|Joseph O'Rourke, ran lab, was active in civic affairs
SCOTIA - Joseph E. O'Rourke, 78, of Knickerbocker Road, died Wednesday
at home after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. O'Rourke was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1941 graduate of the former Mont Pleasant High School. He
was a graduate of Siena College and the General Electric apprentice course.
Mr. O'Rourke was director of the Engineering Machine Laboratory at
Union College before retiring in 1993. He had previously been employed
for 12 years at Machine Tool Sales and Services. He also owned and operated
O'Rourke's Riverside Inn in Wells.
He was a member and former president of the Scotia Kiwanis and a 50-year
member of Council 201, Knights of Columbus, in Schenectady. He was a fourth-degree
member of the organization.
Mr. O'Rourke was a life member of the GE Apprentice Alumni Association
and past commander of the Lake George Power Squadron, USPS.
He was a member of the Scotia Volunteer Fire Department and a former
member of the Ballston Lake Volunteer Fire Department. He served for 12
years with the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department.
Mr. O'Rourke was a former member of the Chapter 20 Society of Manufacturing
Engineers. He was a charter member of Condair Flyers.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.
His wife of 35 years, Theresa Ouellette O'Rourke, died in 1986.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Robinson O'Rourke; three sons, Patrick
Robinson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael Robinson of Scotia and Sean
Robinson of Rotterdam; two daughters, Catherine Kondratowicz of Rotterdam
and Angela Pitt of Schenectady; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the White Funeral Home,
264 N. Ballston Ave., and at 9 at St. Joseph's Church, First Street, where
a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Saratoga Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease and Movement
Disorders Center of Albany Medical Center, 215 Washington Avenue Extension,
Albany, NY 12205.
Ronald W. Lybrand
LONGWOOD, Fla. - Ronald W. Lybrand, 55, of Longwood, died Nov. 4 at
Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va., after a short illness.
Mr. Lybrand was born in Albany.
He was a master chief in the Navy before retiring in 1997 with 30 years
of service. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6386
in Ingleside, Texas; American Legion Post 363 in Rockport, Texas; and the
Fleet Reserve Association.
Mr. Lybrand was also a member of the Moose Lodge 2063 of Aransas Pass,
Survivors include his wife, Diane Natarella Lybrand; a daughter, Stacey
Ann Kochan of Schenectady; a son, Eric Michael Lybrand of Schenectady;
two brothers, Douglas and Clifford Zusy, both of Rensselaer; and a sister,
Erin Woodcock of Cambridge.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 1895, Draper Ave., Schenectady.
Arrangements are by the Found and Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg,
Robert Van- Ravenswaay
VOORHEESVILLE - Private services will be held for Robert VanRavenswaay,
77, of Maple Road, who died Thursday at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical
Center Hospital in Albany after a long illness.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. VanRavenswaay was a sheet metal worker through Sheetmetal Workers
Local 83, retiring in 1989. He was a past master of Berne Lodge 684, Free
and Accepted Masons in 1976. Mr. VanRavenswaay was a member of the Voorheesville
American Legion Post 1493 and the Voorheesville Rod and Gun Club. He was
a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Delmar and the Disabled
His wife, Betty Lou VanRavenswaay, died in 1986.
Survivors include four daughters, Ellen Scoons of Slingerlands, Virginia
Rickert of Menands, and Karen Magrum and Linda VanRavenswaay, both of Voorheesville;
a son, Robert VanRavenswaay Jr. of Berne; two brothers, Frank VanRavenswaay
of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ernie VanRavenswaay of Mesquite, Texas; a sister,
Marie Stehower of Grand Rapids; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Voorheesville Ambulance,
21 Voorheesville Ave., Voorheesville, NY 12186.
CRARYVILLE - Paul Francis Bolton, 80, of Route 23, formerly of Schenectady,
died Wednesday at the Timberlyn Heights Nursing Home in Great Barrington,
Born in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Bolton lived in Schenectady
at one time. He resided in Craryville for the past 13 years.
He was a printer for what is now The Daily Gazette and also for the
Albany Times Union.
