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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dorothy Lorayne Urdaneta




Dorothy Lorayne Urdaneta, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends. She had just turned 93 on January 1st. We would like to express our gratitude to the compassionate and caring hospital staff members who tended to her in the final days.

She was born in 1923 in Loving, TX, one of seven children of the late Leonard  and Ada Purselley.  Lorayne married Rafael Urdaneta in 1941 and moved to Maracaibo, Venezuela where she lived for 71 years.  Saratoga became her new home four years ago in order to be close to her daughter, Vivian. For a year and a half Lorayne resided at The Home of The Good Shepherd where she made good friends.

Lorayne was a wonderful and loving person who always put the needs of others before her own.  Above all, Lorayne was absolutely devoted to her husband and children.  

She is survived by her son, Rafael A. Urdaneta, her two daughters Vivian Urdaneta  and Mavalynne Urdaneta, their spouses, 11 grandchildren , 21 great grandchildren, her youngest brother Wayne Purselley and wife Barbara and her widowed sister in law Frances Purselley.

At Lorayne’s request, she is being cremated. There will be no funeral home visitation.  A Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday,  February 9th  at 10:00 am at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs with the Rev.Timothy Keating C.Ss.R. presiding.
In lieu of flowers or any other gifts, if you feel so inclined, please, do make a gift to your favorite cause.

Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 





Friday, February 5, 2016

Arne (Lindy) Gulbrandsen


SARATOGA SPRINGS - Arne (Lindy) Gulbrandsen, 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 1, 2016 at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on April 15, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Ingrid (Lorvold) Gulbrandsen.  On July 24, 1954 he married the love of his life, Theresa Doscher.  They spent 59 wonderful years together.

Until his retirement, Lindy was a sales representative for J.H. Calo in Westbury, NY.  After he retired, he enjoyed volunteering in area schools with learning disabled children.  For many years, he sang in the choir at the Congregational Church of Manhasset, NY.  He loved to read and loved being around people.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Robert E. Garcia


Robert E. Garcia, aged 33, died on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 unexpectedly in Glens Falls, NY.

Robert was born on July 20th, 1982 in Manhattan NY, the son of Ramon Garcia and Silvia Lemus.

He attended Glens Fall High School and graduated from St. Joseph's in Vermont, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

Robert served his country with the United States Army in Kosovo as an Airborne Artillery Man in support of the War on Terror.

He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Thomas M. Jablonski


Thomas M. Jablonski, age 60, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 13, 1956 in Amsterdam, NY to the late B. John Jablonski and Josephine Sterba.

Tom graduated from Amsterdam High School, class of 1974 and Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Architectural Design.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wesley Morris Jr.

Wesley Morris Jr.

Wesley Morris Jr., age 58, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 unexpectedly at Saratoga Hospital. 

He was born on September 23, 1957 in Sierra Vista, Arizona to the late Wesley Morris Sr. and Dorothy Horton.

Wesley was a Group Leader at Espey Manufacturing for many years.  He was very enthusiastic about technology, especially one who enjoys the advances in computers, be it surfing the net, doing work, playing games or Facebooking.  He was a loving, kind and caring person always willing to help others.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Clifford L. Hoag


Clifford L. Hoag, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 7, 1938 in Town of Moreau, NY to the late Leo Hoag and Isabelle Potter.

Clifford was a truck driver for Agway for many years.  He loved boating, Nascar Racing, and he loved John Deere Tractors.  He also enjoyed his Model A “Hattie” and doing parades. He especially loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He was a long time truck driver and he would say all the time “I could back up more miles than most people drove forward”.  Clifford inspired everyone he met with his gentleness and love.  He loved to laugh and cause laughter, he had a joke for everyone. He was very kind-hearted and will be greatly missed.

William F. "Bill" Cole

June 18th, 1940 – January 10th, 2016

On the morning of January 10th, 2016, Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, in New York, at the age of 75.  Bill was born in Divines Corners, New York, to the parents of William J. Cole and Alice Geer, as the younger brother to Arthur Cole and twin to Robert Cole. 

