Miscellaneous Albany County, New York Obituaries
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John Maley, Navy veteran, electrical engineer for GE 
GLENVILLE - John S. Maley of Westwood Lane died Sunday at home after a long illness.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Maley moved to Camden, N.J., where he was raised.
He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1946 to 1948.
Mr. Maley attended Spring Garden Institute in Philadelphia from 1948 until his graduation in 1950.
He moved to Schenectady in 1951 and worked as an electrical engineer in the General Electric Co.'s Gas Turbine International Division.
Mr. Maley was transferred by GE in 1955 to work at Salem, Va., where he remained until 1966. He returned to Schenectady to work for GE, where he retired in 1989.
He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and a former member of the Edison Club.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Maley, whom he married in 1955; three sons, John S. Maley Jr. of Newton, Conn., David C. Maley of Ithaca and Brian M. Maley of Waterford; a daughter, Penny A. Nally of Burnt Hills; and 13 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, First Street, Scotia. A calling hour will precede the Mass at the church.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.
Arrangements are by the Glenville Funeral Home, East Glenville.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Mildred Chandler, 107, member of Eastern Star 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Mildred Smith Chandler, 107, formerly of Wyoming Avenue, died Wednesday at Seton Woodland Village, Troy, after a short illness.
Born in Syracuse, Mrs. Chandler was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church; the George Hope Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; and Acasia Court.
Her husband, B. Irving Chandler, whom she married Sept. 17, 1913, died in 1955.
Survivors include a daughter, June Parker of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Park View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadway United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Robert Williamson, manager at Knolls, GE, Guard captain 
NAPLES, Fla. - Private services will be held for Robert P. Williamson, 79, of Naples, who died Saturday at home.
Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., Mr. Williamson attended St. Mary's Institute and lived in Niskayuna until retiring.
Mr. Williamson worked for General Electric Co. before retiring in 1980. He was the former manager of purchasing at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and manager of contracts at the gas turbine department of GE. He was a member of the GE Elfun Society.
He served in the Army National Guard, attaining the rank of captain. He was an assistant operation and training staff officer in the 105th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Infantry Division.
Survivors include a son, Robert Williamson of Florida; a daughter, Ann Mayer of Ballston Spa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Institute, Upper Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Arrangements are by the Johnson-Pittman Funeral Home.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Albert Andrews 
PORTER CORNERS - Albert T. Andrews, 58, of North Creek Road, died Saturday in Concord, N.H.
Born in Indian Lake, Mr. Andrews was a graduate of Indian Lake High School.
He served in the Air Force.
Mr. Andrews was a mechanic for 36 years for Graphics Packaging of Saratoga Springs.
He was a member of the NAPA Bowling League.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Bell Andrews, whom he married March 10, 1991; four daughters, Colleen Snyder of Porter Corners, Kathleen Welch of Harrison, Ohio, Lisa Loiacano of Austin, Texas, and Paula Carbajal of Oak Harbor, Wash.; three sons, Jeremy Andrews of Greenville, N.C., Albert Thomas Andrews Jr. of Sicily, Italy, and Gary Wallace of Hemet Valley, Calif.; his mother, Mary Sothard Andrews of Porter Corners; two sisters, Loretta Fuller of Long View, Texas, and Evelyn Parker of Bennington, Vt.; and nine grandchildren.
The service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at a later date.
Contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Albert LeCuyer 
JOHNSONVILLE - Albert R. LeCuyer, 84, of Master Street, died Monday at the Hoosick Falls Health Center.
Born in Quebec, Canada, Mr. LeCuyer had been a Watervliet resident since age 6.
He worked at Tri City Oil & Heat, Sycaway, for 20 years, retiring in 1986.
Mr. LeCuyer was a member of the Cohoes-Waterford Elks.
He was the widower of Hazel Brown LeCuyer.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald LeCuyer of Port Charlotte, Fla., Albert LeCuyer Jr. of Schenectady, and Lawrence LeCuyer of Watervliet; two daughters, Linda Matthews of Troy and Donna Adams of Johnsonville; two brothers, James LeCuyer of Florida and Paul LeCuyer of Latham; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Parker Brothers Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, followed at 9 at St. Patrick's Church, Watervliet, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

David H. Leggett 
MECHANICVILLE - David H. Leggett, 75, of Farm to Market Road, died Monday at home after being stricken.
