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Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Price D. Baldwin  
Price D. Baldwin, 55, of Gloversville, died earlier today at his residence after a long illness.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1945 in Gloversville, the son of Donald and Ruth Wood Baldwin. He attended Gloversville and Mayfield schools and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Baldwin served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. 
He was employed at Wood & Hyde Leather Co., Gloversville, as a leather worker for five years. He later was employed as a repairman at Duross Bros., Fonda, for six years and Alida's Appliance store, Gloversville, for three years. He retired in 1992 from Washburn Dairy where he was employed as a truck driver.
He was a member of the Johnstown Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his father, Donald Baldwin of Gloversville; his wife, Doris Wilder Baldwin, whom he married on Aug. 12, 1967; one daughter, Stefanie Veeder of Gloversville; one brother, Daryl Baldwin of Gloversville; three beloved grandchildren, Megan, Lacie and Donald Veeder; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts and uncles.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. R.W. Williams, Mountain Valley Hospice chaplain, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or National Kidney Foundation. 

Mary H. Lamb  
Mrs. Mary H. Lamb, 95, formerly of Schenectady, died Monday, Sept. 3, at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1906 in Troy, the daughter of Frank and Augusta Sydow Hayes.
Mrs. Lamb was a homemaker.
Survivors include three granddaughters, Ronna Fisher of Fonda, Deborah Van Derveer of Florida and Sharon Robinson of Northville; one grandson, Bruce Lamb Jr. of Ohio; several great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Russell E. Lamb, in 1984; and her son, Bruce Lamb Sr.
There will be no calling hours. Entombment will take place in Evergreen Memorial Park, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 

Marie A. Ruberti  
Mrs. Marie A. Ruberti, 86, of Trackside Apartments, Johnstown, who was a teaching assistant for the Gloversville school system, died Tuesday at home. 
Mrs. Ruberti was born on Aug. 4, 1915 in Amsterdam and was a 1933 graduate of Amsterdam High School. She had been a Gloversville resident since her marriage. She was a glove worker for the former Mario Papa Glove Co. of Gloversville. She also was a homemaker.
Mrs. Ruberti was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville.
Survivors include three sons, E. Michael Ruberti of Albany, Gary D. Ruberti of Voorheesville and Richard Ruberti of Gloversville; a daughter, Joanne Dolan of Boston, Mass.; a brother, Martin Picco of Amsterdam; seven grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest J. Ruberti, who she married on Oct. 15, 1938 and who died on Jan. 22, 1982; her parents, Michael and Josephine Canali Picco; and one brother, John Picco of Amsterdam. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078.
 
Thursday, September 6, 2001

Rufus Muscato  
Rufus "Muzzy" Muscato, 78, of Amsterdam, died Wednesday evening at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Muscato was born on April 24, 1923 in Gloversville, the son of John and Antoinette Migliaccio Muscato. He attended Gloversville schools and later moved to Amsterdam where he has resided for over 50 years.
Mr. Muscato was an Army veteran of World War II in the 548th Field Artillery Battalion. He served in the European Theater including Normandy. He received the European-African-Middle East Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was employed by several area leather companies and later the Grand Union super market, Amsterdam. He was the produce supervisor for the P&C markets of Amsterdam and Schenectady and retired from Golub Corp. in 1987 as the produce manager.
He was a former member of the Johnstown Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Crandall, whom he married on May 4, 1976. He is also survived by two sons, Sylvester Muscato of Hagaman and Ralph Muscato of Amsterdam; two daughters, Linda Martin and Sandra Raco, both of Amsterdam; three stepchildren, Laurell LaBanowski of Watervliet, James Tyler of Amsterdam and Kenneth Tyler of Broadalbin; one sister, Patricia Gordon of Johnstown; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Pat, Joseph, John and Tommie Muscato and four sisters, Theresa Mole, Rose Simek, Josephine Wheaton and Carmella Maurice.
The family will be receiving friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 157 S. Main St., Gloversville. Interment will take place at Hagaman Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Access Transportation Inc., PO Box 383, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

