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June 10, 2001Roy Miles 
Mr. Roy Miles, 86, of Heagle Road, Johnstown, died Friday, June 8, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after being stricken at home.

He was born March 5, 1915, in Scotch Bush, the son of Stephen and Ida Cromer Miles.

Mr. Miles was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, where he served as usher, First Call committee person and member of the men's coffee club. He was also a member of the Johnstown Loyal Order of Moose and a former member of the Adirondack CB club.

He was employed for 33 years as a machinist with the General Electric Co.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Helen Murphy Miles, whom he married Nov. 30, 1935; one son, David Miles of Ballston Spa; one daughter, Sylvia Paraschos of Longmont, Colo.; one sister, Stella Taylor of Gloversville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Mr. Miles was predeceased by four brothers, Emory, Clarence, Clayton and Stephen Miles; three sisters, Harriet Looman, Amanda Weaver and Grace Terranova.

Friends and family are invited to attend funeral services on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, 1 W. Montgomery St., Johnstown, with the Rev. David Almleaf officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church.
 
Carol Milford 
Carol Milford went home to be with the Lord Jesus on June 2, 2001, after a short illness. She died at her home in Morristown. Mrs. Millford was born in Bath, Maine. She graduated from Rockland High School in Maine in 1942. She graduated from the Nursery Training School of Boston, Tufts University, and graduated in 1945. She started her family in Johnstown and lived there from 1958 to 1962. She began her teaching career at the Lillian Wald Preschool, the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for three years. She taught preschool at the Madison Nursery School from 1967 to 1985. She volunteered for 14 years for Meals On Wheels. Carol worked for the Board of Elections of Morris County for many years. Mrs. Milford attended Long Hill Chapel and served on the flower committee, volunteered for the food pantry and clothes closet as well as the nursery. 

She loved children, was an avid gardener and a voracious reader.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Robert Jr., and her children, Robert III and wife, Yvonne, of Mentor, Ohio, Susan and her husband, Greg, of Scotia, N.Y., David and his wife, Linda, of Troy, N.Y. and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for friends and family on July 14 in the Johnstown area.

Contributions may be made in her memory to World Vision, P.O. Box 70200, Tacoma, Wash., 98481-0220 (a children's relief program).
 
Margaret 'Peg' Wagner 
Mrs. Margaret A. "Peg" Wagner, 72, of County Highway 156, Johnstown, died Friday, June 8, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, following a long illness.

She was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Gloversville, the daughter of Leslie S. and Rose Diclo Satterlee.

Mrs. Wagner was a member of the Johnstown Reformed Church, where she served as senior elder and church consistory.

She was a homemaker and an amateur artist.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Dr. Richard A. Wagner, whom she married Sept. 2, 1951; two sons, Richard A. Wagner of Worthington, Mass., and Douglas E. Wagner of Johnstown; one daughter, Ann Blackwood of Johnstown; four grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to attend memorial services on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the A. G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, with the Rev. Jack Millard officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Cremation will be at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Johnstown Reformed Church.
 

Myrtle 'Myrt' B. Hobbs 
Myrtle "Myrt" B. Hobbs, 92, of Vero Beach, Fla., died June 1, 2001, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 6, 1908, in Munnsville, N.Y., and moved to Gloversville, where she married Dallas "Tex" Hobbs. She and her husband moved to Vero Beach from Gloversville about 15 years ago.

Mrs. Hobbs taught the sixth grade at Columbia Elementary School in Gloversville for 40 years prior to her retirement. She was a volunteer for the Indian River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Vero Beach and for the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. She was a volunteer teacher's aide for Indian River Country elementary schools. Mrs. Hobbs was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gloversville and later Christ by-the-Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach.

She was a graduate of Geneseo State Teachers College.

A memorial service was held in Vero Beach on June 3, and a burial service will be held in Gloversville this summer.

Surviving are one son, Bruce Hobbs of Rockville, Md.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to a children's charity of one's choice in Mrs. Hobbs' memory.
 
