Deceased Elementary Teachers & Substitute Teachers plus

District Non-Teaching Employees Who

Did Not Work at the High School or Middle School

of the Bethlehem Central School District.

Delmar, Albany County, New York


by Clifford Lamere    November 18, 2014

Last Revised :  November 11, 2017




This webpage contains an incomplete list of deceased Bethlehem Central employees who did not work at the High School or Middle School.

1)  Elementary School Teachers and other employees (administrators, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria personnel, etc.)

2)  Superintendents, Business Office personnel, specialists who work district-wide, etc.

3)  Substitute Teachers at all schools


Please use email address above to inform me of other deceased staff members who should be added to this list.  If you know where an obituary can be found on the internet, that will be very helpful, but not necessary. 



Bethlehem Central Deceased (webpages)


Teachers - HS & MS

Non-teachers - HS & MS  (administrators, guidance counselors, office personnel, secretaries, teachers' aides, custodians, cafeteria personnel, hall monitors, etc.)

Employees not at HS or MS (Elementary teachers, all substitute teachers, school office employees, business office personnel, district-wide specialized fields, custodians, bus drivers, bus garage, etc.)

Graduates - 1929 to present

Students - died while attending BCHS


Visit my Bethlehem Central website.








Bethlehem Central School District


High School


Middle School (formerly the Junior High School)




Veteran of the United States military (Army, Navy, Air Force & Coast Guard).  The lack of a flag does not mean that the person did not serve.

Photo of the person

The person's name was added to this webpage recently, or an obituary or other information was added for a name.




born as (maiden name)




Obituary from archive of Times Union (Albany, NY).  Takes up to a minute to connect, so please be patient.


Social Security Death Index - 1962 - 2014 (not digitized prior to 1962)


unknown information


Note: A name in parentheses (  ) at the end of a female's name is her maiden name.




Deceased Bethlehem Central Staff At Locations

  Other Than The High School and Middle School

                 (Or The Location Is Unknown)        (194)







Adams, Frank F.

2002 Apr 7

bus driver 10 yrs, retired 1997


Aiezza, Frances J. (DeMaria)

2015 Mar 8

Hamagrael Elem. noon monitor 25 yrs.


Albright, Ruth P. (Ahles) 1996 May 5 Teacher Grade 3, Slingerlands El. 25 yrs. Obit  11/11/17
Almindo, Susan (Williams) 2001 Dec 6 Teacher, Glenmont Elementary Obit  11/10/17

Ames, Harold W.

1993 May 11

bus driver in the 50s

Obit below w. YB photo 

Also 1945 graduate

Arduini, Gino 1997 Nov 26 BCSD 6 yrs part time; job unknown Obit-A  
Auerbach, Philip 1996 Jul 3 Director of Pupil Personnel Services Obit-A  

Bee, Joyce (Reinhart)

2016 Feb 4

Food service, Oct 1974 - Feb 2016

Obit  1st mg. Fursman

Beck, Marie(Goodbout) 1996 Oct 27 Teacher Grade 1, Slingerlands El. 1955-1970 Obit-A  11/11/17

Behrens, George R.

1999 Nov 20

Speech Pathologist over 30 years


Benson, Althea E. 1988 Sep 11 Cook, "Delmar School District" Obit below 11/11/17

Bernard, George E.

1993 Nov 21

Custodian for Business Office, 1987-1993

Obit below

Bernard, Marcia A. (Sehl)

2016 Nov 18

Position & location unknown; 30 years


Besemann, Oskar H. 1991 Sep 21 job unknown, retired in 1980 Obit pg 22

Betor, Michael A. Sr.

2010 Oct 17

bus driver


Boehm, Catherine 

1996 Jun 12

Librarian in several schools


Bookbinder, Harold E.  

2006 Oct 13

District Curriculum Coordinator

Obit & photo

Bookbinder, Kathryn

2005 Jan 16



Bookhout, Hamilton H.

1976 Aug 18

HS Supervising Principal (1938-1964).

Superintendent of BCSD.


Bover, Ron, Dr. 1999 Jun 5 Taught at Clarksville Elementary Obit-A  11/11/17

Briggs, Elizabeth (Abbott)

2002 Mar 25

BCSD, just before 1963 (position??)


Brown, Richard I.

2016 Nov 16

bus driver and aide


Bucher, Patricia J. (Portley)

2015 Apr 20

Taught Kindergarten at Elsmere Elem.

