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Anne Oliver Webb

November 28, 1935 - March 5, 2014

Anne Oliver Webb, age 78, passed away peacefully on March 5th, 2014 at home in Schenectady with her family at her side. Anne was born on November 28, 1935 in Boston, Ma. She graduated from Mission High School as Valedictorian and received her B.S. with honors from Emmanuel College in Boston. She is survived by her most cherished husband Paul R. Webb, II, whom she married August 1995; by...
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Rosalie Allura Goodwin

October 1, 1924 - March 4, 2014

ROSALIE GOODWIN Our beloved mother, Rosalie Allura Goodwin, age 89, of Spring, Texas, was called home to be with God on March 4th, 2014 with her family at her side. Rosalie was born on October 1, 1924 in Chestertown, NY. Years later, she met her handsome husband of 52 years, Henry Arnick Goodwin and they resided in Scotia, New York with their children. She graduated from Chestertown High...
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Joanne M. Gillen

May 29, 1929 - February 22, 2014

Joanne Gillen, 84, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Capital Living Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady. Joanne was married to Edmund Gillen until his passing in 1984. She is survived by her six children Matt, Paul, Ed, Ray, Jim and Amy (Scharf). Joanne is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, Emmett, Timothy, Justin, Misti, Frank, Teddy, Trevor, Elise...
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Chester S. Hernas

July 20, 1920 - February 11, 2014

Chester S. Hernas of Schenectady died Tuesday February 11, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by his devoted family. He was 93 years old. Born July 20, 1920 in Schenectady, he was the son of Karol and Katarzina Hernas. Chet graduated from Nott Terrace High School where he played football with the Nott Terrace Night Hawks. When World War II started he enlisted in the Marine Corp in...
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Terry J. Mesec, Sr.

December 6, 1959 - February 5, 2014

Terry went home to be with The Lord on February 5, 2014 at the age of 59 and is predeceased by his father Arthur Mesec, mother Marie "Gertie" Mesec and his brother Gary Mesec Sr. Married 30 years ago in Altona, NY, Terry is survived by his loving wife Patricia. Terry is remembered by his children, Kelli (Bryan) Fischer of East Pointe, MI; "TJ" (Melody) Mesec Jr. MSgt USMC of Camp LeJuene,...
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Larry L. Foster

February 5, 1953 - February 4, 2014

Larry Foster 60, passed away at home on Tuesday at home with his loving family by his side. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1974. Larry worked at Campbell Plastics for 27 years and at Central Brown Taxi for the past 10 years. He was predeceased by his wife Linda, his father Lawrence Lee Foster Sr, and his sister Doncella Foster Hinton. Survived by his mother, Dorothy Ellis Foster...
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Juan E. Vega, Jr.

October 15, 1953 - February 2, 2014

Juan E. Vega Jr. 60, passed away suddenly Sunday February 2, 2014. Born in New York City he came to Schenectady in 1977. He was employed as a proofreader at the N.Y.S. Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, and earned his Bachelors Degree in Business from Excelsior College. He was a founding member of the NY Latino Greater Capital Region Dollars For Scholars Inc., and as a self taught piano...
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Emily Nagamatsu

January 30, 2014

Emily Nagamatsu, devoted mother for over 69 years and wife of the late Dr. Henry Nagamatsu, Emily passed away on January 30th in Pompano Beach where she spent her last 3 years near her daughter Nancy and husband Timothy in Pompano Beach. As a lifelong resident of Schenectady, New York, Emily considered upstate New York her "only" home and enjoyed her many friends and the communities she served. ...
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Carl J. Maiello, Sr.

November 11, 1925 - January 23, 2014

Carl J. Maiello Sr. 88 years young, of Schenectady, passed away on Thursday January 23, 2014 at Ellis Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Schenectady, youngest child of Carmine and Concette Menditto Maiello. Carl was a Army veteran of WWII, following his honorable discharge, Carl was a jockey at Maryland Race Track for many years. After his career as a jockey he worked...
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Carlyle A. Brown

March 14, 1918 - December 27, 2013

Carlyle A. Brown passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, December 27, 2013. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 14, 1918 to the late Oscar and Esther Brown. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Florence Brown (nee Person) and his brother, Hamilton T. Brown. Carlyle graduated from the University of Minnesota in June of 1941 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. On...
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Marion I. Cain

April 15, 1915 - December 27, 2013

Marion I. Cain, 98, passed away December 27, 2013 at Kingsway Nursing Center. Marion was born in East Orange, NJ, on April 15, 1915, and lived and worked in Summit, NJ, until her retirement from the city school system in 1977 at which time she moved to Schenectady to be closer to family members. She was a long-time member of the Lisha's Kill Reformed Church. Marion was always ready to go...
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Elliot P. Pagliaccio

November 1, 1953 - December 21, 2013

Elliot P. Pagliaccio passed away on December 21, 2013 in the presence of his beloved family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Glen Cove, New York, to John and Nina Pagliaccio on November 1, 1953, he grew up in Bayville, NY. After achieving a Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York and a Post Masters Certificate in Management of Human Services from the...
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Paul L. Abbey

