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Friday, January 25, 2002

Helen Kissinger  
Helen Kissinger, 88 years young, of Northville, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, after a short illness.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1913, in Amsterdam and was a longtime resident of Northville.
She worked in various glove manufacturing industries and retired from the Northville Central School District in 1977. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, gardening, carpentry and numerous arts and crafts activities.
She is survived by five children, George Brown and his wife, Anne, of Niskayuna; Linda Brown of Lewisville, Texas; Nelson Kissinger and his wife, Debi, of Liberty, S.C.; Kathryn Kissinger of Northville; and Carol Ferguson and her husband, Philip, of Gloversville. She was also the proud grandmother of Linda Prewitt-Vinton of Lewisville, Texas; Jennifer Kissinger of Liberty, S.C.; Lindsay Kissinger of Northville; and Jeffrey Ferguson and Andrew Ferguson, both of Gloversville; and the great-grandmother of Lindy Prewitt of Lewisville, Texas. She is also survived by a sister, Stella Proper of the Baptist Retirement Center in Scotia, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Kissinger, whom she married on Dec. 31, 194. He died in February 1999. 
Mrs. Kissinger donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College.
There will be no viewing hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northampton Ambulance Service. 

Florence Paluzzi  
Mrs. Florence Rose Paluzzi, 102, of Smith Street, Canajoharie, died early Thursday morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, after a short illness.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1899 in Castel Campangnano, Caserta, Italy, the daughter of Sullivan and Guistina Vitelli Rose. She moved from Italy in 1907 to Canajoharie, where she was raised and educated. 
She was employed as a Larkin secretary for the John D. Larkin Co. She operated a Larkin store in Canajoharie for over 20 years, during which time she received many awards for her sales. She also worked for a short time in strained foods at Beech-Nut during World War II. In addition, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Paluzzi was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Catherine Esther No. 1264 and SS. Peter and Paul's Rosary Society. She was also an avid gardener and a member of the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Garden Club, where she won many awards.
Survivors include two sons, Victor J. Paluzzi and Joseph J. Paluzzi Jr., both of Canajoharie; four daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Henry Clouthier of Palatine Bridge, Eleanor Pomella of Canajoharie, Helen Iacobucci of Canajoharie and Eileen and Knute Show of Canajoharie; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many dear friends.
She was married on Feb. 21, 1916 to Joseph Paluzzi Sr. He died in June 1976. She was also predeceased by a son, John A. Paluzzi, in 1949; a daughter, Elsie Evans, in 1945; three brothers; and a sister.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lenz and Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. William Gaffigan will officiate. Burial will take place in SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the fund-raising committee at SS. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Evelyn C. Peclet  
Evelyn C. Peclet, 87, of Route 67, Johnstown, died Saturday, Jan. 19, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. 
She was born on Nov. 25, 1914 in Halstead, Pa. She lived in the Johnstown and Gloversville area for the past 50 years.
She was the store manager for Avery Shoe Store in Gloversville for many years.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose.
On Jan. 19, 1936, she married John Peclet in Fonda. 
Survivors include her husband, John Peclet; a daughter, Evelyn Joan Schermerhorn of Gloversville; a brother, Walter O'Grady of Savannah, Ga.; two grandchildren, Dale Schermerhorn of New York City and John Schermerhorn of Johnstown; a great-grandchild, Joshua Schermerhorn; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 
There will be no calling hours. Services will be private. Cremation will take place at Vale Crematorium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nathan Littauer Hospital Coronary Care Unit, Gloversville, NY 12078.
Arrangements are by Schenectady Cremation Service. 

Terry Wilson  
Mr. Terry A. Wilson, 52, of Mountain Road, Mayfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, after being stricken.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1949 in Gloversville, the son of Cola and Joan Bushen Wilson.
He was a construction worker employed by Delaney Construction.
Survivors include his fiance, Cindy Leotta of Mayfield; his father, Cola Wilson of Mayfield; three sons, Terry Wilson Jr. of Nebraska, Jeffery Wilson of Florida and Brad Wilson of Gloversville; a stepson, Michael Leotta of Gloversville; three daughters, Brittany Wilson of Mayfield, Rachael Wilson of Gloversville and Tonya Cassero of Gloversville; a stepdaughter, Monica Leotta of Mayfield; three brothers, Michael Wilson of Mayfield, Chuck Wilson of Washington state and Mack Wilson of Gloversville; two sisters, Deanne Deming of Hope and Zella Allen of Edinburg; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in King Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northampton Ambulance Corps. 

