Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Lorraine Johnson
September 14, 1996

Mrs. Lorraine Raes Johnson, 78, of the New Amsterdam Apartments, died Saturday afternoon at the Albany Medical Center following a short illness.

Born March 23, 1918, in Schenectady, she was the daughter of Joseph and Florence Welton Raes. Mrs. Johnson resided there until 1938, when she moved to Amsterdam.

She graduated from the Amsterdam School of Practical Nursing in 1968. Mrs. Johnson was employed as a licensed practical nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, retiring several years ago.

She attended the United Methodist Church in Amsterdam.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Hi-Lo Senior Citizens group of the New Amsterdam High Rise Apartments and was also active in the daily social and civic affairs of the apartments. She was also a former member of Art-Wel Chapter No. 208, Order of the Eastern Star.

She was married to Leon Johnson. He died in December of 1995.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by a son, William Johnson of Amsterdam; two daughters, Jacqueline Pulsifer of Orange Park, Fla., and Patricia Mooney of Galway; two sisters, Eleanor DeNure Clevenger of Broadalbin, and Leola Trevett of Fort Myers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation was at the Parkview Crematory in Schenectady. A memorial service will be conducted at a date and time to be announced. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation of St. Mary's Hospital, 427 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.

Arrangements are by the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.
 

Kenneth Pryme
September 14, 1996

Kenneth E. Pryme, 79, of Route 29, St. Johnsville, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.

Born Aug. 19, 1917, in St. Johnsville, he was the son of Lester Edgar and Nellie Fredericks Pryme. He was educated in St. Johnsville schools and was a lifelong resident of the St. Johnsville area.

Mr. Pryme was a World War II Army veteran, enlisting on April 3, 1941, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 29, 1945. While serving our country he received the American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Pryme was last employed for the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School. At one time, he was employed as a truck driver of Kasson and Keller Manufacturing in Fonda.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Mr. Pryme was a charter member of Stratford Beagle Club and also was an avid sportsman.

He was married to the late Bertha F. Danielski.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth A. Pryme of St. Johnsville; a daughter, Bonnie Smith of Ilion; a sister, Margaret Brundage of St. Johnsville; three grandchildren, Randy and Kevin Smith and Michelle Homkey and six great-grandchildren and a special friend, Mildred Stack of Oppenheim; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was pre-deceased by an infant son, Ronald Pryme.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville.

Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.

Calling hours will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or to Oppenheim Volunteer Fire Department.
 

Clara Hogabone
September 16, 1996

Clara Bell Hogabone, 69, a former resident of Amsterdam, died Monday morning at the Green Manor Nursing Home in Ghent., after being a resident there since May.

Born May 26, 1927, in Charleston Four Corners, she was the daughter of Frank and Esulia Gordon Rhinehart. She attended schools in the Charleston Four Corners area.

Mrs. Hogabone was a homemaker.

She had lived in Amsterdam since 1948. She was of the Protestant faith.

She married William Hogabone on July 12, 1942. He died July 25, 1980.

Mrs. Hogabone is survived by three sons, Carl Hogabone, Lester Hogabone and Richard Hogabone, all of Amsterdam; two daughters, Joann Uhlinger of Broadalbin and Susan McNamara of Amsterdam; two brothers, John Rhinehart of Charleston Four Corners and Peter Rhinehart of Herkimer; two sisters, Estele Fish of Charleston Four Corners and Etta Brice of Dolgeville; five grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the convenience of the family at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., with the Rev. Robert E. Doxey officiating.

Burial will be in Sloansville Valley Cemetery, Sloansville.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
 

Dorothy Green
September 16, 1996

Dorothy J. Green, 65, of Riverview Road, Niskayuna, died Monday at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.

Born in Scotia, Mrs. Green was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Green was employed as a keypunch operator for 25 years at the New York State Department of Labor in Albany. She retired in 1987.

She was a communicant of the Niskayuna Reformed Church and a member of its Stephen Ministries.

