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Ruth Lundequist Steindl, worked at Valley Hospital 
SCOTIA - Mrs. Ruth Lundequist Steindl, who worked at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood for 17 years, died Wednesday after a long illness. Mrs. Steindl, of Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Socha Plaza, was 85.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Steindl lived in Ridgewood, N.J., before moving to Glenville in 1988.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgewood and the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Glenville.
Mrs. Steindl was a member of the Residence Council of the Kingsway Manor in Schenectady.
Her husband, Frederick Steindl, whom she married July 24, 1940, died in 1991.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Kellyhouse of Burnt Hills and Virginia Meyer of Lowell, Mass.; a brother, Richard Lundequist of Montauk; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 547 Saratoga Road, East Glenville. A calling hour will precede the service in the Fireside Room of the church.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308 or the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 297 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, NY 12302.
Arrangements are by the Glenville Funeral Home.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Charles Goldstock, active in politics, owned businesses 
NISKAYUNA - Charles Goldstock, who had owned businesses in Schenectady, died Thursday at Ellis Hospital. Mr. Goldstock, of St. David's Lane, was 66.
Mr. Goldstock was born and educated in Schenectady.
He was co-owner of Goldstock's Sporting Goods on Broadway in downtown Schenectady until 1980 and owner and operator of Star Liquor on State Street from 1980 until 1989.
He had been a code enforcement officer for the town of Niskayuna since 1989.
Mr. Goldstock was a former member of the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department. He was active in the Schenectady County Democratic Party and was a recent chairman of the Conservative Party of the town of Niskayuna.
He was also on the committee for the Nott Terrace High School Class of 1953.
Survivors include two sons, Ross Goldstock of Ballston Spa and Brett Goldstock of San Diego; a daughter, Judi Goldstock of New Canaan, Conn.; a brother, Harvey Goldstock of Maryland; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and his companion, Gerri Parillo of Albany.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Congregation Agudat Achim, 2117 Union St.
A calling period will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the synagogue.
Burial will be in Agudat Achim Cemetery in Rotterdam.
The period of mourning will be observed at the Goldstock residence, 498 St. David's Lane, Niskayuna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Judd Goldstock Scholarship Fund in care of Niskayuna High School, 2566 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309.
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel in Albany.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Celistany Smith Raymond, 94, educator, social activist 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Celistany Smith Raymond, who was the recipient of a national award in 1988 for her work for children, died Oct. 12 at Ellis Hospital Long Term Care after a short illness. Mrs. Raymond, of University Place, was 94.
Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. Raymond moved to the local area in 1950. She attended the University of Michigan and received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley.
She was a research assistant in the Character Research Project at Union College under Prof. Ernest Ligon. During the mid-1960s, Mrs. Raymond became the coordinator of parent education for Schenectady Public Schools until retiring in 1971.
Mrs. Raymond was actively involved in setting up day care and Head Start programs in the city and served as a consultant to cooperative nursery schools and Head Start Day Care.
She was a member of the Parent Education Network established by the New York state Department of Education. She served on the local board for Community Coordinated Child Care. She served on the New York state Council for Children Legislative Committee in the 1970s and 80s, mostly on issues for increased day care programs. She was editor and consulting editor for the New York Early Education Reporter and for the newsletter of the NYS Association for the Education of Young Children.
She was the recipient of the Lewis Hine Award in 1988 from the National Child Labor Committee. She was nominated for the award by the Human Service Planning Council because of her work for children.
Mrs. Raymond was a member of the First Unitarian Society since 1961. She served on the society's board of trustees and its Women's Alliance. The alliance enrolled her as a member of the Clara Barton Sisterhood. She served until June of last year. Mrs. Raymond served on the Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) and was an active member of the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM), the Human Services Planning Council Friends of Human Service and the American Association of University Women.
Survivors include a son, John S. Raymond of Shelbyville, Texas; a daughter, Susan Raymond Vogel of Worcester, Mass.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave.
There are no calling hours.
Cremation was at Vale Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to SCAP, 433 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305 or the SICM Food Pantry, 930 Albany St., Schenectady, NY 12307.
Arrangements are by the Feeley-Nuzback Funeral Home, Scotia.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

John A. Mastriani, 51, was makeup director for ABC 
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - John Anthony Mastriani, who was director of makeup and hair for the ABC news and sports divisions in Washington D.C., died Wednesday at Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Mastrini, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Schenectady, was 51.
Mr. Mastriani was born in Schenectady.
