|Obituaries for Friday, April 18, 1997
Allen E. Bills, 81
AUSTIN, Texas — Allen E. "Toby" Bills, 81, a former resident of East
Nassau and Raquette Lake died Monday.
Mr. Bills was a resident of Austin for 10 years.
He served on the faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester
for seven years and at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy for 24 years.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela W. Bills; two daughters, Pamela
A. Bills of Scotia and Cynthia B. Myers of Austin; two sons, Allan E. "Toby"
Bills II and William E. Bills, both of Austin; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Harrell Funeral Home in Austin.
Herbert J. Chapman, 71
TROY — Herbert J. Chapman Jr., 71, of Seventh Avenue, died Wednesday
at Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Herbert J. and Charlotte Ripple
Chapman Sr. and husband of Mary E. Purcell Chapman.
Mr. Chapman was educated in Troy schools.
He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, receiving the American Theater,
Asiatic-Pacific, the Victory and the Good Conduct ribbons.
Mr. Chapman worked at the Knolls Atomic Lab in West Milton and Schenectady
for 31 years. He retired in 1984 as a millwright. Earlier, he worked at
Behr Manning in Watervliet for seven years.
He was a former volunteer at the Lansingburgh Boys Club and a former
member of the Speigletown Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of
the GE Quarter Century Club and was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church
Survivors, besides his wife, include a son, Herbert J. Chapman III
of Colonie; five daughters, Ann Mutch, Rosemary Davignon and Suzanne Neary,
all of Lansingburgh, Joan Zayacheck of Wynantskill and Kathleen Wisoff
of Niskayuna; a sister, Marion G. Mahar of Lansingburgh; a brother, William
E. Chapman of Los Angeles, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral
Home Inc., 115th Street and Fourth Avenue, Lansingburgh, and at 9:30 a.m.
at St. Augustine's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions made to the Hortense and Louis Rubin Dialysis Center,
1850 Peoples Ave., Troy 12180 or to St. Augustine's Church Restoration
Fund, 25 115th St., Troy 12182.
John Costa, 71
BALLSTON SPA — John Costa, 71, of Raymond Road, died Thursday at the
Saratoga Hospital Nursing Home.
Born in Capaci, Italy, he came to the Troy area in 1950 before moving
to Ballston Spa.
Mr. Costa worked at the Norton Co. in Watervliet from 1960 to 1985.
He also trained standard bred horses from 1971 to 995 and belonged to the
United States Trotters Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Rose Mosca Costa; a son, Anthony Costa
of Ballston Spa; a daughter, Enza Valente of Speigletown; a brother, Frank
Costa of Long Island; a sister, Enza Marasa of Palermo, Italy, and a grandson.
The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Clement's Church in Saratoga
Springs. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Saratoga Springs.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Simone's Funeral Home Inc.,
3 Franklin Square in Saratoga Springs.
Nectar Demirjian, 95
WATERVLIET — Nectar Demirjian, 95, formerly of 19th Street and Sixth
Avenue, died Feb. 22 at the Hallmark Nursing Centre in Troy.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey, she was a resident of Watervliet for over
She also was a resident of St. Mary's Woodland Village and for the
last three years had been a resident of the Hallmark Nursing Center.
Mrs. Demirjian was a sales clerk for a furrier in downtown Schenectady
for many years before retiring.
Survivors include a nephew, Dr. Joseph F. Berberian of Elmira and a
her friend, Pat Berberian of Watervliet.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Holy Cross
Armenian Apostolic Church in Troy with Rev. Katchig Megerdician officiating.
Arrangements are by Parker Bros. Memorial in Watervliet.
Sr. Imelda de St. Joseph
LATHAM — Sister Imelda de St. Joseph, 95, died Wednesday at Our Lady
of Hope Residence.
Born and raised in Boston, Mass., she was daughter of the late Daniel
and Ellen Brosnan O'Connor. She was born Dora Veronica O'Connor.
She professed her first vows June 19, 1923 in Queens and her perpetual
vows Nov. 21, 1930 at the Motherhouse of the Little Sisters of the Poor
in LaTour, France.
After being stationed in France and Belgium for 10 years, she then
returned to the United States. She served in Brooklyn and Baltimore and
as mother superior successively from 1934 to 1944.
