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Samuel Clair, was president of a former glove company 
ALBANY - Samuel Clair, 93, of Western Avenue, died Wednesday at the Inn of Community Hospice at St. Peter's Hospital.
Mr. Clair was born in Gloversville and moved to Albany in 1955.
He was president of the former Clair Glove Co. in Gloversville for many years. His company made gloves for servicemen during World War II. He subsequently worked for KeyBank.
Mr. Clair was a member of Albany City Lodge 540, Knights of Pythias.
He was a member of Temple Israel.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Gandelman Clair; a son, Joel Clair of Slingerlands; a daughter, Paula Clair of Garrison; a sister, Frieda Clair of Gloversville; and two grandchildren.
A service will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave.
Burial will be in Temple Israel Cemetery, Western Avenue, Guilderland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; or the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

William Baker, was deputy correctional commissioner 
LANSINGBURGH - William J. Baker, 85, formerly of 112th Street, died Thursday at Van Rensselaer Manor in North Greenbush after a long illness.
Mr. Baker was born in Troy.
He graduated from Catholic Central High School (1933) and Albany Business College. He attended Siena College and The College of Saint Rose.
Mr. Baker was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe.
He retired in 1975 as a deputy commissioner, after 39 years service, from the state Department of Correctional Services. He also worked for the Division of Parole. During his tenure, he was responsible for the training of newly appointed personnel who would work under his direction.
Mr. Baker taught crime and delinquency at the Moran Institute at St. Lawrence University.
He was a member and past president of the Van Schaick Country Club in Cohoes. He was a member of the Troy Lodge of Elks, a past president of the Board of Education of Catholic Central High School, and a former member of the Troy Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Baker was an active communicant of St. Augustine's Church, where he was a lecturer and usher. He was a member of the church's bingo committee for more than 20 years.
He was the widower of Lucille Baird Baker.
Survivors include three daughters, Anne Baker O'Connor, Martha Baker Hart and Mary Baker, all of New York; a son, William R. Baker of New York; a brother, Joseph A. Baker of Troy; a sister, Ruth Lewis of Newtonville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine's Church.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Waterford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Augustine's Church Preservation Fund, 25 25 115th St., Troy, NY 12182.
Arrangements are by the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home in Troy.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

John Milnyuk, 83, owned two area businesses, OTB official 
VAIL MILLS - John Milnyuk, 83, of Northville Road, Northville, formerly of Vail Mills, died Sunday at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Milnyuk was a lifelong area resident and had wintered in South Carolina for the past 18 years.
He was a 1934 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam. He was a 1938 graduate of Rider University in New Jersey.
Mr. Milnyuk owned and operated Jonny's Drive In, formerly of Vail Mills, from 1947 to 1967. He later owned and operated Vail Mills Liquor until retiring in 1982. He was also an administrative assistant for Off-Track Betting in Fulton County at one time and served as the supervisor for the town of Mayfield from 1971 to 1973.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Milnyuk was a member of the Broadalbin Rotary Club, the Johnstown Moose Club and American Legion Post 701 in Amsterdam.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Broadalbin and served as the first president of its Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Tobin Milnyuk, whom he married Nov. 6, 1943; a daughter, Kelly Carmichael of Syracuse; a brother, William Milnyczuk of Vail Mills; a sister, Ann M. Sum of Amsterdam; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, followed at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 2 North St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions may be made to the church.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Stephen S. Wadsworth, 72, was a self-employed logger 
EDINBURG - Stephen S. Wadsworth, 72, of Northville Road, died at home Thursday after a short illness.
Born in the town of Hope in Hamilton County, Mr. Wadsworth was a lifelong area resident.
He was a self-employed logger and owned and operated Wadsworth Logging for many years.
Mr. Wadsworth was a former member of the Edinburg Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Bovee Wadsworth, whom he married April 25, 1958; two sons, Timothy Wadsworth of Northville and Arthur Wadsworth of Gloversville; four daughters, Sally Wadsworth of Mayfield, Diane Briskie and Alesia Wadsworth, both of Gloversville, and Joan Wadsworth of Johnstown; four brothers, Clark Wadsworth of Northville, Joseph Wadsworth of Edinburg, Lloyd Wadsworth of Ilion and Floyd Wadsworth of New Jersey; five sisters, Etta Johnston of Johnstown, Alma Bearle of Caroga Lake, Betty Frasier of Northville, Nina Colvin of Edinburg and Mary Horton of Vail Mills; and nine grandchildren.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 tonight and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial, at a later date, will be in Wadsworth Cemetery in Hope.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

