|October 28, 2001
Mr. Elbert Freeman, 78, formerly of West Decker Street, Johnstown,
died Friday evening at Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown following a long
illness. He was born on Sept. 18, 1923, in Gloversville, the son of Elbert
and Florence Hayner Freeman.
Mr. Freeman was a 1941 graduate of Johnstown High School and served
in the U.S. Army during World War II until being discharged in April of
Mr. Freeman worked for 40 years at the former Elmer Little Glove Co.
in Johnstown until his retirement in 1985. He was active in area bowling
leagues, including the Glovers League, where he served as secretary for
Mr. Freeman was married to Irene Slowakiewicz Freeman on Oct. 5, 1946.
She died on Jan. 31, 1996.
Survivors include one son, Allen Freeman; one daughter, Lori Hinkle,
both of Johnstown; and four beloved grandchildren, Nicholas and Kristen
Wilson and Bill and Tammy Freeman. He was predeceased by one sister, Betty
Calling hours will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Barter
& Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown.The funeral be conducted
at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Fitzmaurice
of St. Anthony's Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wells House Auxiliary, 201
Madison Ave., Johnstown, NY 12095.
Helen Miller Wyszomirski
Helen Miller Wyszomirski, 88, formerly of Amsterdam and Broadalbin,
died Wednesday at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
She was born in Plains, Pa., on May 26, 1913, a daughter of John and
Susan Burooski Kozich, and was educated there. In 1942, she moved to Amsterdam
and later moved to Broadalbin in 1950. Mrs. Wyszomirski moved to Fort Walton
Beach, Fla., in 1967.
She owned and operated the former Fall Inn located on Route 29 in Broadalbin,
and while in Florida, she owned and operated Helen's Pizza.
Mrs. Wyszomirski was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Florida.
She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Broadalbin, Amsterdam
and Fort Walton Beach.
She was married to Andrew Miller, who died in 1958. She later married
Joseph Wyszomirski, who died in 1998. She is survived by three sons; John
Miller and his wife, Marie, of Amsterdam; Andrew Miller Jr. and his wife,
Nancy, of Mechanicville; and Myron Miller and his wife, Dorothy, of Gloversville;
one daughter, Charlotte Edwards and her husband, David, of Fort Walton
Beach, Fla.; one stepson, Thomas Wyszomirski of Felton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren,
15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral
Home Inc., Broadalbin. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Fort
Walton Beach Hospice in Florida.
Monday, October 29, 2001
Florence Knoff Dutcher
Mrs. Florence Knoff Dutcher, 103, died Sunday, Oct. 28, at Wesley Health
Care Center Inc., Saratoga Springs, where she resided for the past five
She was born on Sept. 17, 1898 in Gloversville, the daughter of Louis
and Louisa Schmidt Knoff. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School
and the former Gloversville Business School. Residing in Gloversville and
Mayfield most of her life, she was a bookkeeper, employed by the former
Alvord Glove Co. in Mayfield and at Ruby & Quiri Inc., Gloversville.
She was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church and the Ida L.
McGinnis Senior Citizens Club, both of Gloversville.
Mrs. Dutcher is survived by her son, Louis R. Dutcher of Porter Corners,
N.Y.; sisters, Marguerite Best of Arkansas and Marion Selmser of Gloversville;
grandsons, Bradley Dutcher and Michael Dutcher, both of Mayfield; four
great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. She was predeceased by her
husband, Kenneth Dutcher, who died in 1952.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at
10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. The Rev.
Donald Czelusniak, pastor of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Citizen Service Center
of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St., Gloversville, NY 12078.
Arrangements are by Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont
Mary D. Fancher
Mrs. Mary D. Fancher, 92, of Green Road, Charleston, died Sunday, Oct.
28, at home following a long illness.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1908 in the town of Edinburg, the daughter
of Frank and Harriet Van Avery Blowers.
Mrs. Fancher worked on the family farm with her husband in Charleston
for many years and in 1986 they moved to West Montgomery Street, Johnstown.
They moved back to Charleston this past year.
She also worked for several local glove companies.
