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Ruth Allen, Amsterdam, 50-year member of DAR 
AMSTERDAM - Private services will be held for Mrs. Ruth F. Allen, 89, of Swart Hill Road, formerly of Canajoharie, who died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a short illness.
Born in Palatine Bridge, Mrs. Allen was educated at the former Palatine School. She was a 1930 graduate of Canajoharie High School. She lived most of her life in Canajoharie before moving to Amsterdam last year.
Mrs. Allen was a homemaker. She worked for the New York Power & Light Co., and the U.S. Postal Service in Palatine Bridge at one time.
She was a member of the Canajoharie United Methodist Church for more than 70 years.
Mrs. Allen was a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Rensselaer Chapter. She was an honorary member of the Monday Evening Club.
Her husband, Dewitt R. Allen, whom she married Sept. 7, 1935, died in 1990.
Survivors include a brother, William C. Fuller of Canajoharie.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
Arrangements are by the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Canajoharie.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Richard J. Waghorn, 55, was residential manager for state 
GANSEVOORT - Richard J. Waghorn, 55, of Route 9, died Thursday at St. Clare's Hospital.
Mr. Waghorn was born in Schenectady.
He was a 1964 graduate of St. Peter's Academy in Saratoga Springs and attended the State University of New York College at Delhi.
He was an Air Force veteran, serving until 1965.
Mr. Waghorn worked for the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs for several years and progressed from auditor to innkeeper at their hotels throughout the Northeast.
He worked for the state Department of Mental Hygiene at the former Wilton Developmental Center in 1972 and held various positions in the department, most recently serving as residential manager in the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
Mr. Waghorn was a communicant of the Church of Saint Peter and had previously served as an usher at St. Clement's Church in Saratoga Springs.
He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the American Legion Adirondack Post 70, Principessa Elena Men's Society and the Society of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Saratoga Springs.
Survivors include a sister, Shirley A. Ebert of Saratoga Springs; and two brothers, Gerald D. Waghorn Jr. of Glens Falls and David E. Waghorn of Saratoga Springs.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Burial with full military honors will be in Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.
Contributions may be made to Beyond the Classroom, in care of Saratoga Central Catholic High School, P.O. Box 4484, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

William Jordan, recipient of GE's Coffin Award, 93 
SCOTIA - William Bradford Jordan, 93, of Scotia, died Thursday at home.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Jordan moved to Scotia in 1929. He earned a degree in engi- neering physics from Ohio State University in 1929. He joined the General Electric Co. that year. He enrolled in GE's advanced course in engineering which included assignments in Pittsfield, Chicago and Schenectady.
He was also manager of advanced engineering at the Schenectady plant. Mr. Jordan was later a consulting engineer at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. He was the recipient of the Charles A. Coffin Award for his defense-related work during World War II. Mr. Jordan retired from the company in 1973 with 44 years of service. He was a member of the GE Elfun Society.
Mr. Jordan was a volunteer at WMHT studios from 1973 until 1998. He cataloged the station's music library into a new in-house computer system.
On his 80th birthday, Mr. Jordan was cited by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for having solved more of their mathematical problems than any other member.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Esther Relyea Jordan; a son, James Jordan of Troy; and a grandson. There are no calling hours.
Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
Memorial contributions may be made to WMHT studios.
Arrangements are by the White Funeral Home.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Helen Blanchard 
FORT HUNTER - Mrs. Helen A. Blanchard, 82, formerly of Queen Ann Road, Amsterdam, died Friday at Montgomery Meadows Residential Health Care Facility.
Mrs. Blanchard was born in Amsterdam. A lifelong area resident, she was educated locally.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Blanchard was a member of the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church. She had been a member of the former Fort Hunter Methodist Church.
Her husband, Marcellus A. Blanchard, whom she married Sept. 21, 1944, died in 1987.
Survivors include two sons, John M. Blanchard of Fultonville and Frank R. Blanchard of Fort Hunter; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Audrey Fleming 
MECHANICVILLE - Mrs. Audrey Keener Fleming, 83, of Prospect Street, formerly of Tupper Lake, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy.
Born in Roscoe, Sullivan County, Mrs. Fleming was a 1936 graduate of Roscoe High School. She attended New Rochelle College and the Grand Central School of Art.
Mrs. Fleming was a cartologist for 12 years for the tax department of Ulster County in Kingston.
