Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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January 15, 2001 
 
 

Dorothy Anne DeLaurie Edson 
Mrs. Dorothy Anne DeLaurie Edson, 66, of Phoenix, Ariz., a native of Gloversville, died Jan. 5 in Ames, Iowa.

She was born on May 25, 1934 in Gloversville, the daughter of Lawrence and Emmeline DeLaurie. Mrs. Edson lived in Phoenix, Ariz. for 15 years; Utica; Misawa, Japan, Jacksonville, Fla. and Guam. She graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing, Amsterdam.

She was employed as a registered nurse at Hope Haven Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, retiring in 1980.

Mrs. Edson served as a board member of Awautukee Recreation Center; a volunteer for the American Red Cross; a hospital volunteer at Guam Memorial Hospital; a volunteer school nurse at Misawa Air Force Base, and a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Phoenix.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Edson, whom she married on Aug. 25, 1956; one daughter, Laurie Ertz of Ames, Iowa; one son, Clyde T. Edson of Apopka, Fla.; one brother, Larry DeLaurie of Ballston Spa; one sister, Janis Vietri of Gloversville; and six grandchildren.

A service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Phoenix, Ariz. Cremation took place at Valley of the Sun Memorial Park, Chandler, Ariz. Arrangements are by Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, Iowa. 
 
 
 
 

Ursula S. Brownell  
Mrs. Ursula S. Brownell, 84, died Saturday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, Gloversville after a long illness.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1916 in Goshen, Vt., the daughter of Marcel and Elizabeth Swenor. 

She was employed as an inspector at the former MCA Records, Gloversville, retiring in 1980.

Mrs. Brownell was a member of Mayfield Center Community Church; Gloversville Eagles; Mayfield Senior Citizens, and Mayfield Grange.

Survivors include two daughters, Ramona Cole of Gloversville and Pearl Williams of Northville; two sons, Daniel Brownell of Edinburg and Donald Brownell of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Valida Merriman of Stafford Springs, Conn.; one brother, Glenn Swenor of Florida; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

On Aug. 20, 1937, she married Isaac Brownell, who died on July 13, 1968. She also was predeceased by one daughter, Elizabeth La Vada, who died in May 1990.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Earl Johnson, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Johnstown, will officiate. Spring burial will take place in Perth Cemetery. 
 
 
 
 

Jennifer Vosteen Finegan 
Mrs. Jennifer Vosteen Finegan, 25, of Johnstown, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, after a long illness. 

She was born on May 27, 1975 in Gloversville, the daughter of Paul and Linda Cunniff Vosteen. Mrs. Finegan was a 1993 graduate of Johnstown schools, a drum major for the Johnstown High School Marching Band and a member of the concert band. She attended Schenectady County Community College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

She was employed as a supervisor for Friendly Restaurant, Rotterdam Mall, and Johnstown. 

Mrs. Finegan was a member of Johnstown Reformed Church, its choir and youth fellowship and was an assistant instructor for Sunday School.

She also danced with Carol's Cameos, Gloversville.

Survivors include her husband, Ryan Finegan, whom she married on Sept. 12, 1998; one daughter, Morgan Delaney Finegan; her parents of Johnstown; one brother, Jeffrey Auspelmyer of Amsterdam; one sister, Kimberly Kirk of Gloversville; paternal grandmother, Marie Pedrick of Johnstown; maternal step-grandmother, Sylvia Cunniff of Kissimmee, Fla.; nieces; nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnstown Reformed Church. The Rev. Jack Millard, pastor, will officiate. Burial will take place in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. 
 
 
 
 

Mary Garfinkle  
Mrs. Mary Garfinkle, 92, of Albany, a former resident of Gloversville, died Friday at home.

She was born in Brooklyn, where she attended schools and taught elocution. 

She lived in Gloversville for many years, spent several years in California and had been an Albany resident for 42 years. 

