Rensselaer- Pauline E. Basolt, 88, of Forbes Ave, died on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie after a long illness. Born in Wellsville, Pauline was the daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Grace Dodge Horton. Pauline was an Army veteran serving as a financial clerk and nursing student during the Korean War. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1973 with a associate's degree in respiratory therapy and had worked at Samaritan Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital and the former Leonard Hospital. Pauline was a longtime resident of the Averill Park area and had also resided in Greenport and had been living in Rensselaer for several years. She was a former volunteer with the Hoags Corners Ambulance and ran the youth program at the Dunham Hollow Community Center. Pauline started the library at the Van Rensselaer Heights Apts. and was named the Pauline Basolt Community Library in her honor. She also enjoyed collecting miniatures, history, plants, and reading. Pauline was the former wife of the late John W. Basolt Jr. and the sister of the late Arnold and Paul Horton and Richard Dodge. Survivors include her children, John W. Basolt III of Averill Park, Melody (Randy) Howarth of Nassau, Mary (Timothy) Komdat of Averill Park, Joan Basolt of Troy, Stephen (Kelly) and Albert Basolt of Averill Park; her sister, Fern Brule of Okla., her grandchildren Shannon Howarth, Jenai (Dom) Southard, Joshua (Krissy), and Rachael Howarth, Courtney and Morgan Kanopka, Katie Komdat, Ashley Basolt, Jared, Jacob, Jennifer, and Dustin Basolt, and her great-grandchildren Ashlee, Zachary, Charles, Brandin, Jackson, Gavin and Valerie. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the West Stephentown Baptist Church, 1672 NY 43, West Stephentown, on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. Pauline's wishes were donations in her memory be made to the Hoags Corners Ambulance, P.O. Box 90, East Nassau, NY 12062. Visit perrykomdat.com for directions and private guestbook.