Diane L. Koehler

GANSEVOORT – Diane L. Koehler, 75, of Gansevoort and formerly of Long Island, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at West Mount Health Facility, after a long illness.

A full obituary will follow in a future edition of the Post Star.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Ian Scott Moreau

Moreau LeftMoreau RightSOUTH GLENS FALLS- Ian Scott Moreau 22, of South Glens Falls, went to be with his grandparents and Godmother in Heaven on Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was accompanied by his partner in crime/bodyguard, Jeremy D. Otruba.  

Born on November 21, 1992, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Scott Moreau of Glens Falls, and Mary Beth (Yole) Moreau of South Glens Falls. 

Ian was a 2011 graduate of South Glens Falls High School and Southern Adirondack Education Center. He was self-employed as the owner/operator of ISM Trucking, his business employed one employee CEO, Kasey L. Carota. 

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls and St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward. Ian enjoyed hunting, fishing, and stunt riding with the Section 518 team. He had a love for any and all outdoor activities.  

Ian was predeceased by his grandparents, Oliver and Doris Moreau, and Thomas R. and Patricia W. Yole.  

From a very young age it was clear that Ian would be an adventurous individual whom of which would be unstoppable. His work ethic was unparalleled by his peers. His generosity and loyalty for the people in his life was something to be admired, Ian was wise beyond his years. He showed unconditional love and protection to the important women in his life. A standup guy who would go out of his way for anyone.  A humble soul who would hold a door, lend a hand, and protect any good ole boy in need. 

His witty one liners could always bring such hearty laughs. “Ya bud”, “Hang to ‘er pard”, “We dem boys”, “Send it!”. He is the definition of the song “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. You would always see him in his work boots and Carhartt’s. But then again when he dressed up and cleaned up, he did it well and was as handsome and clean cut as ever. Because of this we ask that in memory of Ian, the dress code of the calling hours is work attire, jeans, and work boots. We ask that you save your best dressed apparel for the funeral.  

Survivors include his father; Scott C. Moreau and spouse Jo-Ann Palmieri; and his mother Mary Beth Yole Moreau and her fiancée, William E McCullen, Sr.; sister, Lauren E. Moreau and her boyfriend Jeremy Mula; brothers, Ryan Patrick Johnson, Harley R. Mackenzie, and Sean Thomas Johnson. His brothers in arms; Matthew Motian, Michael Beshara, and Nicholas LaPoint. Ian is also survived by the absolute love of his life, and someday future wife; Kasey L. Carota and his family to be, Timothy and Kimm Carota, and Taylor Carota. Ian is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ian was also very fortunate to be considered an intricate part of the Johnson family.  

Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls and remember that in memory of Ian, the dress code of the calling hours is work attire, jeans, and work boots.  

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on park in Hudson Falls, with Father Thomas Babiuch officiating. And again, save your best dressed apparel for the funeral!  

The Rite of Committal will take place at a later date in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward. 

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any donations be made to the: Ian S. Moreau Forestry Scholarship Fund. 6 Bluebird Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803 or Racheal’s Memorials For Children. 39 Oakview Drive, Fort Edward, NY 12828

 

Rowland J. “Boomer” Dumas

HUDSON FALLS – Rowland J. “Boomer” Dumas, 87, a longtime Hudson Falls resident passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Indian River Healthcare and Rehab Center in Granville.

Born April 8, 1927, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Arthur and Blanid (Breen) Dumas.

Rowland was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy.  He served our country in the U.S. Navy.

He retired from Ciba Geigy after over 30 years of service.   Rowland moonlighted at Benson’s Service Center and Al’s Service Center both formerly of Hudson Falls and also parked cars at the Red Coach, formerly in Queensbury..

Rowland was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church.  He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Imperial League and Northway Men’s League, where he also served as a secretary.  Rowland liked to read the newspaper, do crossword puzzles, and enjoyed taking walks on the beach in Maine. He was also an avid Yankees fan.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard Dumas.

Survivors include his children, Kathleen Lefebvre and her husband, Lawrence of South Glens Falls, Arthur Dumas of South Glens Falls, Doree Trzaskas and her husband William of Monroe, Washington, Jeffrey Dumas of Glens Falls, Julie Dumas of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren, Nicole Morro and her husband Thomas, Renee Varney and her husband Matthew, Nadine Lefebvre, Matthew Lefebvre, Michael Dumas and his wife Amanda, Diana Adcock and her husband Chuck, Shannon McDonald, Mistie Dumas; his great grandchildren, Emma Caleb, Alexander, Jasmine, Tyler, and Elizabeth; three sisters in law, Ruth Dumas of South Glens Falls, Virginia Spires of Queensbury, Regina Chase of Hudson Falls; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. February 3, 2015, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 11 a.m., February 4, 2015, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will take place at a later date in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations in Rowland’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Thomas J. “The Rock” Tyminski

TyminskiQUEENSBURY – Thomas J. “The Rock” Tyminski, 66, of Queensbury, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born July 8, 1948, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late John and Beverly (Gibson) Tyminski.

In August of 1972, Thomas married Marcia Brennan at St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls.

Thomas worked for Finch Pruyn Paper Company for 35 years.  He worked in the wood yard and made many special friends while working there.

He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and spending time vacationing with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Marcia (Brennan) Tyminski of Queensbury; his two daughters, Kerri Breen and her husband, Edward of Queensbury, Haley Gilligan and her husband, Scott of Glens Falls; his two grandchildren, Elsie Breen and Rose Gilligan; his brother, Jack Tyminski of South Glens Falls; his sister, Joan Ramsey and her husband, Joseph of Queensbury; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will be conducted following the calling hours, at 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Glens Falls Cemetery later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Carolyn S. Gaulin

Gaulin, CarolynHUDSON FALLS – Carolyn S. Gaulin, 65, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a short illness.

Born February 1, 1949, in St. Johnsville, she was the daughter of Barbara (Walters) Rockefeller and the late John D. Rockefeller.

In 1972, Carolyn married Thomas Gaulin at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

She was employed for several years at SUNY Adirondack, formally Adirondack Community College.

Carolyn enjoyed reading, attending the Balloon Festival, going to Broadway Shows, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed spending time with her dogs.  Carolyn was also a founding member of Free to Breathe, a lung cancer awareness organization.

Besides her father, Carolyn was predeceased by two nieces, Barbara Lynch and Deanna Winchell Heaney.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Thomas Gaulin of Hudson Falls; her mother, Barbara (Walters) Rockefeller of  Queensbury; her two children, Nikki Gaulin of Hudson Falls, Shanna Steele and her husband, Ben of CT; her grandchildren, Mason and Cayden Steele; her sisters, Cathy Lynch and her husband, Robert of South Glens Falls, Linda Cohen and her husband, John of GA, Jo Condon and her husband, Larry of GA; her brothers in law, James Gaulin and his wife, Sue of Hudson Falls, Keith Gaulin of Glens Falls, David Gaulin of MA: her father in law, Lester Gaulin of Glens Falls; her special friends, Dana and Elaine Winchell and family; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call, Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

Burial will follow the services, at Pine View Cemetery, in the town of Queensbury.

Memorial donations may be made to Free to Breathe, 1 Point Place, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719

Brayden Christopher Ray

RaySOUTH GLENS FALLS –  Brayden Christopher Ray, 15 months, was taken away and placed in the arms of the Lord, unexpectedly on January 17, 2015.

Born October 19, 2013, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Craig Christopher Brown of Stillwater and Angel Marie Ray of NC.

Brayden was a happy baby, who loved his dog, Lance.  He enjoyed waving and smiling to everyone with his little open hand.  He also loved John Deere farm tractors.

Survivors include his father, Craig Christopher Brown of Stillwater; his mother, Angel Marie Ray of NC; his half brother, Codie Brown; his half sister, Lilly Brown; his grandparents, Armond and Brenda Brown of Gansevoort, Roy and Debbie Pecue of South Glens Fall, Joseph Ray, Sr. of South Glens Falls; his great grandfather, Armond Brown, Sr. of Saratoga; his great grandparents, Paul and Clara Senecal of Whitehall; several aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as his special mema and papa, Dee and Larry Sweet of South Glens Falls.