Sister Imelda came to Troy in 1944, where she served until the opening
of Our Lady of Hope Residence in Latham in 1976.
Among her various duties was the organization of the first card party
(now in its 21st year), Our Lady of Hope Auxiliary, and the co-ordination
Her enthusiasm, support and encouragement of these programs made it
possible to fulfill many of the needs of the home for the elderly.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews in Boston.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Hope Chapel,
1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
Calling hours are from 2 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Hope Residence.
Arrangements are being handled by Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral
Home in Latham.
Hazel L. Dibble, 41
COHOES — Hazel L. Wilson Stocklas Dibble, 41 of Garner Street, died
Wednesday at her residence after a brief illness.
Born in Keene Valley, she was daughter of Cora Weed Wilson of Cohoes
and the late Eugene Wilson. She was wife of William "Tex" Dibble and widow
of John Stocklas.
She was a resident of the Capital District most of her life.
Mrs. Dibble was executive secretary for Van Patten Enterprises (Kirby
of Latham) for over three years.
Survivors include two daughters, Annette M. Bergerson of Buffalo and
Crystal Stocklas of Troy; three sons, Harold Bechore, John and Thomas Stocklas,
both of Troy; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday from the Rockefeller Funeral
Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Burial will be in the Capital
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Amelia Duncan, 75
COHOES — Amelia Sheffer Duncan, 75, of Remsen Street and formerly of
Gurley Avenue in Troy, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after
a brief illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late William and Helen Cox Sheffer
and widow of Joseph Duncan.
She had resided in Troy most of her life and in Cohoes for the past
She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Lansingburgh
and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mrs. Duncan was a secretary for the state Department of Labor in Albany
for 20 years, retiring 14 years ago.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Star Chapter, Order of the Eastern
Star, and the United Church of Cohoes.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Cassy Emmarie Duncan, Joseph
Blake Duncan and Jeffrey Robert Duncan, all of Rexford.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday from the Bryce Funeral Home Inc.,
276 Pawling Ave., Troy, with Revs. Nick and Terry Tebordo, co-pastors of
the United Church of Cohoes, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery
Calling hours are 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Marion D. Manville, 91
DEFREESTVILLE — Marion D. Manville, 91, of Thompson Court, died Thursday
at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a brief illness.
Born in McKownville, she was daughter of the late John B. and Lilly
She had resided most of her life in Defreestville. Her family owned
the farm now occupied by the Rensselaer Technology Park.
A graduate of Troy High School, Miss Manville was a bookkeeper for
Sliter's Dairy and Quality Center for many years.
She was the oldest active member of Blooming Grove Reformed Church
in Defreestville and formerly was its organist for 30 years.
Survivors include a brother, Foster Manville of Troy.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Blooming Grove
Reformed Church. Burial will be in Bloomingrove Rural Cemetery in Defreestville.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bryce Funeral Home in Troy.
Conseglia Porto, 79
TROY — Conseglia Nolletti Porto, 79, of Troy, died Wednesday at her
Born in Mamaroneck, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Serafina
Croli Nolletti and widow of George Porto.
Mrs. Porto lived in Mamaroneck most of her life and in Troy for the
past 12 years.
Mrs. Porto was an operator-manager with New York Telephone Co.
She was a member of St. Vito's Church in Mamaroneck and the telephone
company's Daughters of the Pioneers.
Survivors include two sons, George Porto Jr. of Troy and Stephen Porto
of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters, Concelia Bowman of Missoula, Mont.,
and Carol Porto of Portland, Ore.; three brothers, James Nolletti of Mamaroneck,
Raymond Nolletti of Harrison and Leonard Nolletti of Bridgehampton; Lucy
Mangine and Mary Caprara, both of Port Chester and Elizabeth Poccia of
Webster; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vito's Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coxe & Graziano Funeral
Home in Mamaroneck.
Edith M. Smart, 95
CLIFTON PARK — Edith Mary LaBossiere Smart, 95, died Wednesday at the
Schuyler Ridge Residency Home.
Born in Green Island, she was daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth
Barnum LaBossiere and was widow of Adelbert Smart.