Survivors include her husband, George H. Fancher, whom she married
on Oct. 19, 1929; two daughters, Helen Snell and Harriet Lane, both of
Fultonville; two sons, Robert Fancher of Baldwinsville and George E. Fancher
of Fultonville; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous
great-great-grandchildren, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at A.G. Cole Funeral Home
Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American
Arthur G. McDougall
Arthur G. McDougall, 63, of Gloversville, died this morning at his
sister's residence in Gloversville.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1938 in Gloversville, the son of Theodore E.
and Edith V. Rusaw McDougall Sr. He attended Gloversville schools and was
a lifelong area resident. He served in the Air Force.
He was employed at Grandoe Corp. as a shaver from 1960 until the time
of his death.
Survivors include one brother, Theodore E. McDougall II of Broadalbin;
one sister, Donna Burns of Gloversville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Pearl L. McDougall.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where funeral
services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. R.W. Williams,
Hospice chaplain, will officiate. Interment will take place at Prospect
Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's
Margaret Stewart, 88, of Cayadutta Street, Johnstown, died Sunday at
Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
She was born on April 22, 1913 in Fonda, the daughter of Dexter M.
and Ida Berke Sweet. She attended Fonda schools.
She was employed at Wood & Hyde Leather Co. of Gloversville, then
as a glove worker at Gates Mills Inc., Johnstown. She retired in 1971.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Johnstown and
Gloversville. Mrs. Stewart was an avid bingo player. She also lived in
Naples, Fla. for 10 years and returned to the Johnstown area in 1982.
She is survived by one son, Alan Stewart of the town of Perth; one
daughter, Sharon Abel of Johnstown; one grandson. She was predeceased by
brothers, Richard and Dexter Sweet; and sisters, Marion Norton and Betty
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Barter & Donnan
Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown. The funeral will be held at
11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. R.W. Williams, chaplain
of Mountain Valley Hospice, will officiate. Burial will take place at Evergreen
Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley
Hospice or JAVAC.
Rene J. Vallieres Sr.
Rene J. Vallieres Sr., 80, of Utica, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, at
He was born on March 18, 1921 in Montreal, Canada, the son of Raoul
and Bella (Savageau) Vallieres. Rene was educated in Gloversville, N.Y.
and graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College with an AAS degree in
On Dec. 18, 1943, he married the former Jean A. Patten in Sacred Heart
Church in Gloversville.
He was a World War II veteran, serving as an airplane mechanic.
Rene was employed with Chicago Pneumatic Bendix Corp. for 18 years
and most recently with New York state as a consultant of OSHA. He retired
in May 1985.
He was a member of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Legion of
Mary and served as eucharistic minister and altar server with the funeral
ministry, a member of the Bendix Management Club and William E. Burke Utica
Council 189, Knights of Columbus.
Rene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and caring friend.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed cross country skiing.
Surviving are his cherished wife, Jean; one daughter and son-in-law,
Linda A. and Robert Fisher of Worcester, N.Y.; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Rene J. Jr. and Gloria Vallieres of Adams, N.Y. and David and Penh Vallieres
of Utica; one sister and brother-in-law, Monique Vallieres Ruller and her
husband, Bert of Gloversville. Rene also leaves 10 grandchildren, Margaret
L. Fisher Shoopack and her husband, Robert, Mary Jean Fisher, Edward G.J.
Fisher, Nicole E. Vallieres and her fnance, Phillip Emmett, John-Paul Vallieres,
Christine M. Vallieres, Brice P. Vallieres, Brian Vallieres, Philip J.
Vallieres and Samara J. Vallieres.
Funeral services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Nunn &
McGraph Funeral Directors, 470 French Road, Utica, and 11 a.m. at The Church
of the Lady of Lourdes, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and
are also invited to a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prospect
Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. The William E. Burke Utica Council 189, Knights
of Columbus will meet at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Remembrances in Rene's name may be made to Monsignor H. Charles Sewall
Social Service Outreach Fund. Envelopes will be available at funeral home.
The Vallieres family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors
of Faxton Hospital ICU and the fourth floor for their care and compassion.
The family would also like to acknowledge the "fun group" of friends for
their support and help during Rene's illness.
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Michael M. Hanchar
Mr. Michael M. Hanchar, 85, of West Fulton Street, Gloversville, died
Sunday, Oct. 28, at Samuel S. Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, Albany, following a long illness.
He was born on July 16, 1916 in Winbar, Pa., the son of Michael and
Anna Hercha Hanchar.
Mr. Hanchar was a World War II veteran, serving in the Marines.
