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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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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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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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Christine R Richmond

October 16, 1952 - November 3, 2013

Christine R. Richmond 61 died Sunday evening November 3rd at her home surrounded by her family. She was the most self-less and sacrificial person we have ever known. She lived her life for other people. Born in Buffalo, NY, Christine was the daughter of Ralph Golemb and the late Ruth (Ellington) Golemb. A graduate of Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, Christine attended Elim Bible Institute. The...
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Edna M. Gray

December 7, 1918 - October 30, 2013

Edna M. Gray, 94, of The Terrace at Glen Eddy, passed away on October 30, 2013. She was born in Hart, Michigan and worked in a Probate Court, Dept. of Pardon Parole in the state of Michigan and U.S. Selective Service. She was inducted in the Women's Army Corp., and served as a Senior Sgt. Legal Stenographer in a Judge Advocate General's Dept. of the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe; two years...
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Christopher M. Archambault

March 12, 1977 - October 28, 2013

Christopher M. Archambault, passed away Monday October 28, 2013 after a long courageous and extremely hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Schenectady, on March 12, 1977 he was the loving son of Michael and Peggy Archambault of Rotterdam. He was employed as a Freight Handler for the Golub Corporation in Rotterdam for the past 16 years. He also worked for Kingsway Arms and delivered the Gazette...
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Chauncey H. DeSilva, Jr.

October 26, 2013

Chauncey H. DeSilva Jr. 72, of Pattersonville, passed away Saturday October 26, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of Chauncey and Myrtle DeSilva. He was a consumer in Schenectady ARC. Chauncey is survived by one cousin Sharon Miller of Perkiomenville, PA. Funeral Services will be Wednesday 11AM at the Bond Funeral Home Broadway and Guilderland Avenue...
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Lillian C. Kuehn

October 27, 1926 - October 24, 2013

Lillian C. Kuehn 86 of Schenectady died Thursday morning October 24th at Ellis Hospital. Born in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Rogenmoser) Craig. A graduate of Albany High School, Lillian attended both St Rose and Siena colleges. A draftsman for New York Telephone for more than 10 years, she also had worked as a home health aide in the late 1980's. A member...
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Stefan Chyczewski

October 22, 2013

Stefan Chyczewski, born on February 14, 1973 passed into painless slumber on October 22, 2013 to be with his father Richard and sister Stephanie. He is survived by his mother, Theresa George and his stepfather Peter George, his brother Richard (Jeanna) Chyczewski and his beloved niece, Kasha Chyczewski. There will be no services held. Contributions may be made to the St. Jude Retreat House,...
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Elizabeth J. Santo

October 13, 1919 - October 20, 2013

Elizabeth J. Santo 94 died early Sunday morning October 20th at Capital Living Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Horvath) Santo. Retired from the General Electric Company after more than 30 years of service, Elizabeth enjoyed spending time at her camp on Sacandaga Lake and having lunch with her many...
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Antoinette M. Van Eps

October 11, 2013

Antoinette M. Van Eps, 79, of Schenectady passed away on Friday October 11, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Guido) August. She was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. Antoinette was employed as a Nursing Assistant for the Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia for 15 years, retiring in 1999. She also acted...
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Audrey S. Van Alstine

October 10, 2013

Audrey S. Van Alstine, 84, of Rotterdam passed away Thursday October 10, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Cherry Valley, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Frances (Granger) Smith. Audrey was a graduate of Cherry Valley High School and received her bachelor's degree from SUNY at Cortland and her master's from SUNY at Albany. She was a guidance counselor for the Schalmont School...
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Ronald S. Primett

May 12, 1946 - October 10, 2013

Ronald S. Primett 67 died peacefully at his home on Thursday October 10th after a long illness. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, Ronald was the son of the late Edgar and Marion (Smith) Primett and had also been predeceased by his brothers Edgar H. Primett II, Robert Primett and brother-in-laws, William Wallace and Fred Slurff. A graduate of Schalmont High School, Ron served with the US Navy for 2...
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Gary P. Thompson

July 1, 1947 - October 7, 2013

Gary P. Thompson, 66, of Schenectady passed away at home on Monday, October 7, 2013 after a long illness. Born in Schenectady, Gary was the son of the late Walter and Irene (Krelski) Thompson. Gary served as Corporal in the United State Marine Corps, later working in maintenance at Schenectady International in Niskayuna until his retirement after 35 years of employment. A few of Gary's favorite...
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Bertha E. Westfall

January 11, 1921 - October 2, 2013

Bertha E. Westfall, 92, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Kingsway Arms. Bertha was born on January 11,1921 in Albany, the daughter of Horace B. and May (Latson) Adriance. A graduate of Draper High School in 1938, she worked in the GE payroll department prior to her marriage. She married Clifford C. Westfall on July 3,1941 at Fisher Methodist Church. In 1952 Bertha and...
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Joanne Weigele Snure

September 28, 2013

Joanne Weigele Snure, 68,of Guilderland, passed away Saturday September 28, 2013 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Katheryn (Gazlay) Weigele. Joanne was employed as a Nurse for the Albany Medical Center prior to her retiring. She was a member of Christ Community Reformed Church in Clifton Park. Joanne is survived by her husband Gary L. Snure...
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Marilyn Norum Busch

