Deceased Non-teaching Staff at the

High School and Middle School of the

Bethlehem Central School District,

Delmar, New York

 

by Clifford Lamere    January 31, 2005

Last Revised  October 8, 2017

 

 

 

This webpage is an incomplete index of deceased administrators, guidance counselors, secretaries, teachers' aides, custodians, cafeteria personnel, bus drivers, business office personnel, etc. who worked at one time at the High School or Middle School (formerly Junior High School) in the Bethlehem Central School District, Delmar, Albany County, NY.  For most of them, obituaries have been found and can be seen below.

  

Please inform me of other deceased staff members which should be added to this list.  If you know where an obituary can be found on the internet, that will be very helpful.  In the absence of an obituary, an exact or approximate date of death (and place) would be helpful if you know it.  If you have a paper copy of an obituary, I would appreciate receiving a photocopy, or scanned image, or typed transcription of it. 

 

If the person collected Social Security benefits, I can retrieve their birth date and a partial or complete death date from an index of those persons.   

 

The person's name in the lists below will usually be a link to their obituary on this page.  If not, no obituary could be found.  Concerning the job descriptions that I have used, please feel free to make suggestions or corrections.  

 

Unless the name of a transcriber and/or contributor is listed, the obituary was usually copied by me from a newspaper website.  In some cases, the person supplying the obituary preferred to remain anonymous.  Archived obituaries often appear online in a single paragraph.  In such cases, I usually create paragraphs for them.

 

 

ABBREVIATION

OR  ICON

MEANING

 

BETHLEHEM CENTRAL

BCSD

Bethlehem Central School District

HS

High School

MS

Middle School (formerly the Junior High School)

YB

Yearbook

 

NEWSPAPER RESOURCES

AE

Altamont Enterprise (Albany County) - 1888 to 2008

L

Legacy - online source of free obituaries from selected newspapers dating from about 1934 to present

Sp

Spotlight (of Delmar). 

Consult their index (1983-present).

TU

Times Union (Albany) - obituaries 1993 to present

 

ICONS

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.

 

OTHER

Obit-A The link will take you to an obituary on the archives of the Times Union (Albany, NY).  It may take up to a minute to connect.  Please be patient.

SSAC

Social Security Applications and Claims Index

SSDI

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

___

unknown information

 

 

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.

 

 

Note: The names below are arranged alphabetically by surname.  Click on a name to view that person's obituary.  In cases where no obituary was found, the Social Security Death Index was consulted for date of death.

 

 

 

 

 

Deceased Non-teaching Employees at the High Schoool and Middle School

              (obituaries for 53 of 57 deceased staff members)          (57)

 

NAME

DEATH DATE

POSITION  & SCHOOL

COMMENTS

       

Atkins, Elizabeth C. R. (Reid)

2003 Jun 8

HS, position unknown

born Scotland

Becker, Germaine

2005 Feb 19

Cafeteria baker, HS

born Paris, France

Blackmore, Gladys May (Mead)

1998 Nov 8

English Teacher, HS, till June 1967, then Guidance Counselor, HS

Obit #2 (pg 22)  

1966

Bouck, Olin 1978 Nov 4 Principal, Delmar HS, 1928-1931 YB photo 

Boyle, Lorraine E.

2013 Jul 8

Job unknown, HS

Obit w. photo.

Obit #2  Obit #3

Cardona, Aline C.

2016 Oct 4

Secretary, HS

 

Casper, Anna B.

2004 Oct 26

Executive Secretary to MS principal

 

Chamberlain, Carmeta (Adams)

1986 Jun 1

Secretary, Guidance Office.

School unknown 9/1/17

Cocozza, Francis

2010 Feb 23

Secretary to HS Principal

 

Coons, Heth G.

1943 Jan 25

Principal, HS 1931-1938  8/26/17

YB photo (his last year)

D'Aprix, Warren

2006 Aug 13

Guidance Counselor, HS

 

Daley, Francis H.

2017 Jul 28

Head custodian MS, BC grad.

Obit w. photo  1956 graduate

Daves, Nancy Jane (Gosstyla) 2017 Sep 29 Nurse, HS 1963 graduate  10/1/17

Doherty, James

2006 Feb 1

Custodian 1957-1986, MS

Head Custodian, MS,

1943 graduate

Dorwalt, Peter Louis

2009 Mar 1

Asst. Coach varsity Baseball, HS

2004-2008

Esmond, Irwin Brown

2009 Apr 24

Guidance Counselor, MS

 

Felgentreff, Jane E.

2010 Sep 4

Cafeteria, HS

 

Gosse, Helen A.

2006 Jul 20

Cook, prob. HS or MS

 

Guertze, Donald J.

2008 Jan 24

Supervisor of maintenance, HS

1957-1986

Haines, Floyd J. 1999 May 20 Custodian, HS 1983-1991  

Herber, Charles H.

2006 Aug 29

Electrician, MS

 

Hoffman, Christine

2014 Sep __

Food services supervisor, MS & HS

[Source: Richard Vanderbilt]  1967 YB

Hollner, Ruth

2014 Aug 19

Food Services, MS

Obit w. photo  Also 1938 grad.

Houck, Roger C.

1966 Sep 7

Custodian, JH

31 years old  8/25/17

Houck, Warren E.

2013 Jan 3

Custodian, HS 30 years

Obit has photo

Hughes, Julia M.

1991 Oct __

School Nurse, MS

Obit transcribed by Edward Joy

Hunter, Vivian

2005 May 26

Guidance Counselor, MS

 

Hurd, Mary Ann

2009 Oct 2

Teacher's aide, MS & HS

 

Jackson, Florence (Bennett)

2003 Feb 28

Psychometrist at HS

1932 BC grad. 8/28/17

Johnson, Frances Elaine

1995 Nov 19

Custodian, HS   (b. Apr 21, 1934)

SSAC-->  No obit.

Kawczak, Michael

2015 Jun 3

Custodian 21 yrs, HS & Clarksville

Retired 1986.  1947 grad.  YB

Kleinke, Dorothy O.

2007 Jan 5

food service 17 years (location?)

Grad. 1933 

Krantz, Dolores A.

2009 Mar 5

Secretary & Nurse, HS

 

Lawton, Arthur

1978 Oct 27

Custodian, HS

Among the world's greatest fishermen.    See my story.

  9/14/17

MacFarland, Kendall

2004 Sep 7

school monitor, HS

 

McGibbon, Margaret A.

2011 Mar 16

Guidance Counselor, JHS & HS

 

Meany, Lillian

2011 Nov 20

Guidance Office clerical staff, HS

Born c. 1929

Mooney, Katherine T.

2016 Jan 27

Kitchen staff, MS

Obit 2

Mooney, Kathleen A.

2006 Sep 18

Secretary, MS Guidance Office

 

Morand, Mary-Dorothy

   (Wright)

1983 Jun 9

Guidance Counselor, HS

SSAC & SSDI  Award  No obit found.

Pedersen, Marie (Lauridsen)

1996 Nov 30

Cafeteria, MS

Obit-A  [Source: Richard Vanderbilt]

Prater, Lawrence Leroy

1981 May 19

Sr. Typist & main office mgr, HS

SSAC & Article  1966

Scholarship 

Pritchard, Eileen (McCarthy)

1965 Aug 9

Secretary, HS

8/25/17

Quintana, Janet

2009 Jun 18

library worker, MS

 

Rodgers, Francis William

2017 Mar 18

Assistant Principal, HS

 

Rossman, Dorothy C.

2007 Sep 18

Cafeteria, HS

1911-2007

Schultz, Mary F.

2005 Jan 21

Cafeteria, HS

 

Shane, Jaqueline

2015 Jan 18

Guidance Counselor, MS

 

Shear, Bruce Earl

1995 Nov 2

Guidance Counselor, HS

Born c1907

Spain, Clarence J.

2016 Dec 16

School Psychologist, HS

 

Stander, Annette

2002 Aug 15

Secretary, HS

 

Toussaint, Anne Elizabeth (Felci)

2015 Dec 6

Secretary for HS supervisors

Obit w. photo

Trobridge, Ruth C.

2010 Feb 4

Secretary, HS

Obit w. photo   1966

Van Alstyne, Shirley A. 2000 Oct 6 food service, HS  

Van Kempen, Elizabeth

2004 Jan 28

Teacher's aide, HS

1977-1987

Vindittie, Josephine Ann

2016 Nov 12

custodian, MS 36 years

Obit w. photo.

Retired Dec 26, 2014

Weatherwax, Mary K. "Kathy"

2017 Aug 17

secretary, HS main office

retired 2000  8/20/17

Weber, Mary Rose

2004 Aug 31

cafeteria, HS

12 years

Wensley, George E.

1969 Sep 27

Head Custodian, MS

I was the ticket seller for the Saturday football games that year.  The referees couldn't get into the MS building to change into their uniforms because the doors were locked.  I went to look for George and found him dead.

b. Mar 24, 1914   8/22/17

Zdgiebloski, Dorothy E.

2012 Jan 3

cafeteria, HS

Obit w. photo

Zwicklbauer, Helene H.

1996 Jul 20

kitchen, MS & HS

SSAC Born Aug 15, 1919

 

        

 

 

Atkins, Elizabeth C.R.  --  [Published 6/10-12/2003 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

SPRING HILL, Fla.  --  Elizabeth C.R. Atkins (nee Reid), age 95, formerly of Selkirk, died June 8, 2003. Betty was born in Motherwell, Scotland on April 28, 1908 and came to America with her family to settle in the Buffalo, N.Y. area. She proudly became a United States citizen on September 8, 1932.

    Betty worked for the New York Telephone Company in Buffalo where she met her husband, the late Clayton G. Atkins and together they raised two daughters. Betty and her family moved to Selkirk, N.Y. in November of 1951 and she became a member of the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem. She was employed by the State of New York in Albany in the Taxation and Finance Department and became very active in volunteer work as well. She devoted many years of service to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance, the American Red Cross and the Bethlehem Grange. She was a member of the Eastern Star and even worked at the Bethlehem Central High School in her 70s. She was energetic, independent and generous and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

    Betty is survived by her daughters, Margaret Koonz of Selkirk and Virginia Stolz and her husband William of Spring Hill, Fla.; sister of Sarah Maitland of Scotland; five grandchildren, Beth Scully and her husband Charles, David Koonz and wife Jill, Jennifer Barbetta, Holly Dare and Amy Pero and husband Ken; and seven great-grandchildren.

    Funeral service Friday, 9:00 a.m. at the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Church Road, Selkirk. Friends may call at the Meyers Funeral Home, Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Interment, Bethlehem (Elmwood) Cemetery.
 

