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Genevieve Ross, 89, owned restaurant in Saratoga Springs 
STAMFORD, Conn. - Former restaurant owner Mrs. Genevieve "Jay" Santoro Ross, 89, of Stamford, formerly of Schenectady and Hollywood, Fla., died Friday in Stamford, Conn.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Ross lived in Stamford since 1996.
She was a stitcher in a baseball factory in the Mont Pleasant area in her early years. Later, Mrs. Ross was the owner of Aunt Lucy's Chicken House in Saratoga Springs.
While residing in Florida, Mrs. Ross was a founder of a popular "Over 60" club.
She spent the summer months at the Great Sacandaga Lake in the Adirondacks for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Ross was the widow of Salvan Ross Sr., whom she married in 1929.
Survivors include two sons, Salvan Ross Jr. of Stamford and Vincent Ross of Saratoga Springs; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1255 Pleasant St., Schenectady.
There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville. A reception will follow at The Woodlin Club, Glenville.
Arrangements are by the N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Schenectady.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Thomas E. Baker, 34, executive at auto service in Ballston Spa 
MIDDLE GROVE - Thomas E. Baker, 34, of Middle Grove, died Thursday in St. Michel des Saints, Quebec, as a result of a snowmobile accident.
Born in Ballston Spa, Mr. Baker was a lifelong area resident. He was a 1983 graduate of Ballston Spa High School and a 1985 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College.
Mr. Baker was vice president of Baker's Auto Service in Ballston Spa.
He was a member of the Kayaderroseras Fish and Game Club of Ballston Spa, vice president of the Hoffman Fish & Game Protective Association, president of the East Galway Snowmobile Club and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a New York state sportsman instructor and a certified automotive master technician.
Mr. Baker was an Episcopalian.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Young Baker, whom he married in 1992; his parents, Beverly Wagner Baker and John M. Baker Sr. of Ballston Spa; a brother, John M. Baker Jr. of Ballston Spa; and a sister, Cheryl Grugan of Ballston Spa.
The services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Mevec Funeral Home, 224 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, and at 10 a.m. a requiem Mass will be celebrated at Christ Church, High Street, Ballston Spa. Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the attention of the treasurer of the Thomas E. Baker Memorial Automotive Scholarship Fund at Saratoga BOCES, 10 LaCrosse Sr., Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or to the care of Linda Czubernat, treasurer of the Thomas E. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund of the East Galway Snowmobile Club, 1945 Route 29, Galway, NY 12074.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Charles Rouault, of Rotterdam, was mechanical engineer at GE 
ROTTERDAM - Retired General Electric Co. engineer Charles L. Rouault, 83, of Putnam Road, died Saturday at Ellis Hospital after being stricken.
Mr. Rouault was born in Jersey City, N.J. He was raised in Franklin, Pa., and came to Schenectady in 1965.
He was a graduate of Franklin High School and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.
Mr. Rouault worked as a mechanical engineer at GE until his retirement in 1978.
He was a member of the General Electric Quarter Century Club.
Mr. Rouault was a member of the Unitarian Church in Schenectady.
His first wife, Pauline Allen Rouault, died in 1980.
Survivors include his wife, Camilla Clough Rouault; two sons, Jeffrey Allen of New York City and Dr. Charles L. Rouault of Plantation, Fla.; a daughter, Dr. Tracey Rouault of Bethesda, Md.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be private. There are no calling hours.
Cremation will be in the Vale Cemetery Crematorium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, Castle Point Station, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Arrangements are by the DeLegge Funeral Home, 1346 Chrisler Ave., Schenectady.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

George J. Miranda, Troy Fire Dept. captain, Korean War vet 
LANSINGBURGH - Former fire Captain George J. Miranda, 68, of Lansingburgh, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy.
Born in Scotia, Mr. Miranda was a graduate of Scotia High School.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Miranda was appointed to the Troy Fire Department in 1956 and retired in 1992 as a captain.
He was a former president of the Troy Federal Credit Union and was the former treasurer of the Marine Corps League of Troy.
Mr. Miranda was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Morris Miranda; a daughter, Barbara Lanoue of Lansingburgh; a son, Patrick Miranda of Lansingburgh; a brother, Marcus Miranda of Rotterdam; a sister, Madelyn Lawrence of Duanesburg; and seven grandchildren.
