Ivan M. O’Dell, 82, of DeLancey passed away on Sunday evening, May 23, 2010 at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi following a long illness.
He was born on September 17, 1927 in Burnwood, NY, a son of the late Ralph and Lula McAdams O’Dell.
Ivan was a quarryman, cutting blue stone from the quarries of the area for most of his life. He also had worked as a custodian for Webutuck Central School in Dutchess County.
He was married to Jane Klukkert on November 19, 1982 in Downsville.
Mr. O’Dell was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and searching for wild ginseng. Ivan had a passion for playing cards with friends and family, he would play pinochle and occasionally poker. He was also quite a green thumb, growing vegetables, raspberries and often helping Jane with the flower gardens. Ivan also enjoyed cooking and was often found in the kitchen preparing large breakfasts for family and friends.
Besides his beloved and devoted wife Jane, he is survived by his sisters: Joyce Elmore of Delancey and Naomi Peck of Livingston Manor; sisters-in-law: Ellie Klukkert and her daughters, Vicky and Lois Klukkert; Doris Allen and her sons, Art and Randall (Laurie) Allen; and Anne (Roy) Ruske, and their children, Susan (Don) Burns and Ted (Ann) Ruske; a special cousin: Marie O’Dell and her children Josie and Carl (Becky) O’Dell; special nieces and nephew: Michelle (Mikel) Hammond, Ken (Janis) Young and Marilou (Richard) Lacey and their children, Dawn (Chris) D’Addezio and Julie (Tom) Markert; several nieces nephews and cousins; and his spoiled baby cat, Daisy.
Ivan was predeceased by his sisters: Mildred, Aletha, Frances, Leona and Thelma; brothers: Marcus, Vernon, Clinton and Lloyd; a nephew: Ken Young; and a cousin: Kingsly O’Dell.
Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning, May 29, 2010 at the Delancey Presbyterian Church, County Route 2, Delancey, with the Rev. Linda Hendrian officiating. Burial will follow at Hamden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting www.courtneyfh.com
Andrew N. Dubois, 71
Andrew N. “Andy” Dubois of Neversink passed away suddenly Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the age of 71.
Andy was a loving father, husband and Poppy (Pop) to many. Andy was a man that was considered a jack of all trades, a master of none, but was loved and respected for everything he did. He will be greatly missed, but will be watching over us every day.
Andy is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karol L. Krum DuBois; their children, Amey S. DuBois at home, with their two granddaughters Katelynd O. DuBois and Adair B. DuBois (predeceased by their son Lee A. DuBois); Andy’s children from a previous marriage, Jeffrey A. DuBois and wife Maryann Bennett DuBois of South Fallsburg, Christopher M. DuBois, Carla M. DuBois Crabb and husband Wade Crabb, and Annette M. DuBois Chapman (predeceased by Annette’s husband Anthony Chapman), all of Kentucky; three sisters: Mary J. DuBois Osterhoudt and husband Donald Osterhoudt of Grahamsville, Louise S. DuBois and Carolyn A. DuBois Mitchell and husband Thomas “Tom” Mitchell, all of Neversink; 11 grandchildren including Joshua, Jeramie, Carl J., Madia, Andre “Andy,” Acris, Eliph, Carl L. and Christopher Jr.; five great-grandchildren: Tyler, David, Savannah, Kaitlin and Dominic; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, cards and condolences can be sent to the family’s home.
No services will be held.
Cremation will be held at the family’s convenience.
Arrangements were made by Colonial Memorial Funeral Home. For information please contact them at (845) 434-7363 or www.colonialbryantfuneral home.com