Friday, September 7, 2001

James A. Brady  
Mr. James A. Brady, of Fishhouse, died late Wednesday at home following a long illness.
He was born on May 29, 1923 in Staten Island, N.Y., the son of James A. and Mary Brady. He served in the Navy during World War II where he met his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothy Rasmussen. 
He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Joseph's Church of Broadalbin.
He retired from Sears Roebuck Co. after 25 years. He and his family moved to Broadalbin from Chicago in 1970. He was the curator of the Fulton County Museum for several years. He then was employed by the Gloversville school district until his retirement in 1985.
Mr. Brady is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and their seven children, Irene Thomas of Alameda, Calif., Kathleen Berquist of Duluth, Minn., Celeste Brady of Los Angeles, Calif., Mark Brady of Gloversville, Laura Brady of Albany, Paul Brady of Johnstown, and Ellen Nedo of Broadalbin. He is also survived by his sister, Irene Cavanaugh of New Jersey. Mr. Brady has 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or the Auriesville Shrine. A private service will be held for family members at a later date. 

Patricia L. Hart  
Patricia L. Hart, 68, of Elizabeth Lane, Saratoga Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1932 in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Richard and Lulu (Honeywell) Kane. She was a graduate of Johnstown High School in 1950 and SUNY Albany in 1954, majoring in English. She later continued her studies at SUNY Oneonta, earning her master's degree in education. 
A teacher in New York state for 32 years, she had worked for Saratoga Springs City School District for 20 years. 
She was a member of Saratoga Vicariate Ladies of Charity; Delta Kappa Gamma; Saratoga Springs Senior Citizens Center; New York State Retired Teachers Association, and St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church. She was a former member of Court McLaughlin 422, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and American Association of University Women. 
Following her retirement in 1990 from the Caroline Street School, she combined her love of teaching with the love of her life, her husband, Jim. Together, they volunteered as cross-country ski coaches for the New York State Special Olympics. An avid reader and nature lover, she enjoyed leisurely hikes, camping in the rain, cross-country skiing, and many other outdoor activities with her family and friends. She also looked forward to her yearly trip to the ocean, enjoying the salt air and shellfish. 
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, James R. Hart; two daughters, Melissa Thomas and her husband, Steven Thomas of Saratoga Springs, and Kimberly Basinger and her husband, Michael Basinger of Middleburg, Va.; three beloved grandsons, Zachary Thomas, Jacob Thomas and Ryan Basinger; her brother, John Kane of Johnstown; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Lillian Wilt. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will take place in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Avenue. Memorials may be made to Saratoga County Area 8 Special Olympics, 43 Cedarwood Drive, Ballston Lake, NY 12019, or to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Amy M. Kruger Ingersoll 
Mrs. Amy M. Kruger Ingersoll, 87, of Trackside Apartments, Johnstown, died Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.
She was born on May 22, 1914 in Dalton, Mass., the daughter of Gertrude H. Defal. She was a graduate of Dalton schools and went on to graduate from Berkshire Business College, Pittsfield, Mass.
Amy went to work for General Electric Co., Pittsfield, Mass. and then in Schenectady, where she lived for over 20 years until her retirement. She then moved to Fultonville, where she lived until she moved to Johnstown in 1984.
She was a member of Glen Mohawk Seniors; VFW Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star, Fultonville. Amy was also a member of Fultonville Reformed Church and its women's organization.
Survivors include her brother-in-law, Enders Ingersoll of Glen; six nieces, Doris Yurgans of Fultonville, Betty Woznak of Albany, Willie Lanfear of Fultonville, Doris Ingersoll of Fultonville, Nancy Ingersoll of New York City and Grace Halladay of West Seneca; six nephews, Harold and Donald Kruger of Tribes Hill, Kenneth Kruger of Amsterdam, Elmer Kruger of Fultonville, Richard Ingersoll of Syracuse and Alex Ingersoll of San Francisco, Calif.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was married to Karl W. Kruger on May 3, 1950 and he died in 1980. She then married J. Albert Ingersoll on June 23, 1984 and he died in 1990. 
The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Adrian Gray will officiate. Burial will take place at Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice. 

