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Justin Kuhn, 93, survived horrors of Nazi Germany 
NISKAYUNA - Justin Kuhn, who survived Kristallnacht and the Holocaust, died Monday. He was 93 and formerly resided at B'nai B'rith Apartments.
Born in Germany, Mr. Kuhn worked in the family cattle and butcher business.
He was a former political prisoner, arrested on the evening of Kristallnacht in 1938, when Nazis and their supporters terrorized Jews and vandalized their businesses throughout Germany. Mr. Kuhn was imprisoned in Dachau, Germany. He spent time in England before moving to Montreal, Canada, after World War II. Mr. Kuhn relocated to Worcester, Mass., and was a butcher at Klein's Meat Market, retiring in 1972. He moved to Niskayuna in 1981.
Mr. Kuhn was a member of Shaarai Torah West in Worcester, Mass., and Congregation Beth Israel in Schenectady. He was active at Beth Israel on a daily basis.
Survivors include a niece, Margot Zack of Niskayuna; and a nephew, Sidney Klein of Connecticut.
The service will be held at 10 this morning at Congregation Beth Israel, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady.
Burial will be in Chevra Kaddisha Cemetery, Leicester, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, NY 12309 or Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.
Arrangements are by the Levayah Chapels, Schenectady.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

James McDonald, 51, founded MCD Mechanical, Inc. in 1982 
LAKE GEORGE - James W. McDonald, 51, of Trinity Rock Road, formerly of Rotterdam, died Monday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. McDonald attended Draper High School and was a graduate of Attleboro High School, Attleboro, Mass.
He was owner of MCD Mechanical Inc., a sheet metal company he started in 1982.
Mr. McDonald was the former vice president of Schenectady Air Systems from 1969 to 1982.
He was a member of Northeastern Sub-Contractors Association (NESCA) and the Sheet Metal Workers Local 83 for 18 years. Mr. McDonald was a trustee for the annuity fund of Local 83.
He was a member of the Sheet Metal Division of Capital Sheet Metal Roofing & Air Conditioning Contracts Association (SMACNA).
Mr. McDonald was a member of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Christine Machado McDonald; a son, John McDonald of Amsterdam; two daughters, Kim Mackey of Saratoga Springs and Susan Collett of Guilderland; two brothers, David McDonald of Burnt Hills and Robert McDonald of Rotterdam; three sisters, Kathleen Clark of Scotia, Ruth Ann Tyler of Rotterdam and Helene Reilly of Johnstown; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1450 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Edward Tajkowski, research chemist at GE, Allied Signal 
CLIFTON PARK - Edward G. Tajkowski, 81, of Tupelo Drive, died Tuesday at Saratoga Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Tajkowski was born in Schenectady and graduated from the former Mont Pleasant High School. A former Buffalo resident, he had lived in Clifton Park for the past 16 years.
He received bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Union College.
Mr. Tajkowski was a research chemist at Allied Signal in Buffalo for 15 years, retiring in 1981.
Mr. Tajkowski had previously worked for 19 years for the General Electric Co. in Waterford and Schenectady.
He was a member and past master of the Clinton Masonic Lodge 140 in Waterford and a member of the Amherst Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Buffalo.
Mr. Tajkowski was a member of the Oriental Shrine Temple of Troy and a former member of Shrine Chanters, Ismahla Temple, Buffalo Consistory and Scottish Rite.
He was a member of the Shenendehowa Senior Citizens organization and its choral group.
Mr. Tajkowski was a member, former elder and past choir member of Christ Community Reformed Church.
He was a member of the GE Retirees Club and a lifetime member of the American Chemical Society.
Mr. Tajkowski was an American Red Cross volunteer.
Survivors include his wife, Winifred R. Breen Tajkowski; a daughter, Carol R. Tajkowski of Baltimore; two sons, Gary L. Tajkowski of Rochester and David J. Tajkowski of California; and a granddaughter.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Community Reformed Church, 1010 Route 146.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Members of Clinton Masonic Lodge 140 will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

`Louie' Geanopoulos, owned New Crane Street Restaurant 
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Elias "Louie" Geanopoulos, 86, died Sunday at Morton Plant Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Sparta, Greece, Mr. Geanopoulos moved to Wilmington, Del., in 1939 and to Schenectady in 1944. He retired to Florida in 1988.
