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Claire Edwards of Corinth, bookkeeper, secretary, 83 
CORINTH - Mrs. Claire K. Edwards, 83, of Hamilton Avenue, died Monday at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born in the Bronx, Mrs. Edwards had lived in Yonkers for a few years before moving to Glens Falls in 1945. She moved to Corinth in 1949.
She was a 1935 graduate of Blessed Sacrament Academy in Yonkers and a 1939 graduate of Good Counsel College in White Plains, where she earned a bachelor's degree. She was president of the student council and received the Religion Award from the college president at graduation.
She worked at the Miller Secretary School in Manhattan for a few years until 1945, and later worked as the mill manager's secretary at the International Paper Co. from 1959 to 1977, when she retired.
Mrs. Edwards was also the bookkeeper for Brookhaven Golf Club from 1979 to 1991.
She was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Corinth for many years and was a member of its Altar Rosary Society, where she served as an officer. She was instrumental in establishing a Catholic Daughters Society at the church and served as grand regent for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert J. Edwards, whom she married Sept. 5, 1942; two sons, Michael J. Edwards of Georgetown, S.C., and Gerald P. Edwards of Cazenovia; two daughters, Teresa P. Schoeck of Portland, Ore., and Colette P. Podeszwa of Somerset, N.J.; three sisters, Marie Schultz of Schenorock, Colette Logigian of Levittown, Pa., and Patricia FitzPatrick of Lakehurst, N.J.; a brother, Donald Kelley of Leesburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; and a step-grandson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Corinth, 403 Palmer Ave.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 7 to 9 tonight at the Densmore Funeral Home, 7 Sherman Ave. The Rosary will be recited at 8 tonight at the funeral home by members of the church Altar Rosary Society.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the church, 403 Palmer Ave., Corinth, NY 12822; or the Heather Schoeck Memorial Fund, Outdoor School Foundation, P.O. Box 301039, Portland, OR 97294.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Dona Gray, managed Glove Theater, Vail Mills Drive-In 
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Dona Gray, who managed The Glove Theater,died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home. Mrs. Gray, formerly of Kingsboro Towers, was 82.
Born in Gloversville, Mrs. Gray was a graduate of Gloversville High School and was a lifelong area resident.
She was manager of The Glove Theater from 1957 until its closing. She was later manager of Vail Mills Drive-In from 1967 until its closing in 1989, upon which she retired.
Mrs. Gray was a Baptist.
She was a member of the Gloversville Women of the Moose and also served as its chief regent for two years. She was a member of the Fulton County Republican Club and the former Gloversville Elks Lodge.
Leonard B. Gray, whom she married June 12, 1937, died in 1991.
Survivors include a son, James L. Gray of Gloversville; a daughter, Dona Lee Fremmer of Gloversville; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at noon Thursday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Joan O'Sullivan, religious and political activist, 76 
SCHOHARIE - Mrs. Joan O'Sullivan, 76, formerly of Route 30, Schoharie-Central Bridge Road, died Monday at the Budd Terrace Nursing Home in Atlanta, Ga., after a long illness.
Mrs. O'Sullivan was born in New York City and had lived in Schoharie from 1968 to 1991. She later moved to California, Florida and Georgia.
She attended St. John's University in New York City, Grailville College in Ohio and the University at Albany.
In the 1940s, Mrs. O'Sullivan worked for Dorothy Day in the Manhattan headquarters of the Catholic Worker.
She became chairwoman of the Schoharie County Department of Social Services Advisory Committee in 1974. She served on the board of the Community Action Program, which helped bring more medical care to the Middleburgh-Schoharie area. Mrs. O'Sullivan served on the advisory committee of the Office for the Aging and represented Schoharie County in reports on nutrition to former President Carter. She also served as a New York state delegate to the 1981 White House Conference on the Aging.
She worked for Catholic Charities from 1979 to 1990. 
She and Marie Pracher founded Family and Community Services of Cobleskill, where they started the first program for training home health aides in upstate New York.
She was the inter-county home care recruitment coordinator for the Albany diocese.
Mrs. O'Sullivan was active in the right-to-life movement in the 1970s.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society. She was a religious education teacher for 16 years and served on Bishop Howard Hubbard's Albany Diocesan Pastoral Council. She was a delegate to the Washington, D.C., Conference on Diocesan Councils. Mrs. O'Sullivan professed as a Third Order Franciscan in 1983.
