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Katharina “Kate” Kappeller

ALBANY – Katharina “Kate” Kappeller, 69, of Albany, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018.  Kate was born in Germany, but came to the U.S. in 1952, and was raised in Hudson.  She moved to Albany as an adult, and was employed as a hairdresser by Rinaldi’s, the Hair Company, and was a partner in the Shampoo Salon.  In recent years she operated her hairdressing business from her home.  She enjoyed golf, and had been a member of the Western Turnpike Golf Club for over twenty years.

Kate was predeceased by her parents Henry Kappeller and Elisabeth Bachmann Kappeller.  She is survived by her brother Henry Kappeller (Kathie) of Red Hook; her sister Elisabeth Charette of Clifton Park; her niece Jennifer Kappeller (David Udoff); her nephews Chris Kappeller (Nicole), and Scott Kappeller (Patricia); and by four great nieces and two great nephews.

Kate had a large circle of friends, who along with her family, are mourning her sudden passing.

A memorial service will be held at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home the same day beginning at 12:00 p.m.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit .

In lieu flowers please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

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