OBITUARIES: Newkirk, Ostoyich, Hollenbeck, Friss, Hall, Atwell

David Newkirk

David N. Newkirk (1946 – 2022)

ALBANY—David Nolan Newkirk, 75, of Westerlo passed away January 1 after a brief, brave battle with cancer at St. Peter’s Hospital.

He was born in Albany to Thomas E. and Mary B. Newkirk. He graduated from Ichabod Crane Central School and started a career in meat processing—spending many years with Price Chopper supermarkets as a meat manager working in several stores. Later he worked at Town and Country foods until his retirement.

He loved the outdoors and the many different aspects of it. He was the president of the Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club for more than 10 years. He was also an NRA life-member and a certified NRA and NYSDEC instructor. He received many awards for the years of hunter safety education he provided to the community. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Olm, Day, Sharp, Lester, Isbester

Richelle Olm

Richelle Olm (1968 – 2021)

ALBANY—Richelle Olm of Craryville passed away the afternoon of December 20, 2021 while battling cancer at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born May 30, 1968 in Hudson, she was a graduate of Hudson High School. She was a server at Martindale Chief Diner and Main Street Diner in Valatie for many years.

She was predeceased by her parents, Richard E. Olm and Patrica Olm. She survived by: her loving fiancé, Michael Masten; her loving children, Christopher Rowan, Nathaniel Picardi and Michaela Masten; her two grandsons, Levi Lachance and Theodore Picardi; her aunt, Nancy (Olm) Scalera; brothers, John and Richard Olm; her sisters, Lisa and Kim Zullo; numerous loved ones and friends. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Engel, Shook, Gardner, Nooney, Sander, Durlack, Jensen

Amber Engel

Amber L. Engel (2002 – 2021)

HUDSON—Amber L. Engel, 19, of Hudson passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Born March 1, 2002 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Jacqueline Engel of Hudson.

She was an activity aide at The Grand at Barnwell in Valatie. She loved caring for the elderly and enjoyed hiking, walks in the woods, animals, photography, drawing, writing and painting. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Occhibove, Mackey, Deuel-Snyder, Shaw, Casucci

Robert Occhibove, Sr.

Robert A. Occhibove, Sr. (1929 – 2021)

HUDSON—Robert A. Occhibove, Sr., 92, of Hudson died peacefully in his home with his family at his bedside.

Born in Hudson September 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Anthony and Delia (Zelskie) Occhibove. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as an MP. He was later employed with the NYS Bridge Authority in Catskill as a toll collector. He was a life-member of the Hudson Elks Club #787, Hudson American Legion #1314 and the Hudson VFW. He was also a life-member of the Washington Hose Company and was an avid Yankee fan and enjoyed watching boxing. He also enjoyed singing. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Harkins, Kibler, Shea

Sam Harkins

Samuel T. Harkins (1953 – 2021)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Samuel T. Harkins, 68, a longtime resident of Red Hook, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born April 28, 1953 in Little Falls, he was the son of the late Floyd and Evelyn Harkins. “Sam” graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a business degree.

He married Arleen Garelick, August 28, 1982 in Barrytown. Read more…