Becker, Germaine  --  [Published 2/20-21/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR  --  Germaine Becker, 89, died Saturday, February 19, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Health Care Center. Mrs. Becker was born in Paris, France and has been a longtime area resident. She was a baker at the Bethlehem Central High School cafeteria for 10 years and previously worked for the Grand Union.

    Mrs. Becker was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. She was a member of the Bethlehem VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

    Mrs. Becker was the wife of the late Ralph M. Becker and the late Patrick Leavey. She is survived by her daughter, Micheline (Mimi) Houck of Clarksville; her grandchildren, Kim Blanchard of Clarksville, Laurie Letrick of Clifton Park, Jacqueline Casteel of Livermore, Calif., Antoinette Seaburg of Voorheesville and Nicholas Houck of Berne. Other survivors include 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

    Relatives and friends may call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Delmar. Spring burial will be in Onesquethaw Cemetery, Clarksville, N.Y. Donations in Mrs. Becker's memory may be sent to the St. Thomas Memorial Fund, 35 Adams Place, Delmar, NY 12054.

 

Blackmore, G. May  --  [Published 11/10/1998 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg B6, Capital Region section]
ALBANY  --  G. May Blackmore of Delmar, NY died Sunday November 8th at Albany Medical Center after a long illness. 

    Born in Omega, Saskatchewan, she was the daughter of the later Herbert and Jeannette Mead and sister of the late Kathleen Elliott. She was the beloved wife of Dr. William P. Blackmore for more than 50 years. Survivors in addition to her husband include, Gordon and Dorothy Blackmore of Calgary, Alberta, Fred and Beth Blackmore, Red Deer, Alberta, Mary and Joe Lund, Kelvington, Sask., Mrs. Ethel Wiebe, Regina, Sask., Mrs. Ether Wiebe, Regina Sask., Gladys and Jim Brindle, Regina Sask., and several nieces and nephews. 

    May Blackmore was a graduate of Regina Teachers College, Regina, Sask. She obtained her Bachelors Degree from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario and Masters Degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. She began her teaching career in Willows, Sask., and taught in the Regina City School System and was the first female assistant superintendent in Southern Sask. She continued her teaching career as head of the English department at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, TX. She concluded her teaching career at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, NY, as a teacher and then guidance counselor. In addition, while living in Chicago, she became Executive Director for Girl Scouts for Du Page County for three years. Her achievements in community services were as follows, a member of the Delmar Progress Club serving as member and chairman of many committees, first vice president, club president, board of directors, and became Albany county chairman and district director. At the district level of the New York Federation of Women's Clubs, she was district director, district advisor, honorary director and education chairman (each for two years). At the State level, she served on the board of directors as district III director, sixth vice-president and 2nd vice president and revisions chairman. In 1994 she was elected New York State Federation `Woman of the Year`. Her community involvements also included Board of Directors of Hudson Valley Girl Scout Council, Bethlehem Park and Recreation Board, five years, Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission, Women's Council, Albany Institute of History and Art, (committee chairman `Festival of Trees`), Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, six years, Executive Committee, New York State Career Counselors, Salvation Army Auxiliary, Embroiderers Guild, Bethlehem Garden Club, Q.U.I.L.T., PEO Women's Philanthropic Organization and publicity chairman of Normanside Country Club. 

    Contributions in her memory may be made to the National American Diabetes, Assn., 1660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or Wildwood Programs, 2995C Curry Road, Ext., Schenectady, NY 12303. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 14 at Speers Funeral Home, Regina, Sask. at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Regina. A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced at the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, NY.

 

Bouck, Olin  --  [Published 11/24/1978 in the Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY]

 

Boyle, Lorraine E.  --  [Published 7/14/2013 in the Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY]

Delmar  --  Lorraine E. (Mahota) Boyle, 65, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2013 at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a long hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Hudson, NY to the late William Mahota and the late Veronica (Witko) Mahota.

    Lorraine grew up in Hudson and Greenport where she graduated from St. Mary's Academy. After high school she attended SUNY Plattsburgh and graduated Cum Laude from the University at Albany. She began work for Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. in San Francisco, CA and later transferred to New York Telephone Co. in Albany, NY. After completing her bachelor's degree Lorraine accepted a position at the Bethlehem Central School District. Lorraine often said she had the best job in the world because she loved the opportunity to spend time with the high-school students. She frequently volunteered to chaperone extracurricular activities including dances, proms, field trips, and sporting events. One of Lorraine's most cherished experiences was the time the players requested she perform in the BC Eagle mascot costume at the Girls Varsity Basketball sectional and state tournament games. She retired from the school district in 2008. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, cooking, jewelry making, and many crafts as well as reading, exercising, swimming, kayaking, and travel. Lorraine served as co-president of the Delmar Home Crafts Club, co-president of the Elsmere Elementary School PTA, and her daughter's Brownie Troop co-leader. Lorraine was always a strong supporter of her children's interests and activities. Most of all she loved being a mother and caring for her family.

    Lorraine is survived by her husband of 45 years, James of Delmar, NY; her son, Dr. James R. Boyle, Jr. of Carl Junction, MO; her daughter, Raegan M. (Boyle) Maddalla (Joseph) of Troy, NY; her sister, Ellen (Mahota) Hart (John) of Pleasant Valley, NY; her brother, William Mahota of Paris, France; her niece, Jennifer (Hart) Seidel (Robert) of Reisterstown, MD; her niece, Kristen Hart (William Ackourey) of Boca Raton, FL; her nephew, Danya Mahota of Brewster, MA; other relatives; and numerous friends. As in life, Lorraine will continue to give, as she had chosen to be a part of the Anatomical Gift Program at the Albany Medical College.

    In keeping with Lorraine's wishes there will be no calling hours or public funeral service. In lieu of flowers the memorial donations may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204) or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, (2013 Albany Walk) (1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714). The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. David Shaffer and all the wonderful people from NYOH, Albany Medical Center, St. Peter's Hospital, Amsterdam Memorial Hospital, and Mass General Hospital who gave Lorraine outstanding care. The family also wishes to acknowledge how the support from Lorraine's many friends helped her persevere during her fight against pancreatic cancer. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.HansFuneral Home.com.

 

Cardona, Aline C.  --  [Published 10/7-9/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   DELMAR  --  Aline C. Cardona, 71, entered into eternal life Tuesday evening, October 4, 2016, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center with her cherished family at her side. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Eulalia Dorr Stehle.

    Aline was a proud graduate of Catholic Central High School. She spent several years as a secretary at Bethlehem Central High School. Aline's greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially during holidays, family vacations and summers on Lake George. She and Tony loved to travel with their friends. She also enjoyed dancing, Broadway shows, reading, and lunches with her "Lunch Bunch." Aline expressed her love for family and friends through sharing the amazing food she cooked.

    Aline was the dear wife of the late honorable Anthony Victor Cardona, who was the presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department; beloved mother of Elizabeth Keller (John), Anthony V. Cardona Jr. (Stenia), David B. Cardona and his companion, Nicole, and Brian C. Cardona (Meghan); loved and cherished grandmother of Madeleine, David, Samuel, Nicholas, Dominick, Benjamin, Zoe and Moonya; sister of Mary Hetman (Mike), and Nancy Bradford (late George). Aline is also survived by several other loving family members, nieces, nephews and friends.

    Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Aline's family on Sunday, October 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany. Funeral services, Monday, October 10, at 9:30 a.m. from the McVeigh Funeral Home, thence to the Historic Church of St. Mary on Capitol Hill, Albany at 10 a.m. where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held immediately following the Mass in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Those wishing to remember Aline Cardona in a special way may send a contribution to Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center, 125 Rockefeller Dr., Delmar, NY 12054. To leave a special message for the family, light a candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit McveighFuneralHome.com

 

Casper, Anna B.  --  [Published 10/27-28/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR -- Anna B. Casper, 87, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, Guilderland. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jennie (Hubbard) Bell. 

    Mrs. Casper was the executive secretary for the principal of the Bethlehem Central Junior High School (Middle School) for 25 years, retiring in 1983. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Delmar. 

    Mrs. Casper was the widow of David A. Casper who died in 1955. She is survived by her children, David R. Casper and his wife Judith of New Hartford, Conn. and Nancy C. Smith and her husband Arthur of Delanson; her grandchildren, Kimberly Millar, Christine McMahon, John, Stephen and Scott Halligan and David Casper Jr.; and a sister, Mildred Hoffmeyer of Phoenix, N.Y. Other survivors include seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

    Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Friends may call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. Those desiring may make a donation in Mrs. Casper's memory to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.

 

Chamberlain, Carmeta (Adams)  --  [Published June 4, 1986 in the Courier-Standard Enterprise, Fort Plain, NY] 

    Carmeta Adams Chamberlain of Delmar, formerly of Fort Plain, died Sunday, June 1.
    Active in the Delmar Reformed Church, Mrs. Chamberlain was a longtime employee of the Bethlehem Central School District, working in the guidance department as a secretary.
    She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Lucille Smith of Fort Plain, Alfred Adams of Amsterdam, Mark Adams of San Francisco, Mrs. Mahalah Krutz, Mrs. Mary Ellen Eddy and Ray Adams Jr., all of Amsterdam, Mrs. Nellis Gray of Randall and William Adams of Alabama; also several grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband. Allan T. Chamberlain.
    Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the Delmar Reformed Church. Interment was in Fort Plain Cemetery.
    The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Delmar Reformed Church Memorial Fund.
    Arrangements were by the Applebee Funeral Home, Delmar.
 

Cocozza, Frances -- [Published 2/25/2010 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

 

 

 

 

DELMAR -- Frances Anne (Kattar) Cocozza, 65, lost her battle with cancer Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. 

    A resident of Bethlehem for 35 years, "Fran" was born and raised in Lawrence, Mass. She attended Sacred Heart High School there, and Northern Essex Community College, in Haverhill, Mass. She married Joseph J. Cocozza in 1966, in Lawrence. They relocated to Cleveland, Ohio for six years, finally moving to Bethlehem in 1974. Fran had two great passions. The first was her family: her husband, her four children, and six grandchildren. The second was her passion for dance. She began as a girl, studied under a prima ballerina as a young woman, and went on to teach dance throughout her life, including her beloved job of choreography of musical theater productions at both the middle and high schools in Bethlehem.  Over the years, she held a number of positions. She ended her career as the secretary to the principal at Bethlehem Central High School, retiring just last month. 