Obit w. photo  

Bushey, Donald 1994 Apr 24 BCSD 16 yrs; job unknown Obit-A

Carhart, Lynne (Carey)

2003 Jul 11

Reading & writing BCSD, 1998-2000


Chenault, Bertha Elizabeth 1986 Sep 2 Taught 10 yrs.  Subject & school unknown Obit pg 28

Carr, Suzanne (Jones)

2015 Apr 7

Instrumental Music, Glenmont Elem. '67-'82

Obit w. photo

Clark, Agnes (Gabrielsen)

2015 Sep 3

Slingerlands Elementary teacher aide; Secretary to various people and in District Business Office; 25 yrs.

Obit & photo  Obit #2

Clark, Dorothy M. (Groesbeck)

2000 Jan 4

(school? subject?)


Clas, Dorothy Marie (Heimburge)

2003 Nov 11

Teacher's aide, Elsmere Elem. till 1981


Collins, F. Ethel (Wagner)

2004 Mar 23

1968-76 at BC, subject unknown, but she was a reading specialist, language arts instuctor, etc.


Conroe, Connie M.

2005 Apr 25

Elementary school Music

Obit  Obit-A

Cooke, Norrine R. (Sheldon)

2016 Dec 22

Library secretary, Hamagrael Elem.

Obit w. photo

Cyr, Leonard F., Sr.

2005 Jun 5

maintenance, location unknown


Dahl, Marjorie Claire (Knowles) 2013 Jan 16 Senior accounting clerk 25 years, BCSD Obit below

Dale, Virginia C.

1994 Nov 5

Elementary school Music


Daniels, Dorothy Pitt 1998 May 16 Professional services unit secretary Obit below

Deily, Elizabeth (Worcester)

2010 Sep 23

Elsmere Elem. Librarian 1965-1971


DeMaria, Margaret A. (Matta)

2016 Nov 20

position and school unknown

Obit w. photo

De Porte, Katherine (Thompson)

2012 Apr 19

Slingerlands Elem., 46 yrs. as noon hour teacher's aide


DeVoe, Loren Wesley 2017 Dec 4 job and school unknown Obit (photo) 12/8/17

Dolder, Patricia A. (Wallace)

2009 Sep 4

bus monitor for special needs students

Obit  1956 grad.

Doyle, Ruth M.

1998 Nov 7

Music & Elementary

Obit-A  38 years

Drozd, Janice (Lang)

2007 Aug 23

Glenmont Elementary aide

Obit w. photo

End, Helen C.

2011 Jan 15

Slingerlands Elementary teacher 27 yrs.

Obit (photo)

Erkson, Grace (Lewis)

2009 May 26

Elsmere Elementary teacher; Glenmont Elem. principal.  BCSD almost 40 yrs.


Esmond, Julia "Judy" (Valentine) 1986 Oct 1 Taught Grade 6, Hamagrael & Glenmont Obit  SSDI  11/8/17

Everett, Delmer E.

1978 May 4

Business Manager, BCSD


Falvey, John J.

1991 Feb 11

Principal Clarksville & Hamagrael Elementary Schools


Follett, Bernard H. 1996 Jun 22 Night maintenance 1977-91 Obit-A

Foy, Thomas Jr.

2011 May 17

Operating Engineer, BCSD


Frueh, Gail M. (Curtis)

2008 Nov 18

Special Education Aide, school?

Obit w. photo

Fuller, Clara (Yeomans)

2006 Mar 2

Secretary, Glenmont Elementary

Obit  Obit-A  Age 85

Gault, Kathryn (Walker)

2013 Jun 28

Teacher, Hamagrael Elementary


Geel, Agnes (Pedersen)

2016 Jun 17

Cafeteria, Clarksville Elementary

Obit   [Source: Richard Vanderbilt]

Gonzales, Beryl (Hill) 2005 Jan 12 Secretary, Elsmere Elementary Obit  11/11/17

Groesbeck, Wilbur J.

1999 Apr 19

Bus mechanic, bus driver -  23 years

Obit-A  Retired 1983

Hamblen, Estella C. (Winchip) 2002 Aug 27 Cook at Slingerlands Elementary till 1963 Obit pg 20   11/11/17
Harvith, Anne Evans 1985 Sep 9 Teacher (subject and school unknown) Obit pg 24.  Born c. 1905
Hansen, Harry R. 1996 Sep 11 Bus driver Obit-A  YB 1955  No Mil.

Hase, Edwina (Kirke or Ryder)

2006 Mar 20

Elsmere Elem., taught First Grade

Obit  Obit-A

Hasselbarth, Dorothy P. (Leicht)

2008 Dec 15

Elsmere Elementary, position unknown

Obit w. photo

Henderson, Nancy Joyce [Patterson]

2014 Sep 16

Hamagrael Elem.; taught grades 1-5 for 26 yrs., prob. as both Miss Henderson and Mrs. Patterson.

