Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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Gladys Eastham
January 8, 2001
Mrs. Gladys Eastham, 88, of Johnstown, died Saturday at home after a long illness.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1912 in the town of Johnstown, the daughter of Ira D. and Myrtle Miller Vedder. Mrs. Eastham was a 1931 graduate of Johnstown High School; attended Pratt Institute, and was a 1937 graduate of the former Buffalo State Teachers College. She lived Camden, Oneida County, from 1946 until she moved to Johnstown in 1996.
She was employed as a teacher in Camden until she retired.
Mrs. Eastham was a member of Camden United Methodist Church; Lake Delta Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; Camden Grange and Pomona Grange of Oneida County; and a charter member and a 50-year member of the Johnstown Women of the Moose. She served as treasurer of the Camden Cemetery Association and the Camden Grange.
She is survived by one brother, Richard Vedder of Johnstown; one aunt, nieces and nephews.
On Jan. 26, 1946, she married Milton E. Eastham, who died on Feb. 26, 1965.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. The Rev. R.W. Williams, chaplain of Mountain Valley Hospice, will officiate. Cremation will take place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady. 
 
Vincenza Mary Menditto
January 8, 2001
Mrs. Vincenza Mary Menditto, 77, of Troy, a native of Amsterdam, died today at home.
She was born in Amsterdam, the daughter of Ralph and Eva Mancini Pepe. Mrs. Menditto was a 1941 graduate of Amsterdam High School and a 1945 graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass. 
She was a private instructor of voice and piano in Amsterdam from 1945 to 1954. She was also the manager of Eva's Bridal Shop, Fonda, a family-owned business, from 1954 to 1969. She last worked as a kindergarten and music teacher at St. Mary's School, Gloversville, from 1970 to 1972.
Survivors include two sons, Marcus A. Menditto of New Braunfels, Texas and Joseph R. Menditto of Troy; two daughters, Concetta "Connie" Cutler of Clifton Park and Eva Adrienne Anderson of Saratoga Springs; one sister, Dolores Corsini of Conyers, Ga.; three brothers, Salvatore Pepe of Amsterdam, Alfonzo Pepe of Springdale, Ark. and Ralph Pepe Jr. of Hollywood, Fla.; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Prof. Joseph Menditto, who died on May 23, 1995.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. A service will be conducted at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. At 9:30 a.m., a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 196 Third St., Troy. The Rev. Harry Donaghy will be celebrant. 
 
Anna M. Nicolella
January 8, 2001
Mrs. Anna M. Nicolella, 82, of Gloversville, died Saturday at Nathan Littauer Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 23, after a short illness.
She was born on May 9, 1918 in Gloversville, the daughter of James H. and Julia Park Cayea. Mrs. Nicolella attended Gloversville schools.
She was employed as an inspector for MCA Record Co., Gloversville, retiring on May 30, 1980. 
Mrs. Nicolella was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville. She was an avid bingo player. 
Survivors include two sons, Vincent "Nick" Nicolella of Gloversville and Michael J. Nicolella of Malta; one daughter, Christina Ogren of Darien, Conn.; two sisters, Lee Poulsen of Gloversville and Virginia Isolda of Johnstown; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
On Aug. 9, 1940, she married Joseph D. Nicolella, who died in 1988. She was also predeceased by one daughter, Theresa Nicolella, who died on Aug. 22, 1998; and two brothers, James Cayea and Paul Cayea.
Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, will officiate. Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady. Burial will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown in the spring. 
 
Paul C. Querbes
January 8, 2001
Mr. Paul C. Querbes, 80, of Gloversville, died Sunday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, Gloversville.
He was born on March 4, 1920 in Montreal Canada, the son of Joseph and Pauline Gilbert Querbes. Mr. Querbes moved to Gloversville as a small child. He graduated from Gloversville High School where he played basketball.
He served in the Army during World War II. He began his career as an apprentice glove cutter at the former Myers Glove Co., Gloversville. He then was a bookkeeper in the freight department at the former FG & J Railroad. He retired in 1990 after 30 years as a building superintendent of the Gloversville YMCA. 
Survivors include his wife, the former Ila Jean Graff, whom he married on July 5, 1976; one son, James Querbes of Greenfield Center, Saratoga County; one daughter, Paulette Lizotte of Liverpool, Onondaga County; one sister, Madeliene Dunham of Gloversville; one stepson, Dale Klock of Gloversville; two stepdaughters, Linda Howland of Gloversville and Charlene Milniekiewecz of Fly Creek, Otsego County; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. The Rev. David Tressic, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Johnstown, in the spring. 
 
