Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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Tuesday, May 22, 2001Evelyn Ann Goot Johnson 
Evelyn Ann Goot Johnson of Lydius Street, Guilderland, died suddenly Tuesday, May 15, 2001, while on vacation in Spain. 

She was born in Johnstown. She had resided in Guilderland for over 35 years. She is the daughter of Matthew and Mary Stanko Goot of Johnstown. Evelyn was a graduate of Johnstown High School in 1961 and Albany Business School in 1963.

After college, she worked for the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance and then founded Guilderland Tax Service, which she worked at for over 30 years, forming many lasting professional relationships. 

She was a communicant of St. Madeleine Sophie Church and was involved in many church activities. She was a former religious education teacher, Eucharistic minister as well as the former chair of the finance committee. Evelyn was previously active in the Tennis League at the Schenectady Racquet Club and was also a member of a biweekly bridge club.

Survivors in addition to her parents include three sons, Edward J. Johnson Jr. of Clifton Park, Eric J. and his wife, Rachel Bender-Johnson of Slingerlands, and David M. Johnson of Manassas, Va. She is the sister of Matthew and his wife, Debbie, Goot of Rota, Spain. She was the cherõshed grandmother of Elizabeth, Elayna and Aaron Johnson. In addition, she leaves behind several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends and business associates. Evelyn Johnson is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Deanne Johnson of Mariaville.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Madeleine Sophie Church, Guilderland. The Rev. James Belogi, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County SPCA, 486 Stevers Mills Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025.
 
Barry L. Kretser 
Barry L. Kretser, 49, of 9 E. Main St., St. Johnsville, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, at Bassett Health Care in Cooperstown.

Survivors include his sister, Kim DeLong and husband, Kevin of Hazelton, Pa.; three nephews, Tab, Jarrod and Eric DeLong of Hazelton; and special friends, Pat Clark of St. Johnsville, Sharon and John Musolino of Connecticut; two aunts and many cousins.

The family will be receiving friends and relatives from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In keeping with Barry's wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of the funeral home. Interment will take place at St. Johnsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johnsville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.



Wednesday, May 23, 2001Harold B. Christman 
Mr. Harold B. Christman, 82, of Old Peck Hill Road, Gloversville, died Tuesday, May 22, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a long illness.

He was born on May 24, 1918 in Ephratah, the son of Emory and Eula Brown Christman.

Mr. Christman was a graduate of Johnstown High School. He served in the Army during World War ll; he attained the rank of sergeant with Company A 802nd Tank Destroyer Unit.

Mr. Christman was employed as a glove cutter with several glove companies and later was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Johnstown and Gloversville and served as past commander of the Royal Mountain Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7097.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie L. Stock Christman, whom he married on Oct. 31, 1942; three sons Greyford and Ronald Christman both of Gloversville, and William Christman of Mayfield; two daughters, Eileen Wrightsman and Linda Townsend, both of Gloversville; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson, and cousins

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Sears will officiate. Burial will take place in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.



Thursday, May 24, 2001Alice L. Buell 
Alice L. Buell, 98, a resident of Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa, died Wednesday morning at Saratoga Hospital.

She was born on April 20, 1903 in Fort Ann, N.Y., the daughter of Orlis and Louise Clews Dingman. She moved to Fish House at age 7 and was educated there. She lived in Fish House until she moved to the village of Broadalbin in 1973.

Mrs. Buell owned and operated a dairy farm along with her late husband. 

She was a member of Northampton United Methodist Church at Fish House since 1915. Mrs. Buell also served as president of the Women's Society of Christian Service for many years.

She was a member of the Broadalbin Senior Citizens.

Her survivors include a son, Erwin Geelan of Edinburg; a daughter, Elvira Srodoski of Schenectady; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her first husband, Erwin Geelan, died on Aug. 30, 1941. She later married George Buell Sr. on June 20, 1943. He died on May 30, 1967. She was predeceased by a son, Elwin Geelan, who died in 1987; a daughter, Elfreida Lawrence, who died in 1993; and two brothers, Almon Dingman and Earl Dingman. 