 

Lois June Hayes Cole 
Mrs. Lois June Hayes Cole, age 49, of State Highway 30, Amsterdam, N.Y., died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.

She was born June 11, 1951, in Amsterdam, the daughter of William and Elsie Frye Hayes. She lived in Ormond By The Sea, Fla., for 14 years and returned to Amsterdam this past December.

Mrs. Cole was a member of the Johnstown Moose Auxiliary.

She married Sept. 24, 1995, to Richard A. Cole, who survives.

She is also survived by her son, Brian Scott Hayes of Broadalbin; her mother, Elsie Hayes, also of Broadalbin; five sisters, Hazel McKeever of Perth, Cynthia Spencer, Beth Hayes, Susan Serafin and Nancy Leach all of Broadalbin; and six brothers, William Jr., Daniel, Harry, Thomas and John, all of Broadalbin, and David Hayes of Amsterdam; three stepdaughters, Elena Willet of Johnstown, Lori Marshall and Becky Belden, both of Gloversville; one stepson, Robert Cole of Ephratah; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father, William Hayes, and her twin brothers Robert and Richard Hayes.

The family will receive friends and family from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jeffords and Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St., Broadalbin. A private service will take place at the convenience of the family at Perth Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Moyer, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin, officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.



Monday, June 11, 2001
Lois June Hayes Cole 
Mrs. Lois June Hayes Cole, age 49, of State Highway 30, Amsterdam, N.Y., died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.

She was born on June 11, 1951, in Amsterdam, the daughter of William and Elsie Frye Hayes. She lived in Ormond by the Sea, Fla., for 14 years and returned to Amsterdam this past December.

Mrs. Cole was a member of the Johnstown Eagles Auxiliary. 

On Sept 24, 1995, she married Richard A. Cole, who survives.

She is survived also by her son, Brian Scott Hayes of Broadalbin; her mother, Elsie Hayes, also of Broadalbin; five sisters, Hazel McKeever of Perth, Cynthia Spencer, Beth Hayes, Susan Serafin, and Nancy Leach, all of Broadalbin; and six brothers, William Jr., Daniel, Harry, Thomas, and John, all of Broadalbin, and David Hayes of Amsterdam; three stepdaughters, Elena Willet of Johnstown, Lori Marshall and Becky Belden, both of Gloversville; one stepson, Robert Cole of Ephratah; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father, William Hayes, and her twin brothers, Robert and Richard Hayes.

The family will receive friends and family from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jeffords and Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St., Broadalbin. A private service will take place at the convenience of the family at Perth Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Moyer, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. 
 

Evelyn M. Hayes  
Evelyn M. Hayes, 82, of Gloversville, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.

She was born June 30, 1918, in Johnstown, a daughter of Franz and Magadline Brown Schreivogl. She graduated from Johnstown High School Class of 1936. She was a lifelong area resident and homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Hayes, whom she married on June 25, 1939. He died in 1974.

Survivors include three sons, Frank W. Hayes of Mayfield, Allen L. Hayes of Tribes Hill, and Donald W. Hayes of Caroga Lake; one daughter, Judith K. Snell of Gloversville; one brother, Florian Schreivogl of Marianette, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Leon, William and Edwin Schreivogl; and one sister, Mildred Albanese.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Patrick Veltri, pastor of the Wesleyan Church, Gloversville, officiating. Interment will be at North Bush Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. 
 

Mildred Kathleen Johannes 
Mrs. Mildred "Sam," "Millie," "Moie," Kathleen Johannes, 90, of East Sixth Avenue, Johnstown, died Saturday, June 9, at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, Gloversville, following a long illness.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1911, in Sidney, Delaware County, the daughter of Egbert Hiram and Martha Claudine Pine Ketchum.

Mrs. Johannes graduated from Fultonville High School in 1928, then attended the former Gloversville Business School, graduating in 1929.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served as secretary for the Sunday school, primary, and relief society auxiliary organizations. She also taught the social relations lesson in the relief society.