Born and raised in Waterford, Mr. Leggett lived all of his married life in Mechanicville.
A dairy farmer, Mr. Leggett owned and operated Bellayr Farms on Farm to Market Road from 1946 to 1973. He was also a construction electrician with Schenectady Local 166, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 33 years.
Mr. Leggett was a military policeman with the Army during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 1450 in Halfmoon.
He was a charter member of the Hillcrest Fire Department and a longtime board member and former chairman of grounds of the Hudson View Cemetery in Mechanicville.
Mr. Leggett had raised and groomed Percheron draft horses and drove his teams at area shows, parades and the Saratoga County Fair. He was a member of the Percheron Horse Association of America.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mechanicville.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Cassedy Leggett; four daughters, Diane Saunders and Carol Walko, both of Mechanicville, Sandra Fisher of Galway and Sylvia Leggett of Alton, N.H.; two sons, David S. Leggett of Mechanicville and Douglas Leggett of Greenwich; a sister, Jessie Farron of Clifton Park; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Hudson View Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Mechanicville Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Donald Bush 
SCHENECTADY - Donald Bush, 72, of Waverly Place, died Monday at the Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. Bush was a longtime area resident.
He was a graduate of Scotia High School.
Mr. Bush was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Oregon.
He graduated with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass., and was a percussion student at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, Mass., where he was a student of Leonard Bernstein.
As a concert percussionist, Mr. Bush was a member of the Portland, Maine, Springfield, Mass., and Albany symphonies. He was also a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra, where he toured with Arthur Fiedler, and the Pittsburgh Symphony under William Steinberg.
He worked under conductors such as Aaron Copland, Andre Kostelanetz, Igor Stravinsky, Charles Munch, Lorin Maazel and Leonard Bernstein.
Mr. Bush owned and operated the Bush Flower Shop in Scotia for 20 years.
He taught percussion at Niskayuna High School for 10 years and at his private drum studio for 25 years. He also taught percussion at the University at Albany.
Mr. Bush played local theater percussion at the Four Seasons Dinner Theater; the Saratoga Spa Music Center; the Empire State Music Theater; the Schenectady Light Opera Company; and the Playhouse in the Park. He was also a community music director.
He was chairman of the Lions Club concert committee.
Mr. Bush was a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the Scotia Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Bush; and a daughter, Cynthia Bush Abrams of Manhattan.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave.
Burial will follow the service in the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Watt Street.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stratton VA Medical Center Voluntary Services, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel, Albany.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Dorothy Tuttle 
SCOTIA - Mrs. Dorothy J. Tuttle, 62, of Ridge Road, died Sunday at the home of her son in Charlton.
Born in Ballston, Mrs. Tuttle was a lifelong area resident.
She had been a legal secretary for Schenectady County since 1988.
Survivors include two sons, Robert F. Tuttle of Charlton and Michael F. Tuttle of Orange County; a sister, Eleanor F. Ellis of Charlton; a brother, Richard F. Brady of Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Route 146A, Ballston Lake.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Charlton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Schenectady or the American Cancer Society.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Frances McDonald 
COLONIE - Mrs. Frances Genter McDonald, 79, of the Teresian House, died Sunday at the home.
Born in Albany, Mrs. McDonald was a 1939 graduate of the former Cathedral Academy.
She was the pension fund manager for the Teamsters Local 294 in Albany before retiring in 1984.
Survivors include her husband, John J. McDonald; three sons, John P. and Kevin C. McDonald, both of Altamont, and Brian V. McDonald of Colonie; two sisters, Margaret Schuman and Sister Loretta Genter of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul; and 10 grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., and at 9 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Clare's Church.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to charity.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Francis A. Schneible 
GLENVILLE - Francis A. Schneible, 82, of Van Buren Road, died Saturday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after being stricken at home.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. Schneible was a lifelong area resident. He lived in Guilderland and in Clifton Park before moving to Glenville in 1998.
