|Thursday, September 13, 2001
Yolanda DeLucia Baltuska
Mrs. Yolanda DeLucia Baltuska, 84, of Owen Road, Schenectady, died
Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the home of her daughter in Ballston Spa.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary H. LaBombard of Ballston Spa
and Shiela Satterlee of Lake George; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours or services. Private burial will take
place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may
be made to The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga
Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are by Walrath & Stewart 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
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 and his wife, Donald and Anne Vickery
of Gloversville; six grandchildren, John H. Callahan, Matthew J. Vickery,
Joan C. Boyce, David G. Vickery, Ruth Serviss and Paul Tokarowski; 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
Friday, September 14, 2001
Edward Schell Sr.
Mr. Edward C. Schell Sr., 67, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St.
Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1933, in Eugene, Ore., the son of Edward C.
and Dorothy (Miles) Schell Rose. He married Roberta Armstrong on Aug. 20,
1985, in Springfield Center, N.Y. She survives.
Mr. Schell was the superintendent of O.W. Hubbel, Yorkville, for 37
years until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the New York Trappers
Besides his wife, Roberta Schell of Oppenheim, he is survived by five
sons, Edward and Judith Schell Jr., Donald and Debra Schell, all of Oppenheim,
Michael and Maureen Schell of Westmoreland, Dale Armstrong, John and Diane
Armstrong, all of Richmond Springs; three daughters, Donna and Theodore
Ackerson of Oppenheim, Bonnie and Edward Brandano of Ilion, Susan and George
Eissler of Herkimer; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a very
good friend, Jesse Garner of Richmond Springs.
By his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. Family and
friends are welcome to attend a memorial gathering from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 15, at his former residence at 7 W. James St., Richfield Springs.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Schell's memory can be made
to The Edward C. Schell Sr. Memorial Fund, 103 Dons Folly Road, St. Johnsville,
NY 13452. They will be donated to the New York State Trappers Association.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Gary E. Whitehouse, 59, of Pine Lane, Northville, passed away Thursday
morning at his home.
He was born on March 28, 1942, in Gloversville. He was a Gloversville
High School graduate and a lifelong resident of Fulton County.
He retired from General Electric Co. in Schenectady in 1997 after 33
years of service. He was most recently employed as a mail courier for Fulton
County. Mr. Whitehouse also served on the Northville Police Department
from 1974 until 1979 as a patrolman and chief of police.
He excelled in wrestling in high school. He played softball, golf and
bowled for various teams in Fulton County. He was also a dedicated hunter,
fisherman and motorcyclist.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Katherine Ryan Whitehouse;
his mother, Rosalie Feldman Piecuch; three sons, Jeffrey Whitehouse, Carl
Christensen and Eric Christensen; two daughters, Ingrid Christensen Edwards
and Margaret Whitehouse Gilmore; as well as dear grandchildren, Ryan, Patrick,
Benjamin and Erin.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Northville Funeral
Home, Bridge St., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Red Cros in care of
Northville Funeral Service, Northville, NY 12134 on behalf of the victims
and families of the recent attack on our country.
September 15, 2001
Matilda R. Simon
Miss Matilda R. "Tillie" Simon, 89, of East Eighth Avenue, Gloversville,
died Friday, Sept. 14 at home.
She was born on May 3, 1912 in Albany, the daughter of Samuel and Fouteene
Debo Simon. She came to Gloversville with her family in 1926, and graduated
from Gloversville High School.
She is survived by nephew, Richard J. Simon, and wife, Toni, of Gloversville;
niece, Kathy A. Gordon, and husband, Stephen, of Gloversville; nephew,
R. Ralph Simon, and wife, Susan, of Marietta, Ga.; nephew, Donald E. Simon
of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased
by brothers, Richard Simon and Edward Simon; and by sister, Amelia Wemple
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Walrath
& Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville where a
funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Alan C. Rhodes will
officiate. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440
New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne
Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.
