Jane Derrick, 77, long-time Ancram Post Office clerk

ANCRAMDALE–Jane A. Derrick, 77, of Ancram, died Wednesday,December 16, 2009 at the home of her son.

She was born on May 10, 1932 in Hudson, the daughter of Ralph W. and Louise Rocker.

A lifelong resident of Ancram, Mrs. Derrick had been employed for many years with the United States Postal Service as a clerk within the Ancram Post Office.

She was a longtime member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ancram and a lifetime member of the Ancram Fire Company Auxillary.

After her retirement Mrs. Derrick enjoyed traveling with her friends and was able to visit Alaska, Hawaii, New Orleans and many other locations.

On March 28, 1964 in Ancram she married John J. Derrick. He died January 18, 2007.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Rocker of Auburn and Laurie Rocker of Scipio Center, along with Jon and Becky Rocker of Ancramdale. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Derrick Rocker, Elizabeth Rocker, Joseph Rocker, Sara Rocker, Alecia Rocker. Darren Mosher and Brandon Mosher.

Friends are invited and may call Sunday, December 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Route 22, Copake.

Her funeral service will be held Monday, December 21, at 11 a.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ancram with the Rev. Mark Frickey, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Ancram.



Francis Fabiano, 83, last “High Muckety Muck” of Hudson High Class of ‘44

HUDSON–Francis Fabiano, 83, of Greenport, died Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born April 11, 1926 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Antonio and Margaret (Guido) Fabiano.

He was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1944 – last “High Muckety Muck”, and the reunion chairman every five years since 1969.

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Stephen Oaks, 93, 67-year beloved husband

HUDSON–Stephen Oaks, beloved husband of 67 years of Yvonne (Jenny), passed away Monday, December 14, 2009.

Born on November 19, 1916 in Little Falls, Herkimer County, Mr. Oaks was a long-time resident of Hudson and a 1936 graduate of Hudson High School.

He was a supervisor at the Lone Star Cement Corporation, and he owned and operated Ritter’s Grocery for 25 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Susan Oaks and David Oaks (Lorraine), and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 17, at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery.

Floyd Hinkel, 84, life member of Stuy VFW and Fire Co.

ZEPHYR HILLS, Fla.–Floyd L. Hinkel, 84, of Stuyvesant, died Saturday December 12, 2009, at his residence.

Born in Stuyvesant March 8, 1925, he was the son of the late Reuben and Mamie E. (Young) Hinkel.

Mr. Hinkel was a WWII veteran with the U.S..Coast Guard and a self-employed general contractor. He previously worked for Fort Orange Paper Co. in Castleton as a foreman for 25 years.

He was a life member of both the Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post # 9593 and the Stuyvesant Fire Co. He was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anita C. (Sweet) Hinkel of Stuyvesant; five children, Ronald Hinkel of Niverville, Jeanne Hinkel of Stuyvesant, Diana Sharac (Bill) of Stuyvesant, Susan Leader of Niverville and Debbie Anziano of Stuyvesant. Twelve grandchildren, Jeff and Karen Kirkpatrick, Kristin end Libby Hinkel, Danielle Martin, Jaime, Jesse, Justin and Jenna Leader, Tyler Haberkern and Todd and Chad Anziano, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, also survive. A grandson, Jason Leader, died previously.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie with Vicar Dan Cohn officiating. Burial will be in Kinderhook Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

For those wish, contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 242, Valatie, NY 12184.