The services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home, 870 Second Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Church. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368 or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Michael Marchesiello 
GLENVILLE - Michael L. Marchesiello, 34, of Jenkins Road, died Monday at Ellis Hospital from cancer.
Born in Schenectady, he graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School in 1983 and SUNY at Cobleskill in 1985. He was a 1993 alumnus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy and attended Union College in Schenectady as an industrial economics major until his death.
Mr. Marchesiello completed the manufacturing apprentice program at the General Electric Co. between 1990 and 1993 and worked as a materials resource planner for the company for 10 years.
Mr. Marchesiello was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Parish.
Survivors include his wife, Lisabeth Swope Marchesiello; two sons, Anthony M. and Nicholas R. Marchesiello of Burnt Hills; two brothers, Joseph A. Marchesiello of Charlton and Dominick "Buz" Marchesiello Jr. of Glenville; a sister, Michele M. Michael of Clifton Park; and his mother- and father-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Swope of Baldwinsville.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd., East Glenville, and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., East Glenville.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, East Glenville.
Calling hours will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marchesiello Children's Memorial Fund in care of Trustco Bank, 302 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Marion Dirsie 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Marion R. Dirsie, 82, of Route 147, Galway, died Sunday at Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.
Mrs. Dirsie was born in Amsterdam. She was educated in the Amsterdam school system.
Mrs. Dirsie was employed as a sales clerk. She retired from the former Nichols department store.
Her husband, James Dirsie, whom she married on April 22, 1944, died in 1963.
Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Nardin of Wilton; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held this spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.
Arrangements are by the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Harold Mulvey, `Panther' judge 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Harold M. Mulvey, the former Superior Court Judge who presided over the highly-charged Black Panther trial in the early 1970s, died on Sunday. He was 86.
The six-month murder trial of national Black Panther leader Bobby G. Seale and local leader Ericka Huggins ended in a hung jury.
Seale, chairman of the militant group, was accused of ordering the killing of a local Panther member, Alex Rackley, a suspected police informer.
Mulvey dismissed the charges against Seale and Huggins on May 24, 1971.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Harold L. Ballou 
BROADALBIN - Harold L. Ballou, 99, of Lake View Road, died Sunday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility.
Born in Hindsburg, he was educated in schools there and moved to Gloversville in 1929.
Mr. Ballou had lived in Broadalbin since 1946.
He was an installer at the former Holland Furnace Co. in Gloversville and was also a projectionist at the former Hippodrome Theatre. He later worked for the former Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam.
Mr. Ballou retired from Mohawk Furniture in the early 1960s and then helped his son operate Hillcrest Farms until its closing in 1974.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. Ballou was a member of the Perth Bible Church.
His wife, Ethel McIntosh Ballou, whom he married on June 24, 1939, died on March 19, 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine M. Pfeiffer of Broadalbin; a sister, Bertha Slade of Gloversville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 West Main St.
Spring burial will be in the Union Mills Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to a charity of one's choice.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

`Betty' Jeski 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Ethel "Betty" Schroll Jeski, 89, of Webster Street, died Monday at home after a long illness.
Born in Albany, Mrs. Jeski was a homemaker.
She was a former member of St. Thomas Church. She attended St. John the Evangelist Church.
Her husband, Benjamin Jeski, whom she married July 11, 1928, died in 1977.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Meyer of Schenectady; two grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway at Guilderland Avenue, and at 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Antonia Rocca 
ROTTERDAM - Mrs. Antonia Rocca, 51, of Fabian Drive, died Monday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Rocca was born in Italy and came to the Schenectady area in 1974.
She worked in the housekeeping department at Schenectady County Community College for 17 years until her retirement in 1998.
Mrs. Rocca was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Schenectady.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Armando Rocca; her parents, Loretto and Francesca Polsinelli of Italy; two daughters, Domenica Delia of Rotterdam and Emma Mesick of Schenectady; a son, Rocco Rocca of Rotterdam; a brother, Raphael Polsinelli of Italy; a sister, Maria Polsinelli of Italy; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the DeLegge Funeral Home, 1346 Chrisler Ave., Schenectady, and at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be the Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum in Niskayuna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, c/o the Gastrointestinal Department, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 78, Houston, TX 77030-4095.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Armetta Bull 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Armetta A. Bull, 87, of Forest Avenue, died Monday at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Facility after a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Bull attended local schools and was a lifelong area resident.
She worked for the former Chalmers Button Shop, the Home Dairy and Bayshore Industries. She retired in 1969 from the Amsterdam Printing & Litho Co., with 12 years of service in the mailing department.
Mrs. Bull was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Faithful Followers Bible Class.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Gerald L. Bull; four sons, LaVerne and Ronald Bull, both of Amsterdam, Wayne Bull of Ballston Lake and Dennis Bull of Fort Johnson; five daughters, Shirley Picinich of Sun City Center, Fla., Donna Strain of Cumberland, Md., Marlene Pingitore and Sandra Scott, both of Amsterdam, and Bonnie Betz of Sarasota, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave. Calling hours will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, during which members of the Faithful Followers will conduct a service at 6 p.m.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Edward L. Wilkinson Health Care Facility, both in care of the funeral home.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Barbara Williams 
GLOVERSVILLE - Miss Barbara L. Williams, 74, of Park Street, died Sunday at home after being stricken.
Born in Hope Falls, Miss Williams lived most of her life in Gloversville and was a graduate of Northville Central School.
She was a dental assistant for Dr. Frederick Smith for many years. Later, she was a private duty licensed practical nurse in the area. Miss Williams retired in 1975.
Survivors include a sister, Mary W. LaFoe of Gloversville; and two brothers, Seymour Williams of Northville and John Williams of Hope Falls.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St. There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Northeastern New York Chapter, 790 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Cecelia Bara 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Cecelia Furman Bara, 87, of Grand Street, died Sunday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Bara was a graduate of St. Stanislaus School and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Bara was a burler at the former Mohasco Industries for 42 years. She later worked for Coleco Industries before retiring.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and the St. Stanislaus Seniors.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Bara, whom she married Nov. 9, 1983; a daughter, Catherine De Voe of Amsterdam; a sister, Katherine Skrzynecki of Amsterdam; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., and at 9 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church. Calling hours will be from 4 this afternoon until 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church or school.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Doris Haff 
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Doris L. Haff, 63, of Dublin, formerly of St. Johnsville, N.Y., died Saturday at a hospital in Dublin.
Mrs. Haff lived in St. Johnsville before moving to Dublin 34 years ago.
Mrs. Haff was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dublin.
Mrs. Haff was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 121.
Survivors include her husband, Robert B. Haff; a son, Jason Haff of Dublin; a daughter, Denise Jump of Dublin; her mother, Blanche Plank of Fort Plain; three sisters, Shirley Wittmann of Albany, Kathy Meehan of Scotia, and Marshia Seeley of Fort Plain; and four grandchildren.
The service will be held at 11 this morning at the First United Methodist Church, Dublin.
Burial will be in Northview Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Townsend Bros. Funeral Home, Dublin.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Earl Schaufelberg 
TOWN OF FLORIDA - Earl F. Schaufelberg, 86, of Route 30 South, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a short illness.
Born in the Town of Florida, Mr. Schaufelberg was a 1932 graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School and a 1934 graduate of the New York State Ranger School in Wanhkena. He was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Schaufelberg was a farmer and co-owned and operated the Chuctanunda Farms in the Town of Florida.
He was a charter member of the Florida Volunteer Fire Department and was a former superintendent of the Chuctanunda Cemetery Association for 55 years. He was a member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau.
Mr. Schaufelberg attended the Family Bible Church.
His wife, Helen Sievers Schaufelberg, whom he married Oct. 8, 1949, died in 1983.
Survivors include a brother, Donald H. Schaufelberg of Minaville; and four sisters, Grace Grantier of Central Bridge, Ruth Neznek of Scotch Bush, and Marjorie Hugg and Jeanne Schaufelberg, both of Minaville.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in Chuctanunda Cemetery, Minaville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Volunteer Fire Department or the Family Bible Church.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

George Durocher 
LATHAM - George J. Durocher, 92, of Latham, died Monday at home.
Born and educated in Cohoes, Mr. Durocher was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.
He was a machinist at the Watervliet Arsenal for many years before retiring.
Mr. Durocher was a member of the Mechanicville Golf Club.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Harriet Campbell Durocher; and a brother, Henry Durocher of Ballston Lake.
The services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, and at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road.