Mrs. Johannes was employed as a bookkeeper and as an office manager for various glove shops in the area until retiring in 1962

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Clarence "Red" Johannes, whom she married Feb. 10, 1947; one brother, E. Kendall Ketchum of Gloversville; one great-nephew, Bradley E. Kropf; and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday at 12 noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Steele Avenue, Gloversville, with Elder Fred J. Ward conducting; Marsha Smith, second speaker, and branch president Jeffrey D. Eaton speaker.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the church, prior to the services.

Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Arrangements are by the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. 
 

Genevieve L. Petersen 
Mrs. Genevieve L. (Howenstein) Petersen, 84, of Cleveland Avenue, Schenectady, N.Y., formerly of Clifton Park, N.Y., died on Saturday, June 9, 2001 at Ellis Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1916, in Schenectady, where she resided most of her life. She was a homemaker.

She married Peter T. Petersen on Jan. 25, 1941. He died on Jan. 18, 1996.

Mrs. Petersen is survived by three daughters, Sallie Mercier of Schenectady, Nancy Gibbons of Gloversville, and MaryLou Wheeler of Taylor Mill, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Wendy Kisselback of Watervliet, N.Y., Stacey Mercier of Schenectady, N.Y., Derek Mercier of Charlotte, N.C., Michele Mathurin of Westerly, R.I., Debra Boles of Greensboro, N.C., Janet Gibbons of Potsdam, N.Y., Chad Wallimann of Burnt Hills, N.Y., and Shane Wallimann of Clifton Park, N.Y.; five great grandchildren.

Visitation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by services at noon Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, N.Y.

Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12309. 
 

Ronald O. Slater  
A memorial service was held on June 9, 2001, at the Sprakers Reformed Church, for Ronald O. Slater, 62, formerly of Mayfield. He died suddenly on Sept. 20, 2000 in Hazel Park, Mich.

He was born in Sandy Creek, N.Y. on May 18, 1938, the son of Orman and Vivian Slater. He served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1959. He was well-known in Michigan and nationwide for his unique talent in creating stained-glass art. He owned and operated Glass Expressions since 1988 until his death.

On June 26, 1970, he married Carol Monk, who survives. He is also survived by one brother, Bruce Slater of Milton, Wis.; two daughters, Cindy Claridge of Florida and Susan Claridge of Syracuse; four stepdaughters, Debra Henry and Amy Zemken of Mayfield, Terry Merrill of Texas, and Mary Beth Dingman of Fonda; one nephew, Timothy Slater of Milton, Wis.; 10 grandchildren and several cousins. 



Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Donald A. Brown  
Mr. Donald A. Brown, 80, of East Fulton Street Extension, Gloversville, died Monday morning at home.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1920 in Gloversville, the son of Stewart and Lillian Winteroll Brown. He attended Gloversville schools, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Mr. Brown was employed as a pipe fitter by General Electric Co. in Schenectady for over 30 years. He retired in 1983. He attended St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Asunda "Sue" Mazzariello, whom he married on July 3, 1948; one son, Thomas J. Brown of Carrollton, Ohio; one daughter, Sue Campo of Amsterdam, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Brown of Gloversville and Alfred Brown; three sisters, Katherine Peterson of Gloversville, N.Y., Lillian Hayner of Johnstown, N.Y., and Doris Meyers of Shelton, Conn.; three grandchildren, Justin Brown, Megan Brown and Nathan Brown of Carrollton, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, officiating. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assn., 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. 
 

Dr. Frank J. Litynski 
Dr. Frank J. Litynski, 78, a former Johnstown resident, died Friday at the Mease Countryside Hospital in Palm Harbor, Fla., following a brief illness.

He was born in Amsterdam on June 1, 1923, the son of Stanley and Margaret Czech Litynski. He was a graduate of St. Mary's School. He did his undergraduate studies at Siena College in Loudonville and then graduated in 1952 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass.

He was a dentist in Johnstown until his retirement.

