Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Carol Weidemann
October 31, 1996

Mrs. Carol J. Rogers Weidemann, 47, of the Perth Fitness Road, died Thursday morning at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Born Feb. 23, 1949 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Raymond and Jean Petrasek Rogers. She was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School, Fulton-Montgomery Community College and the State University of New York at Geneseo. She was a lifelong area resident.

For 23 years, Mrs. Weidemann was a claims representative for the Social Security Administration in Gloversville.

She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

She married Richard Weidemann on May 6, 1995.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sisters, Linda Blaha and Joan Tambasco, both of Amsterdam; and Valerie Mrozinski of Scotia; seven brothers, Raymond Rogers, Ronald, James, Robert, Paul and Michael Rogers, all of Johnstown, and Gary Rogers of Hagaman; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital, Albany Medical Center, New Scotland Avenue, Albany, 12208.
 

Odell Kelly
October 30, 1996

Odell Ward Kelly, 73, of Route 28, Pine Hill, died Wednesday at his son's home in Schenectady.

Born in Biglersville, Pa., Mr. Kelly worked for Miron Lumber in Kingston for 20 years. Previously, he was a mechanic at Todd's Garage in Fleischmanns.

He was a member of the New York State Trappers Association, the National Rifle Association and a past member of the Fleischmanns Fire Department and the Greene Valley Grange. At one time, he was a drummer with the Swingtime Mountaineers.

His wife, Joyce Joscelyn Kelly, died in 1995.

Survivors include three sons, Bryan Kelly of Oliverea, Emerson Kelly of Schenectady and Collin Kelly of New Market, Md.; four daughters, Patti Groves of Saugerties, Linda Aley of Millspring, N.C., Virginia Jacobs of Plymouth, Mass., and Betsy Joseph of Auriesville; a brother, Stanley Kelly of Albany; his mother, Mildred Ballard Kelly of Margaretville; a stepdaughter, Donna Gould of Gap, Pa.; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, Main Street, Phoenicia. Burial will be in Halcott Center Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.
 

James Curthoys
October 31, 1996

James A. Curthoys, 90, of Gloversville, died Thursday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Born and educated in Troy, Mr. Curthoys was a graduate of LaSalle Institute.

For 20 years, he was a tax examiner for the state Department of Taxation and Finance, retiring in 1976.

Previously, Mr. Curthoys was an accountant for R. Pusatere Produce, in Troy.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, Troy; a former member of Troy Elks Lodge 141; and a member of LaSalle Institute Alumni Association.

Mr. Curthoys was formerly affiliated with the Century Club.

He was the widower of Anna Mae Peters Curthoys and Mae Vaughn Curthoys.

Survivors include a son, Charles J. Curthoys of Gloversville; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:45 a.m. Monday at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner and Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy, and at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaSalle Institute, 174 Williams Road, Troy, 12180.
 

Ana Celia Torres
October 29, 1996

Ana Celia Torres, 76, of Saratoga Park Estates, Gansevoort, died Tuesday at Saratoga Hospital after a long illness.

Born Oct. 25, 1920 in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leocadio Mora.

Mrs. Torres moved to Brooklyn with her family in 1955. She lived in Fort Johnson from 1969 until three years ago when she moved to the Saratoga area. 

She worked as a seamstress for many years lastly for the Mohawk Dress Co. in Amsterdam. She was a member of the Amsterdam and Saratoga Chapter of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She was a member of the Garment Workers Union, and attended the Evergreen Adult Care Center in Ballston Spa. 

She was married to Thomas Torres. He died July 24, 1993.

Mrs. Torres is survived by three daughters, Lilliam Petrowski of Saratoga Springs, Anne Richards of Latham, and Lisa Torres of Latham. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Burial will be in Pine View Crematory, Queensbury.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, North Broadway and Rock Street, Saratoga Springs.
 

Austin Fish
Nov. 1, 1996

Austin H. Fish, 86, of Co-Daughtery Road, Town of Glen, died Friday morning at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a long illness.