Survivors include four sons, Denis O'Sullivan of Melbourne, Fla., Kieran O'Sullivan of Portland, Ore., Sean O'Sullivan of Cambridge, Mass., and Chris O'Sullivan of Cotaki, Calif.; four daughters, Rez O'Sullivan of Chico, Calif., Doreen O'Sullivan of New York City, Anne O'Sullivan of Atlanta, Ga., and Katie O'Sullivan Pittman of Ashland, Ore.; a sister, Regina Kinny of Louisville, Ky.; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Main Street.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Langan Funeral Home, 227 Main St.
Burial will be in Old Stone Fort Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Family and Community Services, 41 W. Main St., Cobleskill, NY 12043.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Damian `Dewey' Gilchrist 
WATERVLIET - Damian P. "Dewey" Gilchrist, 40, of Third Avenue, Watervliet and Birch Avenue, Lake George, died Tuesday at his Watervliet home after a long illness.
Born in Troy, Mr. Gilchrist resided in both Watervliet and Loudonville.
He was a 1979 graduate of Shaker High School.
Mr. Gilchrist was a computer technician for Frasier Associates in Rensselaer for a number of years. He was also a CAD operator for Besha Engineering in Guilderland and worked for Tri-City Foods in Watervliet.
Most recently, Mr. Gilchrist was a computer technician for Alliant Food Service in Clifton Park.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Finn Gilchrist; a daughter, Noelle E. Gilchrist; a son, Damian J. Gilchrist; his mother, Eleanor Trimble Gilchrist of Watervliet; four brothers, John T. Gilchrist of Latham and David F., Mark R. and Evan F. Gilchrist, all of Watervliet; and a sister, Elizabeth G. Kelly of Discovery Bay, Calif.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, followed at 10 at St. Brigid's Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Mr. Gilchrist's uncle, the Reverand Frank Gilchrist.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake George.
Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Anna M. Ruberti 
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Anna M. Ruberti, 77, of Yale Street, died at home Monday after being stricken.
Born and educated in Gloversville, Mrs. Ruberti was a lifelong area resident.
She was a glove sewer for the former C.J. Bachner Glove Co. for several years.
Mrs. Ruberti was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Survivors include a brother, Albert P. Ruberti of Gloversville; and three sisters, Concetta Scoville and Ida T. Ruberti, both of Gloversville, and Jane Eaton of Johnstown.
A prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., followed at 9 at Sacred Heart Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern New York chapter, 11 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, NY 12078.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Delmar `DJ' Wock 
JOHNSTOWN - Delmar "DJ" Wock, who co-owned Wock's Luncheonette, died at home Monday after a long illness. Mr. Wock, of Old Trail Road, town of Mohawk, was 83.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Wock and his brother owned Wock's Luncheonette, first located at 100 W. Main St. and then at 21 W. Main St., until they retired in 1996.
Mr. Wock was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was active with the Pine Tree Rifle Club for many years.
He was also elected as a write-in candidate to the Johnstown Water Board and served several terms.
Margaret "Peg" Quigley Wock, whom he married April 23, 1939, died in 1968.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Wock of Rexford, Patrick Wock of Broadalbin and William K. Wock of Johnstown; his brother, William C. Wock of the town of Mohawk; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
There are no services or calling hours. Burial will be private.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010; or to charity.
Arrangements are by Barter & Donnan Funeral Home.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Edith Tracy 
COBLESKILL - Mrs. Edith Dubois Tracy, who was president of the city council of PTAs in Albany, died Monday at the Eden Park Health Care Center, after a long illness. She was 93.
Born in Germantown, Pa., Mrs. Tracy had lived in Albany for many years before moving to Eden Park in 1994.
She was a graduate of Albany Academy for Girls and attended Skidmore College, where she was a member of the track and basketball teams.
Mrs. Tracy was a principal statistical clerk for the New York state Department of Education for 15 years, retiring in 1975.
She was vice chairman of the National Foundation of the March of Dimes. She was also a committee member of the Albany Pinkster Tulip Celebration.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith O'Connor of Cobleskill; a son, Robert D. Tracy of Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 1 Chapel St.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Albany Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter, Howes Cave Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Edward Elias 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Edward M. Elias, who founded and served as a director of Penn State University's York Campus, died Tuesday at home after a long illness. Mr. Elias, of Spring Street, was 73.
Mr. Elias was born in Easton, Pa.
He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College and a master of arts degree from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Elias was an administrator for Penn State University.
He was one of the first honorary alumni of Penn State.