She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Tupper Lake.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Thomas M. Fleming; two daughters, Maura Jorgensen Wood of Malta and Jane Fleming of New York City; a sister, Dorothy Kenner Benedict of California; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A memorial gathering will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church, Round Lake.
There are no calling hours.
Spring burial will be in Stephentown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Church, Tupper Lake, or All Saints Church, Round Lake.
Arrangements are by the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Mechanicville.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Bertram J. Westervelt Jr. 
GREENFIELD CENTER - Bertram J. Westervelt Jr., 42, of Comstock Road, died Friday at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Albany, Mr. Westervelt attended Corinth High School.
He worked in the maintenance department at the Saratoga Harness Track for eight years. He also worked for Storm Masters in Ballston Spa for more than five years.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Millington Westervelt, whom he married March 8, 1980; two sons, Jonathan and Bertram J. Westervelt III, both of Greenfield Center; twin daughters, Jennifer and Jessica Westervelt, both of Greenfield Center; his parents, Doris Rowe Westervelt and Bertram Westervelt Sr. of Greenfield Center; and three sisters, Nadine Hamm of Porter Corners, and Darlene Hika and Charlene Shipski, both of Corinth.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Densmore Funeral Home, 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Corinth Rural Cemetery.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Dorothy Kosowsky 
WATERFORD - Private services will be held for Mrs. Dorothy A. Kosowsky, 78, of Pine Park Terrace, who died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Troy, Mrs. Kosowsky retired from the former W.T. Grant Co. in Troy.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Kosowsky; four daughters, Jo Ann Berg of Ogdensburg, Teri Kosowsky of Troy, Kathy Dennis of Rock City Falls and Geri Collum of O'Fallon, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Seton Health Center ICU Unit, 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, NY 12180; or Waterford Rescue Squad, Waterford, NY 12188.
Arrangements are by Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home, Lansingburgh.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Earnest Ketchmore Sr. 
SCHENECTADY - Earnest Ketchmore Sr., 45, of Robinson Street, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Ketchmore was born in Brooklyn.
He was a high school graduate.
Mr. Ketchmore worked for the Schenectady city sanitation department before retiring.
Mr. Ketchmore was an Episcopalian.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Ketchmore; a daughter, Monica Ketchmore of Schenectady; two sons, Earnest Ketchmore Jr. and Athel Taylor, both of Schenectady; his mother and stepfather, Mary and Thomas Daverin of Schenectady; three brothers, Warren and Chester Ketchmore and Manning Witherspoon, all of Schenectady; three sisters, Charleen Lewis of Maryland, and Martha and Mary Witherspoon, both of Schenectady; three stepbrothers, Tony, Timothy and Kenny Crippen, all of Schenectady; a stepsister, Pamela Crippen of Schenectady; and a grandson.
A service will be held at noon Monday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St.
Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Vale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Irene Joyce 
JOHNSTOWN - Mrs. Irene Rzasa Joyce, 83, formerly of East Clinton Street, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Joyce attended St. Stanislaus School and Wilbur Lynch High School.
She was a glove maker for the former Superb and Crescendo Glove companies for 20 years. She later worked for the Gates Mills Co. before retiring.
Mrs. Joyce was a member of the Senior Citizens Club.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church.
Her husband, Joseph P. Joyce, whom she married May 11, 1946, died in 1996.
Survivors include a son, Greg Joyce of Johnstown; a daughter, Jolene Eaton of Johnstown; a brother, Alex Rzasa of Amsterdam; two sisters, Florence Kiuber of Amsterdam and Evelyn Riggi of Lilly Lake, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 this morning at St. Patrick's Church.
Spring burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wells House Auxiliary, 201 W. Madison Ave., Johnstown, NY 12095.
Arrangements are by the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Julian C. Piela 
RENSSELAER - Julian C. Piela, 83, of California Avenue, died Thursday at home after being stricken.
Mr. Piela was born in Albany. He had been a resident of Rensselaer for 53 years.
He was a maintenance mechanic for the Sterling Drug Co. for 35 years.
Mr. Piela was an Army veteran of World War II and served in Hawaii.
He was a communicant of St. John's Church.
Mr. Piela was married to Loretta Farrell Piela until her death.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Marie Piela of Rensselaer; a son, Julian John Piela of East Greenbush; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., and at 10:30 at St. John's Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Church, 50 Herrick St., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Katherine Liszewski 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Katherine C. Liszewski, 77, of Rockton Street, died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Amsterdam, Mrs. Liszewski attended St. Mary's Institute.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Liszewski was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.
