Carmine DelPozzo, 103, mason contractor was life member of Hudson Elks

LIVINGSTON–Carmine DelPozzo, 103, of Germantown died Thursday January 21, 2010 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home.

Born December 11, 1906 in New York City, he was the son of the late: Ralph and Rose (Sabino) DelPozzo.

Mr. DelPozzo was a self-employed mason contractor and owner of the Hudson Valley Plasterers of Germantown, worked as a security guard at Iron Mountain in Livingston and assisted his son in the operation of Ralph’s Sport Center of Germantown.

He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of the Resurrection of Germantown and a life member of the Elks Club of Hudson. A loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed gardening and reading.

Surviving are his two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Nancy DelPozzo and Victor and Dorothy DelPozzo. all of Germantown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Marie and Paul Meacher and Vera and Thomas Colwell all of Germantown;  14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

His wife, Caroline “Lena” DelPozzo, died February 25, 2003 and one granddaughter, Renee DelPozzo, died November 24,1990.

Calling hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be held  at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the funeral home and 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection of Germantown, where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Burial will follow in the Reformed Church Cemetery of Germantown

Memorial donations are requested to the Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown, NY 12526 or the Germantown Parks Commission, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown, NY 12526

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Hazel McCagg, 96, was a cook

PITTSFIELD–Hazel McCagg died January 23, 2010. Born in Canaan on February 16, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Elisher and Bertine Rood Benedict.

She attended school in Hartford, Conn., and later cooking school. She was a cook in Connecticut for private families.

She met Harry A. McCagg in 1930 and they married in the New Lebanon Church in 1934. He passed away in 1970.

She is survived by her son, Harry (Lynda) McCagg of Austerlitz; granddaughter, Bonnie Baldwin; grandson Donald (Carol) McCagg; and two great grandchildren.

There will be a calling hour Wednesday January 27 at 10 a.m. at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl funeral home, Chatham. Religious services will follow at the funeral home at 11.

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Leo Pulcher, ran Pulcher’s Motors for more than 60 years

HUDSON–Leo J. Pulcher passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

Mr. Pulcher was the loving husband of Viola (Kuhner) Pulcher, who passed away in December of 2007.

He served for over four years in the United States Army during World War II.

Mr. Pulcher was a 1st Sergeant with the H & S Co. 173 Combat Engineers BN. He received numerous medals and a Purple Heart and saw action in Leyte and Okinawa.

Following the war, Mr. Pulcher and his twin brother, Herman, operated Pulcher’s Motors–a landmark service station on Route 9 for over 60 years.

He was a lifetime member of the Greenport Fire Department; a member of the local Knights of Columbus Council 316, and a member and former trustee of Holy Family Church in Stottville.

Mr. Pulcher is survived by his four children, Elizabeth of Greenport, Thomas (Diane) of Wappingers Falls, Leo (Debbie) of Stottville, and Viola (Gary) Wicks of Speculator; and eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, John, of Waterford.

Three brothers, Herman, Theodore, and Rev. Paul, and five sisters, Teresa (Sister Mary Agatha), Amelia, Cres, Ann, and Madlyn, died previously.

Viewing hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

A Rite of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Joseph, 2824 Atlantic Avenue, Stottville.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Stuyvesant Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of St. Joseph or the Greenport Rescue Squad, 3 Newman Road, Hudson, NY, 12534.


Henry “Hank” Kowalski, 73, worked for state Division of Youth

HUDSON–Henry S.”Hank” Kowalski, 73, of Valatie, died Wednesday January 20, 2010, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born in Stuyvesant Falls, August 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Stanley and Louise (Molinski) Kowalski. Mr. Kowalski was a U.S. Army veteran and worked in the finance department for the New York State Division of Youth in Albany. He was a member of the Columbia Greene Humane Society.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls with Rev. Frank O’Connor officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.


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.