In 1984, Mr. Elias was a recipient of the John E. Wilkinson Award for Administrative Excellence.
He retired in 1985 after 35 years at the university.
Mr. Elias was a member of the National Racing Museum.
He was a Navy veteran and attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Survivors include his wife, Evangeline B. Elias; a son, Michael E. Elias of Brookline, Mass.; a daughter, Rosalind A. Singh of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Leigh N. Newbaker-Smith of Stockton, N.J., and Barbara Lynne Lesko of Charleston, S.C.; a stepson, Kenneth J. Newbaker of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.; a sister, Ella M. Burnard of Lake Hauto, Pa.; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
A committal service at Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, will be held on Friday at a time to be announced by the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, Clifton Park.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to Penn State University, York Campus, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, PA 17403; or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the Surgical Research Fund of the Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, WHT 506, Boston, Mass. 02114-2696.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Esther Kohn 
CLIFTON PARK - Mrs. Esther Ostrowsky Kohn, who worked for the New York state Insurance Department in Albany for 17 years, died Tuesday at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Kohn, of Overlook Pass, formerly of Albany and Delmar, was 90.
Born in Albany, Mrs. Kohn had lived in Chicago at one time.
She was a life member of Hadassah, a former member of Congregation Ohav Sholom in Albany and a member of United Order of True Sisters Abigail No. 3 in Albany.
Her husband, Moses Kohn, died in 1991.
Survivors include two daughters, Paula Bloch of Clifton Park and Tema Kohn of White Plains; a brother, Sidney Osten of Rochester; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 this morning at the Ohav Sholom Cemetery, Church Road, Guilderland.
The period of mourning will be observed through Sunday evening at 105A Overlook Pass.
Contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel, Albany.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Harry Leffler 
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - Harry K. Leffler, 72, of Rockledge, Fla., died at home Friday.
Born in Troy, Mr. Leffler moved to Florida in 1987.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a demolitions expert.
Mr. Leffler retired from the Watervliet Arsenal in 1984. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10097.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Ann Leffler; two daughters, Sandra Schuch of Rockledge and Lori Jewett of Fort Myers, Fla.; a son, William Leffler of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Ida Mae O'Bryan of Troy and Rosemond Mahoney of Clearwater, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at St. Mary's Church in Rockledge.
Contributions may be made to Wuesthoff Brevard-Hospice & Palliative Care, P.O. Box 560965, Rockledge, FL 32956.
Arrangements are by the Wylie-Baxley Funeral Homes.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Margaret Crouse 
GUILDERLAND - Private services will be held for Miss Margaret E. Crouse, 87, formerly of Washington, D.C., who died Saturday at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home after being stricken.
Born in Van Hornesville, Miss Crouse moved to Guilderland in 1920. She was a graduate of Milne High School and Mildred Elley Secretarial School.
She was a secretary for several Albany area businesses, including the Civil Aeronautics Administration. She held an administrative secretarial position with World Bank, travelling throughout Europe and Asia. She retired in 1976.
Survivors include a brother, Stuart H. Crouse of McKownville.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Thomas Mahan Sr. 
RENSSELAER - Thomas C. Mahan Sr., 78, of Grandview Drive, died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Albany.
Born in North Albany, Mr. Mahan had lived in Albany for more than 20 years. He also lived in North Greenbush for more than 40 years and had lived in Rensselaer for the past four years.
He delivered bread for the Freihofer Baking Co. and newspapers for the Albany Times Union. He was a cab driver for Al's Taxi Co. He worked for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 117, from 1957 until his retirement in 1975.
Mr. Mahan was a member of the Guilderland Elks for 25 years and had been a member of the Troy Elks Lodge 141 for the past two years. He was a member of the Tri City Singles.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Malatesta and Nadine H. Mahan, both of Rensselaer, and Marialana Sapienza of Latham; four sons, Thomas C. Mahan Jr. of Guilderland, Peter J. Mahan of Berne, William T. Mahan of East Greenbush and Sante L. Mahan of Delmar; a brother, Joseph Mahan of Latham; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and his companion, Jane Blackman of Schenectady.
Services will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Parker Brothers Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, followed at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, North Albany, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
Contributions may be made to the Albany Dialysis Center, 64 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12204.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Dorothy Bleekman 
FULTONVILLE - Mrs. Dorothy Bleekman, who had been a member of the Ames-Strout Brook Methodist Church for more than 60 years, died Tuesday at Dawn Crest Nursing Home, Fultonville, where she had lived since May. Mrs. Bleekman, formerly of West Grand Street, Palatine Bridge, was 88.
