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Jane Sayles, 85, Schenectady, Edison Club golf champion 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Jane DeCorah Sayles, 85, of Bradt Street, died Thursday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Sayles was a Schenectady High School graduate.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Sayles was a 60-year member of the Edison Club and was named women's golf champion 15 times over 34 years. She was also women's senior club champion and was runner-up in the New York State Women's Amateur in 1960. She was elected a charter member of the Edison Club Hall of Fame in 1982.
She was a member of the 70+ Ski Club and the Northeastern Women Golf Association.
Audre L. Sayles, whom she married April 30, 1940, died in 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Deirdre Wedekind of Galway; four sisters, Marian Greeley of Oakridge, Tenn., Helen Kuhlberg of Burnt Hills, Rita Thacheray of Clifton Park and Ruth Bull of West Charlton; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Contributions may be made to the Capital District Dialysis Chapter, 650 McClellan St., Schenectady, or St. Clare's Hospital Foundation, 600 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12304.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

John Bradshaw, Schenectady, WWII vet, former RPI teacher 
SCHENECTADY - John Alden Bradshaw, 81, of Green Street, died Sept. 28 after being stricken while in Agriento, Italy.
Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Mr. Bradshaw graduated from Cranbrook School and Harvard University.
During World War II, he served five years with the Army Field Artillery and reached Europe with a howitzer battalion just as the Allied Forces crossed the Rhine. He was discharged as a major.
After his military discharge, Mr. Bradshaw returned to Harvard University and received a master's degree in physics and electrical engineering; and a Ph.D. in electron physics.
For several years, he worked at the General Electric Research Laboratory.
Mr. Bradshaw then taught microwave engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, until retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the First Unitarian Society of Schenectady; the Torch Club; and was a charter member of the Singletons Club.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Bradshaw Whaley of State College, Pa.
A memorial service will be announced by the Feeley-Nuzback Funeral Home, Scotia.
Burial will be in Ann Arbor, Mich.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Eva F. Gray, 103, Rensselaer resident, registered nurse 
RENSSELAER - Private services will be held for Miss Eva F. Gray, 103, formerly of Highland Avenue, who died Friday at the Van Rensselaer Manor after a long illness.
Miss Gray was born in Rensselaer and was a lifelong Rensselaer resident.
She was a registered nurse for the New York Telephone Co. for 14 years, retiring in 1962.
There are no immediate survivors.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Rose Izzo 
MECHANICVILLE - Mrs. Rose M. Izzo, 75, of North Main Street, died Friday at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a short illness.
Born and raised in Mechanicville, Mrs. Izzo was a cafeteria worker at the Mechanicville Elementary School for many years, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of the Mid-Rise Tenants Association.
Mrs. Izzo was a communicant of Assumption-St. Paul Church and its Rosary Altar Society.
Her husband, Anthony S. Izzo, died Sept. 17, 1985.
Survivors include three daughters, AnneMarie Grimaldi, Carmella Ramnes and Shirley Herrington, all of Mechanicville; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Assumption-St. Paul, William Street Church.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the John Ahearn Rescue Squad, Mechanicville, or the Kidney Disease Research Fund, Albany Medical College, mail code 69, 47 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Norman Beaudry 
SCHENECTADY - Norman J. Beaudry, 82, of Hodgson Street, died Thursday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness.
Born and educated in North Adams, Mass., Mr. Beaudry moved to the local area as a young man.
He was a crane operator for Altech Steel in Watervliet for more than 35 years, retiring in 1977.
Mr. Beaudry was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 357.
He was a member of the Annie Schaffer Senior Citizens.
Mr. Beaudry attended Mt. Carmel Church.
Survivors include his companion, Virginia Massaro; six sons, Raymond, James, Steve and Paul Beaudry, all of Cropseyville, Danny Beaudry of Florida and Peter Beaudry of Berlin, Rensselaer County; a daughter, Mary Young of Johnsonville; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Annie Schaffer Senior Citizens.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Henry Mellman 
GLOVERSVILLE - Henry Jay Mellman, 62, of Grand Street, died Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Mellman moved to Gloversville and worked at the Lexington Day Treatment Center.
He attended Knesseth Israel Synagogue.
Survivors include a sister, Sybil Evans of New York City.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, N.J.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Lexington Center of Gloversville.
Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Eleanor Smullens 
JOHNSTOWN - Miss Eleanor Smullens, 87, formerly of Pleasant Avenue, died Thursday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, where she had resided since 1996.
Born and educated in Johnstown, Miss Smullens was a lifelong area resident.
She was an examiner for the former H.G. Pitman Glove Co.
Miss Smullens subsequently worked for the Grandoe Glove Corp., retiring several years ago.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church.
Miss Smullens was a member of the Amalgamated Textile Workers Union.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews.