Doris H. Schoner Rochler
January 9, 2001
Mrs. Doris H. Schoner Rochler, 73, of Gloversville, died Jan. 2 at home.
She was born on July 27, 1927, in Hawthorne, Westchester County, the daughter of Robert and Harriet Baker.
She was a railroad worker.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph Schoner of Mayfield, Frank Rochler of Huntington, Suffolk County and George Rochler of Connecticut; one daughter, Lorraine Albrecht of Hicksville, Nassau County; one brother, Robert Baker of Pine Plains, Dutchess County; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Rochler.
Burial took place at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, 47 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville. 
 
Rose Donahue
January 9, 2001
Mrs. Rose Donahue, 81, a former resident in Schenectady, mother of an Amsterdam resident, died Monday at Hallmark Nursing Center, Schenectady, after a long illness.
She was born in Schenectady. Mrs. Donahue was a lifelong resident.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Donahue was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Schenectady.
Survivors include four sons, Arthur Donahue of East Greenbush, Paul Donahue and James Donahue, both of Schenectady, and Thomas Donahue of Amsterdam; one sister, Mary Blaauboer of Albany; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Emery Donahue, who died in 1959.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DeLegge Funeral Home, 1346 Chrisler Ave., Schenectady. A service will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Schenectady. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady. 
 
Paul C. Querbes
January 9, 2001
Mr. Paul C. Querbes, 80, of Gloversville, died Sunday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, Gloversville.
He was born on March 4, 1920, in Montreal, Canada, the son of Joseph and Pauline Gilbert Querbes. Mr. Querbes moved to Gloversville as a small child. He graduated from Gloversville High School, where he played basketball.
He served in the Army during World War II. He began his career as an apprentice glove cutter at the former Myers Glove Co., Gloversville. 
He then was a bookkeeper in the freight department at the former FG & J Railroad. 
He retired in 1990 after 30 years as a building superintendent of the Gloversville YMCA. 
Survivors include his wife, the former Ila Jean Graff, whom he married on July 5, 1976; one son, James Querbes of Greenfield Center, Saratoga County; one daughter, Paulette Lizotte of Liverpool, Onondaga County; one sister, Madeliene Dunham of Gloversville; one brother, Joseph Querbes of Gloversville; one stepson, Dale Klock of Gloversville; two stepdaughters, Linda Howland of Gloversville and Charlene Milniekiewecz of Fly Creek, Otsego County; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his twin sister, Marguerite Hoose, and one brother, Eugene Querbes, who was killed during World War II. 
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. 
The Rev. David Tressic, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Johnstown, in the spring. 
 
Robert G. Junquera
January 9, 2001
Mr. Robert G. Junquera, 68, of Northampton, former 4th District committeeman and town councilman, died Sunday at home after a long illness.
He was born on May 17, 1932, in Northampton, the son of Henry and Anna Chartier Junquera. Mr. Junquera was a graduate of Northville Central School and attended Union College.
He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1957 as a machinist on the USS Leyte.
He worked as a carpenter at the former Ray Benson Carpentry, Northville, and later participated in the toolmakers apprentice program at General Electric Co., Schenectady. After the service he returned to GE and worked until 1958. He then was a partner with his brother in Junquera Brothers Water Well Drilling, Northville.
He was a town of Northampton 4th District committeeman for several years and a town councilman for 16 years. He was also active in the formation of Main Street Doctors Building, Northville.
Mr. Junquera was a communicant of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for several years.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marlene Gifford, whom he married in April 1958; two sons, Michael Junquera of Northampton and Steven Junquera of Scotia; his mother of Northampton; one brother, Sidney Junquera of Northville; four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville, where the Rosary Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Northville. Burial will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. 
 
