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Stanley Shaw, drummer, had jazz trio with wife 
COHOES - Stanley Shaw, a drummer who performed for many years with a jazz trio, died Sunday at Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital in Albany as a result of sensory periperal neuropathy. Mr Shaw, of Island View Road, was 74.
Mr. Shaw was born in the Washington Heights section of New York City.
He toured as a jazz drummer with the Hot Lips Page band. He studied with Cozy Cole and Saul Goodman and worked for CBS Radio with the Raymond Scott Orchestra.
Mr. Shaw was nicknamed "Rocky" after Louis Armstrong said that his drumming was "like a rock." He also sat in or worked with musicians Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Charlie Shavers, George Shearing, Dorothy Donegan and Lena Horne, among others.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Special Services from 1944 to 1946 and playing in the Navy band.
Mr. Shaw formed a trio with his wife, Lee Shaw, in 1961. The couple performed in Puerto Rico and in 1962 moved to New York City, where they performed in such clubs as Birdland, Downbeat, Embers, 5 Spot, Half Note and Village Vanguard. The trio performed at a March on Washington benefit for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Apollo Theater in the 1960s.
In late 1970, the trio was booked into the Diplomat on Route 9 in Latham. The couple moved to Cohoes in July 1971. They performed until 1992 when Mr. Shaw's illness prevented him from continuing to play.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Lee Shaw.
A service of spoken remembrances will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neuropathy Association, P.O. Box 26226, New York, NY 10087-6226.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Mildred Trautner, co-owned several meat markets in state 
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Mildred R. Trautner, who, with her husband owned and operated several meat markets in the Gloversville, Rome and Oneida areas, died Monday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Trautner, formerly of Franklyn Street, was 79.
Born in Marcy, Mrs. Trautner had lived in Rome before moving to Gloversville 12 years ago.
She was a high school graduate.
She was an Episcopalian.
Mrs. Trautner was a member of the New York State Harness Owners Racing Association.
Her husband, Kenneth J. Trautner, whom she married Sept. 28, 1939, died in 1982.
Survivors include two sons, John L. Trautner of Rome and Kenneth J. Trautner of Dennison, Texas; two daughters, Jeanne M. Mauro of Gloversville and Virginia A. Earing of Schenectady; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave.
There are no calling hours.
Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
Contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Northeast Associate Office, 125 Wolf Road, Suite 225, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Edward McClimans, owned McClimans Asphalt Paving 
HALFMOON - Edward M. McClimans, who owned and operated McClimans Asphalt Pav- ing, died Monday at St. Peter's Hospital after a short illness. Mr. McClimans, of Staniak Road, was 57.
Mr. McClimans was born in Jamestown, Pa.
He was a 1962 graduate of Jamestown High School and attended ITT Technical Institute in Columbus, Ohio.
He served in the Navy.
Mr. McClimans was a project manager for computer services for the Research Foundation of the State University of New York for more than 20 years until retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Stanley McClimans, whom he married June 29, 1986; three sons, Gregory Tripp of Las Vegas, Nev., Eric M. McClimans of Mechanicville and Justin Lenihan of Saratoga Springs; two brothers, Stanley McClimans of Kilgore, Texas, and Ronald McClimans of Jamestown, Pa.; two sisters, Barbara Randolph of Melbourne, Fla., and Rae Marie McLaughlin of Greenville, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Assumption-St. Paul Church in Mechanicville.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 7 to 9 tonight, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park.
Burial will be in Hudson View Cemetery, Mechanicville.
Contributions may be made to the oncology unit at St. Peter's Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Roger Kolberg Sr. 
GLENVILLE - Services were held for Roger C. Kolberg Sr., 53, of Pleasantview Avenue, who died Oct. 17 at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital in Albany after a long illness.
Born in Minot, N.D., Mr. Kolberg had lived in the Capital Region for the past 39 years. He was a graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central High School.
He was a route driver for Millbrook and later for Interstate Brands Inc. for many years before he became disabled in 1982.
Mr. Kolberg was a Lutheran.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Sharon Kolberg; two sons, Eric Kolberg and Roger C. Kolberg Jr., both of Glenville; and two sisters, Joy Struckness of Minot, N.D., and Jana Kolberg of Utah.