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., and at 10 at St. Patrick's Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Susan Teresco 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Susan J. Teresco, 52, of Kreisel Terrace, died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Teresco was a graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch Senior High School.
She was a bookkeeper for 25 years at Spagnola & Spagnola Bookkeeping and Tax Service until retiring.
Mrs. Teresco was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas J. Teresco Sr., whom she married Oct. 19, 1969; three sons, James D. Teresco of Williamstown, Mass., Todd P. Teresco of East Greenbush and Douglas J. Teresco Jr. of Amsterdam; her mother, Anne Zack of Amsterdam; and a brother, Ronald Zack of Amsterdam.
A service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Riley Mortuary, 110 Division St., followed at 9:15 at St. Mary's Church, 156 E. Main St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Montgomery Unit, P.O. Box 678, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Randy A. Merese 
PITTSTOWN - Randy A. Merese, 19, of Elsie Way, died Thursday at Samaritan Hospital, Troy.
Born in Albany, Mr. Merese had resided in the Brunswick area most of his life and was educated at Tamarac schools.
He was a warehouseman for Sysco Foods in Albany and had previously worked for Roofers Local 241.
Survivors include his mother, Kimberly Hedden Merese of Pittstown; two sisters, Connie Ryan and Lora Merese, both of Troy; a brother, Darrell Merese of Troy; and his paternal grandparents, Warren and Lorraine Hedden of Clifton Park and Marilyn and Peter Siedner of Latham.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bryce Funeral Home, corner of Pawling at Maple Avenue, Troy.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1450 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Phyllis Hoyt 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Phyllis LaPoint Hoyt, 70, of Baker Road, Ballston Spa, formerly of Strong Street, Schenectady, died Friday at Saratoga Hospital after a long illness.
Born and educated in Potsdam, Mrs. Hoyt was a longtime Schenectady resident. She had recently moved to Ballston Spa.
She was a longtime member of the Jimmy Perkins Fan Club.
Her husband, Frederick W. Hoyt, died in 1998.
Survivors include seven daughters, Gloria Richards of Malone, Wendy McMahon and Sandy Thompson, both of Schenectady, Darlene Carmen of Ballston Spa, Melinda Merrill of Syracuse, Patti Olsen of Loudonville and Lorie Hoyt Capobianco of Rotterdam; four sons, Bernard Hoyt of Ballston Spa, Terry Hoyt of Rotterdam and Tommy Hoyt and Phillip Hoyt, both of Schenectady; her stepfather, Carman Durham of Schenectady; four sisters, Audrey Bennett of California, Gertrude Keefer of Syracuse, Nancy Carl of Utica and Bernadine Peabody of Interlochen, Fla.; a brother, Thomas LaPoint of Georgia; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Memory's Garden, Colonie.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are by the Daly Funeral Home, Schenectady.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Paul M.W. Roach 
SCHENECTADY - Paul M.W. Roach, 82, of Altamont Avenue, died Wednesday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. Roach was an office worker at the Schenectady Post Office for many years.
He was a former member of St. John the Evangelist Church.
There are no survivors.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway at Guilderland Avenue. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Patricia Archambault 
SCHENECTADY - Private services will be held for Mrs. Patricia McGivney Archambault, 70, of Arthur Street, who died Thursday at home after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Archambault was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and Union University School of Nursing.
She was a registered nurse for more than 30 years, retiring as a nursing supervisor from the Hallmark Nursing Center in 1992.
Mrs. Archambault was a member of the Nurses Association.
Survivors include her husband, Roger Archambault, whom she married April 19, 1952; two daughters, Jacqueline Croft of San Diego, Calif., and Ann Marie Gillmore of Schenectady; two sons, Michael Archambault of Schenectady and David Archambault of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Barrie Daniels of Scotia, Phyllis Brisco of Brewster, Mass., and Carol Grande of Bennington, Vt.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Richard Edelson, Yale University, Dept. of Dermatology, 333 Cedar St., Room LCI 501, New Haven, CT 06520-8059.
Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Louise Delaney 
WEST SAND LAKE - Mrs. Louise Paolino Delaney of Route 43 died Friday at Villa Mary Immaculate, Albany, after a long illness.
Born in Albany, Mrs. Delaney had been a longtime resident of the Rensselaer and West Sand Lake area.
She owned a concession stand with her husband in the City & County Savings Bank Building, Albany.
Mrs. Delaney was a volunteer at the West Sand Lake School for many years.
She was a communicant of Historic St. Mary's Church, Albany, and St. Henry's Church, Averill Park.
Mrs. Delaney was the widow of Edward J. Delaney Sr.
Survivors include her son, Edward J. Delaney of West Sand Lake; a daughter, Jean Chenette of West Sand Lake; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the W. J. Lyons Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, followed at 9:30 at Historic St. Mary's Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush.