Wallace Richard Davis
January 9, 2001
Mr. Wallace Richard Davis, 77, of Perth, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.
He was the son of Richard and Theresa Cohn Davis and was raised by his foster parents, William and Mary Farley.
Mr. Davis was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Amsterdam High School.
He was employed as a crane operator for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady and was a former justice of the peace in the town of Perth. He was a member of the board of directors of the Safety and Highway Committee in Fulton County. 
Mr. Davis was a member of the Perth Republican Club and the Broadalbin VFW. He also worked with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Fonda and was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amsterdam.
Mr. Davis attended Union College, St. Lawrence University and Albany Law School for his town justice training.
Survivors include his wife, the former Sarah Eileen Gottung, whom he married on Oct. 8, 1947; two daughters, Barbara Davis of Amsterdam and Patricia A. Davis of Perth; five sisters, Wynne Coffee of Scotia, Emma Jean Miller of Johnstown, Helen Oaksford of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Doris Giovanni of Amsterdam, and Katherine Depa of Waynesboro, Va. Two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews also survive.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, with the Rev. William E. Siis officiating. Burial will take place in Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring. 
 
Bruce Harold Dunham
January 9, 2001
Mr. Bruce Harold Dunham, 65, of Gloversville, died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a short illness.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1935, in Gloversville, the son of Harold and Gladys Dibble Dunham. Mr. Dunham was a graduate of Gloversville High School. 
He served in the Air Force for a short time.
He was employed for many years at Lee Dying Co. and then worked for 20 years as a leather worker at JBF Industries, Gloversville.
Mr. Dunham was a member of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville. 
Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Johnson, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1959; two daughters, Robin L. Burkart of Mayfield and Renee H.G. Gardner of Gloversville; one son, Bruce H. Dunham of Gloversville; one brother, Jack Dunham of Gloversville; three sisters, Beverly Spraker, Marion Lehr and Betty Hine, all of Gloversville; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was predeceased by one son, Dale E. Dunham; one granddaughter, Tara Marie Giardino; and two sisters, Barbara Kudernatch and Margaret Peggy Colby.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Douglas Lathrop, associate pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Frank J. Koscinski
January 10, 2001
Mr. Frank J. Koscinski, 85, formerly of Amsterdam, died Tuesday at Hallmark Nursing Centre, Rotterdam, where he had resided since 1999.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1915 in Amsterdam, the son of Frank and Teofila Kosiba Koscinski. Mr. Koscinski was educated in area schools and was a lifelong area resident. 
He served in the Army during World War II. He was first employed at the former Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Co. and later worked for Consolidated Novelty Co. before he retired.
Mr. Koscinski was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Amsterdam, and area pigeon racing clubs.
He is survived by two sisters, Bernice Jedrzejewski and Clare Hughes, both of Amsterdam; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one sister, Heddy Lech, who died on Feb. 8, 1979.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam. A service will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. At 9 a.m., a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church. Burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery, Amsterdam. 
 
Marie A. Lasher
January 10, 2001
Mrs. Marie A. Lasher, 65, of Fort Plain, died Monday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born on Sept. 3, 1935 in Gloversville, the daughter of Francis A. and Alta Mosher Looman. Mrs. Lasher was a 1953 graduate of Fort Plain High School and graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1957 with a bachelor's degree in education. She was a lifelong area resident.
She was employed for 31 years as a fourth-grade teacher for St. Johnsville Central School, retiring in 1992. She worked as an office clerk at Cherry Valley Memorials, Gloversville, at the time of her death. 
Mrs. Lasher was a member of United Methodist Church, Fort Plain; Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and the New York State Retired Teacher's Association. She was past president of the Upper Montgomery Retired Teacher's Association and held office at state and local levels.
Survivors include her husband, Paul W. Lasher, whom she married on Nov. 24, 1956; two daughters, Dr. Sharon A. Hulbert of Elsberry, Mo. and Lorraine G. Horton of Fort Plain; three sons, Keith P. Lasher of West Chester, Pa., Fred K. Lasher of Nelliston and Scott G. Lasher of Mineola, Texas; one sister, Lillian Looman of Park City, Utah; five brothers, Carl Looman of Pflugeville, Texas, Benjamin Looman of Olmito, Texas, Floyd Looman of Scotia, Robert Looman of Venetia, Pa. and Paul Looman of Gloversville; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by one brother, David Looman, who died in 1982; and one granddaughter, Tanya Ann Hulbert, who died in 1987.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 Thursday at Gray-Houghtaling Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth Dingman, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Plain, will officiate. Burial will take place in Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring. 
 
