Deceased Teachers of

Bethlehem Central High School & Middle School,

Delmar, New York

 

by Clifford Lamere    January 31, 2005

Last Revised  May 7, 2017

 

 

 

This webpage is an incomplete index of deceased full-time teachers who worked at one time at the High School or Middle School (formerly Junior High School) in the Bethlehem Central School District (BCSD), Delmar, Albany County, NY.  For about 85% of them, obituaries have been found and can be seen below.  Go to the Home page to see lists of other Bethlehem staff members and graduates. 

  

Please inform me of other deceased teachers who 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.  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 - free obituaries from 1500+ newspapers, 2001 - present

Sp

Spotlight (of Delmar, NY). 

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.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

SS App

Social Security Applications and Claims Index

SSDI

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

 

OTHER

née

born as (maiden name)

___

unknown information

 

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 dates of birth and death.

 

 

 

DECEASED TEACHERS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL  (89)

(obituaries for 79 of 89 deceased teachers)

 

 

NAME

DEATH DATE

POSITION  & SCHOOL

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

Adler, Helen Pollack

2006 Aug 01

English, HS                          

Obit #2

Atkinson, Thomas J.

2004 Mar 17

Science Supervisor, BCSD (1977-1989)

Born 22 Mar 1932

Baxter, Janet T.

2012 Mar 20

French, MS

née Moskwa

Bennett, Alice S.

2013 Feb 01

Mathematics, HS 1939 & 1940

Photo with obituary

Blabey, Margaret

2005 Dec 27

Social Studies, HS

Taught c. 1931-1938

Bozzella, Samuel S. 2017 Mar 11 Music teacher and supervisor Photo with obituary  3/18/17

Brady, Christine E.  

2016 Aug 9

Special Education

Taught Sep 1975 - June 2004  Obit #2

Briggs, Henry Ellsworth

1966 Mar 9

Science, HS (yearbooks 1935 & 1936)

 

Brooks, Edward C.

2001 Aug 11

Social Studies, HS

1966

Brown, Herman D.

1987 Mar 16

Social Studies, HS

Article   Memorial

Camp, Donald M.

1999 Feb 27

Physical Education, tennis coach, HS

Obit #2  1966

Catalano, Ida S.

2016 Aug 19

Spanish, HS

Obit photo.  Born Italy.

Cavalieri, Alfredo

1993 Nov 22

Violin Teacher

 

Cesta, Anita Frances

2001 Oct 23

Head of Language Dept., HS

 

Cleaves, Earle W.

1996 May 31

Science (Physics), HS

SS Application 1966 YB

Collins, F. Ethel

2004 Mar 23

Middle School, 6th Grade, 1968-1976

 

Crummey, Betty B.

2012 Dec 07

English, HS

1966

D'Arcangelis, Howard

2002 Feb 13

English, MS

 

Dinova, Margaret A.

2004 Aug 17

English, HS

Guestbook

Duffy, Eugene F.

2005 Sep 07

English Supervisor, BCSD

 

Earls, Jeannette (Radley)

2001 Mar 04

Mathematics, HS

In yearbooks 1938-1953.  A graduate reports that she was at MS in the 1960s.

Edsall, Leslie

1988 Dec 02

Science Supervisor; Chemistry, HS

Memorial. Born 1 Sep 1909

Ellery, Barbara

2005 Feb 21

Social Studies, HS

 

Farrell, Donald V.

1984 Apr 01

Physical Education, HS

SSAp  No obit found

Frany, Rosemary A.

2008 Jul 07

Social Studies, HS

 

Gatto, Mary A. (DiCristofaro)

2012 Jul 5

Math, prob. MS ("several years")

photo with obituary

Gibbons, Philip E.

2007 Dec 30

Math supervisor, HS

photo with obituary

Guerrera, Joseph A.

1973 Oct __

Physical Education director, HS

SSDI  Spotlight article  1965 YB   1966 YB

Gunner, Charles A.

2003 Aug 13

Principal, HS

photo with obituary

Haywood, Eleanor Monroe (Gage)

2003 Apr 7

Teacher in JHS

 

Hobbie, Helen E.

1995 Jan 31

Mathematics & Principal, HS

1966

Hosey, Gladys

1992 Nov 20

Business courses, HS

1966 Retired 1972

Hughes, Richard C.

2002 Oct 11

Science (Physics), HS

1966

Jackson, Florence

2003 Feb 28

Teacher, HS, then psychometrist

photo with obituary

Jerry, Jocelyn "Lyn"

2016 Jun 27

English, HS

 

Joachim, Andrew

2013 Jul 16

Biology, HS (also 9th Physical Science, MS)

 

Karp, Max

1995 Jun 08

Social Studies & Vice-Principal, MS

1966

Kenny, Elizabeth R.

1995 Jan 28

Special Education, HS

 

Kerr, Jean E.          

2013 Oct 27

Science, MS

1963-1979

Klugman, Jeremy S.

2007 Mar 30

Physical Education, MS

Article

Kraft, Sally Pinto

2005 May 16

English, HS

 

Kullman, Warren

2000 Jun 21

Science Supervisor, BCSD

Obit #2 (pg 28)  Webpage 1965

Lephart, Clarence A.

2002 Oct 31

Physical Education & Swimming Coach

1955-1962

Long, Kenneth E.

2006 Dec 31

Physical Education & coach, HS

Obit #2 w. photo

MacDonald, Webster

2008 Aug 23

Industrial Arts, HS

Webpage  His comment  No obit, SSDI, or SS App found

MacDonald, Winetta K.

2013 Jan 19

Home Economics

 

Mannheimer, Lois

2015 May 20

English and/or Social Studies, HS

 

Mayne, Edna "Peg"

2013 Nov 16

English, HS? MS?

 

Meacham, Marta

2006 Dec 09

Spanish, HS

Guestbook

Miller, Merle

2016 Oct 3

Business Education, HS

Born Feb 28, 1936.  Same in TU

Molyneux, Gordon W.

1987 Jul 14

Social Studies, HS

1966

Muntz, Mary Anna E.       

2003 Jul 08

Social Studies, HS

1966

Newell, Gladys E.

1995 Mar 17

Social Studies, HS

1966

O'Hara, Elsie F.

2007 Aug 11

Mathematics, JHS

Obit w. photo

Pierson, Robert A.

2016 Aug 14

Business Ed, HS, 20+ years, ran school store

 

Preston, Thomas S. Sr.

2009 Dec 15

Social Studies, MS

 

Prue, Milton

1978 Dec 01

Chemistry, HS

Born 1 Feb 1897  Grave

Quinn, Doris Marie

2005 Jan 09

Mathematics, HS

1966 Guestbook  Obit 2 This is a very personal look at Doris, written by her sister.

Reissig, Harold J.

1997 Apr 10

Mathematics supervisor, BCSD

born 10 Mar 1917

Restifo, Alfred P.

2011 Aug 05

Mathematics, MS; grade 6 Clarksville

 

Ritchko, Arthur

2003 Dec 13

Physical Education & Football, HS

Obit w. photo  Article  1996

Robinson, Richard C.

2011 Aug 19

Chemistry & vice-principal, HS

1966  Article  His comment 

Robinson, Wayne F.

2010 Feb 24

General Science, MS

 

Schelling, Mary H.

1998 Feb 25

Social Studies, HS

1966  Born 27 Apr 1909

Shaloum, Aaron

1994 Feb 15

Shop, MS

 

Skaskiw, Bernard

2013 Dec 07

Industrial Arts, MS

 

Skevington, Gladys M.

1985 Jun 16

English, HS  (1939-1963)

SSDI & Article 

Snider, Glenn J.

2006 Mar 09

Chemistry, HS

 

Socarides, Christos

1982 Jan 23

English Supervisor, HS & MS

SSDI  1964

Stagnitta, George

2013 Mar 12

Chemistry, HS

1966  Born Albany, NY; d. FL

Stafford, Martha Caroline "Marcy"

1980 Jun __

Physical Education, HS 30+ yrs.

SSDI & SS App   Tribute

1965 YB

Stephany, Doris W.

2003 Mar 24

Typing & Intro to Business, JHS

Retired 1974

Swinton, Stephen F.

2005 Apr 21

Science Supervisor, BCSD

Obit w. photo & link to article below

Sykes, Esther W.

1997 Nov 17

General Science, MS

Obit #2

Terhune, Donald Zabriskie

1974 Jan __

Agriculture, HS 1936-1959.  Students came from several schools to be taught at BCHS.

Obit not found.

Textores, Elfrieda E.

2004 Nov 01

Social Studies, HS

 

Tomiko, M. Eleanor

2004 Jan 15

MS (subject unknown)

Obit #2

Tracy, Mary P.

2015 May 3

Home Economics, HS

 

Truitt, Rolland R.

d. 1960s

Music Supervisor, HS

Retired 6/64, then taught in VT.  Not in SSDI or SS App.

Ungerman, Annette

1996 Jan 09

Social Studies, HS

1966

VanDemark, Paul H.

2011 Nov 15

Health, HS / Elementary Phys. Ed.     Coach

 

Wadsworth, Bruce C.

2013 Aug 10

Earth Science, HS

 

Watson, Roberta H.

2006 Oct 15

Phys. Ed. - Delmar Elem., JHS, HS

née Hotaling, b. Feb 25, 1918 in Schenectady, NY

Watthews, Thomas

2013 Mar 11

Biology, HS

1966  obit #2 with photo

Wise, Madeline F. (Tietjen)

2004 Feb 04

Business education, BCSD

Age 98.  Obit w. photo

Webster, Eugene Evarts

2016 Oct 16

Social Studies, HS, 31 years

Born Oct 16, 1928

Westervelt, Margaret 2017 Apr 28 Business Education, HS Obit w. photo   5/7/17

Yacobian, Diran Richard

1976 Oct 10

Music, MS & HS 

   [death date may be Oct 9]

 SSAp  1962 YB photo

Obit not TU, AE, L or Sp

York, Magdalene

 2010 Jul 25

Music director, HS

 Video.  Mg. name Dempsey

 

 

 

 

Adler, Helen Pollack   --  [Published 8/2/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

 

 

 

DELMAR  --  Helen P. Adler, teacher and visionary community leader died on August 1, after fiercely battling cancer for a year. 

    Helen Pollack was born in Rankin, Pa., on January 22, 1918, the daughter of Hungarian immigrants who raised three children upstairs from the family grocery store. 

   She attended Braddock High School, graduating at the top of her class, and winning every available honor. She believed that her father gave her the greatest gift he could, his permission to go to college. She worked through depth of the Depression earning both a bachelor's in English and history and a M.S. in library science from Carnegie Mellon University (then Carnegie Institute of Technology). In 1940, she married Frederic Adler, the top scholar in the class ahead of her at Braddock High and Carnegie Tech. Their first child was born in 1944, just before Fred was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Pacific. After the war, they lived a few years of the post-war American dream, with Fred working at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, and Helen doing part-time library work. Then a shared passion for justice and freedom expressed during Spanish Civil War protests came back to haunt them in the McCarthy years. When Fred refused to sign a loyalty oath which would have meant possibly exposing friends to FBI investigations, Fred forfeited his job and was blacklisted. Seeking work, Helen and Fred moved to Delmar, N.Y. in 1956. Fred joined Delmar-based Hall & Co. as a general manager and Helen taught library science at Albany Teachers College, before making the transition to teaching English at Bethlehem Central High School. She was hired to develop the Advanced Placement (AP) English course. Through her passionate love of literature, good writing and belief in her students' potential, she influenced more than 1,000 students during her 25-year teaching career. Helen's refusal to accept anything but the best from her students earned her their undying respect. Her goal was to create life-long learners. In addition to creating the AP English course, Helen developed other courses including The Novel, and multi-disciplinary courses in conjunction with social studies and science colleagues. She founded The Creative Writing Club and its publication, The Thinking Reed. She scooped and served at the ice cream socials and spaghetti dinners that raised funds for the publication. Students were regular visitors to her home, showering her with letters long after graduation. From the top colleges in the country and beyond, they wrote to declare, You were the most important teacher I ever had.

    Demonstrating her passion for learning, Helen enrolled in continuing education programs throughout her career, notably in highly selective humanities programs at Yale University, Williams College and Wesleyan University. In recognition of her ability to objectively evaluate students' writing and her experience with the AP English curriculum, she was twice selected to grade AP English achievement tests for the Educational Testing Service. Helen was a working mother when those were rare, finding the time to write long letters and to send hand-made posters to her three daughters to ease the miles of separation when they were in college, on top of her 16-hour teaching days. She retired from BCHS in 1983 after a 24-year career.

    In retirement, Helen and Fred traveled to Europe and created a retreat in Schoharie County where they gardened, read and wrote. When their eldest daughter, Vicki was diagnosed with MS in 1977, Helen and Fred devoted themselves to her care. Retirement was temporary, however. Helen began her free Books in the Morning lecture series in Delmar shortly after leaving BCHS, but felt that the adults in the community would support weekday college-level courses taught in Delmar. She and Fred founded and guided the Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning (HILL), pouring their energies into recruiting the best teachers from area colleges and universities. Helen and Fred also secured venues, arranged chairs, took the roll-anything that needed to be done to bring continuing education to the community. After 13 years, HILL now attracts 1,000 enthusiastic participants annually, offers free lectures and concerts between semesters, and affords its faculty the luxury of mature and interested students who are motivated to learn. HILL was innovative, a concept on the leading edge of what has become an enormous industry. HILL and its founders were recognized by the New York State Chamber of Commerce for enriching the lives of Bethlehem's residents. HILL reflects a lifelong passion for learning that defined Helen. In fulfilling her personal mission, she left a legacy to the Town of Bethlehem that will be treasured for decades. Helen was a missionary for learning, in all its forms, to the last moment of her life. She believed that learning is the key to a full life. She epitomized the vision of immigrants like her parents who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century to give their children a life they could not have had in their native countries. 

    Helen was predeceased by her daughter Vicki in 2000 and husband in 2004. She is survived by daughters, Deborah of Delmar and Rachel Hayes of Arlington, Mass.; her grandchildren, Alexandra and Amelia Cole and Spencer Hayes, will also miss her greatly. 

     A memorial service is planned at Temple Beth Emeth in Albany. The date will be announced later in the Times Union. In lieu of flowers, Helen requested contributions in her name to the Bethlehem Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning (HILL), c/o the Bethlehem Central School District, Business Office, 90 Adams Place, Delmar, NY 12054 or the American Civil Liberties Union, 90 State St., Albany, NY 12207.   


Adler, Helen Pollack    [Published 8/2/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY; on this website with permission]

Helen Adler, a champion of learning, dies
Beloved English teacher, advocate for literature was 88 years old 
    By Paul Grondahl, Times Union Staff writer

 

 

 

 

DELMAR  --  Helen Adler, who taught English at Bethlehem High School and instilled a love of literature and lifelong learning in hundreds of senior citizens, died Tuesday after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 88.
    "She had a passion for learning and a passion for life and was incredibly selfless," said Jessica Scheckton, a communications specialist for Bethlehem Central School District who worked with Adler for several years.
    Adler and her late husband, Fred, founded Bethlehem Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning in 1994, which was affiliated with the school district. The couple recruited local professors to teach college-level courses for seniors. The program draws more than 1,000 participants annually.
    Adler also was widely known for "Books in the Morning," a monthly lecture on a literary work that she offered at the town library for more than a decade, until a year ago when she became ill.
    "She had a mission to share her love of learning with others who wanted to continue to grow intellectually throughout their lives," said her daughter, Rachel Hayes.
    The lectures grew out of her long career as an English teacher. Adler was hired in 1960 to develop the Advanced Placement English course at Bethlehem High School, where she also started a creative writing club that published a literary journal, "The Thinking Reed."
    Former students wrote letters of gratitude years later to their beloved English teacher.
    "Teaching was in every bone of her body," said her daughter, Deborah Adler.
    She almost didn't get a chance to engage in a life of the mind. Born Helen Pollack in Rankin, Pa., she lived with her Hungarian immigrant parents and two brothers above the family grocery store.
    She graduated with honors at the top of her high school class. This was during the Great Depression, though, and her parents expected her to help out in the store rather than attend college. Her fierce desire to continue her education finally convinced her father to relent and she attended Carnegie Mellon University, earning a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in library science.
    During the height of McCarthyism, her husband was harassed by FBI agents and fired from his management job at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh.
    He had been a member of a liberal group under surveillance by federal authorities. His employment was terminated after he refused to sign a loyalty oath to the United States and would not denounce Communism or inform on his friends. In 1954, he was blacklisted and unable to find a decent job. The family moved to the Albany area in 1957, and he worked for a small well-drilling company.
    In retirement, the Adlers traveled and built a rural hideaway on a hillside overlooking the Schoharie Valley. She gardened, created quilts and read.
    Fred Adler died in 2003 at age 86. The couple had known each other since they were 9 years old. They were married for 63 years.
    In the past year, Helen Adler underwent chemotherapy treatments and became bedridden.
    "She had such willpower even when she got really sick," her daughter Deborah said. "She'd sleep one hour and then stay awake reading for one hour. She wouldn't give up, in spite of the pain."
In addition to Deborah and Rachel (a third daughter, Vicki, died from multiple sclerosis on 2000), Adler is survived by three grandchildren.
    A memorial service is planned at Temple Beth Emeth in Albany, with a date to be announced.
    In lieu of flowers, Adler requested contributions in her name be made to: Bethlehem Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning c/o the Bethlehem Central School District, Business Office, 90 Adams Place, Delmar, NY 12054, or the American Civil Liberties Union, 90 State St., Albany, NY 12207.

 

Atkinson, Thomas   --  [Published 3/25/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
GILBERT, Ariz.  --  Thomas Atkinson, 72, formerly of Latham, died March 17, 2004 in Gilbert after a long illness. He was the husband of Elizabeth Cook Atkinson. 

    Born in Green Island, son of the late Edward and Grace McDermott Atkinson, he resided in Latham from 1966 until moving to Arizona in 1995. 

    Dr. Atkinson was the district science supervisor at Bethlehem Central School from 1977 to 1989 and then was an associate professor at the Evening Division of Russell Sage College until 1994. He was a former communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Green Island and Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. 

    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward W. Atkinson Jr. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church in Green Island on Friday, May 7 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy. Contributions, in memory of Tom, may be made to the St. Labre Indian School Scholarship Fund, Ashland, MT 59004. Local arrangements by McNulty Funeral Home, Green Island. 

 

Baxter, Janet T.   [Published in Times Union, Albany, NY March 22-23, 2012]

DELMAR  --  Janet T. Baxter died suddenly on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Julian and Antonina Moskwa. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Baxter. Janet was a retiree of the Bethlehem Central School District where she taught French for many years. 

    She will always be cherished by her children, Valerie Slattery, James Baxter and John Baxter as well as her grandchildren, John Slattery and Jessica Baxter and her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Anthony Paleczka and their family. 

    There will no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 16 Elsmere Ave., Delmar. A private interment will be held in Saratoga National Cemetery at a later date. 

    The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution in Janet's memory direct their gifts to a charity of one's choice.  (www.applebeefuneralhome.com)  

 

Bennett, Alice S.   [Published 2/3/2013 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROY  --  Alice S. Bennett, 95, of Troy, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center after a long illness. Alice was born in Rensselaer to the late Mary Hoyle and Samuel Bennett. 

