Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996
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Aug. 11, 1996
Charles B. Pagles, 71, of Minaville Road, Town of Florida, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after being stricken at home.
Born July 26, 1925, in Amsterdam, he was the the son of Charles and Louise Buckman Pagles. Mr. Pagles was a 1943 graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School.
He was a dairy farmer on the family farm on Minaville Road until 1955.
Later, Mr. Pagles worked as a teamster for various construction companies in the area.
He was employed at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for more than 20 years until retiring in 1986.
Mr. Pagles was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 294 in Albany, Union Local 301 IBEW in Schenectady, and the Senior Citizens Bowling League at Imperial Lanes in Amsterdam. He was of the Protestant Faith.
Survivors include a son, John C. Pagles of Amsterdam; a daughter, Lorraine Scafidi of Amsterdam; a sister, Caroline Perretta of Amsterdam; and a granddaughter, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Swierzowski officiating. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer
Bernice E. Conti, 74, of Forest Hill Towers, formerly of Johnstown, died Monday at the Fulton County Infirmary.
Mrs. Conti was born in Pontiac, Mich.
She was employed as a billing clerk at the former Gen-Tel of Upstate New York until retiring in 1982.
Mrs. Conti was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Louis A. Conti, whom she married July 11, 1942; two sons, Paul Conti of Gloversville and Thomas Conti of San Francisco; three brothers, Ronald and LaMarr Aderholdt, both of Poughkeepsie, and Eldon Aderholdt of Sebring, Fla.; and a grandson.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Church.
Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 0 p.m. Wednesday at the Barter and Donnan Funeral Home, Main and Melcher streets, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 85
Watervliet Ave., Albany 12206.
Frank Danzo, 90, of Nora Avenue, Schenectady, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness.
A lifelong Schenectady resident, Mr. Danzo was a welder for the General Electric Company and in the area for a number of years before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Mary T. Danzo, whom he married Jan. 12, 1942; a daughter, Theresa M. Cummings of Amsterdam; four sisters, Anna Ottati, Angela Danza, Grace Druzba, and Pauline Spacco, all of Schenectady; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Lafayette Street, Schenectady.
Arrangements are by the Daly Funeral Home.
Anita Schneider DiScioscia, 54, of Pineview Commons, Johnstown, died Tuesday morning at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, in Gloversville, following a long illness.
Born Sept. 13, 1941 in Aussig-Proedlitz, Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Olga Polstendorfer Schneider.
She resided in Erfurt, East Germany as a child and later moved to Berlin. She came to Gloversville from Berlin in 1966 where she lived until moving to Johnstown in 1979 and to Pineview-Commons in 1995. Mrs. DiScioscia graduated from high school in East Germany.
She was a homemaker.
She married John DiScioscia on Feb. 13, 1964.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Stephanie Alam of Johnstown; a son, Paul J. DiScioscia of Gloversville; and two grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville.
A private interment will take place at the convenience of the family
at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Thelma Miller, 80, formerly of Mayfield, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Ogdensburg, Mrs. Miller lived in Johnstown at one time. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Baptist Church of Johnstown.
Her husband, Robert D. Miller, whom she married Aug. 22, 1958, died in 1991.
There are no known survivors.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.
There will be no calling hours.
Burial will take place in Mayfield Cemetery.
Helen E. Riggi, 84, formerly of Amsterdam, died Wednesday at the Heritage House Nursing Center in Troy.
Born in Amsterdam, April 11, 1912, she was the daughter of Matthew and Nellie Ryan Nichols. She was educated in the Amsterdam school system.
Mrs. Riggi was a well-known waitress, and was employed at several eating establishments, retiring several years ago, making her home in West Sand Lake.
Mrs. Riggi was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam.
Survivors include a son, Thomas J. Palmer of Schenectady; two daughters, Faith Palmer of Albany, and Mickey Farley of West Sand Lake; one brother, Joseph Nichols of Amsterdam; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 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 on Main Street. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage House, 2920 Tibbits
Ave., Troy, 12180.
Dominick DiBlasi, 96, formerly of 302 Division St., Amsterdam, died Wednesday at the Montgomery County Infirmary after a short illness.
Born in Pisciotta, Italy on June 7, 1900, he was the son of Aniello and Carmina D'Amato DiBlasi.
Mr. DiBlasi was educated in Italy and immigrated to the United States and Amsterdam in 1920, after serving in the Italian Army during World War I.
