OBITUARIES: Beck, Evans, Eisner, Krisniski, Hurst, Sheldon, Schaefer, Swart

Ted Beck

Theodore R. Beck (1937 -2023)

LEESBURG, FL—Theodore Richard Beck, 85, of Leesburg, Florida, was called home to be with his “Special Angel,” his wife, Dolores Beck, January 14, 2023.

Born June 26, 1937 in Albany, he was the son of the late Theodore Martin and Dorothy Louise (Hartigan) Beck.

Before his retirement, “Ted” was a Teamsters truck driver for several companies, lastly for Grimm Building Materials out of Albany. Although born and raised in Albany, he spent many years in Columbia County and later several years in the Sunshine State of Florida. He was passionate about and very involved in serving the community wherever he hung his hat. Read more…

OBITUARIES: de Bernard, O’Connor, Cordato, Seaquist, Reed, Cesternino

Maria V. de Bernard (1960 – 2023)

HUDSON—Maria Victoria de Bernard, 62, of Elizaville, a longtime resident, died Tuesday, January 11, 2023 at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Havana, Cuba, September 1, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Cokie and Marta de Bernard. She was a self-employed artist most of her life.

There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are with the Sacco Funeral Home, Greenport. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Edwards, Krumpus, Smith, Alger, Lee, Dymond, Skordilis, Burns, Goodrich, Niesen, Plummer

Richard Edwards, Sr.

Richard W. Edwards, Sr. (1942 – 2022)

NATCHEZ, MS—Richard William Edwards, Sr., 80, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at his home in Natchez, Mississippi.

“Rick” was born in Chatham, November 28, 1942 to the late Evelyn and Mack Edwards. He graduated from Chatham High School in 1960 and joined the United States Coast Guard shortly thereafter.

After the Coast Guard he took over his father’s floor covering business, Chatham Rug, and continued as the owner for the next four decades. Most Chatham residents were familiar with the company vans or the business locations on Main Street and Route 203 over the years. He was a member of the Chatham Fire Department during the 1970s. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Miller, Blanchard, Quierolo, Yasinski, Wambach

Mabel Miller (1938 – 2022)

STOCKPORT—Mabel Miller, 84, of Stockport passed away December 23, 2022.

Born August 10, 1938 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Charles and Marjorie (Lansing) Miller. She was a stenographer for the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She enjoyed bowling, golf and searching for treasures at the Stormville Flea Market and with her metal detector. She was also an avid New York Yankees fan.

Ms. Miller is survived by: her nephews, Roger Forando (Janie) and Cliff Forando (Vicki); niece, Kathy Hotaling (Sanford); cousin, Betty Sigler, and several great-nieces and -nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her companion of 20 years, Ed Jackowski; brother, Leo Forando and niece, Sharon Wolfe. Graveside services in Cedar Park Cemetery were held December 29, 2022. Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Visit to leave condolences. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Shutts, VanAlstyne, Pinkowski, Hatfield

Charlotte L. Shutts (1938 – 2022)

HILLSDALE—Charlotte L. Shutts, 84, of Hillsdale passed away peacefully at her residence December 25, 2022. She was born in Great Barrington, MA, March 29, 1938 to the late Ralph and Sylva (Wolcott) Shutts.

She graduated from Roeliff Jansen Central School in 1955 and Siena College in 1984. In 1955, she began her career with Farmers National Bank as a proof clerk. She retired July 13, 2005 from Key Bank in Copake as branch manager.

Ms. Shutts was a member of the Hillsdale United Methodist Church before she transferred to the Craryville United Methodist Church, where she served as their financial secretary. In 1992, she, along side Judi Mills, co-founded the Christmas Friends of the Roeliff Jansen Christian Community. Read more…