Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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November 9, 2001

Augustine Lenz  
Augustine Lenz, 86, of Hull Road, town of Amsterdam, died Wednesday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.

Augustine was born on Feb. 24, 1915 in Pampeln, Latvia. She later moved to Germany, from where she emigrated to America in 1951. As a wife and mother of dairy farmers in the Mohawk Valley, she was very much active in the running of the farm. 

She was of Lutheran faith.

Augustine's loving family includes five sons, Helmar Lenz of Hagaman, Albert Lenz of the town of Florida, Karl Lenz of Carlisle, Gustav Lenz of Kansas, and Bernhardt Lenz of Galway; four daughters, Susanna Kadur of Sprakers, Dcinta Benton of Mayfield, Elizabeth Orzlek of Sprakers and Helga Wallters of Sharon Springs; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband, Gustav, predeceased her in 1964; her daughter, Else died in 1993.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Swanson will officiate. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam. 
 
November 10, 2001

Mabel Flint Rivenburgh 
Mrs. Mabel Flint Rivenburgh, 96, of Lafayette Street, Palatine Bridge, N.Y., died Thursday evening at home.

She was born on Dec. 3, 1904, in the town of Canajoharie, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Kougher Flint. She lived in Sprout Brook, then in Little Falls, came to Gloversville in 1946, and moved to Caroga Lake in 1984 and to Palatine Bridge in 1999. 

She was employed by the former Oneida Market, J.J. Newberry Co. and Britts department store, all of Gloversville.

Mrs. Rivenburgh was a member of North Main Street United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women in Gloversville and the Nick Stoner Senior Citizens Club in Caroga Lake.

She is survived by granddaughters Lynne P. Robinson of Palatine Bridge, Wendy Daley of Poland, N.Y., and Terry Mangiagli of Gloversville; grandsons Marcus Putnam Jr. and Michael Putnam, both of Gloversville; son-in-law Marcus Putnam of Caroga Lake; sister-in-law Jane Hio of Hamburg, N.Y.; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was married on Dec. 12, 1922, to Virgil Rivenburgh, who died Nov. 13, 1981. She also was predeceased by daughters, Beverly Rivenburgh in 1928 and Shirley Putnam in 2000.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Alan C. Rhodes will officiate. Interment will take place at Fort Plain Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Nick Stoner Senior Citizens Club, Caroga Lake, NY 12032 or North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078. 

November 12, 2001

Ricky Dillenbeck  
Mr. Ricky A. Dillenbeck, 48, of Rouse Road in Fort Plain, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a long illness.

He was born Nov. 11, 1953, in Little Falls, N.Y., the son of William C. and Sadie H. (Weaver) Dillenbeck. He was educated in area country schools and then employed at Lexington Industries in Gloversville for 30 years. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stone Arabia, an avid bowler and a sports enthusiast.

Mr. Dillenbeck is survived by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Jeffrey Heiser of Canajoharie; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Alan W. Dillenbeck of Plymouth, Mass., and Kevin and Alice Dillenbeck of Canajoharie; three nieces, Jessica Dillenbeck of Palatine Bridge, Kaley Dillenbeck and Lindsey Heiser of Canajoharie; three nephews Justin and William Dillenbeck, and Travis Heiser, all of Canajoharie; one great-niece, Alexz Lathers of Palatine Bridge; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. John's & St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Church Street in Canajoharie. Rev. Gail Wolling, pastor of St. John's and St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Canajoharie, will be officiating. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie. Burial will be at Fort Plain Cemetery. Contributions can be mailed to Lexington Center, 127 E. State St., Gloversville, NY 12078 or Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, NY 13317. 
 

Lillian Keysor Hine  
Lillian Keysor Hine, 100, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, where she had been a patient for the past month. For the past year, she had resided at Pineview Commons Home for Adults. Prior to that, she had resided on the Gloversville-Caroga Lake Road in the town of Johnstown for more than 50 years.

She was born Lillian May Russell in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., on May 13, 1901, the daughter of Burgess William Russell and Bertha Anna Lane Russell. She was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Belle Russell Schreiber, in 1946.

She moved to New York City in 1919 and worked as a secretary in a law firm. Upon coming to Gloversville in later years, she worked as a secretary for the Niagara Mohawk Power & Light Co. Her final place of employment was at the Fred C. Miller Glove Company, and she retired in 1954.

On Christmas Eve 1928, she married Amos C. Keysor. He died in February 1950. She was also predeceased by Chauncey M. Steele in June 1966, and Norman E. Hine in November 1973. 

