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Angelo De Rocco
May 30, 1997

Angelo J. De Rocco, 87, of West Street, Gloversville, died Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Gloversville on March 10, 1909, he was the son of Guissippe and Concetta Piazza De Rocco.

Mr. De Rocco was a glove cutter for most of his life, retiring as a foreman from the former Joseph Perrella Glove Co. in 1974.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a tank commander serving in the 8th Armor Division in Central Europe. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and was nominated for the Bronze Star.

Mr. De Rocco was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 642, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Disabled American Veterans and St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.

He was married to the former Grace Corrado on Sept. 30, 1993, who died in 1995.

Survivors include a son, Joseph L. De Rocco of Gloversville; three brothers, Samuel De Rocco of Gloversville, Roy De Rocco of Amsterdam and James De Rocco of Vero Beach, Fla.' a sister, Mamie Angello of Gloversville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Kobuski-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville.

A prayer service will be conducted at 8:45 a.m. Monday at the Kobuski-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville, and at 9:30 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor, officiating.

Interment will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville.

Members of the Catholic War Veterans Post 642 will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home for their ritual service.
 

Gregory St. Amour Sr.
May 30, 1997

Gregory Phillip St. Amour Sr., 50, of Century Court, Marco Island, Fla., died Friday afternoon at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach.

He was born in Amsterdam on Dec. 24, 1946, the son of Albert and Catherine Vertucci St. Amour.

Mr. St. Amour was a 1965 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School, and a 1968 graduate of the DeVry Institute in Chicago and Hudson Valley Community College.

He was the owner of the St. Amour Refuse Co. in Amsterdam until moving to Florida eight years ago, where he was the owner and operator of the St. Amour Sod Service and the Construction Cleanup Service in Naples, Fla.

Mr. St. Amour was a 20-year member of the Fort Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, and served at the Fort Johnson Youth Commission director, coached Fort Johnson Rookie League Baseball teams and the St. Amour Women's Softball Team.

He was a member of the Florida Agricultural and Consumer Service, and was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam.

Survivors include his wife, the former Karen Bartosik, whom he married on May 27, 1967; a son, Gregory P. St. Amour, Jr. of Marco Island; two daughters, Tina Marie Smith of Naples and Rebecca Lee St. Amour of Marco Island; his mother, Catherine Vertucci St. Amour of Naples; a sister, Marilyn Novak of Naples; four grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. St. Amour's name to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, c/o University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 Northwest Kent Ave., R-48, Miami, Fla., 33136. 
 

Nancy Klock
June 1, 1997

Mrs. Nancy A. Klock, 47, of Route 10, Ames, died Sunday at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born Dec. 3, 1949 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Clyde and Catherine Becker Saltsman. She graduated from Fort Plain High School in 1968 and was the former manager of McDonald's Restaurant in Palatine Bridge for eight years. She was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Klock was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Stone Arabia and was also a member of the Ames Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She married John D. Klock on Oct. 11, 1969.

In addition to her husband and father, survivors include a daughter, Michele A. Folmsbee of Sprakers; two brothers, Alton C. Saltsman of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert M. Saltsman of Stone Arabia; one grandson; two nieces, two nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie, with the Rev. Alvin Burnworth officiating. Burial will follow in Ames Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Ames Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy A. Klock Scholarship Fund at Canajoharie Central School, 10 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, 13317, or the ALS Support Group, in care of St. Peter's Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, 12208.
 

Arthur Bull
June 1, 1997

Arthur "Art" Bull, 68, of 3 Union St., St. Johnsville, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.

Born July 16, 1928 in Suffern, he was the son of Arthur and Edna Faye Van Dunk Bull. He was a graduate of Suffern High School and had lived the past seven years in St. Johnsville.

He was a sergeant at the Mid-State Correctional Facility until retiring.

He was a member of the Little Falls First Baptist Church and was also chairman of the church's Board of Deacons.

He married Stella Mann on Dec. 19, 1949, in Suffern.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Arthur Bull Jr. of Greenfield Park and Richard Bull of Marcy; a daughter, Patricia Bull of St. Johnsville; a brother, Douglas Bull of Sloansville; two sisters, Beverly Powell of Highland Mills and Joan Williams of Atlantic Highlands, N.J.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Little Falls Baptist Church, with the Rev. Donald Dixon officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk Valley Christian Academy in Little Falls.

Arrangements are by the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville.
 

Frederica Cade
May 31, 1997

Mrs. Frederica Cade, 70, of Albany Street, Schenectady, died Saturday.

Born in Cobleskill, she was a lifelong area resident.

She was employed as a nurse's aide at Albany Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring in 1965.

She married William Cade on June 20, 1946.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four sons, Darryl, William and Frederick Cade of Schenectady, and Terry Cade of Dover, Del.; two daughters, Carol Cade of Johnstown and Bonita Richards of Schenectady; two sisters, Naomi Logan of Albany and Laura Dickerson of New York City; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 

Nellie Crosby
May 30, 1997

Mrs. Nellie Gordon Crosby, 83, of Bear Swamp Road, Carlisle, died Friday at Mary Imogene Hospital in Cooperstown after a long illness.