Millicent B. Walrath 
Mrs. Millicent B. Walrath, 70, of Woodside Avenue, Gloversville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home after a short illness.
She was born on Feb. 7, 1931 in Schenectady, the daughter of Stanley and Mary Lewandowski Bartosiewicz.
Mrs. Walrath was employed with the former Shepard Pontiac and Rose Buick, both of Gloversville, and Fulton-Montgomery Community College until her retirement.
Survivors include three daughters, Rosemary Manzer of Johnstown, Sharon Garbos of Richmondville and Lorrie Voelkers of Albany; two sons, Richard C. Walrath of Amsterdam and John E. Walrath of Johnstown; one sister, Lorraine Hladik of Schenectady; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Walrath Sr., whom she married on June 30, 1951 and he died March 14, 1987; and one sister, Ester Frank.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Jack Millard will officiate. Burial will take place at Johnstown Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, 99 E. State St., Gloversville, NY 12078; Brennan Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078, or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.

September 8, 2001

Mildred Conant  
Mildred Wood Conant, 90, of Jensen Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, in West Palm Beach. 
Mrs. Conant was born on April 30, 1911, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Raymond and Daisy Wood. Obtaining a BS degree from Syracuse University, majoring in home economics, she went on to teach math and homemaking in Gloversville; homemaking and cafeteria supervision in Mayfield; inner-city preschool in Rochester; and homemaking in East Irondequoit. 
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Eugene F. Conant, former superintendent of schools of Johnstown and later assistant superintendent for administration for Rochester City School District. Other survivors include her daughter, Suzanne C. and her husband Al Young of Jupiter, Fla.; sons, James B. Conant of Jupiter and R. Luther and his wife Donna Conant of Fayetteville, N.Y. She also leaves her sister, Mary Wood Tucker of Escondido, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Jensen Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Choir Fund, Jensen Beach. 

Agnes Horton  
Mrs. Agnes M. Horton, 75, of Route 30, Hope, died Friday morning at Nathan Littauer Hospital after being stricken at home.
She was born on May 15, 1926, in Gloversville, the daughter of Warren and Emily Lawrence Duheme. She was a lifelong area resident.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Wells.
Survivors include her husband, Richard T. Horton, whom she married on June 19, 1951; one son, Terry R. Horton of Hope; three daughters, Sandy Dunham of Gloversville, Gail Ostrander of Hope and Cathy Ferguson of Wells; one sister, Beatrice Knapp of Lake Pleasant; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one sister, Betty Blanchard, and one grandson, Eric Ferguson.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Algonquin Cemetery, Wells. Memorials may be made to Hope Volunteer Ambulance Corps or Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

Mary Maiello  
Mrs. Mary L. Maiello, 86, a former resident of Second Street, Gloversville, died Friday morning at Mount Loretto Nursing Home, Amsterdam, where she had been a resident since Oct. 22, 1999.
Mrs. Maiello was born on April 20, 1915, in Gloversville and was a lifelong area resident. She attended the former St. Francis De Sale School of Gloversville. 
She was a glovemaker for the former Perrella Glove Co. in Gloversville and retired in 1984.
Mrs. Maiello was a member of Sacred Heart Church and its Rosary Society and 55 Plus Senior Citizens, both of Gloversville.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Perrone of Gloversville and Mrs. Carmella P. Tredwell of Fairport, N.Y.; three brothers, Matthew D'Errico of Burbank, Calif., Peter D'Errico of Gloversville and Jack D'Errico of Tampa, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Persico, Mrs. Antoinette Sena, Mrs. Jennie Palmieri and Mrs. Angeline Budinscak, all of Gloversville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She married Ralph J. Maiello on Dec. 6, 1942. He died Jan. 1, 1993. She was also predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Carmela Capuano D'Errico; two brothers, Thomas and Dominic D'Errico; one sister, Betty Natole; and one great-grandson, Albert Perrone Jr.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. The Rev. David L. Tressic, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association's Northeastern New York Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206. 