Mrs. Smart was a sewing machine operator at Cluett Peabody & Co.
in Troy for over 20 years, retiring in 1967.
Survivors include three daughters, Lois Del Sette of Saratoga Springs,
Marlene Smith of Brunswick and Sondran Neddo of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren;
and nine great grandchildren.
Mrs. Smart donated her remains to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Church of Later
Day Saint's Stake Center in Loudonville.
A calling hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the center.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hans Funeral Home in Albany.
Evelyn P. Van Wie, 80
VALLEY FALLS — Evelyn P. Van Wie, 80, of Valley Falls, died Thursday
at the home of her daughter after a long illness.
Born in Vandusenville, Mass., she was daughter of the late Chester
and Marion Reid Pixley and was the wife of Donald Van Wie of Valley Falls.
She resided in Latham and Troy before moving to Valley Falls 10 years
Mrs. Van Wie was a retired cook and had worked for the Hourigan family
of the former Hourigan's Department Store in Troy as well as the former
Seamans Restaurant in Latham and Tom's Snack Bar in Troy. She was also
She was a former member of the Rensselaer County Home Bureau and was
a member of the Tomhannock Methodist Church.
Survivors, besides her husband, include four daughters, Dorothy Allen
and Marcia Brundige, both of Valley Falls, Hazel Napoli of Johnsonville
and Shirley Redden of Troy; a son, Karl Van Wie of Naples, Fla.; two sisters,
Marjorie and Edith Pixley, both of Massachusetts; a brother, Allen Pixley
of Great Barrington, Mass.; 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and
two great-great grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Frank P. McDonald &
Son Funeral Home, 870 Second Ave., Troy.
Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Michael E. Warley, 42
TROY — Michael Ernest Warley, 42 of Ninth Street, died Thursday at
St. Mary's Hospital.
Born in Lebanon, N.H., he was son Harriet M. Franklin Warley of Troy.
He had lived in Troy since 1957.
Survivors, besides his mother, include his wife, Sandra Angelica Duran
Warley; two daughters, Nicolle Hatch and Tara Hiles, both of Troy; and
two sisters, Janice Hoen of Rensselaer and Diana Domenick of Troy.
The funeral will be private. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home Inc. in
Monday, July 7, 1997
David J. Blair, 48
NEWMARKET, N.H. — David J. Blair, IV, 48, of Nichols Avenue, formerly
of Troy, died Friday.
Born in Lebanon, N.H., he was son of Mary LaValley Blair and the late
David J. Blair III.
He had resided in Troy and in Newmarket for the past 15 years.
He was a 1967 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy where
he was a diocesan cross country champion for two years and a 2-mile champion
in the Capital District for two years.
He received his associate degree in construction management from Thompson
School at the University of New Hampshire. He attended Hudson Valley Community
College in for masonry and construction technology. He also majored in
philosophy at Yankton College in Yankton, S.D.
Mr. Blair was the North Eastern Golden Gloves Champion in New York
state in 1972 and went on to the U.S. Olympic trials that year.
In 1985-86 he went to the South Pole with the National Science Foundation,
receiving commendations from the Navy and the foundation for his accomplishments.
He worked with children through the Sons of the American Legion and
He was a member, past commander and service officer for the Sons of
the American Legion and was on the executive board and a delegate to the
state SAL Conference.
He was a member of the Lamprey Aerie of the Eagles in Newmarket.
Survivors, besides his mother, include three sisters, Kristen Holbert
of Newmarket, Jo Anne Starks of Albuquerque, N.M., and Deirdre Staley of
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Kent & Pelczar Funeral
Home, 41 Exeter St., Newmarket, N.H. Burial will; be in Riverside Cemetery
in Newmarket at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Helen M. Boshko, 88
MECHANICVILLE — Helen M. Boshko, 88, of Green Street, died Sunday at
St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a brief illness.
Born in Schenectady, she was daughter of the late John and Josephine
Draus Maurycy and was the widow of Alexander J. Boshko, who died last Sept.
She received a nursing degree from Child's Hospital in Albany in 1929.
Mrs. Boshko worked in the lab of General Electric's Schenectady facility
during World War II. She had been a child's private-duty nurse.