   She graduated from Milne School and the New York State Teachers College. Alice retired from New York State Teachers Association. Prior to retirement, she worked in Bethlehem central schools and the East Greenbush central schools. She was active with Troy-area retired teachers and assisted retirees with income tax preparation with AARP. Alice was an avid traveler and traveled to every continent around the world. 

   Predeceased by her cousin, John H. Hodecker. Alice is survived by her cousin, Margaret Story. She is also survived by Carol Calcagni, Anne Story, John T. Hodecker and Barbara Larson. 

   The family wishes to thank the Eddy and Community Hospice for the care they provided during her illness. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Greenbush Cemetery, East Greenbush.

   [photo from 1939 BCHS yearbook, provided by Joanne Lauster]

 

Blabey, Margaret   [Published 1/1/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

 

 

 

 

SLINGERLANDS  --  Margaret Ellis Blabey, 95, of Beverwyck Retirement Community, Slingerlands, died December 27, 2005 following a brief illness. 

    Mrs. Blabey, a former teacher at Bethlehem Central High School, was the widow of the late Robert G. Blabey, counsel to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. She is the mother of Eugene H. Blabey II of Forestburgh, N.Y., the late Dr. Robert G. Blabey Jr. of New Canaan, Conn., David E. Blabey of Delmar, N.Y. and Richard J. Blabey of Alexandria, Va. 

    She is survived by a sister, Sarah E. Ward of Slingerlands; grandchildren, Nancy B. Bailey of Sebastopol, Calif., Eugene H. Blabey III of Lewisville, Texas, Robert G. Blabey III of Naples, Fla., Elizabeth B. Janiga of New York City, Sarah L. Blabey-Rossi of Delmar, N.Y., David E. Blabey Jr. of New York City, Virginia A. Blabey of Boston, Mass., Thomas B. Blabey of Goleta, Calif., Margaret H. Blabey of Anchorage, Alaska and Anna B. Blabey of Alexandria, Va.; also three nieces and five great-grandchildren. 

   She was born on February 3, 1910 to Sam and Margaret Ellis of Utica, N.Y. Her father was a Welsh author and a Bard of the Welsh National Eisteddfod. Growing up in a Welsh-speaking household inspired a lifelong interest in Welsh music and involvement with the St. David's Society, a Welsh cultural organization. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University in 1931, she accepted a position as a social studies teacher with Bethlehem Central School District. She taught in Delmar until her marriage in 1938. During 65 years as a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Albany, she participated in many aspects of congregational life including teaching Sunday school, singing in the church choir and serving as a trustee and moderator of the church. With her husband, she co-authored a history of Emmanuel Baptist Church on the occasion of its 125th anniversary and revised it for the church's 150th anniversary. In 1993, after moving to Beverwyck Retirement Center, she continued to manifest a devotion to Christian Worship by organizing Sunday ecumenical services for residents of the retirement center. She played the piano in the services until her recent illness. Other volunteer activities included the presidency of the PTA at School 16 in Albany and leading a Cub Scout pack. She organized the Call for Action problem referral service at station WROW and directed that program for ten years. In 1998, the Capitol Region Senior Housing Project recognized her service by presenting her with a Senior Lifetime Achievement Award. 

   A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 275 State St., Albany. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church or to Equinox, 95 Central Ave., NY 12207.

 

Bozzella, Samuel S.  --  [Published 3/15-16/2017 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   DELMAR   --  Today we mourn the loss, but celebrate the life of Samuel "Sam" Bozzella, a devoted husband, dad, grandfather and brother, a big man with a big heart.

    Sam passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy. He was born in Oyster Bay, N.Y., the son of the late Anthony and Angelina Bozzella. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Bozzella in 1999.

    Sam, "Sammy" often referred to as the "Music Man" of Bethlehem Central was a well-respected music teacher and supervising teacher who inspired young students to appreciate, participate and enjoy the love of music. Whether it was conducting the wind ensemble, stage band, teaching privately, leading many band festivals and New York State School Music Association events, Mr. B. loved his work with his students and was a good guy to all. Now we come to his other greatest joy in life, golf. As a former member of Wolfert's Roost Country Club he participated in many tournaments locally and across the state, too many to mention. Sam's respect, love and friends for the wonderful game of golf equaled his love for music and family. He had six holes in one, three in one season, a feat many pros wish they could claim.

    Sam will be missed by his wife, Bev; son, Gregson (Rachel); grandsons, Riley and Gavin; sister, Sandra Fuggini; sister-in-law, Carmela Bozzella and numerous nephews. God Bless you Sam. You will be so missed.

    Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A Mass will be held on Friday, March 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Adams Place, Delmar, followed by the interment in the Bethlehem Cemetery and a luncheon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, on Elm Avenue in Delmar. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association , 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 or The Community Hospice, St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208. applebeefuneralhome.com

 

Brady, Christine E.   --  [Published 8/11-12/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

COLONIE  --  Christine E. (Maloney) Brady of Colonie died Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Maloney.

    She moved to Albany to pursue her education, obtaining a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the College of St. Rose. She remained in the Capital Region for the rest of her life. With a passion for education, she spent her career in the Bethlehem Central School District as a special education teacher, retiring in 2004. She continued to tutor and substitute teach up until her illness. Christine held a special place in her heart for her church parish at St. Vincent de Paul, where she served as a liturgy coordinator and a eucharistic minister, as well as being an active member of prayer groups.

    In addition to her parents, Christine was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Brady Sr.; and her sister, Jessica Maloney. Christine is survived by her son, Patrick (Katie) Bender; a granddaughter, Anna Bender; and a grandson, Ryan Bender. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen (Richard) Jerant; her brother, James (Brenda) Maloney; her nephew, Christopher Gregory, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 900 Madison Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at Magin & Keegan Funeral Home, 891 Madison Ave., Albany on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Ceremony. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a donation in Christine's memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 900 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

 

Briggs, Henry Ellsworth  --  [Published 3/18/1966 in the Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY]

COLONIE Christine E. (Maloney) Brady of Colonie died Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Maloney. She moved to Albany to pursue her education, obtaining a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the College of St. Rose. She remained in the Capital Region for the rest of her life. With a passion for education, she spent her career in the Bethlehem Central School District as a special education teacher, retiring in 2004. She continued to tutor and substitute teach up until her illness. Christine held a special place in her heart for her church parish at St. Vincent de Paul, where she served as a liturgy coordinator and a eucharistic minister, as well as being an active member of prayer groups. In addition to her parents, Christine was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Brady Sr.; and her sister, Jessica Maloney. Christine is survived by her son, Patrick (Katie) Bender; a granddaughter, Anna Bender; and a grandson, Ryan Bender. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen (Richard) Jerant; her brother, James (Brenda) Maloney; her nephew, Christopher Gregory, as well as many other loving family members and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 900 Madison Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at Magin & Keegan Funeral Home, 891 Madison Ave., Albany on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Ceremony. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a donation in Christine's memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 900 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=Christine-E-Brady-Maloney&pid=181041246#sthash.wpy8bNZS.dpuf

 

Brooks, Edward C.   --  [Published 8/13/2001 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

  DELMAR  --  Edward C. Brooks, age 77, died suddenly on Saturday, August 11th.  Born to William and Violet Brooks in Greece, NY on May 16, 1924, Ed was a World War II veteran.  He served in the 103rd Infantry Regiment in France from 1943-1945, and was honorably discharged receiving a Purple Heart.  Ed earned a Masters in Education from the University of Rochester, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.  He also earned a John Hay Fellowship at Columbia University.  An avid baseball fan, Ed was a member of SABR, specializing in Minor League history publishing articles in SABR journals.  He enjoyed extensively researching in Cooperstown and in libraries around the USA and Canada.  A long time ephemera dealer, Ed also enjoyed traveling with his wife and seeing America.

    A well respected history teacher, Ed started his teaching career at Red Jacket Central in Canandaigua, NY in 1951 where he met his wife of 48 years.  He taught at Bethlehem Central High School for 27 years where he developed the Advanced Placement Course.  He retired in 1981.  Ed also coached little league in the Town of Bethlehem. 

    Ed is survived by his wife, Mildred (Mickey) Brooks of Delmar; daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, Kevin Young of East Berne; son, William Brooks and his wife, Caroline of Scotia; and grandchildren Kirsten Young, Carly and Samantha Brooks.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14, 10 a.m. at the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Route 9W, Selkirk, NY.  Relatives and friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem.

    [transcribed by Clifford Lamere]

 

Brown, Herman D.  --  [Published March 25, 1987 in The Spotlight, Delmar, NY]

 

 

 

 

 

Herman D. Brown, 58, of Delmar, a teacher at Bethlehem Central High School, died Monday, March 16, after a long illness at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

   He was a 25-year resident of Delmar, and he was born in Salamanca.

   He taught social studies at Bethlehem Central High School, and continued to teach one class after his retirement in 1986.  He also taught in Randolph.

   He was involved in the high school's Debating Club and the Explorers, and he was also an outdoorsman who enjoyed canoeing, skiing and mountain climbing.

   His survivors include his wife, Doris Brown of Albany and Carolyn M. Brown of San Franscisco; a son, Keith D. Brown of Queens; a sister, June Harter of Salamanca; a brother Leland Brown of Kings Park; and many nieces and nephews.

   Arrangements were by the Applebee Funeral Home of Delmar.  Contributions can be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

  [See next also.]

 

Brown, Herman  --  [From 1987 Commencement notes, BCHS graduating class.]

IN MEMORIAM -- Mr. Herman Brown. beloved teacher and friend, passed away this year after a brief illness. Mr. Brown taught social studies in our school district for twenty five years and continued to teach on a part·time basis even after retirement. Mr. Brown was an outstanding teacher and scholar who had a deep and abiding interest in the welfare of our children, our school district, and our town. He volunteered his services to anyone who needed him and will be missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

 

Camp, Donald M.  --  [Published Sunday 2/28/1999 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg B6, Perspective section]

DELMAR  --  Donald M. Camp, 81, died early Friday at St. Peter's Hospital. 

Mr. Camp was born in Afton, (Chenango County) N.Y. 

    Mr. Camp was a graduate of Ithaca College and SUNY. He was a World War II Navy veteran. From 1946 to 1978 Mr. Camp taught English in the Bethlehem Central School District. He was the boys basketball coach from 1946 to 1950 and in 1950 was named by the Times Union as `Coach of the Year` Mr. Camp was a Professional tennis instructor, and pro at the Albany Country Club. Mr. Camp was the City, County, and Tri County Singles and Doubles Champion from 1946-1951. He also helped form the Bethlehem Tennis Association in the 1960's. Mr. Camp was an avid gardener, golfer, bowler and bridge player. He was a member of the First United Methodist of Delmar, and the Bethlehem Republican Club. 

    Mr. Camp is survived by his wife of 58 years Marion Thomson Camp, two daughters Linda Strebel of Rochester, NY and Patricia Owens of Kenduskeag, ME., a sister Kathleen Fant of Gaithersburg, MD. and five grandchildren Geoffrey and Jackie Strebel, Adam Akullian, Andrew Gingras and Ashley Owens. He was predeceased by a son Donald B. Camp. 

    A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday March 6, l999 at the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave. Delmar. There will be no calling hours. No flowers should be sent. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Rd. Albany 12205 would be appreciated.

     [There are two obituaries for Donal M. Camp]

 

Camp, Donald M.  -- [Published 1999, source unknown]

Donald M. Camp, 81, of Delmar died Friday, Feb. 27, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.

Born in Delmar [he was actually born 10 Jun 1917 in Afton, Chenango County, NY according to Mrs. Camp], Mr. Camp was a graduate of Ithaca College and SUNY.

    He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

    Mr. Camp was a teacher at Bethlehem Central High School.  He was named Coach of the Year by the Times Union in 1950.  He was a professional tennis instructor and pro doubles champion at Albany Country Club.  He also helped found the Bethlehem Tennis Association.

    He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Delmar and the Bethlehem Republican Club.

    Survivors include his wife, Marion Thomson Camp; two daughters, Linda Strebel of Rochester and Patricia Owens of Kenduskeag, Maine; a sister, Kathleen Fant of Gaithersburg, Md.; and five grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be on Tuesday, March 6, at First United Methodist Church, 428 Delaware Ave., Delmar.

    Arrangements were by the Applebee Funeral Home.

    Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 N. Karner Road, Colonie 12205.

    [contributed by Joanne M. (Salisbury) Lauster, class of '65; transcribed by Clifford Lamere]  [There are two obituaries for Donald M. Camp]

Catalano, Ida S. DELMAR Ida Santa Catalano (nee Muscolino), 88, of Delmar, entered eternal life on August 19, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Agatina Muscolino; and the beloved wife of 56 years of the late Anthony J. Catalano. Mrs. Catalano came to the United States in November, 1947, as a student at the College of St. Rose, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English and Spanish in 1952. She earned a master of arts degree in English and Spanish from the State University of New York in 1961. In 1961, she began her 29-year career as a Spanish teacher, first at Columbia High School in the East Greenbush School District, then at Bethlehem Central School District. She remained on the faculty of the Bethlehem Central High School from 1966 until her retirement in 1990. A member of the New York State Teachers Association, she served as advisor to the Spanish Club and chaperoned several student trips to Spain during her teaching career. Fluent in three languages, she also tutored and taught Italian. She was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar since 1952. Mrs. Catalano is survived by her beloved children, Rosemary C. Dillon (Mark) of Wayne, Pa.; Joseph M. Catalano, Ronald S. Catalano (Carolyn) and Dr. Robert A. Catalano (Madeline), of Delmar. She was the loving grandmother of Jocelyn Dillon, Maria Conophy (Daniel), Gina Sands (Joshua), Christopher Catalano (Elizabeth), Ruth Egan (Phillip) and Ronald Catalano, Christine Catalano, Thomas Catalano, Matthew Catalano; and the dear great-grandmother of Elizabeth Teresa Sands and Anna Rose and Dominic Anthony Catalano. She also is survived by her brothers, Anthony Muscolino (Justine) of Glen Allen, Va. and Emilio Muscolino (Priscilla) of Gloversville; and her sisters-in-law, Anita and Teresina Muscolino, of Italy, in addition to 15 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and nephews and several cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony, Mario, Richard, Concetto and her twin brother, Joseph, all of Italy. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 45 Adams Pl., Delmar. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and a vigil for the deceased from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, August 22, at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Colonie. Contributions in Mrs. Catalano's memory may be made to the Office of Evangelization, Catechesis and Family Life, Diocese of Albany, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany NY 12203. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenan funeralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=Ida-S-Catalano&pid=181137362#sthash.0O7qyoEp.dpuf

 

Catalano, Ida S. DELMAR Ida Santa Catalano (nee Muscolino), 88, of Delmar, entered eternal life on August 19, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Agatina Muscolino; and the beloved wife of 56 years of the late Anthony J. Catalano. Mrs. Catalano came to the United States in November, 1947, as a student at the College of St. Rose, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English and Spanish in 1952. She earned a master of arts degree in English and Spanish from the State University of New York in 1961. In 1961, she began her 29-year career as a Spanish teacher, first at Columbia High School in the East Greenbush School District, then at Bethlehem Central School District. She remained on the faculty of the Bethlehem Central High School from 1966 until her retirement in 1990. A member of the New York State Teachers Association, she served as advisor to the Spanish Club and chaperoned several student trips to Spain during her teaching career. Fluent in three languages, she also tutored and taught Italian. She was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar since 1952. Mrs. Catalano is survived by her beloved children, Rosemary C. Dillon (Mark) of Wayne, Pa.; Joseph M. Catalano, Ronald S. Catalano (Carolyn) and Dr. Robert A. Catalano (Madeline), of Delmar. She was the loving grandmother of Jocelyn Dillon, Maria Conophy (Daniel), Gina Sands (Joshua), Christopher Catalano (Elizabeth), Ruth Egan (Phillip) and Ronald Catalano, Christine Catalano, Thomas Catalano, Matthew Catalano; and the dear great-grandmother of Elizabeth Teresa Sands and Anna Rose and Dominic Anthony Catalano. She also is survived by her brothers, Anthony Muscolino (Justine) of Glen Allen, Va. and Emilio Muscolino (Priscilla) of Gloversville; and her sisters-in-law, Anita and Teresina Muscolino, of Italy, in addition to 15 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and nephews and several cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony, Mario, Richard, Concetto and her twin brother, Joseph, all of Italy. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 45 Adams Pl., Delmar. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and a vigil for the deceased from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, August 22, at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Colonie. Contributions in Mrs. Catalano's memory may be made to the Office of Evangelization, Catechesis and Family Life, Diocese of Albany, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany NY 12203. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenan funeralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=Ida-S-Catalano&pid=181137362#sthash.0O7qyoEp.dpuf

Catalano, Ida S.  --  [Published 8/21/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

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DELMAR  --  Ida Santa Catalano (nee Muscolino), 88, of Delmar, entered eternal life on August 19, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Agatina Muscolino; and the beloved wife of 56 years of the late Anthony J. Catalano.

    Mrs. Catalano came to the United States in November, 1947, as a student at the College of St. Rose, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English and Spanish in 1952. She earned a master of arts degree in English and Spanish from the State University of New York in 1961. In 1961, she began her 29-year career as a Spanish teacher, first at Columbia High School in the East Greenbush School District, then at Bethlehem Central School District. She remained on the faculty of the Bethlehem Central High School from 1966 until her retirement in 1990. A member of the New York State Teachers Association, she served as advisor to the Spanish Club and chaperoned several student trips to Spain during her teaching career. Fluent in three languages, she also tutored and taught Italian.  She was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar since 1952.

    Mrs. Catalano is survived by her beloved children, Rosemary C. Dillon (Mark) of Wayne, Pa.; Joseph M. Catalano, Ronald S. Catalano (Carolyn) and Dr. Robert A. Catalano (Madeline), of Delmar. She was the loving grandmother of Jocelyn Dillon, Maria Conophy (Daniel), Gina Sands (Joshua), Christopher Catalano (Elizabeth), Ruth Egan (Phillip) and Ronald Catalano, Christine Catalano, Thomas Catalano, Matthew Catalano; and the dear great-grandmother of Elizabeth Teresa Sands and Anna Rose and Dominic Anthony Catalano. She also is survived by her brothers, Anthony Muscolino (Justine) of Glen Allen, Va. and Emilio Muscolino (Priscilla) of Gloversville; and her sisters-in-law, Anita and Teresina Muscolino, of Italy, in addition to 15 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and nephews and several cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony, Mario, Richard, Concetto and her twin brother, Joseph, all of Italy.

    A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 45 Adams Pl., Delmar. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and a vigil for the deceased from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, August 22, at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Colonie. Contributions in Mrs. Catalano's memory may be made to the Office of Evangelization, Catechesis and Family Life, Diocese of Albany, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany NY 12203. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenan funeralhome.com.

 

Cavalieri, Alfredo  --  [Published 11/25/1993 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

ALBANY -- Alfredo F. Cavalieri of Buckingham Drive, a noted area violinist and band leader, died Monday in St. Peter's Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Tricase, Province DiLecce, Italy, and moved to this country as a youngster. He lived in Albany most of his life and attended Siena College and the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music in 1952. 