Obit w. photo  1948 grad.

Hermance, Wilson H.

2001 Nov 27

Supervisor of Transportation and Buildings and Grounds, 20 years, retired 1973

Obit-A  1966 YB photo  

Herrick, Irma Marie (Pinney)

1993 Jul 30

Teacher's aide, Elsmere Elementary

Obit-A  1941 grad. 

Herrmann, Jeanne T.

2011 Nov 6

Elementary teacher

Obit (photo) Obit-A

Herrmann, Richard J. Sr.

2014 Jun 28

Principal of Elsmere El. for 32 yrs 

Obit  Obit2

Hobbs, Virginia (Meschutt)

2011 Jul 25

position unknown


Hogan, Clara M. (Lounsbury) 1998 Apr 19 Aid at Clarksville Elementary Obit-A  11/11/17
Hosey, Dorothy M. (Thomas) 2000 Nov 23 Teacher 41 yrs, school unknown, retired 1975 Obit 

Hotaling, Sarah

2000 Apr 15

cafeteria worker?  What school?


Houck, Raymond N.

2004 Sep 29

bus driver 21 years

Obit  Also Grad. 1954

Houghton, Bruce Alfred

2012 Jun 5

Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds

Obit  30 years  BCHS grad.

Hughes, Margaret (Plume)

2008 May 24

First Grade, Glenmont Elementary

Obit (photo) Obit-A

Hughes, Mildred A.

2006 Oct 18

Hamagrael Elementary, grades 1-2, 1967-1982

Obit (photo)   

Hughes, Mary Jane (DiNoto)

2011 Dec 29

Elementary School Music

Obit (photo) Obit-A

Johnson, John L. Sr.

2001 Mar 14

bus driver 28 years


Johnson, Kenneth M.

2005 Jan 23

position and school unknown


Jorgensen, Ruth May (Deitz)

2015 Nov 12

position and school unknown


Kasius, Judith 1995 May 6 Teacher in ''Schools in-Schools out'' program in Hamagrael School Obit-A 

Kawczak, Michael

2015 Jun 3

Custodian 21 yrs, HS & Clarksville Elem.

Obit  YB  1947 graduate

Kawczak, Stephen 1992 Mar 29 Bus mechanic Obit pg 26  

Keenan, John Thomas Jr.

2013 Jun 4



Keyes, Martha (Mumma)

1992 Feb 22

prob. Business (school unknown)


Kinum, Rosemarie (Daghlian)

2014 Dec 28

Hamagrael Elementary Teacher

Obit w. photo

Kleinke, Henry L. 1998 Nov 8 Bus driver and mechanic Obit pg 22  11/8/17

Knighton, Lucille M. (Young)

2010 Aug 27

secretary BCSD

Obit  Obit-A  née Young

Kunz, Catherine (Lenny)

2011 Apr 11

Glenmont Elem., 2nd Grade, 23 yrs

Obit w. photo Obit2

Lawrence, Jane (Ridgeway) 2005 Dec 3 Grade 1 Teacher Delmar Elem. 1964-75 Obit  11/11/17
Leonard, Elizabeth (Rarick) 2001 Jan 24 Food services, Clarksville Elementary Obit-A  11/11/17

Lephart, Tilda Rose (Pacifici)

2009 Nov 11

Secretary, Delmar & Elsmere Elem.

Obit  Obit2  Obit-A

Lewis, Marguerite Della(Bickerstaffe)

2009 Mar 24

Glenmont & Clarksville Elementary Schools, librarian 1970-1989

Obit w. photo

Lornell, Betty Jane "BJ"

2017 Aug 18

District Social Worker


Lottinville, Mrs. Daniel C.

1970 Sep 20

bus driver

Obit below.

Mahony, Mary C. (Calmes)

2014 May 30

Delmar Elementary, 4th Grade

Obit Obit2  photo  Age 108!

Marriott, Frances Jean (Rilley)

2016 Mar 30

location and position unknown

Obit w. photo

Marsh, Clara M.

1994 Nov 24

Teacher's Aide, Clarksville Elementary

Obit below

Marsh, Howard J.

1968 Jun 12

bus driver, 19 years

Obit below 

Mattox, Elizabeth (MacCulloch)

2011 Dec 30

Taught English to homebound students


McCammon, Schuyler E. Jr

2016 Dec 17

bus driver, 1996-2008


Mc Donald, Dorothy

2010 Sep 28

Principal, Clarksville Elementary

Obit w. photo

Article-A  Article2

McGraw, Ruth 1993 Oct 25 Librarian, school unknown Obit-A
McNitt, Sarah G. 2002 Jul 1 Teacher at an Elementary school Obit-A 

Miller, Constance B.

