Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Mary Bousman
August 5, 1996

Mrs. Mary Vandeventer Bousman, 53, of Fish House Road, Galway, died Monday at her home after a long illness.

Born in Fort Sill, Okla., Mrs. Bousman was raised in New Jersey and was a 1965 graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. In 1969, she earned a master's degree in education from Temple University.

She was executive vice president of the Albany investment firm of C.L. King Associates. Later, she was a research associate and administrative assistant for the New Family Project at Skidmore College.

For many years, Mrs. Bousman served as chairman of the Town of Providence Planning Board and on various committees for the Galway Central School District.

She was active in the Galway Players, where she served as stage management in other backstage capacities.

She married John Bousman in June of 1985.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Kristin Vandeventer of Miami Lakes, Fla., and Karin Vandeventer of Cocoa, Fla.; and her parents, Irv and Sylvia Olnek Engleman of Columbia, Md.

Calling hours will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Sacandaga Road, Galway.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, 12308.
 

John Kosiba
August 5, 1996

John L. Kosiba of State Highway 67, Amsterdam, died Monday evening at his home.

Born in Amsterdam, he was the son of Joseph and Catherine Krygowski Kosiba. He graduated from the Wilbur H. Lynch High School, Amsterdam, and was a lifelong area resident.

For several years, he was employed as a welder at Consolidated Diesel in Schenectady. He also operated Kosiba's Lock Shop.

Mr. Kosiba was the builder of the world's largest working padlock, which weighs 267 1/2 pounds and is currently on display at Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in Orlando, Fla.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Miami as a Fireman 1st Class. He was awarded nine Bronze Stars. 

Mr. Kosiba was a member of St. Stephen's Church in Hagaman. He was a member of the John J. Wyszomirski American Legion Post 701, a life member of VFW Post 55, a member of the Central New York State Locksmith Association and the Lock Museum of America Inc.

He was predeceased by a sister, Anna Ceterski of Amsterdam.

In addition to his wife, Genevieve Rudzinski Kosiba, whom he married Aug. 12, 1951, he is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Bowen of Broadalbin; one son, Gary Kosiba of Amsterdam; one sister, Clara Gutowski of Latham; one brother, Gilbert Kosiba of Amsterdam; three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Interment will be held in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. 

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Museum of America Inc., 230 Main St., Route 6, Terryville, Conn., 06786-0104.
 

Thomas Engle
August 6, 1996

Thomas J. Engle, 47, of Florida Avenue, Amsterdam, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. 

Born Nov. 5, 1949, in Amsterdam, he was the son of Jack and Rose Stuczko Engle. He was a graduate of Perth Central Schools and attended the Modern Welding School in Schenectady.

Mr. Engle was an Army veteran. He was employed as a pool assembler for Pacific Ind., Scotia.

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

He was predeceased by his father, Jack.

In addition to his mother, survivors include a sister, Jude M. Engle of Amsterdam; one niece, one nephew and several cousins.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Amsterdam.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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

Mary Muscatello
June 17, 1996

A graveside service for Mary Muscatello of High Point, N.C. formerly of Amsterdam, who died June 17, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Cemetery with the Rev. James Gulley officiating. Local arrangements are by the DeStefano Funeral Home.

Robert Bradt
Aug. 7, 1996

Robert E. Bradt, 72, of Glebe Street, Johnstown, died Wednesday at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital in Albany, after a long illness.

Born in Rockwood, Mr. Bradt attended local schools.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Disabled American Veterans of Fulton County.

Mr. Bradt was a construction worker for the Schenectady Paving Company, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Laborers Union Local 157 of Schenectady.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

His brother, Donald Bradt, died July 21.

Survivors include his wife, Victoria Harper Bradt, whom he married July 12, 1946; a son, David Bradt of Gloversville; three daughters, Denise Kennedy of Johnstown, Dorothy Dettenrieder of Rockwood and Robin Bradt of Saratoga Springs; a brother, Walter Bradt of Johnstown; five sisters, Phyllis Putman and Noreen Frank, both of Fonda, Mary Ellen Tuttle and Esther Hansen, both of Johnstown and Marjorie Howe of Potsdam; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St.

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

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County DAV.
 

Thomas Engle
Thomas J. Engle, 46, of Florida Avenue, Amsterdam, who died Tuesday from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident, will be buried in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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

Frank Novak
Aug. 7, 1996

Frank J. Novak, 60, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday at Carolina Medical Center.

