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Atwell H. Mead, 87, retired Saratoga Springs shop teacher 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Former shop teacher Atwell H. Mead, 87, of Pinewood Avenue, died Sunday at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Waterford, Mr. Mead was a 1929 graduate of Waterford High School. He received a degree in 1933 from the Oneonta Normal School and later from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1940.
He was an industrial arts teacher for the Saratoga Springs school system for 38 years, retiring in 1972.
Mr. Mead was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and for 20 years was a member of the official family at the Saratoga Raceway. He was a member of the Old Timers Club.
He was a member of the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church.
His wife, Donna Campbell Mead, whom he married March 29, 1937, died in 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverlee Lyn Mead; and a son, Charles V. Mead of Syracuse.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bussing & Cuniff Funeral Home, 130 Circular St.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Anne Holoday
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Anne Skoda Holoday, 82, formerly of Chrisler Avenue, died Friday in San Diego.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Holoday was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School.
She moved to California in 1974.
For 25 years, Mrs. Holoday worked for the General Electric Co. before retiring.
She was a member of St. Cyril's Church and its Rosary Society and Women's Guild.
Her husband, John Holoday, died in 1973.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Worret of San Diego; a son, Richard Holoday of Schenectady; a brother, Stephen Skoda of Schenectady; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St.
Burial will be in St. Cyril's Cemetery, Rotterdam.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Anthony B. Liberis
PLANTATION, Fla. - Anthony Benedict Liberis, 80, of Plantation, died Jan. 16 at home.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Liberis was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School there.
During World War II, he served with the Army as an infantry instructor and attained the rank of second lieutenant.
For 25 years, Mr. Liberis worked for Mohasco Industries in Amsterdam before moving to Plantation in 1968. After moving to Florida, he worked in the construction and retail sales fields until retiring.
His wife, Veronica Kuras Liberis, died in 1993.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Hill of Plantation; a brother, Edmond Liberis of Amsterdam; a sister, Ronnie Gizelba of Amsterdam; and two granddaughters.
Services and burial were in Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, Amsterdam.
Arrangements were by the T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Dewitt Van Derzee
ALBANY - Dewitt Clyde Van Derzee, 79, of Albany, died Friday at St. Peter's Hospital.
A lifelong Albany resident, Mr. Van Derzee worked in the maintenance department at the University at Albany before retiring.
During World War II, he served with the Army Air Forces and attained the rank of captain.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lockwood Van Derzee; two daughters, Karen Stein of Shavertown, Pa., and Robin Carrera of Sweet Valley, Pa.; a son, Scott Van Derzee of Schenectady; two stepdaughters, Joan Hanley of Menands and Linda Jarvis of Marlboro, Mass.; and five grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Frederick Funeral Home, 16 Manning Square.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Hospital Home Care.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Donald Peek
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Donald Guenther Peek, 78, of Vero Beach, died Saturday at home after a long illness.
Born in Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., Mr. Peek resided in Schenectady, N.Y., before moving to Florida in 1980.
For 40 years, he worked in the gas turbine department of the General Electric Co. in Schenectady before retiring.
Mr. Peek was a member of Lakewood Park Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Al Peek of Vero Beach; a daughter, Donna Fairlee of Schenectady; a brother, Allen Peek of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Margaret Coulter of Roanoke, Va., and Irene Triebel of Venice, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by Lowther Cremation Service.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Doris Cusack
HOOSICK FALLS - Mrs. Doris Cusack, 70, of First Street, died Monday at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
Born and educated in Greenwich, Mrs. Cusack was a secretary for Dr. Philip Martinez for many years.
Her husband, James Cusack, died in 1982.
Survivors include four sons, James M. Cusack of Niskayuna, Martin J. Cusack of Hoosick Falls, and Peter J. and David C. Cusack, both of San Francisco, Calif.; three daughters, Kathleen A. Cogen of Rexford, Mary Cusack of Rochester and Jane C. Conte of Hoosick Falls; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., followed at 10 at the Immaculate Conception Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Academy or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Doris Thornton
SCOTIA - Mrs. Doris Mae Decker Thornton, 75, of Alexander Street, formerly of Saratoga Road, Glenville, died Monday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Thornton was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School.
For many years, she worked at her father's business, Decker's Grill.
During World War II, Mrs. Thornton worked in the motor winding department of the General Electric Co.
Her husband, George Anderson Thornton, died in 1992.
Survivors include two sons, George A. Thornton III of Glenville and Matthew R. Thornton of Scotia; and a grandson.
A service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., Schenectady.
Spring burial will be in Pinegrove Cemetery, Charlton.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Earl Hartig
AMSTERDAM - Earl Hartig, 82, of Francis Street, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Hartig was a lifelong city resident.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Hartig worked for Mohasco Industries for 46 years, most recently as a buyer, retiring in 1980.
He was a communicant of St. Ann's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Dreaney Hartig, whom he married Sept. 20, 1941; a son, James Hartig of Danville, Calif.; and three grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
There will be no calling hours.
Cremation will be at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady, with burial at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are by the Betz Funeral Home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Grace Bartnick
STILLWATER - Mrs. Grace Sabatino Bartnick, 70, of Colonial Road, died Monday at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Mechanicville, Mrs. Bartnick was a homemaker.
She was a bingo volunteer at Assumption-St. Paul Church Hall.
Mrs. Bartnick was a member of St. Peter's Church and its Rosary Society.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph P. Bartnick Sr.; a son, Joseph P. Bartnick Jr. of Stillwater; two brothers, Philip Sabatino of Stillwater and Francis "Butch" Sabatino of Mechanicville; and two sisters, Angela Raucci of Stillwater and Patricia Batchelder of Mechanicville.
The services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St., Mechanicville.
Calling hours will be from 5 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Stillwater.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stillwater Rescue Squad.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Helen Braunstein, 90, lawyer, businesswoman in Schenectady 
GUILDERLAND - Mrs. Helen Nachman Braunstein, 90, of Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, formerly of Schenectady, died Monday at the home.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Braunstein was a 1927 graduate of Albany Law School.
She practiced law for several years in Schenectady. She later worked in business with her husband in the operation of the Fairmont Dairy in Schenectady and Meehan's Express Trucking Co. in Schenectady.
Mrs. Braunstein was a member of Congregation Agudat Achim and its Sisterhood in Schenectady. She was a member and former president of the Schenectady Chapter of Hadassah and was past regional president of Junior Hadassah. She was a member of the Board of the Bureau of Jewish Education in Schenectady and was a member of the School Board at Congregation Agudat Achim in Schenectady.
Her husband, Samuel Braunstein, died in 1978.
Survivors include a daughter, Joette Krupa of Niskayuna; a son, Mordecai Braunstein of New York City; and four grandchildren.
The service will be held at 1 this afternoon at Agudat Achim Cemetery Chapel, Schermerhorn Street, Rotterdam.
Burial will be in Agudat Achim Cemetery, Rotterdam.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Schenectady Chapter of Hadassah or Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, 2 Mercycare Lane, Guilderland, N.Y. 12084.
The period of mourning will be observed throughout the week at the Krupa residence, 2330 Shirl Lane, Niskayuna.
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel, Albany.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Helen Glendenning
SCOTIA - Mrs. Helen Martinec Glendenning, 82, of Ballston Avenue, died Sunday at the Baptist Retirement Center after a long illness.
Born in Scotia, Mrs. Glendenning was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Scotia High School. She attended the Cobleskill College.
Mrs. Glendenning was a proofreader at the former Maqua Co. for more than 30 years before retiring.
Survivors include a sister, Ethel A. Martinec of Scotia; and a brother, Edward W. Martinec of Scotia.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church, First Street.
Visitation will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of St. Joseph's Church, 201 First St., Scotia 12302 or the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia 12302.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Irene Voehringer
BALLSTON SPA - Mrs. Irene Voehringer, 86, of Goode Street, died Monday at the Maplewood Manor after a short illness.
Mrs. Voehringer was a lifelong Ballston Spa resident.
Her husband, Rudolph Voehringer, died in 1970.
Survivors include five daughters, Dorothy Spoonogle and Barbara Voehringer, both of Ballston Lake, Arlene Ostrander of Galway, and Martha Baker and Kathy Rybicki, both of Ballston Spa; three sons, Richard Voehringer of Ballston Spa, Robert Voehringer of Easily, S.C., and Frederick Voehringer of Hadley; a brother, Irving Twitchell of Udora, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Burial will be in Briggs Cemetery, Ballston.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 25 Hyde Blvd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ballston Lake Emergency Squad or the Albany unit of the American Diabetes Association.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

John F. Engelhardt
BALLSTON SPA - John F. Engelhardt Jr., 50, of Malta Avenue, died Sunday at home after a long illness.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Engelhardt was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He later served in the Navy on the USS Kittyhawk.
He was a radio announcer at several local radio stations for many years, including WZZM in Glens Falls.
Mr. Engelhardt was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and American Legion Post 234.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Engelhardt; a daughter, Jacqualine Coulombe of Ballston Spa; his mother, Jewell Engelhardt of Cincinnati; two sisters, Pamela Rittner of Lebanon, Ohio, and Barbara Helmes of Cincinnati; and two grandchildren.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Armer Funeral Home, 39 E. High St., during which members of the American Legion will meet at 7:30.