2007 Feb 22

Elsmere & Glenmont Elementary

Obit (photo) Obit-A

Miller, Donald J. Sr.

2015 Oct 15

bus driver and aide

Obit w. photo

Miller, Elizabeth (Grout)

2015 Oct 31

position and location unknown

Obit w. photo

Munro, Eleanor H. 2000 Nov 12 Teacher's aide, Glenmont Elementary Obit-A  11/10/17

Murdock, Marie Louise (Hagadorn)

2016 Jun 20

Hamagrael Elem., tutor for home bound children and noon hour playground aide


Murray, Frances M. 2001 Mar 3 "Worked" at Delmar Elementary Obit-A  11/11/17

Myers, Lois Louise (Wisenburn)

2011 Nov 26

Glenmont Elementary noon hour aide

Obit w. photo

Nuzzo, Virginia (Page)

2007 Jan 20

Hamagrael Elementary, grades 1-2

Obit  Obit-A

O'Hare, Terrence Michael

2014 Oct 23

bus driver

Obit w. photo

Oliver, Joanne B. 2006 Sep 17 Grade 5 Teacher Delmar Elementary Obit  11/11/17
O'Shea, Steven 2008 Oct 23 "Assistant Superintendent for Business" Article pg 8  11/10/17

Paddock, Eloise F.

2006 Oct 7

Taught Music (school not stated)

Obit w. photo  Obit-A

Palmer, Helen Lindsay 1992 Aug 30 Teacher, Delmar Elementary Obit pg 30  12/7/17
Palmer, Mary Elaine 1998 Nov 2 Teacher, Glenmont Elementary Obit-A  Obit pg 22  11/8/17
Patterson, Esther (Bollman) 2001 Jun 13 Cafeteria 20 yrs. Slingerlands Elementary Obit-A  11/11/17
Penk, Paul O. 1995 Feb 16 Bus driver > 20 yrs Obit-A

Perkins, Lona (Coursen)

2006 Feb 1

prob. secretary, location unknown

Obit  Obit-A 

Peterson, Christine 1994 Aug 20 Cafeteria worker 25 yr, Glenmont Elem. Obit-A  11/10/17
Peterson, Katherine Elvira (Benson) 1997 Oct 5 Nurse at Elsmere & Hamagrael Elem. Obit-A 
Phillips, Elizabeth (Smith) 2009 Dec 29 Teacher Grade 3, Slingerlands Elementary Obit  11/11/17

Phillips, Gail J. (Spector)

1997 Oct 4

English (school unknown)


Pillot, Ralph Jr. 2017 Oct 17 Facilities and maintenance dept, BCSD Obit w. photo

Pittz, Seward J.

2010 May 28

maintenance BCSD

Obit w. photo  1951 grad. 

Porter, Christine (Stoker) 2017 Nov 12 Teacher Grade 5, Glenmont & Eagle Elems. Obit (photo)  YB  1981 grad.  12/24/17

Posselt, Jane D.

2005 Apr 29

librarian, school unknown


Reardon, Ann (Foley) 1997 Aug 16 Teacher Grade 1, Slingerlands Elem. 11 yrs. Obit-A  11/11/17
Reid, Martha M. (Squires) 2000 Jun 15 Cafeteria Manager, Elsmere Elementary Obit-A
Renison, Harriet (Plume) 2012 Jul 25 Teacher, Glenmont Elementary Obit  Obit2  SSDI  11/6/17

Ribero, Dora Jane (Lyman)

2003 Jan 16

Elsmere Elem., secretary 1952-1977


Riggs, Veronika S.

2002 Mar 21

taught 1934-1942 (subject unknown)

Obit-A  Obit2

Ringler, Kathryn E. (McArdle)

2009 Mar 20

cafeteria (several schools)

Obit w. photo

Rooney, Debra A. (Dagner) 2017 Dec 1 Worked for BCSD & Eagle Elementary Obit  Retired in 2015

Rossman, Theron P. "Ted"

1979 Aug 14

custodian, Delmar Elementary School

Obit (no longer in Altamont Ent.)  Not Sp.

Rowe, Elizabeth (Abbott)

2002 Mar 25

(school and subject unknown)


Schmitt, Marie Katherine 1993 Oct 20 Grade 3, Elsmere Elementary, 1935-1969 Obit-A  11/11/17

Schramm, John Sr.