September 27, 2013

Marilyn Norum Busch, 83, of Rexford passed away Friday September 27, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn in Albany. Born in Aberdeen, SD, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Gusta (Youngren) Norum. Marilyn was a graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She retired as a Food Inspector for the NYS Thruway Authority. Marilyn was a member of the Sons of Norway and the choir at the Coburg...
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Nancy K. Crandall

September 22, 2013

Nancy K. Crandall, 81, of Rotterdam passed away on Sunday September 22, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Vink) Keefer. Nancy was employed as a telephone operator at the General Electric Company in Schenectady for 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Schenectady. Nancy is predeceased by her...
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Lawrence P. Grasso

January 22, 1951 - September 21, 2013

Lawrence P. Grasso, 62, of Rotterdam, passed away suddenly Saturday, September 21, 2013 doing one of the things he loved. Larry was born on January 22, 1951 to Nicholas J. Grasso and Anna v. Battaglia Grasso. He is survived by his wife of nearly 25 years, Deborah Kelleher Grasso. He was predeceased by his brother John N. (Melody) Grasso, is survived by his brother Paul C. (Jeannette Legere)...
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John J. Birch III

September 18, 2013

John J. Birch III, 60, of St. Johnsville, NY passed away at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late John J. Birch Jr. and Mary Ellen (Goodrow) Birch. He is survived by his son Joseph Birch ( Kim) of Amsterdam, one brother William Birch of Schenectady, four sisters Sharon Morton of Scotia, Diann Harding of Texas, Wendy Birch of Schenectady and Claudia...
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Harold W. Bonney

September 25, 1934 - September 15, 2013

Harold W. Bonney 78 died Sunday evening September 15th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Jefferson, NY, Harold was the son of the late George and Elizabeth (Merwin) Bonney. A high school graduate, Harold worked for New York State for many years. Predeceased by a son Carl Anthony Bonney, Harold is survived by a daughter Carol Ann Bonney in Florida and his sister Dorothy Pace (Salvatore)...
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Doreen Gabriele

May 25, 1956 - September 10, 2013

Doreen "Doats" Gabriele, age 57 of Guilderland, NY passed away at home on September 10, 2013 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Alfred and Rose Giardenelli on May 25th, 1956. Doreen attended Mohonasen High School before graduating from Hudson Valley Community College as a dental assistant. Later she went on to earn a...
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Marion J. Morrett

October 28, 1930 - September 9, 2013

Marion J. Morrett, 82, of Schenectady, died Monday September 9, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schenectady, Marion was the daughter of the late Bertha and Elbert Borst. A homemaker, Marion worked as executive secretary at the Annie Schaffer Senior Center for 23 years. She also worked as secretary at General Electric, the American Locomotive Company, the former Immaculate Conception Church and...
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Annie "Granny" Ronca

August 23, 1926 - September 8, 2013

Annie "Granny" Ronca, 87, of Rotterdam, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at her home. Born in Schenectady, Annie was the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (DeOrazio) DeFelice. An obstetric technician at Ellis Hospital for 34 years, Annie was a Girl Scout Leader, Den Mother, and an avid Mets fan. Always active in her children and grandchildren's athletic activities, Annie loved her...
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Mary E. Bielawski

May 7, 1924 - September 5, 2013

Mary E. Bielawski, 89, of Glenville died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Dunkirk, NY, Mary was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Kinney) McCraith. A homemaker, Mary was a former proof reader at the MAQUA Company in Schenectady. She was a member of the Church of Immaculate Conception in Glenville, loved animals, reading and cooking and baking. Mary is predeceased...
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Marilyn A. Mozzi

September 2, 2013

Marilyn A. Mozzi, 80, of Rotterdam, died Monday September 2, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Schenectady, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Marcel and Dorothy (Valendry) Roberts. A graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, Marilyn worked as an administrative assistant for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory for 26 years before her retirement in 1992. Marilyn was a member of...
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Dorothy Harding

July 25, 1931 - September 2, 2013

Dorothy Harding 82 died Monday September 2, 2013 at her home in Rotterdam. Born in Cobleskill, NY, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Peter and Theresa (Duzanske) Tylka and a graduate of Cobleskill High School. The wife of the late Paul B. Harding Sr. who passed away in 1994, Dorothy is also predeceased by a sister Mary McLeod. She is survived by her children; Sandy Harding and her husband...
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Lillian Edna Bishop

March 22, 1918 - August 30, 2013

Lillian Edna Sittner Bishop passed into eternal life Friday morning, August 30 at Wesley Health Care Center. Born in Rotterdam to the late Oscar M. and Rose (Schneider) Sittner, she graduated for Draper High School. Lillian was predeceased by Harold, her loving husband of 71 years who passed away in February 2013. Now they are reunited throughout eternity. The loving mother of Barbara Jill...
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William B. Powell