Born in Richmondville, she was a lifelong Schoharie County resident. She was valedictorian of her class at Cobleskill High School and was also a graduate of Cornell University's Law School. She also studied law in England.

At one time, she maintained a private practice in Cobleskill and also from her home in Lawyersville.

She was a member of the Cornell Alumni Association; the Captain Christian Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Schoharie County Bar Association; the Schoharie County Historical Society and the Beard's Hollow Society.

Mrs. Crosby was a member of the Lawyersville Reformed Church, a choir member and Sunday School teacher. She also attended the Wesleyan Church in Cobleskill.

She married Gerald D. Crosby on April 6, 1954.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a sister, Ruth Gordon of Montgomery Village, Md.; two stepdaughters, Fanny Hofer of Three Forks, Mont. and Yvonne Eriksen of Pattersonville; two stepsons, David Crosby of Tijeras, N.M. and Larry Crosby of Carlisle; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Wesleyan Church, Grandview Drive, Cobleskill. Burial will be in Carlisle Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, Cobleskill.
 

Eva Smida
May 29, 1997

Mrs. Eva Machovic Smida, 91, of St. Johnsville, died Thursday at Little Falls Hospital after a long illness.

She was born and educated in Piermont and was the widow of John F. Smida.

Survivors include four sons, John J. Smida of Portland, Ore., Richard A Smida Jr., Paul E. Smida and Robert L. Smida, all of St. Johnsville; two sisters, Rose Sefcovic of Schenectady and Mary Novak of Florida; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were this morning. Burial was in St. Cyril's Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Lasak Funeral Home, Scotia.
 

Gregory St. Amour Sr.
May 30, 1997

Gregory Phillip St. Amour Sr., 50, of Century Court, Marco Island, Fla., died Friday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach.

Born Dec. 24, 1946 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Albert and Catherine Vertucci St. Amour.

Mr. St. Amour was a 1965 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School and a 1968 graduate of the DeVry Institute in Chicago and Hudson Valley Community College.

He was the owner of the St. Amour Refuse Co. in Amsterdam until moving to Florida eight years ago, where he was the owner and operator of the St. Amour Sod Service and the Construction Cleanup Service in Naples, Fla.

He was a 20-year member of the Fort Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, and served as director of the Fort Johnson Youth Commission, coached Fort Johnson Rookie League baseball teams and the St. Amour women's softball team. He was a member of the Florida Agricultural and Consumer Service and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Amsterdam.

He married the former Karen Bartosik on May 27, 1967.

In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include a son, Gregory P. St. Amour Jr. of Marco Island; two daughters, Tina Marie Smith of Naples and Rebecca Lee St. Amour of Marco Island; a sister, Marilyn Novak of Naples; four grandchildren and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Johnson.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, c/o University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 Northwest Kent Ave., R-48, Miami, Fla., 33136. 
 

Edythe Meserand
June 2, 1997

Edythe J. Meserand, 88, of Charleston, died Monday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

She graduated from high school in Jamaica, Queens.

Miss Meserand began her broadcasting career in 1926 in the press department at NBC radio in New York City. In 1931, she became the Musical Clock Girl at the predecessor to WINS, and also became publicity director for Hearst Radio Inc. In 1937, she joined WOR radio, where she worked for more than 15 years as assistant news director. She also founded the annual WOR Christmas Children's Fund, which continues to provide donated gifts to hospitalized children.

In 1951, she received the first McCall Magazine "Golden Mike Award" for providing extraordinary service to children.

While an employee at WOR radio, she produced special features for WOR News and also what are believed to be the first radio documentaries, some of which are now on file at the Library of Congress. Several of the early productions won Peabody and Freedom Foundation awards.

During her tenure at WOR radio, she was awarded medals from the prime minister of Czechoslovakia and also from Pope Pius XII in 1950.

Following World War II and during the infancy of television, Miss Meserand moved to Schenectady, where she studied television operations in order to assist in WOR's development in the television industry.

She retired from WOR and moved to Esperance in 1952. She produced radio and television commercials for area businesses and headed her own advertising agency until 1985.

Miss Meserand managed the radio and television campaigns of former Lt. Gov. Mary Anne Krupsak when she ran for the state Assembly and Senate.

In 1976, she was honored by the Northeast Area Conference of American Women in Radio and Television for her 50 years in the industry. She was a founding member of the AWRT and served as its first national president. The Capital District Chapter of the organization named its annual distinguished broadcaster award in her honor.

She was also a founding member of the Charleston Historical Society and was a leader in the effort to restore the First Baptist Church in Charleston. She was also the Charleston town historian.

Miss Meserand was honored with a life membership in the Broadcast Pioneers at the same time as Lowell Thomas. The organization houses her papers in Washington.

