Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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Sunday, April 22, 2001
Luke R. Corbett 
Mr. Luke R. Corbett, 91, of Trackside, Johnstown, passed away Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Amsterdam, the son of Thomas and Bridget Ward Corbett.
He graduated from Johnstown High School in 1930, having been a four-year sports letterman. He attended Eastern University in Boston, where he also played basketball and baseball. Mr. Corbett played professional basketball for Company H in Gloversville. 
For 38 years, he was an agent for the Metropolitan Insurance Co., retiring in 1971. He served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945 and was discharged with the rank of sergeant.
Mr. Corbett was a member of St. Patrick's Church and the Knights of Columbus and its service committee. He was a member of the Nick Stoner Golf Club for 50 years.
Mr. Corbett is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Smith of Johnstown, whom he married July 14, 1932. He is also survived by a son, William T. Corbett of Westerlo; and a daughter, Patricia Martin of Trenton, N.J.; a grandson; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no visiting hours. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation will take place at Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley. Arrangements are by the Ehle Funeral Home. 

Howard A. Sprung 
Mr. Howard A. Sprung, 80, of North Perry Street in Johnstown, passed away Saturday, April 21, at Nathan Littauer Hospital after being stricken at home. He had been in failing health. He was born July 6, 1920, in Gloversville, the son of Timothy and Frances Hammersmith Sprung. He attended Gloversville High School. He was first employed from 1948 to 1968 at Liberty Dressing. He was employed from 1968 until his retirement in 1983 as a measurer for Crown Finishing in Johnstown. 
During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard from 1942 until his discharge in 1945. 
He was a member of the former Foresters' Club of Gloversville.
On June 1, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Helen O'Bryan, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Robert F. Sprung of Caroga Lake, Gary M. Sprung of Gloversville and James H. Sprung of Johnstown; four granddaugters, four grandsons and a great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ehle Funeral Home, 15 N. William St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Anita Lynn MacPhail 
Anita Lynn MacPhail, 81, of Portsmouth, N.H., and formerly of Johnstown, died Saturday, April 21, at Sunbridge of Portsmouth Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Johnstown, the daughter of Salvatore and Cecile Causse DePhillips. She attended Gloversville schools.
She worked as a licensed practical nurse for Portsmouth Hospital, retiring in 1987.
She had been a member of St. Patrick's Church.
Mrs. MacPhail is survived by a daughter, Susan Villone of Johnstown, a son, Kevin Kline of Portsmouth, and two grandchildren, Cheri and Christopher Bruse of Johnstown. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. James Fitzmaurice, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Barter and Donnan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or the charity of one's choice.



Sunday, April 22, 2001
Luke R. Corbett 
Mr. Luke R. Corbett, 91, of Trackside, Johnstown, passed away Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Amsterdam, the son of Thomas and Bridget Ward Corbett. 
He graduated from Johnstown High School in 1930, having been a four-year sports letterman. He attended Eastern University in Boston, where he also played basketball and baseball. Mr. Corbett played professional basketball for Company H in Gloversville. 
For 38 years, he was an agent for the Metropolitan Insurance Co., retiring in 1971. He served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945 and was discharged with the rank of sergeant.
Mr. Corbett was a member of St. Patrick's Church and the Knights of Columbus and its service committee. He was a member of the Nick Stoner Golf Club for 50 years.
Mr. Corbett is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Smith of Johnstown, whom he married July 14, 1932. He is also survived by a son, William T. Corbett of Westerlo; and a daughter, Patricia Martin of Trenton, N.J.; a grandson; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no visiting hours. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation will take place at Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley. Arrangements are by the Ehle Funeral Home. 