He was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Gloversville VFW, Disabled
American Veterans, and Meco Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Hanchar was employed with Curtin-Herbert Co. Inc. of Gloversville,
the former Johnstown Hospital and the Gloversville branch of Key Bank until
his retirement in 1978.
Survivors include his wife, Olive Burgess Hanchar, whom he married
on Sept. 5, 1941; two sons, Robert M. Hanchar of Charlton and David Hanchar
of Fonda; one brother, Joseph Hanchar of Johnstown; one sister, Ann Oaksford
of Gloversville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces;
nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at A.G. Cole Funeral
Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. James Fitzmaurice will officiate. Burial
will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association or to the charity of choice.
Sarah Marion Warner
Sarah Marion Warner, 84, formerly of Mayfield, died early this morning
at Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility.
She was born on Nov. 2, 1916 in Mayfield, the daughter of Russell and
Esther Fraiser Warner. She attended Mayfield schools and was a lifelong
Mayfield area resident.
She was employed as a glove maker for several area glove companies
and later retired from the former Fulton County Infirmary, where she was
employed for 14 years in the laundry and activity departments.
Survivors include one son, Andre R. Warner of Newmarket, N.H.; two
daughters, Sarah L. Warner of Hudson Falls and Cathy Murphy of Mayfield;
one granddaughter, Andrea Murphy; several aunts and cousins. She was predeceased
by her husband, Veryl L. Warner, whom she married on April 21, 1939 and
who died on Dec. 23, 1993.
The family will be receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. David C. Newkirk, pastor of
Mayfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will take place
at Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield. Memorial contributions may be made to
Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department or charity of one's choice.
Wednesday, January 2, 2002
Emma B. Krause
Emma B. Krause, 88, formerly of Caroga Lake, died Tuesday at Nathan
She was born on March 5, 1913 in Gloversville, the daughter of Gottlieb
and Frances Fisher Brown. She attended Gloversville schools.
Mrs. Krause was a supervisor for Caroga Lake from 1965 to 1984. She
owned and operated the Unger House Hotel from 1941 to 1959.
Mrs. Krause always loved animals all of her life.
She was a member of the Fulton County Republican Party.
She is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Winston Krause, who died on March
4, 1981; three brothers, Lewis, Bert and Lee Brown; and two sisters, Catherine
Decker and Agnes Richards.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 Thursday at Hollenbeck
Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery,
Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association
or charity of choice.
Mr. Leslie Massad, 93, of North Street, Gloversville, died Sunday after
He was born on Feb. 18, 1908 in Beirut, Syria, the son of Peter and
Miriam Sweet Massad. He moved to Gloversville when he was an infant and
was educated in Gloversville schools.
He owned the former Massad's Grill on the corner of Eighth and Kingsboro
avenues. He worked in sales for the former Cordone Beverage Co. and was
a real estate dealer. He retired in 1958.
He was a member of the Fulton County Historical Society and the 55
Plus Senior Citizens. He contributed articles to the Gloversville Leader-Herald
and the 55 Plus Senior Citizens. He was a member of the Wednesday Luncheon
Group which met at the Holiday Inn.
He is survived by one daughter, Marjorie Glover of Scotia; one son,
Thomas, and wife Janice Massad of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was married in 1933
to Ruth Stewart, who died in 1977. He was also predeceased by two sons,
Terrance, twin of Tom, who died at the age of 3. and Dr. Leslie Stewart
Massad, who has a surviving wife, Maryann, of Manlius, N.Y. He was a dear
friend of Thomas Murphy and his late mother Margaret Murphy.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral
Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. A prayer service will be held at
10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass
of Christian burial at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. The Rev. Donald
Czelusniak, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place at Prospect
Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Elizabeth H. Sanges
Mrs. Elizabeth H. "Betty" Sanges, 81, of West State Street, Gloversville,
N.Y., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1920 in Montrose, Mo., the daughter of Henry
and Mary Walbert Hueser. She graduated from a business college in Kansas
City and later served in the Navy during World War II. Following the war
she married Renato "Ray" Sanges on Nov. 30, 1946 and moved to Gloversville.
Mr. Sanges died on Feb. 25, 1980.
Mrs. Sanges was employed by the law office of Caputo, Aulisi and Skoda
for several years and by attorney Michael Geraghty. She was also a secretary
for the Gloversville school district for about 12 years and worked at the
Family Counseling Center from 1992 until this past summer.
She was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville.
Survivors include her daughters, Susan Landress of Madeira Beach, Fla.
and Kathryn S. Kline of Oppenheim, N.Y.; sons, Gary M. Sanges of Lewistown,
Pa., Renato J. Sanges of Gloversville and Robert J. Sanges of Enfield,
Conn.; sister, Kathryn M. Essig of Kansas City, Mo.; grandson, Joshua Landress;
granddaughter, Elizabeth F. Sanges; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Hueser, and sister, Irene Hale.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Walrath
& Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a
prayer service will be conducted at 8:45 a.m. Friday, followed by a Mass
of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville.
The Rev. Donald Czelusniak will be the celebrant. Interment will take place
in the spring at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 149 S. Main St., or the
Family Counseling Center, 11 Broadway, Gloversville, NY 12078.
Helene Anthony Shell
Mrs. Helene Anthony Shell, 98, of East Eighth Avenue, Gloversville,
died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility,
She was born on July 11, 1903 in Gloversville, the daughter of John
and Elizabeth Bemis Anthony, and graduated from Gloversville High School
and the former Gloversville Business School.
She was a bookkeeper for 47 years at the former family-owned B.E. Shell
Co. of Gloversville from 1923 until 1970.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gloversville and Cayadutta
Chapter 166, Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by sons, Charles E. Shell of Endicott, N.Y., Richard
A. Shell of Washington and Robert L. Shell of Gloversville; daughters,
Eleanor M. Waite of Las Vegas, Nev. and Audrey Jean LaGanke of New York
City; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Shell was married
to Bertram E. Shell, who died in 1963. She was also predeceased by sisters,
Ella S. Arnott and Elizabeth Mastracco.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Walrath
& Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a
funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Edmund T. Freeborn III will
officiate. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Corinne "Bunny" Sherman, 77, of 251 S. First St., Northville, died
Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at home after being stricken.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1924 in Amsterdam, the daughter of Floyd
and Gladys Bollacker Maines. She was a graduate of Amsterdam High School
class of 1942.
She was employed by George Hall's Circle Inn in Mayfield for many years.
She also owned and operated with her husband the Dun Dozen diner in the
town of Northampton for many years.
She was a member of the historical society.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Searle of Fayetteville,
N.Y.; four brothers, William and Charles Maines of Northville, N.Y., Walter
Maines of Amsterdam, N.Y. and George Maines of Rochester; two grandchildren,
Robert and Rhonda Searle of Syracuse, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Robert R. Sherman, whom she married on June 30, 1945, died
on Nov. 26, 1990.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Northville Funeral Service
Inc., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Spring burial
will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. Memorials may be
made to the Northampton Ambulance Corps or Northville Public Library.
Albert E. Sparks
Albert E. Sparks, 71, of Stewart Road, Mayfield, died Tuesday at Amsterdam
He was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in Gloversville, the son of the late Frank
and Gertrude King Sparks. He was educated in Gloversville schools.
He was a career Air Force man serving 20 years and retired in 1967.
He was a former Air Force recruiter in Gloversville and received the Bronze
Star with oak leaf clusters. He was a technical sergeant. After the military
service he worked in maintenance department of The Leader-Herald and Bremer
Chevrolet. He retired in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Powers, whom he married on May
2, 1992; a daughter, Norah Rieth of Mayfield; two sons, Tim Sparks of Gloversville
and Steven Sparks of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Ada Rava of Gloversville;
four stepchildren, Mary Carter, David Johnson, Michael Johnson and Donna
Deere; two grandchildren, Sharisse and Brianna Sparks; seven step-grandchildren;
two step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
three brothers, Bernard, William and Frank Sparks; and one sister, Marcella
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral
Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held
at 9 a.m. Friday. The Rev. James Deere will officiate. Burial will take
place at Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, N.Y.
Thursday, January 3, 2002
Robert B. Hunt
Mr. Robert B. Hunt, 67, of Hammerstone Village Apartments, Cobleskill,
died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, from injuries
he received in a motor vehicle accident that day.
He was born on April 21, 1934 in Gloversville, the son of Tracy and
Blanche Groves Hunt Sr.
Mr. Hunt is survived by one brother, Tracy Hunt Jr. of Amsterdam; several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc.,
215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.