September 16, 1929 - December 18, 2013

Paul L. Abbey, age 84, passed away in Tucson, AZ, on December 18th, 2013. The son of Donald and Lillian Abbey of Burlington, VT, he was a graduate of Burlington High School and the University of Vermont with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for the General Electric Company in various locations,...
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Mary Elizabeth "Ibby" Bartlet

December 11, 2013

Mary Elizabeth "Ibby" Dingle Bartlet passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 88 in Schenectady, New York on Wednesday December 11, 2013. Most loved and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ibby is survived by son Ian (Kathy) and their children Alison and John (Jess) Bartlet; daughter, Jane, and her children, Louis and Ian Hessdorfer; and daughter Kate (Phil Ryan), and Phil's children,...
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Paul J. Landolfo

November 20, 1938 - December 4, 2013

Paul J Landolfo of Schenectady passed away December 4th after a short illness. Paul was born in New York City but resided most of his life in Schenectady. He spent many years coaching Little League, Pop Warner Football and High School Basketball. His Granddaughters along with basketball were some of his true passions in life. He ended his coaching career last year with his 15 year old...
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Robert S. Crandall

August 5, 1923 - December 2, 2013

It is with sad regret that the family of Robert S. Crandall announces his death at age 90 on Monday December 2nd at his home in Scotia , NY. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Marshall Crandall and their children : R. Scott Crandall, MD of Bedford, NH and Cynthia A. McOsker of South Portland, ME. He is also survived by his brother and wife, Clif and Linda Crandall of Ashville, NC....
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Robert Charles O'Neill

December 19, 1947 - November 25, 2013

Robert Charles O'Neill 65, of Bennington, Vermont and former resident of Schenectady, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at Ellis Hospital with his family by his side. Robert was born in Fillmore, NY, a son of the late Alfred H. and Marjorie Weavers O'Neill. Robert was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1970. He was a Police officer with the Schenectady Police Department. He...
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William Ernie Van Horn

August 14, 1926 - November 7, 2013

William "Ernie" Van Horn passed away on November 7th at the age of 87. Ernie was a life long resident of Schenectady. He retired from the Schenectady Police Department with 37 years of faithful service in 1988. Part of his 37 years as a patrolman he was a motorcycle officer. One of the duties he enjoyed was leading the Christmas parade, while driving his motorcycle with the side car. His next...
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Boleslaw Wierzbowski

January 2, 1922 - November 2, 2013

Boleslaw Wierzbowski, 91, of Niskayuna passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Boleslaw was born and raised on his family's farm in Lomza, Poland, by his parents, the late Antoni and Genowefa (Kosikowski) Wierzbowski. Boleslaw served proudly in the Polish Army during World War II. After being taken prisoner in Russia at the beginning of the war, he survived and went...
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William Wei-Liang Chu

December 30, 1921 - November 1, 2013

William Wei-Liang Chu died on Nov. 1, 2013. Born in 1922 in Nanjing , China, he was the eldest child of General Chu Pei-te, the army chief of staff under Chiang Kai –shek and Wei-Quan Chao. Honoring his father's belief that the task of rebuilding post-war China would require engineers rather than soldiers, Bill made plans to go to Germany to pursue scientific studies. En route his plans...
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Robert A. Breault

March 9, 1923 - October 31, 2013

Schenectady - Dr. Robert A. Breault passed away on Oct.31 after a brief illness with his loving family by his side. He was 90 years old. He was born on March 9, 1923 in Cohoes, New York the son of Dr. Anathol and Grace Breault. He attended Christian Brothers Academy and then Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. He enlisted in the US Army during the Second World War and was a 1947 graduate...
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Evelyn Hall Johnson

November 12, 1924 - October 29, 2013

Evelyn Hall Johnson passed away at her residence at Glen Eddy on October 29, 2013. She was born November 12, 1924 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Helen Bennett and Dr. Thomas Dennison Hall. Evelyn was married to Theron Crawford Johnson, whom she met at Bouquet River Lodge in the Adirondacks, at Sage Chapel at Cornell University on February 2, 1957. She was predeceased by her husband,...
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Joyce M. Nauman

April 13, 1931 - October 27, 2013

Joyce Elaine Myers Nauman, passed away from heart failure on Sunday October 27, 2013 at Ellis Hospital She was born April 13, 1931 in Schenectady, NY, a daughter to Alexander and Gertrude Robbins Myers. Joyce graduated from Nyack College with a BA degree in Christian Education. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Schenectady, she and Calvin were Volunteers with SOWERS for...
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William "Mac" MacMillan

September 8, 1942 - October 25, 2013

William "Mac" MacMillan, 71 years old, passed suddenly on October 25, 2013 at SunnyviewRehabilitation Center in Schenectady, NY. Mac was born September 8, 1942 in Watertown, NY, son of Olin J. and Christine Norris MacMillan. Mac is retired from Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY where he was employed for 25 years as emergency room personnel. Mac was a member/elected official of South...
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John F. O'Sullivan

