swanson, 60, of Elizaville passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 22, 1960 in Yonkers, she was the daughter of the late Devaughn Westover and Clare Westover of Pennsylvania.

She married John Pearson July 1, 1997 in East Fishkill. He predeceased her December 31, 2016. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Hester, Cipkowski, Brown, Bove

Jayne W. Hester (1951 -2020)

VALATIE—Jayne Wainwright Hester (Dutchie), 69 years old, passed away November 17, 2020 at her home.

She was born in Albany, March 8, 1951 to parents, Martin Hester and Laurie Counihan Hester.

She went to high school at St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson. She attended Columbia-Greene College and went on to earn her degree from Sienna College in Albany. Ms. Hester worked for State Senator Doug Hudson, was executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, owner of The Rosery flower shops, The OK Package Store and The Kinderhook B&B. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Bates, Hoyt, Hallenbeck, Ferrari, Gardina, Poisman, Rousseau, Maloney

Nancy Bates

Nancy A. Bates (1941 – 2020)

RHINEBECK—Nancy Ann Bates, 79, of Germantown passed away November 14, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born in Valatie, she was the daughter of the late Edson and Nettie (Stribeck) Folmsbee, Sr.

Before retiring, she was a custodian for 35 years at the Milroad School in Red Hook. Over the years, she met and was loved by many children during her time there. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Cockcroft, Shohfi, Zagraniczny

George Cockcroft

George P. Cockcroft (1932 – 2020)

CANAAN—George Powers Cockcroft, 87, of Canaan passed away November 6, 2020 in the comfort of his home under the care of Hospice and his loving family.

He was predeceased by his older sister, Patricia (Cockcroft) Morgan, and his younger brother, James D. Cockcroft.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ann; his three sons, Corbett, Powers and Chris; three nephews; three nieces; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a wonderful extended family. Read more…

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. Read more…