    Mr. Cavalieri was founder and director of the Al Cavalieri Orchestra, which played tunes of the Big Band era for many years. He also trained many concert violinists and taught in various local colleges and schools. He held a headmaster's, or orchestra leader's, license in stringed musical instruments and was president of the Violin, Viola and Violoncello Teachers Guild of New York City. During the 1930s, he toured the state doing amateur night contests, winning most of them. He was also a winner on the "Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour" radio show which aired many years ago over CBS in New York City. He was a concertmaster and soloist with the Kryl Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. He also toured the U.S., Canada and Mexico as a recitalist at one time. "Ever since I was a boy in the old country I used to sing, so my father says," Cavalieri said in a 1954 Knickerbocker News story just before he left on a recital tour. "May main ambition was to play cornet or trumpet but my father did not like that so I turned to the violin," he said. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a featured soloist with the "On Target" radio program in Chicago for the U.S. Treasury Department's War Bond Drive. Mr. Cavalieri was founder and chairman of the board of the High Society Dance Club and of the Virtuoso Society of America. He was a member of the New York State Teachers Association, the Albany Federation of Musicians Local 14, the Troy Federation of Musicians Local 13, the Italian American Center of Albany and the Italian Community Center Charitable Foundation of Troy.
    Survivors include his wife, Yolanda Portanova Cavalieri; a daughter, Elissa Cavalieri Michaniw of Selkirk; a son, Michael Cavalieri of Voorheesville; four sisters, Assunta Arduini of Selkirk, Irma Arduini of Albany, Ella Cazzato of Feura Bush, and Irene Pardo of Castleton; and nine grandchildren.
    Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., and at 9 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart A ssociation.

 

Cesta, Anita Frances  --  [Published online.]

    Anita Frances (Palumbo) Cesta, 85, of Troy, New York, head of the Language Department of Bethlehem Central School District before her retirement in 1972, died at Hallmark Nursing Center in Troy on Saturday, October 20, 2001.

    A Funeral Mass will be offered on the morning of Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at St. Michael's Church, Williams Road, Troy. There are no viewing hours. Arrangements entrusted to Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, Troy, New York.
 

Cleaves, Earle W. -- [NO OBITUARY FOUND]  

   Earle served in World War II, attaining the rank of Lt Col in the US Army.  His last residence was in Glenmont, Albany County, NY.  He was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Albany, NY.

 

                    [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Earle W Cleaves

SSN:

121329928

Gender:

Male

Race:

White

Birth Date:

15 Jul 1915

Birth Place:

Auburn, Maine

Death Date:

31 May 1996

Father:

Frank G Cleaves

Mother:

Helen Porter

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

Dec 1957: Name listed as EARLE W CLEAVES

 

 

Collins, F. Ethel -- [Published 3/24/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

GUILDERLAND  --  F. Ethel Collins, 90, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Albert and Florence Lane Wagner.

    Ethel has resided in the area since the mid 60s. She was a graduate of State University College of Buffalo, Fredonia, received her B.S., cum laude at Syracuse and her M.A. in 1964. She did her doctoral studies in administration and reading at SUNY Albany in 1968. Ethel was a teacher, supervisor, reading specialist, curriculum specialist and language arts instructor in the following school districts, Portville Central School, Goshen Central School, Easthampton Central School, Niagara Falls City Schools, Buffalo City Schools, Cheektowaga Central Schools, Lancaster Central Schools, Alden Central Schools, Schalmont Central Schools and completed her career at Bethlehem Central Schools 1968 to 1976.

    She had also worked with the Curtis-Wright Aircraft Corp. in Buffalo with Streich Decorations and was owner of Collins Designers. She had worked for educational television and was the author of various publications. Ethel was a member of American Assoc. of School Administrators, National Education Assoc., NYS Teachers Assoc., Bethlehem Teachers Assoc., Albany City Area Reading Council and National Academy for School Executives. Other memberships include the American Assoc. of University Women and International Platform Assoc. She had won the Sloan Foundation Scholarship, Yale University and many other prestigious awards.

    Ethel was the wife of the late Howard H. Collins. She is survived by a son, Timothy J. Collins of Guilderland and his fiancee, Shanna Layne Regan. She was predeceased by a brother, Glen A. Wagner.

    Funeral service will be Thursday 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of All Saints, S. Swan St., Albany, N.Y. Interment will be Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y. Those who wish may make contributions to the Cathedral of All Saints, 62 S. Swan St., Albany, NY 12210.

 

Crummey, Betty (Bonpane) -- [Published 12/10-11/2012 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

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LOUDONVILLE --  Betty B. Crummey, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, December 7, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. 

   She was the daughter of the late Judge Blase A. Bonpane and Florence Marco Bonpane. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, later moving to Los Angeles, Calif. She attended Mills College in Oakland, Calif., received a B.A. from Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, Calif. and received her M.A. from Siena College in 1966 and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Siena College in 1990. 

    As a child, she performed in the Cleveland Playhouse, Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland Symphony and the Cleveland Opera and Metropolitan Opera. During her married life, she was first employed by the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, the State University of New York and subsequently at Bethlehem Central Senior High School where she served 20 years as an English teacher. Betty's life exemplified her devout faith and her belief in the significance of education and community service. 

    Betty was a founding member of the Saint Gregory's School for Boys in Loudonville, N.Y. She also served on the Catholic Charities Board of the Diocese of Albany, Red Cross Board as chairman of College Activities Committee; Albany Symphony as vice president, Vanguard Founders' Committee as secretary; Church of St. Pius X, Loudonville, Alter Rosary Society, Pastor's Project, Parish Council as secretary; Council of Community Service (later United Fund) panel member; St. Gregory's School for Boys serving as secretary to the Founders Committee, then returning to the board of trustees in 1995 and subsequently named to the Honorary Board; Saratoga Performing Arts Center, president of Action Council and chair of Renaissance Weekend; Pruyn House Board member, directing the move of the historic one-room schoolhouse from Verdoy to Pruyn House grounds; Albany Institute of History and Art Board member for 25 years serving as secretary, vice president, founding president of the Women's Council, chairman of Champagne Ball; Albany Ladies of Charity Founding Board; Junior League of Albany as president; Founding Board president, Northeastern New York Speech Center; Albany Tricentenial area-wide celebration, co-chaired, Task Force responsible for oversight of parade, gala ball, tall ships and Charter Day programs. She served Siena College as chair of the associate board of Trustees and founding chair of The Creative Arts Committee, writing music and shows for two large fundraisers. She also co- chaired the Town of Colonie Centennial Celebration. She served as a board member of Albany International Airport Art Advisory Committee, Albany Historical Society, Ten Broeck Mansion and Albany Civic Theatre. She also co-founded the Albany League of Arts, serving as president. She served as president of the Fort Orange Garden Club and was on the founding Committee of the Imagination Celebration. She authored the official song for The Albany Tulip Festival. Betty established the annual Imagination Celebration competition for Albany school children. She served on the Founder's committee of the Albany Medical Center Fund Raising committee, founding committee of Albany Aquatic Club (1st AAU swim club in area-later becoming Colonie Aquatic). She served as secretary for the Albany Youth Symphony; The Egg Board Program Committee; Kirkland College Board, (now part of Hamilton College); and as treasurer for the Citizens Planning Committee for Greater Albany (pre-curser to South Mall). 

    Betty received numerous honors for her work including: the Junior League of Albany-Silver Sustainer's Bowl for community and league service; Albany Tricentennial-Silver Medal for 3 1/2 years of planning of Celebration; Town of Colonie Co-Chairman of Centennial celebration, Steuben crystal bowl; Lifetime Achievement Award from National Society of Fundraising Activities and honorary recognition from the Little Sisters of the Poor. Betty was a member of The Schuyler Meadows Club for 58 years. She was a communicant of St. Pius X Church, Loudonville and was invested by the Knights of Malta as a Dame of Malta in 1994. 

    Betty leaves her husband of 64 years, Edward J. Crummey Jr; a daughter, Elizabeth C. O'Keeffe of New York City; two sons, Edward J. Crummey III of Studio City, Calif. and Peter G. Crummey of Loudonville, N.Y. She is survived by her brother, Blase Bonpane; and a sister, Sr. Mary Ann Bonpane. She also leaves grandchildren, Carol E. Crummey, Constance W. Crummey, Cathryn O. Crummey, Canon G. Crummey, Peter G. Crummey Jr. and Edward J. Crummey IV. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012 at The Church of St. Pius X Church, 23 Crummitie Road, Loudonville. Relatives and friends are also invited to call Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Memorial contributions may be made to the Betty B. Crummey Scholarship Fund of St. Gregory's School for Boys, 121 Old Niskayuna Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. To leave the family an online condolence please visit www.sbfuneralhome.com

 

D'Arcangelis, Howard   --  [Published 2/15/2002 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
COXSACKIE  --  Howard J. D'Arcangelis, 58, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at Albany Medical Center Hospital, surrounded by his entire family and many friends.

    Born in Fort Plain, NY, he was a graduate of Siena College in Loudonville and received a master's degree in English from The State University at Albany.  He was an English teacher at Bethlehem Central Middle School for 33 years, retiring last January.  He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  An avid golfer, he was a member of the Otesaga (Leatherstocking) Golf Club in Cooperstown where he enjoyed playing with friends and family.  His hobbies also included carpentry, gardening, reading and bowling.  He was predeceased by his father, Chancy Anthony D'Arcangelis.

    Survivors include his mother, Caroline; his loving and devoted wife of 34 years, Anne Marie Dardani D'Arcangelis; his daughters Lisa Natalie and her husband, Carmen and their children, Lorenzo Anthony and Giovanna Rose of Ravena, Teresa D'Arcangelis and her husband, Dan Lappies of Coxsackie, Valerie Galante and her husband, Peter of Coxsackie; son, Antonio of Coxsackie; brothers, Edward of Stamford, CT, Raymond and his wife, Linda of Mariaville and Chancy of Latham; sisters, Jeannie and her husband, John of Schroon Lake, Annette and her husband, Faruk of Groton, CT, Mary Anne and husband, Gary of Albuquerque, NM and Carol Lynne of Toronto, Ontario.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  

    Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours on Sunday from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the W.C Brady's Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Coxsackie, with Fr. J. Moyna, pastor, as the celebrant.  Interment will follow in the family plot of the St. Mary's Cemetery, Coxsackie.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Polysystic [sic] Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD Foundation) at 4901 Main Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64112-2634 or to The Coxsackie Rescue Squad.   [transcribed by Clifford Lamere]

 

Dinova, Margaret A.   --  [Published 8/19/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
ALBANY  --  Margaret A. Dinova at rest Tuesday, August 17, 2004. 

    Born in Albany, May 26, 1946, Miss Dinova was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Alice DeBerri Dinova. 

    She is survived by her sister, Joann DiNova of Santa Rosa, Calif.; her aunt, Patricia DeBerri of Albany; her cousins, Edward DeBerri (Eileen) of Rensselaerville and Ann Mulvihill (Joseph) of New York City and their children.

   A graduate of the former Vincentian Institute and Saint Louis University, Miss Dinova taught English at Bethlehem Central High School for 23 years, when she left to begin MargaretTransit Mini-van Service, Inc. 
    There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 40 Hopewell Street at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2004. It was her wish that donations be made to either Saint Patrick's Food Pantry, 183 Central Ave., Albany 12206 or the Black Beauty Animal Rescue Ranch (established by Cleveland Amory), P.O. Box 367, Murchison, TX 75778.   

 

Duffy, Eugene  --  [Published 9/9/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
QUEENSBURY  --  Eugene F. Duffy, formerly of Middletown, N.Y. and a resident of Queensbury, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at home. He was 73. Mr. Duffy was born October 21, 1931 in Carbondale, Pa. to Eugene Duffy and Katherine Campbell. 

    He was a retiree of the Bethlehem Central School District in Delmar, N.Y, where he served as district supervisor of English/Language Arts, K-12 from 1971-1991. Mr. Duffy was a graduate of Middletown High School, Class of 1950. He graduated from Orange County Community College in Middletown, N.Y. in 1952. He received his B.A. in English from New York State Teachers College at Albany in 1954 and his M.A. in English in 1957. During 1969 and 1970, he took graduate courses in administration and supervision at New York University and SUNY New Paltz. He received his permanent certificate in administration and supervision in 1971. 

    Mr. Duffy began his teaching career at Pine Bush Central School in Pine Bush, N.Y. from 1954 to 1956. He worked as an English teacher in Newfield, N.Y. from 1956 to 1957. He then became an English teacher at Monroe-Woodbury Central School District in Central Valley, N.Y. and remained there from 1957 to 1971. He became the district coordinator of English from 1967 to 1971. He was also an instructor of English at Queen of the Apostles College in Harriman, N.Y. from 1966 to 1967. During this time, he also served as an associate professor of English, evening division at Orange County Community College in Middletown, N.Y. 

    During his tenure at Bethlehem Central, he also served as an adjunct professor in educational theory and practice at the State University of New York at Albany from 1984 to 1991. He served as a judge for the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards for Writing from 1971 to 1977. Mr. Duffy also served as a consultant for the New York State Education Department, Bureau of English Education in Albany, N.Y. from 1970 to 1991. 

    During his career, Mr. Duffy received awards for his outstanding achievements. In 1989, he received the New York State English Council Excellence in Teaching Award. In 1990, he received the Award of Honor from the National School Public Relations Association. During 1989 to 1990, he received the Who's Who in American Education Award. He was a member of the National Council of Teacher of English Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was also a member of the National Education Association. 

    Mr. Duffy is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Adams Duffy of Queensbury, N.Y. They married on December 26, 1959 at the Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, N.Y. Mr. Duffy is also survived by two sons, William J. and his wife Monica, and grandson Owen, of Queensbury and Thomas M. and his wife Jennifer, and grandson Jason, of Webster, N.Y. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas and his wife Janet of Circleville, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. 

    Mr. Duffy was predeceased by a son, Eugene, and his parents, Eugene and Katherine Duffy of Middletown. 

    Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury, N.Y. A memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2005 at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 448 Aviation Road, Queensbury, N.Y. 

    Contributions in Gene's memory can be made to High Peaks Hospice, 286 Glen Street, Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801.

 

Earls, Jeannette (Radley)  --  [Published 3/14/2001 in The Spotlight, Delmar, NY]

[photo from 1953 BCHS Yearbook]

    Jeannette R. Earls, 94, of Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Delmar died on Sunday, March 4, at the home.
    Born in Coeymans, Mrs. Earls was a math teacher for the Bethlehem Central  School District for many years.
    She was the widow of Oliver Earls. 
    Survivors include a sister, Mary J. White of Zeypher Hills, Fla.
    Services were from the Applebee Funeral Home in Delmar.

        [Note: Taught under the name Jeannette A. Radley September 1938 - June 1940.  By June 1941, she was Jeannette Earls.  Appears in yearbooks until 1953.  However, Richard Vanderbilt, a 1976 graduate, says "I remember meeting her and her commenting that she taught my Dad."] 
 

Edsell, Leslie  --    [Published 12/7/1988 in The Spotlight, Delmar, NY.]

    Leslie Edsall of Delmar, a former teacher at Bethlehem Central High School, died Dec. 2 in Albany Medical Center after a long illness. He was 79. 

    Born in Bath, N.Y., he had been a Delmar resident for almost 50 years. A graduate of Alfred University and Albany State Teachers College, he was a chemistry teacher at Bethlehem Central High School, and supervisor of science for the Bethlehem School District before his retirement in 1964. 

    He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Delmar. Survivors include his wife, Esther, a daughter, Norma Edsall of Austerlitz, N.Y., a son, John Edsall of Columbus, Ohio, a brother, Louis Edsall and a sister, Dora Haller, both of Bath. 

    Private services were held by Zwack and Sons Funeral Home in Albany. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Delmar, or to the Delmar Rescue Squad.

 

Edsell, Leslie  --  [Published 1/4/1989 in The Spotlight, Delmar, NY]

Memorial service set for Leslie Edsall

    Friends, colleagues and former students are invited to participate in a memorial service for former Bethlehem Central School District supervisor of science Leslie Edsall, who died Dec. 2, 1988.

    The service will be held at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 7, at the First United Methodist Church in Delmar.  

    Edsall served the district for 25 years as a chemistry teacher at Bethlehem Central High School and in his supervisory role.

 

Ellery, Barbara  --  [Published 2/26/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B5]

DELAND, Fla.  --  Dr. Barbara Ellery, age 80, a retired teacher of the Bethlehem Central School District, died February 21, 2005 in Deland. 

    Energetic and enthusiastic, she inspired her students both locally and abroad where she taught in the African countries of Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia. In her tireless endeavors to build democracy, she addressed the United Nations Committee on racism, organized seminars for the education of social studies teachers in the Capital District and was a leader in the anti-apartheid movement.

    As a dedicated mother, aunt-sister to the Shover family, trusted life-companion of Bojana Jordan and sprightly Girl Scout troop leader, she will be lovingly remembered.

    Donations may be sent to Hospice Care: Florida Hospital, Memorial Hospice Care, 875 Sterthaus Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

 

Farrell, Donald Vanderburgh  --  [NO OBITUARY FOUND]   1966 Yearbook

   [Last SS benefit: Delmar, Albany Co., NY 12054]

 

           [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Donald Vanderburgh Farrell
[Donald Farrell

SSN:

068184059

Gender:

Male

Race:

White

Birth Date:

20 Jan 1925

Birth Place:

Saranac Lake, New York

Death Date:

Apr 1984

Father:

John A Farrell

Mother:

Beatrice Vanderburgh

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

Jul 1941: Name listed as DONALD VANDERBURGH FARRELL;

30 Dec 1987: Name listed as DONALD FARRELL

 

 

Frany, Rosemary A.  --  [Published 7/12/2008 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

ALBANY Rosemary A. Frany, 90, died suddenly July 7, 2008 at her home. 

    Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late James T. Sr. and Amelia (Weiss) Frany. She was a graduate of Albany High School, the College of Saint Rose and she earned a master's degree from the State Teacher's College of Albany (SUNY). Miss Frany also attended Albany Law School. She was a social studies teacher at Philip Schuyler and Bethlehem Central High School. She retired as the supervisor of social studies in Albany. She was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church. She loved grand opera and traveling. 

    Sister of the late James T. Frany Jr., George Frany and Kathryne Duva; aunt of Amelia (James) Kelley of E. Greenbush, Teresa (Kenneth) Weden of Latham, Geraldine (Kaveh) Govanlu of Delmar, George (Mary Ann) Frany Jr. of Loudonville and Anthony (Rosi) Duva of Albany; also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews.

    Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 40 Hopewell St., Albany. There will be no public calling hours. Interment will follow the Mass in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.

 

Gatto, Mary A. (DiCristofaro)  --  [Published 7/8-9/2012 in the Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY]

  Schenectady  --  Mary A. (DiCristofaro) Gatto, 76, beloved wife of the late Nicholas G. Gatto, recently of Schenectady, NY and Melbourne Beach, FL, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

    Originally of Schenectady, Mary was a math teacher for several years at Bethlehem Central School District and subsequently a substitute math teacher at Scotia-Glenville and Burnt Hills High Schools. She was also a financial business manager for Dr. A. Schwenk and worked in the laboratory at St. Clare's Hospital. Mary spent many loving years teaching religious education at Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville, NY and enjoyed singing in various vocal groups. Mary graduated from Mont Pleasant High School, Schenectady and Albany State University. She participated in the East Glenville Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary for many years. In Melbourne Beach, Mary was very involved in the Home Association for The Village of Ponce de Leon as treasurer and fundraiser. For several years, she was business manager for a beach side restaurant. Mary was a parishioner and choir member at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Indialantic, FL.

