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Gordon F. Spencer, served 20 years in the Air Force 
PATTERSONVILLE - Gordon F. Spencer, who served for 20 years in the Air Force, died at home Saturday. Mr. Spencer, of Rynex Corners Road, was 69.
Born in North Bush, Mr. Spencer was a lifelong area resident and a 1951 graduate of Johnstown High School.
While in the Air Force, Mr. Spencer worked with medics in hospitals in this country, England and Turkey. He retired as a sergeant.
After retiring, he was employed by the MCA Record Co. in Gloversville for 10 years.
Mr. Spencer was a member of the North Bush Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Freer Spencer, whom he married Oct. 29, 1988; two sons, Martin Spencer of Summit and Peter Spencer of Eugene, Ore.; five daughters, Sharon Fenstermacher of Johnstown, Jeanette Spencer of Gloversville, Linda Vanillin of Florida, Wendy Parker of Texas and Zoya Spencer of Seattle, Wash.; two stepsons, Edward Freer of Pattersonville and Ken Freer of Rotterdam; a sister, Elizabeth Pagano of Johnstown; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.
Burial will be in Woestina Cemetery in the spring.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Contributions in Mr. Spencer's memory may be made to the Salvation Army or to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Pasquale Andriano, veteran, served during Berlin airlift 
CHARLTON - Pasquale "Pat" Andriano, who served in the Army from 1948 to 1951 during the Berlin airlift, died Saturday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Mr. Andriano, of Jockey Street, was 72.
Mr. Andriano was born in Schenectady and graduated from the former Nott Terrace High School.
He began his career as a meat manager for Central Markets in the Schenectady area.
Mr. Andriano worked for Slim's Market in Glenville and retired from the Price Chopper Stores in 1991 after more than 30 years of service.
He lived in Glenville for 15 years before moving to Charlton in 1968.
Mr. Andriano was a member of the Glenville Fish and Game Club and a parishioner of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eileen Wilford Andriano; a son, Mark T. Andriano of Saratoga Springs; two brothers, Thomas Andriano and Michael Andriano, both of Schenectady; and two sisters, Connie Dawsey of Glenville and Frances "Fritzie" Martinez of Schenectady.
Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, East Glenville, and at 10 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, East Glenville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Jack M. Herd, accountant, veteran of World War II 
ALBANY - Jack M. Herd, who was an Army veteran of World War II, died Friday at his son's home in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Herd, of Ormond Street, was 89.
Mr. Herd was born in Springfield, Mass., and lived in Albany most of his life.
Mr. Herd was a public accountant in Albany for many years until retiring three years ago.
Mr. Herd was a member of Temple Israel and Masons' Lodge 85 in Albany.
His wife, Yetta Peller Herd, died in July 1999. Survivors include three sons, Paul Herd of Atlanta, Richard Herd of Charlotte, N.C., and Joseph Herd of Delmar; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 this afternoon at Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave. Burial will be in Temple Israel Cemetery, Guilderland.
A period of mourning will be observed at the home of Joseph and Abbey Herd, 123 Darroch Road, Delmar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yetta and Jack Herd Hebrew Education Fund, in care of Temple Israel.
Arrangements are by the Levine Memorial Chapel.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

`Scooter John' Villano 
SCHENECTADY - John "Scooter John" Villano, 77, of Avenue B, died Saturday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Villano was born and educated in Schenectady.
He was employed in the main- tenance department of the former American Locomotive Co. for 24 years.
Later, Mr. Villano was a maintenance worker for 25 years at the main plant and the Research and Development Center of the General Electric Co.
He was a communicant and longtime Festa worker at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church and a member of the GE Quarter Century Club.
Survivors include two sisters, Beatrice Canosa of North Haven, Conn., and Rose A. Miller of Schenectady.
Services will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Union and North Jay streets, and at 9 at St. Anthony's Church, Nott Street and Seward Place, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions in Mr. Villano's memory may be made to the St. Anthony's Church Memorial Fund, 331 Seward Place, Schenectady 12305.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Amelia Canale Percassi 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Amelia Canale Percassi, who was a glove maker for various local companies before retiring, died Sunday at the Regent Care Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Mrs. Percassi, formerly of the Roosevelt Apartments on Wall Street, was 89.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Percassi was educated locally and lived in the area until moving to Texas in August.
Mrs. Percassi was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church.
Her first husband, Peter V. Canale, died in 1960.
Later, she married James "Jack" Percassi, who died in 1993.
Survivors include a daughter, Arlene Bonney of The Woodlands; two brothers, Richard Altieri of Sun City, Fla., and Herman Altieri of Amsterdam; two sisters, Alice Chiricko of Amsterdam and Josephine Sievert of Delmar; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, and at 11 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Angelina D. Boss 
COBLESKILL - Mrs. Angelina D. Boss, 84, formerly of North Street, died Saturday at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Mrs. Boss was born in Cobleskill. She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School.
She was a member of the Serge, Schoharie County Emergency CB Club.
Mrs. Boss was a communicant of St. Vincent De Paul Church.
Her husband, Anthony C. Boss, whom she married Dec. 15, 1938, died March 28, 1991.
Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Sue Radliff of Richmondville; a son, Michael J. Boss of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent De Paul Church, Washington Heights.
Burial will be private in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.
A calling hour will precede the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, P.O. Box 40, Howes Cave 12092.
Arrangements are by the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 68 Elm St., and the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 63 River St., Middleburgh.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Anne C. O'Donnell 
HUDSON FALLS - Mrs. Anne C. O'Donnell, 89, of Mulberry Street, died Saturday at Glens Falls Hospital.
Mrs. O'Donnell was born in Comstock. She was a 1930 graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Glens Falls and a 1933 graduate of the nursing program at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.
While in high school and a resident of Fort Ann, Mrs. O'Donnell was a reporter for the Glens Falls Times.
She was employed as a registered nurse in the surgical unit at St. Peter's Hospital and also worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam and in local nursing homes.
At one time, Mrs. O'Donnell worked as a registered nurse in New York City.
After retiring, she was a receptionist at Patricia's Beauty Salon in Hudson Falls for several years.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's/St. Paul's Catholic Church and a member of the Court Mater Dei 1442 Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mrs. O'Donnell also was a former president of the St. Camelus Guild, a Catholic nurses' group.
She married James O'Donnell in 1936. He died in 1972.
Survivors include a son, Thomas O'Donnell of Hudson Falls; four daughters, Patricia Bowyer and Kathleen O'Donnell, both of Hudson Falls, Mary Enhorning of Queensbury and Katherine Frederick of Clifton Park; and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's/St. Paul's Church.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
A gathering will follow at McManus Hall.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Carleton Funeral Home, 68 Main St.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's/St. Paul's Church, 11 Wall St., Hudson Falls 12839, or to the Glens Falls Hospital, Emergency Care Center, 100 Park St., Glens Falls 12801.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Christopher Todd Leamy 
CLIFTON PARK - Christopher Todd Leamy, 30, of Apple Tree Lane, died Thursday at Ellis-Sunnyview Hospital.
Mr. Leamy worked as a deliv- eryman for several pizza restaurants in Clifton Park.
He had attended the Shenendehowa schools and was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church.
Survivors include his parents, Patrick and Susan Paddock Leamy of Clifton Park; a sister, Jackie Valachovic of Round Lake; and a brother, Adam Leamy of Clifton Park.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 this morning at Corpus Christi Church.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.
Arrangements are by the Catricala Funeral Home, 1597 Route 9.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Clara Canali-Sallade 
COLONIE - Mrs. Clara Tenenini Canali-Sallade died Saturday at the Albany County Nursing Home.
Mrs. Canali-Sallade was born in Albany and was a resident of Albany and Colonie most of her life.
She was the wife of the late Gilbert Canali Sr. and Edward M. Sallade.