He was a graduate of Georgetown University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He also attended the University of Toronto.
Mr. Mastriani co-owned the Gold Star Emporium and Gold Star Wines in downtown Fredericksburg, which he established in 1990.
He was the first personal services professional hired by a national news organization, CBS News in New York. He pioneered techniques to adapt the application of theatre makeup within the on-camera television environment and developed his own line of makeup designed specifically for television personalities. He also taught theatre and medieval arts at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
He was instrumental in the organization of several fund-raisers at Gold Star Emporium benefitting local charities, including Hospice Support Care, FAHAS and others. He also organized and hosted a high school student art show at Gold Star for several years.
Survivors include his companion of 27 years, Michael Warner of Fredericksburg; and his father, Anthony Mastriani of Schenectady.
A memorial service in Schenectady will be scheduled at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Silver Foundation, P.O. Box 7566, Fredericksburg, VA 22404, attn. Mastriani/Warner Fund.
Arrangements are by the Found and Sons Funeral Chapel.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Linda Lee Willey-McGrath, cited for volunteer efforts 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Linda Lee Willey-McGrath, who was honored by former president Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton for her volunteerism to the American Cancer Society, died at home Nov. 2 as a result of cancer. Mrs. Willey-McGrath, of Eighth Avenue, was 43.
Born and educated in Schenectady, Mrs. Willey-McGrath was a graduate of the former Linton High School.
She was an Army veteran, serving in the medical corps, where she received several medals for expertise with grenades and marksmanship.
Mrs. Willey-McGrath worked for the Golub Corporation, working in the deli department of the Colonie Price Chopper for more than 20 years.
She was a nature photographer and sold her pictures and craft products through Wannamore Novelty Enterprises, which she owned and operated.
Mrs. Willey-McGrath was an herbalist and studied under Jean Viggiari at the School of Herbalogy in Naples, Fla. She was a member of the New East Herbal Association.
She worked on several human rights committees for struggles of American Indians and the Irish peace accord. She supported several children of the Lakota Indian Nation to attend St. Joseph's School in Chamber, S.D. She also worked for better education for American Indian children.
Mrs. Willey-McGrath was an animal rights advocate associated with the Humane Society. She was also an environmentalist and a member of Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady.
She was made Honorary Queen in a Celtic ceremony for her bravery and spirit for life with the Ancient Order of the Hibernians of Albany. She also appeared on the "Proud to Be Irish" radio program.
Survivors include her husband, Hank McGrath; her mother, Gertrude Stanton-Willey of Schenectady; two sisters, Catherine Ghikas and Madeline Purdy, both of Schenectady; and two brothers, Stanley Purdy of Rome and John Purdy of Schenectady.
An anatomical gift has been made to further medical and cancer research.
Services with military honors will be held at the Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Saratoga at a later date.
Contributions may be made to the Irish Cancer Society, 5 Northcumberland Road, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Arrangements are by the Daly Funeral Home.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Angelo Ippolito 
NEW YORK - Angelo Ippolito, a painter and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery, which was part of the New York School of Abstract Expressionists in the 1950s, died Oct. 29 of a stroke in Johnson City, N.Y. He was 79.
Ippolito, who was born in Italy, came to New York at age 9. His paintings are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Augustine Lenz 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Augustine Lenz, 86, of Hull Road, died Wednesday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pampeln, Latvia, Mrs. Lenz lived in Germany before relocating to this country in 1951.
She worked on the family farm.
Mrs. Lenz was a Lutheran.
Her husband, Gustav Lenz, died in 1964.
Survivors include five sons, Helmar Lenz of Hagaman, Albert Lenz of the town of Florida, Karl Lenz of Carlisle, Gustav Lenz of Kansas and Bernhardt Lenz of Galway; four daughters, Susanna Kadur of Sprakers, Deinta Benton of Mayfield, Elizabeth Orzlek of Sprakers and Helga Wallters of Sharon Springs; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Deanna Burke Baucom 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Deanna Burke Baucom, 57, of Prospect Street, died Wednesday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born and educated in Schenectady, Mrs. Baucom was a graduate of Linton High School.
She was a secretary at the University at Albany. Mrs. Baucom was also a keypunch operator at the New York state Department of Taxation and Finance. She was a computer operator for the Nabisco Co. at one time. From 1968 to 1976, Mrs. Baucom was a bus driver for the Capital District Transportation Authority. Mrs. Baucom was also an executive secretary for four years for the American Association of Retired Persons in Glenville.