Burial will be in Ballston Spa Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Emergency Corps, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020 or the American Cancer Society, 2330 Watt St., Crosstown Plaza, Schenectady, N.Y. 12304.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

John J. Nash, 62, was officer in volunteer fire organizations 
WATERFORD - John J. Nash, 62, of First Street, an officer in several volunteer fire organizations, died Sunday at Albany Medical Center after a long illness.
Born in Troy, Mr. Nash was educated in Watervliet and moved to Waterford in 1966. He was a patient at the Firemen's Home in Hudson.
Mr. Nash worked for 22 years at the former Sterling Drug Co. in Rensselaer, retiring in 1979 due to disability.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Nash was a member of the Waterford-Halfmoon Fire Department, the Schuyler Heights Fire Department, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association and the Hudson-Mohawk Volunteer Firemen's Association.
He was a charter member and former president of the Volunteer Firematic Judging Association, a member and former president of the Royal Order of Blue Vests and Royal Order of Yellow Vests. He was also a member of American Legion Post 1450 in Halfmoon and the Cohoes-Waterford Elks Lodge.
Mr. Nash was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Sullivan Nash; four brothers, William T. Nash of Loudonville, and Thomas, James and Martin Nash, all of Watervliet; and a sister, Theresa Carmel of Clifton Park.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the endowment fund at the Firemen's Home in Hudson in care of the funeral home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Joseph W. Groom
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Joseph W. Groom of Arrowhead Road died Friday at Saratoga Hospital.
He served in the Marine Corps.
There are no known survivors.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. Peter's Cemetery, West Avenue.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Loretta Davidsen
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Loretta Brautigam Davidsen, 91, of Bradford Road, died Friday at Eden Park Nursing Home, Albany.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Davidsen was a graduate of St. Joseph's School and Albany State Teachers College.
For more than 40 years, she was an elementary teacher in the city school system, retiring 24 years ago.
Mrs. Davidsen was a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church and a member of its Rosary Society.
She was a volunteer for the Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops.
Mrs. Davidsen was a retired member of the Schenectady Teachers and New York State Teachers Associations.
Her husband, William E. Davidsen Sr., died in 1959.
Survivors include a son, William E. Davidsen Jr. of Schenectady; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., followed at 9 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Spring burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, State Street.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Margaret J. Acker
AMSTERDAM - Margaret J. Acker, 75, of the Hillcrest Spring Residential Adult Care and of Locust Avenue, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born in Amsterdam, Miss Acker was a lifelong city resident.
She was a typist and file clerk for the Amsterdam Printing and Litho Co., and later for the New York State Police at its Albany campus, retiring in 1983.
Miss Acker was a communicant of the United Methodist Church of Amsterdam.
Survivors include several cousins.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Betz Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave.
Calling hours will be from 2 this afternoon until 6 tonight at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in Hagaman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the United Methodist Church of Amsterdam.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Margaret Rodrigo
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Margaret Palfy Rodrigo, 94, of Schenectady, died Sunday at the Heritage Home.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Mrs. Rodrigo was a homemaker.
Her husband, Rodrigo P. Rodrigo, whom she married Feb. 11, 1925, died in 1950.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Richard Rodrigo, Dr. Nancy Rodrigo Malara and Susan Rodrigo, all of Whitesboro; and a great-granddaughter.
The service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway at Guilderland Avenue.
Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Mary Orsini
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Mary Panunzio Orsini, 82, of Robb Road, died Sunday at home after a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Orsini was a lifelong area resident.
She was an inspector at the Amsterdam Glove Co. for 25 years, retiring several years ago.
Mrs. Orsini was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Amsterdam.
Her husband, Ralph D. Orsini, whom she married June 28, 1936, died in 1983.
Survivors include a son, Joseph R. Orsini of Amsterdam; a daughter, Linda M. Welch of Tribes Hill; a brother, Lindsey Panunzio of Amsterdam; two sisters, Frances Palloni of Amsterdam and Emma Atkins of Canaan, Conn.; three grandchildren; and a step-granddaughter.
The service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Betz Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Nellie Shell
SCOTIA - Mrs. Nellie Laszewski Shell, 87, of Scotia, died Sunday at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Shell was a lifelong area resident.
She was a clerical worker for two years at the General Electric Co. and was also a homemaker.
Her husband, Lester E. Shell, whom she married March 13, 1938, died in 1979.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway at Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Pasquale Visconti
GLOVERSVILLE - Pasquale E. "Putt" Visconti, 81, of Orchard Street, died Sunday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Gloversville, Mr. Visconti was a lifelong city resident.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Visconti worked for Fownes Bros. and Co. in Amsterdam and in Gloversville before retiring in 1980 as a foreman. After retirement, Mr. Visconti continued to work for Fownes as a consultant.
He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 265 and was inducted into the Fulton County Bowlers Hall of Fame in 1986. He was a member of several area bowling leagues including the Adirondack League and Fulton County Classic League. He bowled several 300 games. Mr. Visconti also played softball many years ago.
His wife, Helen Pollak Visconti, whom he married Sept. 27, 1941, died in 1984.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy H. Ameduri of Fairport and Karen A. O'Donnell of Mayfield; a son, Edward F. Visconti of Gloversville; a sister, Marion DeSantis of Gloversville and Boca Raton, Fla.; and two grandsons.
The services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., and at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald Ashline Memorial Fund, care of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fulton County, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville 12078 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 261, Gloversville 12078.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Robert M. Hansen
AMSTERDAM - Robert M. Hansen, 67, of Francis Street Extension, died Saturday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after being stricken.
A lifelong Amsterdam resident, Mr. Hansen was a 1948 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School.
During the Korean War, he served with the Army.
Mr. Hansen worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Amsterdam until retiring in 1985.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Bluemlein Hansen, whom he married Nov. 18, 1952; two sons, William C. Hansen of Amsterdam and Thomas E. Hansen of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Dr. Rebecca A. Keller of Germany; and a granddaughter.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson-Lindsay Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in care of the funeral home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Stella Faluszczak
ROTTERDAM - Mrs. Stella T. Faluszczak, 70, of Rotterdam died Monday at St. Clare's Hospital, Schenectady, after a short illness.
Born and educated in Waterford, Mrs. Faluszczak lived in Rotterdam most of her life.
For many years, she was a sewing machine operator for Standard Manufacturing Co. in Troy, retiring in 1990.
Mrs. Faluszczak was a longtime communicant of the Church of St. Adalbert and a member of its Rosary Society in Schenectady.
She was the widow of Raymond C. Faluszczak.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond C. Faluszczak of Brunswick and Gregory Faluszczak of Los Angeles; a sister, Viola Andryszczyk of Schenectady; a brother, Edward Opitz of Saratoga Springs; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home, Route 155, and at 9 a.m. at St. Adalbert Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church's restoration fund.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Sylvester Martino
RENSSELAER - Sylvester J. Martino, 72, of Farley Drive, died Sunday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Follansbee, W.Va., Mr. Martino lived most of his life in Rensselaer. He was a 1950 graduate of Siena College.
He was a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service for 36 years, retiring in 1980.
Mr. Martino was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Rensselaer Council 267 Knights of Columbus, Troy Elks Lodge 141 and Internal Revenue Service American Legion Post 1750.
Mr. Martino was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.
He was the widower of Natalie Liotta Martino.
Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Kearney of River Valle, N.J.; a son, Robert J. Martino of Colonie; a brother, Albert J. Martino of East Greenbush; two sisters, Loretta Amedio of Colonie and Paula Taylor of Las Vegas, Nev.; and six grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the W.J. Lyons Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. the Liturgy of Christian death and burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church.
Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Theodora Mauger
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Theodora Turner Mauger, 87, of Tower Avenue, died Monday at St. Clare's Hospital.
Born in Burlington, Vt., Mrs. Mauger lived in Schenectady most of her life.
For six years, she was a nurse's aide at the Albany Veterans Administration Hospital, Albany, retiring in 1971. Prior to that, Mrs. Mauger worked at the Glendale Nursing Home, St. Clare's Hospital and the General Electric Co.
She was a communicant of Sacred Heart-St. Columba's Roman Catholic Church and a member of its Altar Rosary Society and its Ladies of St. Ann.
Also, Mrs. Mauger was a member of the Eagles Club Women's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Philibert Mauger; two sons, Robert N. Mauger of Royersford, Pa., and Ted Mauger of Clifton Park; a daughter, Sister Phyllis Mauger CSJ of Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville; two brothers, her twin, Theodore Turner of Tampa, Fla., and Spencer Turner of Florida; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., followed at 10 at Sacred Heart-St. Columba's Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the church.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]

Thomas Watkins
GUILDERLAND - Thomas P. Watkins Jr., 27, of Guilderland, died Sunday at St. Peter's Hospital.
Born in Albany, Mr. Watkins was a lifelong Capital Region resident and a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy.
Mr. Watkins worked for Key Corp Services at one time.
Survivors include his parents, Marlene Polito Watkins and Thomas P. Watkins Sr. of Guilderland; a brother, Steven P. Watkins; and a sister, Stephanie Watkins. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Church, Albany.
There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Arrangements are by the McVeigh Funeral Home.
[Published 27-Jan-1998]


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