2017 Aug 17

head mechanic and bus driver


Scott, Nancy Ann (Boski) 1998 Sep 22 Aide to handicapped children, Glenmont El. Obit-A

Shanley, Helen E. (Sylvia)

2003 Mar 1

an aide (school unknown)


Shaver, Carmita

1991 Mar 27

Teacher (school unknown) retired 1968


Sheehan, Thomas F.

2004 Jan 1

Bus driver 18 years


Sill, Nancy C. (Bleau) 2017 Nov 7 Food service 2002-2017.  At Clarksville Elem., Hamagrael Elem., HS and MS Obit 
Smelzer, Virginia Frances (Goyette) 1995 Jan 1 BC employee until 1960; secretary? Obit-A  Also 1948 grad.

Smith, Grace Hallagan

2001 Jul 17

Primary grades


Smith, Willis 2001 Sep 16 Head custodian, Glenmont Elementary Obit-A  11/10/17

Solnick, Arlene M.

2005 Oct 29

Delmar & Slingerland Elem., 35+ yrs

Obit  Obit-A

St. John, Homer H.

2015 Dec 10



Stephany, Ray W.

1976 Dec 1

Principal Clarksville Elementary


Stewart, Mildred A. 1996 Jul 16 Taught Grade 5, Delmar Elem. 1940-69 Obit-A  11/11/17

Stadler, John

1971 Oct 8

groundskeeper BCSD

Obit  in Altamont Ent.

Storm, Sherman Richard 1997 Oct 28 Bus driver Obit-A

Sutch, Jeanne (LeFevre)

2000 Aug 7

Elem. at Bethlehem Center & Elsmere


Taber, Geraldine 2000 Feb 19 29 yrs, mostly Elsmere Elem.  Retired 1978 Obit-A born Canada.

Tanner, Gardiner W.

2012 Dec 26

Superintendent of Transportation

Obit  Obit2 

Tanner, Virginia A. (Carl)

2013 Jul 12

Clarksville Elem., "homemaker and lunch monitor"


Terko, Carol (Weeks)

2012 Jan 26

Elsmere Elementary Teacher

Obit w. photo

Thomas, Ruth C. 2001 May 24 BCSD custodian Obit-A
Tibbetts, Mary E. (Simmons) 1997 Jun 2 Reading Specialist, BCSD Obit-A

Tice, Timothy M.

2012 Feb 23



Tracey, Jennie (Domanico) 2016 Feb 9 Lunch room & playground monitor at Clarksville Elementary Obit  11/11/17

Tracey, Thomas W.

2008 Apr 5

bus driver; noon aide at Slingerlands Elem.

Obit w. photo

Trianni, Salvator

2013 Oct 16

bus driver


Tuck, Raymond M. 1992 Jan 7 Custodian 10 yrs, school unknown Obit pg 24  YB  Also 1949 grad.  
Turner, Minnie L. (Gregory) 2016 Jun 3 Clarksville Elem. secretary to Principal Obit  Also 1942 grad.

VanDemark, Paul H.

2011 Nov 15

Health, HS / Elementary Phys. Ed.

Obit (photo)

Van Amerongen, Adele (Parker)

2014 Feb 18

Executive secretary to Superintendent 1939-1971. 

Obit w. photo

VanHoesen, Ronald S.

2014 Sep 3

BCSD electrician 40 years

Obit w. photo

VanKempen, Bernard 2000 Feb 27 bus driver 27 years till 1978 Obit-A

Van Wormer, George A.

1998 Apr 17

bus driver


VanNatten, William C. Sr.

2004 Feb 2

bus driver

Obit w. photo  Obit-A

Also a 1951 graduate.

Vet, Elizabeth (DeFilipo)

2013 Oct 17

noon-hour aide, Elsmere Elem. 25 years


Vitillo, Cherise Marie (Majewski)

2016 Oct 31

worked at bus garage


Vitillo, Mary E. (Michele)

2014 Mar 10

cook & baker 20+ years


Voorhees, Ruth (Smith)

2005 Jul 7

secretary, Business Office

Obit below with photo

Waggoner, Patricia 1995 Jun 10 Elsmere Elementary teacher's aide, 9 years Obit-A  11/11/17

Walsh, Jeanette Helen (Pace)

2001 Dec 12

Art (school not stated) 26 years


Ward, Fred

2010 Dec 14

bus driver

Obit below w. photo 

Ward, George

2017 Feb 21

bus driver

Obit below w. photo

Warner, Laurence A.

2011 Sep 11

custodian (school unknown)


Weiss, Dorothy A. 2012 Apr 2 Taught at Glenmont & Elsmere Elem. Obit  11/6/17

Welch, Karyn Lee (Schneider)

2017 Jul 2

Worked with the physically challenged

Obit w. photo  

Whitbeck, Howard Walter 1990 Jan 5 Custodian (location unknown) Obit pg 17  YB  AlumD.  SSA  Also 1938 grad.  