February 20, 1940 - October 23, 2013

John F. O'Sullivan 73, died October 23, 2013, in his Niskayuna home surrounded by his loving wife, Loretta, his children and a close family friend. Born on February 20, 1940 to James F. O'Sullivan and Mary (Grennan) O'Sullivan in Schenectady, John graduated Linton High School in 1958. After college he married the love of his life, Loretta (Nastacie) O'Sullivan, on October 20, 1962 and they...
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Walter J. Mackiewicz

July 9, 1918 - October 20, 2013

Walter J. Mackiewicz 95, life resident of Congress Street, Schenectady, passed away Sunday October 20, 2013, at home surrounded by loving family. Walter was born in Schenectady, a son of the late Walter A. and Julianna Milewski Mackiewicz. Walter served in the Army during WW II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He worked at General Electric as a material handler and retired in 1980....
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Vera Irene Stears

September 21, 1929 - October 12, 2013

Vera Grogan Stears 84, former resident of Ravena, passed away Saturday October 12, 2013 at Evergreen Commons, East Greenbush. Vera was born in Petersburgh, NY, a daughter of the late Alonzo M. and Gertrude Crandall Grogan. Vera worked at Cluett Peabody in Troy and Montgomery Wards in Menands. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Vera is survived by her children, Kathleen A. (Jeffrey)...
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George Thomas Hunter

May 24, 1945 - October 11, 2013

George Thomas Hunter, passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family at the time of his passing. George was born in Shamokin, PA on May 24, 1945. He was the son of the late George R. and Nancy J. Hunter. He graduated from Albany High School and Hudson Valley Community College. George served in the United States Army from 1965 until 1969...
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Lillian K. Smith

September 30, 1919 - October 1, 2013

Schenectady – Lillian K. Smith, of Glen Eddy Drive and formerly of Hawthorn Road, Niskayuna, died peacefully at home on October 1, 2013. She had just turned 94 years old. Born in Schenectady on September 30, 1919, she was the daughter of William H. and Edna (Heider) Kruger. She grew up in a close and loving family in Mont Pleasant. She graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in 1937. In...
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Armond L. Mastro

September 27, 2013

Armond L. Mastro 84, of River Road, Niskayuna passed away peacefully on September 27. He is the son of the late Anthony and Jennie Mastro. Armond is survived by his daughter, Tracy (Joseph Sacco) of Leesburg, VA; son, Scott (Connie) of Katy, TX; and three grandchildren: Gabriela (19), Samuel (17) and Stephanie (14) all of Katy, TX. Other survivors include four brothers and sisters: Arthur of...
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Edward J. Smith

September 15, 2013

Edward J. Smith passed away Sunday September 15, 2013. Edward was born in Patterson, NJ, a son of Estel and Marie Mrouse Smith. He honorably served his county in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1946. Edward was a Professor at RPI in Troy for 30 years, retiring in 1992. Survived by his wife Anita Levens Smith; predeceased by his parents and his brother Kenneth Smith. A...
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Robert "Bob" Moran

February 22, 1956 - September 13, 2013

Robert "Bob" Moran 57, of Alplaus, passed away Friday September 13, 2013 at Ellis Hospital after a long illness. Bob was born in Schenectady, son of Ruth Phillips Moran and the late Robert W. Moran. He was a life resident of Schenectady and graduated from Draper High School. Bob's greatest love was riding his Harley and where ever it took him, especially to Mt. Washington, NH. Bob is...
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William Tapley Hubbard


William Tapley Hubbard of Schenectady, NY died August 3, 2013 at the age of 93. Born in Springfield, MA he was the elder son of Harold Potter and Mary Tapley Hubbard and attended Springfield schools graduating from Classical High School in 1937. In 1938 he graduated from Loomis School in Windsor, CT. Employed by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. he entered WWII in 1942 serving in the Counter...
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Robb Frederick

August 1, 1958 - August 28, 2013

Robert M. "Robb" Frederick, 55, of Niskayuna, passed away peacefully on August 28th at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Robb was born in Niskayuna, a son of Robert M. and Catherine "Karen" Gerken Frederick. He was a 1977 graduate of Niskayuna High School and graduated with Honors from Hudson Valley Community College. He then went on to honorably and valiantly serve his country in the...
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Frank J. Leva

July 22, 1919 - August 28, 2013

Frank J Leva passed away Wednesday August 28, 2013. Born in Schenectady on July 22, 1917, Frank was the son of the late Americo Leva and Florence Focusi. Frank was a stellar athlete and excelled at golf, bowling, swimming and diving. He coached the Schenectady CYO basketball team and the American Legion baseball team. He founded the United States Post Office golf league, which is still in...
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Richard G. O'Connor

November 7, 1934 - August 26, 2013

REXFORD—Richard G. O'Connor, 78, passed away peacefully Monday evening at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Richard, or as he was more commonly known as Dick, was born in Cambridge, MA, a son of the late George and Helen O'Connor. Dick was a graduate of Brookline High School and received a Bachelors Degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Marine and Electrical...
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Hans H.L. Hustedt

July 2, 1920 - August 24, 2013

Hans H. L. Hustedt, 93 of Niskayuna and Cherry Plain, New York – departed this world at Ellis Hospital on Saturday, August 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Hans was born in Spaden, Germany on July 2, 1920 to Johann and Frieda Hustedt and lived in nearby Elmlohe until he finished school and joined the German merchant marine. He traveled the world until being drafted into the Navy...
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Margaret Marie Schaninger