Mr. Bolton was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a life member
of American Legion Post 1005 in Schenectady, serving multiple terms as
post commander. He also served the legion on the county level. He was a
life member of the Schenectady Voiture 759, 40 & 8. Mr. Bolton was
a member of the Cadby-Shutts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7552 in Hillsdale,
He was a member of the former St. Columba's Roman Catholic Church in
His wife, Pauline Thompson Bolton, died in 1993.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith E. Hoffa of Craryville; a son,
Richard D. Bolton of Henderson, Nev.; three sisters, Monica Churchill of
Southbridge, Mass., Dorothy Pudvah and Joanna Whitney, both of Meriden,
Conn.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, Copake Falls. Calling hours will be
from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Route 22, Copake.
Burial will be in St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Copake Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene,
47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.
BALLSTON SPA - Mrs. Marietta Baldwin McBride, 66, of Brookline Road,
died Thursday at home.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. McBride moved to Ballston Spa in 1990.
She worked for the Montgomery Ward store in Schenectady and later in
Saratoga Springs for 16 years, retiring in 1994.
Mrs. McBride was a volunteer at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady. She
also taught cake decorating techniques.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Harold McBride; seven sons,
Harold McBride Jr. of Watervliet, Wade, Michael, Albert and Stephen McBride,
all of Schenectady, Clayton McBride of Rotterdam and Leon McBride of Pattersonville;
five daughters, Colleen Miller and BetteSue Sanchez, both of Schenectady,
Peggy Stables of Ballston Spa, Melody Prusky of Scotia and Kitty Bidwell
of Rotterdam; two brothers, Jack Baldwin of Syracuse and Lee Baldwin of
California; two sisters, Jean Runnels of Oregon and Alice Gray of Schenectady;
20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Armer Funeral
Home, 39 E. High St. Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery, town of Saratoga.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150.
Leland E. Hilton Sr.
TROY - Leland E. Hilton Sr., 76, of Second Avenue, died at home Thursday.
Mr. Hilton was born in Sharon Springs. He was raised and educated in
He was employed as a milk deliveryman for several area dairies for
40 years, retiring in 1987.
Mr. Hilton was a Navy veteran of World War II. He received the European
Theater Medal with one star and the American and Asiatic Pacific Victory
Survivors include two sons, David E. Hilton of Waterford and Leland
E. Hilton Jr. of Clifton Park; a daughter, Linda A. Trombley of Poestenkill;
two stepdaughters, Regina M. Schuhl of Scotia and Debra A. Weiss of Long
Island; three stepsons, Kevin T. Gallagher of Troy, E. Douglas Hermans
of Ballston Spa and Glenn E. Hermans of Los Angeles; 15 grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Slate Hill
Cemetery in Sharon Springs.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer
County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
Arrangements are by the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home in Waterford.
Joseph C. Pisani
ALBANY - Joseph C. Pisani, 75, of Bleecker Terrace Apartments, died
Wednesday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Albany, Mr. Pisani was a lifelong city resident.
He was a meat cutter for Levonian Meat Packing in Albany for 40 years.
Mr. Pisani was a communicant of St. James Church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Cemetery,
There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Rensselaer.
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Fredericka Boppert Forst, 79, of Hetcheltown Road,
formerly of Front Street, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital after a short
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Mrs. Forst came to this country as a child.
She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and attended Union College.
She was a fashion and print model in New York City during World War
II. For more than 19 years, Mrs. Forst worked for the Capital District
Library Council, retiring as an administrative assistant in 1986.
Mrs. Forst was a member of the Society of Bibliophiles.
She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Forst Feldman of Easthampton,
Mass.; two sons, William P. Forst of Scotia and Dean C. Forst of Stratford,
Conn.; a sister, Christel Jones of Schenectady; seven grandchildren; and
The services will be held at St. George's Episcopal Church at a time
to be announced.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Park View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union College for the benefit
of Schaffer Library, care of The Union College Development Office, 807
Union St., Schenectady, NY 12078.
Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home.
SCHENECTADY - Miss Angela Garilli, 91, of Kings Road, died Monday at
the Kingsway Arms Nursing Home after a short illness.
Born in Piacenza, Italy, Miss Garilli came to this country in 1912
and had resided in various areas of New York.
She was an assistant to local families for 60 years before retiring
at age 76.
Miss Garilli was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Survivors include two nephews, Robert Garilli of Albuquerque, N.M.,
and Cavann Garill of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and three nieces, Dawn Wicks
of Schenectady, Desiree Marciani of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Christine Garilli.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Griswold Funeral Home,
1867 State St. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
Memorial contributions may be made to Schenectady City Mission.
May Krywy, 87, longtime school teacher in Saratoga
MIDDLE GROVE - Mrs. May Krywy, 87, of Route 29, died Friday at Saratoga
Springs Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Krywy was born in Kaylor, Pa. She had lived in the Galway area
She was a teacher for 20 years at the Greenfield School and the Caroline
Street School in Saratoga Springs until retirement.
Mrs. Krywy was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and
St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church.
She was married to the late Charles Krywy.
Survivors include a son, Robert Krywy of Pawtucket, R.I.; a daughter,
Marilyn Scott of San Jose, Calif.; and a brother, Andy Vengloski of Alexandria,
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Paul's Church, Route 29, Rock City Falls.
Burial will be in East Galway Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richard
J. Ryan Funeral Home, Galway Village, Sacandaga Road, Galway.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galway Volunteer Ambulance
Louis Alonzo, his fireworks firm had Olympics display
MECHANICVILLE - Louis J. Alonzo, 51, of County Route 75, died Friday
at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a short illness.
Mr. Alonzo was born in Troy.
He was a graduate of Mechanicville High School and the Julliard School
of Music in New York City.
He was the longtime owner of Alonzo's Fireworks, which provided the
display at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
A professional bowler, Mr. Alonzo was vice president of Bowlero Lanes
for more than 20 years and was named to the Bowlers Hall of Fame.
He was a member of the Mechanicville Fire Department for more than
32 years and a former chief.
Mr. Alonzo also was a former captain of the WL Howland Fire Co. 5 and
served with the Saratoga County Fire Advisory Board.
The former owner of Alonzo's Music City, he played with the band Emergency
and won a state championship for accordion playing at the New York State
Mr. Alonzo was a founder of Mechanicville Family Day and was named
Mechanicville Citizen of the Year in 1997.
He was a former director of urban renewal for the city; president of
the Italian Fraternal Society; a former member of the John Ahearn Rescue
Squad; a board member of the American Pyrotechnics Association; and a member
of the Plumbrook Fish and Game Club and the Professional Bowlers Association.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Piroli Alonzo; a son, Jeff Alonzo
of Saratoga Springs; a daughter, Mandi Alonzo of Mechanicville; his parents,
Julius and Rita Alonzo of Mechanicville; and two grandsons.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at
Assumption-St. Paul Church, North Main Street.
Calling hours are from 4 this afternoon to 8 tonight at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicville Fire Department,
P.O. Box 484, Mechanicville, NY 12118; the John Ahearn Rescue Squad, P.O.
Box 669, Mechanicville, NY 12118; or the American Cancer Society, 1450
Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
Arrangements are by the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St.
Myrtle Horan, 84, former Draper School Board member
ROTTERDAM - Mrs. Myrtle LeDuc Horan, 84, of Vinewood Avenue, died Saturday
at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady.
Born in Troy, Mrs. Horan was a 1935 graduate of the former Mont Pleasant
She was employed as a paralegal for 20 years by the former Maynard,
O'Connor and Smith law firm, retiring in 1980.
Mrs. Horan was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and a former deacon
and member of the church council.
She was a former president, secretary, treasurer and travel chairman
of the Woestina Young at Heart Seniors.
Mrs. Horan was a member of RISE, a former president of the Legal Secretaries
Association and the Draper PTA, and a former school district clerk and
member of the Draper School Board. For 10 years, she was a Brownie leader
Her husband, Jack F. Horan, whom she married Oct. 9, 1949, died March
Survivors include a son, Paul Karl Horan of Downington, Pa.; three
daughters, Deirdre Lynn Lehr of Bluffton, S.C., Kathleen Elizabeth Sukala
of Rotterdam and Nancy Ellen Gauthier of Parkesburg, Pa.; a brother, Charles
W. Claydon of Niskayuna; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bond Funeral Home,
at Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, and at 11 at Messiah Lutheran Church,
2850 Guilderland Ave.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Schenectady Memorial Park.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Horan may be made to the church's memorial
fund or to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady
Paula Selkis, taught math for more than 28 years
ALBANY - Mrs. Paula Lembo Selkis, 51, of McKown Road, died Friday at
her sister's home in Clifton Park.
Mrs. Selkis was born in Mechanicville. She graduated from Mechanicville
High School and the University at Albany.
She was a mathematics teacher in the Schalmont Central School District
for more than 28 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Erinn Selkis of Albany; her father, Armand
Lembo of Mechanicville; a brother, Ralph Lembo of Rotterdam; and a sister,
Carol Lyte of Clifton Park.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
at Assumption-St. Paul Church, William Street, Mechanicville.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral
Home, 39 S. Main St., Mechanicville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga,
179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or the American Breast Cancer
Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.
Andrew McNally III, 92, led mapmaker's expansion
CHICAGO - Andrew McNally III, who led Rand McNally & Co., one of
the world's best-known mapmakers, through its largest period of 20th century
growth, died Thursday in Chicago. He was 92 and the family attributed his
death to natural causes.
McNally, the great-grandson of the company's co-founder, succeeded
his father, Andrew McNally II, as president of the company in 1948.
The company was looking for ways to diversify and one of McNally's
first moves was to buy the W.B. Conkey Company, one of the nation's largest
book manufacturing plants.
Rand McNally had published children's books during the war, including
titles by the well-known author Marguerite Henry, and expanded into the
adult market in 1947 with the publication of "Kon Tiki," written by the
then relatively unknown Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl. But the purchase
of Conkey allowed the company greater access to the book market. Over the
years it made a substantial income in reference and general interest books.
Sales volume more than doubled, from $8.3 million to more than $18.5
million in just six years under McNally's leadership. He also oversaw the
company's relocation in 1952 from downtown Chicago to its current facility
in suburban Skokie, Ill.
The son of Andrew and Eleanor McNally was born in Chicago on Aug. 17,
1909. He attended the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., and later Yale University.
Of his education, he once told a reporter that while he enjoyed studying
music in school, he felt a career in the family firm was "practically preordained."
So after graduating from Yale in 1931, McNally began working in the
family business in various jobs, including production clerk in the Chicago
In 1933 he was made a vice president and director of the sales office
in New York City.
McNally joined the Army Corp of Engineers soon after the start of World
War II, supervising the production of battlefield maps.
Discharged with the rank of captain, McNally returned to the family
business after the war and began producing maps reflecting the great changes
that had taken place in the world since the defeat of the Axis powers.
After succeeding his father, McNally ran the company as president until
1974, when he was named chairman of the board, a post he held until 1993.
His eldest son, Andrew McNally IV, succeeded him as president and,
later, as chairman. The company was purchased by AEA, a New York-based
investment group, in the late 1990s.
Alice M. Carl
HOWES CAVE - Mrs. Alice M. Carl, 83, of Howes Cave, died Saturday at
Robinson Terrace in Stamford after a long illness.
Born and educated in Oswego, Mrs. Carl lived in Schenectady for more
than 60 years before moving to Howes Cave.
She was a sales clerk for 15 years for the former Wallace Co. in Schenectady,
retiring in 1969.
Mrs. Carl was a member of the Grout Park School PTA for many years.
Her husband, Edward Carl, died in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Fazio of Glenville; a daughter, Cheryl
Ann Dahlin of Howes Cave; two sisters, Anne Wheeler and Mildred Boardman,
both of Oswego; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griswold Funeral Home, 1867
State St., Schenectady.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie
Valley, Howes Cave Road, Howes Cave 12092.
C. Duane McChesney
GALWAY - C. Duane McChesney of Sacandaga Road, died Friday at Saratoga
Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. McChesney was a graduate of the Galway Schools and Spencer Business
He retired from CC McChesney and Sons Agway in 1986.
Mr. McChesney was a member of the Galway Volunteer Fire Department
for more than 50 years and a former chief.
He also was a fire warden with the DEC, a founding member of the Galway
Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and a town constable.