    She is survived by her son, Michael (Cheryl) of Reston, VA; her daughter, Mary Jo (Joseph) Dazzo of Westfield, NJ; her grandchildren, Lauren, Paul, Michael and Andrew. Mary is survived by brothers and sisters, Sr. Dorothy of England, Mario (Phyllis) DiCristofaro of Schenectady, Julia Lewis of Schenectady, Richard DiCristofaro (Lyn) of Schenectady, Irene (Peter) Mirabito of Scottsdale, AZ, and Joe (Virgie) DiCristofaro of Bluefield, WV. Predeceased brothers and sisters include Anthony, Patricia, John and Paul. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

    Calling hours will be held Monday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeLegge Funeral Home, 1346 Chrisler Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pleasant Street, Schenectady. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.

 

Gibbons, Philip E.  --  [Published 1/2/2008 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

  DELMAR  --  Philip E. Gibbons, a longtime resident of Delmar, died December 30, 2007 in Albany, N.Y. 

    He was born on December 19, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. A graduate of Kings College (Pa.), he received a master's degree in mathe-matics from Boston College and completed his Ph.D in mathemat-ics education at Oklahoma State University. Teaching and inspiring students was his life's passion. He taught high school mathematics for nearly 40-years and during this time, served as math supervisor of Miami Dade County School System (1970-1978) and Bethlehem Central School System from (1978-1995). Known as "Doc" Gibbons by his high school students, he was a fixture in the Delmar community, fostering a love of math in countless students over his many years of teaching. He took great pride in the enduring connections and friendships he formed with his students, continuing relationships with many of them beyond graduation. He was also the co-author of three text books on elementary and high school mathematics education. After his retirement, he continued teaching courses at SUNY Albany, mentoring many students pursing degrees in education. He also worked tirelessly tutoring local high school students preparing for the SAT exam. Throughout his life, he was an avid sports fan. At Kings College, he was the starting forward on the varsity basketball team. He was a lifelong fan of the Yankees, Celtics, and Miami Dolphins and was greatly shocked that the Red Sox could actually win a World Series. He also greatly enjoyed supporting and following his student's sports teams at BCHS. 

    Philip met and married Judith Ann Perry in 1965, when she was his student teacher at SUNY Cortland, N.Y. They were married for 42 years and together raised three children. He was a devoted husband and father, and in his later years was a loving and adoring grandfather to his seven grandchildren. 

    He is survived by his wife, Judy Ann (Perry) Gibbons; two sons, Mark Gibbons and wife Kate of Palo Alto, Calif. and Michael Gibbons and wife Catherine of Delmar; a daughter, Michelle Rocklein and husband Brad of Delmar; seven grandchildren, Maggie, Rogan, Charlie, Natalia and Marko Gibbons and Grace and Bodie Rocklein; a brother, Joseph Gibbons; and many nieces and nephews. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday 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. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Albany, NY 12211 or the Alzheimer's Assn., 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206

 

Guerrera, Joseph A.  --  [NO OBITUARY FOUND]   1965 Yearbook    1966 Yearbook  

  

                    [Social Security Death Index]  [No SS App found]

Name:

Joseph Guerrera

Last Residence:

33444  Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Born:

28 Jan 1910

Died:

Oct 1973

State (Year) SSN issued:

New York (Before 1951)

 

Gunner, Charles A.   --  [Published 8/15/2003 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   GLENMONT  --  Charles A. Gunner ended his life on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 surrounded by his family.  

    Charles was a gentle, kind and caring man who touched the lives of every person he encountered.  Charles was an athlete, scholar and educator, but his greatest love and accomplishment was his family.

    Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II.  Charlie began his career as teacher, coach and vice principal at Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J.  His path led him to spend 15 years of his career as principal of Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar.  Next to his family, his students were his life.  He was a stellar educator and motivator.  Any sports event, musical or theatrical production was sure to have Charlie in attendance offering his greatest support and enthusiasm.  Charlie was always deeply appreciative of contributions of all his staff members.

    Charlie was very involved in his community.  He volunteered his time in many places, including the parish council of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Bethlehem Lions Club and Senior Citizens Center.  He served two years as a Bethlehem Town Councilman.  Whatever Charlie participated in was enhanced by his honesty, wisdom, kindness and fair-minded approach.  The many successes and challenges of his life's work have been shared with all through his humility and grace that leaves a legacy of enduring love forever.  The loving hand of God has touched us all for which we are eternally grateful.

    The Gunner family wishes to express our sincere love and appreciation to the entire staff, residents and families of the Teresian House, who helped make this journey an amazing and loving experience.

    Charlie is survived by the love of his life and devoted wife of 52 years, Patricia Gunner; his six children, Susan (Bill) McDermott, Scott Gunner, Patrick Gunner, Keith (Nancy) Gunner, Kerry (Claudia Murphy) Gunner, Maribeth (Kyle) Pulliam; nine cherished grandchildren, B.G., Timothy, Brian, Sarah, Jessica, Emily, Thomas, Julianne and Sean.  His family carries his heart in them.  He also leaves behind a sister, Florence Heffernan; many nieces, nephews; loving in-laws; and devoted loyal friends.  Charles was a blessing to anyone who knew him.

    A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 12:30 p.m. (NOTE TIME CHANGE) at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Delmar.  Friends may call Friday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Durant Funeral Home, 17 Languish Pl. (opposite the Stone Ends restaurant) Glenmont.

    Contributions may be sent in Charlie's honor to the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203.    [transcribed by Clifford Lamere]

 

Haywood, Eleanor Monroe (Gage)

   SLINGERLANDS  --  Eleanor Monroe Gage Haywood died April 7, 2003. She was predeceased by her husband, William Haywood in 1983.

    She was the daughter of the late Felter M. Gage and Nina Monroe Gage; mother of the late Betsy Cleveland and sister of the late Fenton Gage; grandmother of the late Dale Heleine. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Heleine of Hackettstown, N.J.; five grandchildren, Cristina Scheid and her husband David, Jill Campbell and her husband Robert and Gregory Heleine; also surviving are a sister-in-law Dorothy N. Gage; nephews, Theodore Gage and Christopher Gage; niece Ellen Gage Samsel; two step great-grandchildren.

    Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 4 p.m. at the Slingerlands Community Methodist Church on New Scotland Avenue in Slingerlands. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Friends of Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054 or to the Slingerlands Community United Methodist Church, 1499 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159.

 

Hobbie, Helen E.  --  [Published 2/8/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg. B11, Capital Region section]
SELKIRK  --  Helen Elisabeth Hobbie, 78, a former principal of Bethlehem Central High School and a teacher in the Bethlehem Central and Albany school systems, died Jan. 31 in Albany Medical Center Hospital. 
    Miss Hobbie was born in Glens Falls and graduated valedictorian from Glens Falls High School. In 1936, she graduated magna cum laude from New York State Teachers College, now the University at Albany, and was a member of Signum Laudis, the senior honor society, and Delta Kappa Gamma, the honorary society for women in education. She also earned a master's of arts degree from the University at Albany, in addition to doing extensive graduate work at Middlebury College, Vt., the University at Buffalo, the University of Colorado and UAlbany. 
Miss Hobbie taught in Candor and Greenwich before coming to Albany to teach at Hackett Junior High School. 
    In 1943, she enlisted in the Navy as an apprentice seaman and achieved the rank of specialist first class. She was assigned to the naval air stations in Atlanta and Memphis, Tenn. The Navy trained her to teach instrument flying to Navy and Marine pilots during World War II. After her discharge from the Navy, she attended school at the Link Trainer Co. in Binghamton to qualify as an aviator instructor at the high school level. 
    She resumed teaching in Albany at Philip Schuyler High School. During her career, her teaching assignments included French, Latin, English, mathematics and aviation. 
    She gained national recognition when Gen. James Doolittle appointed her to the Aviation Education Committee in observance of the 50th anniversary of powered flight. She was president of the Albany Teachers Association and served on local and state education committees. From 1963 to 1966, she was a member of the Regents Advisory Board for Teacher Education, Certification and Practice. She received the Bertha E. Brimmer Award for Outstanding Teacher from the SUNYA Alumni Association in 1967 and was one of 125 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients in 1969. 
    Miss Hobbie entered the Bethlehem Central school system as a mathematics teacher in 1965 and was named the first female principal of the high school in 1970, retiring in 1973. In retirement, she taught reading to adults at the Whitney M. Young Health Center. 
    She was a 67-year member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Albany. 
    Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Lockwood of Vero Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Edward H. Hobbie of South Deerfield, Mass. 
    A memorial service will be held in May at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Albany. Burial will be in Greenwich Cemetery. 
    Contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Service, 1121 Route 9W, Selkirk, NY 12158; North Bethlehem Fire House, Box 589, Russell Road, Albany, NY 12203; or the Western Turnpike Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 1, 1853 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203. 
    Arrangements are by the Tebbutt Funeral Home, Albany.

 

Hosey, Gladys --  [Published 11/25/1992 in The Spotlight, Delmar, NY]

A former school teacher, Gladys Vadney Hosey, 83, of Delmar died Friday, Nov. 20, at her home.

   Born and educated in Albany, she graduated from the State University at Albany, formerly, Albany Teachers College.

   Mrs. Hosey worked briefly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. before teaching in the Bethlehem school system.  She retired in 1972.

   She was a member of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, the New York State Retired Teachers Association and the Albany State Teachers Association.

   Survivors include a niece and two nephews.

   Services were from Applebee Funeral Home in Delmar.  Burial was in St. Matthew's Cemetery in Glenmont.

   Contributions may be made to the Mohawk-Hudson River Humane Society, Oakland Ave., Menands 12204 or the Gladys Hosey Scholarship Fund, c/o Joann Davies at the Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar 12054.   [transcribed by Clifford Lamere]

 

Hughes, Richard C.   --  [Published 10/15/2002 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

TROY  --  Richard C. Hughes, a remarkable man, a loving father and an outstanding educator, respected and admired by all, passed to eternity on October 11, 2002.

    Born on February 26, 1943 and raised in Utica, N.Y., he received his bachelors in education from Cornell University and his masters in education from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He taught physics and science in the Bethlehem Central School District for over 25 years.  Despite being stricken by kidney disease in his late 20s, he lived an active, generous and fulfilling life.  Richard fought tirelessly for the Civil Rights of his fellow man during and following his years at Cornell University.  He dedicated his energy to pushing the boundaries of creative thought, preserving our environment and improving the human condition, through his active participation in Families for the Future, Green Peace, Habitat for Humanity, Farm Land Trust and many others.  He was deeply involved in the intellectual life of the community through his participation in writers and discussion groups, correspondence with scientific publications, and gatherings at the Unitarian Church.  Rich never fell victim to self-pity or weakness, endlessly giving to his family, his friends, his students and humanity in kind.

    Surviving Rich are his wife; his seven children; two stepchildren; and five grandchildren, for whom he was always an example and a source of support; his father, mother, three brothers, and two sisters.

    Richard's endless knowledge, wisdom, endurance and love will continue to be a source of inspiration and reflection throughout many generations to follow.

    Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie.  Glad did I live, and gladly die.  And I laid me down with a will.  This be the verse you graved for me: "Here he lies, where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill."  (Requiem by Robert Lewis Stevenson).

    For details about the memorial service, please call Joshua M. Hughes at 518-446-6468.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498.    [transcribed by Clifford Lamere]

 

Jackson, Florence  --  [Published 3/2-5/2003 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 and Jessica Dismore 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.

 

Jerry, Jocelyn "Lyn"  --  [Published 6/30/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

(photo of Star Gazette, Elmira, NY)   (photo after Time Union got done with it)

ALBANY  --  Jocelyn Rogers Jerry, of Albany and Speculator, N.Y., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 27, 2016, at Pleasant View Center in Concord, N.H. Jocelyn Rogers Jerry "Lyn," nee Jean Joslyn Rogers, was born on October 1, 1926, in Honolulu, where her father, George Dewey Rogers, was stationed as a West Point graduate and World War I veteran. Her mother, Hope Danforth Joslyn, an adventuresome college graduate from Missouri, had moved to Hawaii to teach and soon met and married the young Lt. Rogers. Jean Joslyn was the first of four daughters, three of whom survived to adulthood.

    As a proud "Army brat," Lyn attended five high schools as her family followed her father's career before and during World War II. She vividly remembers dining with her father and Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle in Benicia, Calif. prior to Doolittle's famous raid over Japan. Lyn attended Wellesley College graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history in 1947. At Wellesley she took a class from Vladimir Nabokov, was president of her dormitory and was one of only two girls in the dormitory who did not smoke. Her senior year Lyn met Harold A. Jerry Jr. "Jerry," a veteran from Plattsburgh, who was attending Harvard Law School. Three dates later, Jerry proposed and they married in September 1947.

    Their first child, Harold A. Jerry III, "Chip" was born in Boston while the next three, Danielle, Jocelyn, and Philip were born in Elmira, where Jerry practiced law and was soon involved in state politics. Jerry's sister claimed that where Lyn campaigned Jerry won the precinct; she was an asset with her warmth and life long gift of remembering names. As her children advanced through elementary school, Lyn started teaching and working toward her master's in education at Elmira College.

    In 1961 Lyn and Jerry bought Dug Mountain Ponds, an Adirondack property in Speculator. The property quickly became central to the family's life and for years Lyn and Jerry spent most weekends at Veery cabin, accessing it on skis or snowshoes in winter. In 1963, the family moved to Delmar, so Jerry could work for Governor Rockefeller. Lyn promptly began her 32 years as Mrs. Jerry, English teacher at Bethlehem Central High School. Teaching English was a natural fit for a woman who loved people, reading and the English language. Mrs. Jerry taught well into her sixties enjoying her daily interactions with her students and colleagues and satisfying her career commitment to the power of public education. During this time she also served her husband Jerry as his chief sounding board and supporter in both his career as a New York State Public Service Commissioner and in his involvement with Adirondack-based environmental groups.

    Lyn and Jerry were also avid balletomanes and supporters of their son Philip's career as a ballet dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. Lyn retired in 1995, chiefly to provide care for her son, Philip, who was to die of AIDS a year later. Unfortunately, Jerry was also ill, and in 2001 Lyn lost her husband of 54 years. Lyn and Jerry had moved to Arbor Hill in Albany in 1979 where she became an advocate for Arbor Hill and historic Albany. As family matriarch, she took over sole management of Dug Mountain Ponds with its three hunting clubs and active forestry program. She loved sharing her passion for the Adirondack woods with her eight grandchildren and many visitors. Lyn moved through life with a big easy smile, making friends as she did her errands in Albany and travelled from Georgia to Alaska, visiting her children and relatives.

    Lyn is survived by her sister, Ann Lees Quinn of Vienna, Va.; son, Harold A Jerry III, (Marilyn M. Jerry) of Princeton, N.J., Danielle G. Jerry (Robert Platte) of Potsdam, Jocelyn Jerry-Wolcott (James Wolcott) of Concord, N.H., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8, at St. Mary's Church, 10 Lodge St, Albany, NY with a reception following at 12 p.m. at the Ten Broeck Mansion, 9 Ten Broeck Pl., Albany. Contributions in her memory may be made in Lyn's name to Protect the Adirondacks protectadks.org or Adirondack Wild adirondackwild.org.

 

Joachim, Andrew George  --  [Published 7/18/2013 in Adirondack Daily Enterprise]

   

    Andrew George Joachim, 74, of Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2013 [July 16], at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

    Andy was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to Heinrich Joachim and Ilonka Breitenbach Joachim. He moved to White Plains as a boy. He served three years in the U.S. Army in Mannheim, Germany and graduated from Cornell University in 1966. Andy worked as a biology teacher at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar until his retirement, at which time he moved to Lake Placid.

    Andy was a passionate man who described himself as a wildlife bio-cellist. He enjoyed doing research and presentations for the American Society of Mammalogists right up until his passing. Andy was often found playing cello in the pit orchestra for various Lake Placid community productions, and also enjoyed playing cello for the Keene Valley Congregational Church in Keene Valley.

    Andy is survived by his wife, Sallie Sook Joachim of Lake Placid and by his children, Janet Joachim Self of Catonsville, Md. and Eric Bentley Joachim of Schenectady and grandchildren Margaret and Anna Self.

    The family would like to thank the ICU team at the Adirondack Medical Center for their compassion during Andy's final days.

    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 19 with an American Legion Prayer Service at 7:45 p.m. at the M. B. Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church.

    Memorial donations may be made in Andy's name to the Keene Valley Congregational Church or the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington.

    Relatives and friends are invited to "light a candle" and share a memory or leave online condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.


Karp, Max
 --  [Published 6/9/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg B11, Capital Region section]
DELMAR  --  Max Karp, 78, of The Crossway died Thursday at his residence. 
    Mr. Karp was born in Altoona, Pa., and had been a Capital Region resident since 1955. He graduated from Altoona High School and Penn State University. 

    Mr. Karp taught social studies at the Bethlehem Central School for many years. He retired from the school eight years ago as assistant principal. 
    He also taught Sunday school at Temple Beth Emeth in Albany, and was a member of Temple Israel in Albany. 
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Rae Karp; three sons, Aaron Karp of Albuquerque, N.M., Dr. David Karp of Sarasota, Fla., and Dr. William Karp of Syracuse; one daughter, Zoe Ellen Karp of Latham; one brother, Albert Karp of Altoona, Pa.; one sister, Ida Shulman of Altoona, Pa.; and four grandchildren. 
    A service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday in Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 
    Burial will be in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland. 
    The period of mourning will commence Sunday at the Karp residence, 78 The Crossway. 
    Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to St. Peter's Hospice in Albany. 
    Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel in Albany.

 

Kenny, Elizabeth R.  --  [Published 1/30/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B7]

BETHLEHEM  --  Elizabeth Robbins Kenny, 87, died Saturday at Hallmark Nursing Center.

    Mrs. Kenny was born in Birmingham, Ala. She lived in Delmar for 50 years. She attended Cornell University and graduated from University at Albany in 1957. She taught special education classes in Bethlehem Central Schools for 15 years before retiring in 1970. Mrs. Kenny was a former member of Delmar Progress Club, former member of the Gansevoort chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Alpha Omega Pi. She had also been active in the League of Women Voters.

    She was the widow of George H. Kenny. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Ann Austin of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a son, David G. Kenny of Schenectady; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Tebbutt Funeral Home, 420 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Burial will be in Lake Mont Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Kerr, Jean E.  --  [Published 11/3/2013 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR  --  Jean E. Kerr, age 91, died at St Peter's Hospice, on October 27, 2013. She was born Jean Esther Wells in Troy, the daughter of the late Howard and Esther Wells.

    Jean grew up in Whitesboro (Oneida County), attended the former New York State College for Teachers, and in 1943 graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in education. When her youngest child started school, she went back to SUNY at Albany, earning a master's degree in education in June 1961. She taught science in the Bethlehem Middle School from 1963 until her retirement in 1979.

