Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Carmen Farone
October 1, 1996

Carmen C. Farone, 76, of Johnson Road, Scotia, died Tuesday.

Born in Schenectady, Mr. Farone lived in this area all his life. He operated a used auto parts business for many years. Mr. Farone had been a civil defense worker during World War II.

He is survived by a brother, Patsy Farone Sr. of Scotia; two sisters, Anna DeAngelus of Amsterdam and Mary Potter of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, Scotia, followed by burial in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenridge Road.

Calling hours are from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 

David "Butch" Hojohn
September 29, 1996

David C. Hojohn, 58, of Cambridge, Vt., died Saturday at his home.

Born March 8, 1938, in Amsterdam, he was the son of Raymond and Beulah Sheldon Hojohn.

He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, with three tours of duty in Vietnam, including serving with the Presidential Flight Detachment.

Mr. Hojohn is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Elkins; a son, David R. Hojohn Sr.; two sisters, Patricia Santoro and Audrey Byrk; two brothers, Robert and Thomas; and four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a daughter Jill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt., with interment following in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester, Vt.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

John Slack
September 30, 1996

John B. Slack, 72, of 192 Prospect Ave., Gloversville, died Sunday at his home.

Born Jan. 14, 1924, in Speculator, he was the son of Dexter and Amy Brooks Slack.

He was a 1940 graduate of Wells High School, a 1949 graduate of Union College, Schenectady, where he studied economics, and received his master's degree in education in 1956 from New York State College For Teachers in Albany.

Mr. Slack served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until 1944 during World War II.

He taught American history from 1955 to 1965 at Mayfield Central High School, where he was a guidance counselor until 1969. He was the principal of the high school for 10 years, until 1979. He was also superintendent of the Mayfield Central School District from 1979 until his retirement in 1986. He also directed plays at the high school for several years.

Mr. Slack was a past president of the Alpha Chapter of the Delta Phi Fraternity at Union College. He was a member of the Speculator Lions Club, the School Administrators Association of New York State and past president of the Tri-County Administrators Association.

He married Jane Ellen Lewis on Jan. 27, 1955. She died April 25, 1996.

Mr. Slack is survived by a son, David L. Slack of Canastota; a daughter, Betty J. McKinley of New York; a sister, Mary K. West of Hyde Park; a sister, Dorothy Callan of Stuyvesant; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Walrath & Bushouer Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, with the Rev. R.W. Williams, officiating.

There will be no calling hours. Cremation will be at Parkview Crematory in Schenectady, with final interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Drama Club at Mayfield Central High School.
 

The Rev. Donald Poulin
September 27, 1996

The Rev. Donald J. Poulin, 68, pastor of St. Joachim's Church in Beacon, died Sept. 27 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

Born Aug. 9, 1928, in Victory Mills, he was the son of Herbert and Helen Walsh Poulin.

The Rev. Poulin grew up in Amsterdam and attended St. Mary's Institute. It was while he was in high school at St. Mary's that he became a charter member of St. John LaLande Circle, Columbian Squires, and remained active in the Circle until joining the Knights of Columbus in 1948.

After graduating from St. Mary's in 1946, he attended Union College in Schenectady for a year, and then transferred to Fordham University. He worked as a purchasing agent, first for Bigelow Carpets and then for Doeskin Paper Products.

In September, 1961, he left the secular world and entered St. Philip Neri School for Delayed Vocations in Boston, a one-year course in Latin review. In September of 1962, he entered St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodle, Yonkers, to begin studies for the priesthood in the Archdiocese of New York.

He was active in the Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council No. 445, where he was chaplain, and also Chaplain to the New York State Council since July, 1995; member of the Beacon Clergy Association; member of the Board of Ethics Committee for the City of Beacon; and a member of the board of directors and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Beacon-Fishkill.

He is pre-deceased by two brothers, Alton T. Poulin and Carl T. Poulin.

The Rev. Poulin is survived by three brothers, Richard B. Poulin of Tupper Lake; the Rev. Calvin H. Poulin, S.J., of Nairobi, Kenya; and the Rev. Neil C. Poulin, S.J., Yap, Federated States of Micronesia; one sister, Sister Patricia Poulin, C.S.J., Binghamton; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Holy Eucharist will be offered at 7:30 tonight at St. Joachim's Church, 61 Leonard St., Beacon. A funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday at 10 a.m. with John Cardinal O'Connor as the principal celebrant.

Burial will take place in St. Joachim's Cemetery.
 

Ruth Samek
October 1, 1996

Mrs. Ruth J. Samek, 83, of Frontage Road, Gloversville, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.

Born and educated in Gloversville, Mrs. Samek was a lifelong area resident.

She worked for the Edwards Box Co. for more than 20 years, before retiring.

Mrs. Samek was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Violet Orr of Mayfield; a brother, George Thompson of Gloversville; a grandson; and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville.

Burial will be Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

Alice Burnley
September 3, 1996

Alice V. Burnley, 91, of Venice, Fla., died Sept. 3.