July 23, 1937 - August 27, 2013

William B. Powell 76 died Tuesday afternoon August 27th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Valley Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Cleon and Esther (Sands) Powell. A machinist at Campbell Plastics for over 32 years, William served with the Army National Guard from 1957 to 1967. Predeceased by his brother Cleon Powell Jr. and sister Alma Albright, he is survived by his sisters,...
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Major Harris Daniel Wood

October 18, 1928 - August 27, 2013

Major Harris D. Wood 84 died Tuesday morning August 27th at his home in Schenectady. Born in Hudson, NY, Harris was the son of the late Daniel and Clara (Decker) Wood. An Army veteran, Major Wood served as a clergy with the Salvation Army from 1954 to 1979. After his retirement he served as the Chaplin of the Salvation Army Soup kitchen in Schenectady, was an active bell ringer and a member of...
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Jerry Sabatini

January 12, 1918 - August 22, 2013

Jerry Sabatini, 95, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 22 at Ellis Hospital of natural causes. Born in Schenectady, New York, he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Caterina Sabatini. He graduated from Nott Terrace High School and served in the Army during World War II in the European theater of war. Jerry was a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service,...
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Roger C. Saddlemire Sr.

August 12, 1925 - August 21, 2013

Roger Saddlemire, Sr., 88, a naval veteran, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital of natural causes. Born in 1925 in Schoharie County, NY Mr. Saddlemire made his home in Charlton, NY. He was an active member of Burnt Hills United Methodist Church and will be sadly missed in the community .A true example of what it means to be a member of the greatest...
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Allison M. Van Eps

December 28, 1965 - August 17, 2013

Allison M. Van Eps 47 died Saturday August 17th at her sisters home in Glenville. Born in Schenectady, Allison was the daughter of the late William Van Eps and Antoinette (August) Van Eps of Scotia. A 1984 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School she attended Schenectady County Community College. Allison worker in the billing department at MVP Healthcare for many years until just recently due to...
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Marcella J. Martin

August 19, 1935 - August 13, 2013

Marcella J. Martin 77 of Schenectady died Tuesday evening August 13th at Ellis hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Lukaszyn and a graduate of Nott Terrace High School. A bus driver for many years for Northland Transportation and for Browns Bus Company, Marcella had also worked for Tough Traveler in Schenectady as a seamstress. Marcella...
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Richard A. Canter

April 30, 1937 - August 12, 2013

Richard A. Canter 76 died Monday at his home in Rotterdam. Born in Schenectady, Richard is the son of the Samuel and Augusta (Yelin) Canter and had attended Hudson Valley Community College. A plumbing specialist at Home Depot for over 12 years, Richard had also worked for Builders Square and Wartime Hardware in Waterford. A true handyman, he enjoyed camping and motorcycles. Richard is survived...
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Donald Harvey Craig

August 11, 2013

Donald Harvey Craig, 88, of Galway passed away on Sunday August 11, 2013 at the Fulton County Infirmary. Born in Morrisonville, NY, he was the son of the late James and Luella (Wells) Craig. Donald served in the Merchant Marines. He was employed for 25 years in Sales for the Atlantic Service Company. Donald was very involved in the Lions Club of Galway and various Masonic groups in Schenectady. ...
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Catherine I. Hollenbeck

August 7, 2013

Catherine "Peggy" O'Neil Hollenbeck, 88, formerly of Schenectady, NY, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2013 in Cape Coral, FL due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Peggy was born on January 1, 1925 on Broadway Hill in Schenectady, NY, daughter of Ethel Hayden and Frank O'Neil. Peggy built her life in and around Schenectady working for Flight Test Co., GE and finally, Union College....
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George W. Long

October 21, 1927 - August 6, 2013

George W. Long 85 died Tuesday August 6, 2013 at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Born in Schenectady, George was the son of the late George and Anna (Heigel) Long and a graduate of Schenectady Vocational School. A former employee of the Schenectady County highway Department for 10 years, George retired in 1992 from the Golub Corporation as the supervisor of vehicle maintenance after 20...
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Lenore Jones

July 29, 2013

Lenore Jones, 97, of Pattersonville passed away on Monday July 29, 2013 at Wilkinson Nursing Home in Amsterdam. Born in Schenectady, Lenore was the daughter of the late John and Laura (Ennis) DeMott. A homemaker, Lenore was an active member of Woestina Reformed Church in Rotterdam Junction. Family was very important to her and she loved to go dancing with her husband. Lenore is predeceased by...
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Peter Allan Craig

July 23, 1937 - July 28, 2013

Peter Allan Craig died Sunday morning, July 28th, 2013 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Schenectady, Peter was the son of the late John and Ethel (Kirkland) Craig. The owner of Craig Floor Service for over 30 years, Peter was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and bowling. Peter is survived by his longtime companion, Shirley M. Kieft of Rotterdam, his sister,...
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Betty J. Hilicus

May 11, 1932 - July 28, 2013

Betty J. Hilicus, 81, of Rotterdam died Sunday July 28th, 2013 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Schenectady, Betty was the daughter of the late Alfred and Gertrude (Gayer) Folke. Working in the office and in the factory, Betty was employed at General Electric and Campbell Plastics. Betty is predeceased by her sister Janet Todd. Survived by her beloved husband, Robert H. Hilicus, Betty is also...
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