Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Isabella Romano
November 28, 1996

Isabella Romano, 79, died Nov. 28 at Jupiter Hospital, Fla., following a short illness.

Born Aug. 9, 1917 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Peter and Theresa Audi Giaquinto. She was raised and educated in Amsterdam schools and had resided in Boynton Beach, Fla., for 26 years.

She was married to Joseph "Shep" Romano, who died in September, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Joseph Romano of Jupiter, Fla., a daughter, Mary Jo Guido of Delray, Fla., a brother, Robert Giaquinto of Amsterdam, three sisters, Olympia Vottis of Schenectady and Lena Scarofile and Celia Stoddard, both of Amsterdam.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
 

Christopher Obenhoff
December 3, 1996

Christopher Michael Obenhoff, son of Ryan and Jennifer Sowa Obenhoff of Scotia, died at birth Tuesday at Bellevue Women's Hospital in Niskayuna.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his paternal grandparents, William and Tess Obenhoff of Bleecker; his maternal grandparents, John and Virginia Sowa of White Oak, Pa.; maternal great-grandmother, Veronica Sowa of White Oak; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private graveside services will be conducted at the Bleecker Cemetery today at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Charles W. Saum officiating.

Arrangements are by the Walrath and Bushouer Funeral Home Inc., Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Albany, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany 12208.
 

Harold Remington
December 4, 1996

Harold W. Remington, 79, of West Fulton Street, Johnstown, died Wednesday at home after a long illness.

Mr. Remington was born and educated in Gloversville and moved to Johnstown in 1980.

He worked for Mohawk Avenue Garage in Scotia for more than 40 years, retiring in 1978 as service manager.

He married Katherine "Kay" Davenport Remington on Oct. 23, 1937.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Richard Remington of Schenectady and Arthur Remington of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Carolyn Kellogg of Queensbury; a sister, Evelyn Gould of Arlington, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

There will be no services or calling hours.

Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.

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

Arrangements are by the A.G. Cole Funeral Home.
 

Madeleine Wilmot
December 3, 1996

Madeleine May Wilmot, 85, of East Main Street, Fonda, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a short illness.

Born Aug. 9, 1911 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Edward and Cora Nolan Brennen. She was educated in Amsterdam schools and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Wilmot was a member of the Fonda Reformed Church. where she taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Women's Guild and a junior choir instructor for 15 years. She was the first Woman Elder at the Church and was a founding member of the Glen Mohawk Seniors, where she was the chaplain and treasurer for several years.

She played piano for many years at the church and at many area nursing homes.

Her husband, William Milton Wilmot, whom she married Aug. 29, 1931, died Aug 2, 1970. She was predeceased by a son, Robert E. Wilmot, in 1984.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald R. Wilmot of Fonda and Roger M. Wilmot of Fort Johnson; three daughters, Roberta Jane Cuozzo of Amsterdam, Kathleen Vrooman of Amityville and Madeline M. Wiedman of Warrensburg; a sister, Anna Bishop of Cohoes; a half-sister, Geraldine Cremen of Fort Johnson; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, one aunt and one cousin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fonda Reformed Church Broadway, Fonda; with Pastor Karen Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fonda Reformed Church or to F-FAVAC.
 

Mary Frasier
December 4, 1996

Ms. Mary E. Frasier, 88, formerly of Jay Street, Gloversville, died Wednesday at the Fulton County Infirmary after a long illness.

Born in Cranberry Creek, Ms. Frasier worked in the dietary kitchen department at Nathan Littauer Hospital, retiring in 1965.

Ms. Frasier was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Her husband, Arthur Therrien, whom she married in 1928, died in 1977.

Survivors include a son, Martin Therrien of Massachusetts; two daughters, Margaret Miller White of Gloversville and Lois Meyers of Schoharie; a brother, John Frasier of Broadalbin; six sisters, Isabel White of Amsterdam, Susan Danylaka and Abbey Frasier, both of Gloversville; Mildred Sleazer and Nellie Grandy both of Palatine Bridge, and Florence Simonds of Meco; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Amico Funeral Home, 150 S. Main St. Spring burial will be in Chuctanunda Cemetery, Minaville.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
 

Loretta Voorhees
December 3, 1996

Mrs. Loretta C. Voorhees, 81, of Rickard Road, Schoharie, died Tuesday at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Cobleskill after a long illness.

Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Voorhees lived in New Jersey before moving to the area in 1991.

Her husband, Victor Voorhees, died in 1994.

Survivors include three daughters, Joan Keidong of Schoharie, Patricia Yager of Amsterdam and Kathryn Bavosi of Farmingdale, N.J.; a brother, John Grasberger of Toms River, N.J., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Cremation was at the Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Schoharie County Unit, P.O. Box 877, Cobleskill, 12043.

Arrangements are by the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, Middleburgh.
 

Charles Wadsworth
December 3, 1996

Charles E. Wadsworth, 67, of Ridge Road, Northville, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after being stricken at home.

A lifelong resident, Mr. Wadsworth was a 1947 graduate of Northville Central School. He was a logger and also worked for the Paul Bradt Construction Co. for more than 30 years.

He married Julia Bovee Wadsworth on April 28, 1949.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Charles James Wadsworth of Delray Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Cheri McNamara of Jupiter, Fla. and Marilyn Wadsworth of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Wadsworth of Broadalbin and Michael O'Neil of El Paso, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private. Spring burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Squad.
 

Kevin Porath
December 18, 1996

Kevin Porath, 35, of Mohawk Place, Amsterdam, died Wednesday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after being stricken.