Her husband, Richard A. Liszewski, whom she married Jan. 3, 1948, died in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Timothy P. and Richard J. Liszewski, both of Amsterdam; two daughters, Carol Eckert of Clifton Park and Karen Liszewski of Amsterdam; three brothers, John Collins Jr., Joseph Collins and Elton Collins, all of Amsterdam; two sisters, Theresa "Ruth" Handy and Marilyn Bell, both of Amsterdam; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., followed at 10:15 at St. Mary's Church, East Main Street, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.
Calling hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Box 11, Amsterdam, NY 12010; or the American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Martha Hanken 
ALBANY - Mrs. Martha Hanson Hanken, 88, of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home, formerly of the Ohav Sholom Apartments, died Friday at St. Peter's Hospital.
Mrs. Hanken was a laboratory technician at the Sterling Winthrop Drug Co. in Rensselaer for many years before retiring.
She was active with the Ohav Sholom Apartments Tenants Association.
Mrs. Hanken was a member of Congregation Beth Abraham Jacob in Albany for more than 60 years. She was a member of Abigail Lodge 3 United Order of True Sisters.
Survivors include two brothers, Charles Hanson of Slingerlands and Edward Hanson of Menands.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave.
Burial will be in Beth Abraham Jacob Cemetery, Guilderland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Abigail 3, UOTS, in care of Robin Cohn, 18 Iroquois Trail, Slingerlands, NY 12159.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Mildred Cranston 
WYNANTSKILL - Mrs. Mildred E. Cranston, 90, of Rotunda West, Fla., formerly of Clifton Park and Wynantskill, died Friday at Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Fla., after a short illness.
Mrs. Cranston was born in Troy.
She had worked as a secretary for the Wynantskill public schools. She had previously been employed as a billing department secretary at Montgomery Ward in Menands.
She was formerly active with the 4-H Club in Wynantskill.
Mrs. Cranston was a member of the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill.
Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Cranston; two daughters, Gail Koenig of Averill Park and Bonita Cranston of Port Charlotte, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Lebanon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill, P.O. Box 159, Wynantskill, NY 12198.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Nicholas J. Dominski 
TROY - Nicholas J. Dominski, 83, of the Eddy Heritage House, died Wednesday at the home.
Born and raised in Rensselaer, Mr. Dominski moved to Menands in 1946.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a former commander of the Menands Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5989.
Mr. Dominski worked for International Harvester in Menands for several years and later for the Village of Menands Department of Public Works before retiring.
He was a life member of the Menands Fire Company 1 and a member of Colonie Elks Lodge 2192. He was a former president of the Menands Girls Softball League.
Mr. Dominski was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church, Menands.
His wife, Edna Howarth Dominski, died Nov. 14.
Survivors include three daughters, Joan Filkins of East Greenbush, Jean Parker of Menands and Lynn England of Egg Harbor, N.J.; a son, Paul Dominski of Colonie; a sister, Lillian Howarth of Averill Park; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Cummings Funeral Home, 643 Third Ave., Watervliet, and at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, Menands. Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY 12144.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Norman Cottrell 
NORTH GREENBUSH - Private services will be held for Norman E. Cottrell, 88, of North Greenbush Road, who died Friday at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital in Albany after a long illness.
Born in Troy, Mr. Cottrell lived in the Troy and Schenectady areas as well as New York City. He later moved back to East Greenbush.
He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1930, and attended the University of Alabama.
Mr. Cottrell was a security guard for the New York state Department of Education for many years before retiring in 1970. He had previously been a security guard for American Locomotive and General Electric.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the New York National Guard and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Albany and Averill Park.
Mr. Cottrell was a member of the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church in Troy.
He was the widower of Rosa M. Riglione Cottrell.
Survivors include two sisters, Mildred M. and Edna M. Cottrell, both of North Greenbush.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Ralph H. Carpenter 
SCOTIA - Ralph H. Carpenter, 88, of Fredericks Road, died Thursday at Mountainview Manor in Middleburgh after a short illness.
Mr. Carpenter was born in Albany.
He was a painter, paperhanger and taxi driver. He was later a machinist at the General Electric Co. for more than 30 years before retiring.
Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Scotia Senior Citizens.
He was the widower of Bertha Mae Perkins and Sophie Carpenter.
Survivors include a son, Ralph H. Carpenter Jr. of Clarksville; a daughter, Jean M. Adams of Altamont; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the EMS Rescue Squad, Scotia Fire Department, 148 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY 12302.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Theresa Caruso 
MECHANICVILLE - Mrs. Theresa R. Caruso, 80, of Hulin Street, died Friday at Samaritan Hospital, Troy, after a short illness.
