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February 2, 2001

Barbara A. Heaton  
Barbara A. Heaton, 67, of Amsterdam, died Thursday evening at Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility following a brief illness. 
She was born on Nov. 16, 1933 in Amsterdam, the daughter of George and Sarah Norris Stangle. Mrs. Heaton was a 1950 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School and a lifelong area resident. 
She was a homemaker for many years before becoming a certified nursing assistant. Mrs. Heaton was employed as such at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital and Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility. She retired in 1995 after 20 years of service.
Mrs. Heaton was a former member of the Lions Club in Amsterdam.
She was predeceased by two brothers, George R. Stangle, who died in 1990, and Clifford Stangle, who died in 1989. 
Survivors include four children, Donald Heaton of Saratoga Springs, Jeffrey Heaton of Amsterdam, Laurie Lawton and her husband Paul of Broadalbin and Mary Jo Schrader and her husband Alan of Broadalbin; three brothers, Robert Stangle of Broadalbin, Richard Stangle of Selkirk and Edward Stangle of Glens Falls; five sisters, Jeannette Stangle of Broadalbin, Gertrude Natale and Elizabeth Grajewski both of Fort Myers, Fla., Doris Karchesky of Amsterdam, Mary Ester Nicholas of Lockport, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Laci Lawton-Ratzer of Latham, Paul Lawton Jr. of Broadalbin, Heather and Ashleigh Heaton of Schenectady, Sarah, Joseph and Alexandria Schrader of Broadalbin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation will be performed at Parkview Crematorium, Schenectady. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, with the Rev. Dan Wheeler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Amsterdam or to Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, both in care of the funeral home. 

Elizabeth V. Wheeler 
Elizabeth V. Wheeler, 93, of Glenville, died Jan. 30, at Glendale Home after a long illness.
She was born in Rockingham, N.C., and was a lifelong area resident.
At one time she lived on Academy Street, Amsterdam.
She was a homemaker.
She was past president and a former member of the First Reformed Church Neighborhood Club, a member of the Scotia-Glenville Gold and Silver Club, a member of the Leisure Club, a member of the Happy Travelers of the Gold and Silver Club, a member of the AARP, and a member of the First Reformed Church of Scotia.
Her husband of 43 years, Charles D. Wheeler, died in 1972.
Survivors include a son, James V. Wheeler of Broadalbin; a daughter, Caroline W. Snyder of Schaghticoke; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave. (Route 50), Scotia.
Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Scotia.
There will be one calling hour before services. 
Memorial contributions may go to the Leukemia Society. 
 
February 3, 2001

Mary A. Cranker  
Mrs. Mary A. Cranker, 88, of Fonda, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at home.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1912 in Fonda, the daughter of Michael and Mary Mannion Sexton. She was a lifelong resident of Fonda and a graduate of Fonda High School.
She was employed as a telephone operator in Johnstown for a number of years. She was also a homemaker.
Mrs. Cranker was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Fonda. 
On Nov. 29, 1947,. she married William G. Cranker, who died on Jan. 20.
She is survived by a son, William M. Cranker of Amsterdam; four grandchildren, and cousins.
The funeral service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Jackson & Betz Funeral Home Inc., 15 Main St., Fultonville, followed by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Fonda. Burial will take place in spring in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Fonda. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Cecilia's Church Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home.
 
