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James E. Bachus, 65, former Schenectady police captain 
PRINCETOWN - James E. Bachus, who was a captain in the Schenectady Police Department, died at home Tuesday after a long illness. Mr. Bachus, of Princetown, was 65.
Born in the Bronx, Mr. Bachus was a 1953 graduate of Long Island City High School.
He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1954 to 1957 on the submarine fleet in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Mr. Bachus moved to Schenectady in 1957 and served in the Schenectady Police Department until 1991, retiring as police captain. He was director of the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Academy, Session 5. At one time, he worked at Chase National Bank in New York City. He also worked for more than 10 years at the security office at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady.
After retiring, he lived in both Princetown and Venice, Fla.
He was a longtime member of the Glenville Fish & Game Club.
Mr. Bachus was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Schenectady.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene De Sarbo Bachus, whom he married April 11, 1959; two sons, James "Dan" Bachus of Glenville and Darren Bachus of Guilderland; two daughters, Diana Craig of Rotterdam and Deneen Knob of Charlotte, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Bradt Street, Schenectady.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.
Arrangements are by the N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Schenectady.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Cynthia Engel, Rensselaer County legislator, author 
EAST GREENBUSH - Mrs. Cynthia Walker Engel, who was a member of the Rensselaer County Legislature, died Tuesday at home after a short illness. Mrs. Engel, of East Greenbush, was 48.
Born in Johnstown, Pa., Mrs. Engel lived most of her life in the Capital Region. She was a graduate of Kingston High School, Columbia Pacific University and the New York School of Interior Design.
In 1997, Mrs. Engel was elected as a member of the Rensselaer County Legislature. Earlier this month, she was re-elected by a wide margin to a second term. As a legislator, Mrs. Engel served as chairwoman for the Legislature's Environmental Committee and a member of the Legislature's Veterans and Youth Committee and Aging Committee. She was instrumental in the establishment of the 156-acre Papscanee Nature Preserve along the shore of the Hudson River in the towns of East Greenbush and Schodack. She was also instrumental in the improvement of services for seniors, youths and veterans and was recognized for her service and dedication to the community.
Mrs. Engel was a member and former president of the Rensselaer County Women's Republican Club.
She was the creator, owner and manager of Engelart Designs.
Mrs. Engel was a member and former president of the Business and Professional Women of Southern Rensselaer County and a member of the Zonta Club. She was a member of the board of directors of the Commission on Economic Opportunity. An author of children's books, Mrs. Engel published "The Dream Gift."
Survivors include her husband, Kevin J. Engel; two daughters, Angela K. Smith of London, England, and Courtney E. Engel of East Greenbush; a son, Justin A. Engel of East Greenbush; her parents, Edward and Lois Walker; two sisters, Janis E. Ward of Coppell, Texas, and Lois J. Searight of Westwood, Mass.; and three brothers, Edward R. Walker III of Sweeny, Texas, Kerry R. Walker of Virginia Beach and Keith T. Walker of Dallas, Texas.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the House of Praise Ministries, 1688 Route 9, Castleton. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Boulevard, or the East Greenbush Community Library, Michael Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

`Dick' Gugenberger, was decorated WWII veteran 
GLOVERSVILLE - Albert "Dick" R. Gugenberger, who was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Mr. Gugenberger, of the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, was 78.
Mr. Gugenberger was born in Gloversville and lived in the area for most of his life. He was educated in Northville.
He was the recipient of two Bronze Stars.
Mr. Gugenberger was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2077.
Mr. Gugenberger worked for Gugenberger Inc. of Gloversville, a roofing and sheet metal business. He was subsequently self-employed in the sheet metal and heating business.
He retired from the Stephen Miller Contracting Co. of Mayfield due to illness.
He was a former member of the Foresters and the Ida McGinnis Senior Citizens. He was an Explorer Scout leader for many years.
Mr. Gugenberger was a member of North Main Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Graves Gugenberger, whom he married Dec. 23, 1944; three sons, Richard L. and Robert J. Gugenberger, both of Mayfield, and Daniel R. Gugenberger of Johnstown; three daughters, Judy Lyn Elmendorf of Meco, and Jill M. Bell and Jan S. Ackernecht, both of Gloversville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave.
Calling hours are 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery in Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Eddie Lee Robinson, was a longtime city employee 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Eddie Lee Robinson, who worked for the city of Saratoga Springs Public Works Department for 32 years, died Tuesday at home. Mr. Robinson, of Division Street, was 56.