He had served in the EVZONE Unit of the Greek Army before coming to the United States. The unit was guard to King George. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, participating in the D-Day invasion.
Mr. Geanopoulos was a high school graduate.
He owned the New Crane Street Restaurant, formerly known as M's Diner, Schenectady.
Mr. Geanopoulos was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Laconian Society and Cretan Society, Clearwater, Fla.
He was a member of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, Schenectady, and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater, Fla.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Antonia Rettas Geanopoulos; three daughters, Maria Pappas of Loudonville, Cynthia DeLigiannis of Niskayuna and Georgia Perentesis of Red Bank, N.J.; four brothers, Vangeli Geanopoulos of Canada, Leon Geanopoulos of Wilmington, Del., and George and Peter Geanopoulos, both of Greece; a sister, Everthiki Eliopoulos of Greece; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 107 Clinton St., Schenectady.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Trisagion service will be held at 7 at the funeral home. Societies in attendance will be the Disabled American Veterans, Laconian Society and the Cretan Society.
Burial will be in Park View Cemetery, Schenectady.
Contributions may be made to St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 107 Clinton St., Schenectady, NY 12305.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Pamela Lonczak 
BALLSTON LAKE - Mrs. Pamela Bennett Lonczak, 53, of Hubbs Road, died at home Sunday.
Mrs. Lonczak was raised in Bethel, Conn., and later moved to Ballston Lake.
She attended Clifton Park Center Baptist Church and Fruitful Vine Christian Church, where she also sang.
Mrs. Lonczak taught women's Bible studies and acted as a lay counselor.
She had participated in Grace Homeschool Fellowship and the Schenectady Leah chapter since 1992.
Mrs. Lonczak started Comforting Grace Ministries, a Christ-centered cancer support group for women.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Lonczak; four sons, Robert, Christopher and Mark Rennie and Jonathan David Lonczak, all of Clifton Park; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Lonczak of Clifton Park; a sister, Diane Anderson of Brookfield, Conn.; a brother, Peter R. Bennett of Naugatuck, Conn.; and a grandson.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fruitful Vine Christian Church, 1 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 9 tonight at the church.
Arrangements are by Family Funeral Care, Schenectady.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

James N. Houd 
JOHNSTOWN - James N. Houd, 52, of Burton Street, died Tuesday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Rochester, Mr. Houd was a lifelong area resident.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Woods Houd, whom he married Aug. 26, 1979; and three brothers, Robert Sweetman of Johnstown, Michael Sweetman of Tribes Hill and William Houd of Manchester, Vt.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to a charity of one's choice.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Hugh Elliott 
NORTHVILLE - Hugh C. Elliott, 68, of Third Street, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after being stricken at home.
Born in Mayfield, Mr. Elliott lived most of his life there and also in Colchester, Conn., for 10 years. He was a 1950 graduate of Mayfield Central School.
Mr. Elliott served as an Air Force sergeant from 1950 to 1954.
He was a steam turbine operator at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft in Middletown, Conn., and later worked at Robison and Smith in Gloversville. He was an insurance sales representative for Prudential Insurance Co. and a salesman for Finkle Distributors in Mayfield. Subsequently, Mr. Elliott was employed at Price Chopper in Johnstown.
Many years ago, Mr. Elliott was a pitcher for the former Mayfield Pirates, a semi-professional baseball team.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Henry Elliott, whom he married Nov. 25, 1956; a daughter, Margaret Peggy Buyce of Gloversville; and a granddaughter.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady, with final burial at Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northampton Ambulance Service, South Second Street, Northville, NY 12134.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Donald Foster 
SCHENECTADY - Donald Edward Foster, 81, of Steers Avenue, died Monday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Burlington, Vt., Mr. Foster came to Schenectady as a young man.
He was a machine operator at the Watervliet Arsenal before serving in the Army during World War II. He was an infantryman and sharpshooter in Europe, Africa and the Middle Eastern campaigns. He was the recipient of three Bronze Stars.
