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Sr. Mary Rose Eagan, principal of schools in Troy and Watervliet 
LATHAM - Sister Mary Rose Eagan, formerly Sister William Edmund, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Provincial House.
Born in Albany, Sister Eagan was a sister of St. Joseph for 64 years.
She was a graduate of Cathedral Academy and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of St. Rose.
Sister Eagan taught in schools of the Albany and Syracuse Diocese for many years. She served as principal of St. Anthony's and St. Joseph's schools in Troy, Our Lady of Solace School in Syracuse and St. Brigid's School in Watervliet. She served as regional superior of the Albany Province of her community while residing in Amsterdam. She later taught at St. Joseph's School in Albany before retiring to the Provincial House in 1982.
Survivors include a brother, William J. Eagan of Albany.
The services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Our Lady Queen of Virgins at St. Joseph's Provincial House.
Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 8 tonight at the Heritage Room of the Provincial House. A vesper service will be held at 7 tonight at the chapel.
Burial will be in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery on the grounds of the Provincial House.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
Arrangements are by the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, Troy.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Louise Ashcroft 
GREEN ISLAND - Mrs. Louise Robitaille Ashcroft, 77, of Hudson Avenue, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy.
Mrs. Ashcroft was born in New York City and moved to Green Island in 1953.
A homemaker, she also worked for the state Department of Motor Vehicles and Williams Press. Mrs. Ashcroft was an Avon representative during the late 1950s and 1960s.
She was a member of the Green Island Senior Citizens and was active in the former Mother's Club of St. Joseph's School.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.
Mrs. Ashcroft was the widow of Roger O. Ashcroft.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane M. Rootes of Latham and Barbara Jean Ashcroft of Green Island; a son, Roger O. Ashcroft Jr. of Interlachen, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred Shepard of Troy and Alyce Frament of Cohoes; a brother, Henry Robitaille of Long Branch, N.J.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
The services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Ave., and at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Cohoes.
Calling hours are 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeastern New York chapter of Multiple Sclerosis, 9 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY, 12203.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Clara Silvernail 
LITTLE FALLS - Miss Clara Silvernail, 74, formerly of Consaul Road, Schenectady, died Sunday at Little Falls Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in Richmondville.
Survivors include several cousins.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, 1 Mohawk Ave., Scotia. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in the Richmondville Cemetery.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Frank B. Santoro, 68, manager at CitiBank and an opera singer 
SCOTIA - Frank B. Santoro, 68, of Glen Avenue, died Saturday at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mr. Santoro was a 1949 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. He lived most of his life in New York City before returning to Scotia in 1993.
He studied opera in Albany and New York City, subsequently performing in productions of the Loubet Opera Company at Carnegie Hall. He also performed in concert in the New York City area.
Early in his music career, Mr. Santoro performed in the Schenectady area. He was well-received at his debut in the early 1960s.
Mr. Santoro also attended several banking schools for CitiBank in New York City. For more than 25 years, he was personnel manager for CitiBank, retiring in 1991 as the result of illness.
While residing in New York City, he was a representative for CitiBank with the United Way for many years.
Mr. Santoro was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Scotia.
Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Mary L. Santoro and Ms. Diana Lee Fontaine, both of Scotia.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Light's Funeral Home, 1428 State St., Schenectady, and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, First Street, Scotia, where a liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Helen Flanagan O'Brien, hotelier in Saratoga Springs and a teacher 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Helen Flanagan O'Brien, 88, formerly of the Embury Apartments, died Monday at the home of her son.
Born in Saratoga Springs, Mrs. O'Brien was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. She was a graduate of The College of St. Rose and Columbia University where she received a master's degree in mathematics and science.
She and her family owned several local hotels, including the Rip Van Dam Hotel and the Saratoga Inn on Broadway, the Clinton Hotel on Franklin Square and the Keystone Hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. O'Brien was a teacher in Mineville for several years and in the Saratoga Springs City School District for many years before retiring in 1973.
Mrs. O'Brien was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, the Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association and the Saratoga Springs Senior Citizens Center.
She was a member of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church.
Her husband, J. Robert O'Brien, died in 1970.