`Estelle' Lally 
SCOTIA - Mrs. Jane "Estelle" Lally, 83, of Vley Road, died Wednesday at home after being stricken.
Born in Cohoes, Mrs. Lally was a lifelong area resident.
She was a secretary at the former Hathaway Motors of Scotia for many years.
Mrs. Lally was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, First Street, where she was a member of the Rosary-Altar Society. She was also a Eucharistic minister and hospital visitation person for the church.
Her husband, Burt M. Lally, whom she married in 1946, died in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Gail Devlin of Danbury, Conn.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave., followed at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Senior Solutions of Schenectady, P.O. Box 9604, Niskayuna, NY 12309.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Claire Rudolph 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Claire M. Rudolph, 84, of Wing Avenue, died Wednesday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Pittsfield, Mrs. Rudolph had been a lifelong Albany resident before moving to Colonie in 1982. She was a housekeeper for private homes in the Albany area.
Mrs. Rudolph was a communicant of St. Clare's Church.
She was the widow of Ernest W. Rudolph.
Survivors include three sons, John Rudolph of East Schodack, William Rudolph of Clifton Park and Michael Rudolph of Albany; a daughter, Carol Burden of Schenectady; 19 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, followed at 9 at the Church of St. Clare, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Douglas Wilson 
NASSAU - Private services will be held for Douglas J. Wilson, 69, of Mountain View Road, who died Wednesday at home after a short illness.
Born in Niagara Falls, Mr. Wilson had been a longtime Capital Region resident.
He was a graphic designer with Mueller Jadtz in Menands for more than 25 years, retiring in 1990.
Mr. Wilson was the widower of Virginia Huff Wilson.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca L. Wilson of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Northeastern New York, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
Arrangements are by the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Rensselaer.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Emma `Butzel' Morsheimer 
BEDFORD, N.H. - Mrs. Emma Elsa "Butzel" Morsheimer of Carlyle Place, 80, died Wednesday at Elliott Hospital in Manchester, N.H. after a short illness.
Born in Gloversville, Mrs. Morsheimer was a graduate of Gloversville High School.
She was the principal fabric glove designer at the Grandoe Corp., a company founded by her grandfather, Solomon Schrecker. Mrs. Morsheimer retired in the mid 1960s.
She was a volunteer at the Getman Memorial House and the Nathan Littauer Hospital.
Her husband, L. Joseph Morsheimer, whom she married March 4, 1944, died in July, 2000.
Survivors include a son, Frederick Thomas Morsheimer of Gloversville; two sisters, Marlene Fay Pechtel and Claudette Gay Schrecker, both of Caroga Lake; and two granddaughters.
A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville.
Calling hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.
Contributions may be made to the David and Helen Getman Memorial Home, 15 E. State St., Gloversville; or the Alzheimers Association, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Helena M. English 
TROY - Mrs. Helena M. English, 89, of Third Avenue, died Tuesday at Samaritan Hospital while under the care of Community Hospice of Rensselaer County.
Mrs. English was born in Canton, St. Lawrence County.
She was a graduate of Canton High School and a 1931 magna cum laude graduate of St. Lawrence University. She earned a teaching certificate at the State Teachers' College in Albany and earned a B.L.S. from Syracuse University in 1938. She also attended New York University.
Mrs. English was a teacher-librarian at the DeKalb Junction School in St. Lawrence County; Red Creek High School in Oswego County; and the Brooklyn Public Library.
She volunteered at Torrington Hospital in Goshen, Conn., during World War II.
Mrs. English taught part-time at Lansingburgh High School in 1948.
She became senior research librarian in the State Department of Motor Vehicles in 1965, retiring in 1971.
Mrs. English was a founding trustee of the Rensselaer County Council of the Arts, now the Arts Center of the Capital Region. She was a life member and one-time president of the Lansingburgh PTA. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a member of the English Speaking Union; the Friends of Troy Public Library; the Lansingburgh Historical Society; the League of Women Voters; the Melville Society; the Rensselaer County Historical Society; and Troy Chromatic Concerts.
She founded and edited the Oriel, a literary and art periodical of the Albany Unitarian-Universalists. She supported the National Wildlife Federation; World Wildlife Fund; Environmental Defense Fund; CARE; Oxfam America; Southern Poverty Law Center; and Amnesty International.
Mrs. English was a member of the First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Albany.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, John A. English; two brothers, Rudolf Meng of Mount Vernon and Henry Meng of Chevy Chase, Md.; three sons, Benson M. English of Albany, Reed M. English of West Sand Lake and Jeffrey D. English of Troy; a grandchild; and five step-grandchildren.
An anatomical gift has been made to Albany Medical College.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave. A monument will be placed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to St. Lawrence University or to the First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Albany.
Arrangements are by the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