Friends may call on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A graveside service will be held at Southside Cemetery, in the town of Moreau, at a later date in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to a child’s charity of one’s choice

Charles Francis Winch

WinchHARTFORD – Charles Francis Winch, 76, passed away on his beloved Dolly Parton’s birthday, on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Glens Falls Hospital, with his daughter, Tami, and his niece, Tracy by his side.

Born in Albany, he was the son of the late James O. and Dolores (Duffy) Winch, Sr.

Charles owned and operated Lebanon Valley Truck Stop, where he also sold Arctic Cat and Ski-doo snowmobiles. Later he drove school bus for Hudson Falls Central School and New Lebanon Central School. Upon moving to Hartford, Charles and his mother built his beloved home, where he lived until his death. The home sat at the top of an old logging trail with breathtaking views. Charles was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper.   He also loved listening to classic country music, especially, Dolly Parton.  

He leaves behind his daughters, Tami Elise Winch and her fiancé, Andrew Hill of Valley Falls, Heidi Ann Bell and her husband, Randy Lee of Franklinton, LA, Karen March of Bradenton, FL; his grandchildren, Nathaniel Bell of Slidell, LA, Jeremiah Bell and his wife, Jessica , and Andrew Bell and his wife, Amanda, both of Franklinton, LA; his great granddaughter, Presleigh Bell of Franklinton, LA; his brothers, James O. Winch, Jr. and his wife, Diana of Pisgah Forrest, NC, Gerald P. Winch II and his wife, Patricia of Hudson Falls; his niece, Tracy Winch-Colomb of Hudson Falls; as well as several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Charles’ family thanks Sharon and Jack Deyette and Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Norton for their years of friendship to Charles. They would also like to thank the nurses and doctors of Glens Falls Hospital T3, T5 and 4 West for their care, love and compassion.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be in the spring, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 959, State Route 9, Mt. Royal Plaza, Queensbury, New York 12804.

Shirley Granger

GrangerHUDSON FALLS – Shirley Granger, 95, a long time resident of Ferry Street, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Fort Hudson Healthcare and Rehab Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 7, 1919 in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Elizabeth (Cutler) Tougas.

Shirley was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

For 25 ½ years, she was employed at General Electric in Fort Edward.

She was a life member of the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls where she was a member of the Ladies group and assisted in the Lenten lunches until her health prevented her from doing so.

Shirley enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and reading.

Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her four brothers, Edgar, Harold Paul and Ray Tougas, as well as her sisters, Elizabeth Griffin Ruth Launder and June Whalen

Survivors include her four children, Thomas Granger and his companion Dianne Bell of Indiana, Michael Granger and his wife, Barbara of Glens Falls, Shirley Cole of Hudson Falls, Debra Record and her fiancé Frank Gitto of Glens Falls; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; her brothers, Alan Tougas and his wife, Ann of Richmond, VA; her sister, Lorraine Richelt of CA; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, at the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls, 227 Main St., in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Dereck Hansen, pastor, officiating.

A luncheon will follow the services at the church.

Interment will take place in the spring at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Donations in memory of Shirley can be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, New York 12828 or the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls, 227 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839.

Preston Combs

CombsWESTFIELD, MA – Preston Combs, 89, Westfield MA, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Noble Hospital in Westfield.

Born June 2, 1925, in Warrensburg, he was the son of the late Norris Combs and Viola (Baker) Combs Tomlinson.

Preston was a graduate of Fort Ann High School.  He was employed at Union Bag in South Glens Falls, Singer Sewing Machine in Utica, and retired from Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, after 33 years.

He married Jean Place, who was the love of his life and best friend.  She was the center of his universe.  They did everything together after his retirement. She passed away after 58 wonderful years of marriage.