Anna Smatana  
Anna Smatana, 91, of Veghte Street, Johnstown, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 24, at home.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1910 in Borsky St. George, Slovakia, the daughter of Paul and Apolina Kratky Muska. 
She received her education in Europe prior to moving to Johnstown in 1927.
She worked as a seamstress for the former Borman Coat Factory, the former Jules T. Garfall Inc. and the former Tryon Sportswear, all in Johnstown. She retired in the early 1980s.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Church and its Rosary Society and Women's Catholic Sokol.
She is survived by a sister, Theresa M. Simek of Johnstown; a niece, Rose Mary Russ and her husband, Joseph, of Spencerville, Md.; a great-niece, Barbara Ann Russ of Richmond, Va.; and a great-nephew, Stephen Russ of Wheat Ridge, Colo.
She married Joseph Smatana on Nov. 21, 1933. He died Dec. 14, 1989.
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. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Anthony's Church, Johnstown. The Rev. James Fitzmaurice, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place at St. Anthony's Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

Emeroy Atty  
Mrs. Emeroy Henry Atty, 92, of Chase Street, Johnstown, died Thursday, Jan. 24, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, after a brief illness.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1909 in Johnstown, the daughter of Ethan and Margaret Michaelson Henry.
Mrs. Atty was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Johnstown. She was a member of the Johnstown 50 Plus Senior Citizens.
She was employed as a home health aide until her retirement. 
Survivors include a son, Robert Kenyon of Tribes Hill; two stepsons, Douglas Atty of Johnstown and Edward W. Atty of Syracuse; a brother, Russell Henry of Johnstown; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.
She married Edward J. Atty in 1960. He died April 16, 1974. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. David Almleaf will officiate. Burial will take place in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Society. Friends are invited to a reception at the Rainbow Restaurant, 16 E. Main St., Johnstown, following the services on Monday. 

Steven E. Swartwout  
Steven E. Swartwout, 47, of Gloversville, died Tuesday evening at home. 
He was born on Dec. 11, 1954 in Freeport, the son of Carl V. and Helen Anderson Swartwout. Mr. Swartwout was a graduate of Massapequa High School, Massapequa. He attended Nassau Community College, Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Wayne University in Detroit, where he earned a degree in automotive engineering.
Mr. Swartwout was involved in the leather industry since 1976. He owned and operated the AIX-SUN IND.COM. LTDA, a leather business in Brazil, for several years and was the founder of L. Jass Inc. , a leather business in Gloversville. 
He was a member of the Association of American Tanners Council and was an avid fisherman.
Mr. Swartwout is survived by his wife, Lora Johnston-Swartwout of Gloversville, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1993; his mother, Helen M. Swartwout of Peck's Lake; two sons, Jonathan and Shane Swartwout, both of Gloversville; a stepdaughter, Ashley Lauria of Gloversville; a brother, Timothy Swartwout of Massapequa; his mother and father-in-law, Dick and Peg Johnston of Gloversville; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Pattie Johnston of Gloversville; five nephews; and a niece.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 16 W. Fulton St., Gloversville. The Rev. Edmund T. Freeborn III will officiate. Interment will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

Alyce Moore  
Alyce J. Moore, 70, of Gloversville, died Thursday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility. 
She was born on April 26, 1931 in Amsterdam, the daughter of John and Jane Chorzelewski Hourigan. She was a 1949 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Amsterdam. She received her R.N. degree from the Nathan Littauer Hospital School of Nursing in 1953.
Mrs. Moore was a resident of Gloversville for more than 50 years. She was employed as a registered nurse at Nathan Littauer Hospital and also worked in private residences in Fulton County. She was a night supervisor at the Fulton County Infirmary, where she was employed for 20 years and retired in 1990.
She was a member of the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nurses Alumni, CSEA Retirees and the 55 Plus Senior Citizens of Gloversville. 
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Gerald E. Moore, whom she married Nov. 12, 1954. She is also survived by two daughters, Pamela Meier of Fairport and Valorie Jones of Asheboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Lauren Ives and Jessica Ives, both of Fairport; and several aunts.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Wayne Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice. 

