OBITUARIES: Butler, Jacobsen, Perry, Walsh, Holleufer

Armando Butler, Jr.

Armando C. Butler, Jr. (1999 – 2020)

ALBANY—Armando C. Butler, Jr., 21, of Albany earned his wings Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Albany, August 8, 1999, he was the son of Armando C. Butler, Sr., and Jessica Ramirez.

He will be remembered for his love and generosity. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: one brother, Jeremiah Ramirez; two sisters, Soulley and Amarea Butler; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Polhemus-Oldrich, Rizzi, McMurray, Stever, Rutschmann, Rommel, Fulton, Poppey, Whiteside, Winant, Friedrich, Woodward, Dunne, Geddie, Davis

Maryjean Polhemus-Oldrich (1971 – 2020)

ALBANY—Maryjean Polhemus-Oldrich, 48, of Kinderhook passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born November 29, 1971 in Canajoharie, she was the daughter of Eugene Polhemus of Kinderhook and the late Mary (Jump) Polhemus. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Riley, Osuch, Brower, Miller, Patterson, Funk, Starr

Elizabeth Riley

Elizabeth Riley (1924 – 2020)

GHENT—Elizabeth “Betsy” Riley, 96, of Hudson passed away peacefully at the Ghent Nursing Center, October 20, 2020. She was born January 7, 1924 in New York City to the late Arthur W. and Elizabeth “Betty” Luff Riley.

Following the sudden death of her father in 1936, the family returned to Hudson and moved in with her grandfather, J. Homer Luff. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Ilardo, Mabey, Masten, Mabey

Philip A. Ilardo (1926 – 2020)

HUDSON—Philip A. Ilardo, 93, passed away October 22 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born December 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Philomena and Vito Ilardo.

He is survived by: a son, Philip and his wife Donna of Austerlitz; daughter, Rosemary and James Calvey of Old Chatham; grandchildren, Jennifer and Stuart, Nicole and Zach Panadis; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Helena and Sammy. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Smith, Huneke, Wambach

Kenneth R. Smith (1928 – 2020)

HUDSON—Kenneth R. Smith, 91, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Born November 8, 1928 in Hudson, he was the son of Raymond and Margaret (Grenner) Smith.

“Ken” worked for Lonestar Cement until it closed. He then served as a bailiff in the Columbia County Courthouse. He volunteered many hours of service to Coarc in various capacities. He was later hired in their maintenance department, a job he had for more than 20 years.

He and his late wife, Margaret, were also both very active in the Second Reformed Church of Claverack, until they moved to Hudson and joined the First Reformed Church. They were also members of the Claverack Lions Club, and were both founding and active members of the Visually Impaired Association in Hudson. Read more…