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Donald F. Jewett

July 20, 2014

Donald F. Jewett, 95, of Duanesburg, died peacefully at home, early Sunday morning, July 20, 2014 and entered into his eternal home with his Lord and Savior and departed loved ones. Born August 22, 1918, Donald was the son of the late Earl and Ada (Fryer) Jewett. He was a graduate of Draper High School and Cobleskill College. Donald lived his life centered around his love for Jesus, his family...
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Edward S. Gilbert

July 17, 2014

Edward S. Gilbert, 76 of Schenectady and formerly of Kingston passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 17, 2014. Edward was born in Albany; he was the son of J. Archie and Gladys (Spensely) Gilbert. He graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1957. He received his associate's degree in Business from SUNY Cobleskill in 1959. He graduated from SUNY Albany with his Bachelor's...
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Donald F. Moss

February 28, 1934 - July 13, 2014

Donald F. Moss 80, formerly of Grand Pine Drive, Port Richey, Fl. died Sunday July 13th at his daughter's home in Clifton Park. Born and educated in Schenectady, Donald was the son of the late Raymond and Irene (Atkins) Moss. A life long plumber and steamfitter, Donald worked for Local 7 of the Union for numerous years before his retirement. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great...
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Catherine Naomi Hulett Leighton

December 19, 1921 - July 7, 2014

Catherine Naomi Hulett Leighton, 92, of Castleton, NY, formerly of Schenectady, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Castleton. Born in Schenectady, Catherine was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Murphy) Hulett. Catherine was a member of the Disabled American Veterans #88. A writer of children's books, Catherine loved fishing...
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Frieda M. Pierone

February 28, 1926 - July 7, 2014

Frieda M. Pierone, 88, died Monday morning, July 7th at Ellis Hospital due to complications from Parkinson Disease. Born in Troy, Frieda was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Stern) Belott. A graduate of Nott Terrace High School and Mildred Elley Secretarial School in Albany, Frieda worked for the ALCO for 10 years later retiring from the Knolls Atomic Power Labratories after 40 years of...
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John S. Przybylek

November 17, 1938 - July 6, 2014

John S. Przybylek Jr. 75 died Sunday July 6th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, John was the son of the late John and Jennie Przybylek Sr. and a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. A former member of the Army National Guard, John retired from the General Electric Company after many years of service and was also a member of the Rotterdam Volunteer Fire Department District...
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Dominick "Tom" Marra

May 31, 1926 - July 1, 2014

Dominick "Tom" Marra, 88, of Rotterdam passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Born in Schenectady to the late Dominick and Margarita (Mango) Marra, Dominick served in the US Army during World War II. Working in the shipping department at the Watervliet Arsenal for 16 years before his retirement in 1983, Dominick had previously worked in the...
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Salvatore "Sam" Miceli, Jr.

April 3, 1947 - June 30, 2014

Salvatore Sam Miceli Jr, 67, of Delanson passed away Monday June 30, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. Born in Schenectady, NY, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Jean (Buccellato) Miceli Sr. He graduated with a degree in Bio-Chemistry from SUNY Cobleskill and was self employed as a Contractor. Sam was a loyal father and family member. Sam had a love of life that was contagious. He...
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Donald E. Grounds

October 7, 1941 - June 24, 2014

Donald E. Grounds, 72, of Catskill, formerly of Schenectady, passed away on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. Born in Schenectady, Donald was the son of the late John and Margaret (Neth) Grounds. After graduating from Mont Pleasant High School, Donald served as an E5 Petty Officer in the United States Navy from 1959 until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of...
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Raymond C. Gosda

June 19, 2014

Raymond C. Gosda, 96, of Rexford died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Schuyler Ridge Nursing Facility in Clifton Park. Raymond was born on July 4, 1917 in North Andover, MA, the son of the late John and Emily (Anderson) Gosda. A veteran of World War II, Raymond trained war dogs and was sent to the Philippines, Okinawa and Korea where he used the dogs for reconnaissance. He was educated at Hobart...
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Audrey "Ma" Swart

November 4, 1937 - June 11, 2014

Audrey "Ma" (Matthews) Swart, 76, died Wednesday morning June 11th at Ellis Hospital. Born and educated in Schenectady, Audrey was the daughter of the late Orlo "Ike" and Marie LaViolette Hulett. An aide and unit clerk at Ellis Hospital for over 20 years, she was a former school bus driver and school bus driver instructor at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake School for over 14 years. A member of St...
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Paul E. Courtemanche

October 10, 1935 - June 10, 2014

Paul E. Courtemanche, 78, of Schenectady passed away Tuesday June 10, 2014 at his home. Born in Rutland, VT, Paul was the son of the late Lucien and Frances (Allard) Courtemanche. A member of the Naval Reserve from 1953-1958, Paul was a lifelong mechanic retiring from Montgomery Ward in Niskayuna. A former stock car racer, he enjoyed motorcycles, fishing and woodworking, he was also an avid...
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Jean E. Dillenbeck

June 7, 2014

Jean E. Dillenbeck, 90, of Schenectady passed away Saturday at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Ambler and Isabella (Ryan) Rowland. She was a graduate of Draper High School. Jean was a home maker. She was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Rotterdam. Jean was active in the church choir and the church bell choir. She also...
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Sandra Danzig Jewett

January 4, 1938 - June 6, 2014

Sandra Danzig Jewett, passed away on June 6, 2014 at the age of 76. Sandra, a native of Schenectady, New York is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, Reid Jewett, also a native of Schenectady, NY. Also, by her sister Judith Sampson, her brother Robert Danzig and her cousins Patricia Cerone and Donna Mitchell. Her parents were David and Isabell Danzig. Sandra was a professional ballet...
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George W. St. John

June 6, 2014

George W. St. John passed away June 6th 2014 at the age of 91. George was the Son of the late John and Rose St. John and lived in Rotterdam, New York his whole life. In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his brothers, Paul St.John, Raymond St.John and his sister Mary Fagel. George was a life long resident of Rotterdam NY, attended Draper High School in Rotterdam and...
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Sylvia May Chamberlin

November 19, 1924 - June 3, 2014

Sylvia May Chamberlin, 89, of Delanson passed away at home on June 3, 2014. Born in Worwickshire, England, Sylvia was the daughter of the late Albert John and Annie Vera (Brinkworth) Middleton. Sylvia worked as a light tester at Sterling Winthrop in Rensselaer for over 10 years. A member of Christ Church Episcopal in Duanesburg, Sylvia was a member of their Altar Guild, Ladies Guild and...
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Barbara J. Downey

November 7, 1956 - June 2, 2014

Barbara J. Downey, 57, of Colonie passed away on Monday June 2, 2014 at Ellis Hopsital. Born in Albany, Barbara was the daughter of Norma (Slingerland) D'Alfonsi of Absecon, NJ and the late Saturno D'Alfonsi. Barbara was a self employed caterer at her company Everyday Delectables. Besides her mother Norma, Barbara is survived by her son, James T. Downey, Jr. of Albany and two brothers, Bruce...
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Helen S. Smith

October 16, 1929 - May 28, 2014

Helen S. Smith, 84, passed away at her home on Wednesday May 28, 2014. Born in Carlisle, NY, Helen was the daughter of the late Peter and Theresa (Douzyrski) Tylka. A former office manager for Consolidated Waste, Helen had also worked for the Schalmont School District. She was predeceased in 1996 by her husband Leland Smith. Helen is survived by her children, Gary Smith and his wife Susan of...
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Kathleen C. Heron

March 24, 1952 - May 25, 2014

Kathleen Coffey Heron died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on May 25th, 2014. Kathy was born on March 24th, 1952 in Schenectady NY, the daughter of the late great "Big Mike" and Kate Coffey. She is survived by her husband Daniel, son Matthew and Lulana Heron and her greatest joy, Grandson Declan Timothy Heron; Brothers, Michael (Marge) Coffey, and Jim (Sandy) Coffey; Uncle,...
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Mary A. Layton

April 10, 1926 - May 21, 2014

Mary A. Layton, 88, of Cobleskill formerly of Rotterdam died Wednesday May 21, 2014 at her daughter's home. Born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Florence and William Roth, Mary was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for her family's business. Besides her parents, Mary is predeceased in 2009 by her husband of over 60 years, Ralph Layton, as well as her son Ralph Layton. She is survived by her daughters...
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Breanne Hope Robles

January 28, 2014 - May 21, 2014

Breanne Hope Robles, beloved infant daughter of Heather (Kokosa) Robles and Richard Robles, II, of Rotterdam, passed away on Wednesday May 21st, 2014 at Albany Medical Center after a long illness. Breanne was born in Albany. Besides her parents she is survived by her brother, Ricky T. Robles; her grandparents, Richard and Anna Robles of Rotterdam and Paula and Fred Kokosa of Schenectady; aunts...
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George Leslie Bush

May 13, 2014

George Leslie Bush, of Rotterdam, NY, passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 88. The only son of Frank Leslie Bush and Ina Maria Carpenter, He was born in Amsterdam, NY and was a graduate of Wilbur Lynch High School and Hudson Valley Community College. He proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines. His lifelong passion was Ham Radio and was proud to speak with other hams around the...
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Doris Ann Simkins

May 12, 2014

Doris Ann Simkins, 83, of Charlton passed away at the Glendale Home on Monday May 12, 2014. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of Peter and Theresa (Paminger) Linscott. Doris was employed as a Rural Route Carrier for the Post Office for over 10 years. She was previously employed for the Wilson Baseball factory and Hyde Boats. Doris was a member of the Rexford United Methodist Church and...
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Donald James Pepper

May 11, 2014

Donald James Pepper, 55, formerly of Scotia passed away at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of Francis and Mary (Cutter) Pepper. He was employed for many years as a cook at the former Brandywine Diner in Schenectady. Donald is survived by five brothers Joseph Pepper, Francis Pepper, David Pepper, Mike Pepper and Angel Pepper, also two sisters...
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Helen Elizabeth Adriance

May 10, 2014

Helen E. Adriance, 97, Rotterdam passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday May 10, 2014. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Helen Mary (Crowley) Hayes. Helen was a graduate of Draper High School. She was employed for the YWCA in Schenectady as a cafeteria worker. Prior to that, she was employed as hairdresser and for the Federal Bakery, both in...
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Billie B. Belshaw

May 8, 2014

Billie B. Belshaw, 65, of Rotterdam passed away Thursday May 8, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Rotterdam, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Premore) Burke. She was employed by MVP Health Care in Schenectady. Billie is survived by her two sons William McGrath of Rotterdam and Robert McGrath of Rotterdam, two sisters Alice Nichols of Florida, NY and Mary Van...
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Linda L. D'Alessandris

June 26, 1946 - May 8, 2014

Linda L. D'Alessandris, age 67, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on May 8, 2014. Linda was the daughter of Bertha and the late Ralph Francisco. She is survived by her husband of almost 45 years, Donald; her mother, Bertha, and sister, Geraldine Ferraro (Marc). Also mourning her loss are her daughters Gina Faucett (Bob) and Toni Ann Smith (Clarence) and her son, Donald J....
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Amanda Pucci

April 5, 1991 - May 6, 2014

Amanda Pucci, age 23, residing in Chicago, Illinois, originally from Schenectady, NY died May 6, 2014. She was a graduate of Schalmont High School and received her Associates Degree from Schenectady County Community College. She was in the process of finishing her education while living in Chicago. Amanda was a spunky young woman who made the most of every single day. She is survived by her...
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Margaret Peggy Mills

May 1, 2014

Margaret Peggy Mills, 58, of Schenectady passed away Thursday May 1, 2014 at Ellis Hospital after being stricken at home. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mildred (Kergel) Mills. She was a graduate of Linton High School and attended Schenectady County Community College. Peggy was employed as a Clerk for OTB in Schenectady. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel...
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Richard L. Lindstead

April 30, 2014

Richard L. Lindstead, 74, of Porter Corners after losing a courageous battle with cancer went home to the Lord on Wednesday April 30, 2014. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Charles and Genevieve (Smith) Lindstead. Richard is survived by his wife Toni (Oney)Lindstead, two sons Dean Lindstead (Lisa) of Virginia Beach, Dale Lindstead of Lusby, MD, one daughter Katie Grazier ( Ken) of...
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Phillip B. Lennox

July 23, 1935 - April 27, 2014

Phillip B. Lennox, 78, of Delanson passed away at home on Sunday April 27, 2014. Born in Gouverneur, NY, Phillip was the son of the late Benjamin and Marion (Young) Lennox. A veteran of both the US Army and Air Force, Phil worked as supervisor in the collection department at the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation for 10 years and was a former general manager at Devonshire...
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Helen S. Krygowski

January 20, 1915 - April 27, 2014

"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather our loved ones shining down to let us know they are happy and safe." Eskimo proverb The heavens gained another star with the passing of Helen Dziewit Krygowski of Rexford, NY on Sunday, April 27, at age 99. Born in Avoca, PA on January 20, 1915 to Anthoni and Julia Kuna Dziewit, Helen then grew up on the family farm in Perth, NY. She worked in the...
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Edward W. Van Patten

December 15, 1934 - April 24, 2014

Edward W. Van Patten died Thursday, April 24th at Ellis Hospital. Born in Glenville, Edward was the son of the late Raymond and Johanna (Hale) Van Patten. The owner of Eddie's Body Shop in Glenville for over 40 years, Edward was an Army veteran. Predeceased in 2011 by his wife of 42 years Cheryl K. (Pohl) Van Patten and a grandchild Fox Turchick, Edward is survived by his children, Krista...
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Elizabeth S. Caravella

October 11, 1920 - April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Stephanie Kochman Caravella, daughter of the late Albert and Harriet Kochman, passed away peacefully at home in Scotia after 93 full years of life. She leaves her sisters Mary Van Heusen, Cecelia Kosiba and Stella Boris to rejoin her husband, parents and sisters Ann Szymczak and Nell Cetnar. She is survived by her sons Joseph and David, the daughter she never had Christa Bosley (and ...
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Doris A. Revell

August 29, 1923 - April 23, 2014

Doris A. Revell, 90, of Glenville passed away at home on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Born in Syracuse, Doris was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Feckete) Pickney. Doris was a secretary at General Electric for 9 years, later working in the same capacity for Trustco Bank. Predeceased by her husband William L. Revell in 2010, Doris is survived by her son, Arthur P. Revell of Glenville. ...
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Lawrence E. Holcomb

September 23, 1965 - April 21, 2014

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) E. Holcomb, 48, a native of Schenectady, NY, died on Monday, April 21st. Dr. Holcomb was born on September 23, 1965 to Kingston and Belinda Holcomb. He was predeceased by his father and mother, who died in 1998 and 2006 respectively. He was a long time resident of Lynn, Massachusetts. Larry graduated from Linton High School in 1983, earned a B.S. from Gordon College (Wenham...
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Paul C. Borra

April 30, 1929 - April 18, 2014

Paul C. Borra, 84, died early Friday morning April 18th at home surrounded by family. Born in Brewster, NY, Paul was the son of the late Louis and Antoinette Borra. A New York State Trooper for over 25 years, Paul had later worked in security at Union College. An Army veteran, Paul was a huge hockey fan and former Chief and volunteer at the Schonowe Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by...
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Audrey L. Meizinger

September 29, 1939 - April 17, 2014

Audrey L. Meizinger, 74, of Rotterdam passed away at home surrounded by her family on Thursday April 17, 2014. Born in Teneck, NJ, Audrey was the daughter of the late Walter Otto and Lydia (Munk) Dietel.Audrey owned Golden Eagle Antiques in New Lebanon, NY for many years. She enjoyed knitting, painting, baking and sewing. Predeceased in 1983 by her husband Matthew Joseph Meizinger, Audrey is...
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Theresa Rose Moran

April 15, 2014

Theresa R. (Morrette) (Nicolella) Moran (aka Nonny and Grandma Theresa ), 98 years young, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn. A resident of both Rotterdam and Scotia, Theresa retired from the General Electric Co. after over 30 years of service and later cleaned homes and offices until she was 81. She said the key to a long and healthy life was hard work. She was a...
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Margaret M. Della Rocco

March 31, 2014

Margaret M. Della Rocco, 55, of Berne passed away on Monday March 31, 2014 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Albany, Margaret was one of ten children and the daughter of Elizabeth (Shellenback) and the late Dr. Thomas Riedy. After attending the Vincentian Institute and receiving her forestry degree from Paul Smith's College, Margaret went to work for Albany County, first working in Soil & Water...
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Ernest J. Neverman

March 29, 2014

Ernest J. Neverman, 86, of Guilderland passed away at home on March 29, 2014. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Samuel and Minnie (Nichols) Neverman. He served in the Army in World War 2. Robert was employed as a mechanic for Burbank Motors in Schenectady. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Robert was predeceased by his wife Marion R.( Zemken) Neverman, one son Clarence...
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Leah Rose Leonard

February 5, 1939 - March 23, 2014

Leah Rose Leonard, 75, passed peacefully on March 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. Born on February 5, 1939 to James and Lucy Molloy, the youngest of 9, Leah grew up in Bellevue and raised her family in Rotterdam. A devoted wife and mother, Leah is survived by William E. Leonard, her husband and the love of her life for 60 years, her...
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Elaine Patricia Richards

November 17, 1931 - March 23, 2014

Elaine Patricia Richards, 82, died Sunday March 23rd, 2014 at Ellis Hospital after a long illness. Born in Schenectady, Elaine was the daughter of the late George and Karolina (Skokan) Blessing. A teacher for over 30 years in both the Galway and Scotia-Glenville School Districts, Elaine was a graduate of Draper High School, received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from NYS College for...
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Edward P. Carroll

March 17, 1955 - March 22, 2014

Edward P. Carroll, 59, of Tarpon Springs, FL, and formerly of Silver Spring, MD and Altamont, NY, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014. A native son of Rotterdam, NY, Ed lived his life outdoors, working and playing, and living life to the fullest. Many of us know him as an avid fisherman, competing in the Bass Master Tour, guiding fishing trips, or just jumping in his bass boat on a brisk,...
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Margaret Ruth McCabe

May 31, 1914 - March 21, 2014

Margaret Ruth McCabe 99 formerly of Scotia and Boyton Beach, FL died Friday March 21st at her home in Schenectady. Born and educated in Schenectady, Margaret was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Cox) McDermott. A retiree of the General Electric Company after 10 years of service, Margaret also had worked for Dr Defoe and Dr. Stamp for several years. A communicant of both St John the...
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Arthur C. "Mr. Done" Viscusi, Sr.

December 29, 1923 - March 20, 2014

Arthur C. Viscusi, Sr. (Mr. Done), 90, died Thursday March 20th, 2014 at Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centre in Schenectady. Born December 29, 1923 in Schenectady, Arthur was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Rispoli) Viscusi and a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. A lifetime resident of Schenectady, Arthur operated many coffee shops on Broadway in the Bellevue section of the...
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Zora Mae Henry

October 2, 1937 - March 19, 2014

Zora Mae Henry, 76, died Wednesday morning March 19th at Ellis Hospital. Born in Richmondville, Mae was the daughter of the late Ralph and Goldie (Morrell) Parslow. A homemaker, Mae was devoted to her family and loved singing, country rides and animals. Predeceased in 1999 by her husband of 19 years Clinton Henry Sr. She is survived by her children, Marion Little of Ft. Edward, Juanita Diianne...
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Albert Simkins

March 14, 2014

Albert Simkins, 84, of Charlton passed away Friday March 14, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Albert and Harriett (Peters) Simkins. He served in the US Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. Albert was employed for 40 years as a Mechanic at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville. He was a member of the Rexford United Methodist...
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Elmer R. Woodbeck

March 14, 2014

Elmer R. Woodbeck, 84, passed away on Friday March 14, 2014 at home after a short illness. Elmer was the son of the late Elmer and Ethel (Blanchard) Woodbeck. Elmer was a driver all of his life. He loved horses and flirting. Elmer is survived by his children Howard, Bonnie, Maggie, Michael, Dorothy, Tammy, Jeff and Brian, two sisters Charlotte and Frances along with several grandchildren, great...
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Phillip J. Marzocco

January 22, 1945 - March 12, 2014

Phillip J. Marzocco, 69, died Wednesday evening March 12th at Ellis Hospital. Born and educated in Seaford, Long Island, Phillip was the son of the late Salvatore and Dorothy (Bishop) Marzocco. A master plumber, Phillip was the owner of Barry Collins Plumbing and Heating until his retirement in 2008.A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of the VFW in Long Island and enjoyed boating, fishing and...
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Mary C. Gallo

December 28, 1922 - March 5, 2014

Mary C. Gallo, 91, passed away peacefully March 5th, 2014 at Glens Falls Hospital. Born in Troy, NY, Mary was the daughter of the late Stephano and Maria (Martone) Parillo and was also predeceased by her brother Sylvio. A beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Mary was a homemaker and volunteered at St. Mary's School for several years. She is survived by her son Peter and his wife Mary and their...
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Matthew C. Marchione

November 14, 1926 - March 2, 2014

Matthew Carl Marchione, 87, died peacefully March 2 at Hospice Austin's Christopher House in Austin, TX. A longtime resident of Rotterdam, he moved to Austin in 2012 to be near his daughter and family who cared for him in his final years of Alzheimer's disease. A man known for his kind manner and wonderful sense of humor, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine; his daughter, Mollie...
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Bernice J. Cole

February 28, 2014

Bernice J. Cole, 71, passed away following a long illness on Friday February 28, 2014 at home in Seattle, WA. Born in Schenectady, Bernice was the daughter of the late Clifford and Sally (Rockenstire) Nelson. A homemaker, Bernice enjoyed singing. Besides her parents, Bernice is predeceased by one daughter, Jean Pierce and 2 sisters, Ida Mae Figler and Melvina Borst. She is survived by her 3...
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Elissa Oby Coons

August 7, 1917 - February 28, 2014

Elissa Oby Coons, 96, of Princetown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on February 28, 2014. She was born August 7, 1917 in Maple Lake, MN. Her family moved to NY in 1927. Elissa loved children and at a young age aspired to be a teacher. She enjoyed caring for others and had a passion for music. She, and her sister, Ione, sang on a local radio station and were invited...
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John A. Livingston

July 15, 1938 - February 25, 2014

John Livingston, 75, died at St. Peter's Hospital on February 25, 2014, after a long bout with cancer. He was the son of Alfred and Benita Livingston. John was born July 15, 1938 and has been a lifelong resident of Schenectady. He attended Pine Grove and Draper High School. He was president of the audio-visual club at Draper and showed movies in different classrooms and the auditorium. In the 60...
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Eleanor R. Mereness

August 2, 1927 - February 22, 2014

Eleanor R. Mereness, 86, formerly of Fayette Drive died Saturday February 22nd at Elant at Fishkill. Born and educated in Rotterdam, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Harold and Mabel (Loeber) Van Allen. A graduate of Draper High School, Eleanor was a former secretary for the General Electric Company and later had worked for the classified department for the Gazette Newspapers for over 9...
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Lita R. Pasquariello

July 25, 1914 - February 20, 2014

Lita R. Pasquariello, 99, of Rotterdam passed away Thursday February 20, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. She was born on July 25, 1914 and was the daughter of the late Dominic and Jennie (Rea) Cocozzoli. Lita was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Rotterdam. Lita was predeceased by her husband Stephen F. Pasquariello whom she married on June 12, 1937,...
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Pauline J. Bock

August 21, 1928 - February 12, 2014

Pauline J. Bock, 85, passed away on February 12, 2014 at her home in Rotterdam. Born in Moira, NY, Pauline was the daughter of the late John and Ruby (White) Curran. A graduate of Moira High School and Plattsburgh State University, Pauline worked as a line worker at Campbell Plastics, previously working in the office at the Central Credit Bureau in Schenectady. A former member of St. Paul the...
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Pierina Mary Bond

February 7, 2014

Pierina Mary Bond, 90, of Guilderland passed away Friday February 7, 2014 at the Capital Living and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Franchesca Gabriele. Pierina was employed as a secretary for the Allstate Insurance Company. She attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Rotterdam. Pierina is predeceased by her husbands...
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Eleanor R. Bronk

March 4, 1933 - February 5, 2014

Eleanor R. Bronk, 80, of Scotia formerly of Gloversville passed away at home on February 5, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Gloversville, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Johnson) Flansburg. Eleanor was born and raised in Gloversville and moved to Scotia 7 years ago to be with her beloved family. She was a homemaker. Eleanor was a member of the North Main Street...
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Bernardi "Ben" Gabriele

November 20, 1929 - February 4, 2014

Bernardi (Ben) Gabriele, 84, entered into eternal life peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was the son of the late Felice and Poalina Gabriele. He is survived by his younger brother Vincent (Louise) Gabriele, their daughter Paulette and predeceased by his nephew Vinnie. He graduated from Mont Pleasant High School, attended Siena College and...
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Edward J. Jess

December 14, 1928 - January 28, 2014

Edward J. Jess, 85, died January 28th, 2014 at his home in Rotterdam surrounded by his family. Born and educated in Rotterdam, Edward was the son of the late Edward and Edna (Lasher) Jess. Edward started work at the Navy Depot and later worked for the General Electric Gas Turbine Department where he started as a plumber's helper and retired as a manager in 1986. After retiring, his expertise in...
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Huldah "Holly" D. Shafer

April 11, 1932 - January 28, 2014

Huldah "Holly" D. Shafer, 81, formerly of Glenville died on Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014 at Capstone Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Amsterdam. Born in Roxbury, NY, Holly was the daughter of the late Fred and Theresa (Mickle) Yearry. Holly was self employed for many years operating her cleaning service, Holly Enterprises. A member of the former St. Thomas Church, Holly was a...
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Paul Anthony Miller

April 10, 1956 - January 22, 2014

Paul Anthony Miller, 57, passed away after a courageous battle with amyloidosis on Wednesday evening January 22nd at Ellis Hospital. Born in Manhattan, Paul was the son of the Late George and Margaret (West) Miller Van Alstyne. A graduate of Ichabod Crane High School and SUNY Cobleskill, Paul worked for Air Products in Glenmont for over 25 years. A member of the Harley Owners Group and the NRA,...
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Nick F. LaMarca

July 19, 1929 - January 21, 2014

Sadly, Nick F. LaMarca passed away on January 21, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Born in 1929 to Paul and Lucia LaMarca, he was a lifelong resident of Rotterdam. Nick attended Draper School where he was a standout athlete excelling in basketball. His talent earned him many accolades, the highlight of which was his record-setting scoring of 208 points in his Senior year. He earned an...
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Sue C. Welch

September 15, 1946 - January 20, 2014

Sue Welch 67 of Scotia died on Monday January 20th at Ellis Hospital after a long illness. Born in Ballston Spa, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Thelma (Robinson) Welch and was also predeceased by her brother Mark. Sue was graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School and of the State University of New York at Albany, where she received her bachelors and graduate degrees. A long...
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Margaret Bloom

November 7, 1930 - January 19, 2014

Margaret Bloom, 83, died peacefully Sunday January 19th at Ellis Hospital. The family would like to thank both the nursing and hospice staff. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Annie (Buchanan) Graham and a graduate of Draper High School. Margaret was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables, her roses were gorgeous and her snap peas were the sweetest in...
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Peter Scambler

September 15, 1925 - January 18, 2014

Peter Scambler, 88, died peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Saturday January 18, 2014. Born in Schenectady, Peter was the son of the late Joseph Manfredi and the late Maria (Lombardi) Stellato. A World War II Navy veteran, Peter worked for the General Electric Company until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, and the...
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Christopher Neil Morrett

August 26, 1965 - January 18, 2014

Christopher Neil Morrett 48 passed away suddenly Saturday morning January 18th at Ellis Hospital. Born in Niskayuna, Chris was the son of Donald Morrett of Schenectady and the late Marion (Borst) Morrett. A graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, Chris was the owner of Morrett Custom Signs for over 20 years. Chris had worked for Charles McCabe who was a mentor, teacher and friend to Chris. He...
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Sally V. McDonald

February 13, 1922 - January 17, 2014

Sarah "Sally" V. McDonald, 91, died January 17th at Ellis hospital after a long illness surrounded by her loving family. Her sweet gentle spirit was felt by everyone whose life she touched. Always loving and dedicated to her family, she will be missed greatly. Born in North Albany, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Dunn) Whelan. A graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, Sally...
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Dorothy E. Pace

March 8, 1924 - January 15, 2014

Dorothy E. Pace, 89, of Schenectady passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schoharie County, Dorothy is the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Merwin) Bonney. Dorothy was employed as a sales associate at Loblaws in Schenectady for over 21 years. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Salvatore Pace and her sons Raymond and Jerry Armstrong both of...
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Lily M. Bombeck

April 28, 1922 - January 13, 2014

Lily M. Bombeck, 91, died Monday morning January 13th at her home in Rotterdam. Born in Kirkville, NY, Lily was the daughter of the late Rev. Clarence and Lily (Hoag) Humiston. A graduate of Waverly High School, Lily worked for Sunnyview Hospital and Silverhaven Nursing Home as a Nurse's Aid. An avid flower gardener, she was a member of the Carman Road Allaince Church. Predeceased in 1999 by her...
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Dorothy Hawkey

January 11, 2014

Dorothy Hawkey, 91, of Schenectady passed away Saturday January 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late James and Helen (Gorecka) Carmichael. Dorothy was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and Mildred Ellie Business School. She was a homemaker. Dorothy was a great Mother and Nana. She devoted her entire...
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Lawrence L. (Larry) McSwain

February 23, 1942 - January 9, 2014

Larry L. Mc Swain, 71, died January 9, 2014 at Capital Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Schenectady, Larry was a graduate of Linton High School, the post graduate printing program and Royal Barber School. Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years Barbara (Speanburg) McSwain, his cherished son David L. McSwain of Rotterdam, his beloved mother Marjorie (Goodfellow) McSwain of...
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Daniel Surin

January 4, 2014

Daniel Surin, 92, of Duanesburg passed away at home on January 4, 2014. Born in Pattersonville, NY, he was the son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Mocko) Surin. Daniel is predeceased by his longtime companion Helen, as well as five brothers- John Surin, Paul Surin, Samuel Surin, Martin Surin and George Surin and one sister Elizabeth Shafer. He is survived by three nieces Mary Ann Petricca,...
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Michael U. Guerra

February 7, 1931 - January 2, 2014

Michael U. Guerra 82 died Thursday morning January 2 at home in Rotterdam. Born and educated in Schenectady, Michael was the son of the Late Umbert and Mary (Vacca) Guerra. Michael was a 1949 graduate of Nott Terrace high School and received his bachelor's degree in Sociology in 1963 from Siena College. A Navy veteran, Michael was a former Pharmaceutical Representative for Park Davis and Company...
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Jean A. Angelides

December 6, 1953 - December 31, 2013

Jean A. Angelides 60 died Tuesday morning December 31st at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. Born in Colonie, NY, Jean was the daughter of the late John and Francis (Herath) Faulkner and was a graduate of Colonie Central School. For the past 19 years Jean has worked for the Schenectady City School District at Lincoln Elementary School as a Para Professional. Jean is survived by her beloved...
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Richard J. Hughes

October 3, 1955 - December 29, 2013

Richard J. Hughes 58 died peacefully at his home on Sunday morning December 29th. Born in Schenectady, Richard was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Ettore) Hughes and was a graduate of Linton High School. Richard attended Maple Ridge Center, enjoyed the TV show Dallas and WWE Wrestling, he loved to bowl and the American Flag. He was a collector of pencils for all areas, had a great memory...
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Paul M. Pintavalle

July 5, 1951 - December 26, 2013

Paul M. Pintavalle, 62, of Manhattan passed away Thursday December 26, 2013 at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Born in Schenectady, Paul was the son of Michael G. Pintavalle of Las Vegas, NV and the late Yvonne (Marhafer) Pintavalle. After graduating from Mont Pleasant High School, Paul attended Colonna Beauty School in Albany and Vidal Sassoon in London. Paul was formerly a hair stylist...
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John Mineconzo

December 19, 2013

John A. Mineconzo, 92, of Schenectady passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at his home. Born in Lyndhurst, NJ, he was the son of the late Cataldo and Mary (Tarnaldi) Mineconzo. He served in the Army in WW2 in General Patton's Third Army in France and Germany. John was employed in construction for Local Union #12 retiring in 1980. He loved hunting and fishing. John loved his camp in the...
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Michael Wheeler

February 6, 1963 - December 11, 2013

Michael Wheeler, 50, died Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, CT, Michael was the son of Arthur Wheeler of New Hampshire and the late Harriet (Dargie) Kenyon. Michael loved the outdoors, was an excellent carpenter and builder, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was also a member of the Rotterdam Volunteer Fire Department. Besides his father, Michael is survived by...
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Albert DiDonna

January 3, 1926 - December 11, 2013

Albert DiDonna, 87, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Capital Living and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, Albert was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Adiolla) DiDonna. A WWII Navy veteran, Albert retired from Schalmont Central Schools after many years of service. Albert was predeceased in 2008 by his wife Jean (Ostrander) DiDonna. He is survived by his children,...
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Beverly Ann Huber

November 7, 1931 - December 7, 2013

Beverly Ann Huber, 82, died Saturday morning December 7, 2013 at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia. Born in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Krummenauer) Hill. A graduate of Colt High School and Ellis Hospital School of Nursing, Beverly helped establish the Radio Isotope Medical Program at Ellis Hospital. She worked as a registered nurse...
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Robert A. Larsen

December 8, 1925 - December 3, 2013

Robert A. Larsen, 87, of Rotterdam, passed away Tuesday evening, December 3, at Ellis Hospital. Born in Binghamton, NY, Robert was the son of the late Herbert Larsen and Sylvia (Rury) Price. A United States Navy veteran, Robert served on the LST 597 in World War II. After serving his country, he worked as an insurance adjuster for Aetna Insurance in Schenectady for 40 years prior to his...
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Elijah James Stanford

February 16, 2003 - December 1, 2013

Elijah James Stanford, 10 years old, passed away due to complications from asthma on December 1, 2013. Born in Niskayuna, Elijah was the beloved son of Bernice Cottone and Clarence Stanford, Jr. He was a 5th grade student at Keane Elementary School. Elijah found great joy in fishing, electronics and he loved doing back flips. He had a heart of gold and would light up any room. Besides his parents...
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Rosemary Samborin

November 27, 2013

Rosemary Samborin, 78, of Rotterdam passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in West Albany, NY she was the daughter of the late James V. and Anna (Zanella) Faragon. She was employed for 26 years as a personal secretary at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Rosemary enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Lucky Strikers. She...
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Beverly A. Hesler

July 27, 1925 - November 26, 2013

Beverly A. Hesler, 88, died Tuesday afternoon, November 26th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, Beverly was the daughter of the late Leon and Bertha (Margison) Willsey and a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. A member of the Rotterdam United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Beverly was a former Sunday school teacher at Albany Street Methodist Church. Active...
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Pearl J. Armstrong

November 25, 1947 - November 24, 2013

Pearl J. Armstrong 65 died Sunday morning November 24th at Ellis hospital. Born and educated in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Mildred (Woodcock) Bourst. A devote grandmother, Pearl cherish her grandchildren and also enjoyed her trips to the casino's. Pearl is predeceased by her brother, Bob Bourst and sister Joan Palluti. She is survived by her daughters Bridget...
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Leona M. Seyboth

November 24, 2013

Leona M. Seyboth, 79, of Rotterdam passed away on Sunday November 24, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schenectady, Leona was the daughter of the late Addison and Elizabeth (Spencer) Tice. A former member of Rotterdam United Methodist Church, Leona enjoyed bingo and trips to the casino with her best friends Lucy and Rose. While a homemaker, Leona ran a daycare and was a Schenectady County foster...
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Nancy A. Nardini

March 25, 1919 - November 23, 2013

Nancy A. Nardini, 94, of Rotterdam, passed away on Saturday November 23, 2013 at the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehab Center after a brief illness. Born in Fonda, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Zannitto) D'Alessandris. A homemaker, Nancy was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the St Gabriel's...
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Marian R. McGrath

April 7, 1923 - November 23, 2013

Peacefully in the early morning; November 23, 2013, Marian entered into the gates of the eternal. Born April 7, 1923 in Boise, Idaho to Harold and Ruth Lewis, Marian was a long time resident of Schenectady and a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. Upon graduation Marian embarked on a career in accounting in the auto industry. She was employed by Franklin-Samler on Crane Street in Schenectady...
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Evelyn A. Kahkejian

April 28, 1921 - November 23, 2013

Evelyn A. Kahkejian 92 died Saturday morning November 23rd at Capital Living Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady. Born in Ravena, Evelyn was the daughter of the late John and Assunta (Molella) DeMarco. A homemaker, Evelyn was a fantastic cook and financier who loved being outdoors and in her garden. A member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, she was predeceased in December of 2012 by...
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Elvira A. Dorazio

November 21, 2013

Elvira A. Dorazio, 87, of Rotterdam passed away on Thursday November 21, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady she was the daughter of the late Biagio and Lucia (DiStasio) Mongillo. She was a graduate of Draper Schools. Elvira was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Schenectady. Elvira is predeceased by two sisters Ida Dominelli and Eleanor...
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James M. Malone, Jr.

November 18, 2013

James M. Malone Jr., 84, of Schenectady, passed away at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Born in Chicago, IL, James was the son of the late James and Daisy Mae (Troten) Malone. A veteran of the United States Army, James later went on to earn his Doctorate degree from RPI, later working as a computer programmer for United Steel in Chicago. Some of James' favorite things included reading...
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Gregory P. Leonard

March 3, 1945 - November 17, 2013

Gregory P. Leonard, 68, of Rotterdam passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday November 17, 2013 at Glendale Nursing Home. Born in Niskayuna, Gregory was the son of the late Raymond and Gladys (Roberts) Leonard. Working for many years as manager at Town and Country Carwash in Latham, Gregory enjoyed camping, hunting, golf, and long driving trips. He was the family handyman, always...
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Marion A. Antalek

August 16, 1918 - November 13, 2013

Marion A. Antalek of Our Lady of Mercy Life Center past away with her beloved niece Chris at her side on Wednesday November 13, 2013. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Kovaric. A former connector at the General Electric Company, Marion had attended Draper Schools. Predeceased in 1986 by her loving husband of 45 years Ernest A. Antalek, Marion was also...
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Emma R. Knack

November 10, 2013

Emma R. Knack, 97, formerly of Princetown passed away on Sunday November 10, 2013 at the Kingsway Arms Nursing Home in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of Allan and Emma (Morhoff) Reinhart. She attended and graduated from Draper Schools. Emma also attended the GE secretarial school and worked at GE until she got married. She was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church in...
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Olive M. Miller

November 9, 2013

Olive M. Miller, 84, of Glenville passed away peacefully on Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia. She was born in Schenectady and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Olive (Snyder) Grigoleit. Olive was a homemaker. She enjoyed tap dancing and performed at Proctor's Theatre and area nursing homes. Olive is predeceased by her husband Robert L....
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Edna F. Kehoe

July 20, 1915 - November 6, 2013

A very loving lady passed peacefully from life's activities when Edna Lee Kehoe was called to the Lord on November 6, 2013. Mrs. Kehoe, 98, was born on July 20, 1915 in the town of Knox in Albany County. She was the daughter of Theodore and Florence (Stevens) Lee. Her father "Ted" Lee served with the US 3rd Calvary, stationed at the Mexican border. He died when Edna was 3 years old. She spent her...
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Raydene L. Ordon

January 12, 1950 - November 4, 2013

Raydene L. Ordon 63 died Monday afternoon November 4th at Albany Medical Center. Born and educated in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Miller) Priddle. A foster parent of 189 children for the city of Schenectady, Raydene worked for the Schenectady School District as a teacher's aide as well as ran her own private daycare. A member of St Anthony's Church, she was...
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