    In 1943, Jean married A. Steber Kerr, who passed away in 1995. Jean was an avid outdoors person and greatly enjoyed hiking with Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK). She and her husband took many canoe trips in Canada, Florida, Maine and the Adirondacks. Until her death she was an active member of ADK's conservation committee, and she often attended hearings, spoke at meetings and wrote letters on conservation issues. From January 2005 through May 2009 Jean volunteered one day a week at ADK's advocacy office in Albany. She was the first recipient of ADK's Spruce Cone Award for volunteers. In 2002, Albany Chapter ADK presented her with their Chapter Service Award. Over the years of her membership she had served the chapter as secretary, a member of various committees and representative to the ADK board of directors. She and her husband were stewards for the Nature Conservancy Hannacroix Ravine Preserve, from 1980-1990. More recently Jean had become involved with the Mohawk-Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC), and for several years had served as a co-steward for the MHLC Winifred Holt Preserve. Jean was also committed to the goals of Habitat for Humanity, and had been secretary of the board of directors of Capital District Habitat from 1994-2000. Jean was a member of Emmaus United Methodist Church, and had served as a trustee, chairperson of the church council, and was currently serving as membership secretary. Jean loved music, recently attending an Elderhostel to learn to play the mountain dulcimer. In her earlier years, she had sung in church choirs, played piano, organ and clarinet. She enjoyed opera and had attended several at the Met in New York City. A strong believer in the value of regular exercise, Jean had led an exercise class at the Bethlehem Town Park for several years, and had frequently walked the May Albany CROP Walk, including in 2012.

    She was predeceased by her son Roger, and is survived by her daughter, Janet Kerr of Canandaigua, Roger Kerr's wife Robyn, of Carlsbad, Calif. and Douglas Kerr and his wife Jami of Healdsburg, Calif. She is also survived by her grandsons, Christopher Kerr (Shana) of California and Charles Kerr of Alabama; two step-grandchildren, Hannah and Joshua Trujillo; and four great-grandchildren. Her sister, Roberta Imre, predeceased her in January 2003.

    A celebration of Jean's life will be held at First United Methodist Church of Delmar, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro, at the convenience of the family. For anyone wishing to remember Jean in a special way, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate gifts to the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 567, Slingerlands, NY 12159; or the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services at Emmaus (RISSE), 715 Morris St, Albany, NY 12208; or Capital District Habitat for Humanity, 454 N. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12204; or Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Road, Lake George, NY 12845. Funeral services provided for the family by Simple Choices, Inc., Albany.
 

Klugman, Jeremy S.  --  [Published 4/2-3/2007 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B8]

ALBANY  --  Jeremy S. Klugman, 37, died unexpectantly on Friday, March 30, 2007 at his home. 

    He was born and educated in Plattsburgh and graduated from Guilderland High School. He attended Bowling Green University, Ohio, graduated from Cortland State College with a degree in physical education and received his master's degree from SUNY Albany. Jeremy was employed by the Bethlehem School District as a physical education teacher in the middle school. Jeremy was the varsity boys' basketball coach for four years. Prior to that, he was the junior varsity boys' basketball coach for a number of years. He also coached boys JV tennis. Jeremy won the '04-'05 Suburban Council Coach of the Year award. He was a union representative for the school district. Jeremy was a communicant of St. Teresa's of Avila. His favorite pastimes were sports, music, being with his family, and watching his older son's baseball games. Jeremy was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and Saratoga Travers Stakes fan. Those who knew him loved him for his contagious smile, enthusiasm, wit and devotion to his family. 

    Jeremy is survived by Diane (McNulty), his loving wife of 11 years and by his sons, Billy and Patrick. Jeremy is survived by his father, Jack Klugman of Plattsburgh and mother, Mary Kay Klugman of Plattsburgh and his father in-law and mother in-law, Frank and Kathryn McNulty of Liverpool. He leaves behind his sister, Laurie (Gary) McCullouch of Black River; brothers, Michael (Amy) Klug-man of Delmar and Matthew Klugman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Susan (Gary) Levine of Huntington Beach, Calif., Jean (David) Bonin of Cicero, Kathy (Dan) Robinson of Baldwinsville, Eileen (David) Dugan of Baldwinsville, and Nancy (Robert) Bennett of Endicott; uncle, Robert Durfey of Bayside; aunt, Madeline (Jerry) Itzkoff; paternal grandmother, Edith Klugman; family friend, Judi Poust; cousins, and many, many nieces and nephews. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave. in Albany on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Teresa of Avila, 435 New Scotland Ave. in Albany. Burial will follow the Mass in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Liverpool. Donations in Jeremy's memory may be made to an education fund which has been established for Jeremy's sons to Citizens Bank, c/o of Diane Klugman, 180 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054. 

 

Kraft, Sally Pinto   --  [Published 5/18-19/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
DELMAR  --  Sally Pinto Kraft, 82, died Monday, May 16, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Home after a long illness. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late James and Rose DiGesu Pinto. 

    Mrs. Kraft was raised and educated in W.Va. She taught English in the Bethlehem Central School District for over 30 years. After her retirement she worked at Albany Medical Center Hospital Library and Archives. Mrs. Kraft was an avid reader and gardener, a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. 

    She is wife of 60 years of William Kraft; sister of the late Michael Pinto and Mae DeRenzo; aunt of Emil (Evan) DeRenzo of Rockville, Md.; sister-in-law of Joseph and Anna Welter of Albany and Joan Collen of Delmar; also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

    Funeral services will be held Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205 or Good Samaritan Lutheran Home, 141 Rockefeller Road, Delmar, NY 12054. 

 

Kullman, Warren D.   --  [Published 6/25/2000 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg 6, Capital Region section]
  NEWARK, OH -- Warren D. Kullman, age 78, of Selkirk, NY, died June 21, 2000 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center operated by Hospice of Central Ohio in Newark, Ohio. 

    Mr. Kullman was born in Albany, NY on June 18, 1922. Mr. Kullman was a high school math and science teacher in Ravena Coeymans and Bethlehem Central, retiring from Bethlehem Central Schools in Delmar, NY as science supervisor. Mr. Kullman received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Education from SUNY at Albany and attended several other post graduate studies. Mr. Kullman was a Naval Aviator in World War II and retired from the Naval Reserves. Mr. Kullman served several terms as elder and deacon of the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem. He was an active mason having served as Master of Russell Lodge No. 850, from which he also received the Dedicated Service Award. He was also a member of the York Rite Bodies. He served as a member of the Town of Bethlehem Planning Board, the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance, was treasurer of the Bethlehem Grange, served on the Board of Directors of Selkirk Railroad YMCA and was a drummer in the Fort Crailo Marching Band. He was also active with the Boys Scouts of America, serving as a Scout Leader for many years. 

    He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Aleta (Moyer) Kullman; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Deborah Kullman, Newark, OH and John and Denise Kullman, Plano, TX; granddaughters, Sarah Kullman and Rachael Cox; brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Lucy Kullman; brother-in-law, Robert Mlyer; sister-in-law, Shirley (Kosbob) Kullman; cousin, Donald and Clara Kullman; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan E. Kullman, Sr. and Irene (Potter) Kullman; one brother, Nathan E. Kullman, Jr. 

    A memorial service will be held in Selkirk, NY at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kullman Kitchen Fund at the Second Presbyterian Church, 42 East Church Street, Newark, OH 43055; Hospice of Central Ohio, 1435-B West Main Street, Newark, OH 43055 or the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY 12158. HENDERSON, VAN ATTA AND JOHNSTON FUNERAL SERVICE 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, OH 43055

 

Lephart, Clarence A.  --  [Published 11/2/2002 in the Times Union, Albany, NY., pg B5]

LATHAM -- Clarence A. `Lep` Lephart, 77, of Latham, beloved husband for 55 years of Tilda R. Pacific Lephart, died Thursday, October 31, 2002 at the Albany County Nursing Home. 

    Born in Watertown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Catherine LaLonde Lephart. He was a 1943 graduate of Watertown High School. Mr. Lephart enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was discharged in 1946. He received his bachelor of science degree in physical education from Cortland State Teachers College in 1953. He was the varsity swimming coach for over 25 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy where he coached 31 all-Americans and one collegiate champion. He was the former assistant track coach at R.P.I. from 1972 until 1975, during which his team received four I.C.A. Titles. Also at R.P.I., he served as the assistant lacrosse coach for four years. He was the director of physical education at R.P.I. for 12 years and retired in 1987. At R.P.I., he was named to the master coach level and was inducted into the R.P.I. Hall of Fame in 1996. Prior to R.P.I., Clarence was the physical education teacher and varsity swim coach at Bethlehem Central High School from 1955 until 1962. He served as the director of the Colonie Town Pool from 1966 until 1976. He was the president of U.N.Y.S.C.A. for two consecutive terms and also served as vice president of the N.Y.S. Track & Field Association. He had been a Latham resident for the last 39 years and resided in Delmar for seven years prior. He was a former member of the Colonie Elks Lodge #2192. 

    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his loving children, Sharon L. and her husband Warin H. Dexter of Andover, Mass., Michael B. and his wife Linda L. Lephart of Niskayuna; his sister, Mary FitzPatrick of Schaumont, N.Y.; and his five cherished grandchildren, Kasey Dexter, Allison Dexter, Matthew Dexter, Michael Lephart and Scott Lephart. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

    Funeral services will be Monday evening at 7:30 in the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-7:30 p.m. with the service starting at 7:30 p.m. Contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205, would be appreciated.  

 

Long, Kenneth E.  --  [Published 1/5/2006 in the Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY]

    

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Long, Kenneth E.  --  [Published 1/4/2006 in the Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, NY]

   ITHACA  --  Dr. Kenneth E. Long, retired Professor in the Dept. of Health and Physical Education at Ithaca College, died Saturday, December 31, 2005, at his home, 321 Linn Street, Ithaca, under the care of Hospice.Kenneth was born in New Salem, NY, on January 30, 1927 and raised on the family dairy farm in East Berne, NY by his late parents, Elmer P. and Stella Long.

    He attended public school at Berne-Knox, graduating from high school in 1946, where he excelled in sports, setting records and was Captain of his Baseball and Basketball Teams. After juggling his school work, sports, and farm chores his interest in athletics led him to Ithaca College where he received a BS Degree in Health and Physical Education in 1952. Following his graduation he served with the US Navy for two years and then went on to teach high school Physical Education at Bethlehem Central School, Delmar, NY, where he also coached Basketball, Baseball and Tennis and his teams were undefeated for two years.

    With a desire to further his education he obtained a Teaching Assistantship and attended Indiana University where he received a MS Degree in Physical Education and a Director of Health and Safety Degree. Leaving the classroom temporarily, he became the School Media Supervisor for the Brevard Co. Board of Public Instruction, Tittusville, FL, where he worked with elementary and secondary teachers in the district of 61 schools. With a goal of working at the college level he returned to study at the University of Tennessee, where he obtained a Doctorate in Health Education. After receiving this degree he returned to his Alma Mater, Ithaca College, and enjoyed a 27 year career.

    In addition to teaching, he Supervised and Coordinated the Health and Physical Education Students in the Student Teaching Program. He evaluated and selected programs throughout New York State and New Jersey for the placement of the senior students to fulfill their student teaching requirements. He traveled to observe their performance and had a wonderful relationship with the students as well as the faculty and administration in the school districts throughout the Northeast. He was a member of many professional organizations during his career and recipient of many honors. In recent years he was a member of the Ithaca Elks' #636, St. John's Episcopal Church and Board of Directors of the Ithaca College Boosters (Ithaca Fund for Athletics). Ken loved IC Athletics and before his declining health he regularly attended Ithaca College Bomber Sports Events.

    Parkinson's Disease altered his retirement plans and life considerably but he faced that adversity with his usual pleasant and cheerful attitude.He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; two daughters, Doris and Karen, Evanston, Illinois; sisters, Virginia Salisbury, East Berne, NY, Marge and Paul Burnett, Donna, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Carolyn Long, Rockledge, FL; brother-in-law and wife, Jim and Marion Hallam; sister-in-law and husband, Dawn and Bert White, LaFayette, NY; and many nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, Saturday, January 14, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Revs. Philip Snyder, A. Richard Strauss and James Geuder.

    A reception will be held immediately following at the Ithaca Elks, 139 W. State St. (use the Geneva St. entrance).In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Ken Long may be made to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850, or to Ithaca College Fund for Athletics, Att: Elayne Nicholas, 218 Alumni Hall, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850. Arrangements by the E.C. Wagner Funeral Home of Ithaca.

 

MacDonald, Webster "Web"  --  [NO OBITUARY FOUND.  See my webpage about Web.  It includes a nice yearbook photo of him.]

 

MacDonald, Winetta "Winnie"  --  [Published on the website of the Flint Funeral Home, Moira, NY]

    

Malone  --  Winetta Ketcham MacDonald, 87, passed away Saturday morning, (January 19, 2013) at the Farrar Home, Malone, with the love of her children at her side. Funeral Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
    Winetta was born January 2, 1926, in Fishkill, NY, the daughter of the late Delmar & Gladys (Taylor) Ketcham. She graduated from Wappingers High School, as well as Plattsburgh State Teachers College in 1947 with a Bachelors Degree in Education majoring in Home Economics. She united into marriage with Webster G MacDonald on April 6, 1947. He predeceased her on August 23, 2008. During her teaching career, she taught Home Economics in New Paltz High School, and Bethlehem Central High School, Delmar, New York . After relocating to the North Country, she substituted at Franklin Academy, and St. Lawrence Central High Schools.
    Winetta is survived by a son Bradford (Karen) MacDonald of Palm Coast, Florida; two daughters, Marcia (William) Russell of Moira, NY, and Susanne (John) Cymbrak of Malone, NY. Also surviving her are her grandchildren; Keri ( Derrick) Lucey of Moira, NY, Sara (Wayne) Palmer II of Moira, NY, Jeni (Vincent) Galligan III, of Forestburgh NY, Erin ( Jeffrey) St. Denis of Plattsburgh, NY, Kati Cymbrak of Malone , NY, Andrew Cymbrak (Kristy) of Plattsburgh, NY, Brian (Jennifer) MacDonald of Jacksonville, N.C., and Justin (Danielle) MacDonald of Spring Lake MI, and her beloved 16 great grandchildren.
    From knitting, needlepoint, writing poetry, sewing, or baking an apple pie, Winetta was blessed with these skills and talents. She also enjoyed playing pinochle and rummy with family and friends.
    Family and friends are invited to call at the Flint Funeral Home, Moira, Tuesday (January 22, 2013) from 2-4 and 6-8. Winetta's funeral service celebrating her life will commence at 8pm. Internment will take place in the spring at the convenience of the family.
    However grateful, Winetta's family has requested that in lieu of floral offerings please consider donations to the Farrar Home, 46 Constable Street, Malone, NY or to the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund, 104 Park Street, Malone, NY.
    Please share a special memory or a condolence with Winetta's family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com

 

Mannheimer, Lois  --  [Published May 24 & 31, 2015 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

 

DELMAR  --  Lois Mannheimer, 96, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.

    Lois was born November 20, 1918 in New York City. She was the daughter of Elsie and Louis Mannheimer. Her family moved to Valatie in 1920 where her father established a pharmacy. Her mother taught music in Martin H. Glynn (Valatie) and Martin Van Buren (Kinderhook) schools. Lois graduated from Martin Van Buren High School in 1936, earned a B.A. in 1941 and a M.A. in 1951 from New York State College for Teachers. She also attended Columbia University, Colgate University, Syracuse University, Union College and Lawton College, Ottawa, Canada.

    As a teacher of English and Social Studies she worked at the Phelps Central School from 1941 to 1943. After thirty-eight years at Bethlehem Central School she retired in 1981. She is remembered by her teaching colleagues and former students as a dedicated, nurturing, innovative and "iconic" educator. From 1983 to 2003 she was a weekly volunteer at the Hearing Center at Albany Medical Center. Lois was a lover of great music. For over fifty years she attended Saturday summer rehearsals of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. In addition to actively entertaining her family and many friends Lois enjoyed her window box flowers, HILL lectures, and reading The Atlantic magazine.

    Her brother, David Mannheimer, predeceased her in 1986. Lois is survived by her niece, Diane Sobotta (Melvin Kaszupski); great nieces, Jane Sobotta (Bryan Virts) and Jacqueline (Michael) Garren; great nephew, Peter Sobotta (Vanessa) and great-great niece, Phoebe Sobotta; and great-great nephew, Jacob Sobotta; and several Mannheimer cousins.

    She requested that those who wish to remember her in a special way perform a random act of kindness for a friend, stranger, child or charitable organization. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date. Personal condolences and/or remembrances may be sent to Diane Sobotta at sobottadi@yahoo.com.

 

Mayne, Edna  --  [Published 11/22/2013 in the Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY.]

Town of Wright  --  Edna Peg Mayne, 87, of Kump Road, died Saturday, November 16th at her home after being stricken suddenly. Mrs. Mayne was born September 25, 1926 in Jacksonville, Alabama, a daughter of Thompson and May (Bowman) Bailey.

    She graduated from Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville College, where she received her BA in education and later, from SUNY Albany where she received her masters' degree. Peg taught English courses at Bethlehem Central School until leaving for a job with NYS Department of Education where she was the chief editor for all NYS exams given, from Regent's exams to professional licenses. She retired after many years of service to education as a whole. Peg was a member of the Carlisle Presbyterian Church, the Schoharie United Presbyterian Church where she also served as Elder, was a founding member of the Delmar United Presbyterian Church, a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Albany and was a member of the Gallupville Senior Citizens. She was an avid reader, enjoyed her cats, bird watching and country life in general.

    She was married to Herbert F. Mayne Sr. on August 14, 1945 until his death on September 17, 1996. Survivors include her son, Herbert F. Bert (JoAnne) Mayne Jr. of the Town of Wright; her daughter, Dr. Debrah Brandau (Francis Kwiatkowski) of Fultonville; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Bridget Mayne and Chelsea and William Brandau; two great-grandchildren, William and Jordan; one niece, Alicia Ponder; and one nephew, Randall Bailey. She was predeceased by her siblings, Thomas Bailey, Elsie Tompkins, James and Newell Bailey.

    A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27th at the Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Mayne to the Carlisle Presbyterian Church, PO Box 130, Carlisle, NY 12031 or Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, PO Box 325, Schoharie, NY 12157. The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie and Central Bridge and the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home are assisting the family. Further information is available at www.langanfuneralhome.com.

 

Meacham, Marta  --  [Published 12/16/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY., pg B6]

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BETHESDA, Md.  --  Marta Nuñez Meacham on Saturday, December 9, 2006, of Bethesda. 

    Beloved wife of Carl Elliott Meacham; mother of Carl Eduardo Meacham; mother-in- law of Karen Miller Meacham; grand-mother of Saul Miller Meacham and Sven Elliott Meacham; sister of Eduardo Nuñez Iribarnegaray, Graciela Nuñez Iribarnegaray and Maria Teresa Nuñez Iribarnegaray. 

    Memorial service will be held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Trenbath Hall, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, 401 North Broadway, Room 1472, Baltimore, MD 21231-1146 or to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20850. Please view and sign family guest book at: pumphreyfuneralhome.com

 

Miller, Merle   --  [Published online by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City, North Carolina]

    Merle E. Miller of Newport, NC passed away October 3, 2016 after a courageous six-year battle against cancer.  Merle is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon; son Ross of Lenoir City, Tennessee; son Scott, daughter-in-law Tricia and grandson Warren of Athens, Georgia; sister Marcia Kiechle of Newark Valley, New York; and brother Marvin of Columbia, Texas.