Born in Jackson, Miss., Mr. Robinson was a city resident for more than 35 years.
For several years, he worked at the Gideon Putnam Hotel.
He retired from the Public Works Department earlier this year as foreman. He won several trophies and awards for his participation in area golf tournaments.
Mr. Robinson was a member of the American Legion and Frederick Allen Elks Lodge 609.
He was the widower of Dianne Robinson, who died in 1995.
Survivors include three sons, Curtis Ray Robinson of Jackson, Miss., Eddie Lee Waite of Georgia and Eddie Lee Robinson III of Saratoga Springs; a daughter, Tammy Lee Robinson of Schenectady; a brother, Shelby King Jr. of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Shirley Terrell of Jackson, Miss.; several grandchildren; and his companion, Cecelia Patten of Saratoga Springs.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, where a calling hour will begin at 1.
Burial will be in the family plot at Maplewood Cemetery, Louden Road, followed by a gathering of friends at the Frederick Allen Lodge 609, 69 Beekman St.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

`Betty' Pearlman 
TUCSON, Ariz. - Services were held for Mrs. Rebecca "Betty" Pearlman, 91, of Tucson, who died Sunday in Tucson.
She lived in Malden, Mass., for many years and later in Lynn, Mass., before moving to Tucson in 1985.
Mrs. Pearlman was a member of the Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training, Hadassah and B'nai B'rith. She produced, directed and wrote the lyrics and book for more than 50 musical productions for these organizations.
Her husband, Samuel Pearlman, whom she married in 1938, died in 1998.
Survivors include three sons, William Pearlman of Niskayuna, and Robert and David Pearlman, both of Tucson; and five grandchildren.
A period of mourning will be observed until Monday morning at the home of Dr. William and Eleanor Pearlman, 851 Maxwell Drive, Niskayuna.
Arrangements are by the Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Arthur Privler 
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Arthur Privler, who worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Albany for many years before retiring, died Wednesday at the Delray Medical Center. Mr. Privler, of Delray Beach, formerly of Albany, was 86.
Born in Albany, N.Y., Mr. Privler lived most of his life there. He moved to Florida in 1977.
Mr. Privler was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Independent Benevolent Society in Albany and the Albany Jewish War Veterans Post 105.
Mr. Privler was a member of Temple Sinai in Delray Beach and was a former member of Temple B'nai Darom in Ocala, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Saltzman Privler; two sons, Robert Privler of Albany and Irvin Privler of Blue Point, Long Island; two brothers, Daniel Privler of Rhinebeck and Max Privler of Delmar; and four grandchildren.
The service will be held at noon on Friday at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave., Albany.
Burial will be in the Independent Benevolent Cemetery, Guilderland.
The period of mourning will be observed at the Privler residence, 20 Marlborough Court, Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Beulah Thompson 
GLOVERSVILLE - Private services will be held for Mrs. Beulah Brownell Thompson, who worked for Decca Records and its successor, the MCA Record Co., for many years before retiring. Mrs. Thompson, 76, of the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, died Wednesday at the facility.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Northville and lived in Gloversville for most of her life. She moved to the facility seven years ago.
Her husband, Everett C. Thompson, whom she married July 7, 1940, died in 1989.
Survivors include three sons, Bill, Doug and Robert Thompson, all of Gloversville; six daughters, Deborah Raykoskie and Jean Eaton, both of Texas, Pam Greenough of Fonda, and Nancy Ruck, Donna Genatiempo and Kim Sparks, all of Gloversville; a brother, Glen Brownell of Arizona; two sisters, Helen Johnson and Beatrice Brownell, both of St. Johnsville; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 tonight at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12205; or the charity of choice.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Elena Coppola 
ROTTERDAM - Mrs. Elena Coppola, who was an embroiderer in the sewing room of the former Carl Co. for many years, died Tuesday at the Glendale Home after a short illness. Mrs. Coppola, formerly of Aster Street, was 87.
Born in Maschito, Italy, Mrs. Coppola came to Schenectady in 1926.
She was a clerk for the former Sunrise Gardens Variety Store, Rotterdam.
Mrs. Coppola was a member of the Guilderland Home Bureau Association and the Community Mothers Club.
Her husband, Benjamin Coppola, died in 1994.