    Fran is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Joe; her four children: Keith J. Cocozza, 42, and his wife Paula of Fairfield, Conn., Melissa J. (Cocozza) Faiola, 40, and her husband Lou Faiola of East Haddam, Conn., Peter A. Cocozza, 38, and his wife, Ruth of Greenwich, Conn. and Daniel J. Cocozza, 27, of New York, N.Y.; and her six cherished grandchildren. Survivors also include her two sisters, Donna Kattar and Christine Kattar, both of Lawrence, Mass. and her brother, Thomas Kattar and his wife, Deborah, of Dubai, UAE; her two nephews, Gavin Kattar and his wife Kate of London, England, and Nicholas Kattar of New York, N.Y. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Betty Cocozza of Lawrence, Mass. and two sisters-in-law, Camille Cocozza of Bensalem, Pa. and Patricia Cocozza of Feeding Hills, Mass. 

    The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Thomas Morrissey, Lisa, Barbara and Anne and the staff at St. Peter's Hospital Cancer Center and special thanks to the staff on 6 McAuley at St. Peter's Hospital. Friends may call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, N.Y. on Thursday, February 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar, N.Y. She will go home to Massachusetts for services and burial on Saturday, February 27, 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Methuen. 

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Fran Cocozza Memorial Scholarship, being established to honor her lifelong love of dance and theater. Checks should be made payable to Bethlehem Central Endowment Fund, c/o J. Davies, 31 Morningstar Lane, Feura Bush, NY 12067-9799.

    [contributed by Robert Peters.]

 

Coons, Heth G.  --  [Published 7/30/2017 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

Heth Coons, Educator, Dies at 43
    Heth G. Coons, 43, principal of Bethlehem Central School in Delmar for seven years until 1938, died this morning at his home in Amsterdam,
where he was superintendent of schools.
    He was taken ill Wednesday while in his office and had been confined to his home since. He was found dead when members of his family went to awaken him.
A native of South Cortwright, Mr. Coons was graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor of science degree. His first teaching experience was in Bloomingdale, where he remained for two years. In 1922 he became principal of Lake Placid High School.
    In 1931 he was offered the then newly created position of supervising principal for the Bethlehem Central School district. Soon after the central junior-senior high school was built. The year he accepted the Delmar appointment he received his master of arts degree from Columbia University.
    Active in state educational affairs, he was chairman of the Public High School Athletic Association in 1928 and 1929. In 1940 he was elected president of the eastern zone of the State Teachers' Association.
    In Amsterdam he was a vestryman of St. Ann's Episcopal Church, a director of the YMCA and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1941 he entered into a five-year contract to continue as schools superintendent. He was a member of the Delhi Lodge of Masons and a patron of the Eastern Star chapter.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Huested Coons, and a daughter, Miss Gertrude E. Coons.
    His funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday in St. Ann's Church, Amsterdam.

 

Daley, Francis H.  --  [Published 7/30/2017 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   DELMAR  --  Francis H. "Frank" Daley, 80, died July 28, 2017, at home under the loving care of his wife, his daughter, Karen and son, Frank Jr. Born in Albany, he was the son of Harold and Hazel (McChesney) Daley.

    He graduated from Bethlehem Central High School. Frank worked for the Bethlehem Central School District for 22 years, retiring in 1999 as head custodian of the Bethlehem Middle School. He previously worked for 18 years at Gentile's Floor Covering as a mechanic. He loved fishing and golfing, but most of all, the camaraderie with the guys. Frank will always be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit, which he maintained during his illness to the end.

    Frank is survived by his wife of 51 years, Catherine (DePuccio) Daley; his son, Frank Jr. (Lidia) of Glenmont; his daughters, Karen Flood of Massachusetts, Gaile Daley of Georgia and Lauren Jacquez of Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; cherished grand dogs, Sierra and Sonoma; and his sisters, Ruth Williamson and Dorothea (Carl) Peragine.

    Franks family would like to express their gratitude to the Community Hospice staff for their loving and compassionate care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on August 1, in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar. Visitation in the Church Chapel 9 to 10 a.m.

    Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church Memorial Fund. For condolences, visit: meyersfuneralhome.com

 

D'Aprix, Warren  --  [Published 8/16-17/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
SARATOGA SPRINGS  --  Warren D'Aprix, 85, of the Embury Apartments in Saratoga Springs, passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital on Sunday, August 13, 2006 after a brief illness. 

Mr. D'Aprix was born in Utica, N.Y. to Mary (Freytag) and Charles D'Aprix. 

    He was graduated from Proctor High School in Utica in 1939. Mr. D'Aprix held several occupations, including a stint at Western Union as well as a position at Savage Arms. He joined the United States Army during World War II, where he served admirably in Miss., Utah, Ark. and ultimately in Panama, ere he was an anti-aircraft specialist. Mr. D'Aprix married Alice June Downer of Hubbardsville, N.Y. in 1946. Mrs. D'Aprix passed away in 2003. Upon his return from the armed forces, he entered Union College where he was graduated in 1949. He later received a master's degree from Syracuse University and studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Education. 

    Mr. D'Aprix is survived by five children, Jean D'Aprix of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Ruth D'Aprix (Ted) of Saratoga Springs, David D'Aprix (Sara) of Ithaca, Charles D'Aprix of Washington, D.C. and Amy D'Aprix of Saratoga Springs. He is also survived by a brother, Roger D'Aprix of Rochester. Mr. D'Aprix is further survived by five grandchildren, Greg Polak of Charleston, S.C., Jennifer Sincock of Charlotte, N.C., Jason Koebele of Winfield, Kan. and Carrie and Nicole D'Aprix of Ithaca; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers. 

    Mr. D'Aprix was a committed and successful educator. He began his career as a foreign language teacher in Frewsburg, N.Y. and later taught in New Berlin, N.Y. While in New Berlin, Mr. D'Aprix became a guidance counselor and later held counseling positions in Copiague, N.Y. and then at Bethlehem Central in Delmar where he was director of guidance. He then accepted a guidance position at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, a position he held until his retirement in 1986. He was an active member of the New York State School Guidance Association where he spent countless hours editing the organization's statewide news publication. He was officially honored by his peers for his efforts. In 1986, Mr. D'Aprix retired with his wife to Hendersonville, N.C. where they lived until their return to the Capital District in 1997 after Mrs. D'Aprix fell victim to a stroke. Mr. D'Aprix drew the admiration of his family and friends as well as the residents and staff of the Embury Apartments for the care and attention he paid to his wife following her illness. He served her with dignity and selflessness as her primary caregiver until her death. Mr. D'Aprix never lost his love of foreign language and was known as a grammarian of the first order, often amusing friends and family with the finer points of grammar and syntax. He was active in the Golden K Kiwanis and had countless friends at the Embury Apartments. While residing in Delmar, he was a parishioner of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and, in N.C., he was a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church and in Saratoga at Saint Clements. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Memorial donations can be to Evergreen Adult Day Care Services, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-5373 or: burkefuneralhome.com.

 

Daves, Nancy Jane (Gosstyla)  --  [Published 10/1/2017 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR  --  Nancy Jane (Gosstyla) Daves of Delmar, died September 29, 2017, after a brief illness. Born January 30, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Jane Gosstyla of Delmar.

    Survived by a son, Kenneth Daves (Susan) of Delmar; and daughter, Laurie Daves of Albany. Also by longtime partner, Joseph Steffens and his daughters, Diane Steffens Garforth (Brian), Georgette Steffens Altimari (Nathan). Grandmother of Tyler Daves, Benjamin Daves, Luke Daves. Known as "Grandma Nancy" to Kristen Melendez and Riley and Reagan Altimari.

    Nancy was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, class of 1963, SUNY Plattsburgh, class of 1967, and Russell Sage College. She was a long-time R.N. / school nurse teacher at Bethlehem High School, nurse at Helderberg Workshop and weekend test supervisor for the N.Y.S. Department of Civil Service. As a retired person, she attended Schenectady Community College for travel and tourism, participated in the Disney Internship Program and worked for the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Albany Airport. She was a lifelong member of the Delmar Reformed Church, and served as consistory member, deacon and in the choir for many years. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and reading. She was a kind and generous soul who touched many lives in a positive way.

    Calling, 4-6 p.m. with 6 p.m. service Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethlehem Community Fund, P.O. Box 341, Delmar, NY 12054.

 

Doherty, James   --  [Published 2/3/2006 - 2/4/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

GUILDERLAND  --  James Doherty, 81, of Guilderland, N.Y., died February 1, 2006. 

    Born July 4, 1924, he was the son of the late James and Carolyn Smith Doherty. 

    He was a lifelong resident of Slingerlands and Delmar. Mr. Doherty graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1943. In 1957, he was employed by the Bethlehem Central School District's custodial department, where he served for many years as the head custodian at the middle school. Mr. Doherty retired after 29 years in July of 1986. He was a decorated Korean War veteran, serving as a field first sergeant in line infantry company and rotated to the United States in 1951. 

    Mr. Doherty leaves behind his wife, Dorothy Battibulli; stepsons, Everette La Plante of Wildwood, Fla., Victor La Plante (Gail) of Medusa, N.Y. and Richard (Deborah) Battibulli of Albany, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews including Betty Lynn Anderson of Ga., Mark Anderson of Va. and John and Peter Doherty of Johnstown, N.Y.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Jo Anne La Plante of East Greenbush, James (Susan) La Plante of Oneonta and John (Lisa) La Plante of East Greenbush. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lillian Van Eps Doherty; brother, Jack Doherty; and sisters, Margaret Doherty and Carolyn Doherty Anderson. 

    Family and friends are invited to call at the Frederick Funeral Home, 633 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y. from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2006. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 609 Central Ave., Albany at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 6, 2006. Interment, Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Support Our Troops, care of J.E. Zaloga Post 1520, American Legion, 4 Everett Rd. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

 

Dorwaldt, Peter Louis  --  [Published 3/2-4/2009 in the Albany Times Union, pg B5]

DELMAR, N.Y.  --  Peter Louis Dorwaldt, 68, of Delmar, died early Sunday morning, March 1, 2009, in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. He was born on September 18, 1940, in Albany, N.Y. 

   He was the son of the late Louis Edward and Joan Dorwaldt. Peter was a 1958 graduate of the Albany Academy. He graduated from Cortland State University with a degree in physical education and returned to the Albany Academy in 1963 where he taught and coached for the next 39 years. During this time, he coached numerous teams. He was the varsity baseball coach for 35 years, recording over 400 wins. He retired in 2002. Peter was a dedicated teacher and coach and touched the lives of many people. Since retiring from the Albany Academy, Peter found fulfillment in spending time with his family, helping former students and volunteering in the community. He continued his coaching career at Bethlehem Central High School as an assistant coach with the varsity baseball team from 2004 through 2008. In the fall of 2006, he was an assistant coach with the Navy Sprint Football team at Annapolis. He was recently honored by being inducted into the Albany Academy Athletic Hall of Fame and was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his outstanding service to his profession, his community and the Albany Academy. 