Bill was well loved by those in his family and community.  Although stricken early on with a debilitating disease, Bill could always be relied on for his sense of humor, his determination to continue to walk and never once complained about the many hardships he endured.  Bill was actively involved in the betterment of his country and community serving for the United States Army Reserves, Schrade Walden Cutlery in Ellenville, NY and plant foreman for 3D Block in Bridgeville, NY and Loch Sheldrake Liquror Store.  He volunteered as a Town of Fallsburg Little League coach until 1982; President of the Hurleyville Fire Department and an active member for 45yrs. In later years, he moved to enjoy warmer weather and close family ties in North Carolina. 

Gordon Garner Katz


Gordon Garner Katz, age 63 passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2016 at his family home in Wilton.

He was born on August 18, 1952 in Ossining, New York to Morris Katz and Natalie Garner.

Gordon worked at BJ Wholesale as a tire specialist for 10 years. 

Gordon enjoyed racing, camping cooking kayaking and hiking. He also loved taking pictures of everything and everyone. Gordon was known as the man about town. He was loved by everyone and enjoyed his daily time spent at Congress Park.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Steven C. Denegar


WATERFORD - Steven C. Denegar, age 31, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at home.

He was born on November 24, 1984 in Albany, NY to Michael Snider and Ellen Mapes.   

Steven was a cook at TJ’s Café in Albany for many years.  Steven loved to cook, and skate boarding, and most importantly, he loved to dance and was a comedian. He was a man with a big heart and a sense of humor that made him friends with all who met him.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ruth A. Hollner

BALLSTON SPA. – Ruth A. Hollner, age 90, passed away on December 14, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born on August 21, 1925 in Albany, NY to the late Frederick Anamier and Anne Dana.

Ruth graduated from Albany High School.

She was a secretary at RTA, in Albany for many years.  She was extremely generous. She was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dorothy Almeda (Dominy) Sunderland


SARATOGA SPRINGS - Dorothy Almeda (Dominy) Sunderland, age 91, passed into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Wesley Nursing Home.

She was born on May 17, 1924 in the town of Ellenburg, NY to the late Peter and Matilda Tillie Spoor Dominy.

Dorothy was a homemaker who was kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Dorothy is survived by her brothers; Jim Dominy of Oriskany, NY and Jake Dominy of  Rome, NY, her children; Karen Sunderland of Reno, NV, Linda Sunderland of Saratoga Springs, NY, Kim Anderson of Ballston Spa., NY and her daughter-in-law; Margaret (Wall) Sunderland of Ft. Edward, NY.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Tracy Novotny of Greenfield, NY, Michelle Realejo and her son Gavin of New Bedford, MA, Heather LaMarque and her sons Eric Sunderland and Owen LaMarque of Hudson Falls, NY, Kristin Anderson and her son Raymond Dacier of Ballston Spa., NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Edward Walczak

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Edward Walczak, age 79, passed away on December 2, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 21, 1936 in Gloversville, NY to the late Emerson Jones and Genevieve Kopcinska.

Edward graduated from Johnstown High School, class of 1954.  Ed was an avid sportsman during high school, he played football, baseball and basketball.   

Edward was the owner/operator of the Golden Grill Tavern in Saratoga Springs for over 30 years in the Saratoga Springs area. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Solomon Figelman

Solomon (Sol) Figelman, Charlottesville, Virginia - Sol Figelman, formerly of Saratoga Springs, died November 30, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Sol was born on November 10, 1919, at 75 Orchard Street, New York City.  He grew up at 120 Grand Avenue in a neighborhood which at that time was mostly Italian and African American.  He got along well with everyone, and it was there that his easy-going, trusting nature was forged. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Marcelino “Marcel” Roman


SARATOGA SPRINGS - Marcelino “Marcel” Roman, age 68, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, New York surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 10, 1947 in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico to Juan Roman and Nicomedes Sanchez.

Marcel proudly served our country in the United States Army and later graduated from the University of Akron.  He was an engineer for many years and later enjoyed a successful real estate career.

He was a devoted father and husband who loved nothing more than spending time with his family.  He was a great example to his three daughters and grandchildren, exhibiting the true meaning of family. He enjoyed day trips with his dear wife and doting on his grandchildren   He loved to vacation in Puerto Rico where he always shared many laughs with his brothers and sisters.  He will be profoundly missed by his family and friends.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lori (Coppola) Rubaszek


MIDDLE GROVE- Lori (Coppola) Rubaszek, 52, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015.