A lifelong resident of Mechanicville, Mrs. Caruso was a 1940 graduate of Mechanicville High School.
She was a seamstress with the American Linen Co. of Stillwater and Barclay's Home Products of Cohoes.
Mrs. Caruso was a communicant of Assumption-St. Paul Church.
Her husband, Ernest F. Caruso, died in 1988.
Survivors include two sons, Francis Caruso of Lecanto, Fla., and Salvadore Caruso of Easton; a daughter, Marlene Stipano of Ballston Spa; a brother, Nicholas Iavarone of Mechanicville; a sister, Sister Rita Iavarone of Chicago, Ill; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Assumption-St. Paul Church, William Street.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St.
Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Theresa DePalma 
CENTRAL BRIDGE - Mrs. Theresa DePalma, 94, of Central Bridge, died Sunday at the home of her nephew, Thomas DePalma.
Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mrs. DePalma lived in Long Island before moving to Schoharie County in 1989.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Janet Paradiso of New Hyde Park and William C. Paradiso III of Long Beach.
There are no services or calling hours.
Mrs. DePalma has made an anatomical gift to Albany Medical College.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Transplant Research Foundation, SUNY, in care of Millie Paradiso at CIC, 1000 Shames Drive, Westbury, NY 11590.
Arrangements were by the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Winifred Coffee 
SCOTIA - Mrs. Winifred Davis Coffee, 85, of the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Wednesday at the center after a short illness.
Born in Fort Hunter, Mrs. Coffee lived in Amsterdam and in Albany before moving to Schenectady in 1988.
Mrs. Coffee was a clerk at the Salvation Army store in Albany for 10 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary.
She was a former communicant of Our Lady of Angels Church, Albany.
Mrs. Coffee was the widow of Anthony Mustico, William Gates and Francis Coffee.
Survivors include four sons, Richard Mustico of Saudi Arabia, Robert Mustico of Loudonville, Anthony Mustico of Broadalbin and Thomas Mustico of Sterling, N.Y.; a daughter, Anne Coffee Cole of Charlton; four sisters, Jean Rossi of Johnstown, Helen Oaksford of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Doris Giovanni of Amsterdam and Florida, and Kathrynn Depa of Waynesboro, Va.; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Gleason Funeral Home, 730 Union St., Schenectady, and at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, Glenville. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Anna Viano 
GLOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Anna Ciaccio Viano, 94, of the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, died Friday at the facility.
Born in Gloversville, Mrs. Viano lived in Brooklyn for several years. She moved to facility nearly four years ago.
Mrs. Viano was a sales clerk for the former Meltezer's Fur Shop for many years.
She was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Her husband, Anthony Viano, died in 1962.
Survivors include a sister, Assunta "Sussie" DelSignore of Gloversville.
The services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Monday at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., and at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Charles Eagan 
GLOVERSVILLE - Charles L. Eagan, 54, of North Street, died Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Eagan was born in Amsterdam.
He was a mechanic for Cars On Credit in Johnstown.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Myers Eagan, whom he married April 26, 1969; a daughter, Deborah Eagan of Gloversville; two sons, Thomas F. and Charles L. Eagan Jr., both of Gloversville; his mother, Gladys Eagan of Gloversville; three brothers, Richard Eagan of Gloversville, Paul Eagan of Lowville and Timothy Eagan Sr. of Johnstown; four sisters, Carol Eagan, Sharon Colson and Maryann Hayes, all of Gloversville, and Sheila D'Onofrio of Poland, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]

Mary Duma 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Mary A. Duma, 89, formerly of Jay Street, died Friday at the Wilkinson Skilled Nursing Facility after a long illness.
Born and educated in Amsterdam, Mrs. Duma was a lifelong area resident.
She worked for Mohasco Industries at one time. She was also a dressmaker for the former Hanover Dress Co. and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Duma was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and its Rosary Society. She was a member of the Paderewski Choir.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Duma, whom she married July 19, 1941; a son, Donald Duma of Palatine, Ill.; three sisters, Winifred Sumigray, Frances Konieczny and Gertrude Wojtkiewicz, all of Amsterdam; and a step-grandchild.
A memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus Church.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 73 Reid St., Amsterdam, NY 12010. Arrangements are by the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home.
[Published 8-Dec-2001]


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