In 1990, she was named Woman of the year by the Business and Professional Women's Club of Amsterdam-Mohawk Valley, and in that same year she contributed to an oral history of women in the press that the Washington Press Club Foundation assembled.

For her work with the Charleston Historical Society, she received the Medal of Honor from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the highest honor granted to a non-member of the organization.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.
 

John Coughlin Jr.
June 1, 1997

John G. Coughlin Jr., 69, of Richard Street, Schenectady, died Sunday at Hallmark Nursing Centre after a long illness.

A lifelong Schenectady resident, he was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School.

He was an apprentice and later a photoengraver at Maqua Co. until the business closed. He later served as paymaster at the Asphalt Stone Products in Schenectady for 24 years, before working at Callanan Industries for eight years before his retirement in 1991.

Mr. Coughlin was a member of the Baldwin Hunting Club in Stony Creek.

Survivors include two brothers, Thomas J. Coughlin of Tribes Hill and Donald E. Coughlin of Schenectady.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Park View Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the AMerican Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by the Daly Funeral Home, Schenectady.
 

David B. Perue
June 1, 1997

Former Johnstown resident David B. Perue, 77, of Masaryktown, Fla., died Sunday after a long illness. 

Born in Fulton, he moved to Fulton County in 1947 and to Florida in 1978.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Johnstown Eagles Aerie.

Mr. Perue was employed as a carpenter by the City of Johnstown, retiring in 1972.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was married to Doris Eccles Perue.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Carol Sparks of Gloversville; a son, David E. Perue of Fort Plain; a sister, Nina Marek of Port Richey, Fla.; a brother, Millard Perue of Bucklin, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

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

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 a hospice program of one's choice.
 

Arnold Lovering
June 1, 1997

Arnold D. Lovering, 83, of South Melcher Street, Johnstown, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.

Born in Boston, he was a 1931 graduate of Monson Academy in Maine and a 1941 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Candidate School in New London, Conn. 

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1935 to 1938 and with the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.

He was later employed as a shipmaster for the Exxon Corp. in New York City.

He lived in Edinburg for many years after his retirement and moved to Johnstown in 1985.

Mr. Lovering was a member of the Northville Presbyterian Church and a former member of its session.

He was a member of the Fishhouse Masonic Lodge in Northville.

Survivors include five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St. Burial will be private.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northville Presbyterian Church.
 

Paul Mosconi
May 27, 1997

Former Gloversville resident Paul L. Mosconi, 40, of Miami Beach, died May 27 after a brief illness.

Born in Gloversville, he was the son of Peter and Mozelle Ginn Mosconi. He was a 1975 graduate of Gloversville High School and a 1979 graduate of Syracuse University. He lived in Philadelphia and Washington for several years, before moving to Miami Beach 15 years ago.

He worked at Bloomingdale's in Philadelphia, Washington and Miami, and was also an interior designer in South Florida and was also the owner of seven Biga Bakeries in Florida.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gloversville.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Steven Mosconi of Gloversville.

Funeral services will be private. Cremation was in Miami Beach.

there will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, or the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home, Gloversville.
 

Emily O'Brien
June 1, 1997

Emily Hoffman O'Brien, 86, of the Hudson Shores Plaza in Watervliet, died Sunday at her home.

Born May 30, 1911 in Watervliet, she was the daughter of Nathan Thomas and Elizabeth Spaulding Hoffman. She was raised in Watervliet and educated at St. Patrick's Academy.

She lived in Green Island for many years, then in Waterford before moving to Cohoes and then to Watervliet.

Mrs. O'Brien was employed by the Behr Manning Co. in Watervliet for 28 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the United Papermakers International Local 17 and also the Watervliet Senior Citizens.

She was married to Thomas W. O'Brien.

Survivors include three daughters, Emily Herrick of Sprakers, Patricia A. Dragonetti of Reston, Va., and Kathleen McDermott of Clifton Park, a son, Daniel P. O'Brien of Waterford; a sister, Elizabeth Buffaline of Watervliet; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, followed by a service at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Cohoes.

Calling hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer county or the Ostomy Society.
 

Mary H. Wilkas
June 2, 1997

Mrs. Mary H. Wilkas, 68, of Kline Street, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness.

Born Jan. 6, 1929 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Stanley and Helen Kolmac Gorcyzski. She was educated in local schools.

A lifelong Amsterdam resident, she was employed at the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Mills and the General Electric Co. in Schenectady. She also worked as a waitress at Johnny's Seafood Restaurant and was employed at Lou's Market at one time.

She was a communicant of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Parish.

Mrs. Wilkas was a member of the Mr. and Mrs. America bowling league.

She married William Wilkas on Nov. 27, 1947.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, William P. Wilkas and Vincent S. Wilkas, both of Amsterdam; a brother, Stanley Gorcyzski of Amsterdam, one grandson and several nieces and a nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at noon Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave.

Arrangements are by the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place.


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