Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001
Pearl L. Canfield  
Pearl L. Canfield, 64, of Spring Street, Broadalbin, died Monday afternoon at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, following a brief illness.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1937 in Schenectady, a daughter of Howard and Lillian Richardson Coon. She attended schools in Ballston Spa. Mrs. Canfield had resided in Broadalbin since 1955.

She was employed at Nathan Littauer Hospital for 29 years beginning as a nursing assistant. She became a ward clerk in 1984 and retired in 1999.

Mrs. Canfield was also a skilled seamstress and enjoyed participating in area craft shows.

She was a former member of Broadalbin United Methodist Church and its Miriam Class. Mrs. Canfield was also a former member of the Kennyetto Fire Company Auxiliary.

She was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8690 Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Post 337 Auxiliary, both in Broadalbin. At one time, Mrs. Canfield was active with several area bowling leagues including the Busy Bees and the Rolling Twenties. She was a member of the 1976 Sisters of the Brush.

Survivors include two daughters, Joy C. Canfield of Amsterdam and Judy A. Akers of Latham; a brother, William Coon of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Joan Marie Coon of Broadalbin; a granddaughter, Emily Akers; and two nephews. She was married to Clarence W. Canfield Jr. on Feb. 11, 1955 and he died this past Feb. 26.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. David H. Moore of the Greater Grace Community Church, Malta, will officiate. Burial will take place at Briggs Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps in care of the funeral home. 
 

Marcia Dibble  
Marcia Dibble, 81, of Prospect Street, Johnstown, died Tuesday, July 31, at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born on Feb. 20, 1920 in Cobleskill, the daughter of Floyd and Edna Putman Borest. She attended Cobleskill schools. 

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith and a member of the 50 Plus Club at the Johnstown Senior Citizen Center.

Survivors include two sons, Wesley Dibble and Lloyd Dibble, both of St. Johnsville; one daughter, Maryann Butler of Johnstown; two brothers, Robert Borest of Florida and Stanley Borest of Cobleskill; two sisters, Beatrice Winnie of Albany and Irene Snyder of Cobleskill; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She married Floyd Dibble in 1941 and he died in 1983. She was also predeceased by two daughters, Sylvia Morey and Virginia Hodge.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jack Millard, pastor of Johnstown Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, or to charity of one's choice. 
 

Delmar Wock  
Delmar "DJ" Wock, 83, of Johnstown, died Monday, July 30, at home after a long illness. 

Delmar and his brother were the owners of Wock's Luncheonette, first located at 100 W. Main St., and then since 1965 at 21 W. Main St., Johnstown, until their retirement on July 2, 1996.

Mr. Wock was an Army veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of FOE Eagles and active for many years in the Pine Tree Rifle Club. He was elected as a write-in candidate to the Johnstown Water Board, serving several terms.

He enjoyed time spent at his hunting camp that he built in 1960 in Hope Falls, where he hunted since 1935.

Survivors include his brother, William C. Wock; three sons, Kenneth of Rexford, N.Y. Patrick of Broadalbin and William K. of Johnstown; two grandsons and three great-grandsons. Delmar was married to Margaret "Peg" Quigley on April 23, 1939. She preceded him in death Feb. 6, 1968. 

There will be no visitation or funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010, or charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, Johnstown. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
 

Elizabeth M. Yager  
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Yager, 82, formerly of Woodrow Road, Amsterdam, died Monday at Montgomery Meadows, Amsterdam where she had been a resident.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1918 in Amsterdam, the daughter of Charles and Hannah Setchell DeGroff. She was a lifelong area resident and attended local schools. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Yager was a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Amsterdam.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda C. Mosconi and her husband, Edward of Gloversville; two sisters, Katherine Antonewicz of Amsterdam and Lillian Jacyna of Reston, Va.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Yager, whom she married on March 9, 1946. He died on July 23, 1998. She also was predeceased by two sons, William M. Yager Sr. and David Yager; and three brothers, William E., Charles E., and Walter A. DeGroff.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. The Office of the Burial of the Dead will be read at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Division Street, Amsterdam. Burial will take place at Hagaman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home. 