Survivors include three sons, Peter Coppola of Cary, N.C., Richard Coppola of La Plata, Md., and David Coppola of Mechanicville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the DeLegge Funeral Home, 1346 Chrisler Ave., Schenectady.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308; or the Visiting Nurse Service Association of Schenectady County, 108 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY 12305.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Ellen Chase 
AMSTERDAM - Private services will be held for Mrs. Ellen Callahan Chase, 72, of Grove Place, who died Tuesday at the Mt. Loretto Nursing Home after a short illness.
Born and educated in Troy, Mrs. Chase was a graduate of St. Peter's Catholic School and Troy High School. She was a lifelong area resident.
For many years, Mrs. Chase was a clerk at the Kmart store in Colonie. She retired several years ago.
Mrs. Chase was a member of the Ladies of the Moose.
Her husband, Dexter Chase, whom she married in 1957, died in 1996.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ruth Trombley of Clifton Park and Veronica Nardi of Rotterdam.
Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Schenectady.
Arrangements are by the Daly Funeral Home, Schenectady.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Erna M. Blanke 
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Erna M. Blanke, 93, formerly of St. Thomas Place, died Wednesday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility in Johnstown.
Born in Tempelburg, Pommern, Germany, Mrs. Blanke attended schools in Germany. She moved to New York City in 1928 and relocated to Gloversville in 1967. She and her husband operated the Grafunder Variety Store in New York City for many years.
Mrs. Blanke was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and its Daughters of Luther.
She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Ida McGinnis Senior Citizens of Gloversville. Mrs. Blanke was a former member of the Cayadutta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Concordia Club of Gloversville.
Her first husband, Herman Grafunder, died in 1960. She married John Blanke on Jan. 22, 1967. He died in 1988.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Kathleen Miller of Gloversville; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-grandson.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church or the Ida McGinnis Senior Citizens Center.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Frank Stanton 
WARNERVILLE - Frank M. Stanton, who operated a dairy farm with his brother, Elwood, died Tuesday at the Bassett Health Facility in Cooperstown. Mr. Stanton, of West Fulton Road, was 80.
Born in the town of Fulton, Mr. Stanton was a lifelong area resident.
Survivors include a sister, Doris King of Sharon Springs.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 68 Elm St., Cobleskill. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Patria Cemetery, town of Fulton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmondville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Richmondville, NY 12149.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Gladys W. Fort 
MECHANICVILLE - Mrs. Gladys W. Fort, 93, of South Main Street, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Fort was a 1927 graduate of Mechanicville High School.
She was a homemaker and assisted her husband with the operation of their former business.
Mrs. Fort was a member of the Mechanicville Home Bureau.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mechanicville.
Sidney V. Fort, her husband of 50 years, died in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Leggett of Mechanicville; and a grandchild.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hudson View Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern New York chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206; or the John Ahearn Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 669, Mechanicville, NY 12118.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Helen M. Sager 
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Mrs. Helen M. Sager, 66, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of Amsterdam, died at home Sunday as a result of cancer.
Born in Cherry Valley, N.Y., Mrs. Sager was a 1953 graduate of Amsterdam High School. She completed training at St. Mary's Hospital as a certified nurse's aide. She worked in Amsterdam, Sarasota, Fla., and Olympia.
Mrs. Sager was a Roman Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Sager; a son, John-Paul Sager of Olympia; a daughter, Lori Jason of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Rose Seaman of Richfield Springs; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, followed at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Helen Peacock 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Helen B. Peacock, 83, of Stonequist Apartments, died Tuesday at Saratoga Hospital.
Mrs. Peacock was born in Paterson, N.J..
She was an active member of the Wilton Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Peacock was the widow of Frank C. Peacock Sr.
Survivors include a son, Frank C. Peacock Jr. of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; two daughters, Phyllis Leahy of Ardentsville, Pa., and Cheryl Fogle of Saratoga Springs; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:30 tonight at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave.
Calling hours will begin at 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Wilton at 11 a.m. Friday.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Mary T. Dahl 
COBLESKILL - Mrs. Mary T. Dahl, 89, formerly of Cobleskill, died Wednesday at Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County at Cobleskill.
Born in Eastern Europe in a region that came to be known as Czechoslovakia, Mrs. Dahl came to this country in 1928 and lived most of her married life in Cobleskill. She resided at the Sharon Springs Manor Home for Adults for the past two years.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dahl attended the Quaker Street Bible Church in Duanesburg.
Her husband, George A. Dahl, whom she married Oct. 18, 1937, died in 1988.