Born in Ames, Mrs. Bleekman moved to Palatine Bridge in 1950. She and her husband wintered in Florida. She worked for Beech-Nut Life Savers in Canajoharie for 40 years.
Mrs. Bleekman had been a member of the Ames-Sprout Brook Methodist Church since age 12. She was a member of the Cross Trail's Square Dancing Club and several other square-dancing clubs over the years.
Oliver Bleekman, whom she married June 24, 1950, died in 1992.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Elizabeth Yager 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Elizabeth M. Yager, 82, formerly of Woodrow Road, died Monday at Montgomery Meadows, where she had been a resident.
Born and educated in Amsterdam, Mrs. Yager had been a lifelong area resident.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Yager was a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church.
William A. Yager, whom she married March 9, 1946, died in 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda C. Mosconi of Gloversville; two sisters, Katherine Antonewicz of Amsterdam and Lillian Jacyna of Reston, Va.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Office of the Burial of the Dead will be read at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Division Street.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave.
Burial will be in Hagaman Cemetery, Hagaman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Frederick Flower Sr. 
DELANSON - Frederick J. Flower Sr., who was a former member of the Delanson Fire Co., died Monday at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Flower, of North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Delanson, was 49.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. Flower was a longtime Delanson resident and attended Duanesburg Central School. He moved to Florida in 1996.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a lifelong mechanic, last working at Anker's Construction in North Fort Myers.
Survivors include a son, Frederick J. Flower Jr. of Owensboro, Ky.; a daughter, Shannon Fulkenson of Owensboro, Ky.; his parents, John and Harriet Moore Flower of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Robert G. Flower Sr. of Delanson and Willard Bink of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a sister, Marguerite Heath of Altamont; and a grandson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the White-Van Buren Funeral Home, 1779 Main St.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Quaker Street.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Jane Maksail 
LARGO, Fla. - A Mass of Christian burial for Jane Maksail, 92, who died June 26 in Largo, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Saint Adalbert, Lansing Street, Schenectady.
Arrangements are by the Glenville Funeral Home, Glenville.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

John W. Howard 
BAREFOOT BAY, Fla. - John W. Howard, who was an Army veteran of the Korean War, died at home Monday after a long illness. Mr. Howard, of Barefoot Bay, Fla., was 65.
Born in Saratoga Springs, Mr. Howard moved from Burnt Hills to Barefoot Bay in 1996.
He retired from the General Electric Co. in Schenectady.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Sebastian, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Howard; two sons, Jeffrey Howard of Sebring, Fla., and Stefan Howard of Whitefish, Mont.; a daughter, Ellen Howard of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his mother, Ellen Bunyan of New York; four sisters, Beverly Clarke, Marie Figueroa, Betty Wolfe and Mary Vessells, all of New York; and two grandchildren.
There are no services scheduled.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne, FL 32904; or the Petals and Palm Club, 434 Kumquat Drive, Barefoot Bay, FL 32976.
Arrangements were by Indian River Cremation, Vero Beach, Fla.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Judith Allen 
CHARLTON - Mrs. Judith Shoemaker Allen, who was a cheerleader coach/advisor for several area schools, died Monday at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Allen, of Crawford Drive, was 64.
Born in Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Allen had lived in Charlton for 37 years. She was a 1954 graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Mich.
Mrs. Allen was a cheerleader coach/adviser for Union College in Schenectady, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and Burnt Hills Pop Warner Football. She was also a purebred dog breeder.
Mrs. Allen was a host for New York City Fresh Air Children for 10 years and a local chairman for three years. She was a cheerleader competition and tryout judge, and an exercise instructor.
She was a member of Burnt Hills United Methodist Church and its choir. She was also a confirmation class teacher.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Richard R. Allen; a daughter, Richelle J. Modic of Bethlehem, Pa.; a son, Randal J. Allen of Fairfield, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Group in care of Caring Together, 167 Winnie Road, Delmar, NY 12054.
Arrangements are by the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, Ballston Lake.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Lorraine Maynard 
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Mrs. Lorraine Kelly Maynard, who held many volunteer positions with the Hudson Valley Girl Scout Council in Albany, died Tuesday at Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, N.J., after a long illness. Mrs. Maynard, of Hackettstown, N.J., was 89.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Maynard had lived in Albany before moving to Colombia, South America. In 1963, she moved to Allendale, N.J., and in 1980 to Hackettstown, where she had lived with her daughter.