She was born in Glens Falls and is the daughter of Marion Coppola and the late Frank Coppola Sr.  Lori was predeceased by her husband Stephen in 2013. Lori was a graduate of Adirondack Community College where she had earned her nursing degree. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fred Jurgens


SARATOGA SPRINGS     On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Fred "Freddy" Jurgens of Saratoga Springs journeyed to his final heavenly home.  At his request, he was able to spend his last days in the home he built and passed away peacefully within the presence of his family.  He was 84.

Fred was born in Bochum, Germany and throughout his childhood lived in different areas of Germany.  He faced many difficult and dangerous times as a consequence of WW2.  The ability to survive those times instilled an inner strength in Fred that he maintained throughout his entire adult life.

In search of a better life after the war he sailed to Canada in 1951.  It was there that he met his British future wife, Anne Porter.  They were married in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1954 and emigrated to the USA to begin their new life together in 1956.  They became US citizens in 1962.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Glenn Azon



SARATOGA SPRINGS – Glenn Azon, 59, of Porter Corners, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital.

He was born in Woodside, Queens and was the son of the late Jose and Aurora Blandino Azon. Glenn graduated from Music & Art High School in New York City in 1974. 

He was very involved with the music and played a variety of woodwind instruments. Music was a very important part of Glenn’s life. He began playing with a band at age 15 which performed at weddings and parties. Glenn was blessed with perfect pitch and was known to irritate many of his teachers when he had to correct them. Glenn attended John Jay College where he studied criminal justice and became a police officer for the Metro North Police Department. In 1979, he began working at the Long Island Railroad where he attained the rank of Sergeant. In 1986, Glenn entered a vigorous 15 month training program to become a Locomotive Engineer, retiring in 2009.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Russell E. "Joe' Duffney


Russell E. “Joe” Duffney, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 18, 1944 in Saratoga Springs, NY to the late Francis Duffney and Gertrude Bennett. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Russell E. DuBois

GANSEVOORT, NY - Russell E. DuBois, age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 30, 1927 in Chicago, IL to the late Arthur Joseph DuBois and Helen Dorothy Dana.

At the families request, there will be no calling hours or service.

Maryetta M. (Dopp) Harris


BALLSTON SPA – Maryetta M. (Dopp) Harris, age 90, passed away peacefully at Saratoga Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing (formerly Maplewood Manor) on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, after a brief illness.

Born in Amsterdam on April 1, 1925, she was the daughter of Carrie (O’Brien) Dopp and Edward Dopp. Maryetta was predeceased by both parents, as well as her brother, Laverne Dopp.

In her early years, Maryetta was an accomplished vocalist, and was a member of the Mohawk Mills Choral Society for 15 years; she also had her own radio program on WGFM in 1946.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Patricia A. Kail


SARATOGA SPRINGS - Patricia A. Kail, 79, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015.

She was born in Schuylerville and was the daughter of the late Albert Almy and Dorothea Blanchard

Patricia had worked as a Quality Control Inspector with General Foods for several years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo, and the joy of young children and animals.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Deborah Anne, Rafferty


HUDSON FALLS - Deborah Anne, Rafferty, 39 of Hudson Falls, NY  passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2015 . She was Born on November 17 , 1976 in Troy, New York.

She grew up in Lansingburg, NY and  graduated from Troy High School.  She enjoyed camping and spending time in Lake George. 

Deborah  is survived by her  son Matthew Rafferty (Samantha), daughters, Mia Anthony, Chloe Rafferty, and Meghan Murphy, her companion Richard Murphy, brothers Scott and Greg Rafferty, sisters, Janet Peters, Darlene Meleik, Dawn Watson  and many nieces, nephews and friends.    

Karen Sue Salley


Karen Sue Salley, a longtime resident of Saratoga Springs passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 59 on Tuesday, November 3rd after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on April 20th, 1956 in Schuylerville, New 
York was the daughter of the late Loren and Jean  Salley.

Karen is survived by her lifelong loving partner Bob “Sprocket” Eckardt, their son, Loren Eckardt and his wife Diana of Braunschweig, Germany, her sister Nancy Wood, brothers Joe, Tim and Dean Salley and her many nieces and nephews. Karen was a devoted employee of the Saratoga National Historical Park for 25 years from 1990 until 2015.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Maureen T. Zipkin

Averill Park, NY

Maureen T. Zipkin, at rest Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.  She was 51.