She owned her own glove embroidery business in Gloversville until 1951. She later was employed as a buyer and saleslady for the former John G. Myers Store, Albany. She worked for 30 years out of her home aiding cancer patients who were in need of prosthesis. 

Mrs. Garfinkle was a member of Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany.

Survivors include one son, Edmond Garfinkle of Bennington, N.H.; one sister, Annette Steinbert of Boca Raton, Fla.; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Mac Garfinkle, who died in 1983.

A calling hour will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Levine Memorial Chapel, Albany. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Beth Emeth Cemetery, Loudonville, Albany County. 
 
 
 
 

Albert P. Jensen  
Mr. Albert P. Jensen, 83, of the town of Northampton, died Sunday at home after a long illness.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1917 in Springfield Garden, Long Island, the son of Albert and Ellen Pettersen Jensen Sr. Mr. Jensen had been a resident of Northampton for 54 years.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He was employed as a union bricklayer for Local Union 2, Albany, retiring in 1980.

Survivors include his wife, the former, Evelyn Frasier, whom he married on March 28, 1942; four sons, Daryl Jensen Edinburg, Owen Jensen of the town of Northampton, Daniel Jensen of Amsterdam and Russell Jensen of Northville; three daughters, Gloria Fulmer of Northville, Charlotte Walter of Mayfield and Susan Knapp of Arkansas; three sisters, Margaret Peleck and Edna Ovary, both of Northville, and Caroline Finn of Clifton Park; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased by two daughters, Nancy Jensen and Janette Jensen; one brother, Arthur Jensen; and one sister, Alvilde Mjaatvedt.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St. A service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Edinburg Cemetery in the spring. 
 
 
 
 

Louis P. Perna Jr.  
Mr. Louis P. Perna Jr., 71, of Gloversville, died Sunday at Nathan Littauer Hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday, after a short illness.

He was born on July 17, 1929 in Gloversville, the son of Louis and Mary Perella Perna Sr. Mr. Perna was a graduate of Gloversville High School and a lifelong area resident.

He was employed as an electrical technician for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Gloversville.

Mr. Perna was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. 

Survivors include six brothers, Patrick Perna, Fred Perna and Raymond Perna, all of Gloversville, Donald Perna of Ilion, Herkimer County, Robert Perna of Latham and David Perna of Amsterdam; four sisters, Terri Piazza of Troy, Congenti Putnam of Gloversville, Virginia Perna of South Glens Falls, Saratoga County, and Linda Cook of Round Rock, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased by one sister, Adora Ort; and one brother, Richard Perna.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. At 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. David L. Tressic, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, in the spring. 
 
 
 
 

Helen Sandford Tanner 
Mrs. Helen Sandford Tanner, 94, of Gloversville, a former Fulton County court clerk, died Sunday in Wells after a long illness. 

She was born on Oct. 23, 1906 in Gloversville, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Hayden Little. Mrs. Tanner was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph's High School in Buffalo. 

She was employed as a county clerk for Fulton County, retiring in 1974. Mrs. Tanner was the first female county clerk in the state. 

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and past president of both the Sur-Optimists of Fulton County and the Business and Professional Women of Gloversville. 

Mrs. Tanner was a past president of the New York State County Officers Association. 

Survivors include one son, Edward D. Sandford of Evansville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Herbert Sandford, who died in 1957; her second husband, Clayton Tanner, who died in 1984; one son, Joseph H. Sandford; and one brother, Daniel Little Jr.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave. Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David L. Tressic as celebrant, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will take place in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. 
 
 
 
 

Mildred Snyder Teeple 
Mildred Snyder Teeple, 99, of Deerfield, Ill., a former resident of Gloversville, died Saturday in Deerfield at her granddaughter's home. 

She was a resident of Gloversville for nearly 60 years until moving to Deerfield in August 1998.

Mrs. Teeple was born on Dec. 2, 1901 in the Montgomery County town of Charleston to Ambrose A. and Roseabelle Snyder.