Miss Myra Winchell, 96, a resident of Allen Calder Home of Faxton -
St. Luke's Health Care Facility, Dolgeville, died Thursday, Sept. 13. She
had been a resident of the Mohawk Homestead in Mohawk for the past six
years prior to her hospital confinement.
She was born in Delta on Dec. 23, 1904, the daughter of George and
Harriet (Adams) Winchell.
Miss Winchell was a resident of the Johnstown area for 50 years and
moved to Dolgeville in 1984. While a resident there she was employed by
the Sutton Glove Co.
Miss Winchell was of the Baptist faith, attending church in Johnstown
for many years.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Doris Collis of Mohawk,
Arthur Story of Beverly Hills, Fla., Donald Maddocks of Rochester, Carm
Maddocks of Dolgeville, Dayton Maddocks of Ellaville, Ga., James Dennison
of Delanson and Marie Van Slyke of Little Falls. She was predeceased by
her sisters, Emma Dennison, Lois Story and Mildred Maddocks; and her brothers,
Harold and Francis Winchell.
Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Roberts-Buck Funeral Home,
3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville, where evening prayer services will follow at
6 p.m. Gertrude Ortlieb, interim pastor of Baptist Church of Inghams Mills,
will officiate. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Johnstown
in her memory. Burial will take place Monday at Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams
Mills, at the convenience of the family.
Amy Beth Wyko
Amy Beth Wyko, 19, of Trevet Road in Galway died Thursday afternoon
at Nathan Littauer Hospital after being stricken.
She was born in Schenectady on May 17, 1982, a daughter of Wayne and
Brenda Treaster Wyko and moved with her family to California in 1988. She
was a graduating member of the Class of 2000 at Live Oak High School in
Morgan Hill, Calif. Miss Wyko returned to Broadalbin following her graduation
and had lived in Galway since February of this year.
At the time of her death she was employed as a deli clerk at Hannafords
in Gloversville, where she had worked since May.
Miss Wyko was a member of the Native American 500 Mile Spiritual Marathon
Running Team based in San Jose, Calif.
In addition to her parents of Galway, she is survived by two brothers,
Bryon J. Wyko of Ithaca and Sean A. Wyko of Galway; her maternal grandparents,
David and Marcia Treaster of Cincinnati, Ohio; her paternal grandmother,
Veronica A. Wyko of Broadalbin; her companion, Thomas Fosmire of Gloversville;
and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may call from 4
to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St.,
Broadalbin. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home. Interment will take place at the Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural
Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Amy's memory may be made to the Native
American 500 Spiritual Marathon Running Team in care of the funeral home.
Monday, September 17, 2001
Florence Wager Bruse
Mrs. Florence Wager Bruse, 83, of Fourth Avenue, Gloversville, died
Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, following a short
She was born on Jan. 8, 1918 in Utica, the daughter of Ernest and Esther
Dodge Wager. She was known to many as "Nana." She was employed over the
years at the lunch counter at the former Woolworth's, also at Mohawk Cabinet
Co. and by Coleco Industries of Gloversville. She is survived by her daughter,
Barbara Wyszomirski of Broadalbin; sons, Paul Bruse, Charles Bruse, David
Bruse and Michael Bruse, all of Gloversville; daughter, Diana Perna of
Gloversville; sister, Gertrude Nicosia of West Melbourne, Fla.; 17 grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was married on Jan. 22, 1938 to Paul H. Bruse, who died on Aug.
6, 1971. She was predeceased by brothers, Ernest Wager and Charles Wager;
sister, Bertha Schulte; grandson, Jason Perna.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
29, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville
where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. R.W. Williams
will officiate. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to James A. Brennan Memorial Humane
Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.
David M. Cirillo
David M. Cirillo, 43, of Union Mills Road, town of Broadalbin, died
Saturday due to a motorcycle accident.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1958 in Amsterdam, the son of Nicholas and Jeannette
Cirillo of Hagaman who survive. He was a lifelong area resident and attended
Mr. Cirillo had been a carpenter with the Carpenters Union Local 370,
Albany. He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Cirillo is survived by his fiancee, Terri McClarren of Broadalbin;
his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Doug Delaney; two nephews, Nicholas
and Shane, both of St. Marys, Ga.; his maternal grandmother, Genevieve
Constantine of Amsterdam; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday
at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave.,
Amsterdam, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The
Rev. James Gulley will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Mary's
Cemetery, Fort Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory
to the SPCA of one's choice in care of the funeral home.
Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Rodney B. Sawyer
Rodney B. Sawyer, 71, of Queensbury, passed away Tuesday, Sept.18,
at Glens Falls Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1930 in Gloversville, the son of the late Lester
and Lillian (VanBuren) Sawyer.
He was the salutatorian of the Broadalbin High School Class of 1947.
On July 1, 1950, he married the former Eleanor Becker in Gloversville.
Mr. Sawyer retired as a corrections officer from the Great Meadow Correctional
Facility in 1989.
Mr. Sawyer was a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America;
the Antique Automobile Club of America, and the United Commercial Travelers.
He was also a former member of the Automobilists of the Upper Hudson Valley
and the Cooper's Cave Auto Enthusiasts.
He enjoyed winters in St. Pete Beach, Fla.; spending time with his
family; and antique cars and antique motorcycles.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eleanor, of Queensbury; three
sons, Gary S. Sawyer and his wife, Mary; Donald W. Sawyer, and his wife,
Carleen; and Scott Sawyer and his wife, Kimberly, all of Queensbury; one
daughter, Shelly J. Story, and her husband, David, of Glens Falls; eight
grandchildren, Gary S. Sawyer Jr., James D. Story, Lindsay M. Sawyer, Nichole
L. Sawyer, Trisha L. Sawyer, Karissa A. Sawyer, Ashley M. Sawyer, and Jeffrey
B. L. Sawyer; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carleton Funeral Home Inc.
68 Main St., Hudson Falls, N.Y., where funeral services will be conducted
at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Stephen McLean, pastor of Argyle United Presbyterian
Church, will officiate.
The family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Cancer
Center at the Pruyn Pavilion, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY12801. Burial
will take place at Pine View Cemetery, town of Queensbury, at the convenience
of the family.
Dorothy M. Francisco
Mrs. Dorothy M. Francisco, 80, of Lakeland, Fla., died Sept. 17 at
Good Shepherd Hospice Home, Auburndale, Fla., after complications from
She was born on June 29, 1921 in Amsterdam and previously lived in
Winter Haven, Fla.
She was a registered nurse.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland.
Survivors include her husband, Arnold Francisco of Lakeland; daughters,
Joan D. Henderson of Hudson Falls and Margaret L. Condello of Greensboro,
N.C.; and grandchildren, Michael Noel and Kathryn Condello.
Graveside services will be held in Fultonville. Contributions may be
made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.
Arrangements are by Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven.
Thursday, September 20, 2001
Martha E. King
Martha E. King, 87, of Gloversville, died Wednesday morning at her
Mrs. King was born on April 4, 1913 in Coaldale, Pa., the daughter
of Albert and Emma Lawton Willing. She was a graduate of Coaldale High
School and later received her nursing degree from Jefferson Medical College
in Philadelphia, Pa. She had been a resident of Gloversville since 1947.
Mrs. King was in the Army during WWII, serving as an Army nurse in
the South Pacific at Okinawa. She was later stationed at the Valley Forge
General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa., where she was discharged as a captain,
receiving the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal
and the WWII Victory Medal.
Mrs. King was employed by the Nathan Littauer Hospital of Gloversville
for 34 years as a registered nurse. She retired in 1981 as director of
nursing of Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was a member of the New York State and Pennsylvania Nurses Association.
She was a retired member of the Nathan Littauer Hospital Auxiliary, the
Holland Meadows Golf Club and the Jefferson Hospital Alumni. She was a
retired board member of the Getman Home of Gloversville.
She is survived by her husband, John C. King, whom she married on Dec.
27, 1947. She was predeceased by one sister, Florence Willing.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dr. Alan C. Rhodes,
pastor of North Main Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville will
officiate. Interment will take place in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial
contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or Nathan Littauer
Hospital Building Fund or charity of one's choice.