Survivors include her son, Joseph R. O'Brien of Saratoga Springs, and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave.
There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Avenue.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are by the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Howard Kaufman, RPI teacher, researcher, author of textbook 
CLIFTON PARK - Howard Kaufman, 58, of Cortes Court, died Sunday in Gloversville while cross-country skiing.
A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Mr. Kaufman was born in Saratoga Springs.
He received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy.
In his earlier years, Mr. Kaufman worked at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory and General Electric's Research and Development Laboratory.
In 1969, he went to work for RPI, where he was a participant in its teaching and research programs.
Mr. Kaufman supervised 23 Ph.Ds. and numerous graduate students.
Also, he collaborated with engineers from GE, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and NASA.
In 1994, his textbook, "Direct Adaptive Control Algorithms," was published.
Mr. Kaufman was listed in the directory of Who's Who in Engineering.
He was a founding member of Congregation Beth Shalom.
Survivors include his wife, Eve Bruskin Kaufman; two sons, David M. Kaufman of New York City and Jeffrey S. Kaufman of Oak Park, Mich.; a daughter, Deborah L. Kaufman of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Eileen Kaufman of New York City; and his father, Samuel Kaufman of Saratoga Springs.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave., Albany.
Burial will follow in Beth Shalom Cemetery, Schermerhorn Street, Rotterdam.
The period of mourning will be observed at the Kaufman residence, 1 Cortes Court, Clifton Park, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with a service at 8 p.m. on both nights.
Contributions may be made to charity.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

William Healey of Watervliet; former fire chief, shop owner 
WATERVLIET - Retired City Fire Chief William J.E. Healey, 79, of the Schuyler Heights Apartments, died Sunday at Our Lady of Mercy Life Care Center, Guilderland.
Mr. Healey was born in Troy and graduated from high school at the age of 16.
During World War II, he was a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army Air Corps 348th Bomb Squadron and navigated a number of heavy bombardment missions over Europe.
After his discharge from the military, Mr. Healey owned and operated Bill Healey's Card Shop on 16th Street, from 1946 to 1960.
In 1960, he was appointed to the City Fire Department and served seven years as battalion chief. In 1977, Mr. Healey was appointed to Chief, serving in that capacity until his retirement in 1981.
He was a member and past president of the Tibbits Cadets, Troy; and a former member of Watervliet Elks Lodge 1500.
Survivors include four brothers, James F. Healey of Sarasota, Fla., Thomas K. Healey and Paul J. Healey, both of Watervliet, and Joseph P. Healey of Washington Township, N.J.; and a sister, Grace B. Yund of Albany.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Cummings Funeral Home, 643 Third Ave., followed at 9:30 at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany 12208.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Aurelia G. Lasko 
ROTTERDAM - Miss Aurelia G. Lasko, 95, of Helderberg Avenue, died Thursday at St. Clare's Hospital, Schenectady.
Born in Austria, Miss Lasko lived in the Schenectady area most of her life.
She was a graduate of Oneonta Normal School and subsequently earned a master's degree from Albany State College.
Miss Lasko was an elementary school teacher for Albany city schools for kindergarten and the first grade for 38 years, retiring in 1964.
She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
Survivors include three nieces, Beatrice Farrell of Rotterdam, Ethel Oros of Niskayuna and Carol Kirk of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and a nephew, Charles Lasko Jr. of La Belle, Fla.
Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., and at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Spring burial will be in the old St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Charles D. Jicha 
SCOTIA - Charles D. Jicha, 64, of North Ten Broeck St., died Monday at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Jicha was born in Antigo, Wis., and had resided in the area for the past 29 years.
He attended William and Mary College and graduated from Badger Business School in Green Bay, Wis.
Mr. Jicha was an accountant for the former Campbell Plastics in Rotterdam for 15 years.
He subsequently worked at Macy's furniture store until his retirement.
Mr. Jicha was a member of American Legion Post 1001 and a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Eileen Donovan Jicha; a son, David C. Jicha of Los Angeles; three daughters, Kathy Walsh of Glenville, Sandra Korthas of Milwaukee and Sharon MacNeil of Scotia; a brother, Kenneth G. Jicha of Antigo; and eight grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church, First Street.
