OBITUARIES: Qua, Becker, Birch

Polly Ann Qua (1932 – 2020)

VALATIE—Polly Ann Qua, 88, of Valatie passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at her home.

Born May 27, 1932 in Brattleboro, VT, she was the daughter of the late Merrill and Frances (Wood) Greene.

After graduating from Wilmington High School in 1950, she worked at Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, where she met her future husband, Atwood. They were married October 10, 1957 in Wilmington, VT. Read more…


Robert Gross (1926 – 2020)

GHENT—Robert Gross of Chatham passed away August 29, 2020 at the Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born November 26, 1926 in Chatham, he was the son of the late Peter M. and Grace E. Bullis Gross. Read more…

OBITUARIES: McCagg, Ritter, Lundquest, Christie

Harry McCagg

Harry F. McCagg (1935 – 2020)

AUSTERLITZ—Harry F. McCagg, 85, died Monday, August 24, 2020 at his home in Austerlitz.

He was born in Sharon, Connecticut, March 27, 1935 to Harry A. and Hazel M. (Benedict) McCagg.

He was an Army veteran who served in Korea.

Mr. McCagg was employed by the Columbia County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1997. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Dobrowski, Rogers, Ambrose, Bangert, Pezze

Steven Dobrowski

Steven E. Dobrowski (1973 – 2020)

TAGHKANIC—Steven Edward Dobrowski, 46, of Taghkanic passed away August 20, 2020 at his home.

“Steve” was born November 3, 1973 in Hudson to James and Deborah Dobrowski.

He first discovered his love for the outdoors at an early age and instantly developed a passion for hunting, fishing, trapping and everything the natural world had to offer. The family farm held a special place in his heart, and he loved vacationing in the Adirondacks. His family will affectionately remember him by his self-proclaimed title, the “Grand Wizard of the Great Outdoors.” Read more…

OBITUARIES: Cantele, Boss, Dellapa, Smith, Sheldon-Griffin, Dugan

Benjamin Cantele

Benjamin J. Cantele (1961 – 2020)

HUDSON—Benjamin James “B.J.” Cantele, 59, of Hudson passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 19, 1961 in Hudson, he was the son the late Benjamin E. Cantele and Eleanor (Baker) Cantele, who resides in Philmont.

He was a graduate of Taconic Hills High School, received his associate’s degree in business from Columbia-Greene Community College and went to trade school in Vermont for stone cutting. He was the owner of Cantele Memorials, Cantele Tent Rentals and Cantele Car Wash. Read more…