Departed Friends of HMVFA
William " Bill" Buckmaster- December 7, 2019
It is with great sadness that we notice that passing of friend and mentor William "Bill" Buckmaster. Bill was a Past President of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association and was the current President of the Royal Order of Blue Vests. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Mary Lou Nash- December 11, 2019
Mary Lou Nash was a Life Member of the Hudson Mohawk VFA Ladies Auxiliary. She was an Accounts Receivable Clerk for over 50 years at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy and retired in 1997. Mary Lou is missed by all who knew her.
Frank A. With- February 28, 2020
Frank A. With, father of Past President Thomas With, was a Past Chief , Past Assistant District Chief/Captain of the Fire Police, Past Commissioner (Secretary/Treasurer for 48 years) of the Selkirk Fire District. He was also a Charter member of Company #3 and a 66 year member of the Selkirk Fire
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Sunday, August 20th is the annual Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firefighter's Association Steak Roast at the Firefighter's Home. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN!
Thursday, October 19th, HMVFA will hold our quarterly meeting at the South Schenectady Fire Department at 6 Mariaville Road in Schenectady, NY. The meeting will start at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting.
The Past Presidents Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at the Pegasus Restaurant, 10885 State Route 9W in Coxsackie, NY. The dinner will be buffet style and will start at 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The cost is $30 per person with a cash bar. Please contact 1st VP Barbara Fischer at 518-461-1703 for reservations. Please leave a voice mail (if no answer) with your reservation. Thank you!
Sunday, November 12th will be the fall Bingo at the Firefighter's Home. Festivities begin at 1:00 pm. All are welcome and as always, help is appreciated.
Sunday, December 10th will be the annual Christmas Party at the Firefighter's Home. The party will begin at 1:00 pm. All are welcome and as always, help is appreciated.
Thursday, January 18, 2024 will be the quarterly meeting starting at 7:30 pm at the Shaker Road- Loudonville Fire House.
The Valentines Bingo at the Firefighter's Home will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Festivities will begin at 1:00 pm and as always, all are welcome and help is appreciated.
Please contact: Financial Secretary
Phyllis Dinkelacker at HMVFAfinsect@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding payment of dues.
It is with great sadness that the members of the Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters' Association express their deepest condolences to the family of Ancram Firefighter Stewart Guy Hunt. Stewart passed away June 15 after he suffered a medical emergency while attending a fire company call in the hamlet of Ancram. The wake and funeral services were handled by Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Copake, NY. He leaves behind his wife, small son, his immediate family as well as his firefighting family. Stewart is the son of former Columbia County Fire Coordinator William Hunt and his mother Kathleen Hunt. He is also survived by his brother William "Topher" Hunt and his wife Jamie. Stewart was 37 years old.
Family and friends paid tribute to Stewart on Friday June 23 with a firefighter memorial service at the funeral home with a church service held at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Copake Falls, NY on Saturday.
Thank you for your service Stewart. You will be missed.
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