Howard A. Sprung 
Mr. Howard A. Sprung, 80, of North Perry Street in Johnstown, passed away Saturday, April 21, at Nathan Littauer Hospital after being stricken at home. He had been in failing health. He was born July 6, 1920, in Gloversville, the son of Timothy and Frances Hammersmith Sprung. He attended Gloversville High School. He was first employed from 1948 to 1968 at Liberty Dressing. He was employed from 1968 until his retirement in 1983 as a measurer for Crown Finishing in Johnstown. 
During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard from 1942 until his discharge in 1945. 
He was a member of the former Foresters' Club of Gloversville.
On June 1, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Helen O'Bryan, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Robert F. Sprung of Caroga Lake, Gary M. Sprung of Gloversville and James H. Sprung of Johnstown; four granddaugters, four grandsons and a great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ehle Funeral Home, 15 N. William St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. 

Anita Lynn MacPhail 
Anita Lynn MacPhail, 81, of Portsmouth, N.H., and formerly of Johnstown, died Saturday, April 21, at Sunbridge of Portsmouth Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Johnstown, the daughter of Salvatore and Cecile Causse DePhillips. She attended Gloversville schools.
She worked as a licensed practical nurse for Portsmouth Hospital, retiring in 1987.
She had been a member of St. Patrick's Church.
Mrs. MacPhail is survived by a daughter, Susan Villone of Johnstown, a son, Kevin Kline of Portsmouth, and two grandchildren, Cheri and Christopher Bruse of Johnstown. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. James Fitzmaurice, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Barter and Donnan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or the charity of one's choice.



Tuesday, July 31, 2001
Helen P. Brown 
Helen P. Brown, 80, of Gilson Road, Jaffrey, N.H., died Sunday July 29, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1921 in West Chester, Pa., the daughter of the late Jere and Amy (Pusey) Powell. She was a 1938 graduate of George School at Newtown, Pa. and also a 1941 graduate of Colby Junior College in New London, N.H. She previously lived in Broadalbin and had been a resident of Jaffrey since 1993.
In 1959 she earned her private pilot's license.
Mrs. Brown was active in the Girl Scouts in Broadalbin for many years. She was a volunteer driver for the American Red Cross and also for the Jaffrey Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, Jaffrey Historical Society and was corresponding secretary for the Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society. 
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Millard L. Brown of Jaffrey; two daughters, Mary L. Hicks of Frank Town, Colo. and Amy P. Brown of Cornwall, Vt.; two sons, Millard D. Brown II of Alfretta, Ga. and Jere W. Brown of Camdenton, Mo.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Lewis Powell of West Grove, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.
At Mrs. Brown's request, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society, PO Box 722, Jaffrey, NH 03452&emdash;0722. Arrangements are by Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River St., Jaffrey. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 

Brenda Mae Chapin 
Miss Brenda Mae Chapin, 41, of Wells Street, Gloversville, died Sunday, July 29, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, after she was suddenly stricken.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1960 in Framingham, Mass., the daughter of Richard and Dorothy Corliss Chapin. She moved to Gloversville from Framingham one year ago. 
At the time of her death she was employed as a food service worker by the Gloversville Enlarged School District at Gloversville High School and the Gloversville Middle School. 
She was a lifetime member of the Salvation Army. 
She is survived by her companion, Paul R. Hill of Gloversville; a daughter, Janine Mae Starr of Gloversville; her father, Richard L. Chapin of Gloversville; four brothers, Richard L. Chapin Jr. of Clayton, N.C., Gary William Chapin of North Grafton, Mass., Barry E. Chapin Sr. of Gloversville, and David James Chapin Sr. of Framingham. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Ruby Smith will officiate. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12205. 

