|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
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.
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
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
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
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
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel in Albany.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Moore first petitioned the Federal Communications Commission over the
Rejected by the FCC, he waged a successful court fight to bring in
new ownership for the station's license.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Albany.
Arrangements are by the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, Fultonville.
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
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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
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.