She was also a former Cub Scout den mother for her church's troop and a member of the Niskayuna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

Her husband of 45 years, Francis Green, died earlier this year.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Green of Niskayuna and Eric Green of Niskayuna; two daughters, Gayle Whinnery of Niskayuna and Janet Hermance of Gloversville; a sister, Barbara Cranston of Scotia; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Niskayuna Reformed Church.

Burial will be in Memory's Garden in Colonie.

A calling hour will be conducted prior to the service in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements are by the White Funeral Home, Scotia.
 

Kathleen Webb
September 15, 1996

Kathleen G. Webb, 92, of Wilkes Avenue, Amsterdam, died Sunday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1903, in Tyrone Pa., she was the daughter of William and Mary Mahoney McCahan.

Mrs. Webb was a graduate of St. Mary's Institute.

She was employed by Fownes Brothers Inc.

Mrs. Webb was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and was a member of its Rosary Society and Senior Citizens Group and the former S.M.I. Social Club of which she was a charter member.

She was married to Edward Webb in March of 1925.

Survivors, including her husband, are a daughter, Millicent A. Miskinis of Lee, Mass.; a sister, Dorothy Ehmer of Amsterdam; four grandsons; one granddaughter; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Rose Webb.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Riley Mortuary Inc., 110 Division St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.

Calling hours will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Development Fund, 156 E. Main St., Amsterdam.
 

Vernon Yennard
September 14, 1996

Vernon F. Yennard, 69, of Mountain Road, Mayfield, died Saturday at home after a long illness.

Born and educated in Speculator, Mr. Yennard was a lifelong area resident.

He served with the Army in Italy during World War II.

Mr. Yennard previously had worked for the Yennard Lumber Co. in Edinburg, Coleco Industries, Wadsworth Logging Co. in Edinburg, and the Stuart Logging Co. in Wells, until retiring.

He was a member of the American Legion Post in Northville.

He married Darla Blowers Yennard on April 13, 1991.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Todd Yennard of Florida and Christopher Yennard of Mayfield; a step-daughter, Darcy Blowers of Mayfield; a brother, Adlore Yennard of Caroga Lake; three sisters, Mulvina and Mary Russell, both of Bakers Mills, and Ellen Russell of Mayfield; and five grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville.

Burial will be in King Cemetery, Northampton.

Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville.
 

George Thayer
September 16, 1996

George W. Thayer, 58, of Route 162, Sprakers died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a brief illness.

Born Nov. 11, 1937, in Binghamton, he was the son of Carleton and Genevieve Boyce Thayer. He was educated in Edmeston Schools.

Mr. Thayer was of the Christian faith.

He had resided in Sprakers since 1968 moving from Hartwick.

Mr. Thayer was a truck driver for more than 28 years, driving a tractor trailer for the Green Trucking Co. in Amsterdam, and later for Carmen Trucking in Albany for seven years. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He married Arlene Shepard Thayer on Aug. 22, 1958.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons, David Thayer of Ilion; John Thayer of Sprakers; Brian Thayer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and George Thayer of Fultonville; one daughter, Katheryn Prall of Rural Grove; one brother, Ernest Thayer of Conyers, Ga.; one sister, Ruth McGeough of Clifton Park; 11 grandchildren; one nephew, four nieces; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home Inc., 15 Main St., Fultonville, with the Rev. John Mitchell Sr., pastor of Rural Grove Christian Church, officiating.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will take place in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rural Grove Fire Department, Sprakers.
 

Deborah Karwan
September 15, 1996

Deborah J. Karwan, 47, of Nettleton Avenue, Haverhill, Mass., died Sunday at Hale Hospital.

Mrs. Karwan was born in Haverhill and was educated in Haverhill schools, graduating in 1967 from Haverhill High School. In 1969, she graduated from Northern Essex Community College. Later, she graduated from Wheaton College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English composition with a minor in art.

Mrs. Karwan began her career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Employment and Training in 1973. She spent many years in the Haverhill and Lawrence offices before being transferred to the Boston office where she became an administrative law judge. In that office, she also taught and trained.

At one time, many years ago, she was employed at Arlington Trust in Central Plaza in Haverhill.

