Dorothy Warchol, 90, 44-year match factory employee

VALATIE–Dorothy Warchol, 90, of Hudson and recently of Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie, died Friday March 6, 2010. Born in Kinderhook January 19, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Czajkowski.

Mrs. Warchol was employed as a packer with Universal Match Co. in Hudson for over 44 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Hudson.

Surviving are her son Henry J. “Hank” and ( Sally) Warchol of East Berne; grandchildren Allison W. and (Richard) Coon, Gregory S. and (Lena) Warchol; and great-grandchildren Jason and Justin Coon and Kiersten, Tyler and Landon Warchol.

Her husband, Henry J. Warchol, died in 1990. Her brothers, Joseph, Peter, John, Stanley, Raymond, Edward and Louis, and sisters, Mary, Rose, Sophie and Cecilia, also died previously.

There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be graveside at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson on Tuesday March 9, at 11 a.m. with Deacon Charles O’Neill officiating.

Arrangements are with McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, Hudson.


Alice Blish, 73, loving mother and grandmother

HUDSON–Alice L. Blish, 73, of Stockport died Friday, March 5, at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Blish was born November 22, 1936 in Lewis, the daughter of the late: T. Aubrey and Clara (Edmonds) Gough.

Mrs. Blish, a loving mother and grandmother, enjoyed bingo, gardening, singing, fishing and country music.

Surviving are three sons, Douglas (Elizabeth) Blish of  Averill Park, Leonard (Pamela) Blish of Chatham Center, Laurence (Sue) Blish of  North Chatham; four daughters, Lisa (Robert) Gile of Chatham Center, Laura (George) Gile of Elizaville, Sharon  (Lawrence) of Underhill, Vt., Loretta (William) Blish of Chatham; two brothers, David Gough of Hudson and Harold Gough of Hillsdale; two sisters, Sylvia Ramm of Hudson and Margaret Morehouse of North Chatham; 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Lawrence Blish Sr.; a brother, James Gough Sr.; sister Thelma Gough and her long-time companion, Norman Clark, died previously.

The family will receive family and friends at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Columbia Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534 or American Lung Association in New York, 155 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Albany, NY, 12210

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Jean Carl, 76, former Philmont postmaster

MELLENVILLE–Jean Carl, 76, died peacefully at home on March 4, 2010.

Born December 5, 1933 in Ghent, she was the daughter of the late Mary and Victor Cantele.

Mrs. Carl was a graduate of Philmont High School and the Mildred Ely School of Business in Albany. She worked for several lawyers in the area before joining the postal service, retiring as Postmaster in Philmont.

She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Deborah and Brian Neal of Catskill and her son and his wife, David and Leslie Carl of Mellenville; her four grandchildren, Kelly Carl of Los Angeles Calif., Ryan Carl of Mellenville, Caitlin Neal of Coxsackie, and Scott Neal of Catskill; her great grandchild, Jackson Carl, and her brother, Marco Cantele of Southern Pines, N C.

Her husband of 56 years, Harry K. Carl, and her brother Benjamin Cantele, died previously.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church in Chatham on Tuesday, March 9 at 10 a.m. Graveside services will be private.

Donations in Mrs. Carl’s memory may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414 or the Philmont Library Building Fund, Philmont, NY 12565.

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Charles Rothermel, 70-year member, past chief, of Palmer Engine & Hose

KINDERHOOK–Charles W. Rothermel, 88, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at his home.

Born in Kinderhook, September 19, 1921, he was the son of the late William and Mina (Leiser) Rothermel. Mr. Rothermel was a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and was a co-owner of C & E Rothermel in Kinderhook with his brother Edward.

He was a past Columbia County Fire Coordinator and a life member, past chief and president of the Palmer Engine & Hose Co. in Kinderhook for 70 Years. Mr. Rothermel was also the past president of the Columbia County Fireman’s Assoc., past president of the Columbia County Fire Chiefs Assoc., past president of the Silver Medal Club, a life member of the Hudson Old Time Power Assoc., a former member of both the Columbia Car Club and Automobilist Car Club and a past commander of the Kinderhook American Legion Post.

He is survived by his friend and companion of 35 years, Gertrude Duffield and her beloved family; two sisters, Dorothy Novak and Lillian Meiske; a brother-in-law, Fred Oles; and a sister- in-law, Virginia Rothermel, all of Kinderhook ; and many nieces, nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews and their families. His wife, Helen (Trimper) Rothermel; a sister, Eva Oles; a brother, Edward Rothermel; and two nephews, William and Paul Rothermel died previously.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Kinderhook Cemetery, with Rev. James Slater officiating. Relatives and friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie, NY 12184 or the Palmer Engine & Hose Co.. Kinderhook.


Anna Kitsock, 95, worked at the Pocketbook Factory

GUILDERLAND–Anna Kitsock, 95, formerly of Hudson, died Thursday, March 4 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center. Born in Zernica Wyzna, Poland on June 19, 1914 she was the daughter of the late Gregory and Krystyna (Kostyk) Oleksowicz.

Mrs. Kitsock was employed at the former Kadin Bros. Pocketbook factory in Hudson. She was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hudson.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy A. Kitsock and her husband, Stephen Parachini of Altamont; one son, Harry J. Kitsock of Albany; two grandchildren, Alex and Natalia; as well as three sisters Mary, Ludvina and Sophie. Her husband, John Kitsock, died in 1998. Three sisters Mary, Ludvina and Sophie, also died previously.

Calling hours will be on Sunday March 7, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with Panakhyda prayers at 7 p.m. at McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson.

Funeral Mass will be offered Monday March 8, at 11 a.m. from St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2nd Street in Hudson, with Fr. Janusz Jedryhowski officiating. Burial in the family plot will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are requested to the Center for Disability Services, 314 S. Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208 , or to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2nd Street, Hudson, NY `12534.