Monday, January 28, 2002

Catherine McGivern Crispin 
Mrs. Catherine McGivern Crispin, 90, of Gloversville, died Sunday, Jan. 27, at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
She was born on March 25, 1911 in Johnstown, the daughter of Laurence and Alice Wilder McGivern. She was employed as cafeteria manager of the Gloversville High School for 20 years and retired in 1979.
Mrs. Crispin had the longest membership of the Johnstown Reformed Church. She was also a member of the Calvary Class of the church and the Ida McGinnis Senior Citizens Club of Gloversville, where she was a former member of the board of the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County.
She is survived by daughters, Clara Sammarco of Gloversville, Joanne Fabozzi and her husband Anthony Fabozzi of Broadalbin, Marjorie Gentile and her husband Pat Gentile of Broadalbin; brother, James McGivern of Johnstown; sister, Dorothy DiMarco of Gloversville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was married on Sept. 3, 1933 to John D. Crispin Sr., who died on March 1, 1978. She was also predeceased by son, John D. Crispin Jr. in 1964; great-grandson, Brandon Fabozzi in 1998; sisters, Bertha Lachmayer, Alice Ackerbauer, Helen Fonda, Laura Wilder; and brothers, Laurence McGivern Jr. and John McGivern.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Reformed Church, Johnstown. The Rev. Jack Millard will officiate. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to The Reformed Church, 351 N. Perry St., Johnstown, NY 12095 or the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County Inc., 53 Church St., Gloversville, NY 12078. 

Harold A. Dence Jr.  
Mr. Harold A. Dence Jr., 60, of West Montgomery Street, Johnstown, died Saturday, Jan. 26, at home after being stricken.
He was born on July 2, 1941 in Johnstown, the son of Harold A. and Jessie VanAernam Dence.
Mr. Dence was an avid hunter, fisherman and bingo player. 
He was employed as a leather worker at Johnstown Leather until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Jeans Dence, whom he married on July 8, 1963; three sons, John, Roger and Robert Dence, all of Johnstown; one sister, Mary Quinones of Gloversville; his mother, Jessie Dence of Gloversville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one son, Harold A. Dence, who died in 1999.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. 
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Ryan Bradley Green  
Ryan Bradley Green was stillborn and died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at Albany Medical Center. He is survived by his parents Bradley and Alecia Mills Green of Gloversville, maternal grandparents John Mills of Gloversville and Elinor Mills of Gloversville, maternal great grandfather Alex Aesch of Johnstown, paternal grandparents Jerry and Patricia Green of Mayfield, paternal great grandparents Bevan and Gladys Tyler of Fultonville and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. A private service will be held Tuesday at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Dr. Alan C. Rhodes officiating. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, Albany Medical Center, D7E, 41 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208 

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Harold A. Broughton  
Harold A. "Hoppy" Broughton Jr., 63, of Gloversville, died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
He was born on April 16, 1938 in Ballston Spa, N.Y., the son of Harold A. and Sarah LaRue Broughton Sr. He attended Ballston Spa schools and later moved to Gloversville where he resided for many years.
He was employed as a cab driver for the former Demarest Cab Co. of Gloversville. He was later employed by the Beech-Nut Co. of Canajoharie, N.Y. until he retired due to ill health.
Mr. Broughton is survived by his wife, Dawn Nellis Broughton, whom he married on March 19, 1977; three sons, Scott, Matthew and Todd Broughton, all of Gloversville; one daughter, Misty Broughton of Gloversville; one daughter-in-law, April Broughton of Gloversville; one brother, Joseph Broughton of Cocoa, Fla.; two half-brothers, Albert and Ernest Geppner, both of Schenectady; two sisters, Laura Slover of Scotia and Marion Smith of Gloversville; one half-sister, Leona Lawrence of Arizona; one grandson, Zachary Broughton of Gloversville; two step-grandsons, Ray and Christopher Van Alstyne, both of Johnstown; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Mr. Broughton was predeceased by a half-sister, Louella Hunt.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at noon Thursday. The Rev. Wayne Jones, pastor of the Fremont Street United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. 

Elena Javarone Piazza 
Mrs. Elena (Helen) Javarone Piazza, 86, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at her residence in Lake Park, Fla.
Helen was born on Dec. 16, 1915 in Gloversville, daughter of the late Francesco and Theresa Penzone Javarone. She was raised and educated in Gloversville. She then enlisted in the Army, earning the rank of corporal. 
She later settled in Ilion, N.Y., where she was a homemaker and ran a successful beauty salon. She spent winters at her Florida residence and retired there in 1981. 
A generous and fun-loving woman, Helen will be missed by all.
Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Alexander and Sarah Piazza of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a brother, Joseph Javarone of Gloversville; a sister, Ann Elliott of Daytona Beach, Fla.; many beloved nieces and nephews. She was married on June 23, 1953 to James Piazza, who died on April 10, 1989. She was also predeceased by brothers, Joseph Jr., Raeffello, Anthony, Angelo, Vito, Dominic, and Ralph Javarone; and sisters, Theresa Nicholson and Rose Willert.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Riviera Beach. A brief ceremony will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, 5601 Greenwood Ave., Riviera Beach, Fla. 

