Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries

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Richard Holland
June 9, 1997

Richard M. Holland, 35, of Johnstown, died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Born in Herkimer, he was the son of Elizabeth Lawton of Johnstown.

He was employed as a press operator at UNI Distribution in Gloversville.

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

He married Cheryl Wojciechowski Holland on March 7, 1990.

In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include two daughters, Gillian Theresa and Jerica Elizabeth Holland, both of Johnstown; his step-father, David Lawton of Johnstown; five sisters, Regina Klock of Gloversville; Gloria Benedict of Tampa, Fla., Edwina Curtis and Mary Holland, both of Buffalo, and Deborah Slezak of Rochester; and two brothers, Edward Holland of Northville and John Holland of Tampa, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland Children Scholarship Fund, in care of Central National Bank, 210 N. Comrie Ave., Johnstown.
 

Elizabeth DeMagistris
June 10, 1997

Mrs. Elizabeth DeMagistris, 82, of Charles Street, Johnstown, died Tuesday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.

She was born and educated in Johnstown.

She was a glove worker for the Bachner Glove Co., retiring in 1976.

Mrs. DeMagistris was a member of the Wells House Auxiliary.

She married Michael DeMagistris on Aug. 31, 1935.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sisters, Sophie Smith and Eleanor Simek, both of Johnstown; and two brothers, Joseph and Francis "Butch" Simek, both of Johnstown.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery.

there will be no calling hours.

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

Arrangements are by the A.G. Cole Funeral Home.
 

Earl Groat
June 9, 1997

Earl H. Groat, 78, of Sinclair Road, Edinburg, died Monday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Born in Marchville, he was employed at General Electric in Schenectady, retiring in 1972.

Mr. Groat was a member of the Air National Guard Squadron 109 during World War II.

He was an honorary member of the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department.

He was of the Presbyterian faith.

His first wife, Clara Secor Groat, died in 1952.

He later married Marie Capra Groat.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Earl D. Groat of West Glenville; two daughters, Joan Fendick of Scotia and Sue Vendlands of Saratoga Springs; two step-daughters, Louise Smith of Northville and Lynn Ross of California; a brother, Doug Groat of Northville; two sisters, Dorothy Dupont of Arizona and Evelyn Dahlhoff of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St. Burial will be in Ames Cemetery.

A calling hour will be conducted from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northhampton Ambulance Squad or the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department.
 

James Glover
June 10, 1997

James A. Glover, 89, of Gloversville, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

He was born in Worcester, England. He lived in Gloversville most of his life and attended local schools.

Mr. Glover was employed by The Leader Herald, first as a paperboy, later as a typographer and finally as composing room foreman. He retired in 1976.

He was a former member of the Foresters and the Fulton County Typographical Union.

He was married to Evelyn Fennel Glover and was later married Grace D. Glover.

Survivors include a son, Jon M. glover of Gloversville; a brother, Frank Glover of Gloversville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, 12078.
 

Leland Humphrey
June 10, 1997

Leland J. Humphrey, 81, of County Route 154, Gloversville, died Tuesday at his home.

Born in Churubuscom he was educated in Ellenburg and moved to Fulton County in 1977.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Humphrey was employed as a television engineer at NBC for 30 years, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of the NBC Retirees of Florida and the Adirondack CB Club.

He married Dorothy Zeiger Humphrey on Nov. 6, 1943.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Robert Lee Humphrey of Fort Johnson; a brother, Merrill Humphrey of Malone; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice.
 

Frank Gauvreau
June 11, 1997

Frank Gauvreau, 67, of Summit Avenue, Schenectady, died Wednesday at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Colonie, he was a lifelong area resident.

He was employed as a construction worker at the Esposito Construction Co. in Colonie for 45 years, retiring in the early 1980s.

He was married to Harriet Adams Gauvreau, who died March 30.

Survivors include seven sons, Frank Gauvreau Jr. of Altamont, John, Ralph, Kenneth, Robert, Keith and Raymond Gauvreau, all of Schenectady; a daughter, Arlene Gauvreau of Schenectady; four sisters, Genevieve Denison of Galway, Thelma Insero and Lottie Reed, both of Schenectady, and Joan Guavreau of Hadley; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

A calling hour will be conducted from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St., Schenectady.
 

Albert Garback
June 11, 1997

Albert Garback, 73, of East Fulton Street, Gloversville, died Wednesday at his home.

Born in Reesville, W. Va., he was a graduate of Montpelier High School in Vermont and Bentley College. He also studied accounting at Bryant & Stratton Business School in Boston.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was employed at the George J. Dorfman accounting firm at one time and later served 20 years as secretary and treasurer of the B. William DeLia Construction Co. of Northville. For the past several years, he was consulting accountant for the Pearl Leather & Finishing Co. of Johnstown.

Mr. Garback was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion; past exalted ruler of the Elks Club and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.

A winner of several Fulton County golf championships, he was a member of the Pine Brook, Nick Stoner and Kingsboro golf clubs.

He married Esther Dobey Garback on July 17, 1943.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Karen S. Garback of Gloversville and Kim Garback Diaz of Corinth; three brothers, Theodore M. Garback of Montpelier, Rudolph M. Garback of Barre, Vt., and John Garback of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Diana Garback Edson of Montpelier and one granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of the American Diabetes Association.
 

Patricia Barber
June 10, 1997

Patricia J. Barber, 60, of Keeseville, died Tuesday at the Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital in Plattsburgh.

Born March 19, 1937 in Keeseville, she was the daughter of Charles and Louise Bourgeois Rennell. 

She was a waitress at McLeans Family Restaurant in Keeseville and also worked at the Mohawk Furniture store in Broadalbin.

She was a member of the Keeseville VFW Post 1505 Auxiliary.

Her husband, Howard Si Barber, died in 1990. She was also predeceased by a son, Ricky Barber, in 1966.

Survivors include two daughters, Wendy and Debbie Barber, both of Broadalbin; a son, John "Jack" Barber of Edinburg; two grandsons, one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Cemetery in Keeseville, with the Msgr. Joseph Aubin officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh.

Arrangements are by the Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville.
 

Evelyn Conrad
June 11, 1997

Mrs. Evelyn S. Conrad, 87, formerly of Amsterdam, died Wednesday at the Phoebe Nursing Home in Allentown, Pa.

Born Dec. 15, 1909 in Johnstown, she was the daughter of Earl O. and Elizabeth Moore Stowitts. She moved to Amsterdam in 1914 and was a graduate of Amsterdam High School and the Oneonta Normal School.

She was employed as an elementary teacher in the Amsterdam school system for many years.

She was a former member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Conrad was also a former member of the New York State and National Retired Teachers Association, as well as the Amsterdam Chapter of the Retired Teachers Association and the Congress of Parents and Teachers. She also served as a Girl Scout and Brownie leader, and was a Red Cross nurse's aide during World War II.

She married Dr. Joseph W. Conrad on June 23, 1934. He died Sept. 30, 1973.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert S. Harris Jr. of Allentown; two sisters, Mrs. Richard W. Porteus of Dryden and Mrs. Samuel Howitt of Northville; two grandsons, two great-grandsons and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be private, at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Johnson-Lindsay Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam. 
 

Gloria Dopp
June 12, 1997

Mrs. Gloria Dopp, 66, of Spring Street, Gloversville, died Thursday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.

Born and educated in Gloversville, she was a lifelong area resident.

She worked in the packaging department at the Grandoe Glove Co., retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the Fremont Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Dopp of Gloversville and Joanne Hohenforst of Johnstown;a brother, John D. Barnes Jr., of Las Vegas, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Winifred Robinson
Jun 12, 1997

Winifred A. Robinson, 84, of Jockey Street, Galway, died Thursday at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy after a long illness.

She was born in Galway and educated in local schools before graduating from the Oneonta Normal School.

She was a teacher in Mineola for many years before retiring in 1970.

Miss Robinson was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 369.

During World War II, she was a volunteer with the American Red Cross in Europe.

She is survived by a brother, Curtis Robinson of Troy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 25 Hyde Blvd., Ballston Spa. Burial will be in Galway Cemetery.

A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
 

Florence Gale
June 11, 1997

Mrs. Florence Price Gale, 80, of Manlius and formerly of Colonie, died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Utica, she worked at the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Mills in Amsterdam before moving to the Albany area in the 1950s. She later worked for the A&P Bakery Outlet and then worked as a seamstress at the Excello Shirt Co. in Troy and lastly worked as a food service worker at the legislative complex in Albany.

She moved to the Syracuse area in 1987.

Mrs. Gale was a communicant of the Church of St. Clare in Colonie.

She was married to Joseph I. Gale.

Survivors include a sister, Gladys Mosher of Amsterdam; a daughter, Judith Berry of Syracuse, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Frederick Funeral Home, 16 Manning Square, Albany, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at the Church of St. Clare, 1947 Central Ave., Colonie. 

Calling hours will be private, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Center, in care of the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Office A119, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 12208.


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