February 4, 2001

Robert Valachovic  
Robert Valachovic, 76, died Friday at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, where he had been a patient since Jan. 25.
He was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Johnstown, the son of Stephen and Agnes Smrtic Valachovic.
Valachovic was a 1942 graduate of Johnstown High School and was vice president of his class. He was a 1943 graduate of the New York State Maritime Academy of Fort Schuyler. He graduated from Hartwick College in 1950 and received an advanced degree from Syracuse University in 1951. He received a master's degree from SUNY-Albany in 1952 and a doctorate degree from SUNY-Albany in 1966.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II from 1943 to 1946 and was discharged in 1961 with the rank of lieutenant commander.
Mr. Valachovic began his career teaching English in Marlboro, then at Gloversville Middle School. He then became school psychologist for the Fulton-Hamilton-Herkimer-Montgomery counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services for 12 years.
He was school psychologist for the Saugerties schools for four years and was a psychologist for SUNY-Fredonia for four years.
He served as director of pupil personnel at Pittsfield, Ma., and was then director of career education for St. Lawrence County. He served as superintendent of Stratford Schools, retiring in 1986. After his retirement from public education, he had an active private practice in psychology. 
Mr. Valachovic was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church and was presently serving as the chairman of the building and grounds and long-range planning committees.
He was a member and former treasurer of the Johnstown Council of Churches. He was one of the original organizers of the free holiday meals program in Johnstown, and an active member of the First Night committee since its inception.
Mr. Valachovic was a 54-year member and past master of St. Patrick's Lodge No. 4 F & AM, past grand representative to Colorado for the Grand Lodge of New York State, member of Cyprus Shrine, past president of the Adirondack Shrine Club, member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, member and past patron and present associate patron of St. Monica Chapter No. 486 O.E.S., former member and past royal patron and assistant grand lecturer of the Order of the Amaranth, member and assistant chaplain of the Johnstown V.F.W. Post, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1185.
He was a committeeman of Johnstown and served as city chairman before becoming mayor from 1994-98.
He is survived by his wife, the former L. Marie Kitchen of Johnstown, whom he married Aug. 14, 1948; one son, Glenn R. Valachovic of Johnstown; one daughter, Alison Apple of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons and two granddaughters; two nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a brother, George Valachovic, who died in 1995.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ehle Funeral Home, 15 North William St., Johnstown. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Johnstown.
Burial is in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. 
 
Martin J. DeSisto
Martin J. DeSisto, 85, of 384 Steele Ave. Ext., Gloversville, died Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, where he had been a resident since Oct. 6. 
He was born Feb 2, 1916, in Rotterdam, the son of Rafaelle and Giovanne Di Caprio DeSisto.
He attended local schools, coming to Gloversville from Amsterdam as a young man.
He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Italy during World War II as an airplane mechanic.
He co-owned and operated Al's Pizzeria, 20 N. Main St., Gloversville. 
Mr. DeSisto was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Gloversville.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Schwed, of Gloversville; a brother, Alphonse DeSisto of Amsterdam; three grandchildren, Meg Bragg of Canandaigua, Beth Sloth of Canandaigua and Amy Romeyn of Gloversville; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Bragg, Meghan Bragg, Alexander Bragg and Nicholas Bragg; two great-great-grandchildren, Brianna and Maxwell Sloth; and several nieces and nephews. 
He is predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Peggy) DeSisto, who died Jan. 21, 1996; two brothers, Joseph and Cederic DeSisto, and one sister, Anna DeSisto.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville.
A prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 189 Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville, with the Rev. David L. Tressic, officiating. 
Cremation is in Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Amsterdam.
 
February 5, 2001

Harvey L. Glover  
Mr. Harvey L. Glover, 68, of Gloversville, died Sunday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
He was born on April 10, 1932 in Oakland, Calif., the son of the late Charles B. and Marie Moak Dutcher Glover.
He was employed at various leather companies during his life. Most of his life he was a professional bartender. He worked at the Eagles Lodge and the VFW post in Gloversville, and at the Concordia Club Singing Society for 43 years, retiring in 1993.
He was a member of Eagles Lodge 482, where he served as past worthy president and trustee, member of the Gloversville American Legion, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 351, the Pine Tree Rifle Club and the Concordia Club.
He was an Army veteran of Korea.
He was married on July 6, 1957 to Janice Morgan Glover, who died in 1999.
He is survived by five daughters, Angela J. Desrochers of Gloversville, Darlene J. Lake of Tucson, Ariz., LuAnn M. Sawyer of Caroga Lake, Pamela L. Barton of Johnstown and Cindy L. Glover of Gloversville; one son, Michael S. Glover of Gloversville; two sisters, Florence Rickard of Gloversville and Delores Glover of Oakland, Calif.; two brothers, Michael S. Glover and William Glover, both of Oakland, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one son, Jefferson D. Glover; one sister, Darlene Glover, and three grandchildren.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. A graveside service will be held at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, in the spring. 