Gretchen W. Schwabrow 
Mrs. Gretchen W. Schwabrow, 89, of Home Street, Fort Plain, died Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a long illness.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1913 in Brookmans Corners, N.Y., the daughter of Elmer and Iva Frantzman Wagner. She attended local schools and has lived in Fort Plain since 1933.
She was employed as a supervisor for Luxuray Manufacturing in Fort Plain for 47 years until she retired in 1976.
Mrs. Schwabrow was a charter member of Fort Plain VFW Auxiliary and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fort Plain.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Letty Schwabrow of Australia and Willis and Susan Schwabrow of Johnstown, N.Y.; a sister, Helen Nolly of Fort Plain; three grandsons, Robert Schwabrow of Broadalbin, Philip and Rusty Schwabrow, both of California; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a grandson, Mark Schwabrow on Nov. 5, 2001.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, N.Y., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will take place at Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, NY. 13317. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Carlton D. Watkins  
Carlton D. Watkins, 76, of Sinclair Road, Edinburg, died Tuesday morning at home following a long illness.
He was born on July 22, 1925 in Rochester, N.Y. He was the son of Howard and Leota Barber Watkins. He was a graduate of Albany High School and HVCC. He had been a resident of Edinburg since 1964.
He was a WWII Navy veteran serving from 1943 to 1945. 
He was employed as a program analyst by General Electric Co., Schenectady, for 35 years and retired in 1985. 
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Northville.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Sabey Watkins, whom he married on July 28, 1951. 
Burial will take place at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northville Methodist Church, Mountain Valley Hospice or American Parkinson Disease Association. Arrangements are by Northville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Elizabeth Williamson 
Elizabeth (MacIntyre) Williamson of Norwood, Mass., died Jan. 25, wife of the late George S. Williamson; mother of Edward Williamson of Sharon, Mass., Sally Williamson of Cambridge, Mass. and Anne Martin of North Attleboro, Mass.; sister of the late James MacIntyre of Johnstown, N.Y. Also survived by three grandchildren.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1913 in Johnstown, N.Y., the daughter of Edward Campbell and Florence Scofield MacIntyre. Mrs. Williamson graduated from Johnstown High School in 1931 and from Johnstown Business School in 1933.
She was employed by Upstate Telephone Corp. of New York for five years.
She was the founder and a member of the Johnstown, N.Y. chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an international cultural organization for young women between the ages of 18 and 35. Mrs. Williamson was a member of the First Congregational Church of Norwood, and a former member of the Norwood Hospital Auxiliary and the Norwood Women's Club.
In 1982 Mrs. Williamson's daughter, Florence Sarah Williamson published and illustrated "For Sharing," a collection of some of her mother's poems. 
Mrs. Williamson was united in marriage to George Streeter on June 3, 1939 in the First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, N.Y. He predeceased her on Feb. 13, 1979.
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St., Norwood. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the First Congregational Memorial Fund at the above address. Arrangements are by May Funeral Service, Norwood. 

Theodore Zuckerwar Sr. 
Mr. Theodore Zuckerwar Sr., 75, formerly of Gloversville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Albany Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of the Julie Blair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Albany.
He was born on April 12, 1926 in Gloversville, the son of Julius and Cecelia Landy Zuckerwar. He served in the Navy during WW II.
He was employed as a glove cutter by Grandoe Glove Co., Gloversville for many years.
He is survived by his daughter, Marguerite Beatty of Winter Haven, Fla.; son, Theodore "Teddy" Zuckerwar Jr. of Gloversville, N.Y.; brother, Robert Zuckerwar of Gloversville, N.Y.; four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Zuckerwar was married on July 9, 1949 to Eleanor Borst, who died on Nov. 24, 1993. He was also predeceased by brothers, Paul Zuckerwar, Milton Zuckerwar and Donald Zuckerwar.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Bruce Hoose will officiate. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. 