John L. Schriner
Mr. John L. Schriner, 54, of Fourth Avenue Extension, Tribes Hill,
died suddenly Wednesday at home.
He was born on March 2, 1947 in Oakland, Calif., the son of Earl and
Beatrice Potter Schriner. He was a lifelong area resident and attended
During the Vietnam War, Mr. Schriner served in the Army.
Mr. Schriner worked as a truck driver most of his life, working the
past 18 years for School House Transport, Johnstown.
He was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 942, Fonda.
Survivors include a son, Shaun L. Schriner of Fonda; two daughters,
Shannon Gretsuk of Syracuse and Robin A. Schriner of Fonda; two sisters,
Edna Bowler of Tribes Hill and Geraldine Ryan of Massena; eight grandchildren;
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
at Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, where funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will take place at 1
p.m. Saturday at Newport Cemetery, Newport, N.Y. Memorial contributions
may be made in his memory to the VFW Post 942, Fonda, in care of the funeral
Friday, September 21, 2001
Roger L. Seward
Roger L. Seward, 71, of South Second Avenue, Broadalbin, died Wednesday
afternoon at Saratoga Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1930 in Broadalbin, a son of Alan and Pauline
DeNault Seward. He was a 1947 graduate of the former Broadalbin High School.
Mr. Seward was a lifelong resident of Broadalbin.
He began an apprenticeship with General Electric Co., Schenectady in
1948 and was employed there for 46 years as a large turbine machinist and
retired in January 1994. Mr. Seward also held a private pilot's license.
After retiring, he enjoyed golfing and woodworking.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Broadalbin. Mr. Seward
was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and was an active bowler in
several leagues. He was also a member of the Broadalbin and Fulton County
He is survived by his wife, the former Retha M. Standley, whom he married
on Jan. 12, 1957; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Gary Easton of Esperance;
two sisters, Marian Fuelleman of Broadalbin and Jacqueline Sherman of Galway;
three grandchildren, John Markert of Virginia Beach, Va., and Glenn Easton
and Jessica Easton, both of Esperance; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A calling hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian
Church, 54 W. Main St., Broadalbin, where funeral services will follow
at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Moyer will officiate. Interment will take place
at Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery, Broadalbin. Expressions of sympathy
may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Kennyetto Fire Company or Broadalbin
Volunteer Ambulance Corps, all in care of the funeral home. Arrangements
are by Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin.
Donald Wheaton, 85, of Petoff Gardens, died Wednesday evening at Nathan
Littauer Nursing Home following a short illness.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1916 in Gloversville, the son of Raymond and
Bridget Wheaton. He was a lifelong area resident.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the European,
African and Middle Eastern Campaigns.
He was employed as a mechanic for Tryon Oil Co. and retired in 1980.
He is survived by one son, Mark Wheaton of Pattersonville; one grandchild;
three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. His wife, Gladys May Hickok,
died on April 12, 1993.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Northville Funeral
Home, 401 Bridge St., where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial
will take place at Edinburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Red Cross
for American relief effort in care of the funeral home.
September 22, 2001
Thomas A. "Wojo" Wojciechowski, 81, of Sebastian, Fla., died unexpectedly
on Sept. 20 at his residence.
He was born on March 7, 1920, in Amsterdam, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian
in 1982 from Johnstown, N.Y. He was a veteran of World War II, having served
in the Army Air Force.
Mr. Wojciechowski owned and operated Tom's Electric Service in Johnstown
for 31 years.
He was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church and a member of the
Polish American Club, both in Sebastian; a lifetime member and a third-degree
knight with the Knights of Columbus; a member and past president of American
Legion in Johnstown; a county commander of the Fulton County American Legion;
a past president of the Fulton County Electrical Association; a member
and director of the Sebastian Men's Golf Association; organizer of the
Sebastian Monday Golf League; and he was honored as Man of the Year in
1994 by the Sebastian Men's Golf Association.
Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Adelaide "Addie" Wojciechowski
of Sebastian; a son, Thomas J. Wojciechowski and wife, Nancy, of Gloversville,
N.Y.; daughter, Louise Muller and husband, Michael, of Sebastian; grandchildren
Michael, Mark, Christine Muller, Matthew and Nicole Wojciechowski; great-grandson
Jeffree Muller; sisters Jennie Koshak, Bernice Collins, both of Amsterdam,
Clara Tomlinson and Irene Green, both of Johnstown.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Strunk Funeral
Home in Sebastian. Military honors will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at
the funeral home chapel by American Legion Post 189, VFW Post 10210, and
PLAV Post 210, all of Sebastian. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Sebastian Catholic Church. The Rev. John Morrissey
will be celebrant. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the
St. Sebastian Catholic Church Building Fund, PO Box 781212, Sebastian,
FL in memory of Mr. Wojciechowski.
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Freda F. Braender
Freda F. Braender, 59, of Avenue C, Ormond Beach, Fla., died Wednesday,
Sept. 19, at Halifax Medical Center, Dayton Beach, Fla.
She was born in Gloversville and moved from Amsterdam to Ormond Beach
in 1985. She was a retired certified nurse's assistant.
She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Ormond Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Karl Braender; son, Sean
Braender of Schenectady; stepsons, Karl Braender Jr. and Kevin Braender,
both of Amsterdam; daughters, Doreen Braender of Schenectady and Karleen
Braender of Ormond Beach; stepdaughter, Sarah Braender of Amsterdam; her
mother, Dorcas Stutzke of Floral City, Fla.; brother, Jimmy Frederick of
Florida; sisters, Mary Mills of Newburgh, N.Y. and Joanne Uhlinger of Broadalbin;
14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends are cordially invited to a time of remembrance at 4 p.m. Oct.
6 at their home at 811 Madison St., Schenectady. Donations may be made
to American Cancer Society, East Volusia County Unit, 1510 Ridgewood Ave.,
Suite 201, Holly Hill, FL 32117.
Audrey J. Curtis
Mrs. Audrey J. Curtis, 66, of South Main Street, Gloversville, died
Monday, Sept. 24, at Nathan Littauer Hospital following a long illness.
She was born on May 4, 1935 in Johnstown, the daughter of Joseph and
Mary Stupovsky Zajicek.
Mrs. Curtis was a member of the Johnstown Women of the Moose, Silhouette
Card Club, and Court Mayflower of the former Foresters Club.
She was employed with the New York State Division for Youth until her
retirement in 1997. She also operated Curtis Antiques from her home for
over 30 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo McMillan of Gloversville and
Marsha Blakely of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; two sons, Martin D. Curtis
of Endicott and Matthew Curtis of Gloversville; one brother, Joseph Zajicek
of Frederick, Md.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces;
nephews and cousins.
On Sept. 4, 1953 she married Martin F. "Chic" Curtis, who died on July
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at A.G. Cole Funeral
Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will follow at
noon. Burial will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Andrew William Studenic
Mr. Andrew William Studenic, 35, of Prospect Avenue, Gloversville,
died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1966 in Gloversville. He graduated from Gloversville
High School in 1984 and from Skidmore College in 1988.
He then became affiliated with Sunderland Leather Co. Inc. in Gloversville,
a family-owned business of which he was vice president at the time of his
He was a member Pine Brook Golf Club and The Eccentric Club, both of
He is survived by his parents, William and Dorothea Alvord Studenic;
his sister, Leslie J. and her husband, Matthew Smrtic, and his maternal
grandmother, Dorothea Alvord, all of Gloversville; his paternal grandmother,
Ethelyn Shepard of Stuart, Fla.; his niece, Andrea Smrtic, and nephew,
Matthew Smrtic. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Mark and Patricia
Coloney, George and Mary Ann Gargiulo, Grayson and Linda Drexel, and Graham
and Cynthia Lewis, as well as several cousins. Andrew was predeceased by
his brother, Alfred H. Studenic, in 1991.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville.
Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Contributions
may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY
12078. A private funeral service will take place Thursday at the convenience
of the family. The Rev. R.W. Williams will officiate.