June 26, 1924 - August 20, 2013

At the age of 89 years old, Margaret Marie (Happold) Schaninger of San Mateo, California passed away on August 20th in Belmont, California. Born on June 26th, 1924 as a twin sister and (Barbara Happold Sherman, deceased) and a younger brother Ernest Happold (deceased). She was born in in East Liverpool, Ohio, but was raised in Schenectady, NY and graduated from the University of Rochester. She...
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Gertrude Hilde Freya Wolf Adamec

January 9, 1924 - August 19, 2013

Gertrude Hilde Freya Wolf Adamec 89, passed away at home on August 19, 2013 with her loving children by her side. Born on January 9, 1924 Gertrude grew up in New Hyde Park, New York. She graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, NY in 1939, Adelphi University in 1943, and completed her Master's Degree in Mathematics from Columbia University in 1944. She met her...
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Cameron Barrie Rowe

August 18, 2013

On Sunday, August 18, 2013, Cameron Barrie Rowe, the beloved infant son of James and Jessica Rowe of Glenville, NY died at birth. Cameron is survived by his big brother Colin Rowe, his grandparents James and Jo-Ann Rowe of North Smithfield, RI, Kenneth and Nancy Rimany of Niskayuna, NY, his great grandmother Jeanette Barrie of Woonsocket, RI, his aunts and uncles Kristen and Keith Swaney of...
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Alf A. Thyrring

July 30, 1921 - August 15, 2013

Alf Aage Thyrring, 92, passed away July 15, 2013 at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, New York. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 30, 1921, Alf was the son of the late Arthur Thyrring and the late Blenda (Mortensen) Thyrring. He was predeceased by his loving wife Charlotte (Dunbar) Thyrring who passed on May 30, 2006 and his caring brother Frank Thyrring. ...
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Louise D. Liermann

July 18, 2013

Louise D. Liermann, 79, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her loving children and devoted home aide. Louise was born in Burlington, VT in 1934 and raised in the Boston area. A 1952 graduate of Chelmsford High, she went to secretarial school and was working in Syracuse where she met her husband of 53 years on a blind date, the late August O....
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Anthony J. Orsino

October 18, 1919 - July 14, 2013

Anthony J. Orsino passed away in the presence of his family on Sunday July 14, 2013. He was born on October 18, 1919 in Utica, New York a son of the late Joseph and Rosina Orsino. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Lena, his son David M. Orsino of Grand Rapids, OH, his daughter Kathryn A. Orsino of Schenectady, NY, his granddaughter Michelle Orsino of Toledo, OH, his nephews Robert ...
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Paul R. Hitchcock

July 5, 2013

REXFORD—Paul R. Hitchcock, 84, passed away peacefully Friday evening at Wesley Health Care Center after a long illness. Paul was born in Moulton, Iowa and was a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines with a business degree. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. Paul moved to New York in 1955 and lived in a variety of communities including Schenectady, Niskayuna and...
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Richard A. Neuber

June 28, 2013

Richard Augustave Neuber, of Port St. Lucie FL, formerly of Schenectady, NY, died peacefully on June 28, 2013 at Palm Garden of Port St. Lucie. Dr. Neuber was the devoted husband of Marilyn Burns Neuber for the past 12 years. He was predeceased by Jean Stewart Neuber, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Dr. Neuber practiced family dentistry in Schenectady for 38 years. He will be...
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Aziz Nabi

June 25, 2013

Dr. Aziz Nabi, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 56 years Anne-Marie, his daughter Veronique Cordier and son in law Kleber Tiban of Scotch Plains, NJ; grand-daughters Alia Berry of Newark NJ and Briana Berry of Brooklyn, NY as well as many nephews and nieces. Dr. Nabi was born February 21, 1931 in Baghdad, Iraq, one of 8...
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Ruth M. Fowler

July 11, 1914 - June 24, 2013

NISKAYUNA--Ruth M. Fowler, 98, of Union Street, Niskayuna and a former resident of Coburg Village in Clifton Park, died on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at Ellis Hospital, just two weeks before her 99th birthday. Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Fowler was the widow of Barnett (Barney) Fowler. She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and Albany Business College. She was a member of First...
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Barbara B. Couchman

June 22, 2013

Barbara Blake Couchman 73, of Clifton Park passed away suddenly June 22, 2013. Barbara was born in Maryland, a daughter to the late Francis and Josephine Stillwell Blake. She attended the University of Maryland, as an Art major, where she met the love of her life, Robert S. Couchman, who she was married to for 54 years. She later attended SUNY Albany majoring in Math. Barbara and Robert...
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Alice T. Wagner

June 22, 2013

Alice T. Wagner (Gaby) passed away just shy of her 99th birthday on Saturday June 22, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Helen Tamm, her husband Captain Bernard F.Wagner of the Niskayuna Police Department, her sister Helen and brother-in law Mitchell Mindel, her son-in-law John Vittas and her great granddaughter Emily Lastinger. She is...
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Donald P. Kleiber