Albert Patterson  
Mr. Albert E. Patterson, 62, of Maple Avenue Ext., Gloversville, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at E.L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in Amsterdam after a long illness. 
He was born April 18, 1939, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of Albert and Lillian Vosburgh Patterson.
Mr. Patterson was a self-employed contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Wille Patterson, whom he married April 18, 1977; one sister, Patricia Conine of Caroga Lake; one brother, Bruce Patterson of Fultonville; nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no funeral services or calling hours.
Cremation will be at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
Arrangements are by A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, NY 12095. 

Elmina Perrella  
Mrs. Elmina DeCicco Perrella, 88, formerly of York, Maine, and St. Augustine, Fla., since 1996, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at St. John's Health Care Center, St. Augustine, after a long illness.
She was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Gloversville, the daughter of Archangelo and Rosina Pescatore DeCicco.
Mrs. Perrella was employed as a glovemaker during World War II and for many years of her life. She was best known for her wonderful Italian cooking.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred J. Perrella, whom she married in 1935; two daughters, Rosemarie P. Lesswing of Kittery, Maine, and Port Orange, Fla., and Deborah J. Perrella of St. Augustine, Fla.; grandchildren Lynette Lesswing Asselta, Christopher D. Perrella and Alexandra W. Perrella of St. Augustine, Fla., Frederick M. Lesswing of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Laura K. Lesswing of Berwick, Maine; great-granddaughter Maya Li Asselta of St. Augustine, Fla., nephew Nicholas A. Cannizzo Sr. of Johnstown; niece Rose Richardson of Gloversville; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by one sister, Mary Cannizzo; two brothers, Nicholas and Anthony DeCicco; her son, Daniel J. Perrella; and a grandson, Eric Anthony Lesswing.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church, Cayadutta Street, Johnstown, with the Rev. James Fitzmaurice as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Johnstown.

Monday, September 10, 2001

Howard R. Borntraeger 
Howard R. Borntraeger, 81, formerly of Cornell Street, Amsterdam, passed away Saturday evening at St. Mary's Hospital. He had recently resided at the Park Hill Adult Home.
He was born on March 20, 1920 in Amsterdam, a son of Karl and Ethel Palmer Borntraeger. He lived here all his life and attended Amsterdam schools.
Howard was employed by Mohawk Carpets for 40 years and later in the maintenance department of Noteworthy until he retired. During World War II, he served with the Army in Europe as a private.
A communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, he was active in local veterans groups such as the John J. Wyszomirski Post 701 American Legion, where he served as vice commander at one time, a life member and past chief de guerre of the Voiture 40 et 8; the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 55; and the Polish American Veterans. He was also a member of the Rockton Fish and Game Club.
Surviving are his loving daughter, Donna Marie Vega Ponce, and his loving son, Joseph Karl Borntraeger, both of Amsterdam; his son-in-law, Carlos Vega Ponce, and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Borntraeger; his dear granddaughter, Ashley Rebecca Vega Ponce, and his stepgrandsons, Justin and Brandon Craig; a sister, Eleanor Pohlman of Amsterdam; nieces, nephews and cousins. 
His beloved wife, Frances J. Hayes, preceded him in death on April 13; they were married on June 22, 1958. A sister, Emily Flesh, predeceased him. 
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, where Post 701 American Legion will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church. The Rev. Lawrence Decker will be celebrant. Interment will take place in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam with military honors. 
Contributions may be made to St. Michael's Memorial Fund, or the 40 et 8 Child Welfare Fund. 