He was a graduate of the former Mont Pleasant High School in Schenectady.
He worked for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady and retired from the New York state Office of General Services in 1983.
Mr. Schneible was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant with the 822nd Bomb Squadron.
He was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
His brother, Vincent Schneible, died in July.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bonita Hockenberry Schneible; three sons, C. Richard Schneible of Bloomingdale, Ill., Paul Schneible of Schenectady and Lawrence Schneible of Clifton Park; three daughters, Bonita Bushee of Schenectady, Katherine Wilson of East Meadow, L.I., and Eleanor Goodspeed of Glenville; a brother, Philip Schneible of Ballston Lake; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, East Glenville, and at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, East Glenville.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the church or to charity.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Hugh J. Donlon 
GLOVERSVILLE - Hugh J. Donlon, 81, of Englewood, Fla., died Saturday at Bon Secour/Venice Hospital, Venice, Fla.
Born in Herkimer, Mr. Donlon was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving in the 8th Air Force, 467th Heavy Bombardment Group as a flight engineer on a B-24 Liberator. He participated in more than 30 combat missions over Europe.
He owned and operated Hugh J. Donlon Insurance Agency in Gloversville for 30 years, retiring in 1982.
Mr. Donlon was a member of the VFW Post 2077, Gloversville, and the Mayfield Service Men's Club in Mayfield. After moving to Englewood in 1989, he became a member of the BPOE Lodge 2378.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eileen Johnson Donlon.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Englewood.
Burial will be private in St. Raphael's Memorial Garden.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 770 Kilbourn St., Englewood, or the American Lung Association of Gulf Coast Florida, 2201 Cantu Court, Sarasota, FL 34232.
Arrangements are by the Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

John Cefala 
SCHENECTADY - In Monday's Gazette, the obituary for John R. Cefala contained misinformation and omitted a survivor due to incorrect information provided to the paper.
Mr. Cefala did not play with Buddy Rich. He is survived by his companion, Kim Wilkins of Rotterdam.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

John M. Parker 
ALBANY - John M. Parker, 80, of Ver Planck Street, died Sunday at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Born in Albany, Mr. Parker was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a salesman with Reynolds Metal in Albany for many years.
Mr. Parker was a member and past master of the F. & A.M. Ancient Temple Lodge 14. He was also a member of the Cyprus Temple AAONMS; the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; the BPOE Colonie Lodge 2192; and the VFW Post 5294, Guilderland.
He was the widower of Catherine Murname Parker.
Mr. Parker is survived by a sister, Eleanor Parker Salkis of Colonie.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tebbutt Funeral Home, 633 Central Ave.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands.
Memorial contributions may be made to the F. & A.M. Ancient Temple Lodge 14, 67 Corning Place,. Albany, NY 12207 or the BPOE Lodge 2192, 11 Elks Lane, Latham, NY 12110.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

John P. Lince Sr.
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION - John P. Lince Sr., 31, of Main Street, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Gloversville, Mr. Lince was a graduate of Gloversville High School.
He was a certified automotive technician and worked at the Colonie Garage.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Jacobs Lince, whom he married Nov. 26, 1994; a son, John Paul Lince Jr. of Mayfield; two daughters, Sarah Suzanne Lince and DeAnna Rosalynn Lince, both of Rotterdam Junction; his parents, David C. Lince and JoAnn Brockhum Lince; two brothers, David J. Lince of Ballston Spa and Jeremy J. Lince of Gloversville; and a sister, Michele Lennon of Mayfield.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Light's Funeral Home, 1428 State St., Schenectady. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Park View Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Melanoma Foundation, Schenectady County Unit, 1450 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Mary Verola 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Mary Verola, 81, of Kings Road, died Monday at St. Clare's Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Naples, Italy, Mrs. Verola was a graduate of Brooklyn schools. She came to this country at 11 years of age and lived on Long Island before moving to the Schenectady area in 1986.
Mrs. Verola was a homemaker.
Her husband, Nicholas W. Verola Sr., whom she married Aug. 26, 1942, died in 1996.