Born Jan 8, 1964 in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of Hazen and Mary Goodall.

She grew up in Green Island and Snyder’s Lake area and served in the US Army.

Maureen was a Licensed Practical Nurse, working in several area nursing homes, home care agencies, hospice, and last employed at the Albany VA Medical Center.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Debra Ann (Moran) Thomas



Debra Ann (Moran) Thomas of Saratoga Springs, NY passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 22nd, 2015.  She was 49 years old.

Debbie was born in Queens, NY on March 12th, 1966 to her mother, Lydia Taylor and father John (Sean) Moran.

She moved to Saratoga with her parents when she was a child and graduated from Saratoga Springs High School.  Debbie took care of horses at the Saratoga Springs Racetrack for many years, and even owned her own horse.  Debbie inspired everyone she met with her kind and loving personality, as well as her wit and intelligence.  She was a hardworking woman who worked numerous jobs to provide the best for her three sons.  Family was a very important part of her life and Debbie would do anything she could to help out. Debbie was loved by many and she will be deeply missed.

Monday, October 19, 2015

David Greene


David Greene, age 51, of Saratoga Springs, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015 unexpectedly at his home.

He was born on July 5, 1964 in Sewickley, PA to Harrison Greene and Barbara Kirkwood.

David graduated from Westborough High School, Westborough, MA, class of 1982

Friday, October 16, 2015

JoAnn "JoJo" Oeinck


JoAnn “JoJo” Oeinck, age 41, of Saratoga Springs, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born on January 12, 1974 in Glens Falls, NY to Larry B. Oeinck and Gayle J. Summerville. 

JoAnn graduated from South Glens Falls High School, class of 1992.  Upon graduating from high school JoAnn worked for the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs for many years; she was also a substitute teacher, worked at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs, and at McDonalds in Saratoga Springs.  She was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Irving C. Osterhoudt


Irving Charles Osterhoudt, age 92, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.  He resided at Winners Circle, Ballston Spa, N.Y.

He was born on May 24, 1923 in Staatsburg, NY to the late George Henri Osterhoudt and Emily Delaney.

Irving was drafted into the Navy during WWII serving on the battleship Missouri and present at the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Bay.

After the military Irving worked for IBM retiring after thirty years.  He worked in management and developing real estate for future plants.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Connie Mackey

Connie Mackey

Galway, Connie Mackey, age 51, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

A gathering will be held from 1 – 2 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Interment will be at Parkview Cemetery, 40 Fehr Ave, Schenectady, NY 12309

If you wish to express your online condolences or view the Obituary, please visit our website at www.compassionatefuneralcare.com

William E. Hull


Ballston Spa., William E. Hull, age 84, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on October 18, 1930 in Schaghticoke, NY to the late Earl Hull and Beatrice Sutton.  William graduated from Mechanicville High School, class of 1947.

He married the love of his life Ruth Humphrey Hull on October 16, 1954 and they enjoyed 61 wonderful years of marriage.  They were blessed with two sons, Perry K. Hull and Dan D. Hull.  His first son Perry passed away on July 26, 1980 at the age of 22. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

George W. Gailor

George W. Gailor

George W. Gailor, age 44, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

He is the son of the late George F. Gailor and Sharon Ruhle Pratt.

George grew up in Saratoga and worked for his late uncle William Gailor & Sons Construction.  He also worked at Hannaford Supermarket and Walmart.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lucille Vicchiullo


Lucille Vicchiullo, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born on January 26, 1925 to the late Dominic Vicchiullo and Marta Nero.  

A funeral service will be held at  3 pm on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.) Calling hours will be held from 2 - 3 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. 


Friday, September 18, 2015

Robert "Bob" O'Leary


Robert  “Bob” O’Leary, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015,  at home. He was 70 years old.

Born on October 20, 1944 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Robert O’Leary Sr. and the late
Jean Towner, he was a lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs. 

A graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Bob earned an associate’s degree in Business from Adirondack Community College. He went on to become a salesman for the SC Johnson Wax in Racine, WI for many years.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ruby K. Francisco


Ruby K. Francisco, age 64, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born on September 4, 1951 in Schenectady, NY to Conrad Dorau Sr. and Vivian Sherette.