He was born in Patterson, N.J., Aug. 5, 1910, the son of Paul and Susan Quinn Fish.

He moved to this area in 1916 and was educated in Fultonville schools.

He first worked on the family farm in the Town of Glen, then became a troubleshoooter for Domermuth Petroleum in Clarksville for more than 20 years before retiring.

He was a member of American Legion Post 701 of Amsterdam.

His wife, Louella Zarecki Fish, whom he married Aug. 6, 1938, died Feb. 14, 1993.

Survivors include a brother, William J. Fish of Glen; and a nephew, Eugene Fish of Salt Lake City.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.

Burial will be in Maple Avenue Cemetery.

Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Post 701 or Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.
 

Merrill Shook
November 3, 1996

Merrill R. Shook of Sunnyside Road, Scotia, died Sunday at his home after a long illness.

Born Jan. 6, 1911 in Hagaman, he was the son of Merrill and Anna Rockwell Shook. He was educated in Amsterdam schools and graduated from Syracuse University in 1938 with a bachelor of fine arts degree.

Mr. Shook was a teacher at Sharon Springs School prior to his entering the service during World War II. During World War II he was a radar instructor with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Upon returning from the war, Mr. Shook worked for 20 years as an illustrator in the General Electric Advertising and Sales Promotion Department.

He then became treasurer of the former Fulton County Silk Mills in Gloversville, from which he retired 1978.

Private committal services will be conducted at Union Mills Cemetery, Broadalbin, at the convenience of the family. 

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New York Talking Book and Braille Library, Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12230
 

Edward Hastings
November 3, 1996

Edward T. Hastings, 79, of William Street, Amsterdam, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken at home.

Mr. Hastings was born and educated in Schenectady. He was a draftsman at the former American Locomotive Co. in Schenectady and later at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady, retiring in 1982.

Mr. Hastings was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, a former member of the Knights of Columbus Council 209 and the Sons of Italy and a past president of the Schenectady Drafting Association.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations with the U.S. Navy.

He married Marie Mercurio Hastings on June 30, 1951.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Marie Jankowski of Rotterdam Junction and Dr. Karen Seizer of Santa Monica, Calif., four sons, Thomas Hastings, David Hastings, Michael Hastings and James Hastings, all of Amsterdam; a brother, Lawrence Hastings of Auburn; a sister, Vivian Badger of Ormond Beach, Fla., and six grandchildren.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

Clara DeMaria
November 3, 1996

Mrs. Clara Thomas De Maria, 84, of 4022 Route 30, Amsterdam, died Sunday at the Fulton County Infirmary in Gloversville after a short illness.

Born July 24, 1911 in Fort Johnson, she was the daughter of Frand and Julia Thomas. She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Amsterdam High School and Reynolds Business School.

She was the manager for 35 years of the Perth Gift Shop in Perth until retiring in 1993.

Mrs. DeMaria was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church.

She married Nicholas DeMaria Sr. on Sept. 10, 1934.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Nicholas DeMaria Jr. of Perth; a daughter, Joanne Miller of Brunswick, Ga.; two brothers, Cornelius Thomas of Mayfield and Raymond Thomas of Fort Johnson; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Infirmary.
 

Mildred Kiuber
November 3, 1996

Mildred Martuscello Kiuber, 82, of Evelyn Avenue, Amsterdam, died Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.

Born Nov. 9, 1913 in Drifton, Pa., she was a daughter of Aniello and Felicia Montuoro Martuscello. She moved to Amsterdam as a child with her family and was educated here. For many years, Mrs. Kiuber was a buyer for the former SG Cramer Wholesale Groceries in Amsterdam until retiring.

She was a communicant of St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, and more recently, of St. Stephen's Church in Hagaman.

She married Walter A. "Skip" Kiuber on April 12, 1942.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Elaine Kiuber of Newton, Mass.; a sister, Catherine Califano Weakley of Amsterdam and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church in Hagaman. Interment is in St. Michael's Cemetery, Amsterdam. 

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Church or to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps in care of the Rossi Funeral Home.
 

