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Monday, January 14, 2002

Theodore W. Creglis Jr. 
Theodore (Bear) W. Creglis Jr., age 66, of New Turnpike Road, Fort Plain, N.Y., died Saturday at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. He was born on Aug. 7, 1935 in Amsterdam, the son of Theodore W. and Eva Hovak Creglis. He was educated in the Amsterdam school system, and was a Chicago College graduate. Mr. Creglis served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed for more than 20 years by the Contel Corp. of Johnstown, N.Y., retiring in the early 1990s.
Mr. Creglis was very active in the Meals on Wheels program and a member of the Ephratah Rod and Gun Club, the Gloversville Eagles, the American Legion Post 377 of Broadalbin, and a past officer of its 40 & 8 club. He was a member of the Broadalbin V.F.W. and a member of the Sammonsville Volunteer Fire Department.
He was predeceased by his parents. Mr. Creglis is survived by his wife, Evelyn Van Denburgh Creglis; one son, Warren and his wife Hope Creglis of Gloversville; one sister, Helen and her husband Joseph Belamarich of Chesapeake, Va.; one aunt, Hommie Witkowski of Broadalbin; several step-children, many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; two nephews, one grand-nephew, two grand-nieces and two step grand-nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Extension Steele Avenue, Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Amsterdam. Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. 

Robert L. Lowenthal  
Robert L. Lowenthal, 76, of Mayfield, died at home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, after a long illness.
Bob was born June 11, 1925, in Gloversville, N.Y., son of Arthur and Vernol Lowenthal.
He was a member of the Gloversville High School Class of 1943, went into the Marine Corps in 1944 and served on the USS Vincennes during World War II, and completed his GED after his discharge.
He married Beverly Jones of Gloversville on June 29, 1946.
Bob worked for Lavores and Shaffell tanneries in the 1950s and 1960s, and then learned piano tuning and repair through a home-study course and was self-employed as a piano tuner/technician from the early 1970s to his death. He also drove a bus for Mayfield Central School from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
Bob enjoyed music and played piano in a band in his 20s, and again during the last several years in the band "A Touch of Class." Playing the piano was an important part of his life, and he found great enjoyment in his music. He owned the Lowenthal Music Center music store from 1985 through 1989.
Bob also enjoyed hunting, fishing and carpentry, and he built his own house with help from friends and family in 1954.
Bob is survived by his wife, Beverly; children Bob and his wife Joy of Williston, Vt., Jim and his wife Kim of Gloversville, Kathy Robinson and her husband Montgomery of Bonita Springs, Fla.., John of Gloversville, Gary and his wife Kym of Monticello, Fla., and his grandchildren Ben, Andy, Abe, Joshua, Jason, Nathanael, and Holly.
A Celebration of Life services will be held at North Main Street United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, with a time of fellowship following the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be sent to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, or to Foothills Youth Services Inc., 227 W. Main St., Johnstown, NY.
Arrangements are by the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc. in Gloversville. 

MaryEllen Wager Ringler 
Mrs. MaryEllen Wager Ringler, 62, of South Judson Street, Gloversville, died Saturday, Jan. 12, at home following a long illness.
She was born on July 27, 1939, in Gloversville, the daughter of George and Ellen Nichols Wager. She was employed as a home health aide and was a Gloversville election inspector for many years. She was previously an active member of the former Juniorette Drill Team of Fulton County and a former member of the Johnstown American Legion Post No. 472 Auxiliary.
On Oct. 13, 1956, she married Kenneth Ringler, who survives.
She is also survived by her daughter, SueEllen Sofka, and her husband, Fred, of Gloversville; a brother, Donald Wager, and his wife, Alice, of Johnstown; three sisters, Beverly Henry and her husband, Harold, of Johnstown, Carol Kuntzsch and her husband, Bob, of Sprakers, and Janet Serviss of Anaheim, Calif.; a granddaughter, Jessica Sofka; and a grandson, Fred Sofka III.
Mrs. Ringler was predeceased by her brothers, George Wager, William Wager and Robert Wager.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dr. Alan C. Rhodes and the Rev. R.W. Williams officiating. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078. 

Theresa R. Semione  
Theresa R. Semione, age 75, of Gloversville, died Saturday at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. She was born on Dec. 2, 1926 in Glens Falls, N.Y., the daughter of John C. and Anna Mahrenholz Matthews. She graduated from Gloversville High School and later received an R.N. degree from the Nathan Littauer School of Nursing.
She was employed as a nurse for both the old and new Nathan Littauer Hospitals, the Extended Care Facility of Nathan Littauer Hospital, and the Fulton County Infirmary. Mrs. Semione retired from nursing in 1984.
She was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville, and the Nathan Littauer Nursing Alumni. Her hobbies were reading, animals, and she was an avid card player.
Mrs. Semione was predeceased by her husband, America (Jake) Semione, whom she married Nov. 14, 1948. He died in 1986. She was also predeceased by one brother, John J. Matthews.
Mrs. Semione is survived by four sons and two daughters, James J. and his wife Barbara Semione of Gloversville, John S. and his wife Donna Semione of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Linda M. and her husband Tom Gilbert of Caroga Lake, Joseph M. and his wife Kelly Semione of Gloversville, Peter M. Semione and his companion Laura Walker of Gloversville, Susan A. Semione and her companion Rich Helwig of Gloversville; one sister, Anna Pedrick of Gloversville; eight grandchildren, Amy, David, John Jr., Michael, Nicholas, Katie, Matthew and Emily Semione; several brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church at 9:30 am, with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak as celebrant. Spring interment will take place at the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gloversville Free Library or the S.P.C.A., Stevers Mills Road, Broadalbin, NY.

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Gertrude DeAngelis  
Mrs. Gertrude DeAngelis, 82, formerly of Gloversville, died Friday at The Connecticut Hospice, Branford, Conn., following a long illness. She had resided in nursing homes in Connecticut for about 20 years.
She was born on July 9, 1919 in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of Alfred and Hazel Parsons Pettit. 
She was employed by Grandoe Glove Co. of Gloversville. 
She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Connie Benton and her husband Gary of Gloversville; and two great-grandchildren, Justin Benton and Sierra Benton. Her daughter, Beverly Jean Clark died in 1998. She was also predeceased by many brothers and sisters.
There will be no calling hours. Burial took place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078. Arrangements are by Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Gloversville. A private service was held today at the convenience of the family. 

Ruth Rizio  
Mrs. Ruth Rizio, 80, of Reservoir Street, Johnstown, died Monday morning at her home after a long illness.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1921 in Mayfield, the daughter of Edward and Mary Jane Frye Davis. She was educated in the Broadalbin and Johnstown schools.
She had been a homemaker throughout her life. 
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Johnstown.
She is survived by one son, Frank Patsy Rizio and his wife Judith Ann of Johnstown; one daughter, Mary Jane Robbins and her husband Richard of Johnstown; two granddaughters, Susann Ann Cooper of Johnstown and Toni Marie Rizio of Fonda; and one niece, Mary Beck of Palatine Bridge. On March 8, 1941, she married Patrick Rizio, who died on Feb. 24, 1979.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. The Rev. Patrick Iannotti of Amsterdam will be celebrant. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home or JAVAC. 

Gladys Walrath  
Gladys Walrath, 101, formerly of 322 W. Clinton St., Johnstown, passed away Jan. 14 at the Edward Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in Amsterdam, where she had resided since March 1994.
She was born on May 16, 1900 and was a lifelong area resident.
She was first united in marriage to Carlson Brunt and later married Caleb Walrath, who passed away in 1957.
Mrs. Walrath was a glove worker for various glove factories. 
She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church and was a member of St. Monica Chapter No. 486 OES. 
Mrs. Walrath is survived by two daughters, Edna Ruch of Jamestown, N.Y. and Shirley DeSimone of Emerson, N.J.; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Ehle Funeral Home, 15 N. William St., Johnstown, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Friday, January 18, 2002

Hilda Budlong  
Mrs. Hilda Budlong, 94, of Brussels Road, Wells, N.Y., died Wednesday evening at the Hallmark Nursing Home in Rotterdam, N.Y. following a long illness. 
She was born on July 23, 1907 in Pittsfield, Mass. She was the daughter of Richard and Ethel Birchall Phair. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Wells United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include one son, Roland Budlong of Schenectady, N.Y.; one daughter, Lois Winslow of Edgewater, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Matthew Budlong, whom she married in May of 1929, died on Nov. 2, 1990.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Spring burial will take place at Algonquin Cemetery, Wells, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to Wells United Methodist Church or Wells Ambulance Corps. 

Rosina D'Antonino  
Rosina D'Antonino, 77, of Johnson Avenue, Johnstown, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Jan. 16, at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1924 in Johnstown, the daughter of Joseph and Antonia Pagano D'Antonino. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943. 
She worked for 33 years as a payroll clerk for the former MCA Records in Gloversville and retired in 1987.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church.
She is survived by one sister, Frances Piraino of Johnstown; one niece, Antoinette Nellis of Gloversville; one nephew, Joseph D'Antonino of Gloversville; and several cousins. 
She was predeceased by a brother, Anthony D'Antonino, in 1973.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown. Prayer services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Johnstown. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, will officiate. Entombment will take place in the family mausoleum in Mount Carmel Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

M. Eleanora Janeski  
M. Eleanora Freightenburg Morck Janeski, 93, of Park Hill Adult Home, Amsterdam, and formerly of Northampton Road, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted.
Mrs. Janeski was born on April 20, 1908 in Amsterdam, a daughter of Samuel J. and Elizabeth McMourn Freightenburg. She attended the former St. Joseph's School and graduated from St. Mary's Institute, both of Amsterdam.
Mrs. Janeski was employed by Key Bank as a bookkeeper and later was a babysitter at the Amsterdam YMCA.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Amsterdam. 
Mrs. Janeski is survived by one son, J. Michael Morck and his wife Gay-Anita of Escondido, Calif.; three grandchildren, Peggy Morck Young of Mayfield, N.Y., Thomas M. Morck of Latham, N.Y. and J. Christopher Morck of Selkirk, N.Y.; one great-grandson, Nico Hutcherson of Mayfield, N.Y.; and her former daughter-in-law, Mary Morck Tower of Tribes Hill, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Janeski was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth J. Morck in 1967; her second husband, John S. Janeski in 1975; and three sisters, Frances Quandt, Elizabeth Vidulich and Miriam Woodson.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Riley Mortuary Inc., 110 Division St., Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary, followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 156 E. Main St., Amsterdam. Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, N.Y. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Janeski's name may be made to Our Lady of the Snow, Sacred Heart League or St. Mary's Church Development Fund in care of the mortuary. 

Leo Levi 
Leo Levi, 74, of Main Street, Fultonville, N.Y., passed away Friday, Dec. 28, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after being struck by a motor vehicle on Wednesday.
He was born on April 13, 1927 in Markt, Berolzheim, Germany, a son of Max and Lina Buelher Levi. He was a resident of Germany until he was 11. He lived in the New York City area and New Jersey for most of his young adult life. He attended high school in the Bronx, N.Y. at the Bronx High School of Science. He was a graduate of New York University earning his B.S. degree.
He was a World War II veteran of the Navy.
He was employed for over 20 years while living in Florida as a statistician for the state of Florida. He moved back to New York and New Jersey recently with his wife Reva, and finally lived in Fultonville, N.Y. 
He attended Believer's Fellowship Family of God Church in Johnstown, N.Y. He was a man of God and he loved much. 
He married the former Reva Briggs Rose after her husband Wilbur Rose passed away in 1987. They were married on Sept. 4, 1993.
In addition to his wife, survivors include seven stepchildren; several step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and cousins also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Faith Tabernacle, Warren Street, Johnstown, along with Believer's Fellowship Family of God Church. Interment will take place in Saratoga National Cemetery in the spring with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Jackson and Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, NY 12072. 

Janet M. Ormiston  
Janet M. Ormiston, 68, of Stoneridge Landing, Inverness, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 17, at her residence under the care of her friends and Hospice of Citrus County. 
She was born on April 16, 1933 in New York to the late Clifford and Mildred Cotton. She moved to Inverness in 1964 from Rensselaer, N.Y.
Mrs. Ormiston was the former owner/operator of a restaurant and one of the owners of The Leader-Herald newspaper in Gloversville, N.Y. 
She was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include two nieces, Linda Steele of Loudonville, N.Y. and Robin Belkavitch of Shodack Landing, N.Y.; one nephew, Donald Dawes of Averhill, N.Y.; five stepchildren; one step-grandchild; several friends including Pete and Gloria Wilson of Inverness, Fla.

Monday, January 21, 2002

Robert Oare Jr.  
Robert Oare Jr., 75, of Church Street, Hagaman, passed away unexpectedly Saturday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. 
He was born on Aug. 18, 1926 in Broadalbin, a son of Robert and Elsie Kisinger Oare Sr. He was a lifelong resident of the Fulton and Montgomery County area. He attended Gloversville High School.
He worked first for Mohasco in Amsterdam. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He then was employed as a millwright for General Electric Co., Schenectady, for over 25 years.
Mr. Oare was of the Protestant faith.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed camping. 
He married the former Dorothy Orrey on Oct. 7, 1950. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Robert M. Oare and his wife Nancy of Amsterdam and Edward N. Oare and his wife Donna of Westerlo, N.Y.; two daughters, Bonnie L. Vascherault of Gainesville, Fla. and Laurie Smith and her husband Jeffrey of Schenectady; one brother, Gerald Oare of Gloversville; one sister, Kathleen Kucel of Gloversville; two grandchildren, Robert R. Oare and Arthur R. Vascherault; one great-grandson, Joshua Hunter Oare; two step-grandchildren, Julia Presley and Nattiece Taylor; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Cremation will take place at Vale Cemetery Crematorium in Schenectady. Burial will take place at Union Mills Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery County S.P.C.A. State Highway 5S, Amsterdam, NY 12010. 

Marian S. Lobas  
Mrs. Marian S. Lobas, 87, of Seven Hills Road, Northville, died Saturday evening at Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility following a long illness. 
She was born on May 12, 1914 in Czechoslovakia. She had been a resident of Northville for 21 years and was a homemaker.
She married William S. Lobas on Dec. 9, 1941. He survives. She is also survived by one sister, Ann Prokop of Warren, Ohio. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St. Burial will take place at Saratoga National Cemetery. 

Charlotte V. Therrien 
Mrs. Charlotte V. Therrien, 81, of Nelliston, died Sunday at Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown, where she had been a resident.
She was born on June 17, 1920 in Ilion, N.Y., the daughter of John and Myrtle Mowrey France. She was raised and educated in Johnstown and resided there for many years. 
She was employed at Baronet Litho in Johnstown for many years. Mrs. Therrien also worked as a hostess at Johnstown Holiday Inn and Johnstown Hotel and worked at the Juniorama clothing store.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters in Johnstown and was an avid bowler. 
After her retirement, Mrs. Therrien was the caretaker for the Fort Klock Restoration in St. Johnsville, N.Y. and was a member of the Fort Klock Historical Society, the Adirondack Weavers Guild and was a published author of poetry and cookbooks.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl M. Burton of Johnstown; a grandson, James A. Longfritz; and a great-grandson, Joshua B. Longfritz of Johnstown; a niece; a nephew; and several cousins. 
She was predeceased by her two husbands, William H. Christoff and Alfred Therrien; a brother, Chester France; and her son, Bruce W. Christoff, who died on Dec. 21, 1991. 
The family will receive relatives and friends from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, where funeral services will follow at noon. The Rev. Kenneth Dingman will officiate. Burial will take place at Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Fort Klock Restoration Fund in care of the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Gertrude Alpert  
Gertrude Alpert, 84, of Gloversville, died Monday afternoon at her home. 
She was born on July 13, 1917 in Gloversville, the daughter of Morris and Anna Sack Myzal. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School Class of 1934 and received her teaching degree from Cortland Normal School. She resided in Gloversville all of her life.
Mrs. Alpert was employed as a bookkeeper for the former Fulmont News Co. and the former Rossi Glove Co., both of Gloversville. She was a full-time partner with her husband in the Sir William Squire Shop in Johnstown until she retired in 1982.
She was a lifetime member of the Knesseth Israel Synagogue and an active participant and treasurer of the Sisterhood of the synagogue. She was also a member of the Hadassah. Mrs. Alpert taught Sunday School and was a Hebrew school teacher for several years. She was a former president of the McNab PTA, past president of the Central Council of the PTA, the Nathan Littauer Hospital Auxiliary, and a Cub Scout den mother. Mrs. Alpert was very active with the young children in the community, setting up block dances and teaching from a one-room schoolhouse. She was very devoted to her family and friends and was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Assn. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Alpert is survived by her husband, Samuel S. Alpert, whom she married on Feb. 17, 1945. She is also survived by one daughter, Feyga E. Alpert of Gloversville; one son, Paul G. and his wife Rena Alpert of Cherry Hill, N.J.; one brother, Mitchell and his wife Amelia Myzal of Gloversville; one brother-in-law, David Sandler of Florida; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Sandler of Florida, Alice Alpert of Johnstown and Claire Myzal of Gloversville; two beloved grandchildren, Jessica Goldman of New Jersey, Matthew J. Alpert of Cherry Hill, N.J. and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 
Mrs. Alpert was predeceased by two brothers, Philip and Eugene Myzal; and two sisters, Jessie Levinson and Esther Miller.
There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Knesseth Israel Synagogue, 34 E. Fulton St., Gloversville. Rabbi Martin Gordon will officiate, assisted by Rabbis Monte and Anna Sugarman. Interment will take place in the Knesseth Israel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville Free Library, or the James A. Brennan Humane Society. Arrangements are by Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. 

Orville A. Countryman 
Mr. Orville "Bud" A. Countryman, 74, of Walnut Street, Canajoharie, died Sunday morning, Jan. 20, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a brief illness.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1927 in the town of Root, the son of Lester and Harriet Wessell Countryman. Mr. Countryman was educated at the former Buel Country School and Cherry Valley School. He was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Countryman was a machine operator in the strained foods department for Beech-Nut, Canajoharie. for 46 years until he retired in 1989.
He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army in the Occupational Forces in Germany.
He was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of Beech-Nut 25 Year Club; Smith-Schultz American Legion Post 222 of Canajoharie; former member of Ames Volunteer Fire Department; avid race car fan; member of North East Stock Car Old Time; and worked at Fonda Speedway and many other area race tracks.
He married Natalie Wikoff Countryman on April 23, 1949 in Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife, Natalie Countryman of Canajoharie; three daughters and sons-in-law, Alice Countryman and Janet and Richard Snyder of Canajoharie and Carol and Dwayne Heroth of Ephratah; one sister, Erma "Shirley" Maring of Canajoharie; one granddaughter, Jaynie Snyder of Canajoharie; one grandson, Kreig Heroth of Ephratah; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. The Rev. Alvin Burnworth, pastor of the Church of Good Shepherd, Canajoharie, will officiate. Burial will take place at Canajoharie Falls Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Mid County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 127, Canajoharie, NY 13317, or Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 28, Canajoharie, NY 13317. 

William G. Demarest  
William G. Demarest, 86, of Johnstown, died today at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
He was born on March 21, 1915 in Broadalbin, N.Y., the son of George and Nellie Newkirk Demarest. He attended Broadalbin schools and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Demarest was employed as a leather worker for over 50 years, retiring from the Wood & Hyde Co. of Gloversville.
Mr. Demarest was a member of Bleecker Fish and Game Club. 
He is survived by one son, Mr. Gordon Demarest of Gloversville; two daughters, Mrs. Carol L. Beekman of Johnstown and Miss Norma J. Demarest of Harwich, Mass.; one brother, Richard Demarest of Broadalbin; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Lavina Town, Mrs. Jennie Knowlton, Miss Angel Beekman, Mrs. Mona Ellis, Mrs. Barbara Webb, Mr. Richard Kowalczyk and Mr. Gregory Kowalczyk; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie A. Christoff Demarest, who died on Aug. 14, 1993. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Steve and Burton Demarest; three sisters, Rose Spencer, Frances Torren and Nina Winne. 
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. David Almleaf will officiate. Spring interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Julia Rendina  
Mrs. Julia Rendina, 97, formerly of Steele Avenue, Gloversville, died Sunday evening at Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, where she had resided since 1993.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1904 in Italy, the daughter of Vincenzo and Vincie Ragusa. Mrs. Rendina was a glove maker who worked at Grandoe Gloves and retired several years ago. 
She was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. 
She married Luigi Rendina in 1939, who survives. Also survived by a sister, Rose Salluzzo of Schenectady; several nieces and nephews. 
There will be no viewing hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. Entombment will take place in the spring at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by Amico Funeral Home, 150 S. Main St., Gloversville. 

Rev. Howard E. Stanton 
The Rev. Howard E. Stanton, died Dec. 12, 2001 at Black Mountain, N.C. 
He was born to Gardiner and Nellie Hillabrandt Stanton on Sept. 6, 1921 in Gloversville, where he graduated from high school in 1939. He was a graduate of Oberlin College, Oberlin Theological Seminary.
His active Presbyterian pastorates were in Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, where he retired in 1985. After retirement he worked several years as assistant to the president of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. 
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alison White Stanton; four sons and their wives; four grandchildren; several foster children; and one sister, Kathryn Heald. 
Services and interment were in North Carolina. Howard will be remembered as a happy, outgoing person who loved life and people.


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