Survivors include a son, Nicholas W. Verola Jr. of Charlton; two daughters, Lucille Antoniello of Commack and Rochelle Davis of Seaford; two brothers, John Andrews of Harrison and Anthony Angelone of Hicksville; a sister, Antoinette Rinaldi of Mayopac; and seven grandsons.
The services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Light's Funeral Home, 1428 State St., and at 10 a.m. the Liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glenville. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.
Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Muriel Stewart 
SUMMIT - Mrs. Muriel "Mim" Stewart, 81, of Charlotteville Road, died Sunday at Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County after a long illness.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Stewart came to Summit from the Bronx in 1949.
She and her husband were co-owners and operators of the former Summit Telephone Co., which was sold in 1973 to the Middleburgh Telephone Co.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Summit Fire Department.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Richmondville.
Joseph T. Stewart, whom she married in 1940, died in 1999.
Survivors include three daughters, Carol Legasse of Cobleskill, Patricia Shepherd of Worcester and Maureen Johns of Summit; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 1 Chapel St., Cobleskill. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Summit Cemetery.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Peter Corey 
HALFMOON - A service will be held for Peter J. Corey, who died Aug. 4.
It will be held with full military honors at 11 a.m. Friday at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, Clifton Park.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Prince Brown 
SCHENECTADY - Prince Brown, 66, of Mumford Street, died Friday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after being stricken.
Born and educated in Rome, Oneida County, Mr. Brown lived in New York City before moving to the local area five years ago.
He was a janitor in the metropolitan area, retiring in 1995.
Survivors include four sons, Fontaine Brown Cook and Okeema Brown, both of the Bronx, Richard Brown Simpson and Clifford Drummond, both of Schenectady; three stepsons, Robert Drummond and David Randolph, both of Schenectady, and Jerome Drummond of Syracuse; a daughter, Maxine Brown Simpson of Schenectady; and a stepdaughter, Paulette Simpson of Schenectady.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Light's Funeral Home, 1428 State St. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Park View Cemetery.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Ruth Deyo 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Ruth Braden Deyo, 70, of Avery Street, died Saturday at home.
Born in Saratoga Springs, Mrs. Deyo was a legal secretary for several area law firms, including Stanley VanRensselaer and Richard Mullaney. She was also an administrative assistant for Saratoga County before retiring in 1994.
Her son, Douglas Deyo, died this year.
Survivors include a son, Brian S. Deyo of Gansevoort; three daughters, Carole Deyo of Albany, Kathryn King and Constance Brewer, both of Saratoga Springs; and eight grandchildren.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway.
Burial will be private.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, Capital District Chapter, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206-1106.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Sophia Itskov 
ALBANY - Mrs. Sophia K. Itskov, 50, of Providence Street, died Monday at Albany Medical Center after being stricken.
Born in Gomel, Russia, Mrs. Itskov came to the United States in 1980.
She worked for the NYS Health Department in Albany until her retirement. She also coordinated the emigration of many Russian families to the United States.
Mrs. Itskov was a member of Temple Israel.
Survivors include her husband, Gilya Itskov; two sons, Alex Itskov of Albany and Arkady Itskov of Troy; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Temple Israel Cemetery, Western Avenue, Guilderland.
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Troy Allen Monk 
CANAJOHARIE - Private services were held for Troy Allen Monk, 30, of Cliff Street, who died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Monk was educated at Canajoharie Central School.
He was formerly a truck driver with the Pecos Trucking Co. of New Mexico.
Mr. Monk returned to Canajoharie three months ago.
He attended Calvary Chapel in New Mexico.
Survivors include his wife, Sybil Barber Monk, whom he married March 31, 1998; his parents, Richard and Teresa Monk of Canajoharie; three daughters, Heather, Tabatha and Jade Monk, all of Canajoharie; a stepson, Zain Barber of Canajoharie; a brother, Richard A. Monk of Canajoharie; two sisters, Stacey Monk of Canajoharie and Robin Jusenius of Fonda; and his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Hinderliter of Broadalbin.
Burial was in Ephratah Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to a memorial trust fund established for his children at Central National Bank in Canajoharie.
Arrangements were by the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

John R. Breen 
KINDERHOOK - John R. Breen, 63, died Monday at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, after a long illness.