Thursday, August 2, 2001
Alice R. Klebba  
Mrs. Alice R. Klebba, 96, formerly of New York City, and Johnstown since 1991, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Eden Park Nursing Home, Cobleskill, after a long illness. 

She was born on April 9, 1905 in Manhattan. The daughter of Germono and Madeline Dadonena Fasulo.

Mrs. Klebba was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Johnstown.

She was employed with Macy's Department Store, Manhattan, for 47 years until her retirement.

Survivors include one brother, Vincent Mennente of Queens; one stepdaughter, Gabrielle Klebba of Arizona; nieces and nephews. Mrs. Klebba was predeceased by her husband, Anton Klebba. 

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church, Nicholas Street, Johnstown. Burial will take place at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Johnstown. Arrangements are by A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. 
 

Anna M. Ruberti  
Anna M. Ruberti, 77, of Gloversville, died Monday, July 30, after being stricken at home.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1924 in Gloversville and was a lifelong area resident. She attended Gloversville schools. 

Miss Ruberti was employed for several years at the former C.J. Bachner Glover Co. as a glove sewer. 

Miss Ruberti was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church of Gloversville

She is survived by one brother, Albert P. Ruberti of Gloversville; three sisters, Concetta Scoville and Ida T. Ruberti, both of Gloversville, and Jane Eaton of Johnstown; several nieces and nephews. Miss Ruberti was predeceased by her parents, Oscar and Raffaela Albini Ruberti; three brothers, Ernest Ruberti of Gloversville, Anthony Ruberti of Broadalbin and Oscar Ruberti of Johnstown.

A prayer service was held at 8:30 a.m. today at John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. Interment took place at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern New York Chapter, 11 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, NY 12078. 



Monday, October 1, 2001
Lawrence Andrew Madeiros 
Mr. Lawrence Andrew Madeiros 38, of Mountain Road, Mayfield, died Sept. 28 at University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital. 

He was born on March 12, 1963 in Troy, N.Y. He was the son of Philip and Ruth Lisky Madeiros Jr. He was a graduate of Bishop Gibbons High SchooL and Siena College. 

He was president of Positudes Inc. at the time of his death. He was also vice president of Positudes Pharmacy Inc. 

He was a member of the Northville Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the National Hemophilia Foundation, also of the Hemophilia Federation of America, the National Hemophilia Foundation Upper Hudson Valley Chapter and member of the Genetics Institute Advisory Board. 

Survivors include his parents of Clifton Park; his wife, Carol Quirion Madeiros of Mayfield; a son, Taylor Madeiros of Mayfield; a daughter, Ashley Madeiros of Mayfield; two brothers, David Madeiros of Boca Raton, Fla. and Robert Madeiros of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Kathleen DeMonicault of France and Pamela Madeiros of Clifton Park; several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Northville Funeral Service Inc., 401 Bridge St. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northville Presbyterian Church, Reed Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Positudes Inc., 1757 Merrick Ave. Suite 203, Merrick NY 11566. 
 

Bernard E. Hoffman  
Bernard E. Hoffman, 79, of Pavilion, N.Y., died Saturday morning, Sept. 29, at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.

He was born on June 27, 1922 in Alabama, N.Y., the son of the late Adam and Ellen Russ Hoffman. 

He was a self-employed farmer all his life until he retired in 1986. He then started Bernard Hoffman Hay and Straw Co., which he was still doing at the time of his death. 

Mr. Hoffman was a member of NRA, NYS Sheriff's Association, past member of Pavilion Grange. He was a dedicated family man enjoying the outdoors and being an avid hunter, also a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in East Bethany.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine (Murphy) Hoffman of Pavilion; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Phyllis Hoffman of Pavilion; his daughters and his son-in-law, Linda Sprague of Warsaw, N.Y. and Susan and Michael Shrader of Gloversville; brother and wife, Adam and Florence Hoffman of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Norman Famiglietti of East Bethany, N.Y. and Vincent Weglarski of Batavia, N.Y.; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a granddaughter, Laura Kreutter; four sisters, Frances Weglarski, Josephine Hinz, Mary Famiglietti and Ellen Kerr. 

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Gilmartin Funeral Home Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home, followed at 1 p.m. by a Mass of Christian burial at Immaculate of Conception Roman Catholic Church, East Bethany. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or to Buffalo General Hospital.


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