   As a husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Peter showed steadfast loyalty and love for his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Virginia; their three children Lynn, Kate, and Michael (Jennifer); his grandsons, Thomas and Michael Jr.; his brother, Louis Jr. (Anne) and his sister, Linda Allanson (Lars). 

   The family would like to thank Dr. Lawrence Garbo and the nurses, especially Amy at NYOH for their care and compassion. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Donations in his memory may be made to the Albany Academy, 135 Academy Rd., Albany, NY 12208 or to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211.     

 

Esmond, Irwin Brown  --  [Published 5/3/2009 in the Albany Times Union, pg D9]

ALBANY, N.Y. --  Irwin Brown Esmond, 94, died peacefully at Teresian House on Friday, April 24, 2009. 

    Born June 11, 1914 in Ballston Spa, he was raised in Albany and graduated from Albany High School. He enrolled in Union College to obtain a degree in engineering. After witnessing the joblessness of many engineers during the Great Depression, he transferred to New York State College for Teachers (SUNY Albany) to complete a degree in secondary education. Mr. Esmond later obtained a master's in education from Columbia University. 

    One of his first teaching assignments was in Walden, New York where he met his wife, Julia "Judy" Valentine, also a teacher. They were married in 1942. At the age of 17, Mr. Esmond began drilling with the U.S. Army National Guard at the former New Scotland Armory. He was activated in the early months of World War II, and served in the airborne artillery, participating in campaigns in the Philippines, New Guinea and the eventual occupation of the Japanese mainland, ultimately attaining the rank of captain. After the war, he continued to serve as an officer in the US Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of major. After resuming his teaching career, Mr. Esmond moved to Delmar in the mid-1950s with his wife and their two young sons. 

    He was a guidance counselor for the Bethlehem Central School system for nearly two decades. Upon his retirement, Mr. Esmond and his wife moved to Whitney Lake near Hawley, Pa., where they enjoyed a very active retirement, which saw them involved in a wide variety of church and community activities, always with the purpose of improving the lives of others. They traveled extensively within the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. Love of family was the central focus of their lives, and they devoted themselves to the preservation of family ties via annual family reunions and nurturing close relationships within a large extended family. Most of all, Mr. Esmond and his wife were devoted to their sons and their grandchildren whose lives were incalculably enriched by their loving attention. All of the Esmond children have wonderful memories of time spent with Grandma and Grandpa at their home in Pa. They will always remember the games, the swimming, the stories and the love they enjoyed there. 

    After the death of his wife, Mr. Esmond returned to Delmar to live with his sister, Maria Crysler and her husband Larry. There, he continued to participate in church and community activities, such as Literacy Volunteers and Meals on Wheels. A faithful Christian, Mr. Esmond was a member of Delmar Reformed Church, Selkirk Reformed Church, and later the Lakeville United Methodist Church in Lakeville, Pa. and First United Methodist Church of Delmar. For the last decade of his life, Mr. Esmond was a resident of Teresian House in Albany. Staff and visitors remember him for his optimism, and his outgoing and warm personality. A great lover of games, he was an active Bridge player and an enthusiastic participant in all aspects of the recreational program. He especially enjoyed participating in welcoming activities for incoming residents and assisting staff in the performance of their duties. 

    In addition to his wife, Mr. Esmond was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Robert and his sister, Maria (Esmond) Crysler as well as his son, James Robert. He is survived by his son, David and daughter-in-law Alice (McDonald) of Delmar, as well as five grandchildren, John David Esmond of Albany, James Douglas (Meighan) Esmond of Albany, Paul Lane Esmond of Albany, Michael Brown Esmond of Boston and Stephanie Joelle (Michael) Attebery of Seattle, Wash. He is survived also by his son, James' long term partner, Renee Kasinsky of Boston, and her sons, Yuri Kasinsky of San Francisco and Daniel Kasinsky of Boston, both of whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family members. 

    A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Teresian House Chapel. The Esmond family wishes to thank the staff of Teresian House for the many years of loving care they provided to Mr. Esmond. Their kindness will never be forgotten. Those wishing to remember Mr. Esmond in a special way are invited to make a contribution in his name to the Activities Program at Teresian House, 200 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203.

 

Felgentreff, Jane E. --  [Published 9/7/2010 in the Albany Times Union, pg B5]

DELMAR -- Jane E. Felgentreff, 80, died on September 4, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. She is the wife of the late Raymond Felgentreff and mother of Darlene Wilson of Feura Bush. 

    Jane had worked for the A&P and Bethlehem Central High School cafeteria. Jane was past director of the Hudson-Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary, Firefighters Association of New York State Ladies Auxiliary, Altamont V.F.W. Auxiliary and member of the Bethlehem Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed camping with her friends and family. 

    Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 85 Elm Ave., Delmar, NY 12054. Friends may call Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Durant Funeral Home, 741 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Interment, Bethlehem Cemetery. Contributions in Jane's memory may be made to the church.

 

Geurtze, Donald J.  --  [Published 1/26/2008 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B5]

  DELMAR  --  Donald J. Geurtze, 82, died peacefully at home Thursday afternoon, January 24, 2008. He was born in 1925 in the South End of Albany and attended the Albany Public Schools. 

   He left Philip Schuyler High School in 1943 for military service. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 20 for 23 years serving as an explorer advisor and as Scoutmaster. He was an "Order of the Arrow" camper and a member of the "Fort Orange Council" Star, Life and Eagle Scout board of review. He had been a member of the "Veteran Scouts Association of America" and the charter organization representative for the Delmar American Legion Post for Troop 58, BSA of Elsmere, N.Y. 

   During World War II, he served with the 10th Mountain Division in the North Apennine and Po Valley Campaigns in Northern Italy earning two Battle Stars. Other citations include the Good Conduct Medal, the European, African, Middle East Campaign, the Victory Medal and the American Service Medal. Honorably discharged as a corporal in the field artillery, Mr. Geurtze was still a member of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division Inc., Northeast Chapter (alumni), and the International Federation of Mountain Soldiers. 

   He was a former church school teacher, choir member, and secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Church of Albany where he was confirmed into membership in 1939. He was currently a member of the Delmar Reformed Church since November 2001. His employment after World War II included 11 years service as a bus driver for the United Traction Company, including 8 years as a safety captain at the Quail Street Station. From 1957 until his retirement in 1986, he was employed by the Bethlehem Central School District and from 1962 until his retirement, he was supervisor of building maintenance and custodial services at the Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar. He was a member of the Blanchard Post 1040 American Legion, the V.F.W. Post 3185 and a Mason in Bethlehem Lodge #85 F&AM of Delmar. After 26 years service with the town of Bethlehem Reserve Police, he retired as chief in 1997. He was involved in many civic, social and religious groups in the town of Bethlehem and resided on Elsmere Ave. for over 40 years. 

   He and his wife Ruth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2004. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Kinnicutt Geurtze; a daughter, Donna Lasher (Glenn) of Selkirk, and a son, Donald (Barbara) of Delmar. Along with four grandchildren, Kimberly (Rick) Edwards, Clifford (Antonia Lauria) Nelson, Robert (Kristine) Geurtze and David Geurtze; and six great-grandchildren, Jack and Madison Edwards, Abigail, Madilyn and Zachary Geurtze, and Benjamin Nelson. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Delmar Reformed Church. Friends may call at the funeral home, Sunday, January 27 from 4-8 p.m. Mr. Geurtze's cremains will be interred in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar, N.Y. at a time appropriate for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Delmar Reformed Church or a charity of your choice.

 

Gosse, Helen A.   --  [Published 7/22-23/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

RAVENA  --  Helen A. Gosse, 96, entered eternal life Thursday, July 20, 2006. Helen was born in Skaneateles, N.Y. and had lived in Glenmont and in Ravena for 12 years.

    She was the head chef at the former Schraft's in Bethlehem and was a cook at the Bethlehem Central School. Helen was well known for her Italian cooking. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Ravena.

    Helen was predeceased by her husband, Frank F. Gosse. Survivors include her children, Joann Bess of Coxsackie, Ronald Gosse of New Baltimore and Albert Gosse of Selkirk; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Warren Gordon of Albany and Jack Gordon of Minn.

    Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Helen may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

 

Haines, Floyd J.  --  [Published 5/22/1999 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

NEW SCOTLAND  --  Floyd J. Haines, 75, died Thursday, at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Westerlo, Mr. Haines was a life long area resident.

    He was employed by Agway at the Port of Albany for 28 years, retiring in 1983. He then worked as a custodian at the Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar until he retired in 1991. Mr. Haines was an active member of the New Scotland Presbyterian Church.

    Survivors include his children, Marie Weisheit, Edward and John Haines; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the New Scotland Presbyterian Church, Route 85, New Scotland. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206 APPLEBEE FUNERAL HOME 403 Kenwood Avenue Delmar, NY 439-2715

 

Herber, Charles H.   --  [Published 9/1/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
  DELMAR --  Charles H. Herber, 85, August 29, 2006. 

    Husband of the late Alice Herber; father of Linda Jeanette Herber-Jackson of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandfather of Jay Gariepy of Watervliet and great-grandfather of four. Good friend of Joy and George Seufert of Alcove and Jeannie and Mike Arnold of Glenmont. 

    Mr. Herber was a World War II veteran and worked for Pen-Central Railroad and for the Bethlehem School system. Charles was a member of the Bethlehem Memorial Post VFW #3185 , Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post American Legion #1040 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Delmar. 

    Funeral service Monday 11:30 a.m. at the Meyers Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.    

 

Hoffman, Christine   --  [Published online Sep 2014 by the Applebee Funeral Home]

    A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Bethlehem Cemetery, corner of Elsmere and Kenwood Avenues, Delmar.

    [Note: The funeral home listed her year of birth as 1926.  No other information given.]

 

Hollner, Ruth   --  [Published 8/21/2014 in the Bennington Banner, Bennington, VT]

   BENNINGTON, VT  --  Ruth S. Hollner, 94 a longtime resident of Delmar, N.Y., and most recently of Watson House in North Bennington, Vt., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Mrs. Hollner was born in Delmar on Apr. 6, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Caulfield) Smith.

    Mrs. Hollner worked at Huyck Felt Company in Albany, N.Y. for many years, continuing this work in her home when she was raising her children. She later retired from Food Services at the Bethlehem Central Middle School. Mrs. Hollner was a long time member of the Glenmont Community Church where she served wherever she was needed. She was involved in many activities while she was raising her children; Cub Scouts den mother and Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed swimming , picnics, traveling, working in her flower garden, reading and crocheting afghans. She gave away many of these afghans to family and friends. Mrs. Hollner was an avid scrabble player for all of her adult life, playing into her 94th year.