Survivors include three daughters, Maria E. Shafer of Knox, Donna J. Canali of San Francisco, Calif., and Louise C. Albertson of New Baltimore; a son, Victor G. Canali Sr. of Clifton Park; two brothers, Edward Tenenini and Louis Tenenini, both of Colonie; a sister, Mary Carnicelli of Colonie; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, and at 9:30 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany 12205.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Emily C. Pegler 
COLONIE - Mrs. Emily C. Pegler, who was employed as secretary for more than 15 years at the General Electric Co, died Saturday at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Pegler, of Delafield Drive, was 64.
Mrs. Pegler was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and was a Colonie resident most of her life.
Mrs. Pegler was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith A. Case of Schenectady; a son, Richard J. Pegler of Reading, Mass.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, and at 11 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady.
Calling hours will be 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany 12205, in memory of Mrs. Pegler.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

George C. Hohenstein 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - George C. Hohenstein, who worked as a production supervisor for the Watervliet Arsenal until his retirement in 1970, died Saturday at Saratoga Hospital. Mr. Hohenstein, of Meditation Way, was 88.
Mr. Hohenstein was born in Albany.
He was a member of the McGregor Links Golf Club for more than 30 years and was inducted into the Albany Bowling Hall of Fame in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Helene Williams Hohenstein; two daughters, Suzanne H. Charles of Clifton Park and Rosalind Conway of Albany; and two grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilton Emergency Inc., 1 Harran Lane, Saratoga Springs 12866.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Helena Schoeffler 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Helena Schoeffler, 86, formerly of Route 67, died Saturday at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, where she had been a resident.
Mrs. Schoeffler was born in Manchester, N.H. She lived in Broadalbin as a young girl and moved to Manny Corners in Amsterdam in 1937.
She was a housekeeper and cook for several area physicians, including Drs. James B. Conant and George C. Ferguson.
Mrs. Schoeffler was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She was married to William C. Schoeffler, who died May 21, 1981.
Survivors include a son, Ronald W. Schoeffler of Augusta, Ga.; two sisters, Hilda Tropiak of Broadalbin and Edna Keller of Gloversville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave.
Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam 12010.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Mary Califano 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Mary R. Califano, who was employed by the state Department of Taxation and Finance for many years, died at home Saturday after a long illness. Mrs. Califano, of Grieme Avenue, was 95.
Mrs. Califano was born in Buffalo.
She retired from the state Department of Taxation and Finance in 1970.
Mrs. Califano was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church and a former member of its Christian Women's Society.
Her husband, Theodore Califano, whom she married in 1926, died in 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Califano DiZillo of West Chester, Pa.; a son, Theodore Califano Jr. of Amsterdam; two brothers, John Dattoli of Gloversville and Thomas Dattoli of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the De Stefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:15 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Mary E. DesJardins 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Mary E. DesJardins, who was a knitter and lace worker at the Van Raalte Knitting Mill, died Saturday at the Wesley Health Care Center. Mrs. DesJardins, formerly of Woodlawn Avenue and George Street, was 97.
Mrs. DesJardins was born in Waterford and was an area resident most of her life.
She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Gurtler Bros. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 420 for more than 65 years and was a former president and treasurer.
Mrs. DesJardins also was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home in Michigan and the Saratoga Springs Eagles Aerie, where she was a past madame president.
She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Military Order of Cooties and received its 1000 Hour Pin.
She was the widow of Ernest Luce and Webster DesJardins.
Survivors include a daughter, Maryellen T. Celeste of Saratoga Springs, two grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway.
Burial will follow in Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Avenue.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 tonight at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Peter R. Stec 
CLIFTON PARK - Peter Raymond Stec, 69, of Meadow Run, died Friday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after being stricken.
Mr. Stec grew up in Poughkeepsie and attended public schools there. He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1951 and joined the Marine Corps, serving from 1951 to 1954 in the Mediterranean Sixth Fleet.
After being discharged, Mr. Stec returned to Poughkeepsie and joined the IBM Corp.