Burial, on Friday, will be in Park Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Arrangements are by the White Funeral Home.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Dennis R. Nielsen 
SCHENECTADY - Dennis R. Nielsen, 56, of McClellan Street, died Monday at home after a short illness.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Nielsen lived in the Capital Region since 1951. He was a graduate of Schenectady County Community College.
Many years ago, he worked for the St. Regis Paper Co. in Scotia while he owned and operated Denny's Sub Shop in Ballston Spa. He later worked for the Guilderland School District bus department, retiring in 1988. He also operated Designer Cakes by Dennis for many years.
He was the president of the National Teachers Association Local Union for Bus Drivers at one time.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kathryn Depo Nielsen; three sons, Thomas R. and Michael C. Nielsen, both of Schenectady, and Dennis W. Nielsen of Indiana; a daughter, Michelle L. Nielsen of Dix Hills; three brothers, William Nielsen of Ballston Spa, Donald Nielsen of Brooklyn and Roger Nielsen of Staten Island; a sister, Mary Battaglia of Ocala, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., and at 9 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Luke's Church.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Albany.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Harriet Hull 
SCHENECTADY - Miss Harriet Hull, 90, died Saturday at Ellis Hospital.
A lifelong Schenectady resident, Miss Hull was a 1937 graduate of the Brown School. Subsequently in 1942, she was a magna cum laude graduate of Elmira College and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
She was active with the Schenectady Museum and at one time wrote a column for the Schenectady Gazette, "Museum Notes."
Miss Hull was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
In 1955, she traveled to Brazil. As a child, she spent summers in Ascutney, Vt., and on Sacandaga Lake.
Survivors include a brother, Dr. Robert Hull of Basking Ridge, N.J.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Baxter-Andrew Funeral Home, 1867 State St.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Schenectady Museum.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Leland Weller Jr. 
GLENVILLE - Leland "Lee" Weller Jr., 77, of Sacandaga Road, died Sunday at St. Clare's Hospital, Schenectady, after being stricken at home.
Born in Scotia, Mr. Weller graduated from Scotia High School and was a lifelong area resident.
During World War II, he served with the Navy and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Mr. Weller began his 40-year career at the General Electric Co. in 1939 as a mail boy. Subsequently he graduated from the GE apprentice course and was a tool-and-die maker in the Schenectady and Syracuse plants.
In 1950, he joined GE's large steam turbine-generator department as a methods specialist and the following year was named a foreman in the bucket section. In 1954, he was named general foreman of the section. Later he was manager of shop operations in various sections of the department. In 1966, he was appointed superintendent in buckets and cutter grind manufacturing in GE's large steam turbine generator department, retiring in 1980.
Mr. Weller was a 55-year member of the Beukendaal Masonic Lodge; a 25-year member of the Scottish Rite 32nd Degree; and a 25-year member of the Cyprus Temple Shrine of Albany. He also was a member of the GE Elfun Society, GE Quarter Century Club, and the GE Turbine Supervisors Association.
He was a member of Center Glenville United Methodist Church and superintendent of the church cemetery.
He was the widower of his first wife, Virginia Quick Weller.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Buckhoff Weller, whom he married Nov. 14, 1965; a son, Keith L. Weller of Rotterdam; two daughters, Karen Lee Sleeter of Burnt Hills and Kristine L. Weller of Scotia; two brothers, E.J. Weller of Toledo, Ohio, and Schuyler Weller of Scotia; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave. (Route 50), Scotia.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home, during which a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30.
Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Scotia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church's building fund, 305 Bolt Road, Scotia, NY 12302.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Bradley C. Dingman Sr. 
MAYFIELD - Bradley C. Dingman Sr., 63, of Houseman Street, died Saturday at home after a long illness.
