Janet Nelson, 75, devoted her life to her family

COLUMBIAVILLE–Janet C. Nelson, 75, of Livingston, died November 8, 2009.

Born In Brooklyn July 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William Beck and Ida J. (Lindner) Nelson.

Mrs. Nelson was an accredited medical technician for the Wassaic Developmental Center and a pianist who played for various churches.

She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was the beloved mother of Karl S. Ferber of Livingston, Christopher Ferber of Wassaic, Karen Shields of Columbiaville, and Pamela Ferber of Chatham; sister to James Nelson of Mill Neck, Nassau County; grandmother of four, Natasha and Alexander Winters, Gunnar and Max Wordon; and aunt to several nieces and nephews.  A brother, William Nelson, died previously.

A celebration of Mrs. Nelson’s life will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to The Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

Richard Rivenburg, 71, loving father, grandfather, brother

HUDSON–Richard P. Rivenburg, 71, of Hudson died Friday, November 6, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born October 1, 1938 in Hudson he was the son of the late: Henry and Margaret (Rousseau) Rivenburg.

Mr. Rivenburg was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served from 1956 to 1959 and before his retirement he had been employed as a truck driver with George Hildebrant Trucking of Claverack for many years.

Mr. Rivenburg was a loving father, grandfather, and brother who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his son, Dean Scott Rivenburg of Dacula, Ga.; three daughters; Lori Allen of Bethlehem, Ga., Rebecca Ann Callaway of Hudson, Michelle Lynn Rivenburg of Bethlehem, Ga.; three brothers: Henry Rivenburg, Michael Rivenburg, Frederick Rivenburg, all of Hudson; four grandchildren; one great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Services will be held at  8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Frickey, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family

Condolences may be expressed at www.yadackfox.com

 

 

Clyde Moore, 88, life member of the W. Ghent Fire Co.

 

ALBANY–Clyde W. Moore, 88, of Claverack, died Friday, November 6, 2009 at Albany Medical Center. 

Born January 21, 1921 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Claude and Ruth (Spoor) Moore.

Mr. Moore was employed by the Town of Claverack and also owned and operated a dairy farm with his father.

He was a life member of the West Ghent Fire Company and its treasurer for over 25 years, and a member of the West Ghent Reformed Church.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda Fleming of Oakland, N.J.; two grandsons and their wives, Mark and Whitney Fleming of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Seth and Nicole Fleming of Carmel, Ind.; his grand-daughter, Sara Fleming of Oakland, N.J.; five great-grandchildren; his niece, Carol Snyder of Ghent; his nephew, Donald Gardner of Crossville, Tenn., and five grandnieces and one grandnephew.

His beloved wife, Florence Jane Fleming Moore, and his sister, Marion Gardner, died previously.

Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Charles Coons, 68, Air Force veteran

HUDSON–Charles W. Coons, 68, died Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born January 30, 1941 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Cecil and Margaret (Hamm) Coons.

Mr. Coons worked for the Hopanos Apartment Complex in Catskill in the maintenance department.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until 1965.

Mr. Coons was an avid hunter and a member of Brady’s Volunteer Fire Department in Athens.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra (Dumary) Coons of Athens; his son, Robert Coons of Athens; two daughters, Christine Felix of Florida and Charlene Asbury of Texas; his step-father, Edward Wagner of Stottville; eight grand-children, Andy Felix and Mel Felix, both of Fla., Peter Bangs of New York City, Carl Ditto, Justin Asbury, Victoria Ditto, and Keltie Asbury, all of Texas, and Anna Coons of Athens; his sister, Judy French of Chatham; his brother, Gerald Coons of New York City; one great-grandchild, Nathan Felix of Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

One great-grandchild, Anthony James Felix, died previously.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home in Hudson.

 

 

 

Theresa Sharpe, 82, enjoyed spending time with her family

 

HUDSON–Theresa Irene Sharpe, 82, of West Ghent, died Friday, November 6, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born October 14, 1927 in Binghamton, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Virginia Strickland.

Mrs. Sharpe was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Sharpe is survived by seven children, Linda Houser of Wynantskill, Frederick Eggleston, Jr. (Kathy) of West Ghent, Tommy Eggleston of Taghkanic, Rodney Eggleston (Joyce) of Ghent, Robert Eggleston (Phyllis) of Stuyvesant Falls, David Eggleston (Cheryl) of Middleton, Idaho, and Ralph Sharpe of West Ghent; two brothers, James and Robert Strickland, both of Binghamton; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Lewis Sharpe, her daughter Bonnie Sharpe, two sisters, Virginia Hanes and Marion Strickland, and two brothers, Richard and Harold Strickland, died previously.

Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the West Ghent Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 99 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061.