OBITUARIES: Arnold, Edmon, Kisselburgh, Burgess, Shook, DelGrande, C. Kern, Pulver, Silliman, Lewis, N. Kern

Marion Arnold

Marion G. Arnold (1927 – 2021)

SAN ANTONIO, TX—Marion Griffing Arnold passed away in San Antonio, Texas, August 16, 2021. Known as “Pat,” she was born July 26, 1927 at home in Amagansett. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Skinner Griffing and Frank Norton Griffing of Amagansett, and her sisters, Janet Judd and Ruth Hines.

She is survived by: her five children, Patricia Buss, Gray Kendrick, Laurie Arnold, Amy Gumaer and Kurt Arnold; six grandchildren, Alison Voltz, Lindsey Buss, Colin Buss, Emily Kendrick, Sophia Arnold and Avery Arnold.

She graduated with honors from New Paltz State Teachers College in 1949 with a degree in education. She taught in Grahamsville, where she met the love of her life, Edward Henry Arnold. They were married in East Hampton in 1951 and celebrated 67 years of marriage before Mr. Arnold’s death in 2019. They lived in Adak, AK, and San Francisco, CA, during Mr. Arnold’s time in the Navy, before settling in Kinderhook in 1955. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Barber, Simon, Manney, Hoyt, Trombini, Fornaro

Ellen B. Barber

WORCESTER, MA—Ellen (Brown) Barber, 91, died Friday, August 13, 2021.

Originally from Chatham, she was the daughter of the late Jules and Netty Brown.

She graduated from Keuka College in 1951 and earned her M Ed from Cornell University in 1954. She was a Ford Foundation Fellowship recipient. She taught elementary school for more than 20 years including 16 years at Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA. She read avidly and read The New Yorker cover-to-cover every week. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Genito, Williams, McLean, Buell

Ronald Genito (1943 – 2021)

CLAVERACK—Ronald Joseph Genito passed away peacefully at home Sunday, August 8, 2021 at the age 78.

He was born to the late Dominic and Blanch (Dobrough) Genito in Bristol, Connecticut, July 3, 1943.

A graduate of Ockawamick High School, soon after high school, he married the love of his life, Linda Gohl. Together, they raised their three children: Nicole, Tammy and Marco. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Allen, Allard

James Allen

James M. Allen (1967 – 2021)

KINDERHOOK—James M. Allen passed away peacefully at his home August 10, 2021.

Born February 22, 1967, he graduated Hudson High School 1985, SUNY Oswego 1990 and was employed by the Columbia County Department of Social Services.

“Jim” enjoyed spending time with family and his good friends. He loved sports and was a loyal Yankee and Raiders fan. He especially enjoyed his yearly trips he took with his mom to New York City to see Broadway plays. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Williams, Hughes, Gregory, Cassera

Patricia G. Williams (1954 – 2021)

HUDSON—Patricia Grace Williams, 67, of Stottville passed away peacefully with family by her side Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with long illness.

She was born January 15, 1954 in Hudson to her beloved parents, Chester P. Smith and Mary E. Nimons.

Left to cherish her memory are: her daughter, Lindsay G. Williams (Joel Ressler) of Stottville; a sister, Mary Ann Wanner (Kenneth) of Tarpon Springs, FL; a brother, Chester P. Smith, Jr., of Stuyvesant; nieces, Sara Casale (Scott), Stephanie Smith and Samantha Smith. Read more…