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Gertrude Ruck
April 6, 1997

Mrs. Gertrude S. Ruck, 80, of Highland Gardens Apartments, Amsterdam, died Sunday at her home.

Born Sept. 30, 1916 in Amsterdam, she was a daughter of Frank and Gertrude Brewer Sewfzer. She graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School in 1935, and was a lifelong resident of Amsterdam. Mrs. Ruck was employed by F.W. Woolworth Co., formerly of Amsterdam for several years. During World War II, she worked at General Electric Co., in Schenectady. She was later employed by Montgomery County Nursing Service for several years. 

She was a member of The United Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam. 

Mrs. Ruck had been an avid bowler and golfer in the Amsterdam area. 

She married Louis Ruck on May 4, 1940. He died Jan. 11, 1977.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Jeri Ruck and Eric Ruck, both of Gloversville. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary L. Ruck, on Dec. 22, 1985, and her granddaughter, Michelle Ruck, on June 8, 1983.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., Amsterdam.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Lindsay Funeral Home.
 

Charles Filkins Jr.
April 7, 1997

Charles Abram Filkins Jr., 65, of Tennessee Avenue, Lynn Haven, Fla., died Monday at his home.

Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Filkins lived in Warrensburg before moving to Lynn Haven.

He worked for the Shenendehowa Central School District in Clifton Park before retiring.

Mr. Filkins was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ruth A. Filkins; two sons, Walter J. Holloway of Panama City, Fla., and Frank Holloway of Mechanicville; three daughters, Cheryl Parker and Gail Brooks, both of Panama City, and Kathleen Epting of Fultonville; his father, Charles Abrams Filkins Sr. of Round Lake; three brothers, Herbert Filkins of Gloversville, Douglas Filkins of Schenectady and Robert Filkins of Round Lake; two sisters, Eunice Scheff of Round Lake and Barbara Woodcock of Argyle; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bay Medical Hospice, 615 N. Bonita Ave., Panama City, Fla. 32401.

Arrangements are by Southerland Funeral Home, Panama City, Fla.
 

Clarence Glindmyer
April 5, 1997

Clarence Glindmyer, 74, of Erie Street, Rotterdam Junction, died Saturday at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., after a short illness.

Born in Charlton, Mr. Glindmyer lived in the Schenectady area since 1971.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mr. Glindmyer was a foreman for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for about 14 years, retiring in 1987.

He was a member and a past chief of the Rotterdam Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Glindmyer was also a member of the Rotterdam Junction United Methodist Church.

His wife, Doris Glindmyer, died in 1988.

Survivors include a son, Glen Glindmyer of Rotterdam Junction; five daughters, Gail Beall of Austin, Texas, Donna Mikus of Esperance, Peggy Proulx of Florida, Leslie Glindmyer of Abiline, Texas, and Shawn Glindmyer of Rotterdam Junction; a brother, Mitchell Glindmyer of Williston, Vt.; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St. Burial will be in Woestina Cemetery at a later date.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6 Greenwood Drive, East Greenbush, 12801.
 

Mildred Russo
April 5, 1997

Mildred Dwyer Russo, 80, formerly of Gloversville, died Saturday at Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown after a long illness.

Born June 1, 1916 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Francis and Amille Styker Dwyer. She was educated in local schools.

Mrs. Russo worked as a glove worker for Bachner Glove Co., and other glove manufacturers.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Gloversville and a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters.

She was married to the late Matthew Russo.

Mrs. Russo is survived by three brothers, Melvin Dwyer of Esperance, Charles Dwyer of Johnstown and Paul Dwyer of Gloversville; three sisters, Genevieve Pileggi of New Smyra Beach, Fla., Marion Hanson of Tribes Hill and Elizabeth Tyrell of Gloversville and several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Johnstown.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or to St. James Lutheran Church, 521 N. Main St., Gloversville.
 

Linda Giovannone
April 6, 1997

Linda Giovannone, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday at National Health Care in Port Charlotte, Fla., after a long illness.

Born May 21, 1907 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of C. Augusto DePaolis and Rosangela Verdoni Fogliettas. She was a Canajoharie resident for 60 years before moving to Florida in 1985.