There are no calling hours.
Burial was in the Saratoga National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disability Advocates Inc., 5-7 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207.
Arrangements are by the White Funeral Home, Scotia.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Robert Knaupp 
NORTH GREENBUSH - Robert E. Knaupp, who was a mortgage broker for Hudson River Mortgage Company in Albany, died Monday at Albany Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home. Mr. Knaupp, of Zelenke Drive, was 41.
Born in Troy, Mr. Knaupp was a longtime city resident and had lived in North Greenbush for the past three years.
He attended Troy High School, Hudson Valley Community College and Empire State College. He was manager of the North Greenbush Men's Over 30 Basketball League.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Picarazzi Knaupp; a son, Robert John Knaupp of North Greenbush; a daughter, Carrie S. Knaupp of North Greenbush; his mother, Theresa Cushing Knaupp of Troy; and two brothers, John J. Knaupp of Troy and his twin, Richard A. Knaupp of Schenectady.
A service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Bryce Funeral Home, Pawling at Maple avenues in Troy, followed at 1 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Raymond Ellis 
ROTTERDAM - Raymond F. Ellis, who was a tool crib worker for the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, died Monday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness. Mr. Ellis, of Sherman Street, was 88.
Born in Oneonta, Mr. Ellis had lived in the Schenectady area since 1931. He was a graduate of Oneonta High School.
He was a member of Annie Schaeffer Senior Citizens, the General Electric Quarter Century Club and the Schenectady Masonic Lodge 1174.
His wife, Gladys Crary Ellis, died in 1991.
Survivors include two sisters, Frances E. Todd of Keene, N.H., and Edna Reel of Burdett; and a brother, Robert Ellis of Montello, Wis.
Spring burial will be in Ballston Spa Cemetery. There are no other services.
Contributions may be made to the Annie Schaeffer Senior Center or Community Hospice of Schenectady.
Arrangements are by the Griswold Funeral Home, Schenectady.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Olivia Wagner 
ALBANY - Olivia Brooke Wagner of Valley Drive, West Sand Lake, infant daughter of Maria Carbonaro and Robert R. Wagner, died Monday at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Survivors in addition to her parents include her maternal grandparents, Kathy and Joseph Carbonaro of Troy; and her paternal grandparents, Caron and Robert E. Wagner Jr. of West Sand Lake.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Cemetery. Attendees will meet at the Brunswick Road, Troy, gate before the service.
Arrangements by the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, West Sand Lake.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Mark E. Schwabrow 
AMSTERDAM - Private services will be held for Mark E. Schwabrow, 34, of Auriesville Road, town of Glen, who died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Schwabrow was a lifelong area resident and attended Fonda-Fultonville and Amsterdam schools.
He was a diesel mechanic and had recently worked at the Mohawk Valley Trucking and Leasing Co. of Amsterdam.
Mr. Schwabrow was a Protestant.
Survivors include two sons, Joshua Mark and Samuel Karl Schwabrow, both of Snow Camp, N.C.; a daughter, Julia Marie Schwabrow of Snow Camp, N.C.; his mother and stepfather, Claudia and Richard Bielecki of Amsterdam; his father and stepmother, Willis and Susan Schwabrow of Johnstown; a brother, Robert Schwabrow of Broadalbin; his maternal grandmother, Irene DeGroff of Amsterdam; and his paternal grandmother, Gretchen Schwabrow of Fort Plain.
Cremation will take place in Vale Cemetery Crematorium in Schenectady.
Contributions may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation in care of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Lisa Desell 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Lisa Desell, who was a bus aid for Northland Transportation, died Monday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Desell, of DeGraff Street, was 32.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Desell was a lifelong resident.
Mrs. Desell was a former member of Mont Pleasant Reformed Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald P. Desell, whom she married July 25, 1997; her mother, Katherine Taber Khah of Schenectady; two brothers, Eric R. and Raymond D. Lupinski Jr., both of Schenectady; two sisters, Linda Lupinski of Vero Beach, Fla., and Cindy Lupinski of Schenectady; and her grandmother, Margaret Taber of Schenectady.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bond Funeral Home, at Broadway and Guilderland Avenue.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Schenectady Memorial Park.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Leo Dalpe Sr. 