Ruby graduated from Scotia Glenville High School, class of 1969.

Ruby was a cashier for Woolworth in Saratoga Springs for many years. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Patricia L. Howard

PATRICIA L. HOWARD

Hartford, NY Patricia L. Howard, 66, of Hartford, NY, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in her home with her family by her side.

Patricia was born in Glens Falls on May 1, 1949, the daughter of Walter Crannell and Vera Gumprecht Crannell, the third of three sisters.

She graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1967, was self employed and worked hard all of her life as a housecleaner and gardener.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mildred S. Burlingame

Mildred Sharon Burlingame, age 56, passed away on August 28th, 2015 at home, with her family at her side.

She was born on June 16, 1959 in Cohoes, NY to John Liebach and Anna Mae Liebach.

Mildred worked for many years at The Courtyard Marriott as a Room Attendant.

Mildred enjoyed spending time at the ocean, especially spending time with her grand-daughter the last few years. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thomas (Art) Stevens

Thomas (Art) Stevens


Thomas A. Stevens, age 92, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 13, 1922 in Saratoga Springs, NY to the late George H. Stevens and Bessie Farrington.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a member of the IBEW Electrical Workers Union no. 166, Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol, Saraspa Rod & Gun Club and Bend of the River Golf
Club. 

Richard Schermerhorn


Richard Schermerhorn Jr., age 48, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 16, 1967 in Elmira, NY to Richard Schermerhorn Sr. and Cindy Schermerhorn.

Rick graduated from Saratoga Springs High School Class of 1985.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Matthew James Scarangello


Matthew James Scarangello, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at home.

He was born on December 7, 1966 in Staten Island, NY to Gregory Scarangello and Lois Danziger Scarangello.

Matthew graduated from Saratoga High School class of 1984.  Upon graduating from high school, Matthew continued his education attending Sienna College where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Philosophy

Matthew was involved in Banking as a loan officer and most recently employed at M&T Bank, in Buffalo, NY.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Charles Richard Denney


Charles Richard Denney, age 64, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 8, 1951 in Carbondale, PA to the late Myron R. Denney Sr. and Iola E. Lovelace. 

Charles graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School, class of 1970.

Charles was a machine operator for Albany Felt for many years.  He also worked in Oklahoma and the oil fields in Texas. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Steven James Gryboski Jr.


Steven James Gryboski Jr, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and formerly of Troy, NY passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2105, he was 29.

He was born on April 6, 1986 in Troy, NY to Steven James Gryboski Sr. and Maureen T. Zipkin. 

He graduated from Wiregrass Georgia Technical School.

Steven worked as a laborer in the construction industry and cared for the elderly.   

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lawrence M. LoMonico



Lawrence M. LoMonico, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at his home after a lengthy battle with leukemia and Parkinson’s.

He was born in 1939, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Michael C. LoMonico and May Iannello LoMonico.

Lawrence graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY.  He entered Syracuse University where he graduated with a BA in Psychology and Marketing and an MS from the Newhouse School of Journalism.   He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1967 with the rank of Captain.  He served at Shepard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX and Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, TX.

From 1970 until 1976, Lawrence was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. Lift Truck Division-Europe.  He was Regional Sales Manager in Rome, Italy, for the Mediterranean countries and Sales Development Manager, Geneva, Switzerland.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Joan C. (Richardson) McLaughlin



Joan C. McLaughlin, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 7, 1939 in Glens Falls, NY to the late Frederick and Catherine Kloss Richardson. 

Joan graduated from South Glen Falls High School and met the love of her life Frederick McLaughlin in 1971 and they spent 44 wonderful years together. 

Joan was an assistant teacher for BOCES in Saratoga Springs for many years. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Barbara Nora Brockway


Barbara Nora Brockway, age 81, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Washington Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on August 20, 1933 in Saratoga Springs, NY to the late Andrew Peter McCormick and Beatrice L. Palmateer. 

Barbara worked at the Ballston Spa Knitting Mill for many years. 