She was employed by Arkell and Smith for 30 years, and then in the payroll department of Beech-Nut Inc. for nine years, retiring in 1969.

Mrs. Giovannone was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Court Catherine Esther 1264.

Her husband, Anselmo Giovannone, died in 1980.

Survivors include two daughters, Esther Canja of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Rosa Lee Bain of DePew; a brother, Bessell Evangelisti of Altamont; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Canajoharie. Burial will take place at a later date in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m Thursday at the funeral home, where the Catholic Daughters will conduct a service at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made for Parkinson's Research to Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 90089-0191.
 

Agnes May Surnear
April 6, 1997

Mrs. Agnes May Surnear, 70, of Bunker Hill Road, Mayfield, died Sunday at her home.

Born Dec. 29, 1926 in Richfield Springs, she was the daughter of Bolesas Stefanski and Frances Kurkowski. She was educated in the Richfield Springs schools.

Mrs. Surnear was employed at the former Canajoharie Manufacturing Co. and also at Coleco Industries in Amsterdam.

She lived in Mayfield since 1973 and previously lived in Canajoharie.

She married William H. Surnear Sr. on April 18, 1943 in Canajoharie. 

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, William H. Surnear Jr. of Amsterdam; a niece, a nephew and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie. The Rev. Kenneth Dingman will officiate. Burial will be in Canajoharie Falls Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Alfred Lindley
April 7, 1997

Alfred D. Lindley, 84, of Darrow Road, Currytown, died Monday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born March 8, 1913 in Darien, he was the son of George Lindley and Jessie Graham. He graduated from Alexander High School in Genesee County in 1931.

Mr. Lindley was a dairy farmer in Darien for many years, retiring in 1972. He lived in Currytown since 1977.

Mr. Lindley was a member of the North Darien Baptist Church. He attended the Currytown Reformed Church.

He married Evelyn Becker Simpson on Dec. 10, 1977.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a sister, Ellen Smithgall of Fairfield, Calif., two nieces and two nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Darien. The Rev. James Foster will officiate.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service or Rural Grove Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, 13317; or to the North Darien Baptist Church.
 

Leon Dingman
April 7, 1997

Leon C. Dingman, 49, of Hamilton Street, Albany, died Monday at his home after being stricken.

Born March 5, 1948 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Silas L. Dingman and Thelma Smith. He was educated in the Fort Plain schools.

Mr. Dingman was employed at Albany Recycling.

He lived in Albany for 18 months. He previously lived in Sharon Springs.

Mr. Dingman was of the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include five sons, Mark Bailey of Dolgeville; Daniel Dingman, Shane Singman, and Timothy Dingman, all of Canajoharie; and Leon C. Dingman Jr., of Elmira; two daughters, Neesha Bateholds of Nelliston and Valine Dingman of Canajoharie; a brother, Larry Dingman of Fort Plain; a sister, Diane Tompkins of St. Johnsville; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

There are no calling hours. Burial is private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are by the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Canajoharie.
 

Christine Parente
April 7, 1997

Mrs. Christine LaVigne Parente, 89, of William Street, Mechanicville, died Monday at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs after a long illness.

Born in Mechanicville, Mrs. Parente was a lifelong area resident.

She was a seamstress at the Lions of Troy Shirt Manufacturing Co. for many years, retiring in 1972.

Mrs. Parente was a member of the Mechanicville Area Senior Citizens and a former member of the Senior Dante Club.

She was a communicant of Assumption-St. Paul Church and a life member of its Rosary Altar Society and Sacred Heart Society.

Her husband of 47 years, Dominick Parente, died in 1973.

Survivors include three daughters, Angeline Roy and Mary Baker, both of Mechanicville, and Catherine Friello of Johnstown; two brothers, Peter LaVagne of Hollywood, Fla., and Patrick LaVigne of Stillwater; three sisters, Margaret Gemmiti and Mary Canonica, both of Mechanicville, and Connie Guidarelli of Schenectady; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Assumption-St. Paul Church, William Street. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St., Mechanicville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John Ahearn Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 669, Mechanicville, 12118; or to the Leisure Activity Fund of the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs.
 