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Keysor Stofelano; three grandchildren, Stephen Stofelano of Albany, Michael Stofelano of Colonie and Marie Anne Shoop of Gloversville; and her wonderful great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Stofelano of Albany, Melissa, Michael and Kristin Stofelano of Colonie, and Russell, Jeremy and Bridget Shoop of Gloversville.

Lillian was a member of the former Kingsborough Presbyterian Church in Gloversville, its Philathea Class and the 1793 Club. Her hobbies were gardening, crafts, birds and music.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. 
 

Ida Pabis 
Ida M. Phillips Pabis, age 72, of Petoff Garden Apartments, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. She was a longtime resident of South Second Avenue in Broadalbin.

She was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Mayfield, N.Y., the daughter of Kenneth and Ruth Baum Phillips. She attended Broadalbin Central School, where she graduated in 1947. She was a payroll clerk employed by the Johnstown Hospital for 29 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin.

On October 1, 1950, she married Joseph F. Pabis, who died March 8, 1991. She is survived by her daughter Jill and her husband Peter Lindsay of Queensbury, N.Y.; her daughter Lisa and her husband Tony Cassiere of Merritt Island, Fla.; her grandson Anthony Joseph Cassiere; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including her very special niece Sandy Bruse of Broadalbin. She was predeceased by her brother, James A. Phillips and sister Mary Pixley.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul R. Moyer officiating. Interment will take place at Broadalbin Mayfield Rural Cemetery, Broadalbin. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin, 54 W. Main St., Broadalbin, NY 12025. Arrangements are by Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home. 
 

Bill Tuttle  
Mr. William "Bill" Ambrose Tuttle, 73, of Chamberlain Drive, Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown, after a brief period of illness.

He was born May 7, 1928, in Charleston Four Corners, the son of the late Elmer and Dora Grow Tuttle. He was educated in one-room school houses located in Charleston and Randall, then attended school in Johnstown.

Mr. Tuttle worked as a truck driver, glass worker, and lastly as a custodian for the Johnstown School District, retiring in 1992. In honor of his retirement, the Glebe Street student body and teachers spelled out "Good Luck Mr. Tuttle" as his son flew him over the school.

He was a member of the Johnstown-Gloversville First United Methodist Church, was an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman, golfer, camper and volunteer fireman for the town of Mohawk Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by Maryellen M. Grant Tuttle, the love of his life for 55 years, whom he married April 18, 1946, who will miss him forever; one son and his family, William G. Tuttle of Florence, Ariz.; and one daughter, Gail Bush and her family of Johnstown. His five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren brought special joy to him. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to JAVAC, Nathan Littauer Hospital's ER Staff, Albany Medical Center and the Wells Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, with the Rev. Dorothy Okray officiating. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to JAVAC or to the charity of one's choice. 
 

Mark Schwabrow  
Mark E. Schwabrow, 34, of Auriesville Road, town of Glen, passed away Monday at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Amsterdam on May 5, 1967, a son of Claudia and Richard Bielecki and Susan and Willis Schwabrow. He was a lifelong area resident and attended Fonda-Fultonville and Amsterdam Schools.

He was employed as a diesel mechanic, most recently by the Mohawk Valley Trucking and Leasing Company of Amsterdam. He was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include two sons, Joshua Mark Schwabrow and Samuel Karl Schwabrow of Snow Camp, N.C.; one daughter, Julia Marie Schwabrow of Snow Camp, N.C.; his mother, Claudia Bielecki and step-father Richard of Amsterdam; his father, Willis Schwabrow, and step-mother Susan of Johnstown; maternal grandmother Irene DeGroff of Amsterdam; paternal grandmother Gretchen Schwabrow of Fort Plain; one brother, Robert Schwabrow of Broadalbin; and a sister-in-law, Kelle Schwabrow of Auriesville.

He was married to the former Karen Schmaeh of Snow Camp, N.C. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Orville J. Hine officiating. Calling hours were private. Cremation took place in Vale Cemetery Crematorium in Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, c/o Community Center, Riverfront Center, P.O. Box 904, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation c/o the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc. 
 

Julia Page  
Julia M. (Fish) Page died at her daughter's home on Nov. 8. She was born on Oct. 10, 1918, in Indian Lake, N.Y., the daughter of James and Ethel Mae Payne Fish. She was a housewife, worked as an agriculture specialist, then as a seamstress in Glendale, Ariz. She is survived by four sons, three daughters, three sisters, a brother, 35 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Scottsdale, Ariz. 
 
