Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996
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October 3, 1996
Adolph Jasper of Gay Lane, Amsterdam, died Thursday morning at the Mount Loretto Nursing Home following a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Jasper moved to Lodi, N.J., as a young boy and was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School.
He had lived in Amsterdam since he returned at age 18.
During World War II, Mr. Jasper served in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of sergeant. He served with the 85th Infantry Division in the North African and Italian campaigns. He participated in the liberation of Rome and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds incurred in that action.
For many years, he was a production controller at the Watervliet Arsenal before retiring in 1973.
Mr. Jasper was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society and the St. Mary's Seniors group. He was also a member of St. Matthew's Church of Lake Worth, Fla.
He was also a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Amsterdam Council 209, the Msgr. William A. Browne Assembly 4th Degree and the Color Corps. Mr. Jasper was also a member of the Elks Lodge 101, FVW Post 55, and a lifelong member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 118, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 100, a member of Club 60 of St. Mary's Hospital, the General Electric Athletic Association, AARP, the Polish-American Veterans, the United States Infantry Association and the Polar Bear Association of World War II.
He married Eleanor Ceil Jasper on Oct. 6, 1946.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one nephew.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral
Alfred J. Pastalaniec, 73, of Mathias Avenue, Amsterdam, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born May 17, 1923, he was the son of Andrew and Nellie Muciek Pastalaniec. He was a lifelong area resident and was educated in local schools.
Mr. Pastalaniec was employed by the Watervliet Arsenal as a quality control inspector until retiring in 1983.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 701 and also a member of the General Electric Athletic Association. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.
He married Dorothy W. Pottynski on April 10, 1944.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Daniel D. Pastalaniec of Houston, Texas; a sister, Isabel F. Pastalaniec of Amsterdam; two grandsons, David Pastalaniec of Galveston, Texas, and Joseph Pastalaniec of Austin, Texas; a granddaughter, Joanne Pastalaniec of Houston, Texas, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus School Foundation, St. Stanislaus Church Foundation, or to the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet Retirement Fund, 386 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, 12110-4799.
Arrangements are by the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place,
Preston O'Dell, 71, of 170 South Road, Germantown, died Wednesday at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.
Born Sept. 12, 1925, in Gloversville, he was the son of Preston and Helen McClary O'Dell Sr.
He resided in Gloversville most of his life and lived for seven years at the FDR Montrose Veterans Hospital in Montrose, and the last three years, in Germantown.
Mr. O'Dell was educated in Gloversville schools.
He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 when he was injured in Germany.
Mr. O'Dell was employed as a laborer with the Winig Slipper Co. in Gloversville for several years. He was also a dispatcher at several area trucking firms. He retired several years ago.
Mr. O'Dell is survived by his aunts, Esther Arminio of Fultonville and Lillian Randall of Gloversville; two uncles, Charles McClary Sr., of Amsterdam and Charles "Gus" Vozekas of Gloversville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, officiating.
Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville.
Henry R. Szurek, 59, of Watt Street, Schenectady, died Sept. 25 at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Szurek lived in Schenectady since 1990.
From 1959 to 1972, he served in the U.S. Air Force.
For the past six years, Mr. Szurek was a Capital Region sales representative for Consolidated Cigar Co. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
There are no known survivors.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Gleason Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Concetta Colasanti, 86, formerly of Johnstown, died Wednesday at the Shoop Adult Home after a long illness.
Born in Graniti, Sicily, Mrs. Colasanti was a coat maker for the Tryon Sportswear Co.
Mrs. Colasanti was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Survivors include a son, James Colasanti Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue Foster Program,
P.O. Box 77393, Greensboro, N.C., 27417-7343.
Miss Mary E. Coons, 72, of the Glendale Home, Glenville, died Thursday after a long illness.
Born and educated in Schenectady, Miss Coons was a lifelong area resident.
She was a cleaning technician in the area for several years.
Survivors include a sister, Leona Matthews of Scotia; and a brother, Leonard Sikorski of Amsterdam.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lasak Funeral Home, 176 Sacandaga Road, Scotia. Burial will be in Park View Cemetery, Schenectady.
Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Mary H. Soltys, 87, of 69 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, died this morning at St. Mary's Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Johnson-Lindsay
Home 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam.
Anthony Picciocca, 77, of Division Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday afternoon at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility following a long illness.
Born Dec. 21, 1918, in Amsterdam, he was the son of Stephen and Angelina Colucci Picciocca. He was a lifelong resident.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Picciocca was first employed as a weaver and supervisor by Mohasco Industries in Amsterdam for 32 years. He was later employed as a sheetmetal worker in the Large Generator Motors Division of the General Electric Co. in Schenectady, retiring in 1980.
He was a member and past commander of the Frank J. Sirchia Post 32, Amvets.
Mr. Picciocca was of the Roman Catholic faith.