February 20, 1932 - June 21, 2013

Donald P. Kleiber, 81, passed away peacefully on Friday morning at Ellis Hospital. Don was born in Princeton, NJ and was the son of the late Paul and Helen Kleiber. He was a graduate of Rutgers University where he was a member of Delta Phi and was given the brotherhood name of "Biff." Following college, Don honorably served his country in the US Army. Don worked as a pharmaceutical...
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Frances Desell Shepard

June 18, 2013

Frances Desell Shepard of Galway, passed away June 18, 2013 at Saratoga Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lawrence, MA, a daughter to the late Arthur C. and Sarah Rybarcyzk Desell. Frances was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and worked during WW II at GE in the Aeronautics Dept. and at NY Telephone Co.. She was a devoted communicant of St. John the Baptist...
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Carol Pratt Gillman

October 6, 1931 - May 22, 2013

Carol Pratt Gillman 81, formerly of Consaul Rd., Schenectady, passed away on May 22, 2013, she was a resident of the Kingsway Community. Carol was born in Bolton Landing to Alton and Theresa Endle Pratt, graduated from Bolton Central School and moved, with her family, to the Capital District in 1969. Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family and will...
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Robert "Dusty" Miller

April 25, 2013

Robert G. "Dusty" Miller 91, of Niskayuna, died peacefully on April 25th at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Walton NY, he was the son of Harold and Leona Simpson Miller. A graduate of Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady, Dusty joined the Army/Air force in 1942 at the age of 20. Stationed in Virginia, he was first assigned to coastal artillery but as the war escalated he...
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Avis White Puchalski

April 19, 2013

Avis (White) Puchalski 84, formerly of Regent Street, passed away Friday April 19th. She was born , the last of 6 children, in Schenectady in 1928. Avis worked at GE before her marriage, then worked at Kem Cleaners for several years before retiring. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward and 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Avis is survived by her daughters, Ellen (Dan) Duma, Donna (Ken)...
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Norman C. Searles

April 5, 2013

Norman Charles Searles, 88, of Niskayuna, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013. Norman graduated from Draper High School, Schenectady, NY. in 1943. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Pacific Theater for three years. After the war, he attended Plattsburgh College and graduated from HVCC. Norman was a retired television broadcast engineer and employed for many years at WGY/WRGB and then...
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Dora Marie Hall

March 25, 2013

Dora Marie Hall 91, formerly of Gurenson Lane, Niskayuna, passed away on Monday March 25, 2013 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center with her loving family by her side. Dora was born in Bismark, ND, a daughter of the late Carl A. and Helen Krebs Siechert. She was a graduate of Pasadina Jr. College, CA. Dora married Robert N. Hall August 2, 1941 and they moved to Schenectady in 1948. Dora was a long...
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Fred R. Longe

February 13, 1933 - March 22, 2013

Fred R. Longe 80, of Niskayuna, passed away after a brief illness at Albany Medical Center on Friday, March 22, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Fred was born in Schenectady, the son of the late Frank and Marie Pisano Longe. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and was stationed on the USS Dixie. Upon his honorable discharge, he received his Accounting degree from...
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Janice B. Zumbo

March 19, 2013

Janice Blondin Zumbo, 80, of Niskayuna New York, passed away on March 19, 2013, with her family at her side, after a long illness. Janice was born on January 8, 1933 in Burlington, Vermont. She was the loving wife of the late Dr. Orazio R. Zumbo. She was the daughter of the late Robert Hanley Blondin and Marie Sanborn Blondin. Janice is survived by her six children: Dr. Ann Zumbo of Bloomsberg,...
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Sylvia M. Woodman

March 15, 2013

Sylvia M. Woodman 88, of Williams St., died Friday March 16, 2013 at Mt. Valley Hospice in Gloversville after a long illness. Sylvia was born in Schenectady, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sophie Schlansker Chur. She was a graduate of Draper High School and Mildred Elley Business School. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband, William Woodman in 1988 and her son William in 1977. She was a...
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Anthony "Tony" Wilson

March 15, 2013

Anthony J. Wilson 81, of Niskayuna passed away Friday March 15, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Poultney, Vermont, he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa Corcoran Wilson and brother of the late Mary W. Kelly. Anthony is survived by his beloved brother Mike (Donna) Wilson of Schenectady. Anthony's early education was in Poultney Vermont school...
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Carlton L. Smith

March 4, 1918 - March 9, 2013

Carlton L. Smith, 95, of Fallsington, PA, while at home with his family, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2013. He was born March 4, 1918 in Randolph, VT, eldest son of Royal W. and Helen (Hopkins) Smith, reared in Brattleboro, attended public schools there before entering the Apprentice Training Program with General Electric Company at Schenectady, NY in 1937. He...
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Peter E. McElligott

March 4, 2013

Peter E. McElligott, 77, passed away peacefully at Ellis Hospital on March 4, 2013. He was born in New York City in 1935 to Edward and Elizabeth McElligott, of Vestal NY. He received his B.S in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State in 1957, and his M.S and Ph.D. from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1961 and 1966 respectively. Pete retired from a long career as a physicist,...
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Roger H. Kerr

