OBITUARIES: Burt, Boyles, Piwonka, Johnson

Ellen Burt

Ellen M. Burt (1943 – 2021)

ALBANY—Ellen Mary (Snyder) Burt, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by her family August 3 at Albany Medical Center at the age of 78.

She was born January 12, 1943 to John and Mildred Snyder in Herkimer. She received her degree in elementary education from Potsdam College in 1965 and taught at Ichabod Crane Central School in Valatie for more than 25 years.

She met her future husband Winston at Ralph’s Tavern in Albany. He was smitten by her bright smile and love of sports. After an extended courtship, they wed July 31, 1971, in Newport. They settled in Valatie, where they raised two children together. They shared a wide-ranging circle of friends and loved to entertain at their home. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Heins, Tebolt, Wojtasek, Garrison, Thayer, Reed, Casey

Arthur Heins, Jr.

Arthur K. Heins, Jr. (1954 – 2021)

VALATIE—Arthur Kenneth “Bud” Heins, Jr., 67, of Valatie passed away July 28, 2021.

Art was born in Hudson, to Arthur Heins, Sr., and Ruth Heins (Hodge), June 3, 1954. He attended Ichabod Crane High School and graduated in 1972. He owned and worked for Heins Equipment Company.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching, playing and discussing sports, riding horses, weight lifting and riding his Harley Davidson. He enjoyed being “Pop-Pop” to his six adoring grandchildren.

He volunteered with many organizations, coaching for the Northern Columbia Little League, Elks Soccer and St. John’s CYO Basketball. He was a member of the Old Chatham Hunt Club, Village of Valatie Planning Board, Northern Columbia Lions Club, and enjoyed being Santa’s helper with the Valatie Santa Claus Club. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Murphy, Duntz

John F. Murphy, Jr. (1936 – 2021)

PENSACOLA, FL—John “Jack” Francis Murphy, Jr. died July 8, 2021.

He as born March 14, 1936 in Albany to Marion Margaret Brand and John F. Murphy.

He served three years in the Army as an engineer including 10 months in a combat zone in Korea where the cease fire was signed while he was on a troop ship headed for the war zone with the 841st Engineer Aviation Battalion. He returned to the U.S. to complete his enlistment and later returned to Albany. He eventually went to work for Niagara-Mohawk Power Company. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Seiber, Jensen, Dobrosielski, Hulbert, Kraus, Snyder, Mesick, Hallenbeck, Zahn, Hamm

John W. Seiber (1939 – 2020)

ANCRAMDALE—A memorial service to celebrate the life of John “Jack” W. Seiber will be held August 3 at the Ancramdale Presbyterian Church, 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Pine Plains with a reception afterward.

Mr. Seiber passed away February 4, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 80. He was formerly of Plainsboro, NJ, and Ancramdale.

Gladys D. S. Jensen (1928 – 2020)

COPAKE—A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Gladys (Dutchie) Shadic Jensen, Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Copake Memorial Park Building. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Clifford, Caggianelli, Dymond, Bussett, Krambeck, Ward, Jones, Jackson, Morris

Marsha Clifford

Marsha A. Clifford (1942 – 2021)

GHENT—Marsha A. Clifford, 79, of Stottville passed away peacefully Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Ghent Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born January 13, 1942 in Valatie, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Jessie (Kinnicutt) Williams. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with all her family. She enjoyed camping with her grandsons and took care of many children over the years.

She is survived by: two daughters, Judy Wahlers (Duane) and Debbie Clifford (James Gabriel), both of Stottville; a sister, Betty Miller of Chatham; two grandsons, Duane Wahlers, Jr., (Jeanne) and Raymond Wahlers (Amy), a bonus grandson, Nick Fox and three great-grandchildren, Natalie, Jacqueline and Kayden. Read more…