    After graduating from high school in Middleburg, New York, Merle joined the United States Army and served with the 101st Airborne Division.  He later attended the State University of Albany, New York where he earned BS and MS degrees in Business Education. He served as President of Alpha Pi Alpha Fraternity.  Merle taught business courses at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, New York for 32 years where he founded and coached the boy’s soccer team and began a student work-study program.
    Merle retired to North Carolina in 2001. He enjoyed golf with the “Hot Doggers” at Morehead City Country Club and fishing with members of the Saltwater Light Tackle Club, St. Egbert’s Holy Mackerel Fishing Club, and the FinAddicts. Merle was an active member of the Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron, achieving the rank of Junior Navigator, and serving as Commander.  Merle and Sharon enjoyed traveling and took many cruises, visiting Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Normandy Beaches, and Paris.
    A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 7 PM Thursday, October 13 at Brooks Funeral Home in Morehead City.  In lieu of flowers, Merle’s family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Carteret Community College Foundation, Morehead City, NC 28557 for their scholarship fund.
    Merle was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, teacher and friend who will be greatly missed.


Molyneux, Gordon W.   --  [Published 7/18/1987 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

GORDON W. MOLYNEUX BETHLEHEM TEACHER, RIGHTS ACTIVIST, 53 

A memorial service will be conducted Sunday for Gordon Watkins Molyneux, 53, of Marlboro Road, a Bethlehem Central High School teacher.  He died Tuesday at his residence. 

    Mr. Molyneux, a native of White Plains, Westchester County, was a graduate of the State University at Albany. He was a Fulbright scholar in 1966-67. He was a social studies teacher at Bethlehem Central High School and had worked for the district since 1959. He was group adviser to the Bethlehem High School club, "Students for Peace and Survival." He was active in the Bethlehem Central Teachers Association, having been its president, chief negotiator since the 1970s, and spokesman. He had recently returned from a trip to Japan. Last year, he studied in the Middle East as one of 150 teachers from across the country to receive a scholarship from the Council for Basic Education. In 1979, he traveled to Iran as a member of the international goodwill association, "Islam and the West."

    He was known for his acerbic wit regarding such issues as teachers' pay and working conditions. For example, he once compared special state aid to augment teachers' salaries, known as Excellence in Teaching Aid, to "dinner at McDonald's with all the trimmings - the big pack of McNuggets."

    At the time of his death, he was president of the American/South African Peoples Friendship Association, an anti-apartheid and anti-racism organization.  He succeeded Bojana Jordan, formerly of Albany, who is now serving as chief diplomatic representative for the Pan Africanist Congress in Lagos, Nigeria.  Jordan's wife, Barbara Ellery, said her husband hoped to fly from Nigeria to Albany to attend a memorial service for Mr. Molyneux. "This was a brother among blacks and whites. He was a great anti- apartheid, anti-racism person. The Pan Africanist Congress salutes a gallant and honest companion of civil rights," Ellery said.

    He was an Air Force veteran.  [1954-62]

    Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tanney Molyneux; a daughter, Lisa Ann Molyneux of Columbus, Ohio; and a son, Guy David Molyneux of Brooklyn.

    A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the Unitarian Church of Albany. Burial will be in Albany Rural Cemetery [Crematory], Menands. Contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Central Teachers Association, Gordon Molyneux Scholarship Fund, c/o Bethlehem High School, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Arrangements are by the Meyers Funeral Home, Delmar.

    [Remarks in square brackets were added by Clifford Lamere from an almost identical copy of the same obituary in the same issue of the Times Union.  One of them probably served as a news article.]

 

Muntz, Mary Anna E.  --  [Published 7/13/2003 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg B9]

VENICE  --  Mary Anna Eads Muntz of Venice, 93, died peacefully at home on July 8, 2003. 

    A former resident of Delmar, N.Y., Mary Anna was born in Paris, Ill., December 15, 1909 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1930 with a bachelor's degree in history. She earned a master's in history from the University of Chicago in 1937. She married John A. Muntz of Newfoundland, N.J. that same year and was his devoted wife until his death in 1979 at the age of 68. A champion of human rights, Mary Anna was active in the United Nations Association, the Social Justice Center in Albany, N.Y., the League of Women Voters, and the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany. She volunteered for the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s and 1990s to shelter Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees who were fleeing for their lives from their own governments. She worked to free South Africa from apartheid, and worked tirelessly on behalf of the United Nations and international understanding while teaching high school and raising a family. She was an active supporter of Common Cause, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Democratic Party. She taught history at Bethlehem Central High School from 1963 to 1972. Her warmth and caring were felt by all. In addition to working for human rights on many fronts, she cheered the lives of family, friends and strangers with an infectious joy and gratitude and an ongoing appreciation of life. Her eyes lit all they looked on. Her heart embraced the world. 

    She is survived by her two daughters, Johanna Laurie and Kindra Muntz; two grandchildren, Evan and Fiona Laurie; two great-grandsons, Tristen and Aiden Laurie; and her brother, James R. Eads of Paris, Ill. 

    A memorial service will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at 101 Redlands Road, E. Falmouth, MA 02536, or by email to: kindra1@att.net Memorial contributions may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice Building Fund, P.O. Box 183, Venice, FL 34284.

 

Newell, Gladys   --  [Published Sat. 3/18/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg B9]

GLADYS NEWELL, 86
TICONDEROGA  --  Gladys E. Newell, 86, of John Street died Friday in the Moses Luddington Hospital. 

    Miss Newell was born in Ticonderoga. 

    She was a graduate of Ticonderoga High School, and received degrees from the New York State College for Teachers, now the University at Albany. She taught in Corinth for three years before moving to Delmar, where she was a social studies teacher in the Bethlehem Central School District. She retired in 1971 and returned to Ticonderoga.

 

O'Hara, Elsie F.   --  [Published Sat. 8/13-15/2007in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   ALBANY  --  Elsie F. O'Hara Stout, 97, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2007. Elsie was quite a woman, a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, bridge player, golfer and tireless church member. Elsie was born March 10, 1910 in New York City and was saluta-torian of her graduating high school class.

    She received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College in 1930 and pursued graduate work at Syracuse and Cornell Universities. Beginning in 1931 Elsie taught mathematics and Latin and was a much beloved and respected mathematics teacher at Albany Girl's Academy and at Bethlehem Central Jr. High School for many years.

    Elsie was a dedicated and active member of First United Methodist Church in Delmar, N.Y. Over her many years at the church she served on virtually every church committee and task force including Sunday school, stewardship, outreach, mission, membership committee and the board of trustees. In addition to her church, Elsie loved Bridge and was an active and competitive participant in several area bridge clubs and had earned master points at the tournament level. A long- time and honorary member of Normanside Country Club she played golf well into her 90s. In 1999 she received the Capital District Senior Life-Time Achievement Award for her many contributions to Senior Housing in the Albany area.

    Elsie Stout was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Oliver O'Hara who passed away in 1946 and her second husband, Raymond H. Stout who passed away in 1989. Elsie is survived by two children; a daughter, Barbara O'Hara Tagg and her husband Richard of Woodside, Calif. and a son, Robert Philip O'Hara and his wife Sabine of Washington, D.C. and two stepsons, Richard E. Stout and his wife Susan of Amherst, N.H., and Robert W. Stout and his wife Beverly of Bethesda, Md. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her special friend Wesley A. Albright.

    A memorial service in celebration of Elsie's long and meaningful life will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar on Thursday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. William Cotant officiating. The family invites family and friends who wish to remember Elsie to contribute to the area mission fund of First United Methodist Church of Delmar in memory of Elsie F. O'Hara Stout who was quite a woman.

 

Pierson, Robert A.   --  [Published 9/4/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

(New Comer Funeral Home)   (Times Union)  (my crop of funeral home photo) 

CASTLETON-on-HUDSON  --  Robert A. Pierson, beloved husband of Anne K. Pierson passed away peacefully on August 14, 2016, at St. Peter's Nursing and Rehab Center in Albany. The son of the late Alva C. and Flora (Gauthier) Pierson, Robert was born in Tupper Lake on May 5, 1929.

    Robert was married to his soulmate Anne Keeler on July 1, 1950, and they were blessed with 66 wonderful years of marriage. Robert served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948. He received his bachelor's degree in education in 1960 and his master's degree in 1961 and began his teaching career in the Albany City School District. He taught for over 20 years at the Bethlehem Central School system retiring in 1991. After his retirement, Bob volunteered for the American Red Cross delivering blood to hospitals one day a week for about 18 years. Robert is survived by his wife, Anne K. Pierson; his sisters-in-law: Helen Beck and Ruth Oksala; 12 nieces and nephews to whom he immensely enjoyed being "Uncle Bob" over the years. In keeping with Robert's wishes, there will be no services at this time. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's name to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256, your local V.F.W. or to a charity of your choice. To leave a personal message for Bob's family, please visit newcomeralbany.com.

 

Preston, Thomas S., Sr.   --  [Published 12/16/2009 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR Thomas S. Preston Sr., 89, a longtime Delmar resident, died on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. 

    Mr. Preston was a teacher for many years with the Bethlehem Central School District. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. 

    He was predeceased by his wife, Mary A. (O'Toole) Preston. Survivors include two sons, Thomas S. Preston Jr. of Averill Park and James L. Preston of Hummelstown, Pa.; two daughters, Mary Ann Garthner of Delmar and Margaret J. Styles of Roanoke, Va.; five grandchildren, one brother, six sisters and many nieces and nephews. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Delmar. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar, NY 12054 or to a charity of one's choice.

    [contributed by Robert Peters]

 

 Quinn, Doris Marie (obituary #1)  --  [Published 1/11/2005 & 1/12/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
SCOTIA  --  Doris Marie Quinn, 78, died Sunday, January 9, 2005 at the Baptist Health Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Scotia where she had been a patient since 1998. 

    Doris was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the daughter of the late Harry T. and Marie R. Quinn. 

    She graduated from Cohoes High School and Albany State Teacher's College. She retired from the Bethlehem Central School District after serving 27 years as a mathematics teacher. After teaching, she worked in the Benet Lab at the Watervliet Arsenal. She lived in Latham for over 40 years and was a very active member of Our Lady of Assumption Church. Her passion was the outdoors. She was active in the Adirondack Mountain Club and took many trips with them, teaching orienteering and leading trips. She took her nieces and nephews on yearly camping adventures. Doris biked and hiked, canoed and skied and enjoyed many other outdoor activities. 

    Survivors include a sister, Margaret Ferraioli of Pattersonville, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Quinn Rodney of Weaverville, Calif.; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Those who wish may make contributions to the charity of their choice.

    [Be sure to read the next obituary.]

 

Quinn, Doris Marie (obituary #2)  --  [Published January 13, 2005 in The Altamont Enterprise]

Doris Marie Quinn

    "She once told me that she would teach for nothing — it was her passion," Margaret Ferraioli said of her sister Doris Marie Quinn.

    Ms. Quinn taught high school math including trigonometry and geometry in the Bethlehem Central Schools for 27 years.

    "She liked teaching over there; the kids were good,\ Mrs. Ferraioli said. Math came easy to her sister, she said, adding that the whole family was good at math.

    Doris Quinn died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the Baptist Health Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Scotia where she had been a patient since 1998. She was 78.

    She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the daughter of the late Harry T. and Marie R. Quinn. She graduated from Cohoes High School and the Albany State Teacher's College.

    Before settling into the Bethlehem School District Mrs. Quinn taught in Chatham, Rouses Point, and Schenectady. After retiring from teaching, she went on to work at the Benet Lab at the Watervliet Arsenal, where she worked with computers, math, and science and continued to take classes.

    "She was a learner, Mrs. Ferraioli said.

    Mrs. Quinn worked on a doctorate degree in math and could have gotten it, except she chose to not write the dissertation because she didn't want people coming to her and asking her questions, expecting her to know the answers, Mrs. Ferraioli recalled.

    Besides learning, the great outdoors fulfilled Ms. Quinn's time. She took all sorts of trips—to Switzerland and Ireland on hiking tours, Mrs. Ferraioli said. Ms. Quinn was a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club and liked to spend her weekends on Racket Lake, where she had to hike in to get to the lodge. But Ms. Quinn often led trips and taught orienteering. As an aunt, Ms. Quinn would take Ferraioli's children camping once a year. She also camped in the winter and knew survival skills, her sister said.

    The indoors side of Ms. Quinn liked the opera and ballet. She got into ballet when a friend from college went to New York City to dance. Her interest in opera started as a child, "She's the one that turned me on to opera... We used to listen to it as children," Mrs. Ferraioli said.

    When Ms. Quinn got a back injury, instead of laying back and taking it easy, the doctors told her the best thing for her to do was to go skiing to strengthen the muscles, so off she went, said Mrs. Ferraioli. Along with skiing, hiking, and camping, she also liked biking and canoeing.

    With all that activity, although one of Ms. Quinn's favorite foods was ice-cream, "she never got fat from it," Mrs. Ferraioli said.

    Another one of Ms. Quinn's favorite foods was strawberries, but she became allergic to those, Mrs. Ferraioli said. Growing up as kids, Ms. Quinn liked oatmeal "which was standard fair growing up during the Depression" along with peanut butter and jelly, Mrs. Ferraioli said. Then, as adults, the sisters discovered pizza and Ms. Quinn enjoyed that.

    She was a wonderful person, very caring, "not only to me, but to other people, too."

    Besides Margaret Ferraioli of Pattersonville, N.Y., Ms. Quinn is survived by her sister-in-law, Geraldine Quinn, Rodney of Weaverville, Calif., and many nieces, nephews.

    A mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday morning at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Latham. Ms. Quinn lived in Latham for over 40 years and was a very active member of our Lady of Assumption Church. Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, in Niskayuna.

    Arrangements are by Fredendall Funeral Home of Altamont.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the giver's charity of choice.

   — Holly Grosch

        [Be sure to read the previous obituary.]

 

Reissig, Harold J.   --  [Published Sat. 4/12/1997 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg B6, Capital Region section]
DELMAR  --  Harold J. Reissig, 80 years old, died Thursday evening at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Center, Delmar. 

    He retired in 1976 as a Mathematics supervisor at Bethlehem Central School District. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Albany. 

    Survived by his wife May Marsch Reissig; two daughters, Karen Wang of Rexford, NY and Janice Reissig of Newark, Delaware; two granddaughters, Amanda and Betsy Wang; one brother, A. Richard Reissig of Delmar and one sister, Ida Anderson of North Carolina. 

    Funeral Services at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 75 Whitehall Road, Albany, Monday at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be Monday 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. Contributions may be made to St. Matthews Church or the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Center in Delmar. Arrangements by FRED L. DASCHER, JR Funeral Director.     

 

Restifo, Alfred P.  --  [Published Sunday 8/7/2011 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg D11]

    

DELMAR -- Alfred P. Restifo, 83 of Fishkill, N.Y., passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011 after a prolonged illness. He was born on June 14, 1928 in Albany, N.Y., and was the son of the late Sebastian and Dorothy (Wilke) Restifo. 

    His family moved to Elsmere in 1931 and he spent the next 77 years in the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland. Al was a student of the Bethlehem Central School District from kindergarten through twelfth grade, graduating in 1945. He then spent a year at RPI before transferring to Siena College where he received a B.S. in chemistry in 1950. He subsequently earned a master's in elementary education from SUNY Oneonta. He then returned to Bethlehem Central School District as a teacher for 41 years - the first half at Clarksville Elementary School, the rest at Bethlehem Middle School. He was known as "Uncle Al" by many of his 3004 pupils who appreciated his passion for teaching and his sense of humor. 

    Al married Valerie Swirzcki in 1950 and they had seven children. He was an active parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. Throughout his years there, he sang in the choir, was a lector and cantor, a Eucharistic minister, and taught religious education classes. Al loved local history and at varying times was a member of both the Bethlehem and New Scotland Historical Societies. He also loved classical music, reading, and theology. For many years, he participated in yearly retreats at St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Mass. 

    He was predeceased by his parents and his stepmother, Anna (Anita) Restifo. He is survived by his brother, Joseph Restifo of Westerlo, N.Y.; his seven children and their spouses, Mark Restifo (Sherill) of Ghent, N.Y., Stephen VanDyke-Restifo (Edna) of Voorheesville, N.Y., Bernard Restifo of Sanford, N.C., Therese Hendricks (Walter) of Hopewell Jct., N.Y., David Restifo (Nancy) of Alexandria, Va., Christopher Restifo (Theresa) of Voorhees-ville, and Karen Coleman (Thomas) of Walden, N.Y. He is also survived by his former wife, Valerie Thompson; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, 481 Rt. 9W, Glenmont. The family would like to thank all of Al's "angels" who helped care for him during the last five years of his illness. Memorial donations may be made in Al's memory to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar, NY 12054, or to The Alzheimer's Association , 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste. 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

 

Ritchko, Arthur  --  [Published 12/14-16/2003 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

  

GLENMONT  --  Arthur Ritchko, 82, of Glenmont died Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Albany Medical Center Hospital.  

    He was born in Oneonta on April 26, 1921, the son of Peter and Mary Ritchko and brother of five siblings now deceased.

    Art served in the Marine Corps as a first lieutenant in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.  After landing in Nagasaki with the 2nd Marine Division 6th Marines, he spent one year with an occupation force in Japan.  He played defensive end for Colgate University under legendary coach Andy Kurr, where Art earned an undergraduate degree in biology and his master's degree in physical education from Springfield College.

    Art Ritchko had a highly successful 35-year career as teacher and coach in the physical education field.  During his career, he coached football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and tennis.

    At Bethlehem Central, he achieved an outstanding football record under his tutelage - 123 wins, 42 losses and 7 ties with over 40 shutouts.  He had five Suburban Council Championships over a 21-year period.  His players remember him as tough and demanding, but also supportive of them.  His high standards for the game prepared his players for competition at Bethlehem Central High School and later at the college level.  He taught at Gloversville and Bath High Schools before he came to coach Bethlehem for in 1958 [sic].

    Excepted [sic] from a tribute written by his Suburban Champion players in '79:  "Each member of this year's team is grateful for the time and effort he has placed into shaping us into young men.  Although football is just a game, Coach Ritchko has taught us more than we could have learned in any classroom.  He taught us sportsmanship, diligence, admiration, and what it takes to be a champion.  He has shown us that through hard work and hours of practice a person can accomplish certain feats which might have seemed impossible."

    Art was always very energetic in fund raising to support the football program.  In his retirement, he studied his Russian heritage and pursued Russian language coursework at Siena.  He traveled to Europe to find his relatives, and ensured the successful citizenship of one of his nephews.  He was also an avid golfer and gardener.

    He is survived by his wife, Sue Ann; and two children, Peter Ritchko and Cheryl Buley and her husband, Jeff; granddaughters, Rachael and Clare Buley; and nephew, Chris Marchewa, one of 30 nieces and nephews.

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar.  A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a tax exempt fund dedicated in Coach Ritchko's honor to benefit Bethlehem Central football players.  Please submit to John Sodergren, 22 Sheffield Dr., Delmar, NY 12054.

    [transcribed by Clifford Lamere]

 

Robinson, Richard C.  --  [Published August 21-22, 2011 in The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY]

MARCY  --  Richard C. Robinson, 73, of Marcy, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2011, at Faxton St. Luke's Health Care in New Hartford, with his wife by his side on the day of their 33rd wedding anniversary. 

    He was born on August 1, 1938, in Gouverneur, NY, a son of the late Lester and Pauline (Carr) Robinson. He lived a life filled with courage, strength and love, freely giving these gifts to all with whom he came into contact. He was an example of determination in the face of adversity, always finding ways to live a full life after being stricken with polio at the age of three. On August 19, 1978, at St. Thomas Church in New Hartford, he was united in marriage to Helen Rose, a blessed union filled with much love, admiration and compatibility. 

