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Earl Davis
April 14, 1997

Earl D. Davis, 90, of Robinson Street, Canajoharie, died Tuesday at Columbia Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla., after a long illness.

Born Dec. 11, 1906 in Herkimer, he was the son of John Davis and Minnie Baldwin. He was a graduate of Herkimer High School.

Mr. Davis was owner and operator of the Davis Shoe Store in Canajoharie.

He lived in Canajoharie for more than 50 years. He formerly lived in Herkimer.

Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Military Police. He served with the 524 Military Police Batallion in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

He was a member of St. John's & St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Canajoharie. 

He was a member of the VFW Post 3275 of Fort Plain and a member and past commander of the American Legion Smith Schultz Post 222 of Canajoharie; member of the Hamilton Lodge No. 79 F&AM of Canajoharie; former president and member of the Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education for 10 years; former president and member of the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Exempt Firemen, past president of the Canajoharie/Palatine Chamber of Commerce; and former member of the Canajoharie Town Council.

He married his first wife, Edna Gray, on Oct. 24, 1935 in Herkimer. She died Nov. 26, 1980. He married his second wife, Roberta Bedrosian, on March 25, 1984.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Ann Harris of Utica; a son, James Lee Davis of Trenton Falls; two step-sons, Steven Burgess of Conway, N.H.; and James Burgess of Gilmanton, N.H.; a sister, Lura Maranville of Ilion; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's & St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Church Street, Canajoharie, with pastor John Omans officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer.

There will be no calling hours.

The VFW Memorial Squad will conduct graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 28, Canajoharie, 13317; or Smith Schultz American Legion, Moyer Street, Canajoharie, 13317.

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

Anna Stoutner
April 13, 1997

Mrs. Anna Grimm Stoutner, 89, of Gloversville, died Sunday at her home.

Born and educated in Gloversville, Mrs. Stoutner was a lifelong city resident. She was a homemaker. 

Mrs. Stoutner was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.

She married Andrew J. Stoutner on June 30, 1934. He died in 1976.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice S. Esse of Rochester and Phyllis A. Wright of Gloversville; a sister, Lorraine Hale of Gloversville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals for Senior Citizens in care of Fulton County Office For The Aging, 19 N. William St., Johnstown, 12095; or the Lions Club of Gloversville.

Arrangements are by the John W. Finocan Funeral Home.
 

Mary Quinn
April 14, 1997

Miss Mary E. Quinn, 82, formerly of Evelyn Avenue, Amsterdam, died Monday at Mount Loretto Nursing Home, where she resided since February.

Born Jan. 23, 1915 in Amsterdam,she was the daughter of Bernard Quinn and Mildred Yell Quinn Sheley.

Miss Quinn was a 1932 graduate of St. Mary's Institute and a 1936 graduate of The College of St. Rose. She also pursued graduate work at Smith College School for Social Work and Syracuse University.

She worked for the Montgomery County Department of Public Welfare and the New York state Department of Social Services until retiring in 1976.

Miss Quinn was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister. She also was a member of the church's Rosary Society and St. Mary's Seniors Group.

She was a member of St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, the Amsterdam Chapter of The College of St. Rose Alumni, and the Social Services Retirees Group.

Survivors include a stepsister, Addie Connor of Salem, and several cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson.

Calling hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Riley Mortuary, 110 Division St., Amsterdam.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
 

Barton Luvera
April 14, 1997

Barton W. Luvera, 47, of Court Street, Fonda, died Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken while driving on his way to work.

Born in Roslyn, L.I., April 1, 1950, he was the son of William and Florence Cooke Luvera. He was educated there and moved to Fonda in 1989.

Mr. Luvera was employed as a contractor for Laborers Union Local No. 66 while in Long Island.

Following his move to Foinda, he was a custodian at the Fonda-Fultonville Central School. For the past year, he was employed at Liberty Enterprises in Amsterdam.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a member of the Johnstown Lodge of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was a member of Trinity Evengelical Lutheran Church, Amsterdam.

He married the former Kathleeen Beyer on Nov. 25, 1978.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Laura and Natalie Luvera, both at home; his mother, Florence Luvera; of Holbrook; a brother, Robert Luvera of Tomball, Texas; a sister, Margaret Luezze of Mastick; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam, with the Rev. William E. Siiss officiating. Cremation will be at Vale Crematory in Schenectady.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund established for his children, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Gary Howland
April 14, 1997

Gary B. Howland, 50, of 89 W. State St., Gloversville, died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Born May 23, 1946 in Gloversville, he was the son of Clarence W. and Marion Eglin Howland. Mr. Howland was a lifelong Gloversville resident and a 1964 graduate of Gloversville High School.

Mr. Howland served in the U.S. Navy in 1965. He served in Vietnam from December 1966 to July of 1968, receiving the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

He was employed as a diesel mechanic from 1969 to 1975 at Byer Trucking in Guilderland, then he was a service representative for Coca-Cola Co. for 10 years until 1984. He was a supervisor/manager of King Cole Laundromats for 12 years until last year, and in warehouse/delivery with Livingstons Inc., in Gloversville the past year until his death.

Mr. Howland attended the Johnstown Reformed Church. He was a member of the VFW Post 2077 of Gloversville, Tri-County Vietnam Veterans Association where he held many offices and was a member of its board of directors. He was a former Webelos leader with the Boy Scouts.

