Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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October 28, 2001

Elbert Freeman 
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 1946.
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 many years.
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 Auglira.
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 years.
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 St., Gloversville. 

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, Fonda. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. 

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 Hospital. 

Margaret Stewart  
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 Knoblauch.
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 Faxton Hospital.
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 mechanical drawing. 
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 Littauer Hospital.
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. 

Leslie Massad  
Mr. Leslie Massad, 93, of North Street, Gloversville, died Sunday after being stricken.
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, Gloversville.
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 Sherman  
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 Memorial Hospital.
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 Wittman.
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. 

Margaret Mosetti  
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 12206. 

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 family. 

Katherine Shepard  
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.


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