Contributions may be made to the library fund in care of West Sand Lake Parent-Teacher Association, 24 Meeler Road, West Sand Lake, NY 12196.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Lena Weisman 
GLOVERSVILLE - Miss Lena Weisman, 86, of East State Street, died Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
Miss Weisman was born in New York City.
She moved to Gloversville in 1988 and worked for the Lexington Day Treatment Center.
Survivors include three brothers, Solomon, Irving and Paul Weisman, all of New York City; and three sisters, Clara Zenger, and Rachel and Rebecca Weisman, all of New York City.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave. A calling hour will precede the service Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Knesseth Israel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington Center of Gloversville.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Kenneth J. Keefer 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Kenneth J. Keefer, 34, of Congress Street, died Thursday at Saratoga Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born in Troy, Mr. Keefer was raised in Stillwater. He had lived in Saratoga Springs since 1990 and had previously lived in Schuylerville.
He had been a self employed contractor for a number of years.
Survivors include three sons, Andrew, Jason and Nicholas Keefer, all of Saratoga Springs; a daughter, Melinda Keefer of Saratoga Springs; his parents, Ronald and Sharon Keefer of Stillwater and Sharon and Britt Callanan of Mechanicville; his longtime companion and the mother of his children, Christine Grant of Saratoga Springs; four sisters, Kimberly Rivers, Veronica Jones and Jody Grant, all of Mechanicville, and Kelly Callanan of Albany; and a brother, Scott Callanan of California.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St., Mechanicville.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Hudson View Cemetery, Mechanicville.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Joseph A. Coleman Jr. 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Joseph A. Coleman Jr., 76, of Brookwood Drive, died Friday at Saratoga Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Coleman lived in Saratoga Springs for 32 years.
He was a graduate of Keveny Academy and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
For 38 years, Mr. Coleman worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Troy, Schenectady, Clifton Park and Saratoga, retiring in 1987.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Coleman was a member of the Saratoga County YMCA.
He was a third degree member of Council 246 Knights of Columbus and a member of Saratoga Assembly 0745 fourth degree Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Coleman served on many council committees, was chairman of the house and bingo committees and was instrumental in the transition to the council's new home on Pine Road.
He was past president of Saratoga Columbian Association and was named Knight of the Year for 1999 and 2000.
Mr. Coleman was a was a communicant of the Church of St. Peter, where for several years he served as tabulator of the weekly collections.
Mr. Coleman was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey E. Coleman, who died this past year.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jeanne Walthers Colemam; a son, Joseph A. Coleman III of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Cynthia House of Ballston Spa; a brother, Jerome Coleman of Loudonville; two sisters, Virginia Morris of Cohoes and Florence Holohean of Syracuse; and five grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway.
Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterford.
Calling hours are from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, where third and fourth degree members of the Knights of Columbus will conduct a service at 7:30.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Gertrude Plemenik 
COLONIE - Mrs. Gertrude Bahr Plemenik, 78, of Winners Circle, died Oct. 7 in Grossniedesheim, Germany, while visiting her family.
Born in Altlussheim, Germany, Mrs. Plemenik emigrated to the United States and married Richard Plemenik.
She had lived in Ballston Spa for several years before moving to Colonie in 1999.
Mrs. Plemenik was a file clerk for Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Albany for 15 years, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Schenectady.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Schwedhelm of Baddurkheim, Germany, and Kate Diether-Bahr of Grossniedesheim, Germany; and a brother, Henry Bahr of Otterstadt, Germany.
A memorial service will be announced by the Glenville Funeral Home, East Glenville.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the church, 153 Nott St., Schenectady, NY 12308.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Frances Butterfield 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Frances E. Butterfield, 59, of Jordan Drive, died Thursday at home.
Born in Saratoga Springs, Mrs. Butterfield was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Howard J. Butterfield, whom she married Nov. 21, 1959; two daughters, Marcia A. Little of Stillwater and Kimberly A. Schaff of Queensbury; four brothers, Donald Duffney of Milton, Joseph Duffney and Brad Duffney, both of Saratoga Springs, and Elliot Duffney of Rochester; four sisters, Gwendolyn Delaurie of Rock City Falls, Nancy Carleton of Victory Mills, Sharon Wood of Lake Luzerne and Amber Duffney of Nashville, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeast Region, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205-3890.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Eugenia Dockendorf 
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. - Mrs. Eugenia Kaemmer Dockendorf, 80, of Barlow Road, died Thursday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., after being stricken.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Dockendorf lived on Bailey Avenue in Latham for most of her life before moving to Loudonville in 1989 and then to Springfield in 1994.
She was a former member of St. Ambrose Church, Latham.