Dr. Litynski resided in Palm Harbor for the past 14 years.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and was a bombardier and a navigator.

Dr. Litynski was a communicant of Espirtu Santo Catholic Church in Safety Harbor, Fla.

He was a member of the Rotary Club International, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the American Dental Assn.

Survivors include his wife, the former Alice Simons, whom he married on Aug. 30, 1947; a son, David Lindsay of Portland, Maine; and a daughter, Dr. Margaret Lindsay of Broadalbin.

Cremation was performed in Largo, Fla. A graveside service will be held at a later date at St. John's Cemetery, Amsterdam.

Local arrangements are by the Robert H. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., Broadalbin. 
 

Genevieve L. Petersen 
Mrs. Genevieve L. (Howenstein) Petersen, 84, of Cleveland Avenue, Schenectady, N.Y., formerly of Clifton Park, N.Y., died on Saturday, June 9, 2001 at Ellis Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1916, in Schenectady, where she resided most of her life. She was a homemaker.

She married Peter T. Petersen on Jan. 25, 1941. He died on Jan. 18, 1996.

Mrs. Petersen is survived by three daughters, Sallie Mercier of Schenectady, Nancy Gibbons of Gloversville, and MaryLou Wheeler of Taylor Mill, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Wendy Kisselback of Watervliet, N.Y., Stacey Mercier of Schenectady, N.Y., Derek Mercier of Charlotte, N.C., Michele Mathurin of Westerly, R.I., Debra Boles of Greensboro, N.C., Janel Gibbons of Potsdam, N.Y., Chad Wallimann of Burnt Hills, N.Y., and Shane Wallimann of Clifton Park, N.Y.; five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at noon today, June 12, 2001, preceded by calling hours from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, N.Y.

Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12309. 
 

Richard M. Polikowski 
Richard M. Polikowski, 52, of First Street, Amsterdam, N.Y., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after being stricken.

Born in Amsterdam on Sept. 28, 1948, a son of Michael and Dorothy Seeley Polikowski, he was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam in 1966.

Mr. Polikowski was a senior investigator with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. He also worked for many years at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady before becoming an investigator.

He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam.

He was a member of the Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff's Association, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1185 in Johnstown, N.Y., and a former member of the Sacandaga Boat Club.

Mr. Polikowski married the former Margaret F. Atkinson on June 29, 1968.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Matthew M. Polikowski and John R. Polikowski, both of Amsterdam. Nieces, nephews, and a cousin, Thomas Murey of Broadalbin, also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Investigative Child Abuse Network, PO Box 124, Fort Johnson, NY 12070. 
 

Carrie May Horning Reid 
Carrie May Horning Reid, 88, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Mrs. Reid was born on June 22, 1912, in Parish, N.Y., to John and Mary Pickins Horning. She graduated from Parish High School and her hobbies included photography and gardening.

In early years she was employed with Crouse-Hinds Co. in Syracuse, N.Y., as a solderer and a timekeeper for 20 years. 

She had resided in Mattydale, N.Y., (a suburb of Syracuse, N.Y.) for 40 years; Pomona Park, Fla., for 26 years, and finally in West Palm Beach, Fla., for three years.

Survivors are her children, Earnest of East Syracuse, N.Y., Carl and Paul of Gloversville, N.Y., Harry of Loxahatchee, Fla., (a suburb of West Palm Beach); seven brothers, Wilford, Arbie, Dana, Wardell, John, Peter, and Orville; sisters, Nellie O'Grady and Emma Fisher; former husband, James F. Reid; eight grandchildren, Aaron, Annissa, Meghan, Matthew and Christopher, Linda, John, and Louis; great grandchildren, Collin and Devyn, Nicole, Erica, Brian, Emma and Sandy.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at Lake Como Pomona Park Cemetery with Pastor Gary Munson as officiant. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church of Pomona Park Building Fund, PO Box 505, Pomona Park, FL 32181. Watts Funeral Home, San Mateo, "our family serving your family since 1983," is in charge of the arrangements.


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