Obituaries 2013

 

Eugene C. DelVecchio - Faculty at THS
TROY -  Eugene C. Del Vecchio passed away quietly on Monday December 30, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy. Born in Brooklyn in 1926 the son of Nickolas and Sarah Del Vecchio, he was the youngest of six sisters and four brothers and the last one to pass on. He attended New Utkrecht High School and St. Francis Preparatory in Brooklyn playing on a hockey scholarship before entering the U.S. Army Air Corp. in 1944 and serving in the Pacific as a sergeant and ball turret gunner on B-24 and B-29 bombers in the 6th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force. Postwar, he attended St. Lawrence University on the G. I. Bill, graduating with baccalaureate in 1951 and a master of science degree following in 1956. As a goalie he was captain of the hockey team in his senior year and selected as a member of the National Hockey Team, the first All American Hockey team to visit Japan on a goodwill tour after the war. As a player, he was later elected to the St. Lawrence University Hall of Fame, an honor he took great pride in having received. He met and married his wife, Elizabeth, "Betty", in 1948 while at St. Lawrence and they enjoyed a lifelong love of travel together from their early family Sunday drives to retirement ocean cruising. Taking a position with the Troy School District in 1952, he taught school for 36 years and coached sports for 26, including varsity hockey, football, and track at Troy High before finally retiring in 1988 as the athletic director. "Coach" continued working part-time until 1996 in the job he loved and with the community of people he enjoyed most. He felt honored by his placement as a coach in both the Troy High School Hall of Fame and New York State Hockey Hall of Fame. He is survived by his son Brian and wife Margaret Del Vecchio of Palmyra, Va.; his daughter, Marcie Jean Del Vecchio; his daughter-in-law, Janice Del Vecchio; and his grandson, Christopher and wife Karen Del Vecchio. He was loving father and passed his great love of life and the people around him on to his family and friends and we will all greatly miss him. At his request, no public viewing will be scheduled. Church services will be held on Thursday, January 2 at 12 noon at Our Lady of Victory church in Troy with burial services to immediately follow at St. Mary's Cemetery on Tibbett's Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852.

Apfel, John P. – THS 1962
NORTH GREENBUSH John P. Apfel, 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 29, 2013 surrounded by his family. John was born in Troy and been a resident of Troy and North Greenbush all of his life. He was a graduate of Troy High School and Hudson Valley Community College, where he worked as the Information and Technology Network coordinator. John was a member of of ARRL Association and belonged to The Amateur Radio Clubs of East Greenbush and Troy. He was the loving son of the late Emil G. And Marie Heckert Apfel. Loving husband of Gail Malinoski Apfel; beloved father of Dawn ( Martin J.) Beberwyk and Caroline (Lawrence) Zimmerman; adoring grandfather of Christine and Eric Beberwyk, Tyler and Carter Zimmerman. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral will be from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer Thursday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to the ASPCA Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204. Condolence page at wjlyonsfuneralhome.com.

Facteau, Paul H.
WATERVLIET Paul H. Facteau, 76, died peacefully Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy on September 28, 1937, he was the son of the late Homer B. and Charlotte Clickner Facteau. Paul was raised in South Troy and was a graduate of Troy High School. He served in the National Guard for many years. Paul was employed at one time by the former Topp's Department Store in Menands. He later was employed for over 34 years by the Norton Company/Nashua Corporation in Watervliet as a paper maker before retiring in 1987. Following his retirement, he also worked at the Country TruValue in North Greenbush and DeLollo's Hardware in Watervliet in customer service. He was a communicant of the former Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Watervliet where he served as an usher, money counter and was a member of the Men's Association of Sacred Heart (MASH). Currently he was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Shrine Church in Troy. Along with his son P.J. and other men of the parish, he just completed repairing the pews and kneelers at St. Anthony's Church. Paul loved gardening, was an avid reader on his "Nook" and enjoyed tinkering with electronics. He is the beloved husband of 54 years of Mary Kay Leibach Facteau, whom he married on September 26, 1959 in Sacred Heart of Mary Church; devoted father of Paul "P.J." Facteau of Watervliet and Stephen D. (late Kimberly) Facteau of Greece, N.Y.; brother of Donald (Teresa) Facteau of Florida and the late Thomas Facteau; brother-in-law of Stephen (Jean) Leibach of Clifton Park and the late Thomas Leibach. Paul is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Shrine Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Anthony's Church Capital Campaign, 28 State Street, Troy, NY 12180. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

Frank J. Miller
TROY - Frank J. Miller 92 of Troy passed into eternal rest on Monday evening December 23, 2013 at The Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy. Frank was born in Watervliet and was the son of the late Frank A and Elizabeth Miller and husband of the late Henriette Callagan Miller . Frank was the past president of Blanchard Industrial Supplies .He graduated from Troy High School and General Electric Apprentice School .Frank served his country during WWII with the Second Marine Division serving in the Pacific Theater and the occupation of Japan .He worked for 35 years for Blanchard Industrial Supplies as a salesman and then becoming president. Frank was a life long resident of Troy and North Greenbush .He was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Church serving as a trustee ,member of the parish council and various committees Frank is survived by his brother Karl ( Margaret ) Miller of North Greenbush and one sister Elizabeth M. Kirby of Mechanicville and was pre-deceased by his brother Theodore Miller of Texas ,he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Frank will be held Friday morning at11 am at St. Michael the Archangel Church Troy where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Mackey . Relatives and friends are invited to attend . Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery Troy NY There are no viewing hours . In order to remember Frank in a special way the family requests that contributions in Frank’s memory be made to ST. Michael the Archangel Church,Troy . Arrangements by The Wm. Leahy Funeral Home 336 Third Street. 

Smith, Joshua Louis – THS 1999
BROCKPORT, Pa. Joshua Louis Smith, 33, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident in Brockport, Pa. Born in Troy, N.Y., on July 17, 1980, he was the son of Louis P. and Mary "Polly" Shannon Smith formerly of Troy. He attended Saint Gregory's School in Loudonville, Albany Academy for Boys Middle School, and graduated from Troy High School in 1999. Joshua attended Salisbury Preparatory School in Salisbury, Conn. Joshua received his associate's degree in golf business management from Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.) and The Golf Academy of America in San Diego. From 1999 to 2001 Joshua was honored to have played junior A hockey for Coach Mike Addesa of The Boston Bulldogs. He was employed with his father as director of golf operations at Scottish Heights Golf Club and Lodge. Joshua was passionate about his work in the golf industry and represented the Pennsylvania Wilds at many trade shows, working to promote tourism and business in his local community. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association. Joshua continued to share his passion and enthusiasm for athletics with children by coaching The Brockway Varsity Girls Golf Team and The Albany Cougars Hockey Club for three years. He was very involved in Kevin and Ryder's various activities while coaching their soccer and t-ball teams. In addition to his parents, Joshua is survived by his two young sons, Kevin, five and Ryder, three; his sister, Ashley Smith McDermott and brother-in-law Chad McDermott. He is also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Joshua was a loving and devoted father, his two sons were the light of his life, and nothing was more important to him than his boys. Joshua was of Catholic faith and a memorial will be celebrated by Rev. Randall P. Patterson and Rev. Kenneth Doyle at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Ave., Troy, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, friends and family looking to commemorate Joshua's life may make online donations to an education trust fund set up for Josh's Boys Kevin & Ryder at youcaring.com/ tuition-fundraiser/josh-s-boys-kevin-ryder/.

Martin, Evelyn
TROY Evelyn Trembly Martin, 92, died December 13, 2013. Born in Troy March 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late George and Emma Trembly and the beloved wife for 67 years of the late Kenneth J. Martin Sr. Mrs. Martin attended Troy High School and the former Troy Business College. She was employed at Garden Way Manufacturing for 14 years as a customer service rep, retiring in 1986. She was an active member of the Speigle Elders and the East Side Senior Citizens. Mrs. Martin was a communicant of the former Saint Bonaventure's Church, now Transfiguration Parish. She enjoyed traveling and playing bocci and was a breast cancer survivor. At the age of 90, she was elected the resident council president at Millview Home and was re-elected the following year. Survivors include two loving sons, Robert J. Martin of Sand Lake and William J. Martin of Colonie; a daughter-in-law, Janie Martin; three grandchildren, Valerie Jean Martin, Brett Martin and Jesse Martin; and three great-grandchildren, Dana, Scarlett and Benjamin Martin. She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth J. Martin Jr.; her sister, Jacqueline M. Stricos; and her brother, Raymond G. Trembly. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave. at Parkview Court, Troy and at 10 a.m. at Transfiguration Parish, Speigletown with Reverend George Fleming celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Saint John's Cemetery, Troy. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society

Hewitt, Charles A.
BRUNSWICK Charles "Charlie" A. Hewitt, 77, a lifelong resident of Brunswick, and president of C. A. Hewitt Construction, died peacefully, Thursday, December 12, 2013, with his family by his side, at the home that he built, following a long illness. Born in Brunswick, March 11, 1936, Mr. Hewitt was the son of the late Wilbur J. and H. Marguerite (Houser) Hewitt, and the husband for over 34 years of Linda (DelSignore) Hewitt of Brunswick who survives. Charles and Linda were married on November 9, 1979. Mr. Hewitt attended Troy High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. In 1968, he established and was the owner and operator of C.A. Hewitt Construction in Brunswick. For over 45 years, he specialized in plumbing, excavating and general contracting projects for many customers in Brunswick and the surrounding area. Mr. Hewitt enjoyed watching NASCAR and New York Yankees games, was an avid reader, and when time allowed, liked traveling. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Charley A. and Cathy Hewitt of Cropseyville, Aimee and Paul Pelton of Brunswick, Lisa and Edgar "Butch" Jones also of Brunswick; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Debbie Hewitt of Spiegletown, Kenneth and Peggy Hewitt of Brunswick, Barbara Hewitt of Brunswick, Marie and Chuck McGinniss of Latham, and Patricia DelSignore of Clifton Park; six grandchildren, Chris Hewitt and Chad Hewitt, both of Cropseyville, Thomas and Heather Giuliano of Plattsburgh, Anthony Giuliano of Ballston Spa and Devin Pelton and Jonathon Beaudry, both of Brunswick; a great-grandson, Tyler Giuliano of Plattsburgh; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by a son, the late Chris Hewitt; a brother, the late Raymond Hewitt; and a brother-in-law, the late Lou DelSignore. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown, with lifelong family friend, Rev. Gaylord Campbell, officiating. Burial will follow in Eagle Mills Cemetery in Brunswick. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday, December 15, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, at the request of the family, may be made to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12180, in memory of Charles A. Hewitt. The Hewitt family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of Community Hospice; and special friends, Beth, Brenda, and Micky, for their love and care of Charles and the support shown to our family during his recent illness.

Francis J. Dwyer
CLIFTON PARK - Francis J. Dwyer, 65, of Clifton Park died suddenly at home on December 5, 2013 . Born in Troy ,Francis graduated from Troy High School. He served in the United States Navy as a mineman. He retired from General electric where he worked for 30 years as a machine operator. Francis was the son of the late John R. Stasia Dwyer, Frank is survived by his wife, Alice O’Bryan – Dwyer of halfmoon , three sons ,Kevin M. Dwyer of Clifton Park ,Bryan J. Dwyer of Saratoga and Robert J ( Amy ) Dwyer of Ballston Spa ,He is also survived by five grandchildren ,three sisters ,Vivian Spillane ,Jeanne and Joseph Dobrindt and Lynn Dwyer . Frank was pre- deceased by his siblings John Dwyer , Joanne Miecznikowski and Patricia Burdick A memorial mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Frank on Thursday morning at 9:30 am at St. Joseph’s Church in Troy . Relatives and friends are invited to attend . Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Campbell, Edward J. Jr.
TROY Edward J. "Hat" Campbell Jr., 81, passed away on December 5, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Edward J. Campbell Sr. and Mary Donnelly Campbell and husband of the late Murine Libby Campbell. He attended Sacred Heart School and Troy High School. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1951 to 1955. Upon returning from service, he had been employed by Sliter's Dairy, then Borden's Dairy, then went into business for himself starting Campbell's Dairy where he was employed for 26 years until his retirement. Ed was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the American Legion Post in Wynantskill. He enjoyed bowling, coached Little League and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Ed is survived by his beloved son, David Campbell; a sister, Rose Campbell; a brother, William (Kay) Campbell; sisters-in-law, Joan Campbell and Peggy Libby Ryan; several cousins and many nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by a son, Edward Campbell III; infant daughters, Debbie Ann and Debbie Marie Campbell and his siblings, Peggy Diamond, John Campbell, Joan Bailey, Veronica Goodwin, and Bernice Campbell. The funeral will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. from the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave., at Parkview Court, Troy and at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Ave., Troy, NY 12180.

Collins, James D.
COHOES James D. Collins, 64, of Morris Street, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital, surrounded by his family and many friends. Born in Cohoes, he was the son of the late John Collins and Lenore Lussier Collins and beloved husband of Carol J. Marble of Cohoes. Raised and educated in Cohoes, he was a graduate of Troy High School. Jim was a machinist with General Electric Transportations in Latham for 12 years, retiring in June 2013. He previously worked for Cohoes Fabric Printers for 20 years. A gifted and patient handyman, he enjoyed remodeling his home from top to bottom. He treasured his family and enjoyed spoiling his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the K of C 3394 of Latham and loved going to the casinos. Survivors include his son Christopher J. Collins of Waterford; his daughter Deanna M. Collins of Cohoes; four grandchildren, Victoria Collins, Alexis Collins, Aaron Collins and Ivan Rodriquez; two sisters, Linda Lanthier (Dennis) of Latham, Sharon Kelly (Fred) of Dallas, Ga. and several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his brother, John D. Collins, and his sister, Judith Morlock. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh with the Rev. Geoffrey D. Burke officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterford. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. To light a candle and offer words of condolence, visit mcloughlinmason.com.

Gordon, Peter E. – THS 1973
TROY Peter E. Gordon, 58, a retired Troy police officer, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013 after a long illness. Born in Troy, he was the son of Joan VanDeloo Gordon of Brunswick and the late Edward D. Gordon and beloved husband of Ellen Denio Gordon of Troy. Raised and educated in Troy, he was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1973 and Hudson Valley Community College, class of 1975. Peter enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1975 to serve his country. He served at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska assigned to the Strategic Air Command. He also served in the Air Force Intelligence Unit in the Strategic Air Command for two years at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, where he was promoted to sergeant in 1980. Peter returned home and became a Troy police officer in 1980; he worked with the patrol and traffic units, retiring February 2013. He was the PBA recording secretary for many years. He was an Eagle Scout, Troop 50, with the former St. Paul the Apostle Church, Troy and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Peter was a member of the Capital District High School and College Swimming Officials for 25 years and a member of the Capital District Track Officials for 24 years. He loved the Adirondacks, running and a good hot fudge sundae from Snowman! Survivors, in addition to his mother Joan and wife Ellen, include his two daughters, Heather L. Dziarcak of Clifton Park and Melissa J. Gordon of Troy; he was the proud grandfather of William D. Dziarcak and Sophie M. Dziarcak; his three brothers, Perry M. Gordon (Kate) of Oxford, Ohio, Paul R. Gordon (MaryAnne) of Troy and Jeffrey A. Gordon of Troy; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Transfiguration Parish, 50 Hillview Drive, Speigletown. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Transfiguration Parish, 50 Hillview Drive, Troy, NY 12182. To light a candle or offer condolences, please visit mcloughlinmason.com.

Weatherwax, David M.
PITTSTOWN David M. Weatherwax, 51, of Elsie Way died suddenly on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at his residence after being stricken. Born in Troy, David was the son of the late David M. and Patricia Maloney Weatherwax and husband of the late Michele L. Marino Weatherwax. David was a graduate of Troy High School and was a lifelong resident of the area. David had most recently worked in the maintenance department at the Times Union. He had previously worked at the Van Rensselaer Manor. David was a member of the Cohoes-Waterford Elks. David was the brother of the late Michael Weatherwax. Survivors include his beloved daughter Emily J. Weatherwax; his brothers, Dennis (Melissa) Weatherwax of West Sand Lake and Daniel (Cindy) Weatherwax of Rotterdam; his friends, Scott and Ellen Chandler and Michael Madsen, all of Troy; he is the uncle of Sam, Hannah, Connor, Sadie and Brady. "Daba" to Dom, Emma, Christian, Gabby and Ethan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Ave., Troy. There will be no public calling hours. If desired, donations in memory of David M. Weatherwax may be made to the Emily J. Weatherwax Benefit Fund c/o School Systems Federal Credit Union, 150 Defreest Drive, Troy, NY 12180. For directions and private guest book, visit perrykomdat.com.

Betty E. Colwill Weiss
Betty E. Colwill Weiss, 71 of Troy, New York, born May 11, 1942 and entered into eternal peace on November 29, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital after a brief illness. She was daughter of the late John M. Colwill and Mary L. Colwill of Troy, N.Y.  After graduating from Troy High School, Betty was employed as a secretary at Patterson, Smith, and Robert Law office, also worked as a private secretary at Tek Hughes and Union Fern Furniture. She later became manager and secretary to Weiss Financial Planning Consulting Business.  Betty is survived by her sisters Shirley Fluewelling (the late James Sr.) Beverly Stockwell (the late Harry), Carol Harrington (Robert), Linda Kordana (Chester), and brothers John M. Colwill, (Irene) Edwin R. Colwill (Judy) and several nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by a brother, Charles W.H. Colwill and sister-in-law, Joyce.  Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy, Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; prayers will be offered by Father Peter Tkocz, pastor of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Cohoes, N.Y., at 1 p.m.  Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.  Many thanks to Samaritan Hospital staff and Hospice for their support, care and compassion given to our loved one.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Joseph's House & Shelter, 74 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180. 

Whinnery, Marjorie I.
CLIFTON Marjorie I. Whinnery, 101, entered into eternal life on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Schuyler Ridge Residential Health Care. She was born in Troy, the daughter of Edward and Julia Jacobs Whinnery. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Marjorie was a homemaker and she helped her husband operate the Dan Whinnery & Son Apple Orchard in Vischer Ferry. She was a member of the Jonesville United Methodist Church. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Daniel W. Whinnery; a son, Walter Whinnery; and a foster son, Thomas Miller. Survivors include her foster daughter, Donna Dooley of Florida; three grandchildren and their spouses, Edward W. Whinnery and his wife Zenny of Clifton Park, William D. Whinnery and his wife Wendy of Canton and James J. Whinnery and his wife Sam of Cohoes; also seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park. Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Marjorie's memory may be made to the Jonesville United Methodist Church, 963 Main St., Jonesville, NY 12065 Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home.

Kelley, Chester S. –THS 1942
DUNNELLON, Fla. Chester Stephen Kelley of Dunnellon, formerly of Averill Park, N.Y. passed away on November 14, 2013 at the age of 90. Chester Kelley was born in Troy, on September 5, 1923. Chester Kelley is survived by his wife, Rosetta Gentile Kelley; daughter, Cynthia Preston of Fairfield, Iowa; a son, Douglas Kelley of Averill Park; stepdaughters, Darleen Dorr of Averill Park and Kim McDougle of San Antonio, Texas. Chet was the proud grandfather to Jeffrey and Kristen Kelley of Averill Park and step grandfather to John, Jordan, Amber and Emily Dorr of Averill Park, Mandy Reese and Laura Bonnett of Texas. He was the great-grandfather of Olivia, Jacob and Grace Kelley and step great-grandfather to Arlo Di Simone and Avery and Lucy Dorr. He was predeceased by his first wife, Concepta DeFino in 1970. After graduating from Troy High School in 1942 Chet attended Pratt Institute in NYC as an art major. In 1943 Chester joined the Navy and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as quartermaster of troop transport ships the USS America and USS West Point. Returning after World War II he worked for the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. in Watervliet until his retirement. Chet was a gifted painter of seascapes and country scenes. His other interests included photography, antique cars, wood working and Civil War history. As a photographer Chester photographed the weddings of many local residents. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to a conservation group of your choice. 

Martire, Salvatore A.
TROY Salvatore A. (Sam) Martire, 91, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Valatie, N.Y. He was born in Troy and resided there all his life. He was the son of the late Leonardo and Maria Bianco Martire. Sam graduated from Troy High School and also attended Troy Business College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Sam worked as a tax auditor for the New York State Department of Tax and Finance for 27 years, retiring in 1987. He also drove a cab part-time for the former Bragel's Taxi in Troy for many years. He was a life member of the Watervliet Elks, and the Italian Community Center in Troy, where he played bocce for many years. He was the oldest living member of the American Legion in Wynantskill, being a member for 69 years. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida, Las Vegas and Atlantic City and playing the slots at Saratoga Racino. He particularly loved playing cards with his wife Marie late at night. He was the beloved husband of Marie Dowling Martire, to whom he was married for 63 years. Sam is also survived by his children, David and Sally, both of Troy; grandsons, Anthony Guadagnino (Jessica) of Pittstown and Matthew Guadagnino of Albany; and two great-grandchildren, Isabella and Tony Guadagnino as well as several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his granddog, Gracie. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Joseph Martire. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 42 Dana Ave., Wynantskill, on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St Jude the Apostle Church, Wynantskill. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.