He married Catherine Sirchia on Nov. 14, 1943.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Picciocca and Richard Picciocca, both of Amsterdam; a daughter, Cathy C. Picciocca of Amsterdam; two brothers, Sam Picciocca and John Picciocca, both of Amsterdam; four sisters, Julia Martuscello, Stephanie Masto, and Theresa Bilinski, all of Amsterdam, and Mary DeMeo of Schenectady; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Picciocca was pre-deceased by his sister, Jenny Agresta.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Martha Lorraine Hart, 65, of Front Street, Ballston Spa, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Hart lived in Schenectady for most of her life before recently moving to Ballston Spa.
She was a stock clerk at the Kmart in Glenville for five years. Previously, she worked at the Coleco Corp. for six years.
Mrs. Hart attended First Presbyterian Church of Schenectady.
She was the widow of Melvin Arthur Hart Jr.
Survivors include four sons, Melvin A. Hart III of Amsterdam, Robert E. and Joseph C. Hart, both of Ballston Spa, and Michael Hart of Middlegrove; two daughters, Mary I. Hart and Barbara J. Wright, both of Ballston Spa; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Baxter Funeral Home, 40 N. Brandywine Ave. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ada Parr Mason, 93, of Henrietta Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday at the Mount Loretto Nursing Home.
Born in Amsterdam, Mrs. Mason was a lifelong area resident.
She attended St. Stanislaus School and the city public school system.
Mrs. Mason worked for Yund-Kennedy-Yund and Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co., retiring in 1955.
She also worked at one time as a police matron for the Amsterdam Police Department.
She was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church.
Her husband, James Mason, died in 1969.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Mason of Amsterdam, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday at the Riley Mortuary, 110 Division St. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the nursing home.
William Howard Brooks, 82, of Bisbee, Ariz., died unexpectedly Sept. 28.
He was born in Hagaman July 1, 1914, the son of William Henry and Daisy Brown Brooks. While in the area he owned and operated a dairy farm.
In 1957, Mr. Brooks and his family moved to Arizona, where he worked for the Fuller Brush Co., Shamrock Milk Co., Greyhound Bus Co. and Singer sales and repair.
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Brooks; a son, Bill Brooks of Bisbee, Ariz.; four daughters, Jean Brooks, Caryl Petty, Cathy Acuna and Cindi Shamp, all of Bisbee; three sisters, Ona Anderson of Bisbee, Winifred Philbrook of Gloversville and Bessie Mole of Avon Park, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Alma Fudger of Bisbee, in 1995.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Bisbee, with the Rev. Mary Flanigan-Croteau officiating.
Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Mary H. Soltys, 87, of 69 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, formerly of Rockton Street, died early Friday morning at St. Mary's Hospital.
Miss Soltys was born Oct. 2, 1909, in Amsterdam, the daughter of Andrew and Tekla Bogdan Soltys. She was educated in Amsterdam schools and was a lifelong resident of Amsterdam.
She was employed by Fownes Brothers & Co. Inc. for 47 years, retiring in 1972. She was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include five nephews, Richard Liszewski of Amsterdam, Edward Liszewski of Syracuse, Robert Liszewski of Syracuse, Walter Liszewski of Tully and Frank Ryder of Madison, Conn.; a niece, Lorraine Friderici of Rockville, Conn.; several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral services are 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Johnson-Lindsay Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church.
Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Home for Elderly Women or
to Hospice of Amsterdam.
Elnora Rapp Crozier, 61, formerly of Rotterdam Junction, died Thursday at the Montgomery County Infirmary after a long illness.
She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles and Mary Rapp, and lived in the capital region for many years.
She was of the protestant faith.
Her husband, Harry B. Crozier, died in 1982. There are no known survivors.
Funeral services are 1:30 a.m. Monday at the Montgomery County Infirmary, 100 Sandy Drive, Amsterdam, with the Rev. Bill Siiss officiating.
Calling hours are 1 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the service.
Interment will be in Woestina Cemetery, Rotterdam Junction.
Arrangements are by the Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St., Schenectady.
Julia Abucewicz of Frederick Street, Amsterdam, died Friday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born in Lipinki, Poland, the daughter of Albert and Mary Ceterski Wozniak. She came to Amsterdam in 1926 and lived here since.
She was employed by Mohawk Carpet Co. Later, she worked at St. Mary's Hospital before retiring in 1971.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and its Rosary Society, and a member of the Polish Union of America Lodge 369.
Survivors include two nephews, Aloysius Sum of Hallandale, Fla., and Stanley Sum of Amsterdam; two nieces, Florence Grabicki of Schenectady and Bernadine Syzdek of Scotia; several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral services are 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church.
Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, during which the Rosary will be recited at 5:15 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church or school
or to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Hazel Kraft, 95, of the St. Johnsville Nursing Home, died there Thursday.
She was born Aug. 12, 1901, in St. Johnsville, the daughter of Milton and Dorn Barker Bolster. She was educated in St. Johnsville schools and was a lifelong resident of the St. Johnsville area.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and its organizations.
Survivors include two sons, Herbert Kraft of St. Johnsville and Leland Kraft of Florida; a daughter, Janet Johnson of Clinton; a brother, Raymond Bolster of Johnstown; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services are Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, St. Johnsville, with the Rev. Dennis Fonkert officiating.
Burial will be in West St. Johnsville Cemetery.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.