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January 5, 2001

Frances Fenner  
Mrs. Frances R. Fenner, 55, of Route 161, Glen, N.Y., died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, N.Y., after being stricken at home.
She was born on July 22, 1946, in Little Falls, N.Y., the daughter of Frank and Rose Malagisi Turturo. She attended Little Falls schools and moved to this area in 1984.
She was a homemaker and ran a child care center at her home.
Mrs. Fenner was a devoted member of the Glen Reformed Church, serving on the committee for the church auction and the Action Committee for those in need. She was a former member of the town of Glen Fire Department Auxiliary.
While her husband was serving in the military around the world, wherever they where stationed, she enjoyed working with young people at the Booster Club for Youth.
She loved Christmas, shopping, cooking for her family, doing charity work and putting food baskets together for people.
Mrs. Fenner was married on Feb. 4, 1967, to her beloved Gerald R. (Dick) Fenner. Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving family; a son, Gerald R. Fenner Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Roslita M. Lilley and Felicia L. Fenner, both of Glen; two brothers, Nicholas Turturo and Joseph Turturo, both of Little Falls; three grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, N.Y. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Glen Reformed Church, Route 161, Glen. The Rev. Joyce Jennings will officiate. Cremation will follow at Vale Crematory, Schenectady. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Glen Reformed Church (for the Action Committee), 1526 Route 161, Fultonville, NY 12072 or to the town of Glen Volunteer Fire Department, 134 Auriesville Road, Fultonville, N.Y. 

Daniel 'Duffer' Ryan Sr. 
Daniel "Duffer" Ryan Sr., 54, of Gloversville, died early Friday morning at the Nathan Littauer Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1947, in Gloversville, he was the son of Daniel and Bonnie G. Wilson Ryan. He attended Gloversville schools and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Ryan was employed by the Colonial Tanning Company of Gloversville for many years. He was a member of the Brothers of the Brush club of Bleecker, N.Y., and an avid hunter. 
He was survived by two sons, Daniel Ryan Jr. of Stratford, N.Y., and Thomas Ryan of Gloversville; three daughters, Barbara Kilmer of Stratford and Jackie Van Guilder and Colleen Stuart, both of Gloversville; one brother, Timothy Ryan of Gloversville; three sisters, Bonnie Oeser, Colleen Ward and Laurie Ryan, all of Gloversville; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday with the Rev. Wayne Jones, pastor of the Fremont Street United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring interment will take place in the Kings Cemetery, Northampton, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206. 

Monday, January 7, 2002

Adele S. Brown  
Mrs. Adele S. Brown, 96, of Wells Nursing Home Inc., Johnstown, died Saturday, Jan. 5, at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
She was born on July 9, 1905 in Newton, Mass., the daughter of Charles and Frances Fowle Sadler.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Palmaceia Presbyterian Church, Tampa, Fla.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Gillmore of Johnstown and Judith Fechner of Blairsville, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins. On March 12, 1927 she married Donald A. Brown and he died on Sept. 3, 1993. She was also predeceased by one son, David G. Brown, who died Dec. 26, 1993.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held in the spring. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady. Arrangements are by A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. 

Elizabeth G. Conrad  
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Conrad, 81, of Maple Avenue, Canajoharie, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 5, at home. 
She was born on July 15, 1920 in Flushing, Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Grace Curtin Von der Born. Mrs. Conrad was a graduate of the Fort Plain High School Class of 1939. She had been a resident of the area since 1935.
Mrs. Conrad was employed by the former General Telephone Co. as a switchboard operator for 25 years. She was a line and cable assessment clerk at Contel Telephone and retired after 38 years.
She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Fort Plain and a former member of its Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Catherine Esther 1268; and a former member of American Legion Auxiliary Smith Schultze Post 222.
She is survived by four sisters, Ellen Post of Canajoharie, N.Y., Alice Collins of Palatine Bridge, N.Y., Ann Touhey of Albany, N.Y. and Rose Bauerle of Cooperstown, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews; and one great-great-nephew. She was married on Nov. 27, 1954 at St. James Church, Fort Plain, to Robert John Conrad, who died on April 28, 1999. She was also predeceased by a sister, Lucille Bartlett. 
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Chapel of Houghtaling and Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie. A prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Reid Street, Fort Plain. The Rev. Kenneth Swain will officiate. Burial will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Roman Catholic Church, PO Box 287, Fort Plain, NY 13339 or Mid County Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box 126, Canajoharie, NY 13317. 

Thomas P. Joyce  
Thomas P. Joyce, 49, of Gloversville, died Sunday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
He was born on March 17, 1952 in Amsterdam, N.Y., the son of John E. and Gertrude Mulvey Joyce. Mr. Joyce moved to the Gloversville area in 1981, where he resided until the time of his death.
He was employed by the Lexington Day Treatment Center of Johnstown.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Joyce was survived by two brothers, Peter M. Joyce of Mayfield and John E. Joyce of North Bellmore, N.Y.; four sisters, Patricia Doherty, Sue Slovick, Jane Croucher and Michelle Miller, all of Johnstown; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. The Rev. David L. Tressic will be celebrant. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington Center, 127 E. State St., Gloversville, NY. 

Todd A. Schopmeier  
Todd A. Schopmeier, 38, of Woodside Avenue, died suddenly on Saturday morning at home.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1963 in Amsterdam, a son of Lee Schopmeier and Carol Loucks and was a 1983 graduate of Amsterdam High School. In 1985, he graduated from Alfred Ag & Tech. Todd was a lifelong area resident and had lived in Gloversville for the past two years.
At the time of his death, Todd was employed as a carpenter with William R. Dorn Construction Inc. of Johnstown. 
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Todd enjoyed motorcycles and was fond of wolves and Native American interests.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Lee and Sara Schopmeier of Broadalbin; his mother, Carol Witzke of Naples, Fla.; stepmother and stepfather, Sandra and Douglas Steenburg of Johnstown; his companion, April Smith of Gloversville; five sisters, Paula McDonald of Naples, Fla., Kristen A. Schopmeier of Gloversville, Rebecca Steenburg of Esperance, Stacey Steenburg of Rochester and Melanie Bunch of Hamburg; three brothers, Thomas L. Schopmeier of Gloversville, Mark and Michael Witzke, both of Naples, Fla.; two uncles; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was predeceased by his stepfather Harold Witzke Sr. and a brother, Harold Witzke Jr., who died during the Gulf War.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dan Wheeler will officiate. Burial will take place at Hagaman Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Building Fund of the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam or to a charity of one's choice, in care of the funeral home. 

Everson Van Nostrand 
Everson "Beatle" Van Nostrand, 73, of Gloversville, died Sunday at Nathan Littauer Hospital. 
He was born on Sept. 13, 1928 in Mayfield, N.Y., the son of Ross and Cindy Van Nostrand. He attended Mayfield schools and was a lifelong area resident.
He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1950-53. He was a self-employed painter in the area for many years. 
He is survived by nine sons, Gary, Andy, Larry, Joe, Kenny and Brian Van Nostrand, all of Gloversville, Alan Van Nostrand of Northville, Kevin Van Nostrand of Johnstown and Everson "Beatle" Van Nostrand of Porters Corners, N.Y.; five daughters, Brenda Hayes, Linda Fountain and Helen Tooley of Gloversville, Kim Snell of Benson and Jean Harvey of Bleecker; three brothers, Ted Van Nostrand of Florida, Jason Van Nostrand of Northville and Russell Van Nostrand of Broadalbin; 36 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Mr. Van Nostrand was predeceased by his wife, Bonnie Hillock Van Nostrand; five brothers, Jack, Don, Kenneth, Gerald "Cupe" and Harry Van Nostrand; and two sisters, Betty Handy and Martha Ballweber.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Wayne Jones, pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, will officiate. Spring interment will take place in the Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Delbert A. Petsch  
Delbert A. Petsch, 68, 2610 Larch Drive, Wooster, Ohio, died Monday morning, Jan. 7, at Wooster Community Hospital. 
He was born on May 28, 1933 in Brocton, N.Y., the son of Herbert and Vera Deuink Petsch. He was a graduate of Alfred Technical College in Alfred, N.Y.
He served in the Navy during the Korean War.
He has made his home in the Wooster area for the past 26 years, where he was a building contractor.
He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Wooster. 
Survivors: His wife, Pat Fellows Petsch, whom he married in 1955; children and spouses, Sarah and Scott Myers of Wooster, Julie and Jeff Wagner of Gahanna, Ohio and Thomas and Barbara Petsch of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Rachel and Tom Myers; sisters, Mary Jane Holcomb of Cassadaga, N.Y. and Kay Miller of Rochester, N.Y.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and following the memorial service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. James Episcopal Church. The Rev. Evelyn Manzella will officiate. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691, or to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691, or to St. James Episcopal Church, 127 W. North St., Wooster, OH 44691. Arrangements are by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. 

Cornelius J. Thomas Sr. 
Cornelius J. Thomas Sr. of Bunker Hill Road, Mayfield, passed away suddenly Monday at his home.
He was born on May 28, 1913 in Amsterdam, a son of Francis and Julia Tomaszewski. He was educated locally.
For 36 years, Mr. Thomas worked as a weaver for Mohasco and later was employed as the caretaker for Johnson Hall in Johnstown for 15 years. He retired in 1984.
During World War II he served with the Army.
Mr. Thomas was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam and St. Francis of Assisi in Northville. 
His loving family includes three sons, Richard D. Thomas of Broadalbin, Cornelius J. "C.J." Thomas of Amsterdam and Gary P. Thomas of Sanibel Island, Fla. Six grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; 10 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews also survive. 
His infant daughter, Patricia Ann Thomas ,predeceased him in 1941.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 156 E. Main St., Amsterdam. The Very Rev. James J. Gulley will be celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson. Contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter, c/o Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Funeral Home, Amsterdam, NY 12010. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Jacob Baker  
Jacob Baker, 2, died early Tuesday morning at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1999 in Gloversville, the son of Robert and Tanya Wilson Baker, of Gloversville. 
He is also survived by two brothers, Dakoda and Hunter Baker, both of Gloversville; four sisters, Madyson, Brittany, Amber Curry Baker, and Caitlynn Hamm, all of Gloversville; aunts; uncles; great-aunts; great-uncles; cousins; maternal grandparents, Helen and Larry Teneyck of Gloversville; maternal grandmother, Ellen Wilson of Gloversville; maternal great-grandmother, Philomena Carbano of Gloversville; paternal grandmother, Ruth Baker of Gloversville; paternal grandfather, Ronald Baker of Galway; paternal great-grandmother, Helen Baker of Fonda. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Richard Wilson; and paternal great-grandfather, Fred Baker.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Wayne Jones, pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, will officiate. Spring interment will take place at Kings Cemetery, Northampton. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to United Cerebral Palsy Association of Fulton County, 22 N. Perry St., Johnstown, NY 12095. 

William Frank  
Mr. William Frank, 78, of Naples, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, after a brief illness.
He was born on June 1, 1923 in Gloversville, N.Y., the son of Chauncy and Eva L. Stroud Frank.
Mr. Frank retired after owning and operating the Gingerbread House Bakery in Gloversville.
Survivors include four stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Cathy Ann and James Wallace of Caroga Lake, Michele E. and Dan West of Saratoga, Melissa M. and Joseph Vacula of Gloversville, Lori M. and Maurice Gutierrez of Naples, Fla.; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Angell of Brockport, N.Y. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Elnora Wood Frank, who passed away on April 4, 1994.
Mr. Frank served in WWII in the Navy aboard the USS Mobil, stationed in the Pacific Theater. He also was recalled to duty to serve in the Korean War. 
Cremation will be arranged by Beechwood Society of Naples, Fla. 

Theresa Marie Raut  
Theresa Marie "Terri" Raut, 39, of Carmichael Street, Amsterdam, died Monday at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Ballston Spa.
She was born on June 15, 1962 in Gloversville, a daughter of Anthony F. Glionna Sr. and Mary G. Larkin. She was a lifelong resident of the Fulton and Montgomery County area. She attended the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam. She was a graduate of the Royal Barber Beauty School in Schenectady.
She was employed as a waitress at C.P.'s Family Restaurant in Hagaman, N.Y. for over five years. She also was a licensed beautician and worked on the side. 
She was of the Protestant faith.
She was an avid bowler in the area. She was a member of the American Bowling Congress. She bowled in leagues at the Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady and Super 30 Lanes in Amsterdam. She loved latchwork and enjoyed reading.
Survivors include her loving mother, Mary G. Larkin of Amsterdam; her dear husband, David L. Raut of Amsterdam; one beloved son, Eric Haight of Amsterdam; one beloved daughter, Colleen Haight of Amsterdam; two dear brothers, Anthony F. Glionna Jr. of Amsterdam and William J. Glionna of Sprakers; three aunts; three uncles; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Anthony F. Glionna in 1999.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Thomas Mithen will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Amsterdam, c/o the funeral home. 

Flossie Wellman  
Mrs. Flossie Wellman, 82, Lynk Street, Sprakers, N.Y., died Monday afternoon, Jan. 7, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam after a short illness.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1919 in Worcester, N.Y., the daughter of Gilbert and Minnie Clapper Hicks. Mrs. Wellman was educated in Jefferson schools. She previously lived in Palatine Bridge, N.Y. and had been a resident of Sprakers for 25 years.
Mrs. Wellman was a mother and homemaker. She was formerly employed as an aide at Dawn Crest Nursing Home, Fultonville. 
She was a member of the Christian Church of Charleston Four Corners, where she was baptised on July 13, 1997. She was also a member of the Women's Bible Study Group of the church.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Donald Way of Fonda, N.Y., Wanda and Primo Iacobucci and Shirley Spagnuola and Edward Bebbe of Sprakers; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Patricia Wellman of Glen, N.Y. and Randy and Lorraine Wellman of Fonda, N.Y.; one brother and sister-in-law, Vincent and Anne Freeman of Sloansville, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 15-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was married on July 31, 1940 in Laurens, N.Y. to Leland A. Wellman, who died on April 3, 1991. She was also predeceased by three brothers, Howard Hicks, Edward Hicks and Elmer Hicks.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The Rev. Bret Popp and the Rev. Eric Handel will co-officiate. Burial will take place at Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring.
At the family request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Church of Charleston Four Corners, 1380 Lykers Road, Sprakers, NY 12166, in memory of Mrs. Wellman. 

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Rose M. Aleksa  
Rose M. Aleksa, 77, of County Highway 107, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1924 in Amsterdam, a daughter of John and Katherine Kristonavicius Karuzas. She attended local schools and lived here all her life.
Mrs. Aleksa was employed as a secretary for General Electric Co. in Schenectady and later for the Perth Central School in the same capacity until she retired in 1986. 
She was a communicant of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church and was a member of its Auxiliary and the Living Rosary Society of the church. Rose loved to knit and crochet and made many keepsakes for family and friends.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Joseph, whom she married on Aug. 29, 1953; two loving sons, Joseph A. and his wife Lynn Aleksa of Vienna, W. Va. and Peter J. and his wife Sharon Aleksa of Dalton, Mass.; her four grandchildren, Peter, Michael, Jocelyn and Joseph Aleksa; a brother, John Karuzas of Boynton Beach, Fla.; nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, where St. Casimir's Auxiliary will conduct a chaplet service at 6 p.m. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. The Rev. Stanley J. Swierzowski will be celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Casimir's Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Casimir's Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. 

Margaret A. Pedrick Bougher 
Mrs. Margaret A. Pedrick Bougher, 88, of Corbin Hill Road, Sprakers, N.Y., died Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, at St. Johnsville Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1913 in Schenectady, N.Y. the daughter of Ward and Ella Getman Beck. Mrs. Pedrick Bougher was educated in Johnstown schools. She previously spent winters in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and had been an area resident for most of her life.
Mrs. Pedrick Bougher served as union president of the glove workers union in Gloversville for five years until her retirement. She was previously employed for several years as a glove maker for the former Crescendoe Glove Shop in Johnstown.
She was of the Protestant faith. She was a life member of the Elks Club, BPOE No. 1557 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and was elected Elk Lady of the Year in 1984.
She is survived by one daughter, Nita P. Bell of the town of Charleston, N.Y.; one son, Clayton W. Pedrick of Herkimer, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Cora Beck of Ephratah, N.Y.; two special nieces, Patricia Symolon of Stone Arabia, N.Y. and Carolyn Goody of Ephratah; friend, Esther Jones of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
A calling hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. R.W. Williams will officiate. Burial will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078, in memory of Margaret Pedrick Bougher. 

Mary E. Doonar  
Mary E. Doonar, 60, of 80 Park St., Gloversville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was born on June 14, 1941 in Malone, N.Y., the daughter of Kenneth and Anne Lynch Doonar. They predeceased her.
She lived several years in Malone; later she and her family moved to Gloversville. She attended Gloversville schools and graduated from Gloversville High School. She attended and graduated from Nazareth College with her bachelor's degree. 
Following her graduation from college she resided and worked in Rochester, N.Y. and later moved to Kinderhook, N.Y., where she taught elementary school for the Greenport School District. Later she returned to Gloversville to reside and taught at Pleasant Avenue School in Johnstown, N.Y. She was forced to retire from teaching in the early 1980s due to ill health.
She was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Gloversville.
Three cousins survive her, John (Jack) Pelkey and Clarice Champagne, both of Malone, N.Y. and the Rev. John Kennehan of Potsdam, N.Y. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two aunts, Margaret Pelkey and Mary Lynch, both of Malone, N.Y. and also one uncle, James Lynch of Plattsburgh, N.Y. 
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be announced and celebrated in May at St. Joseph's Church, Malone, N.Y. Spring burial will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fort Covington Street Road, Malone, N.Y. Funeral arrangements are through St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home Inc., Malone, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Nazareth College. 

Clarence A. Gasner  
Clarence A. Gasner, 88, formerly of Old State Road, Broadalbin, died Wednesday afternoon at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1913 in the town of Mayfield, a son of Archie and Mary Johnston Gasner, and attended schools in Munsonville. In 1927 he moved to Broadalbin and continued his education. Mr. Gasner was a lifelong area resident.
At one time, he worked on the family farm in Broadalbin. He later operated his own dairy farm in Union Mills for several years.
Mr. Gasner was a member of Broadalbin United Methodist Church.
Survivors include five brothers, Burt Gasner, John Gasner and Clayton Gasner, all of Broadalbin, James Gasner of Amsterdam and Thomas Gasner of Hagaman; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was married to the former Florence Marcus Gasner on Oct. 21, 1934. She died on Oct. 6, 1983. He was also predeceased by a brother, George Gasner.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Bush will officiate. Spring burial will take place in the Union Mills Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps in care of the funeral home. 

January 12, 2002

Adolph 'Rudy' Caprifolio 
Adolph "Rudy" Caprifolio, 91, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away January 10 at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a short illness. He was born on July 10, 1910 in New York City, the son of Adolph and Josephine Dodaro Caprifolio. He attended schools in New York City and came to Gloversville in 1952. For many years Mr. Caprifolio was a partner with R. Robert Lewis in the operation of Coronet Photography Studio, retiring in 1975.
Mr. Caprifolio was a founder of the Trinity Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and taught marching and maneuvering for the Yellowjackets Drum and Bugle Corps. He later became assistant instructor of marching and maneuvering in 1955 for the Empire State Grenadiers Corps of Albany. He also organized the Fusiliers Senior Drum and Bugle Corps of Gloversville in 1956. In 1957 he organized the Sir William Johnson Cavalcade of Champions Competition held at Knox Field.
In 1965, Mr. Caprifolio and the late Rev. Gary A. Cooper, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, organized the Trinity Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and later organized the Mini-Trinity Cadets as a training ground for the senior group. This group became the Patriots Drum and Bugle Corps in 1975. He was inducted into the Drum and Bugle Corps Hall of Fame of the Eastern Review Drum Corps Magazine in 1977 where he was cited for his "outstanding work with the youth of America in the field of drum and bugle corps." It was noted that "through his leadership since 1933, tens of thousands of young girls and boys have learned duty of God and Country, to be helpful to others and to be trustworthy and loyal."
Mr. Caprifolio is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and great grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Antoinette Fiori, and brothers, Francis, Joseph and Michael Caprifolio. He was a devoted friend to Robert and Emmeren Baker and their families and the late Robert Lewis.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Ehle Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. 

Pearl Colvin  
Pearl Colvin, 85, of Shields Road, Edinburg, died Thursday night at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, where she had been a patient since Saturday. Born July 13, 1916, in Edinburg, N.Y., she was the daughter of Samuel and Hazel Deming Tennant. She attended school at Edinburg Hill and Rock Hill. She was a lifetime resident of Edinburg and a homemaker. She was a member of the Edinburg Bible Chapel. She was also a former member of The Lady Service Club of Edinburg. Her husband William Horton Colvin died in 1978. They were married on July 22, 1935. Survivors include six sons: Lewis Colvin and James Colvin of Edinburg, William Colvin and George Colvin of Sarasota, Fla., Milford "Skip" Colvin of Colonie, N.Y. and Allen Colvin of Everrett, Wash.; eight daughters: Joyce Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz., June Scott, Ellen LaPort, Faye Frasier and Betty LaPort of Edinburg, N.Y., Christine Novack of Tampa, Fla., Della Poultney of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mary Harrington of Northville, N.Y.; two brothers: Raymond Tennant of Hadley, N.Y. and Cecil Tennant of Edinburg, N.Y. Predeceased by one son Carl Colvin, two sisters Minnie Bills and Ruth Ostrander, and three brothers Wolford, Ernest and Roy "Jr." Tennant. She is survived by a slew of grandchildren, "45," great-grandchildren, "70," plus great great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Edinburg Bible Chapel, Edinburg, N.Y. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edinburg Bible Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements are by the Northville Funeral Service Inc.


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