Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Eleanor Benson
October 28, 1996

Eleanor S. Benson, 84, of 30 VanWyck St., Gloversville, died Monday at home.

Born Aug. 13, 1912 in Little Falls, she was the daughter of Peter and Agnes Lezniak Slonis. She lived in Gloversville most of her life and attended St. Mary's School in Little Falls.

Mrs. Benson was employed with the NA Taylor Co. in Gloversville for many years.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Mrs. Benson was predeceased by her brother, Walter Slonis, last year.

She married Wallace Ralph Benson on Jan. 22, 1934. He died March 4, 1991.

Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Goodspeed of Spring Hill, Fla.; Joan Ecker of Guilderland; Beverly Sommers of Queensbury; and Sharon Charbonneau of Montreal; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one nephew, and several cousins.

A prayer service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. Cremation will follow at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady, with interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville.

Private visitation will take place at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling hours.

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

Sophie Albrecht
October 29, 1996

Mrs. Sophie Elisabeth Albrecht, 96, of Cobleskill, died Tuesday at Eden Park Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born April 7, 1900 in Bremen, Germany, she was the daughter of Havo and Elisabeth Boelton Krieger. She moved to the United States in 1925.

Prior to moving to Cobleskill, she was a longtime resident of Summit. Mrs. Albrecht operated a farm and also worked as a caregiver.

Her husband, Karl Albrecht, whom she married Oct. 28, 1922, died Nov. 8, 1951.

Survivors include a son, Karl Albrecht II of Sprakers, a daughter, Lieselotte Cooper of Cobleskill; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Services and burial will be private.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 68 Elm St., Cobleskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, Richmondville.
 

Margaret Flanders
October 29, 1996

Margaret Flanders, 83, of 359 Clayhill Road, St. Johnsville, died Tuesday at her home.

Born Jan. 18, 1913 in Oppenheim, she was the daughter of Clarence and Minnie Cromer Mosher. She was educated in St. Johnsville schools and was a lifelong resident of the St. Johnsville area.

Mrs. Flanders was last employed at Palatine Dye in St. Johnsville.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She was married to Everett E. Flanders. He died on June 14, 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth (Betty) Haak of St. Johnsville; a brother, Clyde Mosher of St. Johnsville; a sister, Tina Darling of St. Johnsville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Alfred Mosher.

Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Town of Oppenheim.

There are no calling hours. 

Arrangements are by the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville.
 

Jo Anne Arndt
October 26, 1996

Mrs. Jo Anne Theresa Arndt, 64, formerly of Tribes Hill, died Saturday at the East Lake Care Center in Provo, Utah.

Born Aug. 30, 1932 in Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Mokowich. She resided in Tribes Hill for most of her life, moving to Utah 15 years ago. 

Mrs. Arndt was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She married Bernard Arndt on Sept. 5, 1953. He died in February, 1968.

Mrs. Arndt is survived by four sons, Larry Arndt and Bruce Arndt, both of Amsterdam; Todd Arndt of San Diego, Calif., and John Arndt of Provo, Utah; two daughters, Debbie Allred of Mesa, Ariz., and Amy Arndt of Pleasant Grove, Utah; a sister, Sonia Romano of Tribes Hill; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Mergner Road, Fort Johnson. 

There will be no calling hours. 

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

Nancy Eaker
October 29, 1996

Mrs. Nancy Hazzard Eaker, 77, of West Decker Street, Johnstown, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.

Born Jan. 3, 1919 in the Town of Charleston, she was the daughter of Garfield and Margaret Vosburgh Hazzard. Mrs. Eaker was a graduate of Oak Ridge School in Esperance.

She was a glovemaker for Premier Gloves in Fultonville and also worked at the Johnstown Knitting Co., retiring many years ago.

Mrs. Eaker was of the Protestant faith.

She was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 562 Auxiliary of Fultonville.

Her husband, Burton Eaker, whom she married in 1937, died November of 1944 in World War II.

Survivors include her longtime companion, Andy Beres; two sons, Wayne V. and Ronald E. Hazzard, both of Fultonville; three brothers, Garfield Hazzard of Fonda, Everett Hazzard of Flat Creek and Ward Hazzard of Gloversville; four sisters, Nettie Guyette and Marguarite Lohmyer, both of Amsterdam, Regina Peeler of Fonda and Ella Mae Colby of Fultonville; four grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville. Burial will be in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, 12206 or VFW Auxiliary Post 562 of Fultonville.
 

Violet Lamphear
October 28, 1996

Mrs. Violet V. Lamphear, 92, of Page Street, Speculator, died Monday afternoon at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a short illness.

Born and educated in Speculator, Mrs. Lamphear was a lifelong village resident.

For more than 40 years, she was a chambermaid in various local establishments.

Mrs. Lamphear was a member of Grace Methodist Church.

Her husband, Edward Lamphear, died in 1979.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Lamphear of Speculator and Thomas Lamphear of Mayfield; three daughters, Laura Page of Speculator, Mary Marsh of Fort Johnson and Barbara Thomas of Lake Pleasant; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville. Burial will be in Fish Mountain Cemetery, Lake Pleasant.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

Frank Shirnhofer
October 29, 1996

Frank J. Shirnhofer, 70, of Wind Road, Rexford, died Tuesday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after being stricken at home.

Born in Avalon, Pa., Mr. Shirnhofer moved to Schenectady in 1938 and lived on Curry Road and Foster Avenue before moving to Rexford in 1953. He attended Draper High School.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard aircraft carriers.