She attended the Logtown School in the town of Glen. She worked in the Fultonville Silk Mill, and was later employed by H. Willard Glove Co. and Bachner Glove Co.in Gloversville, until she retired in 1974.

She was predeceased by her son, Donald Teeple, who died in 1955. She was also predeceased by three brothers, Spencer, Seeley and Fred Snyder, and three sisters, Jennie Snyder, Margaret Keller Bronk and Bertha Anderson.

She is survived by one granddaughter, one grandson, two great grandchildren, one great, great grandson, two nieces and a nephew.

She was a member of the North Main Street Methodist Church in Gloversville.

Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Burial will take place in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. 



January 16, 2001 
 
 

Louise 'Granny' A. Bettine 
Louise "Granny" A. Bettine, 81, of Amsterdam, died Friday shortly after arriving at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after being stricken while driving her car.

She was born on Aug. 2, 1919, in Herkimer, the daughter of Edward and Edna Tryon Klein. She was a graduate of Amsterdam School of Nursing and a graduate of Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

She was employed as a registered nurse, first at Amsterdam City Hospital and later at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital for more than 40 years in intensive care and later as head nurse of the second floor at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, Amsterdam. She retired in 1996. She then worked part time at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility and Arkell Hall, Canajoharie.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Post 39, James T. Bergen Auxiliary, Fulton-Montgomery Community College Alumni Association, Tryon Doll Club, Johnstown and Port Jackson Seniors.

She was an emergency medical technician volunteer for Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps for a number of years.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond E. Olyer and James Olyer, both of Amsterdam; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, where a legacy candle ceremony will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. William E. Siiss, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, will officiate. Cremation will take at Vale Crematory, Schenectady. 
 
 
 
 

Frances J. Brunco  
Mrs. Frances J. Brunco, 85, formerly of Gloversville, died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1915, in Gloversville, the daughter of Frank and Anna Trippoda DiMarco. Mrs. Brunco was a lifelong area resident.

She was a glove maker at Conroy Gloves in Johnstown and retired several years ago.

Mrs. Brunco was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church in Gloversville and its Women's Society. 

Survivors include one son, Carmine Brunco of Johnstown; one daughter, Barbara Hillabrandt of Gloversville; one brother, James DiMarco of Gloversville; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

On Nov. 14, 1943, she married Andrew Brunco, who died in 1980. She also was predeceased by one daughter, Concetta Walsh; five brothers, Michael DiMarco Sr., Joseph DiMarco, Alexander DiMarco, Anthony DiMarco and George DiMarco; and five sisters, Rose Sanges, Jennie Lauria, Marry Berry, Unice Guiffre and Josephine Keefe.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Amico Funeral Home, 150 S. Main St., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. At 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor, will officiate. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown in the spring. 
 
 
 
 

Fay 'Giff' Gifford  
Mr. Fay "Giff" Gifford, 81, of Scotia, died Monday at Ellis Hospital, Amsterdam, after a long illness.

He was born in Cranberry Creek and was a life long area resident. Mr. Gifford graduated from Gloversville High School in 1938 and was also a graduate of the Gazette Printing Program. 

He worked for the Schenectady Gazette as a lino type operator for 28 years and retired in 1982. Before being employed at the Gazette, he had worked at The Leader-Herald. Mr. Gifford was an Army veteran of WWII and was an aircraft mechanic for the Air Corps and was a staff sergeant. He received an American Campaign medal, a good conduct medal and a WWII Victory medal.

He was also a member of the Le Guys and Girls Bowling League, Gazette Bowling League, a 25-year member of the International Typographical Union, a member of the Galway Lake Association and a member of the First Reformed Church of Scotia.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Eleanor Vermilyea Gifford; one son, Major John Gifford of Fort Hood, Texas; four daughters, Bonnie Spohn of Virginia Beach, Va., Marilyn Briggs of Scotia, Lenora Evans of Gloversville, Betsy Bates of Voorheesville; one sister, Helena Bona of Gloversville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A calling hour will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave, Scotia. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Scotia. 
 