Rose Grippe
November 3, 1996

Miss Rose F. Grippe, 77, of 153 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a short illness.

Born Aug. 7, 1919 in Little Falls, she was the daughter of Henry and Lena Desmond Grippe. She lived most of her life in Canajoharie, and was a 1937 graduate of Canajoharie High School.

She was an executive secretary for 50 years at the Beech-Nut Packing Co., retiring in 1989.

Miss Grippe was a member of the Business and Professional Women and St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church and its choir.

Survivors include her mother, Lena Desmond Grippe of Canajoharie; a brother, Patsy W. Grippe of Canajoharie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter and Paul Church Memorial Fund or to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

Marion Webster
November 2, 1996

Miss Marion H. Webster, 94, of Scotia, formerly of Daisy Lane in Niskayuna, died Saturday at the Baptist Retirement Center after a long illness.

Miss Webster was born in Mechanicville and moved to Schenectady in 1927. She was a graduate of Mechanicville High School and a 1924 graduate of the Brooklyn Hospital nursing school.

She was employed as a registered nurse at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady for 21 years, retiring in 1969.

She was a member of the Schenectady Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Huguenot Society of New York , the National Society of Founders and Patriots of America, the Business and Professional Women's Club and the Second Reformed Church and its choir.

Survivors include two nephews, Milton J. Neubauer of Littleton, Colo. and Donald Neubauer of Amsterdam.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., Schenectady. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke.

A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Retirement Center.
 

Evelyn Cetnar
November 3, 1996

Mrs. Evelyn Cetnar, 66, of the Samuel S. Stratton Apartments, 95 Division St., Amsterdam, died Sunday at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.

Born June 24, 1960 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Leon and Ruby Newkirk Kline. Mrs. Cetnar was a lifelong area resident and attended St. Mary's Institute.

She was employed as a spinner in the lower Mohawk Carpet mills and later, worked for several years at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital until retiring in 1992.

Mrs. Cetnar was a member of the Hagaman Senior Citizens and a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include a sister, Janet Morin of Mayfield; two nephews and two nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md., 20852.
 

Melinda Riccardino
November 3, 1996

Melinda Lee Riccardino, 17, of Brandt Place, Amsterdam, died Sunday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Born Oct. 24, 1979, in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of Patrick and Kathlene Brown Riccardino.

She moved to Fultonville six years ago and had resided in Amsterdam for the past year.

She was a student at the Warren Street School in Johnstown and a member of the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

She is survived by her mother Kathlene Brown Barnes of Amsterdam and a sister, Brittanie Tyler of Amsterdam.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Robert Doxey officiating.

Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory in Schenectady.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association in care of the funeral home.
 

Morgan Phillips
October 29, 1996

Morgan Wynne Phillips, 53, of Canajoharie, died Tuesday at home after a long illness. 

Born Nov. 25, 1942 in New Rochelle, he was the son of the Rev. Wendell W. and Marguerite Roncevalle Phillips. Mr. Phillips was educated at Lawerenceville, N.J., and Rye High School in Rye. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies at Yale, Class of 1964, earned a master of arts in restoration and preservation at Columbia University in 1968, and owned his own business, Phillips Architectural Conservation for the past six years.

He served as lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966.

His memberships included the Fellow American Institute for Conservation, Association for Preservation Technology, from 1968 to 1990 he worked in Boston as Architectural Conservator for the Society for the preservation of New England Antiquities, and was the first person nationally to use the title of architectural conservator.

Mr. Phillips is survived by a brother, the Rev. Wendell Roncevalle Phillips of Charlotte, N.C., and a sister, Mrs. Andree Phillips Conklin of Hartwick.

Cremation took place at the Leatherstocking Crematory Inc., Cherry Valley.

There will be a memorial service on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m., at the Stone Church, St. Albans, Schuyler Lake with the Rev. Albert K. Jungers officiating. 

Burial and committal services will be in Norfolk, Conn., officiated by the Rev. Wendell R. Phillips.

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

Funeral arrangements are by the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.


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