Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries

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Carmella Del Negro
July 5, 1997

Miss Carmella T. Del Negro, 88, of 50 Fifth Ave., Gloversville, died Saturday at home after a short illness.

Born May 9, 1909 in Gloversville, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary Del Negro. She was a lifelong Gloversville resident.

Miss Del Negro was a graduate of Gloversville High School.

She was employed as a bookkeeper with the family-owned Del Negro Pharmacy in Gloversville.

Miss Del Negro was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.

Survivors include two nephews, James M. Del Negro and Daniel J. Del Negro, both of Gloversville; and several grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins.

Miss Del Negro was predeceased by four brothers, James J. Del Negro, Philip Del Negro, Michael Del Negro, and George Del Negro. She also was predeceased by three sisters, Anna Da Corsi, Marie "Nettie" D'Errico and Frances Del Negro.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Walrath & Bushouer, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville.

A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville 12078 or to the charity of one's choice.
 

Francis Themm
July 5, 1997

Francis J. Themm, 79, formerly of Amsterdam, died Saturday morning at the Fulton County Infirmary where she had been a resident since 1992.

Born May 1, 1918 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Aberle Themm. He was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Themm first was employed at the U.S. Navy Depot in Scotia from 1941 to 1944. He later was employed by the Montgomery County Highway Department, retiring several years ago.

He was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Amsterdam.

Survivors include his sister, Edna A. Themm of Amsterdam; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Betz Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Flora Mancini
July 5, 1997

Mrs. Flora Barletta Mancini, 67, of East Main Street, Fonda, died Saturday morning at her home following a long illness.

Born June 8, 1930 in Sezze, Province of Latina, Italy, she was the daughter of Alessandro and Stella DiProspero Barletta. She had lived in Fonda since 1947.

Mrs. Mancini first was employed by the Premier Glove Co. of Fultonville for 18 years. She then was employed by the White Mop Wringer Co., also of Fultonville, for 21 years before retiring in 1988.

She was a member of the Glen Mohawk Senior Citizens and the Fonda-Fultonville Booster Club.

Mrs. Mancini was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church of Fonda, and a member of the Altar Rosary Society of the church. She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of St. Cecilia's Church.

Survivors include her husband, Giovanni Mancini, whom she married Dec. 10, 1950; three sons, Joseph Mancini and Alex Mancini, both of Fonda, and John Mancini of Amsterdam; three brothers, Salvatore Barletta of Fonda, Franchino Barletta of Roca Gorga, Italy, and Dante Barletta of Sezze, Italy; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.

Services will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Fonda.

Interment will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Fonda.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam, care of the funeral home.
 

Mary Melnyczuk
July 4, 1997

Mary Melnyczuk, 100, a resident at the Edward L. Wilkinson, died Friday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.

Born in Delejow, Poland, March 25, 1897, she was the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Borodajkiewicz Ziemianski. She was educated in Poland and came to Amsterdam in 1913 at the age of 16.

Mrs. Melnyczuk was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Church of St. John the Baptist and its Ladies Rosary Society.

Her husband, Michael Melnyczuk, whom she married June 3, 1916, died May 15, 1986.

Survivors include two sons, John Milnyuk and William Milnyczuk, both of Amsterdam; a daughter, Ann Sum of Amsterdam; a sister in Poland; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Melnyczuk was predeceased by two grandchildren, Deborah Sum Colon and Michael Milnyuk.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Guzielek-Pomykaj Funeral Home, 13 Belmont Place, Amsterdam.

Services will be 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. John the Baptist.
 

Thomas Sajta
July 30, 1997

Mr. Thomas Sajta, 54, of Blue Ridge Court, died Wednesday evening at home.

Born June 27, 1943 in Amsterdam, he was the son of the late Alexander and Winifred Skonieczny Sajta. He was educated in local schools and graduated from the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School.

Mr. Sajta was employed by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

He moved to Virginia in 1989.

Mr. Sajta was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.

He worked to obtain the programming of the EWTN Network in Virginia.

Survivors include a brother, John J. Sajta of Amsterdam; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus School, the Shrine of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville, or to EWTN of Manassas, Va., care of the funeral home. 
 

Harold Johnson
August 6, 1997

Harold V. Johnson Sr., 77, of Argersinger Road, Fultonville, died Wednesday at home after a long illness.

Born Dec. 26, 1919 in Lykers Corners, he was the son of Vigil and Ursula Beddles Johnson. Mr. Johnson attended Hallsville School.

Mr. Johnson was a truck driver for Peter's Oil Co. in Fonda before retiring in 1983. He also operated a small engine repair business from his home.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in Europe.

Mr. Johnson was a Protestant.

He was a member of the Farm City Bowling League in Johnstown.

He married Mary Crowder Johnson on Jan. 3, 1943.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Harold Johnson Jr. of Peoria, Ill., and Robert Johnson of Broadalbin; a daughter, Barbara Bubniak of Amsterdam; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville. Burial will be in Maple Avenue Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice.
 