James J. Lichorat 
GROSSE ILE, Mich. - James J. Lichorat, 51, of Church Road, died Tuesday at home after being stricken.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Lichorat was a graduate of Amsterdam schools.
He received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, specializing in polymer chemistry, from Clarkson University in Potsdam.
Mr. Lichorat was the research director for the Diversey Lever Co. in Plymouth, Mich.
He was active in the Southeast Michigan Raptor Association.
Survivors include his companion, Rosemary Brady; his father, James Lichorat of Westfield, N.Y.; and a brother, Robert Lichorat of Westfield.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Michigan Raptor Research Association, P.O. Box 120, Brownstown, MI 48173; or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

John Shandro 
SHELTON, Conn. - John Shandro, 78, of 21 Sharon Drive, formerly of Gloversville, died Thursday at West Haven (Conn.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Mr. Shandro was born in Gloversville and had been a resident of Shelton for more than 40 years.
He worked for Sikorsky Aircraft for 24 years, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Shandro was an Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2077.
He was the widower of Lydia H. Mills Shandro.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Wilcox of Shelton, with whom he resided; two sons, John D. Shandro Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Richard J. Shandro of West Haven, Conn.; a brother, Ellery Shandro of Blue Island, Ill.; a sister, Betty Fitzgibbons of Rotterdam Junction; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 4 this afternoon to 7 tonight at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton.
Burial, with full military honors, will be in Benson Center Cemetery in Benson, Hamilton County.
Local calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Mary Orleanski 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Mary Szelwach Orleanski, 81, of Smith Road, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken at home.
Mrs. Orleanski was born in Jersey City, N.J., and had been a resident of Amsterdam since 1952.
She was a seamstress at the former Chalmers Manufacturing Co., later Montco Manufacturing, for many years.
Mrs. Orleanski was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Broadalbin.
Her husband, Michael C. Orleanski Sr., whom she married July 5, 1952, died in 1986.
Survivors include a son, Michael C. Orleanski of Amsterdam; a daughter, Marion Orleanski of Amsterdam; a sister, Blanche Opetosky of Montoursville, Pa.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St., Broadalbin, and at 10 at St. Joseph's Church, where a Mass of Christian will be celebrated.
Calling hours are from 5 this afternoon to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Box 23, Broadalbin, NY 12025.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Paul Christensen 
LANSINGBURGH - Paul Henry Christensen, 79, of Seventh Avenue, died Wednesday at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a short illness.
Born in Troy, Mr. Christensen was educated in Lansingburgh schools.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Christensen worked for the New York state Thruway Authority for 16 years, retiring in 1987 as a store room clerk. Previously, he worked in the shipping department of the Watervliet Arsenal for 15 years. He was a machinist for the Ludlow Valve, Ross Valve and the Rensselaer Vale companies prior to that time.
Mr. Christensen was a member of the Danish Brotherhood in Troy.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Samia Christensen; a son, Daniel P. Christensen of Lansingburgh; a daughter, May Beth Thompson of Lansingburgh; four sisters, Gertrude Marble of Lansingburgh, Betty Smith of Oregon, Barbara Beecroft of Schaghticoke and Beverly Qua of Salem; and five grandchildren.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, 115th Street and Fourth Avenue.
Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Raymond F. Barker 
SCHENECTADY - Raymond F. Barker, 77, of Phoenix Avenue, died Wednesday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. Barker was a lifelong resident.
He was a 1942 graduate of the former Nott Terrace High School and was a Siena College graduate.
Mr. Barker was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Barker was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Yager Barker, whom he married Oct. 25, 1947; a son, Douglas Barker of Casper, Wyoming; a daughter, Lydia Barker of Schenectady; and two grandchildren.
There are no services scheduled.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to St. Clare's Hospital; Zion Lutheran Church; or the Pet Connection in care of WTEN.
Arrangements are by the Griswold Funeral Home.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Scott L. Gould 
DELANSON - Scott L. Gould, 43, of Church Road, died Tuesday at St. Peter's Hospital as a result of cancer.
Mr. Gould was born in Watertown and been a resident of Delanson for the past 10 years.
He served in the Army from 1976 to 1979.
Mr. Gould was a computer network engineer with Inter Media Communication of Albany.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Deanna L. Gould; two daughters, Julie McCarthy of Phoenix and Cathy Meyers of Delanson; a son, Richard Gould of Watertown; his mother, Eleanor Gould of Watertown; his father and stepmother, Kenneth and Gene Gould, both of Watertown; two brothers, Kenneth Gould of Webster and Bryan Gould of Brockport; a sister, Crystal Mesick of Erie, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie.
Calling hours are from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Verna `Auntie' Chagnon 
LATHAM - Mrs. Verna P. "Auntie" Chagnon, 85, of Old Niskayuna Road, died Wednesday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Chagnon was educated in the Colonie School District and lived in Colonie for more than 50 years.
She operated a truck farm with her husband on Old Niskayuna Road until 1996.
Mrs. Chagnon was a member of the Newtonville United Methodist Church.
She was the widow of Rudolph B. Chagnon.
Survivors include a brother, Burton Primett of Clifton Park.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bowen Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road.
Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