He worked for the Pleasant Valley Meatpacking Co. in Schenectady for 27 years. He and his wife also operated a parts supply business for Butaco Motor Bikes in Virginia Beach, Va., for several years. He returned to Schenectady and later worked in maintenance for the Edison Country Club in Rexford.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bolevice Foster, whom he married July 1, 1939; five sons, Richard D. Foster of Glenville, Robert D. Foster of Rotterdam, John E. Foster of Schenectady, Daniel A. Foster of Scotia and William D. Foster of Niskayuna; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, East Glenville.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Adolpho Campagnano 
ROME, Italy - Adolpho Campagnano, 68, of Rome, Italy, died Saturday in Rome.
Born in Squille, Italy, Mr. Campagnano was a policeman in Rome.
Survivors include his wife, Bridida Leonetta Campagnano; three daughters, Franca Torono, Adriona Campagnano and Maria Gracia Della Porta, all of Italy; a sister,Marie Viscusi of Schenectady; and two brothers, Nickelle and Carlo Campagnano, both of Italy.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Princetown Road, Rotterdam.
Local arrangements are by the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, Rotterdam.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

William Welke 
AMSTERDAM - William J. Welke, 45, of Brookside Avenue, died Tuesday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Welke was a lifelong area resident and attended local schools.
He worked for Coleco for many years and was later employed by Mohawk Finishing for six years. He was employed by Precision Sheet Metal at the time of his death.
Survivors include his mother, Gertrude McNamara of Amsterdam; his father, Richard Welke of Broadalbin; his fiancee, Nonagail Drobish of Amsterdam; four brothers, Thomas Welke of Broadalbin, George and Richard Welke and David Palmieri, all of Amsterdam; five sisters, Linda Mochrie of Fonda, Robin McCumber of Florence, Colo., Dawn Swanker, Janet Slawienski and Jean Blanchard, all of Amsterdam.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Walter Baker 
VESTAL, Broome County - Walter E. Baker, 79, of Alice Street, died Monday at home after a long illness.
Born in Broadalbin, Mr. Baker lived in Vestal for more than 40 years. He was a 1938 graduate of Broadalbin Central School.
Mr. Baker was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific.
He was an engineer at General Electric Co. in Schenectady and at Johnson City, Broome County, for more than 43 years.
Mr. Baker was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Vestal.
Survivors include his wife, Helene LaVallee Baker, whom he married May 30, 1941; two sons, Robert E. Baker of Harpursville, Broome County, and James W. Baker of Moncks Corners, S.C.; two brothers, Raymond Baker Jr. of Brandywine, Md., and William J. Baker of Danbury, Conn.; three sisters, Goldie M. Anderson, Katherine R. VanNostrand and Donna E. Rockwell, all of Gloversville; two granddaughters; and two stepgrandsons.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St., Broadalbin. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery, Broadalbin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Susan Stopielo 
MENANDS - Miss Susan M. Stopielo, 96, of Tillinghast Avenue, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born in Rutland, Vt., Miss Stopielo lived in Bennington, Vt., for a short time before relocating to Troy, where she attended St. Peter's Academy. She lived in Menands for more than 60 years.
Miss Stopielo was a teacher in the Troy School system for 34 years. She furthered her education in curriculum development in vocational studies at the State University of New York at Oswego. She received many awards for her ideas on study plans and methods in her field of study. She retired in 1974. In her earlier years, Miss Stopielo worked for the former Cluett & Peabody Co. in Troy and the Foreman and Clark Co. in Watervliet.
She was a member of the New York State Teachers Union.
Miss Stopielo was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church.
Survivors include three nephews, Albert Pello of Providence, R.I., Anthony Pello of Bennington, Vt., and Michael Pello of Silver Spring, Md.; three nieces, Lucy LeRay of Bennington, Vt., Sister Madeline Colaneri of Albany and Carmel Babcock of Burlington, Vt.
The service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford, and at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church.
Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Stella Mortka 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Mrs. Stella Minkiewicz Mortka, 93, of Tiffany House, died Monday at the Broward Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Mortka had lived in Schenectady until moving to Florida in 1970.
She had been a winder at the General Electric Co. for several years until her retirement.
Mrs. Mortka was a former communicant of the Church of Saint Adalbert, Schenectady.
Her first husband, John Sobieski, died in 1963; her second husband, John Mortka, died in 1987.
Survivors include a sister, Marie Heisler of Rock City Falls.
