Stephentown Federated Church


In Memoriam


Kenneth Knobloch

May 10, 2018
Stephentown, NY
By Eastwickpress

Kenneth Allen Knobloch, 88, passed away on May 5, 2018. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 24, 1929, son of the late Kenneth C and Aileen MacDonald Knobloch. He graduated from Eastchester High School and the State University of New York in Canton. He was raised in East Chester, New York.
Ken retired from Arbor Acres in 1973. He spent his retirement years at High Meadows Farm in Stephentown. Ken enjoyed fishing, farming, woodcarving, reading and walking his dog, Molly. He took pride in his blueberry crop, which continues to yield the best blueberries around.

Kenneth Knobloch

Ken will be remembered for his quick wit, his hearty laugh, his willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and for his love of desserts. Ken was an active member of the Stephentown Federated Church. He was also a member of the Stephentown Historical Society. Ken lived his final years in Noank, Connecticut where he could be closer to his family.

Ken will be sadly missed by his three sons and their families: Mark and Sally Knobloch, Craig and Sandra Knobloch and Eric and Lisa Knobloch. He also leaves behind three grandchildren Christopher, Brooke and Justin, his former wife, Ethel Boissevain and his cousins, Chris and Dorothy Johnson.

He is predeceased by his sister, Carol Knobloch.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Stephentown Federated Church, PO Box 10, Stephentown, NY 12168. A private service will be held at High Meadows to celebrate Ken’s life.



Margaret Cummings

Margaret McMullen Cummings, 83, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, slipped the surly bonds of earth on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Born October 7, 1933, in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late James and Jemima McMullen. She married Martin C. Cummings in 1952; he preceded her in death in 1987. She was a secretary for the state of New York for 20 years. She was a member of the Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church. She raised her family in Stephentown, was a long-time member of the Stephentown Federated Church and sang in the church choir.

Margaret is survived by a sister and brother; Lillian Mosher of Northport, NY and William McMullen of Largo, FL; three daughters; Bonnie Cummings-Laubach of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Dr. Laurie Cummings of Fuquay-Varina, NC and Ellen Wallace of Hudson, NY; two sons; David Cummings of Stephentown, NY and Robert Cummings of Stephentown, NY; one granddaughter, Layla Cummings of New Paltz, NY and many beloved cats and dogs.

A wake will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 at Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at the Stephentown Federated Church, 1511 Garfield Nassau Road, Stephentown, where Pastor Trygve Tomlinson will officiate. The family will greet visitors immediately after the service in Pierce Hall at the church. Interment will be later in the spring at Garfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Margarets memory may be made to the Stephentown Federated Church Memorial Fund.

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