    Mrs. Hollner's husband of 54 years predeceased her in 2004. She is survived by her son, Donald Hollner, and his wife, Janet, of Bennington; and her daughter, Jane Paulin, and her husband, Lee, of Middlesex. Other survivors include her two grandchildren, Jake and Erika Hollner; many nieces, nephews and friends.

    FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. in the APPLEBEE FUNERAL HOME, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. Those who wish, can make memorial contributions to the American Red Cross, Northeastern New York Region, 33 Everett Road, Albany , NY 12205.

 

Houck, Roger C.  --  [Published 9/7/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   Roger C. Houck, 31, a custodian at Bethlehem Central Junior High School, died Monday at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a long illness. Born in Clarksville, he had lived at 5 McMillen Place in Delmar for the last nine years.
    He was a member of Delmar Volunteer Fire Co.
    Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Applebee Funeral Home, Delmar. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar.
    Survivors are his wife, the former Dorothy M. McMillen; two children, Theresa L. and Timothy R. Houck; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Harold Houck; three sisters Mrs. Jacob Irwin, Mrs. Irving Klink and Miss Louise Houck and five brothers, Harold J. Houck Jr., Warren, Donald, Lewis and Larry Houck.
 

Houck, Warren E.  --  [Published 1/6-7/2013 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

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SELKIRK  --  Warren E. Houck, 75, died suddenly, January 3, 2013. Born and educated in Albany, he was the son of the late Harold and Christina Babcock Houck.

    Warren worked for the Bethlehem Central High School as a custodian for 30 years. He was a life member of the Ones-quethaw Fire Department.

    Father of Susan L. Houck of Selkirk and Kathryn (Tom) Caswell of Glenmont; brother of Marjorie (the late Jake) Irwin, Dolores (Butch) Klink, Louise (Russell) Irwin, Donald (Carol) Houck, Lewis (Linda) Houck and the late Harold, Roger and Larry Houck; brother-in-law of Micheline and Elma Houck; grandfather of Thomas (TJ) Jr., Danielle, Christopher and Ashley Caswell. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home on Monday from 3-6 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in Onesquethaw Union Cemetery, New Scotland. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., P.O. Box 246, Selkirk, NY 12158. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenanfuneralhome.com.

 

Hughes, Julia M.  --  [Published 10/26/1991 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

JULIA M. HUGHES; retired school nurse
BETHLEHEM  --  Private services will be held for Julia M. Hughes, 74, of Orchard Street, Delmar, who died in St. Peterís Hospital in Albany after a short illness.
    Miss Hughes was born in Watervliet and lived in Delmar for many years. She was a graduate of Russell Sage College.  For many years, Miss Hughes was a school nurse at the Bethlehem Central Middle School, retiring in the late 1970ís.
    She is survived by her brother, Robert F. Hughes of Waterville, Oneida County.  Arrangements are by the Tebbutt Funeral Home
 

Hunter, Vivian  --  [Published 5/28-29/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

LAWRENCE, Kan.  --  Vivian Snyder Hunter, 86, died Thursday, May 26, 2005. Born in Utica, N.Y. on July 24, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Ray P. and Carla L. Snyder.

    Mrs. Hunter was a guidance counselor at the Bethlehem Central Middle School in Delmar, N.Y. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence and Bonita Springs, Fla. as well as an alumna of Mt. Holyoke College, Mass.

    Vivian was predeceased by her first husband, Robert V. Hunter in 1959; her second husband, William Nieman died in 1998. She is survived by two daughters, Diane H. Tortolani of Columbia, Md., Jane H. Imber of Lawrence, Kan.; a son, John R. Hunter of Edmond, Okla.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Snyder and Stuart Snyder.

    Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, May 30, 2005 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tebbutt & Frederick Memorial Home, 633 Central Ave., Albany. Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 11 a.m. in Albany Rural Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Lawrence Humane Society or any animal shelter.

 

Hurd, Mary Ann  --  [Published 10/4/2009 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR --  Mary Ann Hurd, 73, of Delmar, died on Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home after a courageous battle with cancer. 

   Born in Albany on August 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Garrett and Mary (Shevlin) Roche. 

   Mary Ann had worked as a teacher's aide at the Bethlehem Central Middle School and High School until her illness. She loved to read and enjoyed sports, especially the New York Mets and Giants. Mary Ann loved spending time with friends and family. 

    In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank A. Hurd and a brother, Garrett Roche. Mary Ann is survived by her children, Michael F. Hurd of Clifton Park, David P. Hurd (Natalia) of Marietta, Ga., Susan M. Grizzard (Patrick) of Cumming, Ga. and Garry C. Hurd of Delmar; a brother, Edward Roche (Carol) of Delmar; sister-in-law, Pat Roche of Hilton Head, S.C.; and five grandchildren, Alyssa, Nick and Eric Hurd and Ryan and Riley Grizzard. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 8 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Those who wish may send a remembrance in her name to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.

 

Jackson, Florence (Bennett)  --  [Published 3/4-5/2003 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

  ALBANY  --  Florence (Flossie) Bennett Jackson, 87, of Glenmont, N.Y. died Friday, February 28, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital. Born on the Bennett Homestead in Delmar on January 3, 1916, she was the daughter of Daniel Albright and Leola Arnold Bennett.

    Mrs. Jackson graduated from Delmar (Bethlehem) High School, earned her B.A. from Syracuse University and master's from SUNY at Albany. She taught in Crown Point, N.Y. and in the Bethlehem Central High School followed by 12 years as a psychometrist in the Bethlehem School District. Flossie served as officer in several organizations including the Syracuse Alumnae Club, the Tawasentha Chapter where she was a 50 plus year member, National Society D.A.R. She was a life member of the Onesquethaw Chapter, O.E.S. and the Dutch Settlers Society.

    Her main focus of service was the Delmar Reformed Church of which she was a lifetime member and the Reformed Church of America. She was the first president of a wartime church Women's Junior League, president of Women's Guild, served as the first woman elder of the Delmar Reformed Church, superintendent of Sunday School and the representative to the Classis of Albany where, for several years, she was the only woman stated clerk in the RCA. She also served on the National Board of Reformed Church Women as a consultant for the Synod of Albany and as a leader of many workshops.

    Mrs. Jackson leaves behind her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert A. Jackson. She is also survived by her loving children, Lorraine Richland and her husband Randall of Huntington, Vt., Louise Connelly and her husband Michael of Schenectady, Roberta Dismore and her husband Lawrence of Tully, N.Y., Gregory Bennett Jackson and his wife Laurie Schneider of Delmar and Kirk Roberts Jackson and his partner Oliver Wadsworth of New York City. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Alyson, Gwyn and Tyson McGinty, Michael, Patrick and Mariette Connelly, Mackenzie Dismore, Jessica Dismore Kumtula and her husband David and Leslie and Lindsay Jackson; and her sister, Evelyn B. Drake of Glenmont.

    A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar. A reception will follow in the church narthex. Interment will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054-3298.

 

Johnson, Frances Elaine (Farragut)

 

                       [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Frances Elaine Farragut
[Frances Elaine Johnson
[Frances Johnson

SSN:

076302224

Gender:

Female

Race:

White

Birth Date:

21 Apr 1934

Birth Place:

Newark, New Jersey

Death Date:

19 Nov 1995

Father:

Wallace Farragut

Mother:

Jeanette Smith

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

Aug 1954: Name listed as FRANCES ELAINE FARRAGUT; Aug 1956: Name listed as FRANCES ELAINE JOHNSON; 29 Nov 1995: Name listed as FRANCES E JOHNSON

 

 

Kawczak, Michael  --  [Published 6/7/2015 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

NEW SCOTLAND  --  Michael Kawczak, 86, of Indian Fields Rd. died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the Albany County Nursing Home in Colonie. Michael was born in Albany and had lived all of his life in Feura Bush. He worked for 21 years for the Bethlehem Central School District, retiring in 1986.

    Michael was the husband of June Rarick Kawczak; father of Bonnie Hagerty (Laurence) of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Michael Kawczak (Lisa) of Feura Bush; grandfather of Jessica Carlson (Dave), David Hagerty, Kathleen Hagerty, Michaela Kawczak and Ben Kawczak; and brother of the late John and Stephen Kawczak.

    Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Onesquethaw Cemetery, Tayyrtown Rd., Clarksville. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204 would be appreciated.

    [Note: Tayyrtown Rd. should be Tarrytown Rd.]

 

Kleinke, Dorothy O.  --  [Published 1/8-9/2007 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   DELMAR  --  Dorothy O. Kleinke, 92, died Friday, January 5, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Delmar. Dorothy was born in October 18, 1914 in the parlor of her family home in Delmar. She was the daughter of the late Olive Talhurst McNary Wright and Walter S. Wright Sr. Dorothy was the widow of Henry L. Kleinke who died on November 8, 1998. They were married in the front yard of Dorothy's home on September 12, 1936.

    She worked as a stock clerk for the catalog division of Montgomery Wards until she joined her husband at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Va. Returning home after the war, Dorothy helped her husband at his auto repair shop and then worked for the Bethlehem Central School District for 17 years in the food service department, retiring in 1971. Dorothy and her late husband Henry had no children of their own but were well known as aunt and uncle to many, especially to several Fresh Air children they hosted in their home for many summers.

    Dorothy was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hudson Valley Firemen's Association, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firemen's Association and a charter member of the Albany County Ladies Auxiliary. She was a 25 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York and served on the Birthday Girls Committee. Dorothy was often seen in costume and comic production at the Firemen's Home in Hudson. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Delmar for 77 years.

    Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Ester Wright and her brother, Walter S. Wright Jr. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Billie Wright of Texas; her brother-in-law, Edward Kleinke III of Esperance, N.Y. and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar.

    Dorothy's family and friends wish to thank the staff at the Good Samaritan Health Care Center for the wonderful care she received. The family requests that donations be made to either the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, the Delmar Rescue Squad, 145 Adams Place, Delmar or the Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 125 Rockefeller Road, Delmar.

 

Krantz, Dolores A.   --  [Published 3/7-8/2009 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
DELMAR  --  Dolores A. "Dee" Krantz died on March 5, 2009 at the Hospice Inn. Dee was the wife of the late Charles "Al" Krantz.

    Dee was a 1950 graduate of Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. She was a former member of the Embroiders Guild of America, "QUILT" Educational Secretary Association, member of Delmar Home Dem., secretary and nurse of the health office at Bethlehem Central High School and a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and its women's guild in Delmar.

    Dee is the mother of Gretchen Krantz and her husband Geary Miller of Preble, N.Y., Lisa (Albert E.) Raymond of E. Berne, Tyna (Thomas) Van Demark of Schuylerville, N.Y.; Nana of Sarah, Michelle and Alisa Raymond, Samuel and Chloe Van Demark.