Barbara enjoyed playing bingo, gardening, word searches and watching her western movies.  She loved volunteering her time to the Salvation Army, caring and helping others.  She loved and cared for everyone and she loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her family.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Keith M. Hanna

Saratoga Springs

Keith M. Hanna, age 62, passed away on July 24, 2015. He was born on September 21, 1952 in Saratoga Springs, New York to Millard Hanna, Jr. and Amelia Pike.

Keith worked for the City of Saratoga Springs, Department of Public Works for many years and also moonlighted as a taxi driver.

Keith will be remembered by many as "Hands" -- the big guy with a loud booming voice and big heart.  He loved softball, the horses, card playing and most of all, he loved his grandchildren.  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Morris Katz


Morris Katz, age 94, passed away on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 16, 1921 in New York, NY to the late Philip and Sadie Katz.

Morris graduated from Ossining High School.  Upon graduating from high school Morris served his country in the US Army Air Corps which later became the US Air Force.  After serving his country as a WWII veteran Morris continued his education attending the New York University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jeffery Williams


Jeffery William, age 60, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at home surrounded by his loved ones.  

He was born on July 28, 1954 in Syracuse, NY to the late John Williams Sr. and Thelma Wilson Williams. 

Jeffery inspired everyone he met with his gentleness and love.  He loved to laugh and cause laughter.  Jeffery loved being outdoors and listening to music. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jeff Tucker


Saratoga Sp.

Jeff Tucker, age 52, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital.

He was born on May 26, 1963 in Middle Town, CT to the late Robert and Joan Percoco Tucker.

Jeff was a Contractor in Saratoga for many years. He was a loving, kind and a caring person always putting others first. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Marguerite "Peggy" Fitzgerald Fusco


Marguerite Fusco, age 73, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 17, 1942 in Saratoga Springs, NY to the late Raymond Augustus Fitzgerald and Mabel Mead.

Marguerite worked as a Home Health Aide for many years. She was a loving, kind and a caring person always putting others first.  Being an Aide was her passion and she expressed her joy in serving and caring for others.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Henry L. Robinson


Henry L. Robinson, age 68, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Wesley Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on November 16, 1946 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Kayzo Robinson and Malissa Robinson.

Henry was a night watchman and Horse Groomer for many years at the Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs.  Henry inspired everyone he met with his gentleness and love.  He loved to laugh and cause laughter.  Henry loved being outdoors.  He was known for his love of horses, his knowledge and his unfaltering kindness.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Linc Barton Jaquish


Willsboro - Linc Barton Jaquish, 50, of Willsboro and Saratoga Springs, NY and Wrightsville Beach, NC, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015. Friday always was his favorite day!

Linc was born on November 5, 1964, in Plattsburgh, NY, son of Rodger Jaquish and Jane Brown Jaquish.

Linc always lived life to the fullest and made sure to have a good time, whether it was cracking jokes during holiday dinners, helping get demo cars ready with his nephew, grilling, or just sitting around having a drink by the pool at his sisters.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Soumaya Baaklini


Soumaya Baaklini was born on December 30, 1943 in Lebanon.  Soumaya was married to Abdo Baaklini who departed this world in 2003.

While living in Lebanon, she received a bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut followed by a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University at Albany, here in Albany, New York.  She was committed to her career as an Associate Librarian at the New York State Library and upon retiring she cared for her grandchildren Giavanna and Iskander, who were her pride and joy. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Olga Bergin

Olga Bergin
  
Olga Bergin, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 27, 1919 in New York, NY to the late John Komar and Anastasia Homel.

Olga graduated from New York City High School and upon graduating from high school, Olga continued her education attending college.

Olga worked as a dress designer and model prior to becoming a homemaker who was kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, quilting, painting and had a compassion for art.  She also loved spending time with her family.

Douglas Rocco Quarters

Douglas Rocco Quarters

Douglas Rocco Quarters, age 58, passed away on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at home in St. Petersburg, Florida after battling cancer for many years. 

He was born on January 13th, 1957 in Glens Falls, New York to Donald Quarters and Ilean Wible.

Douglas graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1975 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Clarkson University in 1979.  He served as a correctional officer at Great Meadows Correctional Facility for 27 years, retiring in April 2011.  In his retirement, he was able to enjoy all the things he loved including hunting, fishing, and exploring the outdoors.  He traveled around the U.S. and accomplished his dream of living on the Gulf of Mexico before he passed.  Doug lived to the fullest and made an impact on all those who met him.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mary Adeline Aronson


Mary Adeline Aronson

Glens Falls Centenarian, Mary Adeline Aronson, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 1, 1914 in Glens Falls, NY to Felix Valley and Bertha May Valley.