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gleason Funeral Home, 730 Union St., Schenectady, followed at 9 a.m. at the Church of Saint Adalbert, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Rotterdam.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Stella Boraski 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Stella Trojan Boraski, 77, of Maplewood Drive, Charlton, died Tuesday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Boraski moved to Charlton in 1965.
She worked for General Electric Co. until 1960. Mrs. Boraski was a licensed practical nurse and was employed by the Visiting Nurse Service Association in Schenectady.
Mrs. Boraski was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville and its Rosary-Altar Society and Columbiettes. She was also a member of the China-Burma-India Association of wartime veterans.
Her husband, Stanley B. Boraski, died in 1995.
Survivors include a son, Stephen J. Boraski of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Sharon A. Helm of Blue Grass, Iowa; a brother, Edward J. Trojan of Schenectady; a sister, Bernice Boulette of Schenectady; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
The services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, Glenville, and at 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 226 First St., Scotia.
Calling hours will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, during which the Rosary will be recited at 7.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Services scheduled for John Kaska 
TOWN OF SARATOGA - Services have been set for John K. Kaska of Galway, who died Oct. 14.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road. Those planning to attend should meet at 9:45 a.m. at the information center.
Arrangements are by the Armer Funeral Home, Ballston Spa.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Saturday Mass set for Yates family 
AMSTERDAM - A memorial Mass will be celebrated for the Anya Kwiatkowski Yates family at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 40 Van Derveer St.
Mrs. Yates, her husband, Charles, and their two children, Elena and William, were killed in a plane crash on Martha's Vineyard Oct. 7.
Family and friends are invited to attend.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Pauline Ciupryk 
BROADALBIN - Pauline M. Ciupryk, 87, of Bridge Street, Greenport, Long Island, formerly of Broadalbin, died Tuesday at home after a short illness.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Ciupryk came to the Broadalbin and Galway area as a child, and was educated locally.
In 1930, she moved to New York City, and then to Long Island in 1934.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Ciupryk was a communicant of St. Agnes Church in Greenport; and a member of the Senior Citizens Group in Southold.
Her husband, Joseph Ciupryk, whom she married Sept. 2, 1934, died in 1991.
Survivors include a son, Andrew J. Ciupryk of Mattituck, Long Island; two sisters, Mary Quillan of Ballston Spa and Jennie Malacynski of Saratoga Springs; a brother, Joseph Malacynski of Broadalbin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 39 W. Main St., followed at 10 at St. Joseph's Church, 2 North St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Galway.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Mildred S. Schneider 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Mildred S. Schneider, 73, of Garfield Avenue, died Saturday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Albany, Mrs. Schneider had lived in Schenectady for 30 years.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard W. Schneider Sr.; five sons, Leonard Couch of Vermont, Leonard W. Schneider Jr. of Schenectady, Robert W. Schneider of Columbus, Ga., and Mark and Glen Schneider, both of Schenectady; four daughters, Cheryl Teal of Rotterdam, Linda Diderich of Schenectady, Nancy Borzymowski of Delanson and Susan Keenan of Scotia; a sister, Elizabeth McElroy of Pensacola, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie.
Calling hours will be from 11:30 a.m. today until the time of the service.
Burial will be in Albany Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to St. Clare's Hospital, 600 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12304.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Lucy Young 
MEDFORD, Ore. - Mrs. Lucy Fuller Young, 84, of Medford, died Sunday at the Edgewood Home for Ladies.
Born in Malta, N.Y., Mrs. Young had lived in Oregon since 1981. She had previously lived in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was a 1934 graduate of Scotia High School, Scotia, N.Y.
Mrs. Young was a secretary for General Electric Co. in Schenectady, San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix. She retired from GE in Phoenix on April 1, 1971.
She was active in the Christmas bazaars at St. Mark's Episcopal Church and served on its vestry.
LeRoy Elwood Young, whom she married Sept. 25, 1939, died in 1982.
Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Kay Martin, of Eagle Point, Ore.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Eagle Point Veterans Affairs National Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Perl Funeral Home.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Lottie Grabiec 
AMSTERDAM - Miss Lottie T. Grabiec, 77, of Vrooman Avenue, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Miss Grabiec was a graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School and was a lifelong area resident.
She worked for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady at one time. She was later employed at the Almor Co. before retiring.