Mr. Shirnhofer was a foreman for LASCO Machine and Welding Co. until retiring in 1988. He then worked with his son at Lakeside Builders in Ballston Lake.

He married Dorothy Barry Shirnhofer on July 1, 1951.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four daughters, Sandra McCullough of Mayfield, Debra Papageorge of Millbrook, Bonnie Coulter of Northville and Patricia Rakvica of Annapolis, Md.; a son, Gary A. Shirnhofer of Ballston Lake; two sisters, Ann Shirnhofer of Schenectady and Margaret Wallimann of Melbourne, Fla.; a brother, John Shirnhofer of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, East Glenville. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
 

Walter Fredericks
October 28, 1996

Walter Charles Fredericks, 66, of Waddell Avenue, Fort Plain, a former actor professionally known as Karl Fredericks, died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after a long illness.

Born Sept. 28, 1930 in Utica, he was the son of Walter C. and Edna B. Waterman Fredericks. He was a graduate of Westmoreland High School and attended Utica College. 

He began his acting career at the Players Theater in Utica and moved to New York City in the early 1950s. He performed in off-Broadway productions, commercials, and voice-overs. He went on national tour with The World of Suzie Wong in 1958. He also toured with Broadway and portrayed the head detective. He directed Suzie Wong and worked behind the scenes of various productions.

With the formation in 1963 of his own company, Karl Fredericks Associates, in New York City, he became a theatrical tax consultant. He retired in 1992 due to illness. Mr. Fredericks was a member of the Actors Equity Union and the Screen Actors Guild.

He was of the Episcopal faith and a supporter of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

Survivors include a sister, Aileen Hayman of Fort Plain; and his long-time companion, Francisco Ortiz of New York City. He is also survived by two nieces, Janice E. Hayman of the Bronx and Dawn E. Hayman of Clinton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, with the Rev. Alvin Burnworth officiating. Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery. 

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, 13317; Spring Farm CARES 3364 Route 12, Clinton, 13323 or to charity.
 

Anna Chase
October 29, 1996

Mrs. Anna B. Chase, 86, of Fishhouse Road, Providence, died Tuesday at home after a long illness.

Born Dec. 22, 1909 in Broadalbin, she was the daughter of Albert E. and Bertha A. Stutze Baird.

She owned the former Hick's Sunoco gas station in Galway. 

Mrs. Chase was a member of the Providence Baptist Church; the Rebekah Lodge, Galway; the Business Women's Association of Saratoga County; and the Broadalbin Senior Citizens.

She was married to Harold E. Hicks. He died in 1968.

Mrs. Chase later married Alton B. Chase. He died in 1989.

Survivors include four daughters, Eleanor M. Merritt and Julie R. Hall, both of Providence, Doris J. Neahr of Galway and Rosemary A. Shepard of Benson; three sons, Fred A. Hicks of Schuylerville, and Leon R. and David J. Hicks, both of Galway; two sisters, Leah Loveless of Broadalbin and Rosemond Smith of Seminole, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Sacandaga Road, Route 147, Galway. Burial will be in Foster Hill Cemetery, Galway.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Saratoga.
 

Marie Sutliff
October 29, 1996

Mrs. Marie Sutliff, 78, of 34 S. Hollywood Ave., Gloversville, died Tuesday evening at the Newton Wellesley Hospital in Wellesley, Mass., where she had been a patient for two weeks.

Born Sept. 10, 1918 in Barkersville, she was the daughter of Israel and Albina Renda Pearo and attended schools in Broadalbin. She resided in Vail Mills for several years before moving to Gloversville 25 years ago. She had been living with her daughter in Wellesley since May.

Mrs. Sutliff was employed as a glovemaker at Conroy Gloves in Johnstown, retiring in 1980.

She was a former member of St. Joseph's Church in Broadalbin.

She married John R. Sutliff on Nov. 19, 1941. He died Oct. 22, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Wilameta M. Gorke of Wellesley, Mass., a brother, Lewis Pearo of Amsterdam; two grandchildren, one niece, one nephew and several cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 2 North St., Broadalbin. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown.

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

Alberta Mae Roosevelt
October 30, 1996

Mrs. Alberta Mae Roosevelt, 79, of Route 30A, Fonda, died Wednesday at home after a long illness.

A lifelong Fonda resident, Mrs. Roosevelt was a corporate secretary for M.W. Roosevelt and Sons in Palatine Bridge, retiring in 1975.

She was a member of the Pro-To Club and the Montgomery County Home Bureau.

Mrs. Roosevelt was a member of Fonda Reformed Church.

She married Melfred "Jake" Roosevelt on Sept. 14, 1934.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Warren P. Roosevelt Sr. of Fonda; a sister, Diane Pasho of Gloversville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Association, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 12206; or the Fonda-Fultonville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

Salvatore Morabito
October 31, 1996

Salvatore P. Morabito, 81, formerly of Cleveland Avenue, Amsterdam, died this morning at the Montgomery Meadows after a long illness.

Born July 1, 1915 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Santo and Francesca Mariscalco Morabito. He was educated in Amsterdam schools and was a lifelong city resident.

Mr. Morabito was employed as a material handler for 20 years with the Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co. and later as a custodian for 13 years with the Greater Amsterdam School District, retiring in 1978.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served active duty in the European, African and Middle Eastern Campaigns.

Mr. Morabito was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam.

Survivors include one niece and one nephew, Samuel and Loretta Montanaro of Amsterdam.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the DeStefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Calling hours will be at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the services on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Church.


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