Born March 21, 1961 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Oscar and Lynda Covey Porath. He was a 1979 graduate of Amsterdam High School and lived here all his life. 

He was very active in sports in the community, playing for various softball and basketball teams and most recently for Russo's Grill softball team. At one time he was the junior varsity basketball coach for Perth Central School and was a CYO basketball referee.

Mr. Porath was employed at one time as a driver for UPS and The Recorder. For the past several years he was employed in the same capacity for Damiano's Flowers in Amsterdam. He was also a member of the Amsterdam YMCA.

Survivors include his parents of Amsterdam; his fiance, Gina Leggiero of Amsterdam; a brother, David Porath, also of Amsterdam; a sister, Cindy Vitus of Hagaman; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Covey of Amsterdam; and a niece, nephew and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was pre-deceased by a sister, Rolinda Porath, on Dec. 27, 1994.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

Calling hours are today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County SPCA or to the Amsterdam CYO Basketball League.
 

Adelaide Titus
December 19, 1996

Adelaide Rachel Titus, 80, formerly of 41 James St., Gloversville, died Thursday at the Fulton County Infirmary where she lived since July.

Born Jan. 30, 1916 in Newport, she was the daughter of Raymond and Rachel Schriner Rathbun. Mrs. Titus resided in Gloversville most of her life and attended Gloversville schools and received her GED in 1970.

She and her daughter owned and operated Adelaide's and Jean's Draperies and Slip Covers in Gloversville. Mrs. Titus was involved in the business for 55 years until last year. Her daughter still operates the business. She also previously taught slipcover making in the Continuing Education Department at Mayfield Central School for several years.

Mrs. Titus is a member of the Gloversville Women of the Moose, AARP, and was past district manager of the March of Dimes for 10 years.

She is survived by two sons, Roger T. Titus of Great Missenden, England, and James B. Titus of LaFargeville; two daughters, Jean T. Krause of Gloversville and Roxann M. Koon of Spring City, Tenn.; two sisters, Agnes Tierney of Herkimer and Edith James of Rome; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, with the Rev. Wendell H. Elmendorf Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville.

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 the Gloversville Moose Lodge No. 351, 140 E. State St., Gloversville, 12078.
 

June Voorhees
December 18, 1996

Mrs. June Voorhees, 74, of Trackside Homes, Johnstown, died Wednesday at the Fulton County Infirmary after a long illness.

Mrs. Voorhees was born and educated in Amsterdam.

She was a custodial aide for Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville and retired in 1983 from the former Johnstown Hospital.

Also, Mrs. Voorhees worked for a short time in New York State's Green Thumb Program.

She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

Mrs. Voorhees was a member of the 50 Plus Senior Citizens; Johnstown Women of the Moose; and a former member of the Court Pinta Chapter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She married John Voorhees on April 27, 1957. He died in 1970.

Survivors include a nephew, David Bain of Mechanicville; and several cousins.

A prayer service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Barter and Donnan Funeral Home, corner of Main and Melcher streets, and at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Fern Dale 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 Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

Mary Bromirski
December 5, 1996

Mary "Mayme" Bromirski, 89, of Ocala, Fla., died Dec. 5 at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala.

She was born Sept. 27, 1907, in Amsterdam, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Magdaline Ciulik Gomulka. She lived in Amsterdam and Albany before moving to Florida in 1986.

She was a retired secretary for the state Department of Transportation.

Mrs. Bromirski was of the Roman Catholic faith and a lifetime member of the Rosary Society of St. Stanislaus Church.

Survivors include a son, James B. Bromirski of Ocala, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Bromirski, who died in 1971; and her brother, former Amsterdam Mayor John P. Gomulka.

Funeral services were Dec. 9 at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church in Ocala, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, 4047 N.E. 21st St., Ocala, Fla. 34470; or to a charity of one's choice.
 

Marilyn Kiernan
December 20, 1996

Marilyn Kiernan, 64, of Haskell Street, Hagaman, died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.

She was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Daniel and Harriet Stocky Horgan. She was educated in Brooklyn and later moved to Long Island before moving to the Hagaman area in 1982.

Mrs. Kiernan was a bookkeeper at one time and was also a homemaker.

She was a member and past secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1015 in Amityville. She also made various gifts for Parents for Special Children Inc. on Long Island.

She was a member of the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Survivors include two daughters, B'Ann P. Roth of Copiague and Deborah Mathias of Hagaman; and a grandson, Daniel Mathias of Hagaman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam 12010.
 

Donald Roy
December 20, 1996

Donald G. Roy, 80, of Henry Street, Amsterdam, died Friday at home after being stricken.

He was born in Amsterdam Dec. 30, 1915, the son of George and Katherine Smith Roy. He was a lifelong Amsterdam resident.

Mr. Roy was educated in the Amsterdam school system and was a graduate of Amsterdam High School. He attended Union College in Schenectady and was a 1949 graduate of Albany Law School.

He was an associate with the law firm of Felix J. Aulisi. He later was staff attorney in real estate law for the state of New York. Most recently he had his own law office on Mohawk Place.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Europe. He was a member of the state bar association and the Montgomery County Bar Association, the James T. Bergen VFW Post 39, St. Mary's Church and the parish's Holy Name Society.

He is survived by two nephews, James Calkins of Media, Pa., and Donald Calkins of Prescott, Ariz.

Funeral services are Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Riley Mortuary Inc., 110 Division St., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

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

Esther Butkus
December 20, 1996

Esther Butkus, 75, formerly of the Roosevelt Apartments, Wall Street, Amsterdam, died Friday evening at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility.

Arrangements by the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, are incomplete.


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