Mr. Novak was born June 13, 1936 in Amsterdam, a son of Anthony and Bernice Draus Novak. He was educated in Amsterdam schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Novak had been employed by Cott Beverages in Scotia and by Mohasco Industries in Amsterdam. He then owned and operated a tractor trailer for several years. Mr. Novak was currently employed as a shuttle driver by E-Z Park of Charlotte, N.C.

On May 1, 1982, he married the former Marie O'Donnell who survives. Also surviving are his father, Anthony Novak of Paramus, N.J., his daughter, Pamela Novak of Amsterdam; two step-daughters, Debra A. Kilmartin of Johnstown and Denise M. Empie of Johnstown; one brother, Stanley Novak Sr., of Amsterdam; one sister, Clara Behuniak of Selkirk; three step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a time and day to be announced by the Johnson-Lindsay Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St., Johnstown, 12095.
 

Joseph Zupkevich
Aug. 8, 1996

Joseph Zupkevich, 79, died Thursday at the Montgomery County Infirmary after a long illness.

Born in Amsterdam, Mr. Zupkevich was a lifelong city resident.

For many years, he was a resident of Liberty Enterprises until moving to the Infirmary in 1994.

Survivors include a nephew, Robert Caputo of Scotia; and a niece, Linda Williams of Syracuse.

A service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the DeStefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam.

Burial will be in St. Casimer's Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Enterprises, in care of the funeral home.
 

Shirley Cottone
Aug. 7, 1996

Mrs. Shirley Campbell Cottone, 57, of Emmett Street, Schenectady, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.

A lifelong Schenectady resident, Mrs. Cottone was a waitress for five years for the Tic Tock Restaurant in Colonie.

Her husband of 27 years, George R. Cottone, died in 1986.

Survivors include a son, Bruce W. Campbell of Marcy; a stepson, Jeffrey P. Ladd of Schenectady; four daughters, Dominica A. Cottone and Candace M. Weaver, both of Schenectady, Pearl J. Cassillo of Scotia, and Brenda L. Olechowski of Amsterdam; a sister, Linda Cladd of Albany; a brother, Kenneth J. Campbell of Florida; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Evergreen Memorial Park Abbey.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park in Colonie.

A calling hour will be held prior to the service at the abbey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, 12308.

Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home.
 

Bruce Leibold
Aug. 8, 1996

Bruce c. Leibold, 64, of Fayville Road, Galway, died Thursday at home after a long illness.

Born May 28, 1932 in Bowling Green Ohio, Mr. Leibold was a graduate of Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio. He lived in Galway for the past nine years.

Mr. Leibold was a career Navy man, serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars before retiring in 1970.

After his military service, he was a data communications and marketing specialist for the General Electric Company and several other companies, retiring in 1993.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine "Murph" LaFountain Leibold; a son, Bruce C. Leibold Jr., serving with the Navy in Oklahoma City; two daughters, Lisa Bouchard of Scotia and Tracey Hay of Burnt Hills; two brothers, Robert G. Leibold of Monroe, Va., and Richard L. Leibold of Kingman, Ariz.; two sisters, Janice L. Koby and Barbara L. McDonnell, both of Vero Beach, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, Routes 147 and 67.

Burial will be in Galway Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Sacandaga Road, Galway village.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam or the Pulmonary Rehab Program at Sunnyview Hospital, Schenectady.
 

Vivian "Fannie" Gardner
Aug. 7, 1996

Mrs. Vivian "Fannie" Gardner, 81, of North Main Street, Northville, died Wednesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, after a long illness.

Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. Gardner came to this country at age 5 and was educated in Broadalbin.

She was a resident of Northville for 58 years.

For many years, Mrs. Gardner was a glove maker for Serfis Glove Company and lastly for Perrella Glove Company, before retiring.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Northville.

Her husband, William R. Gardner, whom she married Oct. 8, 1932, died in 1983.

Survivors include three sons, Donald R. Gardner of Cohoes, Fred C. Gardner of Las Vegas, and Gary L. Gardner of Linwood, N.J.; a daughter, Janet Eschler of Northville; a brother, Frank Ryfa of Vail Mills; a sister, Emma Warner of Mayfield; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Northville Funeral Home, 401Bridge St.

Burial will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northampton Rescue Squad, Northville, 12134. 
 

Bill Wilmot
A memorial service will be held for Guy W. "Bill" Wilmot, who died July 18.

The service will be held at noon Saturday at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Clinton Street, Johnstown.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity.


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