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Florence Templeton
August 28, 1997

Florence Graves Templeton, 95, of Fairmont Avenue, Amsterdam, died Thursday at Montgomery Meadows.

Mrs. Templeton was born Dec. 18, 1901, in Piercefield, the daughter of Wilson B. and Gertrude Coggin Graves. She graduated from Piercefield High School in 1921 and from the Potsdam Normal School in 1923.

She taught school in Johnstown for two years and in Conifer, St. Lawrence County, for one year before moving to Amsterdam, where she became a primary teacher in the fall of 1926.

Mrs. Templeton taught in Bellingham, Wash., as an exchange teacher from the Amsterdam public schools in 1929, arranged by Superintendent Wilbur H. Lynch. She returned to Amsterdam in 1930 and taught in the Academy Street School, New East Main Street School and Guy Park School.

Mrs. Templeton was a charter member of the Mohawk Valley Chorus, a life member of the Amsterdam-Parent Teachers Association, and a member of the Century Club, Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Women's Auxiliary and the Mohawk Valley Heritage Association.

She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam.

Her husband, Hugh Thomas Templeton, whom she married Nov. 23, 1938, died in 1980.

Survivors include a nephew, Wilson L. Graves of Niagara Falls; and two nieces, Virginia Progelhof of Seabrook, Texas, and Emma Greenwood of Rochester.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam, 25 Church St., with the Rev. Dan J. Wheeler officiating.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam.

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

Jayne Dantini
August 30, 1997

Jayne Marie Dantini, 70, of 24 Essex St., Amsterdam, died Saturday at her home

Born Jan. 25, 1927 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Archimede ("Archie") and Maria Marinelli Quattrocchi. She was a lifelong area resident.

After graduating from Amsterdam High School in 1945, Mrs. Dantini served as the administrator to the commander of the Naval Depot in Scotia, N.Y., resigning her post in 1953 to raise a family. 

She was an active member of the Amsterdam Community serving as past commander of the Disabled America Veterans Auxiliary, the Mt. Carmel Christian Women's Society, Senior Citizens, and was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

Survivors include her husband Richard J. Dantini, whom she married in 1947; two sons, Bill Dantini of Raleigh, N.C., and Mark Dantini of the town of Milton; two brothers, Emil and Herman Quattrocchi of Amsterdam; three sisters, Celia Iannuzzi and Vera Baranello of Amsterdam, and Anna Battisti of St. Johnsville; a daughter-in-law, Laura Zeiter Dantini of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, Rick, Ross and Jocelyn. 

Mrs. Dantini was predeceased by sisters Ida Russell and Inez DiMezza Moore, and a brother Alexander Quattrocchi, all of Amsterdam. 

Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the De Stefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam.

Funeral services will be conducted 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. The Catholic service will be concelebrated by the Rev. Lawrence Decker of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Amsterdam. 

Burial will immediately follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Amsterdam. 

Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

Ernest Hoffman
August 30, 1997

Ernest H. Hoffman , 88, of County Route 197, Johnstown, died in the Wells Nursing Home Friday after a long illness

Born Oct. 5, 1908 in Saratoga Springs, he is the son of August and Mary Hoffman and came to Johnstown in 1951. 

Mr. Hoffman was an operating engineer and worked out of the Albany Local for various local construction companies.

On Feb. 2, 1952 he married Leona M. Jackson. She died Sept. 29, 1996.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Saltsman of Fort Plain; two sons, E. William Hoffman of South Hill, Va. and James Hoffman of Fonda; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to noon Monday prior to a service at 12 p.m. from the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. 

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda.
 

Marion McGuire
August 30, 1997

Marion McGuire, 81, of South Country Ridge Drive, died Saturday at Mt. Loretto Nursing Home.

Arrangements will be announced by the Riley Mortuary Inc.
 

Anthony Marotta
August 29, 1997

Anthony R. Marotta, 76, of Edson Street, Amsterdam, died Friday evening at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken earlier in the day.

Born July 9, 1921 in Amsterdam, a son of the late Pasquale and Concetta Marotta. He was educated locally and was a graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School class of 1939. He was a lifelong area resident.

During World War II, Mr. Marotta served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Phillipines.

For several years, he was associated with the family business known as the Lyon Street Grill. Later, he was a foreman at Lamatronics. He also was a weaver at Mohasco Industries and as a member of the security team closed its gates for the last time.

He was first married to Dorothy Junne, now living in Seal Beach, Calif.