She was a graduate of Ellis Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse.
Mrs. Maynard was a member of St. Helen's Church in Niskayuna.
Her husband, Dudley E. Maynard, died in 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Marianne Maynard of Allendale, N.J., and Lorraine Maynard of Hackettstown, N.J.
A service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., Schenectady, followed at 9 a.m. at St. Helen's CHurch, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 3 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Marcia Dibble 
JOHNSTOWN - Mrs. Marcia Dibble, 81, of Prospect Street, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Extension Health Care Facility after a long illness.
Born and educated in Cobleskill, Mrs. Dibble was a homemaker.
She was a Protestant.
Mrs. Dibble was a member of the Johnstown 50 Plus Senior Citizen Center.
Her husband, Floyd Dibble, whom she married in 1941, died in 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Wesley and Lloyd Dibble, both of St. Johnsville; a daughter, Maryann Butler of Johnstown; two brothers, Robert Borest of Florida and Stanley Borest of Cobleskill; two sisters, Beatrice Winnie of Albany and Irene Snyder of Cobleskill; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or to charity.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Mary Cuoco 
WARWICK, R.I. - Mrs. Mary Mollica Cuoco, 86, formerly of Schenectady, died Saturday at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J.
Born and educated in Schenectady, Mrs. Cuoco was a graduate of the old Schenectady High School. She moved to Warwick in 1995.
She worked with her husband for many years in the family business, Artic Freeze Co. She was also a homemaker.
Mrs. Cuoco was a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Rotterdam.
She was a communicant of St. Madeleine-Sophie Roman Catholic Church in Rotterdam.
Michael J. Cuoco, whom she married Sept. 11, 1938, died in 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane J. Considine of Bridgewater, N.J., and Joan E. DeMarco of Warwick, R.I.; a sister, Thomasina Ferrucci of Charlton; and two grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Madeleine-Sophie Roman Catholic Church, Carman Road, Rotterdam.
Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Central Avenue, Colonie.
Contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Schenectady.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Pearl Canfield 
BROADALBIN - Mrs. Pearl L. Canfield, who worked at the Nathan Littauer Hospital for 29 years, died Monday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a short illness. Mrs. Canfield, of Spring Street, was 64.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Canfield attended schools in Ballston Spa. She lived in Broadalbin since 1955.
Mrs. Canfield began as a nursing assistant and later became a ward clerk at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. She retired in 1999.
She was a former member of the Broadalbin United Methodist Church and its Miriam Class.
Mrs. Canfield was also a former member of the Kennyetto Fire Company Women's Auxiliary. She was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8690 auxiliary; and a member of the American Legion Post 337 auxiliary.
Mrs. Canfield was a member of several area bowling leagues including the Busy Bees and the Rolling Twenties.
She was a member of the 1976 Sisters of the Brush.
Her husband, Clarence W. Canfield Jr., whom she married Feb. 11, 1955, died this past February.
Survivors include two daughters, Joy C. Canfield of Amsterdam and Judy A. Akers of Latham; a brother, William Coon of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Joan Marie Coon of Broadalbin; and a granddaughter.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St.
Burial will be in Briggs Cemetery, Ballston Spa.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

Sarah Jane Wagner 
BRUNSWICK - Mrs. Sarah Jane Holland Wagner, 81, of McChesney Avenue Extension, died Tuesday at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a short illness.
Born in Troy, Mrs. Wagner was a lifelong area resident and was a graduate of Troy High School.
She retired from Quality Food Management in Troy after 15 years.
Mrs. Wagner was a member of Brunswick Seniors.
She was the widow of Clarence Joseph Wagner.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Ann Horton of Melrose; two sons, Joseph Edward Wagner of Melrose and William Francis Wagner of Center Brunswick; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bryce Funeral Home, corner of Pawling at Maple Avenue, Troy.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]

William Macmillan 
COLONIE - William A. Macmillan, 65, of Ahl Avenue, died Tuesday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.
Born in North Adams, Mass., Mr. Macmillan had lived in Colonie for more than 25 years.
He was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1952 to 1955.
Mr. Macmillan was a member of Laborers Local 190 in Albany.
Survivors include a son, Daniel W. Macmillan of Albany; his mother, Gerildean Neubauer of Albany; a brother, Oscar Neubauer of Albany; two sisters, Jeri Wilcox and Louisa Neubauer of Albany; four stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; and his companion, Dorothy Murphy of Schenectady.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.
[Published 1-Aug-2001]


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