Her husband, Joseph J. Baucom, whom she married March 9, 1963, died in 1977.
Survivors include two daughters, Deana Baucom and Tracy Baucom, both of Schenectady, and her mother, Dora Burke of Scotia.
The services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Union at North Jay streets, Schenectady.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Barkersville Cemetery, Barkersville.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Earl Powles 
CHATHAM, Mass. - Earl Powles, 74, of South Chatham, formerly of Schenectady, died Thursday at Cape Cod Hospital.
Born and raised in Schenectady, Mr. Powles was a 1947 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School.
He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946.
Mr. Powles worked for Kalteux Bros. Plumbing and Heating in Schenectady from 1947 to 1964 and at Hoyes Plumbing and Heating in Albany from 1964 to 1965. Subsequently, Mr. Powles was employed by the Security Supply Corp. in Schenectady from 1965 until retiring in 1993. He moved to Cape Cod after his retirement in 1993.
He was a member of the South Chatham Community Church and its board of trustees.
Mr. Powles was a member of the Chatham Retired Men's Club and the South Chatham Village Hall. He was a volunteer at the Atwood House Museum.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Sterling Powles, whom he married in 1947; two sons, Brian E. Powles of Delanson and Mark R. Powles of Sharpsburg, Ga.; a daughter, Linda B. Lawler of Rochester; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the South Chatham Community Church, Main Street, Chatham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Chatham Community Church, Main Street, South Chatham, MA 02659, or to charity.
Arrangements are by the Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Emory Blowers 
JOHNSTOWN - Private services will be held for Emory C. Blowers, who worked for the White Mop Wringer Co. in Fultonville for 35 years. He died Wednesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after a short illness. Mr. Blowers, of South Market Street, was 81.
Mr. Blowers was born in Edinburg.
He was a veteran of the Army Air Forces, which later became the 82nd Air Force, serving as a maintenance mechanic at a P-47 base stationed at a former British base in Duxford, near Cambridge, England.
Mr. Blowers retired in 1982.
He was a member of the sheet metal workers union.
Survivors include his wife, Mitzi Portolano Blowers, whom he married June 30, 1979; a daughter, Debra Crawford of Gloversville; a stepdaughter, Patricia Van Heusen of Gloversville; two stepsons, George Kenyon of Fonda and Albert Kenyon of Saratoga Springs; and several grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.
Arrangements are by the A.G. Cole Funeral Home.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Blanche Fuller 
PALATINE BRIDGE - Mrs. Blanche K. Fuller, 90, formerly of Canajoharie, died Thursday at the Palatine Nursing Home.
Born in Canajoharie, Mrs. Fuller was a lifelong area resident who attended local schools.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Fuller was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was the widow of Leon G. Spraker.
Survivors include her husband, William C. Fuller, whom she married in 1972, and two stepdaughters, Nancy Anderson of Washington state and Judy Clancy of South Carolina.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Canajoharie Falls Cemetery, Canajoharie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

E. Philip Roddy 
SCHENECTADY - E. Philip Roddy, 64, of Princetown Road, Rotterdam, died Thursday at Ellis Hospital.
Born in Troy, Mr. Roddy moved to Schenectady in 1966.
He was a 1956 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy.
Mr. Roddy was retired.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Costello Roddy; two daughters, Kimberly Roddy-Miele and Katherine Roddy, both of Scotia; three sons, Philip and David Roddy, both of Schenectady, and Stephen Roddy of Scotia; three brothers, William Roddy of Waterford, Donald Roddy of Saratoga Springs and Larry Roddy of South Carolina; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A private memorial service will be held in Oakwood Chapel in Troy for immediate family.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12205; or Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.
Arrangements are by the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home in Troy.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Earle K. Moore, lawyer 
NEW YORK - Earle K. "Dick" Moore, a lawyer who won a landmark 1964 suit challenging the license renewal of a Mississippi television station for discriminating against blacks, died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 79.
In 1964, Moore became involved with an effort to challenge the license renewal of WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss., an NBC affiliate.
He applied what at that time was a radical interpretation of communications law: that TV stations were obligated to serve their viewers in the public interest.
Moore first petitioned the Federal Communications Commission over the license.
Rejected by the FCC, he waged a successful court fight to bring in new ownership for the station's license.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Eleanor Lanzi Mancini 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Eleanor Lanzi Mancini, who was an inspector for the General Electric Co. for 15 years before retiring, died Thursday at Glens Falls Hospital. Mrs. Mancini, of Romeyn Avenue, was 76.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Mancini attended local schools.