A calling hour will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Northampton United Methodist Church at Fish House, 1605 Route 110, Broadalbin. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday at the church. The Rev. Brad Broyles will officiate. Burial will take place at Edinburg Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in care of Elizabeth Pickering, PO Box 356, Broadalbin, NY 12025.
 
Dorothy E. Landes 
Mrs. Dorothy E. Landes, 76, of Amsterdam, formerly a resident of Tilton Road, Palatine Bridge, died Monday afternoon, May 21, at Mount Loretto Nursing Home, Amsterdam, after a long illness.

She was born on July 12, 1924 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Thomas H. and Catherine Mary Halley Franklin Jr. Mrs. Landes received her bachelor of arts degree from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, and her master's degree from Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. She previously lived in Palatine Bridge, Niles, Ill. and Winona, Minn. She had been a resident of Mount Loretto since 1995.

Mrs. Landes was a teacher in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri for 27 years.

She was a parishioner of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Fort Plain and Our Lady of Assumption, Bloomingburg, N.Y. 

Survivors include three sisters, Loretta J. Franklin of Bloomingburg, Sister Aimee Franklin, VHM of Brooklyn and Sister Kathleen Franklin, BVM of Elmont, N.Y.; three brothers, Charles J. Franklin of Biloxi, Miss., Robert P. Franklin of New York City and Joseph P. Franklin of Manaqua, Nicaraqua; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

On June 19, 1975, she married Leo B. Landes in Lake Zurich, Ill. He died on Oct. 27, 1985.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Bloomingburg. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown, N.Y. at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fulton County, 58 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078; Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163; or Our Lady of Assumption, High Street, Bloomingburg, NY 12721. Arrangements are by Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., Canajoharie.
 
Alfred F. Matuljak 
Alfred F. Matuljak, 81, of Eden Park Health Care Center, Cobleskill, died May 21 at Veterans Administration Stratton Memorial Hospital, Albany, after a long illness.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1919 in Gloversville, the son of Dragutine and Frances Hacko Matuljak. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School. 

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II as a gunnery sergeant on the USS Mississippi in the Pacific area.

He retired as a sergeant of New York State Police. Much of his 25 years of service was in the Cobleskill and Fonda stations.

He was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the Gloversville American Legion Post;, the Cobleskill Post; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5088; the Association of Retired State Police Officers, and Cobleskill Lodge 2044, BPOE. 

He is survived by two stepdaughters, Kathy Frase of Cobleskill and Virginia O'Connor of Worcester, N.Y.; his sister, Rosemary Brown of Seattle, Wash.; nieces and nephews. 

His wife, Katherine Usalatz Matuljak. died April 13.

There will be no calling hours. A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in Saratoga National Cemetery, where burial will be held. Arrangements are by Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 1 Chapel St., Cobleskill.
 
Arlene Sauve 
Arlene Sauve, of Gloversville, passed away on May 23 at Albany Memorial Hospital. 

She was born on Jan. 16, 1911 in the town of Bleecker, the daughter of Charles and Mary Auchampaugh Ernst. She attended the Bleecker country school in her childhood before attending Gloversville High School, where she graduated in 1928.

For a brief period she taught at the Pinnacle School in Bleecker. Later she pursued her ambition to become a nurse and entered the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing School in 1929, where she graduated in 1932. She continued her profession at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Mrs. Sauve was a member of the Nathan Littauer Hospital Alumnae and attended Bleecker Community Methodist Church.

She is survived by nieces, a nephew, cousins, and two stepdaughters-in-law. She married Chester Sauve on July 14, 1945. He passed away on July 27, 1976. Shortly after the death of her husband, she moved to Gloversville from Bleecker.

At the request of Arlene, there will be no viewing hours. A graveside service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the burial plot in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. The Rev. David Newkirk, pastor of Bleecker Community Methodist Church, will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to Bleecker Community Methodist Church or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Gloversville.


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