He attended Dutchess County Community College, graduating from the electrical/mechanical/technical school in 1961.
Mr. Stec joined the IBM East Fishkill manufacturing semiconductor program in 1962 and was promoted to management in 1965.
He served in a variety of managerial positions over the next 14 years and retired from the company in 1987 after 33 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Doris Rinaldi Stec; two daughters, Jacqueline Whalen of Woodbury, Minn., and Michele Neyer of Fall River, Mass.; a son, Paul Stec of Schenectady; two brothers, George Stec of Queensbury and Charles Stec of Poughkeepsie; four sisters, Cecilia Berkley, Marian Troot and Agnes Foote, all of Poughkeepsie, and Patricia Thorne of Alexandria, Va.; and four grandchildren.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., Schenectady, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 816 Union St., Schenectady 12308.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Robin Lee 
SCHENECTADY - Ms. Robin Lynn Lee, 38, of Jerry Street, died Friday at her home after being stricken.
Ms. Lee was born in Niskayuna. She was a lifelong area resident and attended Ballston Spa schools.
She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include a son, Mark Lee of Schenectady; two daughters, Sara Beth Lee of Saratoga Springs and Jessica M. Lee of Schenectady; her mother, Fay Kvinlaug of Schenectady; three brothers, Robert Viele of Palatine Bridge, Brian Viele of Duanesburg and Raymond Kvinlaug of Troy; and two sisters, Cheryl Lyons of Red Creek and Patricia Jean Munger of Gansevoort.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Light's Funeral Home, 1428 State St.
Burial will be in Vale Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Winifred K. Sumigray 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Winifred K. Sumigray, who worked for the former Mohasco Industries for almost 50 years, died Sunday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Sumigray, of Skyline Drive, formerly of Church Street, was 94.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Sumigray was educated locally and lived here all her life.
Later, Mrs. Sumigray was employed by the Ward Products Co. before retiring.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and its Rosary Society.
She also was a member of the Mohasco Quarter Century Club.
Her husband, John "Butch" Sumigray, whom she married May 12, 1934, died June 15, 1983.
Survivors include a daughter, Theresa "Terry" DiCaprio of Amsterdam; two sisters, Frances Konieczny and Gertrude Wojtkiewicz, both of Amsterdam; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Church.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Sumigray may be made to the St. Stanislaus School Foundation, 73 Reid St., Amsterdam 12010.
Arrangements are by the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Michael F. Brady 
BROADALBIN - Michael F. Brady, 80, of Saratoga Avenue, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.
Mr. Brady was born in Sleavinor, County Clare, Ireland, and was educated there. He came to this country as a young man and settled in Brooklyn.
Mr. Brady moved to Broadalbin 18 years ago.
He was employed as a stationary engineer with the New York City Transit Authority, retiring in 1983.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen McGrath Brady, whom he married Dec. 2, 1950; five daughters, Mary Doviak of Perth, Elaine Shelah of LaGrange, Ruth Micari of White Plains, Margaret Brady of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kathleen Brady-Hall of Westminster, Colo.; two sisters, Mary White and Kathleen Gormley, both of County Galway, Ireland; and several grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 tonight at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Brady may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice in care of the funeral home.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]

Rosemary Montenaro Fajkowski 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Rosemary Montenaro Fajkowski, 85, of the High Rise Apartments, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Fajkowski was educated there and moved to Amsterdam in 1960.
She was a homemaker.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and a member and officer of both the Hi-Rise Seniors and the St. Casimir's Seniors.
Mrs. Fajkowski also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.
Her husband, Stanley Fajkowski, whom she married July 27, 1947, died in 1992.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia R. Tenace of Schenectady, and Cheryl Eagle and Gerri Zepperi, both of Amsterdam; a brother, Robert Montenaro of Tribes Hill; eight grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
Services will be at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., and at 9:15 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 will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary will meet at 6:30.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Fajkowski may be made to the National Shrine of North American Martyrs, Auriesville, in care of the funeral home.
[Published 17-Dec-2001]


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