Born and educated in Amsterdam, Mr. Dingman worked for the Beech-Nut Nutrition Co. in Canajoharie and at the Lee Dye Co. and the former Coleco Co., both in Gloversville. He also worked for Somerset Industries in Gloversville before retiring in 1986 due to disability.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Dingman; five sons, Bradley A. Dingman of St. Johnsville, Harry and Bradley C. Dingman Jr., both of Johnstown, John Dingman of Germany and Jeffrey Dingman of New York; a stepson, John Chatterton of Edinburg; four daughters, Bonnie Carpenter of Johnstown, Tina Dingman of Saratoga, Christine Dingman of Mayfield and Cindy Dingman of California; four sisters, Hazel Dingman of Salt Springville, Mary Vosburgh of Nelliston, Martha Foster of Gloversville and Margaret Iberra of California; and eight grandchildren.
The service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville. Calling hours will be from 6 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Carmen M. Lopez 
TROY - Mrs. Carmen M. Lopez, 85, formerly of Cohoes and Troy, died Monday at Samaritan Hospital after a short illness.
Born and educated in Puerto Rico, Mrs. Lopez was a homemaker.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Cohoes.
Survivors include three daughters, Lillian Barrera of Schenectady, and Louise Trinchillo and Nancy Lopez, both of Troy; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Dufresne Funeral Home, 216 Columbia St., Cohoes, and at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Albany.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Ella Woods 
VOORHEESVILLE - Mrs. Ella Guyer Woods, 86, of Maple Road, died Monday at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, after being stricken at home.
Born in Albany, Mrs. Woods resided in Voorheesville since 1944.
For 20 years, she was a claims secretary for Aetna Insurance in Delmar, retiring in 1975.
She was the widow of Charles H. Guyer and George S. Woods.
Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis J. Allen of Schenectady; a son, Kenneth H. Guyer of Voorheesville; a brother, John Hartman of Selkirk; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Reilly & Son Funeral Home, 9 Voorheesville Ave.
Burial will be in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Voorheesville Area Ambulance, P.O. Box 238, Voorheesville, 12186.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Frances Faroni Coluccio 
ALBANY - Mrs. Frances Faroni Coluccio, 83, of Albany, died Sunday at St. Peter's Hospital.
Born in Rome, Oneida County, Mrs. Coluccio lived in the Albany area for more than 50 years.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Coluccio was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church.
Her husband, Paul J. Coluccio, died in 1995.
Survivors include three daughters, Constance Sgarlata and Lisa McClaine, both of Albany, and Paula Gillen of Saugerties; two sisters, Ann Edel of Rome and Kate Summa of Ventura, Calif.; two brothers, Alex and Cataldo Faroni Jr., both of Rome; and a grandchild.
The services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., and at 9 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Albany.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Albany.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Frances M. Magliocca 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Frances M. Magliocca, 89, of West Main Street, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Pisciotta, Province of Salerno, Italy, Mrs. Magliocca moved to Pennsylvania as a child and later to Amsterdam, where she lived most of her life.
She was a glove maker for the Fownes Bros. Co. and later worked for the Barlow Manufacturing Co. before retiring in 1976.
Mrs. Magliocca was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and was a member of its Santa Sofia Society. She was also a member of St. Michael's and St. Mary's Senior Citizens.
Her husband, Louis Magliocca, died in 1964.
Survivors include a son, Daniel Magliocca of Amsterdam; a daughter, Mary Andrews of Amsterdam; a brother, Neil D'Alessandro of Amsterdam; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., and at 9:15 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home during which members of the Santa Sofia Society will gather at 6.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Memorial Fund or to St. Mary's Institute.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Frederick Hodel 
GLOVERSVILLE - Frederick L. Hodel, 56, of Gloversville, died Friday from injuries suffered in a car accident in Oneonta.
Mr. Hodel was born in Cicero.
An area resident most of his life, he received his education in Gloversville.
Mr. Hodel was a trucker for Ron Allen Trucking of Canajoharie.
Previously, he was a truck driver for Washburn's Dairy.
He was a veteran of the Army.