Riley Daniel Hanson  
Riley Daniel Hanson, two months old, of Tampa, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 29. Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Gina Hanson; his brother, Brady Benjamin Hanson; maternal grandparents, Joseph Bender of Tampa and Marilyn Resnick, West Palm Beach; paternal grandparents, Kenneth Hanson Sr., Tribes Hill, and Sharon Duncovich, Amsterdam. Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Home, West Hillsborough Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa. Interment will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made in memory of Riley Daniel Hanson to the Florida SIDS Alliance, PO Box 17561, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. 

Ethel M. Holly Hoag  
Mrs. Ethel M. Holly Hoag, 98, died peacefully at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, Feb. 3, after a long illness. Prior to her living in Saratoga, she had been a resident of the Getman Memorial Home and the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, both in Gloversville.
Mrs. Hoag was born in Gloversville on April 17, 1902, the daughter of the late John and Viola Davis Shoots. She was a lifelong resident of Gloversville and was educated in Gloversville schools. Mrs. Hoag was a member of Fremont Street United Methodist Church since 1915, also its Laurel Band Class and Square Pegs Circle, and the Cayadutta Chapter 166, Order of the Eastern Star since 1927, all of Gloversville. For many years she was employed as a bookkeeper by The Burton Insurance Agency, Gloversville. 
In April 1921, she married Milton G. Holly. who predeceased her in 1931. They had twin daughters, Joyce Marie Holly, who died in May 1938 at the age of 12, and her twin, Jean Melise Ward. who died in October 1997, the wife of John E. Ward. Her son-in-law, Paul V. Stewart, husband of Ruth Holly Stewart, also died in 1997. She was married to Harry J. Hoag, a local realtor, in 1946. He passed away in November 1956.
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Holly Stewart of Clifton Park; a son-in-law, John E. Ward of Gloversville; five grandchildren, John G. Ward and his wife, Brenda of Gloversville, Janis Ward Fovel and her husband Tyler of Medway, Mass.; Holly Stewart Swingle and her husband Richard of Manassas, Va., Marlene Stewart Cicciarelli and her husband Richard of Lisle, N.Y., Dr. James S. Stewart and his wife Kathryn of san Ramon, Calif.; as well as nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was dearly loved by all.
The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert Farmer, pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fremont Street United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 17 Fremont St., Gloversville, NY 12078, or the American Cancer Society, 1450 Western Ave; Room 101, Albany, NY 12203-3572, or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Ruth Anne Evans, Union prof, dies 
SCHENECTADY (AP) - Ruth Anne Evans, the first woman faculty-rated professor at Union College, has died. She was 76.
  Evans, who died Friday, had worked at the Colgate University Library from 1948 to 1952 and at Union from 1952 until her retirement on Aug. 31, 1989.
Evans held positions at Union as associate librarian and acting director. For a short time, she also taught history at the college.
Miss Evans was born in Schenectady, where she lived for most of her life. She was a graduate of Schenectady High School, a 1946 graduate of Smith College and a 1948 graduate of the Columbia School of Library Service.
She was a member of the Schenectady Historical Society, where she held several positions, and the American Library Association.
American Association of University Professors; the American Association of University Women; and the New York Library Association.
Survivors include a niece, Madeleine Ann Estabrook of Waltham, Mass.; and three nephews, Carl G. Estabrook Jr. of Champaign, Ill., Joseph Evans Estabrook of Centreville, Va., and David McCrory Estabrook of Arlington, Va. 

John F. Wells  
John F. Wells, 80, of Amsterdam, died Sunday morning at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, following a brief illness.
He was born on June 11, 1920 in Amsterdam, the son of Casper and Julia Sammons Wells.
Mr. Wells received his education in the Amsterdam school system and was employed by Laddie Sanford of Sanford Stud Farms, Amsterdam, where he trained and rode thoroughbred horses and broke polo ponies. He was subsequently employed by General Electric Co., Schenectady, for 30 years and retired in 1982.
Mr. Wells was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and participated in the Pacific Campaign on the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa and in the surrender of Japanese Forces in North China.
Mr. Wells was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Amsterdam and a member of St. Mary's Seniors Club.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth D. Morties Wells; three sons, Thomas Wells of Saratoga Springs, Richard Wells of Amsterdam and John "Jay" Wells of Galway; one daughter, Jacqueline M. Wells Sikorski of Amsterdam; one brother, Edward Wells of Amsterdam; three grandsons, Jason Sikorski, Johnathon Sikorski and Jeremy Sikorski; one granddaughter, Collins Wells; nieces, nephews and cousins. 
The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 9:15 at the Riley Mortuary Inc., 110 Division St., Amsterdam, followed at 10 by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Church, 156 E. Main St., Amsterdam.
Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson. 
Calling hours will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Wells' name may be made to a charity of ones choice. 