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Myra Meade  
Myra Meade, 56, of Luther Highway and formerly of Amsterdam, died Monday, Jan. 28, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam following a long illness.
She was born on Oct. 17, 1945 in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of James A. and Edith (Person) Gardiner.
Myra grew up in Northville and was a graduate of Northville High School. She then resided in Gloversville for several years, then Amsterdam and most recently moved to Saratoga Springs.
Until her illness, she was employed as a sewing machine operator at Breton Industries in Amsterdam.
She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and crossword puzzles. 
Survivors besides her husband Robert include three sons, William H. Meade of Ballston Spa, James A. Meade of Saratoga Springs and Robert A. Meade of Cohoes; a daughter, Kelly M. Collins of Saratoga Springs; three brothers, John and Arthur Harrington, both of Little Falls, and Charles Gardiner of Gainesville, Fla.; a sister, Shirley Cook of Troy; nine grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. 
There will be no calling hours or services. Burial will take place in the spring at the family plot at Edinburg Cemetery, town of Edinburg. Arrangements are by Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. 

Albert Pellegrino  
Albert Pellegrino, 88, of Gloversville, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital. 
He was born on Oct. 15, 1913 in Fonda, N.Y., the son of Marcus Pellegrino and Balbina Compagnana. Mr. Pellegrino graduated from Gloversville High School in 1932 and resided in the Gloversville area most of his life. 
He was employed by several leather companies in the Fulton County area and retired from the former Pan American Leather Co. of Gloversville.
He was a lifetime member of the local Amalgamated Textile Workers Union AFL-CIO where he held several offices including shop steward. He coached Little League baseball and enjoyed a variety of sports. He was an outstanding high school quarterback and an amateur boxer. He also enjoyed playing cribbage.
He is survived by his son, Marc Pellegrino of Albany, his son, David and wife Julia of Woodstock, Vt., his son, Stephen and wife Melissa of Gloversville, his son, Karl and wife, Amy of Chalfont, Pa.; his daughter, Lucinda and her husband, Robert Olmstead of Troy, his daughter, Sharron and her husband, Jon Thompson of Gloversville; his sister, Lee M. Pellegrino of Gloversville; several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by is grandchildren, Sophia, Christopher, Zachary and Jared Pellegrino, Kim Woloszyn, Kelly Masline, Sean, Shane and Joshua Thompson, Adam Esposito, Chantal Schermerhorn, Gabrielle Gable, Nicholas and Quinton Spaulding.
He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Lois B. Harding-Pellegrino; his half brothers, John and Guy Gisondi; his brothers, Dominic and James Pellegrino; and his sister, Marie Campbell. 
There will be no prior visitation from the funeral home. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the North Main Street United Methodist Church chapel. The Rev. Dr. Alan Rhodes will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. 

Edna VanAvery  
Mrs. Edna VanAvery, 74, of Murray Hill Road, St. Johnsville, died Monday, Jan. 28, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1927 in Connecticut, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Wheeler Roca. 
Mrs. VanAvery was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Johnstown.
She was employed with Beech-Nut in Canajoharie and later worked for the former Continental Mills in Gloversville. 
Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Ackernecht of St. Johnsville and Judith Greenslete of Lassellsville; one son, Nelson VanAvery Jr. of St. Johnsville; two sisters, Agnes Marotta of Amsterdam and Ruth Ann Rumley of Galway; two brothers, Joseph Roca of Amsterdam and Manuel Roca of Washington; three grandchildren, Scott Ackernecht, Alissa Greenslete and Michael Greenslete; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. VanAvery was predeceased by her husband, Nelson VanAvery, whom she married on Sept. 27, 1953 and who died on Dec. 8, 1992.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. today at A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Spring burial will take place at Fical Cemetery, Lassellsville. 

Derah E. Warrick  
Derah E. Warrick, infant daughter of Shawn and Katrina Warrick, died Monday, Jan. 28, at Albany Medical Center. 
She was born on Dec. 18, 2001 at St. Clare's Hospital. 
Derah is the sister of Cassandra and Ashley Warrick. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Deborah Dietrich of Amsterdam, Theresa Steele of Scotia and Marty Warrick of Clifton Park; great-granddaughter of Wanda and Leonard Wells of Johnstown; James Fake of Rotterdam, Francis and Doris Warrick of Clifton Park.
Calling hours will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at New Cromer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie (Route 155 south of Central Avenue). A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Schenectady. Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady.


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