Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Stanley Dybas
Aug. 19, 1996

Stanley Dybas, 93, of 58 Vanderveer St., Amsterdam, died Monday evening at the Wilkinson Skilled Nursing Facility following a long illness.

Mr. Dybas was born April 9, 1903 in Amsterdam, a son of the late Adalbert and Helen Pasterska Dybas, and always resided here.

He was employed by the former Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company. For many years he was a general foreman in the Department of Public Works for the City of Amsterdam before retiring.

He was a member of the Church of St. John the Baptist and also served as Trustee and Collector for 50 years. He was supervisor of the former 7th Ward for four terms, serving from 1946 to 1953. He was also a member of the John F. Kennedy Democratic Club and a member of the St. John's Club and the Polish National Legion.

He was married to the former Stephanie Zarnick in 1937. She died Aug. 13, 1995.

Mr. Dybas is survived by one son, Stan Dybas of Amsterdam; one brother, Edmund Dybas of Amsterdam; one sister, Mary Karp, also of Amsterdam; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 8:30 Thursday morning 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 in St. John's Cemetery. 

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. John The Baptist or to GAVAC or to the Wilkinson Skilled Nursing Facility.
 

Vincent Denise
Aug. 19, 1996

Vincent L. Denise, 86, of Gloversville, died Monday at the St. Johnsville Nursine Home in St. Johnsville following a long illness.

Born and educated in Danbury, Conn., Mr. Denise lived there until moving to the Gloversville area in 1966. He was a self-employed realtor for more than 20 years and also worked for the former Nelson Jones Ford dealership in Gloversville as a salesman.

He was the widower of Kathleen Hobby Denise.

Survivors include three sons, Fred Denise of Jensen Beach, Fla., Vincent L. Denise Jr., of Gloversville, and Robert Denise of Hagaman; two daughters, Rosalie Denise and Janet Beck, both of Danbury; three brothers, Fred Denise of Fultonville, Isadore Denise of Modesto, Calif., and Felice Denise of Bethel, Conn.; four sisters, Vincie Moffa and Dolly Airbitella, both of Danbury, Millie Ferreira of Springhill, Fla., and Flora Hubert of Oakland, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private and there will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville.
 

Edward Fordman
Aug. 19, 1996

Edward J. Fordman of Main Avenue, Schenectady, died Monday at Ellis Hospital.

Born in Plattsburgh, Mr. Fordman resided in Delhi before moving to this area.

He served with the Air Force from 1956 to 1959.

For many years, Mr. Fordman worked for Latham Electric. Since 1992, he was a lab courier for Ellis Hospital.

Mr. Fordman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rotterdam.

Survivors include his wife, Norman Knapp Fordman; a son, Edward J. Fordman Jr., a daughter, Rebecca Fordman; three stepsons, Kim Boomhower of South Glens Falls, Scott Boomhower of Schenectady and Paul Boomhower of Gloversville; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are by the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home.
 

Evelyn Francisco
Aug. 16, 1996

Evelyn M. Francisco, 84, formerly of the Fort Plain area, died Friday at Mount Loretto Nursing Home in Amsterdam.

Born Oct. 3, 1911 in Fort Johnstown, she was the daughter of Edward and IreneSnyder Swart. She attended Gloversville schools.

With her late husband, she operated a dairy farm in the Albany Bush area. She was also employed as a seamstress at Jules T. Garfall's in Johnstown.

Mrs. Francisco was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Amsterdam, and the Ephratah Home Bureau.

Her husband, Floyd Francisco, died May 13, 1992.

Survivors include daughters, Adeen Stevens and Onalee Wert, both of Fonda; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held on Monday at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home.

Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill.

There were no caling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amsterdam Hospice, Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam; or to the Mount Loretto Nursing Home.
 

Emma Torrance
August 19, 1996

Mrs. Emma Dorothea Torrance, 82, of the Fulton County Infirmary, Gloversville, formerly of North Second Avenue, Mechanicville, died Monday at the infirmary after a long illness.

Born in Dover Plains, Mrs. Torrance was a member of Emmanuel United Church.

She also was a member of the Star of Liberty, Order of the Eastern Star and the Bapterian Women's Society.

She was married to the late Frederick A. Torrance.