She was a past president and former active member of the Mechanicville
Parent-Teacher Association, a past member of the Mechanicville Home Bureau
and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of Assumption-St.
Paul Church in Mechanicville.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane Ellen Hill of Rexford; and a sister,
Clara Eckdall of Emporia, Kan.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's
Cemetery, Mechanicville. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home
Edna M. House, 78
COHOES — Edna M. Welch House, 78, of the Albany County Nursing Home
in Colonie, formerly of Cohoes, died Sunday at the nursing home.
Born in the Northside section of Waterford, she was daughter of the
late John O. and Clara Charron Welch.
Educated in Cohoes schools, she had resided in Cohoes most of her life.
Mrs. House was homemaker. She also worked for Bee Gee Records for 16
years, retiring 15 years ago.
She was a member of the Cohoes Senior Citizens and was a communicant
of St. Bernard's Church in Cohoes.
Survivors include a son, Victor J. Rainville of Colonie; a sister,
Clara Davenport of Green Island; and a grandson.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Fitzgerald Funeral
Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church.
Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Waterford.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
John A. Kirpens, 75
CLIFTON PARK — John A. Kirpens, 75, of Clifton Park, died Saturday
at his residence after a brief illness.
Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Anthony J. and Mabel
G. Bates Kirpens and was the husband of Geraldine E. Black Kirpens.
He had resided in Clifton Park most of his life.
Mr. Kirpens was a diesel mechanic for the Grand Union Co. in Waterford
for more than 27 years, retiring in 1983.
Survivors, besides his wife, include a son, William S. Kirpens of Pittsfield,
Mass.; two stepsons, Scott W. and Gregg T. Herkenham, both of Stillwater;
a stepdaughter, Sheila H. Cristello of Rotterdam; a grandson; and six step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gordon
C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 in Clifton Park with Rev. Donald
J. Gardner officiating.
A calling period will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral.
Edward M. Nally, 80
CLIFTON PARK — Edward M. Nally, Jr., 80, of Twin Lakes Apartments,
died Sunday at his residence after a brief illness.
Born in Worcester, Mass., he was son of the late Edward M. and Cecelia
He was a graduate of Northeastern School of Law. He resided in Clifton
Park since 1964 and before that in Albany.
Mr. Nally was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II.
He was a detective on the Worcester Police Department before becoming
a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, retiring after
21 years of service.
After retirement, he worked for Harness Tracks Security in New York
He was a member of the Colonie Lodge of Elks and a communicant of St.
Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty Farrell Nally; five daughters,
Mary Jane Whittemore of Saratoga Springs, Kathleen C. Peer of Stuyvesant,
Anne E. Stuyvesant of Rockville Center, Patricia N. Randall of Ridgefield,
Conn., and Susan E. McCormick of Clifton Park; a sister, Dorothy N. Brown
and a brother, James Nally, both of Worcester, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:15 a.m. Thursday from the Gordon C. Emerick
Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, and 11 a.m. at St. Edward the
Confessor Church. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Helen L. Renaudette, 74
TROY — Helen L. Renaudette, 74, of Oakwood Avenue, died Saturday at
St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a long illness.
Born and educated in Plattsburgh, she was the daughter of the late
Esdras and May Jones Renaudette.
Miss. Renaudette was self-employed as a domestic.
Survivors include three sisters, Catherine Garrow of Troy, Agnes Barber
of Collinsville, Conn., and Pearl Cash of Staunton, Va.; and two brothers,
Edward and Charles Renaudette, both of Plattsburgh.
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday from the John J. Sanvidge
Funeral Home, Inc., 115th Street and Fourth Avenue in Lansingburgh. Burial
will be private.
A calling hour is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Cecile M. Rivet, 89
COHOES — Cecile M. Rivet, 89, of Cohoes, died Sunday at St. Mary's
Hospital in Troy.
Born in Cohoes, she was the daughter of the late Andre and Aurore Nolin
She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Cohoes. She was a life
long resident of Cohoes.
Mrs. Rivet was a bookkeeper at the Hathaway and the Golden Krust bakeries
for many years.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Cohoes and a member
of the Ladies of St. Ann and the Union of Prayer of St. Jean the Baptist.
