Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Ada Schnitzlein
November 3, 1996

Ada Paris Schnitzlein, 78, of the Palatine Nursing Home, Palatine Bridge, formerly of Reid Street, Fort Plain, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a long illness. She had lived at the home since 1991.

Born Feb. 25, 1918 in Fort Plain, she was the daughter of Ada M. Walrath and Frederick J. Paris. She was educated in Fort Plain, Mrs. Schnitzlein worked for Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., and later for the Arkell & Smith Sack Factory, both in Canajoharie.

She was a member of the Fort Plain Reformed Church and several of its groups.

Her husband, William A. Schnitzlein, whom she married Aug. 8, 1945, died in 1971.

Survivors include a niece, Helen Paris Roberts of Sharon Springs; two great-nieces; a great-nephew; two aunts and several cousins. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Gray-Hotaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain. The Rev. Jeff Thibodeau will officiate. Burial will be in West St. Johnsville Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Plain Reformed Church, 165 Canal St., 13339.
 

Patrick Green
November 2, 1996

Patrick Michael Green, 3 months, of Palatine Bridge, died Saturday at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1996 in Gloversville, he was the son of George I. Green and Donielle Rozkydal.

Survivors, including his parents, are his twin brother, Joshua Michael Green of Palatine Bridge; his maternal grandparents, Patricia and Robert Frederick, also of Palatine Bridge and Donald Rozkydal of Canajoharie; paternal grandparents, Diane Green and Sam Surnear both of Johnstown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie. The Rev. John Omans will officiate. Burial will be private.

There are no calling hours.
 

Joyce Splittgerber
November 3, 1996

Mrs. Joyce Splittgerber, 62, of Central Avenue, Colonie, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.

Born in Troy, Mrs. Splittgerber was a lifelong area resident.

She was the owner of Spitzie's Motorcycle Center for many years.

Mrs. Splittgerber was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association and Harley Davidson Motorcycle Group. She was a member of the Schenectady Turin Verene.

She was a member of Lisha's Kill Reformed Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Splittgerber; a son, Dean C. Splittgerber of Duanesburg; a daughter, Trudy Kelly of Cohoes; two sisters, Joan Anthony of Schenectady and Faye Munson of Rotterdam Junction; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lisha's Kill Reformed Church.

Burial will be in Woestina Cemetery in Rotterdam Junction.

Memorial contributions may be made to Expedition Inspiration, in care of Kim Stefanik, 6 Arthur Road, Latham 12110 or Lisha's Kill Reformed Church, 2130 Central Ave.

Arrangements are by the Griswold Funeral Home, Schenectady.
 

Richard Dutcher
November 4, 1996

Richard J. Dutcher, 81, of 7 Timmerman Ave., St. Johnsville, died Monday at St. Johnsville Nursing Home following a long illness.

Born Oct. 25, 1915 in Mayfield, he was the son of John R. and Cora King Dutcher Sr.

He resided in Gloversville most of his life and lived at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home for the past two years.

He was educated in Mayfield schools.

Mr. Dutcher was in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945. He was employed as a leather worker with the Vertucci Glove Company, Gloversville, retiring in 1965.

He married Marie I. Moak on June 29, 1965. She died April 8, 1990.

He was predeceased by a son, Richard Dutcher, in 1978.

Mr. Dutcher is survived by a son, Peter Dutcher of Amsterdam; three daughters, Shirley Kirby of Amsterdam, Lois Hayes of Fonda, Florence Rickard of Gloversville; three sisters, Luella Dutcher and Beulah Cross both of Gloversville; and Margaret Walton of Northville; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Neil Kirby, son-in-law officiating. Burial will be at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.
 

Bartolo Licciardi
November 5, 1996

Bartolo P. "Benny" Licciardi, 77, of Fon Clair Street, Johnstown, died Tuesday at home, after a long illness.

A lifelong Johnstown resident, Mr. Licciardi served with the 71st Infantry Division in Europe during World War II.

He was a glove cutter for Gates Mills before retiring in 1981.

Mr. Licciardi was a life member of the Johnstown Eagles Aerie.

He also was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Genovese Licciardi, whom he married April 28, 1946; a son, Salvatore "Sam" Licciardi of Johnstown; a daughter, RoseAnn Duross of Johnstown; a brother, Rosario Licciardi of Dillon, Colo.; a sister, Theresa Ruggerie of Johnstown; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church.

Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, Main and Melcher streets.

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

Betty Van Slyke
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday for Betty Van Slyke, who died Oct. 24.

The service will be at the Fort Plain Reformed Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville.

Arrangements are by the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, Canajoharie.
 

Edna Stoutner
November 4, 1996

Mrs. Edna Lyons Stoutner, 79, of West Eighth Avenue, Gloversville, died Monday at home after a long illness.

Born in Middle Grove, Mrs. Stoutner was educated in Galway and later moved to Gloversville where she resided most of her life.

At one time, she was a press operator for the former Decca Records.

Mrs. Stoutner was of the Methodist faith.

Her husband, Raymond Stoutner, died in 1960.

Survivors include two sons, Keith Stoutner of Mayfield and Raymond Stoutner of Gloversville; four daughters, Patricia Santo and Joan Green, both of Broadalbin, Geraldine Kadle of Gloversville, and Carol Bornt of Mayfield; a sister, Lillian Reeves of Amsterdam; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave.

Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Cremation will be in Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club of Fulton County or the American Diabetes Association.
 

Joseph Leotta
November 4, 1996

Joseph Leotta, 87, formerly of Johnstown, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse after a short illness.

Born in Graniti, Sicily, Mr. Leotta came to this country in 1920.