    Dick had a devoted career in education and his life's motto was Is it good for the kids? He served as a high school science teacher, followed by a variety of administrative roles ranging from principal to superintendent. Throughout his tenure in education he was in numerous professional associations such as the NYS School Administrators Association and the NYS Council of School Superintendents. He retired from Whitesboro Central School District in 1993. In 2006, he was inducted into the Whitesboro CSD's Teacher Hall of Fame. Since his retirement, he has continued to share his teaching skills as a consultant at many local school districts, and most recently as a designer/facilitator of music appreciation courses at MVILR at SUNY Institute of Technology. With his "radio voice," he enjoyed being an emcee at local parties, reunions and retirement homes, sharing his charismatic personality and his crooning voice. His soul was filled with music and he expressed this love through his trumpet skills and his voice. He loved big band music and jazz and was Frank Sinatra's biggest fan. He was also an enthusiast of classic cars, attending car shows with his two antique cars and winning many trophies for them. 

    Dick was predeceased by his loving parents, Lester and Pauline (Carr) Robinson and his brother-in-law, Henry Trotter. He will be missed dearly by his wife, Helen; daughters, Beth Cain (Richard), Jill Spivak (Andrew) and Meghan; his sisters, Margaret Corbett (Patrick) and Marcia Trotter; his grandchildren, Anna and Nathan Cain and Claire and Raymond Spivak; his sisters-in-law, Carol Rose and Debra Walter, his brothers-in-law, Fr. John Rose and Charles Rose (Lynn); along with nieces, nephews and numerous friends and colleagues. 

    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by his brother-in-law, Fr. John Rose. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main St., Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Whitesboro High School Music Dept., Memo: Richard C. Robinson, 6000 State Route 291, Marcy, NY 13403, Attn: Christopher ONeil. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. May we remember him by our joy for life, our optimism, our determination, and the way we fill our souls with song. For online expressions of sympathy please go to: www.dfwefh.com Richard Robinson

 

Robinson, Richard --  [Published August 21, 2011 in The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY.  Article by Bryon Ackerman]

    Richard Robinson, a longtime former administrator with the Whitesboro Central School District, woke up Friday to begin celebrating his 33rd wedding anniversary with his wife, Helen.

    The two had a nice breakfast, did a lot of things around their Marcy home and talked about family memories and their four grandchildren, Helen Robinson said. They planned to go out to dinner the next day in Rochester and see one of his all-time favorites, Tony Bennett, in concert.

    But Richard Robinson, 73, suffered a heart attack Friday and died in the hospital with his wife by his side.

“It was very, very difficult,” Helen Robinson said. “We had such a beautiful, beautiful day.”

    Richard Robinson served as an administrator for the Whitesboro Central School District for more than 20 years – as high-school principal, then assistant superintendent and superintendent.

    He went out of his way to make sure he talked to students and all school district employees – from teachers and administrators to bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers, Helen Robinson said.

    His motto was, “Is it good for the kids?” she said.

    “He really believed that’s what education is all about,” she said.

    Colin Shepherd, a Whitesboro resident who served as assistant superintendent under Richard Robinson for several years, said Richard Robinson had that motto on his desk, and he lived it. Any proposals brought to him had to include answering that question, Shepherd said.

It also seemed like Richard Robinson knew information about the families of all the students and the names of every student and employee, Shepherd said.

    “That’s very unusual when you’ve got 600 employees,” he said.

Shepherd called Richard Robinson a great, caring man who was “old school” and professional – only giving constructive criticism to his employees. The two collaborated to help the district through major building projects and curriculum changes, he said.

    “I’ve never known anyone that worked any harder than Dick Robinson,” Shepherd said. “He was very dedicated to the school district.”

    Helen Robinson, 60, said her husband often would do his paperwork at night because he would spend much of the day attending school events such as musical performances and sporting events.

    Outside of school, Richard Robinson loved music. He could sing and play the trumpet, and he enjoyed big band style music, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, Helen Robinson said.

    He had a collection of antique cars including a 1967 Corvette and a 1961 Chevy, and he often attended classic car shows, she said.

    Having been diagnosed with polio at the age of 3, he always made sure to go to the doctor and take care of himself, so the heart attack was extra surprising, she said. He always planned ahead and had backup plans lined up, she said.

    He also loved his three daughters – Beth Cain, Jill Spivak and Meghan Robinson – and his four grandchildren, Helen Robinson said.

    “He’s just a true, true family man,” she said. “He’s just unbelievable.”

Meghan Robinson, 27, of Rochester, said she had a lot in common with her father, and nobody has ever understood her as well as he did. The support others have shown the family since his death has made her feel very loved, she said.

    “He just was one of the most courageous people that I’ve known,” she said. “He’s gotten me through things in life that I never thought I could get through. He’s always stood right by me and always knew how to make me laugh.”  

 

Robinson, Wayne F.  --  [Published 3/1-2/2010 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

SLINGERSLANDS  --  Wayne Francis Robinson, 76, born August 23, 1933, died February 24, 2010. 

    Husband of Francesca Botti Robinson; father of Gabrielle Robinson-Leggett of Sarasota, Fla. and Paul J. Robinson of Mt. Laurel, N.J.; grandfather of Ethan T. Leggett. 

    Mr. Robinson graduated in 1960 from SUNY Potsdam and was a science teacher at the Bethlehem Middle School. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Bethlehem Second Milers and was an avid gardener. 

    Friends may call Thursday, 11:00-12:30 p.m. Funeral service will be at 12:30 at the funeral home. Interment in the Saratoga National Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 7247-0260, Philadelphia, PA 19170-0260, 1-800-4CANCER or to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Division of Cardiac Surgery, 1111 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025 (212) 523-2798.

 

Schelling, Mary H.  --  [Published 2/27/1998 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR -- Mary Harriet Salisbury Schelling, nee White, died February 25, 1998. 

    Wife of the late Leslie R. Schelling and the late Lewis Salisbury. Mrs. Schelling graduated from Albany State Teachers College in 1913, received her masters from Albany State in 1945. Previously to attending college, she taught at the Munsville Teacher Training Class, 1927-1929. She taught at Castleton High School, 1933-1936; Milne High School, 1936-1937; Goshen High School, 1937-1938 and Bethlehem Central High School, 1938-1970. Mrs. Schelling was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Tawasentha NS Daughters of the American Revolution where she was vice-regent and corresponding secretary. She was a member of the Marvia Court of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Cyrene Temple Daughters of the Nile, Delmar Progress Club, NY State Retired Teachers Association, Albany Area Retired Teachers Association, the AARP and the Delta Kappa Gamma, Gamma Chapter Sorority. 

    Step-mother of the late Leslie R. Schelling, Jr.; step-grandmother of Leslie R. Schelling, III and family of Raleigh, NC; sister of Parker H. White of Syracuse and the late Edwin H. White; aunt of Mrs. Lyle (Eileen) Kneeskern of Tiffon, OH; Ms. Carol Courtwright of Syracuse; Mrs. Gary (Kathleen) Tambs of Belle Meade, NJ; Ms. Sandra Clark Everett of Scarboro, ME and David P. White of Syracuse. Also survived by grand nieces and nephews. 

    Funeral Mass on Monday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Elsmere Ave. at Poplar Drive, Delmar. Friends may call at the funeral home, Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Schelling may be made to the Memorial Fund at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Delmar, 12054.

 

Shaloum, Aaron, 67   --  [Published 2/17/1994 in the Times Union, Albany, NY - pg. B11, Capital Region section]
Aaron H. Shaloum, 67, of Pine Street, Delmar, died Tuesday in St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, after being stricken at home.
    Mr. Shaloum was born in New York City and lived in Delmar for more than 30 years. He received his master's degree from the State University College at Oswego.
    He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
    Mr. Shaloum taught industrial arts in Bethlehem Central schools for 35 years, retiring in 1983.
    He served on the board of directors of the Albany Chapter of the National Audubon Society. As an officer in the U.S.-China People's Friendship Association, he traveled worldwide. He was also active in Jewish-Christian relations at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany and was a member of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America.
    Survivors include his wife, Glenna Menard Shaloum; three sisters, Dora Cohen of Lakewood, N.J., and Bess Finkelman and Ester Goodman, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two brothers, Solomon Shaloum of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., and David Shaloum of New York City.
    A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar.
    Spring burial will be in Garfield Cemetery, Stephentown.
    Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
    Contributions may be made to the Five Rivers Environmental Center, Delmar. 

 

Skaskiw, Bernard Harry --  [Published 12/11/2013 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

DELMAR  --  Bernard Harry Skaskiw, 89, died on December 7, 2013. He was the son of Michael and Barbara (Zahorvjko) Skaskiw, both of whom came to the United States from the Ukraine at the ages of 17. 

    "Bernie" was born in Little Falls, March 8, 1924. Bernie was a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of Oswego State University in Oswego. He accepted a teaching position with the Bethlehem School District in 1955, teaching industrial arts until his retirement in 1985. Bernie was a founder of the Bethlehem "Ski Club" and continued to support the organization well after his retirement, often accompanying students to Vermont on bus tours to ski.

    Bernie will be remembered for his love and support of his family, whom he spoke to daily. Although he was approaching 90 years of age, he was still active, reaching out to family, friends and neighbors helping with anything he could. He will be greatly missed. 

    Surviving Bernie are his children, Will and his wife Christina of Umea, Sweden, Greg and his wife Sue of Bridgewater, Vt., Kevin and his wife Robin of Clifton Park, Lynne Skaskiw-Potter (Strait) of Delmar; grandchildren, Michael, Lauren and Bryant Skaskiw, Sean Skaskiw, Nicole and Justin Potter; and five great-grandchildren. 

    Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A funeral service will be held at 1p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. A public memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880 (savethechildren.org).  applebeefuneralhome.com

 

Skevington, Gladys 

    

    [from a scrapbook; publication source unknown]  [See next two]

 

                          [Social Security Death Index]

Name:

Gladys Skevington

Last Residence:

Delmar, Albany, New York 12054

Born:

2 Apr 1898

Died:

Jun 1985

State (Year) SSN issued:

New York (1957-1959)

 

 

 

Snider, Glenn J.   --  [Published 3/14/2006 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

  

 

ALBANY   --  Glenn J. Snider, 81, of Albany, N.Y. passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital.  He was born in Youngwood, Pa. the son of Pearl Clarke and Joseph Snider.  

    Glenn spent much of his career as a high school chemistry teacher.  He was an Albany County Master Gardener and contributed his considerable talents to the Landis Arboretum and gardens at Ten Broeck Mansion.  Glenn graduated from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. and went on to serve his nation during the Korean War.  He returned to the United States where he earned postgraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of New Hampshire.  He taught in the Bethlehem Central School District until 1986 and served for many years as the president of the Teachers Union.  Glenn was the lifelong friend of Dr. Ernest Beaudoin, who predeceased him in 2005.  

    Survivors include his brother, Ray Snider of Murrysville, Pa. and sisters, Claire Ebner and Lorraine Dvorcak of Delmont, Pa.  He is also survived by his close and devoted friends who learned from Glenn in the classroom and continued their education with him as adults.  Glenn touched countless lives and will be remembered for his quick wit, gregariousness and sense of humor.  His memories will be cherished forever.  

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Master Garden Fund, Attn: Sara Biggs at the Ten Broeck Mansion, 9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany, NY 12210.

 

Socarides, Christos  --  [photo from 1964 BCHS Yearbook.  Contributed by Joanne Lauster]
 

 

                        [Social Security Death Index]

Name:

Christos Socarides

Last Residence:

North Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts 02556

Born:

17 Apr 1914

Died:

Jan 1982

State (Year) SSN issued:

Massachusetts (Before 1951)

 

 

Stafford, Martha "Marcy"  --  Tribute in 1981 BCHS Yearbook

 

 

           [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Martha Caroline Stafford
[Martha Stafford

SSN:

110221526

Gender:

Female

Race:

White

Birth Date:

23 Jun 1927

Birth Place:

Briarcliff Manor, New York
[Briarcliff M] 

Death Date:

Jun 1980

Father:

James L Stafford

Mother:

Ruth M Edelman

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

Sep 1945: Name listed as MARTHA CAROLINE STAFFORD; 29 Dec 1987: Name listed as MARTHA STAFFORD

 

                        [Social Security Death Index]

Name:

Martha Stafford

Last Residence:

---

Born:

23 Jun 1927

Died:

Jun 1980

State (Year) SSN issued:

New York (Before 1951)

 

Stagnitta, George   --  [Published 3/20-22/2013 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

SELKIRK  --  George Stagnitta of Selkirk, age 82, died suddenly in Sarasota, Fla. on March 12, 2013.  

   George was born in Albany on March 12, 1931 to the late Charles and Verena Stagnitta.  

   George attended Phillip Schuyler High School, and then Cornell University and the State University at Albany, after which he worked as an educator in the Shaker and Bethlehem school districts until his retirement.  George served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at West Point during the Korean War.  George enjoyed time spent with family and friends, a good laugh, good food, and watching baseball, often in that order.  In recent years he enjoyed attending the Tampa Bay Rays spring training camp and the (memorable) friendships that evolved with fellow fans and staff.  

   He is survived by his wife, Dorann (Platel); sons, Glen (Sharron), Scott (Kerin), Charles, and Matthew (Christine) Quatraro; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and sister, Marie (Ralph) Vitillo.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha (Saltzman) Stagnitta. 

   A memorial mass will be held at 3:00 p.m. March 23, 2013 at St. Thomas Church in Delmar. Those wishing to remember George may make a contribution in his name to the charity of their choice.
   

Stephany, Doris W.  --  [Published 3/26/2003 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B7]

   GUILDERLAND -- Doris Isabel (Weideman) Stephany, formerly of Delmar, died peacefully on Monday, March 24, 2003 with her beloved granddaughter Nikki at her bedside in Our Lady of Mercy Life Center. Doris had lived at Our Lady since July 1997, when the Alzheimer's disease and arthritis which had affected her life for many years necessitated her move there. 

    Born in Denver, Colo. on January 9, 1913, Doris received a bachelors degree from the College of the Ozarks and her masters in Education from Columbia University. She met her late husband, Ray Stephany, when they both worked at the New York State Association of the Blind in NY City. They relocated first to Pleasantville, N.Y. and in 1954 to Delmar where they both were employed by Bethlehem Central School District. Mrs. Stephany taught typing and Introduction to Business in the Bethlehem Junior High (later the Middle School), until her retirement in 1974. A talented craftswoman with an eye for beauty and design, she was a member and past president of the Delmar Home Crafts Club. Additionally, she received a certificate of appreciation for her 10 plus years of volunteering with literacy volunteers of America. She joined the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church in 1977 and was a former deacon and member of the Westminster Service Guild. With her friend, Dorothy Haker, she bought and arranged the church flowers for over 10 years. 

    Survivors include her son, Robert C. (Tina) Stephany of Pleasanton, Calif.; her daughter, Terry (Ron) Royne of Delmar; her sister, Jessie Hoops; niece, Allison Weideman of Union, N.J.; grandchildren, Nora, Kate and Anne Stephany, Nikki and Andrew Royne. 

    Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Avenue with James L. Reisner, Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. An evening of mourning will be held at the home of Terry and Ron Ryne, 13 Herber Avenue, Delmar on Thursday, March 27, beginning at 6 p.m. with a minyan service at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Stephany's daughter, Terry and son, Robert, thank the staff of Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, past and present, for nearly 6 years of loving and sensitive care of our mother. Those who wish may send contributions, in Mrs. Stephany's name, to the Mohawk Hudson Literacy Volunteers, P.O. Box 139, Schenectady, NY 12301 or Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, 2 Mercycare Lane, Guilderland, NY 12084 or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street, Albany, NY 12210.

 

Swinton, Stephen F., Sr.   --  [Published 4/23/2005 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
 

 

 

 

COLONIE  --  Stephen F. Swinton Sr., 55, of Colonie, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at the Albany Medical Center Hospital, after being stricken ill at his home that morning. 

    Born in Green Island, he resided there until moving to Colonie in 1994. 

    Steve had been employed by Heatly School in Green Island for many years, starting as a science teacher, then as principal and later as superintendent. He had been the science supervisor at the North Colonie School District from 1991 until retiring in 2004. In his retirement, Steve was an avid woodworker, creating many beautiful pieces of heirloom furniture for his family. He is the beloved husband of Anne McCallen Swinton; devoted father of Stephen (Nicole) Swinton Jr. of Niskayuna, Kristin (Christopher) La Chappelle of Green Island, Mark (Rikki Shaw) of Green Island and Carolyn (Steve Goodman) Cocca of Huntington; cherished Pa of Madelon Margaret La Chappelle and Jack Stephen Swinton; loving son of Bernice LeMay Swinton of Clifton Park; dear brother of Gary Swinton of Clifton Park; and loving nephew of Cassie Gleason of Clifton Park. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Green Island on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands. Calling hours will be held at the McNulty Funeral Home,147 Hudson Avenue, Green Island on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Because of Steve's dedication to education and his love for Heatly School, the family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Stephen F. Swinton Sr. Scholarship Fund in care of McNulty Funeral Home.     [See article directly below.]  

 

Swinton, Stephen F., Sr.   --  [Published 5/25/2005 in the The Colonie Spotlight, Delmar, NY, pg 1]
This article is reproduced here with the kind permission of Susan Graves, Executive Editor of The Colonie Spotlight.  It is in .pdf format. 
    [See also obituary directly above.]  

 

Sykes, Esther Weatherwax (obituary #1)  --  [Published 11/18/1997 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

CLIFTON PARK -- Ester Weatherwax Sykes, 88, of Hawley Court Elsmere, died Monday at Schuyler Ridge Health Care in Clifton Park, after a long illness. 

    Born in Schaghticoke, she was daughter of the late Freeman C. and Edith Peer Weatherwax and wife of the late George E. Sykes. She was raised in Schaghticoke and had resided in Elsmere for many years. She was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School and obtained her advanced education from New York State College for Teachers at Albany, now part of State University of New York, graduating cum laude. She later recieved her master's degree (cum laude) from State College and continued with advanced studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and McGill University in Montreal. Mrs. Sykes taught at schools in Massachusetts and New York State. Upon becoming a resident of Delmar, she continued her teaching career for several years in the Bethlehem Central School System. She was active in educational matters and a member of the various teachers organizations, including New York State Retired Teachers Association, the Alumni Association of the State Univiersity of New York, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the First United Presbyterian Church of Troy. 

    She is survived by a sister, Louise W. Austin of Delmar. She was predeceased by her brother, John P. Weatherwax Esq. 

    Funeral service will be held Thursday at 12 noon from the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy, with Rev. Dr. Barbara Anderson, Co-Pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church of Troy, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11-12 noon prior to the service. Interment Elmwood Cemetery in Schaghticoke.

 

Sykes, Esther Weatherwax (obituary #2)  --  [Published November 19, 1997 in The Spotlight, Delmar, NY]

    Esther Weatherwax Sykes, 88, of Hawley Court in Elsmere died Monday, Nov. 17, at Schuyler Ridge Health Care in Clifton Park.  Born in Schaghticoke, she was a longtime resident of Elsmere.
    She was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School and the former state Teachers College in Albany, where she earned a master's degree. She did graduate work at Middlebury College and McGill University.
    Mrs. Sykes was a teacher in Massachusetts and New York schools. She also taught in Bethlehem Central schools.
    She was a member of New York State Retired Teachers, the Alumni Association of the State University, Daughters of the American Revolution and First United Presbyterian Church of Troy.
    Survivors include a sister, Louise W. Austin of Delmar.
    Services are scheduled Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon from Bryce Funeral Home, 276 Pawling Ave., Troy.
    A calling hour will precede the service beginning at 11 a.m.
    Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Schaghticoke.