March 1, 2013

Roger Hoyt Kerr completed his earthly journey on March 1, 2013 after a great 85 year run. He has gone to join his wife, Cora Jean Fischer Kerr and his parents, Roger Sweeney and Ethel Hoyt Kerr. His life is celebrated by his children and spouses, Douglas & Lee Ann Kerr of Windsor, CT, Jamie Famiano of Schenectady, NY, Gregory Kerr of Niskayuna, NY, and Jeremy & Martha Kerr of Niskayuna, NY. ...
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Patricia G. McGovern

February 25, 2013

Patricia G. Mc Govern 76, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, with her loving children and grandchildren by her side. Pat was born March 19, 1936 in Schenectady, daughter of the late Winfred and Eileen Greer Grinter and she graduated from Nott Terrace High School. Pat was married to William G. Mc Govern on May 7, 1960, he predeceased her September 29, 1968....
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Mary Rose Reimherr

February 16, 2013

Mary Rose Reimherr passed away on February 16, 2013 at the age of 92 at Samaritan Hospital. The youngest of four children, Mary was born on August 15, 1920 to Simon and Anna Sabaitis in Bridgewater, MA. She graduated from Bridgewater High School and then received her RN from Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Upon graduation she enlisted in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant...
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Alfred H. O'Neill

November 17, 1921 - February 4, 2013

SCOTIA-- Alfred H. O'Neill, 91, left his earthly home on February 4, 2013. As he left his loving family by his side, he was immediately ushered straight into heaven to be with his Lord and Creator. Alfred was born in Union City, New Jersey on November 17, 1921, a son of the late Charles and Anna O'Neill. He proudly served his country by joining the Navy in 1942 and fought valiantly in World War...
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Donald R. Haines, Sr.

January 26, 2013

Donald R. Haines Sr. 85 of Niskayuna died suddenly on Saturday, January 26, 2013 after being stricken at his son's home in Scotia from a Cardiac Arrest. Donald was born on February 18, 1927 in Pottstown, PA and was the son of the late Jerome and Estella Knauer Haines. Donald served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1949 as an Aviation Electronics Technician First Class. After proudly...
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James A. Pallotolo, Sr.

February 8, 1926 - January 25, 2013

James A. Pallotolo, Sr., 86, passed away on January 25, 2013. James was born on February 8, 1926, a son of the late Carmen and Angelina Riggero Pallotolo. Following High School graduation, James entered into the Army and valiantly served his country during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He was a master mason and worked for the City of Schenectady where he retired as a mechanic. ...
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Peter C. Huening

January 21, 2013

Peter C. Huening, 67, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013. Born in Boston, MA on October 16, 1945, he was the son of the late Walter & Margaret Huening. He was a graduate of Tufts University and a retired electrical engineer from General Electric Co. Peter had a love of bluegrass music, often traveling to concerts and festivals and befriending fellow banjo and guitar players along the way...
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John Hayden Ward

January 21, 2013

John Hayden Ward passed away Monday, January 21st at the Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, NY. He was born January 12, 1924 in New York City, the son of Hayden Wightman Ward and Marion Joyce Rowe. He attended Williams College briefly, and was a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served in World War II as a member of the 372nd U.S. Army Engineering Corps, and...
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Marion Glock Dearstyne

May 21, 1914 - January 19, 2013

Marion Glock Dearstyne died peacefully January 19, 2013 surrounded by her family at Ellis Hospital. Marion was born in Schenectady to the late Frederick H. and Mabel H. Glock. Marion was married to the late Edmund M. Dearstyne who died in 1976. Marion is survived by one son Edmund G. Dearstyne and his wife Jaroslava Dearstyne, one granddaughter Jarka M. D. Goudsouzian, one great-grandson...
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James R. Schmidt

January 14, 2013

James R. Schmidt 67, of Niskayuna, died at Ellis Hospital on Monday, January 14, 2013. Son of the late Harry Schmidt and Dorothy Miller. James was employed as an Electrician and retired from B A S F. He was a member of Local #166 and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish. His interest included bowling, where he was very proud of bowling a perfect 300 game, and he was a true Yankee fan. Survived...
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R. Paul Farrell Jr.

January 12, 2013

R. Paul Farrell, Jr.died peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Ellis Health Center. Born to R. Paul Farrell, Sr. and Nellie (Thomasson) Farrell on June 15, 1927 in High Point, NC Paul received his electrical engineering degree from Virginia Tech in 1949 where he served as Captain of the ROTC Cadet Corps He was a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the states of Kentucky,...
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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Patience

January 9, 2013

MARY ELIZABETH "BETTY" Patience –passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on January 9, 2013 at Eddy Village Green in Cohoes, NY. She had been a resident of Kingston, NY for over 50 years before moving to assisted living in Cohoes in late 2008. Betty was born on May 16, 1921 at 1004 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY, the first of the four children of William B. Pomeroy and Elizabeth V. McEvoy...
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David Neil Rufer

January 7, 2013

David N. Rufer 56, died January 7, 2013 at home, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Schenectady, David owned and operated The Copper Keg in Schenectady for over 30 years. Survived by his mother, Estelle Rufer; daughter, Christina Rufer; 3 brothers, Edward (Roz) Rufer, Mark Rufer, Peter (Jeaneen) Rufer; 4 sisters, Marie (Russ) Stephens, Patricia (Mike) Peck, Anne (Phil) Osborne,...
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Ronald "Dr. Ron" Placek