Josephine Calabrese
August 5, 1997

Mrs. Josephine M. Calabrese, 92, of Forest Hill Towers, Gloversville, died Tuesday at Highgate Manor in Troy.

Born in Gloversville, Mrs. Calabrese was a resident of Highgate Manor for the past two years.

She worked for the Rubin Glove Co. for several years. Most recently, Mrs. Calabrese worked for Mario Papa & Sons Glove Co., retiring in 1977.

She was a communicant of the former St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and a member of its Catholic Daughters and Altar Society.

Mrs. Calabrese was a member of the Gloversville Senior Citizens.

She married Alfred J. Calabrese in 1927. He died in 1958.

Survivors include a son, Alfred J. Calabrese of Waterford; a brother, Philip Genatiempo of Gloversville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A prayer service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church. Cremation will take place in Parkview Crematory, Schenectady, with burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 this evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice.
 

Pasquale Conte
August 6, 1997

Pasquale J. "Pat" Conte, 67, formerly of Maplewood Avenue, Johnstown, died Wednesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville after a long illness.

Born and educated in Fonda, Mr. Conte was a short-order cook for several area diners and a self-employed caterer at one time. Subsequently, he worked for the Karg Bros. Tannery, retiring in 1989. 

He was a member and usher for St. Patrick's Church.

Mr. Conte was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 239, where he previously served as a grand knight.

He married Eleanor Antis Conte on Sept. 25, 1948. She died in 1986.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Sweet, Patricia Conte and Pamela Roblee, all of Johnstown; two sons, Alan and Mark Conte, both of Johnstown; a sister, Lucille Knudsen of Amsterdam; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
 

Alice Burgess
August 4, 1997

Mrs. Alice Mates Burgess, 81, of Clyde Avenue, Rotterdam, died Monday at Ellis Skilled Nursing Facility in Schenectady after a long illness.

Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Burgess was a lifelong area resident.

For several years, she was a sales clerk for Woolworth's in downtown Schenectady.

Mrs. Burgess was a member of Trinity Reformed Church.

Survivors include two sons, Albert Mates of Thomasville, N.C., and Thomas Mates III of Rotterdam; two brothers, Albert Simkins of Charlton and James Simkins of Delanson; a sister, Virginia Fogg of Schenectady; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 this morning at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady. Burial will be in Schenectady Memorial Park.

A calling hour will be prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church's memorial fund.
 

Joseph Stetin
August 6, 1997

Joseph John Stetin, 87, of Fort Plain, died Wednesday at Marchand Manor Adult Home in Sharon Springs.

Mr. Stetin was born in Romania, and was a lifetime resident of Sharon Springs before moving to Fort Plain.

For many years, he was the owner and chef of Dave's Restaurant.

Mr. Stetin was a lock tender for the New York State Barge Canal, retiring in 1975. Also, he operated Cold Spring Farm in Sharon Springs at one time.

His wife, Barbara Lee Stetin, died in 1974.

Survivors include a son, Robert Stetin of Fort Plain; a brother, Milen Stetin of Buffalo; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lappeus Funeral Home, 32 Park St., Sharon Springs. Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-County Ambulance, Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie.
 

Lucy Pabis
August 6, 1997

Mrs. Lucy Kolod Pabis, 92, of the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, Amsterdam, died Wednesday after a long illness.

Born Oct. 29, 1904 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Sam and Zofia Bazaznicki Kolod. Mrs. Pabis was educated in Amsterdam.

She was employed by the Mohawk Carpet Co. and also as a self-employed beautician.

She was a member of the Amsterdam Bowling League.

Mrs. Pabis was a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church and its Rosary Society.

Survivors include a son, Jerome Pabis of Amsterdam; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph Pabis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Guzielek-Pomykaj Funeral Home, 13 Belmont Place, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilkinson Adult Day Care Program in care of the funeral home.
 

Clara Johnson
August 6, 1997

Mrs. Clara Louise Foss Johnson, 98, formerly of Amsterdam, died Wednesday a the Harding Nursing Home, where she resided since 1995.

Born Sept. 22, 1899 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of William and Ida Kath Foss.

Mrs. Johnson was educated in Amsterdam, and until her retirement, she was employed by the Chalmers Button Co., and the Chalmers Knitting Co., both of Amsterdam.

She was a member of the former Zion Lutheran Church of Amsterdam, where she also was a Sunday school teacher; and Scotia United Methodist Church.

Her husband, John Johnson, died in 1975.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Johnson of Bridgewater and Bentley Johnson of Wellington, Fla.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Riley Mortuary, 110 Division St., Amsterdam. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill.

A calling hour will precede the servi ce at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Ambulance Fund, Bridgewater, 13313; or the Entertainment Committee of the Harding Nursing Home, 222 Tower St., Waterville 13450.


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