Mrs. Mancini volunteered for the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Wilkinson Health Care Facility Activities Department. She volunteered as a cook for retreats at the Auriesville Shrine of North American Martyrs.
She was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church and a member of the church choir.
Adam T. Mancini Sr., whom she married Aug. 22, 1948, died in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Adam Mancini of Amsterdam; two daughters, Cristina Harter of Stamford, Conn., and Geri Mancini of Guilford, Conn.; two brothers, Lawrence Lanzi of Amsterdam and Herman S. Lanzi of Parrish, Fla.; two sisters, Louise LoBalbo and Madeline Duchessi, both of Amsterdam; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave.
Private burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Auriesville Shrine or the Amsterdam Library, both in care of the funeral home.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

John D. Hoffey 
AMSTERDAM - John D. Hoffey, who owned and operated the former Jack Frost Motel and the Palatine Bridge Motel in Palatine Bridge for many years, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Hoffey, of Woodrow Road, was 55.
Mr. Hoffey was born and educated in Poughkeepsie.
He moved to the Palatine Bridge area in the late 1960s. He had resided in Amsterdam since retiring.
He was in the Army, serving in Korea from 1964 to 1968.
he was a member of the former Club East.
Survivors include a son, John Hoffey Jr. of Saugerties; a brother, James Maher of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, JoAnn Maher of Millbrook and Marilyn Bialise of Clinton Corners; a grandchild; five step-grandchildren; and his companion of six years, Linette Skonieczny of Amsterdam.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave.
A calling hour will precede the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Amsterdam or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Joseph F. DiFabbio 
ROTTERDAM - Joseph F. DiFabbio, who was a mason for more than 50 years for the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Union in Albany, died Thursday at his daughter's home in Glenville after a short illness. Mr. DiFabbio, of Edgewood Avenue, was 90.
Born in Citta Sant-Angelo, Italy, Mr. DiFabbio lived in Rotterdam for more than 50 years.
Mr. DiFabbio was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
His wife, Mary Gallucci DiFabbio, whom he married June 26, 1935, died in 1977.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence F. DiFabbio of Schenectady; three daughters, Deanna Capovani of Glenville, Camille Brady of Georgetown, Mass. and Louise DiFabbio of Schenectady; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Princetown Road.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in St. Cyrils Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady, 400 Craig St., Schenectady, NY 12307.
Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Louis P. Martin 
TROY - Louis Paul Martin, 71, of Calhoun Drive, died Wednesday at home.
Mr. Martin was born in Watervliet and graduated from Watervliet High School.
He was a truck and bus driver for Trailways in Albany and worked at the Northway Exchange in Clifton Park. He also worked in the maintenance department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 13 years before retiring.
Mr. Martin served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. He was a member of the Waterford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He was a member of the Friends of the Oakwood Cemetery Association and a former member of the Latham Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Dufresne Martin, whom he married July 2, 1978; three sons, Paul Martin of Alabama, Bruce Martin of Reading, Pa., and Robert McIntosh of Greenfield Center; three daughters, Rose Stevens of Gansevoort, Lynn Morey of Tampa, Fla., and Lisa Martin of Troy; a sister, Rosemarie Pemrick of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dunn Funeral Home, 319 Park Ave., Mechanicville. Calling hours are from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144; or the Melrose Fire Department, Route 40, Melrose, NY 12121.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Marian Premerlani 
SCOTIA - Mrs. Marian McLain Premerlani, who was head housekeeper and hostess at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass. for 20 years, died Tuesday at the Baptist Health Center. Mrs. Premerlani, of Woodhaven Drive, was 89.
Mrs. Premerlani was born in Great Barrington, Mass.
She was a former employee of Rising Paper Mills.
Mrs. Premerlani worked at the Glenville McDonald's restaurant from 1985 to 1995. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church in Housatonic, Mass., and the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville.
Her husband, Peter Premerlani, died in 1964.
Survivors include a son, Dr. William Premerlani of Glenville; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, Glenville.
Burial will be in St. Bridgit's Cemetery, Great Barrington.
Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Northeastern New York Chapter, 6 Greenwood Drive, East Greenbush, NY 12061.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Mildred Schultz 
FONDA - Private services will be held for Miss Mildred R. Schultz, 79, of Barber Street, who died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a short illness.
Born in Albany, Miss Schultz was a graduate of Albany High School. She moved to Fonda in 1974.