Mr. Hodel was a member of the Concordia Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Beth Armone of Manhattan, and Tammy Lynn Plumadore and April Dawn Hodel, both of Gloversville; a son, Frederick L. Brooks of Johnstown; a brother, Robert C. Hodel Jr. of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Marion Trusdale of Tribes Hill and Ivy Sullivan of Corona, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Grace Ognibene O'Neill 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Grace Ognibene O'Neill, 93, of the Wesley Health Care Facility, died Monday.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. O'Neill lived in Saratoga Springs for many years.
She was the widow of Joseph J. O'Neill Sr.
Survivors include a son, Joseph J. O'Neill Jr. of Saratoga Springs; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, Lake Avenue.
Spring burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Simone Funeral Home.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Howard Stewart Sr. 
RENSSELAER - Howard F. Stewart Sr., 77, of Bellview Terrace, died Sunday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
A lifelong Rensselaer resident, Mr. Stewart was a World War II Army veteran.
For 30 years, he was a security guard at the Sterling Drug Co.
Mr. Stewart was the widower of Elizabeth Meierhofer Stewart.
Survivors include four sons, Howard F. Stewart Jr. of Rotterdam, Michael J. and Kevin J. Stewart Sr., both of Rensselaer, and Brian M. Stewart of San Diego; two daughters, Barbara Lourinia of Rensselaer and Jacqueline Bashant of Latham; a brother, Raymond Stewart of Loudonville; and nine grandchildren.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. 
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Josephine Andolina 
BROADALBIN - Mrs. Josephine F. Andolina, 88, of Petoff Gardens Apartments, died Monday at home after being stricken.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Andolina moved to Naples, Italy, as a child and to Amsterdam as a teenager.
She was a seamstress for the New Paris Shop in Amsterdam before retiring in 1972.
Mrs. Andolina was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Amsterdam.
Her husband, Charles Andolina, whom she married May 6, 1934, died in 1969.
Survivors include a son, Salvatore Andolina of Newport Richey, Fla.; three daughters, J. Arlene Agresta and Mary Jane Buanno, both of Schenectady, and Margaret Cetnar of Broadalbin; a sister, Viola Delongchamp of Amsterdam; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, and at 11:15 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Nancy Stolt 
SCHOHARIE - Mrs. Nancy Stolt, 83, of Engle Road, died Friday at Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County in Cobleskill after a long illness.
Born and educated in New York City, Mrs. Stolt lived in Woodstock and in Hicksville, Long Island, before moving to the Engle Road address five years ago to reside with her son.
Mrs. Stolt was a homemaker for most of her life. During World War II, Mrs. Stolt worked in the Office of Price Administration.
While residing in Hicksville, Mrs. Stolt was a volunteer with Alcoholics Anonymous and helped many people to overcome their addictions.
Her husband, William E. Stolt, whom she married in 1938, died in 1976.
Survivors include a son, William E. Stolt Jr., with whom she resided in Schoharie.
There will be no calling hours.
Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Arrangements are by the Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie and Central Bridge.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Ronald J. Arras 
GUILDERLAND - Ronald J. Arras, 63, of Guilderland, died Monday at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, as the result of cancer.
Mr. Arras was born in Albany. He was a bus driver for the Capital District Transportation Authority for 28 years, retiring in 1998.
He was a member of the Rotterdam Elks Lodge.
Mr. Arras was a communicant of St. Madeleine-Sophie Church.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patricia Simon Arras; a daughter, Karen Coyne of Colonie; three sons, James Arras of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Michael Arras of Rotterdam and Mark Arras of West Sand Lake; a sister, Joyce Cosgrave of Locke; a brother, Robert Arras of Colonie; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home, Route 155, Colonie, and at 10 a.m. at St. Madeleine-Sophie Church, Carman Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Burial will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1450 Western Ave., Albany, NY, 12203.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]

Arnold Futter 
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Arnold Futter, 93, of Boynton Beach, died Monday.
Mr. Futter was born in Poland and came to this country in 1925. He became an Albany resident in 1940.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Futter owned and operated the Madison Diner from 1945 to 1965 and a hotel on Burden Lake.
He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans in Florida.
Mr. Futter was the widower of Agnes Futter.
Survivors include a niece and a nephew.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Park, Schenectady.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the Levayah Chapels in Schenectady.
[Published 2-Feb-1999]


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