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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 in Lansingburgh. 
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 Watervliet. 
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 60 years. 
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 of volunteers. 
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 City Cemetery. 
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 year. 
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 in Troy. 
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 Abrams Manville. 
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 residence. 
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 Medical College. 
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 ago. 
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 a homemaker. 
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 Troy. 

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 DARE programs. 
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 Rochester. 
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. 3. 
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 in Mechanicville. 

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 Beatty Nally. 
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 City. 
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 Rivet. 
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 in Cohoes. 
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 grandchildren. 
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 Hughes Jones. 
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 Teidman. 
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 program. 
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 18 years. 
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 a grandson. 
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 2. 
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 Babcock Wells. 
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 in Williamstown.


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