Miss Schultz was a lab technician for the New York state Department of Health in Albany. She was later a weekend cook and housekeeper for the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda.
She was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include a brother, Herbie Schultz of Albany; and three sisters, Margaret Rakebrano of Westmere, Pearl Bensinger of Albany and Jean Schultz of California.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Albany.
Arrangements are by the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, Fultonville.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Rita Macken 
WATERVLIET - Mrs. Rita Corbett Macken, 75, of Watervliet, died on Wednesday.
Mrs. Macken was born in Watervliet and moved to Latham in 1938. She returned to Watervliet in 1972.
Mrs. Macken worked for the Cluett & Peabody Co. in Troy for 12 years. She subsequently worked for the state Department of Health for more than 10 years, retiring in 1986.
She was a communicant of St. Brigid's Church and a member of its Rosary Society. She was a former member of the St. Ambrose Altar Rosary Society.
Mrs. Macken was a member of the Southern Tier Senior Center in Schodack and the Dyken Pond Lake Association.
She was the widow of John J. Corbett and Theodore D. Macken.
Survivors include two daughters, Marian R. Corbett and Rita A. Fahr, both of Watervliet; two sons, John J. Corbett of Portsmouth, R.I., and Edward J. Macken of Watervliet; a brother, Joseph T. Hogan of Latham; a sister, Charlene Leach of Stuyvesant; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham, and at 11 at St. Brigid's Church, Fourth Avenue, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours are from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Robert L. Simon Sr. 
MELROSE - Robert L. Simon Sr., who was a supervisor in the plastics recycling department of Ultrepet of Albany for more than 30 years, died Wednesday at Albany Medical Center Hospital after being stricken at home. Mr. Simon, of Gutbrodt Road, was 63.
Born in the Grants Hollow section of Melrose, Mr. Simon was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School.
He was a member of the Needle Traders Local Union of Albany for more than 30 years.
Mr. Simon was a member of the Melrose Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
He was a member of the Army National Guard in Troy. He was also a local craftsman who had built several homes in the Melrose area.
Mr. Simon was a member of the Melrose United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Campbell Simon, whom he married Nov. 23, 1963; four sons, Edward M. and Robert L. Simon Jr., both of Melrose, Nelson G. Simon of Schaghticoke and John L. Simon of Valley Falls; his mother, Grace DeLong McChesney of Watervliet; two brothers, John Simon of Stillwater and Phillip Simon of Melrose; two sisters, Anna Williams of Colonie and Maxine Cunningham of Melrose; and eight grandchildren.
The services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chase Funeral Home, 173 Main St., Schaghticoke. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 41, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 or the Melrose Fire Department, Melrose, NY 12121.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Irving Figelman 
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Irving Figelman, who was the former owner of I. Figelman and Son, dealers in scrap metals, died Oct. 28 at his Hollywood home after a long illness. Mr. Figelman, formerly of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was 86.
Born in New York City, Mr. Figelman was a 1934 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. He lived in Saratoga Springs for nearly 50 years before relocating to Florida in 1966.
He was a member of the Jewish Community Center and the Masonic Lodge, both in Saratoga Springs. He was also an anchorman on the B'nai B'rith bowling team.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Figelman; two daughters, Adele Abrahamse of Charlottesville, Va., and Anita Zatz of Boca Raton, Fla.; two brothers, Sol and Morris Figelman, both of Saratoga Springs; two sisters, Bertha Garbarsky of Queens and Betty Keveles of Sunrise, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Burial was in Temple Beth El Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Riverside-Gordon Memorial Chapel.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]

Randy J. Stata 
CAIRO - Randy J. Stata, who was a line foreman in the telephone and cable television industry, died Tuesday in Rhode Island as a result of a work-related accident. Mr. Stata, formerly of Stillwater, was 34.
Born in Troy, Mr. Stata was raised in Stillwater and attended Stillwater Central School. He also completed electrical training.
He worked for the Catskill Mountain Communications Co., for the past five years. Previously, he worked for the former Statewide Cable Co. of Stillwater.
Survivors include his wife, Alyssa Hodor; a son, Ryan Stata of Cairo; a daughter, Lacy Stata of Cairo; his mother, Diana Burgess Stata of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, Paul Pierre of North Carolina and William S. Stata of Grafton; two sisters, Wendy Pierre Mainville of Cohoes and Elizabeth Stata Abare of Tampa, Fla.
The service will be held at 8 p.m. today at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St., Mechanicville. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.
[Published 9-Nov-2001]


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