Billie Jo Clark, 41, loving mother

JACKSONVILLE, Tex.–Billie Jo Clark, 41, formerly of Germantown, died January 16.

Ms. Clark was born November 26, 1968 in Rhinebeck, the daughter of Esther Tyler of Rhinebeck and the late Irving Funk

Before moving to Texas she had been employed as a school bus driver for Donald R. Kline of Livingston.

A loving mother she enjoyed reading, her cats, cooking and arts and crafts.

Surviving are her daughter, Amanda Clark of North Carolina, and son, Jonathan Clark III of Colorado, and a brother, Kenneth Tyler of Red Hook.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the First Reformed Church of Hudson with the Rev. James Eastland officiating.

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


Frieda Metz Assed, 95, loved to garden

VALATIE–Frieda (Behrens) Metz Assed, 95, of Stuyvesant, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a resident since April 30, 2009.


Born in Hoboken, N.J., December 9, 1914, she was the daughter of Clara (Sluka) Behrens and John T. Behrens.  At 7 years old she moved to Rossman and lived there for 43 years. She had been a resident of Stuyvesant for the last 35 years.


Mrs. Assed was employed by the Universal Match Corporation in Hudson from 1952 to 1977. After her retirement, she loved to garden, create floral arrangements for friends and practice the fine art of home economics.


Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles and Ruth Metz of Valatie, George and Dolores Metz of West Ghent, and Jerry Metz of Watertown; her daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and Fred Favour of Trenton, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Greg Metz of Delmar, Jeff Metz of Albany, Gary and Susan Favour, both of S.C., Justin Metz of East Nassau, Marci Wall of Chatham, and Tracy Mather of East Greenbush; five great-grandchildren, and several dear friends.


Her husband of 28 years, Charles R. Metz, died in 1961. They were married on March 4, 1933.  Her husband Joseph Assed died in 1981.


Visiting hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.


Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home.


Burial will be in the Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbia Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY, 12534, or to Animalkind, Inc., 721 Warren Street, Hudson.


Janet D’hont, 89, worked at Roeliff Jansen School for 33 years

PITTSFIELD–Janet I. D’hont, 89, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday January 16, 2010 at Berkshire Medical Center.

She was born on August 9, 1920 in Yonkers, the daughter of the late Oliver C. and Janet (Rayner) Ineson.

Mrs. D’hont had been employed in the business and guidance offices of Roeliff Jansen Central School, now known as Taconic Hills Central School, from 1957 to 1990.

Survivors include her husband, John J. D’hont of Hillsdale; two daughters, Margaret Schmid and her husband Peter of Craryville and Kathryn Bock of Hillsdale. She also leaves three grandchildren, Jennifer Bock of Albany, Heidi Bock of Hillsdale and C. Matthew Tuller of Albany, along with nieces and nephews.

Two daughters, Barbra Haskins and Janet Tuller, and two brothers died previously.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. William Murphy Thursday January 21, 2010 at 10 a.m. from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Gt. Barrington.


Calling hours will be private.

Burial will be in Old St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Copake Falls.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Community Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 327, Copake NY 12516 or St. Peter’s R.C. Church, 16 Russell St. Gt. Barrington, MA 01230 or the Critical Care Unit at Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 or the Kickery Fund, a fund established through the Fairview Hospital Nursing Staff used to provide last wishes and assistance to patients. Contributions to the Kickery Fund may be made in care of Peck & Peck Funeral Home, P.O. Box D, Copake, NY 12516.


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Gordon Mottoshiski, 74, fire co. member showed his ’59 Edsel

GHENT–Gordon H. Mottoshiski, 74, died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at his residence.

Born September 17, 1935 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Martin and Elizabeth (Stevens) Mottoshiski.

Mr. Mottoshiski was a welder at W. B. McGuire in Hudson.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Edmond’s Hose Fire Company, the Livingston Fire Company, the Edsel International Club, the N.Y. State Edsel Owners Club, and a past member of the Columbia County Car Club.

Mr. Mottoshiski enjoyed weight lifting, music, playing his harmonica and guitar, and taking his 1959 Edsel to car shows.

Surviving are his wife, Linda (Felpel) Mottoshiski; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Donald Sanders of Claverack and Susan and Dennis Jenrich of Stuyvesant; a grandson, Devin Gordon Jenrich of Stuyvesant; three brothers, Martin Mottoshiski, Jr. of Stottville, William Mottoshiski of Hudson, and Alan (James) Mottoshiski of Franklin;  four sisters, Shirley Mottoshiski and Jeanette Mottoshiskie, both of Stottville, Joan Martin of Red Hook, and Ann Mitchell of Ghent, several nieces and nephews; and two step-grandchildren, Donald Sanders, Jr. and Tabetha Piche.

Two brothers, Ronald and Samuel, and one sister, Elizabeth Tormey, died previously.

Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home.

Burial will be in the West Ghent Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Edmond’s Hose Fire Company.


Anthony “Tony” Quirino, 62, owned the Crandell Theatre

ALBANY–Anthony “Tony” Quirino, 62, of Kinderhook, owner and operator of Crandell Theatre in Chatham, died suddenly Sunday at Albany Medical Center. Mr. Quirino born July 28,1947 in Sheffield, Ala., the son of Anthony H. Quirino of Boynton Beach, Fla. and the late Minnie Lee (King) Quirino.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam as a mechanic specialist and had been awarded the Bronze Star.

Mr. Quirino owned and operated an auto repair shop, Tony’s Ardco in Ballston Spa, for several years. He was employed with Chatham Electric for several years, but his most endearing and proudest endeavor when he took over the family business in 1985, the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, which has owned and operated since. He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and was a man that could fix anything. He recently enjoyed the hobby of faceting gemstones.

Besides his father, Anthony of Boynton Beach, Fla., Mr. Quirino is survived by his wife, Sandra (Biondi) Quirino of Kinderhook; daughters Andrea Leah Anadio of  Manhattan and Amber Akers of East Nassau; brothers Robert M. and Shannon T. Quirino both of Chatham; granchildren Caitlin, Jonathan, and Anthony; step-grandchildren Tyler, Thomas and Olivia; and two nieces.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 22, at 10 a.m. from the St. James R.C. Church, Chatham.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home Chatham. Burial will be in the Chatham Rural Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chatham Fire Dept., Chatham, N.Y. 12037.

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