Calling hours will be from 5 this afternoon until 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Gladys Chrysler 
ROTTERDAM - Mrs. Gladys Bradt Chrysler, 89, of Princetown Road, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Chrysler was a homemaker. She was also a cafeteria worker at the Jefferson School for about five years.
Mrs. Chrysler was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and the former Helderberg Grange.
Her husband, Floyd Chrysler, whom she married Oct. 6, 1928, died in 1976.
Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie Mangrum of Rotterdam and Melvia Palmer of Esperance; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway at Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in Viewland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

H. Gladstone McKeon 
NISKAYUNA - A memorial service will be held for H. Gladstone McKeon, who died Feb. 10.
It will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, Troy-Schenectady Road.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Jeannette Prizant 
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Jeannette Prizant, 80, of Schenectady and Margate, Fla., died Sunday.
Mrs. Prizant was born in Brooklyn.
She lived in Ferndale, Sullivan County, most of her life, moving to Schenectady five years ago.
Mrs. Prizant was a member of Pythian Sisters in Ferndale.
She was the widow of Cecil Prizant.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Prizant of Arlington, Mass., Arlene Prizant-Riley of South Natick, Mass. and Alice Birnbaum of Schenectady; and several grandchildren.
A service will be held at 3 this afternoon at the Beth Israel Cemetery Chapel, Abbottsford Road.
A period of mourning will be observed at the home of Alice and Jay Birnbaum, 842 Dean St., Schenectady through Sunday evening.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205; or Community Hospice, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.
Arrangements are by the Levayah Chapels.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

John `J.A.' Ennello 
MECHANICVILLE - John "J.A." Ennello, 65, of Park Avenue, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a long illness.
A lifelong Mechanicville resident, Mr. Ennello was a 1951 graduate of Mechanicville schools.
He was the superintendent of water for the City of Mechanicville when he retired with 38 years of service in 1993 from the Mechanicville Department of Public Works.
Mr. Ennello was a co-chairman and charter member of the Mechanicville Family Day Committee.
He was the treasurer of the Mechanicville City and Classic bowling leagues for many years.
Mr. Ennello was a member of the Italian Fraternal Society and the Plum Brook Fish and Game Club.
He was a member of Assumption-St. Paul Church and a member of its Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife, RoseMarie Perretta Ennello, whom he married Oct. 5, 1963; two daughters, Deanna Butler of Mechanicville and Dana Wrobel of Stillwater; his mother, Rose DeVito Ennello of Mechanicville; a sister, Rosemary Rubino of Mechanicville; and three grandsons.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Assumption-St. Paul Church, William Street. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicville Family Day Committee or the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Joseph Cardenas 
GUILDERLAND - Joseph M. Cardenas, 34, of Beckley Mobile Home Park, died Sunday at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Born and reared in Newburgh, Mr. Cardenas moved to the Capital Region seven years ago.
He was the manager for KEM Cleaners on Route 155 for the past six years. Previously, Mr. Cardenas worked for Economy Cleaners in Newburgh.
Survivors include his mother, Bernadette Fonseca Guevara of Guilderland; a sister, Justine Cardenas of Newburgh; and a brother, Edward Cardenas of Texas.
A service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hearley and Son Funeral Home, 1561 Western Ave. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Newburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, 88 Fourth Ave., Albany, NY 12202; or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Scotia.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Joseph V. Marano 
TROY - Joseph V. Marano, 86, of Colonie, formerly of Troy, died Sunday at home.
Mr. Marano was born and educated in Troy.
He was a machinist at the Watervliet Arsenal, retiring in 1980.
Previously, Mr. Marano worked at the Rensselaer Valve Co. in Cohoes.
He attended Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Latham; and was a former communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
Mr. Marano was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was the widower of Frances C. Callahan Marano.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia F. Piche of Latham; two sisters, Helen Rogers of Tennessee and Betty Hill of Colonie; a brother, Frank Marano Jr. of Troy; and two grandsons.
Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, followed at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Entombment will take place in St. Mary's Mausoleum.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Margaret P. Balcomb 
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mrs. Margaret P. Balcomb, 87, formerly of Schenectady, died Friday at Suncoast Hospice Woodside after a short illness.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mrs. Balcomb moved to St. Petersburg in 1983.
She was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was a registered nurse.
Mrs. Balcomb was a member of the Riviera United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Theodore R. Balcomb, died in 1978.