Survivors include a daughter, Marie Suiter of Cobleskill; a son, John Dahl of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Suzanne and Ruzena Turcan, both of Czechoslovakia; two brothers, Michael and Paul Turcan, both of Czechoslovakia; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 68 Elm St.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Michael Goitz 
ALBANY - Michael E. Goitz, who worked for the Cargill Grain Co. in Albany for 42 years, died Wednesday at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Goitz, of Albany, was 83.
Mr. Goitz was born in Hastings-on-the-Hudson.
He retired from the Cargill Grain Co. in 1984.
Mr. Goitz was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Carriero Goitz; three daughters, Paula Hemenway of Newport, N.C., Rosemarie Fusco of Colonie and Dorothy DeRuscio of Ballston Lake; two sisters, Helen Piazza of Albany and Frances Johns of Glenmont; a brother, Louis Goitz of Albany; and five grandchildren.
The services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Dreis Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., and at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Exchange Street. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Robert Benham 
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Robert C. Benham, 49, of Acacia Lane, formerly of Amsterdam, died Monday at home after being stricken.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Benham was a graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School. He resided in the West Palm Beach area for more than 25 years.
Mr. Benham was a long distance truck driver for many years and was a heavy equipment operator for various contractors in Florida at the time of his death.
He attended the Calvary Reformed Church, Hagaman.
Survivors include a daughter, Jessica L. Benham of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Sharon Kaminski of Amsterdam; two stepbrothers, William and Daniel Dmyszewicz, both of Broadalbin; a stepsister, Karen Meyers of Amsterdam; his grandmother, Zula Scott McGraw of Gaffney, S.C.; and his companion, Kim Henderson of West Palm Beach.
The services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A. Animal Shelter, 1007 Route 5S, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Rose Maraviglia 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Rose Maraviglia, 98, formerly of Webster Street, died Tuesday at the Glendale Home after a long illness.
Born in Italy, Mrs. Maraviglia was a longtime Schenectady resident.
She was a clerk at the former S.S. Kresge Co., the F.W. Woolworth Co. and the Carl Co.
Mrs. Maraviglia was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and its Women's Society.
Her husband, Frank Maraviglia, died in 1936.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Norris of Schenectady and Agnes Gaulin of Rochester; three sons, Raymond Maraviglia of Daytona Beach, Fla., Charles Maraviglia of Whitehall and Francis Maraviglia of Syracuse; two sisters, Mary Riggi of Schenectady and Josephine Jordan of Albany; two brothers, Fred Carao of Arizona and John Carao of Schenectady; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at noon Friday at the DeLegge Funeral Home, 1346 Chrisler Ave., followed at 12:30 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Sallie Sher Kaplan 
HIGHLANDS PARK, N.J. - Mrs. Sallie Sher Kaplan, 91, of Highlands Park, formerly of the B'nai B'rith Parkview Apartments in Albany, died Tuesday at the Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey.
Born in Russia, Mrs. Kaplan lived in Newburgh, N.Y., for most of her life. She also lived in Florida for several years.
Mrs. Kaplan was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Girl Scout leader at one time.
She was a member of Congregation Sons of Israel while living in Newburgh.
Her husband, Morris Kaplan, died in 1993.
Survivors include three daughters, Adele Kaplan of Schenectady, Doris Silk of Hartford, Conn., and Lenore Leon of Highlands, N.J.; a brother, Jack Sher of Connecticut; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Temple Israel Cemetery, Western Avenue, Guilderland.
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel, Albany.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Thomas Malik Jr. 
JOHNSTOWN - Thomas Malik Jr., who was an Army veteran of World War II, died Tuesday at the Wells House Nursing Home. He was 87.
Born in Johnstown, Mr. Malik was a lifelong area resident who attended Johnstown schools.
Mr. Malik was a leather worker for several area leather companies before retiring. He was the widower of Sophie Malik.
Survivors include three stepchildren.
There are no services or calling hours.
Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, Gloversville.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Willard Simons 
BERNE - Willard "Bill" Simons, who was a millwright at various local foundries, died Tuesday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after being stricken. Mr. Simons, of Simons Road, was 66.
Born in Berne, Mr. Simons was a lifelong area resident. He attended Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School.
Mr. Simons worked most recently for Adirondack Steel and Allied Signal, retiring last year.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Eldred Simons; and two brothers, Jacob "Van" Simons of Berne and Charles C. Simons of Altamont.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Knox Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

William R. Halloran Sr. 