Survivors include his two sons, Ronald Combs of Hartford and Kevin Combs of Williamstown, MA; his two daughters, Paula Phaneuf of Springfield, MA and Brenda Morrissey of Westfield, MA; his brother, Paul Tomlinson of Salem; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., on Saturday, at the funeral home, with the Reverend Robert Flower, pastor of South Granville Congregational Church, officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Donations in memory of Preston may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Louise G. Holmes

HolmesSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Louise Georgina Holmes, 93, a longtime resident of South Glens Falls, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Washington Center in Argyle.

Born January 4, 1922, in Douai Nord, France, she was the daughter of the late George and Flore (Creson) Delecroix.

In 1946, Louise married John Holmes in France.  He passed away in 1958.

Louise was a seamstress at J&J Lingerie Co., formerly in Glens Falls, for 48 years.

She was taken care of and lived with her son, John and his wife, Pat for many years.  Louise was an avid wrestling fan, her favorite wrestler was John Cena.  She also enjoyed Lifetime movies and spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and most of all her beloved dogs, especially Chiquita.

Survivors include her son, John Holmes and his wife, Patricia of Argyle; her daughter, Josette Caudrelier and her husband, Bernard of Sin-Le-Noble, France; her grandchildren, Michael Scott West, Vonda Holmes-Waldram and her husband, Gerry, William Holmes and his wife, Sylvia, Sebastian Caudrelier and his wife, Aude, Janick Balliez and her husband, Marc, Xavier Courtecussie and his wife, Nathalie; several great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be private.

Donations in memory of Louise may be made to an animal charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

Judith J. Johnson

Johnson, JudithHUDSON FALLS – Judith Johnson, 71, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, while at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Judith was raised in Hudson Falls.  She was the daughter of the late William and Regina  Bilodeau.

Judith earned her Bachelor’s from St. Lawrence University in 1966 and completed a Certificate of Study at the Sorburrne.

In 1999, Judith retired from New York State Audit and Control Division.  She specialized in fraud and abuse in Medicaid.  During her 34 year career, she received numerous awards and recognition.  She worked in the New York City Office for over 25 years before completing her career in Albany and then returned to her childhood home in Hudson Falls.

Judith’s passions were Paris, the arts, and cooking.  While in New York City she opened the restaurant, Lion D’ORR in Brooklyn.  The restaurant was well known for wonderful French cuisine and neighborhood charm.  Judith also loved to paint, and to enjoy the warmth of a friendship and good conversation over a glass of wine.

She was a global traveler, making frequent trips to Paris and other European countries, as well as the United States.  She served on the leaders of the Feeder Canal Alliance and the Hudson River Music Hall.  Her passion for all kinds of music made her not only a board member of the Hudson River Music Hall, but also a benefactor, a friend and a beloved member of its “family”.  She loved and was loved by its board, its volunteers, it regulars, patrons and its musicians.  She brought, to all who knew her, laughter, new experiences, opinions, class and food, food, food!

Her charm, grace, generous spirit and passion for life will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Judith is survived by many loving friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will take place in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice

Robert Paul Charbonneau

CharbonneauADAMSVILLE – Robert Paul Charbonneau, 60, of Adamsville, went home to the Lord on January 10, 2015, at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls.

Born October 23, 1954, in Schenectady, he was the son of Donna Wells and the late Robert Charbonneau.

Robert was a member of the Cornerstone Church Ministry.  He had a great passion for music.  He was once involved with the Salvation Army.   Robert loved camping, trains, computers and especially loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Charbonneau of Adamsville; his children, Lawrence Tremblay and his wife, Kristena of Glens Falls and Cora Bryant of Porter, TX; his grandchildren, Bobby, Anna, DJ, Blake and J.P.; his siblings, Billy Wicks and his wife, Cathy of Victory Mills, Judy Sweet and her husband, Jim of South Carolina and Mike Charbonneau; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Cornerstone Church, 1767 State Rte 196, in the town of Kingsbury.

A funeral service will follow the calling hours, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the church, with the Reverend Derik Bartholomew, pastor, officiating.

Donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Cornerstone Outreach Center Food Pantry, 1767 State Route 196, Fort Edward, New York 12828.