Isadora Visconti  
Mrs. Isadora C. (Dory) Visconti, 62, formerly of East Fulton Street, Gloversville, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.
She was born on Sept. 5, 1939 in Manila, Philippines, and educated in the Philippines. She came to this country in 1965. 
She was self-employed in the rental property business and was a homemaker.
She is survived by one son, Ruzzo Visconti of Perth. She was married to Jerry Visconti and he died in 1973.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville, will officiate.

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Margaret A. Anderson 
Margaret "Peggy" A. (Leip) Anderson, 66, of 50 W. Main St., Little Falls, and more recently a resident of Van Allen's Nursing Home, Little Falls, passed away Sept. 10 at that facility.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1935 in Fort Plain to the late Charles Leip and Nellie Dutton Carter, and was educated in St. Johnsville schools. She lived in St. Johnsville throughout her childhood until moving to Little Falls several years ago. She was married to Paul J. Grose at one time, who preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1967. She then married Gerald Anderson on March 13, 1973. She was last employed with Allegro Shoe Factory for several years until her retirement, and she was of the Catholic faith.
She leaves her husband, Gerald Anderson of Little Falls; two sons, John P. Grose of Stratford and Jamie Anderson of Little Falls; three sisters, Barbara Metott of Little Falls, Beverly Seward of California and Patricia Swenson of Utah; a grandchild, Jacob J. Grose. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt, uncles, in laws and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Sonny Leip.
Friends and relatives are invited from 5 to 7 p.m. today for visitation at the Enea Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, where the family will be present. Peggy's funeral will commence at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Enea Funeral Home chapel, where a prayer will be offered. Interment will follow in Church Street Cemetery, Little Falls. Remembrances in honor of Peggy may be made to the Little Falls Hospital Developmental Fund and envelopes maybe obtained at the funeral parlor for those considering.

Philip N. Belden  
Phillip N. Belden, 67, of Gloversville, died Monday evening after being stricken at his home.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1934 in Gloversville, the son of Bertrand and Helen VanAlstyne Belden. He attended Broadalbin schools and was a lifelong area resident.
He was employed for seven years at Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn. He was employed for 35 years by General Electric Co. as an engineer and retired in 1994.
He was an active member of Pine Tree Rifle Club.
Survivors include his mother, Helen VanAlstyne Steenburgh of Gloversville; his wife, the former Norma Hemstreet, whom he married on July 17, 1954; five sons, Phillip N. Belden Jr., Terry Belden, Burt Belden, Sean Belden, all of Gloversville, and Kirk Belden of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Denice Belden of Gloversville; one brother, Douglas Steenburgh of Johnstown; one sister, Roberta Dumblewski of Amsterdam; eight grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. 
There will be no prior visitation from the funeral home. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Tree Rifle Club or American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Janis M. Dimick  
Janis M. Dimick, of Ghent, N.Y., died Sept. 1 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson
She was born on April 24, 1922 in Mayfield, the daughter of the late Henry and Norma Olson Wemple. She was educated in Mayfield and at the John Hopkins School of Nursing, where she received her degree as a registered nurse. She graduated from the University of New York and the Nathan Littauer School of Nursing in September 1943. She served in the Navy Nurses Corps during World War II.
She had been employed at Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, N.J. in addition to being a homemaker.
She was the mother of Bonnie Dimick of Chatham, N.Y.; Greg Dimick of Ghent, Brad Dimick of Island Lake, Ill. and Cathy Ludwig of Hobart, Ind.; sister of Robert Wemple of Hurley, N.Y., Katherine Montanye and Elwood Wemple, both of Mayfield. She is also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Dimick, who died on Nov. 19, 2000.
Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at French, Gifford & Preiter Funeral Home, Chatham. The Rev. Gary P. Gelfenbien, pastor of St. James Roman Catholic Church, officiated. Interment took place at Ghent Union Cemetery. 