CLIFTON PARK - Leo P. Dalpe Sr., who worked at Iroquois Millwork in Albany for 32 years, died Tuesday at Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Dalpe, of Sitterly Road, was 77.
Born and educated in Cohoes, Mr. Dalpe lived in Waterford before moving to Clifton Park.
He retired from Iroquois Millwork in 1985. He was also employed by Barclay Home Products in Cohoes.
Mr. Dalpe was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a medical technician. He was a communicant of St. Anne's Church in Waterford and was a member of its Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Bechard Dalpe; a son, Leo P. Dalpe Jr. of Waterford; and two grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford, and at 9 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, Waterford.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

John Homiak Jr. 
PORTER CORNERS - John J. Homiak Jr., who was a printer for The Saratogian newspaper in Saratoga Springs for more than 25 years, died Tuesday at home after a short illness. Mr. Homiak, of Allen Road, was 65.
Born in Troy, Mr. Homiak lived in Porter Corners for many years. He was a 1955 graduate of Saratoga High School.
From 1955 to 1959, he was an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force.
Mr. Homiak was also an aircraft mechanic for the Air National Guard in Scotia, serving in the North and South Pole regions and the Azores Islands.
After retiring, he worked part time for the town of Greenfield.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Nancy Jones Homiak; his mother, Wilma Hoysradt Homiak of Greenfield Center; and a son, Daryl J. Homiak of Watertown, Mass.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Densmore Funeral Home, 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth, where a calling hour will begin at noon.
Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield Center.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or to the Porter Corners United Methodist Church, Box 60, Porter Corners, NY 12859.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Helen Lehman 
GLENVILLE - Private services will be held for Mrs. Helen W. Lehman, who was a clerk at the former Barney's store in Schenectady for many years. Mrs. Lehman, 86, of Wyatt Drive, died Monday at the Glendale Nursing Home after a short illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Lehman was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Lehman was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a Protestant.
Her husband of 51 years, Ernest W. Lehman, died in 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith Bell of Ballston Spa; a sister, Betty Fowler of Schenectady; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Cremation will take place at the Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by the White Funeral Home, Scotia.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Edward Bazan 
SCHENECTADY - Edward J. Bazan, who was a watch engineer for the General Electric Co. at its power station, died Tuesday at the Hallmark Nursing Center in Rotterdam. Mr. Bazan, formerly of Hendrickson Avenue, was 91.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Bazan was a longtime Schenectady resident.
He retired from GE in 1970.
Mr. Bazan served in the National Guard in the 1930s.
He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club.
Mr. Bazan was a member of the Church of Saint Adalbert and its Holy Name Society.
He was the widower of Jane Stuczko Bazan, who died in 1966.
Survivors include his wife, Stella Kania Bazan; two daughters, Patricia Sasenbury of Syracuse and Judith Costello of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Elizabeth Kelly and Virginia LaMalfa, both of Schenectady; a brother, Ernest Bazan of Rensselaer; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., followed at 11 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. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the church, 500 Lansing St., Schenectady, NY 12303.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Carolyn M. Stradone 
SCOTIA - Mrs. Carolyn M. Stradone, who was a cafeteria monitor at Scotia-Glenville High School, died Monday at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Mrs. Stradone, of Wallace Street, was 68.
Mrs. Stradone was born in Johnstown. She worked for the Carl Co. in Glenville for several years as an assistant sales manager.
Mrs. Stradone was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Retired Public Employees Association.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Raymond Stradone; a son, Mark Stradone of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a daughter, Raeann Stradone of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Alfred Alfini of Gloversville; two sisters, Anna Palmer of Schenectady and Marilyn Hamm of Cleveland, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
The services will be held on Friday at a time to be announced at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Joseph's Church, First Street.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Schenectady Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Northeastern New York, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205-3890; or to the American Diabetes Association, New York State Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Benito `Ben' Scocco 
GLOVERSVILLE - Benito A. "Ben" Scocco, who worked for the former Decca, now MCA, Record Co. for 39 years, died Monday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Mr. Scocco, of Lee Avenue, was 72.
Born in Flushing, Mr. Scocco graduated from high school there.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific on the USS Dayton.