Her husband, Francis P. Dockendorf, died in 1988.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Forde of Springfield; a son, Douglas V. Dockendorf of Saratoga Springs; a brother, Jack Kaemmer of Mobile, Ala.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Monday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, and at 9 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Church, Old Loudon Road, Latham.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
Memorial contributions may be made to Albany Medical Center Children's Research Center, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12209.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Eugene Murtha 
TUCSON, Ariz. - Eugene C. Murtha, 71, of La Cholla Boulevard, died Thursday at the Life Care Center.
Born and educated in the Bronx, Mr. Murtha was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was a foreman electrician at the Mohawk Paper Co., Cohoes, for 30 years until retiring.
Mr. Murtha was the widower of June Kelly Murtha.
Survivors include a daughter, Colleen Murtha Stoff of Tucson; a son, James John Murtha of Thornton, Colo.; three sisters, Loretta Savino of Long Island, Kathleen McNichols of Saugerties and Theresa Mahoney of the Bronx; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, 58 Leversee Road, Route 40, Speigletown, followed at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Stillwater, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Bernard D. Kennedy 
GRAFTON - Bernard D. Kennedy, 84, of Bailey Road, formerly of Troy, died Wednesday at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt.
Born in Dannemora, Mr. Kennedy was a graduate of Dannemora High School.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal.
Mr. Kennedy was a chef at Samaritan Hospital for many years until retiring at the age of 63. He had previously been a chef at Callahan's in Troy, and the Cumberland Hotel in Plattsburgh.
He was a communicant of St. Peter's Church, Troy.
Mr. Kennedy was the widower of Irene LaPointe Kennedy.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Poulin of Grafton; two brothers, James Kennedy of Zephyrhills, Fla., and John J. Kennedy of New London, Conn.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Monday at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner and Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy, followed at 9:30 at St. Peter's Church, Troy, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern New York Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083 or the American Lung Association of New York State, 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Amelia McDonnell 
LATHAM - Mrs. Amelia Whalen McDonnell, 80, of Glendale Road, died Thursday at home.
Mrs. McDonnell was born in Whitehall and had been a resident of Latham since 1953.
She attended Mechanicville High School and worked as a hairdresser at the Modern Beauty Shop in Albany until her marriage in 1953.
Survivors include her husband, Edward J. McDonnell; two sons, Andrew McDonnell of Latham and Mark McDonnell of Colonie; two daughters, Dellajean Herrewyn and Ellen Nicpon, both of Latham; a brother, Dr. Thomas Whalen of Cohoes; and eight grandchildren.
An anatomical gift has been made through Albany Medical College.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Assumption Church.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the family home after the Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Albany, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
Arrangements are by the Bowen Funeral Home.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

`Zeke' De Sorbo 
LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Alfred L. "Zeke" De Sorbo, 89, of Lake Worth, died Monday at home after a short illness.
Born in Ciazzo, Italy, Mr. De Sorbo moved to Amsterdam as a child and attended local schools. He relocated to Florida in 1990.
Mr. De Sorbo was a machinist at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for 10 years and was later a supervisor with Lamatronics of Amsterdam, retiring in 1970.
He was a former member of the Amsterdam Council 209 Knights of Columbus and the Columbian Social Club, where he was a member of its bowling league. He was also a member of the Business Men's League, serving as secretary.
Mr. De Sorbo was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, MaryRose Emanuele De Sorbo, whom he married Sept. 8, 1935; a son, Alfred J. De Sorbo of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; two daughters, Patricia Robinson of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lorraine Stella of Perth; two sisters, Elvira DiCaprio and Molly Natale, both of Amsterdam; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the De Stefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam, and at 9:15 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

`Bill' Gill Sr. 
LANSINGBURGH - Charles W. "Bill" Gill Sr., 56, of Third Avenue, died Thursday at New England Medical Center in Boston.
Born in Troy, Mr. Gill was a graduate of Troy High School.
He was a machinist for nearly 20 years at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady.
He was a member of the Troy Lodge of Elks No. 141 and a former member of the Cohoes Moose Lodge and the Cohoes Auxiliary Police.
Mr. Gill was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gamache Gill; three sons, Charles W. "Bill" Gill Jr., Robert J. Gill and Brian J. Gill, all of Lansingburgh; his father, Charles N. Gill of Lansingburgh; and a sister, Sharon Patalino of Pleasantdale.
The services will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, 115th Street and Fourth Avenue, and at 1 p.m. a Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Trinity Episcopal Church. Calling hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]

Correction
EAST GREENBUSH - Because of incorrect and incomplete information supplied to The Gazette, Friday's obituary for Dorothy Blake Buckner contained errors in her address and survivors.
She lived on Laswon Road, Sand Lake.
Survivors include two sons, Blake A. Buckner of East Greenbush and David F. Buckner of West Sand Lake, and 13 grandchildren.
[Published 14-Oct-2000]


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