Milton Horne Sr.  
Milton Horne Sr., 52, of Albany, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 5.
He was a star athlete on the varsity basketball team at New Mexico University. He earned his degree in physical education. 
He taught for 27 years in the Albany School District. Along with teaching, he was involved in restoring properties throughout Arbor Hill. He built the Robin Day Care Center, the "first" charter school, helped in the construction of the Public Safety Building, American Little League concession stand and batting cage.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Deven Foster Horne; sons, Marvin and Mason Horne; daughter, Monya Wells of Maryland and Milton Horne Jr. of Albany. 

Dorothy B. Hough  
Dorothy B. Hough, 98, a former Gloversville resident, died Sept. 7, at Melbourne, Fla. Nursing Home.
She was born on Nov. 4, 1902 in Bristol, N.Y. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, N.Y. and graduated from the former Geneseo Teaching School. She lived in Barefoot Bay, Fla. before her move to the nursing home. 
She was employed as an elementary teacher and taught in area district schools. She last was employed at Park Terrace School, Gloversville.
Survivors include a nephew, Joseph E. Hough of Sacandaga Park; a niece and her husband, Dorothy H. and Gary Johnson of Barefoot Bay; a brother-in-law, William Voit of Barefoot Bay; a sister-in-law, Laura Bliss of Canandaigua, N.Y.; other nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Florence Tubbs Bliss; and husband, Harry Hough, who died in May 1981. 
Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A service will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 

Roy W. Painter Jr.  
Roy W. Painter Jr., 85, of South Shore Road, Edinburg, died Sunday at Albany Medical Center following an automobile accident in the town of Amsterdam.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1915 in Gloversville, a son of Roy and Edith Chase Painter. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School. He attended Cornell University and later the University of Alabama. Mr. Painter had been a lifelong area resident and lived in Edinburg for the past 30 years. 
He worked with his father in the family construction business and later became a partner with Robert Lynch, building homes in the northern section of Gloversville. He then was self-employed for nearly 50 years before forming a partnership with his son, Jack.
Survivors include a son, John C. Painter of Gloversville; a daughter, Jennie E. Painter of Kingston, Ontario, Canada; a stepson, Jack Michell of Peoria, Ariz.; three sisters, Audrey Farnum of Sebastian, Fla., Muriel "Mickey" Lynch of Hollister, Fla. and Kathleen Crocetta of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Painter was married to the former Doris Wright in 1941 and she died in 1973. He later married Ina Michell Painter on Feb. 23, 1976 and she died April 3, 1999. He was also predeceased by a stepdaughter, Thelma Steele, who died Sept. 30, 2000.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Bush will officiate. Burial will take place at Broadalbin Union Rural Cemetery (Union Mills). Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. 

Madelyn Martin Vickery 
Madelyn Martin Vickery, 89, of Gloversville, died Wednesday morning at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1912 in Gloversville, the daughter of Harry and Rose Hale Martin. She graduated from the Gloversville High School Class of 1929 and later graduated from the Gloversville Business School Class of 1930.
Mrs. Vickery was employed by the Henry Noyes Fish Market of Bleecker Street, Gloversville, as a cashier for several years and later was employed by Robison & Smith Inc. of Gloversville for over 25 years before retiring.
She was a member of the Ida McGinnis Club and the First Baptist Church, both of Gloversville.
She is survived by one stepson, Donald Vickery of Gloversville; four grandchildren; John D. Callahan and Matthew J. Vickery, both of Gloversville, Joan C. Boyce of Guilderland, and David G. Vickery of Johnstown; several great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews
She was predeceased by her husband, Percy, who died in 1975; a stepdaughter, Doris V. Callahan, who died in October 1990; and one brother, Volney Martin.
The family will be receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dr. George McBurney Gray will officiate. Interment will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the charity of one's choice.


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