OBITUARIES: Demchuk, Dunbar, M. Gaylord, Walthour, R. Gaylord, Ezzell, Halterman, Scibelli

Russell J. Demchuk (1954 – 2022)

RHINEBECK—Russell J. Demchuk, 67, of Pine Plains passed away January 12, 2022 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

He was born March 12, 1954 in Suffern to the late Michael and Marion (Stengle) Demchuk.

His family moved to Ancramdale and he attended Taconic Hills Central School. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam years. On October 5, 1976, he married Deborah Lamont. They shared 45 years of marriage. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Warren, Connally, Schrader

Dorothy Warren

Dorothy Warren (1927 – 2022)

CATSKILL—Dorothy (Jensen) Warren, 94, of South Cairo passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation with family by her side.

She was born March 5, 1927 in Hillsdale to Fred B. and Mina A. (Race) Jensen.

She spent many years doing the laundry at Camp Pontiac in Copake. She also worked at Candy Lane in Hudson and Hillsdale Packing in Hillsdale. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Libruk, Ringwood, Varriale, Dalton, Shumsky, Woodward

John M. Libruk (1956 – 2022)

CLAVERACK—John M. Libruk, 65 years old, of Damita Drive in Claverack passed away January 7 at home surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with lung cancer. His wife of 38 years, Regina, as always was by his side.

Mr. Libruk was the proud and loving father of Lauren (Aviv) Bachan of San Jose, CA, and Alisha (Inez) Libruk of Stuyvesant. He was grandfather to Ari and Maya Bachan and Paxton and Channing Libruk. Also surviving are: his brother, Mark (Renae) Libruk; his brothers-in-law, JB Drahushuk and Mitchell Karp; his beloved nieces, Audra (Andy) Bennett, Tara (Steven) Manierre, Morgan Libruk and Aaron Libruk; and his cherished English Springer Spaniel, Jake. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Libruk and his sister, Patricia Drahushuk, all of whom he loved dearly. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Laspada, Schnackenberg

Barbara Laspada

Barbara A. Laspada (1955 – 2022)

CHATHAM—Barbara A. Laspada knew everyone, and they knew her. She passed away January 5, 2022.

She was born May 16, 1955 in Manhattan. She graduated class of 1974 at Dodge Vocational High School. In Manhattan she worked in retail.

In 1977 she married her husband of 43 years. She moved up to Chatham, where she continued to work in retail. She volunteered her time with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chatham Fire Department, Saint James Church, and the Mac-Haydn Theatre. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Proper, Duarte, Eckhardt, Sweet, Hardy

Art Proper

Arthur P. Proper (1934 – 2021)

VALATIE—Arthur “Chee Chee” P. Proper, loving husband, caring father and beloved grandfather passed December 31, 2021 at the age of 87 with his wife by his side.

The son of Marion (Mossman) and Joseph Pulver, he grew up in Valatie and graduated from Martin H. Glynn School.

He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He also worked as a butcher and meat manager at Albany Public Market for many years. Read more…