Survivors include two sisters, Regina R. Wendell of Mechanicville and Bernice I. Kiley of Johnstown; and a brother, Earl C. Rishel of Southampton, Long Island.

Services will be private.

Burial will take place in Hudson View Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Patients Activity Account, Phelps Street, Gloversville, 12078.

Arrangements are by the Dunn Funeral Home.
 

Mildred Mitchell
August 20, 1996

Mrs. Mildred E. Mitchell, 94, a resident of Droms Road Extension, Scotia, for 43 years, died Tuesday at the Baptist Retirement Center after a short illness.

Born Oct. 13, 1901 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Clement V. and Millie Hamel Edwards. Mrs. Mitchell lived for a short time in the Amsterdam, Hagaman and Glens Falls areas until movig to Scotia. During World War II, she worked for the General Electric Company and later for dress shops in Glens Falls.

Mrs. Mitchell was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception Glenville.

Her husband, Ralph E. Mitchell, died in 1976.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Millie Lange of East Glenville and Carol Duquette of Ballston Lake; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Betz Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, and at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Route 50, Glenville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, South Glens Falls.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schenectady County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
 

Barney Natoli
Aug. 24, 1996

Barney Natoli, 82, a former resident of Academy Street, Amsterdam, died Saturday morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in Amsterdam after being a resident there for seven years.

Mr. Natoli was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Amsterdam, the son of John and Marie Dalia Natoli.

He was a lifelong resident of Amsterdam and attended local schools. For 55 years, Mr. Natoli was employed as a barber, working for the former Ideal Barber Shop on Market Street and retiring a number of years ago.

He was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church of Amsterdam.

Survivors include two brothers, John J. Natoli of Amsterdam and Anthony J. Natoli of West Virginia; a sister, Mary Smicinski of Amsterdam; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Grove Street, Amsterdam.

Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Amsterdam.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility.
 

Thomas Baranauskas
Aug. 8, 1996

Thomas E. Baranauskas, 36, of San Francisco, a former resident of Schenectady, died Aug. 8 at the Davies Medical Center in San Francisco after a brief illness.

He was born in Schenectady Oct. 28, 1959, the son of Edward and Eleanore Svegzda Baranauskas. 

He attended local schools and was a 1977 graduate of the former Linton High School. During his senior year he was editor of the school newspaper and class yearbook.

Mr. Baranauskas attended Cornell University and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. At the time of his death he was employed by the City of San Francisco as a supervisor in the computer department. He moved to California 12 years ago.

In Schenectady he was a communicant and former altar server at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church.

He was predeceased by his mother, who was a native of Amsterdam. She died in 1975.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Edward and Genute Baranauskas of Schenectady; a brother, George Baranauskas of Scotia; two sisters, Barbara A. Hoefs of Fonda and Sandra J. Soltren of Ballston Spa; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at St. Ann's Chapel in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Amsterdam, with the Rev. Bernard J. Gustas officiating. Interment followed in the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Casimir's Memorial Fund, 260 E. Main St., Amsterdam.

Arrangements were by the Rossi Funeral Home Inc., 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam.
 

Josephine Adamkiewicz
Aug. 25, 1996

Mrs. Josephine Adamkiewicz, 103, of 3 Lodge St., Amsterdam, died Sunday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born June 1, 1893 in Pereval District Poland, she was a daughter of the late Marcin and Katarzyna Serafin Koval and came to Amsterdam in 1913 and has been a resident here since.

Mrs. Adamkiewicz was employed as a winder at Mohawk Carpet Mills Inc. until her retirement in 1962.

She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, the Holy Rosary Society of the church, and a member of the Mohawk Mills Quarter Century Club.

Her husband, Joseph, died Dec. 1, 1943.

Mrs. Adamkiewicz is survived by one daughter, Alice Zabielski of Amsterdam; and two grandsons, David Zabielski of Amsterdam, and Ronald Zabielski of Dumfries, Va.; two great-grandchildren Amanda and Keith Zabielski both of Dumfries, Va., and nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Winifred Michaluk on July 6, 1985.

The funeral will be held at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church.
 

Richard Jordan
Aug. 24, 1996

Richard A. Jordan, 79, of State Route 80, Fort Plain, Town of Minden, died Saturday at his home after a long illness.