Born Aug. 28, 1905, in the Town of Florida, she lived in Scotch Bush and then in Paoli, Pa., before moving to Florida.

Mrs. Burnley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Amsterdam.

Her husband, S. Kenneth Burnley died in 1993.

Survivors include three nieces, Catherine Francisco of Amsterdam; Elizabeth Lawrence of Broadalbin and Phyllis Palmer of Marcellus and also several great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was conducted at Venice Memorial Gardens, Venice, Fla.

Arrangements were by the Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Venice, Fla.
 

Elizabeth "Teddy" Gaetano
October 1, 1996

Elizabeth Gaetano, 77, formerly of Division Street, Amsterdam, died late Tuesday at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.

Born Aug. 21, 1919, in Hagaman, she was the daughter of Antimo and Elvina Salvione Spagnola. She was educated in Amsterdam and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Gaetano was employed by Amsterdam Glove & Fownes Bros. Gloves Inc. until retiring in 1986.

She was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.

Her husband, Ralph A. Gaetano, whom she married Oct.4, 1942, died June 11, 1992.

Survivors include a son, Ralph A. Gaetano Jr. of Amsterdam; three daughters, Cheryl Craft of Bloomington, Minn.; Susan Naple of Coronado, Calif.; and Gayle Gardner of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Louis Spagnola of Amsterdam; five sisters, Lena Heslan, Pat Cataffo, Evelyn Zumbolo, Olga Cisaretti and Jean Sheckton all of Amsterdam; 11 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Church. Interment will take place in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility or to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.
 

Viola Ingersoll
October 2, 1996

Mrs. L. Viola Ingersoll, 90, of the Hillcrest Spring Nursing Home, Amsterdam, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Ingersoll came to this country in 1926. She studied nursing at the Albany Nursing School and graduated in 1929. She moved to Glen upon her marriage.

Mrs. Ingersoll was a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, retiring in 1976.

She was a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Deborah Glen Study Club.

Mrs. Ingersoll was a member of the Glen Reformed Church.

Her husband, Edward Ingersoll, whom she married June 1, 1935, died in 1962.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Ingersoll of Syracuse and Alex Ingersoll of San Francisco; two daughters, Nancy Ingersoll of New York City and Doris Ingersoll of Fultonville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will take place in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Reformed Church of the Fonda-Fultonville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

Anna Davis
October 2, 1996

Mrs. Anna Dybas Davis, 92, of 511 S. W. 11th Ave., Hallandale, Fla., formerly of Amsterdam, died Wednesday at the Hallandale Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center.

Born July 29, 1904, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kucuiak Dybas. Mrs. Davis attended local schools and was a city resident until moving to Florida in 1978.

Mrs. Davis was employed as a setter for the Mohawk Carpet Mills before retiring.

She was a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church.

Mrs. Davis is also a member of the Polish National Alliance.

Her husband, George Davis, died in 1976.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Doreen Fahlman of China Grove, N.C., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., and at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
 

Helen Buchner
October 2, 1996

Mrs. Helen L. Buchner, 79, of 91 Wesleyan Ave., Amsterdam, died Wednesday at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility.

Born Jan. 7, 1917 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Harold and Bertha Rothen Evenden. She was a lifelong Amsterdam resident.

She graduated in 1935 from the Wilbur H. Lynch High School, and in 1939, she graduated from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.

Mrs. Buchner was a homemaker.

Mrs. Buchner worked at the former Oliver's Jewelry Store in Amsterdam during World War II. She was a member of the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith.

Mrs. Buchner was pre-deceased by a daughter, Patricia Buchner who died in 1958.

She married Lewis L. Buchner on Nov. 30, 1941.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Kathy L. Snyder of Hilton, Monroe County; and four grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betz Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Victor Polito officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

George Cervenka
October 1, 1996

George F. Cervenka, 47, president of the Galway Central School District Board of Education, of Jersey Hill Road, Galway, died Tuesday after being stricken while on business in Houston.

Mr. Cervenka was born in Schenectady. He was a graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

At the time of his death, Mr. Cervenka was president of Northeast Cleaning Service, a commercial cleaning and fire restoration service.

Mr. Cervenka served on the board of the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning Restoration and Certification; was senior vice president of the New England Institute of Restoration and Cleaning; and was a member of the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration.

He served on the board of the West Charlton Cemetery for many years. He was also a member and past president of the Galway Lions Club and served as governor's aide of District 719 Lions Club International.

Mr. Cervenka was a former elder of the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of the Northeastern Association of the Blind, Albany; and the Galway Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Stonka Cervenka; a son, Peter Pesta of Galway; a daughter, Sherry Pesta of Galway; his mother, Helen Cervenka of West Glenville; a sister, Barbara Cervenka of Galway; and a brother, William Cervenka of Hudson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, routes 147 and 67.

Burial will be in West Charlton Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Sacandaga Road, Route 147, Galway Village.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galway Lions Club.


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