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Walter Noonan
May 26, 1997

Walter M. Noonan, 77, of Overlook Pass, Twin Lakes, died Monday at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany after a long illness.

Born May 26, 1920 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Clifton J. and Hazel Mutimer Noonan. He was educated in Amsterdam schools and was employed as a stenographer in New York State Supreme Court's Fourth Judicial District for 37 years, retiring in 1980.

Mr. Noonan was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He received the distinguished unit badge with an Oak Leaf Cluster, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church.

He was married to Marie Lasher Noonan.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Michele Forbes of Atlantic City, N.J.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Friday at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Amsterdam.

Calling hours will be private.

Arrangements are by the Emerick Funeral Home in Clifton Park.
 

Albert Guido
May 27, 1997

Albert A. Guido, 73, of Broadway, Rotterdam, died Tuesday at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady after a brief illness.

Born in Herkimer, he was educated in local schools and lived in the Schenectady area since 1947.

He was a World War II veteran, serving as a medical corpsman in the U.S> Army in Europe.

For many years, Mr. Guido was employed as a carpenter at DeCrescenzo Construction Co. and later worked for the state Office of General Services, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Rotterdam.

He was married to Eleanor Donato Guido for 49 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Gary A. Guido of Esperance; a daughter, Jean Guido LuBrant of Schenectady; four sisters, Teresa Pinto and Jane Michel, both of Utica, Jean Hall of Ilion and Carrie Mackin of Greece; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Friday at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Burial will be in Sts. Cyril and Method Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Church.
 

Grace Husted
May 26, 1997

Mrs. Grace Husted, 91, of Greenwood Avenue, Johnstown, died Monday at St. Johnsville Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born in Johnstown, she was a lifeling area resident. She was employed as a glove worker at a number of area glove shops. Most recently, she was a caregiver.

Mrs. Husted was a former member of the Johnstown Women of the Moose.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She married William I. Husted on June 9, 1928. He died in 1981.

Survivors include a daughter, Arlene Johnson of Bridgewater; a son, William Husted of Johnstown; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services willbe conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. Burial will be in Ephratah Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or to the St. Johnsville Nursing Home Patient's Fund.
 

Arthur Lesser
May 26, 1997

Arthur E. Lesser, 84, of South Perry Street, Johnstown, died Monday after being stricken at his home.

Born in Johnstown, he was a graduate of Johnstown High School and he also attended the Gloversville Business School.

In the 1930s, he joined his father and brothers in the operation of the Henry J. Lesser Clove Co., retiring recently.

He was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Johnstown.

Mr. Lesser was a member of the Pine Tree Rifle Club.

He was married to Rose Skoda Lesser.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two stepsons, John Lawton of Florida and Bernard of Wilton; two brothers, Merton J. and Daniel E. Lesser, both of Johnstown; and 10 step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Ehle Funeral Home, 15 N. William St., Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

Leta LaGuardia
May 26, 1997

Mrs. Leta Milks LaGuardia, 80, of Sidney, died Monday at the Delaware County Countryside Center in Dalhi after a long illness.

She was born in Cobleskill and attended the University at Albany.

She was briefly employed at the Scintilla Corp.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.

She was married to Enrico D. LaGuardia.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Patricia LaGuardia of Amsterdam, Michele LaGuardia of Briston, R.I., and Cheryl LaGuardia of Newton, Mass.; a son, Ronald La
Guardia of Moonpark, Calif.; three sisters, Edith Spraker of Latham, Ruth Ullman of Schenectady and Mabel Chase of Milford; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Sharon Springs. Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery in Leesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Emergency Squad, 72 River St., Sidney, or to the Sidney Memorial Public Library, Main Street, Sidney, 13838.

Arrangements are by the Ottman Funeral Home in Cherry Valley.
 

Anna Niemetz
March 8, 1997

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday at the Van Vechten Cemetery in Scotch Church for Mrs. Anna Klee Niemetz, 98, formerly of Wilson Avenue and Scotch Church, who died March 8, 1997 at Wilkinson Health Care Facility in Amsterdam.

Arrangements by the White-Van Buren Funeral Home in Delanson.
 

John Verde
May 27, 1997

John G. Verde, 72, of Harrower Lane, Amsterdam, died Tuesday morning at Montgomery Meadows Residential Health Care Facility after a long illness.

Born Jan. 22, 1925 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Alessio and Angelinc Nebbia Verde. He was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Verde was a 1942 graduate of Amsterdam High School and attended Siena College and was a graduate of Union College.

Mr. Verde was employed as an engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation, retiring in November 1987. 

He was a member of the Amsterdam Democratic Club, serving as president and vice-president at one time. He was also chairman and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harrower School District No. 9 in the Town of Amsterdam, a former assessor for the Town of Amsterdam and former Amsterdam Town Justice, retiring July 19, 1991.

Mr. Verde was a World War II veteran, serving as a Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy.

He was a communicant of St. Michael the Arch Angel Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam.

