Not Forgotten !

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Frank Wachausen

Jimmy Stines

Until we ride again !!

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Joe and his wife Marie were legendary in our chapter.  They were inseparable.  Joe was one those guys that rode his bike cross country many times.  And Marie was right there with him on the back of his bike. They clocked thousands of miles together. He was beloved Husband, devoted Father, and a loving Grand Father. Joe was always upbeat and ready to help anyone on a moment’s notice. Joe was also a biker’s biker. Joe was an Active member of Hudson Valley HOG, he was our Sr. Road Captain and Winter Rides Chairperson for years. Joe rode almost every Sunday ride and loved to attend Am-Jam, Harley Rendezvous, Sturgis, and many other rally’s with his camper towed behind his green Road King.  


Ron Thiessen


Mark Burke

Mark was a past treasurer and Road Captain for the Hudson Valley NY HOG Chapter.  He enjoyed riding with the group, which him and his son Jordan were members of.  Mark enjoyed going on many Sunday rides as well as going to Americade, Sturgis and Milwaukee for Harley’s 100th and 105th anniversary with the chapter.


Fred was a world traveler, a skier, an entrepreneur a pharmacist, and a motorcycle enthusiast. Fred had a huge personality and was loved by everyone and truly epitomized Harled Davidson’s motto of “ Live to Ride-Ride to Live”.  Fred joined our chapter 2001.  Fred was a very active member and over the years Fred held many positions with in the club. Fred was the photographer, videographer, Safety Officer, Road Captain, Assistant Director and then Director. As a Road Captain he was highly respected and looked up to for his excellent riding skills and capabilities.  Fred loved his family, friends and motorcycle was dedicated to all of them.


* We celebrate his life, along with our dear friend Jimmy Stines, on a Memorial ride through the Adirondacks during Americade to raise money to fight Pancreatic Cancer, the dreaded disease that which took him from us.

Fred Perino

Jimmy was a one of a kind. No finer person to be around, Jimmy was always upbeat and never had a bad word to say about anyone.   He was always kind to others,  with a quick sense of humor. Jimmy was a long time HOG Chapter member who held several titles over his many years. He was our AMA Representative, and an Activities Officer who coordinated many activities, and was best known for his outstanding work as chairperson for our famous annual Holiday Party.  Besides his passion for motorcycling Jimmy also enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, was an outstanding dart player and was respected for his skills by his fire house and the chapter. The thing Jimmy enjoyed most was spending time with friends and family. He loved his wife Tricia and daughter Kristina more than anything in the world


*We celebrate his life, along with that of our past Director, Fred Perino, on a Memorial ride through the Adirondacks during Americade to raise money to fight Pancreatic Cancer, the dreaded disease which took him from us.

Nick Vento

Joe Pitt

Ron was a charter member of the Hudson Valley NY HOG Chapter.  He was a Road Captain who was highly respected and looked up to for his excellent riding skills and capabilities.  He was a very active and involved officer of the chapter and was a very reliable member who was regarded and having great expertise on the road. He was the Road Captain and recipient of numerous awards and recognition for his driving capabilities. He was a free spirit and had many miles in the saddle which won him many high mileage awards. Ron would think nothing of getting up on a Monday morning and head out west for a ride to Wyoming.   He was loved by everyone and truly epitomized Harley Davidson’s motto of “ Live to Ride-Ride to Live"


Jim Smith

Jim was a loving father, husband and friend.  Jim led an exceptionally active life. He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and athlete. He loved skiing, climbing, camping, riding his Harley, playing tennis and competed in a dozen 90-mile canoe races. He instilled in his family and friends a love of nature and the outdoors. Jim participated in the Rockland County dart leagues, the Christian Motorcyclist Association, Hudson Valley NY HOG chapter and Montvale Evangelical Free Church.. He was an Assistant Scoutmaster in Montvale, NJ Boy Scouts. Jim's participation in family, church and community made him an exemplary role model to all. His love of life and contagious spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

Frank always enjoyed riding every chance he had.  Even though he did not start to ride until he was 58 years old, he still logged over 270,000 miles on his Harleys.  He especially enjoyed the HOG  members, their stories and the trips we all took together.  Frank held an Extra Class Amateur Radio license as K2HL and was an active member of two Ham Radio Clubs.  He enjoyed hunting on his property in upstate New York and was extremely proud of the 8 point buck he got last season.  Above all Frank was my loving husband for 54 years and a devoted father to our two children.  He will always be missed and remembered as the kind and gentle man he was.

Nick was a Retired Police Officer of the N.Y.C. Mounted Unit. Nick joined the Harley Davidson HOG's after purchasing his 2016 Dyna Low Rider Bike.  He loved his "DYNA" and found new circle of friends and loved to feel the Freedom of the Road.  Sadly Nick passed away at the age of 69 on October 22, 2017.  Nick was loved by so many Friends, Family and various Church Ministries including The Knights of Columbus.  He leaves behind his devoted spouse Dee of 52 years, his beloved Children Michael and Camille and spouses, Leslie & Dan, and (4) Beautiful Grandchildren, Taylor, Nicholas, Camryn & Cali to whom he was the most amazing Poppy.  We all miss Nick so deeply, especially his large presence, big smile and witty sense of humor.  Nick is now our personal Angel and watches over us all.