Dona Gray 
Dona Gray, 82, of Gloversville, died early today at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1918 in Gloversville, the daughter of James L. and Chloe Benson Steele. She graduated from Gloversville High School and was a lifelong area resident.
She was employed as manager at The Glove Theater from 1957 until it closed. She later was manager of Vail Mills Drive In from 1967 until it closed in 1989 when she retired. 
She was of the Baptist faith; a member of the Gloversville Women of the Moose and served as its senior regent for a period of two years; a member of the Fulton County Republican Club and a member of the former Gloversville Elks Lodge. 
Survivors include one son, James L. Gray of Gloversville; one daughter, Mrs. Dona Lee Fremmer of Gloversville; four grandchildren, Jeannine Spraker, Lawrence Gray and James Gray Jr., all of Gloversville, and Christine Maye of Asheboro, N.C.; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard B. Gray, whom she married on June 12, 1937 and he died in 1991.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at noon Thursday. The Rev. R.W. Williams will officiate. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Sharon A. Hotaling 
Sharon A. Hotaling, 49, of Broadalbin, died Sunday, July 29, at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was born in Albany and was a 1970 graduate of Mechanicville High School. She was a lifelong area resident. 
She was a secretary for the New York State Department of Social Services and last was a secretary with the New York State Department of Transportation for a combined total of 22 years.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Thomas E. Hotaling; one daughter, Melissa A. Hotaling of Broadalbin; her mother, Betty Cicchelli of Broadalbin; one brother, Russell J. DiNisio of Clifton Park; three sisters, Tina Cinguegrano of Ballston Spa, Deborah A. Fruci of Mechanicville and Lisa Boehm of Broadalbin; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, James P. Cicchelli. 
Calling hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam, where funeral services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. A Mass will follow at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Schenectady. Interment will take place at St. Cyril's Cemetery, Rotterdam. The family would prefer memorial donations be made to Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 23, Broadalbin, NY 12025. 

Mary A. Vadney Trendell 
Mrs. Mary A. Vadney Trendell, 67, town of Charleston, died Sunday at home.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Langan Funeral Home, 227 Main St., Schoharie. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Schoharie. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. 

John Vdoviak 
John Vdoviak, 76, of County Highway 107, Amsterdam, died early today at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1924 in Utica, a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Vdoviak. John was a 1943 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School, Amsterdam. Following graduation he entered the Marine Corps and was stationed in Japan during World War II. He also served during the Korean War. 
He was employed for 28 years as an insurance inspector for Equifax Services of Albany. Following his retirement, he worked as a security guard at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. He was very active in Perth community affairs, served as town constable at one time and was a former part-time sheriff's deputy of Fulton County. He was a charter member of the Perth Youth Commission, where he served as president. John also coached Little League. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and cooking. He was a member of the Equity Club and St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Amsterdam. 
Surviving are his beloved wife, the former Josephine Korona, whom he married on Sept. 30, 1950; two loving sons, Gary and his wife, Mary Vdoviak of Perth, and John S. and his wife, Cynthia Vdoviak of the town of Johnstown; his dear sister, Eleanor Mathewson of Amsterdam. He was proud of his grandchildren, Jason, Shannon, Karly and Mitchell. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Janice Caiazzo will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Amsterdam with military honors. The family suggests that contributions may be made to Perth Youth Commission, c/o John Baker, 329 Steers Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010. 

Anna M. Ruberti 
Anna M. Ruberti, 77, of Gloversville, died Monday, June 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. 
Mrs. Ruberti was employed for several years at the former C.J. Bachner Glover Co. as a glove sewer. 
Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. Interment will take 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. 

Edith Dean Waterman 
Mrs. Edith Dean Waterman, 72, of Hillcrest Spring Adult Home, Amsterdam, died Sunday, July 29, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam following a long illness.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1929 in Gloversville, the daughter of Marion and Myrtle McDougall Dean. She lived most of her life in Caroga Lake.
Mrs. Waterman was employed at Johnstown Knitting Co. until her retirement. 
She is survived by her daughters, Maryann Jensen of Amsterdam, Barbara Fetter of Mariaville Lake, N.Y. and Jane Cirillo of Gloversville; a son, William Andrews of Gloversville; a brother, Marion Dean Jr. of Gloversville, a stepbrother, Michael "Happy" Dean of Fort Plain; a stepsister, Cecelia Jones of Florida; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her first husband, William "Buster" Andrews resides in Gloversville. She was predeceased by her husbands, Anthony Bendino, Homer "Mike" Cole Jr. and Cyril "Red" Waterman. 
There will be no calling hours. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078, or the Fulton County SPCA, 486 Stevers Mills Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025. A private funeral service will take place at the convenience of the family Wednesday at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Inc. Gloversville. The Rev. R.W. Williams will officiate. 


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