    A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, corner of Poplar Drive and Elsmere Ave., Delmar. Contributions may be made to either the church or to Community Hospice of Albany County, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.

 

Lawton, Arthur, Jr.  --  [Published 11/24/1978 in the Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY]

    [Name misspelled in title. See story below obituary.]

     [I knew Art Lawton from BCHS.  He was a custodian in a different part of the building from my room.  When we crossed paths, he would tell me stories about his muskellunge adventures in the St. Lawrence River.  He and his wife had both caught and mounted muskies over 50 pounds each.  As I recall, they were caught on the same fishing trip.  He referred to them as bookends on the wall.  He also mentioned a musky over 60 pounds and told me that he tried hard to get one that was 70 pounds. 

    The largest musky that he ever caught weighed 69 pound, 15 ounces.  He told me that on the way back to shore it coughed up (regurgitated) a northern pike about 18 inches in length.  Whatever is in the belly of a fish is counted as part of the weight of the fish.  He jokingly told me that had he known he was going to miss 70 pounds by one ounce, he would have stuffed the pike back down inside of it.

    One day after school, he came to my room and asked if I'd like to see some fish.  I excused myself, because I was helping some students.  The boys followed along when they heard what was happening.  Art had parked not far from my room.  He opened the trunk of his car and I saw many very large fish.  It was overwhelming.  I believe there were muskies, but no monsters.  My attention was riveted on the largest walleye I had ever seen.  I had caught them as large as seven pounds, but I was staring at a 12 pounder among all of those fish.  There is no doubt about it.  Art was the real deal. 

    Cliff Lamere, 9-14-2017]

 

MacFarland, Kendall   --  [Published 9/9-10/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

CLARKSVILLE  --  Kendall (Ken) MacFarland, 53, artist, of Clarksville, passed on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at St. Peter's Hospital. Mr. MacFarland was born in Tucson, Ariz. and resided in Clarksville for the past 12 years.

    He was a known antique art restorator, and school monitor at the Bethlehem Central High School. He was a man of quiet strength. He found happiness in giving to others, had a deep respect for animals and was devoted to his family. His unique sense of humor and outlook on life brought smiles to all who knew him. He was a talented artist who could see the light out of darkness in all aspects of life.

    He was the son of Kendall MacFarland and the late Zora MacFarland and survived by beloved wife, Debra; daughter, Dawn Elizabeth; and son, Lucas; sisters, Patti Woodcock, Sherri Kosky (Michael) and Stephanie (Michael) Grohall; and several nieces and nephews.

    A memorial service will be held at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar on Friday, September 10, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Center for Donation and Transplant, 218 Great Oaks Blvd., Albany, NY 12203 and the family implores you to become a registered organ donor.

 

McGibbon, Margaret Augst  --  [Published 3/20/2011 in the Times Union, Albany, NY., pg D10]

CORTLANDVILLE --  Margaret Augst McGibbon, age 94, of Cortlandville, N.Y. died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Cortland Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. 

    Born in Barron, Wis. on July 3, 1916, she moved with her family to the Ithaca, N.Y. area in 1921. 

    She attended grade and high school in Newfield, N.Y. and was a graduate of Cortland Normal School, New York University and Cornell. After nine years as a classroom teacher, she continued her 35 year career in New York Public School education as a counselor in East Greenbush, Shaker High, and Bethlehem Central, retiring from Bethlehem Central in 1973. Mrs. McGibbon was an active member and officer in the Capitol District Personnel and Guidance Association, as well as, the New York State and American Personnel and Guidance Associations. She was named Counselor of the Year by CDPGA in 1973. In 1975 she moved from Latham to Central New York with her husband, David J. McGibbon, a Schenectady CPA. Finally in 1981, they retired and became Florida residents. Mr. McGibbon predeceased his wife in 1991. 

    A family memorial service will be held at the convenience of her seven nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Tribes Hill, N.Y. Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.  www.perkinsfuneralhome.com

 

Meany, Lillian A.    [Published 11/24-25/2011 in the Albany Times Union]

DELMAR --  Lillian A. (Paulus) Meany, 82, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Albany she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Walker) Paulus. 

   Mrs. Meany was a graduate of Albany High School. She worked as a secretary for the Bethlehem School District for 20 years retiring in 1992. Mrs. Meany was a Communicant of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle and volunteered as a pastoral care associate. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. 

   Wife of 58 years of John B. "Jack" Meany; mother of Eileen (Bruce) Lombardo of Glenmont, Kathleen (Darwin) Meany of Altamont, Patricia (Gabriel) Deyo of Slingerlands and John (Linda) Meany of Delmar; grandmother of Jennifer, Emily, Patrick, Kerry, Allison and Colleen; sister of Rosemary (late Edwin) Zimmerman of Nassau; also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

   Funeral services 9:45 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 from the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany thence to the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar where a Mass of Christian 

   Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home Friday, November 25, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to The Eddy Alzheimer Services Care Team Program, 421 Columbia St., Cohoes, NY 12047. For online condolences please visit danielkeenanfuneralhome.com

 

Mooney, Katherine T.  --  [Published 1/31/2016 - 2/1/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR -- Katherine "Kate" (Murnane) Mooney, 80, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of Dennis and Mary (Brennan) Murnane and graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names.

   Mrs. Mooney worked for 20 years in the kitchen at the Bethlehem middle school and enjoyed spending time with the children. She was an active volunteer at the concession stands with her own children's football, basketball and soccer events. She was a longtime communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

   She is survived by her husband of 58 years John Mooney; their children Kathleen (John) Canizzarro, Patrick (Denni) Michael, Sean (Melissa), Moire (Jim) Stone, Timothy (Heather) and Brian (Tonya). She is the sister of Dennis (Katherine) Murnane of Florida and the late John J. "Gus" Murnane. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

   The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center, especially the nurses and aides of D-Wing.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 8:45 a.m. from the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany, thence to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit with the family Monday, February 1, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenanfuneralhome.com

 

Mooney, Kathleen A.   --  [Published 9/21/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY.]
DELMAR  --  Kathleen A. Mooney, 75, loving wife of Joseph A. Mooney for 54 years, died Monday, September 18, 2006 at Albany Medical Center.  

    Born in Olean, N.Y., she was daughter of the late Alexander and Florence McDonald.  

    Kathleen was a graduate of Vincentian Institute, class of 1949 and then attended R.I.T. in Rochester, N.Y.  She retired as a secretary in the guidance office of the Bethlehem Middle School in 1991.  Her warm and outgoing personality was a delight and a joy to everyone who knew her. 

    Beside her husband, she is survived by her children, Christine (Scott) Pollock, Mark (Patricia) Mooney, Maureen (Carl) Macri; 11 grandchildren; her sister, Jeanne (Ed) Craig; brothers, Bruce, James (Patricia), Alexander (Carol), Raymond (Rose) McDonald; sister-in-law, Mary (George) Bruda and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her son, Michael M. Mooney.  Special thanks to the caring staff of St. Peter's radiation unit and Dr. Kiehl.  Also to the wonderful care she received from the oncology unit, Dr. Kolodziej, Kathe, Liz, Lisa and all the other loving people on the staff. 

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany, thence to St. Thomas the Apostle Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 p.m. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Kathleen in a special way may send memorial contributions to Siena College or St. Francis Friends of the Poor, 115 W. 30th St., Rm. 500B, NY, NY 10117-2041 or charity of their choice.  

 

Morand, Mary Dorothy  --  [NO OBITUARY FOUND]   See three items below.

 

 

                   [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Mary Dorothy Wright
[Mary Dorothy Stoltzfus] 
[Mary Spateholts] 
[Mary Morand

SSN:

086224507

Gender:

Female

Race:

White

Birth Date:

9 Nov 1929

Birth Place:

Bronx N Y C, New York
[New York Bro??, New York] 

Death Date:

Jun 1983

Father:

Robert W Wright

Mother:

Marie Jay

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

Feb 1945: Name listed as MARY DOROTHY WRIGHT;

Jul 1949: Name listed as MARY DOROTHY STOLTZFUS;

Jul 1954: Name listed as MARY DOROTHY SPATEHOLTS;

Mar 1962: Name listed as MARY DOROTHY MORAND;

28 Dec 1987: Name listed as MARY MORAND

 

                          [Social Security Death Index]

Name:

Mary Morand

Born:

9 Nov 1929

Last Benefit:

Slingerlands, Albany Co., New York 12159

Died:

Jun 1983

State (Year) SSN issued:

New York (Before 1951)

 

 

Pedersen, Marie Lauridsen  --  [Published 1/3/1997 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

    ALBANY -- Marie Lauridsen Pedersen, age 96, died November 30, 1996 at the Eden Park Nursing Home.

    Born in Henne, Denmark, Marie came to America in 1920 to visit relatives. A year later her Danish sweetheart, Christian Pedersen, followed her and they were married. The Pedersens lived in Kinderhook, NY North Carolina and Tennessee before living in Feura Bush from 1946 to 1967 when Mr. Pedersen died. Mrs. Pedersen moved to Ohav Shalom Apts., Krumkill Rd., Albany in 1974 and resided there until 1995. Following a broken hip, she entered Eden Park Nursing Home. She became blind in 1990 due to glaucoma.

    Marie was the loving mother of F. Robert (Bob) Pedersen of Arca, NY and Harlingen, TX, Mrs. Elwood (Doris) Vanderbilt of Feura Bush, Agnes Pedersen Geel of Albany and Christian Pedersen of Altamont, grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 16 and great-great grandmother of 2 children. She is survived by a brother, Soren Lauridsen of Milton and a sister and two brothers in Denmark. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Burial was held privately at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon January 5, 1997 at the Onesquethaw Reformed Church. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Onesquesthaw Reformed Church Fund, 11 Groesbeck Rd., Feura Bush, NY 12067. REILLY & SON, VOOHESVILLE 765-3633

 

 

Prater, Lawrence Leroy  --    [NO OBITUARY FOUND]   See two items below.

  

 

             [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Lawrence Leroy Prater
[Lawrence Prater

SSN:

235342495

Gender:

Male

Race:

White

Birth Date:

21 May 1924

Birth Place:

Centralia Br, West Virginia

Death Date:

May 1981

Father:

James M Prater

Mother:

Vesta M Doddrill

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

Jun 1942: Name listed as LAWRENCE LEROY PRATER; 05 Jan 1988: Name listed as LAWRENCE PRATER

 

 

Pritchard, Eileen (McCarthy)  --  [Published 8/10/1965 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

    Mrs. Eileen Pritchard, of 192 Roweland Avenue, Delmar, died early Monday at her home after a brief illness. She was 49.
    Mrs. Pritchand, formerly a secretary in the Bethlehem Central Senior High School, was a member of St. Thomas' Church, Delmar, of its Rosary
Society and Catholic Youth Council.
    Survivors include her husband, Edward B. Pritchard; four sons, Lieutenant Charles E. Pritchard of the U. S. Army base at Augsburg, Germany; Edward Pritchard, Jeramy Pritchard and Sean Pritchard, all of Delmar; a daughter, Pamela Ann Pritchard of Delmar; three brothers, Gerald McCarthy, Charles McCarthy and Kenneth McCarthy, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Swan.
    Services will be conducted in Brooklyn Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Names Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

 

Quintana, Janet  --   [Published 7/23/2009 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

PALMETTO, Fla.  --  Janet Nodine Quintana, 78, passed away peacefully at home in Palmetto on June 18, 2009 after a long illness. She was born in Schenectady on March 15, 1931 to Charles and Marion Nodine.