November 13, 2001

Elinor Ann Barron  
Elinor Ann Barron, 91, of Kennesaw, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 12.

A native of Gloversville, N.Y., Mrs. Barron moved to Kennesaw, Ga., eight years ago. She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by a sister, Jean France of Kennesaw, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Carolyn Papa.

No services will be held. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Harry Finkle  
Harry Finkle, 87, of Union Street, Schenectady, formerly of Coolidge Road, Amsterdam, passed away Monday night at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady.

He was born on March 2, 1914, in Gloversville, N.Y., the son of Isaac and Bertha Kleinsinger Finkle. He was a resident of Gloversville until moving to Amsterdam in 1950, and he later moved to Schenectady, where he resided the past two years. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School. 

Mr. Finkle was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army.

Mr. Finkle helped his family found what was known as Finkle Candy Co. of Gloversville. He purchased Hill & Markes Inc. of Amsterdam in 1947. In the course of building the business, he developed the culture of Hill & Markes Inc. as the community recognizes it today. He served as its chief executive officer until the time of his death.

Mr. Finkle was a member of the Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue and was its president for the eight years. He was a member of B'Nai B'rith in Amsterdam for many years. He helped lead the United Jewish Appeal in Amsterdam and was a member of the Jewish War Vets.

He married the former Harriet Nessel on Dec. 28, 1946. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Melanie Finkle of Albany; his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Neal Packer of Niskayuna; his brother, Leon Finkle of Gloversville; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue, Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam. Rabbi Morris Zimbalist will officiate. Burial will take place in Congregation Sons of Israel Cemetery, Cranesville. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family Services, 877 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208 in memory of Mr. Harry Finkle. A period of mourning will be observed at the home of Andrea and Neal Packer, 20 Covington Court, Niskayuna. 
 

Yedda Epstein Frisch 
Yedda Epstein Frisch, 91, of Gloversville, died Monday, Nov. 12, at Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington, Fla. 

She was born on June 16, 1910, in Gloversville, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Niegelberg. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School and a resident of Gloversville at the time of her death.

She was a member of Knesseth Israel Synagogue.

She is survived by one sister, Rose Herwood of Green Acres, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, David Epstein. Later she married David L. Frisch, who died June 28, 1999.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Knesseth Israel Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to United Jewish Appeal. Arrangements are by Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. 
 

Helen Hoyt  
Mrs. Helen M. Hoyt, 71, of Miller Street, Johnstown, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, after a brief illness.

She was born on Oct. 17, 1930, in Gloversville, the daughter of Francis and Nettie McDougall Herrick.

Mrs. Hoyt worked for many years at Breton Industries and Esquire Novelty Corp., both of Amsterdam. Most recently, she was employed with the Senior Citizens Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County.

She was a member of Fremont Street United Methodist Church and Johnstown Women of the Moose.

Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Hoyt Sr., whom she married on Aug. 30, 1947; four sons, Robert D. Hoyt and Leo J. Hoyt, both of Amsterdam, Ronald E. Hoyt of Albany and Richard A. Hoyt of Johnstown; four daughters, Judith A. Pettit of Colonie, Karen S. Shutts of Georgia, Jean M. Rote of Perth and Tami L. Hill of Gloversville; two sisters, Hilda Arnold of Seattle, Wash., and Ruthie Deere of Mayfield; one brother, Marvin Herrick of Johnstown; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by one son, Francis C. Hoyt, who died in 1977; and one daughter, Linda L. Pickney, who died in 1995.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Fremont Street United Methodist Church, 17 Fremont St., Gloversville. The Rev. Wayne E. Jones Sr. will officiate. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to American Diabetes Association, New York State Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160. 
 

Olive Sage  
Olive Shurter Sage, 85, of Upper Samsonville Road, died Monday at her home.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1915, in Samsonville, the daughter of the late Jessie and Anna Traver Shurter. 

Mrs. Sage was a member of Samsonville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Rodney Sage of Samsonville; a stepson, Richard Sage of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother, Lawrence Shurter of West Shokan; two granddaughters, Julie and Jenny Sage; and a niece, Racine Shurter. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Claude O. Sage, on Feb. 1, 1988.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 Forty-Second St., Kerhonkson. The Rev. Yani Yoo will officiate. Burial will take place in Palentown Cemetery.
 


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