John L. Yurish (1935 – 2021)
CANAAN—On May 6, 2021, John Leonard Yurish “Jack,” of Canaan, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather was called home to God.
He was born October 9, 1935 in Pittston, PA, to John and Ann Yurish. He grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Brooklyn after high school. He attended Fordham University on a football scholarship where he earned his degree in sociology. While at Fordham he enrolled in ROTC and completed officers training. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 to 1963.
He met the love of his life, Emma Bridget Brennan on her 18th birthday at John’s Ice Cream Parlor in Brooklyn. They were married in the “Lady Chapel” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC December 15, 1956. Read more…
Martin Araoz (1989 – 2021)
ALBANY—Martin Araoz of Valatie passed away May 3, 2021 after a short hospitalization in Albany.
He was born in Salta, Argentina, the son of Lynda Hacker Araoz and Carlos Araoz. He attended Ichabod Crane High School, The Albany Academy and Hudson Valley Community College.
He is survived by his parents; his brother, Rigo Araoz; his cousins, Greg, Adam, Andy and Aiden Hacker; his aunt, Maria Belen and uncles, Horacio and Victor. Read more…
Mary Lou Washburn (1939 – 2021)
HUDSON—Mary Lou Washburn passed away Saturday, April 24 in her home with her husband, son and granddaughter at her side.
Born in Hudson, March 6, 1939, she was 83 years old. She was the eldest daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Abatto) Race. “Loulabelle” will be missed, especially by her husband of more than 62 years, George. Read more…
Leona M. Rieker (1927 – 2021)
CATSKILL—Leona M. Rieker, 93, of Kinderhook passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at The Pines at Catskill.
Born July 6, 1927 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Leopoldina (Pella) Kleinfeldt.
Mrs. Reiker was a kindergarten teacher at Ichabod Crane Primary School for many years. Read more…
Rayma B. Weber (1928 – 2021)
RHINEBECK—Rayma Bernice Haight Hapeman Weber, 92, a lifelong Red Hook and Rhinebeck resident, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.
Born October 16, 1928 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late DuBois and Ruth (Clina) Haight.
She married George D. Hapeman. He predeceased her December 4, 1976. Subsequently, she married Alva C. Weber, Sr., who predeceased her May 17, 1996. Read more…