Born in St. Johnsville on March 5, 1917, he was the son of Emery Jordan and Lucinda Snell Jordan. He was a 1936 graduate of Van Hornesville High School.

Mr. Jordan was a dairy farmer in the Town of Stark for many years, retiring in 1979.

He was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Jordan was of theLutheran Faith.

He married Mary Coppernoll on Aug. 31, 1940 in Fort Plain.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Charyl Morris Young January of 1995.

Survivors including his wife, are one son Ronald Jordan of Fort Plain; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lydus St., Fort Plain with the Rev. Kenneth Dingman officiating.

Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service Inc., P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie 13317.
 

Julia Bartsch
Aug. 24, 1996

Julia Bartsch, 84, of West View Drive, Ghent, died Saturday at home.

Born in Brewster, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles Drum and Iola Wheeler. She was educated in Brewster.

Mrs. Bartsch was a member of the telephone Pioneers.

She was employed with New York Telephone as an operator, retiring in 1960.

She married William Bartsch on June 23, 1934.

Survivors include a son, John Bartsch of Cobleskill and a daughter, Claudette Polhemus of Coventry, Ct.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Terrace, Brewster, N.Y., with the Rev. Willett Porter officiating.

Burial will take place in Milltown Rural Cemetery in Brewster.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Hospital, Cancer Care Unit, South Manning Boulevard, Albany, 12208.
 

Ruth Vanderbilt
Aug. 24, 1996

Ruth J. (Sloan) Vanderbilt, 82, of Birchwood Ave., Rensselaer, died Saturday after a short illness at her residence.

Born in Brattleboro, she was the daughter of the Edward and Louise Sloan. She was a homemaker all of her life and a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church, Rensselaer, where she served as a trustee and flower chairperson; and member of the Get-Together-Girls of the Watervliet Reformed Church.

Survivors include her husband, Chester W. Vanderbilt two daughters, Dawn Marie Coon of Troy, Tracie Lynn Anderson, Colonie; brothers Frank Sloan of Schoharie, and William Sloan of Oregon, sisters, Ethel Sloann of Waterford, and Rita Hafer of Albany, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Broadway United Methodist Church in Rensselaer.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the William J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Interment will be in the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Broadway United Methodist Church or the St. Peter's Hospice of Rensselaer County, 8 North Lake Ave., Troy, 12180.
 

Charles Pamadora
Aug. 24, 1996

Charles P. Pamadora, 79, of Holland Gardens Apartments, Amsterdam, died late Saturday evening at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Utica, Sept. 11, 1916, he was a son of Salvatore and Vennera Marchese Pamadora. He was educated there and moved to Amsterdam in 1937. He was employed for 27 years by the former Octavio's Shoe Hospital in Amsterdam, and later for 17 years as a driver for the State University of New York at Albany, retiring in 1979.

Mr. Pamadora was an Army veteran during World War II and served in the Pacific Theater, receiving four battle stars and the Amphibious Landing Medal.

He was a communicant of St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church and was a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the Columbian Social Club and the Post 55 Veterans Of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, the former Nancy Salamack, whom he married Jan. 9, 1944; one daughter, Mary Rose Turo of Saratoga; one son, Salvatore C. Pamadora of Gansevoort, NY.; three sisters, Josephine Ciruzzi, Christina Gigliotto and Alvera Capuana all of Utica; six grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Michael The Archangel Church.

Interment is in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the Columbian Social Club will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam or to the Make a Wish Foundation in care of the Rossi Funeral Home.
 

Carl Dunham
Aug. 24, 1996

Carl G. Dunham, 68, of Beaver Street, Gloversville, died Saturday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Gloversville, Mr. Dunham attended Gloversville schools and was a lifelong area resident.

He was employed by several area companies as a truck driver, retiring from the former Crushin Construction Company in Johnstown in 1970, due to ill health.

Mr. Dunham was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans of Fulton County and the Lazy 8 Model Airplane Club.

He served in the Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Meher Dunham, whom he married Feb. 26, 1949; a son, Kenneth G. Dunham of Gloversville; two daughters, Sharon Brasure and Deborah M. Purcell, both of Johnstown, 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


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