Survivors include his wife Clemencia Rojas Marotta, whom he married in 1972; a son, John J. Marotta, Minnetonka, Minn.; three grandchildren, Gia Marotta, John Anthony Marotta and Anthony Joseph Marotta, all of Minnetonka, Minn.; a brother, Joseph Marotta, of Long Branch, N.J.; two sisters, Mary Harrington of Little Falls and Margaret Moore of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam.

Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Amsterdam. 
 

Jo Ann Dillon
September 19, 1997

Mrs. Jo Ann Dillon, 62, of Frederick Street, Amsterdam, died Friday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1935, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Joseph and Amelia Krygowski Tokarczyk.

Mrs. Dillon, a lifelong resident of Amsterdam, graduated from the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School and was valedictorian of the class of 1953.

She worked for the Amsterdam Federal Savings and Loan Bank for 40 years and was a former vice president of the bank before retiring in 1992.

Mrs. Dillon was a member of the Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church and was its organist at one time.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Dillon, whom she married April 8, 1956; two daughters, Susan Tiemann, of Glenville, and Jeanette Harris, of Amsterdam; her mother, Amelia Tokarczyk of Amsterdam; one brother, Joseph Tokarczyk, of Hagaman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam

Services will be conducted 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church.

Burial will be in the Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet St., St. Joseph Provincial House, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, 12110, or to Community Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. 
 

Grace Rooks
October 1, 1997

Mrs. Grace Graff Rooks, 76, of Fort Hunter, formerly of Jamesville, died Wednesday after a long struggle with cancer.

Born Feb. 10, 1919 in Hagaman, she made her home in Jamesville, where she worked for General Electric for 25 years.

After her retirement, she devoted herself to her family and helped to 

raise her grandchildren. She volunteered at Community General Hospital 

in Syracuse and at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. 

Mrs. Rooks was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Tribes Hill.

Survivors include two sisters, Marion Persons of Fort Hunter and Genevieve Lasko of LaBelle, Fla; six children: Mark Rooks of Wilmington, Mary Rose of Syracuse, Catherine Hill of Cropseyville, Martha Rooks of 

West Boylston, Mass., Michael Rooks of Ithaca, Joan Mietz of Cazenovia, 13 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Tribes Hill. 

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Sacred Heart Church.
 

Robert Hovemeyer
October 2, 1997

Robert Hovemeyer, 68, of the Stratton Apartments, Division Street, Amsterdam, died this morning at St. Mary's Hospital.

Arrangements, by the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, are incomplete and will be announced. 
 

Frances Muir
October 13, 1997

Frances M. Muir, 89, of West Grand Street, Palatine Bridge, died Monday at the Mount Loretto Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born Sept. 15, 1908, in Philadelphia, the daughter of William and Mary Smith Murphy. She was a graduate of Merion Mercy Academy and Chestnut Hill College, both in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Muir lived in Jenkintown, Pa., and was a resident of Palatine Bridge since 1990.

She was a homemaker and a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Jenkintown, Pa.

Her husband David F. Muir, whom she married Nov. 7, 1935, died Nov. 1, 1978.

Survivors include two daughters, Sister Elizabeth Muir of Anaheim, Calif, and Barbara Muir Gisinger Biancucci of Palatine Bridge; two sons, the Rev. Gavin W, Muir of Philadelphia and Robert D. Muir of Winnetha, Calif; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Irenaeus Church in Philadelphia, where calling hours are scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Loretto Nursing Home building fund, 302 Swart Hill Road, Amsterdam.

Local arrangements are by the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie.
 

Phinniah Sullivan
October 13, 1997

Phinniah F. Sullivan, 82, of West Chatham, Mass., died Monday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass.

She was born April 1, 1915, in Amsterdam, the daughter of Alexander and Hanna M. Finlay Doak, and was raised in educated in Amsterdam.

From 1957 to 1997, she was a receptionist for D.J. DeLuke dental office in Amsterdam. She moved to West Chatham, Mass., in 1996.

While living in Amsterdam, she was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Amsterdam, a member of the Uptown League, and a member of the Ladies Independent Bowling League.

She married Charles Sullivan in Amsterdam in 1943; he died in 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Cummings of West Chatham, Mass.; two sisters, Gladys Tabor of West Chatham and Ann Tomlinson of DeLand, Fla; and four grandchildren.

The funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church of Amsterdam, Golf Course Road.

Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam.

A calling hour will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Amsterdam.

Arrangements are by the Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, Mass.


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