Survivors include four sons, John A. Verde of Slingerlands, Michael A. Verde of Canton, Conn., Thomas J. Verde of Redwood City, Calif, and Anthony P. Verde of Amsterdam; a sister; Edith Reksc of Amsterdam; five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Arch Angel Roman Catholic Church, Amsterdam. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Johnstown.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
 

Burton Sawyer
May 27, 1997

Burton Sawyer, 93, formerly of Stevers Mills Road, Broadalbin, died Tuesday morning at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1903 in Broadalbin, he was the son of Simon and Mae Edgerton Sawyer and was educated in the one-room schoolhouse in Stevers Mills. He had resided in Broadalbin until 1993, when he became a resident of the Pine View Commons in Johnstown. 

Mr. Sawyer was a self-employed dairy farmer in Broadalbin.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include three nieces, Marian Farley of Scotia, Joyce E. Jones of Amsterdam, and Shirley Rodd of Scotia and several great-nieces, great-nephews and a cousin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin, with the Rev. Herbert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Union Mills Cemetery. 

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

Ralph Guyer
May 26, 1997

Ralph Guyer, 70, of Route 101, Meco, died Monday at his home.

Born in Barre, Vt., he moved to Gloversville as a child and was a 1944 graduate of Gloversville High School.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army at Los Alamos, N.M., where work on the first atomic weapons took place. He later served 40 years with the New York National Guard.

For more than 20 years, he was employed as manager of the gas station at the Price Chopper in Gloversville.

He was a member of the Caroga Lake Fish and Game Club, the New York State Muzzle Loaders, the Gloversville American Legion Post, the National Association of Radiation Survivors and the Recreated Third Battalion of the Tryon County Militia.

He married Shirley Lewis Guyer on Sept. 17, 1955.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Bradley J. Guyer of Port Jervis and Edward B. and Charles W. Guyer, both of Meco; and a sister, Helen G. Cobey of Glenville.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at the Caroga Lake Fish and Game Club. Cremation will be at Leatherstocking Crematory in Cherry Valley.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home in Gloversville.
 

Richard Arnold
May 27, 1997

Richard J. Arnold, 60, of Wesskum Woods Road, died Tuesday after being stricken at his home.

Born in Gloversville, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Boston College with a bachelors degree in science.

Mr. Arnold was self-employed in the leather industry. He was chairman of the board at the Schaffell Leather Corp. and, for the past 15 years, operated the Wesskum Leather Corp. and was a consultant for the Jones and Nadin Leather Corp.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Mr. Arnold was a member of the Pine Brook Golf Club and a former president of the Fulton County Tanners Association.

He married Suzanne Funston Arnold on July 2, 1960.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Amy Seroussi of Saratoga Springs, Lisa Best of Greenfield Center and Meg Arnold of Gloversville; five sisters, Eleanor Brownell of Palatine Bridge, Dorothy Patterson of Meco, Marie Wilson of Gloversville, Barbara Von Kreuter of Darien, Conn., and Elizabeth Hughes of Mayfield; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be announced by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington 

Center of Gloversville or the American Heart Association.
 

Glorain Stoddard
May 27, 1997

Glorain Stoddard, 67, of Washington Street, Gloversville, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Born in Gloversville, she was a 1948 graduate of Gloversville High School and was a lifelong area resident. She was employed as an inspector for 31 years at the MCA Corp., retiring due to disability. From 1980 to 1990, she was a partner in the G&K Grocery Store on Washington Street.

Miss Stoddard was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church.

She was also a member of the Johnstown and Gloversville Bowling Associations.

Survivors include an uncle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

George Mosher
May 26, 1997

George Edwin Mosher, 91, recently of Beavercreek, Ohio, formerly of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and Syracuse, died Monday at Kettering Memorial Hospital in Ohio.

Born in Mechanicville, he was the son of the late Catherine Fitzgerald and George Mosher.

Before his retirement in 1969, he was employed by the former New York Central Railroad and East Syracuse Chevrolet. He was the founder and first President of the Fremont Lions Club and a former Lions District Governor. He had, before his death, anticipated receipt of the 50-year membership pin in the Lions Club. He was also a member of the Onondaga Chapter of the Free and Accepted Masons and was to receive recognition as a 50-year member. 

Before moving to Trinity Retirement Community in November 1995, he had joined the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, Fla.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Lela Mosher, and he later married Gladys Mosher, who also predeceased him after 52 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Elain Gilnecki.

Survivors include two sons George E. Mosher of Escondido, Calif. and Dr. Arthur D. Mosher of Kettering, Ohio; two sisters, Evelyn Terranove of Canajoharie and Hilda Matice of Ames; a brother, Royace Mosher of Cobleskill; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Community. Burial will be at the family's convenience in Canajoharie Falls Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Fellowship Lounge at Trinity Retirement Community, 3218 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Community. Burial will be at the family's convenience in Canajoharie Falls Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Retirement Community, Beavercreek, Ohio, the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, Fla., or Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Fla. 32931.
 

Mildred Wallace
May 26, 1997

Mrs. Mildred N. Wallace, 94, of Jackson Avenue, Schenectady, died Monday at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness. 

She was born in Berne and lived in the Capital District for most of her life. She was employed for a short time by the General Electric Co. at the end of World War II.

She attended Lisha's Kill Reformed Church.

She was married to Paul J. Wallace, who died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Mervin A. Wallace of Florida; a daughter, Shirley M. Ernest of Esperance; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St., Schenectady. Burial will be in Memory;s Garden, Colonie.

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


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