December 21, 2012

Ronald John Placek ("Dr. Ron"), 77, passed away suddenly on December 21 in Carbondale, Colorado. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 2, 1935, Ron attended Lane Technical High School, a public school where students graduated with the unique combination of a skilled trade and college prep courses. Ron received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a M.S. and Ph. D. in theoretical and applied...
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Peter Adams Willis

December 20, 2012

SCHENECTADY—Peter Adams Willis, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon at Ellis Hospital. Peter was born in Seattle, WA, a son of the late Ora and Sally Willis. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in electrical egineering. Following college, Peter worked for the General Electric Company and was a member of the ELFUN Society. Peter was the epitome of a...
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Norman G. Luther

May 23, 1919 - December 14, 2012

Norman Gardner Luther, 93, formerly of Schenectady, NY, beloved husband for 63 years to the late Marion Ruth (Furman) Luther, passed away peacefully in Manchester, CT on Friday, December 14, 2012. Born on May 23, 1919, he was the youngest of six and only surviving son of the late Grace (Gardner) and Frederick Luther. Due to the untimely death of his father, Norman was the sole support of his...
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Marguerite E. Eckner

August 31, 1919 - December 9, 2012

Niskayuna - Marguerite E. Eckner (formerly Bleau), 93, of Niskayuna, NY died peacefully on December 9, 2012 at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. She was born in North Hero, VT on August 31, 1919 a daughter of Harold E. Blow and Anna Maria (McCaffray) Blow, and grew up in Grand Isle, VT on Lake Champlain. She resided in Amherst, NY for over 40 years until her move to Niskayuna where she...
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Linnea H. Roedel

December 1, 2012

Linnea Ida Hallander Roedel 98, of Apple Tree Lane, died peacefully at home on December 1st with her loving family by her side. Linnea was born on July 23, 1914 in Gary Indiana to Charles and Ida Hallander. Linnea was married to George F. Roedel on August 22, 1942. Together they enjoyed tennis, golf, bridge, gardening and their son's sports endeavors. Linnea treasured sewing, baking, playing...
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Elizabeth "Bette" Russell

November 30, 2012

Elizabeth H. "Bette" Russell, 87 of Niskayuna died peacefully in the loving and merciful arms of her Lord, On Friday, November 30 surrounded by her loving and devoted daughter at Wingate of Wilbraham. Born in Troy, NY on May 8, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Alma (Smodell). She attended the Mechanicville School District, and participated in the theatre arts. As a...
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Robert E. Elwell

November 28, 2012

Robert E. Elwell of Sacandaga Rd, died on November 28th, 2012 while he was being cared for at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing home. Mr. Elwell was 97 years young and was a source of great joy for all who knew him. He was a talented musician who played almost any instrument you could name. And, he kept a piano always close to him so he could play at any time.If there was a stray animal around he...
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Janice Barcher

November 22, 2012

Janice Barcher 50, of Millard St., died at Ellis Hospital November 22, 2012. Born July 3, 1960 in Schenectady, a daughter to the late Robert and Elsie Sadona Barcher. Janice has no known surviving relatives. Burial will be Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM in Memory Gardens, Colonie, next to her father.
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Marion Goodwin Sheehan

November 21, 2012

Marion Goodwin Sheehan 89, of Niskayuna died Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Marion was born on January 10, 1923 in Utica, NY, a daughter of the late Chester and Emma Atkinson Goodwin. She attended local schools in Utica and was employed for 44 years with Verizon, then NY Telephone. She was an avid duplicate bridge player and a Board member. Marion was an activer parishoner and volunteer at the...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Slurff

October 31, 2012

Dorothy "Dottie" Slurff 80, of Schenectady, died Wednesday October 31st, at Ellis Hospital. Dottie was born in Schenectady, a daughter of the late John and Beatrice Tillison Kral. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School and married Edward F. Slurff, who predeceased her in 1994. Dottie work as a clerk at the City Mission of Schenectady for many years. She was a member of St. John the...
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Marion E. Miller

October 17, 2012

Marion E. Miller 91, of The Glen Eddy, Niskayuna, NY, died Wednesday October 17, 2012. Born in Hamilton, NY, daughter of J. Horton Fountain and Ruth Woodman Fountain. In addition to her parents she is pre-deceased by her husband John W. Miller in 1978, a sister Ida Gowdy and a brother John H. Fountain Jr. Marion is survived by her brother Richard K. Fountain or Cazenovia, NY , her...
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Patricia W. Bennett

October 17, 2012

Patricia Whalen Bennett 83, formerly of Spearhead Drive, Scotia, died on October 17, 2012 at Ellis Hospital after an extended illness. Born on November 17, 1928 in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late William and H. Hazel Heider Whalen. Patricia graduated from local schools including Mont Pleasant High School and Spencer Business School. She was a career employee for 38 years of the...
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Michael F. DeDonatis