Mrs. Karwan is survived by her husband, Richard E. Karwan, formerly of Amsterdam; her mother, Dorothy E. (Allard) County of Haverhill; an aunt, and several cousins.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington St., Haverhill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, Mass. or to the Tufts Veterinarian Hospital Development Office, 200 Westborough Road, Grafton, Mass. 01519.
 

Herbert Mayne
September 17, 1996

Herbert F. Mayne Sr., of Kump Road, Wright, died Tuesday at Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County in Cobleskill.

Born and educated in Heuvelton, St. Lawrence County, Mr. Mayne received his bachelor's and master's degrees from St. Lawrence University.

He was a school teacher and later the principal of George Jr. Republic School in Freeville, Tompkins County.

Mr. Mayne also served with the U.S. Army for five years and for 22 years, in the Army Reserves, retiring as a major.

In 1947, he began a career with the New York State Department of Education, Albany, retiring in 1976 as supervisor of continuing education.

Mr. Mayne served as Wright town supervisor in 1978 and 1979.

He was a member of American Legion Post 1261 in Schoharie; and was a charter member of the Town of Wright Lions Club and the Scho-Wright Ambulance Service.

Mr. Mayne was a member and elder of the Carlisle Presbyterian Church and also served as elder of the Presbyterian Church USA.

He married Edna "Peg" Mayne on Aug. 15, 1945.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Deborah Brandau of Gloversville; a son, the Rev. Herbert F. Mayne Jr. of Carlisle; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service of thanksgiving to God for his life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Carlisle Presbyterian Church, Route 20, Carlisle.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Carlisle or Esperance Presbyterian Churches, in care of Carlisle Treasurer, Doris Leverett, Box 99, Carlisle.

Arrangements are by the Langan Funeral Home, Schoharie and Central Bridge.
 

Norman Colburn
September 16, 1996

Norman D. Colburn, 81, formerly of Humphrey Road, Glen, died Monday at the Montgomery County Infirmary after a long illness.

Born July 5, 1915, in Easton, Pa., he was the son of Norman and Jennie Franklin Colburn. He attended schools in Easton and was graduate of Lafayette College of Easton with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He worked for the Baker Chemical Co. of Philipsburgh, N.J., then enlisted in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge he worked for Stange Co. in Chicago, Ill., and also for the Lawrence Livermore Atomic Research Laboratory at the University of California at Berkley. He retired in 1971 and settled in the Town of Glen.

He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

There are no known survivors.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Fonda.

There will no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
 

Girard Cuyler
September 17, 1996

Girard Cuyler, 59, of South Pawling Street, Hagaman, died Tuesday afternoon at his home. 

Born Nov. 21, 1936, in Amsterdam, he was the son of Louis and Bella VanderSluys Cuyler. Mr. Cuyler was a lifelong resident of Hagaman.

He was lastly employed as a maintenance worker at Wood and Hyde Leather Co. in Hagaman.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Cuyler is survived by three brothers, Dennis Cuyler, Gary Cuyler and Steve Nichols, all of Hagaman and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation will take place in Parkview Crematory in Schenectady.

There are no funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hagaman Youth Commission.

Arrangements are by the Betz Funeral Home Inc, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam.
 

Antoinette Auriemma
September 18, 1996

Mrs. Antoinette Auriemma, 91, of Poplar Road, Amsterdam, died today at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born June 13, 1905, she was the daughter of Angelo and Vincenza DiCaprio. She attended Amsterdam schools and was a lifelong resident of the Amsterdam area. 

Mrs. Auriemma was employed as a spinner for the former Mohawk Carpet Mills until retiring in the mid-1950s. She assisted her husband in the family agriculture business for several years after her retirement.

Mrs. Auriemma was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. She was also a past member of the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She married Joseph S. Auriemma on Aug. 16, 1924. He died March 17, 1970.

Mrs. Auriemma is survived by two sons, Ralph J. Auriemma of Mayfield and Nicholas Auriemma of Amsterdam; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Auriemma was predeceased by her daughter, Marion Sala, in 1990.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam, followed at 9:15 by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael's Church. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam or to the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department.


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