She was director of the choir and had played the organ at St. Joseph's,
starting when she was 16 and continued for more than 70 years, retiring
several years ago.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Marra Funeral
Home, Remsen and Columbia Streets in Cohoes, and at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's
Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Waterford.
Calling hours are 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are being handled by the A.G. Boivin's Sons Funeral Home
Contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church.
Gladys H. Robinson, 90
TROY — Gladys H. Robinson, 90, died Saturday at Heritage House in Troy
after a long illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Orin and Ethel Smith Reed
and was widow of Mason E. Robinson.
She was a lifelong resident of Troy.
Mrs. Robinson was a medical secretary before retiring.
She was the first recipient of the Garden Writers Association of America's
Distinguished Service Award. She was the chairwoman of membership for Garden
Writers Association of America for 20 years, first being elected in 1959.
The first publications which Mrs. Robinson wrote for were Gardeners
Chronicle in London and Farmers Weekly in South Africa. She was one of
the first writers for Plants Alive and had written for Popular Gardening,
Flower Grower, Organic Gardening, Parks Floral and Flower & Garden.
She was known for her writings on the Plectranthus family. She was currently
a consultant for Garden Writers Association. of America.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Charlotte Ferguson of Westfield,
Mass; two stepsons, Arnold Robinson of Pensacola, Fla., and Leonard Robinson
of Hoosick Falls; a sister, Bernice Brown of Speigletown; two brothers,
Dalton Reed of Milledgeville, Ga., and Leonard Reed of Melrose.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Frank P. McDonald &
Son Funeral Home, 870 Second Ave., Lansingburgh. Burial will be in Oakwood
Cemetery in Troy.
A calling hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Evelyn I. Shute
SELKIRK — Evelyn I. Baumes Shute, of Cedar Grove Road, died Thursday
at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Born and educated in South Bethlehem. She was a lifelong resident.
Mrs. Shute was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, James K. Shute of Selkirk; two daughters,
Debra M. Shute of Clarksville and Linda F. Smith of Westerlo; and four
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Meyers Funeral
Home, 741 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Eileen E. Skelton, 56
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Eileen Elizabeth Skelton, 56, of Azalea Drive, formerly
of Troy, died Saturday at the Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale,
Ga., after a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn, she was daughter of the late Capt. Frank and Bridget
She moved to Troy as a young girl. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart
School in Troy and Troy High School. While in high school, she was a member
of the Civil Air Patrol.
Mrs. Skelton enlisted in the Women's Air Force after high school, serving
for six years. An airman first class, she had worked first as an Air Force
recruiter in Connecticut. She then served as a nuclear specialist at Otis
Air Force in Massachusetts.
She later worked under Gen. Curtis LeMay as an administrative assistant
at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She was discharged in May 1967.
Mrs. Skelton was a homemaker in Troy.
She was a communicant of Sacred Hart Church in Troy before moving to
Georgia, where she resided with her children.
Survivors include a daughter, Carla Jean Daniels of McDonough, Ga.;
twin sons, Thomas and Frank Skelton, both of Stockbridge; a brother, retired
Army aviator Frank D. Jones of Troy; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday from the Morris-Stebbins-Miner
& Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy, and at 9:30 a.m. at
Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Troy.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Ethel M. St. Dennis
TROY — Ethel M. Bartlette St. Dennis, formerly of Ida Street, died
Tuesday at the Hallmark Nursing Home in Troy.
Born and educated in Churchville, a suburb of Rochester, she came to
Troy in 1941. She was the widow of John "Frenchy" St. Dennis.
Mrs. St. Dennis was a homemaker.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Troy.
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Paul of Canada; a son, Richard
T. St. Dennis of Troy; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
The funeral service will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Bizzarro
Funeral Home, 171 Hills St. in Troy, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's
Church. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Troy.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
George H. Teidman, 68
LOTTVILLE — George H. Teidman, 68, of Teidman Road, died Saturday at
his son David's home on Route 150 in West Sand Lake after a long illness.
Born in Lottville, he was son of the late John and Augusta Mosenthin
He had resided in Lottville for 18 years, in West Sand Lake from 1958
to 1986 and in Lottville since 1986.