October 9, 2012

Rotterdam – Michael F. DeDonatis, 62 years young, retired Air-force Veteran "Master Sargent," died suddenly on the late afternoon of October 9th, 2012. Michael was a wonderful father and a true force of inspiration. He will be greatly missed for his laughter and love of life. Michael was predeceased by his beloved parents, Tony and Frances DeDonatis. Survivors include his loving and...
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Rosemary Eckel Mullaney

October 4, 2012

NISKAYUNA--Rosemary Eckel Mullaney, 89, formerly of Morgan Avenue and recently of Glen Eddy, Niskayuna passed away on October 4, 2012. A native of Schenectady, the daughter of Rose and Joseph Eckel, she graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and the College of St. Rose. After graduation she taught in the business department at Draper High School until her marriage to Gerald Mullaney on November 3,...
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Alfred H. Lowe, Jr.

September 29, 2012

Alfred H. Lowe Jr, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Niskayuna on Saturday, September 29, 2012 with his family by his side. Al was born on June 20, 1926 in Paterson, NJ, the son of the late Alfred H. Lowe, Sr., and Jennie Croucher Lowe and grew up on the family farms in Fairlawn and then Clifton, NJ. He graduated with the class of 1948 from Princeton University with a BSE in electrical...
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John W. Whitney

September 28, 2012

John W. Whitney 82, of Glenville passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. He was born July 6, 1930 in Schenectady, New York to the late William Francis and Katherine Haskins Whitney. He was a graduate of Cohoes High School and a year later became a lab technician for General Electric. There, he continued his education and became an engineer of gas...
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Joseph Thomas Tardi

September 26, 2012

Joseph Thomas Tardi passed away at his home on the morning of September 26, 2012. Joseph was born in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY on November 15, 1919 to Rosario and Emma Brando Tardi. Joseph was the youngest of three siblings (Nancy and James). Joseph graduated from both Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, NY and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy, NY, Class of 1943;...
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David Erwin Bain

September 24, 2012

David Erwin Bain - of Wellington Way, Niskayuna, passed away at the age of 79, on September 24, 2012. David is survived by his adoring wife of 57 years, Audrey Louise Hohman Bain, his two children Hillary Bain Ferrazzi of Natick, Massachusetts and Andrew Wallace Bain of Lake Forest, California, and three grand children, Katherine Porter Bain and Thompson Cowles Bain of Lake Forest,...
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Thomas A. Prater

September 19, 2012

Thomas Prater passed away after a short illness at the age of 92 on September 19, 2012. Thomas was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary, who passed away in 2010, his parents Lewis and Eliza Prater as well as brothers Sewart (Lewis) and Jack Prater and sister Katherine Froggatt. Tom and his family moved to Montana at an early age and received his elementary and secondary schooling in Butte,...
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Charles A. McTygue Jr.

September 16, 2012

Charles A. McTygue Jr. passed away Sunday Morning, September 16th, at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, NY. He was 79 years old. Born on March 1st, 1933 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to Charles A. McTygue Sr. and Rose Lanzara McTygue. Charles moved to Westchester County, NY, where he graduated from Westchester Community College in 1953 with a degree in civil engineering. He Married Rosaria Marcelli in...
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Richard Thomas Cuscino

May 23, 1936 - September 15, 2012

Richard T. Cuscino, 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday. Richard was born in New Castle, PA a son of the late Orest and Clara Cuscino. He was a graduate of Youngstown State College where he received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and received his Master's in the same field from the University of Akron. Following college, Richard was employed by Babcock & Wilcox. After...
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Virginia Porter Powell Strong

September 11, 2012

Niskayuna- Virginia Porter Powell Strong, age 91, of Niskayuna, NY died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesdsay, September 11, 2012. Virginia was born in Duquesne, PA on November 9, 1920 to William and Matilda Porter. After graduating from Wilkinsburg High School, she became an early pioneer for women in the sciences, when she was one of the first women to study chemistry...
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Emilia "Angie" Mott

September 10, 2012

Emilia "Angie" Mott of Schenectady passed away peacefully on the evening of September 10, 2012 at Ellis Hospital. She was born in Mechanicville, the second youngest of 8 children to the late John and Emilia Mignacci. Emilia met the love of her life, George F. Mott at General Electric and they married on May 2, 1948. Upon the death of George in 1965, she worked as a secretary at Carl Liss...
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Michael J. Martin

August 30, 2012

Michael J. Martin 74, formerly of Schenectady, died Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Abraham Hospice House in Utica. He was born in Schenectady, son of the late John and Margaret McGovern Martin. Mike served in the US Air Force, he was the former owner of "Michael's Shady Lane" on Rt 50 in Glenville, Past President of Thomas Corners Fire Dept, and a member of the Rotterdam Elks. Mike drove...
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Ruth W. Campbell

August 29, 2012

Schenectady – Ruth Wayman Campbell, 95, lifelong resident of Schenectady, died Wednesday August 29, 2012. Born in Schnectady on March 28, 1917, she was the daughter of Lydia and George Craig Wayman. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 61 years, Harold E. Campbell. Ruth grew up in the upper Union Street area of Schenectady and graduated from Russell Sage College in 1938. After...
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