Antoinette Nielsen
April 8, 1997

Mrs. Antionette D. Nielsen, 82, of Swaggertown Road, Charlton, died Tuesday at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Duanesburg, Mrs. Nielsen was a lifelong area resident.

She was a member of the Charlton Grange.

Mrs. Nielsen was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville.

Her husband, Ernest J. Nielsen, died in 1981.

Survivors include a son, Thomas J. Nielsen of Burlington, Mass.; five sisters, Nancy Tucker of Charlton, Anna Bell of Burnt Hills, Mary DeLuke of East Hartford, Conn., Margaret Gilday of Saratoga, and Ethel Agresta of Schenectady; two brothers, Frank DeLuke of Northville and John DeLuke of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, and at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Route 50, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will take place in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Glenville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Home of the Good Shepherd, 45 Greenfield Ave., Saratoga Springs, 12866. 

Mary Filkins
April 10, 1997

Mary Filkins, 88, of Jay Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Born April 22, 1908 in Amsterdam, she was a daughter of Andrew and Sophie Wolska Gomula. She attended St. Stanislaus School and was a lifelong resident.

For 20 years, she was a setter at the former Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Co. Later, she worked for Brookshire Shirt Co. for 10 years. She also worked for other apparel manufacturing firms such as Mohawk Sportswear and White Stag before retiring.

Mrs. Filkins was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.

She was married to Irvin A. Filkins. He died May 7, 1993.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Filkins of Amsterdam; a sister, Adeline Rafalik, of Amsterdam; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

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

Raymond Dufel
April 10, 1997

Raymond F. Dufel, 78, of Parry Boulevard, Tribes Hill, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.

Born April 16, 1918 in Tribes Hill, he was the son of Henry and Josephine Sleasman Dufel. Mr. Dufel was a lifelong resident of Tribes Hill and a graduate of St. Mary's Institute in Amsterdam.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Australia and the South Pacific.

After the war, he worked for the New York State Department of Transportation and later for Adirondack Power and Light Co. He retired in 1980 as a supervisor after 30 years with the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

Mr. Dufel was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.

He was also a former chief of the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Iroquois Senior Citizens, the Niagara Mohawk Pension Club and the Fort Hunter Canal Society.

He married Juanita "Joan" Vernon Dufel on Sept. 1, 1945.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Neal Dufel of Tribes Hill and Vernon Dufel of Fonda; five daughters, Coral Bowe of Ballston Spa, Dawn Geddis and Delphine Bramer, both of Hagaman, Linda Yelich of Malone, and Vivian Kellogg of Amsterdam; two brothers, Earl Dufel of Tribes Hill and Robert Dufel of Amsterdam; two sisters, Henriette Brownell of Tribes Hill and Jean Rohde of Paradise, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, and at 9 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Tribes Hill, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
 

Jean Killeen
April 9, 1997

Mrs. Jean L. Killeen, 86, of Alexander Road, Galway, died Wednesday at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.

Born in North Adams, Mass., Mrs. Killeen was raised in Rotterdam Junction and resided in Schenectady before moving to Galway in 1979.

In 1982, she won a prize at the New York State Fair for her quilting entry.

Her husband, Tracy R. Killeen Sr., died in 1992.

Survivors include a son, Tracy Killeen of Galway; a brother, Hollis Bascom of Dolgeville, and a sister, Pauline Bascom of Ballston Spa.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woestina Reformed Cemetery, Rotterdam Junction. Cremation will be in Vale Crematorium, Schenectady.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen residence following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are by the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home.
 

Richard Mochrie
April 10, 1997

Richard H. Mochrie, 55, of 40 E. Main St., Nelliston, formerly of Grove Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday at his home.

Born Oct. 30, 1941 in Amsterdam, he was the son Everett D. and Gloria Ann Mochrie. He was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School. 

Mr. Mochrie served in the U.S. Air Force. 

He was employed as a machine operator for 25 years at Longview Fibre, retiring in 1995 due to illness.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Mr. Mochrie was a member of Post 701 and the AARP.

Survivors include a daughter, Holly-Lynn Mochrie of Amsterdam; two brothers, John Mochrie of San Antonio, Texas, and Everett Mochrie of Amsterdam; a sister, Linda Mochrie of Amsterdam; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc. , 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, at the convenience of the family.

Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday before the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


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