Survivors include three sons, Theodore Balcomb of Needham, Mass., Richard Balcomb of New York City and John Balcomb of St. Petersburg; a brother, Edris Phillips of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Morris of Stuart, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.
Arrangements are by the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Marian Knowlton 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Marian E. Knowlton, 89, of the Embury Apartments, died Sunday at home.
Born in Watertown, Mrs. Knowlton was a graduate of Watertown High School and was a 1932 graduate of Potsdam Normal School.
She lived in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, for 40 years before moving to Saratoga Springs in 1991.
Mrs. Knowlton was a teacher for 35 years at Sackets High School, and for most of those years she taught sixth grade.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Sackets Harbor and also attended the United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs.
Mrs. Knowlton was a member of New York State Retired Teachers Association; the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association; the American Association of Retired Persons; and the Embury Apartments Loyalty Circle.
Her husband, Edwin "Ted" Knowlton, whom she married June 29, 1941, died in 1988.
Survivors include a son, Jackson Knowlton of Saratoga Springs; a granddaughter and a grandson.
Spring burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are by Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Home.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Marion Dirsie 
AMSTERDAM - Mrs. Marion R. Dirsie, 82, of Route 147, Galway, died Sunday at Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.
Mrs. Dirsie was born in Amsterdam. She was educated in the Amsterdam school system.
Mrs. Dirsie was employed as a sales clerk. She retired from the former Nichols department store.
Her husband, James Dirsie, whom she married on April 22, 1944, died in 1963.
Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Nardin of Wilton; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held this spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.
Arrangements are by the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Mary Gormley 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Mary Bendon Gormley, 84, of Lake Avenue, died Sunday at Saratoga Hospital.
Born in Troy, Mrs. Gormley lived in New York City for many years and was a graduate of St. Jerome's Catholic Academy. She attended business college in New York City.
Mrs. Gormley was a secretary for a private law practice for many years before retiring.
She lived in Saratoga Springs since 1995.
Mrs. Gormley was the widow of Edward J. Gormley.
Survivors include a niece, Kathleen M. Gibney of Wainae, Hawaii; and a nephew, Richard J. Bendon of Saratoga Springs.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady's Chapel at St. Clement's Roman Catholic 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 St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are by the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Ruth A. Paquet 
RICHMONDVILLE - Mrs. Ruth A. Paquet, 89, of River Street died Sunday after a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn, she had lived on Long Island until relocating to Richmondville in 1974.
She worked as a clerk for Doubleday Publishers in Garden City before her retirement.
Mrs. Paquet was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Her husband, Raymond J. Paquet, whom she married in 1936, died in 1986.
Survivors include two sons, Donald F. Paquet of Richmondville and David Paquet of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Richmondville Rural Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Activity Residents Fund, Eden Park Health Care Center, 25 Parkway Drive, Cobleskill, NY 12043.
Arrangements are by the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, One Chapel St., Cobleskill.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

Ruth Monlea 
SCOTIA - Mrs. Ruth Good Monlea, 82, of Gifford Road, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital.
Mrs. Monlea was a lifelong area resident and attended Schenectady High School.
She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Schenectady.
Survivors include her husband, Austin Monlea; a son, Ramon A. Monlea of Schenectady; a daughter, Judith Ann Gonzales of Brookfield, Conn.; a sister, Bernice Eldridge of Schenectady; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, and at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]

William H. Taylor 
SCHENECTADY - William H. Taylor, 75, of Huron Court, died at home Friday after being stricken.
Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Schenectady in 1975 and worked as an equipment repairman at Schenectady County Community College from 1980 to 1995.
He earned an associate's degree in 1995 from SCCC.
Mr. Taylor worked as an Army supply sergeant during the Korean War and served in the National Guard for 25 years.
He was a volunteer at the Schenectady County Public Library.
His wife, Marilyn Clarkson Taylor, died in 1975.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Ann Taylor of Schenectady; a son, Gregory Taylor of Scotia; a brother, Robert Taylor of Houston; and three sisters, Joan Case of Melrose, and Dorothy Harris and Carol Ann Perritt, both of California.
Services will be private. There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be at a later date in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Arrangements are by the DeLegge Funeral Home, 1346 Chrisler Ave.
[Published 29-Feb-2000]


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