He retired from Decca in 1993 as printing department manager.
He was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.
Mr. Scocco was a member of the Adirondack Printers Association, the Johnstown Moose lodge, the Johnstown Fifty-Plus Senior Citizens Club and the Moose Golf League. He was a former member of the Concordia Singing Society, Eagles Aerie and Catholic War Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Geri Priolo Scocco, whom he married Sept. 4, 1955; a daughter, Donna Mazzeo of Albany; a son, Pete Scocco of Gloversville; a sister, Theresa Mueller of Glen Cove; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., followed at 9:30 at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12205; or to the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church building fund, 149 S. Main St., GLoversville, NY 12078.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Angelo Colaruotolo 
DENNIS PORT, Mass. - Angelo Alexander Colaruotolo, who was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a medic, died Sunday at High Point Regional Hospital in North Carolina after a short illness. Mr. Colaruotolo, of Dennis Port, was 65.
Born in Cohoes, Mr. Colaruotolo was a Cohoes High School graduate.
Mr. Colaruotolo had been an independent furniture representative for the past 19 years and was a member of the Home Furnishing Association of New England.
He was the widower of Rose Colaruotolo.
Survivors include a son, Jay Colaruotolo of Michigan; two daughters, Pamela Kenyon of Schenectady and Stephanie Barrett of Ontario, Canada; six sisters, Carmella Carnibucci, Josephine Turcotte, Tina Riccio, and Alice Grilli, all of Cohoes, Frances DiTucci of Rochester, and Rose Marie DiTucci of Connecticut; two brothers, Frank Colaruotolo of Cohoes and Domiano Colaruotolo of North Troy; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Marra Funeral Home, corner of Remsen and Columbia streets, Cohoes, followed at 10 a.m. at St. Rita's Church, Cohoes, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kimberly House, P.O. Box 5808, High Point, N.C. 27262.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Adah Bobilin 
SCHENECTADY - Miss Adah Dorothy Bobilin, who was a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve for more than 20 years, died Monday at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home, after a long illness. Miss Bobilin, formerly of Elmer Avenue, was 81.
Born in Washington D.C., Miss Bobilin was a longtime Schenectady resident.
She earned a bachelor's degree in history.
Miss Bobilin received the World War II Victory Metal and the American Area Ribbon.
She was a Methodist.
Miss Bobilin is survived by a nephew, John Doyle of Willsboro.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baxter-Andrew Funeral Home, 1867 State St.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the German Methodist Cemetery.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Gordon Chesebro 
GLOVERSVILLE - A private service will be held for Gordon B. Chesebro, 67, of East Fulton Street, who was a floor-covering mechanic and carpenter in the Tri-City area. Mr. Cheseboro died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Chesebro was a former resident of Guilderland and Esperance. He attended school in Albany and Guilderland.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Westervelt Chesebro; two sons, Larry Chesebro of Sprakers and Ed Chesebro of Guilderland; a daughter, Jacquelyn Zimmer of Esperance; two sisters, Ruth Weldon of Colonie and Marion Furbeck of Guilderland; a brother, LeRoy Chesebro Jr. of Guilderland; and three grandchildren.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
Arrangements are by the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]

Jean Reid Acker 
TROY - Mrs. Jean Reid Acker, 86, of Burdett Avenue, died Saturday at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center after a long illness.
Born in Troy, Mrs. Acker had lived in Troy, Averill Park and Valley Falls. She had resided at the Eddy since 1994.
She was educated at Miss Thiessen's School in Troy; Emma Willard School; Smith College, where she earned her bachelor's degree; and the University at Albany, where she earned her master's degree.
Mrs. Acker worked for John L. Thompson for several years and later for the New York state Department of Commerce at the state library for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Troy Women's Club, Ilium Literary Club, Business and Professional Women, Troy Chromatic Concerts, Valley Falls Methodist Church and Church of the Covenant in Averill Park.
Mrs. Acker was the widow of Albert A. Acker.
Survivors include her sister, Eleanor Reid of Troy.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Covenant, Route 43, Averill Park.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Bryce Funeral Home, corner of Pawling and Maple avenues.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Capital District chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083.
[Published 7-Nov-2001]


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