OBITUARIES: Blake, Killmer, Carl, Schmidt, Davi, Shook, Butler

John R. Blake (1942 – 2018)

PITTSFIELD, MA—John Robert Blake, 76, of West Lebanon died Monday, October 29, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Hudson, June 15, 1942, he was the son of the late Francis Joseph and Florence Pauline Vinck Blake.

Raised in Canaan, he was a 1960 graduate of New Lebanon High School. He resided in East Chatham for many years and most recently in West Lebanon. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Beers, Doty, Decker, Roberts, Alberts

Raymond W. Beers, Jr. (1946 – 2018)

ALBANY—Raymond Winfred Beers, Jr., passed away peacefully October 11, 2018 at Albany Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born September 2, 1946 to Raymond W. Beers, Sr., and Dorothy (VanDeusen) Beers. He was a graduate of Chatham High School and attended Columbia-Greene Community College. Mr. Beers worked as a janitor for the Hudson City School District before his retirement in 2004. His passion was the fire service, which he served faithfully in Columbia County as a life-member of Greenport Fire Company #1, Stockport Fire Company and the A.B. Shaw Fire Company. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Sweeney, Sprauer, Russell

Edward P. Sweeney, Jr. (1925 – 2018)

RHINEBECK—Edward P. Sweeney, Jr., 93, of Stanfordville passed away early Sunday, October 7, 2018 at The Thompson House.

He was born August 18, 1925 in Johnstown, the son of Edward P. and Gertrude (Borst) Sweeney, Sr.

He was a World War II veteran He served from 1941 to 1946 in both the Army and Navy. Read more…