Max Bervy, 76, owned the Chatham John Deere franchise for 40 years

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Mr. Bervy graduated from Chatham High School in 1950, later from Kansas State University and the University of New Hampshire. After school he served in the U.S. Army. He owned the John Deere franchise on Route 203 for 40 years and had started Edgewood Acres along with his brother, Serge Bervy Sr., in 1971.

He was an avid hunter and enjoyed golf, tennis, skiing, traveling, bowling and flying his airplane. Mr. Bervy was an honorary member of the Austerlitz Club and the NRA; he was also a member of AOPA, the Kinderhook Sportsman Club and was a past president and Melvin Jones recipient and member for over 40 years of the Chatham Lions Club.

Mr. Bervy is survived by his wife, Nancy (Walker) Bervy; daughters Jill E. Bervy, Jacqueline (Robert) Young, Jennifer Goldberg; son Max A. Bervy Jr. (Amie); sister Eugenia (Bervy) Walter; brothers Alexis E. Bervy Jr. and Serge A. (Jane) Bervy Sr.; grandchildren Max A. Bervy III, Katie Mae Bervy, Joshua D. Goldberg andBrandon C. Goldberg; brother-in-law; John Bottiroli (Elaine Walker) and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials in Mr. Bervy’s name may be made to the Chatham or Valatie rescue squad or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl funeral home, Chatham, and are private. You may visit www.frenchblasl.com to express condolences.

 

Audrey Ford, 88, “the last Monarch of Red Rock”

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HUDSON–Audrey E. Ford, 88, “the last Monarch of Red Rock,”  died Thursday at Community Hospice of CMH.

Mrs. Ford born November 3,1921 in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of the late Arthur and Bessie (Pitcher) Osterhoudt. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park.

She married  the late Kenneth W. Ford and moved to Red Rock in 1943,  where she has resided since. Mrs. Ford was a member of the Red Rock Fire Co. Ladies Auxillary, Red Rock Historical Society and served as president of the Red Rock Cemetery Assn. A good natured, thoughtful and loving person, she loved bird watching and offered piano lessons.

Mrs. Ford is survived by a son, Kenneth A. Ford of Sumter, S.C.; daughters Noreen Ford of Stephentown, Nancy Ford of Ballston Spa, Diana Novosel of Hadley and step daughter Betty Helliwell of Red Rock. She is survived also by 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 12 p.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. A calling hour will be Monday from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in the Red Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Red Rock Cemetery Assn., c/o David Cooper, 402 Co. Route 24, East Chatham, N.Y. 12060.

For on-line condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com

Jack Weaver, 84, Gallatin poultry farmer

LAKELAND, Fla.–Jack A. Weaver, 84, a lifelong resident of Gallatin, passed away on December 30, 2009 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

He was born on October 24, 1925 in Gallatin, the son of the late Avery and Hazel (Thompson) Weaver.

Mr. Weaver was owner and operator of a poultry farm.

Mr. Weaver enjoyed his retirement years between Gallatin and Heatherwood Village in Lakeland, where he served on the association board. He was an avid golfer, bowler and lived life to the fullest.

On September 9, 1950 in Stanfordville he married Marjorie (Bird) Weaver. She survives at home.

In addition to his loving wife, Marge, survivors include two sons, Drew and his wife Denise Weaver of Gallatin and  Doug Weaver of Pine Plains; son-in-law Dave Bessette of Pine Plains; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A brother, Hugh Weaver; a sister, Helen Kilmer;and a daughter, Dale Bessette, died previously.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home South Main Street, Pine Plains.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Pine Plains Bomber Booster Club, P.O. Box 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567.

To sign the online register please access www.peckandpeck.net

 

 

 

 

Ruth Cox, 95, long-time seamstress

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LIVINGSTON–Ruth Cox, 95, a resident of the Livingston Hills Nursing Home and formerly of Germantown died Saturday January 2, 2010 at the home after a long illness.

Born April 25, 1914 in Newton, N.J., she had been employed as a seamstress for the McGregor & Doniger Co. of Dover, N.J. for many years before her retirement.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Elaine Cox of Hudson; grandchildren David Cox, Kimberly Cox, Amy Cox Winegard, Brian Cox, Heather Cox, Megan Cox and Stephen Cox; and three great grandchildren.

Private funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Condolences may be expressed at www.yadackfox.com

Isabel McGlauflin, 88, loved her family, bird watching, handwork

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COLUMBIAVILLE–Isabel J. McGlauflin, 88, died Friday January 1, 2010, at her residence.

Born in Valatie, September 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Erma (Decker) Knights.

Mrs. McGlauflin was a Nurse’s Aid at Barnwell in Valatie for many years. She was a prayerful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie who loved and enjoyed her family, bird watching, crocheting, needlework, Cape Cod, Sacandaga Lake and deer runs.

She is the beloved mother of Dennis McGlauflin (Carol) of Schenectady, Janis McGlauflin of Columbiaville, Timothy McGlauflin (Cathy) of Coeymans Hollow and Terri Wheeler (Michael) of Schenectady; and blessed with many grandchildren,  Joyan, Denise, Michael, Dennis Jr ., “GB” John, Aaron, Zachary, Rebecca, Matthew, Shannon, Tamara and 10 great grandchildren.

Her husband of 49 years, John McGlauflin; brothers Howard and Wesley Knights; sisters Alice Van De Wal, Janice Knights, Donna Dauski; and grandsons Shane and Tyler McGlauflin, died previously.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Valatie with Rev. James Slater officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Valatie.

Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to either St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, or The Community Hospice Of Columbia -Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

People attending the funeral are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry in her memory.