February 6, 2001

John E. Bohlander  
John E. Bohlander, 79, loving husband of Eleanor (Cane); brother of George, Frank, and Bob; father of Barbara (Don) Shearer and Deb Bohlander; grandfather of Jon, Chris, and Greg Shearer, passed away Jan. 31. He was a veteran of World War II, a navigator in the Army Air Corps; graduated from Clarkson and received his master's degree from Columbia University. He taught at Hofstra University on Long Island and retired from Grumman as Senior VP of Data Systems Division. John and Eleanor moved to Strongsville, Ohio in 1986. They were married for 51 years and spent each summer at their cottage on West Caroga Lake, where John was a trustee on the board of the Caroga Lake Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Caroga Lake Chapel, c/o 44 Coolidge Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010. 
 
Dorothy G. DuMont  
Mrs. Dorothy G. DuMont, 81, formerly of Johnstown and Old Peck Hill Road, Gloversville, died Monday, Feb. 5, at Mt. Loretto Nursing Home, Amsterdam, after a long illness.
She was born on March 21, 1919 in Johnstown, the daughter of Arthur W. and Phoebe Davis Bown. She was a graduate of Johnstown High School.
She was employed as a clerical worker for the former Knox Gelatin Co. of Johnstown until its closing.
She was a member of Johnstown Reformed Church.
She was married to Tracy N. DuMont on March 30, 1946, who died on Aug. 29, 1989.
She is survived by two daughters, Dianne Donnan of Johnstown and Carol Miller of Gloversville; two brothers, Albert Bown of Gloversville and Stanley Bown of South Pasadena, Fla; and two grandsons, Edward T. Donnan of San Francisco, Calif., and Bradley S. Donnan of Nags Head, N.C. 
She was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Bown, and a sister, Beatrice Longfritz.
Funeral will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern NY, Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206 or Mt. Loretto Nursing Home, 302 Swart Hill Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010. 

Converse Heath  
Converse Heath, 97, of Gloversville, died Sunday evening at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since Jan. 31.
He was born in Colbrook, N.H. on Sept. 28, 1903, the son of Charles and Annie Converse Heath. He had been a resident of Gloversville since 1956.
He was employed as a glove worker at Gates Mills Glove Co., Johnstown, for many years.
He was a member of Northville United Methodist Church and had been a member of Redmen Club of Northville.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
On April 11, 1925, he married Naomi Covell Heath in Colbrook, N.H. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last April.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Winston Heath of Northville; two daughters, Lucille Blunck and husband, Marvin, and Marguerite Burlingame and her husband, Waldo, all of Gloversville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Heath and a son, Preston Heath.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northville Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. Friends may call today 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Northville United Methodist Church. 

George E. Scunziano  
Judge George E. Scunziano died Feb. 3, in Tucson, Ariz. 
He was born Dec. 14, 1926 in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his wife, Claire R. Scunziano; children, George E. Scunziano Jr., New York; Linda C. Lyons, Tucson; James Scunziano, Orego.; Marjorie Sams, Virginia; Alfred Scunziano, Tucson; John Scunziano, Patricia Scunziano and Robert Scunziano, New York Joseph Scunziano, Massachusetts; Michael Scunziano and William Scunziano, New York; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was a Navy World War II veteran.
He was a bus driver, union shop steward, police officer as well as chief of police in Northville, town magistrate for 17 years in Edinburg, 3rd and 4th degree as well as a district deputy in the Knights of Columbus, president of the Fulton and Saratoga Counties New York Magistrates Association, member of the New York State Magistrates Association, life member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and life member of the Northeastern Chiefs of Police Association. 

