OBITUARIES: Hauser, Bruce, Midollo, Shields, Steichel, Wellner, Ryan

Michele Hauser

Michele A. Hauser (1967 – 2020)

GHENT—Michele A. Hauser, 52, of Kinderhook died Monday, April 20, 2020 at Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 25, 1967 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Frank and Dorothea (Algie) Masten of Kinderhook.

She was a 1985 graduate of Ichabod Crane High School and worked there in the cafeteria. She was affectionately known as the “Lunch Lady.” She loved her job and missed her kids terribly after having to retire because of her illness. She was a Girl Scout leader for Troop 1333 in Valatie and the treasurer and longtime member of the Palmer Engine and Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary in Kinderhook. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Ponkos, Gildersleeve, Hubner, Marsh, Stall, Funk, Tipple, Skibo, Garrison, Martino

Shirley Ponkos

Shirley E. Ponkos (1938 – 2020)

PHILMONT—Shirley E. Ponkos, 81, of Stuyvesant died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Pine Haven Home.

Born May 5, 1938 in Hudson, she was the daughter the late Stanley and Helen (Peters) Bessman.

She was a former president of CSEA in Albany and worked as a secretary at Martin VanBuren School in Kinderhook, retiring in 1998. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Haag, Braun, Fuss

Elizabeth Haag

Elizabeth Haag (1924 – 2020)

PHILMONT—Elizabeth Haag, age 95, of Mellenville passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Lusiana, Vicenza, Italy, October 17, 1924 to the late Alfonso and Caterina (Sciessere) Ronsani. Read more…