Miss Grabiec was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and its Rosary Society.
She was a member of the Paderewski Choir and the Home and School Association of St. Stanislaus School.
Survivors include several cousins.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., and at 9 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home, with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:15 p.m.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church or school.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Geraldine Promuto 
NISKAYUNA - Mrs. Geraldine Ann DeMatteo Promuto, 68, of Clifton Park Road, died at home Monday.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Promuto was a lifelong area resident.
She was a manager for Small A. C. & G. Credit Union for 25 years.
Mrs. Promuto was a member of St. Helen's Church.
Her husband, Albert R. Promuto, whom she married in 1973, died in 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Antoinette Promuto of Niskayuna; a sister, Natalie Smith of Schenectady; and a brother, Ronald E. DeMatteo of Fairfax, Va.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.
Contributions may be made to Grand Boulevard Fire Co., 1079 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309 or the Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, 11 Herbert Drive, Latham, NY 12110.
Arrangements are by the Daly Funeral Home, Schenectady.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Forrest Bowden 
COHOES - Forrest Burton Bowden, 76, of Standish Place, died Monday at Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Waterbury, Conn., Mr. Bowden lived in Cohoes for the past 10 years.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Italy and in North Africa.
Mr. Bowden worked for a local courier service and was an auto mechanic. He also worked in the restaurant business.
There are no known survivors.
The service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marra Funeral Home, at Remsen and Columbia streets. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Eloise Jones 
WEST SAND LAKE - Mrs. Eloise Rancourt Jones, 63, of Winding Ridge Road, died Tuesday at home as a result of breast cancer.
Born in Watervliet, Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Catholic Central High School. She lived on Highland Avenue in Troy for 26 years and in West Sand Lake since 1991. She was a volunteer at Our Lady of Victory School and CCHS, while her children were students.
For the past 16 years, Mrs. Jones worked at the Troy Savings Bank, retiring in July of this year.
Mrs. Jones was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church, Troy.
Survivors include her husband, Donald M. Jones; four daughters, Donna Phillips of Pattersonville, Julie Best of Poestenkill, Aimee Yankowski of Galway and Meghan Jones of West Sand Lake; two sons, David Jones of Albany and Daniel Jones of Mechanicville; a sister, Joan Duffey of Watervliet; and nine grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Cummings Funeral Home, 643 Third Ave., Watervliet, and at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Congress Street, Troy.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY 12144.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Elizabeth Murphy 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Elizabeth Jankovich Murphy, 79, of Seward Street, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter.
A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Murphy was born in Porter Corners. She attended Daketown School and was a 1937 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.
For 10 years, Mrs. Murphy worked at the VanRaalte & Co. Knitting Mill.
For 27 years, she worked at Espey Manufacturing Co. and later worked several years at the Saratoga Raceway.
Mrs. Murphy was a volunteer for Saratoga Emergency Corps.
She was a member of Grace Community Church of Burnt Hills.
Her husband, Robert F. Murphy, died in 1977.
Survivors include a daughter, Denise Murphy Capone of Saratoga Springs; a son, Robert F. Murphy Jr. of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Ann Teto of Schenectady; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Cemetery, West Avenue.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Saratoga Emergency Corps, Box 4456; or to the Saratoga Springs Police Benevolent Association, Box 146, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are by the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]

Doris Beakbane 
SOUTH GLENS FALLS - Mrs. Doris Rita Beakbane, 70, of Reservoir Road, Town of Moreau, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Waterford, Mrs. Beakbane was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, Cohoes.
She was a bus driver at Shenendehowa Central Schools for more than 20 years, retiring in 1991.
Survivors include her husband, Milton Beakbane; four sons, Leo Bonneau of Belleville, N.J., Michael Bonneau of Michigan, Ronald Bonneau of Evanston, Wyo., and Richard Bonneau of South Glens Falls; two daughters, AnnaMarie Rogner and Susan Gori, both of Ballston Spa; a brother, Raymond Primeau of Cohoes; three sisters, Madeline Olszowy, Lucille and Marieanne Primeau, all of Cohoes; and five grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Saratoga Road. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St.
Burial will be in Glens Falls Cemetery, Glens Falls.
[Published 18-Oct-2000]


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