Kathleen Dow Back

Kathleen Dow Back

AMENIA — Kathleen Dow Back, 79, a thirty year resident of Amenia, died peacefully in her home with her family at her bedside on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Mrs. Back was a self-employed legal secretary for nearly forty years, prior to her retirement in 2013.

Born Oct. 2, 1943, in New Rochelle, New York, she was the daughter of the late George and Frederica (Yaede) Dow. Mrs. Back attended and graduated from New Rochelle area schools. She married Charles Back in Rhinebeck and they shared many happy years together. Mr. Back passed away in 2005. Mrs. Back enjoyed spending time with her family and was a voracious reader in her spare time.

Mrs. Back is survived by two sons, James D. Lehan and his companion Sandra Bell of Millerton, and Christopher G. Lehan and his companion Eileen Kelly of Stormville, New York; her granddaughters, Emily Lehan and Savannah Geidel; her brother, George Dow and his wife Delma of Kansas City, Missouri, and her sister, Georgine Burke and her husband Charles of Slaterville Springs, New York and several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Dickie and two sisters, Florence and Sissy.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service may be announced at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott D. Conklin Funeral, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. To plant a tree, send flowers to the family or to leave an online condolence please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com

Latest News

Mountaineers compete in state track meet

Kyle McCarron led the pack through three laps in the boys 1600-meter race at the Class S state meet, May 29.

Riley Klein

NEW BRITAIN — Housatonic Valley Regional High School had eight athletes compete in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Class S track and field championship May 29.

HVRHS made its mark throughout the long day of competitions at Willow Brook Park. The meet saw several Mountaineers set new personal records (PR) and two podiumed, qualifying for the State Open meet Monday, June 3.

Keep ReadingShow less
Rising demand for home elevators

Ray and Eve Pech inside their Sevaria home elevator, which was recently installed as part of a larger renovation project.

Debra A. Aleksinas

Ray and Eve Pech were in their late 30’s when they built their dream house 40 years ago on the side of a mountain overlooking Ski Sundown.

The modest, 2,000-square-foot, vertically-designed home offered privacy, ample space for their young family, stunning scenery — and stairs galore.

Keep ReadingShow less
Summer series triumphs at Music Mountain

Benjamin Hochman and Friends opened the 2023 Music Mountain summer series at Gordon Hall.

Anne Daily

Music Mountain in Falls Village is set to begin its 95th season on June 2.

The summer will open with a benefit concert and reception featuring pianist Benjamin Hochman and Friends from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Espina Ruiz, the festival promises a season rich with transformative musical experiences.

Keep ReadingShow less