Mary graduated from Glens Falls High School.

Mary was a working partner for their family owned business, Ford Garage in Glens Falls with her husband Ben Aronson for many years. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Charles M. Palmateer

Charles M. Palmateer

Charles M. “Chuck” Palmateer, age 53, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 5, 1961 in Saratoga Springs, NY to the late Sherman G. Palmateer and Patricia Mitchell.  He was a resident of the Saratoga area all of his life where he made friends with his quick sense of humor and friendliness.

Chuck was a hard worker, beginning his work life in plumbing and heating. Chuck was a heating installer for Apollo Heating Inc. in Schenectady for many years. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lynda Carey




Lynda Carey, of Saratoga Springs, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. She was 67 years old.

She was born on January 31, 1948, in Troy. She was the daughter of Shirley (Clairmont) and the late Thomas Hodgson.

She was pre-deceased by her “Ever-lubbin’ hubbin”, John.

Lynda graduated from Catholic Central High School, class of 1965. She worked for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, before getting married in 1966, starting a family and becoming a full-time mom.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Walter K. Kehl Sr.

 
  
Walter K. Kehl Sr., age 86, passed away on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at home, with his loving family by his side.   

He was born on February 4th, 1929 in Albany, NY to the late Karl Kehl and Pearl Hansen Kehl.

Walter was a plumber for over 30 years with the Local 7 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union in Albany, NY.  He also was a Veteran in the US Army who served his country during the Korean War.  Walter thoroughly enjoyed puzzles, bowling, fishing, hunting and gardening, but mostly spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michael L. Graska


Michael L. Graska, age 52, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 unexpectedly at his home.  

He was born on July 23, 1962 in Norwich, CT to Rudolph L. Graska and Yvonne Guillemette Graska.

Michael graduated from Saratoga High School.  After High School Michael attended Clarkson University graduating in 1984 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.  He then went on to the University of Illinois receiving a Master’s of Science in 1987.

He was a self-employed throughout his life.  In 2001 he changed his career and worked for Gary Posner Inc. in charge of the IT Department.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Clarence "Duane" Mabb


BALLSTON SPA – Clarence “Duane” Mabb passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital on Thursday, April 16, 2015, after a long illness. 
Born in Ballston Spa on July 19, 1941, he was the son of Clarence and Geraldine Mabb. 
After leaving his position at Albany Ladder in the 70s, Duane was the owner and operator of D & B Garage for more than a decade; he owned (or was employed by) several other auto repair shops throughout his career. 

Duane was gifted in mechanics, and taught his sons and grandson the trade. His greatest joy was taking road trips to York Beach, Maine, with his friends and family, and the many family gatherings that took place at the “farm” throughout the years.  Duane will be especially missed by his canine companion, “Rocky,” who rarely left his side. 

Berta Tompson

Berta Tompson
Ballston Spa.

Berta Tompson, age 86, passed away suddenly Thursday April 16th, 2015 at Maplewood Manor.

She was born on March 9, 1929 in Oberhone, Germany.

Berta was a homemaker who was a kind, loving, and warm person who will be missed by her
family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Tompson Jr., who passed away in 2009.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Linda Hilton

Linda Hilton

Linda Hilton, age 69, passed away on April 3, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY at 7:45 a.m.

She was born on March 3, 1946 in Cambridge, NY to John Samuel Hilton and Madeline Bennett Hilton.

Linda graduated from Salem High School in 1964.  Upon graduating from high school Linda continued her education attending Nursing School at Albany Medical graduating as a Registered Nurse.  She pursued her education and achieved her Master’s Degree in 1990.  She worked at Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY as well as Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY where she completed her career at that hospital of over 20 years.  She was a Cardiac ICU nurse and also taught new nursing students for many years.   She was a dedicated Nurse throughout her career and taught her nursing students to be the best they could be.

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Books

Rodney Brooks, age 69, of Saratoga Springs passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 4, 2015 while vacationing with his family in Florida

He was born on August 10, 1945 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Harold and Jeanne (Agosta) Brooks.