Cullen, Mary Alice (Fennelly)
WYNANTSKILL Mary Alice (Fennelly) Cullen, 93, of Wynantskill, joined her husband, Joseph A. Cullen Jr. (CWO 4 retired), in heaven on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Born in South Troy, she was a daughter of the late Agnes Meagher and Lawrence Fennelly. She was the twin sister of the late Mrs. Edward M. Mullen (Ann) and also sister of the late Lawrence J. Fennelly, John T. Fennelly, Mrs. James Manning (Agnes) and Mrs. Charles McSweeney (Helen). Mary Alice graduated from Troy High School and went to work as a secretary for 30 years. She retired from SUNY at Albany as a management confidential secretary to the vice president of management and planning in 1975. After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling to Maine and Ireland (with her husband and son Jim) and in later years a recent trip to Alaska. In later years she and her husband became active in the retired officers association. After her husband's death, she stayed active in the association for years. Mary Alice was a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Michael's Church in Troy for many years. She became a member of the Troy AARP chapter as secretary of the board of directors. She enjoyed playing bocci for 10 years. She is survived by her loving and devoted son, James (Jim) M. Cullen and his wife Lynn of Watervliet, who also helped in many ways. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Bishop Elias (Jimmy) Manning of Valencia, Brazil. Also surviving is her canine companion, Casey. Funeral service for Mary Alice will be held Saturday morning at 9 a.m. from the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy and at 9:30 a.m. from St. Michael's Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at the Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. You were all great help to my mom and to Lynn and I.

Smith, Joseph F. Jr.
TROY Joseph F. Smith Jr., 63, of Ninth Street passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He passed quietly in the care of his fiancee Shirley Sousis and at the home of his best friend William Crandall. He was born in Troy, he was the son of the late Joseph F. Smith Sr. and Marguerite MacGregor Smith. Raised and educated in Troy, he was a graduate of Troy High School. Joe was a United States Marine veteran serving from 1970 to 1972. He was a self-employed contractor in the area for many years. Survivors in addition to his fiancee Shirley and best friend William include two sons, Jamie Smith of Wash., Raymond Smith (Rebecca) of Troy; four grandchildren, Gabrielle Smith, Isabella Smith, Mason Smith, Gavin Smith; his brother, Dennis Smith (Barbara Reeley) of Wynantskill; his sister, Charmaine Kelley of Troy and former wife Theresa Smith of Watervliet. Joe was predeceased by his infant son, Scott Smith; and brother, Wayne Rodney Smith. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or donations to Rensselaer County Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. To light a candle and offer words of condolences please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Ricci, Bernice V. – THS 1961
NORTH GREENBUSH Bernice V. Ricci, 71, of Guiliana Circle died on Monday, October 21, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Loretta Fitzgerald Skiba. Bernice was a 1961 graduate of Troy High School. She worked for 28 years at the Troy Savings Bank until her retirement in 2004. Prior to that she had been employed at the New York Telephone Company in Troy. She also belonged to the Speigletown Fire Company Women's Auxiliary. Bernice always enjoyed cooking, reading, and especially loved spending time with her family, most importantly her grandchildren, "Miss B" and her "Pal." Bernice is the beloved wife of John M. Ricci. She is the loving mother of Valerie Wade (Bill) of Wynanstkill, and the sister of Catherine Euranius of Los Angeles, Joseph Skiba of Johnsonville, Sophie Skiba of Latham, Lucy Wood (the late Richard), Peter and John Skiba all of Troy. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, William F. Wade III and Brittnay Lynn Wade, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Route 32), Waterford and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice and St. Peter's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. To express your sympathy, or share a treasured memory, please visit Brendesefuneralhome.com.

Serafin, William J.

LATHAM William J. Serafin, 95, of Latham, beloved husband for 58 years of the late Estelle T. Muraski Serafin, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 14, 2013 in the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side. Born in Watervliet on August 30, 1918, he was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Wrzosek) Serafin. He was a graduate of Troy High School and proudly served as a U.S. Navy Seabee during World War II in the South Pacific where he received the World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Medal. Bill was a welding foreman employed at Troy Boiler Works in Troy for many years, retiring in 1988. He truly enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the 90 Plus Ski Club where he skied up until the age of 92. Bill was also a bowler in the farmer's league for over 50 years and a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. He is survived by his loving children, Jean (Late Raymond) M. Krolak of Colonie and Ronald (Linda) W. Serafin of Malta; his cherished grandchildren, Kim (Kevin) Angerstein, Laura (Cameron) Horan and Bryan Serafin; adored great-grandchildren, Jake and Sage; as well as his sister, Genevieve Coghill of Latham. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Rita Shufelt and his brother, Raymond Serafin, who passed away last week. A special thank you to Susan and Tiffany from Community Hospice for the care and compassion they gave toward Bill. Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 17 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham with Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. Interment will take place next to his beloved wife in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Contributions in memory of William Serafin can be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Latham NY 12110.

Colangione, Rose

BRUNSWICK Rose Mary Mainello Colangione, 84, beloved wife of the late Ralph J. Colangione who died September 22, 2013, died peacefully Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy with her family at her side. Born in Troy on June 12, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Lucy Dinezza Mainello. Rose was a resident of Troy and Brunswick her whole life and was a graduate of Troy High School. She was a wonderful mom and homemaker, raising her eight children and also worked as a nurse's aide at Samaritan Hospital. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, crocheting and knitting. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her husband and family. In addition to her late husband Ralph, she was the loving mother of Ralph L. (Barbara) Colangione of Troy, Lucia (Alex Doronkin) Colangione of St. Louis, Mo., Rocco (Christine) Colangione of Troy, Vincent (Kim) Colangione of Tennessee, Anthony Colangione of Troy, Mary (Richard) Neisen of Johnsonville, Anna Marie Colangione of Troy and the late Gaetana (husband Paul survives) Wasula of Troy; sister of Nancy Capuano and Dominick Mainello, both of Troy, Vincent Mainello of Vermont and the late John (wife Lena survives of Troy) Mainello and Carmel Mainello. Also survived by 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday at 8:45 a..m from the Doran Funeral Home, 9 South Lake Avenue, Troy and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy. Interment will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doran Funeral Home, 9 South Lake Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Vickers, Doris E. (Manning)

TROY Doris E. Manning Vickers, 86, of Albert Street died Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a long illness. Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late William E. Manning and Alice H. Severance Manning and wife of the late John E. Vickers. She had resided in Troy all her life and was a graduate of Troy High School, Albany Business School and attended Russell Sage College and Hudson Valley Community College. Mrs. Vickers was a secretary for Borden Company in Menands, and WTRY, The Troy Record, Marine Midland Bank and James E. Weiss Inc. Bookkeeping. She was a member of Ilium Literary Club and enjoyed going to lunch with friends and traveling. Survivors include a son, Eric E. Vickers, Troy; three cousins, Ann Kiffney, Gloversville, James VanDeusen, Johnstown and Esther Roche, Watervliet and a special friend, Robley E. Sawyer, Troy. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy on Thursday from 10-11a.m. with a funeral service at 11a.m. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Doris E. Vickers to the American Cancer Society , One Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.

Miller, Philip J. – THS 1965

TROY Philip J. Miller, 66, died on Friday, October 11, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn in Albany surround ed by his family and friends. Born in Troy, he was son of the late Alf W. Miller and Ethel M. Philipson Miller and husband for 42 years of Stephanie E. Miller. He resided in Troy and Saratoga and was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1965, and the Junior College of Albany. After 27 years of civilian and military service, Philip retired from the New York Air National Guard /Air Force with a rank of chief master sergeant. Philip was a devoted family man and well liked by all who knew him. He was a camper, woodworker, auto racing enthusiast, and enjoyed boating on Lake George. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Maria Miller; a son, Scott Michael (Jaime) Miller; two brothers, Alan K. (Linda) Miller and Andrew P. (Patricia) Miller; two grandchildren, Ella Joan and Nora Marion Miller; and nephews and niece, Alex, Cody, Gregory and Victoria. A special thank you from the family to the staff of St. Peter's Hospital (2 McAuley), St. Peter's Rehab Center, and St. Peter's Hospice Inn for their care and compassion. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service for family and friends will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Third Presbyterian Church, 113 Winter St., Troy with the Rev. John McAuley, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Philip J. Miller to the Third Presbyterian Church, 113 Winter St., Troy, NY 12180 or St. Peter's Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12205. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit brycefh.com.

Serafin, Raymond J.

LATHAM Raymond J. Serafin, 91, died peacefully Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with his loving family at his side. Born in Watervliet on August 4, 1922, he was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Wrzosek Serafin. Mr. Serafin graduated from Troy High School and was a resident of Latham for most of his life. He started working for the American Locomotive Co. (ALCO) in Schenectady in 1940 as a steel worker. In January, 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy during World War II serving his country from 1943-46. He received the Navy Good Conduct Medal, European and American Theatre Medal and Victory Medal. Upon returning home, he resumed working at American Locomotive for another 25 years and then went to work for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for 20 years as the power plant supervisor before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the ALCO 25 Year Club, the Bridge Line Historical Society, the Colonie Lodge of Elks 2192, the American Legion and was a communicant of St. Ambrose Church in Latham. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the game of golf. He is the beloved husband of 66 years of Mildred C. Bohl Serafin; devoted and loving father of James J. (Fritzi) Serafin of Virginia, Raymond P. (Karen) Serafin of California, Paul J. (Darlynn) Serafin of Colorado, Lorrie A. Serafin of Guilderland, David J. (Monique) Serafin of Schaghticoke and Jan M. (Ed Peterson) Serafin of California; proud grandfather of Matthew, Scott and Kyle Serafin, Ryan Serafin, Greg Reinhart, Spencer, Olivia and Sophia Serafin, Gabrielle and Renee Serafin, Kathryn and William Peterson; great-grandfather of Layla and Sydney Serafin; brother of William Serafin, Genevieve Coghill and the late Rita Shufelt all of Latham. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral is Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham and at 10 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, Latham where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonie EMS Benevolent Association, PO Box 11076, Loudonville, NY 12211-0076. Condolence book at bowenandparkerbros.com.

Schmidt, Major Emil J. – THS 1937

MELROSE Major Emil J. Schmidt (retired), 97, of Melrose-Valley Falls Road, died Saturday evening, October 5, 2013 at his residence, in the care of his loving wife of 73 years, Mary Molesky Schmidt, and family. Son of the late Joseph and Louise Kippel Schmidt, Emil was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on September 12, 1916 and grew up in Troy. He was a 1937 graduate of Troy High School, where he was honored in 2007 for his outstanding career in cross country by being elected to the Edward C. Picken Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Emil joined the US Army in 1938, earned the right to be assigned to Officers Candidate School, and eventually attained the rank of major. He served with Patton's Third Army as an intelligence officer in the Signal Corps during the Allies' push through France into Germany. Highly decorated, Emil received a Bronze Star and the French Croix De Guerre for his distinguished service in the Battle of the Bulge and other major battles in Europe. After World War II, he joined the Army Reserves and was called back to active duty and immediately deployed to Korea because of the urgent need for his signal intelligence skills in the Korean War. For valor during his Army service, including 9 1/2 years of active duty and five years of reserve duty, Emil was awarded four battle stars for World War II and three battle stars for Korea. In civilian life, Emil worked for 33 years for the New York Telephone Co. as a lineman and then a supervisor in the engineering department until his retirement in 1980. Longtime residents of Melrose, Emil and family enjoyed their cottage on Babcock Lake for 57 years. He was active in the leadership of the Babcock Lake Property Owners' Association and was among the initial members of the Babcock Lake Estates. Vegetable and flower gardening, spending time with family and friends, and travel were additional sources of enjoyment. Emil and his wife traveled extensively, visiting Europe many times, Africa, the Middle East and Central America. A patriotic and hard working veteran, Emil was a life member of The Battle of the Bulge, the American Legion of Schaghticoke, the VFW of Valley Falls and the DAV of Troy. Proud of his Swiss heritage, he was a member of the Hudson-Mohawk Swiss Society and a faithful member of the former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, now Transfiguration Parish, of Schaghticoke. Emil and his beloved wife, Mary Molesky Schmidt, married on December 28, 1940 and had a long, happy, loving and adventurous marriage. Surviving in addition to his wife are his brother, David Schmidt of Melrose; daughter, Elizabeth Spano of Hemstreet Park and son, Daniel (Cheryl Gowie) Schmidt of Buskirk; grandchildren, Lisa (Tom) Parry of Schaghticoke, Margaret (Greg) Branner of Missouri, Amy (Shawn) McLaughlin of Melrose, A.J. (Kyle) Schmidt of Schaghticoke and Bro. Nicholas Spano, OFM Conv of Syracuse; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Renee, Evelyn, Julia, Josephine, Isabella and Emil James; nephew, Nelson (Pam) Schmidt and family, and Louann (Al) Kimble. Emil was predeceased by his son, Emil D. Schmidt; brother, Leo Schmidt; son-in-law, Sam Spano and an infant granddaughter. The family expresses great appreciation and special thanks to caregivers Cynthia Cooper, Sandy Koch, Kim and Laura Holloway, and Lynne Griswald; to wonderful neighbors, Steve and Tracy Rooney and family; to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, especially to Lisa Sprague; to the Veterans' Administration; to Father George Fleming and Pat Hebert of Transfiguration Parish and to Dr. A. M. Jandali who provided medical care for may years. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 11 at 11 a.m. at Transfiguration Parish (North), 17 South Main St., Schaghticoke followed by burial in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours at Transfiguration Parish (North) are Thursday from 4-7 p.m. with a wake prayer service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances please be made to Transfiguration Parish (North), 17 South Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 in memory of Emil J. Schmidt. To leave condolences and for directions visit Devito-Salvadore Funeral Home's web site devito-salvadorefh.com.

Colwill, Joyce M. Burdick

TROY Joyce M. Burdick Colwill, 73, formerly of Fifth Avenue in North Troy, died on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Eddy Heritage House Nursing Center after a long illness. Born in Albany, she was daughter of the late Samuel J. Burdick and Helen Jarvis Burdick and wife of the late Charles W. H. Colwill. She had resided in Troy for most of her life and was a graduate of Troy Public School 16, Troy High School and Hudson Valley Community College. Mrs. Colwill was employed as a systems accountant for the Watervliet Arsenal. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Troy. Survivors include a son, Bryant C. (Sarah) Colwill of Wynantskill; a sister, Margaret Elizabeth Dayter of Spencer; her grandchildren, David Charles (Rachael) Dean of Troy and Shannon and Ethan Colwill of Wynantskill and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sheri Dean of Troy and a granddaughter, Ashleigh Joycelynne Dean; and two brothers, Samuel J. Burdick and Martin G. Burdick. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Ave. in Troy on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joyce Colwill to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. For a private family guest book and service directions, please visit brycefh.com.

 

Quackenbush, Joyce M.

LATHAM Joyce Marie Vanderwerken Quackenbush, 83, died peacefully Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy on July 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Rich Vanderwerken. Mrs. Quackenbush was a graduate of Troy High School. She spent her whole career in the banking industry first with Pioneer Savings & Loan, Troy Savings Bank and most recently with Cohoes Savings Bank where she was a customer service representative from 1980-1994 before retiring. Aside from work, her greatest joys and accomplishments came as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and maintaining a wonderful home for her family. Joyce loved time on her back deck watching the birds and animals in her yard. She was the beloved wife of 46 years of the late George A. Quackenbush; loving mother of Derek J. (Kim) Quackenbush of Amsterdam, Dana (Francois) Vachon of Guilderland, Robert A. (Kathleen) Quackenbush of Latham, Glenn W. (Maria) Quackenbush of Clarence Center, N.Y. and Andrew G. (Susan) Quackenbush of Metairie, Louisiana. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her lifelong friend, Frances Cowan. Relatives and friends may call at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham on Monday (today) from 4-7 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 7 p.m. Interment will be Tuesday in Albany Rural Cemetery. The family would like to thank all the friends and neighbors in our mom's neighborhood for the support and friendship you gave to our mom allowing her to stay in her home and to the wonderful compassionate staff at the Community Hospice Inn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hudson & Mohawk River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204 or to the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208. bowenandparkerbros.com.

James R. Magill, Sr – THS 1941
TROY - James R. Magill, Sr., beloved husband for 67 years of Ada E. Magill, died peacefully into God's hands with his family by his side in Duvall, Washington on September 23, 2013 after a short illness. At the time of Jim's passing he and Ada were married 67 years. Jim was born on February 8, 1923 in South Troy and was a graduate of Troy High School in 1941. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. Jim was attached to the 15th Air Corps flying in B-24's as a waist gunner. He flew many missions as a gunner in the 721st Squadron (a group known as the famous “Cotton Tails”). They flew bombing raids in the Mediterranean Theater of war and were known as the Ploesti Raiders who wrecked Germany's lifeline to oil with devastating raids on the Ploesti oil fields in Romania. Jim received many medals after three years in the service. He worked as a cost accountant with Ford Motor Co. for 23 years, retiring in 1983. He was a life member of the DAV and a member of St. Joseph's Holy Name Society. Jim is survived by his wife Ada, one daughter, Carolyn Unger (Richard) of Alexandria Va.; two sons, James (Brenda) of East Greenbush, and Michael (Nancy) of Duvall, Washington and his sister, Lorraine Casey. Jim had six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Kenneth Magill and one grandchild, Eric. Calling hours will be at the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 3rd St., Troy on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A burial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's name may be made to the St. Joseph's Restoration Fund, 416 3rd Street, Troy, NY.

RICHARD REYNOLDS SATTERLEE
Age 77 of Collierville, TN.  He passed away Friday, September 6, 2013 at Methodist LeBonheur German town Hospital. He was born on March 15, 1936 in Troy, NY to the late William and Mildred Satterlee. A graduate of Troy High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in mechanical engineering and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. Mr. Satterlee began his career as a Systems engineer for IBM Corp. then became Director of data processing for the Syracuse, NY Central School District followed by Director of Computer Systems for Penn Traffic Corp also in Syracuse, NY. He then moved the family to Memphis, TN in 1988 to accept a position as Director of Computer Systems with Schering Plough to run their Maybelline division. He finished his career as a consultant with International Paper. During retirement he enjoyed working in the hardware department at The Home Depot in Collierville, where he built many friendships and did what he did best which was listening and helping people. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed a lifetime of hunting, fishing and snowmobiling in the Ohmer Mountains Hunting Club in the Adirondacks along with hunting in the Catskill Mountains. around Jefferson, NY. In his younger days, he was an all-city athlete in football, basketball and baseball and went on to play baseball for 4 years at RPI. His father, William played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1920’s. He was a devoted and faithful husband, loving father and brother as well as a reliable and dear friend to all. He is survived by his wife, Ruthann of 48 years; three sons, Shawn Satterlee, wife, Karen, Todd Satterlee, wife, Tressia, and Chad Satterlee, fiancée, Elizabeth Gaus; four grandchildren, Josh, Nicole, Lindsey and Ryan Satterlee and his three brothers, Bryan Satterlee, wife, Pat, Tom Satterlee, wife, Randy, and Bruce Satterlee, wife, Mandy. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 14 from 4-6 p.m. followed by service at 6 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.memphisfuneralhome.net Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave. (901)725-0100.

Dennis, Edward F. Sr.
TROY Edward F. Dennis Sr., 57, of Troy passed into eternal rest on Wednesday afternoon, September 4, 2013 at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Ed was born in Troy and was the son of the late Jackson and Mary Ruth Lodge Dennis. He graduated from Troy high School and attended HVCC both in Troy. As a youth Ed enjoyed playing ball at both the Central and Armory Little Leagues Ed had been employed for several years at the Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany as a safety officer. He was a member of union 82 in Albany and the Polish American club also in Albany. He enjoyed spending time at the Saratoga Race course. But the most enjoyable times for Ed were the times he spent with his family and friends. Ed is survived by his daughter, Kasey Dennis of Cohoes and his son, Edward F. Dennis Jr. of Troy. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Gianna Gabriel Baldwin. He is also survived by his brother, of Jackson E. (Mary Ann) Dennis of Coeymans Hollow, and several nieces, nephews and many friends. The funeral service for Ed will be held on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy and at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. Ed's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the ICU unit at Samaritan Hospital for the wonderful care given to Ed. In order to remember Ed in a special way, contributions in his memory may be made to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands NY 12204.

Hart, Sandy
TROY Sandy Hart, 54, passed away at home on September 2, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Troy graduating from the Sacred Heart School and Troy High School. Sandy received her nursing degree from Samaritan School of Nursing and pursued her nursing career in Florida and the capital district. She worked at Albany Medical Center's Neonatal Unit and at Empire Blue Cross. Recently Sandy worked for Unity House in Troy and with the Bethany Center which provides meals for the homeless and those in need. She dedicated her life caring for others and her final request was to donate her remains to medical science through Albany Medical Center's Anatomical Gift Program. Sandy was preceeded by her sister, Jackie (Hart) DeMars; and her parents, Jerry Hart and Ann (Daley) Hart. She is survived by her daughter, Alyssa Hanson (Lia Stevenson); and grandson, Lavell Hanson of Atlanta; as well as her two brothers, Jerry (Robin) Hart of Troy and Mike (Kerin) Hart of Brunswick. A memorial service will be held on September 21 at 11 a.m. at the Brunswick Church - 42 White Church Lane, Troy. Sandy much enjoyed getting together with family and friends so a celebration of her life will be immediately following the memorial service in the Brunswick Church fellowship hall. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at New York Oncology Hematology in Troy, the staff of Community Hospice of Rensselaer County and Sandy's sister-in-law Robin for all the care. Donations can be made in Sandy's name to Bethany Hospitality Center - 27 State St., Troy, NY 12180.
 

Teresa C. Barber
CICERO - Teresa C. Barber, 86, a longtime resident of Route 7, Brunswick, died peacefully, Monday, September 2, 2013, at her daughter's Cicero home, following a short illness. Born in Troy, January 29, 1927, Mrs. Barber was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Josephine (Gerardo) Capra and for over 64 years, the wife of the late Bernard E. Barber Sr. who predeceased her October 5, 2011. Teresa and Bernie were married at St. Francis DeSales Church in Troy on April 6, 1947. Mrs. Barber was a graduate of Troy High School and the former Troy Business College. As a young woman she was employed for 20 years by the former National Automotive Fiber Co. in Cohoes. After raising her family, she returned to the workforce as a bank teller at North Troy branch of the Marine Midland Bank where she worked for an additional 24 years. Mrs. Barber retired in 1989. In addition to her formal work career, Teresa worked for over 50 years as the “house bookkeeper” during many estate and consignment auctions for several local auctioneers. She was a member of the Pittstown United Methodist Church, the Brunswick Grange and Brunswick Home Bureau. In her quiet time she enjoyed the hobbies of crocheting, knitting, reading and attending auctions. Mrs. Barber is survived by four children, Joanna M. (Gary) Hotaling of Cicero, Bernard E. (Joann) Barber Jr. of South Carolina, Donald C. (Sandra) Barber of Kansas and Tracy L. (Shawn) Matazinsky of Pittstown, a brother, Albert J. (Janice) Capra of Missouri and a sister, Eva Holbritter of Pittstown, eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 1:15 PM at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Norton Cemetery in Pittstown. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM. At Mrs. Barber's request memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Pittstown United Methodist Church, 27 Old State Road, Valley Falls, NY 12185 or the Brunswick Grange #1337, c/o Alice Grimsley, 334 Moonlawn Road, Troy, NY 12180.

Gorenstein, Conan Lee – THS 1966
BRUNSWICK Conan Lee Gorenstein, 64, of Oxford Road in Brunswick, N.Y., died suddenly on Sunday evening, September 1, 2013 at his residence. Conan was born in Troy and was a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Troy High School and received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Buffalo. Conan had been the proprietor of the former Ten Eyck Book Store in Albany, as well as the former Book End Shop in Troy. At the time of his passing, Conan had been employed by Hachette Publishing Company in NYC. He had a love for magic and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He was also a member of Temple Israel in Albany. Conan was the son of the late Max and Clara Katz Gorenstein. Brother of Stuart Gorenstein and his wife Barbara Werlin Gorenstein of Guilderland and Sandra Ruth Gorenstein of Troy. Uncle of Benjamin Scott and Samuel Joseph Gorenstein. Services at the Beth Tephilah Cemetery, Belle Avenue, Troy on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. Those wishing to remember Conan in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203.

Perreault, Frances M. Sipel – THS 1944
TROY Frances M. Sipel Perreault, age 87, beloved wife of the late Paul W. Perreault, died on Friday, August 30, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Christina Rymiller Sipel. She attended Troy schools and was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1944. She worked for 11 years as a clerk at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in Albany before starting her family. She was a longtime member of the Albany Church of Christ and taught bible class at the church with one of her best friends, Liz Diener. She kept the scrapbook for the Woodman of the World Life Insurance Society, wrote cards with beautiful calligraphy, was an excellent artist and enjoyed cake decorating. Most of all, Mrs. Perreault loved to entertain family and friends with the wonderful parties she would throw. She is survived by her children, William (Thu) Perreault of Austerlitz, Wayne and Karen Perreault, both of Troy, and Kevin Perreault of Greenville, S.C. and a grandson, Mark Perreault of Dallas. She was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Malinoski and two brothers, Harry and Richard Sipel. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be from the Thomas S. Connolly Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Kerry Morris, pastor of the Albany Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie. Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 and/or the Albany Church of Christ, 30 Russell Road, P.O. Box 5388, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Mrs. Perreault would be appreciated.

Natcharian, Philip J. – THS 1947
COLONIE Philip J. Natcharian, 83, of Medielle Drive died Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Rosewood Gardens after a long illness. Born in Troy, he was son of the late Nazaret P. Natcharian and Zarouhy Azadian Natcharian and husband of the late Sarah Soultanian Natcharian. He was raised in Troy and was a graduate of Troy Public School 14 and a 1947 graduate of Troy High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Siena College class of 1951. Mr. Natcharian worked for the State of New York for over 40 years, most of his career was with the Department of Social Services where he retired as the director of medicaid fraud and abuse in 1991. He was a lifelong active member of St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, for many years a member of the Church Council and treasurer. Phil was a member of the Knights of Vartan and an avid woodworker, golfer and enjoyed traveling. He was very involved in the local community. He is survived by his two sons, Matthew and wife Lisa Natcharian of Simsbury, Conn. and Michael Natcharian of Albany; three grandchildren, Christopher Avedis Natcharian, Ryan Aram Natcharian and William Raffi Natcharian; a sister, Alice Wildman of Loudonville; a sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sonia and Richard Matulewicz of R.I. and Haig Soultanian of Long Island; a niece, Janice Toomajian of Eagle Mills and many more loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Naomi Natcharian and two brothers-in-law, Archie Soultanian and Thomas Wildman. Relatives and friends may call at St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church, 100 Troy-Schenectady Road, Watervliet on Friday from 4-7. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church with Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Philip J. Natcharian to St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church, PO BOX 196, Watervliet, NY 12189. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.

Thomas, Christopher T.
TROY Christopher Timothy Thomas, 26, died suddenly Sunday, August 25, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Saratoga Springs. Born in Annapolis, Md. on April 20, 1987, Chris is the beloved son of Tracy O'Connor Thomas of Troy and the late Timothy Gerard Thomas. Chris was raised and educated in Troy and attended Sacred Heart School, School 16 and Doyle Middle School and received his GED from Troy High School. Chris trained himself as a mechanic and loved to rebuild old cars. He was employed by Perlman's Garage as a tow truck operator and mechanic. Presently, he was employed as a mechanic by Martino's Garage in Rensselaer. Chris was funny, charming and a great storyteller. He loved being with his children and friends. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and was a Washington Redskins fan. He is the loving father of Timothy Christopher Thomas, Jennicka Burt Thomas and Gerard Alexander Thomas; partner of Shawna Marie Burt of Troy; dear brother of Emily Marie Thomas (Alexander) Heck of Virginia and Caroline Julia O'Connor Thomas of Oakland, Calif.; maternal grandson of George and Terry O'Connor of Troy; paternal grandson of Patricia Thomas of Virginia and the late William Thomas. He is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  We invite relatives and friends to participate in a ceremony dedicated to his memory this Saturday, August 31 from 1 - 4 p.m. at 105 Joseph Court in Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to The Christopher Thomas Family Fund, which has been established to benefit his children and help cover funeral costs. You may donate online at: http://fundly.com/the-chris-thomas-family-fund.

Clancy, John B. – THS 1945
LATHAM John Bernard Clancy, 86, of Latham, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Lake Norman Regional Hospital in Mooresville, N.C. Optimistic and supportive friend, strong husband, family man, father and grandfather, he was the best one could ever ask for. He will forever be missed, but wonderfully and more gratefully remembered. Born July 2, 1927 in Troy, he was the proud son of Daniel B. Clancy and Anna M. (Wiesenforth) Clancy. In 1945, after graduating from Troy High School, "Bernie", as he was affectionately known, enlisted in the Navy. He served for one year as an LCVP (landing craft, vehicle, personnel boat) captain and was sent to the Pacific Coast during World War II. After his discharge, he returned home and attended Hudson Valley Community College, where he earned his associates degree in 1949, immediately beginning a 43 year dedicated career with the Bendix Corporation in Green Island. Starting as a draftsman, he worked his way up to earn the title of process engineer. By the time of his retirement in 1991, he was awarded several US Patents. In his earlier years, John was an avid fisherman and hunter. In his later years, he enjoyed golf, martinis, working in the yard and visiting his children and grand-children in North Carolina. He was also a member of the Colonie Elks and in 2005 was inducted into the Edward C. Picken Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Mae (Farina) Clancy; daughter and son-in-law, Julianne and Barry G. McConaghey; son and daughter-in-law, John J. and Stephanie D. Clancy; four grandchildren, Christopher J. and Matthew W. McConaghey, and Jack B. and Ashley C. Clancy. He is also survived by his in-laws, Joan Clancy, Raymond and Louise Farina, and Joanne Farina. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Robert J. Clancy and brother-in-law, Robert D. Farina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Saturday. August 31 from 9-11 a.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham. Donation can be made in John's name to the American Cancer Society , 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. For information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit, dufresneandcavanaugh.com.

Rohn, Margaret Helmbold
TROY Margaret Helmbold Rohn, 98, formerly of Birchkill Lane, Lake George and Beechwood passed away August 15, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Fritz and Carolyn Helmbold and wife of the late Dr. John C. Rohn. She was the sister of Elsie Helmbold Collins and the late William Helmbold. She is survived by daughters, Patricia MacNulty (Jay), Betsey MacIver (John Robert); grandmother of Scott Rohn MacIver, Jay Rohn MacNulty and the late Jennifer Lynn MacIver; great-grandmother of Alden Margaret MacNulty, Chase Rohn MacIver and John Robert Chase MacIver. Margaret graduated from Troy High School with high honors and Beaver College, Glenside, Pa., Cum Laude. She was an honorary member of the Country Club of Troy and was active in civic and community affairs. As per Margaret's request there will be no calling hours. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association , Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department, 85 Blooming Grove Drive, Troy, NY 12180 or the charity of one's choice . For a private family guest book, visit www.brycefh.com.

Dunbar, Patrick K. – THS 1964
ALBANY Patrick K. Dunbar, 67, of Latham, passed away on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Patrick is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda (Bariteau) Dunbar and his three daughters who always made him proud, Monique Dunbar, Christina Murray and Virginia (John) Maloney. He is also survived by his three beautiful granddaughters, the joys of his life, Angela and Alicia Murray and Kendalyn Maloney. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Watervliet, Pat was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Virginia (Murphy) Dunbar; his brothers, James, Dennis (Barbara) and Edward Dunbar and his sister, Kateri Place. Pat was retired from the Town of Colonie and was an avid fan of his retirement. Besides spending time with his family, Pat enjoyed summers at his home on Saratoga Lake, fishing, boating, Elvis Presley, dancing, karaoke, cars and "useless knowledge." Family and friends may call on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home LLC, 1855 12th Ave., Watervliet. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 25th Street and Seventh Avenue, Watervliet. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. At Pat's request, please no flowers. Donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Fund. "Drive careful; watch out for wet leaves and black ice, dun, dun, dun.

Pillsworth, Altie E.
RENSSELAER Altie E. (Corcoran) Pillsworth, 102 years old, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes. She was born in Troy on January 2, 1911 to Daniel and Venie Corcoran. Altie was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Howard Pillsworth Sr. and her son, Howard Pillsworth Jr. She was also preceded by her siblings, John D. Corcoran Sr., Leona Corcoran, Margaret T. Corcoran, Kathryn Link and Daniel Corcoran. Altie was a devoted wife to Howard Sr. and devoted mother to her son, Howard Jr. She is survived by her niece, Margaret Corcoran (David) Holohan and two nephews, John (Ruth) and Bill (Joan) Corcoran. John, Margaret and David spent the last 12 years tending to her care prior to her residency in the Eddy. She graduated from Troy High School and worked for many years for the state of New York. Altie took great pride in her job at the state. The family wishes to thank the staff at Eddy Village Green for its compassion and gentle care of Altie. A special thanks to head nurse Marlene of Bldg. 16 and staff, both professional and volunteers that interacted with Altie each day. They made her stay more tolerable and her family is very appreciative and thanks you. Funeral will be from St. Joseph's Church, 416 Third St., Troy Friday morning at 9:30. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the church Friday prior to the service from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy. Condolence page at wjlyonsfuneralhome.com.

Sweet, William C.
BRUNSWICK William C. Sweet, 79, died Friday, August 2, 2013, at his residence. Born in Troy, he was son of the late William Yourt Sweet and Helen Grimm Sweet and husband of Rita Abair Sweet. He had resided in Eagle Mills most of his life and was a graduate of Troy High School and attended Siena College. Mr. Sweet was retired from Troy Belting and Supply after 48 years in sales, a paddock judge at the Saratoga Harness Track and later transported cars for Action Chevrolet. He was Brunswick Democratic Committee chairman and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Taconic Valley Rod & Gun Club, Watervliet Senior Center, Brunswick Historical Society and was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church. He was an active outdoorsman, fishing, golfing, flying model airplanes and his passion, geocaching. He was an Army veteran during the Korean War stationed in Germany. Survivors in addition to his wife include his children, W. Matthew Sweet, Brunswick, Ellen Sweet, Cohoes and Samuel (Tina) Sweet, Enfield, N.H.; his stepchildren, Irene Fort, Manhattan, Christopher (Margaret) Fort, West Sand Lake and Rachael (Eric) Siegelman, Niskayuna; his grandchildren, Jason, Kevin, William, Nicholas, Emily and Mason Sweet and Aaron and Elena Siegelman; and two great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Ave., Troy on Thursday, from 10-11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11a.m. with Rev. Randall Patterson, pastor. Interment will be in Eagle Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of William C. Sweet to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. For a private
family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.

Bonesteel, Olive G. (Dickinson)
WYNANTSKILL Olive G. Dickinson Bonesteel, 94, of Sharpe Road, died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Van Rensselaer Manor after a brief illness. Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late James Dickinson and Jane Carr Dickinson and wife of the late Clyde E. Bonesteel. She had resided in Wynantskill most of her life and was a graduate of Troy High School. Mrs. Bonesteel, many years ago, worked as a secretary for Dr. Faulkner in Watervliet and for Montgomery Ward in Menands in the catalog department and later was a homemaker. She was an active member of the First Reformed Church of Wynantkill. She volunteered in many capacities in the life of the church. She was an accomplished seamstress and baker. Her handcrafted teddy bears and rabbits were the hit of the church craft fair year after year, bringing in money to send kids to Camp Fowler. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Survivors include her children, Clyde 'Ted' (Susan) Bonesteel Jr., Mullen, Neb., Lynne Dallas, Wynantskill, Ross (Cynthia) Bonesteel, Latham and James (Jill) Bonesteel, Stephentown; 12 grandchildren, Michael and Glenn Bonesteel, Jennifer Macke, Sean, Michelle and Eric O'Connor, Desiree LeMoine, Alex and Evan Bonesteel and Noah, Sammy and Tannis Bonesteel; 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Ronald W. Dickinson, Helen Hanby, J. Leslie Dickinson, Edward Dickinson and Doris Dickinson. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill, Church Street and Main Avenue, Wynantskill with Rev. Donald Pangburn, Interim Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Olive G. Bonesteel to the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill, PO Box 159, Wynantskill, NY 12198. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com. 

Goodman, Neal M. – THS 1969
COHOES Neal Michael Goodman of Cohoes passed away suddenly on Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2013, at Albany Medical Center. Born in Troy on June 28, 1950, he graduated from Troy High School in 1969. He joined the National Guard and served from 1970 to 1974. At the time of his death, he was employed by Clean Harbors. Neal was predeceased by his parents, James Goodman and Emma (Turner) Goodman and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 42 years, Christine Elizabeth (Pryor) Goodman from Watervliet, whom he married on April 17, 1971. He is survived by his three children, Kristopher D. Goodman and his wife Sarah Goodman, Heidi E. Brooks and her husband Ernie Brooks, and Katie-Rose Belokopitsky Varian and her husband Christopher Varian; as well as by his seven grandchildren, Kate Elizabeth Goodman, Madison Pryor Goodman, Connor Harris, Jake Turner Goodman, Delaney Rose Brooks, Olivia Harris and Abigale Aileen Brooks. In addition, he is survived by his three brothers, James Goodman Jr. (Doris), William Goodman (Linda) and Paul Goodman as well as many nieces and nephews and his ever faithful dog, Nestle. He has been a resident of Cohoes since he designed and built his home in 1984. Neal was a very kind and generous person, and enjoyed helping others any chance he had. He could often be seen helping his neighbor or fixing things for other people. He loved to work, had a passion for cars and was an extremely gifted mechanic from a very early age who could fix or fabricate anything. His favorite way to spend his time was with his family, and he loved few things more than he enjoyed reading with a good cup of coffee. He was an amazing father and grandfather, and a wonderful person who will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral for Neal will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Seventh Avenue and 25th Street, Watervliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Cohoes. Friends and relatives are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 7 p.m. Please visit parkerbrosmemorial.com to light a candle, leave a message and for directions. 

Dembroski, Rose Marie Bianco
TROY Rose Marie Bianco Dembroski passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Eddy Geriatric Center. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Gelsomina Napolitano Bianco and wife of the late Peter L. Dembroski. Marie was a graduate of Troy High School and Mildred Elley in Albany, was a veteran, having served in the Womens Army Corps, and she continued her government service with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, then to the Watervliet Arsenal from which she retired in 1984. Rose was a longtime volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital and was involved with many other charitable programs. She enjoyed shopping with her sisters, being with her grandchildren and baking her world famous ginettes. Survivors include her son, Peter F. Dembroski; daughter-in-law, Karin of Clifton Park; three grandchildren, Laura, Amanda and David Dembroski; her brother, Michael Bianco as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Rose was predecease by her sisters, Frances Bianco, Lena Delucia, and Mary Bianco McKeon. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at St. Anthony of Padua Shrine Church, 28 State St., Troy. Calling hours will be held on Sunday at the John H. Clinton Funeral Home, Washington Park and Third Street, Troy from 4 to 7 p.m In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer N.Y. 12144.

Martin J. O'Hara, Sr.
WATERVLIET – Martin J. O'Hara, Sr., 76, a much loved husband, father and grandfather, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 following a brief stay at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy. Born in Troy on September 20, 1936, Martin was the son of the late Martin J. O'Hara and Mary E. Brough O'Hara (Kielion). He was raised and educated in Troy and was a graduate of Troy High School. Shortly after graduation, Martin enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country for four years before being honorably discharged and returning to Troy. For his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. On January 22, 1966, Martin married the love of his life; Carol J. (Kleinhans) O'Hara in St. Jude's Church, Schodack Landing, NY and, in 1968, moved to Watervliet where they made their home and raised their family. Martin was a retiree of the Ford Motor Company in Green Island where he worked for 33 years. He was earlier employed, for a brief time, by the Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation in Menands. For much of his life, Martin enjoyed the hobby of model railroading and toy train collecting and formerly enjoyed membership in the Upstate Train Association. He was a member of Local 930 of the United Auto Workers Union, Council #198 of the Knights of Columbus in Watervliet; was a former member of the Emerald Athletic Club in Troy and was a communicant of the former Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Watervliet now the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Watervliet. Martin's family offers a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Charles Sulzman, Dr. Jorge Constantino and to the staff of St. Mary's Hospital in Troy for the dedicated care given to Martin and for the comfort and compassion extended to his wife and children. You will never be forgotten and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Martin is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol J. O'Hara; his four loving children, Patrick M. O'Hara, Michael J. O'Hara, Martin J. O'Hara and Mary A. O'Hara Gardner and her husband Raymond Gardner. He was the cherished grandfather of two loving granddaughters and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Martin's funeral will be held on Monday at 9:30 am from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 10 am in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 25th Street and 7th Avenue, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend L. Edward Deimeke, pastor. Entombment will follow in the Community Mausoleum at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Friends are invited to attend and may also visit with Martin's family on Sunday from 3 until 7 pm at the funeral home. Please visit www.parkerbrosmemorial.com to light a candle, leave a sympathy message for the family and for directions.

 

Falk, Michael A. – THS 1963
Troy - Michael A. Falk, 67, of Fifth Avenue Troy died suddenly Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence.  Born and lived in Troy and Lansingburgh all his life, he was son of the late Albert Falk and Margaret Elizabeth 'Betty' McGrath Falk.  Mr. Falk worked in the garment industry for many years. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam war.  Survivors include two daughters, Aimee (Chuck Warland) Falk, West Sand Lake and Keri Falk, Wynantskill and his dear friend, Harry.  Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11AM at the Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, 186 Oakwood Avenue Troy.  Interment will be in Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery Schuylerville. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.

Burrows, Anne M.
ALBANY Anne M. Burrows, 79, of Albany, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Atlanta after a long illness. She was born in Hoosick Falls, the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Maleady Torpey. She lived in Albany most of her life. She was a graduate of Troy High School, and later was employed by New York Telephone Company. She also was a communicant of the former St. Margaret Mary's Church for more than 50 years. Mrs. Burrows was predeceased by her husband, John T. Burrows; and her son, John P. Burrows. She is survived by her children, Daniel, Michael, Nilka and Charlie; her grandchildren, John Michael and Kiara; her sister-in-law, Diana Torpey; and by several nieces and nephews and several dear friends. She was predeceased by her siblings, Lawrence, James, John, Margaret and Edward. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead Street in Albany at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 
Alzheimer's AssociationNortheastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205; or the American Heart Association , 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit HansFuneralHome.com.

Flanigan, Ruth A. - Faculty at THS
WATERVLIET Ruth A. Flanigan died on July 5, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital Hospice. She was the daughter of Ruth Callahan Flanigan Martin and William Hobart Flanigan. She is survived by her sister, Clara Flanigan Hunt (Charles) and numerous cousins. Ruth was a 1953 graduate of Catholic Central High School and received her BA and master's in education from the College of St. Rose. She taught for over 30 years in area Christian schools and also taught at Troy High School. After her retirement she worked providing home schooling sessions in the Finger Lakes Region. She was very involved in her church Victorious Life, Troy, and her faith was at the center of her life. She was a devoted, kind and loving individual and will be remembered for her Christian values and love of the Lord. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Victorious Life Church, 1838-5th Avenue, Troy. Contributions in her memory may be made to Unity House, 33-2nd St, Troy, NY or Victorious Life Church, Troy. For on-line condolences please visit: TheRiverview 
FuneralHome.com.

Matthew J. Campbell – THS 1990
TROY - Matthew J. Campbell, 41, of Troy, passed into eternal life suddenly on July 3, 2013.  Matt was born in Troy and was the son of Mabel Laraway Campbell and the late Michael Campbell. He was a 1990 graduate of Troy High School and had been employed for 18 years at Benny Sangiori Inc. For the past two years, he was the co-owner and operator of M& M Custom Paint with his business partner Manny Perez.  
Matt was also an 18-year member of IUPAT Local 201.  He was an amazing father who loved spending time with his children and granddaughter. He loved his family very much and there was nothing he wouldn't do for them. Matt was great in many ways; he was loved and will be missed by many.  In addition to his mother Mabel, Matt is also survived by his loving children Cori, Matthew and MacKenzie Campbell and his granddaughter Mia. He is also survived by his friend and mother of his children Tammy Knight and his brothers Michael (Michele), Christopher (Jen), Jason (Gina) and Richard (Laura) Campbell. Matt also leaves behind his girlfriend Jennifer Sangiori. He was an amazing "father" figure to Ciara, Jose and Shalar and was a great friend and neighbor to John (Dorothy) Drescher. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  The funeral service for Matt will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

 

Parvana, Joseph P.
LATHAM Joseph P. Parvana, 86 of Latham, husband of Constance M. Scholan Parvana, entered into eternal life on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Albany Memorial Hospital. Born in Molfetta, Italy, he was the son of the late Georgio and Rosa Caputo Parvana. He was a graduate of Troy High School. Joe was employed by the New York State Department of Labor for over 40 years retiring as director of property management. He was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. He was a life member of the Colonie 
Elks Lodge 2192. Joe was a member of the Troy Local Musician Union for many years and he was an avid golfer. Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Constance M.(Scholan) Parvana; his loving children, Joseph T. Parvana of Md., James G. (Sharon) Parvana of Mich., Gregory T. (Nancy) Parvana of Burnt Hills, and Gina Parvana O'Neil of Del. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as his beloved family in Perth, Australia. He was predeceased by his brother, Pasquale Parvana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham with Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday July 9, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will be in Memory Gardens in Colonie. In lieu of flowers donations the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204 would be appreciated. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com.

Edwin H. Goodrich Jr.
HOOSICK FALLS - Edwin H. Goodrich Jr., 87, a resident of Boyntonville for over 80 years, died peacefully, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Hoosick Falls Heath Center following a short illness. Born in North Adams, MA, December 10, 1925, Mr. Goodrich was the son of the late Edwin H. and Marguerite (Follansbee) Goodrich Sr. and for 46 years the beloved husband of Helen (Eycleshymer) Goodrich of Boyntonville who survives. Mr. Goodrich's family moved from Pownal, VT to the Boyntonville area when he was a 7-year-old boy. He attended the local one room schoolhouse and later attended Troy High School. He was kept out of school prior to graduation due to a severe case of whooping cough and left school early to assist on the family dairy farm. A farmer throughout his adult life, Mr. Goodrich operated the dairy farm until 1955 and then turned the operation over to raising poultry and selling eggs. After a down turn in the farm economy, he closed the farm in 1972. From 1972 until 1982 he was employed as a heavy equipment operator by the Town of Pittstown Highway Department and later worked for several years at the former East Side Hardware Company in Albia. Mr. Goodrich retired in the late 1980's. Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Goodrich enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and late in life just sitting in the shade in his lawn chair watching nature in his yard and fields. In addition to his wife, Mr. Goodrich is survived by a son, Thomas Laker Eycleshymer, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother and sister, the late Raymond Goodrich and Frances Goodrich Sheffer. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Eycleshymer family lot located in the Hoosick Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 10:00 until 11:30 A.M. prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Resident Programs Fund, c/o the Hoosick Falls Health Center, P.O. Box 100, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 in memory of Edwin H. Goodrich Jr.

Alexander, Howard Joel – THS 1964
TROY Howard Joel Alexander, age 67, of Troy died on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany after a long and courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Howard was a 1964 graduate of Troy High School. He was employed for many years at the former Anne's Dress and Uniform Shop in Troy and was later employed for more than 20 years with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. He was a member of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Alumni. He was an active member of Albany City Lodge 540 Knights of Pythias in Albany, and had been the recipient of the Pythian of the Year Award. Howard was also an active member of Temple Beth El in Troy where he served as vice president and chairman of their bingo committee. He had also been chairman of the religious committee as well as a member of the cemetery committee. He loved watching the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, New York Rangers, the Cleveland Browns and RPI hockey. Howard had a kind and generous spirit and was a friend to all whom he met. He had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Howard was the beloved son of the late Sidney and Selma Goldstein Alexander. He is survived by his beloved soulmate, Rose Kostek of Rensselaer and his devoted brothers, Mort Alexander of Albany and Richard Alexander and his wife, Jill Casey of Fredonia. He also leaves his nieces, Sara Fletcher (Chris) and Miranda Salzler (Paul). Great uncle of Aidan and Gabriel, who affectionately called him, "Uncle Power." Services at Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick St., Troy, on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. A Knights of Pythias ritual service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow services in the Beth El Cemetery in Troy. The period of mourning will be observed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 21 Centerview Drive in Troy. Those wishing to remember Howard in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5 Computer Drive West, Albany, NY 12205 or Rensselaer County Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. For directions, or to sign the online guestbook, please visit 
levinememorialchapel.com.

Brown, Robert W.
POESTENKILL Robert W. Brown, 87, of Main Street died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his residence after a long illness. Born in Troy, he was son of the late Percy Willard Brown and Anna Belle Kirchner Brown and husband for 66 years of Nancy Jane Soule Brown. He was raised in Troy and resided in Poestenkill for over 60 years and was a graduate of Troy High School. Mr. Brown was an installer for New York Telephone Company for 35 years retiring in 1985. He was a life member of the New York Telephone Pioneers, and a former member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Troy. He was a Navy veteran of 
World War II. Bob enjoyed archeology and nature studies and was an outdoor sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Linda A. (Richard) Bulson of Cropseyville; three grandchildren, David Bulson, Jennifer (Daniel Greis) Bulson and Sarah (Joshua Paquin) Bulson; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Willard A. Brown. Funeral service at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Robert W. Brown to the Salvation Army Troy Corps, 410 River St., Troy, NY 12180. For a private family guest book, visit brycefh.com.

Pendergast, John R. "Jack"
TROY John R. Pendergast "Jack", 60, of Troy, passed into eternal rest on Saturday morning, June 22, 2013 at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy .Born in Troy, Jack was the son of the late John J. and Grace Barton Pendergast. He graduated from Troy High School and had been employed for 26 years by the Troy School District in the maintenance department. Jack was an avid NY Yankee fan as well as a LA Rams football team fan. He enjoyed watching horse racing and camping on Schroon Lake. But most of all, Jack loved being with his family. Jack is survived by his loving daughter Julianne Pendergast of Troy; he is also survived by two granddaughters, Geenely Vasquez and Kaileona Carr. He is also survived by his brothers and sister, Richard (Kris) Pendergast of Averill Park, Anne M. Pendergast of Troy and Lawrence (Gail) Pendergast of Halfmoon. Jack is also survived by his former wife and dear friend, Gretchen Honan; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. The funeral service for John will be held on Wednesday morning at 9:15 at the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4- 7 p.m. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Troy. Jacks family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Ronda Manson, Melody, and the entire staff at Samaritan Hospital for the wonderful care given to Jack. Contributions in Jack's memory may be made to the 
American Cancer Society , 260 Osborne Road, Albany NY 12211.

Harris, Ann
WATERVLIET Ann Saffaras Harris, 90, died peacefully Thursday, June 20, 2013 at her home at the Teresian House in Albany. Born in Lowell, Mass. on June 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John Saffaras and Sophie Zounes Saffaras Holland. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Troy Business College. Mrs. Harris retired from RPI in Troy in 1974 as the head cashier in the controller's office. Prior to that, she was employed by the Watervliet Arsenal during World War II, Stanley's Dept. Store in Troy, All Aluminum Window Manufacturing Co. in Green Island, Trojan Modernization Co. and was a legal stenographer for the former John F. and Robert T. Murray, Attorneys in Troy and the Lee, Leforsester, Casey and Malone, Attorneys in Troy. Mrs. Harris was a member of the Watervliet, Troy and Colonie Senior Citizens, and the Watervliet 
VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a communicant of the former Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Watervliet and Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Latham. She was the beloved wife of the late William H. Harris Sr.; devoted mother of William H. (Mary) Harris Jr. of Watervliet and Cynthia Harris (Peter) Mesick of Latham; loving grandmother of Lisa Harris (Stephen) O'Brien of Clarks Summitt, Pa. and William J. (Vivian) Harris of New Providence, N.J.; loving great-grandmother of Kathryn and Christopher O'Brien and Mia and Anabelle Harris; sister of the late Christos, William, Charles and Thomas Saffaras and Lelia James; stepsister of the late Jane Holland Wagner; sister-in-law of Phyllis and Helen Harris. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at the Teresian House for providing a loving and caring home for our mom for the past 11 years. The funeral will be Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Teresian House Foundation, 200 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203.

Ronald D. Wilcox, Jr.
COHOES - Ronald D. Wilcox, Jr. of Haven Ln. in Cohoes died Wednesday June 19, 2013 at his residence embraced by his loving family. Born in Troy, he was the beloved son of Caroline Ouellette Wilcox of Troy and the late Ronald D. Wilcox, Sr. and loving husband of Susan Roti Roti Wilcox of Cohoes. Ron was a life long Capital District area resident and graduated from Troy High School and attended HVCC. He was employed with the Rensselaer City Sewer department as a maintenance supervisor. He enjoyed spending time and camping in Sacandaga. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his siblings, Valerie (John) Brehm of Troy and Michael (Michelle) Wilcox of Schuylerville and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his canine companion and best friend, lucky. A funeral service will be held in the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd 105 Vliet Blvd Cohoes Friday evening at 6:30 with Reverend James Ebert officiating. Interment is private and at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-6:30 prior to the service.

Jean L. Sestito
TROY – Jean L. Castiglione Sestito, 81, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Albany Medical Center with her family at her side. Born in Troy on May 24, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Rosario Scillato Castiglione. Mrs. Sestito attended Troy High School and was a lifelong resident of Troy. She was employed by the Wultex Clothing Factory in Troy and in later years was a sales clerk at Ann's Gift Shop in downtown Troy. She was also a homemaker raising her three children. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Shrine Church in Troy and a member of the Italian Community Center in Troy. She was an avid card player and for over 40 years, she played poker every week with her girlfriends. She also enjoyed trips to the casinos and was a huge Frank Sinatra fan. She was a great cook, but it was her family that was most treasured by Jean. She is the beloved wife of over 60 years of Gino J. Sestito, loving mother of Anthony M. (Joan) Sestito of Ballston Spa, Rose Marie (Carl) Hansen of Greendale, WI and Joseph S. (JoAnne) Sestito of Valley Falls, adored grandmother of Jennifer (Jason) Snyder of Ballston Spa, Michele (Tom) Alix of Cohoes, Nicholas Sestito of Clifton Park and Lucas Sestito of Valley Falls, great grandmother of Elizabeth and Evelyn Snyder, sister of Vincent (Liane) Castiglione of Clifton Park and the late Mary Cardinuto. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Saturday at 8:45 am from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 9:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua Shrine Church, Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mario Julian, OFM. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Troy. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 pm.

Tina (Gabriel) Johnson
TROY - Tina ( Gabriel ) Johnson, 52 passed away Sunday at the Albany Medical Center Hospital surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. Born in Troy she was the daughter of Guido Gabriel of Troy and the late Shirley Soucey Gabriel. Tina was educated in the Troy Public School System,was a graduate of Troy High School and was a homemaker. Tina was predeceased by her late infant daughter, Kalyn Gabriel. Survivors include her children Kevin (Amber) Castle Jr. and Miranda Johnson both of Troy, Tina was the proud grandmother of Caileigh, Jourdain, Chad and Kevin Castle lll all of Troy, she was the sister of Guido (Kathleen) Gabriel, Patricia (David) Adee, Michael Gabriel, Kathleen Rivet, James (Tammy) Gabriel, Regina (Eric) Kniele and Valerie (Fiance' of Larry Darling) Gabriel. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Tina was the former wife of John Johnson. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7 PM at the John H. Clinton Funeral Home, Washington Park and Third St., Troy. A Memorial Mass for Tina will be held on Friday morning at 9:30 AM at St. Joseph's Church, Troy. In lieu of flowers kindly make contributions to the charity of ones choice.

Sanzo, Evelyn G. "Bubby"
TROY Evelyn G. "Bubby" Sanzo, 85, of Fourth Avenue in Lansing burgh, former Albany and longtime Waterford resident, died on Saturday, June 15, 2013 surrounded by loving family. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Mildred Shaw and Edward Colello. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Evelyn retired as an administrative assistant from the Jewish Community Center in Albany and had earlier worked for the Troy YMCA. She lived for her family, her daughter, son-in-law and the "apple of her eye", grand son Trey. Evelyn truly enjoyed her I Pad, watching her British comedies, and playing "Words with Friends". In earlier years, she enjoyed playing banjo and piano. She had been a member of the Knickerbacker Steam Company Ladies Auxiliary in Waterford, and the Troy AOH. She also enjoyed golf and tennis. Evelyn is the devoted mother of Clare (Donnie) Graham of Lansingburgh; the cherished grandmother of Trey E. Graham of Lansingburgh; special cousin of Margaret "Nan" McLinden of Waterford; also survived by several nieces, nephews and many cousins. The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to Dr. Agopovich for his friendship and care given throughout the years. Funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 from the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc. (corner of 115th Street and Fourth Avenue) in Lansingburgh. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Troy. Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Capital Region Prayer & Healing Center, 553 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12206, in memory Evelyn Sanzo.

 

Huston, Sanford W.
SARASOTA, Fla. Sanford William Huston died June 8, 2013, in Sarasota. He was born in Troy on July 26, 1921, the oldest son of Rae and Max Uzewitz. Sanford attended Troy schools and was enrolled at Siena College in Loudonville until entering the U.S. 
Army in March 1943. Sanford was honorably discharged from the Headquarters Company 48th Armored Infantry Battalion in March 1945, having participated in D-Day and the liberation of the Dachau concentration camps in Germany. On a weekend furlough from training at Fort Dix, Sanford married the former Judith Honigsbaum on June 6, 1943, the two having met at Troy High School their freshman year. They were married 67 years before Judith's death in 2011. Sanford and his father-in-law, Isaac Honigsbaum, the founder of Denby's department store in Troy, grew that retail business through several decades. By 1976 there were nine Denby's stores in the Capital region, including the Troy store, then at the Uncle Sam Mall. The chain was sold to the Outlet Company in 1977. During that time, in addition to his duties overseeing merchandising and the managing of Denby's, Sanford served at various times as president of the Troy Chamber of Commerce, was on the boards of directors of the Marine Midland Bank and St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, and was instrumental in raising the funds for the Troy Jewish Community Center which is currently the YMCA building in Sycaway in Troy. Since retirement from business, Sanford lived in both Florida and the Capital District area. He was a generous man both in spirit and in deed, teaching his family and others about quiet philanthropy. Sanford was predeceased by his wife, Judith; his son, Bruce, and his brother, Harvey. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Gerry Lublin; two grandaughters, Nancy Lublin and her husband Jason Diaz, Abby Lublin and her husband Tolu Fashoro; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Houston Diaz; a sister, Sally (Uzewitz) Friedland; and a sister-in-law, Carol (Price) Husten, along with several nieces and nephews. A private family burial was held on June 17, 2013 at the Beth El Cemetery in Troy. Donations in Sanford's name may be made to the Rabbi's discretionary fund at Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road, Albany, NY, 12208-3199 or to the Temple Beth El Cemetery Fund, 411 Hoosick St., Troy, NY, 12180. To sign the online guestbook, please visit levinememorialchapel.com.

Hughes, Shirley A. (Edwards) – THS 1951
WYNANTSKILL Shirley A. Edwards Hughes, age 80, beloved wife of Kenneth E. Hughes Sr., died on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Donohue Edwards. She was a graduate of School 12 in Troy and Troy High School, class of 1951. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and housewife and resided in Wynantskill the past 57 years. She was a longtime communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill, a volunteer for Twin Town Little League and an election inspector for North Greenbush. Mrs. Hughes was an avid supporter of her children's and grandchildren's many activities. She was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Jets. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her three children, Karen (Mark) Wertel of Ballston Spa, Kenneth (Michele) Hughes and William (Maureen) Hughes, both of Troy; her seven grandchildren, William, Meghan, Katie, Zachary and Michael Hughes and Jessica and Jacquelyn Wertel; her two sisters, Rosemary (James) Suriano of Troy and Elizabeth (Thomas) Heller of Averill Park and her brother, Michael (Marj) Edwards of Middletown. She was predeceased by a brother, William Edwards and a sister, Catherine Felter. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be from Thomas S. Connolly Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill on Friday at 8:45 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. from St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Anthony Ligato, pastor. Burial will follow in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be at the funeral home today from 4 to 7 p.m. The family would like to thank the sixth floor staff at Samaritan Hospital for the kind care they gave Shirley. Donations to St. Jude the Apostle Church Memorial Fund, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198 in memory of Mrs. Hughes would be appreciated.

Germano, Madeline T.
CLIFTON PARK Madeline T. "Peachy" Germano, 79, peacefully entered into rest on Saturday, June 8, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline Gross. Madeline graduated as salutatorian two years early from Troy High School with a scholarship to Vassar College. She married her one true love, Anthony, on April 12, 1959. Madeline worked as the assistant to the vice-president at Pioneer Savings Bank before working side by side with her husband at DeJoseph's Hair Salon. They were then called together into full time ministry and founded Victorious Life Christian Church in Troy. Madeline was the beloved wife of the late Anthony G. Germano. She is the devoted mother of Kathryn (Garry) Henzel, Louis (Anita) Germano, James Germano, Madeline (Richard) Bonomo, and Angelina (Christopher) Brignola. She is the cherished "Mopper" to her grandchildren, Antonia (Dave), Micah, Ashley, Joey, Elizabeth, Richard, Nicholas, William, Christian, Dominic and Giovanna. Madeline is the great-grandmother of J.D. Giordano who she affectionately called "Neh Neh". Also surviving is her sister, Rose (Louis) Germano as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her beloved husband, Madeline was predeceased by her siblings, Frank Gross, Theresa Bove and Lucy Fernandez. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie (Rt. 155-south of Central Ave). Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. To leave a special message for the family online, visit 
NewcomerAlbany.com

Robert J. O'Brien
TROY - Robert J. O'Brien, 83, of 3rd Ave Troy died Thursday June 6, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy embraced by his loving family. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late George and Helen Asborne O'Brien and beloved husband of Joan E. McCarthy O'Brien of Troy. Bob was a life long area resident and graduated from Troy High School. He was a 
United States Navy SEAL and proudly served during WW II and the Korean Conflict. Decorated in honor for loyalty and valor, Bob was the recipient of many service medals. He retired after many years of employment from the Troy Police Department as a detective. Bob enjoyed singing Irish songs and playing the bagpipes. He was a member of the AOH and a communicant of St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother William O'Brien of Nassau and many dear nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Helen LaFreniere and brother George O'Brien. Funeral from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd 105 Vliet Blvd Cohoes NY Monday morning at 9:00. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Augustine's Church at 9:30. Interment with military honors will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Cohoes. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-7 pm.

William R. Durivage
BALLSTON LAKE
- William Robert Durivage, 63, died June 2, 2013 after a battle with cancer. Born in Troy, graduated from Troy High School and American Motorcycle Institute, four year Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the longtime owner/operator of Ballston Cycle & Truck in Ballston Lake and was a member of CATRA and a dirt bike enthusiast. He is survived by his beloved friend Patricia Clements; father Arthur Durivage Jr.; brother of Arthur (Trudy) Durivage, Curtis (Diane) Durivage and Kathleen (David) Denisulk and many nephews, one niece and three great nieces. A celebration of Bill's life will be held Saturday, June 8th at the Milton Community Center, 310 North Line Rd., Ballston Spa, from 2:00-6:00 PM. Casual dress. In lieu of flowers please make any contributions to CATRA, P.O. Box 373, Burnt Hills, NY 12027.

V. BABE CIOFFI - THS 1948
TROY - V. Babe Cioffi, 83, of 15th Street, peacefully entered into eternal life Friday, May 31, 2013.  Born in San Pedro, Calif., he was the son of the late Carl and Mary DeLuca Cioffi and was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1948. He served in the U.S.Army from 1951 to 1957.  Babe retired from Bendix in Green Island, where he was employed for more than 37 years in its Shipping Department.  He was a communicant of the former St. Francis de Sales Church in Troy and Christ Sun of Justice Cultural Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Babe was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football.  Loving brother of Carl (Martha) Cioffi of Speigletown, Giova "Jo" Cioffi of Watervliet, Elizabeth (Don) Barber of Albany and the late Joseph Cioffi, Martha Cioffi and Gloria Flannigan, Babe is survived by his dear friend of 40 years, Mary O'Connor of Green Island, and several nieces and nephews.  Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Transfiguration Parish (formerly St. Bonaventure's Church in Speigletown), 50 Hillview Drive, Troy, NY 12182. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. George P. Fleming, pastor.  Interment with military honors will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.  Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Transfiguration Parish in memory of V. Babe Cioffi.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to White-Sanvidge Funeral Home, 58 Leversee Road (Route 40 in Speigletown), Troy, NY 12182, (518) 235-0952.

Aumand, Raymond F. Sr.
WATERVLIET Raymond F. Aumand Sr., 93, entered into eternal life on Thursday, May 30, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born in Watervliet on May 12, 1920 and was the son of the late Alphonse J. and Evelyn M. Wieand Aumand. He was the loving husband of the late Marcella B. (Burke) Aumand, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage before her passing in 1999. A graduate of Troy High School, Raymond enlisted in the U.S. 
Army and proudly served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Following three years of active service, Raymond was honorably discharged in 1945, with the rank of corporal, and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Raymond resided in the Port Schuyler section of Watervliet for most of his life and was a communicant of the former St. Brigid's Church. He was employed for more than 40 years by the Watervliet Arsenal and retired as a mobile industrial equipment operation foreman in 1985. A special thank you is offered to Grace, Dennis and Chelsea Millspaugh, Dr. Kevin Costello and everyone with Albany Community Hospice for their loving care and support. Special thanks also to Our Lady of Hope in Latham and the Cummings Funeral Home for their assistance with all of the arrangements. We know that any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. It was through your loving example that you taught us the meaning of faith, strength, and the love of family. Tomorrow, when we think of you, this is the memory that we will carry in our hearts. In addition to his parents and his wife, Raymond was also predeceased by his great-granddaughter, Katelyn. He is survived by his loving children, Virginia (John) Hartkern, Grace Kivelin (Dennis Millspaugh), Raymond (Maureen) Aumand, Mary Gail (Edward) Cummins, Marian (Gary) Jeffries and Jerry (Andrea) Aumand; his cherished grandchildren, Jennifer Hartkern, Suzanne (Steve) Hartmann, Michael (Elizabeth) Hartkern, Danielle (John) Vana, Jerusha (Rob) Harris, Melissa Thomas, Capt. John (Stephanie) Kivelin, U.S.M.C., Jyllian Kivelin, Claudia (Paul) Flayter, Brittany (Warren) Rifenburgh, Chelsea Millspaugh, Shannon (Chris) Mania, Elizabeth (Tim) Raymond, Megan Cummins, Eddie Cummins, Krystle Jeffries, Gary Jeffries, Michael Aumand, David Aumand and Matthew (Judi) Aumand; his adoring great-grandchildren, Jake, Maddie, Ethan, Will, Aidan, Nate, Andrew, Emma, Dylan, Alexis, Gunner, Garrett, Joanie, Leland, Gracie, Kassie, Caileigh, RJ., Alyzabeth, Gerard, Justin, Jared, Jimmy, Eric, Lauren, Sean, Brady and Cole. Funeral from the Cummings Funeral Home, 643 Third Ave., Watervliet on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady of Hope Residence, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hope Residence, 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham, NY, 12110 in memory of Raymond F. Aumand Sr. Please visit cummingsfuneralhome.com to light a candle, for condolence book and for directions.

Springer, Harriet J.
NORTH GREENBUSH Harriet J. Springer, 90, died on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Van Rensselaer Manor. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Marguerita A. Jones Truesdell. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Mrs. Springer retired in 1982 from Cluett Peabody Co., in Troy after 42 years. Beloved wife of the late John M. Springer; devoted mother of Dollie (Reed) Forney, and Darlene (James) Simpson; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and also survived by several nieces and nephews including her special grandniece and caregiver, Sarah Scott, and beloved sister-in-law and friend, Olive Braman. She was the sister of the late Frank and Herb Truesdell and Carolyn Pickett. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie. Memorial contributions may be made in Harriet's memory to Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer NY 12144. Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy.

Thompson, Norma
COHOES Norma M. Thompson of Cohoes passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Troy and has been a lifelong resident of the area. Norma attended Troy High School and was employed as an office worker for the former Covert Mfg. in Watervliet. Wife of the late Howard E. "Pete" Thompson; sister of the late Maynard A. Coons; sister-in-law of Susan Coons of Hoosick Falls; aunt of Catherine Coons of Albany and John M. Coons of Naples, Fla.; dear friend of Mary E. Dillon of Troy. Several cousins survive Norma. Funeral will be from the Stanton Farrell Funeral Home, 326 Columbia St., Cohoes Saturday morning at 10. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Saturday prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will be in Eagle Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, because of Norma's love of cats, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.

Kennedy, Macel V.
ALBANY Macel V. Kennedy, 77, formerly of Brunswick died Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Peter's Nursing & Rehab Center Albany after a long illness. Born in Grafton, she was daughter of the late Orville Brenenstuhl and Cecelia Abbt Soucy and wife of the late John F. Kennedy Sr. She was raised in Grafton and attended a one room schoolhouse. She later resided in Watervliet and since 1962 in Brunswick. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Mrs. Kennedy was a typist at the Watervliet Arsenal many years ago and was a homemaker for many years. She enjoyed raising goats. Survivors include two sons, John F. (Natalie) Kennedy Jr. of Cambridge and Robert E. Kennedy of Troy; a daughter, Diane M. (Mrs Michael) Amari of Reading, Conn.; three grandchildren, Joseph and David Kennedy and Michael Amari and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert O. Brenenstuhl. A graveside service will be held at Eagle Mills Cemetery on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Yanas, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Troy, officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Macel V. Kennedy to the American Cancer Society , One Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. For a private family guest book, visit brycefh.com.

Lawrence G. Mosher
Red Hook - Lawrence G. Mosher, 77, of Red Hook, NY, died peacefully Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his home.  He was an Electrical Engineer with IBM in Kingston for 30 years. During his tenure he was awarded 7 patents, he retired in 1987.  Active in his community, Lawrence was a member of the original Board of Directors for the Red Hook Rec Park. He designed and built the lighting for the Rec Park ball field, and he built the Rec Park basketball courts by the original barns. He also served on the Town of Red Hook Planning Board for many years. Over the past 40 years, he attended hundreds of Red Hook sporting events and school concerts to cheer on his children and then his grandchildren.  In addition cheering for his family, he was an avid Yankee fan and was a great mechanic who loved to fix things: including the tractors and equipment at Brittany Hollow Farm. He also built the "Sugar House" on the farm where Maple syrup is made.  Born Nov. 16, 1935, in Troy, NY, he was the son of the late Lawrence L. and Mildred S. (Gedney) Mosher. He graduated from Troy High School, and the Hudson Valley Technical Institute.  Lawrence married his loving wife, Eileen L. Looney Mosher, on June 16, 1956 in Grafton, NY.  A devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, and his children and their families: Son & daughter-in-law, Darryl & Deborah Mosher of Red Hook and their children: Brendan Mosher & his wife Kimberly, Brittany Mosher, and Ross Mosher. Daughter & son-in-law Kelly Mosher & John Kelly of Red Hook, and their sons Nicholas, Lucas, and Daniel Kelly. Son & daughter-in-law Michael & Venus Mosher of Red Hook, and their children Gedney & Summer Mosher. Son Jeffrey Mosher of Vienna, VA, and his children John Scott & Elizabeth Mosher.  A granddaughter, Madelin Mosher, predeceased him.  A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 22nd, at Burnett & White Funeral Home, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the Memorial service from 4 - 6:30PM. Private interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery Red Hook at the family's convenience.  Memorial donations may be made in Lawrence's memory to the Recreational Park Pool of Red Hook, P.O. Box 37 Red Hook, NY 12571 or donation can be made online at www.redhookpool.org/donate.  For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.  Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from May 19 to May 21, 2013.

Gaies, Joseph
TROY Joseph Gaies, age 97, of Prout Avenue in Troy, died on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2013 at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy. Mr. Gaies was married to Betty Goldberg Gaies until her passing in July of 2012. Born in Troy, Joseph was a lifelong Troy resident and graduated from the Troy High School. Mr.Gaies was an Army Air Force Veteran and served during 
World War II obtaining the rank of sergeant. Joseph earned several awards from his Army Air Force service. He was a retailer in Cohoes and the Tri City Area for many years. He had been employed as manager of the former Jules and Juliet Store in Cohoes. Mr. Gaies was a long time member of Temple Beth El in Troy, where he was very active. He had been the recipient of the Simchat Torah Award, presented by Temple Beth El in Troy. The award was for his distinction, devotion and his commitment to the Temple. Joseph never missed a family reunion, a gathering or a celebration, some of which were held overseas in London and also in Toronto and the Catskills. He will be remembered by his family for his excellent sense of humor and his story telling. Joseph was also an avid reader and enjoyed mysteries. He was also a great fan of the New York Yankees, as well as a member of Alpha Beta Gamma and attended many of their conventions. He is survived by two daughters, Ellen Gaies and her husband Dan Schrager of Concord, Mass. and Carol Pidgeon and her husband Mike of Oneonta, N.Y. Brother of Ethel Agins of Rochester, N.Y. Grandfather of David Schrager, Chris and Jason Pidgeon He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by three sisters, Toby Brown, Anne Miller and Faye Vipler and a brother, Abe Gaies. Services at Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick St., Troy on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12 noon. Interment will follow in the Beth El Cemetery in Troy. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, levinememorialchapel.com.

DeWitt, Olin D. Jr. – THS 1974
WYNANTSKILL Olin D. DeWitt Jr., 57, of Hillcrest Avenue, died suddenly on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born in Troy, Olin was the son of Georgianna Wilday Proctor of Wynantskill and the late Olin D. DeWitt Sr. Olin was a lifelong resident of Wynantskill and was a 1974 graduate of Troy High School. Olie had worked on the assembly line at Gardenway for a number of years and more recently had worked in the same capacity at Comfortex. Olie enjoyed bowling and had bowled at Hi-Way Recreation for many years and had been a member of various leagues. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Olin was the brother of the late Tina Denova. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his stepfather, Lloyd D. Proctor Jr.; his brothers and sisters, James DeWitt of Syracuse, Tammy (Lester) Douglas of Pleasantdale, Georgett (John) Neeld of Florida, Cathy (Dennis Jr.) Lemner of Poestenkill and Lloyd (Christa) Proctor III of North Carolina and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 2013 at the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel, 2691 NY 43 at Glass Lake, Averill Park. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral chapel on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment, Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. If desired, donations in memory of Olin D. DeWitt Jr. may be made to the North Greenbush Ambulance, P.O. Box 99, Wynantskill, NY 12198. For directions and private guest book, please visit perrykomdat.com.

Finkelstein, Elsie (Landau) – THS 1945
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Elsie (Landau) Hart Finkelstein of Hobbs Station Road, Louisville, died on January 21, 2013 after a short illness. Born in Troy, N.Y. on April 5, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig Landau and Marie Schmidt Landau and the wife of the late Alfred P. Finkelstein. She graduated from Troy High School in the class of 1945. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the New York State College for Teachers, now SUNY Albany and later her master's degree. Elsie did additional post graduate work toward her PhD. After holding various teaching positions, she was employed by the New York State Department of Education, retiring in 1983 as chief of the Bureau for Special Program Review, Division of Development Support Services. She was an active Ham Radio Operator, obtaining an "Extra" certification with call sign KA2CLX. After moving to Spartanburg, S.C. in 1984 she became a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church there and enjoyed life with her beloved Great Danes and Greyhounds. She is survived by a son, Grant L. Hart (Patricia) of Louisville; and two daughters, Martha Vadney (Bill) of Albany N.Y. and Deborah Finkelstein. Also survived by three grandchildren, Amanda Vadney Rizzo (Tim), Nick Vadney and Melissa Vadney. Visitation will be held at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave. in Troy on Thursday, May 16 from 5-8 p.m. Those wishing to attend the graveside service may meet at the funeral home Friday at 10:30 a.m. or at Memory Gardens in Colonie at 10:50 a.m. The family requests no flowers. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com

Tashjian, Marion Wansovich Barnes – THS 1945
TROY Marion W. Tashjian, 85, surrounded by her family members, peacefully departed this life on May 12, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the third of four children of the late Michael and Mae Stidnick Wansovich. She was the dearly beloved wife of Jack S. Tashjian Sr. whom she married on May 18, 1996. A lifelong resident of Troy, she was born on January 12, 1928. A graduate of School #12 and Troy High School (1945), she also attended Troy Business College. Marion's first employment position was as secretary to the manager of the Troy Coca-Cola Bottling Co. After a retirement of 13 years to raise her two children, she reentered the work force, first at Russell Sage College business office and subsequently at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from which she retired in 1993 after 22 years of service. In addition to her husband, Marion's survivors include her beloved children, Susan Barnes Seim (David) of Melrose, and William M. Barnes (Patrice) of Sudbury, Mass.; her treasured grandchildren, Katharine C. and Jonathan D. Seim, and Alec M., Matthew R., and Cecilia E. Barnes; five stepchildren, Lee S., Jack, Jr., James G., and Mark S. Tashjian, and Holly B. Tashjian Steciuk, and many step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Joseph, John, and Irene Wansovich, and her former husband, William C. Barnes. Friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy, on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. It was Marion's wish that the interment be private at the convenience of her immediate family in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Vandenburg Avenue, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marion's memory may be made either to Capital City Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1999, Albany, NY 12201 or St. Nicholas Ukranian Orthodox Church, 376 Third St., Troy, NY 12180. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com

Marriner, Richard C. Sr.
BRUNSWICK Richard C. Marriner Sr., 81, died peacefully Friday, May 10, 2013 at his daughter Frannie's home in Waterford. Born in Troy on October 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Orville G. and Frances Clark Marriner, Sr. Mr. Marriner was raised and educated in Troy and was a graduate of Troy High School. As a child, Mr. Marriner delivered blocks of ice with his wagon. He then drove a truck for Stewart Shops and at night drove a taxi cab. Most recently, he was employed for 38 years by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a the manager of receiving and storage before retiring in the 1990's. Mr. Marriner was a member of St. Paul's Espiscopal Church in Troy where he served as treasurer and a member of the Vestry. At one time he belonged to a civil war reenactment group. He was a gun enthusiast and was a member of the North Troy Rod & Gun Club. He was the husband of the late Blanche T. Mousseau Marriner who died in 2000, beloved father of Richard C. (Mary) Marriner, Jr. of Brunswick, David J. (Mariellen) Marriner of Virginia Beach, Va., Frances E. (Jim Hickey) Marriner of Waterford, Walter G. (Nancy) Marriner of Cohoes, Lynda Marriner (Kevin) Clikeman of Spartansburg, S.C. and the late Margaret A. Fiato; brother of Walter "Butch" Marriner of Altamont, Shirley Yattaw of Troy and the late Warren, David, Milton, Orville and William Marriner and Ethel Cole and June Cone. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Doran Funeral Home, 9 South Lake Avenue, Troy with Father Michael Gorchov, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204.

Ruth (Landmesser) Dearstyne – THS 1943
Ruth Dearstyne entered eternal life on Monday, May 6, 2013, at The Reading Hospital surrounded by the family she loved so much. She was 87 years of age.  Ruth was born at Hartwick, NY, August 9, 1925, a daughter of The Rev. Arthur H. and Abbie (Wager) Landmesser. She lived much of her early life in Troy, N.Y., where she graduated from Troy High School in 1943. Later, she attended Houghton College.  Ken and Ruth were married June 28, 1947, in Rensselaer, NY. Ruth served with her husband in parishes and on military duty, which took them to many states, including New York, Washington, Delaware and Pennsylvania. During those years, she played an active and vital role in parish life, whether on a military base or civilian community. She was an enthusiastic Sunday school teacher and active participant in school parent teacher associations. Her children remember that she never missed one of their games or programs.  Ruth related easily and lovingly to children. For many years, she served as a school aide and reading technician; first as a volunteer, and later as an employee of the Coatesville Area School District in Chester County.  Ruth's Christian Faith was evident in her care and concern for others, and in her willingness to help others in any way she could. She was a member of various United Methodist churches, where her husband served as pastor. Most recently, in retirement, she had been a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Mohnton.  Ruth's first priority was always her husband, Ken, and their family. Ruth was always wishing to help others in need. Her special loves were children and animals. Visitors to their first floor porch at Phoebe Berks Village were always welcomed to visit a while. There was always a hot cup of coffee, a little bag of candy, or, if they had a dog, there were always Milk Bones. When Ruth went to the memory support unit and then to the Chateau, she lovingly helped whenever she saw someone in distress. When her family members visited, she would take their hand, bring it to her lips and kiss it saying, "I love you so!" She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children; two daughters: The Rev. Dr. R. Jane Williams, wife of William Treible of Bethlehem; and Karen, wife of The Rev. Mark D. Moore of Coatesville and Allentown; and two sons: Kenneth E. Jr., husband of Janet Dearstyne of Sinking Spring; and Peter A., husband of Donna Dearstyne of Hainesport, N.J. Also surviving are granddaughters, Jessica, Andrea and Katherine; and two grandsons, Dustin and Aaron. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joanna Dearstyne, and a sister, Betty Coons.  The family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Phoebe Berks Chateau Memory Support Unit for the tender loving care they gave Ruth during her two years of residence. They also extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Reading Hospital's SICU where Ruth spent the last three days of her life. Staff members treated both Ruth and family members with compassion and tenderness.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1 W. Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton, PA. Friends may greet the family to offer condolences on Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interment will be held privately at Churchtown United Methodist Cemetery in Lancaster County.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ruth's memory to the Phoebe Berks Health Center Auxiliary, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville, PA 19565. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium Inc. of Mohnton. To offer online condolences, please visit us at www.gilesandyeckley.com.

Smith, William J. "Bill"
TROY William J. "Bill" Smith, 88, of Troy, passed away May 4, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late William Smith Sr. and Kathryn Donnelly Smith and the husband of the late Thelma Fritz Smith. Bill graduated from Troy High School and entered the U.S. Army, serving in the 88th Infantry Division in Italy during World War II. He earned the EAMET Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He had been employed as a salesman for the Freihofer Baking Company, retiring after 35 years of service. Bill umpired baseball games for high schools, colleges and Little Leagues. He played baseball for the Troy Amateur Baseball League and the Emerald Athletic Club. Bill was inducted into the Edward C. Pickens Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was an avid Yankees fan and enjoyed golfing, reading, family, parties and dancing. He was a member of the Troy Elks Club, where he served as a trustee and was named Elk of the Year. He was also a member of the American Legion. Bill was a communicant of Saint Michael the Archangel Church and enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Mark Zdunczyk; his sons-in-law, Al Deeb (Roseann) and Joseph Murphy; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law, John Sheedy; and two nieces and two nephews. Bill was predeceased by two daughters, Lynn Smith Deeb and Deborah Smith Murphy; and his sisters, Eileen Vinette and Pat Miorin. The family wishes to thank the fourth floor staff at Samaritan Hospital for their care. The funeral will be 9 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013 from the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave., at Parkview Court, Troy, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. Donations may be made to St. Michael's Church Outreach Programs, 175 Williams Road, Troy, NY 12180.

Janeczek, Marge
TROY Marge Janeczek, longtime resident of Lansingburgh, beloved wife of the late Walter J. Janeczek, entered into eternal life on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy. Born in Cohoes, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Vitale Catallozzi. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Margaret had been a secretary at the former Raphael's Banquet House (currently Michael's Banquet House) in Latham and also at the former Nirenberg Shirt Factory and at Cluett & Peabody. She was an active communicant of St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh. Devoted mother of Linda (Anthony) Segreto of Troy and Beverly (the late, Robert) Poulin of Latham; sister of Dorothy Boots of Seal Beach, Calif., Ann Leach of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., David and John Catallozzi, both of Lowell, Mass., and the late Victor Testa, Lila Phillips, Blanche Zakrewski, Esther Testa, Edmund and Rolando Catallozzi; cherished grandmother of Anthony and Amanda Segreto, Michael, Matthew and Robert Poulin and Cheryl Valente; adored great-grandmother of Ashley Poulin, Scott Ovitt, Kara and Holly Valente and Hannah Poulin; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 from the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc. (Corner of 115th Street and Fourth Avenue), Lansingburgh, thence to St. Augustine's Church, Lansingburgh, where at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment will be held in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Ave., Troy.

Meliti, Francis S.
NISKAYUNA Francis S. Meliti, 86 of Niskayuna, passed away Saturday at St. Peters Hospital following a brief illness.Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Antonio and Veronica Casarra Melitti and husband of Caroline (Carrie) Shipano Meliti. Frank was a graduate of Troy High School, and Albany Business College where he received his degree in higher accounting and business administration, he was a veteran of World War ll serving in the
United States Navy and was employed at General Electric Co. as a control supervisor for 40 years, additionally he was a a certified tax preparer for 65 years. Mr. Meliti was a member of the Italian Community Center of Troy, the Troy Boys and Girls Club Drum and Bugle Corps, was a frequent player of the slots at various casinos and was a person who loved music and played the accordian for 60+ years. Survivors in addition to his wife Carrie include his children, Claudina M. (Reed) Anthony, Catherine (Michael) Green of Fort Edward, Louise (John) Yanson of Delmar and Connie Stalker-Patrick Rowe; his sister Eleanor DeMeo of Troy; and his brother Sal Melite of Melrose. He was the grandfather of Laurie,Carl, Keri, Jeffrey and Gregory. Also survived by 13 great-grand children and several nieces and nephews. An entombment service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Community Mausoleum in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, N.Y. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the John H. Clinton Funeral Home, Washington Park and Third St., Troy.

Helene E. Patton, 88
Brunswick - Helene E. Patton, 88, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Earl S. Mohl and Grace Barnard Mohl and wife of the late Thomas A. Patton Jr. She had resided in Troy and Brunswick all her life and was a graduate of Troy High School. Mrs. Patton was an office manager for her husband's business, Thomas A. Patton Jr. Excavation for many years and worked as a legal secretary as well as enjoyed being a homemaker. She was very devoted to her family and was a Trustee at the Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanna H. (Michael) Kukulka, Troy and Paula A. (James) Dawson, Troy; a brother, Albert E. Mohl, Troy; her grandchildren, Thomas, James, Joseph Dawson, Rachel (Robert) Van der Linde, Cathy (Chris) Cioffi and Lauren Kukulka; two great grandchildren, Meghan and Allison Cioffi and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Tuesday from 9-10 AM with a funeral service at 10 AM with Rev. Edward Kacerguis, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy. 

Lawrence S. Johnson
ALBANY - Lawrence S. Johnson, 82, of Albany died April 12, 2013. Educated in the Troy school system, he was the 1949 Troy High School Athlete of the Year and in 1996 was inducted into the Troy High School Hall of Fame. Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. 
Army during theKorean War and was a member of the 505th Air. Larry was the son of Nora Nina and Stonewall Johnson and was united in holy wedlock with Willie Mae Johnson (Ball) for 47 years before her passing in 2007. Larry achieved an Associates Degree in Applied Science from the Hudson Valley Technical Institute in 1956. He was employed for over 30 years as a Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Quarterback Club and Kingsmen Club, and helped found and contributed to several community organizations. Survivors include his two sons, Craig Johnson (Patricia) and Daniel Johnson; granddaughter Aliyah Johnson and grandson Naim Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be cremated and his ashes buried on Saturday, 11:00a.m. at Graceland Cemetery, 680 Delaware Ave., Albany. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Farrell, John J.
RENSSELAER John J. Farrell, 68, Fourth Avenue resident, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at his residence. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Edward Farrell and Estelle Lewchanin Farrell. Raised and educated in Troy, he attended Troy High School. He was a 
United States Air Forceveteran serving during Viet Nam. After active duty he served with the military police at Fort Drum. He started his working career with W.& L. E. Gurley Co. in Troy. He worked as a machinist with the Watervliet Arsenal for many years. After retirement, he was a security guard with Wackenhut Service, Inc. in Albany. Volunteerism was very important to him, the memory of his generosity and exuberance for life will remain with us. John was devoted to his family and they were a source of deep joy to him. He was a loyal friend, and leaves behind a rich legacy of a life of goodness and service. A sport enthusiast, he was an avid Boston Red Sox baseball fan and New England Patriots football fan. John loved all animals. He was a member of the Rensselaer Open Bible Baptist Church, Rensselaer. Survivors include his son, John Farrell of Brunswick; his daughter, Sonya Farrell of Troy; two grandchildren, Eric Bouchard, Joshua Farrell; two great-grandchildren, Jade Elizabeth Ray-Loya, Katherine Bouchard; three brothers, Bernard Farrell of Watervliet, Gregory Farrell (Cathy) of Troy, Kevin Farrell (Jean) of Conn.; three sisters, Mary Farrell of Wynantskill, Arlene Hug of Watervliet, Kathy Hawkins of Colonie; special grandpa to Rosella, Crystal, Edward and Kenneth Riddell; lifelong best friend, Tommy Yankowski of North Greenbush and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his two brothers, Edward and Michael Farrell. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh, with Pastor Glen Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belford Road, Suite 300, Jackson, FL 32256, would be appreciated. To light a candle and offer words of condolences, please visit mcloughlinmason.com.

Wurtemberger, Fred J.
AVERILL PARK Fred J. Wurtemberger, 80, of Beach Lane, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Fairview Commons Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington, Mass., after a long illness. Born and raised in Troy, Fred was the son of the late Jacob and Rose Betzwieser Wurtemberger and was the husband of the late Mary Ellen Teal Wurtemberger. Fred was a graduate of Troy High School and a 1953 graduate of RPI with a degree in civil engineering. He had resided in Averill Park since the early 1960s. Fred worked for the New York State Department of Health as a program coordinator from 1959 to 1969 and then went to work for the Rensselaer County health department, where he was the administrative director of the sewer district. He had retired in 1993. Fred had served on the sewer district from 1993 to 2012 and was a past chairman. He was a member of the New York Water Pollution Control Association and served as their president in 1975 and was a 60-year member of the New York Water and Environment Association and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2007. After his retirement in 1993, Fred was elected Sand Lake supervisor, a position he held from 1994 to 1998. Fred was a 50-year member of the Sand Lake Kiwanis and was a past president, a member of the Sand Lake Republican Club, and was a lifelong skier and was also a member of the ski patrol. Fred was a soccer fan and had played and managed the Germania Hall Soccer Club in Troy. Fred was the brother of the late Margaret Bonesteel. Survivors include his son, Scott H. (Darlene) Wurtemberger of Pittsfield, Mass.; brother, Rudy (Mary) Wurtemberger of Clifton Park; sister, Linda (Richard) Stewart of West Sand Lake; his grandchildren, Deanna, Erin, Lauren and Derek; and his dear friend, Shirley Miller of Stockbridge, Mass. Funeral, Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10 a.m., at the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel, 2691 NY 43 at Glass Lake in Averill Park. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the chapel on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, West Sand Lake. Visit perrykomdat.com for directions and private guest book.

Gatzendorfer, Catherine D.
SPEIGLETOWN - Catherine D. "Kay" Gatzendorfer, 74, of Speigletown, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after an illness. She was born in Troy, the daughter of the late James F. and Dorothy Canfield Lyons. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Hudson Valley Community College where she earned her registered nursing degree. Kay was a self made woman who had to leave high school in her senior year due to illness. Upon her health improving, Kay received her GED, met the love of her life and married Bill Gatzendorfer on October 10, 1959. They started their family and then Kay went to the Albany Medical Center Hospital, earning her LPN degree in nursing in 1967. Kay continued her nursing studies and graduated in 1972 from Hudson Valley Community College as a registered nurse. It was always her ambition to be a nurse but never thought it would happen. With her determination and commitment, Kay achieved her goal. She started working as a nurse at the original Leonard Hospital, transferring to the new location where she served a combined 20 years in the ICU/CCU units. She followed this by working a year for the American Red Cross, and then 10 years with Seton Home Care. She was a member of the St. Augustine's Mothers Club and was an avid bowler at the Alpha Bowling Lanes. She was a member of a group of enthusiasts who were challenged at Curves in Water ford. Kay had a great love for sports, watching the Boston Red Sox and her NY Giants. What brought special joy to her though was watching her grandchildren excel in their own sporting events. She was a faithful communicant of St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh. She is the beloved wife of William "Bill" Gatzendorfer; the devoted mother of JoAnn Gatzendorfer Bolduc of Liverpool, N.Y. and William (Kathleen) Gatzendorfer of Southbury, Conn.; cherished and much loved grandmother of Daniel and Ellyn Bolduc of Liverpool, N.Y. and Kristin, Carl and Victoria Gatzendorfer of South bury, Conn.; dear sister of the late James T. Lyons; also survived by several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral will be held at Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., corner of 115th Street and 4th Avenue, Lan singburgh thence to St. Augustine's Church where at 9:30 the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Lung Association of NYS, 155 Washington Ave, Suite 210, Albany, NY 12210 or the Susan G. Komen Foundation , P.O. Box 13535, Albany, NY 12212. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ferraro and the nursing staff at NYOH in Latham and the staff at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy for the wonderful care given to Kay during her illness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Ave., Troy, NY 12182.

Gregory D. Brown – THS 1966
PONCE INLET, FL - Gregory D. Brown, 66, formerly of Cropseyville, passed away March 21, 2013. Born on March 8, 1947 in Troy, he was the son of the late Adolph J. Brown and Antoinette Cazzillo Brown. Before retiring to Florida, Greg served 24 years as a printer with the NYS Senate. He was active in the Grafton Fire Department and Brunswick Fire Company No. 1. He served as a Fire Investigator with the Rensselaer County Bureau of Public Safety and was a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators. He is survived by his sister Dolores (Henry) Hamilton of Guilderland, nephew Gregory M. Corcione of Boulder, Colorado and aunt Dolores C. Schneider of Boca Raton, Fla. A private family service was held on April 1st in Ponce Inlet, Fla.

Patricia A. (Maloney) Weatherwax
ALBIA - Patricia A. (Maloney) Weatherwax, 73, former longtime resident of Billings Avenue, died peacefully, Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a short illness. Born in Troy, March 5, 1940, Mrs. Weatherwax was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Toussaint) Maloney and the wife of the late David M. Weatherwax who predeceased her in 1988. Mrs. Weatherwax was a graduate of Troy High School and for more than 20 years was employed as a clerk in the New York State Teachers Retirement System office in Albany. She retired in 1994. In addition to working outside the home, Pat enjoyed being a homemaker for her late husband and three sons, was a member of the Ladies Home Bureau, loved to make crafts, shop, play bingo and was an avid birdwatcher. Survivors include her three sons, David M. Weatherwax of Raymertown, Dennis R. and Melissa Weatherwax of West Sand Lake and Daniel J. and Cindy Weatherwax of Rotterdam, three sisters, Geraldine Flavin of Troy, Sr. Mary Alice Maloney of New Orleans, LA and Lynn Blair of Haynersville, a brother, Michael Maloney of Troy, six grandchildren, Emily, Sam, Hannah, Sadie, Connor and Brady, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, two brothers, Tom Maloney and Timothy Maloney also predeceased her. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 9:30 A. M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown, with Community Hospice Chaplain, Andy Russ, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. At the request of the family, contributions, rather than flowers, if desired, may be made the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or the Residents Programs, c/o Van Rensselaer Manor, 85 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy, NY 12180 in memory of Patricia A. Weatherwax.

Charles Misel – THS 1966
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:40 am in the Pine City Pioneer
Charlie Misel, age 65, of Pine City, passed away on March 8, 2013, at his winter home in Brownsville, Texas after an almost year long battle with pancreatic cancer.  Charlie was born on Jan. 16, 1948 in Waterford, N.Y. to Carl H. Misel and Mary C. Misel. He grew up in Troy, N.Y. where his love of music was nurtured with his teenage rock band “The Poor Boys.” He went to the Conservatory of Music at Yankton College in Yankton, S.D. It was there he met his future bride, Caroline (Brom), at a production of “South Pacific.” He graduated and they married in 1971. He served as a member of the National Guard from 1971-1972 and was a life member of the Pine City American Legion. He taught music at Woonsocket, S.D. and Poplar, Mont. before coming to Pine City in 1974. He started the Junior High Marching Band, Pep Band and Community Band programs in Pine City. Charlie had the honor of directing the Junior High Marching Band when they played for President Jimmy Carter in St. Paul in 1979. He also taught in the Anoka-Hennepin and Grantsburg, Wis. school districts and gave private music lessons.  When Charlie first retired from teaching, he focused on his family business of Elmer Hinckley Fishing Tackle. Charlie was the fourth generation to create handmade fishing tackle that originated in Naples, N.Y. His great-grandfather, Elmer Hinckley, started the business in 1877. Charlie enjoyed introducing the lures to sporting shows in the mid-west and to fishing guides of the Great Lakes. He loved fishing and boating. He often joined the Schwarz family on fishing trips to Northern Minnesota.  Charlie’s passion for cars lasted his whole life. His early cars were all clunkers that needed to be rebuilt. Some of them include a ‘57 DeSoto, ‘60 pink Cadillac, ‘61 Jaguar, and ‘56 Thunderbird. He was a member of the North Suburban Auto Enthusiasts Car Club, which he attended with his father-in-law. Charlie made his daughters, Suzie and Mary, drive a ‘64 Dodge Dart to high school and learn to drive a stick shift. He always took care of his girls’ cars, checking the oil, giving them windshield wiper fluid for Christmas every year and tire pressure gauges. The ‘48 Jeepster knew its way to the Dairy Queen on a summer evening.  The other loves of his life were his three girls, Elizabeth, Suzanne and Mary. Many memories were created on family vacations across the country. The early years were spent tent camping. An upgrade to a pick-up camper, which he named the “Damn Dodge” after two rebuilt transmissions in the Black Hills, stranded his family for over a week. The last and best family vacation was spent in Hawaii in 2001 with more car mishaps. For the record, five adults and their luggage will not fit into a Camaro convertible. Charlie and Caroline enjoyed many trips with friends throughout the country and going to several college reunions. Always a favorite spot was the North Shore and you could convince Charlie to go up to Duluth on a whim. In 2003, Charlie and Caroline purchased their winter home in Brownsville, Texas. They liked seeing a different part of the country, going into Mexico and the warm weather.  Because he could not just sit back and appreciate retirement, Charlie went back to teaching at Port Isabel, Texas for the last four years. He was active in the retirement community of Palm Resaca and enjoyed being involved in the many musical aspects of the Park. He looked forward to his Friday night dinners with the “ROMEOS” and playing Pass the Puck. The Palm Resaca community became an extended family to him. They were a great support system to both him and Caroline during his last year.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Caroline (Brom); his daughters: Elizabeth (James) Meland of Madison, Wis., Suzanne (Simon Meserow) Misel of Apple Valley, and Mary (Shaune) Macho of Pine City; and his grandchildren: Meaghan and Morgan Macho, and Cameron and Carly Meland.  Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother.  A memorial open house will be at the Pine City American Legion Hall on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. Burial will be at Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples, N.Y. Donations will be gifted to the Pine City School music program in Charlie Misel’s name.

Swartwout, J. Baxter
LATHAM J. Baxter Swartwout, 90, died peacefully at home on April 2, 2013. Born in Cohoes, he was the son of Walton L. Swartwout and Margaret M. Baxter. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Walton Stanford "Stan" Swartwout; and his first wife, Dorothy Porter Swartwout. Baxter is survived by his wife, Kathleen "Katie" Romp Ring Swartwout and their children, John B. Swartwout of Watervliet, Frank P. Swartwout of Poestenkill, Glen M. Swartwout of Pahoa, Hawaii, Colleen A. Ring of Latham, Lynn (Glen) LaBlanc of Mechanicville and Teresa (Michael) Gray of Hayes, Va.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews. Baxter is a graduate of Troy High School. After serving in the Army in World War II, he attended Russell Sage College and RPI. He graduated from Columbia University and received his doctorate in optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Baxter was in private practice for more than 50 years, first in Troy and then in Latham. He became widely known as both a lecturer and an author. His manual of procedures for vision therapy is still considered to be the gold standard for successful visual rehabilitation. He served on the board of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation for many years and became president of the organization. He was a fellow of the College of Visual Development and spent his career serving and helping children and adults in need. Upon his retirement, SUNY College of Optometry in New York City established a chair in Baxter's name in the vision therapy department. He was a longtime communicant of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Latham. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Latham with more than 50 years of perfect attendance. He will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 129 Old Loudon Road, Latham on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. Family and friends are invited and may call at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Donations to the Youth of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church or the Community Hospice would be appreciated Condolence page at bowenandparkerbros.com.

John M. Patenaude – THS 2009
TROY - John M. Patenaude, 23 of Hughes Avenue, died suddenly on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his residence. Born in Troy, he was the son of Mark Patenaude and Sharon Rotelli Patenaude of Troy. Raised and educated in Troy, he was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 2009. John worked at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. The memory of his vitality and exuberance for life will remain with us well into the future. Survivors include in addition to his parents Sharon and Mark, include two brothers Christopher Patenaude and Cody Patenaude both of Troy, grandfather John M. Rotelli of Brunswick, aunts and uncles Donna Islip (Dave), Ruth Forcinella (Kevin), Trina Patenaude (Grandvil Martin), eight cousins and his dog Sadie. John was predeceased by his grandparents Blanche Rotelli, Richard and Heather Patenaude. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Our Lady of Victory Church, North Lake Avenue, Troy. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McLoughin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Donations in John's memory may be made to Crohn's Foundation, Upstate Northeastern New York Chapter, 103 Patroon Dr., Guilderland, NY 12084, would be appreciated. To light a candle and offer words of condolence visit mcloughlinmason.com.

Jean Robinson O'Connell – THS 1948
SPEIGLETOWN - Jean O'Connell, 83, of Larry Ct. (Brunswick), entered into eternal life on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Springs Nursing Home in Troy in the loving comfort and care of her family. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late George S. and Edith McGregor Robinson and was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1948. Mrs. O'Connell was a homemaker who devoted her life to a quality education for all students. Jean's accomplishments were many; she served on the school board for over a decade; she set up and ran a successful volunteer program in the elementary schools; she was an avid PTA member for many years, where she earned the respect of her peers by being a leader and excellent role model to all. Outside the school environment, she was active in her church, the former United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh, currently Cornerstone Community Church in Lansingburgh. In her activities with Pop Warner Football she became someone who commanded respect, and she got it. As a founding member of the Lansingburgh Hot Meals program she made sure that those who needed food got it. She recruited family and friends to help her until the untimely death of her son Greg, after which her spark was extinguished. Many community members will remember her for her presence at every school budget vote. She knew many people in the community and used it to her advantage when trying to get out the vote and the budgets passed. Her only concern was a quality education for all students. When her children graduated from high school, she learned sign language and attended HVCC in the Clowning program where she graduated with a degree in Clownology going by the name of Jeanie-Bean. She loved to take these skills to the children at the elementary schools in the Lansingburgh School District where she could entertain them. Around the home, she enjoyed gardening, knitting and sewing for her family and friends. She especially missed her dearest friends who predeceased her, Marilyn Toftegaard-Demartino, and Jane Robinson. Beloved wife of over 56 years to Joseph R. O'Connell, who died on January 4, 2012. Devoted mother of Lynn (Bob) O'Connell Tarnowski, Karen (Don) O'Connell Piper, Thomas Joseph (Christine) O'Connell and the late B. Gregory O'Connell who passed away on August 14, 1998, cherished grandmother of Kiera (O'Connell) Conde, Elena and Nicholas Tarnowski; adored great grandmother of Madisyn Lynn Conde; sister of Donald Robinson and George S Robinson, Jr, who predeceased her. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and her special friends at the Lansingburgh Yarn Depot whom she met with on a regularly for knitting and friendship. A graveside ceremony will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:00 am in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. The family desires that in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Volunteers in Education fund at CapCom FCU in memory of Jean O'Connell. Proceeds from these contributions will be used to create an annual award for a graduating senior of LHS who exemplifies Jean O'Connell's spirit of volunteerism in education and the community. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 58 Leversee Rd., Troy, New York 12182. Phone (518) 235-0952.

Kenneth A. Collis – THS 1964
Kenneth A. Collis, Jr., 67, of Cohoes died at Albany Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 after a short illness. He was born in Troy, educated in Green Island and is the son of Dorothy Collis of East Greenbush and the late Kenneth Collis, Sr. He retired as Dispatcher 6 for Albany County Fire-Police. Survivors in addition to his Mother include his wife, Sharron Basios Collis of Cohoes, his children Judy, Shelly, Bernadette, Katherine and step son David. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, his brothers William and Robert Collis and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Wednesday evening 6pm at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street with Rev. James Ebert officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 6pm. For directions and guest registry, www.dufresnefuneralhome.com

Maria T. Cotch, MD – THS 1964
Cupertino, CA - Cotch, Maria T., M.D., 66, of Cupertino, CA, and Sonoma, CA, formerly of Troy, NY, departed peacefully Saturday, March 16, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Peter Cotch and Tekla (Bomba) Cotch. She was a graduate of Troy High School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Union University, Albany Medical College. Dr. Cotch was an orthopedic surgeon who practiced for the majority of her career at Kaiser Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA. She is survived by her brother Peter J. Cotch, J.D. and sister-in-law Maureen T. O'Connor of Andover, MA, her aunt, Marion (Bomba) Gilmore, of Severna Park, MD, her uncle, Harry Bomba, of Troy, NY, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Dr. Cotch was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Troy, NY, and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Saratoga, CA. A private memorial service will be held at Rancho Deep Cliff, Cupertino, CA. Local arrangements by the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home 336 Third Street, Troy, NY.

VanDenburgh, John G. "Jack" Sr. – THS 1967
TROY John G. "Jack" VanDenburgh Sr., 63, passed into eternal life suddenly on March 21, 2013 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Ballston Spa and was the son of the late Edward J. and Anne T. Otonowski VanDenburgh Sr. and the loving husband and best friend for 44 years of Rosemary Nuttall VanDenburgh. John had been employed at Saint Gobain Corporation formerly Norton Company in Watervliet, retiring after 39 years as a quality engineer. He was a graduate of Troy High School and received a B.A. from Russell Sage College. John was a member of Norton Company's Forman Association and was on the board of directors of the Spring Little League for many years. John looked forward to and enjoyed his summer vacations on Cape Cod each year, but most of all he was a devoted father and grandfather. His family gave him his greatest happiness in life, especially his grandchildren. John is also survived by his loving children, John G. (Jennifer) VanDenburgh Jr. of Niskayuna, Jeffrey K. (Christine) VanDenburgh, Tara A. (Todd) Caruso, Kathleen M. VanDenburgh, Gregory J. VanDenburgh and Jamie L. VanDenburgh, all of Troy. He was the loving grandfather of Samantha Caruso, Michael VanDenburgh, Matthew VanDenburgh, Patrick Caruso, Sarah VanDenburgh, Jack Griffeth, Luke VanDenburgh and Riley VanDenburgh. John is also survived by his brothers, Noah E. Van Denburgh and Edward J. Van Denburgh Jr. of Troy, and a sister, Tina A. Sawyer of Troy. His sisters-in-law, Ann (John) Cunningham of Niskayuna and Kathleen Nuttall of Troy and his brother-in-law, Arthur Morrissey of Glens Falls, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for John will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Bocketti Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy, and at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. John Yanas, pastor. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Ave., Troy, NY 12180.

Maria T. Cotch, M.D.
Cupertino, CA - Cotch, Maria T., M.D., 66, of Cupertino, CA, and Sonoma, CA, formerly of Troy, NY, departed peacefully Saturday, March 16, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Peter Cotch and Tekla (Bomba) Cotch. She was a graduate of Troy High School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Union University, Albany Medical College. Dr. Cotch was an orthopedic surgeon who practiced for the majority of her career at Kaiser Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA. She is survived by her brother Peter J. Cotch, J.D. and sister-in-law Maureen T. O'Connor of Andover, MA, her aunt, Marion (Bomba) Gilmore, of Severna Park, MD, her uncle, Harry Bomba, of Troy, NY, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Dr. Cotch was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Troy, NY, and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Saratoga, CA. A private memorial service will be held at Rancho Deep Cliff, Cupertino, CA. Local arrangements by the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home 336 Third Street, Troy, NY.

Sidney James Bailey Jr. – THS 1956
WYNANTSKILL - Sidney James Bailey Jr. 74 of Wynantskill passed into eternal rest on Sunday Nov. 18, 2012 at Albany Memorial Hospital . Jim was born in Troy and was the son of the late Sidney J. and Margaret Seibert Bailey Sr. and loving husband of Diane Guyer Bailey of Wynantskill. Jim graduated from Troy High School and in 2010 was elected to the Troy High School Sports Hall of Fame. He was aUnited States Navy veteran . Jim was a 25 year member of the New York State Police and was the Hudson Valley Director of Public Safety . He had also worked at the New York State senate as the Sgt. At- arms. Jim was a New York Jet fan and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Troy. Jim and his wife Diane enjoyed the many trips that they took to Las Vegas. In addition to his wife Jim is also survived by his sons James ( Nicole ) Bailey of Burnt Hills , Blaise ( MaryAnn) Bailey of Clifton Park and was pre- deceased by his son Wayne Bailey. He was the father- in law of Kate Bailey of Malta and step –father of Robert ( Tonia) Guyer and Jesse ( Carrie ) Guyer both of Wynantskill .Jim was the brother of Eleanor ( the late Edward ) Petersen of Oregon . He is also survived by 12 grandchildren. Sidney was pre deceased by his first wife Joan T. Campbell Bailey. The funeral service for Jim will be held on Friday morning AT 9:15 am from The Wm. Leahy Funeral home 336 Third St. Troy and at 10 am from Sacred Heart Church where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Vaughan . Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home WEDNESDAY from 4- 7PM . Interment will be held at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery . Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to either the St. Jude's Research hospital 1 Computer Drive South Albany NY 12205 or the Parkinson Foundation Inc. 1501 N.W. 9th Ave. Miami Florida 33136.

Mulcahy, Joseph Daniel – THS 1948
TROY Joseph Daniel Mulcahy, 86, of Burdett Avenue in Troy, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center after a long illness. Born in Troy, he was son of the late Patrick J. Mulcahy and Elizabeth Nash Mulcahy and husband of the late Mary Barsalow Mulcahy. He was raised on Third Street in Troy and resided many years in Brunswick and was a graduate of the Veterans Vocational School at Troy High School, class of 1948. Mr. Mulcahy was a machinist for the Watervliet Arsenal and was formerly employed at International Harvester in Menands for many years. He was a member of the YMCA of Albany and East Greenbush and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Patrick T. (Patty) Mulcahy of Wynantskill; two grandchildren, Seann P. Mulcahy of Providence, R.I. and Tara K. Mulcahy of Atlanta; a nephew, Daniel Mulcahy and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Mulcahy, and a sister, Mary McKeever. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. John Yanas, pastor. Interment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit brycefh.com.

Devane-Jones, Dorothy
TROY Dorothy Devane-Jones passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at her home in Troy. Dee was born May 1, 1961 in Troy, the daughter of Richard and Loretta Devane. Dee was a graduate of Troy High School as well as Centenary College (1983). After college, Dee spent many years in retail sales including Devane's Floor Covering in Troy. Recently Dee worked at Family Footware in Brunswick where everyone was like family to her. Dee also enjoyed being outdoors. She spent many summers boating, camping, and fishing. She also enjoyed being a doting aunt to her niece, Meghan. Dee is survived by her husband, Ken; her sister, Liz and niece, Meghan. Other family members include James Jones, Jenifer (William) Packer and Dee's nephews, Carson and Liam. Dee was predeceased by her beloved brother, Tom, and her parents, Richard and Loretta. Family and friends are invited and may call on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy. Entombment will be private and held at the St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum at a later date.

Kussman, Alice
SCOTIA Alice Jaffe Kussman, 93, of the Baptist Rehabilitation and Retirement Center in Scotia died on Wednesday morning, March 13, 2013 at the nursing home. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., Alice later moved to Troy where she graduated from Troy High School. She resided most of her life in Schenectady. As a young woman, she was employed at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory., She was later employed by the NYS Dept of Criminal Justice in Albany. She was a member of Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady and also did volunteer work there. Alice was married to Joseph Kussman until his passing in 1970. She is survived by two sons, Michael Kussman (Virginia) of Chevy Chase, Md. and Russell Kusman (Kimberly) of Pacific Palisades, Calif. and a daughter, Robyn Roggensack (Bart) of Castle Rock, Colo. Grandmother of Joshua Kussman and his wife Laura, Mesha Kussman and her husband Jordan, Deana Kussman and her husband, Steven Quan, Steven Kussman, Benjamin Kussman and Matthew Kussman. Great-grandmother of Max, Zander and Lavinia. Services at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Watt Street in Schenectady on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. Those wishing to remember Alice in a special way may make a memorial contribution to Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady, NY 12309. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, levinememorialchapel.com.

Dodge, Edward B. Jr.
WATERFORD Edward B. Dodge Jr., 63, of 3rd St. died peacefully Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy he was son of the late Edward B. Dodge Sr. and Patricia Powers Dodge. He was a graduate of Troy High School. Ed had been employed as a dispatcher by the Cohoes Police Department for nine years and retired in 2004. Earlier he was employed by the Albany County Sheriffs Department starting out as a security guard at the Albany County Airport, then as a corrections officer at the county jail. He worked his way up to the rank of captain and was assigned to the Voorheesville Substation and served the hill towns of Berne Knox, Westerlo and Voorheesville. Ed was a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. He is a life member of the Veterans of Lansingburgh. A sports enthusiast he was a loyal NY Yankees and NY Giants fan. He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford. Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Fay Oakes Dodge; his devoted children, Edward W. Dodge of North Port, Fla., Brian K. Dodge (Kristine) of Arden, N.C., John L. Dodge (Jennifer) of Cohoes and Desiree A. Dodge of Waterford. He is the proud grandfather of Katherine, Melissa, Courtney, Brice and John Dodge Jr. He is predeceased by his sister, Patricia Dodge-VanSleet and has gone on to meet his best friend, Marvin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in care of the funeral home office. Ed's family extends special thanks to his sister-in-law Bonnie Oakes, to the doctors and nurses at the Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center for their understanding and support as well as to Dr. Olai Sam and Community Hospice of Rensselaer. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory visit; Brendesefuneralhome.com.

William Joseph Engleman Jr.
BALLSTON LAKE - William Joseph Engleman Jr. passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Feb. 13, 2013, with his loving son at his bedside. He was 86.  The second son of William J. Engleman and Ella DeRosier Engleman and a native of Troy, Bill was baptized in Saint Patrick's parish and grew up in the 13th Ward. He graduated from Saint Patrick's School and attended La Salle Institute. He also attended Troy High School.  Bill volunteered for military service in World War II, serving in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater, based at Tinian. He later attended Russell Sage and Siena colleges.  Bill went on to meet the love of his life, Mary Cerqua, and they were married in 1960. He joined the management of Cerqua Placement Agency in Troy, a business founded by his wife. The family resided in Waterford before moving to Clifton Park in 1965. Following a long career as an employment counselor, Bill joined the staff of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services until his retirement in 2010.  After going on honeymoon with Mary at Cape Cod, Bill vacationed there yearly with his young family. He enjoyed swimming at the National Seashore and exploring the Cape. Bill and Mary took day trips to the Lake George region for many years, and Bill appreciated hiking the Tongue Mountain range. He and Mary enjoyed hosting a Christmas celebration with their large extended family for many years.  In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother, James T. Engleman Sr. (the late Lorraine Engleman), and his many sisters- and brothers-in-law.  He is survived by his loving wife, Mary, with whom he shared more than 52 years of marriage, and their son, William J. Engleman III, both of Ballston Lake. Several nieces and nephews and a cousin also survive.  A Eucharistic Celebration of Bill's life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany, with the Rev. Paul R. Smith officiating. Prior to the Mass, there will be a Reception of the Body at the church beginning at 9 a.m., to which friends and family are also invited. 
Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery.  To express sympathy or to share a treasured memory, go to Brendesefuneralhome.com.

Bagramian, Verouzhan "Vrej"
GRAFTON Vrej Bagramian passed away on February 24, 2013. He left behind and extensive amount of family and friends, who will miss him dearly. Although he is no longer with us physically, he will remain in our hearts and will always be with us in our memories. Vrej Bagramian was born in Armenia on October 27, 1967. He came to the USA in 1979. The son of Grigor and Mariya Bagramian of Averill Park. Cherished by his sisters, Armenouhie and Siranoush, and adored by his brother, Hike and brothers-in-law, Troy Hanlon, and Mark and Matthew Rozowicz. In 1995 he married Melissa Rozowicz, daughter of Nancy and Micheal Rozowicz, and soon after became a loving father to Alexis, and Amanda. His daughters were his world, he lived to see them smile. He worked hard to give his family the best of everything. He was a wonderful caring uncle to his nieces, Paulina, Cassandra, Bianca, Emma, Ava, and Sophia. He was a strong role model to his nephews, Henry, and Christian. He was a hard working, generous man with a heart filled with love for his family and friends. Vrej grew up in Troy, and graduated from Troy High school. He was well known for his expertise in dent removal and was the owner of Capital Autoland car dealership. He was the body shop manager at Orange Motors in Albany for more then 10 years, where he built a unique relationship with his coworkers and friends. He had a strong charismatic attitude, which defined his character. He had a presence that brought happiness to anyone who he had ever come across and left an unforgettable impression. Words cannot describe the type of person he was. He was truly one of a kind and had his very own way of showing his love. He was a diamond in the rough. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. , 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy on Thursday, from 4 - 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy with Rev. Fr. Bedros Shetilian, Pastor officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy. For a private family guest book, visit www.brycefh.com.

John Koumjian
TROY - John Koumjian, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, after a long illness. He was in the loving company of his family.  Born in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of the late Hagop and Azniv Koumjian.  John was a graduate of Troy High School and Hudson Valley Community College. He retired from the Engineering and Housing Directorate of the Watervliet Arsenal.  He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary; his second wife, Rose; his brother, James; his sister, Grace (Zaven) Bogossian; and his sister, Rose.  Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Leo and Sharon Jette; his sister-in-law, Mary Phyllis Koumjian; and several nieces and nephews.  In honor of John's wishes, funeral arrangements will be privately held.  In  lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of John Koumjian to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.

MRS. JEANNE CASAZZA JARRETT - CHEMISTRY FACULTY AT THS
Troy, NY - Jeanne Olive Butler, daughter of the late Olive Film Butler and LeRoy Butler of Troy, New York, died on February 7th 2013, at the age of 94, in East Greenbush, New York of natural causes.   Jeanne was born January 25, 1919, at 1036 Spring Avenue, Brunswick, New York.  Jeanne, the former wife of the deceased Kenneth Jarrett and widow of William J. Casazza, Sr., is survived by her son, Andrew H. P. Swift, Jr.; her daughter, Sally Swift Joyce; her stepsons William J. Casazza Jr., Peter Casazza, and George Casazza; her granddaughters, Emily Joyce Oakes, Stacey Joyce Wright, Lisa Joyce, Carolyn Swift Kuhnel and Karen Swift Eagleston; her brother Tod F. Butler; her niece June Butler Ross; her nephew, Tod F. Butler, Jr.; as well as many great-grandchildren.  Jeanne was a graduate of Emma Willard School and Russell Sage College where she was a chemistry lab assistant and Senior Class President. She was a spirited volunteer, serving as a 50 year member of the Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary, a Golden Emeritus member of the Junior League of Troy, and Volunteer Coordinator and Honorary Life Member of the Brunswick Historical Society.   She was also a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs.  During the years of World War II, Jeanne served in the U.S. Army Aircraft Warning Service in Windham, New York and the American Red Cross in Fort Worth, Texas.  Jeanne began her career as a science teacher at Windham Ashland Jewett School in Windham, New York.  She was subsequently employed as a chemist at Republic Steel Corporation, in Troy, a trunk layout supervisor with the New York Telephone Company in Albany and Utica, and a chemistry teacher at Troy High School.  Working with high school students was a passion in her life and she provided her students “an unforgettable learning experience”, according to a Troy High School newspaper article about her titled Graduate Recalls Great Teacher.  In keeping with her love of learning and her giving spirit, she requested her body be donated to the Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Brunswick, New York, on March 9, 2013, at 1 PM with a reception to follow the service – contact phone number 518-279-3792.

MS. EILEEN T. ROURKE - BUSINESS FACULTY AT THS
TROY - Eileen T. Rourke, 87, former North Lake Avenue resident, died Friday, February 08, 2013 at the Eddy Heritage House. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. Rourke and Ella M. Hickey Rourke. Raised and educated in Troy, she was a graduate of Catholic Central High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education from The College of Saint Rose and a master's degree from SUNY Albany. Miss Rourke taught business for many years at Troy High School and evening classes at Maria College in Albany. She was a dedicated, competent educator, who placed her students as her top priority, and they thrived under her skill, care and concern. Friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, Troy. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. There are no calling hours. In memory of Eileen, donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 To light a candle and offer words of condolence visit mcloughlinmason.com.

Robert Joseph Armao – THS 1968
Robert Joseph Armao, 63, died Feb. 6, 2013, at his home. He was born in Troy, N.Y., and lived in Port St. Lucie since 1999, coming from his birthplace. He retired from the Postal Service with 30 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Mary E. Armao of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Melissa Bauer of Grafton, N.Y.; son, Dominic Armao of Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Lisa Tantillo of Port St. Lucie; stepson, Joe Maloney ofClifton Park, N.Y.; brother, Patrick Armao of Port St. Lucie; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felice and Christina Armao. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL34997, www.tchospice.org. Services: A private service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home Crematory, Treasure Coast Chapel.
    ~Published in the TC Palm on February 8, 2013

Doris Rose Nelson – THS 1948
ATTLEBORO, MA - Doris Rose Nelson, 81, of 100 Garfield Ave, Attleboro, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA. She was the sister of the late Arlene L. Nelson of Troy, NY who died on February 5, 1988 and a brother Louis A. Nelson and his wife Carol of Foxboro, MA. Born Doris Rose Nelson in Troy, NY on March 7, 1931. She was the daughter of the late David K and Ethel (Cohn) Nelson. Doris was educated in the Troy public schools and graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1948. Doris worked as an Investment Officer for the Sate of New York Department of Taxation and Finance until she retired in 194 to care for her sister Arlene. In addition to her brother Louis, she is survived by a niece Dawn Karly Nelson and nephew David Kenneth Nelson and his wife Nicole, a grand niece, Olivia Rose Nelson and a grand nephew James Henry Nelson all of North Attleboro, MA. Also, survived by cousins Sanford Finkel of Rensselaer, NY and Adrian Garner of Port St. Lucy, FL. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washing ton Avenue, Albany, New York. Doris was laid to rest on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in the Beth Tephilah Cemetary, Spring Avenue, Troy, New York. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Donation may be made in her name to the 
charity of your choice .

Blood, Scott F. - THS 1967
TROY Scott F. Blood, 64, died Friday, February 8, 2013, at Samaritan Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Troy, he was son of Genevieve B. Begley Blood of Troy and the late Frederick J. Blood. He had resided in Troy most of his life and was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1966. Scott attended Hudson Valley Community College and graduated from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1974. Scott was a talented amateur artist. Scott worked as a professional waiter for many years before becoming a registered nurse. Most recently, he worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Survivors in addition to his mother include a sister, Shelley Blood (Jim) Hoover of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Jeffrey K. Blood of Troy; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John H. Blood. Scott's family would like to thank the staff at Samaritan Hospital ICU for their outstanding and compassionate care of Scott. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Karyl Hopp, officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Scott F. Blood to the 
American Diabetes Association , 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit brycefh.com.

Agnes Bayly Salerno – THS 1947
TROY - Agnes Bayly Salerno, 83, died peacefully at home Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, after a long illness.  Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Agnes (Clickner) Bayly of Poestenkill.  Agnes grew up in Poestenkill and attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse there. She graduated from Troy High School in 1947. She later lived in Brunswick and for more than 30 years in Troy.  She was employed by the Manufacturer's Bank of Troy before leaving to raise her five children. She returned to banking in 1971 at Union National Bank. In 1982, she began her employment with the state Department of Taxation and Finance, continuing until her retirement in 1999.  Agnes was devoted to her family. She was their bright light. She took great pleasure in cooking and was an accomplished baker, an avid gardener and a voracious reader. She appreciated great music and art.  Agnes loved traveling, taking trips to Europe, the Caribbean and many places in the United States as well. She was happiest when she was sharing her time, her talent and her treasures with others, most especially young people.  She was a communicant of Christ Sun of Justice Parish. Her faith and the love of her friends and extended family sustained her throughout her long illness.  She is survived by her sons, John C. Salerno (Susan Smith) of Akworth, Ga., Charles A. (Kathleen) Salerno Jr. of Troy, Louis B. (Donna) Salerno of Troy and James A. Salerno of Troy; her daughter, Anina Salerno-Aita (Alfred Aita) of Averill Park; her grandchildren, Rebecca Salerno (Steven) Kraz, Charles Salerno, Christian Ritter, Lisel (Christopher) Bee, and Kathleen, John, Elena, Louis, Jamie and Carlie Salerno; her great-grandchildren, Nicholas Kraz, Anna Salerno and Cameron Bee; her sisters, Laurel ("Lolly") Scott and Norma ("Cindy") Dixon; and her sisters-in-law, Alice and Hermalinda ("Mela") Bayly. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.  Agnes was predeceased by her brothers, George (Etta Mae), Thomas and Hal Bayly; and her nephews, John Dixon and G. Terrance Bayly.  Relatives and friends may call at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Christ Sun of Justice, RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave., Troy.  The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6:30 p.m.  Interment will be at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Wynantskill.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christian Children's Fund or to Christ Sun of Justice Parish. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Hospice, and her caregivers, for their assistance with caring for our mother at home.  Condolence page at www.wjlyonsfuneralhome.com.

 

Wysocki, Carolyn F. (Walsh)
TROY Carolyn F. Walsh Wysocki, 87, of Spring Avenue died Friday, February 8, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. Born in Poestenkill, she was daughter of the late George Walsh and Margaret Miller Walsh and wife of the late Charles F. Wysocki. She was raised in Poestenkill and resided in Troy most of her life and was a graduate of Troy High School. Mrs. Wysocki was a sales lady at H.L. Green's in Troy many years ago and a homemaker for many years. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Troy and the Women's Club and Altar Rosary Society of the church, a member of the board of the Northeastern Association of the Blind in Albany, 4-H and enjoyed polka music. Survivors include a daughter, Sr. Anne Stephen C.S.J. of Binghamton; a son, James (Rosemarie) Wysocki of Clifton Park; a grandson, Matthew Wysocki of Clifton Park and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Brod. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Monday, February 11, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Troy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Carolyn Wysocki to the Sacred Heart Church Memorial Fund, 310 Spring Ave., Troy, NY 12180 or Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit brycefh.com.

Chartrand, Edna R.
WATERVLIET Edna R. Chartrand, 97, died peacefully Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Evergreen Commons in East Greenbush. Born in Troy on October 19, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary Draper Christ-opher. Edna was a 1933 graduate of Troy High School. She was employed by the Cluett Peabody Company in Troy for seven years before becoming a housewife. Upon raising her family, she returned to work as a secretary for the Town of Colonie Planning Board before retiring at the age of 50. She was a resident of the Mannsville section of Colonie since 1941 and was a republican committee woman for the Town of Colonie for many years and encouraged a young Fred Field to become a committeeman and get involved in republican politics. She was an avid golfer and belonged to the Mechanicville Country Club, the Evergreen Country Club, the Town of Colonie Golf Course and the Martin County Golf & Country Club in Florida. She wintered in Hobe Sound in Florida for many years. She was an excellent seamstress and made the Christening dresses for all of her grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Joseph Chartrand who died in 1994. Beloved mother of Joseph D. (Marion) Chartrand of Owego, N.Y. and James (Greer) Chartrand of Watervliet; adored grandmother of Lisa (Steve) Madden, Christopher (Patty) Chartrand, Conon Chartrand, Bruce (Kimi) Chartrand, Joe Chartrand Jr., James (Christine) Chartrand, Joseph (Laurie) Chartrand, Sherri (Riccardo) Rohenaz and Shelly (Will) Parks. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and three nieces. The funeral will be Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, South Troy. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 
Alzheimer's Association , 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205 or to the Evergreen Commons Activity Dept., 1070 Luther Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Evergreen Commons for the excellent care given to our mother. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

Bourassa, Phyllis C.
WATERFORD Phyllis C. "Little Philly" Bourassa, 81, passed away peacefully Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy on September 9, 1931 she was the daughter of John and Anna Nielsen (Farnum). She graduated from Troy High School and attended Casanovia College where she received her nursing degree. She worked many years at Leonard Hospital where her gift of caring for others was apparent and so proud to wear her pin and cap. Phyllis was a social butterfly, she loved being out and about spending time with family and friends. She always said "I am a gypsy at heart." When we were younger vacations, having a summer camp and trips to Vermont were the norm. She loved Vermont. Her and her sisters continued those trips, sometimes with overnight stays shopping, lunches, just enjoying time together. Bonding of the Nielsen broads (Uncle Richards term). She was very active in her community. She volunteered at the Harbor Visitor Center (she loved being near the water and boats, her husband built tugs) and she belonged to the Waterford Seniors which she looked forward to every week. Church... her other family, if she wasn't making her famous chicken noodle soup for the bazaar, she could be found making mittens for the mitten tree, working on the Heffer Project or Silver Tea. She was a member of the Unicameral Board and president of the Women's Association. Born into a family of 13, being the 9th child born on the 9th day of the 9th month having polio, growing up during the depression, when the street lights went out, sand bags were dropped, huddled under her bed holding on to her sisters, praying for her brothers to come home from war faith and family was deep within her. Over the years she had to face insurmountable illnesses, but she faced them head on and always with a smile. Disabled was not part of her vocabulary and remaining independent was important. She loved to fish, knit and arts and crafts. She enjoyed bus trips with her sisters, family get togethers, bingo, even enjoyed a whale watch trip with her friends. Holidays were special to her, especially Christmas. We were all glad to have her one more Christmas. Erin came home to spend time with her and we got to see Erick. I think we have all learned from her to enjoy life to the fullest, make every moment count, life is a gift and family is precious. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed by all and she loved all of you. Phyllis was predeceased by her devoted husband, Archie Bourassa. She has seven loving sisters who she loved spending time with, Alma, Shirley, Jean, Sandy, Aurelia, Karen and Elnora. Five brothers who she admired and looked up to, John, Raymond, Leon, Bobby and Gil. Two daughters, Erin Hill (Paul) of Grapevine, Texas and Pamela Bourassa (Rich) of Waterford. Four grandchildren who she was so proud of, Dr. Erick Bourassa, Lieutenant Derek Hill, Emily Bourassa and Elizabeth Hill. Honorary granddaughter, Lacey Wright. Bonus great-granddaughter, Luna Jade. The light of her life, Grace Artes. She has many nieces and nephews who she loved deeply. A special thanks to family and friends who have been so supportive through the years. Cathy and Gina for their final visit, I know it meant a lot to her. Neil for making sure all her appointments were kept even on his day off. Lacey for staying around the clock during her final days. St. Peters Radiation Department, Dr. Savage and his team are top notch. The medical staff at St. Mary's oncology unit for their outstanding care, devotion, compassion and kindness you are all exceptional. Funeral services will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. prior to the service. Those who wish may make contributions to St. Mary's Hospital Oncology Floor in care of the funeral home office. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory visit: 
Brendesefuneralhome.com.

Davis, John Edward M.D.
MANCHESTER, N.H. John Edward Davis M.D., known to friends and colleagues as "Jack," died on January 17, 2013, at the Hackett Hill Healthcare Center in Manche ster, a few weeks short of his 93rd birthday. Jack was a longtime resident of Troy, where he grew up, raised a family, and practiced medicine until his retirement in 1990. His beloved wife Janet, his children, their spouses, a grandchild and her spouse, were all at his bedside when he passed away after several years of declining health. John Edward Davis was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on February 11, 1920. His parents, George and Grace Davis, and older brothers, George and Robert, all now deceased, lived in Canada for several years where George Sr. was employed as a mining engineer. The family returned to the United States and settled in Troy in 1925, living for many years on Brunswick Road. Jack attended Public School 18, Troy High School, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1941, and Albany Medical College in 1944. During World War II he served as a lieutenant senior grade in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps, stationed in the Pacific on the island of Saipan. After the war, a mutual friend of his parents and Raymond and Cherrie Hannon, also of Troy, arranged a dinner party for him to meet the Hannon's daughter, Janet. He went reluctantly, but was smitten with the beautiful girl about to enter her senior year at Wellesley College. They married in 1948. After further medical training as a surgeon and otolaryngologist in Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, Jack was recalled by the Navy during the 
Korean War and served as chief of otolaryngology at Bainbridge Naval Hospital in Maryland. In 1953, Jack and Janet returned to Troy where they made their home, established Jack's medical practice and raised their family. Dr. Davis was a member of the surgical staff at both Samaritan and St. Mary's hospitals and served as president of the medical staff at Samaritan. Jack was a lifelong athlete a backcountry skier and pickup hockey player as a boy, a football player, swimmer, diver in college, and well into his 60s, an avid squash player and golfer at the Troy Country Club, where he and his brothers had once worked as caddies. Famously tough, after having his nose broken during a lunchtime squash game, he set it himself in the locker room and went back to work. At the age of 50, he got his private pilot's license and logged hundreds of hours, including trips to the Caribbean and cross-country to Arizona. In 1995, Jack and Janet moved to the Birch Hill Terrace retirement community in Manchester to be closer to their children and grandchildren. On May 15, 2012 they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. A warm, funny, and loving man with many friends, Jack was a devoted husband and father who encouraged his children to pursue their own paths in life, however strange they may have seemed to him at the time, and taught them, by example, that honoring one's spouse and marriage was the key to a happy life. Jack is survived by his wife, Janet Davis of Manchester; son, Mark Davis and his wife, Jane Niebling, of Newburyport, Mass.; daughter, Carol Davis and her husband, Jack Rodie, of York, Maine; son, Robert Davis and his wife, Annmarie, of West Hartford, Conn.; grandchildren, Anna Davis Saraceno, Harley Davis, Raymond Davis, Daniel Davis, Mary Davis and Jesse Rodie and great-grandchildren Thalia Saraceno and Jonathan Rodie. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of John Edward Davis M.D. to the charity of one's choice . For a private family guest book and service directions, visit brycefh.com.

 

 

William S. Murphy
CLIFTON PARK -William S. Murphy, 93, formerly of Highland Avenue, died on Friday, January 25, 2013, at Schuyler Ridge Residential Health Care in Clifton Park.

Born on June 22, 1919 in Troy, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Marion Roth Murphy and was a graduate of Troy High School.  Mr. Murphy was employed for a short time at the John A. Manning Paper Co. in Troy. He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist in Troy.  Dear cousin of Mrs. Florence Snell of Clifton Park, Barbara Leadley of California and Betty Jones of Ireland. He was predeceased by his sister, Edna Murphy in 2005.  Relatives and friends are invited an may call at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy, on Monday from 10 to 10:30 a.m.  A graveside committal service will be officiated by Rev. Nina Nichols, pastor, Christ Church United Methodist in Troy at the Forest Park Cemetery in Brunswick following the visitation at the funeral home.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Morris - Stebbins - Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180. Phone: (518) 272-3930.

Edith M. Vinson
TROY - Edith M. Vinson, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Van Rensselaer Manor, surrounded by her family.  Edith was born in Troy to the late Millard and Hazel Coonradt Osgood. She was raised in Troy and was a graduate of Troy High School. Edith lived in Brunswick before moving to Castleton, where she resided for 20 years.  Edith was employed as a nurse's aide for the Ann Lee Home in Colonie for 20 years, retiring in 1982.  She was a member of the Clearview Alliance Church in Schodack, the Home Bureau and the Troy Christian Women's Club.  
Edith also found time to volunteer at the Nassau Senior Center. She was an avid reader; even after becoming blind her family would continue to read to her.  She was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; her grandchildren were very special to her. Edith also loved to sing, especially hymns, and would sing often with her twin brothers.  Edith was predeceased by her husbands, Henry Canam, Clarence Swaney and Daniel Vinson.  She is survived by her children: Edith "Edie" (James) Moore of Schodack, Merl (Linda) Canam of Wynantskill, her grandchildren, James Moore, Jr., Kimberly Davidson, Shaun Moore, Aaron Moore, Michelle Eaton, Brian Canam, Michael Carey, Jennifer Norman and Danielle Longton, 17 great-grandchildren as well as her brother, Harold Osgood of Watervliet.  Besides her husbands, Edith was predeceased by daughter Donna Carey, siblings Howard Osgood, Eileen Sousie, Bud Osgood and granddaughter Becky Carey.  Funeral on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the Riverview Funeral Home, Inc., 218 Second Ave. (corner of 104th Street) Troy, 12180, with Pastor Nick Becker of the Clearview Alliance Church officiating.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the Riverview Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers that contributions in Edith's memory may be made to Clearview Alliance Church, 275 Schodack Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, 12033 or Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 So. Pearl St., PO Box 1999, Albany, 12201.  For online condolences visit www. theriverviewfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Frances Doocey Gettings - THS 1962
BALLSTON SPA – Dorothy Frances Doocey Gettings, 68, died peacefully Friday evening, Jan. 18, 2013, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy with her husband and church family at her side.  Born March 15, 1944, in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Clara Donnelly Doocey. Raised and educated in Troy, Dorothy was a graduate of Troy High School. She resided in Troy for many years before moving to Ballston Spa two years ago.  She was employed as a secretary by the New York State Department of Children's Services for more than 20 years.  She was an active member of the Free Spirit Fellowship Church in Ballston Spa, where she served as church secretary and wrote the Ladies Ministry newsletter. She also made phone calls for the church's emergency phone notifier and prayer chain.  She loved to cook and bake and was very fond of her dogs, Slick and Peaches.  She is the beloved wife of 26 years of Edward J. Gettings; sister of Anne Marie (Robert) Shake of Troy, Elizabeth Doocey of Troy and the late Ellen Doocey Arnold; sister-in-law of Deb (James) Beattie of Grafton; aunt of Jim Beattie of Charlotte, N.C., Jess (Mandy) Beattie of Petersburgh and Jamie (Eric) Rodford of Troy; and great-aunt of Emma and Erica.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, with the Rev. T.A. LaFave of Free Spirit Fellowship Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Memory Gardens in Colonie.  Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Free Spirit Fellowship Church Van Ministry, 1425 W. High St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  A condolence book and directions are available at www.parkerbrosmemorial.com. 

Minahan, Robert J. Sr. – THS 1953
NISKAYUNA "The ultimate goal of living a good life is dying and going to heaven." And so we celebrate the passage of Robert (Bob) J. Minahan Sr., 77, of Niskayuna to eternal life on January 16, 2013. Born February 16, 1935 in Troy, N.Y., the second of eight children, to Michael and Selina Minahan. Graduated from Troy High School '53, HVCC '57 and continued studies at U of Miami and UCLA. Bob applied his many talents in construction management and marketing in a diverse career throughout the United States, always learning and always up for the next adventure. He dedicated 30 years to Clough Harbour & Associates and 13 years to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Los Angeles. At the time of his passing, Bob was part of the Prudential Blake Commercial Realtors family. Bob will be deeply missed by his dear, dedicated, loving and compassionate, wife and companion, Harriet Rothstein Minahan. He was a dedicated father to son, Robert Jr. (Wilaivan Kammoongkun); and daughter, Brigid Mary (Wallace) Hundley; grandfather to Bonnie, Austin and Laurel; great-grandfather to Elijah, Liam and Sadie. Other loving family includes Vicki Braunstein (Will) and children, Sophie and Tessa and the 'pretty girls', Nicole and Sara Scavone. The family guide, Bob's absence will leave an indelible void for siblings: Michael, Marion (Edward) Reamer, Judith (Leo) Mosseau, Thomas (Trudy), Carol (Robert) Stewart, JoAnn (Richard) McCann, and William (Susan). Summer reunions and Bob's whipped cr?me game will never be the same for 27 nieces/nephews, 47 great-nieces/ nephews and five great-great-nieces/nephews. Bob believed when you give, you get, and thus spent much of his life giving. He supported numerous charities saying, "How can you turn them down?" He was always extravagant with raffle tickets and auction bids, quietly gave to families in need, and stuffed his car with toys for kids - just in case. He played Santa at the nursing home every year, and gave of his time and talents to many community organizations. He was a member of the Elks of Colonie; Ancient Order of Hibernians of Schenectady; Rotary of Schenectady East; Watervliet Fish and Game Club; NYS and Forest Rifle & Pistol Clubs; on the Board of Director's of the Boy's and Girl's Club of Schenectady, and a communicant of St. John's Cathedral. Bob was a consummate collector, competitive swimmer, loyal patriot, international traveler and wine connoisseur. Family and friends nominated his Irish Soda Bread as 'award-winning'. Bob stood proud as the first Valley Cats season ticket holder and biggest supporter. Bob and his family wish to extend gratitude to Dr. Thomas Goodman and the compassionate staff of the Joan Nicole Prince Home and Community Hospice of Schenectady, for valiant efforts to provide him a quality life and death. In his perpetual spirit of giving, Bob has donated his body to medical research at Albany Medical College. A celebration of Bob's life will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 816 Union St. Schenectady. Mass will be officiated by Father Richard Carlino. Contributions in Bob's memory may be made to: Joan Nicole Prince Home, PO Box 2122, Scotia, NY 12302; Schenectady Cancer Foundation, 1509 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12309; or Community Hospice of Schenectady. Loving, giving, caring, sharing deeply missed. Hold tight your memories, and have a Guinness!

George E. Schongar
TROY – George E. Schongar, 88, of Troy died peacefully on January 14, 2013 at the Van Rensselaer Manor with his loving family by his side. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Charles and Marguerite Denecker Schongar and the devoted husband of the late Shirley Dooley Schongar who died on July 21, 2002. Mr. Schongar attended Troy High School and the Albany Business College. He was a World War II veteran of the US Army serving with Company A of the 8th Armored Division and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. George retired from the New York State Department of Labor in Albany. He was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church and a member of the Bingo Committee and was a member of the Veterans of Lansingburgh, the Purple Heart Veterans, the Speigle Elders and was a volunteer for the Lansingburgh Independent Baseball League. Survivors include his children, Debra Zaffuts (Gerald) of Troy, Ann Marie Carabis (Ron Williams) of Troy, Susan Alberino (Anthony) of Poestenkill, George “Bud” Schongar Jr. (Kathy) of Troy, David Schongar (Patty) of Kansas and William Schongar (Mary) of Troy, brother, William Schongar of Troy, sister, Rita Cook of Troy, 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. George was predeceased by his brothers, John, Charles, Joseph and Alfred Schongar Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9am from St. Augustine's Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Friends are invited and may call at the Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home 870 Second Avenue (124th & 125th Streets) in Lansingburgh on Friday from 4 to 7 pm. The internment will be in St. John's cemetery in Troy. The family would like to thank the staff at the Van Rensselaer Manor (A-1) for the loving care they gave to George. If desired contributions may be made to the St. Augustine's Church Restoration Fund, 25 115th Street, Troy, NY 12182.

Marcoulis, Antha
TROY Antha Marcoulis, 88, of Troy died peacefully on January 10, 2013 at the Van Rensselaer Manor with her loving family by her side. Born in Troy she was the daughter of the late John Tatakis and Irene Kolothoros Tatakis and the devoted wife of more than 60 years to the late Daniel Marcoulis, who passed on November 3, 2005. Mrs. Marcoulis was a graduate of Troy High School and was retired from the former Garden Way Manufacturing in Troy. She was a devoted member of St. Basil's Greek Orthodox Church in Troy and the Ladies Philoptocos Society. Survivors include her daughter, Joanne Bensi and her husband, Carl of Speigletown; son, Peter Marcoulis of Lansingburgh; sister, Mary Sofologis and her husband, John of Cohoes and her grandchildren, Daniel Marcoulis, Andrea Bensi, Carla Doty (Alex) and Christine Bensi; also survived by her nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m. from St. Basils Greek Orthodox Church in Troy. Friends are invited and may call at the Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home, 870 Second Avenue (124th & 125th Streets) in Lansingburgh on Monday from 4 to 7 p,m. The internment will be in the Gerald BH Solomon National Cemetery in Schuylerville. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Van Rensselaer Manor and the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County for their dedication and kindness extended to Antha during her final days. Those wishing to remember Antha in a special way may make donations to St. Basils Greek Orthodox Church, 909 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.

Kern, Lori J. – THS 1980
SCHENECTADY Lori J. Kern, 50, of Schenectady passed into eternal rest peacefully on January 9, 2013. Lori was born in Troy and was the daughter of the late Francis and Honore Nash Kern Sr. Lori is a graduate of Troy High School class of 1980 and Sage Colleges/JCA. Lori worked as a registered nurse for many years throughout the Capital Region. She enjoyed caring for and giving to others; patients and family. She enjoyed hiking, walking and swimming. She especially enjoyed spending time with her niece and nephews, playing catch, cards and board games. Most of all she enjoyed being with family. Lori left us too soon, but we feel blessed to have had her in our lives. She will be greatly missed and greatly remembered. The family would like to thank the many devoted people who assisted and supported Lori over the years. Lori is survived by her brother, Frank R. Kern Jr. of Troy and her sisters, Cheryl Glenn of Clifton Park and Tracey (Owen) McShane of Loudonville. She was the loving aunt to Francis R. Kern III and Evan and Sarah McShane. The funeral service for Lori will be held on Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. at The Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael The Archangel Church, 175 Williams Road, Troy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3-6 p.m. Interment Elmwood Hill Cemetery.

Lewis, Barbara Ann – THS 1957
COHOES On December 28, 2012, Barbara Ann Lewis of Cohoes, N.Y. passed away at the age of 73. The daughter of Don C. Lewis and Mildred Lewis (nee Shoemaker) of Troy N.Y., she was a 1957 graduate of Troy High School and attended Albany Business College. She most recently served as a residential instructor with Living Resources, an operator of group homes for the disabled. Previous occupations included administrative responsibilities with Norton Company, Mohawk Paper and the New York State Department of Health. An intensely loyal friend, she was a modest, kind, quiet woman who enjoyed reading mystery books, and was a passionate cat owner. Barbara was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard W. Lewis and Robert Lewis. She is survived by two brothers, Donald Lewis of Lillian, Ala. and Gordon William Lewis of Hagerstown, Md., 12 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and nephews.

Ciampolillo, Margaret A. (Fera)
POESTENKILL Margaret A. (Fera) Ciampolillo, age 82, beloved wife of the late Nicholas W. Ciampolillo Sr. died on Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Quinn Fera. She attended Troy schools and was a graduate of Troy High School. She was employed at Cluett Peabody and was a nurse's aide at St. Mary's Hospital, both in Troy. After that employment, she attended Albany Occupational School of Nursing and became an LPN in 1975. She was then employed by St. Mary's Hospital and after that by Dr. Amarana's Office in Troy, retiring in 1992. She had lived in Poestenkill most of her life. Mrs. Ciampolillo was a longtime communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Survivors include her children, Nicholas W. (Rachel) Ciamp-olillo Jr. of Poestenkill, Timothy (Mindy) Ciampolillo of Lexington, Ky., Thomas (Toni) Ciampolillo of Scotia and Holly (John) Dodge of Glenville. She was predeceased by a daughter, Anne E. Ciampolillo. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amanda, Nicholas, Bridget, Christopher, Alexandria, Zachary, Jake and Casey Ciampolillo and Kayla and Alexander Dodge; her great-grandchildren, Mia, Abigail, and Mackenzie Ciamp-olillo and a sister, Angela (the Late Jack) Fish of Troy. She was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine Thorpe and Mary Ann Stewart. She is additionally survived by many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be from Thomas S. Connolly Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Rd., Wynantskill on Thursday, January 10 at 9:15 a.m and at 10:00 a.m. from St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wynantskill, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated by Rev. Anthony Ligato and Rev. John Varno. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions to St. Jude the Apostle Church Memorial Fund, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198 in memory of Margaret would be appreciated.

John T. Murray – THS 1940
RIDGECREST, CA - Troy native John Thomas Murray died peacefully, in Ridgecrest, California, on Friday, December 14, 2012, in the company of his wife Dianne (Beresford), Father James Dowds, Sr., Cecile Therese Beresford, CSJ and close friends. John was born in Troy on April 4, 1920 to Francis A. and Mary M. (Nolan) Murray. He attended Troy schools which included St. Patrick's Elementary School, Catholic Central High School and Troy High School; graduating from Troy High in the Class of 1940. John was a veteran of 
World War II having served in the U.S.Army Coast Artillery from 1942 until 1946. John left Troy in 1946 to attend the Northrop School of Aviation in California where, upon completion of his training, he was certified in the field of Aircraft and Engine Mechanics (A&). John's lifelong interest in aviation had begun in Troy, as a teenager, when he took flying lessons at the Troy Airport. This interest was later furthered when he acquired his own Piper Archer aircraft which he enjoyed flying to many Southern California destinations. John's interest in flying led to an associated travel interest, sailing, which led to his acquisition of a Trimaran sailboat which afforded he and Dianne many enjoyable and adventurous sailing experiences out of San Diego. John's employment at Northrop Aviation Corporation was to lead to a third career interest, Radio, when he was assigned, temporarily, to work on a special project at the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake California, Near Ridgecrest. Upon completion of his temporary assignment, John was offered permanent employment at the Naval Weapons Center. During this period he began working part time spinning records and reporting for local radio station KLOA, Ridgecrest. John loved being on the radio and in 1970 began building his own station KZIQ-FM. Both stations were operated successfully until 1986 when health reasons required their sale. John was faithful to his church and to his God, was for many year a loyal Rotarian, was an avid golfer, enjoyed both Domestic and foreign travel, and walking and running for good health. Surviving John are; Dianne, his loving wife of forty-five years; brothers, Francis, Paul, Donald and James of Troy, New York; sisters, Bernadette (Gettings) and Rosemary (Lattof) of Latham, New York and Joanne (Caron) of Troy, New York and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitations was scheduled at the Holland and Lyons Chapel in Ridgecrest, California on Friday, December 21, from 5-7PM. Funeral services, Mass of Christian Burial, were scheduled to be held at the All Faith Chapel on the Naval Weapons Center base at China Lake, California on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

Essegian, Martha L.
NISKAYUNA Martha L. Bulson Essegian, 90, of Ascot Lane died Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at St. Peter's Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Eagle Mills, she was daughter of the late Ellery Bulson and Flora Campbell Bulson and wife of the late Andring Essegian. She was raised in Eagle Mills and resided many years in Troy prior to moving to East Greenbush in 1975. She attended the one room schoolhouse at Clums Corners and Troy High School. Martha was a machine tool operator for the Watervliet Arsenal for 20 years, part of that time as Rosie the Riveter during World War II. She retired 25 years ago. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed bowling, golfing, volleyball and playing rummy with her friends at Glen Eddy. Survivors include a son, Charles Alger, East Greenbush; a daughter, Lorraine (Richard) Carlson, Peck Lake, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Polly L. Alger, Lowell, N.C. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Paul and Ira Bulson, Lorraine Perkins, Doris Link, Janis Bulson and Lenore Peckham. Funeral service private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Martha L. Essegian to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY 12144 or Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com

Connell, Thomas F. IV - THS 1964
TROY Thomas F. Connell IV, 67, of Troy passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 after a long illness. The eldest son of the late Thomas and Shirley (Davis) Connell, he spent most of his life on Troy's Eastside and attended Sacred Heart School, LaSalle Institute, graduated from Troy High School, attended Siena College and Burlington Community College. Tom made his career as an investigator with Rensselaer County Social Services, where he was active in the union and was elected president of the CSEA Local 1000 in 1987. Tom enjoyed coaching his children in baseball and was heavily involved with Spring Little League and the South Troy Babe Ruth. He was a member of the Emerald Athletic Club, Knights of Columbus Local #176, and Troy 
Elks Club. He is survived by his children, Thomas V. of Wynantskill, Mickey (Michel) of Troy, and Kate (Matt) Entwistle of Litchfield, N.Y.; grandchildren, Caroline, Lucas and John Entwistle; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Thomas) Murley, David and Kevin (Colleen) Connell, all of Troy, Colleen (Lawrence) Smith of Syracuse, Tim (Joan) Connell of Wynantskill, Terry Connell of Troy, as well as, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Grace Entwistle. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Sunday, from 1 - 4 p.m. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Spenard OSA, pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh , officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Thomas F. Connell IV to the Spring Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 921, Troy, NY 12181. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.