Gloria Snyder  
Mrs. Gloria Snyder, 63, of Gloversville, died Monday at home following a long illness.
She was born in Gloversville on Oct. 6, 1937, the daughter of James and Julia DeSantis Di Mezza. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School and Albany Business College, where she received a degree in accounting. 
Early in her life she helped with the family business, Di Mezza Liquor Store, Gloversville. She also worked at the former Johnstown Hospital and from 1987 to 1999 she was resident manager at Lexington Center on Rosewood Avenue, Johnstown, leaving due to ill health.
She was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. 
In addition to her parents of Gloversville, she is survived by three sons, Fred Snyder of Broadalbin, Daniel and Mark Snyder, both of Gloversville; two sisters, Ann Catanzaro and Marie Schutz, both of Gloversville; one brother, Vincent C. Di Mezza of Edinburg; two granddaughters, Caitlin Snyder and Megan Snyder; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church with Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor, as celebrant. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 to 9 p.m. at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, in the spring. 

February 8, 2001

Vola E. King Samrov  
Vola E. King Samrov, 83, of Gloversville, died Wednesday at home.
Mrs. Samrov was born on July 24, 1917 in Gloversville, the daughter of Harry I. and Mae Smith King Sr. She was educated in Gloversville and was a lifelong area resident. 
She was employed as follows: a waitress at Glen's Tavern for several years; later at Grandoe Corp.; a leather worker at St. Thomas Inc. She retired from Fulmont News Distributing Co., formerly of Gloversville.
She formerly attended Trinity Episcopal Church.
Survivors include three sons, Frank J. Samrov Jr., Richard J. Samrov and Mark S. Lewis, all of Gloversville; a daughter, Nancy M. Samrov of Gloversville; a brother Thomas E. King of Sherburne, N.Y.; two sisters, Lila Main of Edgewater, Fla. and Lucy Dingman of Gloversville; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Samrov Sr., who died in 1972; a son, Russell L. Fosmire; a brother, Harry I. King Jr.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. David Tressic, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Walter Milo Schroeder 
Walter Milo (Skip) Schroeder, 74, of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Gloversville, died Feb. 6. He retired from Milligan-Higgins of Johnstown in 1983. He also served in the Army Air Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Katharine A. Schroeder, St. Augustine, Fla.; two daughters, Katharine Schmitter, Tucson, Ariz. and Nancy White, New Bern, N.C.; four sons, Alan Schroeder, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., David Schroeder, Miami Beach, Fla., Tyler Schroeder, Rensselaer, and Scott Schroeder, Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Ian Roberts, Amy Stockfield, David Schmitter, Amanda Schroeder, James White, Ashley Schroeder, Katharine White, Wesley Schroeder, Margaret Schroeder, Katrina Schroeder. No memorial service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Community Hospice Northeast, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. 

Josephine M. Schuyler 
Miss Josephine M. Schuyler, 89, formerly of North Second Street, Northville, died Wednesday afternoon at the James Johnson Memorial Nursing Home, Endicott, N.Y., following a long illness.
She was born on May 23, 1911 in Schenectady, the daughter of Nelson and Fannie Dunham Schuyler. She was a 1928 graduate of Northville Central School; a 1932 graduate of Skidmore College with a BA degree and a 1943 graduate of State University of Albany with a master's degree.
She taught French and Latin at Northville Central School and retired in 1973. She also taught French at the former Northville Holiness Academy from 1976 to 1986.
She is survived by several cousins.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northville Pilgrim Holiness Church. Spring burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Holiness Church of Northville. 

John N. Swanker  
John N. Swanker, 86, of Pensacola, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Pensacola.
Mr. Swanker was born in Amsterdam, the son of Charles F. and Evelyn Nichols Swanker. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Makassar Strait. Mr. Swanker was past secretary and honorary member of the Mayfield Yacht Club and a member of the Concordia Club in Gloversville. He was also a member of the United Presbyterian Church while living in Amsterdam and converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after moving to Pensacola in 1974. He retired from the Naval Depot in Scotia.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Andrienne Hansen Swanker of Pensacola.; a daughter, Jahnn Swanker Gibson, and husband David of Johnstown; and a granddaughter, Rebecca Lynne Gibson of Long Island.
Mr. Swanker will be cremated and his cremains will be inurned in Fairview Cemetery of Amsterdam.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 25 Church St., Amsterdam, NY 12010 or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund, 1505 Atwood Drive, Pensacola, FL 32514.


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