 
 
 

Norman W. Hammond  
Mr. Norman W. Hammond, 78, of the town of Charleston, died Saturday at Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County after a long illness.

He was born on May 15, 1922, in Northumberland, Saratoga County, the son of Frederick and Anna Deming Hammond. Mr. Hammond was educated at Schuylerville schools, Saratoga County. He previously lived in Schenectady and had been a resident of Charleston since 1977.

He served in the Army as a sergeant for 12 years during World War II and the Korean War.

He previously worked as an auto body and paint technician for various area Chevrolet dealerships. He was employed by U.S. Postal Service in Albany and retired in 1987.

Mr. Hammond was a life member of Disabled American Veterans in Amsterdam.

Survivors include his wife, the former Edna Mitchell, whom he married on July 12, 1953; one daughter, Ethelann Morehouse of Charleston; two sons, William F. Hammond and Clay D. Hammond, both of Charleston; one sister, Alice Dake of Mount Dora, Fla.; two brothers, Glen Hammond of Porter Corners, Saratoga County, and Donald Hammond of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one step-grandson.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie. A service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth Dingman, pastor of St. James Lutheran Church, Fort Plain, will officiate. Burial will take place at Christian Church Cemetery, Charleston Four Corners in the spring. 
 
 
 
 

Leo J. Kapcewicz  
Mr. Leo J. Kapcewicz of Amsterdam, died Sunday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Amsterdam, the son of Simon and Anella Kibert Kapcewicz. Mr. Kapcewicz attended area schools and was a lifelong area resident.

He served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific. 

He was employed as a mechanic for New York Central Railroad until he retired. 

Mr. Kapcewicz was a communicant of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church and a member of John J. Wyszomirski Post 701, American Legion, both of Amsterdam. 

He is survived by one sister, Mary Schotts of Amsterdam; nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Casimir's Church, 260 E. Main St., Amsterdam. The Rev. Stanley J. Swierzowski, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place at Saratoga National Veteran's Cemetery, Schuylerville, Saratoga County. Arrangements are by Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Amsterdam. 
 
 
 
 

William S. McBean  
Mr. William S. McBean, 77, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Friday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach. 

He was born in Massena, the son of Douglas M. McBean and Etta Barnes McBean Judson. Mr. McBean was a 1942 graduate of Canajoharie High School and attended both Syracuse and Clarkson universities. He previously lived in Speculator and Sprakers. He had resided in North Myrtle Beach for one year. 

He served in the Army during World War II

He was employed for 37 years as a lineman for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. He lived in Speculator for 25 years, where he owned and operated Pleasant Pines Cottages.

Mr. McBean was a member of Spraker's Reformed Church; Wolcott BPOE 1763, Wayne County; and Masonic Lodge 298, Northville. 

He enjoyed extensive traveling and was a member of various recreational vehicle organizations.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eileen Wrobel, whom he married on March 7, 1947; two sons, Stewart D. McBean of Henrietta, Monroe County, and W. Brett McBean of Fulton, Oswego County; one daughter, Nancy VanZetta of Brockport, Monroe County; one brother, Douglas J. McBean of Henrietta; one aunt; and four grandchildren.

Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. James Foster, pastor of Sprakers Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will take place at Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring. 
 
 
 
 

Martha Dorothy Patterson 
Mrs. Martha Dorothy Patterson, 76, of Gloversville, died Monday at Scottsdale Shea Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz., after a short illness.

She was born on March 24, 1924, in Gloversville, the daughter of Frederick A. and Gertrude Kobuskie Arnold Sr. Mrs. Patterson attended Gloversville High School and Gloversville Business School.

She was employed for several years as a secretary at John Hancock Insurance Co. and worked for 25 years at Robison & Smith Inc. She retired in 1986.

