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Arthur M. Van Der Kar Jr.

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Arthur M. Van Der Kar Jr., 81, died Thursday at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt. He resided on Abbott Street in Hoosick Falls and was the husband of the late Helen (Bedard) Van Der Kar who died on Feb. 8, 2000.

He was born on July 29,1923 in Hoosick Falls, son of the late Arthur and Margaret (Dwyer) Van Der Kar. Art was educated at Hoosick Falls High School in Hoosick Falls. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in Ardennes, Northern France, and Rhineland.

Art worked for the New York State Highway Department, retiring several years ago. He was a member of the Hoosick Falls Elks Lodge No. 178 and the St. Stanislaw Society. He enjoyed sports, especially hunting, and reading as many books as he could.

Survivors include his daughter, Margaret (Van Der Kar) Whitton of Hoosick Falls; a sister, Marjorie Hulihan of Daytona Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Sheila Ann Leach and her husband Paul of Winston Salem, N.C., Moni Whitton and her flance Al Ritter of Pompano Beach, Fla., Lisa Quackenbush and her husband Ralph of Hoosick Falls, Karen Sherman and her husband Marc of Hoosick Falls; and great-grandchildren Billy Seney, Ronald Seney and Sean Seney, all of Winston Salem, Kodiac Cutler, Rachel Quackenbush, Erika Quackenbush, Courtney Sherman, Bryan Sherman, Ashley Sherman and Cassie Sherman all of Hoosick Falls.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the palliative care program at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation through the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.
Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2005
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