He married Joan P. Fraker on Dec. 30, 1967.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, William J. Howland of Gloversville; a daughter, Kristine M. Howland of Gloversville; his sister, Janet Lusso of Glen; his stepson, Richard Shreeve of Baton Rouge, La., one grandson, one aunt and one uncle, and several cousins.

There will be no funeral services. Cremation took place at Parkview Crematory in Schenectady.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Walrath and Bushour Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 688, Gloversville, 12078 or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany 12205.
 

George Serdinsky
April 14, 1997

George Serdinsky, 79, of Lighthall Road, Fort Plain, died Monday at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown after a short illness.

Born March 12, 1918 in Yonkers, he was the son of Michael and Nellie Serdinsky. He graduated from Commerce High School in Yonkers.

Mr. Serdinsky was employed at Ingersoll-Rand Co., in New York City and also New Jersey, retiring in 1981 after 41 years of service.

He lived in Fort Plain since 1981. Mr. Serdinsky previously lived in the New York area for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was married to Mildred Paprocki. She died June 15, 1965.

Survivors include three sons, James and Robert Serdinsky, both of Fort Plain, and George Serdinsky of Nyack; and a grandson.

Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory in Schenectady with a private burial.

Arrangements are by the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home.
 

Janeth Rivenburgh
April 13, 1997

Mrs. Janeth E. Rivenburgh, 76, of Grosvenor Corners, died Sunday at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown after a short illness.

Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Rivenburgh was a 1940 graduate of Sharon Springs High School.

She was a sales clerk for the Jamesway store in Cobleskill, retiring in 1981.

Mrs. Rivenburgh was a member of the Grosvenor Corners United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Louis A. Rivenburgh, died in 1981.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis L. Rivenburgh of Endicott and Paul L. Rivenburgh of Guilderland; a sister, Joyce Yerdon of Palatine Bridge; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 1 Chapel St., Cobleskill. Burial will be in Fort Plin Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schoharie County Animal Shelter, Howes Cave, 12092.
 

Ralph Nilsen
April 14, 1997

Ralph Nilsen, 82, of Extension West Main Street, Johnstown, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.

Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Nilsen lived most of his life in Johnstown, where he was a 1934 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was also a graduate of a technical school in Plattsburgh.

Mr. Nilsen was a foreman at the Glen L. Martin Aircraft Co. in Baltimore from 1939 to 1945. He returned to Johnstown in 1946 and founded the former Trent and Nilsen and Mill Supply store with George Trentleman. Mr. Nilsen retired from the business in 1986.

Mr. Nilsen was a Baptist.

He married Edith Elmendorf Nilsen on Oct. 4, 1941.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Deborah N. MacVean of Johnstown; three sons, Gerald R. Nilsen of Sturdivant, Mo., Ronald J. Nilsen of Johnstown and H. Gregory Nilsen of Rochester Hills, Mich.; a brother, Henry Nilsen of Prescott, Ariz.; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ehle Funeral Home, 15 N. William St. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice of Gloversville or the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gloversville.
 

Richard DiScioscia
April 14, 1997

Richard DiScioscia, 58, of Meadow Street, Johnstown, died Monday at home.

Born in Gloversville, Mr. DiScioscia was educated in Gloversville.

In the late 1950s, he served with the Army Medical Corps in Germany.

Mr. DiScioscia worked for Carville-National Leather Corp. and Karg Brothers. He also was a roofer.

Survivors include four brothers, Sam DiScioscia of Ohio, Joseph DeScioscia of Caroga Lake, and Danny and John DiScioscia, both of Gloversville; a half-brother, Rudy Viola of California; and four sisters, Joanne DiScioscia of Puerto Rico, and Sophie Ottuso, Jane Sleezer and Jean Farrara, all of Gloversville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, during which Mr. DiScioscia's brother, John DiScioscia of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
 

Earl Davis
April 14, 1997

Earl D. Davis, 90, of Robinson Street, Canajoharie, died Tuesday at Columbia Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla., after a long illness.

Born Dec. 11, 1906 in Herkimer, he was the son of John Davis and Minnie Baldwin. He was a graduate of Herkimer High School.

Mr. Davis was owner and operator of the Davis Shoe Store in Canajoharie.

He lived in Canajoharie for more than 50 years. He formerly lived in Herkimer.

Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Military Police. He served with the 524 Military Police Battalion in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

He was a member of St. John's & St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Canajoharie. 

He was a member of the VFW Post 3275 of Fort Plain and a member and past commander of the American Legion Smith Schultz Post 222 of Canajoharie; member of the Hamilton Lodge No. 79 F&AM of Canajoharie; former president and member of the Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education for 10 years; former president and member of the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Exempt Firemen, past president of the Canajoharie/Palatine Chamber of Commerce; and former member of the Canajoharie Town Council.

He married his first wife, Edna Gray, on Oct. 24, 1935 in Herkimer. She died Nov. 26, 1980. He married his second wife, Roberta Bedrosian, on March 25, 1984.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Ann Harris of Utica; a son, James Lee Davis of Trenton Falls; two step-sons, Steven Burgess of Conway, N.H.; and James Burgess of Gilmanton, N.H.; a sister, Lura Maranville of Ilion; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. May 10 at St. John's & St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Church Street, Canajoharie, with pastor John Omans officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer.

There will be no calling hours.

The VFW Memorial Squad will conduct graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 28, Canajoharie, 13317; or Smith Schultz American Legion, Moyer Street, Canajoharie, 13317.

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


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