Whiting, Esther L.

1981 Apr 25

Clarksville Elem., Grade 1

Obit below

Whitney, Dorothy (Sullivan)

2013 Feb 19

Reading Specialist (1974), then principal & Kindergarten Teacher at Clarksville Elem., then principal of Elsmere Elementary.  Retired 2003.

Obit w. photo

Wiedeman, Marie A.

2013 Jan 24

Glenmont Elementary teacher; age 103

Obit w. photo

Williams, Julie (Kellam)

2014 Jun 11

food service director

Obit w. photo

Wilson, Everett I.

2004 Sep 26

head of maintenance


Wiltse, Maureen (Murphy)

2014 Sep 19

Third Grade, Elsmere Elementary

Obit (photo)

Winne, John Louis Jr.

1997 May 1

bus driver

Obit-A  YB photo  1937 grad.

Wratten, Martha (Rogers) 1995 Dec 17 Art Supervisor Obituary  12/31/17

Wright, Clare E. (Eck)

2012 Aug 4

position unknown

Obit (photo)  1944 grad.

Wright, William Edgar Jr.

2017 Aug 21

bus driver, retired 1998

Obit (photo)

Wuinee, Edward

2015 Jul 6

teacher 23 years (school?, subject?)

Obit w. photo

Zimmerman, Aileen J. 2001 May 27 Noon-hour Aide, Slingerlands Elem. Obit-A  11/11/17













Bridges, Norma (Shepard)

2013 Aug 13

Substitute, probably Elementary


Dering, Virginia Niven (Lyons)

1997 Nov 6

Substitute (school & subject?)


Fairbank, Elizabeth "Betty" (McConnell)

2010 Jul 25

Substitute, HS (prob. English or Latin)

Obit (photo)

Huba, Patricia Ann

2012 Feb 22

Substitute, primary grades


Laffin, James Robert

1984 Nov 21

Substitute, Science, sometime between 1976 and Apr 1980

Obit w. photo

Leonard, Agnes Ellen (Wilcox)

2006 Sep 25

Substitute, Music 30+ years

Obit age 108, Obit#2 w. photo

Miles, Marie (Bartholomew)

2013 Dec 18

Substitute, prob. Business

Obit w. photo

Morosoff, Merna (Rosensweig)

1994 Jun 3

Substitute, English (school unknown)


Newell, Florence (Somerville)

1995 Jan 29

Substitute, HS Business

Obit below Age 80

Thorne, Vivian (Hillier)

2005 Dec 10

Substitute, prob. Business

Obit w. photo

Tice, Donna L. (Bulson)

2002 Dec 15

Substitute, HS (subject unknown)

Obit below. Mrs. Bulson

Tilaro, Elizabeth M. (Manley)

2004 Jun 27

Substitute, Elementary


Wenzl, Pauline (Bader)

2005 Dec 31

Substitute (subject & school unknown)

Obit  Born 1910







Ames, Harold W.  --  [Published 5/26/1993 in the Spotlight, Delmar, NY]




Benson, Althea E.  --  [Published 9/13/1988 in the Watertown Daily Times, NY]

    Althea E. Benson, 91, formerly of Salisbury Street, a retired cook in the Delmar School District and widow of Albert L. Benson, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at the Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, where she had been a resident since 1985.
    A private funeral will be at the convenience of the family, with burial in Lancaster Rural Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Sean Thompson Memorial Playground Fund, in care of Sandy Creek Central School.  Arrangements are with the Summerville Funeral Home.

    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Elaine) Widrig, Lacona; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Carolyn Jean Benson, died before her.
    Born in Lancaster on April 20, 1897, a daughter of Edwin and Clara Brunck Ives, she was a graduate of Lancaster High School.  She married Albert L. Benson on Sept. 12, 1923, in Lancaster.  The couple lived in Lancaster and Delmar after their marriage. Mrs. Benson was employed as a cook in the Delmar School District. Mr. Benson worked as a mechanic for the New York Central Railroad. The couple moved to Sandy Creek upon their retirement in 1961.
    Mr. Benson died March 14, 1981, at the age of 85.
death BENSON - At the Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, Sept. 11, 1988, Althea E. Benson, 91, Sandy Creek, retired cook, widow of Albert L. Benson. Private funeral at family's convenience. Burial in Lancaster Rural Cemetery.



