Willow: Rowena L. Koester, 67, died Friday, September 7, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born June 11, 1951 in Lake Hill, she was the daughter of the late Romain M. and Pauline H. Keefe Wilber and was a lifelong area resident.
Rowena worked for IBM in the Information Development Field and retired after 30 years. She then worked for Woodstock Video, until her retirement.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Koester.
Surviving are her longtime companion, Kevin Hunter, Sr., of Woodstock, her sisters, Beatrice (Sue) Shader and Ruth Riley both of Saugerties and her brother, Herbert Wilber of Lake Hill, and many nieces and nephews.
Private arrangements are under the direction of Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock.