|Chris Wheland, WWII vet, was awarded 2 battle stars
LANSINGBURGH - Chris W. Wheland, who was an Army Air Forces veteran
of World War II, died Tuesday at Samari- tan Hospital in Troy after a short
illness. Mr. Wheland, of Fifth Avenue, was 77.
Born in Troy, Mr. Wheland was a lifelong resident. He graduated from
Lansingburgh High School in 1941.
He had been a self-employed general contractor in the area since 1945.
He served 17 months in Europe during World War II. He was awarded two
Mr. Wheland was an active member of United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh.
He served as a trustee, chairman of finance, member of the administrative
council, president and treasurer of the Men's Club, adviser to the group
house chairman and church property, senior deacon and head usher. He also
attended the local church council conference as lay leader.
He was a charter member of Lansingburgh Kiwanis Club and a member of
the local scouting committee. He served as chairman of local Cub Pack 19
and Scout troop committeeman.
Mr. Wheland was active in Masonic circles. He was master and secretary
of Jerusalem Masonic Lodge 355 on two occasions. He served on many lodge
committees, was district chairman of the brotherhood fund and president
of the Lansingburgh Masonic Temple Association. He was a member of Phoenix
Chapter No. 133, RAM Bloss Council No. 14 and Iran Grotto.
He was a 32nd-degree Mason, and a member of Troy Delta Bodies, the
Albany Consistory, the Oriental Shrine, Troy Shrine Club, Troy Shrine Patrol
and captain of the guard of the Rose Crois Troy Delta Degree Team. He also
served as worthy patron in the Court of the Amaranth. In 1990, he was grand
representative of Turkey to the Grand Lodge of the state of New York.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Aird Wheland; two sons, John C. Wheland
of Clifton Park and Glenn C. Wheland of Troy; a brother, Richard A. Wheland
of Troy; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Bryce Funeral Home,
corner of Pawling and Maple avenues in Troy.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of
Lansingburgh Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 239, Troy, NY 12182; or Shriners Hospital
for Crippled Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
Eugene Winters, 97, artist, works displayed in galleries
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Eugene Winters, who worked in display and commercial
design and as a fine artist, died on Tuesday. Mr. Winters, of Brookline,
Born in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Winters came to this country in 1939.
He lived in Albany at one time.
He was a member of the Albany Artists Group. He was an abstract expressionist
painter and glass artisan. His works were exhibited in many galleries and
are in the permanent collections of the Corning Glass Museum, Toledo Museum
of Art and the Albany Institute of History and Art.
He was the widower of Johanna Wiesinger Winters.
Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Lucy Sandler of Brookline and
Terry Winters of Boston; a sister, Margaret Bauer of Marietta, Ga.; and
A graveside service will be held at 1 this afternoon at Memory's Garden,
Colonie. A gathering will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 this afternoon at
the Holiday Inn, 1442 Western Ave., Albany. A memorial observance will
continue on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the home of Drs. Lucy
and Philip Sandler in Brookline.
Local arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel, Albany.
Thomas F. Ryan, 91, was active in seniors' groups
JOHNSTOWN - Thomas F. Ryan, who served as president of the Johnstown
50 Plus Senior Citizens and the Ida McGinnis Seniors of Gloversville, died
Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a short illness. Mr.
Ryan, formerly of Trackside Homes, was 91.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Ryan was educated in New York City schools. He
moved to Johnstown in 1977.
He worked for the Sinclair Oil Corp., which later became the Atlantic-Richfield
Oil Co., for 44 years. He started out as a messenger and became assistant
to the vice president for marketing.
Mr. Ryan was a member of the Johnstown 50 Plus Senior Citizens and
the Ida McGinnis Seniors of Gloversville, serving as president of both
organizations. He was the treasurer of the Trackside Tenants Group.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
His wife, Agnes Davis Ryan, whom he married in 1932, died in 1995.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Muller of Palmyra, Va.; a son, Robert
Ryan of Bedford; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Barter & Donnan
Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., and at 11 at Immaculate Conception Church,
where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 this afternoon and 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral
Spring burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.
Edward Bilodeau, veteran, taught at two local schools
ALTAMONT - Edward H. Bilodeau, who taught at Altamont Elementary School
and the Guilderland Middle School, died Monday at home after a long illness.
Mr. Bilodeau, of Fairview Avenue, was 76.
Born in Littleton, N.H., Mr. Bilodeau was a graduate of Plymouth State
He taught elementary school in Franconia, N.H., and Littleton, N.H.,
before moving to Altamont in 1962.
Mr. Bilodeau was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the
10th Mountain Division. He was a member of the Boyd Hilton Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post and the Helderberg American Legion Post.
He was a communicant of St. Lucy's Church.
Survivors include a son, Paul Bilodeau; and two daughters, Judy and
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Lucy's
Church, Grand Street.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lucy's Food Pantry, Grand
Street, Altamont, NY 12009.
COBLESKILL - Private services will be held for Mrs. Mary Vassilliw,
85, of Campus Drive, who died Tuesday at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown
after a long illness.
Born in Manhattan, Mrs. Vassilliw lived in Sunnyside, Queens, before
moving to the Cobleskill area in 1980. She was a graduate of Washington
Irving High School in New York City.
Mrs. Vassilliw was a member of St. Christopher Episcopal Church.
She was a volunteer with the ladies auxiliary of the former Community
Hospital of Schoharie County.
Her husband, George Vassilliw, died in 1976.
Survivors include a son, John G. Vassilliw of New York City.
Burial will be in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher Episcopal Church,
St. Christopher Place, Cobleskill, NY 12043; or the Schoharie Valley Animal
Shelter, P.O. Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092.
Arrangements are by the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, Cobleskill, and
the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home of Middleburgh.
Ronald E. Marl
NORTH PORT, Fla. - Ronald E. Marl, who was a finance officer for the
state of New York before retiring in 1989, died Sunday in Port Charlotte,
Fla. Mr. Marl, of North Port, was 49.
Mr. Marl was born in Ellenville and lived in Schenectady before moving
to Florida 10 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Denise M. Marl; a daughter, Danamarie E.
Marl of North Port; a son, Jerrod A. Marl of North Port; his mother, Miliru
Parker of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and a granddaughter.
A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Farley Funeral Home's
North Port Chapel.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
South County Unit, 2100 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite A, Venice, FL 34293; or
the American Lung Association, 2201 Cantu Court, Suite 119, Sarasota, FL
Ruth J. Young
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Ruth J. Young, formerly of Gloversville, died Sunday
at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility.
Born and educated in Gifford Valley, Mrs. Young was a lifelong area
She was a glove maker for various glove companies in the area and later
retired from the Grandoe Glove Corp. in 1990.
Mrs. Young was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Her husband, George Young, died in 1976.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Javarone and Harriet Semprevio,
both of Gloversville; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
There are no services or calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Cremation took place at the Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Residential
Health Care Facility or to charity.
Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mrs. Patricia Guevin Bradley, who was an administrative
assistant with the Youth Ministry Department of Columbia International
University, died on Sunday. Mrs. Bradley, of Columbia, was 61.
Mrs. Bradley was born in Schenectady.
She was a member of the Columbia Crossroads Church.
Mrs. Bradley was a licensed practical nurse in Guam at one time.
Survivors include her husband, Stephen Ralph Bradley; six sons, Peter
Bradley of Longview, Texas, David Bradley of Orlando, Fla., Mark Bradley
of Colorado Springs, Colo., Philip Bradley of Columbia, Matthew Bradley
of the RAF, stationed at Lakenheath, England, and Paul Bradley of St. Paul,
Minn.; her mother, Margaret Thomas Guevin of Reno, Nev.; a brother, John
H. Guevin Jr. of Reno; two sisters, Joan Garling of Powder Springs, Ga.,
and Diane Lopez of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 11 grandchildren.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew's Evangelical
Church, 2609 Seminole Road. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at
the Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.
Burial will be in Bush River Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia International University,
Student Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3122, Columbia, S.C. 29230.
ALBANY - Mrs. Mary Koney Kouary, who was a bookkeeper for Fleet Bank
of Albany before retiring in 1980, died Saturday at a facility in Vineland.
Mrs. Kouary, of Vineland, N.J., formerly of Albany, was 84.
Mrs. Kouary was born in Albany and lived there for most of her life.
She moved to Vineland nearly two years ago.
Mrs. Kouary was a member of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church in Albany.
She was the widow of Charles H. Kouary.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Graceland Cemetery.
A luncheon will be held after the service at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox
Church, 440 Whitehall Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church,
440 Whitehall Road, Albany, N.Y.
Arrangements are by the Chicorelli Funeral Home.
Diane L. Mersincavage
WARNERVILLE - Ms. Diane L. Mersincavage, 41, of West Fulton Road, died
Monday at the Bassett Healthcare Facility in Cooperstown after a long illness.
Born in New York City, Ms. Mersincavage lived in Howes Cave and in
Lindenhurst before moving to Warnerville in 1990. She was a graduate of
New Hyde Park High School in Long Island.
She worked for the Castro Convertible Co. many years ago. She was also
Ms. Mersincavage was a member of the Adullam Full Gospel Church.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph M. and Peter S. Gaida, both of Warnerville;
her companion of 19 years, Joseph P. Gaida; a sister, Joanne Gentile of
Mantua, N.J.; and a brother, Robert Mersincavage of Walton.
The services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Langan Funeral Home,
21 N. Main St., Central Bridge. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Sloansville Valley Cemetery, Sloansville.
ALBANY - Mrs. Mary Curran Leach, who worked as a switchboard operator
and supervisor at the state Senate for 20 years, retiring in 1995, died
Monday after a short illness. Mrs. Leach, of North Allen Street, was 71.
Mrs. Leach was born in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland, and came
to this country in 1958.
She had worked part-time at the University Club in Albany since 1959.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Thomas J. Leach; three sons,
Edward J. Leach of Albany, Thomas J. Leach Jr. of Latham and Sean P. Leach
of Clifton Park; four brothers, Timmy Curran of Ireland, Sean Curran of
Greenville, Davey Curran of Averill Park and the Rev. Anthony Curran of
Schenectady; a sister, Eileen Hanafin of Castleton; and six grandchildren.
A service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the historic Church of
St. Mary on Capitol Hill.
Calling hours are from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the McVeigh
Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., Albany.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 10 Lodge St.,
Albany, NY 12207.
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Rita Coons MacIntyre, 79, of Bradford Road, died
Monday at the Glendale Nursing Home in Glenville after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. MacIntyre was a lifelong Schenectady area
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. MacIntyre was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, John C. MacIntyre, whom she married
in 1942; and a son, Donald MacIntyre of Schenectady.
There are no services or calling hours.
Burial will be in Park View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,
85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
Arrangements are by the Griswold Funeral Home.
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Goodwin DiDonna, 77, of Cypress Keys,
died Monday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Born in Cayce, S.C., Mrs. DiDonna was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Mrs. DiDonna was a member of the Litchfield Country Club.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. DiDonna Sr.; two sons, Thomas
A. DiDonna Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ronald J. DiDonna of Glenville;
a brother, Stanley Goodwin of Cayce; three sisters, Kathryn Strong of Hamlet,
N.C., Betty Reese of Cayce and Bennie Joyce Senese of Surfside Beach; four
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic
Church. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the Goldfinch Funeral
Home, Beach Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
950 48th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577; or St. Michael's Catholic
Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2659, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Henry R. Cox
BALLSTON SPA - Henry R. Cox, who worked for the state Office of General
Services in Albany for many years, retiring as a senior stationary engineer,
died Tuesday at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs. Mr. Cox, of Garrett
Road, was 83.
Mr. Cox was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and moved to Ballston Spa in 1930.
Mr. Cox was a member and trustee of First Baptist Church.
He was a founding member of the Buckskin Hunting Club and was active
in the Cub Scouts for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elvira Lowell Cox; a son, David
Cox of Corinth; two daughters, Marylou Latrimone of Floresville, Texas,
and Nancy Harrison of Greenfield Center; two brothers, Bill Cox of Winter
Haven, Fla., and James Cox of Bellevue, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church
on Milton Avenue. A calling hour will precede the service Saturday at the
Burial will be in Batchellerville Cemetery in Edinburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building
Fund, 202 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
Arrangements are by the Armer Funeral Home.
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Jean A. Benjamin, 75, of the Stratton Apartments,
formerly of Northway Mobile Home Park in Perth and Tribes Hill, died Tuesday
at home after a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Benjamin was a 1943 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch
High School and a 1944 graduate of the Amsterdam School of Commerce.