He was employed with Mohawk Carpet Mills for 39 years as a weaver, until the company moved in 1959.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel DiBlasi of New Cumberland, Pa., and Fred "Harpo" DiBlasi off Saratoga; three daughters, Carmie Greco-Montenaro of Tribes Hill, Sofie Ford of Charleston Four Corners and Roseann Smith of Amsterdam; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the DeStefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church Memorial
Fund or to the Montgomery County Infirmary Auxiliary.
Mrs. Mildred A. Duesler, 71, of Bloomingdale Avenue, Gloversville, died Tuesday afternoon at Bassett Health Care Center in Cooperstown, after a long illness.
Born in Gloversville, Mrs. Duesler attended Gloversville and Johnstown schools. She was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Duesler worked at several area knitting mills, including the former Poplar Mill. She retired from the former Continental Knitting Mill after many years of service.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was a member of the Moose Lodge 149 Auxiliary and a recipient of its college regency degree; and a member of the Gloversville Eagles Club.
Her husband, Nellis B. Duesler, died in 1977.
Survivors include two sons, Nellis F. Duesler of Johnstown and Donald Duesler of Gloversville; a sister, Marion Thompson of Gloversville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. Burial will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home where the Moose Lodge 149 will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Sarah Epps Grant, 92, of Guilderland, died Wednesday at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady after a short illness.
Born in Franklin, Mrs. Grant lived in Sharon Springs for many years before moving to the Altamont area in the 1950s.
She had been a resident of Guilderland since 1984.
Mrs. Grant was a member of the Altamont Reformed Church and a charter member of the Altamont Senior Citizens.
Her husband, William N. Grant, died in 1984.
Survivors include four daughters, Gladys M. Pierce of Guilderland, Esther M. Majewski of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Pauline C. Brown and Elizabeth Aker, both of Sharon Springs; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont. Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery, Sharon Springs.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Altamont Senior Citizens;
or to the Western Turnpike Rescue Squad, 1853 Western Ave., Albany, 12203.
Mary Belle Connor
Miss Mary Belle Connor, 84, of Albany, died Saturday at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home.
Born in Johnstown, Miss Connor was a graduate of Johnstown High School and later settled in Albany.
In 1927, she was the representative for the City of Johnstown aboard a float during the Littauer Day Parade in Gloversville, which was held in honor of Lucius N. Littauer, founder of Nathan Littauer Hospital.
In the 1940s, Miss Connor began her business career as an insurance agent with the Prudential Insurance Company in Albany. In 1948, she was a receptionist, secretary, and bookkeeper for various local firms, including Del Palmer of Albany, Picker X-ray Corp., and Roberts Realty.
In 1970, she was an area organizer for Princess House, a Massachusetts-based firm, and also was a demonstrator for various giftware party plans. She also continued to operate a gift shop out of her home for many years.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. James Church. Burial took place in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Johnstown.
Arrangements were by the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home.
Mrs. Terry Mathias Pierce, 44, of Route 5, Fonda, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a long illness.
Born in San Marcus, Texas, on Nov. 6, 1951, she was the daughter of Robert Mathias and Mary Louise Bradley. She came to the Capital Region as a young woman and attended the Fonda-Fultonville Central School.
Mrs. Pierce was an assistant supervisor at the Buckhorn Restaurant in Fultonville, until the onset of illness.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include her husband, Willard K. Pierce, whom she married Jan. 6, 1967; two sons, Michael K. and Brian K. Pierce, both of Fonda; three daughters, Debra A. Linart of Fort Hunter, Katherine M. Geniti of Fonda, and Michele L. Pierce of Gloversville; a brother, William "David" Mathias of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Lois A. Mathias of Fonda; eight grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, with the Rev. Christopher Hamm, pastor of Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
James Cloutier, 67, of 419 Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, died Wednesday evening at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Broadalbin on July 14, 1929, he was the son of Eugene and Marian Warren Cloutier. He was educated in the Broadalbin School System and attended Buffalo State Teachers College.
Mr. Cloutier had resided in Broadalbin most of his life. He was employed at the former Loblaws Food Market and most recently at Mohawk Finishing Products, retiring in 1976.
Mr. Cloutier was a member of St. Joseph's Church, The Knights of Columbus Council No. 7629, and the American Legion Post 337, all of Broadalbin. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War.
Mr. Cloutier is survived by a brother Eugene (Gene) Cloutier of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 West Main St., Broadalbin, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 2 North St., Broadalbin with the Rev. Timothy Mangan officiating.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The Knights of Columbus No. 7629 will assemble at 7 p.m. for its ritual. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Amsterdam.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.