Mrs. Patterson was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville, and the Meco Parent Teacher Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan J. Roy of Winter Park, Fla. and Nancy A. O'Donnell of Scottsdale; four sisters, Eleanor Brownell of Johnstown, Marie Wilson of Gloversville, Barbara Adams of Darien, Conn. and Elizabeth Hughes of Mayfield; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

On June 24, 1944, she married Carlton Patterson, who died March 3, 1987. She also was predeceased by two brothers, Richard J. Arnold and Frederick A. Arnold Jr.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. At 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. The Rev. David L. Tressic, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. 
 
 
 
 

Ruth S. Roots  
Mrs. Ruth S. Roots, 93, of Amsterdam, died Sunday at Mount Loretto Nursing Home, Amsterdam, where she had been a resident for the past week.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1907, in Amsterdam, the daughter of Harry C. and Lilly Orenduff Selby. She attended area schools and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Roots was a member of United Methodist Church, Amsterdam.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

On June 11, 1936, she married James P. Roots, who died June 15, 1977. She was also predeceased by one son, James R. Roots, who died March 21, 1958; and two sisters, Hazel C. Daniels and Edna Selby.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert W. Smith, will officiate. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam. 
 
 
 
 

Davis W. Vokins  
Davis W. Vokins, 76, of County Highway 51, Oppenheim, died Sunday at home.

Born in Schenectady, Mr. Vokins was educated in Alplaus schools. He lived in the town of Oppenheim since 1966.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Vokins was last employed at the Vokins Family Farm. He was a member of the Farm Bureau.

He was a member of the Methodist Church in Scotia.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Jensen Vokins, whom he married April 6, 1947; a son, Davis W. Vokins Jr. of St. Johnsville; three daughters, Sandra Mosenthin and Cindy Vokins, both of St. Johnsville, and Linda Desmond of Ilion; a brother, George Vokins of Florida; a sister, Hazel Fox of Ballston Lake; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Calling hours are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Enea Funeral Home, 24 West Monroe St., Little Falls. The funeral service is at 3 p.m., following the calling hours at the funeral home. 
 
 
 
 

Mildred Snyder Teeple 
Mildred Snyder Teeple, 99, of Deerfield, Ill., a former resident of Gloversville, died Saturday in Deerfield at her granddaughter's home. 

She was a resident of Gloversville for nearly 60 years until moving to Deerfield in August 1998.

She was born on Dec. 2, 1901 in the Montgomery County town of Charleston to Ambrose A. and Roseabelle Snyder.

She attended the Logtown School in the town of Glen. She worked in the Fultonville Silk Mill, and was later employed by H. Willard Glove Co. and Bachner Glove Co.in Gloversville, until she retired in 1974.

She was predeceased by her son, Donald Teeple, who died in 1955. She was also predeceased by three brothers, Spencer, Seeley and Fred Snyder, and three sisters, Jennie Snyder, Margaret Keller Bronk and Bertha Anderson.

She is survived by one granddaughter, one grandson, two great grandchildren, one great, great grandson, two nieces and a nephew.

She was a member of the North Main Street Methodist Church, Gloversville.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Burial will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. 
 
 
 
 

Helen P. Zabawczuk  
Helen P. Zabawczuk LaFountain, 70, of 309 Nine Mile Tree Road, Mayfield, died Monday at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, following a long illness.

She was born June 7, 1930, in the town of Providence to Nicholas and Pauline Zabawczuk.

She resided in the town of Mayfield most of her life. 

She married Robert E. LaFountain on Sept. 29, 1962.

Survivors include her husband, Robert of Mayfield; three sons, Roy W. Sweet and Jerry M. Pepper of Mayfield and Kenneth Sweet of Northville; three daughters, Pauline Burton of Mayfield, Sandra Carroll of Northville and Trina Fountain of Gloversville; two brothers, Edward Zabawczuk of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and John Zabawczuk of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is pre-deceased by a brother, William Zabawczuk, and two sisters, Jean Brown and Mary Johnson.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St., Broadalbin. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Herbert Johnson officiating.

Burial is in Broadalbin Union Rural Cemetery, Broadalbin.


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