 

Textores, Elfrieda E.   --  [Published 11/2/2004 & 11/3/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
ALBANY  --  Elfrieda E. Thiebe Textores, 73, died Monday, November 1, 2004 at her home. 

    Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Paula Gutman Thiebe. 

    She was a graduate of the Albany Academy for Girls and received her master's degree in education from the State University of New York at Albany. 

    Mrs. Textores was an area teacher for 33 years at Colonie High School and Bethlehem High School. She was very involved in area civic activities and was a member of the South End Improvement Corporation, the Albany Beautification Committee and the Weed and Seed Program. She was also a member of the German American Club of Albany. Wife of William O. Textores of Albany; mother of William O. Textores III of Mountain Lakes, N.J.; grandmother of Natalie and Nicholas Textores. 

    Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Burial will follow in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Glenmont.  

 

Tomiko, M. Eleanor  --  [Published 5/6-8/2015 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

MERIDEN, Conn.  --  M. (Maria) Eleanor Tomiko, 85, a resident of the Connecticut Baptist Home in Meriden, Conn., died in her sleep Thursday, January 15, 2004. 

    Mrs. Tomiko was born on December 10, 1918 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to John and Maria (Mattson) Holmberg. Eleanor moved from Fla. to Meriden six months ago upon the death of her beloved husband, Matthew. 

    The couple resided in Selkirk, N.Y. for most of their married life. Eleanor was a homemaker and volunteer with the 4-H and the Cooperative Extension before she entered college at age 50. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Albany five years later. Subsequently, she taught, first at the Bethlehem Central Middle School and then at Adult Education, before relocating to Fla. and working for H&R Block. Eleanor was a founding member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Delmar, N.Y. 

    Surviving are her children and their spouses, Lewis and Carol Tomiko of Brentwood, Tenn., James and Jane Tomiko of King George, Va., Sally Tomiko and David Taraskevich MD of Middletown, Conn., Marie Tomiko of Bethel, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters. 

    Family and friends are invited to her calling hours on Friday, February 27, 2004 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Meyers Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 85 Elm Avenue, Delmar, N.Y. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer Association, either to the Capital District Chapter, 85 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 or to the local chapter at 96 Oak Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

 

Tracy, Mary P.  --  [Published 1/18/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   LOUDONVILLE  --  Mary P. "Marliz" Tracy of Loudonville, after an extraordinary life of 92 years, went home to the loving arms of our Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2015, while surrounded by her family. Mary was the daughter of the John J. and Marion Coogan Portley, and with her two sisters, Ann and Patricia, was raised in Delmar.

    Mary, or Mar as she was known to so many, was the loving and devoted wife of Thomas F. Tracy, who passed in 1994, and mother of four sons, Dr. Thomas F. (Betsy) Tracy Jr. of Providence, R.I., Timothy M. (Carol) Tracy of Croydon, Pa., Tony and Terrence X. Tracy of Loudonville. While Tony never came home, Mary is surely now with her beautiful little boy. Mary was blessed with five wonderful grandchildren who she absolutely adored, Aaron Patrick, Anthony, Adam, Aine and Hanora Tracy.

    Mary is survived by her sister, Ann Barber of Lebanon, N.J. After graduating from Vincentian Institute in Albany, she graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. with a B.A. in home economics; little did she know of the dividends to come from that degree. Following a short time at B.Altman's in New York City, Mary returned to the area to teach home economics at Bethlehem Central High School and serve as program analyst with the New York State Department of Social Services. Not satisfied with her work alone, Mary immersed herself in charitable and community organizations. Early days were spent with the Junior League, the Ladies Auxiliary, to be followed by Catholic Charities for the Albany Diocese, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, St. Catherine's Center for Children, Edna Hibel Society, Loudonville Garden Club, the Order of Malta, the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Ann's Institute and the St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Boca Raton, Fla.

    Once her family was underway, Mary drew on her degree in home economics to get an advanced degree in interior design through a program sponsored by Harvard and Syracuse universities. With that, Mary established her interior design business where she and her sister Pat Bucher created wonderful home and office environments for people with whom she loved to work. Mary also had an undying love for the arts and travel and was blessed with both good health and great friends to venture off to places like Russia, China, and most of Europe. Many of these trips were arranged by her dear friend, Edna Hibel, and they were great fun. Another love of her life was Florida. If not here or traveling, she was in Boca. Between her family, her career, her travel, her immersion into the arts, and work with so many charitable and community organizations, Mary was able to share her time, talents and great sense of humor with us and make our lives that much fuller. Mary's family extends deepest gratitude to the medical staff at St. Peter's Hospital and the Hospice Inn for their care and compassion, as well as those special people who have been with her every day to make sure her life was full and joyous.

    Funeral services, Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., from the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., Albany, thence to St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, at 11 a.m. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit Friday, May 8, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the funeral home. Those wishing to remember Mary in a special way may send a contribution to either St. Anne's Institute, 160 N. Main Ave., Albany, NY 12206, or March of Dimes Northeastern New York Division, 4 Computer Drive West, Suite 201, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message for the family, obtain directions, light a candle or view other helpful services, please visit McveighfuneralHome.com.

 

Ungerman, Annette  --  [Published 2/20/1996 in the Times Union, Albany, NY, pg B9]

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Services were held for Annette Ungerman, 80, formerly of Albany, who died Jan. 9 in Hollywood. 

    Mrs. Ungerman was born in Rochester. She received her master's degree in education from the University at Albany. She lived in Hollywood for the past 22 years. She was a teacher at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar. Mrs. Ungerman was a former member of Temple Beth Emeth. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, B'nai Brith and Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Rochester.
    She was the widow of Benjamin Ungerman. Survivors include a son, Michael Ungerman of Oviedo, Fla., two daughters, Karen Mangiamele of Clearwater, Fla., and Donna Friedman of North Hollywood, Calif.; a brother, Meyer Achter of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Lillian Gumor of Rochester; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Burial was in Hollywood Memorial Gardens, Fla. Arrangements were by the Fred Hunter Funeral Home, Hollywood, Fla.

 

VanDemark, Paul H.  --  [Published 11/17-18/2011 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

 

 

   

    DELMAR --  Paul H. VanDemark peacefully passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. 

    Paul was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and best friend. He is survived by Phyllis, his loving wife of almost 53 years; his three children, June, Beth (James) Trimmer, and Thomas (Tyna) VanDemark; four wonderful grandchildren, Michael, Sam, Jason and Chloe and many close friends. 

    Paul was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from June 1955-June 1957. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lodge No. 85 F&AM. Paul was a long time educator and coach for Bethlehem Central School District, retiring in 1990 after over 35 years. After retirement Paul became a very active member of the NAWCC, RIP (Rip Van Winkle #40) - the local clock collectors group, and the Monday night clock group. His interest in antiquing, running estate sales, and clock collecting and repair became an integral part of his life. Family time was always "special" and the grandchildren always say "This is special." 

    Paul was an 11 year cancer survivor, and took pride in the fact that his road through treatment might help make it possible for others to have good quality of life. The family would like to extend their extreme thank you to Dr. Kolodziej, GerryAnn and Carrie. 

    A memorial service will be held, Saturday, November 19, 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Contributions in memory of Paul may be made to the New York Oncology and Hematology, 400 Patroon Creek, Albany, NY 12206 or to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.  [Veyers Funeral Home, 741 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY]

 

Wadsworth, Bruce Carley  --  [Published 8/12/2013 - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, NY]
    Bruce Carley Wadsworth, the second son of G. Harry Wadsworth and Hazel Carley Wadsworth, was born July 7, 1938, in Utica. He spent his youth in the small hamlet of Clark Mills and in 1956 graduated from Clinton Central School. High school interests included playing the baritone, participation on high school athletic teams and being an avid Boy Scout. Bruce was a graduate of Alfred University, had a master's degree from Syracuse University and a university certificate from SUNY Albany. All of this education led him into a teaching career in the field of earth science. Over a period of 35 years, he taught in North Syracuse, East Aurora, the Manlius School and at Bethlehem High School in Delmar.
    In 1968, Bruce had a summer National Science Foundation Grant in Star Lake. One of the summer activities was climbing Algonquin Mountain. He was hooked, and our entire family of four began climbing the High Peaks. We finished our 46th peak in 1975, and then had time to join the Schenectady Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club.
    His many interests included writing, and eventually an opportunity came along to prepare a guidebook for the Adirondack Mountain Club. "An Adirondack Sampler: Day Hikes for All Seasons" was an instant success.
    Upon retirement from teaching, Bruce and his wife retired to life in Lake Placid. When the onset of foot problems forced retirement from hiking and climbing, Bruce pursued his interests in religion and became the deacon for St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. He simply lived within his limitations. Bruce continued his fairly active life until last week, when health problems began to close in.
    Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty; two children: Barbara Carroll and her husband Philip Jr. of Amenia, and Peter Wadsworth of Brooklyn; three grandchildren: Ben and Zachary Carroll and Ethan Wadsworth; Bruce's sister JoAnn and her husband, Malcolm Desimone, of New Hartford; and brother-in-law Edward Blankman of Adams.
    Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at M.B. Clark Funeral Home Inc., Lake Placid, with a Bible vigil prayer service at 8:45 p.m.
    A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug, 14 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, with Father John Yonkovig officiating.
    Relatives and friends are invited to "light a candle" and share a prayer, memory or leave online condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.
    The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Adirondack Mountain Club, Goggins Road, Lake George, NY 12845-4117, or St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillcrest Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

    [Bruce died August 10, 2013.]

 

Watson, Roberta Hotaling  --  [Published Summer of 2007 by Skidmore Scope, "In Memoriam".  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.]

    Roberta Hotaling Watson ’40 of East Dennis, MA, died October 15. A physical-education major, she retired after a career in teaching. She enjoyed skiing and other outdoor sports. She is survived by four daughters, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, Everett, predeceased her.

    [She died October 15, 2006]

 

Watthews, Thomas Hastings (obituary #1)  --  [Published 4/11/2013 in the Long Island Advance, Patchogue, NY]

    Thomas H. Watthews of Voorheesbille, N.Y., passed away peacefully on March 12, 2013. He was the son of Jean Bowman Watthews and Thomas Watthews of Patchogue, and is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Jane and John Belzak of Patchogue, and nieces and nephews, Bennett, John, Debbie, Gregory, Brooke and Jodi. Mr. Watthews’ extended family spans the United States, Canada and Scotland, where his ancestral relatives still reside.
    Born in Patchogue on April 28, 1936, and educated in Patchogue public schools, Mr. Watthews earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the State University of NY at Albany and advanced studies at the University of Minnesota. He taught biology at Bethlehem Central Middle School and High School for 33 years while concurrently working as a research entomologist in the Adirondacks for the New York State Museum for 30 years, and for the past 25 years was employed as a consultant by the State Education Science Department, creating biology Regents exams.
    His passions in life included 45 years of regular attendance at the Met Opera and in countries world-wide. Travel, coin collecting, gardening and cooking for his friends brought great pleasure. A dedicated actor, his 50-year stage career included performing, directing and technical involvement in such venues as Albany Civic Theater, Schenectady Light Opera Company, The Village Stage, Slingerlands Players, Live at the Lakehouse, Cabaret Theater and Four Seasons Dinner Theater.
    Mr. Watthews’ family and friends extend their sincere appreciation for the many kindnesses and tender care provided by Dr. David Shaffer and the staff of the Hematology/Oncology Department at Albany Medical Center.
    Contributions in Mr. Watthews’ memory may be made to any institution or charity of choice.
    Funeral arrangements will be private at the convenience of the family. According to his wishes there will be a celebration of Mr. Watthews’ life and memorial gathering of friends at a reception on a date to be announced. 

 

Watthews, Thomas Hastings (obituary #2) --  [Published 5/12/2013 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

        [On 8/24/2016, I complained to the Times Union about the photo at the left.  It was part of the online version of the obituary.  I took them a newspaper copy of the obituary.  The photo was excellent.  They scanned it, worked with the photo, and replaced the poor photo with the improved version.]

VOORHEESVILLE  --  Thomas Hastings Watthews of Voorheesville, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2013. 

    He was the son of Jean Bowman Watthews and Thomas Watthews of Patchogue, N.Y., and is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Jane and John Belzak of Patchogue, and nieces and nephews Bennett, John, Gregory, Deborah, Brooke and Jody. 

    Tom's extended family spans the United States, Canada, and Scotland where his ancestral relatives still reside. Born in Patchogue on April 28, 1936, and educated in Patchogue public schools, Tom earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the State University of New York at Albany and advanced studies at the University of Minnesota. He taught biology at Bethlehem Central middle and high schools for 33 years, working concurrently for 30 years as a research entomologist in the Adirondack's for the New York State Museum; for the past 25 years, Tom was employed as a consultant by the State Education Science Department, creating biology Regents exams. His passions in life included opera, with 45 years of regular attendance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and in countries worldwide.

    Travel, coin collecting, gardening and cooking for his friends brought great pleasure to Tom. A dedicated actor, his 50-year stage career included performing, directing and technical involvement in such venues as Albany Civic Theater, Schenectady Light Opera Company, The Village Stage, Slingerlands Players, Live at the Lakehouse, Cabaret Theater, and Four Seasons Dinner Theater. 

    Tom's family and friends extend their sincere appreciation for the many kindnesses and tender care provided by Dr. David Shaffer and the staff of the Hematology/ Oncology Department at Albany Medical Center. 

    A private interment service was held previously at Albany Rural Cemetery. Donations in Tom's memory may be made to: The Nature Conservancy, Albany Chapter, 195 New Karner Road #200, Albany, NY 12205; Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Ave., Albany, NY 12209; Schenectady Light Opera Company, PO Box 1006, Schenectady, NY 12301. 

 

Webster, Eugene  --  [Published 10/30/2016 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

GUILDERLAND  --  Eugene "Gene" Evarts Webster, born on October 16, 1928, in Warsaw, N.Y., son of William Merle Webster and Mary Louise Burleson Webster, died on October 22, 2016, leaving us with the mess that is the current presidential election.

    Gene received a B.A. in history from the New York State College for Teachers in 1951, and a M.A. in education from S.U.N.Y. Albany in 1952. In June 1951, he married Mary Jo Robillard. Gene held teaching positions across New York state before settling at Bethlehem Central High School where he taught social studies for 31 years. He served as president of the New York State Council for the Social Studies from 1966 to 1967. Gene resided in Bethlehem from 1965 to 2014, where he was active in Bethlehem Tomorrow and served as a poll worker for many local, state, and federal elections. He was active in Capital Hill Choral Society, Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited (T.U.) and numerous New York State conservation projects. In death, Gene made his final contribution to teaching by donating his body to Albany Medical Center.

    Gene was predeceased by his grandson, Jeffrey E. Gilliam in 1984; and his wife, Mary Jo, in 1990. He is survived by his brother, Dr. William M. Webster of California, as well as Gene's three children, Cynthia Webster of New York City, Julia W. Brown of Schenectady and David E. Webster of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Staff Sgt. W. Jason Gilliam U.S.M.C., Nathan Jardas of Schenectady and Evelyn and Alexander Webster of Washington D.C.

    A memorial luncheon will be held in Delmar on November 12. Contributions in Gene's memory may be made to Clearwater Chapter of T.U., P.O. Box 9686, Niskayuna, NY 12309 and Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY 12302.

 

Westervelt, Margaret  --  Published May 7, 2017 in the Sun-Sentinel, Broward & Palm Beach Counties, FL.  Also the Times Union, Albany, NY.]

        Margaret Westervelt, 95, of St. Andrews Estates passed away on Friday April 28 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital after a short illness. Born in Hampton, Virginia to the late Claude and Mabel Llewellyn Hotaling and raised in New Salem, New York, Margaret was the older sister of the late Gwendolyn Starker and William Hotaling and wife of the late Robert Westervelt.

    Educated at the State University of New York at Albany, she became a teacher in New York and and spent 4 years as the principal of the Kamehameha Girls School in Hawaii. Since moving to Boca Raton Margaret has been very active in her community, having been a loyal volunteer for many years of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and past president of the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League and model for the league's calendar. In 2011 Margaret was named Volunteer of the Year for Palm Beach County.

    Mourning her loss are nieces Linda Wolfe, Jacquelyn Westfall, Claudia Hoffman and Kelly Hotaling and nephew William Hotaling, their respective families, the St. Andrews Estates community and numerous lifelong friends.

    A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Friday May 12th at St. Andrews Estates South with Chaplain Ray Brower officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Lynn Cancer Institute.

 

Wise, Madeline F.  --  [Published 2/6/2004 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

   SCHENECTADY  --  Madeline (Mandy) Tietjen Wise, 98, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center. 

    Mrs. Wise was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived most of her life in Albany, N.Y. She was a graduate of Albany High School and SUNY Albany where she received her master's degree in education. Mrs. Wise taught business education at the former Philip Schuyler High School, Bethlehem Central and Albany High School from where she retired in 1964. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Albany and was very active in the San Marcos, Calif. Women's Club and the SUNY Albany Alumni Association. Mrs. Wise had a tremendous love of life especially for her family and friends. 

    She was predeceased by her husband Arnold Wise with whom she enjoyed 61 wonderful years. Mother of Lilla Wise of Annandale, Va., Robert Wise of Maple Glen, Pa., Hazel Kennedy of Cohoes, Nancy Wise of Selkirk and Joyce Foster of Ballston Spa; sister of Dr. John Tietjen of Petersberg, Va. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. 

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Norman E. Dascher Funeral home, 490 Delaware Avenue. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7 p.m. Interment will follow the service in Graceland Cemetery, Albany. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Schenectady Nursing Home Program, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.

 

Yacobian, Diran Richard "Dick"  --  [No Obituary Found]

                       [Social Security Applications and Claims Index]

Name:

Diran Yacobian  [Diran Richard Yacobian]  [R Yacobian

SSN:

---

Gender:

Male

Race:

White

Birth Date:

11 Nov 1924

Birth Place:

Worcestor, Massachusetts

Father Name:

Myron Yacobian

Mother Name:

Mary Kumtian

Death Date:

Oct 1976

Type of Claim:

Original SSN.

Notes:

May 1940: Name listed as DIRAN YACOBIAN;

Nov 1947: Name listed as DIRAN RICHARD YACOBIAN;

15 Nov 1988: Name listed as R YACOBIAN

 

York, Magdalene

Dempsey, Magdalene (Murphy)   --  [Published 7/28/2010 in the Times Union, Albany, NY.  pg B7]

BRADENTON, Fla.  --  Magdalene Murphy Dempsey, 95, most recently of Bradenton, passed away July 25, 2010. She was born in Ripon, Wis. and was a longtime music teacher in the Bethlehem School System. 

    Survivors include her husband, Robert Dempsey; sons, Dick (Sally) York and Don (Anne) York; grandchildren, Todd York and Kristen Vasquez; great-grandchild, Eiley Vasquez. She was predeceased by her brother, Dr. Victor Murphy. 

    A Celebration of Her Life will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Village The Landings Phase 2, Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral & Cremation Services handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Baptist Bible College for the Murphy Memorial Library, 538 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or the charity of your choice.     [contributed by Stephanie Rowen]

  

 

 

 

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