OBITUARIES: Abraham, Fontaine, Herron, Simard, Sherman, McWhirt, Caswell, DelGrande, Estok, Hogan

Charles E. Abraham (1935 – 2019)

BRANFORD, CT—Charles “Chuck” Edward Abraham, devoted husband, loving father and dear friend to many, died July 26, 2019 in Branford, CT, at the age of 83. The cause was Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Grand Rapids, MI, August 14, 1935. He graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in political science and pursued a doctorate in Japanese political history at Columbia University. He married Kay Aniel Edwards in 1957, and they moved to New York City where they had two daughters, Nancy and Diane, before moving to Montclair, NJ, in 1972. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Sperry, Putnam, Ouwerkerk, Kline

Harvey L. Sperry (1930 – 2019)

CHATHAM—Harvey Lee Sperry passed away at the age of 89, Thursday, August 1, 2019.

He was the devoted husband of Gabriella, father to Cyndy, Owen, Susanna and Csaba, and the proud grandfather to Molly, Greta, Natalia and Sasha. He is also survived by: his brother, Don Sperry and two sisters, Bonnie and Sandi. Mr. Sperry was a longtime resident of Chatham. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Reutzel, Race, Daniels

Sandra L. Reutzel (1965 – 2019)

FREEHOLD—Sandra Lee Reutzel, 53, of Freehold passed away July 31, 2019 at her residence.

She was born October 26, 1965 in Hudson to Matthew and Shirley Alexander. She worked for First Niagara Bank, and then went on to work for Paraco Gas in their account management department. She was an avid bowler, for many years she was on the Hudson Bowling League. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, and doing anything arts- and crafts-related.

Ms. Reutzel is survived by: her children, Nicole and Michael Reutzel; her two grandchildren, Richard Brennan, Jr., and Michael F. Reutzel; her mother, Shirley Alexander; her finance, Christopher Kampmeier; her former husband and best friend, Michael Reutzel; her aunt and uncle, Patricia and Robert Hilperhouser; her best friend and “sister,” Annette Wheeler-Adriance; her three “fur babies” and many cousins.

She was predeceased by her father, Matthew Alexander; uncles, Robert and Tracy Alexander; and her grandparents, Harold and Phoebe Van De Bogart.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening, August 6, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. A funeral service begins at 7 p.m.

John C. Race, Sr. (1941 – 2019)

ALBANY—John “Jack” C. Race, Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away July 30, 2019, at the age of 78, at St. Peter’s Hospital, fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 22, 1941 in Hudson to Julian C. and Anna (Bray) Race. In 1960, he graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson.

A “Jack of all trades,” he was at his best in front of the microphone. After attending the National Academy of Broadcasting in Washington D.C., Mr. Race began his 15-year career as the news director for WHUC, and the originator of “Party Line.” He finished his career in 2002, after retiring from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office where he served 15 years as the communications sergeant and public information officer. Even in retirement, Mr. Race kept busy with numerous part-time jobs including with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and as assessor for the Town of Claverack. Mr. and Mrs. Race enjoyed the winter months in Florida, and he continued to work part-time for Charlotte County, where he enriched the experience for the fans of the Tampa Bay Ray’s during spring training. In appreciation of his dedication, he was honored with a “Jack Race Day” in 2015 and the Golden Glove Award in 2016. When asked recently about his favorite job, he said, “the Rays, of course.”

He always gave back to his community. He was a volunteer firefighter at J.W. Rogers Hose, and co-chair of the Thank-A-Vet-Day in Claverack. He was also the coordinator of a toy drive that benefited the children who lost everything in Breezy Point due to Super Storm Sandy. He also coordinated the Town of Claverack’s 225th Anniversary Parade, and was the announcer for the Hudson Firemen’s Parade. As a member of the Claverack Republican Club, he coordinated Music-In-The-Park for several years.

Mr. Race leaves behind: his wife of 37 years, Carole; a son, John “J.R.” C. Race, Jr.; a daughter, Melinda “Mindy” Race; three grandchildren, Brittney, Tanner and Hannah; one great-granddaughter, Alayah; along with several nieces and nephews. He was one of seven children and is survived by his sister, Mary Lou and her husband Timothy Race. He was predeceased by, four sisters, Geraldine Gritmon, Ellen Cooper, Jean Gaudette and Anne DeSimone, along with one brother, Hugh Race.

“Husband, Dad and Grandpa—You will be dearly missed.”

Visitation will be Monday, August 5, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m.

Margaret S. Daniels (1926 – 2019)

LUTHERVILLE, MD—Margaret Sophie (Allers) Daniels, 93, of Lutherville, MD, former longtime Germantown resident, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at Lorien Mays Chapel Nursing Home in Lutherville, MD.

Born May 22, 1926 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Bertha (Burgerhoff) Allers.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Walter A. Daniels and brothers, Adolph and Edward Allers.

Mrs. Daniels was a 1944 graduate of Germantown High School and Hudson City School of Nursing in 1947. She was employed as a registered nurse at Columbia Memorial Hospital, then as a surgical nurse with Dr. George Moront in Hudson until retiring in 1991.

She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Germantown since 1943.

Mrs. Daniels is survived by: her son, Walter (Allison) Daniels of Hunt Valley, MD; daughter, Susan (Phillip) Bour of South Riding, VA; grandchildren, Whitney, Alexander, Arthur and Sophie Daniels, Lauren Davenport, Martin and Nathan Bour; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Nancy, Amanda, Doug (Marie), Johnny (Lauren), Arron and Nathan Allers; great-nieces and great-nephews, Cara, Alyssa and Alex Besio, Elizabeth, Andrew (Sophie) Lucy and Myla Allers; extended family and friends.

Friends may call at the Burnett and White Funeral Home, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, Thursday, August 8, 4 to 7pm.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 9, 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church-Viewmont, Germantown. Vicar Jackie Jefferson will officiate. Burial immediately follows at Viewmont Rural Cemetery, Germantown.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Parrish Office 923, County Route 19, Elizaville 12523.

For directions or to sign the online guest book visit www.Burnett-White.com.