    Janet resided in Delmar most of her life, moving to Palmetto in 1987. She worked for Traveler's Insurance Co. and the Bethlehem Central Middle School library.

    She leaves behind her loving husband of 54 years, Royce Quintana; her daughter and son-in-law, Jody and George TenEyck and granddaughters, Ashley and Tara TenEyck, all of Glenmont; a sister, June Boutelle of Endicott, N.Y.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

    A graveside service will be held in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland on Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend David Corlett officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Janet to the Palmetto Presbyterian Church, 1115 10th Ave. West, Palmetto, FL 34221.

 

Rodgers, Francis William  --   [Published 3/22/2017 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

SILVER SPRING, Md.  --  Francis William Rodgers died at his home in Silver Spring, on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born on September 3, 1932, he grew up in LeRoy, N.Y. and was a graduate of LeRoy High School and New York State College for Teachers at Albany, where he was a member of the Edward Eldred Potter Club and earned a bachelor's degree in English and mathematics and a masters degree in education.

    He was a longtime resident of North Greenbush, and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in East Greenbush. He began his career as a mathematics teacher and guidance counselor in the East Greenbush Central School District, then spent over 25 years as an assistant principal at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, retiring in 1989. In retirement, he served on the Town of North Greenbush Planning Board from 1991-97, advocating for local environmental protection and for the rights of the community; he also contributed his talents as a volunteer by teaching computer literacy in local libraries and playing piano in senior centers.

    He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Ann (Hoogkamp); his daughters, Kerry Ellen and Tara Sue, all of Silver Spring; siblings, Judith Ames (Albion, N.Y.), James (Hopewell, Va.), and Barbara Brown (Bridgewater, N.J.); and 14 nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his brother Gerard.

    An extraordinarily devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, he took great pleasure in his family and in the companionship of his family dogs over the years. He is loved and will be dearly missed by an extended network of family and friends who knew him from the communities where he lived and worked, and through his many interests, including reading, cooking and baking, politics, jazz piano, hi-fi audio and computing, amateur magic, and tennis. He will be remembered for his deep commitments to social justice and civic-minded participation in journalism, evidenced by the hundreds of letters to the editor he published over several decades in publications such as the New York Times, the Albany Times-Union, the National Catholic Reporter, and the Washington Post, on topics ranging from local and national politics and the Catholic Church to the social implications of technological change.

    Visiting hours will be on Friday, March 24, from 7-9 p.m., at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. W, Silver Spring. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 25, 1 p.m., in St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, 12319 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rensselaer, on Saturday, April 8, with a graveside service at 10 a.m. All services are open to the public. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the following non-profit organizations: ProPublica (propublica.org/donate/), to support journalism in the public interest; WBGO (pledge.wbgo.org/epledgenow), to support jazz on public radio; or Circles of Mercy (circlesofmercy.org/donate.html), a center in Rensselaer that supports those in need, especially women and children. Condolence page at wjlyonsfuneralhome.com

 

Rossman, Dorothy C.  --   [Published 9/19/2007 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR --  Dorothy C. Rossman, 96, of Delmar died Tuesday September 18, 2007 at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home. She was born in Albany on May 18, 1911, the daughter of the late James J. and Anna (McManus) Connors. 

    Dorothy graduated from Mildred Elley with a secretarial degree. She had worked in the kitchen at the Bethlehem Central High School prior to retirement. She had been a member of the ladies auxiliaries of the American Legion, Blanchard Post #1040 and the Bethlehem Memorial Post # 3185, VFW. She was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. 

    In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Theron P. "Ted" Rossman; a son, Peter F. Rossman; and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by a son, William Rossman (Brenda) of Delmar; a daughter, Marianne Riddle (Peter) of Calgary, Alberta; grandchildren, Steven, Nicole, Tara, Theresa, Daniel, Mary and Megan; eight great-grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews. 

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Guilderland Center Nursing Home for the care Dorothy received during her stay. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Those who wish may send a remembrance in her name to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Pastoral Care, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar, NY 12054 or the Guilderland Center Nursing Home, 428 Rt. 146, PO Box 36, Guilderland Center, NY 12085.

 

Schultz, Mary F.  --  [Published 1/23-24/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

  (1963 yearbook)

ALBANY  --  Mary F. Schultz, 85, died Friday, January 21, 2005 at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mrs. Schultz was a longtime area resident.

    Mrs. Schultz was the widow of Kenneth Schultz. She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Geel and her husband Richard of San Antonio, Fla.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Laurie Levine and her husband Butch (Maurice) of Delmar, Richard Geel Jr. and his wife Linda of Rye, N.Y. and Kenneth Geel and his wife Heather of Porter Corners, N.Y.; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Geel was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.

    Graveside services will be held in the spring in Park View Cemetery, Schenectady, N.Y.

 

Shane, Jaqueline  --  [Published 2/8/2015 in the Boston Globe, Boston, MA]

Jaqueline Shane (nee Feeney), 80, passed away at Newbridge on the Charles, January 18, 2015, after a long illness. She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Feeney of Peabody, Mass.

    She grew up in Peabody and graduated from Salem Teachers College, later earning a Master's Degree from State University of New York at Albany. Jaqui taught in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Germany and England and was a Guidance Counselor in New York State, at both Bethlehem Central Middle School and Minisink Valley High School.

   She was preceded in death by her daughter Lee Anne Shane, and is survived by her husband, Harvey Shane of Newton, MA, her daughters Stephanie Shane of Westford, MA, and Andrea Shane of New York City, and their families. Her sister, Frances Feeney Leon, lives in Mexico. She is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.

    A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the ASPCA or local animal welfare group.

 

Shear, Bruce Earl --  [Published 11/4/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

ALBANY  --  Bruce Earl Shear, a pioneer educator who retired as director of personnel services at the state Education Department, died Thursday at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He was 88. 

    Mr. Shear was born in Oneonta, and was a former resident of Delmar and Voorheesville, and more recently lived at Beachwood in Troy and at Nelson House.

He graduated from Cornell University, and continued graduate studies at the University at Albany, Syracuse, Columbia, Rutgers and Harvard. He also lectured at many of these schools.

Mr. Shear started as a teacher of mathematics in Liverpool, Onondaga County, and he later became a guidance counselor in Hancock, Delaware County, Port Washington, Nassau County, Cobleskill and Bethlehem Central High School. He then started his 25-year career at the state Education Department.

Mr. Shear was the founding director of Pupil Personnel Services of Northern Westchester County, providing counseling services to five schools in that area. The service was an early model for a statewide BOCES program.

Early in his counseling career, Mr. Shear concluded that a home visit each term to a student's family provided an appropriate foundation for individualized guidance. He worked with the state Department of Education to develop programs for counseling and shared services in schools across the state.

Mr. Shear served as a consultant to a number of state Departments of Education, the U.S. Office of Education and the Mennenger Foundation. He was a founding member and past president of the National Association of Guidance Supervisors.

After retiring, Mr. Shear served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, and he was president of the Beachwood Homeowners Association in Troy.

He was a lifelong gardener.

    His wife of 62 years, Jean Marcy Scatchard Shear, died in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Meacham of Voorheesville and Laurel Mennen of Albany; two sons, George Shear of New York City and David Shear of Tokyo; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

    Services will be private. Mr. Shear donated his remains to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College. Contributions may be made to the Garden Fund at the Nelson House, Samaritan Road, Albany, NY 12208.

 

Spain, Clarence J.  --  [Published 12/18/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

GLENVILLE  --  Clarence J. Spain, 87, passed away on December 15, 2016, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Clarence was born in Albany, on September 27, 1929, to the late Clarence and Martha (Ristau) Spain.

    Clarence was a school psychologist for many years and worked in the Bethlehem School District for most of his career. Known as "The Glass Man," Clarence was an avid antique collector and devoted many hours to his lifelong hobby.

    Clarence was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne Elizabeth (Perry) Spain; loving father of Mark Spain, Ruth (Spain) Clothworthy and Susan (Spain) Russell; and doting grandfather to several grandchildren.

    Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday, December 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Townley and Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Mr. Spain's Book of Memories at TownleyWheelerFH.com.

 

Stander, Annette   --  [Published 8/17/2002 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
DELMAR  --  Annette Sanders Stander, age 69, of Montrose Drive in Delmar, NY, died Thursday, August 15, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.  Mrs. Stander was born in Newark, NJ and had been a Capital District resident since 1963.  She was employed as a secretary for many years for the Bethlehem Central School District and was later employed by Key Bank in Albany.  She was a member of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany and also sang with the Beth Emeth Choir.  She was active with the Soup Kitchen in Albany and was a member of the Friends of Hope House.  She was an avid mahjong player and enjoyed to travel.  She was well known for volunteering her time and was active with several community charitable organizations in the area.

    She was married to Herbert Stander until his passing in 1996.  She is survived by her son, Edward Stander of Delmar, NY; and her daughter, Laurie (Stander) Spencer of Latham, NY; mother-in-law of Ning and Diana; sister of Alan Sanders of Whiting, NJ and Lila Cavadel of East Brunswick, NJ; and grandmother of Jonathan, Justin and Catherine.

    Services at Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road, Albany, NY on Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will be in the Beth Emeth Cemetery in Loudonville, NY.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Albany, NY 12211.

    [transcribed by Clifford Lamere]

 

Toussaint, Anne Elizabeth  --  [Published 12/9-10/2015 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

BETHLEHEM  --  Anne Elizabeth Toussaint, 77, died peacefully on December 6, 2015, at Albany Medical Center. She was able to spend her last few hours with family and loved ones.  She was born on March 25, 1938, in Waterbury, Conn., to William and Mary Wagner.

   Anne grew up in Cheshire, Conn. She graduated from Trinity College in Burlington, Vt., where she studied business administration, enjoyed an active social life and participated in theatrical arts. Anne married David Toussaint Sr. in 1962 and was a member of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. She enjoyed reading and gardening and was a dedicated and loving mother to her four children. Anne worked for the Bethlehem Central School District for more than 20 years and retired in 2003. Anne pursued her love of working to help enhance education for young people and was especially good at connecting with adolescents.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Wagner; her brother, John Wagner; and her ex-husband, David Toussaint. Anne is survived by her children, David Toussaint Jr. of Poughkeepsie, Karin Giacone (Jim) of Delmar, Kristin Toussaint (Bruce) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jennifer Toussaint of Glenmont. She adored and bragged about her six grandchildren, Joseph, Gabriella and Jenna Giacone, (Delmar), Lucas Toussaint, (Poughkeepsie), and Jade and Charlie Morton, (Knoxville). She was a very proud Nana.

   The family would like to thank the staff at Atria Delmar Place for their loving ways and for the doctors and nurses of Albany Med, especially those on C4, where our Mom was made to feel so comfortable and loved in her final days.

   Family and Friends are invited to call Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 11, 2015, at St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Adams Place, Delmar at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. To leave condolences and for directions, please visit applebeefuneralhome.com

 

Trobridge, Ruth C.   --  [Published 2/7&8/2010 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B4]

   STILLWATER, Pa. --  Ruth C. Trobridge, 92, a 50-year resident of Delmar, died on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Stillwater.  Mrs. Trobridge was born in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles William and Clara Amelia (Kohler) Chidgey. 

    Prior to her retirement, Ruth had worked for 18 years as the secretary to the principal at the Bethlehem Central High School and had previously worked for Travelers Insurance and Rose and Kiernan Insurance companies. She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald J. Trobridge, on September 19, 1984. 

    Ruth volunteered at Childs Hospital in Albany for nearly 25 years, at one time serving on the hospital's board of governors. For many years, Ruth enjoyed regular bridge games with a close circle of friends. 

    Ruth is survived by a son, Rex C. (Kathleen) Trobridge of Glenmont, N.Y.; a daughter, Judith (Lee) Steigerwald of Shickshinny Lake, Pa. She is also survived by grandchildren, Bruce (Elizabeth) Trobridge, Cherie Steigerwald (Tim) Fuller, Lance (Tammy) Trobridge, David (Lori) Steigerwald, great-grandsons, Scott and Andrew Trobridge, and Jesse Fuller, and a great-grandaughter to be born in March to Lance and Tammy; niece, Sandra Chidgey Johnson, and nephews, Robert and James Focht, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Madison Aves., Albany on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. 

    Memorial contributions may be made to Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 477 Bonnieville Road, Stillwater, PA 17878.  

 

Van Alstyne, Shirley A.  --  [Published 10/7/2000 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

RAVENA  --  Shirley A. Van Alstyne 55, of Starr Road, died at home October 6, 2000. She was born in Keene Valley, NY and educated at Holy Names, Ausable Forks and Ravena, Coeymans-Selkirk High School.

    She worked in the food service of Bethlehem Central High School. Mrs. Van Alstyne was a member of the South Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

    Wife of the late Eugene D. Van Alstyne. Mother of Deborah A. Tucker, Earlton, NY, Tammy L. Tucker Climax, NY, Lisa M. Quenneville and Bonnie G. Van Alstyne both of Ravena; sister of Sylvia M. Cutright and Gail F. Edick both of Ravena and Kevin M. La Bounty; companion of Thomas McCormick. Also survived by nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. at Caswell Funeral Home, 64 Martins Hill Road with Rev. David Adams. Calling hours, Sunday 4-7 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Bethlehem. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12205.
 

Van Kempen, Elizabeth  --  [Published 1/29/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B12]

SELKIRK  --  Elizabeth (Felci) Van Kempen, 72, of Selkirk died Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at St. Peter's Hospice. 

    She was born in Staten Island on March 17, 1931, the daughter of the late Gaetano and Elizabeth (Cora) Felci. A longtime area resident, she had worked as a teacher's aide from 1977-1987 at the Bethlehem Central High School. Mrs. Van Kempen was a member of the Glenmont Community Church and had been a foster mother for many years. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William S. Van Kempen and six brothers. 

    She is survived by a son, David W. Van Kempen and his wife Cynthia of Ravena; a daughter, Renee E. Geel and her husband Christian of Delmar; two foster sons, Anthony Curtis of Cairo, N.Y. and Anthony Sellars of Maine; two sisters, Lillian Smith of Pensacola, Fla. and Ida Fernandez of Albany; one brother, Thomas Felci of Pensacola; four grandchildren, Jessy Wilson, Tina Van Kempen, Amy Ricciardi and William Van Kempen; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Selkirk. Those who wish may send a remembrance in her name to the Glenmont Community Church, 1 Chapel Lane, Glenmont 12077 or Community Hospice of Albany, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany 12208.

 

Vindittie, Josephine Ann  --  [Published 11/15/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

  RAVENA --  Josephine A. Vindittie, 64, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, November 12, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Albany, March 28, 1952, she grew up in Glenmont, and was a dedicated worker for the Bethlehem Central School District for 36 years.

    She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and swimming in her pool. Survivors include her beloved husband of 46 years, Vincent Vindittie; daughters, Ann Marie (Robert) Boomhower and Vicki Vindittie Lais; and her cherished grandchildren, (Robert, Brandon, Nathan, and Hunter). She is also survived by her siblings, Joan (James) Moutray, Joseph (Gilda) Rappazzo, Hazel Rappazzo Perkins, Charles (Beth) Rappazzo and Sara Rose (Ronald) Watson; and many nieces and nephews. Josephine was predeceased by her son, Vincent J. Vindittie Jr.; father Joseph Rappazzo; and mother, Hazel (Peck) Arsenault.

    The family would like to extend a very special thank you to everyone for your kindness, caring, love, and support since she became ill three years ago. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The family invites everyone to a reception at 3 p.m. at Hidden Meadows Golf Course, 138 Smultz Rd., Glenmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albany Ronald McDonald House, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Weatherwax, Mary K.  --  [Published 8/20/2017 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR  --  Mary K. Weatherwax, 67, died Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Albany Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Countryman Connolly; and wife of the late Laverne W. Weatherwax. Mary worked as a secretary for the Bethlehem School District, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed teaching tole painting but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Mary is survived by her children, Susan (Wes Bates) Weatherwax of Glenmont, John Weatherwax of Oxnard, Calif., and Karen (Raymond) Fitzpatrick of Clarksville; her grandchildren, Noah Bates, Laura and Shawn Weatherwax and Raymond Jr. and Justin Fitzpatrick; her siblings, Patrick Connolly, Colleen (Bill) Brown and Eileen Charles; and sister-in-law, Patricia Harter. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her brother, Michael Connolly. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, on Tuesday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a funeral service. Interment will follow the service in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie. applebeefuneralhome.com

 

Weber, Mary Rose  --  [Published 9/5/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR  --  Mary Rose Weber, 94, of Delmar died peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center. Mrs. Weber was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia on October 14, 1909, the daughter of the late Josef and Frances Pechal Beno.

    A Delmar resident for 60 years, she worked in the Bethlehem Central High School cafeteria for 12 years before retiring in 1976. She had been a member of the Onesquethaw Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church of Delmar. She loved animals, was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing, learning, drawing and America.

    Mrs. Weber was predeceased by her husband, Harry Weber and a grandson, Douglas Salomon. She is survived by two daughters, June (Eugene) Walters of Rochester and Dorothy (Edward) Young of DeFreestville; a sister, Frances Lambos of Tupper Lake; a brother, Jan (Jarmila) Beno of the Czech Republic; five granddaughters, Debbie (Clay) Bohnke of East Rochester, Catherine (Don) Sweet of Victor, N.Y, Karen Young of Windsor Locks, Conn, Kathleen (David) Partridge of Brookline, N.H. and Kristin Christman of Clifton Park. She is also survived by a cousin, Rose Hartley of Latham, Sharon (Ric) Dunigan of Campton, N.H.; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    The family wishes to thank the kind and considerate staff at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center and Assisted Living where Mary lived for the past several years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Sunday, October 3, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Good Samaritan Lutheran H.C.C., 125 Rockefeller Rd., Delmar, NY 12054 or the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.

 

Zdgiebloski, Dorothy E.  --  [Published 1/4-5/2012 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   SELKIRK  --  Dorothy E. Zdgiebloski, 91, also known as "Dottie and "Gram", passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Albany on May 7, 1920, she was the daughter of the late George and Marie (Rosen kranz) Sitterly.

    She worked for many years with her late husband, Peter P. Zdgiebloski, on the family dairy farm until his passing in 1985. She had also worked in the cafeteria at the Bethlehem Central High School and at McDonald's. Dottie remained active in her later years with the Bethlehem Seniors and Sunshine Seniors groups. She enjoyed traveling with PR tours and assisted as a volunteer at local archaeological dig sites. Her many enjoyments included gardening, baking, cooking and crafts.

    In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Sitterly. Survivors include a son, Peter H. Zdgiebloski (Rita) of Selkirk; a daughter, Carol M. Northrup (Bruce Weber) of Selkirk; grandchildren, Peter A. Zdgiebloski (Cathy) of Appomattox, Va., Brian D. Zdgiebloski (Donna) of Lake George, Leah M. McElroy (Bob) of Delmar, Dan Northrup of Selkirk and Barbara J. Northrup (Tom Esmond) of Alplaus; and great-grandchildren, Geoffrey, Stephen, Ian and Emma Zdgiebloski and Michael Northrup.

    Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital, 315 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208. www.applebeefuneralhome.com.

 

Zwicklbauer, Helene (Hopfengartner)  --  [Published 7/22/1996 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

BETHLEHEM -- Helene H. Zwicklbauer, 77, of McCormack Road, Slingerlands, died Sunday, July 21, 1996 in St. Peter's Hospital. She was the widow of Max Zwicklbauer.

    Survivors include a son, Werner Zwicklbauer of Slingerlands; a sister, Ilse Frantzen; a brother, Heinz Hopfengartner; and two grandsons, Ken and Brian Zwicklbauer.

    A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 85 Elm Avenue, Delmar. Contributions may be made to either the Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. APPLEBEE FUNERAL HOME 439-2715

    [The Social Security information has her death on July 20, not 21.  See next.]

 

                    [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Helene Hopfengartner Zwicklbauer
[Helene Zwicklbauer
[Helene Hopfengartner Hopfengartne] 

SSN:

113306656

Gender:

Female

Birth Date:

15 Aug 1919

Birth Place:

Federal Republic of Germany

Death Date:

20 Jul 1996

Father:

Konrad Hopfengartne

Mother:

Dora Walter

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

: Name listed as HELENE HOPFENGARTNER ZWICKLBAUER; 02 Aug 1996: Name listed as HELENE ZWICKLBAUER

 

 

 

 

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