TROY - William R. Halloran Sr., who worked for Huttig Building Supply in Selkirk, died Monday at the Westchester Medical Center in Westchester after being stricken. Mr. Halloran, of College Avenue, was 55.
Mr. Halloran was born in Cohoes. He served in the Marine Corps.
He was a former member of the Boght Community Fire Department.
His wife of 32 years, Bernice Gregware Halloran, died last year.
Survivors include a son, William R. Halloran Jr. of Troy; his parents, John Halloran Sr. and Doris Fontaine Halloran of Latham; and two brothers, Thomas and John Halloran Jr., both of Clifton Park.
The services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Friday at the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., and at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Peter J. Brendese 
MECHANICVILLE - Peter J. Brendese, who operated the Halfway House on routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater at one time, died Wednesday at St. Peter's Hospital. Mr. Brendese, of Washington Avenue, was 85.
Born in Troy, Mr. Brendese had lived in Mechanicville since 1948. He worked at the Ford Motor Co. in Green Island, retiring in 1981.
Mr. Brendese was a member of the United Auto Workers Union. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
Mr. Brendese was a member of Assumption-St. Paul Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Mele Brendese; a daughter, Mary Rose Brendese of Nassau; a sister, Louise DeMarco of Mechanicville; and a brother, Charles J. Brendese Sr. of Mechanicville.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford, and at 9:30 a.m. at Assumption-St. Paul Church, William Street. Calling hours will be from 5 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Entombment will be at St. Paul's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John Ahearn Rescue Squad.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Mario `Mac' Ippoliti 
SCOTIA - Mario James "Mac" Ippoliti, 77, of Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Scotia, died Nov. 8 at North Bay Medical Center in New Port Richey, Fla.
Born in Scotia, Mr. Ippoliti moved from Torrance, Calif., to Florida 12 years ago.
He was a retired machinist.
Mr. Ippoliti was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Lewis Ippoliti of Schenectady and Edward Ippoliti of Claremont, Calif.; and two sisters, Hilda Gibbons and Candida Bronevsky, both of Port Richey, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Anthony's Church, 331 Seward Place, Schenectady.
Arrangements are by the National Cremation Society, New Port Richey, Fla.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Freda Miles 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Freda Miles, 88, of Barcelona Road, died Tuesday at the Renaissance Gardens Nursing Home in Springfield, Va., after being stricken.
Born in Austria, Mrs. Miles was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and the Mohawk Golf Club, both in Schenectady.
Survivors include a son, William H. Schauer of Fairfax, Va.; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Everly Funeral Home.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Charlene T. Collins 
STAMFORD, Conn. - Mrs. Charlene T. Collins, 49, of Stamford, died Wednesday at Stamford Hospital.
Mrs. Collins was born in Saugus, Mass.
She was a homemaker. She also worked for the General Electric Co. and for the city government in Lynn, Mass., at one time.
Survivors include her husband, James R. Collins Jr.; her parents, Richard J. and Eleanor Murphy of Lynn, Mass.; three sisters, Maureen Foster of Lynn, Mass., Kathleen Malm of Danvers, Mass., and Colleen D'Amora of Portland, Conn.; and a brother, Kevin Murphy of Reading, Mass.
The services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Church, Scofield Town Road. Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna, N.Y., on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Bessie Richter 
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Bessie Richter, 95, formerly of West Fulton Street, died Tuesday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.
Mrs. Richter was born in Broadalbin.
She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Johnstown.
Mrs. Richter worked for Fulton County Silk Mills until retiring.
Her husband, Ervin Richter, whom she married July 2, 1948, died in 1975.
Survivors include two sisters, Louise Robbins of Gloversville and Isabel Wolfgram of Niantic, Conn.; and a brother, George Fraker of Gloversville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]

Bernard E. Martin 
BALLSTON SPA - Private services will be held for Bernard E. Martin, who was a coil winder at the General Electric Co. for 40 years until retiring. Mr. Martin, 70, of Jean Street, died Tuesday at Saratoga Hospital after a long illness.
Born in North Adams, Mass., Mr. Martin was a lifelong area resident.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Rutkowski Martin; a daughter, Liane Itterman of Spencer, Mass.; three sons, Daniel Martin of Rotterdam, David Martin of North Syracuse and Brian Martin of Gansevoort; three brothers, Edward Martin of Scotia, Norman Martin of Rotterdam and Leon Martin of Ohio; two sisters, Sylvia Brooks of North Dakota and Marion Watson of Vernon, Vt.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.
[Published 16-Nov-2001]


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