Donald Lynk, 83, among founders of Livingston ambulance squad

LIVINGSTON–Donald P. Lynk 83, died Saturday, December 12, as a result of a fire at his home. Born June 5, 1926 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Elias and Lena (Coons) Lynk. 

Mr. Lynk served with the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII and as a reservist during the Korean War. 

 A well-known self employed contractor and builder in Livingston, he was a life-long member of the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston, past commander and life member of the Southern Columbia Memorial VFW Post 6398 in Germantown, past master of the Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge F&AM of Livingston, the Cyprus Shrine of Albany, and the Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club of Elizaville and a past president of the Columbia County Sportsmens’ Federation

He was one of the founders of the former Southern Columbia Ambulance Squad in Livingston and a member of the New York State Conservation Council.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (Bishop) Lynk, whom he married August 14, 1982; one daughter, Donna Lynk and her husband James Campion of Livingston; three sons and their wives, Scott and Dee Lynk, Greg and Maureen, all of New Jersey, Gary and Frances of Florida; step-daughter Mary Jones and her husband Jeff of Nassau and step-son Thomas Meltz and his wife Lillian of Hillsdale; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, a nephew and cousins. His brother, Calvin, died in 2006.

Calling hours will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.  Members of the Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge will conduct services at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and members of the VFW Post 6398 at 7 p.m.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston. Burial with full military honors presented by the VFW Post 6398 will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Manorton.

Memorial donations are requested to either the Linlithgo Reformed Church of Livingston, P.O. Box 219 Livingston, NY 12541 or the Livingston Fire Company, P.O. Box 77, Livingston, NY 12541

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Walter Egnasher, 90, lifelong resident

VALATIE–Walter W. Egnasher, 90, a lifelong resident, passed away at home surrounded by family on December 13, 2009. Born in Stuyvesant Falls, he was the son of the late Joseph, Sr. and Agnes Egnasher. 

He retired from Chemtron Corp. in Stuyvesant Falls, after 37 years of service.

Mr. Egnasher’s wife,  Anastasia Egnasher, and son Roger W. Egnasher died previously.

Survivors include daughters Marcia Adee and  Theresa (Mark) Irish, both of Kinderhook;  Kathi Egnasher of Cohoes, Albany County; sons  James (Anne Marie) Egnasher, of Stuyvesant Falls and David (Helen) Egnasher of Kinderhook; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great- grandchildren and one brother, Bernard Egnasher of Valatie.

 A special thanks to Dr. William Caramore and the Columbia-Greene hospice nurses.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. at St John the Baptist Church in Valatie with Rev. John Molyn officiating.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery followed by a reception at St. John’s parish hall.

Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill NY 12414.

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Karol Nack, 72, Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church member

CATSKILL–Karol A. Nack, 72, of Livingston, died Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Kaaterskill Care Skilled Nursing and Rehab.

Born May 31, 1937 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Margaret (Miller) Carter of Claverack and the late Frederick Carter.

Mrs. Nack was employed in the office at American Finance in Hudson for over 15 years.

She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church in Greenport and a former member of the Mt. Merino Eastern Star.

Mrs. Nack was a lifelong area resident.

In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband, Arthur “Skip” Nack, Jr. of Livingston; two sisters, Edith (Donald) Bryant of Conn., and Pamela Glasser of Hudson; four grandchildren, Christopher Matthews, Michelle and Amanda Pratt and Shiane Dierkes; and several nieces and nephews.

Her daughter, Lori Dierkes, died previously.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today,Tuesday, at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church or to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene.

Ann Hanway, 80, worked at the Firemen’s Home

HUDSON–Ann M. Hanway, 80, died Saturday, December 12, 2009 at her residence.

Born March 15, 1929 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Josephand Giacomina (Boemi) Tripodi.

She was a graduate of Hudson High School and a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Hanway was employed in the housekeeping department at the Firemen’s Home in Hudson.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Kathleen Hanway of Hudson and Thomas J. Hanway and Darlene Hatcher-Hanway of Colorado; four granddaughters, Chrystine and Cara Hanway, both of Colorado, and Charley and Brittany Decker, both of Hudson; her brother, Joseph Tripodi of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Thomas F. Hanway, and her sisters died previously.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson.

Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Contributions may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society, the American Cancer Society, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Floyd Marshall, 91, served in the Navy in WWII

PHILMONT–Floyd B. Marshall, Jr., 91, formerly of Claverack, died Friday, December 11, 2009 at Pine Haven Nursing Home. 

Born November 12, 1918 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Ethel (Simmons) and Floyd B. Marshall, Sr.

He was a machinist with the Grabs Machine Shop in Hudson for over 30 yearsand retired from the Universal Match Factory in 1982.

Mr. Marshall served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving are his daughter, Claudia Hopfenspirger of Dalton, Mass.; three grandchildren, Jason Marshall of Claverack and Courtney and Jeanne Hopfenspirger, both of Pittsfield; and six great-grandchildren, Makayla, Christopher, Marc, Jr., Kaitlyn, Joshua and Benjamin.

His beloved wife of 63 years, Catherine Marshall; his son, Floyd B. Marshall; his brother, Edwin Marshall; and a grandson, Marc Hopfenspirger, died previously.

A calling hour will begin at noon Tuesday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Greenport.