William C. Lundquest Jr., 66, of Stuyvesant NY, passed away Wednesday, March 07, 2012 due to a long, courageous battle with colon cancer, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Endicott, NY, January 6, 1946, he was the son of the late William C. and Margaret (Kelley) Lundquest Sr. Most of Bill’s working life, as well as that of his father’s, was dedicated to the newspaper industry. From sweeping composing room floors, driving circulation vans, and selling advertising, to Ad Manager, Ad Director, General Manager, and Publisher/President/Owner. Most of that time was spent with Dow Jones Community Newspapers. In 1997, Bill started the Hudson River Sampler in Dutchess County, which grew into two monthly newspapers (one in Dutchess County and one in Columbia County) with a present total circulation of 46,200 copies. The family plans to continue both monthly operations. Bill was involved with many service clubs professionally and personally throughout the years. During Bill’s leisure time, he enjoyed many water sports. He was especially fond of canoeing. Camping was another activity Bill and his family enjoyed together.
He is survived by his wife of 41 1/2 years, Joan A. (Morrow) Lundquest of Stuyvesant, a daughter: Lisa L. Lundquest of Albany, a son: Gregory C. Lundquest of Stuyvesant, and one brother: Jon C. Lundquest of West Dennis, MA. He was predeceased by a brother and a sister, James W. Lundquest and Mary Ann Lundquest Abraham.
Funeral services were held at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie with Rev. Andrew Smith officiating. For those who wish, contributions may be made to The Community Hospice Of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.