Born in Albany, Mr. Breen was a school bus driver and instructor for Ichabod Crane Central School for 15 years, retiring in 1996.
He was a member of the Kinderhook Elks and Tri Village Rod & Gun Club of Valatie.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Brantigan Breen; two sons, Michael P. and Todd J. Breen, both of Kinderhook; and a grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, PO Box 242, Valatie, NY 12184.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Yolanda Salas de Murillo 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Yolanda Salas de Murillo, 79, of Alajuela, Costa Rica, died Monday in Alajuela after a short illness.
A lifelong Alajuela resident, Mrs. Murillo was a communicant of Iglesia Carmen Roman Catholic Church.
Her husband, Luis Murillo, died March 29.
Survivors include a son, Carlos Murillo of Amsterdam; three daughters, Yolanda Phillips, Xinia Murillo and Gilda Rodriguez, all of Alajuela; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be in Alajuela.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Grove Street.
Local arrangements are by the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Amsterdam.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Markus Eggenberger 
NISKAYUNA - Markus A. Eggenberger, 81, of Niskayuna, died Saturday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness.
enberger Born and raised in Herisav, Switzerland, Mr. Eggenberger received a master of mechanical engineering license from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1944.
He was a first lieutenant pilot in the Swiss Air Force from 1938 to 1950, serving 1,666 days during World War II.
After moving to the United States, Mr. Eggenberger was an engineer at the General Electric Co. from 1950 until retiring in 1983.
Mr. Eggenberger was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and held the office of chairman P.T.C. 20 in New York City from 1960 to 1969. He received the service award Electricite de France in 1953, a Fellowship in A.S.M.E. in 1967, the A.S.M.E. Service Award in 1970 and the GE Power System Sector Award in 1980. He also held 31 U.S. patents and 18 publications.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Llanie Eggenberger; two daughters, Sylvia Honton of Sacramento, Calif., and Helen Crow of Scotia; two sisters, Verena Onigkeit and Ursula Aerni, both of Switzerland; and two grandchildren.
A service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Philippines.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Maria Czeresniowska 
WATERVLIET - Mrs. Maria Czeresniowska, 86, formerly of the Hanratta Apartments, died Monday at Van Rensselaer Manor, North Greenbush.
Born and raised in the Ukraine, Mrs. Czeresniowska moved to the United States in January 1973 and settled in Watervliet. She also lived in Latham.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Ukranian National Women's League of America (Soyuz-Ukrainok) and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ukranian Club of Watervliet. She was also a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukranian Catholic Church.
Mrs. Czeresniowska was the widow of Anthony Czeresniowska and Michael Fil.
Survivors include two sons, Nicholas Fil of Latham and John Fil of Menands; two daughters, Maria Kulyk of North Greenbush and Irene Klem of Troy; a brother, Nicholas Szaszkewycz of the Ukraine; a sister, Tekla Komarowska of the Ukraine; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Parker Brothers Memorial, 2013 Broadway, followed at 9:30 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, where the funeral liturgy will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Panakhyda Service will be held at 7.
Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Maplewood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the UNWLA's Milk & Roll Program for starving school children in the Ukraine in care of the funeral home.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]

Josephine Smimmo 
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Josephine L. Smimmo, 76, of Forest Hill Towers, died Sunday at the home of her daughter in Chester, Orange County, after a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Smimmo was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church; R.I.D.; and the Red Cross.
She was a homemaker.
John M. Smimmo, whom she married Jan. 24, 1943, died Aug. 28, 1987.
Survivors include four daughters, Marianne Sovick of Bethel Park, Pa., Emilia Conroy of Chester, Vincenza Coadney of Gloversville and Angela Smimmo of Amsterdam; two sons, Pasquale Smimmo of Chester and Ralph Smimmo of Hurst, Texas; three sisters, Luigina Latella of Long Island City, Marianna Laurenzano of New Mexico and Angelina Maniscako of Goshen; a brother; Anthony Grosso of Albuquerque, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, S. Main Street, Gloversville.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 today and 7 to 9 tonight at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.
Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Orange County in Hudson Valley, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or the American Diabetes Association.
[Published 15-Aug-2000]


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