Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR  

June 2020 Newsletter

A Letter from your 2nd Vice Regent:

It's June already! I really can't believe that. It seems like there was snow on the ground just yesterday. This morning I was working in my garden, rearranging irises and replanting bleeding hearts. Things have been busy and beautiful here in Vermont! I hope you can say the same from wherever you're sitting right now. 
This month's newsletter includes a spotlight from a very special member who recently passed. Although I never met Leatrice, she sounds like she was a wonderful woman who loved her family and the DAR dearly. 
Please make sure to read the entirety of this newsletter! You'll find some really exciting (and important) information about our virtual Flag Day Luncheon! I, for one, am very excited to be able to attend this year!  
Stay well,
-Katie West, 2nd Vice Regent

Member Spotlight:

Obituary for Leatrice D. Yaroschuck

Leatrice D. Yaroschuck, of Claverack, passed away on May 27, 2020. She was born in Claverack, on June 14, 1929, the daughter of Edward L. and Jessie (Phillips) Decker. A graduate of Roeliff Jansen Central School, she was employed for thirty years as a dental assistant for Dr. Sigmund Bergman. For the last thirty plus years she has worked for Dr. Anna Lups.
Lea was a member of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, and current Secretary for the Roeliff Jansen Alumni Association. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, C.H. Evans Hook & Ladder Auxiliary, the Hudson Elks Club 787 Auxiliary. Also, a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hudson, and past president of the St. John’s Altar Guild. She was an avid New York Yankee’s fan, and in earlier years enjoyed spending her summers with family on Copake Lake. Lea also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards with her many friends.
Leatrice is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Wayne) Sickler, Becky (Jon) Armstrong and her stepdaughter, Susan Mortefolio. Her three grandchildren, Liane Koenig, Maija (Fred) Moore, and Ryan Sickler. Four great grandchildren, Karley, Brandon, Skylar, and Devin. She is also survived by her brother Brian (Lori) Martin, godchild Bonnie (Charles) Burk, and several cousins and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her former husbands, Herbert L. Waltermire, and Metro Yaroschuck.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm from Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation will also be Tuesday from the funeral home starting at 11:00 am.
Donations in Leatrice’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

News & Notes: 

Flag Day Edition!
We are so excited to announce that the Hendrick Hudson Chapter's Annual Flag Day Luncheon will take place over a Zoom call this year!

We all look forward to recording breaking attendance with the opportunity to gather via ZOOM, and the unprecedented opportunity of reconnecting with members across the nation who call Hendrick Hudson Chapter home. Consider joining your chapter members, no matter where you are, for our annual Flag Day meeting. 

Date and Time: Jun 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Theme: National Defense

Program: "Reflections on Our Flag - A Flag Day Message"

Speaker: Pamela Wescott Lee, PhD, NE Division Vice Chair, DAR Service for Veterans Committee: State Historian, New Hampshire DAR: Vice Regent Reprisal Chapter NSDAR

Zoom Login Information: 

Meeting ID: 826 2392 4941
Password: 792164
Our Speaker: Dr. Pamela Wescott Lee

Pamela Wescott Lee has been an active member of the NSDAR since 2011. She has held a variety of chairmanships and offices and is currently the DAR Service for Veterans Committee Division Vice Chair Northeastern, NHSODAR Historian and Vice Regent of Reprisal Chapter NSDAR in Newport, NH. Dr. Lee holds a doctoral degree in clinical health psychology and works as a research health scientist with the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center-White River Junction, VT which is a field site of the VA Office of Rural Health. Her work focuses on the study and oversight of innovative implementation and research projects for Veterans who reside in rural areas throughout the nation. Though raised in Upstate New York she now lives in West Lebanon, NH with her husband, Richard and their canine family member, Suzie.
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