He was educated at Oppenheim schools and served in the Air Force.
Mr. Teidman worked for the state Department of Environmental Conservation
for 35 years, retiring as chief wildlife inspector in 1986.
He was a former chief of the Sand Lake Police Department, a special
game protector for DEC and active in the state wildlife rehabilitators
He had been a town councilman in Oppenheim and was a representative
for the Fulton County Office of the Aging and a member of the Oppenheim
Senior Citizens. He also was a member of the West Sand Lake Fire Co.
Survivors include three sons, Dale J. and David W. Teidman, both of
West Sand Lake, and Donald G. Teidman of Feura Bush; three sisters, Olga
Teidman of St. Johnsville, Helen Keyser of Stratford and Gertrude Wyraz
of Dolgeville; and three grandchildren. His daughter-in-law, Stacey Teidman,
was his primary caregiver.
Calling hours are 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the DeGraaf-Bryce
Funeral Home Inc., Route 150 in West Sand Lake.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 16 at Mr. Teidman's
residence in Lottville, followed by a memorial boar roast.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 1450 Western
Ave., Albany 12203.
Kevin D. Veltman, 45
LATHAM — Kevin D. Veltman, 45, of Watervliet-Shaker Road, died Saturday
at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Born in Albany, he was son of Charles E. and Alice I. Eckman Veltman
of North Port, Fla.; and husband of Celia F. King Veltman of Latham.
He had resided in Latham for 16 years.
Mr. Veltman was a scheduler for Hamilton Printing in Castleton for
He was a member of Big Brothers of America and many computer user groups.
Survivors, besides his parents and wife, include two sons, Vincent
D. Martin of the U. S. Coast Guard and James D. Veltman of Albany; five
sisters, Ingrid Bruck of Irving, Texas, Dana Testo of Stillwater, Leslie
Keithline of Evergreen, Colo., Lynn-Erin Chesser of East Greenbush and
Cory Veltman of San Anselmo, Calif.; three brothers, Mark Veltman of Rotterdam,
Scott Veltman of Albany and Brett Veltman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral
Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer. Burial will be in Capital City
Cemetery in East Greenbush.
Calling hours are 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
James M. Visk, 35
BALLSTON SPA — James Michael Visk, 35, formerly of Latham, died Friday
at his residence.
Born in Troy, he was the son of Anthony J. Visk of Troy and Jane Hoyle
Paul of Scotia.
Mr. Visk was a mason for Western Restoration Builders in Albany.
He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local Union
He was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Church in North Greenbush.
Survivors, besides his parents, include a sister, Anne Ince of Rochester;
his maternal grandmother, Jeannette Hoyle of Schenectady; and a niece.
The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Bocketti Funeral
Home, 336 Third St., Troy, and at 9:30 a.m. from St. Michael's Church.
Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum in Troy.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church Building Fund, William's
Road, Troy 12180.
Horace W. Wells, 82
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Horace W. Wells Sr., 82, of Sand Springs Road,
died Sunday at his home after a long illness.
Born in Petersburgh, he was son of Clarence Malden and Stella Cinderella
He attended grade school in Berlin and Berlin High School.
Mr. Wells enlisted in the Army in 1941, serving in the South Pacific
at Guadalcanal and was discharged in 1945.
He worked for Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, Mass., Cornish Wire
Co. in Williamstown and retired from Warren Wire in Pownal, Vt. in 1979.
He was a member of the Richard A. Ruether American Legion Post and
the Dr. George L. Curran Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in North Adams,
and the Disabled American Veterans in Pittsfield.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Hazel Addie Ritter Wells; a
son, Horace W. Wells Jr. of Williamstown; a stepson, Clifford C. Ritter
of Williamstown; two daughters, Cinderella Church of Edgewood, Md., and
Patricia Mativi of Pownal, Vt.; two sisters, Mary Cipperly of Hoosick Falls
and Pamelia Neaton of Petersburgh; two brothers, C. Malden Wells of Watervliet
and Wayne Wells of Troy; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Sherman Burbank Memorial
Chapel with Rev. Floyd LaBombard, pastor of the White Oaks Congo Church,
officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery with military honors.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements are being handled by the George M. Hopkins Funeral Home