William Kraus Sr. 
RENSSELAER - William A. Kraus Sr., 70, of 4th Avenue, died Thursday at Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital in Albany after a long illness.
Born in New York City, Mr. Kraus had been a longtime New York City area resident before moving to the Capital District.
He worked in construction in New York City for many years.
Mr. Kraus was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was active in the adult day program at Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital and was a member of the U.S.S. Tripoli Association CVE-64.
Mr. Kraus was the widower of Rose Dara Kraus.
Survivors include a son, William Kraus of East Greenbush; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 50 Herrick St.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk.
Contributions may be made to the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital's adult day program, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

William S. Emigh 
BURNT HILLS - William S. Emigh, 81, of Roseland Boulevard, died at home Wednesday after a long illness.
Mr. Emigh was born in Rock City Falls and moved to Burnt Hills in the 1950s.
Mr. Emigh was an instrumentation technician for the General Electric Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1983.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe and Africa from 1943 to 1945.
Mr. Emigh attended Rock City Falls United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Sinnenberg Emigh, whom he married Sept. 13, 1952; a son, Paul W. Emigh of Rotterdam; a daughter, Mary C. Conklin of Burnt Hills; a brother, Harold Emigh of Rock City Falls; a sister, Dorothea Baker of Burnt Hills; and three grandchildren.
A service will be held at noon Saturday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, Glenville.
Calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Saratoga National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eddy Visiting Nurse Association in care of Northeast Health, Greene Medical Arts Center, 159 Jefferson Heights, Suite D 301, Catskill, NY 12414; or the American Lung Association, 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

William Holtman Jr. 
SCHENECTADY - Private services will be held for William T. Holtman Jr., 39, of Union Street, who died Thursday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Mr. Holtman had been a resident of this area for two years.
He had been a specialist in wiring alarms for the Merritt Security Co. of Baltimore for several years until becoming medically disabled.
Mr. Holtman was a Methodist.
Survivors include his parents, William T. Holtman Sr. and Dorothy Cluster Holtman, both of Baltimore, Md.; and a sister, Karen Cockrell of Baltimore, Md.
There are no calling hours.
Cremation will take place at Vale Crematory.
Arrangements are by the Feeley-Nuzback Funeral Home, Scotia.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Pasquale `Pat' Casaburi 
GLOVERSVILLE - Private services will be held for Pasquale F. "Pat" Casaburi, 86, of Route 349, who died Wednesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
Born in Gloversville, Mr. Casaburi was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Gloversville High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Casaburi was a self-employed construction worker and cattle dealer.
He owned several harness track race horses and was the recipient of numerous awards from the Saratoga Harness Track.
Mr. Casaburi was a member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church.
Survivors include his wife, Cecelia Kubran Casaburi, whom he married in 1938; two sisters, Ethel Salino of Gloversville and Autilio Young of Johnstown.
There are no calling hours.
Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the John W. Finocan Funeral Home.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Edward F. Aitken 
MEADVILLE, Pa. - Edward F. Aitken, 75, of Roger Ferry Road, died Jan. 2 at the Crawford County Care Center after a long illness.
Born in Long Island City, N.Y., Mr. Aitken was a 1942 graduate of Columbia High School in East Greenbush. He became an Eagle Scout in 1941 and was also a scout master.
Mr. Aitken served in the Navy, retiring in 1961 as a chief petty officer.
He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring in 1982.
Mr. Aitken was a member of the Harmonsburg United Methodist Church and was a former member of Trinity Reformed Church in Rotterdam and the Woestina Reformed Church in Rotterdam Junction.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Proper Aitken, whom he married June 27, 1948; a daughter, Bonnie Williamson of Amsterdam, N.Y.; two sons, Bruce and Scott Aitken, both of Meadville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Woestina Reformed Church, Rotterdam Junction.
Burial will be in Viewland Cemetery, Schenectady.
Local arrangements are by the De Stefano Funeral Home, Amsterdam.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]

Gladys Kipp 
HUDSON - Private cremation will take place for Mrs. Gladys Cook Kipp, 75, of Albany-Shaker Road, Colonie, formerly of Hudson, who died Thursday at the Albany County Nursing Home in Colonie after being stricken.
Born in Hudson, Mrs. Kipp was a longtime resident. She moved to the nursing home in September 2000.
She was a Catholic.
Mrs. Kipp worked at Universal Match for more than 30 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Dutcher of Burnt Hills and Barbara Szafran of Anadarko, Okla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Glenville Funeral Home in Glenville.
[Published 31-Mar-2001]


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