Marilyn J. Mathewson
January 10, 2001
Marilyn J. Mathewson, 68, formerly of Glen, died Tuesday at Valley Health Services, Herkimer, after a long illness. 
She was born on May 23, 1932 in Schenectady and attended Amsterdam schools. 
She was co-owner of the family farm in Glen for many years and retired in 1979 due to ill health.
She was of the Protestant faith. She was a member of the Pomona Grange and the Glen Grange.
Survivors include one son, Douglas E. Mathewson of Broadalbin; three daughters, Charlene Fonda of Glen; Cathy Visscher of Fort Johnson and Lori Mathewson of Sprakers; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be private. A service will be conducted at Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, at the convenience of the family. A legacy candle ceremony service will be conducted at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. 
 
Jennifer Lee Mosher
January 10, 2001
Jennifer Lee Mosher, the daughter of Mark L. Mosher and Kristin Lee Travis, both of Gloversville, was stillborn Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
Survivors besides her parents are paternal grandparents, Arthur and Alvina Mosher of Gloversville; paternal great-grandmothers, Orvetta Mosher and Edna Van Slyke of Gloversville; maternal grandparents, Michael and Sharon Thomas of Gloversville; maternal great-grandfather, Raymond Rogers of Gloversville; maternal great-great-grandparents, Arthur and Myrtle Beyer of Gloversville; one cousin; several aunts and uncles.
She was predeceased by a great-grandmother, Marilyn Rogers.
Arrangements are by Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. A private graveside service will be conducted Thursday in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown, at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Dr. Alan C. Rhodes, pastor of North Main Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville, will officiate. 
 
Verna Ruggiero
January 10, 2001
Mrs. Verna Ruggiero, 86, of Gloversville, died Tuesday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, Gloversville.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1914 in Gloversville, the daughter of John and Ada Hatch Van Skiver. Mrs. Ruggiero was educated in Gloversville.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ruggiero was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville. She was a member of the Johnstown Senior Citizens Happy Days Adult Care Program.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
On July 3, 1932, she married Pasquale Ruggiero, who died in 1989.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. At 9:30 a.m., a Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville. Burial will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, in the spring. 
 
H. Seymour Zeh Jr.
January 10, 2001
Mr. H. Seymour Zeh Jr., 96, of Montgomery Meadows, Amsterdam, a former resident of Gloversville, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a short illness. 
He was born on May 26, 1904 in Schoharie, the son of H. Seymour and Augusta Proctor Zeh Sr. Mr. Zeh was a graduate of Schoharie High School. He lived in Gloversville for 65 years and had been a resident of the infirmary for five years.
He was employed as a machinist, first for many years at Watervliet Arsenal, then at Fulton County Machine and Supply Co, Gloversville, and last at Fultonville Machine and Tool Co. He retired in the late 1960s.
Mr. Zeh was a member of First United Methodist Church, Gloversville; a 65-year member of the Schoharie Masonic Lodge; and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was an early aviator and piloted his own plane for many years.
He is survived by three daughters, Audrey J. Zeh of East Greenbush, Patricia A. Maderic of Johnstown and Christl Schmidt of Troy; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
On Aug. 21, 1936, he married the former Audrey Rumrill, who died on Jan. 29, 1998. 
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by Ehle Funeral Home, Johnstown. Services will be private and conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie.


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