Bernard, George E.  --  [Published 11/23/1993 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
    George E. Bernard, 59, of Delmar died Sunday in Albany Medical Center Hospital after a short illness.
    Mr. Bernard was born in Albany. He graduated from St. Teresa of Avila School and Christian Brothers Academy.
    Before his retirement in 1976, he owned and operated the Bernard and Blanchard Wholesale Grocers and a salt-distributing business in Albany.  From 1987 until his death, Mr. Bernard was a custodian for the Bethlehem Central School District business office.  He was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Delmar.
    Survivors include his wife, Marcia Sehl Bernard; two daughters, Laura Morris of Jackson Heights, Queens, and Patricia Troy of Albany; a brother, Conrad P. Bernard of Latham; and three grandchildren.
    Services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany, and at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Waterford.  Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Albany County Unit, 1450 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.


Dahl, Marjorie Claire (Knowles)  --  [Published 1/18/2013 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL]

RINGGOLD - Marjorie Claire Dahl, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her residence with her family present.
    She was a retired senior accounting clerk for 25 years with Bethlehem Central School District, Delmar, N.Y. Mrs. Dahl was a member of Boynton United Methodist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, George Dahl; and brother, Raymond Knowles.  Survivors are daughter, Barbara Pulver, Ringgold; brother, Alfred Knowles, Hannacroix, N.Y.; sisters, Doris Bode, West Palm Beach, Fla., Virginia Buel, Cairo, N.Y.; grandchildren, Erin Pulver (Andrew) Pringle, Marietta, Ga., Tracy Pulver (Brandon) Cruse, Rossville, and Carly Pulver, Woodstock, Ga.; her precious angels, great-grandchildren, Beckham Cales Cruse and Cannon Kurt Cruse; several nieces and nephews.
    Visit to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.
    The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home.  Private family services will be held in New York at a later date. 
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway


Daniels, Dorothy Pitt  --  [Published 5/17/1998 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL]

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Dorothy Pitt Daniels, 86, of Coronado Cove, a retired professional services unit secretary for the Bethlehem Central School System, Delmar, N.Y., died Saturday at home.
    Mrs. Daniels was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to this area in 1971 from Delmar. She was a member of Grace Community Church, the Artist's Workshop, and was a volunteer aide for eight years for the Oceanview Nursing Home.
    Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Whitman; a son, Jefferson, Clifton Park, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Baldwin-Hughey is in charge.


Esmond, Julia "Judy"

Julia Valentine Esmond, 76, a former teacher for Bethlehem Central Schools, died Wednesday, Oct. 1.
    Born in Meredith, she was a resident of Delmar for many years. She was a resident of Whitney Lake, Pa., for the past 14 years.
    She was a teacher at the Hamagrael and Glenmont elementary schools, retiring in 1970.  She graduated from the State University at Oneonta with a major in education.  She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Selkirk. She was also a member of the Lakeville United Methodist Church in Lakeville, Pa., and she was a Sunday school teacher and choir member at the church. She was also president of the Lakeville United Methodist Women.

    She was an officer of the Scranton, Pa., District United Methodist Women. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheelk, the Ellen Memorial Health
Center and Wayne County Memorial Hospital.
    She leaves her husband, Irwin Esmond; two sons, David Esmond of Delmar and James Esmond of Cambridge, Mass.; two sisters, Edith Briggs of Naples and Marjorie Graves of Canandaigua; a brother, Charles Valentine of Largo, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements were by the Teeters Funeral Chapel in Hawley, Pa. Contributions may be made to the Lakeville United Methodist Church.

[Born Nov 25, 1909]



Hosey, Dorothy M. (Thomas)  --  [Published 11/27/2000 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR -- Dorothy M. Hosey, age 85, of Delmar, passed away at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany on November 23, 2000, after a short illness. She was born in Kander, NY on March 24, 1915, the daughter of the late William and Jenny (Burlington) Thomas. Mrs. Hosey was a school teacher for Bethlehem Central School District for 41 years, retiring in 1975. In her free time, she enjoyed writing poetry. She is survived by her loving husband, John P. Hosey; one nephew, Richard Thomas of Scottsdale, AZ; one niece, Barbara Schenck of Homer, NY; many great-grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Stanley Thomas. Relatives and friends may call Monday 3 to 7 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Delmar. Interment will be in Memory's Garden Cemetery, Colonie.


Lottinville, Dorothy  --  [Published 11/30/1994 in the Spotlight, Delmar, NY]

Bethlehem School Bus Driver Dies At 31

    Mrs. Daniel C. Lottinville, 31, of 5 McMillen Pl., Delmar, a bus driver for the Bethlehem Central schools, died Sunday at Albany Medical Center hospital after an illness of several weeks.