Friday. The Rev. R.W. Williams, Mountain Valley Hospice chaplain, will
officiate. Spring burial will take place in West Galway Cemetery. Memorial
contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association
or to the American Diabetes Association.
Mrs. Margaret Mosetti of Gloversville died Wednesday at Nathan Littauer
Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born on May 25, 1907 in Gloversville, the daughter of John
B. and Jenny Gentile Javarone. She worked at MCA Records in the tape department,
retiring several years ago.
Mrs. Mosetti was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Capano of Gloversville;
two sons, John Mosetti of Gloversville and Victor Mosetti of Perth; two
sisters, Nancy Cerasuolo and Lena Polenski, both of Gloversville; 11 grandchildren,
Luann Marek, Michael, Mark and Matthew Capano, John Jr., Steven, Richard
and Scott Mosetti, Vickie Bornt, Vanessa Russo and Scott Mosetti (grandson);
16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was married to
Bruno Mosetti, who died in 1993. She also was predeceased by five brothers,
Anthony, Frank, Joseph, Peter and Nicholas Javarone; and three sisters,
Nellie De Rizzo, Susan Kreitlow, Mary Ackernecht and Ann Javarone.
Friends may call from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30
p.m. Friday at Amico Funeral Home, 150 S. Main St., Gloversville. A prayer
service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed at
9:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian burial St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.
Spring burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY
Friday, January 4, 2002
Kenneth W. Bachman
Kenneth W. Bachman, 95, of Nokomis, Fla., died Jan. 2 at home.
He was born on March 26, 1906 in Oleona, Pa. He moved to Nokomis, Fla.
in 1998 from Fort Plain, N.Y. after a lifetime living in the Mohawk Valley.
He was employed with Prudential Insurance Co. as an agent and staff
manager for 35 years. He retired in 1966.
He was of the Presbyterian faith.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Hazel Weaver Bachman; daughter,
Kay L. and husband, James A. Miller, of Venice, Fla.; brother, Robert C.
Bachman of LaFargeville, N.Y.; grandchildren and spouses, Jim and Lisa
Hare of Broadalbin, N.Y., Joanne and Dick Mucilli of Amsterdam, N.Y., Jill
and Rich Timberlake, USAF of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 12, at Spanish Lakes
MHP Clubhouse. Memorial contributions: Hospice of SW Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or Senior Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive,
Venice, FL 34293.
Roger Lee Cady
Roger Lee Cady, 44, of Cranes Hollow Road, Amsterdam, passed away suddenly
Thursday morning at St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1957 in Syracuse, a son of the late William
and Myra Ensinger Cady. He moved to the Schenectady area as a young man
and was a graduate of the Niskayuna High School Class of 1975. He attended
SUNY Plattsburgh and Schenectady County Community College.
For the past 12 years, Roger was employed as a senior computer programmer
for the New York State Assembly in Albany.
An avid outdoorsman, Roger loved to ski, hike and boat.
He married the former Linda Rostowski on Oct. 22, 1983. In addition
to his beloved wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Rachel Lee and
Rebecca Marie Cady who were his pride and joy; his two brothers, Arthur
Cady of Somers, Conn. and Robert Cady of Ballston Spa; his mother and father-in-law,
Leon and Rose Rostowski of Amsterdam; nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at
Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave.,
Amsterdam. It is requested that flowers be omitted and that contributions
may be made to a college fund being established for his daughters in care
of Linda Cady, c/o Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Amsterdam,
NY 12010. Funeral services and interment are at the convenience of the
Katherine "Ket" Shepard, 44, of 112 Division St., Northville, N.Y.,
died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken at work.
She was born on March 31, 1957 in Furst En Feldbruch, Germany, the
daughter of Robert and Jean Sweeney Thomas. She was a graduate of Andrews
High School in Maryland.
She was employed by Noteworthy, Amsterdam, N.Y.
She is survived by her parents of Crossville, Tenn.; two sons, Michael
and Thomas Shepard of Northville, N.Y.; one brother, Richard Thomas of
North Augusta, S.C.; three sisters, Sharie Radzavich of Bradford, Pa.,
Barbara Thomas of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Pat Jourdanais, Solomons, Md.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Northville Funeral Service
Inc., 401 Bridge St. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Northville. Memorials may be
made to the United Way, 97 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078. Burial
will be held at the convenience of the family.