Eleanor Card, 91, Philmont church’s oldest member

HUDSON–Eleanor M. Card, of Ghent, died Friday February 19, 2010 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. She was 91.

Born November 25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mae (Rockefeller) Tanner. She was a graduate of Philmont High School and was a clerical worker for Charter Supply Corp. in Philmont and retired after many years of work. Mrs. Card was a 79-year member, the oldest member, of the Philmont United Methodist Church. She was also a charter member of the Philmont Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Card Jr. and companion Marge Tice and Donald and Palma Card, one sister, Dorothy Hoose; granddaughter Judith (Jake) Tice; two great-grandchildren, Jackie and John “Bud” Tice.

Her husband, Charles Card, died in 2007; one sister, Beulah Wallace, also died previously.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Ken Coddington officiating.

Burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mellenville Union Cemetery in Mellenville.

Memorial contributions are requested to the Philmont United Methodist Church.


William Simmons, 58, enjoyed life to the fullest

POUGHKEEPSIE–William G. Simmons, 58, of Germantown, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Simmons was born May 26, 1951 in Saugerties, a son of the late Arthur and Lila (Bell) Simmons.

Most of his career he worked as a bartender at Villa Camisa. He enjoyed every aspect of life to its fullest.

Surviving are his partner in life, Claire Camisa of Germantown; step daughters Antonia Remsen of Port Ewen and Maria Miller of Saugerties; two brothers, Andrew Simmons of Saugerties and Gene Camisa of Germantown; three beloved grandchildren, Kole, Cross, Alex; and a niece, Jessica.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Saturday, at the Yadack-Fox Funeral home of Germantown.

Prayer services will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Theodore Gerken officiating.

For those who wish, instead of flowers please make a donation in his memory to the Oncology

Department at Benedictine Hospital c/o Bank of America Trust Account # 483031960972.

Condolences may be expressed at www.yadackfox.com


Daniel Glidden, 69, Cadby-Shutts VFW member

PITTSFIELD–Daniel A. Glidden, 69, of “The Old Mink Farm,” in Hillsdale, passed away on February 14, 2010 at Berkshire Medical Center.

He was born on May 6, 1940 in Great Barrington, the son of the late Daniel A. Glidden Sr. and Jean (Veronezi) Glidden Marston.

A lifelong area resident, he was a property owner and landlord.

He was a United States Army veteran and was a member of the Cadby-Shutts VFW Post #7552 based in Hillsdale.

Mr.Glidden was an avid flyer and enjoyed building radio remote-controlled model airplanes.

Survivors include his son and daughter in law, Daniel K. and Christina Glidden of Leeds; his companion of 29 years Susan Snyder of Hillsdale; his grandchildren, Kevin, Kathy and Grace Glidden; and an aunt, Esther Anderson of Stockport. In addition he leaves his precious cat, Simba, along with many local friends and extended family members.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday February 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the parish of Our Lady of Hope, 8074 State Route 22 in Copake Falls, with the Rev. Joseph Falletta officiating.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, Copake.

To send an online condolence please visit peckandpeck.net




Kathleen “Kathy” Potts, 50, member of the Clermont Fire Co. Auxiliary

CLERMONT–Kathleen “Kathy” Potts, 50, died Monday February 15, 2010 surrounded by her loving  family at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Potts was born October 29, 1959 in Stamford, Conn., a daughter of Peter G. and Jeannett M. Jennings of Clermont.

Mrs. Potts, who enjoyed the outdoors, was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont and the Clermont Fire Company Auxiliary. Prior to her illness she had been employed at Taconic Farms in Germantown for many years.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Bruce Potts of Clermont; her brothers Peter G. Jennings Jr. of Clermont and Scott C. Jennings of  Linlithgo; sisters Linda DeLaurentis of Clermont, Debbie Krein of Mellenville and Krista Scibelli of Red Hook; aunt and uncle Mike and Mary Smeriglio of Morris, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday from Christ Lutheran Church of Viewmont, the Rev. Mark Frickey, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Viewmont Rural Cemetery of Clermont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to either the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Condolences may be expressed at www.yadackfox.com




Robert L. Harpp Sr., Pine Plains highway super

POUGHKEEPSIE — Robert L. Harpp Sr., 64,  passed away  Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center.
He was born April 5, 1945, in Sharon, the son of Freda (Houghtaling) Harpp of Millerton and the late William L. Harpp.

He married Judy Shook on February 5, 1966, at the Pine Plains First Presbyterian Church. She survives at home.

Mr. Harpp was the Pine Plains highway superintendent, a job he loved.

He was past chief and member of the Pine Plains Hose Company and member of the Pine Plains Rescue Squad.  Mr. Harpp was a member of the Dutchess County Highway and New York State Superintendents Assoc., member of the the Executive Board of Dutchess County Highway Superintendents Assoc. and a member of the Committee for 911. He was also a past member of the auxiliary for the Pine Plains Police Department.

He rejuvenated the Babe Ruth and Senior League baseball teams, volunteering many hours at the food booth at the Little League fields. He was the original crew member “Motor Man”  for stock car racing for No. 34 Ottomobile, No. 32 Ottomobile and No. 99 Village Variety. He loved NASCAR racing and was a big Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan. He was an avid Yankees fan and enjoyed going to the games.

He enjoyed the Friday night club, where he was the key entertainer.           

In addition to his loving mother and loving wife, Mr. Harpp is survived by  a daughter, Lenora L. Hart of Stanford; a son, Robert L. Harpp Jr. of Pine Plains; three grandchildren, Abigail Harpp, Nolan Harpp and Austin Hart; three sisters, Beverly MacDonald of Millerton, Gail Killmer of Hillsdale and Joyce Cooke.

His son Thomas John Harpp died in August 1969.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Plains Recreation Department, PO Box 955, Pine Plains, NY 12567.

Arrangements were with the Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains.