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Elizabeth Burr Abetti

November 4, 1928 - October 19, 2014

Elizabeth Burr Abetti left us forever on October 19, 2014 at Ellis Hospital after a very brief illness. Born Elizabeth Burr Nelson in Durham, NC on November 4, 1928, she grew up there and in Cambridge, MA where she married her husband Professor Pier A. Abetti of RPI on June 11, 1948. She led a very full life, traveling in 49 countries and living in 12 with her husband. She was devoted to her two...
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Stella Jankowski

November 22, 1911 - October 18, 2014

Stella (Stefania Godlewska) Jankowski passed away on Saturday October 18, 2014 at the age of 102. Born in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Szczepan and Josefa Godlewski. Predeceased in 1992 by her husband Victor W. Jankowski, Stella was also predeceased by her son Stephen J. Jankowski in 1992 as well as four brothers and a sister. Stella is survived by her sons Victor M. Jankowski (Jean...
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Marian E. Kroll

October 16, 1925 - October 14, 2014

Marian E. Kroll, 88, died Tuesday morning, October 14th at her home in Rotterdam. Born and educated in Rotterdam, Marian was the daughter of the late Andrew and Leah (Smith) Dodge. A former bookkeeper and office manager for Jaf Motors, Marian was the wife of the late Kenneth Kroll. She is survived by her nephew and caregiver Salvatore Sidoti and his children Mia and Elias Sidoti, a...
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Bernice Bradt

April 5, 1923 - October 12, 2014

Bernice Bradt, 91, of Rotterdam passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation in Scotia. Born in Delanson, NY, Bernice was the daughter of the late Ira and Inez (Dare) Auchampaugh. A graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, Bernice later worked as a cashier at Saveway Grocery and P&C Market for 34 years. Bernice was a member of Carman United...
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John A. Fisler

December 9, 1954 - October 11, 2014

John A. Fisler, 59, passed away Saturday October 11th at Ellis Hospital after a long illness. Born in Schenectady, John was the son of the late John and Jean (Moore) Fisler Jr. and a 1972 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. A former employee of the General Electric Company, John was a former co-captain of his Mont Pleasant Wrestling Team and an avid Stock Car Racing Fan and a fixture at Fonda...
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Theresa "Terry" Madden

October 8, 2014

Theresa M. (Morinelli) Madden, born February 2, 1936, in Schenectady, New York to Edith (DiMeo) and Louis Morinelli gently passed away on Wednesday, October 8, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. With Patrick "Pat", her high school sweetheart and husband of 57 years, she lived in Rotterdam and raised two daughters – Kathy and Karen. Terry is survived by her husband,...
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Marilyn A. O'Connell

July 15, 1939 - October 5, 2014

Marilyn A. O'Connell, 75, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Born and educated in Schenectady, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Anthony and Marie (Sacco) Fallone. A 1957 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, Marilyn worked as an administrative assistant for the New State Department of Military and Naval Affairs for over 29 years before her...
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Michael J. Dunn

January 6, 1943 - September 29, 2014

Michael J. Dunn, 71, of Rotterdam passed away early Monday, September 29, 2014 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Troy, NY, Michael was the son of the late Thomas and Virginia (Durnin) Dunn. Michael honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a winder at the General Electric Company for many years. Michael was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting. Michael was...
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Sarah Jane Dziamba

July 1, 1912 - September 28, 2014

Sarah Jane Dziamba, 102, passed away on Sunday September 28, 2014 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home. She was born on July 1, 1912, the daughter of the late Eugene and Hattie McMillan Bond. She worked for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for 37 years, retiring in 1972. Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Peter Dziamba, as well as her brothers, Ray Bond, Willard Bond, Richard Bond,...
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Anne M. Lamp

September 26, 2014

Anne M. Lamp, 79, of Troy, formerly of Rotterdam, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Greensboro, MD, Anne was the daughter of the late Wallace and Mary (Kemp) Propper. Educated at Mont Pleasant School in Schenectady, Anne was a homemaker and former member of the Second Reformed Church of Rotterdam. Anne was predeceased...
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Linda F. Adams

September 25, 2014

Linda F. Adams, 70, of Rotterdam passed away Thursday September 25, 2014 at home. Funeral Services will be Tuesday 11am at the Bond Funeral Home Broadway and Guilderland Avenue Schenectady. A Calling hour will be 10-11am prior to the service at the funeral home. Internment will be in Viewland Cemetery in Rotterdam.
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Helen H. Duglin

October 24, 1939 - September 22, 2014

Helen H. Duglin, 74, died Monday morning September 22, 2014 at her home in Rotterdam. Born and educated in Middleburgh, NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Mayer. A bookkeeper for more then 44 years for Uptown-Savemore Beverage in Rotterdam, Helen was a former member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. An avid bowler, she bowled at Towne Bowling Alley for over 45 years. Helen...
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Marilyn Dillenbeck Harrigan

March 20, 1932 - September 21, 2014

Marilyn Dillenbeck Harrigan, 82, of Albany, formerly of Schenectady, passed away early Sunday morning, September 21, 2014 at Capitol Living Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady. A lifelong resident of the area, Marilyn was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Hallman) Dillenbeck. Marilyn was a 1950 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. She worked for several years in the...
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Faye R. Gabriele

May 26, 1918 - September 19, 2014

Faye R. Gabriele, 96, of Schenectady, formerly of Rotterdam, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home. Born in Schenectady, Faye was the daughter of the late Angelo and Philomenia (Nappi) Napolitana. A homemaker, Faye was a former sales clerk at The Barney Company. Faye was a former member of St. Anthony's Church and the Church of the Immaculate...
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Ruth G. Hughes

November 25, 1916 - September 19, 2014

Ruth G. Hughes, 97, of Guilderland Center, formerly of Rotterdam, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Hartford, CT, Ruth was the daughter of the late Conrad and Anna (Folke) Grob. Ruth worked as a secretary for many years at the General Electric Company and Key Bank. A member of Bellevue Reformed Church, Ruth was also an active volunteer with the American Red...
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Wayne Alan Johnson

September 18, 2014

Wayne Alan Johnson, 72, of Dade City, Florida formerly of Schenectady passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at home in Florida. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Melville and Elizabeth (Middleton) Johnson. Wayne was employed as a machinist for the General Electric Company in Schenectady until his retirement. Wayne is survived by his wife Lurinda Johnson, three children -Wayne...
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Janet Ellen Luce

August 2, 1959 - September 18, 2014

Janet Ellen Luce, 55, of Rotterdam, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her family after a long battle with brain cancer. Janet was born in Rotterdam, the daughter of the late Michael and Donna (Dunn) Masterpolo. Janet graduated from Mohonasen High School. A homemaker, Janet also worked at Hillside Elementary School in the Niskayuna School District...
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Clifford R. Gray

January 21, 1929 - September 18, 2014

Clifford R. Gray, 85, of Bonita Springs, FL and Clifton Park passed away Thursday September 18th, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in New York City, Clifford was the son of the late James and Olive (Bourne) Gray. A prominent business owner in the Capital District area, Clifford was president and owner of Clifford R. Gray, Inc. for the past 56 years. He was a member of the...
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Helen D. Burnako

May 11, 1928 - September 17, 2014

Helen Burnako passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2014 after a short illness with her family at her side. Helen was preceded in death by her parents Stella and Benjamin and husband John. Also 3 brothers Chet, Raymond and Joseph Kapuscinski. Helen was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She worked for some years as a hairdresser and for Picotte Company. Helen loved...
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Gordon B. Rockstroh, Jr.

October 22, 1919 - September 17, 2014

Gordon B. Rockstroh, Jr., 94, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Pathways Nursing and Rehabilitation in Niskayuna. Born in Rotterdam, Gordon was the son of the late Margaret (Diamond) and Gordon Rockstroh, Sr. A United States Navy veteran, Gordon honorably served his country during World War II. After graduating from Draper School, Gordon worked for the United States Postal...
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Esther B. Capobianco

September 12, 2014

Esther B. Capobianco, 90, of Rotterdam passed away Friday September 12, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late James and Angelamarie ( Varrone) Coppola. She was a homemaker. Esther was a member of St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Guilderland. Esther was a very loving and caring mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family...
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Mario J. Gizzi

September 7, 2014

Mario J. Gizzi, 90, of Rotterdam passed away on Sunday September 7, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Jamaica, NY, he was the son of the late Louis and Lozenzina (Palazzo) Gizzi. He served in the Army in World War 2. Mario was self employed for many years as a contractor. He was a member of the VFW Post 357 and was a lifetime member of the YMCA. Mario was an avid bowler and...
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Mildred C. Wadagnolo

September 6, 2014

Mildred C. Wadagnolo, 89, of Schenectady passed away on Saturday September 6, 2014 at Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Troy, NY. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of the late William and Edna (Smith) Hahn. Mildred was a comptroller/bookkeeper for the American Thermostat Company. She was also employed as a bookkeeper for Post Brothers in South Cairo, NY. Mildred...
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Michael Alexandrov

September 1, 1968 - August 25, 2014

Michael Alexandrov passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, August 25, 2014. Michael was born on September 1st, 1968 into a loving family in Odessa, Ukraine to parents Vladimir Alexandrov and the late Marianna Koylis. He leaves behind his loving husband William Fry of Rotterdam Junction, his long time companion Carl Roberts Alexandrov of Easton, NY, and his adoring pets, Annie, Salome,...
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Theresa A. D'Agostino

August 20, 2014

Theresa Ann D'Agostino, 79, died Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014 at Ellis Hospital due to complications from heart disease. Born in Schenectady, Theresa was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Stern) Belott. A graduate of Draper High School, Theresa owned her own piano instruction business for 30 years and gave the gift of music to many residents of the area. An accomplished pianist...
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Michael T. Norris

August 17, 2014

Michael T. Norris, 60, formerly of Schenectady died August 17th, 2014 in Bullhead City, Arizona after a long illness. Born and educated in Schenectady, Michael is the son of Herbert and Mary "Shirley" (Maraviglia) Norris of Schenectady and a 1972 graduate of Draper High School. An Army veteran, Michael was a truck driver for over 25 years, having worked for St. Johnsbury and Preston Trucking...
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Roberta J. Lupinski

January 1, 1952 - August 17, 2014

Roberta J. Lupinski, 62, of Scotia passed away Sunday August 17, 2014 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schenectady, Roberta was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Schultz) Potter. Roberta was a homemaker and volunteered with the Red Cross. She enjoyed puzzle books, long country rides and fishing. Besides her parents, Roberta is predeceased by her husband Raymond G. Lupinski, Sr., as...
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Todd D. Sweet

February 23, 1972 - August 12, 2014

Todd D. Sweet, 42, of Duanesburg died Tuesday evening, August 12, 2014 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schenectady, Todd is the son of Bruce and Hope (Munn) Sweet of Duanesburg. Todd worked as a stockperson at Walmart for many years. Todd is survived by his daughter, Gabrielle Sweet (Brandon) of Duanesburg, his brother, Shawn Sweet (Kelly) of Schenectady, sisters, Heidi VanAvery (Nelson) of Fort...
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Conrad R. St. Pierre

August 14, 1940 - August 10, 2014

Conrad R. St. Pierre, 73, of Rotterdam passed away suddenly on August 10, 2014. Born in Bath, Maine, Conrad was the son of the late Napoleon and Rita (Belanger) St. Pierre. Conrad received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Maine, later earning his second Masters degree from Union College. Conrad owned and operated his own business, Electrical Power Consultants, from...
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Frank W. Rosin

October 15, 1921 - August 10, 2014

Frank W. Rosin, 92, died Sunday morning August 10, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born and educated in Rotterdam, Frank was the son of the late Max and Ida (Speckin) Rosin and a graduate of Draper High School. A WWII Army veteran, Frank received a Purple Heart in April of 1945. A toolmaker for the General Electric Company for more than 26 years prior to his retirement in 1974, Frank was a...
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Lanita F. Santoro

March 9, 1935 - August 5, 2014

Lanita F. Santoro, 79, of Duanesburg passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at her home with family at her side. One of eight children, Lanita was born in Berlin, NY to the late Melvin and Evelyn (Hull) Deyoe. Lanita was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. She worked as an associate at Frank Santoro and Sons, and operated Rotterdam Storage. Lanita was a very active member of the Rotterdam...
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Karen A. Madden

March 6, 1961 - July 31, 2014

Karen A. Madden, 53, wife of Dickie Bateman, a resident of New Haven, New York, passed away at the Oswego Hospital on July 31, 2014. Surrounded by dozens of family and friends, she lost her courageous battle with cancer. Born in Schenectady, New York, she was a daughter of Patrick and Theresa "Terry" (Morinelli) Madden. She graduated from Draper High School, having been a member of the...
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Myron "Mike" Pasquarella

August 15, 1932 - July 30, 2014

Myron "Mike" D. Pasquarella, 81 died Wednesday morning July 30th at HCR Manor Care in Potomac, MD. Born and educated in Schenectady, Mike was the son of the late Patrick and Theresa (Coppola) Pasquarella. A former milkman for the former Bellevue Dairy, Mike worked for over 20 years for the Golub Corporation before his retirement. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Our Lady Queen...
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Pauline A. Tedesco

August 17, 1935 - July 30, 2014

Pauline A. Tedesco, 78, passed away at her home on Wednesday morning July 30, 2014. Born in Schenectady, Pauline was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Pawalczak) Divinetz. A former employee of the General Electric Company in the Turbine Department, Pauline retired in 2000 from the New York State Department of Tax and Finance after 15 years of service. Family was first and foremost in...
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Robert J. Hewett

August 21, 1931 - July 28, 2014

Robert J. Hewett, 82, passed Monday morning July 28 , 2014 surrounded and supported by his loving family at Ellis Hospital. Born and educated in Schenectady, Robert was the son of the late Robert L. and Bertha (Hannah) Hewett and a1949 graduate of Draper High School. The owner and president of Hewett Builders Inc. for over 35 years, Bob had built over 1000 homes in his career. Bob was a member...
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Joseph Angelo Camardello

July 28, 2014

Joseph Angelo Camardello was born in Little Falls, New York on November 6, 1956 and passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014 at his Rotterdam Junction, NY home with his family at his side. He is survived by his mother, Sharon Camardello, his wife, Linda Camardello, two daughters, Jessica Camardello and Brittany Rickard, son-in-law Jeffrey Rickard, brother, Michael Camardello, Raul Ramos, and the...
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Mark S. Havis

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 2014

Mark S. Havis, 64, died unexpectedly, Sunday July 27, 2014 in Clifton Park. Born in Schenectady, Mark was the son of the late Stanley and Elizabeth (Matarazzo) Havis. A 1968 graduate of Guilderland High School, Mark received his bachelor's degree in History and Sociology from S.U.N.Y. Brockport in 1972. A 30 year employee in the Human Resources Department for the New York State Department of...
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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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