Mr. McChesney was a member of the Benson United Rod and Gun Club, the
Bleeker and Raquette Lake fish and game clubs, and the Galway Fish and
He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a charter member
of the Harley Rendezvous and a member of the Hudson Mohawk Chapter Pioneer
Gas Engines and the Tri-County Old Time Power Association.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Jane Miles McChesney;
three daughters, Lynda Bintz and Sandra McChesney, both of Galway, and
Kathy McChesney of Hagaman; three sons, Gary McChesney and Peter McChesney,
both of Galway, and Stephen McChesney of Broadalbin; his stepmother, Shirley
McChesney of Galway; a sister, Shirley Agnello of Elmira; a brother, Richard
McChesney of Galway; a stepsister, Jackie Bombard of Broadalbin; two half-brothers,
David McChesney of Wells, Maine, and Robert McChesney of Farmington, Utah;
14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist
Church, Route 147, where a calling period will begin at 6:30.
Contributions in memory of Mr. McChesney may be made to the Rubin Dialysis
Center, 59 Myrtle St., Saratoga Springs 12866, or to the Galway Volunteer
Arrangements are by the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Galway Village,
AMSTERDAM - Donald H. Hackert, 70, of Garden Street, died Thursday
at St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
Born and educated in Amsterdam, Mr. Hackert worked for the New York
He served in the Army from 1954 to 1957.
Mr. Hackert was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and the former St.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Cain Hackert, whom he married in
1975; a brother, John R. Hackert of Colonie; and a sister, Genevieve DeForest
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Riley Mortuary,
110 Division St., where calling hours will be from 9 to 11.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center,
Riverfront Center, Amsterdam 12010.
Dorothy I. LaChance
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Dorothy I. LaChance, 96, formerly of Waukegan,
Ill., died Friday at the Wesley Health Care Center.
Mrs. LaChance was born in Waukegan. She moved to Ballston Spa in 1995.
Mrs. LaChance was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Moose Lodge 706 Ladies Auxiliary in Waukegan.
She was married to the late Raymond LaChance.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond LaChance of Ballston Spa and Maurice
LaChance of Illinois; a daughter, Beverly May of Hot Springs, Calif.; eight
grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Ashley Cemetery,
Bliss Road, Galway.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Armer Funeral
Home, 39 E. High St., Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga,
179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
RICHMONDVILLE - Edward A. Reven, 71, of Raven Road in the town of Richmondville,
died at home Friday.
Born in Oneonta, Mr. Reven lived his early life in Richmondville and
attended Richmondville Central School.
He returned here from Groton, Mass., after retiring in 1995.
Mr. Reven was employed for 27 years as a farmer at Gibbet Hill Farm
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Tucker Reven, whom he married Aug.
8, 1952; three sons, John Reven of Sacramento, Calif., Matthew Reven of
Naperville, Ill., and Christopher Reven of Hudson, N.H.; two daughters,
Debra Austin of Glendale, Ariz., and Gail Reven of Leominster, Mass.; and
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
Burial will be in East Worcester Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral
Home, 1 Chapel St., Cobleskill.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Richmondville,
NY 12149; or to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 MacArthur Ave., Cobleskill, NY
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Elizabeth L. Teetz, 74, of Harrison Street, died
Friday at her daughter's home in the town of Glen after a long illness.
Mrs. Teetz was born in Amsterdam.
She worked at Beech-Nut Foods in Canajoharie for many years before
retiring in 1971.
Mrs. Teetz was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 642 Auxiliary
and the Gloversville 55+ Senior Citizens.
She was a Catholic.
She was married to Howard Teetz, who died in 1989.
Survivors include a son, William R. Dievindorf of Currytown; two daughters,
Catherine I. Macek of Glen and Cheryle E. Morgan of Bradenton, Fla.; a
stepson, Charles H. Siegle of Fort Plain; a sister, Marilyn E. Gilbertson
of Colonie; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her companion
of 10 years, Salvatore V. Caporossi of Gloversville.
Services will be held at 7 tonight at the Amico Funeral Home, 150 S.
Main St. Calling hours will be from 5 this afternoon until 7 tonight at
the funeral home, where the CWV and its auxiliary will meet at 6 and the
55+ Seniors will meet at 6:30.
Cremation will take place at the Leatherstocking Crematory in Cherry
Contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice.
Gary J. Gates
BALLSTON SPA - Gary J. Gates, 52, of Lee Street, died suddenly Saturday
at his home.
Mr. Gates was born in Ballston Spa.
A contractor, he owned and operated Gates Builders.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda Compton Gates; a son, Gary Gates
Jr. of Ballston Spa; a daughter, Sara Lynn Gates of Ballston Spa; a stepson,
Jon Meers of Ballston Spa; his mother, Elsie Gates of Ballston Spa; two
sisters, Carol Cleveland of Ballston Spa and Donna Hartman of Edinboro,
Pa.; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Armer Funeral
Home, 39 E. High St., preceded by calling hours from 6 to 8 at the funeral
Contributions may be made to the Ballston Spa Fire Department, P.O.
Box 104, Ballston Spa 12020, in memory of Mr. Gates.
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Josephine Galaska Mazur, 86, of McCleary Avenue, died
Saturday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after being stricken.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Mazur was a lifelong area resident and a 1933
graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School.
At one time, she was employed by Mohawk Carpet Mills. Later, she worked
for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady until retiring in 1977.
Mrs. Mazur was a member and financial secretary of the Good Shepherd
Polish National Catholic Church. She was a member of its Chopin Choir,
the Ladies' Adoration Society of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the MK
She also was a member and officer of the Polish National Union of America
Branch 168 and the IUE Union 301.
Recently, Mrs. Mazur taught Polish cooking at Good Shepherd Church
and the Baptist Retirement Center in Scotia.
Survivors include her husband, Leo Mazur, whom she married June 1,
1935; two daughters, Shirley Mazur Zawistowski of Port Charlotte, Fla.,
and Eileen Mazur Pratt of Amsterdam; and two grandsons.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel,
13 Belmont Place, and at 10 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Church, where a Mass
of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County SPCA or
to the church in care of the funeral chapel.
Michael F. Noonan
STILLWATER - Michael Francis Noonan, 52, of Castle Drive, formerly
of Cohoes, died Friday at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany.
Mr. Noonan was born and educated in Cohoes. He graduated from the former
Keveny Memorial Academy.
He received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Siena College in
Mr. Noonan was self-employed. He had previously been manager of purchasing
and marketing at Computer Science Corp. in Albany.
He was a former communicant of St. Bernard's Parish in Cohoes, past
president of the Stillwater Board of Education and a member of the American
Management Association and the Purchasing Managers Association.
Survivors include a sister, Ann Rowland of St. Elmo, Ill.; a brother,
Thomas G. Noonan of Hamburg, N.J.; and his companion, Helen Granich.
Services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home,
105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, and at 9:30 at St. Bernard's Church, Cohoes, where
a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Cohoes.
Calling hours are from 4 this afternoon to 7 tonight at the funeral
CLIFTON PARK - Mrs. Patricia Bartels, 71, of Plaid Place, died Friday
at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after being stricken.
Mrs. Bartels was born in Schenectady and moved to Brandon, Vt., at
an early age. She was a graduate of Brandon High School.
Later, she returned to the Capital Region and worked for the General
Electric Co. in Schenectady as an administrative assistant.
Mrs. Bartels was a member of the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Richard D. Bartels, died in 1995.
Survivors include three sons, Garry Bartels of Apex, N.C., Richard
A. Bartels of Downingtown, Pa., and Douglas Bartels of Clifton Park; a
brother, Thomas Farr of Birmingham, Ala.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Shenendehowa United
Methodist Church, 971 Route 146.
Burial will be in Jonesville Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Gordon C. Emerick
Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9.
Robert W. Webster
QUEENSBURY - Robert William Webster, 79, of Wayne Court, died Friday
at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a sudden illness.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Webster was a longtime resident of Saratoga
He was employed for 20 years by the Espey Manufacturing Co. as an electronic
Mr. Webster also worked at Tele-Resources in Clifton Park.
An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he served in Europe with
the 8th Air Force and was discharged as a sergeant.
Mr. Webster was a member of the Gurtler Bros. Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 420 in Saratoga Springs and a communicant and usher at the church
of Our Lady of the Annunciation.
His wife, Frances Filakovsky Webster, died October 26.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Webster Halbert of Ridgefield,
Conn., Robin Webster Wendell of Queensbury and Michele Webster Yager of
Gansevoort; a son, Allan Webster of Davie, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at
the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, 448 Aviation Road.
Burial with military honors will be private in St. Peter's Cemetery,
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 this afternoon at the William J. Burke
& Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to High Peaks Hospice, 286 Glen
St., Glens Falls 12801.