Mr. Leotta served in the National Guard during the late 1920s and 1930s.

He was a glove cutter for the Grandoe Glove Company in Gloversville for many years before retiring in 1974. He moved to Syracuse in 1994.

Mr. Leotta was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

He was the leader of the Jack Lanne Orchestra that played throughout the Capital Region during the 1930s.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa Licciardi Leotta, whom he married June 10, 1934; two daughters, Carmelia Tyler of Pittsfield and Catherine Gage of Jamesville; a son, Joseph V. Leotta of Burke, Va.; a brother, Charles Leotta of Flemmington, N.J.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, Main and Melcher streets, and at 9:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Church, 4845 Salina St., Syracuse, 13205.
 

Joyce Laramy
November 5, 1996

Joyce M. Laramy, 72, of Upper Prospect Street, Fonda, died Tuesday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. 

Born in Loone Lake, June 4, 1922, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ethel LaJeunesse Laramy.

She came to the Fonda area in the early 40s from Tupper Lake, and was a graduate of the Fonda-Fultonville schools. She also studied music locally. She worked for the former New York Central Railroad in the freight department and later for Amtrak where she was a ticket agent at the Amsterdam station, retiring in the early 1980s.

Mrs. Laramy was a member of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, and its Catholic Daughters.

Survivors include two sisters, Shirley M. DeGraff and Judith M. Laramy both of Fonda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church.

There are no calling hours.

Burial will take place at a later date at the Holy Name Cemetery in Tupper Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam 40 Guy Park Ave., or to the Frothingham Free Library, Main Street, Fonda.

Arrangements are by the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.
 

Katherine Goderie
November 5, 1996

Katherine Goderie, 92, of West Gibson Street, Canadaigua, formerly of Amsterdam, died Tuesday at Thompson Continuing Care Center, Canandaigua, where she was a patient since January.

Born in Ranirzov, Austria, on Feb. 19, 1904, she was the daughter of Yakob and Christine Hartfinger Fuhrman. Mrs. Goderie came to Amsterdam as a young woman.

For more than 20 years, she was a food service worker for Amsterdam Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1971.

Mrs. Goderie lived in Amsterdam until moving to Canandaigua in 1986.

She was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Amsterdam.

Her husband, Carnelius P. Goderie Sr., died in 1949.

Survivors include a son, C. Peter Goderie of Hagaman; a daughter, June Christine Hohs of Canandaigua; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Betz Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam with the Rev. Rovert E. Doxey officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Amsterdam.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Pine and Division streets, Amsterdam.
 

Julie See
November 6, 1996

Mrs. Julie K. Walker See, 91, of Glen Wild Road, Providence, died Wednesday at Maple Wood Manor Nursing Home, Ballston Spa.

Born in Winfield, Mrs. See was head of the education department for Charles Scribner Publishing Co. in New York City, and a 30-year associate member of the Sisters of St. Mary's of Peekskill. She retired to Providence many years ago.

Mrs. See was a member of Burnt Hills Episcopal Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Sacandaga Road, Route 147, Galway. Burial will be in Barkersville Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
 

Nemosene Dalton
November 5, 1996

Mrs. Nemosene Hillman Dalton, 88, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Hagaman and Amsterdam, died Tuesday at Columbia-St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Born Jan. 22, 1908 in Hagaman, she was the daughter of Charles S. and Jane Coyle Hillman. Mrs. Dalton attended local schools and lived in the Amsterdam area until moving to Florida in 1972. She was a secretary for 40 years at Colette Manufacturing Co. in Amsterdam, retiring in 1971.

Mrs. Dalton was a former member of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church in Hagaman and St. Mary's Church in Amsterdam.

She married Frederick A. Dalton Jr. on Jan. 5, 1935.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Judith Weaver of Greensboro, N.C., and Daneen Graff of Beverly Hills, Fla.; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hagaman Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald Matulewicz officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.
 

Myron "Bub" Gardner
November 6, 1996

Myron J. Gardner, 65, of Church Street, Amsterdam, died Wednesday morning at home following a long illness.

Born Jan. 12, 1931 in Amsterdam, he was a son of the late John and Frances Browskie Gardner. He was a graduate of the Amsterdam Industrial High School and was a lifelong resident. He was self-employed and operated Gardner Roofing until illness forced his retirement in 1985. 

Mr. Gardner served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Gardner was of the Catholic faith.

He married the former Jennie M. Surmanek on June 13, 1953.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Lorraine Haldeman of Amsterdam; a son, Shane J. Gardner of Amsterdam; a brother, Richard Browskie of Amsterdam; two sisters, Frances Anelli and Edna De Angelo, both of Amsterdam; and aunts, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 678 Amsterdam, Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany 12205-3890 or to GAVAC, 11 Park St., Amsterdam.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam.
 

Joyce Laramay
November 5, 1996

Miss Joyce M. Laramay, 72, of Upper Prospect Street, Fonda, died Tuesday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. 

Born June 4, 1922 in Loon Lake, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ethel LaJeunesse Laramay. She came to the Fonda area in the early 1940s from Tupper Lake, and was a graduate of the Fonda-Fultonville schools. She also studied music locally. She worked for the former New York Central Railroad in the freight department and later for Amtrak where she was a ticket agent at the Amsterdam station, retiring in the early 1980s.

Mrs. Laramay was a member of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church and its Catholic Daughters.

Survivors include two sisters, Shirley M. DeGraff and Judith M. Laramay both of Fonda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church. Burial will take place at a later date at the Holy Name Cemetery in Tupper Lake.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., or to the Frothingham Free Library, Main Street, Fonda.

Arrangements are by the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.


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