OBITUARIES: Rybka, Brown, Beck, Snyder, Goodrich, Scalera, Ryman, Havlik, Everts

Darren Rybka, Sr.

Darren P. Rybka, Sr. (1966 – 2021)

PORTER CORNERS—Darren Paul Rybka, Sr., 54, of Porter Corners was taken to his eternal resting place January 22, 2021 after losing his fight to Covid-19.

He was predeceased by his brother and best friend, John M. Rybka, Jr., who was also granted eternal rest January 4, 2021.

He was born in Hudson to John, Sr., and Pamela (Davis) Rybka, February 4, 1966. He graduated from Ichabod Crane in 1984, where he was a four-sport athlete. After graduation, he immediately enlisted in the United States Army, where he served until 1987, doing a tour of duty in Korea. He was currently as a senior project manager with Creative Sports Concepts. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Rigney, Fuss, Metzger, Kowalski, Rosekrans, Howes, Kilmer, Kipp

Michele Rigney

Michele M. Rigney (1961 – 2021)

NIVERVILLE—Michele M. (Gagnon) Rigney passed through the gates of heaven January 19, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side after a long courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born December 20 1961 and was a Christmas gift to her parents, the late George and Jeannette Gagnon.

She attended Keveny Memorial Academy in Cohoes and graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1982 with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene, which she happily practiced for more than 37 years. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Canape, Walker, Cornacchia, Osswald, Hogan, Ernst, Wambach

Thomas Canape, Sr.

Thomas Canape, Sr. (1936 – 2021)

BILLINGS, MT—On Thursday, January 7, 2021, Thomas Canape, Sr. joined his beloved wife Ann (Tiernan) Canape in heaven at the age of 84.

He was born December 8, 1936 in Hudson, the son of the late Mary (Super) and Joseph Canape.

“Tom” was a friendly, happy guy who loved the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. An accomplishment that he spoke of often was his winning his hometown’s Soap Box Derby race, driving a car sponsored by his father’s business—Canape Bros. He graduated from Hudson High School in 1954 and for a time worked with his father, Joe and his uncle, Lou Canape at the car dealership. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. They often traveled on “the bus,” a converted school bus turned into a mobile home so they would have comfortable facilities on their trips north to hunt or fish. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Ross, Welch, Abramson, Morgan, MacArthur, Wheeler, Gambino, Bollbach, Super

Ronnie Ross

Robert R. Ross (1932 – 2021)

ALBANY—Robert Ronald “Ronnie” Ross, 88, of Hudson died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Albany Medical Center.

Born August 5, 1932 in Chatham, he was the son of the late Robert and Pauline (Welch) Ross.

Mr. Ross served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Hudson Post Office after 31 years of service. He spent his retirement with his loving family and his beloved Shetland Sheepdogs, Max and Andy and his Poodle, Smokey. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Bruno, Dallas, Rivenburg, Moshimer, Gohl, Prunetti, Blau, Laurie

Vincent Bruno

Vincent R. Bruno (1939 – 2021)

GHENT—Vincent R. Bruno passed peacefully with family by his side, January 10, 2021.

Born March 30, 1939 in Brooklyn, he was raised in Wantagh, where he developed a life-long love of the ocean.

He is survived by: his wife, Lois (Klein) whom he married August 17, 1963; his sons, Stephen Vincent (wife Ann) and Michael Niels (wife Julie); his grandsons, Kristjan Michael, Anthony Michael, Alexander Vincent, and his favorite granddaughter, Adriana Grace. The oldest of four, Mr. Bruno was predeceased by his parents, Madeline A. and Joseph F. and his brothers, William J. and Joseph F. Read more…