Ken Canary (1926-2019)
Kenneth C. Canary, 92, died Feb. 8, 2019, in Schenectady. He founded a tractor firm, K C Canary, that had a location in Beacon.
Ken was born June 22, 1926, the son of Clayton and Estella (Miller) Canary. While in high school during World War II, at a time when new cars were not being built, he started buying, repairing and selling used cars and used auto parts. The owner of a local gas station offered Ken a job. Eventually the station became Canary Bros. Esso when Ken’s brother, Warren, joined him in business.
On June 5, 1948, Ken married Phyllis Crannell; they ran the station and used car business until 1950, when Warren became a dairy farmer. By 1952 Ken had become the local John Deere dealer. In 1966, Ken and Phyllis founded Capital Tractor and, in 1969, K C Canary opened in Clifton Park. Other locations eventually opened in Fultonville, Schroon Lake, Plattsburgh, Gouverneur and Beacon. Ken also was a co-founder of the Hudson River Tractor Co.
Besides his wife of more than 70 years, Ken is survived by his children: Lynda Naske (Bob) of Johnstown, Lois Wager (Michael) of Broadalbin, Laurie Frederick (Tom) of Northville and Keith Canary (Kelly) of Vail Mills, as well as eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great grandson. He is also survived by a sister, Marilyn Ottendorf (Doug) of Kokomo, Indiana. A funeral service was held on Feb. 12.
Heriberto Chico (1929-2019)
Heriberto Chico, 90, of Beacon, died Feb. 7, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 25, 1929, he was the son of Carlos and Santos (Nieves) Chico. He married Carmen Chico, who died in 2016.
Heriberto served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a security doorman for R and Y Management until his retirement. He enjoyed discussing politics, watching sports (especially the Yankees) and spending time with his family. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his daughters: Yvette Chico-Negron (Stanley) of the Bronx; Carmen Aquino (Raymond) of Wappingers Falls; and Judith Chico-Roman (Edmundo) of Gainesville, Florida. He also is survived by his grandchildren: Michael Negron and Isabelle Negron, Manny Aquino (Rory), Raymond and April Aquino, III, Carlos and Brenda Aquino, Natalie Aquino (Jose Ortiz), Rebecca and Daniel Costa, Alexandra Roman, and Rachel Roman and Valois Nunez; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Feb. 11 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, followed by burial with military honors at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wappingers Falls.
Mary D’Aprile (1918-2019)
Mary D’Aprile, 100, a lifelong Beacon resident, died Feb. 11, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh.
Mary was born Aug. 15, 1918, in Beacon, the daughter of Cesidio and Marianina (DiCamillo) D’Aprile. After graduating from Beacon High School, Mary worked in several factories, then as a bookkeeper in an auto dealership.
She joined the Matteawan National Bank (later Bank of New York) as a manager and retired as secretary to the vice president. Along with her late sister, Gilda, Mary co-owned Gilda’s Dress Shop on Main Street. She was a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters.
Mary is survived by her many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving of nine siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 16 at St. John the Evangelist, with entombment following at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
Robert Glover Sr. (1919-2019)
Robert H. Glover Sr., 99, of Poughkeepsie, died at his home on Feb. 6, 2019.
Born Aug. 7, 1919, in the Bronx, he was the son of Henry and Annie (Schaller) Glover. On June 30, 1967, in New York City, he married DeSales Scharfenstein, who survives at home.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Chemist for Nabisco in Beacon and as a teacher at Dutchess Community College. He loved to bowl and enjoyed selling antiques. He was a member of the Beacon Elks and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Robert H. Glover Jr. (Annette) and his stepchildren, Robert Haras Jr. (Judy Racino), Stuart Haras (Sunday).
Calling hours were held Feb. 11 at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home in Poughkeepsie, with entombment with military honors at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
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