    Born in Albany, she was the former Dorothy McMillen Houck and had lived in Delmar for most of her life.  She was a member of the Bethlehem Central Bus Drivers association and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Volunteer Fire department.

    Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Terrie Louise Houck; a son, Timothy Roger Houck; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David McMillen; and her grandfather William McMillen, all of Delmar.

    Funeral services were conducted at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Applebee Funeral Home, Delmar, and at 10 a. m. at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle.  Burial was in Bethlehem cemetery in Delmar.



Marsh, Clara M  --  [Published 9/25/1970 in the Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY]


Marsh, Howard J.  --  [Published 6/14/1968 in the Knickerbocker News, Albany, NY]



Newell, Florence  --  [Published Sat. 1/31/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg B7]

GLENMONT  --  Florence Somerville Newell, 80, died Sunday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Delmar.

    Mrs. Newell was born in Amsterdam and lived in Glenmont most of her life. She was a graduate of the Albany State Teachers College. 

    She taught business education in Homer, Cortland County, and Coxsackie high schools. Mrs. Newell was a substitute business teacher for the Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, and was also a tutor of disabled students. She operated the Sandy Creek Farm for 30 years with her late husband, Ernest A. Newell.

Mrs. Newell was a member of the Delmar Reformed Church for 56 years, and taught Sunday School there. She was also a board member of the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar.

    Survivors include two sons, Thomas E. Newell of Selkirk and James W. Newell of Philadelphia; one sister, Edith Foster of Colonie; one brother, John Somerville of Oswego; and two granddaughters.

    A service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar.

Contributions may be made to the Delmar Reformed Church Endowment Fund, or the Bethlehem Public Library.


Palmer, Elaine  --  [Published 11/11/1998 in The Spotlight, Delmar, NY]


Tice, Donna L.  --  [Published 12/17/2002 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B7]

SLINGERLANDS -- Donna L. Tice, 56, died Sunday evening at St. Peter's Hospital. 

    Mrs. Tice was born in Albany and was the daughter of the late Stanton and Alice Bulson. She was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, SUNY Albany and St. Rose College. Mrs. Tice was a teacher at the W.K. Doyle Middle School in Troy for 20 years, retiring in September 2002. Previously, she taught at the St. Thomas Grade School in Delmar and was a substitute teacher at the Bethlehem Central High School. Mrs. Tice was a communicant of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Delmar. 

    Mrs. Tice is survived by her son, Jason M. Tice of Slingerlands and many cousins and friends. 

    Relatives and friends may call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Adams Place, Delmar. Interment will be in Eagle Mills Cemetery, Brunswick, N.Y. Contributions in Mrs. Tice's memory may be sent to the W.K. Doyle Middle School, 1976 Burdett Ave., Troy, NY 12180 or the Delmar Rescue Squad, 145 Adams St., Delmar, NY 12054.


Voorhees, Ruth S.   --  [Published 7/10/2005 - 7/11/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]




SLINGERLANDS  --  Ruth S. Voorhees, of Slingerlands, passed away July 7, 2005 at Camp Journey's End, her family's camp at Arnold Lake in Milford, N.Y. 

    Ruth was born in Albany on June 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Earl W. and Marian (Hoffman) Smith and attended Albany High School. 

    She worked as a secretary for the New York State Law Department, the Slingerlands United Methodist Church, the Bethlehem Youth Employment Service and retired as the secretary to the assistant superintendent of instruction for the Bethlehem Central School District. After retirement, she continued her education at HVCC and Russell Sage College. Her memberships included the Bethlehem Garden Club, the Delmar Progress Club, the Bethlehem Beautification Committee, the D.A.R., the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Slingerlands United Methodist Church. Ruth enjoyed gardening and her home, loved working with flowers and doing crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She loved to write and had won several awards for her works. 

    She is survived by her husband, Henry V. Voorhees; a son, Jeffrey E. (Gail) Voorhees of Glenmont; a daughter, Alison V. (Nicholas) Kurtessis of Delmar; a sister, Marian S. (Albert) Davis of Slingerlands; four grandchildren, James Kurtessis of N.C., Katherine R. Kurtessis of Delmar and Robert H. and Katherine A. Voorhees, both of Glenmont; a special cousin, Nancy Hoffman of Delmar; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog, Rosie. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Those who wish may send a remembrance in her name to the Bethlehem Garden Club, P.O. Box 485, Delmar, NY 12054. 


Ward, Fred   --  [Published 12/17/2010 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]  [Link to same.]


Ward, George   --  [Published 2/21/2017 in The Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY]


Whiting, Esther L. 





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