Rodney graduated from St. Peters High School (now Saratoga Catholic) in 1963.  He attended Albany Business College before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1966.  Following an honorable discharge, he went on to a long career working for the State of New York, most recently as a computer systems analyst, prior to his retirement in 1996.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ethelda Estelle Kellberg

Ethelda Estelle Kellberg

Ethelda Estelle Kellberg residing at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Moreau, New York, died peacefully, on March 23, 2015 at the age of 92.  Ethelda, was born on September 19, 1922, in Georgia, the daughter of the late Lee and Alma Reynolds Arnold.

Ethelda was fondly known as “Billie” by friends and family.

Alice Louise Birch


Alice Louise Birch age 73, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, SC surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 13, 1941 in Lake George, NY to the late LeRoy Holcomb and Bertha LaPlanche.

Alice was a domestic homemaker who was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Joseph "Joe" Malatino


Joseph (Joe) Malatino, age 75, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, peacefully and comfortably at his home, surrounded by his loving family, in Argyle, NY.

He was born on July 11, 1939 in Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania, Sicily, Italy) to the late Gaetano Malatino and Maria Vecchio Malatino.

Joseph graduated from Philip Schuyler High School in Albany, NY, and graduated from Siena College in Albany, NY, with a B.S. in Physics.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Alison C. Murphy

Alison Murphy, age 49, passed away on March 10th, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY.

She was born on September 21st, 1965 in Pasadena, CA to Gary C. Murphy and Letitia A. Vaughn.

Alison graduated from Bellevue High School, Bellevue, WA.

Over the years, Alison worked in the Restaurant and Retail industry as a Manager, Waitress and Bartender.

Alison enjoyed exercising, gardening, cooking and taking care of her animals.

Alison is survived by her parents, brother and life partner of 19 years, Scott M. Livsey.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents.





Friday, March 20, 2015

Helen A. Coyne

Helen A. Coyne

Helen A. Coyne, age 70, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. 

Helen was born on September 12, 1944 in Saratoga Springs, to the late Dr. Raymond Kelleher and Helen Bal.  

Helen graduated from St. Peter’s High School, upon graduating from high school Helen continued her education attending Nursing School where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and became a registered Nurse. 

Sally Wise Russo

Sally Wise Russo 

It is with profound sorrow that we record the passing of Sally Jean Wise Russo on March 13 at the age of 79. She was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who died at home, surrounded by her loving family.  

Sally was born on November 4, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA, to Sarah Mitchell Wise and William Charles Wise. She was a magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and held Master’s degrees from the Yale University Department of Classics and from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Due to this extensive training and her compassionate, insightful and dedicated nature, she had a long career in the Philadelphia area as a teacher, social worker, psychotherapist, and hospital administrator at the Horsham Clinic and at the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Edna Russell Curtis Brown


Edna Russell Curtis Brown, age 96, passed away on March 15, 2015 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Edna was born in Greenfield, MA on November 12, 1918, the daughter of Henry Fredrick Curtis and Florence (Russell) Curtis. 

Edna’s mother died when she was only four and she spent the rest of her childhood looking for a mother.  Edna graduated from Greenfield High School in 1936.  She married Ernest Everett Brown on December 11, 1936 and they had a remarkable fun-filled life together.  They lived in Maine, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts.  She was widowed by his untimely death on April 1, 1976. 

Edna & Ernest had five sons; Fred, Howard, Arthur, Edward, and Raymond; but Edna also helped raise another twenty or more children as Grandma, Auntie, or Nanny… a vocation that she followed well into her 80’s.  From 1966 to 1973, she cared for veterans at Highland Manor…doing all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry for 18 men all by herself.  Edna was a hard worker her whole life. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nicholas DeLuca



Nicholas DeLuca age 55, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

He was born on February 16, 1960 in Buffalo, NY to Vincenzo DeLuca and Yvonne (DeVore) DeLuca.

Nicholas was a Corrections Officer for New York State Department of Corrections for many years, most recently at Great Meadow in Comstock, NY.  He retired as a Lieutenant in November of 2010 after 28 years of service during which time he attained many certifications. He also served in the Army and Air Force National Guard, including a tour in Saudi Arabia.