Mrs. Benjamin was an office clerk for the George H. Maus Importer and
the Frick Co., both in Amsterdam. She was later employed at Brown's Ford
in Johnstown for 20 years, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of the Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church and the Amsterdam
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Her husband, Leland Benjamin, whom she married July 11, 1953, died
in 1982. Her brother, Ronald C. Hirschfeld, died in March.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Copeland of Richmond, Va.; a
stepson, Frank L. Benjamin of Saratoga Springs; and a stepdaughter, Barbara
Davis of Lincoln, Calif.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Tribes Hill Presbyterian
Church, Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy
Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam,
40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, or the Zonta Mammography Fund, in care of
the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Foundation, 4988 Route 30, Amsterdam, NY
ROTTERDAM - Saul M. Kaplan, who was a mechanical engineer for the General
Electric Co. in Schenectady for more than 35 years, died Monday at home.
Mr. Kaplan, of Dahlia Street, was 67.
Born in Chelsea, Mass., Mr. Kaplan earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from Tufts University and later earned a master's degree from
New York University. Mr. Kaplan earned his second master's degree in history
from the University at Albany this month.
Mr. Kaplan retired in 1999. He remained with GE as a part-time engineering
consultant. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and the GE Elfun
Survivors include his wife, Susan Collis Kaplan; two sons, Guy Scott
of Apex, N.C., and Gustav Kaplan of Rotterdam; a daughter, Gay Kendall
of Troy; a brother, Allen Kaplan of Wayland, Mass.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Unitarian
Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
Arrangements are by the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home.
Gertrude E. Kruger
TOWN OF FLORIDA - Private services will be held for Mrs. Gertrude E.
Kruger, 87, of State Route 30, who died Monday at Montgomery Meadows Residential
Health Care Facility in Amsterdam after a short illness.
Born and educated in Stone Arabia, Mrs. Kruger moved to the Amsterdam
area in 1932.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Kruger attended Florida Reformed Church in Minaville.
She was a member of the Beldons Corners Community Club and the Mariaville
Rod & Gun Club.
Her husband, Walter K. Kruger, whom she married Aug. 18, 1933, died
Survivors include two daughters, Alice E. Gaugler and Gladys M. Krohn,
both of the town of Florida; a brother, Arnold Francisco of the state of
Florida; a sister, Marjorie Ortell of Johnstown; seven grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson.
Spring burial will be in Chuctanunda Cemetery, Minaville.
Contributions may be made to the Town of Florida Volunteer Fire Department
or the Florida Reformed Church in care of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger
Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010.
BALLSTON SPA - Mrs. Mary Costa Georgetti, 80, of Rowland Street, died
Sunday at home.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Georgetti lived in Lynbrook, N.Y. for 30 years
before moving to the Ballston Spa area four years ago.
Her husband, Thomas L. Georgetti, died in 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Beller of Ballston Spa; a son,
Thomas Georgetti of Brooklyn; four grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at
St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. Calling
hours will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 7 to 9 tonight at the William
J. Burke & Sons-Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway,
Burial will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Florence E. Fleming
RENSSELAER - Services were held for Mrs. Florence E. Fleming, 77, of
Rensselaer, who died Saturday at Albany Memorial Hospital.
Born in Mechanicville, Mrs. Fleming lived in Rensselaer for many years.
She was a senior account clerk for the New York state Education Department.
Mrs. Fleming was the widow of Robert J. Fleming Sr.
Survivors include a son, Robert J. Fleming Jr. of Rensselaer; and a
daughter, Penelope A. Fleming of Rensselaer.
Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Albany.
Arrangements were by the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home.
Phoebe B. Baker
SHARON SPRINGS - Mrs. Phoebe B. Baker, who was a supervisor for the
Department of Motor Vehicles in Albany, died Monday at home after a short
illness. Mrs. Baker, of Briggs Road, was 81.
A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Baker was born in Delanson and attended
Cobleskill Central School.
For the past 18 years, she lived in Sharon Springs.
Mrs. Baker worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles for 20 years,
retiring in 1983.
She was a member of the Silver and Gold Club; Carlisle Senior Citizens;
Cobleskill Eagles Aerie Auxiliary; East Worcester Fish and Game Club; and
a charter member of the Cobleskill Fire Auxiliary.
Mrs. Baker was a volunteer for Bassett Healthcare, WELCA and Zion Lutheran
Church's Ladies Aid Committee.
Her husband, Burtis Baker, whom she married Jan. 11, 1938, died in
Survivors include two sons, John Baker of Warnerville and Carl Baker
of Seward; two daughters, Janet Davis of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Jacquelyn
Costello of Sharon Springs; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew's Lutheran
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lappeus Funeral
Home, 113 Park St.
Burial will be in Esperance Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 70 E. Main St.,
Cobleskill, NY 12043.
COLONIE - Mrs. Margaret Hoffman Russell, 93, formerly of Van Heusen
Street, died Tuesday.
Mrs. Russell was the widow of Theodore Roosevelt Russell, who died
Survivors include a son, Ted R. Russell of Colonie; two grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the Glenville Funeral Home.
Lawrence E. Kirker Sr.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Lawrence E. Kirker Sr., 71, of Loughman, died Saturday
in Kissimmee after being stricken.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. Kirker moved to Loughman in 1965.
He was a mechanic for Tiner Harvesting, B.C. Cook and Sons and Long's
Mr. Kirker was a Baptist.
He was the widower of Ruth Kirker.
Survivors include five daughters, Wilhelmina Aini of Rotterdam, Alyce
Dariano of Scotia, Sue Lucas of Davenport, Fla., and Laurie Barnes and
Lynda Moore, both of Haines City, Fla.; five sons, Lawrence Kirker Jr.
and George Kirker, both of Scotia, Richard Kirker of Esperance, David Kirker
of Winterhaven, Fla., and Rory Kirker of Rome, Italy; a sister, Alice Hilliard
of Augusta, Ga.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate
Conception Church, Bradt Street, Schenectady.
Local arrangements are by the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, Schenectady.
SCHENECTADY - Services were held for George D. Rocco, 80, of Garden
Grove, Calif., formerly of Schenectady, who died Nov. 28 at the home of
his son in Garden Grove.
Born and educated in Schenectady, Mr. Rocco was a 1941 graduate of
the former Nott Terrace High School. He had lived in Schenectady until
April 1950, when he moved to Garden Grove.
Mr. Rocco was an Army veteran, serving with the New York National Guard,
27th Division, 105th Infantry. He was wounded during the Battle of Saipan
and received the Purple Heart.
He was a purchasing agent for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Orange County,
Calif., for 25 years. He later worked for the Hollywood Wax Museum in California
for four years.
Mr. Rocco was a former communicant of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic
Church, where he was also an altar boy. He was a member of St. Polycarp
Catholic Church in Garden Grove.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Mandaro Rocco, whom he married in
1945; three sons, John and Thomas Rocco, both of Garden Grove, and Anthony
Rocco of Yorktown, Ind.; two brothers, Nicholas Rocco of Schenectady and
Anthony "Red" Rocco of Stamford, Conn.; and four grandchildren.
Burial was in Garden Grove.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic
Church in the spring.
Contributions may be made to the St. Anthony's Church Memorial Fund,
331 Seward Place, Schenectady, NY 12305.
Local arrangements are by N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home.
Frank K. Intelisano Sr.
BROADALBIN - Frank K. Intelisano Sr., who was a dye-check inspector
at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for 30 years, died Tuesday at
Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Mr. Intelisano, of Stevers Mill Road, was
Born in New York City, Mr. Intelisano attended P.S. 40 there. He moved
to Gloversville as a young adult and had resided in Broadalbin for the
past 40 years.
He retired from GE in 1994.
Mr. Intelisano was a member of I.U.E. Local 301 in Schenectady.
Mr. Intelisano attended St. Joseph's Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Lake Intelisano, whom he married
Dec. 24, 1950; four sons, Frank K. Intelisano Jr. of Gloversville, Joseph
and Michael M. Intelisano, both of Amsterdam, and James V. Intelisano of
Northville; four daughters, Sandra J. Przybylowicz of Galway, Terry A.
Greco and Annette C. Intelisano, both of Broadalbin, and Pauline B. Intelisano
of Ballston Spa; his mother, Josephine Kenwood of Shoreham; a brother,
Michael Kenwood of Shoreham; a sister, Susan McIlwaith of Shoreham; 14
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at
St. Joseph's Church, 7 North St. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.